GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

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GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 08, 2017 10:54 pm

Hello,

I was recently accepted to GULC via EA. Law review is in May and housing would be finalized before OCIs, giving me more time to focus on the job search since my internship is from May to early Aug. I ultimately want to end up in D.C. or NYC doing corporate law at a V100. I have family and networks in both cities. Should I take the risk of applying and waiting for a letter of admission late in the game (June-Aug), completing law review during the first week of school in September, and searching for housing at NU/NYU/Columbia before/during OCIs or be conservative and assume I'm going to attend GULC? I'm worried I'm spreading myself too thin with the limited amount of time I have to decide.

I don't have my full semester grades yet but I was in the 15% my first semester.

Any feedback / thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby Generic1L » Mon May 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Since you wanna end up in those markets, it would make sense to wait for NYU/CLS (Northwestern too, but I'm assuming you're shooting for the other two more).

I would put my deposits into GULC, and wait out the summer for responses. It puts a little extra work on you, but then again, you're already used to it from completing transfer apps while still working on 1L.

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Re: GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Tue May 09, 2017 12:23 am

Generic1L wrote:I would put my deposits into GULC, and wait out the summer for responses. It puts a little extra work on you, but then again, you're already used to it from completing transfer apps while still working on 1L.



Agreed.

I moved to New York to transfer on about 5 days notice. It's very all doable (if stressful). Definitely apply.

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Re: GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby foregetaboutdre » Tue May 09, 2017 12:29 am

Wait it out until 1-2 week before EIW/OCI bidding deadlines (transfer here). You most likely won't make LR and may make a secondary journal (which isn't super useful, but good to have) so I wouldn't worry about that too much tbh. You're in a good place...just be patient!

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Re: GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby Nebby » Tue May 09, 2017 12:31 am

Wait for NYU/CLS. I did GULC EA, paid the two deposits, and then got into CLS in early July. That was plenty of time to find a place to live in NY, as the housing market is always flooded with rooms for rent.

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Re: GULC or wait for NU/NYU/Columbia

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks all, I'm going to wait it out



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