Recruiting at W&L Law

Due to the COVID-19 University policy, no visitors will be allowed on campus during fall term. We have moved our fall OCI program to January/February 2021. Like the vast majority of law schools, W&L Law moved to a credit/no credit grading system for the spring 2020 semester, but expects to be back to a fully graded system for the fall 2020 semester. However, should you prefer to collect applications from students via SCORE before January of 2021, please let us know. Virtual interviews may be scheduled at any time during the fall term. Contact Suzanne Wade,, to schedule virtual interviews.

Why Recruit W&L Law students?

  • Students actively participate in small classes with a teaching faculty consistently recognized for excellence
  • Our third-year curriculum consists primarily of practice-based simulations, real-client experiences, and advanced explorations into legal ethics and professionalism
  • Students learn to work in teams, to prioritize projects and to solve problems for clients
  • They take their first professional steps as a protégé to a series of practiced mentors
  • Profile of our most recent incoming class

W&L Law graduates are adept legal writers, dynamic thinkers, practically trained and comfortable with the performance expectations inherent in successful legal practice. We look forward to assisting you with your recruiting needs.

How to Recruit W&L Law Students

Register to interview on campus or to conduct interviews by telephone, video conference or Skype using our recruiting software, SCORE.

Collect application materials by posting a position in SCORE or sending your job listing to

We host, and participate in, a wide variety of Interview Programs so you can conveniently interview our students.

  • Spring Term Programs:
    • Government and Public Interest Interview Program
    • Commonwealth Law School Consortium Spring Interview Program
  • Summer / Fall Term Programs (2020 off-campus programs have been postponed to winter 2021):
    • Washington DC Interview Program
    • On-Campus Interviews (Lexington) (available in fall 2020 at employer's request)
    • Northeast Interview Program (New York)
    • Texas Interview Program (Dallas)
    • New England Interview Program (Boston)

NALP Principles and Guidelines

Washington and Lee University School of Law adheres to the NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process. If any NALP or non-NALP employers have questions or concerns regarding these Principles, please contact the Office of Career Strategy at 540-458-8535.

W&L Law in Brief 

• Student Body: 327; Student-Faculty ratio: 8.5:1; Average Class Size: 22
• Intensive first-year writing program taught by full-time, tenure-track faculty who regularly evaluate students' work and discuss edits and improvements one-on-one.
• Upper-level writing requirements require students to draft documents that lawyers produce: from motions, requests for production of documents and interrogatories to term sheets and deal documents
• 3L curriculum focused on practice-based simulation
• 3L "actual practice" experiences through in-house clinics and field externships

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