Admitted Students Welcome Class of 2021!

Congratulations and Welcome, Washington and Lee University School of Law Class of 2021.  We are excited to have you join the W&L Law community!

Here are your next steps:

Submit your Deposit
Reserve your place in W&L Law's Class of 2021 by submitting your first seat deposit.  Your 1st deposit of $250.00 is due by midnight on April 15, and the 2nd deposit of $750 is due by midnight on June 1.  Please see our Accepting Our Offer of Admission webpage for instructions on how to pay your seat deposit (including the link to our online payment page) as well as information on deferred enrollment.

Join our Facebook Group
Our Facebook group for admitted students is entitled "W&L Law - Accepted Students Group."  This group will be a resource for you as you seek to learn more about W&L Law.  The page will be monitored by our Law Ambassadors, a select group of students who assist the Office of Admissions, and Kirgis Fellows (2Ls and 3Ls who serve as formal mentors to 1L students).  We encourage you to join our group and participate in the ongoing conversation about W&L Law.

Schedule an Individual Visit
Visiting is the best way to experience all that W&L Law and Lexington have to offer. During a visit, you can attend a 1L class, tour the law school with a current student, and meet with an admissions representative.  For more information about available visitation times for the semester, please see our Visit Schedule.

Attend an Open House
Each year the law school offers three opportunities for admitted students to enjoy a preview of life as a W&L law student. Please consider attending one of these days to gain the distinctive experience of W&L Law.  The dates for our 2018 Open Houses are:  February 23-24, March 23-24, and April 6-7.  Registration for Open House is now available.   Register today!

Tentative Open House Schedule

Travel and Lodging Details for Open House

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

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.

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

Washington and Lee University offers a number of meal plan options and dining locations. Visit the Dining Services webpage for details. Please note 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 schedule will be available by August 1.  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 an 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: or 540.458.8503.