After a series of faculty meetings and learning sessions, the faculty approved seven institutional learning outcomes in February 2017. An eighth institutional learning outcome was approved by the faculty in September 2021. Georgetown University Law Center’s institutional learning outcomes are as follows:

Georgetown University Law Center is committed to providing all students an intellectually rich education that combines theory and practice, and embraces the values of cultural competence, social justice, serving the public good, and educating the whole person.  Georgetown Law’s curriculum is founded on extraordinary scholarship and robust experiential educational opportunities and equips our students to practice in today’s quickly evolving legal landscape.  Our specific institutional learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Knowledge of substantive and procedural law, including the influence of the administrative state, political institutions, and other academic disciplines
  2. Ability to engage in legal analysis, including the analysis of case law, constitutions, statutes and regulations, legal instruments and sources, and the application of law and theory to fact
  3. Ability to conduct legal research
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in the legal context, orally and in writing
  5. Ability to use problem-solving and collaborative techniques in the legal context
  6. Ability to engage in critical and strategic thinking
  7. Understanding of the rules, ethics, and values of the legal profession, such as honesty, civility, work-ethic, and the centrality of a commitment to one’s clients and to the legal system
  8. Ability to think critically about the law’s claim to neutrality and its differential effects on subordinated groups, including those identified by race, gender, indigeneity, and class