After months of curiosity and speculation, it was confirmed back in May that Trump's younger daughter would be attending law school in Washington D.C. This week, Tiffany Trump started classes at Georgetown University, and she commemorated the occasion with an Instagram photo of her law school textbooks.
Georgetown's schedule indicates that orientation took place on Aug. 21, roughly a week before the beginning of classes. Before Trump started at Georgetown, she spent a summer traveling through Europe and to the Hamptons. Then, she and her mother Marla Maples spent time together on Georgetown's campus and watched the solar eclipse in D.C, according to The Daily Mail.
In attending Georgetown, Trump is following in her older siblings' footsteps. Eric has a degree from Georgetown, and Ivanka spent two years there before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania — which, coincidentally, is where Trump herself studied sociology and urban studies as an undergrad.
According to POLITICO, Georgetown is about a mile-and-a-half walk from the White House, but even with this proximity, it is unlikely that Trump will play a significant role in her father's administration. Thus far, her participation has been limited to attending major events, like her father's birthday dinner and the White House Easter Egg Roll.
In a statement to The Daily Mail, Eric expressed pride in his younger sister's choice to attend Georgetown, where the law school is ranked 15th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report.
"Georgetown University is a truly amazing school and she is going to love her time in Washington D.C," Eric said.
Eric received a degree from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business back in 2006, and he currently sits on the board of the school's Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative.
“Georgetown is an incredible school with great significance to me personally,” Eric told The New York Times, in an email sent by his spokeswoman. “I am so proud of Tiffany and all that she has accomplished. She is an amazing young woman, a terrific sister and has a remarkable future ahead of her.”
It is not yet clear what specific type of law Trump wants to study, but the textbooks in her Instagram photo seem to indicate that she is currently taking classes about contract law, civil procedure — the body of law governing how courts handle civil lawsuits — and constitutional law.
Trump's attendance at Georgetown, so close to the White House, is likely to subject her to increased scrutiny, and some of her new classmates have already expressed concerns about her father's administration.