GULC '12

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Re: GULC '12

Postby scoutfinch80 » Fri May 08, 2009 11:53 pm

Splitt3r wrote:Yeah for sure. I'm kind of torn between the two options. It seems to me that there would be a higher rate of gunners in curriculum B, which is one thing that has me leaning towards A atm. Can anyone who is currently a student confirm/deny this, or at least as best you can only being in one section?


Opposite. We didn't even have professors who cold-called our first semester. Every class has a handful of people who talk more, but we really teased them in a good-natured way. There was no one overly obnoxious.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby scoutfinch80 » Fri May 08, 2009 11:58 pm

SubmarineChaser wrote:Actually dude I sort of got the opposite impression from the ASW. I stayed with a 1L in Curriculum B and met a few of his friends. They were all really laid-back and pretty cool, and they came off as very intellectually curious but definitely not gunners; I think as someone who wants to get into BigLaw I'll be in the minority in Curriculum B.


I think that "intellectually curious" is a good way to describe a lot of people in the section. I also encountered very little competitiveness -- we all swapped outlines, etc., and all the previous Section 3-ers who are now 2Ls and 3Ls were great about giving us outlines, notes, advice.

Did you sit in on any of our classes when you visited? Congrats on choosing Curriculum B! Welcome to "the club." :D

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Splitt3r » Sun May 10, 2009 5:28 pm

That's actually really interesting to hear. I figured because Curriculum B is supposedly more work, the people who would be attracted to it are those who are most inclined to be gunnerish, but it seems like that's inaccurate. Damn, this going to be a hard decision...

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Mon May 11, 2009 3:27 am

Where is the computer requirement junk on the admitted student site?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Mon May 11, 2009 3:29 am

If you are interested in legal academia and jurisprudence then B track makes the most sense right?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Lawyer2012 » Mon May 11, 2009 3:55 pm

susiecusieq wrote:Where is the computer requirement junk on the admitted student site?


Hey, took me a little while to find but here it is...definitely not on the admitted students site!:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/ist/students/computerrecs/comrec.htm

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Mon May 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Lawyer2012 wrote:
susiecusieq wrote:Where is the computer requirement junk on the admitted student site?


Hey, took me a little while to find but here it is...definitely not on the admitted students site!:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/ist/students/computerrecs/comrec.htm


Thanks so much!!!!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby scoutfinch80 » Tue May 12, 2009 10:25 am

susiecusieq wrote:If you are interested in legal academia and jurisprudence then B track makes the most sense right?


In my opinion, yes. You would love our Legal Justice class.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Tue May 12, 2009 1:33 pm

scoutfinch80 wrote:
susiecusieq wrote:If you are interested in legal academia and jurisprudence then B track makes the most sense right?


In my opinion, yes. You would love our Legal Justice class.


schweet.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Lawyer2012 » Tue May 12, 2009 1:38 pm

I just took the plunge and chose Curriculum A...felt it was better, at least in my case, to play it safe and take the more traditional route than to experiment with B, no matter how effing interesting it sounds! :(

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Re: GULC '12

Postby sp003k » Tue May 12, 2009 1:50 pm

How do we select or identify our interest in B?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby 1000bmr » Tue May 12, 2009 2:00 pm

Lawyer2012 wrote:I just took the plunge and chose Curriculum A...felt it was better, at least in my case, to play it safe and take the more traditional route than to experiment with B, no matter how effing interesting it sounds! :(


I made the same choice (not submitted yet, but like 90% sure). I think that the classes and discussions will probably be more interesting in B, but I'd rather miss out on the "extras" than miss minute but important details of the law because my class glossed over it to get to the philosophy and politics of the case.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Tue May 12, 2009 2:05 pm

1000bmr wrote:
Lawyer2012 wrote:I just took the plunge and chose Curriculum A...felt it was better, at least in my case, to play it safe and take the more traditional route than to experiment with B, no matter how effing interesting it sounds! :(


I made the same choice (not submitted yet, but like 90% sure). I think that the classes and discussions will probably be more interesting in B, but I'd rather miss out on the "extras" than miss minute but important details of the law because my class glossed over it to get to the philosophy and politics of the case.


but can't you teach yourself the details? that's what I'm thinking. it's the discussion you can't duplicate. shrug.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Lawyer2012 » Tue May 12, 2009 2:07 pm

sp003k wrote:How do we select or identify our interest in B?


On your admitted students page, go to the Academics tab and choose Curriculum. At the top should be a link to the short form you have to submit online to pick A or B.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Lawyer2012 » Tue May 12, 2009 2:22 pm

1000bmr wrote: I made the same choice (not submitted yet, but like 90% sure). I think that the classes and discussions will probably be more interesting in B, but I'd rather miss out on the "extras" than miss minute but important details of the law because my class glossed over it to get to the philosophy and politics of the case.


My concern had more to do with studying for exams. While the traditional courses have supplements, guides, and advice that are applicable to most law school curricula, I personally don't feel too comfortable with winging it and figuring out what to do and how to handle exams any more than I already have to for Curriculum A.

susiecusieq wrote:but can't you teach yourself the details? that's what I'm thinking. it's the discussion you can't duplicate. shrug.


That's probably very true. The learning style of Curriculum B sounds much more attractive to me than A, because I always love a good political or philosophical discussion. I just feel more comfortable being held to the traditional standards of the study of law than to face uncertainty.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby AdCommie » Wed May 13, 2009 11:48 am

Anybody receive housing offers yet?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby Lawyer2012 » Tue May 19, 2009 1:00 pm

AdCommie wrote:Anybody receive housing offers yet?


Just got mine yesterday!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby AdCommie » Wed May 20, 2009 11:38 am

got a single~ I'm now 90% sure I'll be living in Gerwitz

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Re: GULC '12

Postby whiteballea » Thu May 21, 2009 9:25 am

Two days ago here. I'm still trying to catch my breath after looking at the price tag for 48 hours.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby BBoy_TigerStyle » Fri May 22, 2009 10:25 pm

Does anyone have any info on whether or not people actually get off the housing waitlist? I finally made a decision between GULC and Vandy yesterday and just submitted my housing application today... :?

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Sat May 23, 2009 12:28 am

I haven't heard anything about housing yet! ARG!

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Re: GULC '12

Postby SubmarineChaser » Sat May 23, 2009 11:18 am

BBoy_TigerStyle wrote:Does anyone have any info on whether or not people actually get off the housing waitlist? I finally made a decision between GULC and Vandy yesterday and just submitted my housing application today... :?

At the early ASW they told us that everyone who wants housing has gotten it in the past...hopefully that applies to housing WL people as well, but they didn't address that specifically. Good luck!

AdCommie wrote:got a single~ I'm now 90% sure I'll be living in Gerwitz

I got the double I wanted, I'll be in there for sure.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby AceOfDiamonds » Sat May 23, 2009 9:48 pm

I also got a double and I also got the housing arrangement I wanted on-campus.
Now to find a way to make the $180,000 debt I'd be jumping into more tolerable...

I also chose B for the curriculum but I don't think I'd be upset with A if I didn't get my first choice.

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Re: GULC '12

Postby susiecusieq » Sat May 23, 2009 10:07 pm

I just finally got my financial aid letter today and 180 grand hit me like a ton of bricks.

How come I haven't heard anything on housing yet??

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Re: GULC '12

Postby AceOfDiamonds » Sat May 23, 2009 10:20 pm

I was kind of surprised I didn't qualify for a single meaningful scholarship at G-town, particularly since I'm 24 years old (well past the age of qualifying as a dependent) and I have virtually no assets (in terms of saved income, etc) to contribute.
The thought of spending more than $20,000 a year for ten years to pay off my loans isn't enticing, but this is T14 we're talking about, so maybe I'll just have to suck it up.

As for housing: I just recently learned about my accommodations and roommate myself, and I'm pretty sure they'll be making housing decisions through at least mid-June.




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