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

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

Postby The Dark Kite » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:34 pm

Checking in.

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:37 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I thought about this, but that would reduce the utility of the analysis we can do on the numbers, and add the possibility of user error and variability in the data.

I made it so you can input literally any username you would like - so there is no way anyone can see who put in what data. From my end all I see is a bunch of anonymous users (anonymous1, anonymous2, etc.).


Yea, it shouldn't matter, unless you're like me and put your actual name in there. I've now edited it, but even if an adcom trolling around this site, there's no information on there other than things they already know (e.g. they accepted you so they know they accepted someone with an xxx lsat and x.xx gpa).

There is no reason to use ball park numbers.

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:39 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Lawschool22, just curious, when making the spreadsheet, what did you have in mind for the distinction between "unique" softs and "above average" softs?


For me, Unique would be the type of softs Yale would hype in its materials. Maybe I should change it to Exceptional? I could see how Unique may be misleading. I was thinking Astronaut, Nobel peace prize winner, published author, Afghan refugee, child of a President, etc. You can think of it on a 1-5 scale basically. Obviously this is hard to judge as it is highly subjective. But hopefully we'll get a bell curve (although I doubt it because TLS is somewhat self-selecting).


This made me think that you should maybe change is to add in a work experience column, and be able to select none, good, bad, etc. I considered mine softs, but I really have no softs as far as this goes. I definitely think my work experience helped me get in tho.

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

Postby pompoms » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:44 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Lawschool22, just curious, when making the spreadsheet, what did you have in mind for the distinction between "unique" softs and "above average" softs?


For me, Unique would be the type of softs Yale would hype in its materials. Maybe I should change it to Exceptional? I could see how Unique may be misleading. I was thinking Astronaut, Nobel peace prize winner, published author, Afghan refugee, child of a President, etc. You can think of it on a 1-5 scale basically. Obviously this is hard to judge as it is highly subjective. But hopefully we'll get a bell curve (although I doubt it because TLS is somewhat self-selecting).


Well, I will certainly help with the curve on some other stats :wink: This is definitely a reach school for me but I have fingers crossed! I say leave it as is. That makes sense. I do think that I have something that makes me pretty unique, but it's not astronaut status, so I will keep mine as is to stay in line with your intended meaning. Thanks for making the spreadsheet! The "average days" section will surely keep me sane after my group interview next week.

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

Postby BFlanagan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:53 pm

Thanks to the person who made the spreadsheet. Always interesting to see data.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:15 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Lawschool22, just curious, when making the spreadsheet, what did you have in mind for the distinction between "unique" softs and "above average" softs?


For me, Unique would be the type of softs Yale would hype in its materials. Maybe I should change it to Exceptional? I could see how Unique may be misleading. I was thinking Astronaut, Nobel peace prize winner, published author, Afghan refugee, child of a President, etc. You can think of it on a 1-5 scale basically. Obviously this is hard to judge as it is highly subjective. But hopefully we'll get a bell curve (although I doubt it because TLS is somewhat self-selecting).


This made me think that you should maybe change is to add in a work experience column, and be able to select none, good, bad, etc. I considered mine softs, but I really have no softs as far as this goes. I definitely think my work experience helped me get in tho.


That's a good point. I'll try and get work experience factored in.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:18 pm

Hey LawSchool22, just want to say how great this spreadsheet is. Would love to see it replicated for other schools/threads.

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:47 pm

lawschool22 wrote:That's a good point. I'll try and get work experience factored in.


Sweet. To echo what others have said, the spreadsheet is pretty fucking awesome.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:53 pm

wtrc wrote:Hey LawSchool22, just want to say how great this spreadsheet is. Would love to see it replicated for other schools/threads.


Thanks for the kind words! I will work on porting it over. It's currently live in the Chicago and NYU threads. I wonder if it would make sense to start a "master" thread that has links to a sheet for all of the T14?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:54 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:That's a good point. I'll try and get work experience factored in.


Sweet. To echo what others have said, the spreadsheet is pretty fucking awesome.


Thank you! My CPA background finally came in handy for something other than auditing... :)

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:56 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
BmoreOrLess wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:That's a good point. I'll try and get work experience factored in.


Sweet. To echo what others have said, the spreadsheet is pretty fucking awesome.


Thank you! My CPA background finally came in handy for something other than auditing... :)


It will be a bummer to have all the time I spent learning to excel without a mouse go to waste if I go to law school.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:02 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
BmoreOrLess wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:That's a good point. I'll try and get work experience factored in.


Sweet. To echo what others have said, the spreadsheet is pretty fucking awesome.


Thank you! My CPA background finally came in handy for something other than auditing... :)


It will be a bummer to have all the time I spent learning to excel without a mouse go to waste if I go to law school.


+1

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:04 pm

Did anybody else have a recommender emailed by the Dean to thank them for submitting a rec?

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:05 pm

wtrc wrote:Did anybody else have a recommender emailed by the Dean to thank them for submitting a rec?


Someone else ITT did.

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

Postby gobears!! » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:30 pm

My recommender was sent an email. It seemed pretty general. Georgetown acknowledges the time professors and employers put into letters so wanted to thank them. That is probably why you had to fill out a recommender section so they could directly get their emails. One of my LoR writers got an email two days after I went complete.

I read a thread that sometimes Georgetown will email a professor congratulating you on getting into the program. Just a nice thing to do!

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

Postby maxalexander » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:35 am

Got in about a week ago. Haven't seen the letter or anything, made the mistake of sending the letter home instead of to my university. Parents just opened it and saw that I got in. Did ED.

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:23 am

lawschool22 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Google spreadsheet for tracking results:

GULC Admissions Results (2013-2014) Google Spreadsheet

It is a work in progress but at least will allow for us to get the data going. I will add some analysis to it when I have some spare time.

Let me know if you have ideas!

OP: Feel free to add to page 1.


It would be nice if, following the convention on other applicant spreadsheets for other schools, we could say what GPA/LSAT range we are without inputting our exact score.


I thought about this, but that would reduce the utility of the analysis we can do on the numbers, and add the possibility of user error and variability in the data.

I made it so you can input literally any username you would like - so there is no way anyone can see who put in what data. From my end all I see is a bunch of anonymous users (anonymous1, anonymous2, etc.).


Ah, makes sense. For some reason I hadn't thought about not using my TLS name. :oops:

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

Postby objection_your_honor » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:29 pm

My PS addresses diversity quite a bit. Should I still submit an optional?

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

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:52 pm

Accepted! no interview, RD

So excited!

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:42 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:My PS addresses diversity quite a bit. Should I still submit an optional?


From what I've heard from most schools is that you shouldn't submit a DS if you already cover the topic in your PS:

For ex., from Asha:
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... world.aspx

Or a TLS thread on the subject:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=170493

However, one my friends who's working in a T14 admissions office says that he believes people should try to take advantage of the optional statements as much as possible. So - maybe write one if you can think of a way to write about your diversity in a way not addressed in your PS?
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:42 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:Accepted! no interview, RD

So excited!


Congrats!

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

Postby pompoms » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:14 pm

URM column has disappeared from the spreadsheet it seems? Just mentioning it because there is a URM percentage on the first tab.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:48 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Georgetown since their initial acceptance letter? I got the letter from Dean Cornblatt, but I haven't received an admissions packet or anything.

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

Postby BFlanagan » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:04 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:My PS addresses diversity quite a bit. Should I still submit an optional?


I would, but go in a different direction.

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:04 pm

BFlanagan wrote:
objection_your_honor wrote:My PS addresses diversity quite a bit. Should I still submit an optional?


I would, but go in a different direction.


I didn't write any of the optional essays, and I'd say I was a marginal candidate at best. YMMV though.




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