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shmoo597
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:07 pm

traydeuce wrote: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.


I think the person I talked to was basically telling me to bid with a huge amount of caution. I got the impression she was telling that to everyone: bid on firms with medians well below your actual GPA. She said that bidding only on firms with a 3.5 median would be far to aggressive as a transfer, and that to be safe, I should pepper the 3.3-3.5 range. ITE, I think that's pretty good advice. Transfers aside, the actual GULC people are getting slammed too.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby apper123 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:16 pm

i hit the 3.3-3.5 region pretty hard, with a few dips into the 3.0ish region with some higherish (15-25) bids. i bid very heavily in NY, pretty substantially in DC (although not as heavy as NY... but i do prefer DC), and then peppered some secondary markets where i have strong ties.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby XM3045 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:18 pm

apper123 wrote:i hit the 3.3-3.5 region pretty hard, with a few dips into the 3.0ish region with some higherish (15-25) bids. i bid very heavily in NY, pretty substantially in DC (although not as heavy as NY... but i do prefer DC), and then peppered some secondary markets where i have strong ties.


This was my basic approach as well. I bid a little heavier on DC than NYC and then hit Atlanta pretty hard as well (family reasons). What is your guess for # of interviews we'll get through the lotto system?

Although I like the idea behind the system, I sort of wish there was a bit of a filtering system. I just think it could be pretty unpleasant and a waste of time to sit through interviews where they have 0 interest in a transfer student.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby apper123 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:47 pm

6-8

10 if we're lucky

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby gtownyesplease » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:43 am

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby afterglow99 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:46 am

I'll be withdrawing today, good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby samiseaborn » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 am

I really hope so!

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby beantownmu » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:00 am

I'm just hoping for a decision soon, although i did apply late.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Bankhead » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:01 am

apper123 wrote:6-8

10 if we're lucky


Why so few interviews? Other (T14) schools said more like between 15-25.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby gtownyesplease » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:05 am

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:36 am

[quote="Bankhead]

Why so few interviews? Other (T14) schools said more like between 15-25.[/quote]

Because gulc = t14 and not t10 or t6. Massive class size, horrible economy, low t14 rank = not that many interview slots.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:17 pm

On a different note - I am not sure if I recall correctly, but did someone mention here that they were able to get part of their $1200 seat deposit back? Is this possible?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby Bankhead » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:16 pm

shmoo597 wrote:[


I'm just unclear how the factors you cite would affect the lottery system. Do firms just opt to do fewer slots at GULC?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby samiseaborn » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:21 pm

Just wondering after reading on the Employment thread about proving to a firm that you have connections to the city: I want to go to Georgetown/DC because that's where a lot of the IP stuff is with the federal circuit and all and I am also interested in government/policy work. But I have never lived there, or gone to school there, no family, etc. (I'm more connected to the East Coast as a whole) Is it completely unrealistic to go to GULC and apply to/work for DC firms through OCI then?*

*still on the waitlist, but this is hypothetical and could determine if I stay on the waitlist.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:58 pm

Bankhead wrote:
I'm just unclear how the factors you cite would affect the lottery system. Do firms just opt to do fewer slots at GULC?


Yea, thats my understanding. Check the employment forum - GULC has an absurdly low number of interview slots for a school of its size.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby t14orelse » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:03 pm

apper123 wrote:i hit the 3.3-3.5 region pretty hard, with a few dips into the 3.0ish region with some higherish (15-25) bids. i bid very heavily in NY, pretty substantially in DC (although not as heavy as NY... but i do prefer DC), and then peppered some secondary markets where i have strong ties.


This is also what I did, fwiw.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby beantownmu » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:15 pm

My status changed to under review 7/28. I applied part-time and was originally under review on 7/15.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby beantownmu » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:44 pm

Does anyone knows what my status change (above) means?

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby traydeuce » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:45 pm

t14orelse wrote:
apper123 wrote:i hit the 3.3-3.5 region pretty hard, with a few dips into the 3.0ish region with some higherish (15-25) bids. i bid very heavily in NY, pretty substantially in DC (although not as heavy as NY... but i do prefer DC), and then peppered some secondary markets where i have strong ties.


This is also what I did, fwiw.


This... is kind of what I did. In reality I just found a list of the top 20 appellate firms and bid on their D.C. offices in some random order. Luckily their medians were largely in the 3.4s. Not so luckily, they were all 480 bids for 20-40 spots firms.
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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:51 pm

beantownmu wrote:Does anyone knows what my status change (above) means?


It's really hard to say. If you had applied to FT/PT and your status checker had just changed to PT, I would be inclined to say you were admitted to the PT. However, since that's not the situation, it's just really hard to say.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby gtownyesplease » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:38 pm

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby iheartlaw » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:39 pm

very exciting! congrats! i look forward to meeting you in the fall. WL FTW! :D

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby gtownyesplease » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:43 pm

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:45 pm

Awesome. What a gratifying result after such a long wait. Congratulations. BTW, Don't treat Maryland students as outcasts if you see them riding through DC.

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Re: Official Georgetown EA thread

Postby XM3045 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:09 pm

gtownyesplease wrote:IN off the waitlist via email at 4:55pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats. See you in the Fall!




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