Georgetown Law Offers the Nation’s Largest Upper Class Curriculum
September 9, 2013 — The numbers are in, and the size of the upper class curriculum at Georgetown University Law Center is the largest of any law school in the country. Over the course of this academic year — which began September 3 — Georgetown Law will offer its students nearly 550 classes and clinics.
“A curriculum of this size and scope is a remarkable accomplishment, and further underscores Georgetown Law’s standing as a leader and innovator in the legal academy,” said William Treanor, dean of Georgetown Law. “But beyond the number of courses offered, I’m particularly proud of the depth of knowledge and real world skills that our students graduate with. We are preparing them to be of unmatched value to their clients, and more broadly, to society.”
This fall semester, Georgetown Law is offering a total of 259 courses, seminars, practicum courses, and clinics. Spring semester will bring a total of 287 courses, seminars, practicum courses, and clinics.
Especially of note is the continued increase in Georgetown Law’s experiential learning opportunities. This year, Georgetown Law is offering a total of 33 practicum courses, which give students hands-on experience working in the legal field. Additionally, the number of Georgetown Law students serving in externships has increased by more than 60 percent. Georgetown Law’s clinical program has been on the cutting edge since its founding in 1961 and is consistently the most highly-ranked in the country. Students will be able to participate in 15 clinics this academic year.
As the demands of the legal profession change, Georgetown Law is also proud to be at the forefront of equipping students with the much broader range of competencies necessary to practice law today – including training in finance, accounting, and management.