George Washington University Law School

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George Washington University Law School

Student facts

Our student body is very diverse. Among applicants to our graduate programs this year, 84 countries were represented. This year’s LL.M. enrolled class includes 175 students from 43 countries. Total graduate law enrollment is 207, and total law school enrollment is 1,870. We have the advantage of being part of a large, urban university, with all its resources, but the ability to offer students an educational experience tailored to their goals.

International students

Last year’s LLM class represented 43 countries.
The top 10 countries represented were the:

  • United States
  • China
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Ghana
  • Korea
  • Brazil
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Nigeria
  • and Japan.

Study location

GW Law is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., across the street from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, one block from big law firms on K Street, three blocks from the U.S. Department of State, and a short subway ride from the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few.

Club & Society

We are home to nine student-led scholarly journals and more than 60 active student organizations.

Our Student Bar Association has won numerous national awards, including the 2015 National SBA of the Year Award and 2018 Membership and Activity Award, both from the American Bar Association.

Leisure activities

GW is a large university with resources that including an Olympic-size swimming pool, hiking clubs, and on-campus venues for concerts and lectures.

In addition, the city of Washington, D.C., is home to the world-class Smithsonian museums and zoo, concert halls, stadiums that house the city’s four major sports teams, and fine-dining restaurants that feature cuisine from around the world.

D.C. highly educated and multinational population creates an urban energy with a small-town, communal feel.

Support for parents/disabled people

Our Dean of Students Office, along with the university’s Office of Disability Support Services, offers support for students with disabilities, including (but not limited to) orientation to campus, readers/interpreters, scribes, and adaptive materials and equipment.


GW Law has more than 27,000 alumni around the world.

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