Pre-Law Advising at Georgetown University

Pre-Law Advising Appointments

Pre-law advising appointments are 30-minute meetings. In an advising session, the pre-law advisor can, among other things, help you to decide whether law school is right for you, answer questions regarding the law school application process, review your resume and personal statement and help you to generate a list of law schools that fits your needs. Schedule a pre-law appointment in Handshake.

Law School Personal Statement Critiques

Our pre-law advisor will review and critique personal statements. To receive a critique, e-mail your statement to the pre-law advisor at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled pre-law advising appointment. Please only forward statements that are in near-final form. Your name, school, major, class year and contact information (including e-mail address) should appear on your statement. Please include the date and time of your appointment in the e-mail. Comments will be given at the pre-law advising appointment. Alternatively, you are free to bring your personal statement to an advising appointment and the pre-law advisor will review it on the spot.

Pre-Law Workshops

  • Whether, When and How to Apply to Law School: This workshop teaches the fundamentals of the law school application process and is aimed at those who are just beginning to consider a legal career. Workshops are held during the fall semester every year.
  • How to Write a Personal Statement: This workshop addresses how to choose a personal statement topic, offers writing tips, and discusses common traps that you should avoid. Workshops are held during the fall semester every year.

Other Pre-Law Programs

  • Law School Visits: In the fall, several law school admissions officers visit the Georgetown University campus. Learn what distinguishes one school from another, and talk with those who will be reading your file.
  • Georgetown University Law Center Group Interviews: This event is open only to current applicants to Georgetown Law School. Andy Cornblatt, Assistant Dean of Admissions, listens to you and your peers discuss a hypothetical. The group interview offers a great way to attach a face and a voice to your file.