Admitted Students Welcome Class of 2019!

Congratulations and Welcome, Washington and Lee University School of Law Class of 2019.  We can't wait to see you on our first day of orientation, August 15th, 2016!

As we approach August, don't forget to complete your checklist for this summer:

  • Submit your tuition deposit by the required due date
  • Send your final undergraduate transcript to LSAC by June 30th
  • Provide your required Health and Insurance Documents by July 31
  • Fill out your FAFSA application if needed
  • Haven Online Training by August 12
  • Send your full legal name to lawadm@wlu.edu (including complete middle name if you have one)
  • Check out our FAQs and start planning this next chapter of your life!

Below is some more detailed information about getting settled at W&L.

Join our Facebook Group
Our Facebook group for admitted students is entitled "W&L Law - Admitted Students Group."  Our Law Ambassadors and Kirgis Fellows have also created a closed group entitled "W&L Law Class of 2019."  We encourage you to join our group and participate in the ongoing conversation about W&L Law.

Submit your Deposit
If you have not already submitted your tuition deposit to hold your seat in the Class of 2019, please see our Accepting Our Offer of Admission webpage for instructions on how to accept your seat (including the link to our online payment page) as well as information on deferred enrollment.

Required Documents for Matriculating Students
In addition to sending your final undergraduate transcript to LSAC, enrolling students must submit medical history, immunization and health insurance documentation to our student health center.  If you graduated prior to the time of your application to law school, and you included your final transcript with degree conferred through LSAC, you may not need to resubmit your transcript.  Feel free to contact us if you are not sure.

Housing
For more information about off-campus housing, please see our Housing webpage. Housing in Lexington is varied, plentiful and reasonably priced.

Schedule an Individual Visit
Visiting is easily the best way to experience all that our law school and Lexington have to offer. For more information about available visitation times for the semester, please see our Visit Schedule.

Thank you for Attending our Open House
Thank you very much to those who attended our Open Houses in February, March, and April and experienced what makes W&L Law unique. Please see the travel and lodging details for information regarding the reimbursement policy.  

Academics
For an academic survey of your three years on campus, please see our J.D. program overview. Our course descriptions for first year, as well as those for second and third year offer more detailed information regarding individual courses. We encourage you to learn more about the W&L Law curriculum, the journal offerings, and the Moot Court program.

Life in Lexington

To learn more about all that Lexington and the W&L campus community has to offer please see our comprehensive review of Life in Lexington. For those law students moving to Lexington with significant others and/or families please visit our Students with Significant Others page for an in-depth guide to living in Lexington with a family.

FAQs for Incoming Students

On-Campus Dining

The University offers a number of meal plan options and dining locations. Visit the Dining Services webpage for details. Please know that you do NOT need a student ID number to purchase a meal plan.

Financing Your Legal Education

Admitted students will be notified of any potential merit scholarship in their admission packet.  Merit scholarship awards can vary greatly, from a $5,000 award to, in some cases, close to full tuition. For more information about tuition, fees, the merit scholarship award process and educational loans, please see the following webpages:

Orientation
Orientation schedules will be available in the Summer of 2016.  Students should reference the university calendar for the first day of Orientation and the first day of classes.

Policies on Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Billing Information
Washington and Lee utilizes and online billing and payment system. This online payment system, called Generals Payment System (or "GPS"), allows students to view their bills and make payments online. Please consult the Business Office webpage for more payment information.

Still have questions? We know you have a great deal to consider in the coming months, and we are happy to help in any way we can. We are available by phone and email: LawAdm@wlu.edu or 540.458.8503.