William and Mary Law School

Student Life

Hard work is hardly the whole story.

Your day starts with a morning jog around Lake Matoaka and a quick cup of coffee from Aroma's. Then it's off to Legal Practice and a lunchtime meeting of the International Law Society. In the afternoon, it's Constitutional Law (free speech is the topic for the day), dinner with friends back at the Gradplex and an evening of engaging intellectual debate (in between pints) at the Student Bar Association's Thursday night "Bar Review."

William & Mary law students are busy. Busy making the most out of a once-in-a-lifetime educational and social experience. Choose from 34 different law student organizations. There are service groups like the Volunteer Service Corps of William & Mary Law School, educational organizations like the Environmental Law Society, five student-edited law journals and a law student newspaper, and champion trial, moot court, and alternative dispute resolution teams.

Make the most of our association with the College of William & Mary and connect with students and professors from five different graduate and professional schools.

Williamsburg—or the ‘Burg, as we call it—is one of those towns where you'll instantly feel at home. It's small enough to be accessible on foot or by bike, but big enough to offer tons of great restaurants, bars, bookstores, coffee shops, regional and state parks, movie theaters, music venues, a winery and more. And when the big city beckons, we're only 2.5 hours from D.C. and one hour from Virginia Beach and Richmond.

There is affordable graduate student housing a few steps away from the Law School in furnished, air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled apartments with full kitchens. There also are hundreds of great apartments for rent in Williamsburg.

Learn more about student life at the Law School, including student services and our list of things to do in Williamsburg.