Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby FakeAdamSchefter » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:54 pm

It's been about 4 weeks since I applied ED and I still haven't heard back via email or mail and I live in DC. They say a decision is sent out within 3 weeks, what gives?

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:58 pm

FakeAdamSchefter wrote:It's been about 4 weeks since I applied ED and I still haven't heard back via email or mail and I live in DC. They say a decision is sent out within 3 weeks, what gives?


When did your application go complete? The 3 weeks' time starts from that date.

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Postby FakeAdamSchefter » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:07 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
FakeAdamSchefter wrote:It's been about 4 weeks since I applied ED and I still haven't heard back via email or mail and I live in DC. They say a decision is sent out within 3 weeks, what gives?


When did your application go complete? The 3 weeks' time starts from that date.



According to the status checker online it listed it as complete about a week and a half ago. I find it odd that it would take a few weeks for an application to be complete, but that could just be me.

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TakeItToTrial » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:21 am

Think I have a chance with a 3.5/165?

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Postby aaron1621 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:20 am

FakeAdamSchefter wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
FakeAdamSchefter wrote:It's been about 4 weeks since I applied ED and I still haven't heard back via email or mail and I live in DC. They say a decision is sent out within 3 weeks, what gives?


When did your application go complete? The 3 weeks' time starts from that date.



According to the status checker online it listed it as complete about a week and a half ago. I find it odd that it would take a few weeks for an application to be complete, but that could just be me.


No thats normal. I submitted 9/15 and it went complete at the same time as you.

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Postby aaron1621 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:21 am

FakeAdamSchefter wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
FakeAdamSchefter wrote:It's been about 4 weeks since I applied ED and I still haven't heard back via email or mail and I live in DC. They say a decision is sent out within 3 weeks, what gives?


When did your application go complete? The 3 weeks' time starts from that date.



According to the status checker online it listed it as complete about a week and a half ago. I find it odd that it would take a few weeks for an application to be complete, but that could just be me.


No thats normal. I submitted 9/15 and it went complete at the same time as you.

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Postby 0LawSchool » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:35 am

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby juneandlune » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:12 pm

Did anyone else's references receive an email from Dean Cornblatt thanking them for submitting the reference? Is this standard?

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:21 pm

Yeah one of mine just did

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:28 pm

Just received an unsolicited fee waiver:
"The Fall 2016 entering class was comprised of students from 42 states, 14 foreign countries, and 229 colleges and universities. The median
LSAT for this class was a 167, and the median undergraduate GPA was a 3.78."

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Postby MAPP » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:29 pm

Did anyone include a "why gtown" essay in their app? I emailed admissions about this and they said I could attach one under the optional response but a why x essay obviously does not match any of the prompts for that section

Also a 250 word limit is pretty restrictive, I could barely fit anything into the statement so it feels forced and lacking in some respects

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:32 pm

MAPP wrote:Did anyone include a "why gtown" essay in their app? I emailed admissions about this and they said I could attach one under the optional response but a why x essay obviously does not match any of the prompts for that section

Also a 250 word limit is pretty restrictive, I could barely fit anything into the statement so it feels forced and lacking in some respects


I think it depends on your numbers. If you're around median or above, then it's not absolutely necessary. I didn't write one and got in. But if you're below medians or if you really want Gtown, it wouldn't hurt to write it. Additionally, if you don't actually have a good reason why Georgetown, or are not good at bulllshitting, I think it would hurt rather than help your chances, as adcomms are pretty good at reading through bullshit "Why X" essays, or so I've heard. Hope that helps.

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Postby MAPP » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:33 pm

RamTitan wrote:Also have heard that Georgetown is cutthroat as hell


Can anyone confirm?

Michigan is an attractive option for me bc it is not cutthroat (I have a friend who is a 2L there and he said the environment is amazing). But I would rather go to gtown because it's DC

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Postby lsa16 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:37 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
MAPP wrote:Did anyone include a "why gtown" essay in their app? I emailed admissions about this and they said I could attach one under the optional response but a why x essay obviously does not match any of the prompts for that section

Also a 250 word limit is pretty restrictive, I could barely fit anything into the statement so it feels forced and lacking in some respects


I think it depends on your numbers. If you're around median or above, then it's not absolutely necessary. I didn't write one and got in. But if you're below medians or if you really want Gtown, it wouldn't hurt to write it. Additionally, if you don't actually have a good reason why Georgetown, or are not good at bulllshitting, I think it would hurt rather than help your chances, as adcomms are pretty good at reading through bullshit "Why X" essays, or so I've heard. Hope that helps.


I included one because I'm above their 75ths and wanted to make sure they knew I was genuinely interested - maybe it was overkill, but. The only way I think you could fit it into the optional response section would be to make a video version, which I think someone on this forum did.

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mp68 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:38 pm

I just got an e-mail from the admissions office. They said they did not complete the first batch ED applications until the second week of October, my application went complete on 12 October (submitted on 15 Sep), and that I would receive an answer no later than the end of the day on 2 November. This "complete" date is when the 3-week timer starts. The bit at the bottom of the status checker that says it takes 3-5 business days to review the applications to mark them "complete" is where my expectations were improperly set.

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Postby guynourmin » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:43 pm

Just got a 'not a fee waiver, but we invite you to apply'...thanks.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:43 pm

guybourdin wrote:Just got a 'not a fee waiver, but we invite you to apply'...thanks.


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Postby CenterFringe » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:52 pm

Hawaii here, acceptance letter received on Saturday the 22nd! It was dated 17 October, so pleasantly surprised by how fast it got here.

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Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:00 pm

CenterFringe wrote:Hawaii here, acceptance letter received on Saturday the 22nd! It was dated 17 October, so pleasantly surprised by how fast it got here.


Congrats. when did you submit?

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Postby CenterFringe » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:04 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
CenterFringe wrote:Hawaii here, acceptance letter received on Saturday the 22nd! It was dated 17 October, so pleasantly surprised by how fast it got here.


Congrats. when did you submit?

Applied 4Oct, Complete 5Oct, Decision 22 Oct.

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Postby guynourmin » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:14 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Just got a 'not a fee waiver, but we invite you to apply'...thanks.


Story of my life.


then UVA replies 10 minutes later happy to provide a fee waiver...I'm checking out of this thread. Good luck all, but I'm not even applying!

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:15 pm

guybourdin wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Just got a 'not a fee waiver, but we invite you to apply'...thanks.


Story of my life.


then UVA replies 10 minutes later happy to provide a fee waiver...I'm checking out of this thread. Good luck all, but I'm not even applying!


Lol. Get it 8)

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 0LawSchool » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:33 pm

guybourdin wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Just got a 'not a fee waiver, but we invite you to apply'...thanks.


Story of my life.
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 0LawSchool » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:34 pm

MAPP wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Also have heard that Georgetown is cutthroat as hell


Can anyone confirm?

Michigan is an attractive option for me bc it is not cutthroat (I have a friend who is a 2L there and he said the environment is amazing). But I would rather go to gtown because it's DC


I have plenty of friends who attend Georgetown, and while none of them have described it as "cutthroat," Georgetown defiantly has its share of gunners.

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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:41 pm

0LawSchool wrote:
MAPP wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Also have heard that Georgetown is cutthroat as hell


Can anyone confirm?

Michigan is an attractive option for me bc it is not cutthroat (I have a friend who is a 2L there and he said the environment is amazing). But I would rather go to gtown because it's DC


I have plenty of friends who attend Georgetown, and while none of them have described it as "cutthroat," Georgetown defiantly has its share of gunners.

generally, I would think that the harder it is to get biglaw at a school, the more competitive it will be.



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