junm wrote: TheFutureLawyer wrote:
I think the main thing is just to make sure you're coming to GW for the right reasons. I think the people that are the most unhappy at GW are those that came in with unrealistic expectations.
See, e.g., GermX, Eco. viewtopic.php?f=28&t=145825&start=250
I'd love to hear your response to this. Do a lot of students feel that way or is it just a loud few? Has GW met your expectations so far?
I think that people that are frustrated or angry are more likely to go rant about it than someone who is content.
Like dood, I love GW. It has exceeded my expectations. In talking to my friends, if choosing again they would still choose GW. That said, it's not necessarily for everyone. My friends and I all had solid reasons for coming to GW (IP, large scholarships, etc.). So I just recommend that people considering GW have some articulable reason for wanting to go there; something beyond "it's ranked 20th by USNWR."
If you're NYC Biglaw-or-bust, coming to GW over Fordham is a terrible idea. You will be disappointed. If you're a patent examiner at USPTO and want to get your JD part-time and then do IP law, GW makes perfect sense.
I also think that the atmosphere is great, the people have been awesome, and I have had amazing professors.
Edit: I guess I should throw in here that I'm a 2L.