Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited to approximately 70-100 students each semester. To be considered for admission, students must have completed foundational legal studies and thus be prepared for and capable of advanced legal studies. There is a presumptive requirement that all participants hold a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or higher.

Most seats at CTLS are reserved for students from the Center’s global partner schools, which generally view it as an honors program and nominate students on a highly selective basis. A limited number of spots are also available to highly qualified law students from non-partner law schools. These applicants are referred to as “independent candidates.”

Independent candidates from U.S. law schools should note that the semester abroad program offered by CTLS is approved by the ABA.

Georgetown Students

The Office of Transnational Programs is excited to open the CTLS Spring 2021 virtual program to all Georgetown students.

All Spring 2021 courses will be offered virtually, and participants can choose to enroll in one or several of the courses offered. Like the in-person CTLS program, the student cohort and faculty come from CTLS partner schools around the world, creating a truly diverse and international learning environment.

Notes regarding application and enrollment:

*Participation in Spring 2021 virtual CTLS courses does NOT preclude students from applying to an in person CTLS semester at a later date.
*Students may take both CTLS and regular Georgetown virtual courses in Spring 2021 as long as there are no time conflicts. Credit maximums and other registration limitations still apply.
*Students may enroll themselves in the Transnational Law Colloquium via myAccess without completing this application.
*All other courses should be selected via this application, and will be added to your schedule by CTLS staff.

All students should read the CTLS Policies and Procedures for the Spring 2021 Semester for important information before applying.

To apply, go to Studio Abroad and select "apply now" to create an account. If you have already created an account for another study abroad program, please log in and start a new application.

Application deadlines: Students interested in enrolling in any of the CTLS virtual courses (except the Transnational Law Colloquium) must complete this application by December 18, 2020.

Joint Degree & London Option Applicants

If you have been pre-approved to attend CTLS through either the Georgetown LLM-London Option program, or the Joint LLB/LLM program (with KCL), please start your application via the 'Apply Now' button.

Application deadlines: Please ensure to apply internally for either program. Once pre-approved, online applications will be accepted through June for Fall semester students and October for Spring semester students.

Partner School Applicants

Please consult your home school for details and check with your administrator for application deadlines. Once you have been nominated by your school, please visit the CTLS Partner Nominees page on Studio Abroad. Your application will be marked as accepted within two working days once your signed Nominations/Student Information Form has been submitted.

Application deadlines: please check with your home institution for admission to the program. Online applications will be accepted through June for Fall semester students and October for Spring semester students.

Independent Applicants

Independent candidates must complete an online application on Studio Abroad and submit the following supporting documentation:

Résumé or CV
Letter of Good Standing from current law school
Letter of recommendation from faculty member or employer
Official transcript from current or most recently attended law school

Independent Student tuition fees for 2020-2021 are US$12,500, or, if higher, the equivalent of a student's home school tuition (up to a maximum of US $20,000).

Application deadlines: applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.