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George Washington University Law School

Law School
2000 H Street NW Washington, DC 20052
Admissions Phone: (202) 994-7230
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Anne M. Richard
Application deadline 03/31
Full-time program application fee $80
Part-time program application fee $80
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 8,966
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 2,087
Overall acceptance rate 23.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 517
Number of full-time program applicants 8,225
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,847
Full-time acceptance rate 22.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 390
Number of part-time program applicants 741
Number of part-time program acceptances 240
Part-time acceptance rate 32.4%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 127
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.28-3.83
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 162-168
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.36-3.86
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 163-168
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.15-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 160-166

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 94.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 501
Graduates employed at graduation 88.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.8%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $135,000
Median private sector starting salary $145,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 79%
Median public service starting salary $54,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 9.0%
Percent employed in government 13.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 11.0%
Percent employed in law firms 62.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.9%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 49%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 34
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 3.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 17.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 65.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 6.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 2.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: Nine career counselors with J.D. degrees provide a broad range of services to enable students & alumni to engage in a meaningful job search, compete as professionals in the employment market, & make well-informed choices leading to long-term career satisfaction. Approx. 700 employers participate in annual interviewing programs.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 94.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 3.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) N/A


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