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W&L Law celebrated its 166th commencement on Friday, May 7, awarding 119 juris doctor degrees.
A cutting-edge legal education. A close-knit community.
Welcome to W&L Law
The Washington and Lee University School of Law seeks to cultivate broad-minded, highly skilled, and honorable practitioners of law. We do so within a diverse and collaborative intellectual community exemplifying rigor, trust, and civility.
W&L Law has long been an innovator in legal education, and these innovations have allowed the School to build a singular community that educates students for character and challenges them to solve the problems they will face in a complex world. It fosters a desire not simply to act, but to act intelligently and ethically.
Our newest class includes 120 students from 27 states and six countries. Full class profile.
Over 90% of our students receive financial aid, and we rank continually among the nation's best value law schools.
Law school is hard. Life in law school doesn't have to be. Our low cost of living and six minute commutes to campus are just some of things that make Lexington a great place to live during law school.
Our liberal arts model provides small classes and unparalleled faculty access so students can design a legal education that is a custom fit for their career objectives.
All students at W&L are guaranteed a lawyering experience with real clients. Learn more about our committment to experiential education.
W&L Law is committed to great outcomes for our graduates. The Class of 2019 had a ten-month employment rate of 92.7 percent in JD required/preferred jobs. W&L Law ranked 14th nationally in JD jobs and 13th nationally in federal clerkships. More employment outcomes.
On average, our graduates take the bar exam in 26 different states, and our three-year bar pass average for first-time takers is 89 percent.
A cutting-edge legal education.A close-knit community.Welcome to W&L Law.
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Office of Admissions
Sydney Lewis Hall, Room 400
Lexington, VA 24450-0303
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