Paralegal Studies

In association with The GW Law School

We offer programs at our Washington, DC campus or Online


Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on their successes:

GW Paralegal Studies student Christopher Paul Queen has won the American Association for Paralegal Education LEX scholarship. LEX is Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national paralegal honor society. 

GW Paralegal Studies Professor Donald Cravins has been named National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of National Urban League Washington Bureau.

GW Paralegal Studies Intellectual Property Professor Drew Hirshfeld has been named the Commissioner of Patents for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 


Passion. Ambition. Purpose.

You have a passion for the law and the ambition to pursue that passion at one of the finest institutions in the nation: The George Washington University.

You live your life with purpose, make a real difference in people’s lives and thrive in your career.1

The GW paralegal studies programs help you to pursue your passion, accomplish your goals, and make a difference by preparing you for one of the fastest growing professions in America.2

Selective. Rigorous. Relevant.

The GW paralegal studies programs enroll top students who want to work hard, challenge themselves and their colleagues, and join a network of peers who will lead the profession.

The GW curriculum is rigorous and balances analysis and critical thinking with applied skills.

GW focuses on the skills employers demand: writing, presenting, doing research, and managing complex tasks and teams.

Flexible. Manageable. Practical.

Attend classes in the evenings on our DC campus in beautiful, vibrant Foggy Bottom or fully online.

GW offers two credentials: an 18-credit graduate certificate and a 32-credit master’s degree. Finish the graduate certificate in two semesters and the master’s in four.  If you choose, you can apply the graduate certificate credits to the master’s.

For some people, being good enough isn’t good enough.

The graduate certificate is the industry standard credential that employers throughout America accept as a condition of employment. The GW graduate certificate is recognized as one of the best. The master’s is an advanced credential for those who wish to move ahead and lead the profession.

Contact us

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Hanna Kiskaddon 703.299.9142 applycps@gwu.edu


Director
Toni Marsh, JD 202.510.4163 marsht01@gwu.edu

Assistant Director
Ethel Badawi, JD 202.738.4354 ebadawi@law.gwu.edu

GW is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Upcoming Events

September
09
Wednesday
12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern Time
September
16
Wednesday
6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
October
06
Tuesday
6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time