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Welcome to W&L Law

Congratulations, and welcome to W&L Law's Class of 2023!  We are excited to work with you in the weeks ahead to help you learn more about our law school community.  Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions that you may have. Below are welcome messages from the Student Bar Association and other student organizations.

COVID-19 and Law Admissions

The university has released its preliminary plans for on-campus instruction in the fall. The university's goal is a safe return to on-campus instruction this fall, provided government and health officials allow such a return. W&L's plan for returning students, faculty and staff to campus this academic year must be reviewed and approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The university has submitted the plan to SCHEV, and it is available pending state approval on our COVID-19 Resources website.

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
Looking for graduation photos for #wlulaw16? Check out Flickr gallery here
#Repost @cacarrillo ・・・ It's a good day to graduate. Congrats to the W&L Law Class of 2016—good luck and thanks for everything! #wlulaw16
The conferring of degrees. Congrats to our graduates! #wlulaw16

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.