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

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How Many Date Changes Have You Had?

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15%
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22%
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26%
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Total votes: 242

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

Postby okok » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:10 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Just heard from my almuni interviewer. I received the email from Georgetown last Wednesday, so it took approximately four business days to line me up with an interviewer. I will probably interview this Thursday or Friday. What are some tips from those who have done the alumni (as opposed to group) interviews?

The question I was asked were pretty much all variants of

"where did your interest in law come from?"
"where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"why did you choose your UG/Major?"
"tell me about extra curriculars?"
"why Georgetown?"

It was VERY laid back, and seemed more like a sales pitch for Georgetown than anything.

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:15 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
kraffcook wrote:
samoby wrote:Is it weird to get a group interview request NOT accompanied by a status update?


No. People on TLS spend way too much time talking about status updates, which ultimately don't tell you much (or anything). It's true there's usually a status update when you get an interview request because they were probably just looking through your file, but not all the time. Sometimes, the staff just doesn't remember to update it anyway.


That's just not true. For several schools, it is possible to tell when to expect a decision or what type of decision based on the status checker page.


Yea, I think GULC has a predictable pattern, but there can be a lot of nonsense thrown in there. It seems like the no contact, 3 status updates is an admission. Recently it has seemed like a Friday update followed by a Monday update is an admission. There can just be a bunch of other updates (I think I had 6 or 7 total) that don't mean anything. I bet it gets less clear cut as the cycle goes on.

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

Postby InvalidUsername » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 pm

My application was complete 11/11, complete 11/12 and complete again 11/20. Does this tell me anything? 75th+ percentiles

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:07 pm

InvalidUsername wrote:My application was complete 11/11, complete 11/12 and complete again 11/20. Does this tell me anything? 75th+ percentiles


I'm also 75th+ percentiles. Pretty much same exact date too. Also an update today. And same interview... I have a feeling we will be hearing from them in the next week or so.

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

Postby Gooner91 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:50 pm

leezabee wrote:
christobel wrote:Did anyone else apply/have insight into the Public Interest Law Scholars Program?


I applied, but I just sent in my app on 10/15, so I'm not expecting to hear back yet. I would think we wouldn't hear back on this until later in the cycle, but I haven't read anything. Anyone know?


Did you email your PILS essay to the PILS email address?
In the instructions it says there is a box you can check on the application to use your personal statement but I could not find the box on the application.
I am not sure if I am missing something or what, but I am a bit confused with this process.

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

Postby leezabee » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:16 pm

Gooner91 wrote:
leezabee wrote:
christobel wrote:Did anyone else apply/have insight into the Public Interest Law Scholars Program?


I applied, but I just sent in my app on 10/15, so I'm not expecting to hear back yet. I would think we wouldn't hear back on this until later in the cycle, but I haven't read anything. Anyone know?


Did you email your PILS essay to the PILS email address?
In the instructions it says there is a box you can check on the application to use your personal statement but I could not find the box on the application.
I am not sure if I am missing something or what, but I am a bit confused with this process.


I looked back at my transmitted application, because I couldn't remember. They ask about PILS in the first section, where you select information about the program you're applying for (full time vs. part time, jd/mba, and pils). I answered Yes to "are you applying for pils?" They don't have anything about an additional essay, only about an additional recommendation, which I put that I was not sending.

Now I'm getting a little nervous about the application materials. The separate application on the website confused me, but the instructions said not to send it if you applied through LSAC. Maybe this is worth a phone call to admissions to clarify?

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

Postby Letitz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:32 pm

I wanted to know if all ED applicants so far have received their decisions within the 3 weeks!

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

Postby worried0L » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:51 pm

scratch that. it LITERALLY just returned to normal.
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:53 pm

worried0L wrote:i just tried logging into georgetown status check and my username was not recognized. tried to retrieve my password and username said to be not existing. did i just get dinged?

Call/email them telling them your problem with the status checker, they should be able to resolve it.

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

Postby gobears!! » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:34 pm

Is there a big distinction between who gets a group and individual interview? I was surprised to land an individual interview with a low lsat score (my GPA is above the 75th). Has anyone been denied after an interview? My expectation is that I will be held...soften the blow now

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

Postby gobears!! » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:36 pm

Also, have those that have been interviewed obtained any confirmation from the office that they got your response? I got the offer early on in the week and would love to interview as soon as possible.

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

Postby samoby » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:39 pm

gobears!! wrote:Is there a big distinction between who gets a group and individual interview? I was surprised to land an individual interview with a low lsat score (my GPA is above the 75th). Has anyone been denied after an interview? My expectation is that I will be held...soften the blow now


The consensus seems to be that it's somewhat random who gets offered group/individual interviews, or at least that it doesn't have much of an impact on the eventual decision. I don't know anything about acceptance/denial statistics after interviews.

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

Postby kls120 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:21 am

In!

status still says complete 11/18 (4th complete). got a snail mail with hand written message from Dean Cornblatt. I declined an alumni interview for personal reasons a week ago.

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

Postby Letitz » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:57 am

Congrats! Do you mind sharing your LSAT/GPA?

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:31 am

Letitz wrote:Congrats! Do you mind sharing your LSAT/GPA?

You lazy guy. 168/3.54

When a dude has less than 50 posts, creep through his post history to get those stats brah

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

Postby tigersaresexy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 am

sending in my app today..was going to wait till my fourth LOR came in but I'm starting to not give a fuck.

Gtown is my number 1 if Penn doesn't work out ED, I love DC and the law campus in great!

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

Postby thechancellor » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:26 am

BmoreOrLess wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
kraffcook wrote:
samoby wrote:Is it weird to get a group interview request NOT accompanied by a status update?


No. People on TLS spend way too much time talking about status updates, which ultimately don't tell you much (or anything). It's true there's usually a status update when you get an interview request because they were probably just looking through your file, but not all the time. Sometimes, the staff just doesn't remember to update it anyway.


That's just not true. For several schools, it is possible to tell when to expect a decision or what type of decision based on the status checker page.


Yea, I think GULC has a predictable pattern, but there can be a lot of nonsense thrown in there. It seems like the no contact, 3 status updates is an admission. Recently it has seemed like a Friday update followed by a Monday update is an admission. There can just be a bunch of other updates (I think I had 6 or 7 total) that don't mean anything. I bet it gets less clear cut as the cycle goes on.


My status checker still hasn't updated since I got an interview request, and that was way back in October. I'm actually a little surprised I haven't heard anything from them since my interview.

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

Postby pcthenls » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:00 pm

kls120 wrote:In!

status still says complete 11/18 (4th complete). got a snail mail with hand written message from Dean Cornblatt. I declined an alumni interview for personal reasons a week ago.



Anyone else get in with the 11/18 complete date? Mail takes sooooo long to get to the west coast.

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:05 pm

I still have 11/11 complete date, hasn't changed, despite an interview and all that. Hm.

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

Postby HYS123 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:11 pm

Accepted via snail mail, submitted late September. No interview.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:42 pm

Interview scheduled. It is with a the managing partner at a local firm. It seems like it will be a fairly laid back interview, as it is scheduled for 6:30pm at a downtown hotel bar. I'm actually looking forward to it!

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:00 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Interview scheduled. It is with a the managing partner at a local firm. It seems like it will be a fairly laid back interview, as it is scheduled for 6:30pm at a downtown hotel bar. I'm actually looking forward to it!


Sounds like a date. Good luck!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:32 pm

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

Postby phillywc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Had my Alumni interview recentlly. Interviewer was super laid back and very nice. I was somewhat apprehensive going in, but I feel a lot better about both my chances and the school afterwords. I'd reccomend the interview to those on the fence about it.


Now watched me get dinged

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

Postby gigibeirne » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:04 pm

i took the alum interview in Nov15th and the last status check date is still Nov5!!and its seriously past the three-week period to get the snail mail.
its almost certainly a ding right..do they inform you about the ding,cuz as far as i see they dont change the status after decision is made, then how the hell you gonna know for sure you are in or ding or waitlist :shock: :roll: ...?Im EDing btw




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