Is the part-time degree the same as the full-time degree?

Yes. Aside from the distribution of credits over the program and the meeting time of the courses, part-time students receive the same opportunities to pursue clinics, journals, and moot court.

Are the professors who teach part-time courses the same as those that teach full-time?

Yes. Full-time faculty rotate and teach both full-time and part-time courses.

Do prospective employers favor full-time students over part-time students?

No. Employers do not distinguish between full-time and part-time students. However, fewer part-time students elect to participate in the on-campus interviewing (OCI) summer associate program because of their work commitments.

Do most part-time students work during the day?

Yes. The part-time program is intended to provide a flexible course of study for students who are working during the day.

May part-time students participate in journals, moot court, and clinics?

Yes. All Georgetown Law J.D. students are eligible.

What kinds of experiential coursework is available for part-time students to meet the graduation requirement?

Georgetown Law offers four distinct types of experiential courses – clinics, practicum courses, externships, and simulations. For more information, click here.

Is it easier to gain admission into the part-time program?

No. The same Admissions Committee reviews both part-time and full-time applications for admission and applies the same holistic application review to applications for both programs. 

May I transfer to the full-time program?

Yes. Students may graduate in 3.5 years by transferring into the full-time program after their third part-time semester.

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