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Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#1 in Clinical Training
#8 in Environmental Law
#7 in Health Care Law
#3 in International Law
#1 in Part-time Law
#3 in Tax Law
#4 in Trial Advocacy
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: $50,890 per year and part-time: $36,000 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.2:1. The Law Center at Georgetown University has 285 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./MBA 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.
Students can get hands-on legal practice in 15 clinics, including the D.C. Street Law Program, in which Georgetown students teach high schoolers and community members about the law. There are about 20 research centers, institutes and initiatives, including the Center on National Security and the Law 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, co-founder 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||285|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013||647|
|Tuition and fees|
full-time: $50,890 per year
|Room and board||$18,720|
|Employed at graduation2||77.3%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$58,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||1,173,619|
* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data