W&L Law in 60 Seconds

Preview the unique learning community at Washington and Lee University School of Law. To learn more, browse our website, get in contact with our admissions office, and schedule a visit to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to experience W&L Law in person.

Individualized Education

Don’t know what area of law you want to study yet? At W&L Law, there are no tracks, majors, or concentrations. Instead, students have the freedom and flexibility to tailor their education to their interests in the law as they develop. Our professors and dedicated Office of Career Strategy will guide you through your options, and help you formulate a plan for success.

Invested in Your Success

If an office door is open, students can go right in. The professors at W&L Law love to build relationships with their students, and they keep in touch long after graduation. They are not only teaching, but making connections with future colleagues.

Find a Career Anywhere

While many of our students choose to take advantage of W&L’s proximity to cities like Richmond, Charlotte, or Washington D.C., a dedicated Office of Career Strategy and a strong alumni network ensures that our grads can go anywhere, with strong contingents of alumni in New York and Texas as well as Atlanta. In the past three years, W&L Law grads have taken the bar in 33 out of 50 states. We have alumni in all 50 states and 29 foreign countries.

Beautiful Scenery and the Shenandoah Valley

Hiking, running trails, rivers and streams, the Blue Ridge Mountains are full of adventure. Join the Outdoor Club and experience moon-light yoga, a sunrise hike, and paddle boarding on the Maury River. We believe a healthy work-life balance is essential to a successful time in law school.

Experiential Learning

100% of our students have live client experience by the time they graduate. Our robust legal clinics, for example, allow students to gain valuable legal experience while serving those around them. Students represent coal miners and their spouses seeking Black Lung benefits, provide legal representation to low-income taxpayers with post-filing controversies with the IRS, serve immigrant populations in south and central Virginia, and much more.

Community Environment

With a student body of less than 400, we are a tight-knit learning community. Students know each other’s names, go to their professor’s homes, and are involved in one (or a few) of our student organizations.