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Georgetown University Law Center

Overview

The 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with William Treanor

Dean, Georgetown Law

"As potential applicants to law schools have become aware of the changes in the job market, the number of applications, understandably, has dropped sharply ... The great challenge I face – that everyone in legal education faces – is how to respond to this very different market for graduates ..."

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The 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Kim Askew

K&L Gates, Georgetown Law Alum

"... the firm valued lawyers as individuals and understood that I wanted to be a lawyer and a leader in the bar and community. I was able to chart the career I wanted, not the one someone else wanted for me."

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Faces of Georgetown

Students describe how their interests led them to Georgetown.



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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Mark Scarsi

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Georgetown Law Alum

"... Some of the most fun I’ve had as a trial lawyer has been in situations where I’ve been able to confront a software engineer with examples of his code that contradict statements that he’s making on the record."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
25%
Number students applying:
9,368
Number students accepted:
2,345
First-year attrition rate:
3%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
169
Median:
167
25th percentile:
163

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.84
Median:
3.75
25th percentile:
3.48

Financial Profile

$151,000,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $53,130 $37,500
Non-resident $53,130 $37,500
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $26,670
Off Campus $26,670                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
1,966
Number students enrolled full-time:
1,719
Number students enrolled part-time:
247
Number of first-year students:
580

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
29%
% Women students:
47%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
7%
% Minority students:
16%
% International students:
4%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
13
Names of law journals:
American Criminal Law Review, Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, The Tax Lawyer
% of students involved in law journals:
62%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Appellate Litigation Clinic, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Community Justice Project, Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Justice Clinic, D.C. Law Students in Court, D.C. Street Law Program, Domestic Violence Clinic, Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic, Harrison Institute for Housing & Community Development, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Institute for Public Representation, International Women's Human Rights Clinic, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
22%
% of students in field placements:
47%
% of students in simulation courses:
81%

Curriculum Strengths

Constitutional Law,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Science & Technology/Patents,
Clinical Law,
Health Law,
Environmental Law,
International Law,
Criminal Law,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
National Security/Terrorism Law,
Public Policy,
Trial Skills & Litigation,
International Law,
International Financial Regulation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 80% 500
National Employment Rate 2013 84% 540
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer DC 42% 248
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 21% 125
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 8% 47
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer DC 40% 238
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 24% 144
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 7.5% 45

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
4.5%
Law Firm 11-25
2.2%
Law Firm 26-50
1.3%
Law Firm 51-100
0.8%
Law Firm 101-250
3.7%
Law Firm 251-500
5.8%
Law Firm 501+
35%
Law Firm Unknown Size
1.2%
Business & Industry
6.5%
Government
14.8%
Public Interest / Service
12.8%
Clerkships Federal
5.5%
Clerkships State / Local
4%
Education / Academia
1.5%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 92% 85%
State 2 MD 94% 81%
State 3 CA 80% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 90% 82%
State 2 MD 93% 78%
State 3 CA 79% 71%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 90% 82%
State 2 MD 93% 78%
State 3 CA 79% 71%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Jesuit
Feeder School 1:
University of California-Berkeley
Feeder School 2:
Georgetown University
Feeder School 3:
University of California-Los Angeles

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Region:
Midsouth
Main Phone:
202-662-9000
Admissions Phone:
202-662-9010

Administration

Dean of School:
William
M.
Treanor
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Yale University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
PhD
School:
Harvard University
Director of Admissions:
Andrew
Cornblatt
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Harvard University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Boston College School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

Notable Alumni

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