Georgetown Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

What seems be your hardest class?

Ks
1
5%
Civ Pro
7
37%
Torts
2
11%
Con Law
0
No votes
Crim
0
No votes
LRW
2
11%
I'm in §3...
7
37%
 
Total votes: 19

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Glasseyes
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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby Glasseyes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:51 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, that's sort of what I was thinking. Business casualish. I've living about twenty minutes away by metro, so if I show up and look like a douche it's a little harder to just go home and change.


Same, and I'm also older. I think we're Friendship Heights neighbors.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:38 pm

Bfalcon wrote: Also, if any of you are vets, please do let me know!



Hey, I'm an Iraq vet. Looking forward to the Veterans Reception that first morning.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby schmooky » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:57 pm

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby Bfalcon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:52 am

schmooky wrote:Hi, thanks for taking questions! I'm sure this makes me seem like a completely neurotic 0L (well, I am), but you mentioned that firm receptions are rather formal. Do you happen to know what women typically where? My current job is pretty casual (think jeans + blazer), so I may need to go shopping...


It sounds like you will! Firm receptions are business casual and think conservative for women. I'm no women's clothing expert, but you will definitely need a proper women's business suit, but skirts and blouses or conservative dresses could also be appropriate.

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Bfalcon wrote: Also, if any of you are vets, please do let me know!



Hey, I'm an Iraq vet. Looking forward to the Veterans Reception that first morning.


Right on brother, happy to have you around. You'll definitely meet me at the reception. PM me if you have any questions or would like specifics on veteran's services et al at GULC.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:09 am

Thanks for hanging around to answer questions Bfalcon! It's nice to have an upper class representative 8)

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby schmooky » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:49 pm

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby Bfalcon » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:22 am

JustHawkin wrote:Thanks for hanging around to answer questions Bfalcon! It's nice to have an upper class representative 8)


No worries at all. There's a ton of info to absorb, and the initial few months of law school (and the build-up prior to) are definitely a fire-hose!

If anyone has any questions about curriculum or the specific sections, do let me know. I wasn't section 3, but many of my closest friend last year were in it, so I'm quite familiar with the program and its setup/teaching style/workload/exam base.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby JustHawkin » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:28 am

Any specific 1L professors that are infamous? Any that we should be pumped to have?

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby Glasseyes » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:41 pm

JustHawkin wrote:Any specific 1L professors that are infamous? Any that we should be pumped to have?


I've heard a number of things about Abernathy already... ranging from "his course should be required for all 1L's" to stuff like "dude is terrifying". Now I kinda hope I get him :-D

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:21 pm

Glasseyes wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, that's sort of what I was thinking. Business casualish. I've living about twenty minutes away by metro, so if I show up and look like a douche it's a little harder to just go home and change.


Same, and I'm also older. I think we're Friendship Heights neighbors.


Keeping it real gangster in Chevy Chase. See on the redline. I'll have water in case when it breaks down.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby schmooky » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:29 pm

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby mango24 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

Glasseyes wrote:
dobie1 wrote:Before I go ahead and make the switch, does anyone know if we can also get rid of the NetID? I know it was mentioned before, and it seems like it would be the same process, but I wasn't sure if anyone tried it yet. I don't want to be that idiot who screws everything up before ever setting foot on campus...
I would rather it be one of you.
Oh, and:
A) FirstnameLastname @law.georgetown.edu
B) FirstinitialLastname @law.georgetown.edu
C) FirstnameMiddleinitialLastname @law.georgetown.edu
D) Firstname.Middleinitial.Lastname @law.georgetown.edu
E) Other______


In theory I'd like to do this as well, but the method above likely won't do it. Those instructions only allow you to add an existing account you already own, not edit the address of either account. What they're saying is that Georgetown has set us up with two email accounts already, and the non-law email is the default. All we're doing is making it so that we can choose to send from the law domain.



Bringing up the email issue again. My parents made the unfortunate mistake of naming me in such a way that my initials spell men. Right now my email address is men##@. Does anyone have any updates on whether we can change this? Not thrilled.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby uncreative » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:55 am


Bringing up the email issue again. My parents made the unfortunate mistake of naming me in such a way that my initials spell men. Right now my email address is men##@. Does anyone have any updates on whether we can change this? Not thrilled.


Doesn't seem likely, but there's a possibility you may be able to talk someone into it.

Can I change my NetID?
NetIDs are only changed in the small number of cases where a typographical error in the spelling of a person's name has occurred or the NetID spells an offensive word. Changing a NetID requires a great deal of coordination, effort, and care to ensure that a person's access is not unduly interrupted and that the change is properly reflected through all systems which use NetIDs.

At this time, it is not possible to select your own NetID or to use a personal alias as an alternative email address.

https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.e ... ounts/faqs

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby Bull_Moose » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:25 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Bfalcon wrote: Also, if any of you are vets, please do let me know!



Hey, I'm an Iraq vet. Looking forward to the Veterans Reception that first morning.


Right on brother, happy to have you around. You'll definitely meet me at the reception. PM me if you have any questions or would like specifics on veteran's services et al at GULC.[/quote]

Thanks, falcon. I'm also a vet and will be in the part-time program. Not sure if I'll be able to make the vet reception, but I look forward to meeting.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby BmoreOrLess » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:56 am

uncreative wrote:

Bringing up the email issue again. My parents made the unfortunate mistake of naming me in such a way that my initials spell men. Right now my email address is men##@. Does anyone have any updates on whether we can change this? Not thrilled.


Doesn't seem likely, but there's a possibility you may be able to talk someone into it.

Can I change my NetID?
NetIDs are only changed in the small number of cases where a typographical error in the spelling of a person's name has occurred or the NetID spells an offensive word. Changing a NetID requires a great deal of coordination, effort, and care to ensure that a person's access is not unduly interrupted and that the change is properly reflected through all systems which use NetIDs.

At this time, it is not possible to select your own NetID or to use a personal alias as an alternative email address.

https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.e ... ounts/faqs


Ugh, that's frustrating. My name is a weird way that it is difficult to connect my net ID to who I am. Might try and ask if I can get it slightly altered.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:48 am

Did anyone notice Dean Cornblatt's recent email said something about 550 students? If so, it looks like class size went down by about 100, which would be good news for us. (LST says last year's class was 645.)

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby bfc2013 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:53 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:Did anyone notice Dean Cornblatt's recent email said something about 550 students? If so, it looks like class size went down by about 100, which would be good news for us. (LST says last year's class was 645.)


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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby cactusflower » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:53 am

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:07 am

Ah, damn, you're probably right.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby BmoreOrLess » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:17 pm

Yea, every time I start to daydream and think that a little above median should still have a decent shot at biglaw, I am rudely shaken out of it when I remember that there will be ~100 transfers with killer grades.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby cactusflower » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:25 pm

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby BmoreOrLess » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:31 pm

cactusflower wrote:
BmoreOrLess wrote:Yea, every time I start to daydream and think that a little above median should still have a decent shot at biglaw, I am rudely shaken out of it when I remember that there will be ~100 transfers with killer grades.


I thought transfers GPAs start over at their new school? Could be wrong/hope I'm right


They do, but firms at EIW will be looking at their grades from their 1L school.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby uncreative » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:12 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:
cactusflower wrote:
BmoreOrLess wrote:Yea, every time I start to daydream and think that a little above median should still have a decent shot at biglaw, I am rudely shaken out of it when I remember that there will be ~100 transfers with killer grades.


I thought transfers GPAs start over at their new school? Could be wrong/hope I'm right


They do, but firms at EIW will be looking at their grades from their 1L school.


Makes complete sense and is pretty scary that there will be 100 people coming in with near straight A's. But aren't transfers at somewhat of a disadvantage? It would seem not, but I see a good amount of people on TLS telling others not to transfer because they'll have a hard time at EIW.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby BmoreOrLess » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:50 pm

Yea, it's probably all going to depend on how selective GULC is with transfers. If it's all dudes that are something like top 5% at Maryland/GW/W&M type schools, I think it will be a pretty big concern because they're going to be more attractive to firms than a slightly above median GULC bro (and probably a top 1/3 bro). But if they're taking top 25% from American/Catholic/University of Baltimore type places, I don't think it's as big of a concern.

Just based on the sheer numbers of transfers each year, you have to imagine they aren't too selective. At least a healthy chunk is probably from the later group.

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Re: Georgetown Class of 2017

Postby theotherone823 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:48 pm

I was just starting to fill out some of my loan documents and was looking at the 2014-2015 CoA that is published here:

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/admitted ... penses.pdf

I noticed that the total of all of the expenses that they list is more than the $79800 total CoA listed by almost $5k (total of all of the expenses is about $84k). Has anybody spoken to the Financial Aid office about this or know what the discrepancy is?




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