Georgetown Law Open on Time
The Law Center will open on time, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect.
All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances. Classes will begin at their normal time, unless otherwise noted on the class cancellation line: 202-662-9446 or the class cancellation page. Any changes to this announcement will be communicated through the same channels by 5:00 am on Tuesday morning.
Learning Skills Services
The Georgetown University Main Campus has a Learning Skills Services (Academic Resource Center) component which includes Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). This component offers assistance in many skill areas necessary for academic achievement in law school, including reading comprehension, study and test-taking strategies, note-taking (lecture and text), and time management. Law students may consult individually with the learning skills specialist or participate in the workshops which are offered throughout the year free of charge.
The E.B.W. Law Library is full accessible to visitors and students with disabilities. Patrons should visit the library's website for information on access and general assistance. Additionally, the Law Library has arranged for all Georgetown Law students to have unlimited access to AudioCaseFile's collection of digitally recorded court decisions. This collection includes MP3 format recordings of cases in many law school casebooks.
Georgetown University Law Center's Office of Career Services (OCS) and Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS) provide career advising to all students. The Office of Disability Services and these offices work together to counsel and assist students as they explore careers. To discuss issues related to disability services and the career search, please contact your career counselor or OPICS. If you would like for the Director of Disability Services to be present at you appointment to help with discussions concerning accommodations, disclosure, etc. please contact the Office of Disability Services.
The Office of Career Services at Georgetown University Law Center partners with the University of Arizona to present the IMPACT Career Fair for law students and lawyers with disabilities. Georgetown University Law Center students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Additionally, the Office of Disability Services participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program. Students interested in pursuing internships or careers in the government, should e-mail the Director of Disability Services for more information. On-campus interviews for the program are held in November.
Accommodations for Journal Write-On
First-year and transfer students seeking membership to a journal must participate in the Write-On competition. Students requiring accessible text materials should contact the Office of Disability Services one month in advance of the competition's start date to ensure that materials are converted and provided in a timely manner.
Accommodations for Special Events and Programs
If students require accommodations for events or meetings held at the Law Center (i.e. use of a translator, wheelchair, etc.), students should contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible to ensure that requests can be accommodated.
Health and Wellness
Center for Wellness Promotion - Georgetown Law houses a Center for Wellness Promotion which serves all students. Students with disabilities may have particular interest in the meditation sessions (to reduce anxiety), health insurance information, and health resources.
Lawyers in Balance - LIB is a non-credit seminar teaches important skills that typically are not addressed in the classroom but are highly useful in your coursework, the profession, and leading a balanced life as a student and lawyer.
The Gewirz Student Center provides on campus housing for approximately 290 students. The facility has a number of apartments adapted for students with disabilities. Residents are also provided with shopping shuttles that are wheelchair accessible with lifts. The Office of Residence Life also provides assistance to students with disabilities seeking housing in the D.C. metropolitan area. Students should contact the Office of Residence Life at (202) 662-9290.
Transportation to Main Campus
Georgetown University operates a shuttle (GUTS) between the Main Campus's Leavey Center in Georgetown and the Law Center. This shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible.
Applying to Georgetown Law
Georgetown University Law Center has a Non-Discrimination Policy that ensures equal treatment in the admissions process for students with disabilities. Applicants may choose to disclose a disability when applying but are not required to do so. Students who are interested in additional information may contact the Office of Admissions at (202) 662-9010. To protect confidentiality, students may ask questions without providing their name or identifying information.