Vault's Rating 4 out of 5

Uppers

  • The school’s prestige opens doors for prospective lawyers
  • The Washington D.C. location cannot be beat
  • Students have little difficulty obtaining summer associate positions or judicial clerkships
  • Part-time classes create more flexibility for prospective lawyers

Downers

  • Extremely selective admissions process
  • Needs-based grants seem less helpful than they should
  • Housing and cost-of-living in D.C. can be expensive

The Bottom Line

  • George Washington University Law School's location is unbeatable, providing students with hands-on training in the nation's capital. Upon graduation, a broad network of alumni offers students prestigious jobs at some of the largest law firms across the country and in top government positions.

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