In at GULC!

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luxxe
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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:51 pm

stabiloboss wrote:yea lay prestige is insane, wasn't expecting this much...anyone know why???


Probs because GULC has a TON of alums. Some of them are bound to be insanely successful. Plus the reputation of the undergrad.

Also, GULC gets a lot of hate on TLS, but damn they have an extremely impressive faculty and an awesome curriculum. I've been way more impressed with GULC's faculty/curriculum/clinics than any other school I've visited.

Though I don't want to work in a firm and do want to do policy work in DC so I am a bit biased.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby KevinP » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:55 pm

luxxe wrote:
KevinP wrote:Anyone else amazed by how much lay prestige GULC has? Some of the people I've talked to think it's right below Harvard.

Also, I was told by admissions that accepting the scholarship was not binding and the amount was guaranteed. So I didn't misunderstand, can anyone confirm this?


My professors are SO impressed. (And ngl I feel pretty good about getting $$ out of stingy GULC with my LSAT).

I think the email + phone call should put your mind at ease about the money :D. Multiple people have confirmed that their emails said the same.

Thanks you! :) Definitely puts my mind at ease.

stabiloboss wrote:yea lay prestige is insane, wasn't expecting this much...anyone know why???

No idea... maybe the basketball team? I mean... when I mention Penn people ask me why I care that a state school waitlisted me when I have GULC lol.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Leighmak » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:05 pm

For those of you who attended any of the admitted students events at Georgetown last week, what were you thoughts? I would have liked to have gone, but other things came up. Plus, I've decided on attending Georgetown next year, so they didn't really have to do anything else to convince me. I'd like to have gotten a sweatshirt or something.. did you get any cool free things? :)

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby izy223 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:40 pm

just withdrew- hopefully my spot and $$$ will go to someone else- good luck everyone!

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:47 pm

izy223 wrote:just withdrew- hopefully my spot and $$$ will go to someone else- good luck everyone!


Thanks!

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby viacavour » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:53 pm

Just withdrew, hopefully one of you will get my spot and scholarship!

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msblaw89
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Re: In at GULC!

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Other than on campus, where is everyone thinking of living?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Mr. Somebody » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:13 pm

So alternates should be hearing this week?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby avd90 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:21 pm

I was an alternate and I heard two weeks ago.. but they gave me one of those very quick offers.. I have to let them know by April 5th

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby holden147 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Other than on campus, where is everyone thinking of living?


I'm thinking Columbia Heights, but maybe Dupont Circle (which is supposed to be THE place to live) if I can get a roommate or two since it's ridiculously expensive to get a studio in that area..or anywhere in DC for that matter.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby hyakku » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:10 pm

Before I decided to live on campus, looking through past threads and talking with some friends out here from D.C., DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan are probably the nicest in terms of location, proximity to metro and school, and mix of nightlife,restaurants, etc. Unfortunately you're going to be paying for it. Foggy Bottom supposedly has some spots that are a bit cheaper, and there are some apartments immediately outside of the law school, but that's like DuPont pricing and the only benefits you get are being near the law center. I think those are more geared for people working in that area. Silver spring has some really great options that I want to look into 2L year hopefully with two or three other people. It's a bit of a commute if you have to metro but I should have my car, and the area is supposed to be a good mix of urban/suburban life with bars, restaurants, etc.

In any case, I hope you all post where you end up or we meet each other, it'll be good to know for next year. I only ended up choosing on campus living because despite the somewhat steep cost, if I have to keep my car I can at least get parking it seems on campus, and from what I read in older thread Gerwitz residents are pretty social and get close over the year, so that would be pretty good since it's kind of a reset socially coming to D.C.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby swtlilsoni » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:33 pm

Leighmak wrote:For those of you who attended any of the admitted students events at Georgetown last week, what were you thoughts? I would have liked to have gone, but other things came up. Plus, I've decided on attending Georgetown next year, so they didn't really have to do anything else to convince me. I'd like to have gotten a sweatshirt or something.. did you get any cool free things? :)


Hey I really liked it. I'm ED so I'm going for sure but I still wanted to check it out. They gave us Tshirts, little Hoya Dog stress reliever toys, a pen, a small pocket notepad, sunglasses, a tote bag, and a pencil pouch. (might have forgotten something). It was cool to meet people knowing they'll be your future classmates.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:56 pm

hyakku wrote:Before I decided to live on campus, looking through past threads and talking with some friends out here from D.C., DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan are probably the nicest in terms of location, proximity to metro and school, and mix of nightlife,restaurants, etc. Unfortunately you're going to be paying for it. Foggy Bottom supposedly has some spots that are a bit cheaper, and there are some apartments immediately outside of the law school, but that's like DuPont pricing and the only benefits you get are being near the law center. I think those are more geared for people working in that area. Silver spring has some really great options that I want to look into 2L year hopefully with two or three other people. It's a bit of a commute if you have to metro but I should have my car, and the area is supposed to be a good mix of urban/suburban life with bars, restaurants, etc.

In any case, I hope you all post where you end up or we meet each other, it'll be good to know for next year. I only ended up choosing on campus living because despite the somewhat steep cost, if I have to keep my car I can at least get parking it seems on campus, and from what I read in older thread Gerwitz residents are pretty social and get close over the year, so that would be pretty good since it's kind of a reset socially coming to D.C.


I would also add in Capitol Hill. I really want to live in Capitol Hill for 2L/3L/the rest of my life. Super close to school/everything else and if you have roommates it can be done very reasonably. I lived in NoMa last year and it was great - quiet but really close to everything, would be a relatively short walk to campus, and is on the red line, but I think most of the buildings they put up recently are pretty expensive. Re-adjusting to DC rents vs. the rural South is going to be hard.

(If I do end up at GULC) I'm choosing Gewirz for the same reasons, though. The convenience of it, despite the cost, is worth it for me for 1L.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby applesoranges123 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:17 am

luxxe wrote:
stabiloboss wrote:yea lay prestige is insane, wasn't expecting this much...anyone know why???


Probs because GULC has a TON of alums. Some of them are bound to be insanely successful. Plus the reputation of the undergrad.

Also, GULC gets a lot of hate on TLS, but damn they have an extremely impressive faculty and an awesome curriculum. I've been way more impressed with GULC's faculty/curriculum/clinics than any other school I've visited.

Though I don't want to work in a firm and do want to do policy work in DC so I am a bit biased.




I don't know if it has as much to do with the size of the school. NYU is big too, but I never even knew that it had a good law school until I started looking in to programs lol. I think it might be because Gtown in general is more famous and renowned as a school geared towards liberal arts, politics, law, etc (i.e. someone really interested in engineering might not think of attending gtown but would think of carnegie mellon or something)...I think this coupled with the fact that its located in DC, the center of US law, probably makes people assume that it must be really great. I was sort of wondering about this too, so I'm just guessing anyways haha...

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Leighmak » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:47 am

swtlilsoni wrote:Hey I really liked it. I'm ED so I'm going for sure but I still wanted to check it out. They gave us Tshirts, little Hoya Dog stress reliever toys, a pen, a small pocket notepad, sunglasses, a tote bag, and a pencil pouch. (might have forgotten something). It was cool to meet people knowing they'll be your future classmates.


I'm assuming you were there for the ASD only, but did you happen to catch the election symposium thing they had Tuesday? I would've really liked to have gone to that, but I guess we'll get plenty of opportunities to attend interesting things like that as students. :)

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby LawSuccess » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:19 pm

Leighmak wrote:For those of you who attended any of the admitted students events at Georgetown last week, what were you thoughts? I would have liked to have gone, but other things came up. Plus, I've decided on attending Georgetown next year, so they didn't really have to do anything else to convince me. I'd like to have gotten a sweatshirt or something.. did you get any cool free things? :)


Really enjoyed it. Free things mentioned above...they also kept us fed...
At the end of the first day, I had to ask the students to stop selling me on Georgetown because it was clear they really were happy (as happy as a law student could be) there. Seems like if you luck up and get a great section, it improves your quality of life 100%.

I sat in on a civ pro class and surprisingly found it to be interesting considering the topic. The 1L moot court final competition was Thursday night, which was a great opportunity to see the 1Ls/skills on display. Faculty and alumni were all interesting and glad to discuss the pros of attending Georgetown.

I really can't say enough about how well the visit went. I haven't heard back from all of my schools yet, but after that visit, I'd be very happy to attend Georgetown.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Leighmak » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:30 pm

LawSuccess wrote:Really enjoyed it. Free things mentioned above...they also kept us fed...
At the end of the first day, I had to ask the students to stop selling me on Georgetown because it was clear they really were happy (as happy as a law student could be) there. Seems like if you luck up and get a great section, it improves your quality of life 100%.

I sat in on a civ pro class and surprisingly found it to be interesting considering the topic. The 1L moot court final competition was Thursday night, which was a great opportunity to see the 1Ls/skills on display. Faculty and alumni were all interesting and glad to discuss the pros of attending Georgetown.

I really can't say enough about how well the visit went. I haven't heard back from all of my schools yet, but after that visit, I'd be very happy to attend Georgetown.


That's awesome! Did you happen to hear anything specific in regards to Curriculum A or B? That's my next decision, and I'm feeling really torn.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby LawSuccess » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:51 pm

Leighmak wrote:
LawSuccess wrote:Really enjoyed it. Free things mentioned above...they also kept us fed...
At the end of the first day, I had to ask the students to stop selling me on Georgetown because it was clear they really were happy (as happy as a law student could be) there. Seems like if you luck up and get a great section, it improves your quality of life 100%.

I sat in on a civ pro class and surprisingly found it to be interesting considering the topic. The 1L moot court final competition was Thursday night, which was a great opportunity to see the 1Ls/skills on display. Faculty and alumni were all interesting and glad to discuss the pros of attending Georgetown.

I really can't say enough about how well the visit went. I haven't heard back from all of my schools yet, but after that visit, I'd be very happy to attend Georgetown.


That's awesome! Did you happen to hear anything specific in regards to Curriculum A or B? That's my next decision, and I'm feeling really torn.


Yes, definitely. The curriculum B folks were very close (as in developed close relationships, were very supportive of one another, etc.) Of the 4 finalists in the 1L moot court competition, 3 were from Section B (I'm not ready to draw any conclusions about that -- just a fact) and it seemed as though almost everyone in their section came to the event to support them. They really enjoy theory and big ideas. They learn the same things that other law students do, but have a ton more philosophical reading and readings about context and background behind how laws/etc. were formed. Some of them seemed a little "hippyish," but in a good way though. It seemed like a certain kind of student gravitated toward curriculum B and those that I met absolutely loved it. I don't think it's for me and am crossing my fingers for a section with a good group of people. The (condensed) advice I got from one student was that if you read the description of Curriculum B and instantly think that it's for you, then it's probably for you.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby juju96 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:57 pm

To add to the above post regarding curriculum B i was told there is an additional class you have to take as opposed to curriculum A so the work load is a little more. also a vast majority of ppl in curriculum B are predominantly interested in public interest.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:02 pm

When is the first deposit due and where can I access it?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Leighmak » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:18 pm

msblaw89 wrote:When is the first deposit due and where can I access it?


First deposit is due by May 1. It looks like you need to send it in as a check or money order with the "First Deposit Form" available under the Enrolling tab on the admitted student website.

Edit: I'm not sure if it's the case with all the merit scholarships, but if you received one of those, your deposits may be waived.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:15 pm

Leighmak wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:When is the first deposit due and where can I access it?


First deposit is due by May 1. It looks like you need to send it in as a check or money order with the "First Deposit Form" available under the Enrolling tab on the admitted student website.

Edit: I'm not sure if it's the case with all the merit scholarships, but if you received one of those, your deposits may be waived.


Not all deposits aren't waved :(. BUT I did call to confirm that you could only mail it in (because I assumed since it is, you know, 2012, such antiquated things wouldn't actually be required).

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby moxy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:19 pm

Have any scholarship alternates received new information about their chances? I wonder if the pool size has increased in the last few weeks.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Unagi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:08 pm

Got 75k last week and I'm seriously considering it!
Does anyone know how much is the actual cost of living in DC? Thanks!

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Just sent in my deposit!! :mrgreen:

So excited.




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