The Global Law Scholars Program (GLS) prepares students for transnational practice in which they regularly encounter problems that involve more than one legal system. The aim is to combine language skills and cultural familiarity with rigorous and directed legal training so that Scholars are ready to practice in the global legal environment of the 21st century. Approximately 20 Scholars are selected each year.
Global Teaching Fellows (GTFs) assist faculty members leading the first-year course, Week One: Law in a Global Context. Prior to the course, GTFs meet with faculty to discuss course materials and receive training. During Week One, GTFs facilitate break-out sessions in which first-year students engage in intensive legal problem-solving in a transnational legal setting. Selected GTFs receive one academic credit for their work.
J.D. students have the options of pursuing a certificate in either World Trade Organization Studies or Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies.
The OPICS Fellows Program is a comprehensive program for students wishing to pursue a public interest track through law school and a public interest career. The program provides supplemental and focused career development support through OPICS, sets curricular guidelines, and fosters a sense of community among the participants.
The Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) program provides financial, professional and academic support to law students dedicated to practicing law in the public interest. In addition to partial tuition scholarships, the program offers summer stipends through the Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS). Scholars are matched with faculty advisors and attorney mentors who practice in their field of interest. This competitive program selects eight Public Interest Law Scholars from each class of admitted students.
The Transfer Student Peer Mentor Program provides additional support and resources for new J.D. transfer students. Transfer Student Peer Mentors are third or fourth-year J.D. students who have transferred to Georgetown Law in a previous year and assist incoming transfer students as they make the transition to Georgetown Law. The program is intended to help incoming J.D. transfer students make the most of the many opportunities available at the Law Center while simultaneously fostering community and camaraderie among transfer students as well as throughout the Law Center.