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Washington and Lee School of Law

The Washington and Lee University School of Law stands out among the nation’s top law schools in more than one way. With a student body of about 400, Washington and Lee Law in Lexington, Virginia is easily one of the smallest of the nation’s top-tier national law schools.

Although it traces its roots to the antebellum Lexington Law School, the Washington and Lee School of Law officially began during Robert E. Lee’s tenure as president of the college. Lee, who had great concern for professional development in the post-war United States and also instituted business and journalism courses, incorporated the School of Law in 1870. The law school boasts many prominent alumni, including seven U.S. Senators and a Supreme Court Justice.

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Washington and Lee University School of Law
Sydney Lewis Hall Lexington, VA 24450
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U.S. News Ranking: 30
Application Deadline: 3/1
Application fee: None
Entering class size: 133 (targeted)
LSAT scores at 25th and 75th percentiles: 159 – 165
Multiple LSAT scores – Highest score taken
GPA at the 25th and 75th percentiles: 3.50 3.80
Yearly Tuition: $40,820
Percent of 2010 graduates employed 9 months after graduation: 94.32%
(2009) Bar passage rate in Virginia: 83.7%
(2009) Median private sector salary: $128,500



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