Vault 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.

Admissions

George Washington University Law School offers several legal degree programs, but the three-year J.D. program is the first professional graduate degree in law, so it stands to reason it's the program most applied to by prospective lawyers. The school's location, just blocks from the White...  

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