Anonymous User wrote:auds1008 wrote:former gw transfer here.. good luck to all!!
can you go into detail about going from 1L to GW? what are the classes like, students, profs, OCI, employability...
also, what were your 1L stats and did you apply EA?
edit: actually, it would also be much appreciated if anyone else out there who transferred into GW that could also answer the above questions? ty ty.
I went to a T3/T4 with mediocre grades so don't give up just because you're outside of the top 15% of wherever you go to.
1L to GW
I'd say the first thing I noticed at GW was the size of the classes. I knew the classes are big but man there are so many people in one class. There's almost an undergrad feel to them. The second thing was that people seem to be more active, or maybe just appear to be more active because of the lack of study spaces. There is no cubicle at all, which is really weird.
Like I said, huge classes. One great thing about GW is that there are some of my professors are either well respected in the legal industry, judges (i.e. Rader, Essex), statute drafters, and firm partners. This is great because you get to network with them if you choose to do so. Besides that, there are obviously both good and bad professors, just like any other school. You just need to avoid the bad ones and go for the good ones.
OCI was okay for me. I didn't get my GW acceptance until the morning of the last day for bidding so I wasn't very prepared for it. That said, I still managed to pull in about 10 interviews. I'm not sure what the average is. Generally though, I'd say GW students fare pretty well, at least among the people that I spoke to. I personally am a part time student. I got a full time job AFTER I transferred here so I'm definitely not complaining.