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

User avatar
giantswan
Posts: 163
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:54 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:30 am

ChemEng1642 wrote:
accessislife wrote:same - no e-mail :(


Same here :(

LSAT > 75
GPA < 25

hopeboaltberkeley
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:44 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby hopeboaltberkeley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:58 am

giantswan wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
accessislife wrote:same - no e-mail :(


Same here :(

LSAT > 75
GPA < 25


Also no email :(

but I was admitted last week, is there still hope?

User avatar
antiworldly
Posts: 375
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:18 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:30 am

JustHawkin wrote:
Gray wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:FWIW:

I got a scholarship, and never got one of those feeler emails. So don't feel left out if you didn't get one.

ugh TY for posting! Did you have to do anything to get an initial offer, or were you just patient?


Just be patient.

I think this is the best advice for all scholarships: Wait as long as you can, things will start to look clearer financially to schools once it's closer to deposit deadlines.


That's good to hear, I was getting worried b/c I didn't get the email, so there's still hope. . .

User avatar
Gray
Posts: 5996
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:57 am

So can anyone shed any light about soliciting scholarship consideration? In last year's thread, it looks like a few people who didn't get the email contacted GULC and were successful in getting 'scholarship consideration' (whatever that means). I don't want to do it if it's pointless and annoying, but I'm also concerned that waiting might mean letting the pool of available funds dry up before I'd be getting any serious consideration.

User avatar
buckiguy_sucks
Posts: 2631
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:07 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:49 am

.
Last edited by buckiguy_sucks on Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Shelbinole
Posts: 164
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:18 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Shelbinole » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:02 pm

No scholly email either...169/3.7x and admitted early Nov, so definitely disappointed. Hopefully they either send out a second round or still offer $$ to those who didn't get one? :(

User avatar
navykev
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:47 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:20 pm

Gray wrote:So can anyone shed any light about soliciting scholarship consideration? In last year's thread, it looks like a few people who didn't get the email contacted GULC and were successful in getting 'scholarship consideration' (whatever that means). I don't want to do it if it's pointless and annoying, but I'm also concerned that waiting might mean letting the pool of available funds dry up before I'd be getting any serious consideration.


This is just my opinion and based on nothing but my own thought process - for whatever that's worth - but I would just send an email saying something like this:

"I have narrowed down my choices to a couple different law schools and am leaning towards GULC. Before I commit, I was curious if I would be contacted about scholarship consideration or if I should solicit myself. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration."

I would imagine they are trying to get a picture of where they are numbers-wise at this point; why wouldn't they try to lock in someone that they know is going to be above their median LSAT?

User avatar
leslieknope
Posts: 1093
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:49 pm

Gray wrote:So can anyone shed any light about soliciting scholarship consideration? In last year's thread, it looks like a few people who didn't get the email contacted GULC and were successful in getting 'scholarship consideration' (whatever that means). I don't want to do it if it's pointless and annoying, but I'm also concerned that waiting might mean letting the pool of available funds dry up before I'd be getting any serious consideration.


Maybe check with Spivey/KB? They said schools hate the people who try negotiating this early, but I'm not sure if this counts as negotiating since they haven't even made you an offer.

Maybe if you frame it in a more general "I am concerned about financing law school given xyz facts about my financial situation. Does GULC offer any resources to help students in my situation?" kind of way?

User avatar
WeeBey
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:53 pm

Got the email. 3.4 169 (maybe urm, I'm international)

From my mylsn, gulc seams stingy with $$$.

I kinda like how they ask people how much they would need. I'd need a big scholly to be able to even afford to attend a US school as a canadian. So I'd prefer to either get the $$$ or $0 and not lock up money from other admits

User avatar
Gray
Posts: 5996
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:57 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Got the email. 3.4 169 (maybe urm, I'm international)

From my mylsn, gulc seams stingy with $$$.

I kinda like how they ask people how much they would need. I'd need a big scholly to be able to even afford to attend a US school as a canadian. So I'd prefer to either get the $$$ or $0 and not lock up money from other admits

did you get it today?

Signed,

Rattled Grey

User avatar
The TrashMan
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:32 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby The TrashMan » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:59 pm

Got the email. above both 75's.

I am in the similar position where I basically am going to tell them its $$$$ or bust for me at GULC.

For those feeling they deserved a scholarship email and didn't get one, they are probably doing waves and reassessing their scholarship reservoir between waves. Looks like this round may be to find people who are really certain of going to GULC or prohibitively demanding with their requests. So don't despair (Gray) if you haven't heard!

User avatar
JustHawkin
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:14 pm

To reiterate:

JustHawkin wrote:
Just be patient.

I think this is the best advice for all scholarships: Wait as long as you can, things will start to look clearer financially to schools once it's closer to deposit deadlines.

User avatar
kimaginary4s
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:40 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby kimaginary4s » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:29 pm

Hey everyone! Just checking in :D
Looking at apartments is giving me so much anxiety but I'm so so excited...
Can't wait to be in DC and meet everyone!

legallybrunette93
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:50 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby legallybrunette93 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:47 pm

For those haven't gotten the email yet: I went to visit GULC today and the admissions office said that their scholarship committee just convened this week and they'll be sending out emails in the next 2-3 weeks

User avatar
Beanie14
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:19 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:38 pm

legallybrunette93 wrote:For those haven't gotten the email yet: I went to visit GULC today and the admissions office said that their scholarship committee just convened this week and they'll be sending out emails in the next 2-3 weeks


oh, thank you.

User avatar
navykev
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:47 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:41 pm

Anyone else hope we have an experience like this in 2018?

http://www.c-span.org/video/?324177-1/d ... r-ginsburg

User avatar
strugglebus
Posts: 354
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:20 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:35 am

Also got the scholarship email on 2/4. I basically just told them about some of my other full-ride offers and let them figure out how much to offer from there; I hope I was reasonably clear without sounding brazenly entitled that I won't attend without $$$.

thatssoraven
Posts: 72
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:28 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby thatssoraven » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:32 am

strugglebus wrote:Also got the scholarship email on 2/4. I basically just told them about some of my other full-ride offers and let them figure out how much to offer from there; I hope I was reasonably clear without sounding brazenly entitled that I won't attend without $$$.

+1, almost exactly what I said.

User avatar
WeeBey
Posts: 535
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:33 pm

Gray wrote:
canadianbrother wrote:Got the email. 3.4 169 (maybe urm, I'm international)

From my mylsn, gulc seams stingy with $$$.

I kinda like how they ask people how much they would need. I'd need a big scholly to be able to even afford to attend a US school as a canadian. So I'd prefer to either get the $$$ or $0 and not lock up money from other admits

did you get it today?

Signed,

Rattled Grey


Nah, I got it on Wednesday

User avatar
JustHawkin
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby JustHawkin » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:36 pm

navykev wrote:Anyone else hope we have an experience like this in 2018?

http://www.c-span.org/video/?324177-1/d ... r-ginsburg

They get someone prominent every year to speak to 1Ls.

We had Justice Stevens this year.

User avatar
navykev
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:47 am

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:05 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
navykev wrote:Anyone else hope we have an experience like this in 2018?

http://www.c-span.org/video/?324177-1/d ... r-ginsburg

They get someone prominent every year to speak to 1Ls.

We had Justice Stevens this year.


Nice!

supersplittysplitter
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:55 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:34 pm

has anybody been able to obtain GU net credentials yet? According to this link there's supposed to be a link in the "right column" of the admitted students site, but I don't see it

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... New-JD.cfm

User avatar
Gray
Posts: 5996
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:57 pm

Nope - you can get to the page by searching "your credentials" in ASW, and it lets you enter your LSAC number, but it doesn't give you anything.

User avatar
BmoreOrLess
Posts: 2085
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:15 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:59 pm

JustHawkin wrote:To reiterate:

JustHawkin wrote:
Just be patient.

I think this is the best advice for all scholarships: Wait as long as you can, things will start to look clearer financially to schools once it's closer to deposit deadlines.


Yea, this. Scholarships are definitely available to those who didn't get the email, as I also did not originally get one. You may need to be prepared to play hardball with them; I didn't get anything until a few days before the deposit deadline.

My process went: No email; solicited them for money late march/early april; got the generic scholarship email looking for what it would take for me to attend; about a week before the deposit deadline, got initially denied and told money may free up in the summer but that I should deposit with the understanding that I won't be getting any money; immediately told them I would be unable to deposit without any money and that I am declining their offer of admission; received an initial scholarship offer the next day; negotiated a higher scholarship.

User avatar
Gray
Posts: 5996
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:55 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:immediately told them I would be unable to deposit without any money and that I am declining their offer of admission; received an initial scholarship offer the next day; negotiated a higher scholarship.

JFC that is hardball.




Return to “TLS Class of 2018 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GeneralLawyer and 6 guests