Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21
The Law Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. On-site classes will not be held in person and will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.
The Center’s involvement with the profession enables us to provide students with information that allows them to make better choices in law school and more sophisticated decisions about the career paths that they plan to follow. We also can help students become, to use Donald Schon’s classic term, “reflective practitioners” who attempt to forge a meaningful understanding of themselves as professionals amid the pressures of contemporary practice.
While these educational activities are intended to relate to a wide range of practice settings, there is a particularly urgent need to help students better understand the nature of law firm practice. The Law Center historically has sent two-thirds of its graduates to large law firms. Although this figure may decline somewhat with changes in the law firm business model, we are likely to continue to have a large portion of our graduates choose this option for at least some period of time. Most students, however, do not yet understand the forces that shape practice in law firms. The Center has attempted to remedy this shortcoming through additions to the curriculum, workshops, symposia, and speaker presentations. Use the links below to learn more about our educational initiatives.