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Law Schools in Washington, D.C.

Are you are looking to go to one of the law schools in Washington, D.C.? There are 6 ABA accredited law schools in Washington, D.C..

The highest ranked law school in Washington, D.C. is Georgetown University, which was ranked 15 by US News in 2023. The school has an LSAT median of 171 and a GPA median of 3.86.

The best law school in Washington, D.C. depends on what you're looking for. Every law school is different, just like every person is different.

Other schools in Washington, D.C. include GW Law School, American University Law School, Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America, Howard Law School, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. If you want to go to law school in Washington, D.C., you should consider these schools.

ABA accredited law schools in Washington, D.C.

  1. Georgetown Law
  2. GW Law School
  3. American University Law School
  4. Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America
  5. Howard Law School
  6. UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

You can also check out law schools in the states that border Washington, D.C.: Virginia, Maryland.

Detailed information on Washington, D.C. law schools

Georgetown Law

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 15 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 15 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 166/171/172
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.63/3.86/3.94
  • Acceptance rate: 17.6
  • Bar passage rate: 93.2

GW Law School

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 35 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 35 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 162/168/169
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.52/3.84/3.93
  • Acceptance rate: 25.0
  • Bar passage rate: 93.5

American University Law School

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 89 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 89 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 156/162/163
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.3/3.61/3.73
  • Acceptance rate: 33.8
  • Bar passage rate: 79.9

Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 122 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 122 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 156/159/161
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.38/3.61/3.75
  • Acceptance rate: 34.7
  • Bar passage rate: 73.7

Howard Law School

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 125 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 125 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 151/154/158
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.23/3.49/3.71
  • Acceptance rate: 31.2
  • Bar passage rate: 63.0

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Rank 180 (US News 2023)
  • Ranked: 180 by US News in 2023.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 147/150/153
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.85/3.15/3.45
  • Acceptance rate: 50.3
  • Bar passage rate: 32.5

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[] ararara
21:05
UH is a great school by the way. My cousin went to UH and argued in front of the Supreme Court this year (just fitting that in there I'm famous by relation sooo lol).
thats just a reason to not go there. i dont wanna meet the supreme court i'd make myself so nervous i pass out. again
TwinPeacock
21:23
I’m a UH grad! Lol 3.48, GRE, 10+ yrs work exp incl tech; URM. I think not taking the lsat was a factor.
TwinPeacock
21:24
Goals are big law to take on this debt and make the same money I make now doesn’t make sense to me
SuaveCrouton
21:24
Vandy is throwing people on the waitlist they know damn well they'll never give an A to
[] ararara
21:49
@UnderRepresentedMassiveTryhard: again that’s big shouts out to my cousin!
[] ararara
21:50
@TwinPeacock: if you can get a higher gre score or score above their medians on the lsat that would probably help! That work experience sounds interesting too.
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:10
120,000 debt at UCLA vs 0 debt at UF what are we picking
Ijustwannagetinman
22:15
@DonkeyKongEsquire: where do you want to practice?
Ijustwannagetinman
22:16
120k of debt is pretty scary to me tbh because if that’s just tuition you’ll have living expenses too
CopticStrong
22:16
get stipend at uf
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:16
Thats including cost of living
Ijustwannagetinman
22:16
@DonkeyKongEsquire: where do you want to practice?
ConcernedSmilingEmu
22:16
@DonkeyKongEsquire: personally I’d do UCLA because it’s more of a national school and would get me better public interest opportunities
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:17
good with CA or Florida, but from CA
Ijustwannagetinman
22:17
@ConcernedSmilingEmu: you wanna do public interest with 120k or debt? 🫡
Ijustwannagetinman
22:18
@DonkeyKongEsquire: if you’re down with Florida, UF can get you Miami big law but UCLA definitely has more national options
Ijustwannagetinman
22:18
Im debt averse so I’d go where I don’t have debt personally
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:18
Also spouse will have 80k in debt by the time I graduate too
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:18
grad school but not law lol
ConcernedSmilingEmu
22:19
@Ijustwannagetinman: public service loan forgiveness
Ijustwannagetinman
22:21
@ConcernedSmilingEmu: you still have to make loan payments in that scenario
Ijustwannagetinman
22:21
@DonkeyKongEsquire: where’s he/she in grad school? That should probably affect the decision too
ConcernedSmilingEmu
22:22
@Ijustwannagetinman: for sure but 10% of income for 10 years to be able to attend a better school makes sense personally
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:22
We're long distance already and they plan to move to me during law school. Figure it will be easier to do in Gainesville than LA
Ijustwannagetinman
22:23
@DonkeyKongEsquire: i mean definitely cheaper but LA probably has more career opportunities for them maybe? Depends on what they do I suppose
DonkeyKongEsquire
22:24
Healthcare so they'll be good
Ijustwannagetinman
22:27
Ohhhh yeah UF has some good hospitals
Ijustwannagetinman
22:27
Whatever you wanna do but sounds like you have a preference already 🤠 good cases for both placss
TwinPeacock
22:30
@donkeykongesquire talk to the UCLA Fin aid office because for USC and NYU atleast they have loan forgiveness programs for public service grads
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