Rory19 wrote:Hi Everyone! I just sent in my Scholarship Intent to Enroll Form and am now happily planning my cross-country move.
I cannot fly out and look at housing ahead of time so I wondered if anyone has had an opportunity to tour or stay in Gewirz? The photos are very dorm like and when the semester living costs are divided by month it becomes very on par with apartments within 10 minutes walking distance that appear to be much higher quality. Does anyone have any perspectives on whether Gewirz if worth it? The only upside I can imagine is the utilities cost, proximity to other law school students, and convenient billing through the student account.
The only upside I've seen is proximity to the law school, security in your landlord (GULC), and ability to interact with the law student community. That said, a ten minute walk is a ten minute walk - definitely should be doable for anyone unless you have a physical handicap (and if you're worried about getting to class on time, then maybe law school isn't the best place haha). Furthermore, the school really seems to be a great community, and I had no problem talking to people whatsoever. This afternoon I was having lunch at a restaurant near Dupont Circle with my family and heard a group of about 10 student-age folks talking about law. I walked over and asked if they were law students, and they all said they were from Georgetown. When they heard I was an admitted student, they were all extremely friendly. That seems to be the norm, rather than the exception.
Using padmapper.com, I've seen WAY nicer apartments for cheaper prices. Only a handful of apartments at Gewirz are single rooms, so you'll likely be with 1 or 2 other roomates. My feeling is to live off-campus, but the people who live there seem happy enough.
ps, looking forward to meeting you in September