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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:52 pm

pimpsdontcry wrote:going to the group interview next week as well. who's signed up fro 12 o'clock?!


I'm at 1....driving from South Orange County so I figured I'd try a later time to make sure I'm not late or stuck in traffic.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby pimpsdontcry » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:53 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:going to the group interview next week as well. who's signed up fro 12 o'clock?!


I'm at 1....driving from South Orange County so I figured I'd try a later time to make sure I'm not late or stuck in traffic.


nooooooo. i was hoping to see a fellow tls member haha

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:03 pm

pimpsdontcry wrote:
I participated in a group interview last week. Dress was supposed to be business casual, but all the guys, me included, wore ties. Some also wore suits. I'm a horrible judge of lady's dress codes, so I'm guessing they were also dressed in business casual attire. I didn't notice anyone in the Hillary-Clintonesque lady suits. Dean Cornblatt asked questions to provoke discussion about the law school admissions process. It wasn't personal at all. I think he wanted to see how we interact in groups when discussing abstract principles that have "real world" implications.


a little more detail please? :)


Had my group interview as well. It was fun actually.
All the guys in suits didn't wear ties. All the guys without jackets wore ties.

Really just what the previous poster said. A discussion of the law school admissions process. It was interesting to hear others opinions and voice mine. Dean Cornblatt is chill and funny.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm excited... :D

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 2ndAmendment » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:28 pm

BlakcMajikc wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:
I participated in a group interview last week. Dress was supposed to be business casual, but all the guys, me included, wore ties. Some also wore suits. I'm a horrible judge of lady's dress codes, so I'm guessing they were also dressed in business casual attire. I didn't notice anyone in the Hillary-Clintonesque lady suits. Dean Cornblatt asked questions to provoke discussion about the law school admissions process. It wasn't personal at all. I think he wanted to see how we interact in groups when discussing abstract principles that have "real world" implications.


a little more detail please? :)


Had my group interview as well. It was fun actually.
All the guys in suits didn't wear ties. All the guys without jackets wore ties.

Really just what the previous poster said. A discussion of the law school admissions process. It was interesting to hear others opinions and voice mine. Dean Cornblatt is chill and funny.


Chill and funny is right. He definitely made everyone laugh a few times! Because Cornblatt appoints a pair of leaders to guide the discussion (or at least he did for ours), I think all the interviews go a little differently. The best way to prepare would be just to think about the admissions process. How important should the LSAT be in comparison to GPA, socioeconomic backround, geography, etc. Should race play a role? Should legacy play a role? Should Georgetown accept only students who have most demonstrably expressed an interest in attending Georgetown? Affirmative action was never discussed directly, but you may want to sort out your own thoughts on the matter. Like many legal issues, the college admissions process is controversial. You'll do fine if you say a couple things, listen to everyone else, and refrain from throwing things at the idiot across the room who thinks that the law school application should, like a beauty pageant, include a talent show and a bikini contest. :D

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:32 pm

2ndAmendment wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:
I participated in a group interview last week. Dress was supposed to be business casual, but all the guys, me included, wore ties. Some also wore suits. I'm a horrible judge of lady's dress codes, so I'm guessing they were also dressed in business casual attire. I didn't notice anyone in the Hillary-Clintonesque lady suits. Dean Cornblatt asked questions to provoke discussion about the law school admissions process. It wasn't personal at all. I think he wanted to see how we interact in groups when discussing abstract principles that have "real world" implications.


a little more detail please? :)


Had my group interview as well. It was fun actually.
All the guys in suits didn't wear ties. All the guys without jackets wore ties.

Really just what the previous poster said. A discussion of the law school admissions process. It was interesting to hear others opinions and voice mine. Dean Cornblatt is chill and funny.


Chill and funny is right. He definitely made everyone laugh a few times! Because Cornblatt appoints a pair of leaders to guide the discussion (or at least he did for ours), I think all the interviews go a little differently. The best way to prepare would be just to think about the admissions process. How important should the LSAT be in comparison to GPA, socioeconomic backround, geography, etc. Should race play a role? Should legacy play a role? Should Georgetown accept only students who have most demonstrably expressed an interest in attending Georgetown? Affirmative action was never discussed directly, but you may want to sort out your own thoughts on the matter. Like many legal issues, the college admissions process is controversial. You'll do fine if you say a couple things, listen to everyone else, and refrain from throwing things at the idiot across the room who thinks that the law school application should, like a beauty pageant, include a talent show and a bikini contest. :D


Definitely show up early... We started 6 minutes before the hour.

My other suggestion would be to take a couple notes or jot your thoughts down. You will only have 4 or 5 times to speak almost the entire time, and you want each of those times to be succinct and precise (you will only have about 5-6 sentences before you feel like its time to move on to someone else). Also, remember to relax! It is actually an enjoyable experience.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby champsound » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:05 pm

Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dinamika » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:06 pm

Any people who got their 3rd or 4th update today hear anything? Nada here and no ASW.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 2things2 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:11 pm

champsound wrote:Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(


+1 --> would it make any sense to send in an early decision form at this point? would that move things along for the better or worse?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ls24 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:12 pm

dinamika wrote:Any people who got their 3rd or 4th update today hear anything? Nada here and no ASW.


I'm in the same boat...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby champsound » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:21 pm

I just got a call from a 202-xxx-xxxx number and I thought it might be the dean of admissions at Georgetown calling me to tell me I'm in!

Instead, it was the vet telling me that the lab tests suggest my cat may have urinary tract infection. :cry:

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 2things2 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:22 pm

champsound wrote:I just got a call from a 202-xxx-xxxx number and I thought it might be the dean of admissions at Georgetown calling me to tell me I'm in!

Instead, it was the vet telling me that the lab tests suggest my cat may have urinary tract infection. :cry:

+1

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:24 pm

2things2 wrote:
champsound wrote:I just got a call from a 202-xxx-xxxx number and I thought it might be the dean of admissions at Georgetown calling me to tell me I'm in!

Instead, it was the vet telling me that the lab tests suggest my cat may have urinary tract infection. :cry:

+1


A vet called you with the same news? Talk about a coincidence.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dinamika » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:25 pm

At least there wasn't a ding.. :D

ls24 wrote:
dinamika wrote:Any people who got their 3rd or 4th update today hear anything? Nada here and no ASW.


I'm in the same boat...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby aaaaaah » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:30 pm

2things2 wrote:
champsound wrote:Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(


+1


I'm in this boat too, but I'm not 100% sure this is my 3rd update. I think I'm 1/14-->1/18-->2/3, but 1/18 could have been the first. Arrgh.

Georgetown is a ridiculous reach for me, so I was hoping to at least get an interview request by now. :(

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby pimpsdontcry » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:22 pm

aaaaaah wrote:
2things2 wrote:
champsound wrote:Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(


+1


I'm in this boat too, but I'm not 100% sure this is my 3rd update. I think I'm 1/14-->1/18-->2/3, but 1/18 could have been the first. Arrgh.

Georgetown is a ridiculous reach for me, so I was hoping to at least get an interview request by now. :(


2/3 update as well and then request for interview. sounds like i'm a borderline candidate, was expecting a straight out rejection though

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby beachviolet11 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:31 pm

champsound wrote:Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(


+1...im thinking it was just an update

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby aaaaaah » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:52 pm

pimpsdontcry wrote:
aaaaaah wrote:
2things2 wrote:
champsound wrote:Another day passes without access to ASW. Completed 2/3 :(


+1


I'm in this boat too, but I'm not 100% sure this is my 3rd update. I think I'm 1/14-->1/18-->2/3, but 1/18 could have been the first. Arrgh.

Georgetown is a ridiculous reach for me, so I was hoping to at least get an interview request by now. :(


2/3 update as well and then request for interview. sounds like i'm a borderline candidate, was expecting a straight out rejection though


Yeahh, this is killing me. Our #s our similar (I'm -.1 GPA, +1 LSAT) and I was definitely hoping to get an interview. I'm now convinced that no interview request means I'm an auto-reject. Oh well.

Anyway, good luck on your interview!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:32 pm

Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?

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Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:33 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?


You got that email with a 167/3.8?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:36 pm

Flips88 wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?


You got that email with a 167/3.8?

No, I'm lying to everyone in TT. I needed a confidence boost so I made up an email and sent it to myself.

Yes, I got that email with a 167/3.8. Maybe I should send an email back saying "I dont think my numbers are high enough to receive merit aid".

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:39 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?


You got that email with a 167/3.8?

No, I'm lying to everyone in TT. I needed a confidence boost so I made up an email and sent it to myself.

Yes, I got that email with a 167/3.8. Maybe I should send an email back saying "I dont think my numbers are high enough to receive merit aid".


I don't think he meant disrespect. Just an inquiry. But to answer your question, it could go either way. If you report schools too high, then they may feel that you don't want to go to GULC anyway, but on the other hand, higher up acceptances may enable them to view you as a more desirable candidate.

Personally, I'd include the names of the schools but express an emphatic desire to attend GULC regardless to squeeze out max $$$. Re-create a sort of glorified LOCI/Why GULC but explain the cost will be a major factor in your decision.
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Marionberry » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:40 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?


You got that email with a 167/3.8?

No, I'm lying to everyone in TT. I needed a confidence boost so I made up an email and sent it to myself.

Yes, I got that email with a 167/3.8. Maybe I should send an email back saying "I dont think my numbers are high enough to receive merit aid".


I don't think he was trying to be condescending, as I wondered the same thing. I think being Cuban, though not a traditionally recognized URM and possibly not always receiving the same bump, probably help get you considered for merit aid.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dddhhh » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:45 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:Just got an email from GULC saying I was in "a small group of admitted students being considered for merit aid" they just want to know if I'm interested in attending. They said if I wanted I could include other schools I've been accepted to and any offers I have on the table. Should I include my big admits like Michigan and Berkeley although neither has offered me $?


Awesome! Congrats! If you include your big admits I would state that GULC is your top choice but aid received will affect your final decision. IMO including big admits will validate you are a great candidate & that they should offer you merit aid.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby melamine » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:47 pm

Marionberry wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
You got that email with a 167/3.8?

No, I'm lying to everyone in TT. I needed a confidence boost so I made up an email and sent it to myself.

Yes, I got that email with a 167/3.8. Maybe I should send an email back saying "I dont think my numbers are high enough to receive merit aid".


I don't think he was trying to be condescending, as I wondered the same thing. I think being Cuban, though not a traditionally recognized URM and possibly not always receiving the same bump, probably help get you considered for merit aid.


uh, or he might have other strong softs, lol. guys he was asking about what he should do to get max $$ - not trying to figure out why he got singled out for possible merit aid, lol.




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