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.