Georgetown Law began in the 19th century when the directors of Georgetown University recommended the establishment of a separate department to train lawyers. It was the first law school created by a Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States. Each year, Georgetown Law welcomes graduate students from more than 70 countries, representing approximately 300 law schools worldwide. Today, the Law Center boasts the nation’s top-ranked clinical program, joint degree and advanced degree programs, world-renowned centers and institutes, an Office of Public Interest and Community Service, and a diverse curriculum rivaling that of any major law school. The Law Center is located near the heart of the American federal government in Washington, D.C., five minutes from Union Station and a 12-minute walk from Capitol Hill. A shuttle bus provides frequent service to and from the undergraduate campus and the Law Center campus. This seven-acre campus is comprised of five main buildings (the EBW Law Library, McDonough Hall, Gewirz Student Center, Hotung International Law Building, and Ginsburg Sports & Fitness Center), interconnected by two large courtyards (the Library Quad and Tower Green). About 300 students live in the Gewirz Student Center, which also includes a moot courtroom, student lounges, and a childcare facility. Central to Georgetown Law’s mission of educating exceptional lawyers is the philosophy of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, helping students forge a path to leadership that balances personal success and career achievement. To that end, the contractor is entrusted with maintaining a landscape that reflects the proud history and prestige of this institution while balancing the need for peaceful, reflective outdoor space for students and faculty to study, relax, and connect with their peers.
Maintenance includes flower beds, trees, pots, and turf, including care of 2,200+ annuals, approximately 700 perennials/grasses/shrubs, 1.5 acres of turf, 15,300+ square feet of bed space, over 50 trees, and irrigation system management.