In these Week One courses, students engage in scenarios that have been developed by Georgetown Law faculty to mirror situations that lawyers face in the real world, allowing students to practice critical legal skills such as conflict resolution, trial skills, interviewing, client counseling, legislative drafting, advocacy, strategic planning, problem solving, teambuilding, presentation skills, professionalism, and emotional intelligence. You can find a complete list of current First-Year Week One 2022 offerings here.

Simulation courses are structured to permit for mistakes and provide opportunities for immediate feedback and reflection, giving students the supportive space to hone these legal skills before they need to rely on them in practice. For first-year students, the Week One courses are not only an introduction to experiential learning and the Law Center’s experiential education programming, but a first-hand view into lawyering competencies and law in practice. Week One 2022 will take place from Monday, January 10 through Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Week One courses are optional, 1-credit courses that are graded pass/fail and count toward the 6 credits of experiential coursework required of students matriculating as first-year students in Fall 2016 or later. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Explore our current offerings on the online Curriculum Guide.

If you were unable to attend the Week One 2022 Info Sessions, a recording of the evening session is available here. The Week One 2022 Checklist for first-year simulation courses is available here.

Key Dates for the First-Year Week One 2022 Simulation Courses:

Week One First-Year Simulation Course Preference Form Process Opens Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Week One First-Year Simulation Course Preference Form Process Closes Monday, October 25, 2021 at
5:00 p.m. ET
Week One First-Year Simulation Course Preference Form Process Results Available (via MyAccess) Friday, October 29, 2021 by
Live Registration Process via MyAccess Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. ET to Monday, November 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET Students can begin adding themselves to first-year Week One simulation course waitlists via MyAccess on Wednesday, November 3 at 5:15 p.m. Waitlist Lotteries in MyAccess run daily (excluding holidays and weekends) after 3 p.m. Students awarded seats will have 24 hours to claim them. Note: Students who win a seat in a Friday lottery must accept the seat by Saturday.


The first waitlist lottery via MyAccess for the first-year Week One simulation courses will run on Thursday, November 4; the last waitlist lottery will run on Monday, November 22.

Last Day to Drop a First-Year Week One 2022 Simulation Course w/o Permission Monday, November 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET After November 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET, permission to drop a first-year Week One 2022 simulation course from the course professor(s) and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education is required. The Assistant Dean will only grant such requests in the case of significant hardship.
First-Year Week One 2022 Simulation Course Schedule Monday, January 10, 2022 – Thursday, January 13, 2022