GW Law School Class of '11

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2011)
mike80
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby mike80 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:03 pm

i might be there with you (though i'll be waiting on some waitlists too)

Prhodigy
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby Prhodigy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:13 am

Hey ya'al,

I just found out about this Forum but wanted to post and let everyone know that I'll be attending GW in the Fall of 08...Is anyone going to be attending Preview Day on April 4th?
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joe_crack
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby joe_crack » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:30 am

knowing some people at gw, i get a mixed review of the competitiveness. more people than not though say it is quite competitive

as for parking, dc parking will cost you an arm and leg no matter what

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friaznatch13
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby friaznatch13 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:40 pm

Yeah thanks... I called and found out parking's about $850 a semester... Ahhh well. I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it.

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby BRedd » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:35 pm

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby cigator » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:37 am

I am considering GW law. They have offerred 30k/yr and free Aston apartment for 1st year. I plan on attending the April 4 preview. I am waiting on word from Geotwn. If they make same type of offer I may go there. Not really sure how the schools compare other than ranknings which show Geotwn at 14 and GW at 22. Not sure that makes enough of a difference to turn down the GW $$$ if Geotwn doesnt offer same.

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby MPaulE » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:46 am

I'll probably be their next year, unless I get off Gtown's waitlist... :)

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby setareh19 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:59 am

i dont know if anyone has heard the news yet, but GW is officially in the top 20 in the new US News rankings!!!! maybe that will change the minds of some of you people that are still undecided :wink:

Prhodigy
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby Prhodigy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:09 pm

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that there's a Facebook group called "GW Law School Class of 2011"

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sky7
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby sky7 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:21 am

I look forward to seeing you all there! Who here is stoked!?

mike80
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby mike80 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:30 am

did you guys go to the admit day? unfortunately, i was unable to b/c work, but would like to hear what everyone thought?

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sky7
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby sky7 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:34 pm

I went to the evening admit day.

I thought that it was very well done. In general, I was impressed with my fellow admits - all the questions they asked were highly intelligent, and they seemed like people who were going places. Granted, this was the evening preview, so we had a ton of people who worked on the hill, for the various agencies and non-profits in DC, and not a lot of people straight out of undergrad. It didn't seem like there was an aura of competition anywhere... just ambition. I'm fine with that.

Professor Jonathan Turley was really just incredible. I don't agree with some of his political stances - he's on TV all over the place as a legal analyst, but the man really had it all together. He was the "keynote" speaker, I'd say, and for good reason.

The open bar was a nice touch.

mike80
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby mike80 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:02 pm

thanks sky. i'm in the day program, but i figure any insight is very helpful.

are you pretty much set on gw?

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sky7
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby sky7 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:14 am

Yeah, it's my best option really - it's just 4 metro stops from where I live/work, it has national reach, it's very strong in IP law (which I'm considering), and it has an evening program. Don't think it gets much better than that.

If I had gone and everyone was a bunch of tools, I'd be considering Mason right now, but everyone was pretty awesome.

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby tobiathon » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:39 pm

I plan to be there.

qoftheu
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby qoftheu » Thu May 01, 2008 11:20 am

I'm going to GW if I don't get off UVA's waitlist...

Does anybody know if/when GW will be offering more scholarships, since a lot of people that received them in the first round have withdrawn?

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Ayodhya
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby Ayodhya » Fri May 02, 2008 6:31 pm

About 99% sure I'm headed to GW for the fall.

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Ayodhya
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby Ayodhya » Thu May 08, 2008 3:35 pm

The flash drive is pretty cool. Does anyone know how to check our GW e-mail? I don't see anything in the web portal.

portraitofalady
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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby portraitofalady » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:39 pm

does anyone have pictures of the aston or know where to find some? i just got the e-mail telling me that a room was available. it listed a bunch of furniture that was already in the room and i'm really curious to see what the interior looks like.

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby clothilde_168 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:53 pm

The Aston is being renovated, so I heard it wasn't open until August.

Can anyone shed more light on GW's grading system?

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby friaznatch13 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:57 pm

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby friaznatch13 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:51 pm

I put up pictures from the inside of the Aston in an album for the GW Facebook group. You can see it there...

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby bobjr » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:18 am

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby nellie06 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:29 am

another 99%er here haha. I still have a cornell wl i'm waiting for a decision on but i heard they're actually over the size limit because of the # of people who already accepted so i'm not holding my breath. I have a good friend at gtown so i plan to live off campus with him and and another friend who works in the area.

I did find it interesting that the dean talked about how there wasn't that same sense of collegiality where he went to law school, so I looked up his profile. Williams and then yale law haha. Yeaaah i'm pretty sure most of us would be juuuuuust fine with dealing with some pretentious individuals to not have to worry about grades for 3 years!

Honestly, i think it's gotta be kind of exciting to be in dc especially around election time and i'm a political news junkie haha. To be right in the fray seems like it would be pretty fun!

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Re: GW Law School Class of '11

Postby MPaulE » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:59 pm

nellie06 wrote:
I did find it interesting that the dean talked about how there wasn't that same sense of collegiality where he went to law school, so I looked up his profile. Williams and then yale law haha. Yeaaah i'm pretty sure most of us would be juuuuuust fine with dealing with some pretentious individuals to not have to worry about grades for 3 years!




Heh, Professor Abramowicz said something similar during one of the breakout sessions on the preview day and he's an Amherst B.A Yale J.D.

The school did seem pretty friendly though and certain events that were mentioned, "thirsty Thursday's", "deans in jeans day", etc made it feel more "collegial".

It was a bit strange on preview day, however, with all the prof's and deans who went to Harvard and Yale trying to convince you how great GWU is.... :)




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