George Washington University....???

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George Washington University....???

Postby 313D313 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:27 pm

The School's profile on TLS is very brief. Wondering if anyody knows anything about the school. (especially current students) The atmosphere? Job placement? Anything would be helpful.

Today i recieved a brochure in the mail about their binding early decision/presidential merit scholarship program. You apply Ed and if you get in you must attend but you recieve a full scholarship. Caught my attention, thoughts anyone?

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby Teoeo » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:33 pm

I am a 1L at GW. I can't speak to hiring as I haven't gone through OCI, but I love the campus / people / profs. What are your numbers / career goals / geographic preferences?

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby 313D313 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:36 pm

i have a 3.35 and a 165. I prefer the midwest and the east coast but i am very open to move. Career wise i am not 100% sure but i see myself working for 5-6 years then going into private practice. Because of the uncertainty i want to go to a school that will give me options and allow me to minimize debt.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby dood » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:43 pm

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby 313D313 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:47 pm

dood wrote:
313D313 wrote:i have a 3.35 and a 165. I prefer the midwest and the east coast but i am very open to move. Career wise i am not 100% sure but i see myself working for 5-6 years then going into private practice. Because of the uncertainty i want to go to a school that will give me options and allow me to minimize debt.


i dont think u'r gonna get in with those numbers brah. gw 2L here.


You don't think i am going to get in period lol? or you dont think i will get with the full ride?

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Postby dood » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:52 pm

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:56 pm

313D313 wrote:
dood wrote:
313D313 wrote:i have a 3.35 and a 165. I prefer the midwest and the east coast but i am very open to move. Career wise i am not 100% sure but i see myself working for 5-6 years then going into private practice. Because of the uncertainty i want to go to a school that will give me options and allow me to minimize debt.


i dont think u'r gonna get in with those numbers brah. gw 2L here.


You don't think i am going to get in period lol? or you dont think i will get with the full ride?

With those numbers, you won't get in period. GW has medians of 3.79/167 and the full ride has medians of roughly 3.8/169.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby tt5504a » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:18 pm

Not sure about the full ride, but LSN has the medians at 165/3.59. I say its worth a shot at applying if you want to go or get a fee waiver but your GPA will hurt you.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby 2011Law » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:26 pm

im_blue wrote:
313D313 wrote:
dood wrote:
313D313 wrote:i have a 3.35 and a 165. I prefer the midwest and the east coast but i am very open to move. Career wise i am not 100% sure but i see myself working for 5-6 years then going into private practice. Because of the uncertainty i want to go to a school that will give me options and allow me to minimize debt.


i dont think u'r gonna get in with those numbers brah. gw 2L here.


You don't think i am going to get in period lol? or you dont think i will get with the full ride?

With those numbers, you won't get in period. GW has medians of 3.79/167 and the full ride has medians of roughly 3.8/169.


Very interested in where you got those numbers, was thinking that I had a good shot at GW with 3.35 and 169 (hopefully in Dec).

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby Paichka » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:34 pm

2011Law wrote:Very interested in where you got those numbers, was thinking that I had a good shot at GW with 3.35 and 169 (hopefully in Dec).


Those were my numbers last year, I got in (GW 2L). There's nothing to be lost by applying.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:37 pm

2011Law wrote:
im_blue wrote:With those numbers, you won't get in period. GW has medians of 3.79/167 and the full ride has medians of roughly 3.8/169.


Very interested in where you got those numbers, was thinking that I had a good shot at GW with 3.35 and 169 (hopefully in Dec).

ED medians were reported in another thread by someone who asked the admissions office. Overall medians found here: http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/newsstories ... dents.aspx

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby 2011Law » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:49 pm

im_blue wrote:
2011Law wrote:
im_blue wrote:With those numbers, you won't get in period. GW has medians of 3.79/167 and the full ride has medians of roughly 3.8/169.


Very interested in where you got those numbers, was thinking that I had a good shot at GW with 3.35 and 169 (hopefully in Dec).

ED medians were reported in another thread by someone who asked the admissions office. Overall medians found here: http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/newsstories ... dents.aspx


Thanks. This is pretty depressing. I was thinking that I'd be about .1 or so under their 25th gpa and 1 point over their LSAT 75th. But if their median is at 167, then their 75th is probably at 169 (not 168 as reported on TLS), no? How much will that hurt my chances?

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:59 pm

2011Law wrote:
im_blue wrote:
2011Law wrote:
im_blue wrote:With those numbers, you won't get in period. GW has medians of 3.79/167 and the full ride has medians of roughly 3.8/169.


Very interested in where you got those numbers, was thinking that I had a good shot at GW with 3.35 and 169 (hopefully in Dec).

ED medians were reported in another thread by someone who asked the admissions office. Overall medians found here: http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/newsstories ... dents.aspx


Thanks. This is pretty depressing. I was thinking that I'd be about .1 or so under their 25th gpa and 1 point over their LSAT 75th. But if their median is at 167, then their 75th is probably at 169 (not 168 as reported on TLS), no? How much will that hurt my chances?

Looks about 50/50 from LSN: http://gw.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... ,8&type=jd

Their numbers last year were 3.45/3.77/3.86, 163/167/168 so I'd bet on the 75th percentile staying at 168.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby Teoeo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:21 am

Ya, sorry. You should shoot an app, you could get admitted but there is no way you are getting ED.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby 2014 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:09 am

Agreed with no ED chance, but might have a chance RD. Apps are down this year across the board I believe.

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby mi-chan17 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:21 am

Another GW 1L here:

I'll defer to the 2Ls' knowledge of how we're doing job placement-wise. In terms of atmosphere, you'd have to be a little more specific, but so far I'm loving it here.

As to admissions, here's GW's breakdown of my class' entering stats. You can use the chart to help gauge your chances, though LSN paints a slightly more nuanced picture: http://www.law.gwu.edu/ADMISSIONS/JD/Pages/Profile.aspx

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Re: George Washington University....???

Postby Paichka » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 pm

As far as jobs...

This is purely anecdotal, but I only know of one (2L) person who does not yet have summer employment lined up. It's a big school, though, so my knowledge is limited to my group of friends.

One good friend of mine (median grades) secured herself a paid job with a firm last summer (making BANK -- I have no idea how she managed it) and is still working for them now, and probably next summer.

Another friend of mine, top 15%, on LR, will be working for Covington. Most of my friends managed to get firm jobs (a couple of awesome ones, too), but a couple of people will be working for various governmental agencies like the EPA and the DoI.

The one friend is an anomaly -- he's top 15%, on LR, but didn't get a single bite during OCI from firms. He's sent out another round of resumes, will probably end up either at the PD's office like last summer or with a judicial internship (apparently he has a connection).

As far as the school itself, I love it. I really can't say enough nice things about the place -- the professors are awesome, the atmosphere is laid back (except around exams, of course), even our gunners aren't obnoxious about it. I've been having a great time so far.




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