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4.0 of 5 stars (8 Ratings)

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5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Teachers are supportive. Classmates are good. Learning a lot of stuff.

Downers

Cost is too expensive. Not too much inspiration to work hard

Comments

Cost are high. But you can learn a lot from such experience

Would You Recommend

Yes

Mixed

3.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Impressive faculty
Great location
Strong IP offerings
Top of class can get a job at any firm

Downers

Not necessarily easy to land a job outside of DC

Comments

Only consider if you can get a steep discount. If so, you can get the same BigLaw job without the loans.

Would You Recommend

No

Great schoo...medicore employment

3.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Professors are great
Smart students
Good Alumni base in DC

Downers

Preslect OCI
Degree doesn't travel outside of DC
Lawyer factory
Expensive

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

No

GW Review

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Integrated within the nation's capital; school does its best to increase its standing nationally

Downers

There isn't a really great sports culture outside of maybe basketball which isn't that big itself.

Comments

It's a great school and it's a good balance of city life/schooll

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school, great location

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

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.

Downers

Cramped conditions in general, which only get worse during exam study periods.

Comments

A great institution to develop the academic foundation for your career, whether in litigation, transactional, or government service.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school, but use your assets wisely

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Huge alumni network provides so many ways to meet industry professionals
Best location- easy to get prestigious internships during the school year with otherwise selective federal agencies. Great faculty.

Downers

Slow elevators. Some buildings are a little old and floorplan of the school is abnormally confusing.

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

GW Law

4.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

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.

Downers

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.

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You don't get what you pay for

4.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Downtown D.C. location, close proximity to federal government, quality adjunct professors

Downers

Poorly kept facilities, substandard IT services, high tuition, less-than-helpful CDO

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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