Office of J.D. Academic Services
The Office of J.D. Academic Services is an arm of Georgetown Law’s academic administration that serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and the administration. In this capacity, we produce the J.D. course schedule and oversee the implementation of the ABA-accredited curriculum. We publish J.D. academic resources and databases, including the Curriculum Guide and other academic publications. Of these publications, the Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies contains the Law Center's academic rules and policies, which we regularly update and implement. We provide administrative support to all J.D. faculty, including visiting, full-time, and adjunct faculty. We also provide academic support to all J.D. students including joint-degree, concurrent degree, and transfer student populations. We also help students to coordinate taking courses at other ABA-approved law schools or visiting Georgetown Law from another U.S.-based law school. In addition, we work with IST to administer the audio-recording of classes.
Our Services for Students:
The Office of J.D. Academic Services serves as a primary point of contact for J.D. student academic advising, including course selection, and questions regarding the application and interpretation of academic policies at Georgetown Law. To schedule an appointment with one of our academic advisors, call (202) 662-9041. Upperclass students interested in course selection advice should complete and submit this form:
Sally McCarthy, Assistant Dean, J.D. Academic Services – Academic and personal advising, permission to overload or under-load, permission to withdraw from a course, questions regarding full-time and visiting professors.
Sarah Hulsey, Assistant Dean, J.D. Academic Programs – Academic and personal advising, permission to overload or under-load, permission to withdraw from a course, questions regarding J.D. adjunct professors.
Emily Wack, Director, J.D. Programs – Academic and personal advising, permission to overload or under-load, permission to withdraw from a course, joint and concurrent degree programs, permission to take courses on the Main Campus, and permission to take summer courses at another ABA-approved law school. The director is a key contact for transfer and visiting students.
- Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies
- Curriculum Guide: Course schedules and course descriptions
- Part-Time Student Handbook
- Guide to the Second Year and Beyond
- Planning for your Second Year - A Quick Guide
- FAQs About Course Selection
- Policy for Audio-Recording of Classes
- Writing Competitions: Searchable list of competitions with cash prizes
- Joint Degree Handbooks (Please see each individual website)
Our Services for Faculty:
For faculty, the Office of J.D. Academic Services serves as a liaison to the Law Center’s administration and provides general academic support throughout the year. We work closely with the Dean’s Office regarding course and curriculum development, and also assist with the faculty hiring process. For adjunct and visiting faculty, we act as the primary resource for information on how to navigate the Law Center’s processes as they prepare for and teach their courses. We produce faculty handbooks for adjunct and visiting professors, and schedule teaching seminars that are led by members of the full-time faculty.
- Full-Time and Visiting Faculty: Please contact Sally McCarthy, Assistant Dean, J.D. Academic Services, with any questions.
- J.D. Adjunct Faculty: Please contact Sarah Hulsey, Assistant Dean, J.D. Academic Programs, with any questions.