"In the Office of Admissions, we take great pride in dispelling the myth that the admissions process is strictly a numbers game. Despite our large volume of applications, we understand the importance of reading each and every aspect of each and every application to Georgetown Law. And each year, we are impressed by the diversity of our applicant pool and by the extraordinary class that ends up joining us on campus."
Dean of Admissions
The Juris Doctor program at Georgetown Law prepares students to be superb lawyers who combine the highest analytical ability with ethical sensitivity. The diverse interests of our extraordinary faculty and the rich curriculum they offer uniquely equip Georgetown Law for this ambitious task.
In addition to a wide variety of courses in more than 27 traditional legal fields, the Georgetown Law curriculum provides numerous courses and clinics in which students can develop the problem-solving, negotiation and mediation skills modern legal practice demands. Georgetown Law's extensive international law curriculum and numerous multidisciplinary courses and programs also enable students to prepare themselves for a profession that is increasingly global and interdisciplinary.
Students may pursue their legal education through the Full-Time Program or Part-Time Program curriculum. Full-time faculty teach in both divisions and the same standards of performance are required of day and evening students. Georgetown Law also draws on the rich community of practitioners in Washington, D.C., who teach specialized courses in both divisions and help to bridge the gap between legal theory and practice.
Several joint degrees are also offered, through which students may combine their legal education with a business degree, the study of international affairs, public health, public policy, government, or philosophy.
Please refer to the left-hand navigation for admissions information regarding our Full-Time & Part-Time Program, Joint Degree Programs, J.D. Certificate Programs, Transfer Students, Visiting Students, Early Assurance Program, and Scholars Programs. There you will also find information about the Georgetown Law Experience.