About William & Mary Law School

Get to know America's first law school.

W&M Law School is one of five graduate and professional programs at William & Mary, a premier public research university widely recognized for its outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and vibrant community.

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, one hour from Richmond and Virginia Beach and three hours from Washington, D.C., W&M Law School offers a welcoming environment for learning. 

Our students come here to pursue excellence and to learn from our passionate teachers and scholars, many of whom are leaders in their field. Our graduates go on to start their careers throughout the country with a wide range of employers.

W&M Law School’s many clinics provide critical legal services to the community in areas such as veterans benefits, immigration, domestic violence, appellate advocacy, and special education.

In addition, our LL.M. in American Legal Studies welcomes lawyers from around the world to spend a year with us learning about U.S. law.

Opportunity thrives here, with institutes and programs that help to shape law and policy around the world.

Our strong alumni network continues our tradition of the citizen lawyer by leading with integrity in their work and their communities.

Above all else, we are a community that values equity, inclusivity, belonging, and the pursuit of justice.