Information for Visiting Competitors
Location and Directions
The Law Center is located near Union Station and Capitol Hill at 600 New Jersey Avenue Northwest., Washington, DC, 20001 (202-662-9000). Please note that the law campus is not located within the Georgetown University main campus (which only includes the undergraduate, graduate, and medical campuses), but there is a shuttle bus providing service to and from both campuses. The Gewirz Student Center faces McDonough Hall (the main Law Center building) and is located at 120 F Street Northwest.
In order to enter any of the Law Center Buildings, visitors will need to obtain a guest pass from the 2nd Street entrance of McDonough Hall.
The Law Center is easily accessible by Metro, the subway system of the Washington area. Take the Red Line to Union Station and exit onto Massachusetts Avenue. Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue and walk two blocks to the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue. Turn left on New Jersey Avenue. The Law Center will be on your right. You may also take the Metro to Judiciary Square and walk two blocks on E Street to 2nd Street.
Amtrak: 1-800-USA-RAIL or 1-800-USA-RAIL
Take the train to Union Station, then follow the Metro directions above.
From Northeast of Washington, D.C. (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore): Follow I-95 South. At the I-495 Junction, follow the signs toward 95 South to Richmond. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway/ I-295 exit (west). Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway to US 50 (New York Avenue). Follow 50 heading west into Washington, D.C. Make a left onto North Capitol Street, then make a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Before the next light, make a left on New Jersey Avenue, and immediately bear right on First Street. The main Law Center building, McDonough Hall, will be on your right.
From South or East of Washington, D.C. (Norfolk, Richmond, Williamsburg): Follow I-95 North. At the I-495 junction, 95 will turn into 395. Follow 395 North to Washington, D.C. Cross the 14th street bridge and keep to the right. Continue following signs for 395 North and take the D Street/ US Senate exit. Continue following the signs for 395 North and continue into the D street tunnel (stay in the far right lane). In the tunnel, take the D Street exit and make a right at the first traffic light. Turn left onto New Jersey Avenue, and the Law Center will be on your left hand side.
From South or West of Washington, D.C. (Charlottesville or Nashville): Take I-66 East to Washington. Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and follow signs for Constitution Avenue. Take Constitution Avenue until it ends. Make a left onto Louisiana Avenue, and then make a left onto New Jersey Avenue. The Law Center will be on your left.
From Northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland): Follow I-270 south. Where 270 divides, follow the signs to 495 east toward Silver Spring. Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway to US 50 (New York Avenue). Follow 50 heading west into Washington, DC. Make a left onto North Capitol Street, then make a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Before the next light, make a left on New Jersey Avenue, and immediately bear right on First Street. The main Law Center building, McDonough Hall, will be on your right.
Parking: Parking is very limited around the Law Center. There is a parking garage across the street from the Law Center at 601 New Jersey Avenue N.W. for $13 per day. There is also limited metered parking available around the Law Center for $.25 per 20 minutes (in quarters only).
Washington Reagan National Airport is the closest and most convenient airport, as it is only 6 miles from the Law Center. Transportation to the Law Center from National Airport is available by taxi or metro. By taxi, travel time to the Law Center is about 15 minutes. Be sure to tell the driver that you are going to the Law Center, NOT the main undergraduate campus. By Metro, allow approximately 30 minutes. The Metro station is located across the street from the main terminal at National Airport. Take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place. When you arrive at Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line (in the direction of Glenmont) and exit at Union Station.
Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) are often less expensive than flying into Washington National airport. BWI and Dulles airports are approximately 30 miles from the Law Center. A taxi from BWI will cost approximately $60.00. A shuttle bus from the airport to the MARC train station (which travels to Union Station in D.C.) is available. A taxi from Washington Dulles to the Law Center will also cost about $50.00. A Washington Flyer bus to West Falls Church Metro Station is available. From West Fall Church, take the Orange Line (towards New Carrolton) and transfer at Metro Center to the Red Line (toward Glenmont). Exit the Red Line at Union Station.