Frequently Asked Questions
Below please find some frequently asked questions regarding graduate legal studies at Georgetown University Law Center. For frequently asked questions specific to the Law Center's LL.M. Degree Programs, Certificate Programs or the S.J.D. Program, please click on their respective links.
Are there student organizations on campus?
Yes. There are over 80 student organizations located at Georgetown Law. Two organizations specifically geared for LL.M. students are the Foreign Lawyers at Georgetown (FLAG) and the LL.M. Tax Council. Students are more than welcome to join any organizations located on the main campus.
What are the housing options?
The Gewirz Student Center houses approximately 290 (mostly first-year J.D.) students in 150 one-, two-, and three-bedroom furnished apartments. The Center includes a child care center, a student health clinic, and several multipurpose rooms available to the entire student body. While preference is given to first-year J.D. students, before the start of the fall semester, LL.M. students may request that they be placed on a waiting list for Gewirz housing. About 30-40 LL.M. students per year usually live in Gewirz. The more popular option is to find off-campus housing around the city. The Office of Residence Life has resources to help you with the housing search, including checklists, neighborhood information, and links to various apartment listings in the area.
What about my family?
The Georgetown Law Child Care Center serves toddler through preschool age children and offers both a full-time and drop-in care program. The Child Care center is in the Gewirz Student Center and includes a secure open-air playground. There is also a student organization at the Law Center called the Georgetown Law Parents Group to provide a network for Law Center families.
Is there parking at the Law Center?
Georgetown has limited underground parking on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two commercial parking lots nearby. 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. (Click here for directions and a map of campus.) Several public bus routes cross main arteries within two blocks of campus. In the evening Georgetown offers free shuttle service to the metro station. There is very little street parking.
Where is Georgetown Law located?
At the intersection of Massachusetts and New Jersey Avenues, near the Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court. 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001. The Admissions Office is located in McDonough Hall, Room 589. Click here for directions.