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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buckiguy_sucks
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:54 pm

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supersplittysplitter
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:28 pm

anyone else wish they would have aimed higher/ been more aggressive with their scholly feeler response email? Last few days I've been thinking about it and I think I kinda got low balled because I didn't set a high enough baseline number. I basically gave the best scholarship offer I had (at the time) which was decent but not great

Now I'm worried how that's going to affect my negotiations going forward...

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commandercup
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby commandercup » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:37 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:anyone else wish they would have aimed higher/ been more aggressive with their scholly feeler response email? Last few days I've been thinking about it and I think I kinda got low balled because I didn't set a high enough baseline number. I basically gave the best scholarship offer I had (at the time) which was decent but not great

Now I'm worried how that's going to affect my negotiations going forward...


I went all-out and gave them what could very well be interpreted as ridiculous (for my numbers). My thought process was that I had more to lose if they responded to a reasonable request with a low-ball.

I doubt it will affect your negotiations much aside from the fact that you're starting from a lower number. I don't think it's unreasonable to re-request what you originally asked for if you've got something to leverage for it.

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:41 pm

lol I was kind of vague but basically said I'd probably withdraw from everywhere else if they matched my GWU offer. Obviously that's not going to happen but we'll see when they actually get back to me.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby LEPWU » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:10 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:I asked when we would hear lol. Def no reason to worry you won't get it over me


Thank you for replying! All the best!

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spencermcmanus
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby spencermcmanus » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:57 pm

Just received email that my full financial aid package (including loans) available through MyAccess.

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Bird Lawyer
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Bird Lawyer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:04 pm

spencermcmanus wrote:Just received email that my full financial aid package (including loans) available through MyAccess.


Got this too. It's just loans, so I'm assuming it is NOT in response to my scholarship request. I hope.

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:09 pm

spencermcmanus wrote:Just received email that my full financial aid package (including loans) available through MyAccess.


Congrats Spencer! Hopefully they were generous!

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spencermcmanus
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby spencermcmanus » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:10 pm

Bird Lawyer wrote:
spencermcmanus wrote:Just received email that my full financial aid package (including loans) available through MyAccess.


Got this too. It's just loans, so I'm assuming it is NOT in response to my scholarship request. I hope.


I had previously received an academic scholarship (was in the first round of emails) and it also appeared on that package. I think if you haven't received a separate email responding to your scholarship request, there's no reason to think you're out of the running for a scholarship!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Manifest » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:23 pm

navykev wrote:
Manifest wrote:Anyone know what kind of aid options you have if you got accepted through the binding early decision process? Any chance whatsoever of getting something from the school (in spite of your zero leverage)? And what about external options?


Financial need aid is your best chance - only thing that is considered is your financial need relative to other students.


Thank you for the reply. I need to get on that.

I'm so happy to have gotten in that I can't even choke on the sticker price yet...

I was planning to go down today, but weather and other considerations changed my mind. If I go next week the best I can do is arrive Friday afternoon, and I'm wondering if this is a waste. My next opportunity would be anytime during the week of April 12th. This will be my first trip to campus, and I haven't looked into money or housing at all yet (just got admitted ED last week).

Any recommendations on whether I should push it next week or wait a couple more weeks when I can go mid-week and presumably have better access to housing/aid/admissions people?

Any other thoughts on must-do activities while I am down there?

Thanks!

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:34 pm

Manifest wrote:
Any recommendations on whether I should push it next week or wait a couple more weeks when I can go mid-week and presumably have better access to housing/aid/admissions people?

Any other thoughts on must-do activities while I am down there?

Thanks!


As far as I can tell - there is no real negotiation on "need based" aid like there is on the merit side (which I don't think they'll entertain since you ED'd). That being said - I'd ask about merit based - all they can do is say no! They're not going to take away your acceptance for asking.

All you need to do to be considered for "need based" aid is fill out your fafsa, then the yellow form and wait for the requirements (some student loan online courses) to pop up on your myaccess account. If you go to the open house, you'll get a financial aid brief that covers "need based" aid - it is very informative. I can promise you that any possible question you have will be brought up by one of the parents - they are all trying to figure out a way to get out of paying for their kids law school adventure.

As far as housing - if you are talking on campus housing - it's a lottery system. Every indication I got was that any 1L that applies gets it. Hope that helps! My demographic is a little different than most 0Ls -- I am sure others will chime in with good advice if mine is a little off.

Oh and congrats from one ED to another!!!!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby MennetoC » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:20 pm

Have people heard back yet about need-based aid. The yellow app says approximately 2-3 weeks, and it has been longer than that.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Tuition went up 4% from 53,130 to 55,255. :(

If it continues to increase at this rate, we'll be paying 57,465 in 2L and 59,763 in 3L.
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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:18 pm

MennetoC wrote:Have people heard back yet about need-based aid. The yellow app says approximately 2-3 weeks, and it has been longer than that.

It definitely has, I've definitely not heard anything yet.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:19 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Tuition went up 4% from 53,130 to 55,255. :(

We should be more worried about the Canadian dollar. Looking at that exchange rate is :cry:

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby bretby » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:24 pm

Gray wrote:
commandercup wrote:
eggyolk wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before, but what is the approximate turnaround time between soliciting a scholarship feeler email and receiving a response? I emailed the hotline address one week ago and haven't heard back yet. Not sure if I should send the same email to the Admissions Office, or what.


+1, I sent mine on Monday.

I replied to the feeler email (to the hotline address) on March 6 and got a "Georgetown Law Scholarship Response Received‏" confirmation email on March 11.


I somehow missed the hotline email address - can you post or PM it?

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:27 pm

Are you taking out Canadian or U.S. Loans? And the looney will bounce back, oil cant stay this cheap forever.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby xtgg5020 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:50 pm

Anyone know the dress code for supreme court reception on Wednesday?

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Gray
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Gray » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:15 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Are you taking out Canadian or U.S. Loans? And the looney will bounce back, oil cant stay this cheap forever.

Nah I mean that my own Canadian money right now is worth less. I get US loans b/c of the dual citizenship. But I have no American $$ yet so there's way less buying power. And you're right, it just went up 2 cents. Fingers crossed, back to parity by summer!!

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WeeBey
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:38 pm

Fingers crossed.

Ill be on Canadian bank loans the whole time. In an ideal world, hopefully the dollar gets up to parity for 3 years then crashes when its time to pay back lol

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:04 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Tuition went up 4% from 53,130 to 55,255. :(

If it continues to increase at this rate, we'll be paying 57,465 in 2L and 59,763 in 3L.



Bastards!

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navykev
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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby navykev » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:11 pm

xtgg5020 wrote:Anyone know the dress code for supreme court reception on Wednesday?


Most were in business casual at the first supreme court event.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:15 pm

xtgg5020 wrote:Anyone know the dress code for supreme court reception on Wednesday?


there's no dress code. also i highly recommend skipping the docent lecture. guy was insanely boring

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:18 pm

navykev wrote:
canadianbrother wrote:Tuition went up 4% from 53,130 to 55,255. :(

If it continues to increase at this rate, we'll be paying 57,465 in 2L and 59,763 in 3L.



Bastards!


Jesus. Is that why they were seemingly more generous with aid this year?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:01 pm

I think it was like 50k last year lol




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