Washington and Lee University School of Law

Today’s featured law school is the University of Washington and Lee School of Law. During the program you will hear from the school’s Director of Admissions, Brett Twitty, and a student in the 2011 graduating class, Rachel Vargo.

The U.S. News & World Report ranks W&L Law 30th in its most recent law school rankings. Tuition during the 2010-2011 school year was around $40,000 for both in and out-of-state students. The school, during the most recent admission cycle, demonstrated an acceptance rate of 21%. For the incoming class of 2013, the median LSAT score was 164 and the median GPA was 3.65.

Director Twitty praises the school’s intimate size, and emphasizes the care that’s put into the learning environment at W&L, offering individual programs that help students learn different aspects of the law profession each year they are in school. He encourages students to consider the law school application process as the beginning of their legal career and not just the start of their legal education.

Our University of Washington and Lee Law student perspective comes from a student in the 2011 graduating class, Rachel Vargo. Vargo’s loved the school’s close-knit community, and the student body’s high involvement in extra-curricular activities. She emphasizes the large amount of academic and extracurricular opportunities available at W&L Law, and states that, at Washington and Lee, you are never just a number—you are an important member of the community.

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