GULC '12

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: GULC '12

Postby youpiiz » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:55 pm

the brits have bad food and unappealing women.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby SubmarineChaser » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:27 pm

gilchristh wrote:
broncos06 wrote:
gilchristh wrote: Broncos, I know my roommate REALLY wants Section 3. I will check with her today to see if she got it, and if not, I'm 100% sure she'd switch with you.


No, I got section 2, but I REALLY wanted Section 3 :( It was a huge selling point for G'town. FML


There's a guy on the facebook group who is in section 3 but might want to switch out. Maybe check him out?

edit: SubmarineChaser, is that you I'm talking about?

Yes it is...but after talking with my roommate a bit about it and looking over the schedule and profs, I'm 95% sure I'm going to roll the dice with Section 3. If anything changes Broncos you'll be the first to know.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:25 am

Any other lifetime west coasters excited to check out a new part of the country?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Mark71121 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:28 pm

stat interp. is very useful but boring as hell.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Has everyone else received their NetID? I noticed most people on the Facebook group are now in the Georgetown network...

Am I the only one still waiting?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Jadcia » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:44 pm

Has anyone heard of getting books unbound and rebound with spiral binding or putting them in a 3 ring binder.
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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:05 pm

Jadcia wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:Has everyone else received their NetID? I noticed most people on the Facebook group are now in the Georgetown network...

Am I the only one still waiting?


You don't have to wait. Check on contact.georgetown.edu to find out your netid. Then all you need to do is log into myaccess.georgetown.edu to find out your GUID number. It begins with an 8. it's under biographical information. Your netif is your login and then either AGUID# or guGUID# is your pword. You'll be able to change your pword and log into your email. That should do it.


How do you find your NetID via the contact.georgetown.edu link?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Jadcia » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:26 pm

pasteurizedmilk wrote:
Jadcia wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:Has everyone else received their NetID? I noticed most people on the Facebook group are now in the Georgetown network...

Am I the only one still waiting?


You don't have to wait. Check on contact.georgetown.edu to find out your netid. Then all you need to do is log into myaccess.georgetown.edu to find out your GUID number. It begins with an 8. it's under biographical information. Your netif is your login and then either AGUID# or guGUID# is your pword. You'll be able to change your pword and log into your email. That should do it.


How do you find your NetID via the contact.georgetown.edu link?

Type in your name. It should be there. Actually you won't be able to get into myaccess without already knowing your netid. Sorry, I'm a current Gtown student, so I already had one. Disregard all I have said!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby gringa_pija » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:15 pm

for the part-timers on this thread:
(re-posted from http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=69444#p1794400)
Did you guys get the email from Prof. Rosenkranz with the book list and summer reading assignment?!?!?! I would think this email means that I am in his class, but if they already divided us up why would they hold out on us til registration week?

I kind of want to call and find out, but I'm actually headed down to DC tomorrow to do apartment hunting, maybe I'll be brave and go ask in person....

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Splitt3r » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:03 pm

Jadcia wrote:Has anyone heard of getting books unbound and rebound with spiral binding or putting them in a 3 ring binder.


Yes. I'm doing it.

pasteurizedmilk wrote:Any other lifetime west coasters excited to check out a new part of the country?


Very much so! I am a bit sad to say goodbye to the sun though... :(

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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:40 pm

Splitt3r wrote:
Jadcia wrote:Has anyone heard of getting books unbound and rebound with spiral binding or putting them in a 3 ring binder.


Yes. I'm doing it.

pasteurizedmilk wrote:Any other lifetime west coasters excited to check out a new part of the country?


Very much so! I am a bit sad to say goodbye to the sun though... :(


I'm from WA, so I feel the opposite; I'm nervous about dealing with the heat. :lol:

I'm definitely rocking the unbound thing as well. It seems like a great way to minimize the crap I have to carry around and efficiently utilize desk space in class - big books don't stay open and take up way too much space.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Sox21 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:09 pm

So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby AceOfDiamonds » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:36 am

Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz!
And yeah, I can relate to the difficulty in finding DC apartments...two years ago, I struggled to find one through the summer months as I started a new job. Had to actually sublet for two months before the right opportunity became available. There's plenty of housing in DC, but most of it is A: too expensive, B: located in a crappy part of town, C: not metro accessible, and/or D: too small for a human being to reasonably dwell in. Finding a tolerable apartment can be a real challenge, but if you're persistent enough on Craigslist and its ilk, you'll eventually luck out.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:02 am

Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz FTW. I don't want to hassle with trying to pick out an apartment in a new city from across the country, so I'm just going to bite the bullet, take the financial hit and live on campus for a year. Besides, I think I'll enjoy being connected to the gym and being able to get up at 745 for an 800 class.

On a related note, are there any grocery stores in walking distance from Gee Whiz?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Jadcia » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:08 am

pasteurizedmilk wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz FTW. I don't want to hassle with trying to pick out an apartment in a new city from across the country, so I'm just going to bite the bullet, take the financial hit and live on campus for a year. Besides, I think I'll enjoy being connected to the gym and being able to get up at 745 for an 800 class.

On a related note, are there any grocery stores in walking distance from Gee Whiz?


I don't think so. I'm pretty sure they run shuttles once or twice a week that take Gewirz residents to the grocery stores. I'll certainly be using it, even though I don't even live there! I found a place about 5 blocks from campus. It was a bit of an ordeal, but I couldn't move back into the dorm atmosphere!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:14 am

Jadcia wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz FTW. I don't want to hassle with trying to pick out an apartment in a new city from across the country, so I'm just going to bite the bullet, take the financial hit and live on campus for a year. Besides, I think I'll enjoy being connected to the gym and being able to get up at 745 for an 800 class.

On a related note, are there any grocery stores in walking distance from Gee Whiz?


I don't think so. I'm pretty sure they run shuttles once or twice a week that take Gewirz residents to the grocery stores. I'll certainly be using it, even though I don't even live there! I found a place about 5 blocks from campus. It was a bit of an ordeal, but I couldn't move back into the dorm atmosphere!


Yeah, if Gewirz wasn't set up like real apartments I couldn't handle it. I mostly study at the library and coffee shops - I plan on spending very little time at home - so I'm not too worried about being excessively caught up in the law school atmosphere.

I'm still a bit jealous though. How much are you paying for your place?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby titles » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:21 am

Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


I've got a park bench staked out close to the Law Center. I'm not telling where or one of you might steal it. These apartment prices are terrible! Now that I think about it maybe I'll go Pursuit of Happyness on this sucker. I'm sure the school has some nice couches.

Anybody have experience with short-term housing in the DC area? My guess is no. I'm seriously thinking about slumming in a hostel until my wife moves up with me. I can't believe that'll still cost me $300/month.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Jadcia » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:46 am

pasteurizedmilk wrote:
Jadcia wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz FTW. I don't want to hassle with trying to pick out an apartment in a new city from across the country, so I'm just going to bite the bullet, take the financial hit and live on campus for a year. Besides, I think I'll enjoy being connected to the gym and being able to get up at 745 for an 800 class.

On a related note, are there any grocery stores in walking distance from Gee Whiz?


I don't think so. I'm pretty sure they run shuttles once or twice a week that take Gewirz residents to the grocery stores. I'll certainly be using it, even though I don't even live there! I found a place about 5 blocks from campus. It was a bit of an ordeal, but I couldn't move back into the dorm atmosphere!


Yeah, if Gewirz wasn't set up like real apartments I couldn't handle it. I mostly study at the library and coffee shops - I plan on spending very little time at home - so I'm not too worried about being excessively caught up in the law school atmosphere.

I'm still a bit jealous though. How much are you paying for your place?


I'm paying 1695 for my place as of right now. I might be able to swing a further reduction, but I'm not sure. It's a little more than Gewirz, but I won't have to move out for the summer and I don't have to worry about the frenzy of finals making me want to kill myself there. I am big on separating law school from real life!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby jschuyler » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:43 am

Looks like Georgetown (not the law school, I think, but the university itself) is going to have some, uhh, interesting classes next semester. From Glenn Greenwald's latest:

There are several noteworthy developments since I wrote on Tuesday about the refusal of NPR's Ombdusman, Alica Shepard, to be interviewed by me about NPR's ban on using the word "torture" to describe the Bush administration's interrogation tactics. Given the utter vapidity of her rationale ("there are two sides to the issue. And I'm not sure, why is it so important to call something torture?"), I was momentarily amazed to learn that she actually teaches "Media Ethics" to graduate students at Georgetown University (my amazement quickly dissipated once I recalled that this is the same institution that, until last year, paid Doug Feith -- Doug Feith -- to teach students "national security policy" and that Berkeley Law School has John Yoo "teaching law" to its students; next semester at Georgetown: Karl Rove teaches Civility in a Post-Partisan Age, Bill Kristol lectures on Accountability in Punditry, while David Gregory examines The Role of Intellect in Adversarial Questioning).

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/ ... index.html

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Re: GULC '12

Postby SethD2767 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:55 am

AceOfDiamonds wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz!
And yeah, I can relate to the difficulty in finding DC apartments...two years ago, I struggled to find one through the summer months as I started a new job. Had to actually sublet for two months before the right opportunity became available. There's plenty of housing in DC, but most of it is A: too expensive, B: located in a crappy part of town, C: not metro accessible, and/or D: too small for a human being to reasonably dwell in. Finding a tolerable apartment can be a real challenge, but if you're persistent enough on Craigslist and its ilk, you'll eventually luck out.


Besides part-time students, are there any sections in which the classes begin at a reasonably late time, say, at 2:00 pm or later. If so, let me know which sections! Classes in the morning really, really suck for me. The mornings are my best study hours; but if my classes begin at 8, 9, or 10, I have to get up at 3, 4, or 5 respectively in order to get some decent studying done--very unpleasant!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Jadcia » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:56 am

SethD2767 wrote:
AceOfDiamonds wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz!
And yeah, I can relate to the difficulty in finding DC apartments...two years ago, I struggled to find one through the summer months as I started a new job. Had to actually sublet for two months before the right opportunity became available. There's plenty of housing in DC, but most of it is A: too expensive, B: located in a crappy part of town, C: not metro accessible, and/or D: too small for a human being to reasonably dwell in. Finding a tolerable apartment can be a real challenge, but if you're persistent enough on Craigslist and its ilk, you'll eventually luck out.


Besides part-time students, are there any sections in which the classes begin at a reasonably late time, say, at 2:00 pm or later. If so, let me know which section! Any classes in the morning really, really suck for me. The mornings are my best study hours; but if I have classes beginning at 8, 9, or 10, I have to get up at 3, 4, or 5 respectively in order to get some decent studying done--very unpleasant!


You study immediately proceeding your classes? Reading the night before doesn't work?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby SethD2767 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:05 pm

Jadcia wrote:
SethD2767 wrote:
AceOfDiamonds wrote:
Sox21 wrote:So where the heck is everyone living?? I never thought I'd have such a hard time finding an apartment!


Gewirz!
And yeah, I can relate to the difficulty in finding DC apartments...two years ago, I struggled to find one through the summer months as I started a new job. Had to actually sublet for two months before the right opportunity became available. There's plenty of housing in DC, but most of it is A: too expensive, B: located in a crappy part of town, C: not metro accessible, and/or D: too small for a human being to reasonably dwell in. Finding a tolerable apartment can be a real challenge, but if you're persistent enough on Craigslist and its ilk, you'll eventually luck out.


Besides part-time students, are there any sections in which the classes begin at a reasonably late time, say, at 2:00 pm or later. If so, let me know which section! Any classes in the morning really, really suck for me. The mornings are my best study hours; but if I have classes beginning at 8, 9, or 10, I have to get up at 3, 4, or 5 respectively in order to get some decent studying done--very unpleasant!


You study immediately proceeding your classes? Reading the night before doesn't work?


I do all my reading for classes the morning of. I can't study the night before; I can read a work of fiction but can't study.

Also, while a bit of a strain, I find the pressure of having to be prepared for class in 4-5 hours to stimulate me to read more quickly and in a more focused manner. Generally, when I don't have this pressure, I waste a lot of time and don't get quality reading/work done.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Splitt3r » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:44 pm

SethD2767 wrote:
I do all my reading for classes the morning of. I can't study the night before; I can read a work of fiction but can't study.

Also, while a bit of a strain, I find the pressure of having to be prepared for class in 4-5 hours to stimulate me to read more quickly and in a more focused manner. Generally, when I don't have this pressure, I waste a lot of time and don't get quality reading/work done.


I think you're pretty much boned until next year. It seems to me all of the sections have morning classes. Sorry :(

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Re: GULC '12

Postby gilchristh » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:07 am

About housing: I got really lucky very quickly. I posted a brief note on the Georgetown Law 2012 facebook group (and also posted a CL ad) seeking someone to go apartment-hunting with me. I got a few replies from each within 24 hours, and really clicked with another incoming 1L (we'll be in her condo with my furniture--perfect situation for both of us--in Columbia Heights). We both managed to get Section 3, which is cool 'cause we can walk to and from the metro together. I'd definitely suggest posting a note on the FB page (and now probably on your section's page, too) and putting up a "housing wanted" ad on Craigslist. You should find a place pretty quickly.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby gilchristh » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:02 pm

Hey fellow future Hoya Lawyas (Jschuyler and Splitt3r, in particular):

Can we, like, make a list of all the GULC haters and PUH-LEASE make a pact to check in with them once in a while? ... ya know, to see how all of their infinitely wise 0L prognostications about 1L OCI and Biglaw cutoffs and clerkships are working out, see how they're all doing, and ask how happy they are with the way their school choices and careers turned out? I'd really love to do this annually... and maybe quote their posts when we do so.

Anyone else with me on this?!?




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