Students in the classroom

Georgetown has more than 118 full-time faculty and over 300 adjunct graduate faculty.      

Students have the opportunity to choose their classes from one of the largest course lists of any law school in the United States. More than 400 classes and seminars are open to graduate students each year. Close to 140 lecture classes and 90 seminars are specifically for graduate students; graduate students may also take most upper-level courses with J.D. students.  Clinical courses are an exception to this, in that our clinical programs are reserved for J.D. students; however, LL.M. students may gain hands-on experience through externships and other classes that incorporate practical components.      

Students who wish to produce a substantive writing project of publishable quality under the supervision of a Georgetown Law professor have the opportunity to do so, either through participating in a seminar or engaging in Graduate Independent Research.      

S.J.D. students participate in the Georgetown Law Fellows Collaborative – a collaborative program with Georgetown's clinical and research fellows who intend to pursue an academic career.      

Georgetown's vibrant academic community, which includes institutions like the Institute of International Economic Law, the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, the Center on National Security and the Law, the Human Rights Institute, Law Asia, the Supreme Court Institute, 11 law journals and reviews, and more than 80 active student organizations, combined with the school's location in Washington, DC, means that there are opportunities to attend lectures, conferences, symposia and other legal events practically every day.