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With several halls, including the Bernard P. McDonough Hall, the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, the Eric E. Hotung International Law Building and the newly opened Sport & Fitness Center, it's a campus that offers everything a student needs with never having to leave the grounds. The beauty of the school in its entirety is breathtaking.
The McDonough Hall is named for a 1925 graduate, Bernard P. McDonough, and serves as one of the primary buildings that houses classrooms and labs. The walls of this grand building have heard thousands of lectures, debates and oral arguments. With impressive and state of the art facilities that house all of the computer networks, the second floor of the building is where many flock to throughout the year. A moot court auditorium is the ''heart of the building'' and is named for Philip A. Hart, a 1934 graduate.
Refined, distinguished and regal - the five story law library on the campus is named for alumnus Edward Bennett Williams, who graduated in 1944. It's the third largest law library in the country and is home to more than one million volumes. Computerized legal research terminals and access to personal computers for the students, the library offers more than 1,000 seats. The huge atrium is breathtaking as it allows natural light into the library.
One of the newer buildings, the Eric E. Hotung International Law Building was unveiled in October, 2004. It offers 107,000 volumes and both public and private international law as well as technologically advanced lecture halls and classrooms. Modeled on the layout of the U.S. Supreme Court, the top floor houses the offices for Graduate Programs and International and Transnational Programs. There are also student lounges on this floor.
Tuition and fees per semester for the 2010-2011 class were around $22,550 for a full time JD student. For those wishing to attend on a part time basis, a credit hour is approximately $1,630. Summer courses for 2011 are the same as the current credit hour fee. The school recently participated in a ''London Program'' that allowed Georgetown law students to study abroad in London between July 11 and August 6. The program was a huge success.
Housing costs at the Gewirz Center averaged around $7,300 per semester for a large single efficiency, while a single efficiency runs close to $7,000 per semester. A large 2 bedroom apartment runs $6,570. Of course, there are other layouts available each semester. The school also offers a Premier Student Health Plan, which on average costs $1,750 per student, per year.
Other fees associated with Georgetown Law include an $80 application fee, a $5 per page transcript fee and a payment plan application fee of $50 per semester. The website has a Fees and Costs page for those considering Georgetown.
Georgetown is truly a beautiful campus that offers so much more than just a legal education. It's rich in history and tradition and provides a challenge for all who attend. Honorable, noble and truly a once in a lifetime experience, those who graduate this prestigious facility are afforded a spectacular foundation from which the rest of their lives are built from.
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