Professional Licensure Disclosures
All programs, regardless of modality, are required to provide general (public) and direct (individual) disclosures to students in programs that lead to licensure or certification. This rule applies to educational programs that are either:
- Designed to meet education requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation
- Advertised as meeting such requirements
Per U.S. Federal Regulations (34 CFR 668.43), Washington and Lee University provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification in the Juris Doctor. The W&L Law J.D. program is an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited Juris Doctor degree earned in a full-time course of study. The successful completion of the J.D. educational requirements entitles graduates to apply to sit for all 50 state bar exams (and the District of Columbia) subject to individual state requirements for character and fitness, other state specific requirements, and distance education limitations.
This disclosure does not guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state laws or regulations that occur after matriculation to the J.D. program that may impact your application. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state of choice.
The table below indicates whether the program does, does not, or has not determined if its curriculum satisfies applicable educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in U.S. states and territories. Links to each jurisdiction's bar authority are included for students to confirm licensure and certification requirements of their state of choice.