Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:19 pm

1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:05 pm

justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is there a downside to applying for need-based aid if you probably don't qualify for it?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:38 pm

midwest17 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is there a downside to applying for need-based aid if you probably don't qualify for it?


Nope - a little sunk cost time-wise. GU requires you to fill out the Need Access forms, but other schools may require that anyway, and it really doesn't take that long, so I say go for it.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:03 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is there a downside to applying for need-based aid if you probably don't qualify for it?


Nope - a little sunk cost time-wise. GU requires you to fill out the Need Access forms, but other schools may require that anyway, and it really doesn't take that long, so I say go for it.


Lies. The Need Access form is about 800 pages long.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:00 am

hi

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby justonemoregame » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:23 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is there a downside to applying for need-based aid if you probably don't qualify for it?


Nope - a little sunk cost time-wise. GU requires you to fill out the Need Access forms, but other schools may require that anyway, and it really doesn't take that long, so I say go for it.


Lies. The Need Access form is about 800 pages long.


lol, ok it's a little bit painful

Another thing to add, although you guys have a lot of time to do this, you may check out the PI Fellows program, which requires an application. I didn't get around to doing this until late in the game, and had to scramble for a rec. letter, so maybe something to make a note of.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby justonemoregame » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:24 am

Dr. Dre wrote:hi


Are you packing up your pencils and heading out east, brother? 8)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:49 am

justonemoregame wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:hi


Are you packing up your pencils and heading out east, brother? 8)


indeed

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kraffcook » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:42 am

Hey all! I'm a 1L here at Georgetown. Ask me anything, I'm here to help.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby snapdragon25 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:53 pm

Finally a GeorgeTTTTown '17 thread! My app is in and I have my dreaded group interview next week. Any tips? Reading through old threads, it looks like they ask you to read fake applicant files and pretend you're the adcom. Is there a generic interview Q & A too or just the role playing?

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Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:55 pm

App complete! :)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rebexness » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:Finally a GeorgeTTTTown '17 thread! My app is in and I have my dreaded group interview next week. Any tips? Reading through old threads, it looks like they ask you to read fake applicant files and pretend you're the adcom. Is there a generic interview Q & A too or just the role playing?


Link plz.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby snapdragon25 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:11 pm

rebexness wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Finally a GeorgeTTTTown '17 thread! My app is in and I have my dreaded group interview next week. Any tips? Reading through old threads, it looks like they ask you to read fake applicant files and pretend you're the adcom. Is there a generic interview Q & A too or just the role playing?


Link plz.


lawschoolhopeful16 wrote:Dek88: The interview is, according to many reports, largely an opportunity for Dean Cornblatt to market Georgetown Law to applicants. In the typical session, Cornblatt asks those present to simulate the role of an Admissions Committee, and each person has the elective opportunity to comment. Evidently Cornblatt maintains some sort of record of whom says what, but I doubt the group interview has much bearing on the admissions determination. That said, participating in the interview can only improve your admissions prospects--assuming you're reasonably articulate and incisive.


From this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191564&p=6616283&hilit=+Georgetown+group+interview#p6616283

Humbert Humbert wrote:You will be meeting with Dean of Admissions Andrew Cornblatt in a room that is within a large law firms office that gave him enough time to do two half an hour sessions.
You will be in a group ranging in size between 8 and 16 people, all just like you. From my own experience, Dean Cornblatt was a warm man and the experience was not nearly as dreadful as I imagined it would be.

My experience was divided into two parts, each taking 15 minutes or so.

Dean Cornblatt split the group into smaller groups of 4 or so and gave us a hypothetical that included being in a law school admissions department and figuring out how you would shape your next potential class, then we would return to the table and he would ask each group to present what they came up with.

Dean Cornblatt then brought us back into the larger group and presented us with hypothetical applicants that had various problems, like C&F issues, and he called on us individually to speak on whether or not we would admit them and why.

From this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=217183&p=7110328&hilit=Georgetown+group+interview#p7110328

Edited b/c I suck at embedding

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Mai19s13 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:43 pm

Who's application has already been marked complete by Georgetown? I applied on Sept 10 but my status is still "application received." Is this normal? The office of admissions says that there is no problem with this...

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby BmoreOrLess » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:55 pm

Mai19s13 wrote:Who's application has already been marked complete by Georgetown? I applied on Sept 10 but my status is still "application received." Is this normal? The office of admissions says that there is no problem with this...


I applied around the 10th, went complete the 16th, and they changed the date today, but still complete.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby OliveBC » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:49 am

submitted today :)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kathj06 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:16 pm

Participated in the D.C. one last night. I'll reiterate what everyone else said about Dean Cornblatt being very nice. The whole experience was pretty low-key. As others have said, you basically pretend to be an admissions officer the entire time, which was kind of fun. It was a great group of people, so I'm crossing my fingers!

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby boiboi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Checking in. Cornblatt is coming to my school for interviews in six days...what should I wear?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wakawaka86 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:00 pm

kathj06 wrote:Participated in the D.C. one last night. I'll reiterate what everyone else said about Dean Cornblatt being very nice. The whole experience was pretty low-key. As others have said, you basically pretend to be an admissions officer the entire time, which was kind of fun. It was a great group of people, so I'm crossing my fingers!


For those who went to the Oct. 1 interview, when do you think we'll hear back?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kraffcook » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:28 pm

wakawaka86 wrote:
kathj06 wrote:Participated in the D.C. one last night. I'll reiterate what everyone else said about Dean Cornblatt being very nice. The whole experience was pretty low-key. As others have said, you basically pretend to be an admissions officer the entire time, which was kind of fun. It was a great group of people, so I'm crossing my fingers!


For those who went to the Oct. 1 interview, when do you think we'll hear back?



You won't hear anything back until there is a final decision on your application. It will vary from person to person, especially since the interview is only one element of the whole decision. Last year, I knew people who got a decision just a couple weeks after their interview and people who didn't hear anything for 4 or 5 months.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby leezabee » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:09 pm

Checking in. First choice right now, since I already live in DC and don't want to move. Anybody else doing the video for the optional responses?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:03 pm

leezabee wrote:Anybody else doing the video for the optional responses?


wut.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby linkx13 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:54 am

Just applied!

Anything I have to do if I applied online without a hitch?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby soyeonjeon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:25 am

justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is Dec LSAT too late to apply for GULC?
Will I have a lot less chance of entering?

thanks

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:20 am

soyeonjeon wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:1L, happy to answer questions

One thing I'll throw out - if you guys think you may qualify for need-based aid, have all of your materials together to apply as early as possible. I think it shows some level of seriousness about attending, plus you're first in line for it if you get in. While GU isn't known for dishing out big schollies, I think they surprised a decent # of people last year with generous combos of merit/need-based aid.


Is Dec LSAT too late to apply for GULC?
Will I have a lot less chance of entering?

thanks


No. I got in with a large merit aid scholarship last cycle with only a February LSAT.




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