PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at College of William and Mary has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at College of William and Mary is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $27,800 per year (in-state) and full-time: $37,800 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 14.1:1. The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at College of William and Mary has 86 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law implements simulated legal education initiatives including the two-year Legal Skills Program, which groups students into simulated law firms and poses life-like cases for students to tackle. The law school also has the Center for Legal and Court Technology, which includes the technologically advanced McGlothlin Courtroom and a hub of research and demonstrations with Internet, audio, and video technology in courtrooms.
The school’s elective curriculum allows second and third year students to select the majority of their courses. For William and Mary Law students who want to earn another degree, joint degree programs take four years to complete and include a J.D./M.B.A. through the William and Mary Mason School of Business, a J.D./Master of Public Policy, and a J.D./Master of Arts in American Studies.
Outside of class, students can choose from more than 30 student organizations to participate in, such as the Military Law Society and the National Trial Team. The law school has its own student-run newspaper, the Mashall-Wythe Press, as well as legal journals including the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. Students can live close to the Law School in university-owned housing or can seek their own living space around Williamsburg, Va.
Notable alumni of William and Mary Law include Jerry Kilgore, senior adviser at McGuire Woods Consulting and former attorney general of Virginia, and Henry Wolf, retired chairman and chief financial officer of transportation company Norfolk Southern Corp. and namesake of the law school library.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$50|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(757) 221-3785|
|Full- and part-time faculty||86|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||205|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $27,800 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$7,893|
|Employed at graduation 2||45.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$75,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$53,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||427,804|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data