Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)

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When are you planning to apply?

Poll ended at Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:01 pm

September 15, 00.01 AM
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10%
September
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17%
October
18
60%
November
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7%
December
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3%
January
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3%
February
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March or after
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Wait... You have to apply to get in?
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I was planning to apply around Nov-Dec, when my app will be perfect, but I will actually apply as soon as the first one here will post his admission, with an incomplete application, rushing the personal statement and forgetting the addenda I prepared carefully in advance.
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Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)

Postby Mma038 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:27 pm

Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.

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Postby escapeffs » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 pm

shermy wrote:I've received two group interview invites, but had to decline both because I've been out of town for work during both interview dates (I'm a consultant, so have to travel a lot). Will that adversely affect my chances? I feel like they'll think I'm blowing them off or "not interested enough", but I truly can't attend due to work, especially when they only give a week's notice before the interviews. Anyone else have to decline twice in a row?


I declined two (technically three - one was in September before I even applied) also due to work conflicts. I finally just emailed them earlier this week asking that they go ahead and review my app without an interview (while also saying nice things about Georgetown and expressing my interest etc...). I've gotten into some pretty good schools so I felt it was a risk I was willing to take, but I have heard of more than a handful of people getting in without interviewing.

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Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


Can you explain that thinking more?

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Postby Mma038 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 pm

ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:
Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


Can you explain that thinking more?


Well I just thought that a one-on-one interview makes more sense because the adcom can get a better idea of the candidate. A group interview just seems less personal so I assume the adcom is just gauging interest. But I could be completely wrong. Full disclosure, I was given an alum interview.

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Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm

Mma038 wrote:
ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:
Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


Can you explain that thinking more?


Well I just thought that a one-on-one interview makes more sense because the adcom can get a better idea of the candidate. A group interview just seems less personal so I assume the adcom is just gauging interest. But I could be completely wrong. Full disclosure, I was given an alum interview.


I guess the only way to infer interest might be if they accept the interview or not. Just because during the group interview there wasn't any kind of opportunity to say why we want to go to Georgetown. Alum interviews are definitely when they want to learn more about someone in particular - so I can see what you're saying about borderline. Dean Cornblatt said that he feels he's better at his job when he gets to meet people in person even though he won't get to know them at all - which makes me feel like there's not much of a purpose for the group interview other than that.

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Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)

Postby usersomethingname » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 am

Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


In either case, you've sparked their interests. Even if it's true that alumni interviews are for borderline people, there has to be something appealing about you that makes them inclined to investigate you more.

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Postby mwells56 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:02 am

Mma038 wrote:
ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:
Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


Can you explain that thinking more?


Well I just thought that a one-on-one interview makes more sense because the adcom can get a better idea of the candidate. A group interview just seems less personal so I assume the adcom is just gauging interest. But I could be completely wrong. Full disclosure, I was given an alum interview.


Idk about group interviews but for alumni ones my interviewer literally said that if you get to that stage they already like you then he fills out an evaluation and basically give you the thumbs up/down before your file goes through one last review by the adcoms

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Postby legalbeegul » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:48 am

mhalimi wrote:
ibdespirito wrote:
mistakepluskeleven wrote:
ibdespirito wrote:
mhalimi wrote:Did anyone from a December 14th NYC group interview (or any interview on Dec. 14th) get notification yet? The Dean told us 2 weeks and 3 weeks max b/c of the holidays, but it has been over a month now and I'm going crazy :(


I interviewed 12/11 and haven't gotten anything in the mail yet, but I emailed the Dean directly this Monday and it seemed like they quickly checked on my app because I was able to log into the ASW site yesterday!

The Dean told us the same thing so I think it's perfectly fine to email and check in!


I know myself and at least one other 12/18 group interviewee haven't heard back and he told us the same thing. I try not to email adcoms cause I know they get so many, but if it really sped it along for you I might have to


Yeah, for me I heard nothing for almost 6 weeks which is more than double what the Dean told us, so I felt like it was completely fine at least to reach out and ask, especially knowing that other applicants in my interview group heard back weeks ago. The Dean responded to me within 2 hours!


Wow really? Okay maybe I will send an email to check in... So nervous!


For the sake of us fellow waiters...will you let us know if you get a response and what they say? :)

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Postby gabylsatprep18 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:13 am

Mma038 wrote:Does anyone know whats the difference between the alumni versus the group interviews? I'm getting the sense that alumni is for borderline whereas group is for YP.


I can feel you. I have been researching a lot about it in this and other forums. The opinions seem to be divided but most people thinks that alumni interviews are for borderline candidates as you said. However (as someone that has been invited to an alumni interview), I don't feel it is that bad. You could have been rejected without an interview, and if they are making a (more than probably) busy alumni take the time to interview you, it is because they are interested.

In my case my LSAT is in their median, I have a NR GPA (studied abroad), I'm an URM and have a couple of other "not really common" characteristics. I am assuming that I'm getting an interview precisely due to those features.

By the way, it seems that your odds of getting accepted increase substantially if you have had any type of interview. However, good luck and keep me posted once you have the interview!

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Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:23 am

yo georgetown, can I get an interview orrrr nahhhh?

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Postby ajc615 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:28 am

Mikey wrote:yo georgetown, can I get an interview orrrr nahhhh?


+1 pls

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Postby littlewing67 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:33 am

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Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 am

littlewing67 wrote:Question for those with interview requests:
My email title said “Invitation to Georgetown Law Alumni Interview”. It explicitly says alumni, so for those that had the group interview did it say invitation for group interview or did your email also say alumni interview?


Mine was "Georgetown Law Group Interview Invitation – Washington, DC"

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Postby littlewing67 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:39 am

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Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:45 am

littlewing67 wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:Question for those with interview requests:
My email title said “Invitation to Georgetown Law Alumni Interview”. It explicitly says alumni, so for those that had the group interview did it say invitation for group interview or did your email also say alumni interview?


Mine was "Georgetown Law Group Interview Invitation – Washington, DC"


Thanks :mrgreen:

What’s the format of the group interview - I’m just curious. I just imagine everyone sitting in a circle and it being super weird. Like how do you group interview people? :lol:


It was actually SO fun. It's...12 people I think? With the dean. You split into small groups and basically discuss admissions scenarios, and then report back to the group. I think he's just observing your willingness to speak up in group but also (very importantly) listen to your teammates and be able to reiterate their opinions. Sense of humor, willingness to jump in and have fun. My group of 12 was so great. Everyone came ready to play and we all enjoyed it.

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Postby nina2018 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:47 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:Question for those with interview requests:
My email title said “Invitation to Georgetown Law Alumni Interview”. It explicitly says alumni, so for those that had the group interview did it say invitation for group interview or did your email also say alumni interview?


Mine was "Georgetown Law Group Interview Invitation – Washington, DC"


Have you already had it? Mine is in DC next week

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Postby mishpt1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 am

I don't know about all this talk about those being invited to alumni interviews as being "borderline." I see many people who had the interview with stats that are well above median. Maybe it's more accurate to say that the stats are not good enough to be auto-admit, but I think I saw someone with a 176/4.0 who took an interview (maybe that was for YP). Long story short, I'm not sure any of these explanations for interviews are any more than speculation.

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Postby barcafan202 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 am

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Postby AvatarMeelo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 am

ajc615 wrote:
Mikey wrote:yo georgetown, can I get an interview orrrr nahhhh?


+1 pls


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Postby Zero Hedge » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 am

AvatarMeelo wrote:
ajc615 wrote:
Mikey wrote:yo georgetown, can I get an interview orrrr nahhhh?


+1 pls


+2


December takers unite

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Postby mwells56 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:51 am

AvatarMeelo wrote:
ajc615 wrote:
Mikey wrote:yo georgetown, can I get an interview orrrr nahhhh?


+1 pls


+2


It took me like 3ish weeks to get mine, and that was earlier in the cycle. Don't sweat it.

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Postby Bojack93 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 pm

mishpt1 wrote:I don't know about all this talk about those being invited to alumni interviews as being "borderline." I see many people who had the interview with stats that are well above median. Maybe it's more accurate to say that the stats are not good enough to be auto-admit, but I think I saw someone with a 176/4.0 who took an interview (maybe that was for YP). Long story short, I'm not sure any of these explanations for interviews are any more than speculation.


I think it's pretty clear that all of this is speculation and I don't know that there can be a consistent pattern. Obviously, some people will have to do alumni interviews regardless of their stats based on location; there are only so many places where you can get a group of 10-12 compelling applicants who submitted around the same time. Even in major cities, if you apply after they've already done a few group sessions, they might not be able to scrap together another one.

I'd be surprised if anyone from my group interview didn't get in just based on the caliber of the discussion. So I think there is a chance that they have some just for the purpose of ensuring that no one is an obvious psychopath and that people match the way they come off in their applications. Others might be a compilation of more borderline people. And some might just be the pool that they have in a given city.

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Postby mishpt1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 pm

Yeah, probably a good idea to weed the obvious psyhos out of the applicant pool . . .

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Postby covfefe » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 pm

barcafan202 wrote:I mistakingly sent my GULC Diversity Statement to another school instead of changing the heading/file name. I corrected myself and emailed that school the correct version, but did I just shoot myself in the foot by blatantly using material from another app like that?

Oh no!!

Is it just the file name or was the content different too?

Coincidentally, I think something like this is one of the hypos that gets brought up in the Georgetown group interview, and if my memory of what my friends said Dean Cornblatt thought about it serves and his opinion is representative, then... Yeah you probably just shot yourself in the foot. You aren't dead, but you might be limping across the finish line.

Sorry!! That really sucks. :(
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Postby H2M211 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:15 pm

Do they email you the interview invite? Do any places call?



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