U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

One benefit of a Georgetown Law education is close proximity to resources offered by the nation’s capital. Take advantage and join us for a memorable day at the highest Court in the land. Apply for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court!

U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

Reception in the courthouse to follow
June 17, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Reasons to apply:

  • Ability to practice before the Court.
  • Supreme Court Bar certificate signed by the Justices.
  • Special access to a members-only section of the courtroom. Located directly behind the arguing attorneys, it is an ideal spot to watch the action and a valuable asset for those high-profile cases with limited public seating.
  • Access to the Court’s library, which contains over 600,000 print volumes, 200,000 microforms, and a wide variety of electronic resources.
  • The Georgetown Law celebration, which takes place in the main courtroom before the entire bench and is followed by a reception. It’s not uncommon for a Justice or two to make an appearance at the reception, take photographs, and offer their congratulations!


  1. Submit the online Form of Intent to hold a place on the list.
  2. Timely submit a complete, correct copy of the Bar Application and supporting documentation by the deadline, May 1, 2019: Supreme Court Bar Application
  3. Obtain a certificate form the clerk, presiding judge, or other authorized official of the highest court where licensed to practice evidencing the fact that you have been a member in good standing of the Bar for at least 3 years.
  4. MAIL a $200 check made payable to the “Supreme Court of the United States”, you application, and supporting documentation to:

Georgetown University Law Center
Office of Alumni Affairs
Attention: Kelsey L. Jarrett
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Materials must be received no later than May 1, 2019. If materials are not received by the deadline, you will be unable to participate in the ceremony. Please review our Admission to the Bar Supreme Court of the United States Application Guide 2019, which covers application instructions and frequently asked questions.

Space is limited. Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Contact Kelsey Jarrett in Alumni Affairs at kj500@georgetown.edu or 202-662-9518.