GULC sticker or AU for free??

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AUWCL v GULC

AU WCL - full tuish :-)
1
10%
GULC - full price :-(
9
90%
 
Total votes: 10

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illy22
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GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby illy22 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:37 pm

this is anticipatory... being as i'm still currently trapped in limbo on the mystical special group of GULC's PWL. but, i'm bored at work, and can't stop pre-stressing about the luxury of this possible decision.

the deets:

been out of school for a few years, worked in both non-profit and private sector, def want to do PI work after i'm done with the law degree, BUT, i'm sort of paranoid about being locked into one field and one pithy salary with no alternatives in sight. maybe that is naive. or misinformed. or completely non-PI of me to say. but it's true.

i'm down to live/work in d.c. for a bit, but have and would prefer living in other parts of the northeast (ny in particular), and maybe try out different sectors for employment further down the line.
such is the draw of a beautiful name like "georgetown" and a comfortable moniker like "T14", and... not gonna lie, that glorious health club they have for law students, just steps from the capitol. *sigh.*
but boy, is that pricetag daunting.

i am/might/will be very torn about this. would love to hear people's thoughts. AU seems like an incredible PI community, with generous funding, and a supportive atmosphere. But, GULC makes me drool for (most) of the obvious reasons.

thoughts and musings are appreciated.

happy hunting.

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby bdole2 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:40 pm

No happy medium at GW?

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby illy22 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:43 pm

bdole2 wrote:No happy medium at GW?



they waitlisted me! which, not to sound like a douche... i was kinda surprised by.

applied early december and got the WL by mid-Jan. i've asked to stay on but haven't heard anything since. my MO has been to avoid a lot of debt in that range of school/rankings (e.g. GW, Fordham, BU etc), and only cough up the dough for T14. but, maybe i'm looking at this the wrong way....

figuring too, of course, that i won't get any $$ offered if i'm pulled from the WL :-/

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby bdole2 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:55 pm

gpa / lsat?

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby illy22 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:57 pm

bdole2 wrote:gpa / lsat?



3.8/168

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:59 pm

Reapply. Consider Michigan, Cornell, Virginia ED, Penn.

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:02 pm

illy22 wrote:
bdole2 wrote:gpa / lsat?



3.8/168


You're selling yourself short with a 3.8/168. I have similar stats and have gotten $$ from Cornell/Duke/Northwestern. With the magic of applying early, you can too!

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby Nelson » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:04 pm

Retake that 168 to 170+ and enjoy better options next cycle.

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Re: GULC sticker or AU for free??

Postby illy22 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:09 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
illy22 wrote:
bdole2 wrote:gpa / lsat?



3.8/1 68


You're selling yourself short with a 3.8/168. I have similar stats and have gotten $$ from Cornell/Duke/Northwestern. With the magic of applying early, you can too!


Yeah thats been my one regret/downfall...most of my apps weren't complete until mid/late december.

Will def take that into consideration....thanks for the input and grats on an awesome cycle!




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