Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including classes and scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.


Final papers in seminars and other courses are due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Due dates for papers are as firm as the dates of examinations. All final papers must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline announced by the professor. Students may email an extra copy of their final paper to their professor, only upon the professor's request, however students must still submit a copy of their final paper to the Office of the Registrar.

You may submit your final paper online or in hard copy:

1.  The Georgetown Law Online Exam/Paper Management System

  • Please note, the link to upload papers will become available 30 days prior to the due date of the paper.  The link will be unavailable after the deadline.

  • Information and instructions on using the Online Exam/Paper Management system are available here.

2.  Office of the Registrar, Room 315 McDonough Hall to submit a hard copy of the paper.

Papers cannot be submitted by fax, CD/disk or any other data storage device. 

If you experience technical difficulty in submitting your paper to the Online Exam/Paper Management System you may send it by email to

Once a final paper is submitted for grading, no amendments, revisions, or supplements will be permitted or accepted. Please ensure that the final submission of the paper does not include extraneous markings (i.e. track changes) before uploading to the Online Exam/Paper Management System. Documents submitted will be forwarded to the professor as is.

Plagiarism — Please review the Student Disciplinary Code on Plagiarism

  1. Outlined in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook (starting on p. 103).

Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement

Please be reminded of the technical requirements for the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement available online in the Georgetown Law Student Handbook (starting on p. 3).

Paper Due Dates

Summer 2017

All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)
Friday, July 28, 2017 by 5:00 P.M. 

Maximum extension paper due date
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by 5:00 P.M. 

Last day a Summer paper may be submitted (requires Associate Dean's approval)
Sunday, October 15, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Fall 2017

All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)
Friday, December 15, 2017 by 5:00 P.M. 

Maximum extension paper due date 
Monday, January 29, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

Spring 2018

Week One Papers Due
Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

May Graduates' Papers Due (unless an earlier due date set by the professor)
Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

Non-graduating students' papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

Maximum extension paper due date
Monday, June 11, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

Faculty Grading Deadlines

Faculty must submit grades by the following deadlines below:

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Grades Due
Friday, August 18, 2017 by NOON 

September 29, 2017 Graduating Student Grades Due
Friday, September 22, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. 

Non-Graduating Student Grades Due (for papers with extensions until September 5, 2017)
Monday, September 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. 

Fall 2017

Mini-Courses Grades Due
Monday, November 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. 

All Students Grades Due
Friday, January 12, 2018 by NOON 

Paper Extension Grades Due (papers due Monday, January 29, 2018)
Monday, February 26, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2018

Week One exam courses
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM 

Week One paper courses
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by 5:00 PM 

Mini-Courses Monday,
April 9, 2018 by 5:00 PM 

Graduating Students
Friday, May 18, 2018 by NOON 

Non-Graduating Students
 Friday, June 1, 2018 by NOON 

Paper Extension (papers due Monday, June 11, 2018)
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Paper Extensions

By announcement at the beginning of the semester and subject to the maximum extensions set by the Registrar, a professor may advance or extend the due date of all papers for the seminar (except for those of graduating students).

Extensions for more than the maximum are rare and may not be granted solely by the professor.  Any request for an extension beyond the maximum is effective only upon review and approval of the Individual Extension Form by the Associate Dean for the J.D. or Graduate Program.  In no instance will an extension be granted beyond April 15 for papers due the preceding Fall semester, August 15 for papers due the preceding Spring semester, or October 15 for papers due the preceding Summer session.

Procedures for Obtaining an Extension:

  1. Individual Paper Extension Form 

  • The form must be signed by the professor and/or Dean and the student.

  • By email with written, granted approval from the professor and forwarded to The email must be specific and include all of the information requested on the form.

     2. Also available at the Office of the Registrar, Room 315 McDonough Hall.

Note to International Students

U.S. visa restrictions dictate that extending the paper due date beyond the expected date of graduation as listed in the certificate of eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019 form) can be permitted only for compelling academic and/or medical reasons.  Any such paper extension must be approved in writing by the Visa Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Programs, Hotung Building, Suite 6000 and/or, in advance of the paper submission deadline.  Although faculty cannot grant these extensions, students must also obtain their agreement to any such extension.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Papers please email the Office of the Registrar at

Law Center's Service Desk
McDonough Hall, Room 152

Office of the Registrar
315 McDonough Hall
202-662-9220 (during office hours)
202-681-1288 (after hours for emergencies only) 

Note: In the event that you experience a technical difficulty in submitting your paper to the Online Exam/Paper Management System, please email a copy of your exam to You will receive an automatic response confirming the receipt of your paper.

Professor Michael Frisch, Ethics Counsel at or 202-662-9926

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