Attending a Program
Where is Georgetown University Law Center located?
Georgetown Law is located near Union Station on Capitol Hill, at 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Bernard McDonough Hall is considered the main Law Center building. For security reasons, visitors should enter through the New Jersey Avenue NW entrance of McDonough Hall. Disabled visitors and guests utilizing wheel chairs are encouraged to use the F Street entrance to McDonough. To the right of the entrance is a yellow emergency box. Push the red help button and let the Public Safety Office know that you are here for a CLE program. The Gewirz Student Center faces McDonough Hall and is located at 120 F Street, NW. The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library sits on the north side of McDonough Hall at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue. The Eric E. Hotung International Law Building is located on the south side of McDonough Hall across the Tower Green at 550 First Street, NW.
Please note: Some programs are held at local hotels. Please review the program brochure, website, or confirmation letter for the exact location of your program.
How do I get to Georgetown University Law Center?
The Law Center is most easily accessible by Metro. Take the Red Line to Union Station and exit onto Massachusetts Avenue NW. Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue NW and walk two blocks to the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue NW. Cross Massachusetts and turn left on New Jersey Avenue NW. Stay to the right to continue on First Street NW. McDonough Hall will be the second building on your right. Disabled visitors and guests utilizing wheel chairs are encouraged to use the F Street entrance to McDonough. To the right of the entrance is a yellow emergency box. Push the red help button and let the Public Safety Office know that you are here for a CLE program. To reach the Gewirz Student Center, continue past McDonough Hall to the Tower Green. The Gewirz Student Center is the tall building facing onto the Tower Green, on the corner of 2nd and F Streets NW.
You may also take the Metro to Judiciary Square and walk three blocks on E Street NW to First Street NW. After making a left on First Street NW, the Gewirz Student Center will be on your left facing on to the Tower Green at the corner of F and 2nd Streets NW. McDonough Hall and the Williams Library will be on your left-hand side after you pass Hotung International Law Building.
For more information regarding the Metro system, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Two suburban rail lines arrive and depart from Union Station, which is two blocks from the Law Center. These can serve as an alternative to the Metro or driving. Please visit The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) or call 1-800-743-3873 for more information. Please visit The Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC Train) or call 1-800-325-7245 for more information.
When and where do I check-in for the program?
Registration typically begins an hour before opening remarks and the first session. Program location does vary, so please check your confirmation letter for detailed information on check-in location. The majority of our programs are held at Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, in the Hart Auditorium on the first floor of the building. If you are unsure of where to go, please call us at (202)662-9890.
ALL VISITORS TO MCDONOUGH HALL MUST ENTER THROUGH NEW JERSEY AVENUE NW ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING.
Do you offer hotel discounts?
For most programs, we secure a discounted block of rooms at a hotel near the Law Center, please see the specific program’s web page for further information. This information may also be found in the program’s brochure. From time to time, our suggested hotel does sell out. Other hotels within walking distance of the Law Center that we recommend are:
PREFERRED PARTNER: HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON DC ON CAPITOL HILL
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234 | (800) 233-1234
Complimentary WiFi for all Georgetown guests
When making reservations, use Corporate Number 58549.
Walking distance to Georgetown, two blocks.
Please visit the Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC to make reservations online.
THE LIAISON CAPITOL HILL, AN AFFINIA HOTEL
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20001
When calling for reservations, ask for the Georgetown rate.
Walking distance to Georgetown, two blocks.
Please visit the Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affina Hotel to make reservations online.
THE HOTEL GEORGE
15 E Street, NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-4200 | (800) 576-8331
When making reservations, use the Georgetown Law Rate Code GUL
Walking distance to Georgetown Law, two blocks.
Please visit the Hotel George to make reservations online.
THE WASHINGTON COURT
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-2100 | (800) 321-3010
Across the street from Georgetown Law.
Please visit the Washington Court to make reservations online.
THE PHOENIX PARK HOTEL
520 North Capitol Street, NW | Washington, DC 20001
Walking distance to Georgetown Law, one block.
Please visit the Phoenix Park Hotel to make reservations online.
THE HOTEL HELIX
1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20006
In the Logan Circle neighborhood, a short cab ride to Georgetown Law.
Please visit the Hotel Helix to make reservations online.
THE HENLEY PARK HOTEL
926 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20001
A short cab ride to Georgetown Law.
Please visit the Henley Park to make reservations online.
Is parking available at Georgetown Law?
Due to limited space, we cannot provide parking for programs held at the Law Center. Disabled persons may make arrangements to park at the Law Center by calling (202) 662-9890. For full day programs, we encourage attendees to take the Metro or a taxi to the program. If you do drive, there are several public parking garages close to the Law Center.
UNION STATION PARKING GARAGE
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
24 hours | $22.00/day
MARCPARC PARKING GARAGE
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
7:00 am – 7:00 pm | $16.00/day
What is the suggested attire for the program?
Our standard dress code for most programs is business casual. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so we suggest bringing a sweater or light jacket.
Do you offer services to people with special needs or dietary restrictions?
Yes. Please call our office at (202) 662-9890 or contact us via email.
Will breakfast be available?
Continental breakfast is served at most programs; please check the program brochure for specific times. Additionally, the Law Center has many on-campus dining options that attendees are welcome to enjoy.
As an attendee, do I have access to the Sports & Fitness Center?
Conference attendees, board members, and speakers may use the Georgetown Law Fitness Center at the $10 guest fee rate while on campus for the conference (including the day before and after). Please show your name badge or confirmation letter for entry. The Sport & Fitness Center is located across from McDonough Hall and in between the Hotung International Building and the Gewirz Student Center.
Hours of Operation are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Please note: the Sport & Fitness Center has limited hours of operation during holidays, Spring Break, and the summer months. For more information, please visit the Sport & Fitness Center.
As an attendee do I have access to the Georgetown Law Library?
Conference attendees, board members, and speakers may use the Georgetown Law Library free of charge while on campus for the conference (including the day before and after). Please show your name badge or confirmation letter for entry. The Georgetown Law E.B. Williams Library is located at 111 G Street NW, on the northernmost end of campus.
Are course materials included in the program registration fee?
Yes, the registration fee for all programs includes course materials. All course materials will be provided to you electronically by email one week prior to the program. Benefits of downloadable course materials include:
- Effortless search features. Save time by keyword searching downloadable course materials, rather than flipping through a course book.
- More in-depth content. Without page constraints, speakers will have the opportunity to provide more comprehensive materials.
- Easily transportable. You no longer have to lug around that heavy course book. Download the materials to a flash drive or laptop, or only print the papers that you need. Additionally, you can revisit materials online even after the program has concluded.
- Environmental savings. With materials in an eco-friendly format, review the materials in advance and print only those that you find helpful.
Using a tablet? All materials are now fully accessible on all tablet models.