Law School Spotlight: The George Washington University Law School

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    The George Washington University Law School (commonly known as GW Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. Its history of academic excellence, significant contributions to legal scholarship, and outstanding record of service to the community have earned GW a position of local, national, and international prominence. Its talented student body is one of the most diverse of any national law school, and its students graduate to become leaders in all areas of practice. While GW has long been recognized as a leader in fields including constitutional law, intellectual property law, international law, environmental law, public interest law, government procurement, and clinical education, all of the law school's academic programs reflect the demands of a changing profession and the global nature of society and the law.

    George Washington University Law School

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban, large city

    Size: 1,709 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 545 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 14.8 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 22.6% (2,091 of 9,245 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $43,999 (full-time), $34,034 (part-time)

    Cost of living (single student): $26,450

    Address: 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
    Phone: 202.994.7230
    Twitter accounts: @GWLaw
    Facebook: The George Washington University Law School
    Blog: 20th&H: GW Law Dean's Blog

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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