Curriculum Guide · Curriculum
Georgetown University Law Center offers one of the widest selections of law courses in the country. The Online Curriculum Guide is designed to assist Law Center students in planning their curriculum and selecting courses. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions About Course Selection for general advice about curriculum planning in the J.D. program.
Each Law Center course is primarily a J.D. course or a graduate course. J.D. students generally have priority for seats in J.D. courses and LL.M. and doctoral students have priority for seats in graduate courses. A number of courses are "cross-listed" each semester, reserving seats for both J.D. and graduate students. During their careers at the Law Center, J.D. students may take 6 credits of graduate credit (not counting cross-listed courses). Permission from an Assistant Dean is required to exceed these 6 credit limits. LL.M. students may take of J.D. courses on a space available basis, but there is no credit limit.
Law Center courses are divided into general topical categories called course clusters. A single course can be associated with one or more course clusters.
You can find out more about each course cluster by selecting a course cluster from the list below and clicking the Select button. For each course cluster, you will find an essay describing the cluster and a list of courses and faculty related to the cluster.
If you are interested in a joint degree program, you can also find information introducing each joint degree program on the joint degree programs home page.
Georgetown offers LL.M. students a variety of degree options, most of which are available to both U.S.-educated and foreign-trained lawyers. The LL.M. Degree Programs and Certificate pages offer more information about courses and faculty.