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 2024 offerings on the Week One 2024 Course Sheet.

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 2024 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Thursday, January 11, 2024.

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.

Key Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or Later: Review Recording of First-Year Week One Information Session
  • Wednesday, November 1, 5:15 p.m.: First-Year Week One Registration opens in MyAccess
  • Friday, November 3, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Evening-priority course registration opens to all first-year students.
  • Monday, November 27, 3 p.m.: Final deadline to drop Week One courses in MyAccess.

Registration Information:

Students will register online through MyAccess. Registration for Week One and Spring 1L electives will open at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. Registration is time-sensitive.

To register for a First-Year Week One course, follow these steps:

  1. After you log in to MyAccess, navigate to the Students tab and scroll down to the Students – Registration header and select the “Register for Classes” icon.
  2. Select “Spring 2024” as the term.
  3. There are multiple options for method of registration–we recommend the second tab, “Enter CRNs,” for first-year Week One registration. Enter the CRN number for the section you’d like to register for, then select the class to add to your Registration Cart (these are the 5-digit numbers labeled “CRN” in the Week One 2024 Course Sheet).
  4. Note that class in the summary view is pending. Select “Submit” to officially register and add the section to your schedule.

Please note that the following sections prioritize 1E evening division students:

  • ¬†Cybersecurity Incident Response: Legal Leadership During Cyber Crisis (Profs. Smith and Lai) (CRN 45338)
  • Legal Skills in an AI-Powered World (Profs. Barber and Christensen) (CRN 45334)

Students in the day division will NOT be able to register or waitlist for seats in these sections during the initial registration window.  These courses will be available for registration/waitlisting starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3.

If you are not able to secure a seat in your first-choice Week One course, you may add yourself to the waitlist. There is no limit on the number of waitlists you may add yourself to. Enrolling in a back-up course will not impact your ability to win a waitlist seat. Waitlist lotteries are run every business day for open seats. If you win a waitlist seat, you will receive a notification from BANWAITLIST@georgetown.edu. You must claim your seat in MyAccess by the 23-hour claim deadline provided in the email or you will forfeit the seat to the next student on the waitlist.

For detailed registration instructions, read through the Office of the Registrar’s Registration Instructions or visit their Registration webpage for more information, including helpful user guide videos.