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GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:15 pm

No thread for this year: Let's get this started hoya lawyas!

Post questions, concerns, thoughts, etc.!

Last couple of years GULCers have shared the triumphs and tragedies of EIW. To that end, and in the interest of sharing relevant data to make sense out of that which makes no sense, would suggest sharing whatever information you're comfortable with from the following (feel free to copy/paste into your reply post):

Approximate class rank: (top 10%, top 15%, top 33%, above median, median, below median)
Journal: (which one)
Moot Court, Beaudry, etc.: (which one/s)
IP backbround: Yes/No
Significant work experience: (broadly defined as anything relevant to corporate America/business/finance/accounting/tax/paralegal/etc.) Yes/No is enough
Years out of undergrad: (if more than 2, just 2+ is fine to prevent outing)
Prestigious undergrad: Yes/No/Locally
Other relevant factors (e.g., URM, LBGT, age/prior life experience, military):
Target markets:
Type of work sought: Corporate/Litigation/Doesn't matter
Self-assessed interviewing ability: (great/good/normal/below normal/far below normal)
Screeners or callbacks prior to EIW from mass-mailing: (if yes, how many, what type of firm, etc.)
Screeners received for EIW: (just the number)
Callbacks received from EIW screeners: (just the number, and if you would, Vault ranking if applicable, i.e., V25, V50, and two non-Vault firms; market/city if comfortable listing)
Offers received: (just the number, and if you would, Vault ranking if applicable, i.e., V25, V50, and two non-Vault firms; market/city if comfortable listing)

Identifying handle (not TLS name: stay anonymous) for this line of posting; feel free to edit your original post, though, as things change (i.e., don't just keep on adding new versions).

For Reference:
2012 Thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=189522
2011 Thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=161886


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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:25 pm

Journal results next Friday - if the trend continues like past years...

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:35 pm

Have journal results come out that early in past years?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have journal results come out that early in past years?


According to the 2011 & 2012 threads, indeed they have. Question - are you guys planning to wait on mass mailing until then?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:10 pm

Probably not a good idea to wait on mass mailing.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:46 pm

Anyone doing job fairs to supplement mass-mailing and OCI? Any luck with snagging screeners?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone doing job fairs to supplement mass-mailing and OCI? Any luck with snagging screeners?


Uploaded my resume for the Vault/MCAA Diversity fair in D.C. and got 3 interviews that way. Diversity applicant (obv.), top 1/3rd, don't know about journals yet.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Journal results next Friday - if the trend continues like past years...


I hope this happens tomorrow. I'm tired of waiting.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:42 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Journal results next Friday - if the trend continues like past years...


I hope this happens tomorrow. I'm tired of waiting.

How are they announcing? Email?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:52 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Journal results next Friday - if the trend continues like past years...


I hope this happens tomorrow. I'm tired of waiting.

How are they announcing? Email?


Pretty sure that you have to check the write-on competition website ("results" tab). I hope they come out today, but I'm not holding my breath. OCS told me it could be early August FWIW...

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:03 am

They email you telling you to check the tab and the results are displayed there

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:08 pm

Journal results are up! Got GLJ!

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Journal results are up! Got GLJ!

Grats! I got Journal of Law and Public Policy. Anyone knows how we are supposed to put this on our resume? Do we say an offer was extended or what?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Journal results are up! Got GLJ!


Same! Thrilled.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:47 pm

so is it not possible to grade on to GJL? not to sound like a jerk, but im well within the top 10% and had what i assumed to be at least a decent note and didnt get it...

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby musicfor18 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Journal results are up! Got GLJ!

Grats! I got Journal of Law and Public Policy. Anyone knows how we are supposed to put this on our resume? Do we say an offer was extended or what?


I think you'd list it as "(offer extended)" only if you had an offer and declined it.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so is it not possible to grade on to GJL? not to sound like a jerk, but im well within the top 10% and had what i assumed to be at least a decent note and didnt get it...


Did you read all the information that was available before, during, and after the competition? Like the comparison chart containing the selection criteria for each journal? It was abundantly clear that there is no way to get on a journal whereby your case comment didn't constitute a substantial portion of the criteria.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so is it not possible to grade on to GJL? not to sound like a jerk, but im well within the top 10% and had what i assumed to be at least a decent note and didnt get it...


Did you read all the information that was available before, during, and after the competition? Like the comparison chart containing the selection criteria for each journal? It was abundantly clear that there is no way to get on a journal whereby your case comment didn't constitute a substantial portion of the criteria.



no need to be a dick. the guidance is pretty vague as it simply shows a 50/50 or 60/40 breakdown for each journal without any insight into the black box that pumps out a final score. at many other schools it is somewhat clear that at a certain threshold (i.e. top 5%) its pretty much a lock as long as you turn something in.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:27 pm

Also GLJ! Anyone know when they will post the full masthead?

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Got GJIL. Psyched. No office hours here, so have fun guys!

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Grats! I got Journal of Law and Public Policy. Anyone knows how we are supposed to put this on our resume? Do we say an offer was extended or what?


I second this question. "Staff, Georgetown Journal of X, 2013?" Is that too bold? I don't want to do anything improper.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:25 pm

Tax lawyer real excited didn't rank GLJ so tax was my number 1 but for resume I think once you accept the offer you write member of Georgetown journal XXX

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby sambeber » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:so is it not possible to grade on to GJL? not to sound like a jerk, but im well within the top 10% and had what i assumed to be at least a decent note and didnt get it...

GLJ only takes 50-55 out of 600 1Ls, and only half of those spots even consider grades at all. This happens every year; there are no guarantees, no matter your grades.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:so is it not possible to grade on to GJL? not to sound like a jerk, but im well within the top 10% and had what i assumed to be at least a decent note and didnt get it...


Did you read all the information that was available before, during, and after the competition? Like the comparison chart containing the selection criteria for each journal? It was abundantly clear that there is no way to get on a journal whereby your case comment didn't constitute a substantial portion of the criteria.



no need to be a dick. the guidance is pretty vague as it simply shows a 50/50 or 60/40 breakdown for each journal without any insight into the black box that pumps out a final score. at many other schools it is somewhat clear that at a certain threshold (i.e. top 5%) its pretty much a lock as long as you turn something in.


As I recall, the cut-off is top 30% of write-on scores. No matter your grades/diversity, if you aren't top 30%, you aren't in the running. People with top grades miss out every year because of this. That said, top grades are plenty to carry them through EIW.

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Re: GULC EIW 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:30 am

I think OCI biding results are released today. Anyone know what time? Because I'm probably going to be sitting on the OCI tab at work all day hitting F5.




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