Our preferred application is our online version, through LSAC. You can also download a paper application (please email us for 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. Fee waivers are no longer available for this application cycle. Please note that we cannot grant fee waivers for the Credential Assembly Service.
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. To be considered, please email us your LSAC account number and documentation of your service. 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 a previous admissions cycle are not eligible to receive a waiver. Please allow up to 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 Credential Assembly Service (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 Score
All applicants are required to submit an LSAT, GRE, or GMAT score received within the last five years. While we will accept the January 2020 LSAT, we strongly recommend taking an earlier exam.
Letter of Recommendation
Georgetown Law requires only one letter of recommendation, but additional letters or evaluations are welcome. If at all possible, the letter of recommendation should come from a professor who is able to speak to your academic work.
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.
If you answer “yes” to any of the conduct questions in the application, please explain fully in an attached statement.
Optional Diversity Statement
Georgetown prides itself on actively recruiting students from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to attach a brief statement to help the Admissions Committee understand the contribution your personal background would make to our community.
The 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 for any of the following questions:
1. What is an extremely small decision you made that turned out to have a much greater impact on your life?
2. Give us your top ten list.
3. Tell us the best advice you've ever received, who gave it to you, and whether or not you followed the advice.
4. Fill a 5.5” by 2.5” box any way you would like.
5. What is your favorite movie? Why?
6. Prepare a one-minute video. Upload it to an easily accessible website and provide us with the URL copied and pasted into a word document. What you do or say is up to you.