The George Washington University Law School
Fall 2020 Entering JD Class Profile
Our Fall 2020 entering class is composed of 547 1Ls (522 full-time and 25 part-time) and 93 transfers (81 full-time and 12 part-time).
For our entering 1L class, the median LSAT is 166 and the median GPA is 3.76. Diversity in every sense is an important quality of our community and 56% identify as female and 37% identify as minority. The students are from 19 countries, 43 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 225 undergraduate institutions. The most represented undergraduate institutions attended by the incoming 1L students are GW, UVA, Michigan, NYU, and Pittsburgh respectively. The most common states were New York, California, Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania respectively. The median age is 23—the oldest student is 60 and the youngest is 19.
The entering transfer class is composed of students from 43 law schools 24 states, plus the District of Columbia, and six countries. Fifty-three percent identify as female and 42% identify as minority. Twenty-two percent hold advanced degrees and 77% have listed professional experience prior to starting law school.
GW Law is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.
The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.
Current government policy prohibiting members of the transgender community from serving in the military is antithetical to the Law School’s commitment to maintaining a diverse community free from discrimination. Federal law, more specifically, the Solomon Amendment, however, allows the federal government to terminate federal funding if military recruiters are not permitted to recruit on campuses of those institutions, like GW, which receive federal funds. In other words, not allowing military recruiters at GW Law interview programs would jeopardize all federal funds received by GW. While GW Law honors those in our community who have chosen or will choose to engage in military service, it condemns the government’s current prohibition on transgendered individuals serving in the military. Our decision to allow military recruiters at our interview programs is in no way an endorsement of this policy.
The GW Law School Career Center requires employers who post jobs or participate in any GW Law recruitment program to abide by the university's Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation Policy. In addition, consistent with the NALP Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process, and the George Washington University Nondiscrimination Policy, employers who participate in GW Law's recruitment programs must ensure that recruiters and interviewers have training to avoid bias, discrimination, and harassment in the recruiting process.
GW Law strives to foster a recruitment environment free from discrimination and harassment. Students should report any violations of our recruiting policies or issues related to discrimination or harassment in the recruiting process to Katherine White, Director of Employer Outreach and Recruitment. Additional resources may be found in the university’s Sexual and Gender Based Harassment Policy. If you have any questions about this policy please direct them to the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, who also serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, at (202) 994-7440 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The George Washington University Law School
Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy
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