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5.0 of 5 stars
The University is located smack dab in the middle of Washington, DC and therefore in the heart of the legal world. It is a large university, so you will be exposed to every different type of student, as well as have access to almost every different type of legal focused class you can imagine. The professors are outstanding, and unlike other Universities, the Professors at GW Law actually care about teaching as much as they care about their scholarship. I truly cannot say enough good things about my experience at GW Law.
The only negative is that I think law schools (GW included) admit too many students. There simply aren't enough jobs for all of the people they accept.
Go for it, just make sure you really want to practice law.
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THE PROFESSORS ARE LIKE NONE OTHER. WORLD CLASS!!! GREAT JOB OUTLOOKS FOR STUDENTS
FACILITIES ARE DRAB AND COULD USE SOME UPGRADES. I EXCPET MARBLE FLOORS FOR THE TUTION PRICE TAG
IF YOU GET A GOOD SCHOLARSHIP, THEN GO. OTHER THAN THAT, THINK HARD ABOUT GOING INTO THIS MUCH DEBT
Teachers are supportive. Classmates are good. Learning a lot of stuff.
Cost is too expensive. Not too much inspiration to work hard
Cost are high. But you can learn a lot from such experience
3.0 of 5 stars
Impressive facultyGreat locationStrong IP offeringsTop of class can get a job at any firm
Not necessarily easy to land a job outside of DC
Only consider if you can get a steep discount. If so, you can get the same BigLaw job without the loans.
Professors are greatSmart studentsGood Alumni base in DC
Preslect OCIDegree doesn't travel outside of DCLawyer factory Expensive
You really need to be your own advocate. The school is so large that you can really get lost if you don't go out of your way and introduce yourself to your professors.
4.0 of 5 stars
Integrated within the nation's capital; school does its best to increase its standing nationally
There isn't a really great sports culture outside of maybe basketball which isn't that big itself.
It's a great school and it's a good balance of city life/schooll
Great location in Foggy Bottom. Fantastic and accessible faculty in a range of areas, particularly international law and business law. Great access to government internships/clerkships, and deep ties to the DC bar.
Cramped conditions in general, which only get worse during exam study periods.
A great institution to develop the academic foundation for your career, whether in litigation, transactional, or government service.
Huge alumni network provides so many ways to meet industry professionalsBest location- easy to get prestigious internships during the school year with otherwise selective federal agencies. Great faculty.
Slow elevators. Some buildings are a little old and floorplan of the school is abnormally confusing.
Think about what you want out of law school. And make a plan to get it. Take advantage of the network and network outside of school.
Exposure to both top public sector and firm opportunities; Professors are top of their field and easily accessible. The facilities are top notch and there is a lot of opportunities for extra-curriculars, particularly clubs.
Class size is huge and makes lectures much more impersonal. The career center could be much better and the staff in particular is pretty mediocre. GW continues to grow its class sizes which makes it harder on current students to obtain the same level of opportunities with the school.
Good school with great opportunities but I would not consider going here unless you have at least a half-tuition scholarship. The high costs when compared to the benefits don't make it worth as much as it is set out to be.
Downtown D.C. location, close proximity to federal government, quality adjunct professors
Poorly kept facilities, substandard IT services, high tuition, less-than-helpful CDO
GW Law provides a quality legal education, but it would be nice to see students' tuition used to improve facilities. Like many large law schools, competition at GW is tough, and the CDO tends to only care about placing its "top" students, as defined by class rank and journal position. That being said, there are some great professors and courses, and there are many opportunities to receive a practical legal education through federal government internships and student legal clinics.