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Legal Professions at George Washington University

If you are interested in studying legal professions, you may want to check out the program at George Washington University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 565 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at George Washington University.

59% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 103 legal professions students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from GWU, about 41% were men and 59% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. GWU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 36
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

The following legal professions concentations are available at George Washington University. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from George Washington University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 565
Legal Research 74
Legal Support Services 43

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Lawyers 31,680 $192,530
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,330 $80,470
Legal Secretaries 3,540 $86,190
Legal Support Workers 2,480 $74,330
Law Professors 1,580 $125,900


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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