GLS Admission FAQs
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Do I have to wait for admittance to Georgetown Law before being eligible to submit my GLS application?
No. As a matter of fact, early GLS application submission is encouraged! However, keep in mind that we will not review your GLS application until AFTER you have been admitted to the JD program.
Can I apply after the March 1st deadline?
Applications received after the March 1 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
I am applying to the JD Early Admission program, should I submit my GLS application at the same time?
Early application is encouraged. GLS admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, however, we will not review your GLS application until AFTER you have been admitted to the JD program.
Will I increase my chances of being admitted to the GLS the earlier I submit my GLS materials?
If early applicants are admitted to Global Law Scholars and accept the offer, then fewer seats are available to later applicants as we get further into the admissions process.
Can I apply for the GLS Program at a later date- for example, during my first year of law school?
No. Applications to the GLS Program must be submitted prior to matriculation and should be submitted by March 1, 2021.
Will I increase my chances of being admitted to the JD program if I indicate that I am also applying to the GLS?
No. The decision to admit a student to the JD program is wholly independent of the GLS application process. We will not review your GLS application until AFTER you have been admitted to the JD program.
I am applying to the JD evening division/transfer program. Am I still eligible for GLS?
Regrettably, no. We are only accepting GLS applications from applicants who have been admitted to the JD full-time program as entering 1Ls. Therefore, evening and transfer students are not eligible.
THE APPLICATION MATERIALS
Do I include my GLS application with my J.D. application?
No, do not inlcude your GLS appliction with your J.D. application. The GLS application is a separate application and should be submitted with all accompanying documentation online via the apply link or as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I write my JD application’s personal statement to reflect my interest in the GLS?
The decision to admit a student to the JD program is wholly independent of the GLS application process, therefore, we do not review any part of your JD application.
THE LANGUAGE EVALUATION
In what language should I be evaluated?
Native English speakers must submit an evaluation form for a modern, spoken foreign language.
Non-native English speakers who graduated from an English-speaking college or university should submit an evaluation form for their native language or another modern, spoken foreign language (NOT English).
Non-native English speakers who graduated from a non-English-speaking college or university do not need to submit a language evaluation form, but should include a written statement indicating their native language and the non-English speaking college or university.
If you are multi-lingual, you should be evaluated in the non-native language in which you are the most proficient. You should attach a resume with a “Language” section to your application to highlight any additional language skills.
Who should evaluate my language skills?
Applicants should be evaluated by a professor, language instructor, or, in rare cases in which language professionals are not available, a native speaker. However, family members, co-workers, and personal friends may not evaluate an applicant’s language ability.
I no longer live near my university, where else can I get my language evaluation completed?
You can get an evaluation from any accredited institution or instructor, i.e. a language institute, university or school in your present location. With prior approval, an evaluation can be done by a native speaker of that language.
Can I submit my language certification from the School of Foreign Service/ US Peace Corps/US Dept. of State, or equivalent proficiency exam in lieu of obtaining an evaluation?
Yes, if the certification is less than 5 years old.