Georgetown University Law Center

Tradition. Innovation. A superb faculty, hundreds of course offerings — and all of this just steps away from the Capitol and Supreme Court. Georgetown Law is an exceptional institution in an enviable location.

Students come here from all over the world to study international or tax law, environmental or health care law (just a few of our specialties). They come here for our top-ranked clinics. Most of all, they come because this is the place where theory and practice meet. At Georgetown, students learn the law in the place where laws are made.

OUR HISTORY

Georgetown Law began modestly in the 19th century when the directors of Georgetown University recommended the establishment of a separate department to train lawyers. It was the first law school created by a Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States.

In the fall of 1870, with high expectations and a tenuous financial structure, Georgetown’s law school enrolled 25 students from 12 states and Cuba. The course of study required two years of evening classes. The LL.M. program began in 1878 and enrolled its first international student from the Philippines – in 1903. Though the law school weathered heavy financial storms and other worries, the vision of its early leaders, the reputation of the faculty, and the record of the first graduating class helped to build a strong foundation that would see it through the next century and beyond.

A NEW BUILDING

In 1890, construction began on a new law school building at 506 E Street, N.W. After 80 years in its Victorian quarters, the Law Center moved to 600 New Jersey Avenue following the construction of Bernard P. McDonough Hall in 1971. The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, built in 1989, provided seating for 1,270 users. The 1993 dedication of the Bernard S. and Sarah M. Gewirz Student Center added a residence hall to the campus along with a childcare facility.

McDonough Hall was expanded by the spring of 1997 and the fall of 2004 saw the opening of two new buildings on campus: the Eric E. Hotung International Law Building — housing state-of-the-art classrooms, offices and a Supreme Court Moot Court Room — and the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport and Fitness Center, including basketball and racquetball courts, a swimming pool, and the Courtside Cafe.

Today, the Law Center boasts the nation’s top-ranked clinical program, joint degree and advanced degree programs, world-renowned centers and institutes, an Office of Public Interest and Community Service, and a diverse curriculum rivaling that of any major law school. The LL.M. program offers specialized degrees in some of the academic fields for which Georgetown is best known, including international and trade law, tax law, environmental law, health law and national security law. Although the majority of students study full-time, the Law Center has retained the evening division with its outstanding reputation for academic excellence. The tradition of Georgetown’s first graduating class is echoed today in our approximately 40,000 alumni around the world.

Aug 24, 2022
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Georgetown University Law Center
Assistant Director, 2L/3L Team - Office of Career Strategy – Georgetown University Law Center At Georgetown Law’s Office of Career Strategy (OCS) , we aim to promote long-term success and thoughtful, deliberate career paths to more than 1800 law students and thousands of alumni. OCS Advisors work with students to create their unique career plan, tailored to their specific needs and interests. Along the way, we provide many workshops, resources, and recruitment programs. We are committed to innovating and improving upon our own strategies for success to ensure that Georgetown Law graduates continue to be the most prepared and best equipped in the nation. Job Overview The Assistant Director, 2L/3L Team, within the Office of Career Strategy (“OCS”) is responsible for ensuring high quality advising for the incoming section of rising 2L transfers students (~100 students), including providing one-on-one and group career advising, designing resources, and...
Aug 16, 2022
Full time
Georgetown University Law Center
At Georgetown Law’s Office of Career Strategy (OCS) , we aim to promote long-term success and thoughtful, deliberate career paths to more than 1800 law students and thousands of alumni. OCS Advisors work with students to create their unique career plan, tailored to their specific needs and interests. Along the way, we provide many workshops, resources, and recruitment programs. We are committed to innovating and improving upon our own strategies for success to ensure that Georgetown Law graduates continue to be the most prepared and best equipped in the nation. Job Overview  The Assistant Director, 1L Team, within the Office of Career Strategy (“OCS”) is responsible for ensuring high quality advising for one of the six 1L student sections (~100 students), including providing one-on-one and group career advising, designing resources, and coordinating programming for students. They counsel students individually and in groups on job search skills (e.g., resume and...