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FakeHubieBrown
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Questions regarding GW

Postby FakeHubieBrown » Fri May 18, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi, new here. So it looks like I'm headed to GW and I just found out about "Section 15". Is there any comparative advantage to registering in Section 15, since part of your classes will be with the evening students, who, comparitively, will have lower LSAT scores/GPAs. GW students preferred. Thanks.
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call saul
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Re: Question on GW Section 15. Any advantages

Postby call saul » Sat May 19, 2012 5:24 pm

Section 21 (part-timers) killed finals and it's my belief they picked up the majority of the A's. I don't know any part-time student who is outside of the top 15%.

If anything, part-timers are more motivated than any other student. They work a 40+ hour week in addition to a 10-11 credit work load.

You don't actually believe that an lsat/gpa combo is indicative of performance?

FakeHubieBrown
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Re: Question on GW Section 15. Any advantages

Postby FakeHubieBrown » Sun May 20, 2012 1:30 pm

call saul wrote:Section 21 (part-timers) killed finals and it's my belief they picked up the majority of the A's. I don't know any part-time student who is outside of the top 15%.

If anything, part-timers are more motivated than any other student. They work a 40+ hour week in addition to a 10-11 credit work load.

You don't actually believe that an lsat/gpa combo is indicative of performance?


Yeah, I would have thought that there is some correlation between the LSAT/GPA combo and performance in law school. But, I guess that isn't the case at GW.

I take it that you're a GW student, so let me throw some questions back at you (or any other willing participant). Thoughts appreciated.

Is what you said about part-timers taken from a representative sample size? Or only from the few you know?

Is the curve predicated on the class's performance or only your section's?

And overall (and I know this topic has probably been beaten to death, but more thoughts are always welcome), how's the job market looking like for GW students in the current graduating class? How is it projected to look in the next few years?

Can you shed any light on the mentorship program for scholarship students?

Any other thoughts on your GW experience would also be appreciated.

Many thanks!

call saul
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Re: Question on GW Section 15. Any advantages

Postby call saul » Mon May 21, 2012 9:48 pm

Is what you said about part-timers taken from a representative sample size? Or only from the few you know?


I think its representative. I know for sure ~15 or so Section 21 students that are in the top 15%, and its my guess that a bunch more are in the top 35% (there are around 38 students in section 21).

Is the curve predicated on the class's performance or only your section's?


The curve is based on the class as a whole. So Civil Procedure and Contracts (the classes you share) are curved based on the entire class, not by section. In those classes it was section 21 that got most of the A's and I'm pretty sure all of the A+'s.

And overall (and I know this topic has probably been beaten to death, but more thoughts are always welcome), how's the job market looking like for GW students in the current graduating class? How is it projected to look in the next few years?


I have really have no idea. The four graduating students I know all have something lined up in big law or federal clerkship. The feeling I'm getting (based on limited conversations with upperclassmen) is that you need to be top 20% or so to get something market paying.

Can you shed any light on the mentorship program for scholarship students?


I'm not sure what you are talking about. I got a significant scholarship and did not hear about this program. I know that all 1L's can sign up for a mentor. Though I chose not to participate.
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FlanSolo
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Re: Questions regarding GW

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:35 pm

I was in a full-time only section, so I don't have the foggiest idea about Section 15, but what call saul is saying makes sense. I knew one kid (who wound up transferring) who was enrolled with the part time students and didn't have a job. No idea if there were more like this person, but I can sure see why there would be. Wouldn't you want to compete against people who had way less time to study than you? I mean, it may be more difficult to feel good about yourself, but that's not going to stop a lot of people.

Also, I'm pretty sure that since US News started ranking part/full time programs together it's the same applicant pool, so there's no statistical advantage to being in that section.




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