Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

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Established in 1870, Georgetown Law was the first law school run by a Jesuit institution within the United States. The law school has been separate from the main Georgetown campus since 1890, when it moved near what is now Chinatown. Georgetown Law is located on New Jersey Avenue, several blocks north of the Capitol and a few blocks west of Union Station.



Georgetown Law is listed by US News & World Report as the number 14 law school in the nation overall and is number one in clinical programs, number four in environmental law, number five in trial advocacy, number eight in healthcare law, number four in international law, and number three in tax law.

Along with its reputation for being one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation, the law center's graduates are among the most highly sought-after students by law firms and other employers worldwide. The second-largest law school in the nation, Georgetown often stresses that its location in close proximity to federal government agencies, courts, and the Supreme Court offers a substantial advantage in the study of law.

Georgetown Law is quite selective in its admissions process. Of the roughly 11,000 applicants to the school each year, only 21%, or 2,300, are admitted. For those recently admitted to the law school, the 25th- to 75th-percentile GPA range was 3.47 to 3.82, and the range for the LSAT was 167 to 171. Differing from other "Top 14" law schools, Georgetown also offers 130 seats for a part-time program, which is geared towards working students in the DC metropolitan area. The part-time program is offered over a four-year period.

Georgetown Law School's tuition is similar to that of other "Top 14" private schools. The law center charged roughly $40,000 in tuition for its full-time program and over $28,000 for its part-time program for the 2007-2008 academic year. Scholarships and financial aid are available. The 75th percentile of last year's class obtained grants of $20,000 per recipient, while those in the 25th percentile received $9,950 each. Most of the aid from the law school is based on need and academic achievement, but there is also a public interest scholarship for students who have shown strong commitment to a public interest field.

Many dual degree options and unique LLM programs are available to students at Georgetown Law. The school is able to offer a truly comprehensive legal curriculum to its students with more than 350 courses, seminars, and other programs to choose from. It hosts the largest in-house clinical program of any law school in the US and was ranked number one in the nation by US News for its clinical training efficacy.

Many students say that it is the clinical programs that really make Georgetown stand out from other law schools, especially in certain legal specialties. To wit, Georgetown is widely known to be strong in the fields of international law, environmental law, tax law, and human rights law. Georgetown's excellent reputation, however, ensures a strong placement in all major fields of law.

The school is rich in academic opportunities, greatly enhancing the quality of life for its students. Most would agree that the level of competition is not a strong enough factor to decrease the desire to take advantage of all that the school has to offer. It's beyond the classroom, however, where Georgetown Law really offers a high quality of life.

The school is at the center of the nation's cultural and recreational hub located in the heart of Washington, DC. The Mall stands between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, offering enough museums to keep any law student culturally fulfilled. The city hosts a number of outdoor concerts and other cultural events and also offers access to numerous amenities including bars, restaurants, music, sporting events, and recreation in neighborhoods within close proximity to the school. The Mall is also home to the famous Cherry Blossom Festival and DC's popular ultimate Frisbee tournaments.

Washington, DC, is an eclectic city, and Georgetown Law School sits at the center of it with all of the refinements it has to offer. The school not only offers a rich, diverse environment but is also regarded as one of the top law schools in the world. Notable alumni include Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Michael Powell, and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. Georgetown Law's graduates have served at the head of diverse institutions in both the public and private sector and have headed various organizations at both the national and international level.

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