Georgetown University Reviews of Doctorates in Law

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  • Washington D.C.
  • Annual Tuition: $50,012
100% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 21 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Doctorates in Law

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Ekaterina Rosenberg
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2016
  • Degree: Law
"Great school, difficult program, supportive staff"
Sarah Lohschelder
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Law
"The professors are great and the size of the school allows Georgetown Law to offer a huge number of classes. However, the probably greatest benefit is the school's location in Washington, DC. There are so many events, internships and professional opportunities available that you can make the most of your time here both academically and professionally. The only drawback I have experienced is that the law school is separate from the main campus and coordinating between the two is not always easy."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Fantastic law school. The professors for the most part are incredible, and the student body and atmosphere fostered by the school is one of collaboration and support, rather than competition."
Lillian Ikiring
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2015
  • Degree: Law
"The Graduates career program is more geared towards US trained lawyers or those that are fresh out of school. As an established professional it may be difficult to find it very useful. There is not much in terms of financial aid at the school. However the lecturers are great at what they do being leaders in their field"
Tilman Jacobs
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Law
"School is in the best location for students interested in government, public interest, or international work. Pros: knowledgeable and accessible faculty, nation-wide alumni network, wide selection of courses and academic opportunities, prestige, location, large career services staff with a separate public interest career office, and one of the best loan repayment programs in the country. Cons: DC is expensive, popular classes are large, and it could be more diverse."
Charlene Atkinson
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Georgetown University Law Center has an excellent Law program with a truly international focus. Students here are from over eighty countries, particularly those of us doing the Master in Laws. We share experiences with many JD and US trained students in our classes and as part of campus life. The faculty and administrative staff are supportive and responsive, with world class experience. There is a dedicated Graduate Career Development office that provides career guides, workshops and individualized support to help us with the US market job hunt and internships/externships (although the hiring opportunities for foreign trained graduates are very slim, modestly considered by some alumni I spoke with, to be less than 10% of a class of 200). The only challenge is the general separation if the Law School from the Main campus and ofcourse the cost of education and campus housing. DC is an expensive place, but what can be said for a driven student from an under-represented home region and diverse ethnic background..work hard and search for scholarships like a job!"
Austin Castellano
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: terrific law school, reputation and alumni network.  Cons: cost"
Michael Nagelberg
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Georgetown Law is the best program there is for law school: there is no better preparation for a career in politics than this prestigious law school in Washington, D.C."
Erin Keith
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Georgetown University Law Center is an enriching experience. The curriculum is extremely rigorous and the faculty and professors are extremely approachable and knowledgeable about the course materials. The pros of attending GULC are the network, the credential and the overall quality of education you will receive. The cons are that there is a lack of diversity and the classes are rather large."
Diana Bosworth
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Beautiful campus where you can learn from those actually involved in creating and shaping current legislation and case law."
Ashley Kempczynski
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2014
  • Degree: Law
"GULC is a great law school, with awesome faculty, brilliant peers, a huge alumni base, rigorous academics, and fantastic career services staff. It is very expensive, but they have been very generous with my scholarship amount. Even if you do not get much in grant money, the Georgetown name will help you get a job with a salary that allows you to pay off your loans, and Georgetown's loan repayment program is one of the top programs in the country, for people who want to do non-profit or government work. DC is the perfect location for most lawyers, especially those who want to do government or non-profit work, but there are many large firms here too. The immediate area around the Law Center is not great, but it is very up-and-coming, and campus safety is not an issue."
Nathan Powell
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2013
  • Degree: Law
"This program is academically excellent and comes with a great network. It is, however, extremely expensive and may not be advisable for someone who wants to work in public service."
Ashley Kempczynski
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Georgetown Law is separate from the main campus, which gives it a unique feel and better location for jobs/cultural events but it is right next to the homeless shelter and in the middle of the city, so it is a little less safe as well. The education can't be beat though; professors and peers are all brilliants, and you learn so much and have so many opportunities. The career advising and networking opportunities are amazing as well. Definitely a fabulous choice for law school."
Stephanie Oross
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Heavy workload and tough curve, but most professors are extremely engaging in class and accessible outside of class."
Lara Kasten
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I feel as though I am getting a complete and nuanced legal education. The only con would be the level of work--it is an overwhelming commitment."
Nicholas Connell
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2013
  • Degree: Law
"There are the occasional professors that are brilliant and fantastic and open and accessible, and the occasional course that is fascinating. But for the price, this school just isn't worth it. The jobs aren't there after graduation anymore. The network is quite narrow, and if you would like to leave DC...well...good luck."
Bruce Friedrich
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I'm in the part time program, and it's the best-rated part-time program in the country. The professors are superb and care about students, and it's in D.C., a 10 minute walk from the Supreme Court and Capitol Building. Pretty great."
Conrad Bolston
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2013
  • Degree: Law
"This is a great school with a great tradition, reputation, and experience. It is the cheapest of the top 14 law schools in the country. There are great full time and adjunct professors. I was able to meet great people and get great employment opportunities while in school. On the down side, the surrounding area is pricey to live in. Some adjunct professors can be hit or miss."
Carla Halle
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: I've enjoyed my educational experience thus far. The professors are very well-qualified and for the most part enthusiastic about teaching, and the school's facilities are top-notch. Georgetown Law has two great libraries, and the campus is very well-maintained. Cons: Neighborhood is okay."
Randolph Abood
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Challenging, exciting city, and great student body. Everything about Georgetown Law is great."