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Georgetown Law Center


Georgetown Law Center, formally called the Georgetown University Law Center, is located in Washington D.C. just blocks from the United States Supreme Court and many other important governmental buildings. It is consistently rated among the top law schools in the country, currently 14th by U.S. News and World Report; its part-time program is ranked 1st.

Georgetown Law offers students an excellent legal education and great interning and summer opportunities with its location in the nation's capital; its acceptance rate for 2007 was 23.2%.

Georgetown Law's three-year full-time day Juris Doctor (J.D.) program operates from late August to mid-May; there is also a part-time program geared toward metropolitan D.C. professionals. For information on living accommodations, see Office of Residence Life.

Contact Information

600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001-2075
(202) 662-9015

Email: admis@law.georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu

Fast Facts (Class of 2012)

  • Enrollment Information

    Applicants: 12,000+
    First year class: 590

    Women: 47%
    Students of color: 25%

    Student to Faculty Ratio: 1: 13.2

  • GPA/LSAT Scores

    LSAT Median: 170

    UGPA Median: 3.68

  • Costs and Fees (2009-2010)

    Tuition: $43,750 (full-time); $32,280 (part-time)

Application Procedures

Application fee: $80
Application deadline: December 1 for Early Decision admission; February 1 for regular admission the following fall; March 1 for part-time program.

Applicants are advised to submit applications online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), but may also download a paper application at the school's Introduction to the J.D. Program.

Georgetown Law offers several joint degree programs, including the J.D./M.B.A. and the J.D./M.P.H. The law school also offers L.L.M. and S.J.D. degrees.

Study Abroad

Georgetown Law offers several opportunities for 2Ls and 3Ls to study abroad in places like Germany, Portugal, Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, China, France, and more.

Law Journals and Other Activities

Georgetown Law has eleven student-run journals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy.

Along with many student organizations, the law school has specialized workshops, centers, and programs for specific legal interests, such as the Center on National Security and the Law, Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy, and the Center for Law and the Public's Health.

Bar Exam Passage Rate

A majority of Georgetown Law students take the New York State Bar Exam and, in 2007, achieved a 91% pass rate. The overall pass rate for the New York Bar Exam was 77%.

Post-Graduation Employment

From the 2007 graduating class, 94.8% were employed at graduation and 97.8% were employed nine months after graduation. The median starting salary in the private sector was $135,000 and $50,000 in the public sector.

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