Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WDH » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:23 pm

pedestrian wrote:
WDH wrote:
pedestrian wrote:Wait, did this happen or is it a hypothetical? The interviewers are specifically instructed not to ask about GPA or LSAT and they are supposed to ask for a resume with that info redacted. The purpose is to get a sense of your interpersonal skills, not your numbers.


Interesting.... Although my interviewer did not ask for a transcript or my full application she flat out asked about my LSAT score and what my grades were like. I was forward with my LSAT and said my grades were decent with an upward trend as I matured.


Huh, well that sucks. It sounds like you handled it well though - I guess you can't stick out your tongue and say, "I don't have to tell you." After decisions and financial aid are all settled, you might want to politely mention this to someone in admissions, since I'm sure they would appreciate the feedback.

Hang in there, and good luck!



Thanks! I actually didn't mind it, my interviewer seemed impressed with everything and I felt like it made me a stronger candidate in their eyes. Now if admissions agrees with them remains to be seen....

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BNEGOP » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:25 pm

steakandchicken wrote:
digifly wrote:Has ANYONE gotten scholarships from GTown this cycle?


Nothing listed on LSN.



I was told nothing would be handed out until late Feb/ early March

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby kfischm1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Accepted a couple of months ago but sent a withdraw email the other day. Still don't know where I'll end up, but I didn't see the point in tying up a spot for someone who really wanted to be here when I know that I won't be attending. Good luck to everyone still waiting! :-)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:33 pm

kfischm1 wrote:Accepted a couple of months ago but sent a withdraw email the other day. Still don't know where I'll end up, but I didn't see the point in tying up a spot for someone who really wanted to be here when I know that I won't be attending. Good luck to everyone still waiting! :-)

From those of us held/waiting, you're a gentle(wo)man and a scholar. 8)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:56 pm

Withdrew today. Good luck, everyone!!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:58 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:Withdrew today. Good luck, everyone!!

Haha, you're also a gentle(wo)man and a scholar. Keep the hits coming, guys 8)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Jonathk1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:40 pm

Does anyone know if we can send in supplemental documents after going complete? My PS was largely centered around policies and I have a copy of a report I would like for them to read.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:42 pm

How does one get off of Georgetown's regular waitlist? :P

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LRGhost » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:57 pm

Jonathk1 wrote:Does anyone know if we can send in supplemental documents after going complete? My PS was largely centered around policies and I have a copy of a report I would like for them to read.



Just send them an email or call and they'll tell you the appropriate email to send the information to.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby uconjak » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:00 pm

I had heard th GULC was a little on the stingy side for money? I have not got anything great at any school yet, but last year some got 75-100k over 3 yrs. looks like other schools are putting up a little more cash this year to maintain their medians.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:12 pm

uconjak wrote:I had heard th GULC was a little on the stingy side for money? I have not got anything great at any school yet, but last year some got 75-100k over 3 yrs. looks like other schools are putting up a little more cash this year to maintain their medians.


very few though, and it was difficult to predict based on numbers.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby papichulo » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:56 am

Is there anyone who applied ED to Georgetown that could tell me how long it took for GT to get back to them? My status changed to Application Complete on Jan. 15, but I still have not heard back. I'm getting extremely nervous with how long they're taking... Im thinking I'll get WL at this point :(

Thanks and good luck to you all!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby achtungstation » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:07 am

djlmjs22 wrote:
CMC88 wrote:
djlmjs22 wrote:Has anyone else had zero updates? Complete since 11/27


I'm in the same boat, despite the fact I did a group interview not too long ago.


I did a group interview before applying. I hope nothing is wrong with my file :(


In exactly the same boat. Been complete since 11/27, no movement, but I was notified in early Jan. that I'm being held.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cheerios16 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:42 pm

Below is GULC's interesting and swift response to today's NYT article - was posted in another thread but I'm posting here for more visibility

Article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/educa ... l?hp&_r=1&

Georgetown response:
Dear Students,

As you may have seen, there is an article in the New York Times today
that outlines the challenges facing legal education. If you have not
seen it, it can be found at the following link:
--LinkRemoved-- ... .html?_r=0


The market challenges described in the article are ones that have long
been apparent to me and to so many in this community. This year, we
embarked on a strategic planning process, and addressing these
concerns and changes is the central focus of that process. At the same
time, Georgetown Law has unique strengths as we respond to
unprecedented challenges.


Even as we think through our goals for the next five years, we have
moved immediately to strengthen our students’ opportunities and
educational experience. As the article points out, one of the primary
strategies that schools are adopting in response to the market changes
is to focus on experiential learning. Georgetown has long been the
leader in experiential education, and, even while we are thinking
through our plans for the future, we have moved to increase our
students’ opportunities in this area. Next year, we will launch a
transactional clinic, we have in the past three years expanded our
practicum offerings (seminars combined with field placements or
projects) from three to thirty-three, and we have grown our externship
program more than five-fold.

We have also worked to help students confront this difficult market.
We have made providing increased support for students and graduates a
priority in our allocation of limited resources. We have significantly
increased financial aid in an effort to make a Georgetown education
more accessible. Our support for summer employment – enabling students
to gain experience with public sector and non-profit employers - has
also increased significantly. This year, we will provide more than one
million dollars in support to enable students to pursue this
opportunity. Our Entry into Practice program provides financial
support for graduates so that they can work in the public sector as
they are looking for permanent employment, and we have made this
program available to all of our current graduates. Finally, our loan
forgiveness program has expanded as more and more students pursue
public sector employment.

At the same time, we have also focused on strengthening our career
planning efforts. We have launched new programs to help our students
think through their options and prepare to take advantage of their
opportunities, and we have restructured and expanded counseling. As a
result of both our efforts and improvements in the market, we are
seeing improvements in career opportunities. The New York Times
article reports employment numbers for the Class of 2011, which
appears to be the bottom of the market. Prospects for our Class of
2013 are much more promising. For example, when members of the Class
of 2011 were second-year students (the summer of 2010), 34 percent of
the class worked as summer associates. This past summer (the summer of
2012), 52 percent of the class of 2013 obtained positions as summer
associates. This shift – an improvement of more than 50 percent -
indicates that, even as we are in a time of challenges, our students’
job prospects are improving significantly.

Regarding admissions, I have spoken at length with Dean Andy
Cornblatt, who, as you can imagine, is monitoring the situation
closely. We are fortunate that we have instituted programs designed to
attract applicants and, more importantly, to help encourage our
admitted students to enroll. We now have a two-tiered interview
process in place – alumni and group interviews – which this year will
result in almost one-third of the applicant pool being interviewed.
Andy reports that applications to Georgetown this year will likely be
down approximately 12%, as opposed to 21% nationwide. He predicts,
however, that the median gpa and LSATs for the entering class in Fall
2013 should remain roughly the same as last year’s, and the new class
will also reflect the diversity that is so central to Georgetown’s
mission. Make no mistake, this is a challenging time for admissions,
but we are fortunate to have, in Andy and his staff, a terrific team,
unrivaled in the world of law school admissions.

As the strategic planning process continues, I look forward to
providing you more information. In a time of challenge, we are
fortunate to be members of a community of such strength and such
commitment to the well-being of our students.

Sincerely,
Bill Treanor

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ajax » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:52 pm

cheerios16 wrote:Below is GULC's interesting and swift response to today's NYT article - was posted in another thread but I'm posting here for more visibility

Article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/educa ... l?hp&_r=1&

Georgetown response:
Dear Students,

As you may have seen, there is an article in the New York Times today
that outlines the challenges facing legal education. If you have not
seen it, it can be found at the following link:
--LinkRemoved-- ... .html?_r=0


The market challenges described in the article are ones that have long
been apparent to me and to so many in this community. This year, we
embarked on a strategic planning process, and addressing these
concerns and changes is the central focus of that process. At the same
time, Georgetown Law has unique strengths as we respond to
unprecedented challenges.


Even as we think through our goals for the next five years, we have
moved immediately to strengthen our students’ opportunities and
educational experience. As the article points out, one of the primary
strategies that schools are adopting in response to the market changes
is to focus on experiential learning. Georgetown has long been the
leader in experiential education, and, even while we are thinking
through our plans for the future, we have moved to increase our
students’ opportunities in this area. Next year, we will launch a
transactional clinic, we have in the past three years expanded our
practicum offerings (seminars combined with field placements or
projects) from three to thirty-three, and we have grown our externship
program more than five-fold.

We have also worked to help students confront this difficult market.
We have made providing increased support for students and graduates a
priority in our allocation of limited resources. We have significantly
increased financial aid in an effort to make a Georgetown education
more accessible. Our support for summer employment – enabling students
to gain experience with public sector and non-profit employers - has
also increased significantly. This year, we will provide more than one
million dollars in support to enable students to pursue this
opportunity. Our Entry into Practice program provides financial
support for graduates so that they can work in the public sector as
they are looking for permanent employment, and we have made this
program available to all of our current graduates. Finally, our loan
forgiveness program has expanded as more and more students pursue
public sector employment.

At the same time, we have also focused on strengthening our career
planning efforts. We have launched new programs to help our students
think through their options and prepare to take advantage of their
opportunities, and we have restructured and expanded counseling. As a
result of both our efforts and improvements in the market, we are
seeing improvements in career opportunities. The New York Times
article reports employment numbers for the Class of 2011, which
appears to be the bottom of the market. Prospects for our Class of
2013 are much more promising. For example, when members of the Class
of 2011 were second-year students (the summer of 2010), 34 percent of
the class worked as summer associates. This past summer (the summer of
2012), 52 percent of the class of 2013 obtained positions as summer
associates. This shift – an improvement of more than 50 percent -
indicates that, even as we are in a time of challenges, our students’
job prospects are improving significantly.

Regarding admissions, I have spoken at length with Dean Andy
Cornblatt, who, as you can imagine, is monitoring the situation
closely. We are fortunate that we have instituted programs designed to
attract applicants and, more importantly, to help encourage our
admitted students to enroll. We now have a two-tiered interview
process in place – alumni and group interviews – which this year will
result in almost one-third of the applicant pool being interviewed.
Andy reports that applications to Georgetown this year will likely be
down approximately 12%, as opposed to 21% nationwide. He predicts,
however, that the median gpa and LSATs for the entering class in Fall
2013 should remain roughly the same as last year’s, and the new class
will also reflect the diversity that is so central to Georgetown’s
mission. Make no mistake, this is a challenging time for admissions,
but we are fortunate to have, in Andy and his staff, a terrific team,
unrivaled in the world of law school admissions.

As the strategic planning process continues, I look forward to
providing you more information. In a time of challenge, we are
fortunate to be members of a community of such strength and such
commitment to the well-being of our students.

Sincerely,
Bill Treanor



LOL. Thank Bill for raising tuition an astronomical amount in the past decade. Really helping students out!

What a complete joke.

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Ned Racine
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ned Racine » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:46 pm

Updates on the 29th and today, both while Complete. Any significance to this?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bfigsan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:48 pm

Ned Racine wrote:Updates on the 29th and today, both while Complete. Any significance to this?


Likely not. I've had 4 or 5 updates since the middle of December, the most recent being January 28th and still haven't received any news at all.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananapudding88 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:02 pm

Complete 1/3
Update 1/15
Interview invite 1/15
Interview 1/27
Update 1/30
Update 1/31

Decision after next update??

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby evoluna » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:20 pm

aiaea wrote:Complete 1/3
Update 1/15
Interview invite 1/15
Interview 1/27
Update 1/30
Update 1/31

Decision after next update??


Group or alumni interview?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bananapudding88 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:22 pm

evoluna wrote:
aiaea wrote:Complete 1/3
Update 1/15
Interview invite 1/15
Interview 1/27
Update 1/30
Update 1/31

Decision after next update??


Group or alumni interview?


alumni

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Presidentjlh
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Presidentjlh » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:23 pm

3rd update in today.

1st 11/28
2nd 1/4

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby legallyblonde1893 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:38 pm

Sent: 12/25
Complete: 1/2
Update: 1/15
Interview: 1/29
Update: 1/31

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bluegoldbearz » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:39 pm

Had my third post interview update today!! Do they usually send rejection/wl decisions the day of the status checker date change or the following day? im scaredddddd wahh!!! Georgetown, please love me!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 am

Withdrew my app today...hope that opens up a spot for someone!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby PBateman1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:27 pm

I had a group interview on 1/29. Status checker updated yesterday. Dean Cornblatt told us we'd hear within two weeks... I'm getting anxious!




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