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Working in D.C.

Washington, D.C., the center of the nation's legal institutions, is also the nation's legal home, with federal and state agencies, courts, trade associations, public interest groups, corporations, and hundreds of private firms. With a lawyer population of 1 in 12, D.C. is a lawyer's city unlike any other.


A Thriving Metropolitan City

The Washington, D.C. area is one of the largest in the country. Corporations, consulting agencies, and technical firms are increasing in number and size throughout the D.C. region. In addition to that, the Maryland and northern Virginia suburbs encompass thriving cities with their own governments, courts, and agencies.


A Law Student's Dream

Washington, D.C. is without peer as a law student's city. As a law student in here, you will find countless opportunities for externships, clinics, and independent study. Many of your classes will address contemporary national issues, and your professors represent the entire spectrum of the profession, public as well as Embassy Rows private.


Global Connections

Washington, D.C. is also an international center. Legal education today has to prepare you for practice in a global society, including the need to work increasingly across national boundaries. The D.C. metropolitan area's institutions and communities offer unparalleled opportunities to study international and transnational issues.


The Commute

Working in Washington, D.C. offers numerous ways to commute to and from the office place. Many of the city's residents take advantage of the expansive Metro rail and bus systems. In addition to that, many employers offer commuter benefits for employees to lessen the expense associated with travel costs.