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George Washington Law
J.D. Admissions Office
700 20th Street, N.W., Lower Level
Washington, DC 20052

Website: http://www.law.gwu.edu
Telephone: (202)994-7230
Email: jdadmit@law.gwu.edu

Admissions Requirements

General Notes

  • All applicants must register with LSDAS.
  • Approximately 500 combined full-time and part-time students enroll each year. About 10, 000 apply each year.
  • In addition to the 3-year J.D. program, George Washington Law offers a part-time four year J.D. program, the LL.M. (Masters of Law), an advanced degree for U.S. foreign-trained lawyers interested in an academic career, and the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), a research-centric degree doctorate requiring a prior law degree as well as the completion of a dissertation.

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Criteria

Required classes

  • Must hold or expect to hold a bachelor's degree prior to September of the entry year from regionally accredited university. In addition, applicants must have taken the LSATs within the past five years.

GPA

  • There are no minimum cut-offs for GPA.
  • See below for 2012-2013 average GPA.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

  • All applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • There are no minimum cutoff scores for the LSAT.
  • The October LSAT score is the last score accepted for the Early Decision Plan.
  • The Feburary LSAT score is the last score accepted for Regular Decision applicants.
  • LSAT has to be taken within the past five years.
  • If the LSAT is taken more than once, all scores will be evaluated, but the highest score will be weighted more.
  • See below for 2012-2013 average LSAT score

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Supporting Documents

  • Application completed via LSAC.
  • Personal statement and resume.
  • Transcripts sent to CAS
  • At least one letter of recommendation/evaluation submitted to CAS.
  • Application form and application fee ($80) through LSAC
  • Personal interviews are not included in the selection process.

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Timeline 2012-2013

  • October 1: First day J.D. regular and early decision applications accepted
  • November 15: Transfer/visiting student deadline
  • January 5: Deadline to submit early decision application.
  • March 1: First-year J.D. application deadline.
  • March 1: Early action transfer deadline
  • May 10: Visiting student deadline
  • June 15: Transfer/visiting student deadline

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Tuition

  • All are for 2011-2012 year.
  • Tuition is $45,750 for full-time students.
  • Total cost of attendance (including books, health insurance, room and board, etc.) is $74,400
  • Tuition for part-time students is$32,170 (for 20 credit hours).
  • Total cost of attendance for part time students is $60,450.

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Statistics

  • For the entering class of 2012, 398 JD students enrolled in an application class of 7,227.
  • LSAT median for class of 2012: 167
  • GPA median for class of 2012: 3.6

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