Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

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zrcm18
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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby zrcm18 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:57 pm

under review 1/27

chardy
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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby chardy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:53 pm

did anybody else on tls get in yesterday?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:37 pm

I did, but i never went under review

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby RedBeard410 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:52 pm

I got in yesterday (1/27/2011). Found out via status checker, no official letter or anything yet.
I already got into UGA though, so I'm not really considering GSU that seriously anymore. Georgia resident, so I'd get in-state tuition at both schools.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby mbutterfly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:26 pm

Any questions for a 1L?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:29 pm

mbutterfly wrote:Any questions for a 1L?


Have you ever heard of the library flooding. A thread from a few years ago said that it happens occasionally.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby mbutterfly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:35 pm

It may have happened a couple of years ago, but it hasn't happened in this past year (or the past 2 years, because I just asked a 3L). But it seems hard to imagine because the law school is sort of elevated from the street; you climb about 10 stairs to get inside the building. But it may have flooded from a pipe or something, so I don't know.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:43 pm

You said you live near Lindbergh Station. Do you normally take MARTA or do you drive? If you take MARTA, what station do you get off at and walk to the law school.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby BamaGrad09 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:41 pm

mbutterfly wrote:Any questions for a 1L?


What is your schedule as a 1L like? How much downtime do you get?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:50 pm

BamaGrad09 wrote:
mbutterfly wrote:Any questions for a 1L?


What is your schedule as a 1L like? How much downtime do you get?


+1

Also, do you prefer to study on campus or where you live?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby mbutterfly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm

The schedules for 1Ls are pretty much standardised for everyone. All 1Ls have 75 min classes of Civ Pro, Crimlaw (2nd semester only), Property, Torts, Contracts, and Legal Research & Writing. It's pretty much a tough grind for the full year. Classes generally begin at 9am and end at 230 Monday thru Thursday. But you have to read for the next day's classes, which can generally take about an hour per class. However, RWA is the biggest pain because memos and briefs consume a disproportionate amount of your time.

Astute students can find about 1-2 hour downtime a day to do whatever. The majority finds more downtime but they spend it on facebook, gradually throughout the day. Also, you tend to goto sleep pretty early (around 10-12am) since you wake up at 7am the next day.

Most people go out on weekends I think. I've only been to one of the law school parties and I had a great time.

Oh yes, you have to study at both places (on campus and at home). I usually study more on campus cause I have an hour lunch break from my contracts class to my Torts class and I tend to stay on campus until 5 or 6. Then I go home, unwind, and eat and hit the books for 1 or 2 more hours before I call it a night.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks for answering questions because I understand you are very busy.

How often do study groups tend to meet? Is it more of a weekend thing to do after wrapping up each week of classes or what?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby mgbp0 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:50 am

uwgbluedevil wrote:
mbutterfly wrote:Any questions for a 1L?


Have you ever heard of the library flooding. A thread from a few years ago said that it happens occasionally.


It absolutely flooded in 2009 when Atlanta experienced all of the rain/flooding in the fall. There are pictures on facebook and on the GSU law's newspaper site, The Docket, if you want proof: (http://law.gsu.edu/thedocket/node/8)

The law library is indeed at the street level/somewhat underground in some places. If you disagree, then you have never been inside. Hence why there are no windows........

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:50 am

Thanks for answering those questions mbutterfly - a few more if you don't mind:

1. Are sections "stacked" in your opinion; any difference in teaching style between those who teach FT vs PT?
2. Is LRW graded; any teachers you'd recommend or avoid (ignore or PM is fine)
3. What is GSU's curve?
4. How available are clinics, practica, pro bono, etc. for 1L?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:20 am

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:Thanks for answering those questions mbutterfly - a few more if you don't mind:

1. Are sections "stacked" in your opinion; any difference in teaching style between those who teach FT vs PT?
2. Is LRW graded; any teachers you'd recommend or avoid (ignore or PM is fine)
3. What is GSU's curve?
4. How available are clinics, practica, pro bono, etc. for 1L?


+1

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby kmr07d » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:52 pm

I have been under review since 1/6... Getting anxious!

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:55 pm

kmr07d wrote:I have been under review since 1/6... Getting anxious!


Good luck!

If anyone is interested, I am visiting next Monday for a few classes and was thinking about taking some pictures of the law school and surrounding area.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby BamaGrad09 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:50 pm

In Review today. Really hoping for some good news soon.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby mbutterfly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:28 pm

1. Are sections "stacked" in your opinion; any difference in teaching style between those who teach FT vs PT?
2. Is LRW graded; any teachers you'd recommend or avoid (ignore or PM is fine)
3. What is GSU's curve?
4. How available are clinics, practica, pro bono, etc. for 1L?

1a. By "stacked," you mean there is a mix of people across all sections instead of having the same classes with the same people, then yes, everyone is sort of mixed around. I have 3 out of 5 classes with the same people in my "section." So it's pretty mixed up I would say but you still notice the same people that are in your classes.

1b. I don't have any experience with PT teachers but I do know some PT students in my classes (which are for FT). Essentially, they are in your Property or Contracts class, but they don't take CivPro or Torts.

2. LRW is pass/fail. 72% is needed to pass I believe. Everyone generally passes, but don't take it for granted. You do have to study and know the material by the time of the exam.

3. GSU's curve is at a 3.0. All classes must curve to a 3.0. However, this doesn't really tell you much about grades in a class. For example, one professor may assign ALL B's (3.0) and 1 A and 1 C, which would result in a 3.0 curve. Or a professor could implement a normal curve and have them all gravitate towards a 3.0 with outliers "canceling" eachother out (for every A, give a C).

4. Clinics and what not are not really available to 1Ls because you are already swamped with work, there's nothing you could possibly add on. You have plenty of chances to get pro bono hours though, by volunteering, judging mock trial stuff, etc. Usually the clinics, practice, and other workshops are reserved for 2Ls and 3Ls, which is usually the case at all schools. You can't really work in a tax law clinic if you're still in the middle of learning Contract law.

Let me know if you need me to elaborate on any answers.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby pattonthicke » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:18 pm

Accepted via status checker. So this is def. a wave. Just went complete last week, never went under review.

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:29 pm

How often do study groups tend to meet? Is it more of a weekend thing to do after wrapping up each week of classes or what?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby uwgbluedevil » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:21 pm

Also, does anyone know when/if Georgia State has an ASW?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby dchunny614 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:46 am

Has anyone heard about scholarships yet?

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Re: Georgia State University - 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:23 pm

dchunny614 wrote:Has anyone heard about scholarships yet?




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