Application Form

Our preferred application is our online version, through LSAC. (Please email us to receive a paper application.)

Application Fee or Fee Waiver

A nonrefundable $85 fee must be submitted at the time you apply. This can be done by credit card through LSAC or via check or money order included with a paper application.

Georgetown Law will not issue a refund of the application fee.

Georgetown Law grants merit- and need-based fee waivers on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we cannot grant fee waivers for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

Georgetown Law also grants fee waivers to active Teach for America corps members and alumni, Peace Corps volunteers, military veterans and service members, and Truman Scholars. We do not grant fee waivers for AmeriCorps service.

NOTE: You must secure a fee waiver before submitting your application, and applicants who received a fee waiver in the previous admissions cycle are not eligible to receive a waiver. Please allow approximately one week for a response to your fee waiver request.


Your resume should describe your work experience, extracurricular or volunteer activities, academic institutions attended, and any academic honors or awards. There is no page limit, though we recommend a one to two page resume.


All applicants must register with LSAC’s CAS in order to transmit academic transcripts to Georgetown Law. Transcripts from all schools attended must be sent to LSAC directly from the institution.

LSAT, GRE, or GMAT (or GMAT Focus) Score

All applicants are required to submit an LSAT, GRE, or GMAT (or GMAT Focus) score received within the last five years. There are two exceptions to this requirement:

- Applicants seeking to enroll in the Evening Program who do not have a currently valid LSAT score may apply on a test-optional basis.
- Applications submitted through the Early Assurance program for Georgetown University juniors do not require an LSAT, GRE, or GMAT score.

The Admissions Committee continues to actively explore other application opportunities, such as JD-Next, for possible future use. Any updates will be posted here and incorporated into the application instructions, as appropriate.

Letter of Recommendation

Georgetown Law requires only one letter of recommendation, but additional letters are welcome. If at all possible, the letter of recommendation should come from a professor who is able to speak to your academic work.

Personal Statement

Georgetown Law does not have a minimum or maximum length for the personal statement, though we recommend around two pages double-spaced. You can write your personal statement on any subject that will enable the Admissions Committee to get to know you.

Conduct Statement

If you answer “yes” to any of the conduct questions in the application, please explain fully in a separate statement.

Optional Statement

At Georgetown Law, we have always taken great pride in having an admissions process that focuses on the individual – We do this one at a time. If you would like to share any additional personal perspectives, reflections, or experiences – whether positive, challenging, a combination of both, or something else entirely – that have contributed to who you are as a person and as a future legal scholar and lawyer, we invite you to do so in an additional statement.

Optional Responses

An optional response is another way for the Admissions Committee to get to know you. If you wish, we encourage you to submit a 250-word statement or one minute video, as applicable, for any of the following:

1. What’s the best (or worst) piece of advice you ever received?
2. If you could “uninvent” one thing, what would it be?
3. Tell us about a moment in your life that you regret.
4. Describe your perfect day.
5. Share a top ten list with us.
6. Prepare a one-minute video that says something about you. Upload it to an easily accessible website and provide us the URL. (If you are using YouTube, we strongly suggest that you make your video unlisted so it will not appear in any of YouTube’s public spaces.) What you do or say is entirely up to you. Please note that we are unable to watch videos that come in any form other than a URL link.