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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.