Law School Spotlight: Georgetown University Law Center

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    Georgetown University Law Center
     (also known as Georgetown Law or GULC) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Georgetown Law, founded in 1870, is a dynamic and diverse intellectual community in which to study law. Not only does its curriculum include a staggering number of courses and seminars, but its distinguished full-time faculty is one of the nation's largest and is augmented by the experience and perspective of outstanding members of the bench and bar. The goal is education in its fullest sense—not only mastery of law, but a sense of the philosophical, political, and ethical dimensions of law. Preeminent in the fields of constitutional, international, and tax law, as well as clinical legal education, Georgetown Law's faculty is also known for its expertise in civil rights, corporate law, environmental law, family law, feminist jurisprudence, health law, human rights, immigration and refugee law, intellectual property law, legal history, and securities law. The Supreme Court, the Congress of the United States, and the Library of Congress are within walking distance of the campus, forming a unique environment for creative legal thought and learning.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban, very large city

    Size: 1,932 (approx.; includes both full-time and part-time students)

    Incoming class size: 510 full-time, 69 part-time (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 11.9 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 27% full-time (2,542 of 9,413 admitted)
    Acceptance percentage: 7.8% part-time (139 of 1,781 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $46,865 full-time, $33,500 part-time 

    Cost of living (single student): $23,635 (single student living off-campus)

    Address: 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Room 589, Washington, DC 20001 
    Phone: 202.662.9010
    Email: admis@law.georgetown.edu
    Website: www.law.georgetown.edu
    Twitter account: @GeorgetownLaw
    Facebook: Georgetown Law
    Blog: Georgetown Law News, Events, and Publications

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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