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Legal Professions at Georgetown University

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if Georgetown University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

Georgetown is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 19,371.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

Online Classes Are Available at Georgetown

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Georgetown does offer online courses in legal professions for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

There were 674 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at Georgetown University.

50% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 323 students who graduated with a master’s in legal professions from Georgetown in 2021, 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. Georgetown does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 11% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Georgetown University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 89
International Students 118
Other Races/Ethnicities 59

If you plan to be a legal professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Georgetown University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 672
Legal Research 317
Legal Support Services 8

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for Georgetown University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Lawyers 31,680 $192,530
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,330 $80,470
Legal Secretaries 3,540 $86,190
Legal Support Workers 2,480 $74,330
Law Professors 1,580 $125,900


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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