The Law Center at Georgetown University

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Andy Cornblatt, Dean AVP
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $85
Part-time program application fee $85
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Law Center at Georgetown University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 26.6% – Low
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.71
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 170

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 27.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 167-171
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.44-3.8
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.71
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 170

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 7.8%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 163-170
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.37-3.8
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.70
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 167

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.S.F.S. J.D./M.A. Arab Studies
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.A. Russian & E. European Studies
J.D./M.P.H. J.D./M.A. Latin American Studies
J.D./M.P.P. J.D./M.A. Security Studies
J.D./M.A. Government J.D./PhD Philosophy
J.D./M.A. Philosophy J.D./M.A. German and European Studies
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Georgetown Law offers a broad curriculum of over 400 courses and seminars, including the largest clinical program in the nation. Special programs include fourteen joint degree programs, the Public Interest Law Scholars, and the Global Law Scholars programs. Students may pursue study abroad at our innovative Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London or at several semester abroad programs.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 461
Seminars 290
Positions available in seminars 4,003
Positions available in simulation courses 2,111
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 283
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Georgetown Law offers a wide range of student activities, including eleven student edited law journals, an internationally recognized moot court program, and numerous intramural sports. The more than 85 student organizations sponsor lectures, debates and social events. The groups also promote public service activities that assist underserved populations throughout DC and around the country.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 99
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 34
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 1,879
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 1,109
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 278
Full-time students involved in field placements 259
Full-time students involved in law journals 708
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 580
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 32

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 69
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 963
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 653
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 5
Part-time students involved in field placements 17
Part-time students involved in law journals 54
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 94
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 2

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 11.9:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 252
Full-time minority faculty 12.3%
Part-time minority faculty 6.6%
Total faculty 260
Total faculty (men) 68.1%
Total faculty (women) 31.9%
Total faculty (minorities) 9.6%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#13 Best Law Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#1 in Clinical Training
#14 in Dispute Resolution
#11 in Environmental Law
#7 in Healthcare Law
#22 in Intellectual Property Law
#2 in International Law
#13 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#1 in Part-time Law
#3 in Tax Law
#11 in Trial Advocacy

Law Ranking Scores

Score 82
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 4.5
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.44-3.8
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.71
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 167-171
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 170
Acceptance rate 26.6% – Low
Student-faculty ratio 11.9:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 92.0% – High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.0% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 94.8% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 1932

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,671

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 261

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 2.0%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.6%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school 1.4%
Male students discontinuing law school 1.2%
Female students discontinuing law school 0.5%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Charles Pruett, Assist. Dean
Financial aid phone (202) 662-9210
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $46,865 per year
Part-time: $33,500 per year
Room and board $17,340
Books $1,075
Miscellaneous expenses $5,220
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? Yes
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 25.2%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 13.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.1%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $17,900
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $10,000–$25,200
Full-time students receiving grants 38.8%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 3.4%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $5,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $2,500–$13,040
Part-time students receiving grants 3.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $132,722
Proportion who borrowed 80.6%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 248,626
Microform titles 144,006
Electronic titles 44,335
Other non-book titles 6,112
Total titles 443,079
Volumes (excluding microforms) 551,414
Volume equivalent microforms 595,145
Total volumes and volume equivalents 1,146,559
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 20,702
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 107
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 60
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 35
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 11
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 64
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 14
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 81
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 36
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 0

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department, other
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 29
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 150
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 350
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 20
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 320
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 104,553
Total seats available for library users 1,060
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Located within view of the U.S. Capitol, the five building campus, including McDonough Hall, the Eric E. Hotung International Law Center, The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, the Gewirz Student Center, and the Sport and Fitness Center, reflects the university’s interest in educating the whole person with balance between personal and professional interests.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 94.8% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 647
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 92.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.6%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.4%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 92.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.6%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 77%
Median public service starting salary $55,929

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.9%
Percent employed in business and industry 5.5%
Percent employed in government 16.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.5%
Percent employed in law firms 51.0%
Percent employed in public interest 13.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.6%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 44%
Graduates employed out-of-state 48.5%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 34
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.3%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 19.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.3%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 54.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.8%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 10.1%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.1%
Employment location unknown 4.8%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Georgetown University Law Center has one of the largest and most comprehensive career services operations in the country. Together, the Office of Career Services (OCS) and the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS) provide a range of counseling and programming resources that link students and alumni/ae with employers in the private sector, government, and public interest.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 68.7%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 99.1%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 19.4%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 96.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 6.5%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 88.1%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.6%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%