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THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - Washington, District Of Columbia

Degree Programs

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Number of Students Enrolled

Full-Time 1366
Evening 0
Part-Time 159
Other 0

Fields of Study

LL.M. Degrees Offered Yes
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes
Joint degree programs offered? Yes
Number of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year 131
SUBJECTS FULL-TIME EVENING PART-TIME OTHER
See online for listing of LL.M. and joint degree study field 150 46
PROGRAMS FULL-TIME EVENING PART-TIME OTHER
CLINICAL COURSES / PROGRAMS OFFERED ENROLLMENT BASED ON
Vaccine Injury Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor
Immigration Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor, prereqs
Family Justice Litigation Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor, prereqs
Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Services Clinic (CAPS) 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor, prereqs
Law Students in Court (Civil Division & Criminal Division)
Public Justice Advocacy Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor
Health Rights Law Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor
Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic 2L and 3L students eligible to apply, prereqs.
International Human Rights Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor, international law required
Prisoner and Reentry Clinic 2nd or 3rd year, permission of instructor
Intensive Clinical Placement 3rd year, permission of instructor

SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Certain areas of law at GW have developed particularly rich curricular, faculty, and programmatic resources. Because each of these fields is available as an LLM degree specialization, they have come to hold particular prominence in the GW Law's academic program. They include: General LL.M.; Business and Finance Law; Environmental and Energy Law; Government Procurement Law; Intellectual Property Law; International & Comparative Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; and National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law. While JD candidates do not specialize in any subject area, GW’s large curriculum offers students substantial freedom to tailor their programs to their interests and future needs. Like LLM candidates, JD students interested in any of the practice areas listed above may choose from extensive course offerings, pursue clinical and field placement opportunities, and participate in numerous co-curricular activities in these fields.

MOOT COURT PROGRAM

Is Moot Court a required activity? No

Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
GW sponsors five annual on-campus moot court (MC) competitions. Students also participate off campus with preparation subject to the ABA experiential requirement. Success leads to MC Board membership. One competition is not a class: First Year (spring - s). Three are only open to upper-level GW students: Van Vleck Con Law (f - fall), Rothwell Intellectual Property (s), and Government Contracts (s). One is open to all law schools: National Veterans Law (f).

Semester Break

Begin Date 12/15/2018
End Date 01/06/2019

Spring Semester

Begin Date 01/07/2019
End Date 04/16/2019
Date Finals End 05/03/2019

Spring Break

Begin Date 03/04/2019
End Date 03/8/2019

Fall Semester

Begin Date 08/20/2018
End Date 11/29/2018
Date Finals End 12/14/2018