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.

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 examdropbox@law.georgetown.edu.

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.

Plagiarism — Please review the Student Disciplinary Code on Plagiarism

  1. Outlined in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook (starting on p. 109).

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. 3).

Paper Due Dates

Fall 2016

All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)
Friday, December 16, 2016 by 5:00 P.M.
Maximum extension paper due date
Monday, January 30, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Spring 2017

Week One Papers Due
Friday, February 10, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
May Graduates' Papers Due (unless an earlier due date set by the professor)
Monday, May 1, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
Maximum extension paper due date
Monday, June 12, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Summer 2017

All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)Friday, July 28, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
Maximum extension paper due dateTuesday, September 5, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
Last day by which a Summer paper may be submitted
(requires Associate Dean's approval)
Sunday, October 15, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Faculty Grading Deadlines

Faculty must submit grades by the following deadlines below:

Fall 2016

Mini-Courses Grades Due
Monday, November 14, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
All Students Grades Due
Friday, January 13, 2017 by NOON
Paper Extension Grades Due (papers due Monday, January 30, 2017)
Monday, February 27, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2017

Upperclass Week One exam courses
Thursday, February 16, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Upperclass Week One paper courses
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Mini-CoursesMonday, April 10, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Graduating Students Friday, May 19, 2017 by NOON
Non-Graduating Students
Friday, June 2, 2017 by NOON
Paper Extension (papers due Monday, June 12, 2017)
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by 5:00 PM

Summer 2017

All students grades due
Friday, August 18, 2017 by NOON
Non-Graduating students grades due (for papers with extensions until Tuesday, September 5, 2017)
Monday, September 25, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Paper Extensions

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:

  1. Individual Paper Extension Form 

  • 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 lawreg@law.georgetown.edu. 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 gradprog@law.georgetown.edu, in advance of the paper submission deadline.  Although faculty cannot grant these extensions, students must also obtain their agreement to any such extension.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Papers please email the Office of the Registrar at lawreg@law.georgetown.edu.

Law Center's Service Desk
McDonough Hall, Room 152
lawhelp@georgetown.edu
202-662-9284

Office of the Registrar
315 McDonough Hall
lawreg@law.georgetown.edu or 202-662-9220 (during office hours)
202-681-1288 (after hours for emergencies only)

Professor Michael Frisch, Ethics Counsel at frischm@law.georgetown.edu or 202-662-9926

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 examdropbox@law.georgetown.edu. You will receive an automatic response confirming the receipt of your paper.