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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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:21 pm

Making the OP pretty for you guys! Let me know if there's anything you want added!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:01 pm

smccgrey wrote:Making the OP pretty for you guys! Let me know if there's anything you want added!


Love the pics!!!!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:17 pm

are housing applications handled on a rolling basis? or are you guaranteed housing in Gewriz if you submit the application by the deadline?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:are housing applications handled on a rolling basis? or are you guaranteed housing in Gewriz if you submit the application by the deadline?

Lucky for you, I just spent all afternoon browsing the ASW
In mid-May, a lottery for first-year students will be conducted to assign apartment styles based on preference. If there are more applicants than spaces available, this lottery will also determine the order of the waiting list. To enter the lottery, the housing application and non-refundable $150 processing fee must be received in the Office of Residence Life by May 15, 2015. Once you have been assigned an apartment, the Office of Residence Life must receive your signed Occupancy Agreement by June 15, 2015. Cancellation after June 15th will result in a $400 fee to your Georgetown Law student account.

The housing application will be available in the spring.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:32 pm

smccgrey wrote:
supersplittysplitter wrote:are housing applications handled on a rolling basis? or are you guaranteed housing in Gewriz if you submit the application by the deadline?

Lucky for you, I just spent all afternoon browsing the ASW
In mid-May, a lottery for first-year students will be conducted to assign apartment styles based on preference. If there are more applicants than spaces available, this lottery will also determine the order of the waiting list. To enter the lottery, the housing application and non-refundable $150 processing fee must be received in the Office of Residence Life by May 15, 2015. Once you have been assigned an apartment, the Office of Residence Life must receive your signed Occupancy Agreement by June 15, 2015. Cancellation after June 15th will result in a $400 fee to your Georgetown Law student account.

The housing application will be available in the spring.


thanks Grey! from now on I'm just gonna forward all my GULC questions to you because you seem to have the answers for all of them haha

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:34 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:thanks Grey! from now on I'm just gonna forward all my GULC questions to you because you seem to have the answers for all of them haha

<3

But actually I'm okay with this.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Lions1913 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:42 am

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:41 am

Lions1913 wrote:Checking in here. A bit confused about the employment numbers though. My reading is that they are indeed competitive with the rest of the T14, but perhaps I am wrong.


They're in the same ballpark, but at the lower end by some metrics. Check out http://abovethelaw.com/2013/04/which-top-law-school-has-the-highest-percentage-of-underemployed-graduates/

If you actually look at the ABA required report (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/careers/ocs/upload/2013-Georgetown-Law-ABA-Summary-Page-with-Salary-Info.pdf), it says that 4.65% of GULC class of 2013 are seeking employment, which isn't bad (Harvard is 2%, Berkeley is 3%) but you wouldn't want to be one of those 30 students.

Compare that to the national statistics (granted, from 2012) http://abovethelaw.com/careers/law-school-rankings/ that says 11% of that years total law school graduates are seeking work.

It's a somewhat sobering reminder that there is no golden ticket; to make law school worth it you can't just coast on the name of your school.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby CaptainJapan » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:14 am

Thanks for the link; I've seen the employment statistics broken out a lot of ways, but never like that.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Lions1913 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:10 am

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:12 am

Lions1913 wrote:How are jobs on Capital Hill and the like calculated? My guess is that the self-selection of Gtown students for those jobs skews the data.


Yeah I think that must affect the numbers a little bit. I know I'd be open to considering a non-JD gov. job, depending on what it was.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby xtgg5020 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:51 pm

navykev wrote:
xtgg5020 wrote:checking in!
Does anyone know how to withdraw applications from other law schools? Do I just need to email the admission office? Or is there a web page to do this?


I just emailed the admissions office -- got replies either via mail or email that they had recieved my request and have withdrawn my application.


Thanks! I'll do the same.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby TeddyBallgame » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:55 pm

Checking in. Will be attending next fall. Thanks to Grey for creating this thread. Anyone have any insight as to the pros/cons of living in on campus housing?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby swazzy » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:50 pm

TeddyBallgame wrote:Checking in. Will be attending next fall. Thanks to Grey for creating this thread. Anyone have any insight as to the pros/cons of living in on campus housing?


I've heard that it's like living as a freshman in college with an RA again and you can't have guests past 10 PM.

Plus, according to the website members of the clergy live in the same complex. Hardly an ideal living situation even without the burden of Catholic guilt.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:28 pm

Does anyone have any insight to their scholarship process?

I hear that unlike every other school that says it's a mix of merit and need, GULC gives solid need aid.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby thatssoraven » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:34 pm

Checking in!

So most of you are going to attend one of the admitted students weekends? I'd like to but I think it's going to be a long shot for me to be able to fly out, especially since I'm going to be in DC the week before the March one. The timing almost worked out.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:40 pm

I'm using my trip in March also check out apartments and stuff too, I think. Might even take the whole week off work and be a tourist for a few days!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:07 pm

What's the difference between the January and March open houses and admitted student days? Are the admitted student days less thorough? The dates still aren't up on the website

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby matlan72 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:42 pm

Hi! Checking in... I was admitted in October and I'm deciding between Georgetown and another school, but GULC has always been my top choice... Anyone attending the Admitted Students Days in January?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby jawsjawsjaws » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:56 am

Checking in!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:50 am

matlan72 wrote:Hi! Checking in... I was admitted in October and I'm deciding between Georgetown and another school, but GULC has always been my top choice... Anyone attending the Admitted Students Days in January?


I just registered for it, should be a good time.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Glasseyes » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:25 am

canadianbrother wrote:Does anyone have any insight to their scholarship process?

I hear that unlike every other school that says it's a mix of merit and need, GULC gives solid need aid.


Current 1L here: I can't speak to need-based aid (though I don't know anyone that got any), but merit is definitely doable if you're willing to put in the work. And it does require some real work. Not, like, Northwestern putting you on hold and making you write four additional essays for continued consideration (been there), but not far off.

Typically, if they deem you worthy (and this means nothing in the long run) they send out a feeler email to see if you're "interested" in getting merit aid, as if anyone going to law school might somehow not be interested in paying less. They'll make you pitch them an amount and explain why you want it, what it would mean to you, and all that crap. They also give you a writing prompt where you get to do a fun little essay in the hopes of money. And then you wait. I got my first offer the day before deposits were due, but I was able to negotiate a bit more over the course of the summer. Be persistent and fight hard, and you can make it happen.

FYI, don't fret if you don't get the feeler email. I didn't get one either. Just email admissions and express your interest in being considered for financial aid and they'll most likely forward you that email. I'm not sure when they start sending this stuff out (I think I was doing this around the beginning of March last year), but you've definitely got time.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:40 am

Glasseyes wrote:FYI, don't fret if you don't get the feeler email. I didn't get one either. Just email admissions and express your interest in being considered for financial aid and they'll most likely forward you that email. I'm not sure when they start sending this stuff out (I think I was doing this around the beginning of March last year), but you've definitely got time.


Thanks for chiming in and helping out us 0Ls!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:19 am

navykev wrote:
Glasseyes wrote:FYI, don't fret if you don't get the feeler email. I didn't get one either. Just email admissions and express your interest in being considered for financial aid and they'll most likely forward you that email. I'm not sure when they start sending this stuff out (I think I was doing this around the beginning of March last year), but you've definitely got time.

Thanks for chiming in and helping out us 0Ls!

+1

Can't wait to jump through all those hoops!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:31 am

Checking in! Great work on the OP Grey.




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