Final papers in seminars and other courses are due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Due dates for papers are as firm as the dates of examinations. All final papers must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline announced by the professor. Students may email an extra copy of their final paper to their professor, only upon the professor's request, however students must still submit a copy of their final paper to the Office of the Registrar. Please see Memo on Important Changes to Withdrawal and Exam/Paper Policies.
You may submit your final paper online or in hard copy:
1. The Georgetown Law Online Exam/Paper Management System
Please note, the link to upload papers will become available 30 days prior to the due date of the paper. The link will be unavailable after the deadline.
Information and instructions on using the Online Exam/Paper Management system are available here.
2. Office of the Registrar, Room 315 McDonough Hall to submit a hard copy of the paper.
Papers cannot be submitted by fax, CD/disk or any other data storage device. If you experience technical difficulty in submitting your paper to the Online Exam/Paper Management System you may send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a final paper is submitted for grading, no amendments, revisions, or supplements will be permitted or accepted. Please ensure that the final submission of the paper does not include extraneous markings (i.e. track changes) before uploading to the Online Exam/Paper Management System. Documents submitted will be forwarded to the professor as is.
If a student fails to submit a final paper by the due date (including any extension), the student will receive an AF for the seminar. The AF will be reflected on the student's transcript and factored into the student's cumulative grade point average as an earned F.
Plagiarism - Please review the Student Disciplinary Code on Plagiarism
Outlined in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook (starting on p. 93).
Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement
Please be reminded of the technical requirements for the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement available online in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook (starting on p. 5).
Paper Due Dates
|Fall 2013 Papers Due
||Friday, December 20, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
|Maximum extension paper due date
||Monday, February 3, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Week One Courses||Friday, February 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Graduating students paper due date
||Monday, April 28, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
||Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Maximum extension paper due date
||Monday, June 16, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Grading Deadlines
Faculty must submit grades by the following deadlines below:
|Mini-Courses||Monday, November 18, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
||Friday, January 17, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|February 1, 2014 Graduates||Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Paper Extension (papers due 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014)
||Monday, March 3, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Upperclass Week One Exam Courses
||Thursday, February 20, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Upperclass Week One Paper Courses
||Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Mini-Courses||Monday, April 14, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
||Friday, May 16, 2014 by 12:00 p.m.
||Friday, June 6, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
|Paper Extension (papers due5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014)
||Monday, July 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
By announcement at the beginning of the semester and subject to the maximum extensions set by the Registrar, a professor may advance or extend the due date of all papers for the seminar (except for those of graduating students).
Extensions for more than the maximum are rare and may not be granted solely by the professor. Any request for an extension beyond the maximum is effective only upon review and approval of the Individual Extension Form by the Associate Dean for the J.D. or Graduate Program. In no instance will an extension be granted beyond April 15 for papers due the preceding Fall semester, August 15 for papers due the preceding Spring semester, or October 15 for papers due the preceding Summer session.
Procedures for Obtaining an Extension:
The form must be signed by the professor and/or Dean and the student.
By email with written, granted approval from the professor and forwarded to email@example.com. The email must be specific and include all of the information requested on the form.
2. Also available at the Office of the Registrar, Room 315 McDonough Hall.
Note to International Students: U.S. visa restrictions dictate that extending the paper due date beyond the expected date of graduation as listed in the certificate of eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019 form) can be permitted only for compelling academic and/or medical reasons. Any such paper extension must be approved in writing by the Visa Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Programs, Hotung Building, Suite 6000 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance of the paper submission deadline. Although faculty cannot grant these extensions, students must also obtain their agreement to any such extension.
Lynda Sanders, Academic Records Coordinator II at email@example.com.
Professor Michael Frisch, Ethics Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-662-9926
Law Center's Service Desk
McDonough Hall, Room 152
Office of the Registrar
315 McDonough Hall
email@example.com or 202-662-9220 (during office hours)
202-681-1288 (after hours for emergencies only)
Note: In the event that you experience a technical difficulty in submitting your paper to the Online Exam/Paper Management System, please email a copy of your exam to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an automatic response confirming the receipt of your paper.