GW Law Class of 2014

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:53 pm

TheFutureLawyer wrote:
law4vus wrote:
schooner wrote:Just noticed this addition in the portal, in Orientation Overview:

Important Notice Regarding Assignment to Sections and Book Lists for First-Year Students

In order to maximize the diversity of each first-year section, and to minimize the need to reassign students to other sections, first-year section assignments are not made until the class membership has been completely finalized, just before Orientation.

Because classes are organized by section, you accordingly will receive information regarding textbooks and first assignments at or shortly before Orientation.

Textbooks will be packaged by section at the GW Bookstore; in addition, the Student Bar Association will offer used textbooks for sale during Orientation.


Super lame. They basically corner you into buying from the bookstore if you want to be able to read for the first day of class.


+1. If I can save a hundred bucks or more by getting the books through Amazon or somewhere else, I'm not going to care if I can't read for the first week (though I'd definitely make it up the next week). That's booze money, yo. 8)


+1000000 plus if you do that Amazon Prime deal you get free 2 day shipping so you might only miss the first day or 2 of readings.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:21 pm

justhockey31 wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:
law4vus wrote:
schooner wrote:Just noticed this addition in the portal, in Orientation Overview:

Important Notice Regarding Assignment to Sections and Book Lists for First-Year Students

In order to maximize the diversity of each first-year section, and to minimize the need to reassign students to other sections, first-year section assignments are not made until the class membership has been completely finalized, just before Orientation.

Because classes are organized by section, you accordingly will receive information regarding textbooks and first assignments at or shortly before Orientation.

Textbooks will be packaged by section at the GW Bookstore; in addition, the Student Bar Association will offer used textbooks for sale during Orientation.


Super lame. They basically corner you into buying from the bookstore if you want to be able to read for the first day of class.


+1. If I can save a hundred bucks or more by getting the books through Amazon or somewhere else, I'm not going to care if I can't read for the first week (though I'd definitely make it up the next week). That's booze money, yo. 8)


+1000000 plus if you do that Amazon Prime deal you get free 2 day shipping so you might only miss the first day or 2 of readings.


Maybe we can get someone from the section we are assigned who goes through the bookstore to make copies of the first couple of readings? I would rather save the $$.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:24 pm

I agree...a few bucks for copies wouldn't be bad at all

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:29 pm

justhockey31 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Wohoo! I leave for DC tonight on a red eye flight. Can't wait to get there!


Have a safe flight! I can't wait to get down to DC next week :D


Thanks! Where are you coming from?

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby justhockey31 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:30 pm

Driving with my parents from NY...I think I would prefer a red eye flight than 8 hrs in a car with him haha

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:50 pm

Wow it's really happening, huh? I'm coming up this Saturday, moving into the Aston on Monday!

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:36 am

Naked Dude wrote:Wow it's really happening, huh? I'm coming up this Saturday, moving into the Aston on Monday!


I'm so excited! (There's trepidation and stress mixed in there too, but whatever.) Can't believe how fast the summer has blown by.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:47 pm

I am officially in DC. I move into my apartment in two days. Staying at a friends at the moment.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby Eco » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:29 pm

Use the next few weeks to mentally prepare yourselves for the worst and most dissapointing year of your lives.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby dudders » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:57 pm

Eco wrote:Use the next few weeks to mentally prepare yourselves for the worst and most dissapointing year of your lives.


TCR

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:44 pm

Never mind, I realized I really don't want to know yet :)

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:02 pm

I thought this is a better place to post about orientation stuff because the 1L-3Ls might not remember those details.

ND, about picking up student IDs - you could call the school and ask.

GWorld Card Program
Marvin Center 501
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
T: 202-994-1795
F: 202-994-0686
E: gworld@gwu.edu

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:13 pm

schooner wrote:I thought this is a better place to post about orientation stuff because the 1L-3Ls might not remember those details.

ND, about picking up student IDs - you could call the school and ask.

GWorld Card Program
Marvin Center 501
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
T: 202-994-1795
F: 202-994-0686
E: gworld@gwu.edu


According to a university website, the GWorld card is the official student id, so I guess that's easy

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:30 pm

Naked Dude wrote:
schooner wrote:I thought this is a better place to post about orientation stuff because the 1L-3Ls might not remember those details.

ND, about picking up student IDs - you could call the school and ask.

GWorld Card Program
Marvin Center 501
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
T: 202-994-1795
F: 202-994-0686
E: gworld@gwu.edu


According to a university website, the GWorld card is the official student id, so I guess that's easy


I thought I read somewhere that we don't get our photos taken for class seating charts during orientation week, but that might be totally separate from student ID cards. Either way, I guess I should go get a haircut.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby law4vus » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:33 pm

What section is everyone in? 13 for me

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:39 pm

After looking at only a bit of the new stuff on the converted portal, I feel overwhelmed and stressed out :|

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:55 pm

law4vus wrote:What section is everyone in? 13 for me


I guess 14? I see three of my classes end in -14 in the GW Law portal. Only one has the syllabus up (torts). Meets 4 times a week for 55 min, I didn't realize there was that much class time for law school (though maybe my UG just didn't meet up that much at 2.5 hrs / week).

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby queenlizzie13 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:22 am

I'm in section 12. And just bought books using Amazon Prime yesterday. SO helpful & much cheaper than the bookstore.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:58 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:I'm in section 12. And just bought books using Amazon Prime yesterday. SO helpful & much cheaper than the bookstore.


12 also! Looking at half.com as well. Who do you have for civ pro?

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby queenlizzie13 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:01 pm

Naked Dude wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:I'm in section 12. And just bought books using Amazon Prime yesterday. SO helpful & much cheaper than the bookstore.


12 also! Looking at half.com as well. Who do you have for civ pro?


I have Clark for Civ Pro. Who do you have?

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:00 pm

The professors I got have almost no bad reviews on ratemyprof, 3/4 of them being from HYS, 1 having clerked for Ginsburg. Pretty happy about this.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:22 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:I'm in section 12. And just bought books using Amazon Prime yesterday. SO helpful & much cheaper than the bookstore.


12 also! Looking at half.com as well. Who do you have for civ pro?


I have Clark for Civ Pro. Who do you have?


Raven-Hansen. Having trouble finding a used casebook. 12 is pretty good. Don't mind waking up early if it means being done early. And my classes per day (excluding LRW, when do we find that out?) go 3-3-3-2-1 through the week. Not bad.

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby law4vus » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:01 pm

Anyone else confused by the orientation schedule? Do the bolded sections indicate things we have to go to?

I'm just overall stuck trying to figure out how to interpret this. Or maybe I'm missing some information...

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:21 pm

Wow, so annoyed right now. Just found out about the tuition hike. I was looking at the ebill and saw that it was a bit higher than I had calculated it to be. Then I looked at the tuition: $45,750 for the 2011-12 year vs $43,999 for the 2010-11 year. In all the brochures they sent and everything it showed the 2010 tuition, with no notice that there would be a jump this year. Did they send out an email or something that I didn't get? Do they not understand that some people are trying to minimize the loans they have to take out and have already made tight budget plans? I'm lucky in that I'll comfortably get by right now with the $875 semester tuition hike, but that plus the fact that orientation has been completely useless so far is a pretty bad start to my time at GW.

/ rant by tired and annoyed person

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Re: GW Law Class of 2014

Postby schooner » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:14 am

TheFutureLawyer wrote:Wow, so annoyed right now. Just found out about the tuition hike. I was looking at the ebill and saw that it was a bit higher than I had calculated it to be. Then I looked at the tuition: $45,750 for the 2011-12 year vs $43,999 for the 2010-11 year. In all the brochures they sent and everything it showed the 2010 tuition, with no notice that there would be a jump this year. Did they send out an email or something that I didn't get? Do they not understand that some people are trying to minimize the loans they have to take out and have already made tight budget plans? I'm lucky in that I'll comfortably get by right now with the $875 semester tuition hike, but that plus the fact that orientation has been completely useless so far is a pretty bad start to my time at GW.

/ rant by tired and annoyed person


Yeah, I was pissed when I found out by looking at the ebill and wondering why the tuition was higher than in the f'ing financial aid letter.

I've also had other problems dealing with the financial aid office, and I feel totally fine saying that it's their fault.




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