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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.

At Grad (All Jobs) 47% 64% 53%
At 10 Months (JD required/preferred) 75% 82% 84%
At 10 Months (All Jobs) 87% 94% 95%

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.

2016 Bar Passage Rates
VirginiaNew YorkNationwide
Washington and Lee Law 87.5% 100% 88.4%
State/National Averages 77.8% 83% 71%

2015 Bar Passage Rates
VirginiaNew YorkNationwide
Washington and Lee Law 91.3 92.3% 90.9%
State/National Averages 76% 70% 72%

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

Again, W&L Law made the National Jurist top-20 list of best value law schools. 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


  • Student Body: 390
  • Faculty to Student Ratio: 8.5:1
  • Average Class Size: 22

Cost/Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $47,165
  • Students Receiving Scholarships: 90%
  • Median Scholarship: $22,500


Clinics and Journals

National Reach

  • Alumni in 50 States, 29 Countries
  • Interview Programs in Boston, New York, D.C., Dallas and more

About Lexington

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2020 Class Profile Overview

  • Applications Received: 2,367
  • Total Number of Offers: 981
  • Class Size: 165
  • Median LSAT: 161
  • Median GPA: 3.56
  • Percentage of Men/Women: 51% / 49%

Why Choose W&L Law?

Click to watch a video about our cutting edge legal education and close-knit community.


Living in Lexington

In many ways, Lexington is a perfect town for law studies. It may seem off the beaten path at first glance, but its charms, pace of life and easy access to opportunities for job seekers to thrill seekers to peace-and-quiet revelers means it has everything you need at a pace of life that lets you do everything you want.

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Contact Us

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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