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Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington DC, DC 20001

Georgetown University Law Center, in terms of enrollment, is the second largest law school in the United States. To enter the program in fall of 2021, there were a whopping 14,049 applications. The school accepted 1,809 applications and 517 students ultimately enrolled. Georgetown has an acceptance rate of 12.88% and the student/faculty ratio is 4.8 to 1.

Accepted students have a median combined GRE score of 325, a median LSAT score of 171, and a median GPA of 3.86. Students may submit an LSAT or GRE score with their application. 40% of the student body are minorities and 54% are women.

The school was founded in 1870 in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Tuition is $69,280 and GI Bill benefits are available for those who qualify.

Georgetown offers an incredible 21 concentrations such as Legal Theory, Constitutional Law & Theory, Health Law, Ethics, Legal History, and more. Further, there are many certificate options such as Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, International Taxation, and International Human Rights. Additionally, students may earn an additional degree while working on their JD. Many dual degree programs are offered such as an MPH, MPP, PhD, LLM, and others.

73 graduates from Georgetown serve in clerkship positions. 38 hold clerkships at the federal level, 33 hold clerkships at a state, local, or territorial level, and 2 hold an international clerkship.

Graduates from Georgetown University Law Center earn an average salary of $139,365. 96.43% are employed within ten months of graduating. Most graduates work in Washington, D.C., New York, or California. 28 from the class of 2021 are employed in business or industry, 54 are employed in government, and 67 are employed in public interest.

96.43% of students who take the bar exam, pass it within two years of finishing their JD. 61 from the class of 2021 are employed in a small law firm (250 or less) and 353 are employed in a large law firm (251 or larger). 568 are employed in a position where passing the bar is required and 39 are employed in a position where holding a JD is an advantage.

There are hundreds of student organizations to engage with on campus which range from professional organizations, to mentorships, to the arts. Further, the school’s strategic location in Washington, D.C. provides ample opportunity to engage with government leaders, business experts, and leaders in the academy. The school offers conferences and events which capitalize on this location, providing students real-world experiences on campus.

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3 Years

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    • Minority students: 40%
    • Women: 54%
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    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 96.43%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 61
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 353
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