GULC versus GW

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:16 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:
Marionberry wrote:I am location agnostic, in that I do not know if locations exist or not.


Conspiracy of cartographers, is all.


Yeah, man, but what if, life, all locations are actually just one big location, you know? I mean, what is a "location", anyway? Right?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:17 pm

bk1 wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:Conceded. But it makes it that much harder for me to tell my parents that GW is better because I want to live in DC or NY.


I see nothing wrong with admitting you are taking a lowered absolute percentage in job prospects for an increased percentage in the area you want to be (I very well may be doing the same thing).


That's all I'm saying. I'm also bitter that my friend got into USC earlier and with fewer review dates, which is silly because I don't want to live in California. Do you know how to make logic override emotions?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:20 pm

Marionberry wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:
Marionberry wrote:I am location agnostic, in that I do not know if locations exist or not.


Conspiracy of cartographers, is all.


Yeah, man, but what if, life, all locations are actually just one big location, you know? I mean, what is a "location", anyway? Right?


Can you, like, be IN a location, or does a location only exist relative to another location? So like, how do you interpellate a location into, like, a place, if you can't like, be in the place...shit.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:23 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:
Marionberry wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:
Marionberry wrote:I am location agnostic, in that I do not know if locations exist or not.


Conspiracy of cartographers, is all.


Yeah, man, but what if, life, all locations are actually just one big location, you know? I mean, what is a "location", anyway? Right?


Can you, like, be IN a location, or does a location only exist relative to another location? So like, how do you interpellate a location into, like, a place, if you can't like, be in the place...shit.


Have you ever argued about which numerical delineation of law school rankings based on employment prospects is most valid, on weed?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:23 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:That's all I'm saying. I'm also bitter that my friend got into USC earlier and with fewer review dates, which is silly because I don't want to live in California. Do you know how to make logic override emotions?


I'm mad that USC has taken the longest out of all my apps to give me at least an initial response. It's been over 6 months, wtf is going on in that place.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:25 pm

I would actually consider California, but 200k for USC versus money at GW isn't much of a choice. I'm on my 3rd review date as of 2/22, but it's been slow going...slowly making my way to the reject pile I'm sure. I think that they do decisions on Mondays and Fridays, so there might be another round this week--they did two DFs in one week a couple times...who knows.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:27 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:I would actually consider California, but 200k for USC versus money at GW isn't much of a choice. I'm on my 3rd review date as of 2/22, but it's been slow going...slowly making my way to the reject pile I'm sure. I think that they do decisions on Mondays and Fridays, so there might be another round this week--they did two DFs in one week a couple times...who knows.


This brings up the USC vs GW(with 100k) argument for me which has my emotional side and desire for CA making me want to take USC even though it is tons riskier. That is on the very slim chance that I actually get accepted.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:29 pm

I thought USC hates splitters?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:30 pm

bk1 wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:I would actually consider California, but 200k for USC versus money at GW isn't much of a choice. I'm on my 3rd review date as of 2/22, but it's been slow going...slowly making my way to the reject pile I'm sure. I think that they do decisions on Mondays and Fridays, so there might be another round this week--they did two DFs in one week a couple times...who knows.


This brings up the USC vs GW(with 100k) argument for me which has my emotional side and desire for CA making me want to take USC even though it is tons riskier. That is on the very slim chance that I actually get accepted.


You got the 106k too? It's tempting, especially with the housing-considering how lazy I am. Looks like you're from CA-if you want to stay in CA, USC's better placement there plus better placement in absolute terms might be better, but I don't know might be a gamble. I might be riding the waitlists at other schools, but I will keep reminding myself it's George Washington University...George Washington University...not Georgetown Waitlist University. Even with lower NLJ250 numbers, I'd be more inclined to keep my debt load as low as possible unless I can crack the top 10. Cornell would be nice though...

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:31 pm

Marionberry wrote:I thought USC hates splitters?


Are you talking to me or bk? I don't think I've made my numbers known. Yeah, my friend was high GPA low LSAT, whereas I'm the opposite. Who knows. What's wrong with a good LSAT? Splitter unfriendly schools are the devil --ImageRemoved--

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:32 pm

Marionberry wrote:I thought USC hates splitters?


They aren't splitter friendly but they have accepted some extreme splits. They accepted someone with my numbers 2 years ago and waitlisted someone with my numbers last year so there is hope.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:34 pm

What GPA qualifies one as a splitter? I'm below USC's 25th, but by a couple hundredths of a point.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bender18 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:36 pm

bk1 wrote:
Marionberry wrote:I thought USC hates splitters?


They aren't splitter friendly but they have accepted some extreme splits. They accepted someone with my numbers 2 years ago and waitlisted someone with my numbers last year so there is hope.


bk... just out of curiosity, did you apply to Georgetown?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby androstan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:46 pm

GW vs. GULC

GW better for IP ofc

Full disclosure: in at GW out at GULC

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:48 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:What GPA qualifies one as a splitter? I'm below USC's 25th, but by a couple hundredths of a point.


Definitions of splitters vary, and are hotly contested. But for the purposes of USC, if your LSAt is above their 75th, that would arguably make you a splitter.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:49 pm

bk1 wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:I would actually consider California, but 200k for USC versus money at GW isn't much of a choice. I'm on my 3rd review date as of 2/22, but it's been slow going...slowly making my way to the reject pile I'm sure. I think that they do decisions on Mondays and Fridays, so there might be another round this week--they did two DFs in one week a couple times...who knows.


This brings up the USC vs GW(with 100k) argument for me which has my emotional side and desire for CA making me want to take USC even though it is tons riskier. That is on the very slim chance that I actually get accepted.


If you're one of the location agnostic people, take the money and run, I'd say. I'm no expert, but the class rank you'd need for NLJ250 type firms at both schools are probably pretty close, and if you have ties to California you might come back fairly easily compared to someone with no ties. I don't know, man. Medianpwned at GW with 106k scholly is a bad situation, but medianpwned with 200k in the hole at USC seems like it's up shit creek.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:51 pm

Marionberry wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:What GPA qualifies one as a splitter? I'm below USC's 25th, but by a couple hundredths of a point.


Definitions of splitters vary, and are hotly contested. But for the purposes of USC, if your LSAt is above their 75th, that would arguably make you a splitter.


Damn, I'm just mediocre. LSAT at the 75th, GPA .05 below the 25th. Pretty cool softs though...shit.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:54 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:
Marionberry wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:What GPA qualifies one as a splitter? I'm below USC's 25th, but by a couple hundredths of a point.


Definitions of splitters vary, and are hotly contested. But for the purposes of USC, if your LSAt is above their 75th, that would arguably make you a splitter.


Damn, I'm just mediocre. LSAT at the 75th, GPA .05 below the 25th. Pretty cool softs though...shit.


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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:46 pm

bender18 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Marionberry wrote:I thought USC hates splitters?


They aren't splitter friendly but they have accepted some extreme splits. They accepted someone with my numbers 2 years ago and waitlisted someone with my numbers last year so there is hope.


bk... just out of curiosity, did you apply to Georgetown?


Applied RD Sept. Had interview in Dec (req came in Oct). Switched to ED at end of Dec. Priority WL'ed in Jan.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:52 pm

bk1 wrote:Applied RD Sept. Had interview in Dec (req came in Oct). Switched to ED at end of Dec. Priority WL'ed in Jan.


Did you get the special PWL, or just the regular? I think they've accepted a few people off of the waitlist this week, though I know you have reconsidered the idea of GULC at sticker v. GW with $$.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby FalafelWaffle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:54 pm

Marionberry wrote:
bk1 wrote:Applied RD Sept. Had interview in Dec (req came in Oct). Switched to ED at end of Dec. Priority WL'ed in Jan.


Did you get the special PWL, or just the regular? I think they've accepted a few people off of the waitlist this week, though I know you have reconsidered the idea of GULC at sticker v. GW with $$.


I'm still complete 1/28 at GULC. At this point, in mid-March, I'd be thrilled to get waitlisted.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:58 pm

Marionberry wrote:
bk1 wrote:Applied RD Sept. Had interview in Dec (req came in Oct). Switched to ED at end of Dec. Priority WL'ed in Jan.


Did you get the special PWL, or just the regular? I think they've accepted a few people off of the waitlist this week, though I know you have reconsidered the idea of GULC at sticker v. GW with $$.


Regular PWL.

I'm still unsure of GULC at sticker vs GW with 105 considering the GW debt is manageable but GULC would give me a better chance of NYC or CA.

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:59 pm

bk1 wrote:
Marionberry wrote:
bk1 wrote:Applied RD Sept. Had interview in Dec (req came in Oct). Switched to ED at end of Dec. Priority WL'ed in Jan.


Did you get the special PWL, or just the regular? I think they've accepted a few people off of the waitlist this week, though I know you have reconsidered the idea of GULC at sticker v. GW with $$.


Regular PWL.

I'm still unsure of GULC at sticker vs GW with 105 considering the GW debt is manageable but GULC would give me a better chance of NYC or CA.


Have you written an LOCI yet?

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby bk1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:01 pm

Marionberry wrote:Have you written an LOCI yet?


Nope. I still haven't finished that or my NU LOCI/holdessays. I should have them sent by next week.

Darn my procrastination for kicking in now that my cycle has stretched out over half a year. :oops:

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Re: GULC versus GW

Postby Marionberry » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:12 pm

bk1 wrote:
Marionberry wrote:Have you written an LOCI yet?


Nope. I still haven't finished that or my NU LOCI/holdessays. I should have them sent by next week.

Darn my procrastination for kicking in now that my cycle has stretched out over half a year. :oops:


Are LOCI's also intended to be kind of "Why (x school)" essays too?




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