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

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:52 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:Hey everyone! Congrats to everyone who has been admitted! I was admitted but I don't see any merit based aid being likely. The dream is living in DC and public interest, so high cost of living low salary. That being said, has anyone made up their mind on going to GULC, even if they have to pay full COA? Can you give some insight into why you made that decision? I don't plan on it but I'd like some input from someone who is


I am not in this camp - GI Bill is funding most of my COA. However, as someone who is naturally curious and thinks 50k+ a year is ridiculous - I researched how someone could realistically pay sticker and still pursue their passion. If you are truly committed to public service check out LRAP - you can't beat having your loans paid for and forgiven after 10 years: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... -aid/lrap/

Also, you might want to look at GULCs "need-based grant assistance" (separate from merit based scholarships - i.e. you don't need a high LSAT or GPA to be considered) - you just need to be broke relative to other incoming students :) -- http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... stance.cfm

Hope this helps and congrats on your acceptance!

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buckiguy_sucks
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:45 am

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:13 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
I don't really trust LRAP to be around for ten years the way things get cut from the budget these days, plus the President has already said he wants to cap it at like 50k(?) which wouldn't come close to full COA


You are definitely right to be cautious - although in my experience, the govt has almost always grandfathered current enrollees in education programs they cut. But like I said - you are right to be cautious - no guarantee it will be there in 2018 when you'd enroll.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:29 pm

navykev wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:
I don't really trust LRAP to be around for ten years the way things get cut from the budget these days, plus the President has already said he wants to cap it at like 50k(?) which wouldn't come close to full COA


You are definitely right to be cautious - although in my experience, the govt has almost always grandfathered current enrollees in education programs they cut. But like I said - you are right to be cautious - no guarantee it will be there in 2018 when you'd enroll.


LRAP programs existed (to a lesser extent) before PSLF, so I think you can be fairly confident that they would continue even if PSLF was changed or capped. Also, the language concerning income-based repayment options and the availability of PSLF is in the promissory note. If you sign a promissory note that includes PSLF as a benefit, you are entitled to that benefit regardless of any change to the law. So they would be forced to grandfather current borrowers in, and I don't expect any massive changes before August. Also, I scanned Obama's 2016 budget yesterday, and there is no explicit reference to capping PSLF (although there is mention of income-based student loan "reforms" that isn't explained further).

That being said, it's always better to be in less debt.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:32 pm

tk17 wrote:it's always better to be in less debt.

On that note, I hope they do scholly stuff soon!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:37 pm

Gray wrote:
tk17 wrote:it's always better to be in less debt.

On that note, I hope they do scholly stuff soon!


I hope so too... kinda. Us splitters don't usually get a lot of schollylove, but I have daydreams about desperation for higher LSATs causing people to consider someone (like me) they would have laughed at (as far as merit aid goes) a few years back.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:39 pm

tk17 wrote: I have daydreams about desperation for higher LSATs causing people to consider someone (like me) they would have laughed at (as far as merit aid goes) a few years back.

yes. +1.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:46 pm

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby thatssoraven » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:39 pm

Gray wrote:On that note, I hope they do scholly stuff soon!

I feel like I've been saying this every day for the past month.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby spencermcmanus » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:59 am

Looks like the Financial Aid page on the main GULC website has been updated for this year. See here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... New-JD.cfm

However, doesn't look like you can get up the NetID yet. Nothing on the ASW in the right column yet, like it says on the main financial aid page. I know it previously said "late January", but that isn't even there anymore. Soon, I'd say?

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:42 pm

Figured you might enjoy this video while we wait around for NetIDs and scholarship info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uIYzsjTIAU

:)

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:19 pm

Just bit the bullet and bought my plane tickets to the March Open House. Anybody know whether it's possible to arrange to stay with a current law student? My meager nonprofit salary does not leave much room for a hotel...

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:23 pm

Dipper wrote:Just bit the bullet and bought my plane tickets to the March Open House. Anybody know whether it's possible to arrange to stay with a current law student? My meager nonprofit salary does not leave much room for a hotel...


just stay with andy I'm sure he wouldn't mind

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:23 pm

Dipper wrote:Just bit the bullet and bought my plane tickets to the March Open House. Anybody know whether it's possible to arrange to stay with a current law student? My meager nonprofit salary does not leave much room for a hotel...


Yes, that was an option offered at our weekend, you should be able to express interest in it on the open house registration.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby legallybrunette93 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:59 pm

Is anyone going to the admitted students day tomorrow? Would the office of admissions office hours be a good place to ask about scholarship info?

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Dipper
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:03 pm

Just got the email about scholarship committee.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby griffin3575 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:04 pm

Just got the scholarship email!!

Edit: was so excited I didn't even read the email. The email discusses submitting additional info about why georgetown and what level of scholarship would you need to attend GULC. Is this the appropriate time to discuss offers from other schools?
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby legallybrunette93 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:06 pm

griffin3575 wrote:Just got the scholarship email!!


When were you accepted?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby hillz » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Dipper wrote:Just got the email about scholarship committee.


It's kind of a peculiar email. Like how it says to say where Georgetown fits into your decision and how much $$ would make a difference.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:09 pm

how are we supposed to respond to that scholarship email? it asks "what level of funding would make a difference in your decision," are we supposed to give them a $ range we want to be considered for? that's kind of a dumb question bc obviously i want as much as possible haha

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:10 pm

didn't get the email .... :cry:

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:11 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:how are we supposed to respond to that scholarship email? it asks "what level of funding would make a difference in your decision," are we supposed to give them a $ range we want to be considered for? that's kind of a dumb question bc obviously i want as much as possible haha


Yeah, I was just puzzling over this too? Should you mention offers from other schools or wait for their initial?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:13 pm

Dipper wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:how are we supposed to respond to that scholarship email? it asks "what level of funding would make a difference in your decision," are we supposed to give them a $ range we want to be considered for? that's kind of a dumb question bc obviously i want as much as possible haha


Yeah, I was just puzzling over this too? Should you mention offers from other schools or wait for their initial?



this is kinda tricky! because i'm not sure this email is inviting us to negotiate in the sense of leveraging offers from other schools... i'm worried it's still too early to be that aggressive

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:14 pm

Dipper wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:how are we supposed to respond to that scholarship email? it asks "what level of funding would make a difference in your decision," are we supposed to give them a $ range we want to be considered for? that's kind of a dumb question bc obviously i want as much as possible haha


Yeah, I was just puzzling over this too? Should you mention offers from other schools or wait for their initial?


Not the time to start negotiating I think... But yeah, I found this to be weird too. I mean, any amount will make a difference, but I can't say what will sway me until I have everything on the table from all schools I've been admitted to.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Robbin Blue » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:14 pm

Dipper wrote:Just got the email about scholarship committee.


+1




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