Washington and Lee Law School

Rank 40 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Washington and Lee Law School
  • Washington and Lee University
  • W&L wnl

Washington and Lee Law School is a law school located in Lexington, Virginia. The school was ranked 40 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Washington and Lee Law School is approximately 123.

Admissions website: https://law.wlu.edu/admissions

Admissions email: LawAdm@wlu.edu

Admissions phone: 540-458-8503

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Washington and Lee Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.47 3.66 3.78
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2045 66
# Admissions offers 669 -
Class size 123 19
% Accepted 32.7% 71
% Yield 17.6% 5

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,045 people applied and 669 were offered admission.

Washington and Lee University has a 1L class size of 123, and yield of 17.64%. 118 out of 669 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 17.64% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Washington and Lee University has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.66. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.47 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.78.

Washington and Lee Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 461 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Washington and Lee Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Washington and Lee Law School

In 2023, tuition was $54,460 and the annual cost of attending was $74,380 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Washington and Lee Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Washington and Lee University make $100,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

66.1% of law graduates from Washington and Lee University go directly to work for law firms, while 13.8% clerk for a judge. 5.5% of graduates go into public interest.

86.7% of Washington and Lee University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Washington and Lee Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law, founded in 1849, is in Lexington, Virginia, a three-hour interstate highway drive from Washington, DC. The School of Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. Washington and Lee is known for providing its students with an academically rigorous and professionally challenging legal education in an environment characterized by a commitment to students, small classes, a very low student-to-faculty ratio, and a collegial community. The law school is among the nation’s smallest law schools, with approximately 390 total students. Members of the 2017–2018 student body hailed from 40 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 12 foreign countries.

W&L Law offers an innovative curriculum in which students are engaged in distinct yet complementary ways over the course of their three years in law school. At W&L Law, each year of law school builds upon the lessons of the year before but also presents new and different challenges. In the second and third year, students select from an array of real and simulated client-based practice experiences as well as traditional elective offering, with emphasis on preparing students for their chosen path after graduation.

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They just had to remove the status date to toy with us
I mean, I feel like we'll get something sometime in the future
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@SidewaysGoat: it did indeed
Anyone expecting them to release today or just look for next week?
hopefully within the next week. I was told before Thanksgiving.
Cool. I feel like at this point I'm just going to get a lot of my answers the beginning of December
Anyone else get a second email saying that they decided to Hold for further review at W&L? Does this just mean I won’t actually get a decision today?
I got a hold too
I got an email saying i was accepted. You can check the online status, it showed I was accepted before the email came in!
Why inform of a hold? Just make a decision later?
I think informing of a hold is a nice gesture. At least you get some transparency and clarity about the process
Would like a wave today
@ASymptomaticBlackGoat: first wave was on a Wednesday, might be tmrw
Here's hoping.
Think scholarship info is coming out today?
I hope so!!
What time do they usually send waves? I was hoping for one today
@SelectiveNervousCoyote: seems like early afternoon, unfortunately not looking like one will be coming today
@PsychaCola: bummer I’m sure I’d get a hold or WL anyways bc I’m at the median
Scholarship numbers are on the status checker now
My decision was on the tracker
applied 10/30
Damn guess I missed this wave, here's to next week :')
@WoebegoneRipeKangaroo: huge congrats though!!
Thank you! Yeah, I'd say based on when you applied you're looking to hear something within the next week, go get that A!
If they hold your application but you applied in mid-October, do y'all really think it will be March before hearing back?
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