August 24- 28, 2020
The Georgetown University Law Center 2020 Juris Doctor Orientation Program is presented by the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) and Office of Student Life (OSL).
The 2020 J.D. Orientation program will introduce you to Georgetown Law, your classmates, the faculty, and the legal profession. Orientation Week includes registration and other mandatory section sessions, as well as several optional social events and faculty presentations.
We look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our community in August!
The mandatory Orientation week for J.D. students in the full time program runs from Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, with a few hours of programming each day.
While the dates of Orientation week will not change, The schedule within the week is subject to change until the week before Orientation. As we approach Orientation Week, details of the schedule may vary slightly so you will want to check back occasionally. We will be sending your finalized section schedule with information about how to join each session to your Georgetown email by Thursday, August 20th. Links to join each session will not appear on the schedules below.
During Orientation in August, you will have the opportunity to get to know faculty members through a series of talks. The Faculty Talks will be virtual and open to all first-year students on a drop-in basis; you need not sign up ahead of time.
As part of our pre-Orientation activities for incoming students, the Office of the Dean of Students will be offering opportunities for you in coming weeks to connect with our outstanding faculty around current legal topics.
As part of continued Orientation, we will arrange several public service projects for each section in the Spring. The projects will involve activities such as working at a local food bank, visiting The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), and volunteering at the National Arboretum.
In addition to helping communities in need, these projects are a great opportunity to connect with some of your classmates.
In the spring, you will have the opportunity to get to know some of our distinguished faculty, who will offer a series of Faculty Tours of sites of legal and cultural interest around Washington, D.C.