The George Washington Law School 2010

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:37 am

uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


it's the same as the undergrads have. my tour guide said the gym was amazing and she picked an apartment near it because she loved it so much.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:45 am

sibley wrote:
uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


it's the same as the undergrads have. my tour guide said the gym was amazing and she picked an apartment near it because she loved it so much.


She lied to you. GW's gym is lacking (not enough / old equipment). But at least it's free to students.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby uganik » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:48 am

sibley wrote:
uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


it's the same as the undergrads have. my tour guide said the gym was amazing and she picked an apartment near it because she loved it so much.



Awesome, I think I'll do the same (when/if accepted).

Thanks!



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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:53 am

uganik wrote:
sibley wrote:
uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


it's the same as the undergrads have. my tour guide said the gym was amazing and she picked an apartment near it because she loved it so much.



Awesome, I think I'll do the same (when/if accepted).

Thanks!



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Haha, who would have thought? I don't think it's worth to pay for a private gym or anything... but it seems like there's always a wait. One trick is to go to the third or 4th floor where the bball/squash courts are, there are always a few machines up there.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby uganik » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:00 pm

Any Concept II rowing machines?

They at least have a few treadmills, right?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:02 pm

uganik wrote:Any Concept II rowing machines?

They at least have a few treadmills, right?



They have 2 rowing machines I think... couldn't tell you about the brand though. And, yes, there are treadmills haha.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:11 pm

Amelie wrote:
uganik wrote:Any Concept II rowing machines?

They at least have a few treadmills, right?



They have 2 rowing machines I think... couldn't tell you about the brand though. And, yes, there are treadmills haha.


ok so they've got more than one rowing machine, they've apparently got plenty of cario equipment since you laughed at that, and they've got squash courts. what exactly makes it a 'bad' gym? did they forget to include ellipticals or something?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:24 pm

sibley wrote:
Amelie wrote:
uganik wrote:Any Concept II rowing machines?

They at least have a few treadmills, right?



They have 2 rowing machines I think... couldn't tell you about the brand though. And, yes, there are treadmills haha.


ok so they've got more than one rowing machine, they've apparently got plenty of cario equipment since you laughed at that, and they've got squash courts. what exactly makes it a 'bad' gym? did they forget to include ellipticals or something?


Calm down. I went there for UG, and while it gets the job done, it's not a nice gym compared to many other schools. But in a city you have to make to with the space you have. They have cardio equipment, but not enough and a lot of it is old and breaks down a lot.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby uganik » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:21 pm

Amelie wrote:
sibley wrote:
Amelie wrote:
uganik wrote:Any Concept II rowing machines?

They at least have a few treadmills, right?



They have 2 rowing machines I think... couldn't tell you about the brand though. And, yes, there are treadmills haha.


ok so they've got more than one rowing machine, they've apparently got plenty of cario equipment since you laughed at that, and they've got squash courts. what exactly makes it a 'bad' gym? did they forget to include ellipticals or something?


Calm down. I went there for UG, and while it gets the job done, it's not a nice gym compared to many other schools. But in a city you have to make to with the space you have. They have cardio equipment, but not enough and a lot of it is old and breaks down a lot.



That's OK-

If I get accepted, I'll bring my own "Concept II" rowing machine and stick it in my closet.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby AllBusiness » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:23 pm

So, to recap, has anyone that has sent in a seat deposit, as well as submitted the FAFSA, received a financial aid packet yet?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Always Credited » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:53 pm

Concerning the gym issue...attending any popular gym at peak times will mean waiting for equipment. This situation applies to any gym - it doesn't necessarily make the gym "not good" - what I saw of the GWU gym was a good amount of equipment in fairly good condition, and it was pretty clean.

Then again, I paid far less attention to the cardio equipment and machines than I did to the free weights. Barbell squats > leg press machines, guys...c'mon now :wink:

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby chutzpah » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:20 pm

If anyone really really wants a bigger gym, the Fitness First on 19th street is dirt cheap

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:54 pm

uganik wrote:That's OK-

If I get accepted, I'll bring my own "Concept II" rowing machine and stick it in my closet.


just wait to see how theirs are first... they probably have a whole rowing room like at my school =) there are 2 in the main gym then a pile somewhere hidden I've never been.

AllBusiness wrote:So, to recap, has anyone that has sent in a seat deposit, as well as submitted the FAFSA, received a financial aid packet yet?

you need to call the office to see what happened. that's what I had to do with mine both at GW and WashU. Sometimes something's funny and they don't get sent out. But I got mine before I submitted my deposit...

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby ArtVandelay » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:58 pm

If you don't mind me asking, did anyone choose GW over Notre Dame? Why?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby mi-chan17 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:32 pm

ArtVandelay wrote:If you don't mind me asking, did anyone choose GW over Notre Dame? Why?


I chose GW over ND. I want to preface this by saying that I absolutely loved both schools. Although the communities were quite different, I felt really comfortable with both of them and enjoyed my experiences visiting both schools.

So for me, it came down to internship prospects. South Bend is kind of middle-of-nowhere, so there isn't a huge market near by. DC is a huge market, and the work they have for interns doesn't just disappear at the end of summer. Students in DC are in a unique position to take advantage of that; I'm particularly interested in working for a government agency, and DC would be the homebase for that.

So, yeah. That's why I chose GW.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby sibley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:09 am

mi-chan17 wrote:
ArtVandelay wrote:If you don't mind me asking, did anyone choose GW over Notre Dame? Why?


I chose GW over ND. I want to preface this by saying that I absolutely loved both schools. Although the communities were quite different, I felt really comfortable with both of them and enjoyed my experiences visiting both schools.

So for me, it came down to internship prospects. South Bend is kind of middle-of-nowhere, so there isn't a huge market near by. DC is a huge market, and the work they have for interns doesn't just disappear at the end of summer. Students in DC are in a unique position to take advantage of that; I'm particularly interested in working for a government agency, and DC would be the homebase for that.

So, yeah. That's why I chose GW.


glad someone else used this logic =) I didn't apply to ND, but did the same thing with WashU (I'm turning down a small scholly at WashU and going sticker at GW, though GW did give me their maximum grant)- in addition to not wanting to live that far from people/worry about a commute, the internship prospects were just better. and I won't have to move every summer in order to do something, you know?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby gwgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:51 am

uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


The gym is really nice. Don't listen to bitter people who were born with silver spoons in their mouth and want every treadmill to have its own television. The equipment is new and nice and there's plenty of it. The only drawback is that (like EVERY OTHER GYM) it is crowded around 5:00-6:30 at night and you will probably have to wait for a cardio machine during that time. I've worked at several gyms in the DC area and GW is definitely on par with nearby private clubs. Stupid rich kids can pay extra (I'm sorry, have their parents pay extra) to join Sports Club LA if they want.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby AllBusiness » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:25 pm

I received an email from the law school yesterday detailing the financial aid process, or at least the beginning of the financial aid process. Apparently, you have to sign onto the GW Web portal to accept or decline any financial awards you have received. The email also said that more information on applying for loans would be sent after May 1.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby uganik » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:32 pm

gwgirl wrote:
uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


The gym is really nice. Don't listen to bitter people who were born with silver spoons in their mouth and want every treadmill to have its own television. The equipment is new and nice and there's plenty of it. The only drawback is that (like EVERY OTHER GYM) it is crowded around 5:00-6:30 at night and you will probably have to wait for a cardio machine during that time. I've worked at several gyms in the DC area and GW is definitely on par with nearby private clubs. Stupid rich kids can pay extra (I'm sorry, have their parents pay extra) to join Sports Club LA if they want.



Thanks!

I can't wait to get my acceptance letter.......!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby gwgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:41 pm

uganik wrote:
gwgirl wrote:
uganik wrote:Is anyone aware of what type of gym facilities GW Law has?


The gym is really nice. Don't listen to bitter people who were born with silver spoons in their mouth and want every treadmill to have its own television. The equipment is new and nice and there's plenty of it. The only drawback is that (like EVERY OTHER GYM) it is crowded around 5:00-6:30 at night and you will probably have to wait for a cardio machine during that time. I've worked at several gyms in the DC area and GW is definitely on par with nearby private clubs. Stupid rich kids can pay extra (I'm sorry, have their parents pay extra) to join Sports Club LA if they want.



Thanks!

I can't wait to get my acceptance letter.......!


Hope you get it!!! :) Also, I know there are nice rowing machines that the crew team uses that are stored somewhere in the gym. When the weather is nice, you see the team rolling them out from the gym to use outside. Not sure if they're available for "public" use but I'm sure you could figure something out!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby gwgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Always Credited wrote:Concerning the gym issue...attending any popular gym at peak times will mean waiting for equipment. This situation applies to any gym - it doesn't necessarily make the gym "not good" - what I saw of the GWU gym was a good amount of equipment in fairly good condition, and it was pretty clean.

Then again, I paid far less attention to the cardio equipment and machines than I did to the free weights. Barbell squats > leg press machines, guys...c'mon now :wink:


haha...love this....we should work out together. Barbell squats >>> leg press!!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby ccs224 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:35 pm

AllBusiness wrote:I received an email from the law school yesterday detailing the financial aid process, or at least the beginning of the financial aid process. Apparently, you have to sign onto the GW Web portal to accept or decline any financial awards you have received. The email also said that more information on applying for loans would be sent after May 1.



Hmm... Wondering why I didn't get this. Care to post a copy?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby AllBusiness » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:22 pm

We have completed review of your financial aid application and have posted your award package. You may now view your package, print your award letter and accept or decline each the awards listed on our online GWeb System. Please print and read this message carefully before attempting to log onto GWeb.





The GWeb System

You should and accept or decline your financial aid award for the 2010-2011 academic year on our automated online GWeb System.





Logging onto GWeb

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Accepting Your Award

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1. Click the link to Financial Aid Menu.



2. Click the link to My Award Information.



3. Click the link to Award By Aid Year.



4. Select Aid Year 2010-2011 Financial Aid Year and click Submit.



5. You will see a screen with a number of tabs 1/3 of the way down the page. Click the Award Overview tab to view your award. The award will list GW Law grants/scholarships (if any) and the maximum amounts of federal student loans for which you may apply.



6. To access the screen for accepting or declining each of the offered awards (grants, if any, and federal student loans) click on the Accept Award Offer tab. If you wish to accept each of the awards in the full amounts listed, you may choose the Accept Full Amount of All Awards tab in the lower left corner of the screen. Or you may accept or decline each of the awards listed individually by choosing Accept or Decline in the drop down menus in the column to the right of each award amount listed.



Please note that, if you are eligible for federal student loans, your financial aid award lists the maximum amounts of Stafford and Graduate PLUS** loans for which you may apply. If you do not wish to borrow the maximum amount of either of these loans, you may decrease the amount awarded in the column to the far right. Please note that you must accept a student loan award before the GWeb system will allow you to enter a lesser amount that you wish to borrow.



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Applying for Student Loans
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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby sibley » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:37 pm

If you guys are planning on buying a new computer for school (mine is nearly dead... hoping it lasts til august) and don't have the cash in pocket (ow, travel expenses, ow, seat deposits, ow moving expenses) you can email them and they'll add a one-time $2k laptop allowance to your grad plus loan. I recommend doing that before you accept your award package.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby Scarletlady » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:46 pm

Has anyone received a decision lately? According to LSN there has only been 8 decisions since the beginning in April, the last acceptance was early March. Obviously this is self-selecting data, but it is the one of the few measures at my disposal. I was wondering if anyone else heard from GW recently.

Also, is it appropriate to call and ask whether they have reviewed my application? I fall squarely into the auto-reject zone, so the fact that it has taken 9 weeks seems preposterous to me.




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