All three schools are very different, so if I were you, I would visit. W&L is in the middle of nowhere, is small, and has a smaller alumni base in the DC area. American is the largest of the three, has more courses to offer, and is probably the best established law school in the DC area (of three you are considering of course). GMU is considerably new, conservative, and will be cheaper if you are a Virginia resident. Like I said, it is hard to advise you on the best school for you without knowing what you are looking for in a law school environment. W&L is the higher ranked school and has a stronger national rep of the three, but Lexington is not DC. I work in a national top 20 law firm (per vault.com) in DC and we have one summer associate from W&L, none from GMU, and two from American. Ten were from GULC and two from GW (the rest are top 10 schools).