The Office of Academic Affairs at Georgetown University Law Center provides academic resources and support to J.D. students and faculty. OAA leads the Law Center’s curricular planning, course scheduling, and academic policy development. OAA academic advisors are available to assist students with planning their course-load to maximize their time here at the Law Center and prepare them for the legal field.

J.D. Academic Advising

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor, please visit log in to Symplicity, email or call (202) 662-9041. Available for appointments in person, by phone and by Zoom, advisors can help students with questions about academic planning, course selection and registration, academic policies, joint degrees, course withdrawals, and other academic concerns. All advisors are happy to assist with general course scheduling and strategy, course withdrawals, or policy questions, in addition to the areas of concentration listed below:

Reena Glazer: joint and concurrent degree students, students returning from a leave of absence, requests to take courses at other schools in the University

– Kevin McGarry: transfer students, visiting students, students visiting away at another ABA-approved law school

Emily Wack: evening students, division transfers, returning from a leave of absence, academic policies

Scheduling with Symplicity

Once you’ve logged into Symplicity, select “Counseling” from the top horizontal navigation menu, click on the “Request New Appointment” button, and follow the instructions below:

  1. Choose your filters – you can filter by appointment type (Academic Planning/Course Registration, Add/Drop, Course Withdrawal, or Live Registration), location (“Office of Academic Affairs”), format (in-person, phone or virtual), date and time, and/or by counselor name (Emily Wack, Reena Glazer, or Kevin McGarry)
  2. Click Check Availability
  3. Select your appointment date and time by clicking on the counselor name
  4. A pop-up confirmation window will appear; complete all required fields and click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent as well as a reminder email.

If you experience any difficulties while scheduling an appointment, contact the OAA front desk at or 202-662-9041.

Drop-In Hours

OAA offers virtual drop-in advising for students with quick questions. These one-on-one consultations are managed using Zoom’s waiting room feature.

Drop-In Hours:

– Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Please email for the Zoom ID.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

9:00am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm

Office Operations- Holiday Break

All University offices will be closed December 22, 2023- January 1, 2024 for the Winter Holiday Break. Please note that there will be no drop-in advising during this time. The office will reopen Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Happy Holidays!