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Course Information

Georgetown is incredibly located – near the US Capitol and the Supreme Court, it boasts that students will ‘experience Law’ in a way that they simply could not elsewhere, with the chance to see it ‘inaction at the nation’s highest levels.’ The JD program prepares students to succeed in varied areas, from private to public and domestic or international. The campus is a ‘bustling hub’ with numerous talks and conferences from leading legal figures and even world leaders. You’ll be able to help draft legislation, perhaps even help professors prepare their arguments for the Supreme Court, or help clients with real-world challenges.

As an overview, the first year is made up of 30 credits of required coursework. There is also an optional simulation course during Week One in early January. Classroom learning is complemented by 1L 101, which is a series of presentations led by faculty on topics like briefing cases, synthesising material, and preparing for exams.

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Admissions Statistics & Process

The acceptance rate is 21.2% in the most recent data, with a median LSAT score of 167 and a median GPA of 3.80.

Students with a US undergraduate degree or the equivalent from a foreign institution are eligible for admission. You must submit a resume, personal statement, LSAT, GRE or GMAT, and letter of recommendation.

Overall Success Rate (Total Applicants : Total Spaces)
Overall Success Rate (Total Applicants : Total Spaces)

Key Dates

You will be invited to an interview by Georgetown if you are seen as a strong applicant – you will therefore be provided with an interview date at this time.

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Georgetown Law Interview Details

 Interviews are currently run as either Alumni Interviews or Group Interviews. From previous students, the group interview seems to be much more common. 

Previous Questions for Georgetown Law Interviews

Motivation and Interest in Law School

  • Why Law?
  • Why Georgetown?
  • What inspired you to pursue a career in the legal field?
  • How do you think law school will help you achieve your long-term career goals?
  • What do you hope to gain from your legal education?

Programs and Clinics

  • What is the specific clinic you are interested in and why?
  • What are your interest areas?
  • Are there any particular courses or professors at Georgetown that you are excited to learn from?
  • How do you plan to use Georgetown’s resources to advance your career objectives?
  • What extracurricular activities or student organisations are you interested in joining at Georgetown?

Interviewer Interaction

  • What questions do you have for me?
  • How can I provide more information about Georgetown’s programs and community to help you make an informed decision?
  • Do you have any concerns or questions about the law school experience or admissions process?

Ethics and Character

  • The following scenario: [character and fitness issue about an applicant who plagiarised…]
  • The following scenario: [synopsis of a disciplinary issue of a past applicant…]
  • How would you handle a situation where a fellow student was caught cheating or plagiarising?
  • How do you think law schools should address issues of academic dishonesty in the admissions process?
  • How do you ensure that your actions align with your personal and professional values?

Personal Attributes and Qualities

  • Name, where we currently are located, and one fun fact about us (introduction).
  • One word to describe the ideal candidate.
  • What are the qualities you believe make a successful law student and legal professional?
  • How would you describe your work ethic and dedication to your studies?
  • What unique perspective or background will you bring to Georgetown’s community?

Decision Making and Problem Solving

  • How do you approach making difficult decisions in challenging situations?
  • How would you handle a disagreement with a classmate or colleague about a legal issue?
  • How do you prioritise tasks and responsibilities when faced with competing deadlines?
  • Describe a time when you had to adapt your approach to solve a problem or overcome an obstacle.
  • How do you handle stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance during demanding periods?

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • How do you contribute to a positive and supportive learning environment for your peers?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you worked effectively with others to achieve a shared goal?
  • How do you handle conflicts or disagreements within a team setting?
  • Describe a situation where you had to collaborate with individuals who had different perspectives or working styles.
  • What qualities do you believe are important for effective communication and collaboration in a diverse community?
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