Georgia State (2012-2013)

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:18 pm

shaynislegend wrote:Stopped by GSU on saturday to visit, from what I hear it sounds like they are building a new law school. Anyone heard anything about this? Also, received my packet in the mail on Saturday.


The new building is going to be built just north of Woodruff park, should be open for our 3l year. Got my packet today, wish they would have given us a little more notice about the brief encounter date. The 21st is supposed to be my last day at my job, if I can get that off I'll be there.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby lawyerdown27 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Stopped by GSU on saturday to visit, from what I hear it sounds like they are building a new law school. Anyone heard anything about this? Also, received my packet in the mail on Saturday.


From what I know, scheduled to break ground this fall and open for fall 2015 semester. By all accounts, the new building is going to be amazing: more/better classrooms (especially the large/1L classrooms, higher tech smaller rooms, etc.), big conference hosting space, more clinic space (I think we'll have at least 3 in-house clinics starting next year), 2-floor library with baller outdoor terraces, more student study rooms, etc. Basically, it will have a much more "law school" feel, more student gathering areas, less disjointed that UL building is now. Going to be right next to the new business school, so they're going for these two communities coming together.

Only real issue will be parking, but it seems like there won't be much of, if any, of a net loss in spots. There just won't be any new dedicated parking I don't think. The school is working with nearby garages for more student spots, but it's downtown Atlanta: it's not perfect, but it'll be fine.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby kjb » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:32 pm

Looks like GSU has extended their application deadline and is accepting June LSAT scores.

I feel like the potential new influx of applications/scores may push me into the negative considering my status is "second review pending".

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby shaynislegend » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:01 pm

kjb wrote:Looks like GSU has extended their application deadline and is accepting June LSAT scores.

I feel like the potential new influx of applications/scores may push me into the negative considering my status is "second review pending".


Interesting, if I would have known what I know now I would have retaken in February. I thought February was going to be too late, guess not.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:54 pm

So who all is going to the brief encounter next week?

I'm looking forward to starting to meet my future colleagues.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Marath0n » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:18 am

Can't go to the Brief Encounter. Work sucks :( . Definitely let me know how it goes.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby shaynislegend » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:15 am

I work in the area so I want to go but my parents are coming in town to visit for the weekend. Let me know how it goes.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby ookoshi » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Went from "Pending 2nd Review" to "In Review" yesterday. Fingers crossed. GSU is my first choice (part time)!

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:28 pm

Got a generic email saying $$ notifications are incoming.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Marath0n » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:35 pm

scruffy556 wrote:Got a generic email saying $$ notifications are incoming.


Yep, same here. What a tease.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby hammertime10 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:29 pm

Has anyone sent in their Seat Deposit? I've claimed my seat for Fall in the last week but I'm not sure how/when I'll be notified upon receipt.

Thanks!

EDIT: NVM, found it on the Check Your Application Status page. (Duh!)

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:43 pm

hammertime10 wrote:Has anyone sent in their Seat Deposit? I've claimed my seat for Fall in the last week but I'm not sure how/when I'll be notified upon receipt.

Thanks!

EDIT: NVM, found it on the Check Your Application Status page. (Duh!)


See you in the fall, you going to the brief encounter?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:10 pm

Has anyone taken a tour recently? I'm trying to but my work sched is crazy right now. Can't go to brief encounter, either. I also noticed that they "processed" my financial aid to show that I was eligible for loans, and got the "scholarships are forthcoming" email afterward, which I thought was a rather interesting.

They also accepted me very, very quickly (and rather late in the cycle), so I'm not sure if that's indicative of if I'll get $$$ or if they're still trying to fill seats

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Did my UG at State...

3.46, 157... URM...

Wrote the Feb test, so my application didn't go under prelim review until 3/8/2013... And thats still the status... Can anyone give me an estimate of the timeline of their review and acceptance/rejection process?

Got an email saying they will be accepting june tests, lol... Thats unheard of... Does that mean they are having trouble filling the class due to low application numbers?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby kjb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:59 pm

CMJdoeslawschool wrote:Has anyone taken a tour recently? I'm trying to but my work sched is crazy right now. Can't go to brief encounter, either. I also noticed that they "processed" my financial aid to show that I was eligible for loans, and got the "scholarships are forthcoming" email afterward, which I thought was a rather interesting.

They also accepted me very, very quickly (and rather late in the cycle), so I'm not sure if that's indicative of if I'll get $$$ or if they're still trying to fill seats


care to disclose your numbers?

JARZJR wrote:Did my UG at State...

3.46, 157... URM...

Wrote the Feb test, so my application didn't go under prelim review until 3/8/2013... And thats still the status... Can anyone give me an estimate of the timeline of their review and acceptance/rejection process?

Got an email saying they will be accepting june tests, lol... Thats unheard of... Does that mean they are having trouble filling the class due to low application numbers?


I would say 2-3 weeks. What I believe it means is that they're having trouble filling the class with numbers they ideally want.

For me it took 3 weeks after going into review. Then I went into second review pending, and am now under review again.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:14 pm

kjb wrote:
CMJdoeslawschool wrote:Has anyone taken a tour recently? I'm trying to but my work sched is crazy right now. Can't go to brief encounter, either. I also noticed that they "processed" my financial aid to show that I was eligible for loans, and got the "scholarships are forthcoming" email afterward, which I thought was a rather interesting.

They also accepted me very, very quickly (and rather late in the cycle), so I'm not sure if that's indicative of if I'll get $$$ or if they're still trying to fill seats


care to disclose your numbers?

JARZJR wrote:Did my UG at State...

3.46, 157... URM...

Wrote the Feb test, so my application didn't go under prelim review until 3/8/2013... And thats still the status... Can anyone give me an estimate of the timeline of their review and acceptance/rejection process?

Got an email saying they will be accepting june tests, lol... Thats unheard of... Does that mean they are having trouble filling the class due to low application numbers?


I would say 2-3 weeks. What I believe it means is that they're having trouble filling the class with numbers they ideally want.

For me it took 3 weeks after going into review. Then I went into second review pending, and am now under review again.


Ok, so you underwent/are undergoing two reviews? What did your status say at each step? You mind if I ask your numbers?

Thanks for your response...
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Marath0n » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:20 pm

Just got Dean's Scholarship today. 5k first year and full tuition for the second and third year. Haven't actually read the letter because I am out of town. Pretty excited because I was going to GSU regardless of $$$.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:05 pm

Marath0n wrote:Just got Dean's Scholarship today. 5k first year and full tuition for the second and third year. Haven't actually read the letter because I am out of town. Pretty excited because I was going to GSU regardless of $$$.


Congrats! How did they contact you?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Marath0n » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:23 pm

scruffy556 wrote:
Marath0n wrote:Just got Dean's Scholarship today. 5k first year and full tuition for the second and third year. Haven't actually read the letter because I am out of town. Pretty excited because I was going to GSU regardless of $$$.


Congrats! How did they contact you?


Snail mail. I just wasn't around to get the letter myself so parents called to tell me what it said.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:40 pm

Marath0n wrote:Just got Dean's Scholarship today. 5k first year and full tuition for the second and third year. Haven't actually read the letter because I am out of town. Pretty excited because I was going to GSU regardless of $$$.


Congrats...

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby hammertime10 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:33 am

scruffy556 wrote:
hammertime10 wrote:Has anyone sent in their Seat Deposit? I've claimed my seat for Fall in the last week but I'm not sure how/when I'll be notified upon receipt.

Thanks!

EDIT: NVM, found it on the Check Your Application Status page. (Duh!)


See you in the fall, you going to the brief encounter?


Thanks looking forward to it. I'm going to the brief encounter tomorrow, names Quinn. :D

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby shaynislegend » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:39 am

JARZJR wrote:Did my UG at State...

3.46, 157... URM...

Wrote the Feb test, so my application didn't go under prelim review until 3/8/2013... And thats still the status... Can anyone give me an estimate of the timeline of their review and acceptance/rejection process?

Got an email saying they will be accepting june tests, lol... Thats unheard of... Does that mean they are having trouble filling the class due to low application numbers?


If I remember correctly I went complete 1/6/13 and accepted 1/10/13 and I don't remember there being a step between complete-in review-acceptance.

As for June test acceptance, I noticed a lot of lower ranked schools doing this but haven't seen it with the upper tier, kinda concerning (?)

Still deciding between GSU and a few other schools, I went down there a few weeks ago just to walk around, and the law building is in shambles but from what I understand the new building will be very nice.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:19 pm

shaynislegend wrote:
JARZJR wrote:Did my UG at State...

3.46, 157... URM...

Wrote the Feb test, so my application didn't go under prelim review until 3/8/2013... And thats still the status... Can anyone give me an estimate of the timeline of their review and acceptance/rejection process?

Got an email saying they will be accepting june tests, lol... Thats unheard of... Does that mean they are having trouble filling the class due to low application numbers?


If I remember correctly I went complete 1/6/13 and accepted 1/10/13 and I don't remember there being a step between complete-in review-acceptance.

As for June test acceptance, I noticed a lot of lower ranked schools doing this but haven't seen it with the upper tier, kinda concerning (?)

Still deciding between GSU and a few other schools, I went down there a few weeks ago just to walk around, and the law building is in shambles but from what I understand the new building will be very nice.


If it only took them 4 days to decide on you you must have pretty decent #s...

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby sophie15 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:19 pm

Just got the Dean's scholarship as well. I was definitely not expecting that.
See you all the Brief Encounter tomorrow!

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:23 pm

sophie15 wrote:Just got the Dean's scholarship as well. I was definitely not expecting that.
See you all the Brief Encounter tomorrow!



Congrats!...

You mind if I ask your #s and how long the app review process was for you?




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