Law Schools In Washington DC

Law classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited law schools in Washington DC. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the state of Washington DC, which encompasses law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Strayer University-District of Columbia

    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Trinity Washington University

    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law +
  10. Strayer University-Global Region

    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Law Employment

Washington DC 40,830
National 2,096,250

Of all of the law professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In Washington DC

44,900 51,010 50,380 41,770 40,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, the field of law is shrinking. In 2010 there were 4,070 less law professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of law professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of law professionals has grown by 3% from 2006 to 2010.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$83,220 $81,982 $75,741 $77,903 $83,439
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of law professionals is declining, the salaries paid to law professionals are increasing in Washington DC. In 2006 law professionals made a mean salary of $83,220 per year, and in 2010 they made $83,439 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$49,461
25th percentile
$62,013
50th percentile
$80,867
75th percentile
$88,954
90th percentile
$97,849

Thus, law professionals' salaries grew by 0% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of law, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid law professionals earning 73% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Criminal Justice
$63,160
Criminology
$87,973
Forensic Accounting
$86,965
Homeland Security
$50,478
Law
$83,439
Paralegal
$63,245
Public Administration
$129,897

Law professionals in Washington DC earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
8
bachelor
8
master
18
doctor
7
Certificate
3
Total44

As the number of law professionals is decreasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited law schools in Washington DC state is decreasing. In Washington DC, there were 3,426 graduates in 2006. And there were 3,013 graduates from law courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 12%. 41% of these graduates received an master's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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