Academic Support and Tutoring
Georgetown Law is committed to helping first-year students maximize their study and learning skills in preparation for the rigors of law school. Academic advisers and counselors are available to discuss all aspects of the law school experience.
First-Year Orientation — A Yearlong Journey
Starting the week before classes, First-Year Orientation introduces students to the Law Center and includes faculty talks, tours of D.C., public service projects, and other student social activities. Georgetown's orientation continues during the first year with a series of programs focusing on the law school classroom, studying for exams, selection of courses and more.
Peer Advisor Program
The Program provides each J.D. student with an upperclass mentor in a small grouping within each section. Peer Advisors are excellent resources of information about life in law school, from navigating academic courses, identifying campus resources, and forming social and professional relationships to creating balance between law school, career development, and personal life.
First-Year J.D. Tutorial Program
The Program provides individual subject tutoring to first-year students at no cost. Tutors are upperclass students who performed well academically in their first year and have an interest in helping current first-year students do the same. Students may also request an individual advising session with the Director of Academic Enhancement Programs. Individual sessions cover class preparation, note taking, outlining, exam preparation, and exam taking but do not cover specific subjects.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center helps students transition to the legal discourse community and supports the Law Center's goal of developing strong legal writers across the curriculum. Students may make appointments to discuss questions they have on a writing assignment in any class at Georgetown, a journal note, or a writing project in conjunction with an extracurricular activity.