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

gjohnson
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby gjohnson » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:25 pm

Does anyone have a good explanation of the different neighborhoods in DC? I'm starting to look at housing options, but I'm not too familiar with the city.

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franny90
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby franny90 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:30 pm

gjohnson wrote:Does anyone have a good explanation of the different neighborhoods in DC? I'm starting to look at housing options, but I'm not too familiar with the city.


sure - I'm not set on Georgetown but I've lived in DC for two years and could answer questions. pm me if you'd like.

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:50 pm

Anyone thinking of living on campus? I'd hate to live in a dorm, but I'd want to atleast know a bit about the city before I'd sign a lease, and being right on the law school seems cool

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:07 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Anyone thinking of living on campus? I'd hate to live in a dorm, but I'd want to atleast know a bit about the city before I'd sign a lease, and being right on the law school seems cool

I think monthly rent in the on-campus housing is pretty bad value for the money, even though you're close. There are way better options very close to the school (I'm no expert, but I've been getting good advice from my family and I've spent a LOT of time researching apartments in the area instead of actually working). I for one am probably going to be in Columbia Heights!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby brightthru2014 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:49 pm

So theoretically if I were to have applied binding to Georgetown but ended up getting into another school that I would rather go to, is there any way to get out of the binding acceptance?

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:14 pm

Gray wrote:
canadianbrother wrote:Anyone thinking of living on campus? I'd hate to live in a dorm, but I'd want to atleast know a bit about the city before I'd sign a lease, and being right on the law school seems cool

I think monthly rent in the on-campus housing is pretty bad value for the money, even though you're close. There are way better options very close to the school (I'm no expert, but I've been getting good advice from my family and I've spent a LOT of time researching apartments in the area instead of actually working). I for one am probably going to be in Columbia Heights!


Any chance at finding something within a 5-10 minute walk for around 1000/month?

Edit: Just took a look at the off campus housing, have you heard anything about capitol and carmel plazas?

brightthru2014 wrote:So theoretically if I were to have applied binding to Georgetown but ended up getting into another school that I would rather go to, is there any way to get out of the binding acceptance?


Nah buddy, that's binding, you were actually suppose withdraw other apps once you heard back from georgetown

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:23 pm

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lnick93
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:34 pm

If I were going to GULC I would probably try to live in the Chinatown area. It's close to GULC (read: walkable) but closer to restaurants/bars/museums so you have more things to actually do.

But Columbia Heights is also a great place! Also a lot cheaper.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Bfalcon » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:52 pm

2L at GULC here taking questions. Career-wise, I'm heading to big law in D.C. this summer. I'm also a veteran and on the board of the Military Law Society at the law center. Happy to help connect y'all to some of the vets here at school. NOTE: the MLS will be hosting a happy hour next Thursday at the Billy Goat beside the law school. Time: 8:00 pm (right after the dinner).

On another note, if you are tight on funds or would like to live in a nicer place, I would NOT recommend Gewirz. The only good thing about Gewirz is its proximity. You can find better places for better prices in NOMA, Capitol Hill or Chinatown (better place, more money). All those areas are close. Eg: I pay $2400 a month for a brand new 2 bedroom apartment (my roommate pays half) in NOMA, 15 minute walk from the law school. Balcony, top floor, corner apartment.

Cheers,

BFalcon

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:04 pm

Bfalcon wrote:2L at GULC here taking questions. Career-wise, I'm heading to big law in D.C. this summer. I'm also a veteran and on the board of the Military Law Society at the law center. Happy to help connect y'all to some of the vets here at school. NOTE: the MLS will be hosting a happy hour next Thursday at the Billy Goat beside the law school. Time: 8:00 pm (right after the dinner).

On another note, if you are tight on funds or would like to live in a nicer place, I would NOT recommend Gewirz. The only good thing about Gewirz is its proximity. You can find better places for better prices in NOMA, Capitol Hill or Chinatown (better place, more money). All those areas are close. Eg: I pay $2400 a month for a brand new 2 bedroom apartment (my roommate pays half) in NOMA, 15 minute walk from the law school. Balcony, top floor, corner apartment.

Cheers,

BFalcon


I have a couple question regarding placement. How has your class fared at OCI? Do alot of people self-select into gov't and PI or do they do so because they struck out at OCI?

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Bfalcon
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Bfalcon » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 pm

canadianbrother wrote:
I have a couple question regarding placement. How has your class fared at OCI? Do alot of people self-select into gov't and PI or do they do so because they struck out at OCI?


I'm obviously not a stat bank or anything, but in my opinion my class performed extremely well. I'm mostly familiar with my section (approximatley 100 people), but almost everyone who wanted biglaw got biglaw. I know, personally, of four people who did the OCI process and did not get a job. Two of them had below median grades. On the flip side, I know at least a dozen people, if not more, who have V10 offers in D.C. and New York. Lots of people heading to D.C., and if you were top third, it seems like you had a damn good shot at it this year. I know dozens of people who are going to biglaw.

I had a good conversation with the administration about employment opportunities, and one thing that hits against GULC in the rankings is the number of people who self-select. With the part-time program, the vast majority of people are going gov't (and to a lesser extent) PI. (Aside: I have a friend who was evening program who got Cravath, and I have another friend who got Cravath at OCI). Many people go to Georgetown because it is in D.C., and D.C. is home to government and PI in the U.S. You won't realize it unless you go here, but the school is a constant in and out of government personnel - people coming for panels or meetings, adjuncts teaching courses, etc etc.

I'm not going to sugar-coat it: if you want biglaw, you are going to have to work hard in 1L. Be that as it may, it's certainly not impossible, and if you are smart enough to get into Georgetown and have even half a personality, you have an extremely good chance of biglaw. D.C. Biglaw is a bit more difficult for sure, but NY offers great chances (and you have good chances for Philly, Atlanta, etc etc).

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:14 pm

Bfalcon wrote:2L at GULC here taking questions. Career-wise, I'm heading to big law in D.C. this summer. I'm also a veteran and on the board of the Military Law Society at the law center. Happy to help connect y'all to some of the vets here at school. NOTE: the MLS will be hosting a happy hour next Thursday at the Billy Goat beside the law school. Time: 8:00 pm (right after the dinner).

On another note, if you are tight on funds or would like to live in a nicer place, I would NOT recommend Gewirz. The only good thing about Gewirz is its proximity. You can find better places for better prices in NOMA, Capitol Hill or Chinatown (better place, more money). All those areas are close. Eg: I pay $2400 a month for a brand new 2 bedroom apartment (my roommate pays half) in NOMA, 15 minute walk from the law school. Balcony, top floor, corner apartment.

Cheers,

BFalcon


Aren't utilities and Internet included in the price for gewriz? Or is it still too expensive even with those things included?
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:15 pm

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hearsay77
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:38 am

Has there still been just one round of scholarships going out or have there been more? Anyone have any clue when the next might be?

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:57 am

hearsay77 wrote:Has there still been just one round of scholarships going out or have there been more? Anyone have any clue when the next might be?

I think only one so far - the next one should be the end of the month I think.

Also if anyone is going to the Wednesday evening reception next week, it's at the supreme court!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:08 am

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:42 am

They're finally adding people to the facebook group. I will now be lurking profiles to try to find TLSers.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:08 am

Gray wrote:They're finally adding people to the facebook group. I will now be lurking profiles to try to find TLSers.


Found you, Gray!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:14 am

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:22 am

Dipper wrote:
Gray wrote:They're finally adding people to the facebook group. I will now be lurking profiles to try to find TLSers.


Found you, Gray!

Yes well my initial choice of username was NOT SUBTLE.
... and

buckiguy_sucks wrote:What's the name of the FB group? Searching isn't coming up with anything for me :\

Georgetown Law, Entering 2015

I'll add it to the OP

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:33 am

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:39 am

buckiguy_sucks wrote:Joining the group even though I'm totally still undecided on where I'm attending 8) 8) 8)


It's worth it if they use the account well, Chicago's accepted students FB has a good back and forth between current students and prospectives.

Manifest
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Manifest » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:41 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Anyone thinking of living on campus? I'd hate to live in a dorm, but I'd want to atleast know a bit about the city before I'd sign a lease, and being right on the law school seems cool


I am, with the same motivation you outlined. Seems like the safest move.

I'm planning to drive down Friday and check it out. I'll post a short report if you guys want.

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:04 pm

Thats another thing, coming from Toronto its a 9hr drive or a $3-400 flight. Being able to choose were im living without having to fly in a month in advance is a big plus.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:06 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Thats another thing, coming from Toronto its a 9hr drive or a $3-400 flight. Being able to choose were im living without having to fly in a month in advance is a big plus.

The one time I drove from toronto to DC it was canada day and there was a 4 hr delay at the border. Bad call.




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