Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The Law Center at Georgetown University has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the Law Center at Georgetown University is $85. The part-time program application fee at the Law Center at Georgetown University is $85. Its tuition is full-time: $48,835 per year and part-time: $34,600 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.0:1. The Law Center at Georgetown University has 269 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The Georgetown Law Center is located near the heart of the American federal government in Washington, D.C. In addition to the traditional J.D., the Law Center offers joint degree programs such as the J.D./Ph.D. in Government program, which examines the effect of law on American government and political processes. There are additional joint degree programs offered with other highly ranked departments at Georgetown University, including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the McDonough School of Business, as well as a J.D./M.P.H. program offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the summer, the Georgetown Law Center also offers a Foundations of American Law and Legal Education program for foreign-trained lawyers looking to practice in the U.S.
Students can get hands-on legal practice in nearly 15 clinics, including the D.C. Street Law Clinic, in which Georgetown students teach high schoolers and community members about the law. There are about 20 research centers, institutes, and initiatives, including the Sandra Day O’Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary and the Georgetown State-Federal Climate Resource Center. About 10 legal journals, including the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives, examine a wide variety of issues. About 300 students may live in the university-owned Gewirz Student Center, which also includes a moot courtroom, student lounges, and a child care facility.
Notable Georgetown Law alumni include Greta Van Susteren, a FOX News Channel anchor, and Thomas Leavey, cofounder of Farmers Insurance Group.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$85|
|Part-time program application fee||$85|
|Admissions Phone||(202) 662-9015|
|Full- and part-time faculty||269|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||616|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $48,835 per year
|Room and board||$18,135|
|Employed at graduation 2||63.7%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$61,245|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||1,165,022|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data