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8 Student Reviews (4 star). See all 22 reviews.

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“Excellent School to Find Legal Niche”
July 2020FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Variety of coursework, professors are leaders in their field. Great nationwide alumni network.

Downers

Career center was not always very helpful. Facilities are older, so limited space to study.

Comments

I recommend GW Law if you think you want to be involved in any type of regulated industry - healthcare, energy, telecom, food and drugs, etc. or want to do administrative law. GW has a plethora of classes for these regulated industries and is heavy on national security law, so it's a great place to be if you know what niche you want to practice. Summer jobs and internship opportunities in DC are endless.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Overpriced but good”
May 2020FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

GWU Law has its professors, resources, and most of all location go for it

Downers

The expense relative to the prestige, the huge class sizes

Comments

Be prepared to find your own way to career resources, little guidance on the OCI process

Would You Recommend

No

“Law Student”
July 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Quality of Professors and their Expertise on their Subjects

Emphasis on Professional Development

Good Financial Package

Downers

Incomplete Coverage of Curriculum due to Egalitarian Culture

Tenured Professors are Rarely Held Accountable for Poor Performance

Litigation Heavy Focus

Main OCIs Focus on DC Area

Comments

If you are a student who plans to practice in one outside of DC, I would recommend seriously considering another school as most of the school's development is with regard to DC. Therefore, the career center can be unhelpful if you are looking at other markets, other than DC, NYC, or Philadelphia.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Former Foreign Students”
January 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

One of the best location to enjoy life in city and studying

Downers

I think they need have more focus on foreign LLM students

Comments

GW law is a good place to study IP laws and know this before you apply.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“GW Review”
August 2015CURRENT 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, but use your assets wisely”
July 2015FORMER 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”
June 2015CURRENT 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”
May 2015FORMER 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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