Georgetown Law

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Georgetown University Law Center (GULC), sometimes Georgetown Law, is Georgetown University's law school. Princeton Review ranks it in the top ten for "Best Career Prospects" and "Best Overall Academic Experience." Law School 100, a ranking scheme that purports to use qualitative criteria instead of quantitative, ranks the law school seventh overall, tied with Cornell, University of Virginia and others. The school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Its current dean is T. Alexander Aleinikoff. According to the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report, GULC is the #14 ranked law school in the nation overall, and is #1 in clinical programs, #3 in international law (tied with Harvard), and #3 in tax law. The law school often emphasizes that its location in close proximity to federal government agencies, courts, and the Supreme Court offer a significant advantage in the study of law.

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Georgetown Law Admissions

Georgetown Law is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 25% of its applicants. Comparatively, Gulc is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 9257 2270 (24.52%) 576 (6.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.47 3.76 3.85
LSAT 161 167 168

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $55,255 $55,255
Part Time $37,525 $37,525

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $27,445
  • Living off-campus: $27,445
  • Living at home: $27,445

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 09/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/01
  • Application Fee: $85

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Georgetown Law Community

Georgetown Law is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Gulc is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 126
  • Part Time: 202

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 118
  • # Minority Faculty: 25

Ratio

15.6 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Georgetown Law Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Georgetown Law 1L section size is 53% larger than law schools in Washington DC and 60% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Georgetown Law: 362
Washington DC Average: 170
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1314
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 538

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 549
  • Law Journals: 887
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 3.6%
  • Second Year: 1.2%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Georgetown Law Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Georgetown Law class of 2020 had an employment rate of 94% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 80.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 5.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 13.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • District of Columbia: 42%
  • New York: 21%
  • California: 8%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 80.0%
  • First Time Takers: 626
  • Average School: 87.8%
  • Average State: 75.5%
  • Pass Difference: 12.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 237 of 262 (90.5%)
  • State Average: 75.5%
  • Difference: 11.9%