Georgetown University Law Center

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admis@law.georgetown.edu
Location (Location) Washington, DC
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1870
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 14
Vault Top 25 : 14
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Median LSAT : 169
Median GPA : 3.72
Acceptance Rate : 25%


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 2017 9535 2296 (24.08%) 575 (6.0%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.43 3.72 3.82
LSAT 165 169 170

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $48,835 $48,835
Part Time $34,600 $34,600
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $23,635
Living off-campus: $23,635
Living at home: $17,180

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
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 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.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 136
  • Part Time : 156

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 50
  • # Minority Faculty : 18

RATIO

11.0 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 University 1L section size is 27% larger than law schools in Washington DC and 33% larger than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Georgetown Law: 100
Washington DC Average: 73
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 2201
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 276
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 471
  • Law Journals : 772
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 628

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 4.2%
  • Second Year : 1.7%
  • Third Year : 1.2%
  • Fourth Year : 1.4%

Georgetown Law Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Georgetown University class of 2012 had an employment rate of 92% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2012, 76.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 53.0%
  • Business: 6.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 15.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • District Of Columbia: 44%
  • New York: 19%
  • California: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 76.1%
  • First Time Takers: 656
  • Average School: 90.4%
  • Average State: 81.4%
  • Pass Difference: 9.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York : 85.0%
  • Passed : 226 of 244 (92.6%)
  • State Average : 81.4%
  • Difference : 7.6%
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