Georgetown Class of 2015

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby swtlilsoni » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:15 am

dannyde7 wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:So whose going to the open house next week


I'll be there.


Hey are you driving or taking the train? Im still trying to decide which to do

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby dannyde7 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:30 am

swtlilsoni wrote:
dannyde7 wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:So whose going to the open house next week


I'll be there.


Hey are you driving or taking the train? Im still trying to decide which to do


Boltbus from NYC. It's gonna be wild!

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby wolf » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:48 pm

Beginning to think I will be attending GULC this fall. It is going be hard to turn down UT, but I think Georgetown is going to work best for my family and career goals.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby swtlilsoni » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:00 pm

Just to let u guys know I made a thread for asw:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=180985

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby holden147 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:02 am

I was named a "Scholarship Alternate". Does anyone know how many people get this designation or how many people in the past wound up getting $$ after being an alternate?

I just want to gauge how realistically I can expect merit aid, which would be a huge help.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby hyakku » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:31 am

I don't know if this helps holden, but they seem to try to do them pretty soon after the previous "wave" when people have accepted or turned down their scholly's. I know the first wave deadline was like April 1, mine is April 9. I don't know how realistic your chances are obviously, but they definitely are letting the money trickle down so I hope you get some good news soon.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby hooma » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:58 am

Also a scholarship alternate, really hoping GULC comes through!

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby hyakku » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:01 pm

After looking at some housing options and Gewirtz I think I'm going to spend the first year in Gewirtz (assuming I can get the lottery). I'd like to meet some people and look into getting a larger spot or possibly one of the nice homes in Silver Spring second year once I'm more familiar with the area, have a new social group, etc.

I'll probably shoot some PMs to some people I know are considering Gewirtz up here to see if people are potentially interested in rooming in one of the 2 Bedroom Larges (with the Living room. I'm willing to pay slightly more for the space and for those nights where your tired but don't want to be a dick and kick everyone out or your roomate's friends out because there's no common area) before I hit the FB group looking for potential roommates, so, you know, just let me know if your an ax murderer before I commit to living with you.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby Needaroomdc » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:54 pm

We are looking for a third roommate to join us in this lovely luxury building in beautiful Cleveland Park. This unit is a real gem for the price. One bedrooms in the building rent for over $1,800. There is a private swimming pool, an outdoor grill, our own private double balcony with views that stretch to Columbia Heights, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The service is the building is also stellar (24-hour service guarantee, dry cleaning, 24-hour gym, etc.). I promise you can't find a better deal.

The room rents for $1025 per month.

The current lease ends June 26 but we need to re-up with in the next 10-14 days to lock in our rate. The new occupant would need to sign the lease in a couple weeks. You would not have to pay a penny until the day you move in.

We are two young professionals (male, 25-26) looking for a third roommate (male/female) starting in late June/early July. We are tidy, clean, and neither of us smoke. We are both avid sports fans and are drama-free.

The bedroom that we have available is 10 X 12 and will share a bathroom with one person. The bedroom is wired for cable and has a stunning tree view out on to Porter Street. The unit has a large and sunny common area about 14 X 20 that opens up to our double balcony. The common area is fully furnished and the kitchen is fully stocked.

We have negotiated a great deal on cable and internet and utilities tend to be quite low. You can expect your monthly rent to be about $1075 total. There is garage parking in the building for $150 per month but street parking is free and parking is generally plentiful.

The building is about a quarter mile from the Cleveland Park metro stop. I work at Farragut North and the commute is about 20 minutes door-to-door metro. The neighborhood itself has wonderful restaurants and is a short walk to Rock Creek Park.

I would encourage you to check out the building website for a sense of the common amenities. --LinkRemoved--

Here is a slideshow of the available room and the common space with in the unit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/78812420@N04/show/

If you have any questions whatsoever, please be in touch (crestcd28@yahoo.com)!

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby luxxe » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:35 pm

hyakku wrote:After looking at some housing options and Gewirtz I think I'm going to spend the first year in Gewirtz (assuming I can get the lottery). I'd like to meet some people and look into getting a larger spot or possibly one of the nice homes in Silver Spring second year once I'm more familiar with the area, have a new social group, etc.


Yay! Just sent in my application as well. The prospect of moving/buying furniture in a few months also scared me away from an apartment for the time being.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby quaker10 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:19 am

Anyone out there looking to live not on campus but close to campus in one of the apartment buildings (i.e. Mass Court)? I am planning on moving to DC mid-summer and would love to meet some people beforehand..would also love to discuss apartment rent costs, etc. Please PM me!

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby benito » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:54 pm

So I had heard that GULC was pretty stingy in terms of financial aid but I must have mistakenly assumed that to include need based aid as well. I just got my award letter from financial aid and they were actually much more generous with the Dean's Tuition Grant than I expected. For anyone still choosing a school that thinks they may qualify for need-based you should definitely factor that into your decision.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby holden147 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:05 pm

benito wrote:So I had heard that GULC was pretty stingy in terms of financial aid but I must have mistakenly assumed that to include need based aid as well. I just got my award letter from financial aid and they were actually much more generous with the Dean's Tuition Grant than I expected. For anyone still choosing a school that thinks they may qualify for need-based you should definitely factor that into your decision.


+1. My need aid was larger than most students' merit aid (assumption). It really made me amazed how generous GTown is for needy students and is one of the reason I will be there in the fall.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby swtlilsoni » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:13 pm

idk why I didn't get any need aid even though neither of my parents have jobs lol. I don't understand fafsa/need access.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby luxxe » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:25 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:idk why I didn't get any need aid even though neither of my parents have jobs lol. I don't understand fafsa/need access.


I think, to an extent, they use it as merit as well. I got some and I definitely should not be receiving need-based aid. GULC was the only school to offer it to me, and it came after my first attempt at a scholarship negotiation.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby Royalduck » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:55 am

Anyone going to the Seattle reception on Sunday?

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby thelawyler » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:59 am

holden147 wrote:
benito wrote:So I had heard that GULC was pretty stingy in terms of financial aid but I must have mistakenly assumed that to include need based aid as well. I just got my award letter from financial aid and they were actually much more generous with the Dean's Tuition Grant than I expected. For anyone still choosing a school that thinks they may qualify for need-based you should definitely factor that into your decision.


+1. My need aid was larger than most students' merit aid (assumption). It really made me amazed how generous GTown is for needy students and is one of the reason I will be there in the fall.


I just recently got a hell of a lot, too. I could not find if it is per year for three years or if they will re-evaluate every year. If it's the latter, I worry that they might just pull funding for 2L and 3L after getting me to sign on the dotted line.

Nvm, found it on their website:

Need-Based Grant Assistance

Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded to approximately 1/3 of the full-time J.D. class based on financial need. The Dean's Tuition Grant Program is funded by Georgetown Law's general funds and by generous contributions from alumni, firms, foundations and other friends of Georgetown Law. Only full-time J.D. students are eligible for need-based grant assistance.
All applicants must meet the requirements to receive federal financial aid (e.g. valid citizenship, not in default on a prior loan) in addition to fully completing the Need Access application (or CSS Aid Profile) and an institutional application containing both the student's and the student's parents' data. To determine financial need, Georgetown Law uses this information to evaluate both student and parental financial strength. Federal income tax returns for the applicable year are used to verify the data provided on the Need Access/CSS Aid Profile forms for both the student and the parent(s).

Awards are generally renewable at the same level for up to 2 additional years of full-time study at Georgetown Law (1 additional year for transfer students). Changes significantly affecting the financial situation of the student, student's spouse and/or student's parent(s) may affect the level or availability of grant assistance in future years. In addition, students earning significant pay through summer employment (e.g., working as law firm summer associates) are expected to use a portion of their earnings for their education and, accordingly, are likely to have their grant assistance reduced for the following year.
In order to retain eligibility for grant assistance, recipients must demonstrate their financial need by, in part, annually borrowing their full eligibility for federal Stafford loans, at a minimum.

Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded with the understanding that there is a moral obligation for the student to repay the funds received. By accepting the grant award, the student accepts his/her moral responsibility to contribute to Georgetown Law when financially able to do so. The fulfillment of this moral obligation will help to replenish the grant fund and ensures that Georgetown Law will be able to offer institutional aid to future students.


http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaid/ai ... index.html

Anybody know how much a 2L SA will reduce it by?

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby mps102 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:19 am

Does anyone know for sure if 1L's will have class on Fridays this year? Our student tour guide mentioned they might do, but I never heard confirmation.

Also, does anyone know exactly how many credits are required for graduation? I can only find the credit breakdown by year (31 for 1L, 12-26 for 2L and 3L).

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby mps102 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:35 am

mps102 wrote: Also, does anyone know exactly how many credits are required for graduation? I can only find the credit breakdown by year (31 for 1L, 12-26 for 2L and 3L).

Finally found it, if anyone's interested (85 credits):
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/registrar ... rogram.pdf

Also, FYI: "Credits earned at study abroad programs (either Georgetown Law-sponsored programs or non-Georgetown Law-sponsored programs) does not count toward the 54 Georgetown Law credits required to graduate"

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby swtlilsoni » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:40 am

mps102 wrote:
mps102 wrote: Also, does anyone know exactly how many credits are required for graduation? I can only find the credit breakdown by year (31 for 1L, 12-26 for 2L and 3L).

Finally found it, if anyone's interested (85 credits):
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/registrar ... rogram.pdf

Also, FYI: "Credits earned at study abroad programs (either Georgetown Law-sponsored programs or non-Georgetown Law-sponsored programs) does not count toward the 54 Georgetown Law credits required to graduate"


What? Then what about people that do a semester abroad? How would they get enough credits

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby volsi » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:25 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:
mps102 wrote:
mps102 wrote: Also, does anyone know exactly how many credits are required for graduation? I can only find the credit breakdown by year (31 for 1L, 12-26 for 2L and 3L).

Finally found it, if anyone's interested (85 credits):
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/registrar ... rogram.pdf

Also, FYI: "Credits earned at study abroad programs (either Georgetown Law-sponsored programs or non-Georgetown Law-sponsored programs) does not count toward the 54 Georgetown Law credits required to graduate"


What? Then what about people that do a semester abroad? How would they get enough credits


Being that you do 31 your first year, it'd be hard to not meet this if you are starting at GULC. [ 31 first year and 22 more needed after that. That's basically a semester and a half.] It basically keeps transfer students from studying abroad. No need to worry.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby Witt » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:25 am

Sent in my seat deposit and my housing application. I'm still unsure of cirriculumn B, though. Excited to be in DC this fall.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby wintersm05 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:48 pm

Hi all,

If anyone is looking for housing, I am moving to Brazil for the summer and need to give up my part of this wonderful apartment! You will be taking over my part of the lease. The apartment is available starting May 31st but we can negotiate an earlier start date if necessary. The lease officially ends July 28th and then switches to month to month.

The apartment is a 2br/1bath in the great neighborhood of Van Ness. The room available is a good size (10'4" by 15'0") with a walk-in closet. The main living areas are shared and very spacious. There is an awesome balcony for relaxing after school. The $1280 rent includes all utilities except for $20/mth for internet. Garage parking is available at an additional charge.

The complex itself has great amenities: an olympic size pool, laundry facilities on each floor, 24hr doorman, 24hr fitness center, on site dry cleaning valet and ATM, free coffee station, social room & media center with computers and free printing, faxing, and scanning.

It is located right next to the Van Ness Metro stop (Red Line), a minute away from Giant grocery store, CVS, the brand new Walgreens. All the other essentials are close by too, Starbucks, Potbellys, Gold's Gym, etc.

Your roommate is a Howard 2L. We are looking for either a male or female roommate who is clean, responsible in paying rent, a non-smoker and easy to get along with!

You can check out the building website here: --LinkRemoved--

Email me at michelleawinters@gmail.com with questions! Thanks.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby jessuf » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:48 pm

I will be transferring to GULC this fall and am looking for some people to find a place with me, preferably in Capitol Hill, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Adams Morgan, Mt Vernon. Open to M or F, LGBT friendly, apartment or row house. I'm a mid-twenties female, clean and quiet but still very friendly and outgoing, respectful of others' personal space. I have two small, adorable dogs. If anyone is interested in finding a place with me or has a room available in one of those areas, PM me!

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2015

Postby abstract » Mon May 07, 2012 6:54 pm

Hi. Does anyone have experience with the Senate Square apartments? My husband and I were thinking about living there until we read some harsh reviews, which depicted the place as a noisy and chaotic frat scene.

Most reviews were from 2009-11, and when we visited this weekend the buildings seemed fine, so we wondered if anything might have changed since last year. Their proximity to campus, interiors, and amenities make them semi-attractive, in spite of their online reputation.

Any sense what it is like being a GULC student there would be useful. Thanks...




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