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Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Problem of Asylum Fee Zones

Among the many immigration issues facing the U.S., the lack of a consistent treatment of asylum seekers is a growing problem, one that might put the U.S. in violation of regional and international...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

A Dream Job and a Landmark Case

Gail Deady ‘11L came to law school to fight for civil liberties and gender equality. Little did she know that five years after graduation one of her cases would be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court....

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Standing Up for LGBT Rights

  “When marriage equality was resolved, there was a vacuum in discussing LGBT issues. Now that is changing.” When legislation focused on LGBT issues works its way through the U.S. House of...

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Winter Break
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At a Glance Facts and Figures


Washington and Lee University School of Law is different. We admit that. In fact, we embrace it.

  • Student Body: 329
  • Faculty to Student Ratio: 8.5 : 1
  • Tuition: $46,240
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Class Profile: Class of 2019
Financial Aid:

Approximately 90% of students at W&L Law are receiving some type of financial assistance. The majority receive some form of merit scholarship. To receive optimal consideration for a merit scholarship, your application should be completed by February 1. No separate scholarship application is required.

Career Outcomes:

One of the greatest things about a law degree is that you can do many — and very different — things with it, and our students pursue a variety of careers upon graduation.

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Explore Our Programs

J.D. Degree:

W&L Law is one of the smallest of the nation's top law schools, with a current total enrollment of 329. Our small size means your path to a J.D. Degree will be not only challenging, demanding and stimulating but also personal, collegial and humane.

First Year | Second Year | Third Year

Clinics and Externships:

W&L's rigorous experientail opportunities expand upon the lessons and law of the traditional course offerings, moving students out of the classroom and into the real world of legal practice.

Honor System:

W&L has an Honor System that has been in place for over 100 years. The system is based on the fundamental principle that a spirit of trust makes for a unique educational institution. As it is not codified, the Honor System applies to all aspects of campus life, allowing our students to trust each other and to relax and focus on being law students.

Vistors Welcome All

Schedule a Visit:

While here, you may tour the campus, attend a class and meet with an admissions representative.

Getting Here:

Lexington, VA is a beautiful and historic town in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. and forty-five minutes from Roanoke, VA.

Alumni and Employers

W&L is dedicated to serving individual students and alumni as they further their legal careers. In addition, we work with employers to find the right W&L Law student or graduate to meet their hiring needs.