Georgetown Law is a diverse and dynamic place that connects individuals from many cultures and walks of life. The Law Center is a vibrant, collegial — even cozy — place for busy law students to connect and learn.
A Campus for the 21st Century
The five-building campus has lecture halls, two libraries, apartments for students, health care facilities, and a child care center. The campus has state-of-the-art classroom facilities and a Moot Court Auditorium modeled after the U.S. Supreme Court. The library is one of the most innovative and engaged academic law libraries in the nation, with its research guides and tutorials used by individuals in every U.S. state as well as over 190 countries.
The apartments have a moot courtroom, student lounges, a 12th-floor lounge and terrace with panoramic views of the city. The Sport and Fitness Center provides students with three stories of facilities including a swimming pool, cardiovascular equipment and free weights, aerobics and spinning studios, racquetball courts and a full-sized basketball/volleyball court. Downstairs, students gather around the café to chat or study on comfortable couches near warm fireplaces and an indoor fountain.
The Law Center has a campus-wide encrypted wireless network based on the latest 802.11n and WPA2 authentication standards, making it easy to access the Internet from virtually anywhere. In addition, public computers with Internet access and popular applications are located throughout the campus.
An Unparalleled Vantage Point
Located in Washington, D.C., within blocks of the U.S. Congress that enacts laws, the Supreme Court that interprets them, and the administrative agencies that enforce them, Georgetown provides an unparalleled vantage point from which its faculty and students explore the dynamic legal processes of our nation and world.
Georgetown Law is located at the intersection of Massachusetts and New Jersey Avenues. 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Georgetown has limited underground parking on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two commercial parking lots nearby. There is very little street parking. Students find that bicycles, motorcycles, and public transportation provide economical alternatives to driving. Georgetown Law is midway between the Union Station and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations on the Metrorail "Red" line. Several public bus routes cross main arteries within two blocks of campus. In the evening Georgetown offers free shuttle service to the metro station. Click here for maps and directions.
A Vibrant Urban Setting
From the White House to the National Mall, Georgetown Law is surrounded by a rich world of culture and law. Within a 15-block radius of our Capitol Hill campus you can find the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court. It is a 10-minute walk from campus to the National Mall — home to the National Gallery of Art and many of the Smithsonian Museums such as Natural History, American History, and Air & Space — as well as numerous special events, such as the Folklife and Cherry Blossom Festivals, live music and free outdoor movies, among others.
The Kennedy Center, which hosts the National Symphony as well as performances in opera, ballet and theater, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the historical Ford's Theatre are all a short distance away. For nature lovers, the National Arboretum, Botanical Gardens and national Great Falls Park are nearby along with numerous jogging and biking trails along the Potomac River. Sports aficionados who want to see the Washington Wizards (basketball) or Washington Capitals (hockey) will appreciate that the Verizon Center is only a 5-minute walk from campus.
The city also has a lively nightlife scene, with many clubs, music venues and restaurants close to the Law Center in neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. So whether you choose to stroll down Embassy Row, visit the National Cathedral, see the pandas at the National Zoo, or just enjoy being in one of the most powerful cities in the world, there is much to see and do in Washington.
Georgetown University Main Campus
Although student life and activities revolve around the Law Center's Capitol Hill campus, students also may take advantage of the facilities on the Georgetown University Main Campus. A shuttle bus makes the short run between the two campuses.