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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:02 pm
by prncaspian3
Honestly, It would be quite a dilemma for me between GULC, and a school ranked near NW (I did apply to Cornell and Duke). If one likes the D.C. market in particular, then GULC is the better choice.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:00 pm
by apper123
I'd take GULC over NW as well. Not everyone makes their decision based on x being higher than y. I know several people who may take GULC even over CCN.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:28 pm
by samiseaborn
I'm staying on the list because I want to work in DC (I've also not been accepted anywhere else) but I do go back and forth about it. How do the rest of you staying on the list justify doing it even though there is no way we will be on any journal and it's unlikely any acceptance might come before OCI is over?

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:29 pm
by traydeuce
apper123 wrote:I'd take GULC over NW as well. Not everyone makes their decision based on x being higher than y. I know several people who may take GULC even over CCN.


That seems very risky. If I go there, employers may, for all I know, see me as equivalent to a Georgetown kid with a B+ average. Which is to say, someone who isn't terribly recruitable. D.C. opportunities notwithstanding, I just don't get the sense it's safe to take GULC over much higher-ranked schools in this economy.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:42 pm
by prncaspian3
Tray, I'm struggling with the amount of effort I should be putting into the Write-On....for this reason. I'm sort of like, the odds are > 60% I get into ONE of those schools, right? And so I might as well be making the decision now...and this whole Write on is maybe misspent energy, as my decision would (likely) be to take the higher ranked school.

Edit: Ah, but the real dilemma is, GULC + LR versus higher ranked, no chance of LR.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:01 pm
by apper123
traydeuce wrote:
apper123 wrote:I'd take GULC over NW as well. Not everyone makes their decision based on x being higher than y. I know several people who may take GULC even over CCN.


That seems very risky. If I go there, employers may, for all I know, see me as equivalent to a Georgetown kid with a B+ average. Which is to say, someone who isn't terribly recruitable. D.C. opportunities notwithstanding, I just don't get the sense it's safe to take GULC over much higher-ranked schools in this economy.


While I'd like to keep the option of it open, (and will be pursuing a 2L SA), I'm fairly certain I do not want a career in BigLaw and am more interested in politics, government and election law. You have to be careful to not evaluate everything from the angle of seeking BigLaw employment.

And I think a "Georgetown kid with a B+ average" being "not terribly recruitable" is a bit silly of an assertion.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:10 pm
by iheartlaw
i would personally choose gulc over many "better" schools as well- including duke (cuz i dont wanna be in NC), virginia (for the same reasons), and cornell (cuz let's be honest, it's ithaca). but that is just MY personal preference.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:10 pm
by iheartlaw
apper123 wrote:And I think a "Georgetown kid with a B+ average" being "not terribly recruitable" is a bit silly of an assertion.


i agree.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:23 am
by DClaw2010
Has anyone else yet to hear anything? No WL/Ding/acceptance?

UR since 7/13- Likley later then most of you

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:40 am
by 2ndcirclaw
I am still waiting. I emailed and they said they hoped to have all decisions made by the end of July. UR 7/9

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:57 am
by beantownmu
Does anyone think I stand a better chance of acceptance by switching my application from both to part-time? I originally thought I should put both on my application just to keep all options open. I am currently a part-time student, a 4.0, ranked #1 of 190 at a tier 3 in the northeast. I applied late, I have been under review since 7/15.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:00 pm
by traydeuce
What's Georgetown's curve, by the way?

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:01 am
by iheartlaw
For those of you waiting our deadline for seat deposit is 7/26. I expect that once they see how many seats they have tentatively filled, they will continue with their decisions. I am not sure if this is good or bad news for you, but i hope things work out for those of you waiting.

On a side note- yes, I think changing ur app from ft to pt is a good idea. Particularly because they may be looking to fill PT slots, and it shows that you are committed to that program and not just trying to get in any way you can. Best of luck.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:21 am
by gtownyesplease
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:40 am
by beantownmu
I'm not so sure all seats are full, I have not yet received a decision on my application, although I did apply late. But if you do think all seats are full, how many seats do you think (roughly, obviously not looking for an exact number) will open up after the deposit deadline? Does anyone have historical information on this topic?

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:59 pm
by iheartlaw
I sent in my seat deposit today, and am very excited! =)

I hope that for those of you waiting, you hear a favorable response in the coming days!

Anyone else send in their seat deposit?

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:03 pm
by XM3045
I'm attending. Got in EA and felt that I had used up my luck and decided not to apply anywhere else. Who else is actually planning on attending?

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:08 pm
by XM3045
traydeuce wrote:What's Georgetown's curve, by the way?


Friend of mine at GULC sent me this a while ago. I guess the B and lower grades are slightly adjustable. Something like for every percentage point B- and below, they can give an extra percentage of Bs. Looks a lot better than my old school's curve, but also slightly depressing that OCI views transfers as 3.4 type students. That looks to be just a touch better than median.

A 12%
A- 19%
B+ 28%
B 31%*
B- }
C+ }
C }
C- }5-10%*
D }
F }

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:48 pm
by apper123
anyone moving to DC looking for other transfer students to live with? PM me...

(or existing GULC students... that's cool too)

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:50 pm
by traydeuce
XM3045 wrote:
traydeuce wrote:also slightly depressing that OCI views transfers as 3.4 type students. That looks to be just a touch better than median.


Do they... OCS claimed that I'd be viewed as about a 3.6. Which had a huge effect on my bidding strategy. In other news, I somehow sent my write-on 9 minutes late. Partly due to login difficulties, so maybe there's a hope for forgiveness.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:11 pm
by shmoo597
OCS told me that as a transfer (top 15%, t20), I should bid at firms with a median at 3.3-3.4, and maybe 3.5.

However this is all moot now because I got into NYU! GULC can take my $1200 and someone gets my seat.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:25 pm
by traydeuce
I guess we spoke to different people. It doesn't make any sense that, leaving a t15 (by the way, would you transfer to move up a single spot?), you'd somehow get downgraded from being regarded as a top 20% student to a median one.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:17 pm
by bigred87
3.3-3.4??? Wow, that sucks...

I based my bidding strategy on assuming I'm about a 3.5-3.6, but not sure how smart that was. I'm a 3.8 and top 1% at my school, so maybe that will help me?? UGH

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:41 pm
by Wolverine21
Midwest T3, Top 2%: Waitlisted

Sent in my LOCI today along with my law review offer. Anyone have experience being on the wailist? Anyone accepted off the w/l yet?

EDIT: For those interested, I applied on May 25 and did not hear anything until last week.

Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:54 pm
by Bankhead
I've heard of FT applicants having success getting off the waitlist if they tell the school they would attend PT. Obviously if you applied to Both or PT then this would not help you.