Are you sure? I contacted admissions at GW law and they do accept Canadians.
Substantively, you will likely get the same basic legal education at GW and GULC in my opinion, and any benefits conferred by GULC's location in DC are at least mirrored by GW. The only real difference between the two (going to GW myself and knowing quite a few GULC students and grads) is the name on the degree, which will open more doors and generally help you get interviews with a lesser class rank. Plus, GULC is a brand that carries everywhere, whereas GW is a brandname that carriers extremely well in DC and NY and decently across the country, but not as well as GULC.
Yeah I live on the West Coast, and I have applied to both schools, but I am concerned that people out here might not know that GW is a top school (or even have heard of it), though I know they will all have heard of Georgetown.It doesn't help that George Washington's name confuses it with about 8 other law schools (WUSTL, American University Washington College of the Law, Washington and Lee, etc.)
As a GW 1L I feel compelled to add to the discussion.I wanted to go to GULC (like alot of the GW 1L class) but ultimately did not get in. Wanting to be in DC badly, I went to GW.I was pretty down about going there at first, but I have been nothing but impressed over the last several months. Professors are great, facilities and location are great, opportunities, etc are all much better than expected. Talking to older students, everyone seems very happy w/ their career prospects.That being said, I'll likely try to transfer to Gtown after this year, largely because it is a better school, although as someone pointed out, it definitely is right on the edge of the ghetto and its location is marginal.Long story short GW is a great school - much better than I expected - but Gtown is just a bit better.