Frequently Asked Questions
What are my chances of getting into Georgetown?
- The Office of Equity & Inclusion does not provide information on Georgetown Law’s admissions process. Please direct all questions regarding Georgetown Law’s application and admissions process, LSAT scores, GPAs, LSAC accounts, or similar information to our Office of Admissions.
Where can I find out more information about financial aid and how to pay for law school?
- The Office of Financial Aid provides information on scholarships, federal and private loans, and financial counseling. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website for more details.
How racially diverse is the Georgetown Law student population? What are the demographics of Washington, D.C.?
- 2018 Demographics: 518 J.D. Students of Color; 41 Full-Time Faculty of Color. For more information, view the 2020 ABA 509 report for Georgetown Law. Please visit the U.S. Census website for details on Washington D.C. demographics.
Admitted and Current Students
Who can I speak with about issues of equity and inclusion at the Law Center?
- OEI staff are available to advise students. Visit our meet the staff page to read our current OEI team bios and ways to connect. See below for information about connecting with current students.
Where can I find resources developed by the Office of Equity & Inclusion for Law Center students?
- Please visit the Resources page for resources developed by the Office of Equity & Inclusion for Law Center students.
How can I find and connect with other students like me?
- Involvement in student organizations is a great way to connect with other students. View a list of our student organizations here. Go to Campus Groups to find contact information for student organization leaders, sign up for organization listservs, and view a calendar of upcoming student organization events.
Are there spaces for Muslim members of the Law Center community to pray on campus?
- Yes, there is a Muslim prayer room located in the Gewirz Center Room 109.
What resources are available for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students?
- Name/Gender Marker Change Guidance from the Registrar
- Accessible & Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms
- Georgetown University Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Resource Guide
How do I make sure I use the right pronouns for someone? And what if I mess up?
- Language can change quickly. NPR has a guide to gender identity terms.
Is disability included in OEI work?
- Ability is an important aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Georgetown Law. The Office of Disability Services is responsible for individual accommodations and campus-wide accessibility, and both offices collaborate closely to create environments that are inclusive for individuals with disabilities.
I have observed harmful or discriminatory behavior in the classroom. What should I do?
- If you observe harmful or discriminatory behavior in the classroom please consult the Resources page for information on who to consult for advice and how to report an incident of harassment, bias, or discrimination.
- Also, check out Learning for Justice’s guide on speaking up when faced with biased language and situations in the classroom.
How do I figure out what classes to take and where do I get academic support?
- The Office of Equity & Inclusion does not provide academic counseling services, course selection guidance, or degree-related services. Please reach out to the appropriate contacts in the Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs provides course selection advisement, dual-degree program enrollment, and transfer student support.
- The Office of the Dean of Students provides Academic Success Coaching and Tutoring Services.
- RISE is an optional pre-orientation and year-long program for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in legal education. RISE aims to build community and enhance academic, personal, and professional effectiveness.
- Diversity and cultural groups often offer specialized tutoring and mentoring programs. View a list of our student organizations here. Go to Campus Groups to find contact information for student organization leaders, sign up for organization listservs, and view a calendar of upcoming student organization events.
Where can I get career advice tailored to students from underrepresented communities?
- The Law Center has a diversity careers team composed of staff from the Office of Public Interest Careers and the Office of Career Strategy. Visit the Georgetown Law Diversity Careers website to learn about the J.D. Diversity Careers Team and resources available to support underrepresented students in their career search.
Faculty and Staff
Where can I find resources developed by the Office of Equity & Inclusion for Georgetown Law faculty and staff?
- Please visit the Resources page for resources developed by the Office of Equity & Inclusion.
- Dean Treanor appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion. Among other aspects of the position, the Associate Dean works with the OEI to design an approach to inclusive pedagogy for all faculty.