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W&L Law Unveils Tribute to first African-American Graduate

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School of Law Honors Graduates at 2019 Commencement Ceremony

The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 164th commencement on Friday, May 10, awarding 109 juris doctor degrees.

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A cutting-edge legal education. A close-knit community.

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Our Mission

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.

At a Glance

163median LSAT 3.51median GPA
Class of 2021

Our newest class includes 130 students from 28 states and five countries. Full class profile.

$27,920average scholarship award
Financial Support

Over 90% of our students receive financial aid, and we rank continually among the nation's best value law schools.

$600average rent
Livable Lexington

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.

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22average class size 6:1student/faculty ratio
Personalized Legal Education

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.

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Experience, W&L Law

All students at W&L are guaranteed a lawyering experience with real clients. Learn more about our committment to experiential education.

No. 2in employment in DC, VA, MD
Top 20in Federal Clerkships
Outcomes Matter

W&L Law is committed to great outcomes for our graduates. The Class of 2018 had a ten-month employment rate of 87.6 percent in JD required/preferred jobs, and W&L Law ranked 16th nationally in full-time jobs. More employment outcomes.

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Passing the Bar

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.

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Washington and Lee University

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Phone: 540-458-8503

Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Office of Admissions
Sydney Lewis Hall, Room 490
Lexington, VA 24450-0303

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