Helping our students reach their utmost potential
Central to Georgetown Law’s mission of educating exceptional lawyers is the philosophy of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Our wealth of supportive services, extracurricular opportunities and exceptional academic offerings help students forge a path to leadership that balances personal success and career achievement.
As a student here, you’ll become part of a warm and welcoming community of scholars from diverse backgrounds and countries around the world. In your first year, our Academic Success Program, including its 1L 101 workshop series will help you navigate the rigors of law school, while an upperclass peer advisor will offer you individualized guidance. Our robust chaplaincy, career and academic services will help you reflect, network and navigate our unparalleled experiential learning opportunities.
While enjoying all the resources of one of the largest U.S. law schools, you’ll discover tight-knit communities that share your passions. Our nearly 130 student organizations include cultural, political and professional groups, student journals, and our award-winning Barristers’ Council. Unique wellness programs, such as Lawyers in Balance: Mindfulness for Law Students, promote mindfulness and introspection to help you be a better advocate and live a healthier life.
Everything you need is right here
There’s always something happening on Georgetown Law’s self-contained campus on Capitol Hill — from our state-of-the-art Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center, which has everything from basketball and racquetball courts to a lap pool; to the Gewirz Student Center, our lively residence hall and base for many of our Centers and Institutes. Our location in the heart of Washington, D.C., also ensures a calendar of can’t-miss events on campus, whether it’s a talk by a Supreme Court justice, or a forum of leaders from whatever area of law or policy you can imagine.