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GW is organized into ten schools and colleges each with a different dean and organization.

  • The George Washington University Law School was established in 1826 and is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. Supreme Court Justices like David J. Brewer and John Marshall Harlan were among those who served on its faculty. Due to its proximity to the Supreme Court, the Law School is frequently visited by Supreme Court Justices and Law Clerks.Chief Justice John Roberts presided over its moot court in 2007.
  • The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) has risen in rankings and prestige steadily. The part-time MBA program or "Professional MBA", is a flexible format program and is currently ranked 26th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The full-time MBA]] is also respectably ranked near the top 50 in the nation. Specialized masters programs in Accountancy and Finance are also highly regarded. MBA's at the George Washington School of Business take the typical AACSB MBA core courses but can also add to their expertise in Finance with electives such as Options, Futures and Financial Engineering. Students can also get real world experience by taking courses in the new Capital Markets Trading room in Duques Hall. The GW School of Business was established with a $1 million gift by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction in 1928.With its proximity in Washington, D.C. to world-leading institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the School of Business has provided its graduates with important contacts for the future.On February 6, 2006, the Chairman and CEO of FedEx Frederick Smith opened a new complex for the school called Duques Hall.

During the Trachtenberg Presidency, the George Washington University has also become a leader in terms of providing professional education. Some schools founded during his era were the College of Professional Studies,and the Graduate School of Political Management.

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