George Washington University Law School

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Founded 1865 | ABA Accredited 1923

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school located in the District of Columbia. It is also one of the largest schools in the country, with a total enrollment of almost 2,000 students. GW Law currently ranks among the top 28 law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The campus is located in the Foggy Bottom area of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

At GW Law, the required J.D. curriculum includes courses in Contracts, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, Introduction to Advocacy, and Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Its elective curriculum is certainly diverse, with more than 250 courses and seminars from which to choose. The law school reports that the areas of environmental law, government procurement law, intellectual property law, international & comparative law, litigation & dispute resolution, and national security & U.S. foreign relations law hold particular prominence in its academic program.

In addition to traditional course work, GW Law offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of diverse academic opportunities. For example, the school is home to more than 12 clinical programs and simulation courses, internships, study abroad programs, and a number of research centers and initiatives. Among GW Law’s many programs is the Pro Bono Program, which encourages students to volunteer their time to those requiring legal assistance. Students who successfully complete the program are recognized at graduation.


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