For Attendees

Thinking about law school, but not sure where to start?

At the 2020 Washington DC Law School Fair at George Washington University™, you will be able to:

  • Meet representatives from over 120 law schools.
  • Learn about different program opportunities.
  • Obtain detailed information to help you evaluate schools.
  • Get your admissions questions (PDF)* answered.
  • Go behind the scenes of a mock law school admissions committee meeting.
  • Attend panels and workshops that help you get through the law school process.
  • Talk to a pre-law advisor to get answers to your questions about the application process or anything else you want to know about applying to law school.

Don’t miss your chance to meet recruiters and discover the program that is right for you.

There is no dress code for this event, but business casual is suggested. ASL interpreters will be available.

*Questions to Ask at a Law School Fair (PDF) courtesy of LSAC.

Online registration for the 2020 fair is will open in August 2020


2019 Workshop Schedule

Is Law School Right for Me? – 5:00 PM

Facilitated by Gilda Moss, J.D., M.Ed.

This workshop will address key concerns about choosing law as a career path. What other degrees do law schools offer that might better suit your interests? Do I want to practice law? Will the law school curriculum appeal to me?

This workshop is designed to help you to better articulate your reasons for going to law school while also giving you the tools to explore other academic or professional paths to a legal career. It will also provide an overview of legal education to help you research and identify the programs that fit your academic needs and professional goals.

Financing Your Legal Education – 6:00 PM

Facilitated by Teria Thornton, J.D., M.A.

This workshop will provide information on making law school an affordable choice. It will guide you through the questions you need to consider through the entire process—from application, through admission and even beyond graduation. It will offer tools to help you make informed financial decisions every step of the way.

Teria Thornton has nearly a decade of experience in higher education, including financial aid. She is an attorney and an Accredited Financial Counselor at AccessLex Institute. AccessLex Institute is a mission-based nonprofit and policy institute providing free research, financial planning tools and programs on affordability and access to legal education.

Mock Admissions Panel – 7:30 PM

Facilitated by John S. Benfield, Associate Dean, Widener University Commonwealth Law

What does it REALLY take to get in to your top law school? Is it all just about the “numbers”? Find out how an Admissions Committee analyzes your law school application— from transcript and scores to recommendations to addenda.

Get the ‘inside scoop’ from experienced, high-level law school admissions representatives to help you transform your application from simply adequate to stellar.

Come prepared for a candid, lively, interactive discussion!


Law School Fair 101

You’ve registered for the 2019 DC Law School Fair at George Washington University. But what you should expect?

Watch this brief webinar to prepare you to make the most out of your experience. Learn how to map out your evening and what types of questions you should ask.
Courtesy of The George Washington University


Questions? Email Deborah Baker at dkbaker@gwu.edu.