Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby HarlandBassett » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:40 am

az21833 wrote:
Bloomsie wrote:
yellowedpages wrote:Group interview invite tonight.



Got mine, too. Any idea what that means? Other than the obvious (that is, that there's a group interview. Haven't read the earlier parts of this thread, soooooooo maybe I'm that douche who doesn't read earlier posts.


+1. group interview invite. submitted around new years. was expecting to hear a decision so caught a bit off guard. echo the question - what does this mean

it means you're getting shafted. report back to TLS & ITLSS.

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

Postby clyde13 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:18 am

Preferred waitlist.

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

Postby lonewolf120 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:17 am

GT is my dream school but I knew it was near impossible for me to get in given my 3.2gpa, 156 LSAT, and submitting my app last month. Somehow got put on the regular waitlist though. All though I'm still holding out hope just a tiny bit I am pretending its a rejection and making plans for Washington & Lee. Good luck to everyone on the various waitlists!!! Peace

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

Postby FromDCtoWhere » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:27 pm

az21833 wrote:
Bloomsie wrote:
yellowedpages wrote:Group interview invite tonight.



Got mine, too. Any idea what that means? Other than the obvious (that is, that there's a group interview. Haven't read the earlier parts of this thread, soooooooo maybe I'm that douche who doesn't read earlier posts.


+1. group interview invite. submitted around new years. was expecting to hear a decision so caught a bit off guard. echo the question - what does this mean



Add me to the group invite list. I've been trying to keep up with the thread, but can anyone explain their experience with a group interview? (i.e. what it means, what to expect?)

Thanks for your help and good luck with applications!

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

Postby legallyblonde1893 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:11 pm

Forgot to post this before but I received my admission letter on Feb 8th!! Woo!!

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

Postby hopelessoptimist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:19 pm

legallyblonde1893 wrote:Forgot to post this before but I received my admission letter on Feb 8th!! Woo!!



Congrats! numbers?

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

Postby legallyblonde1893 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:43 pm

hopelessoptimist wrote:
legallyblonde1893 wrote:Forgot to post this before but I received my admission letter on Feb 8th!! Woo!!



Congrats! numbers?


167/3.77 But I also feel that I have a lot of "soft" qualities and made it clear to my interviewer that I was extremely interested in GULC

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

Postby Legallybronzed180 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:57 pm

Just got an email for group interview
Anyone do this before what is it like ?

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

Postby az21833 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:03 pm

Legallybronzed180 wrote:Just got an email for group interview
Anyone do this before what is it like ?


lots of us in this boat. doesnt sound like too many have gone through it. not sure if its a good thing or bad but it sounds lke group = yp whereas alum = boarderline? i find that hard to believe.

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

Postby Legallybronzed180 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:19 pm

I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?

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

Postby MacB » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:27 pm

Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?


YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.

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

Postby risa » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:28 pm

I can't comment on what a group interview invite "means" at this point. I did one back in the fall before I even applied. I was not invited, but rather heard about it through my undergrad's law school advisor. All I had to do was email admissions and ask for a spot when they were in my area.

The interview isn't something you should stress about or anything you could prepare for at all. The only part that was about "me" was when we were each asked to introduce ourselves and say where we go/went to undergrad and if not in undergrad, where we worked. We were then split into groups and given a simulated problem/task to work out a strategy for. Dean Cornblatt basically just observed how we interacted and addressed the problem, and then each group had to briefly present their results/decision. Then he passed around applications of some real past applicants (names removed, of course) and asked us to make a case for which one we thought should be admitted and why (this was individual). Finally, we were given some hypothetical applicants who had various issues with their applications (C&F type stuff) and had to make an argument for how much it should affect the admissions decision.

The only advice I would give is that he didn't give us much time at all to read the hypothetical situations in that last part and I was caught off guard when he called on me first for the first one and I hadn't finished reading it yet! After that I just knew to read the other ones as quickly as possible.

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

Postby Legallybronzed180 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:05 am

MacB wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?


YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.


Oh Great so I am above both their 75 LSAT and gpa
So I thought I had a really a good shot but now you are saying because of that I wont get in.
And other schools where I am below the 75 percentile ( where I would love to get in) I don't have a good chance of getting in.
So there are no safeties with yp.
This is just getting more stressful!

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

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:10 am

Legallybronzed180 wrote:
MacB wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?


YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.


Oh Great so I am above both their 75 LSAT and gpa
So I thought I had a really a good shot but now you are saying because of that I wont get in.
And other schools where I am below the 75 percentile ( where I would love to get in) I don't have a good chance of getting in.
So there are no safeties with yp.
This is just getting more stressful!


I don't really know about how much Georgetown yield protects. I was well above both of their 75ths, and got accepted in the first round. I think you're pretty safe, in that regard.

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

Postby Lavitz » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:13 am

Image



Interesting.

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Postby elterrible78 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:17 am

Lavitz wrote:Image



Interesting.


You really should explore the actual law enforcement side of law, dude. You'd be good at it.

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

Postby MacB » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:18 am

Legallybronzed180 wrote:
MacB wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?


YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.


Oh Great so I am above both their 75 LSAT and gpa
So I thought I had a really a good shot but now you are saying because of that I wont get in.
And other schools where I am below the 75 percentile ( where I would love to get in) I don't have a good chance of getting in.
So there are no safeties with yp.
This is just getting more stressful!


Haha, you sound like me a few months ago. :) Generally speaking, the way to combat a YP waitlist or ding is to express to the school that you are actually interested in attending that specific school for specific reasons. You can do this in your initial application with a school specific personal statement or answering one of their optional essays with a "this is why I think your school would be a good fit for me" sort of response. If you have great numbers for the school and are actually interested in attending (as it sounds like we both are/have), making the school aware of this sincere interest is critical in shifting their attitude from "this kid will never actually come here, so forget him/her" to "we can actually get this kid and he/she has numbers that we would kill for, so let's roll out the red carpet." After you've already submitted, your only option might be an LOCI or something of that sort, but that is only advisable after you've received a waitlist or some other actual response. My completely unprofessional advice is to just hang tight. :)=

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

Postby BigZuck » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:20 am

Lavitz wrote:Image



Interesting.


You are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.

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

Postby Lavitz » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:55 am

elterrible78 wrote:You really should explore the actual law enforcement side of law, dude. You'd be good at it.

Apparently not, since mod claims there's no evidence of alting. Guess we'll just settle for a funny coincidence then.

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

Postby Legallybronzed180 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:41 am

Lol I didn't even realize I guess great Harvard minds think a like!

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

Postby FromDCtoWhere » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:53 am

elterrible78 wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:
MacB wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?


YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.


Oh Great so I am above both their 75 LSAT and gpa
So I thought I had a really a good shot but now you are saying because of that I wont get in.
And other schools where I am below the 75 percentile ( where I would love to get in) I don't have a good chance of getting in.
So there are no safeties with yp.
This is just getting more stressful!


I don't really know about how much Georgetown yield protects. I was well above both of their 75ths, and got accepted in the first round. I think you're pretty safe, in that regard.


I'm a bit below their medians and I got invited for a group int. If not a YP, what would that mean?

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

Postby MacB » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:27 pm

I don't think there is any way to accurately predict a probable admissions outcome based on the type of interview offered. I understand the impulse to read into everything, but at this point I would simply prepare for my interview and not over think it.

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

Postby Bfalcon » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:47 pm

Hey!
Has anyone started a FB group yet? Who here is heading to the ASW? Unless I'm away for work, I plan on flying down to DC

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

Postby BigZuck » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Bfalcon wrote:Hey!
Has anyone started a FB group yet? Who here is heading to the ASW? Unless I'm away for work, I plan on flying down to DC


Georgetown did.

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

Postby Bloomsie » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:22 pm

MacB wrote:I don't think there is any way to accurately predict a probable admissions outcome based on the type of interview offered. I understand the impulse to read into everything, but at this point I would simply prepare for my interview and not over think it.


As much as I'd like to think of myself as YP material, I'm definitely not with my pseudo-splitting numbers (170/3.58). I have WE and average softs, but I'm not thinking I'm YP at GULC. Just gonna try to impress and hope for some $$.




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