Welcome Admitted Students
Thank you for your interest in Washington and Lee Law and congratulations on your admission - we look forward to getting to know you better in the coming months! We know you have a number of attractive options for law study, and we stand ready to assist you as you evaluate your choices. We have assembled some of the information you may need on this webpage; should you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help!
Submit your Deposit. Please see our Accepting Our Offer of Admission webpage for instructions on how to accept your seat (including the link to our online payment page) as well as information on deferred enrollment.
Join our Facebook Group. We have a Facebook group for admitted students. The closed group is entitled "Washington and Lee U. School of Law - Admitted Students," and the page will be monitored throughout the coming months by our Law Ambassadors and Kirgis Fellows. We encourage you to join our group and participate in the ongoing conversation about W&L Law.
Got Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for Incoming Students for answers to common Admitted Student questions.
Schedule an Individual Visit, or Attend an Open House: Visiting is easily the best way to experience all that our law school and Lexington have to offer. For more information about available visitation times for the semester, please see our Visit Schedule. Once you have identified a day and time that works with your schedule, please contact the Office of Admissions, at LawAdmissions@wlu.edu or (540) 458-8503 to arrange an appointment.
We will hold three Admitted Student Weekend Open House events in the spring of 2015. We strongly encourage all accepted students to attend an Open House so they can experience W&L Law for themselves and learn more about what makes this law school unique. Open Houses will occur February 27-28, March 20-21, and April 10-11. More information about Open House will be available from this website in January 2015.
Enjoy one of Lexington's many restaurants while you are in town! See our list of recommended dining options.
Documentary Requirements for Matriculating Students. The Documentary Requirements website will be updated in March 2015 with the required forms that Class of 2018 students must complete.
Financing Your Legal Education. Our first round of merit scholarship awards will be mailed out in mid-January. Approximately 60 to 70% of our current students received merit scholarship awards. Educational loans are our only form of need-based aid. For more information about tuition, fees, the merit scholarship award process and educational loans, please see the following webpages:
Tuition and Fees
Scholarship Data Webpage
Additional Scholarships. We are occasionally notified by outside parties of additional scholarship opportunities available to matriculating law students. A listing of scholarship opportunities is available below. We will update this list as we are made aware of additional scholarships:
Third-Party Scholarship Listing
Orientation. The Orientation schedule will be available in late July for our incoming students. Please refer to the University Calendar for details about the start of Orientation and the first day of classes.
Housing. For more information about off-campus housing, please see our Housing webpage. Housing in Lexington is varied, plentiful and reasonably priced. Click here for advice on searching for housing in Lexington!
Billing Information. Washington and Lee utilizes and online billing and payment system. This online payment system, called Generals Payment System (or "GPS"), allows students to view their bills and make payments online. Please consult the Business Office webpage for more detailed payment information.
Academics. For an academic survey of your three years on campus, please see our J.D. program overview. Our course descriptions for first year, as well as those for second and third year offer more detailed information regarding individual courses. For additional information about the many academic opportunities available at W&L Law, feel free to consult our Academics webpage. Students interested in learning more about our four journal offerings are encouraged to explore our Journals webpage. For additional information about our Moot Court program, as well as its five annual competitions, please review our Moot Court Program's webpage.
Third Year Curriculum: Explore our webpages on The New Third Year for background on W&L Law's innovations to the traditional third year of law school. Check out W&L Law's YouTube channel to hear participating students' reflections on their experiences. Click here to review our webpage highlighting our distinctive three-year curricular progression.
Life in Lexington. To learn more about all that Lexington and the W&L campus community has to offer please see our comprehensive review of Life in Lexington. For those law students moving to Lexington with significant others and/or families please visit our Students with Significant Others page for an in-depth guide to living in Lexington with a family. For maps of the campus and the downtown, please consult the W&L University Campus Map and the Visitor Center's map of downtown Lexington.
Meal Plans. The University offers a number of meal plan options and dining locations. Visit the Dining Services webpage for details. You do NOT need a student ID number to purchase a meal plan.
Policies on Accommodating Students with Disabilities. Please see our Law School Policies on Accommodating Students with Disabilities for more information.
Still have questions? We know you have a great deal to consider in the coming months, and we are happy to help in any way we can. We are available by phone and email: Shawn D. McShay, Assistant Dean for Admissions, McShayS@wlu.edu. We can also be reached by phone at 540.458.8503.