Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby TFR » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:51 pm

I was accepted to GULC and decided against it last year, if anyone has any questions...

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby PinkRevolver » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:54 pm

ar49g wrote:Anyone else get the "Confirmation of Wait List Response" e-mail?



yep

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jmls1987 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:53 pm

TFR wrote:I was accepted to GULC and decided against it last year, if anyone has any questions...


What made you decide against it? Did you get off the waitlist too late? Ive heard of people signing a lease at one school and then get accepted to GULC

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby ComeonGULC » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:39 am

So I am on the same boat as everyone on this threat. (waitlisted for transfer to GULC)
Anybody have an idea on what are our chances at this point? or how many people are actually on this waitlist?

Waitlist is not ranked = I don't believe this
Preferred List = I guess this really does exist but I didn't get that email so I guess I'm just on a regular WL

Based on what I see on the thread, I guess there are few deposit deadlines coming up 8/1 and 8/6

I hope at least one of us gets pulled from the waitlist either tomorrow or next week.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby paintbynumbers » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:58 am

Has anyone been accepted and actually put a deposit down within the past 2 weeks? I'm sure people have had to make other plans like signing leases, OCIs, etc.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 am

my law school semester starts in two weeks. I hope spots open up soon, but at this point I guess it's highly unlikely. My last week as a SA and my anxiety is through the roof :(

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby ComeonGULC » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:25 pm

Same here. Start on 8/19.
Anyone hearing anything this week?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby paintbynumbers » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Maybe by the end if the week. Supposedly there are 8/1 and 8/6 deposit deadlines.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:08 pm

By the end of the week, "if" there are any open seats.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jmls1987 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:28 pm

biglaw99 wrote:By the end of the week, "if" there are any open seats.


^^ did you call or something??

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:59 pm

No, I am assuming that would be the case if there were open seats. I have absolutely no idea how this process works and I couldn't be more anti-social my last week as an SA as I constantly refresh the status checker :x

jmls1987 wrote:
biglaw99 wrote:By the end of the week, "if" there are any open seats.


^^ did you call or something??

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:13 am

Praying for a miracle today. 8/6 deadline

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jessuf » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:17 am

biglaw99 wrote:No, I am assuming that would be the case if there were open seats. I have absolutely no idea how this process works and I couldn't be more anti-social my last week as an SA as I constantly refresh the status checker :x

Why do you want to transfer to GULC so badly if you already have an SA lined up for 2L summer?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Scoot Scoot » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:23 am

I'm still waiting, but honestly don't really know how to justify going at this point. With no EIW, it almost makes no sense for me. Am I missing something? Not that it matters, an acceptance isn't coming lol.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:33 am

It could be because I currently attend a TTT.

Jessuf wrote:
biglaw99 wrote:No, I am assuming that would be the case if there were open seats. I have absolutely no idea how this process works and I couldn't be more anti-social my last week as an SA as I constantly refresh the status checker :x

Why do you want to transfer to GULC so badly if you already have an SA lined up for 2L summer?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jessuf » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:03 pm

biglaw99 wrote:It could be because I currently attend a TTT.

So you're doing it for prestige? Do you have a scholarship at your current school?

Scoot Scoot wrote:I'm still waiting, but honestly don't really know how to justify going at this point. With no EIW, it almost makes no sense for me. Am I missing something? Not that it matters, an acceptance isn't coming lol.

If you are big law or bust, it makes zero sense. If you would incur substantially more debt by attending GULC, it also makes zero sense. EIW just gives you access to firms anyway. The firms will still judge you based on your class rank at your old school plus the overall rank of your old school. It's not like top 5% at a TTT would be treated like a top 5% GULCer and get Cravath. If you are dead set on big law, then missing out on EIW and journal write on really hurts you. Might as well do OCI at your current school instead.

However, if you are interested in PI/gov, GULC is a great school for that, and I recommend transferring for that if you have a PI/gov resume. GULC has great courses and clinics, and DC is obviously the prime location for internships. Pretty much a sure bet that GULC places better in PI/gov than whatever your current school is.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Scoot Scoot » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:08 pm

Jessuf wrote:
biglaw99 wrote:It could be because I currently attend a TTT.

So you're doing it for prestige? Do you have a scholarship at your current school?

Scoot Scoot wrote:I'm still waiting, but honestly don't really know how to justify going at this point. With no EIW, it almost makes no sense for me. Am I missing something? Not that it matters, an acceptance isn't coming lol.

If you are big law or bust, it makes zero sense. If you would incur substantially more debt by attending GULC, it also makes zero sense. EIW just gives you access to firms anyway. The firms will still judge you based on your class rank at your old school plus the overall rank of your old school. It's not like top 5% at a TTT would be treated like a top 5% GULCer and get Cravath. If you are dead set on big law, then missing out on EIW and journal write on really hurts you. Might as well do OCI at your current school instead.

However, if you are interested in PI/gov, GULC is a great school for that, and I recommend transferring for that if you have a PI/gov resume. GULC has great courses and clinics, and DC is obviously the prime location for internships. Pretty much a sure bet that GULC places better in PI/gov than whatever your current school is.


Thanks for the response. I'm much more interested in this and have a resume geared towards it, but I would incur substantially more debt. And FWIW, I'd be coming from a T1 (not great PI/gov placement).

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby timmyd » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:34 pm

I decided to transfer to UT over Gtown (granted I missed EIW at both) but UT allows me to do a journal write on which is huge for me. I think that, even missing EIW, I would take Gtown over a TTT. The name of your degree granting instiution will follow you forever. You might not get the interviews for big law but the connections you could make at Gtown would be worth it in my opinion. Plus if you do well at Gtown and got on a journal (they will let you write on next summer btw) I think some firms would look at you as a 3l. I think alot of the analysis on these forums is very short sighted and not geared towards looking at a career. Even if you were to go solo one day I think it would be more beneficial to have the pedigree boost. These are considerations I took to heart in making my decision. Maybe they will backfire...but I will make that determination at the conclusion of my career, not at the end of 1l summer.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:21 am

At this point I would appreciate a rejection, just so I know it's not going to happen last minute.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jmls1987 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:59 pm

biglaw99 wrote:At this point I would appreciate a rejection, just so I know it's not going to happen last minute.


You should call and see if there are seats that are opening up ...

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby umnorgulc » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:51 pm

I am also on Gtowns wait list.
What do you think I should do "IF" I get accepted. I am transferring from a TTT, but I have already been accepted to U of MN

U of MN - on a journal and in-state tuition
- and OCI's (I have networked a ton with firms in minneapolis and have a couple of Partners forwarding my resume and cover letter)

OR

Georgetown?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:55 pm

umnorgulc wrote:I am also on Gtowns wait list.
What do you think I should do "IF" I get accepted. I am transferring from a TTT, but I have already been accepted to U of MN

U of MN - on a journal and in-state tuition
- and OCI's (I have networked a ton with firms in minneapolis and have a couple of Partners forwarding my resume and cover letter)

OR

Georgetown?

if you have connections, OCI, in-state, and a journal at UMN.... seems like a no brainer ....
unless you get a job and they are cool w/ the Gtown switch last minute but that still may not be enough to overcome the journal/in-state thing

classic OTOH and OTOH :D

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby jessuf » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:13 pm

umnorgulc wrote:I am also on Gtowns wait list.
What do you think I should do "IF" I get accepted. I am transferring from a TTT, but I have already been accepted to U of MN

U of MN - on a journal and in-state tuition
- and OCI's (I have networked a ton with firms in minneapolis and have a couple of Partners forwarding my resume and cover letter)

OR

Georgetown?

U of MN hands down.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby biglaw99 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:50 pm

Anyone hear anything today? If acceptances haven't gone out after these two deadlines, then the class is probably full. :(

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Waiting Thread 2013

Postby AFpierce88 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:51 am

Accepted and Declined. Goodluck, hope someone gets the spot. Anyone else hear anything?




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