Georgetown Law Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

What section are you?

1 (Curriculum A)
11
23%
2 (Curriculum A)
9
19%
3 (Curriculum B)
5
11%
4 (Curriculum A)
13
28%
5 (Curriculum A)
8
17%
7 (PT Program)
1
2%
 
Total votes: 47

Lions1913
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Lions1913 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:34 pm

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supersplittysplitter
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:44 pm

Lions1913 wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:I got my housing assignment for Thursday, kinda surprised it's not on campus. I would have preferred to be closer to the law center


When/how did you get it? I'm not booking until I get mine, so I'm hoping to get it soon



got an email today from my host

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:11 am

Does anyone know how merit aid is awarded at GULC? Do you have to fill out an app like at Cornell or am I automatically considered and notified in Feb/March?

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antiworldly
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:47 am

Time to start my drive down to DC. This should be a fun couple of days!

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DiniMae
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:59 am

What is the ideal dress code for the ASW? Walking 7 blocks in potential snow to the Supreme Court doesn't sound like skirt & heels.

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:18 am

DiniMae wrote:What is the ideal dress code for the ASW? Walking 7 blocks in potential snow to the Supreme Court doesn't sound like skirt & heels.


Haha! I was wondering the same thing - after wearing a uniform for 20 years - I have to learn how to dress myself! :)

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby CaptainJapan » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:43 am

navykev wrote:
DiniMae wrote:What is the ideal dress code for the ASW? Walking 7 blocks in potential snow to the Supreme Court doesn't sound like skirt & heels.


Haha! I was wondering the same thing - after wearing a uniform for 20 years - I have to learn how to dress myself! :)



Glad to know I'm not the only one who obsesses over these proprieties. Can't wait to hear how the open house weekend goes

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:08 am

canadianbrother wrote:Does anyone know how merit aid is awarded at GULC? Do you have to fill out an app like at Cornell or am I automatically considered and notified in Feb/March?

I think in the past they have invited people to apply for scholarship consideration, but even if you don't get an invite, you can solicit the invite. Then you have to write essays and stuff.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Picosaurus » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:25 pm

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DiniMae
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:05 pm

Picosaurus wrote:Checking in Georgetown has been my dream school for a while, so excited! :D

Welcome!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:37 pm

DiniMae wrote:What is the ideal dress code for the ASW? Walking 7 blocks in potential snow to the Supreme Court doesn't sound like skirt & heels.


I got an email saying to dress "casual" - so much less stress now!

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:46 pm

smccgrey wrote:
canadianbrother wrote:Does anyone know how merit aid is awarded at GULC? Do you have to fill out an app like at Cornell or am I automatically considered and notified in Feb/March?

I think in the past they have invited people to apply for scholarship consideration, but even if you don't get an invite, you can solicit the invite. Then you have to write essays and stuff.


Thank you!

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accessislife
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby accessislife » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:43 am

Been MIA on this thread for a few weeks - won't be able to make it until the Reception. Any TLS meet planned?

ETA I'm wearing a grey long sleeve dress, not too casual -it's still Georgetown/DC

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:46 am

accessislife wrote:Been MIA on this thread for a few weeks - won't be able to make it until the Reception. Any TLS meet planned?

ETA I'm wearing a grey long sleeve dress, not too casual -it's still Georgetown/DC

^^ This is one reason that I love DC.


AND HAVE FUN GUYS... March people, our day will come. Which reminds me that I should request that week off work!

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tk17
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:18 pm

Admitted students reception in NYC on February 4th.

I like that Andy's email said he wanted to "spend some time with [his] new friends who [he] met during the group interviews."

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby thatssoraven » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:45 pm

smccgrey wrote:
canadianbrother wrote:Does anyone know how merit aid is awarded at GULC? Do you have to fill out an app like at Cornell or am I automatically considered and notified in Feb/March?

I think in the past they have invited people to apply for scholarship consideration, but even if you don't get an invite, you can solicit the invite. Then you have to write essays and stuff.

Do you have any idea when that invite normally comes out? I definitely want to do everything that I can to make sure I get one. GULC has always been my top choice but I've gotten offers from other schools that are going to be hard to refuse.

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:03 pm

I think March, in past years? There's a chance they'll do it differently this year because they will probably need to step up their scholarship game to prevent medians from slipping. That's just optimistic speculation though.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby thatssoraven » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:43 pm

smccgrey wrote:I think March, in past years? There's a chance they'll do it differently this year because they will probably need to step up their scholarship game to prevent medians from slipping. That's just optimistic speculation though.

Let's hope so. March would definitely be pushing it, especially since I already have really fantastic scholarships from my second and third choice. I would just love to finally be able to the dozens of people who ask me where I'm going a definite instead of just telling them I'm waiting on money. Sigh.

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Here are some highlights from the open house today for those interested:

- The Supreme Court Docent tour was pretty cool - it was mostly just a typical tour. However, the last half hour was spent with a Supreme Court Fellow (2012 GULC grad). He gave a nice little brief about the court and talked about how his experience at GULC led him to his current gig.

- Andy is a pretty charming dude - can a guy refer to another guy as charming???? - well that's what he was.

- The admits I met were pretty impressive folks - I was amazed by the diversity as well.

- Seth Waxman, former solicitor general and Supreme Court superman, gave a 30 minute brief about his time as solicitor general and the Supreme Court moot program at GULC (which now moots 100% of Supreme Court cases). He pointed out that GULC is the only top law school that you can talk about an upcoming Supreme Court case in your ConLaw class at 9 and then go watch the actual argument at the Supreme Court at noon.

- The alumni panel was the highlight for me - they had 4 alum from '91, '00, '06, & '08. Two are currently partners at big firms ('00&06), one is the Chief Litigation Counsel for the Bureau of Consumer Protection and was a Public Defender ('91), & the last one is the Chief Counsel for the ABA Death Penalty Panel, a former Public Defender as well, and before law school was the Executive Director of the Innocence Project - yeah she's a public interest law stud ('08). They gave great, real world advice about law school, working as a lawyer, their experiences in the legal profession, and what led them to where they are today. Very engaging panel!

- They had snacks in between events (best hot cocoa I think I have ever had) and a great dinner where we got to interact with current law school students and others that work at the law school. I had a very interesting 1L and a Nun at my table. The Nun was probably the sweetest lady I have ever met.

I don't think anyone should make a law school decision based on the admit day - but it's a great experience - I really enjoyed the day! I'll give you an update about tomorrow if anyone finds this helpful!
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:18 am

^ Thanks for this awesome info for those who couldn't attend!

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DiniMae
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:42 am

For anyone who cares:
-lots of parents -- LOTS (like 30% brought one)!
-student attire: business formal to jeans/sweater (no sneakers)
-everyone was very friendly!

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:26 am

DiniMae wrote:For anyone who cares:
-lots of parents -- LOTS (like 30% brought one)!
-student attire: business formal to jeans/sweater (no sneakers)
-everyone was very friendly!

lolololll parents hahahhahaha

ETA thanks Dini and Kev for the updates. I would so much rather be meeting the charming Andy Cornblatt than actually working* today.

*TLSing until someone knocks on my office door.

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:40 pm

So day two was very cool - here are the highlights:

- We started off with a financial aid presentation which focused on needs based aid. Merit based aid wasn't really discussed - that's run by admissions - get a high LSAT score if you want that. :) Need based financial aid is determined independently from merit based aid and is entirely based on your financial need in relation to other students. They don't care at all about your GPA or LSAT score for need based financial aid. Basically, about 1/3 of the students get need based assistance. From my understanding - the way it works is they compare everyone's financial situation and the financial situation of their parents to determine who needs it the most. So they compare Suzy, John and Tim and decide who really needs it. All kinds of factors go into that decision. Maybe Suzy's parents make more than John and Tim's but they have 3 other kids going to college at the same time - Suzy might win out. My disclaimer really quick - this is my impression of the need based financial policy based on the presentation and questions from the session I sat in on - not any kind of official information - call and ask for specific questions! They went into the LRAP program for those that go into govt or 503b work - LRAP seems to make public service a viable option for those that are going to take on debt. The person that gave the brief was the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and he really knew his stuff - he provided real, honest answers and seemed like an all around good person that will try to figure out a way to get you help if you need it. Oh and the financial aid office also provides financial counseling for buying a house, car, investing, etc - for alums and students.

- The Faculty Moot & Discussion of Supreme Court Case event was, by far, the highlight of the open house for me. As mentioned in my previous post, ALL Supreme Court cases are practiced at Georgetown before they get argued at the Supreme Court and students are welcome to watch. This presentation was a simulation of one of those moots. As many of you know - I'm an old guy (was asked if I was faculty a few times) - I have many, many years in the military - I've met some pretty impressive and important people in my career - I'm not easily impressed. I was blown away by this event and the quality of people that they had on the stage. They mooted a recent Supreme Court case - Elonis v. United States (very interesting 1st amendment case - that has already been argued and gets decided soon). A 4 person panel made up of faculty acted as judges and two professors argued each side. One of the acting judges has argued 36 supreme court cases - who, by the way, might end up being on of your 1L professors. The others also argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court before joining the faculty. I don't think there was a person in the room that wasn't awe struck - no matter what path you plan on taking (corporate, govt, jag, public service) - you left that room thinking I might want to go into litigation - and were like - wow these could really be my professors? Hopefully, they do this in the March Open House.

- We had a Q&A lunch with current students - all 3 I was with were pretty impressive and gave honest, informative answers to questions for an hour.

- After that we got a tour of the campus and got to talk to members of different student organizations. My tour was by a 1L that was an FBI agent before law school - impressive folks running around this place.

It was a great day - happy I came. To me - Georgetown's appeal is the access you have to all that DC has to offer from a legal prospective. Hope this is helpful, or at least a little entertaining, to those that couldn't attend.
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby mickey_mouse » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:42 pm

So for people who went to Jan ASW: they have you programmed from breakfast-dinner both days basically? Trying to plan March visit and want to miss as little of work as possible.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:48 pm

mickey_mouse wrote:So for people who went to Jan ASW: they have you programmed from breakfast-dinner both days basically? Trying to plan March visit and want to miss as little of work as possible.


Kinda - day really depends on what you decide to attend. If you go to the admitted student's website and go to the "Meet Us" section and then click on the January Open House link you can see our sked. I am assuming it will be similar. Nothing is mandatory and you can leave at any time. There were people coming and going the whole time.




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