Honored for M&A Work

Three Washington and Lee alumnae and lawyers, two from the law school and one from the college, have been recognized for their work in the legal field of mergers and acquisitions.

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

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Semester in DC

Gabriella Passidomo writes about her experience living in Washington and working for the Department of Energy.

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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 2017 had a ten-month employment rate of 83 percent in JD required/preferred jobs, and the Class of 2018 is on track to exceed this mark. More employment outcomes.

26jurisdictions89%pass rate
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
School of Law
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Lexington, VA 24450-0303

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