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.
Campus Ministry Events
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Campus Ministry Bible Study: Tuesdays, 12:05-1pm. McDonough 113. Starting Tuesday September 9, Campus Ministry Bible Study will take place each Tuesday. Lunch will be provided. Students from all faith traditions are welcome!
Faith Talk: Wednesdays, 12-1pm. GULC Cafeteria. Join GULC chaplains for brown bag lunch conversation.
Dog Office Hours: Every other Tuesday, 2-5pm. McDonough 113. Ambrose (Protestant Chaplain Kevin Wright’s mix) and Leo (Jewish Chaplain Michael Goldman’s golden retriever) are holding “office hours”! Drop-in starting September 9th.
Bereavement Group: Day/Time TBA. McDonough Chapel. Your Chaplains are aware that there are a number of grieving persons here at the Law Center who have suffered the loss of a loved one. If you would be interested in joining a bereavement group, please email Sister Dorinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2014 Events
August 24th, 5pm: Welcoming Mass McDonough Chapel
August 28, 11:30-1:30pm: Tour of Historical Jewish Washington McDonough 113. Walking Tour within roughly one-half mile of the Law Center of historic Jewish synagogues with descriptions of their history and current uses. This will include the recently renovated Sixth and Eye synagogue. Must have registered to participate; email Jewish Chaplain Michael Goldman at email@example.com.
September 2, 4pm: Interfaith Service McDonough Chapel. Begin the semester with an interfaith prayer service. All are welcome.
September 7, 11am: Mass of the Holy Spirit McDonough Chapel
September 9, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Dean William Treanor Gewirz 12. Personal Journeys is a regular interview program with members of the GULC faculty designed to offer students a fuller, more intimate picture of their professors. In the space of about an hour we address such questions as “How do you define success?” and “Why did you choose the law as a career?” as well as questions of faith and ethics. Lunch or light refreshments are normally served.
September 16, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Professor Lawrence Solum Faculty Lounge
September (date TBA), 12:05-1pm: Faith & Justice Conversation Series This lunch conversation offers students a chance to converse with a legal practitioner about how faith helps to form their view of justice and how that view of justice shapes their vocation and work. Lunch provided, please rsvp. Email Protestant Chaplain Kevin Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23-25: Rosh Hashanah (services TBA) Jewish New Year celebration for two days. Some services will take place at the Law Center, Sixth & Eye Synagogue, Georgetown Main Campus (Gaston Hall) and local synagogues.
September 24, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Professor Viet Dinh Faculty Lounge
October 2, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Dean Jane Aiken Gewirz 12
October 3-4: Yom Kippur (services TBA) Evening of October 3 through evening of October 4. Most solemn Jewish holiday of the year, throughout which observant Jews abstain from food and water. Schedule of Services will be made available.
October 7, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Professor Robin West Faculty Lounge
October 6 or 7, 4-5:30pm: Build Sukkah Sukkah is a temporary dwelling in which observant Jews eat their meals throughout the eight day Sukkot holiday. Building it is not difficult and does not require engineers. Refreshments will be served.
October 10, Time TBA: Dinner in Sukkah In further celebration of the holiday of Sukkot, those in attendance can observe the holiday in home built Sukkah. This will take place at the home of Jewish Chaplain Michael Goldman.
October 15, 12:05-1pm: Faith & Justice Conversation Series w/ Greg Smith, J.D.
October 28, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ GULC Professor Norman Birnbaum Faculty Lounge
November 2-7: Prayer in Daily Life Retreat This opportunity for mindful focus takes place here at the Law Center during the normal class/work week. Choose the time that fits best with your schedule to meet with a spiritual director throughout the week.
November 17, 12pm: Personal Journeys w/ Professor Laura Donohue Faculty Lounge
November 24th, 4pm: Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving This is an opportunity for people of all faiths to give thanks.
November 30th-December 20th (time TBA): Weekly Advent Meditation McDonough Chapel. An opportunity to prepare for Christmas and the coming of Christ through guided meditation.
December (date TBA): Lessons & Carols Chapel Table Area. Get into the Christmas spirit with our annual concert featuring the amazing Georgetown Chamber Singers.
December 16/17, time tba: Hanukkah Study Break Enjoy candles of the menorah, spin dreidls and partake of Chanukah food like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (donuts). Location to be determined.
Spring 2015 Events: (More TBA)
February 18-April 7: Weekly Lenten Meditations An opportunity to experience the Lenten Season through guided meditation.
February 18-April 7, Fridays: Stations of the Cross An excellent way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter by meditating on the suffering of Christ.
March 2015: Holy Week Pilgrimage Following an ancient Christian tradition we will make a pilgrimage to a holy site to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery.
March 2015: NCAA Bracket Pool This is the perfect opportunity for you to not only show off your prognostication skills but also to support the work of Mary House, a local non-profit that provides services to homeless families in transition.
March 22-27: Prayer in Daily Life Retreat This opportunity for mindful focus takes place here at the Law Center during the normal class/work week. Choose the time that fits best with your schedule to meet with a spiritual director throughout the week.
March 31, 6-8pm: Interfaith Seder Experience the meal and home ritual of Passover celebrating the Exodus from Egypt in ways accessible to those familiar and unfamiliar with Passover. Location to be determined.
Offerings by appointment
Since you’ve chosen to attend our Law Center, you realize that you’ve entered a highly competitive, stressful and hectic environ. There are numerous holistic ways you can address this. One way is to enter into the special opportunity that the Chaplains offer in terms of spiritual conversation. This can be a calming, centering way to draw on your rich interior resources as a means of handling the stress. Whether you pray to God, Jesus, Yahweh or Allah, you can benefit from this. It is a way to reflect on that unique, sustaining relationship and draw strength from it.
We have a vast array of Chaplains who can listen w/care, gentleness and expertise as you talk about your interior life. We have a Catholic priest and nun, a Jewish chaplain, a Protestant chaplain, an Imam and our Mormon chaplain. Those sources and their contact information can be found on our Campus Ministry website. Many of our other diverse programs are listed as well, so please feel free to join us for any of them.
We wish you every blessing on your year of study.