The Georgetown University Law Center 2021 Juris Doctor Orientation Program is presented by the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) and Office of Student Life (OSL).

The August 2021 J.D. Orientation program will introduce you to Georgetown Law, your classmates, the faculty, and the legal profession. Orientation Week includes registration and several other mandatory sessions – including your first class in one of your Fall 2021 classes – as well as many optional social events and faculty presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our community in August!

Orientation Schedule

Full-time first year J.D. students should plan to participate in approximately six hours of mandatory programming that will take place over the course of Wednesday, August 25th through Friday, August 27th. Each of the five full-time sections will have a different schedule over those days.

Part-time first year J.D. students should plan to participate in several hours of mandatory programming on the evening of Wednesday, August 25th.

Along with the handful of required programs for each section, we also are planning a wide range of optional service projects, social events, wellness activities and faculty presentations throughout the entire orientation week (Aug. 23-27). Most students choose to participate in several or many of these optional programs, as they are a great way to get to know peers, faculty and staff. Please note that all of the programs will be designed and if necessary modified to comport with the university’s public health guidelines in place during Orientation week.

View the final Orientation Week schedule.



Faculty Talks

As part of our Orientation activities for incoming students, the Office of the Dean of Students will be offering opportunities for you to connect with our outstanding faculty around current legal