Georgetown Law Impact Report Fall 2020


Dear Alumni and Friends,

Thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do to support Georgetown Law.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you have supported students financially, contributing to both our student emergency and financial aid funds. You volunteered to be professional resources for students, connecting with them on Hoya Gateway for informational interviews, resume reviews, and more. During this period of uncertainty, you illustrated our ethos by truly being women and men in service to others.

Alumni support has been a true strength of Georgetown Law and your collective generosity and dedication have been evident throughout the 150-year history of this law school. It was evident last year as your contributions totaled over $7.9 million for current-use funds. It was evident in the last few months as you surpassed our goals for the 150-hour giving challenge in October, which ended with over 400 donors. And I know it will be evident in the months to come as we continue to rally in support of our students.

Please review this report, which highlights just a fraction of the importance of alumni philanthropy. Thank you again for your support throughout this past year. Our community is strong, and I have never been as grateful for that as I am today.

Please stay healthy and safe,

William M. Treanor
Dean and Executive Vice President
Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair

Your Impact on the Law Center

The Georgetown Law community responded with exceptional generosity and urgency to the needs of students whose academic and personal lives were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In just a few short months this past spring, over 260 alumni, faculty, and friends of the Law Center contributed more than $120,000 to the Law Center Student Emergency Fund.

adam mitchell

With Gratitude

I was not someone who knew that they were going to be a lawyer from age ten; my interests were more scientific. But while majoring in physics and astrophysics at Pomona College, I chaired the school’s judicial and disciplinary system and fell in love with the law. My desire to find a place where I could combine both passions led me to Georgetown Law.

The number of courses and faculty at Georgetown Law dedicated to the intersection of law and technology is beyond impressive. Leaders in the field call this institution home, and the opportunity to learn from them is an unmatched experience.

Without alumni philanthropy, however, I am not sure what would have happened. Thanks to your generosity, I received the financial aid and scholarship assistance that made my Georgetown Law experience possible. Your support made my selection as a Technology Law & Policy Scholar possible. It made my service as a RISE Teaching Fellow and as Managing Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal possible. It made my membership in the First-Generation Student Union and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association possible. And it will make my future possible.

Thank you for the opportunities that your generosity has created and for being a model for current students and future alumni to follow.

Adam Mitchell (L’21)

Why I Give…

Giving back is an important part of the lives of the Georgetown community. Here is what donors have to say about the importance of philanthropy.

Continue Your Support

Please consider making your next gift today to continue your support for access and affordability. Your support sustains Georgetown’s mission and helps our students realize their full potential. Thank you and Hoya Saxa!