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COVID-19 and Law Admissions

In light of rapidly changing circumstances in Virginia and in the U.S., Washington and Lee University will suspend in-person classes immediately, and transition to virtual instruction for both our undergraduate divisions and the School of Law for the remainder of the current term. All university facilities will be closed to the public and all campus events and visits are canceled, including Admitted Student Open Houses and individual visits. We will do our best to provide you with all the information you need to evaluate W&L as your law school choice. Please be on the look out for a follow-up email with all the ways you can learn about us, including virtual tours, online question and answer videos, student videos and blogs, and more.

More Information for Interested Students Here


The best way to learn more about W&L Law is to talk to us! Connect with other admitted students and our current students on Facebook. Or let us put you in touch with a student who shares your background and interests.

Why W&L Law

Each year, we ask our incoming students to reflect on their law school search and what ultimately led them to W&L Law. Hear their stories below.

"The alumni come back, they want to talk to the current students. I think that says a lot about the school - when people who are no longer here give back, they do it because they want to. That shows what kind of school you're going to." -- Rashanna Butler

"Not only did the bar passage rates and the job placement rates stand out to me, but there seemed to be a greater sense of community, and a lot of organizations I could join. I knew that would be important to me at a Law School." -- Sarah Van Horn

"Look at the student to teacher ratio, because that is a big part. When talking about institutions and how available faculty are to you, that goes a long way to helping you get an education." -- Dami Lawal

"When I came to campus, and got to talk to students and hear about their experiences... there was just no doubt in my mind that it would be a fantastic opportunity to come over here. Really glad that I made that decision." -- Emily Kendall

Accept Our Offer

First Year Students

To accept our offer of admission and secure your place in our Class of 2023, you must:

  • submit an initial non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 by April 15 and
  • submit an additional non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 by June 1

For students admitted after June 1, your entire deposit payment of $1,000 is due by midnight EST on the date given in your offer of admission.

Transfer Students

To accept our offer and secure your place, you must submit your deposit of $500 by the date indicated on your Applicant Status Online (ASO) Status Checker.

If you Decide to Withdraw

If you decide to withdraw from our class, we (and the students hoping for a seat!) would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know as soon as you make your decision. Please notify us by email to

Deferred Enrollment

We consider requests to defer enrollment on an individual basis. Students wishing to defer enrollment should review our policy and email our office for a Request for Deferred Enrollment form. Students granted deferred enrollment must submit the tuition deposits detailed above.