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Outcomes Matter

At a student-centered law school like W&L Law, we are committed to great outcomes for our graduates. We want our students to get great jobs in their preferred location, be prepared to pass the bar exam regardless of where they take it, and to graduate with as little debt as possible.

Overview
Employed201820192020
At Grad (All Jobs) 73% 77% 70%
At 10 Months (JD required/preferred) 87.6% 92.7% 83.8%
At 10 Months (All Jobs/Grad School) 93% 96.4% 91%

It is about students, their career objectives, and the strategies they used to get there. Below, you can read how some of our students employed the executive search model of our Career Strategy Office to begin their professional careers.

Passing the Bar

W&L offers robust programming and other support to help our students prepare for and pass the bar exam. The data shows that our resources and assistance are paying off for our students. 

2020 Bar Passage Rates
VirginiaNationwide
Washington and Lee Law 92.68% 92.59%
State/National Averages 84.57% 80%

2019 Bar Passage Rates
VirginiaNationwide
Washington and Lee Law 80.65% 90%
State/National Averages 80.04% 76%

*Data used is for first-time takers on the July (2019) and July/September (2020) bar exam.

Charts above include known data for employed students. For more employment data and additional consumer information, visit our ABA Required Disclosures page.

W&L Law has consistently ranked among the top schools for best value and low average debt. We offer competitive scholarships and a low cost of living, making W&L a great investment for getting your law degree.

More information about tuition, financial aid and cost of living.

W&L Law At-a-Glance

Community

  • Student Body: 380
  • Faculty to Student Ratio: 7:1
  • Average 1L Legal Writing Class Size: 20

Cost/Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $51,060
  • Students Receiving Scholarships: over 90%
  • Average Scholarship: $28,274

National Reach

  • Alumni across the U.S. and in 29 Countries
  • Interview Programs in Boston, New York, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas and more

About Lexington

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2024 Class Profile Overview

  • Applications Received: 2,298
  • Total Number of Offers: 721
  • Class Size: 151
  • Median LSAT: 164
  • Median GPA: 3.60
  • Percentage of Women: 52%
  • Percentage of Diverse Students: 20%

Why Choose W&L Law?

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Visiting W&L Law

We are pleased to be able to welcome visitors to Lewis Hall this academic year. You may also access our virtual vist resources if you are unable to travel to Lexington. Choose your experience below.

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Email: LawAdm@wlu.edu
Phone: 540-458-8503


Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Office of Admissions
Sydney Lewis Hall, Suite 400
Lexington, VA 24450-0303

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