The George Washington Law School 2010

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jk11287
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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:50 pm

CyLaw wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I'm in! ED accepted RD, 3.3/169. Don't know about money, I had a friend open my mail and she only read the cover letter. Good luck everyone!!

Live in Albany, NY and received the letter at my current address.


Congrats.

But AHHHHHH. Stupid mailroute. Why am I at the end of my mail route?!?!?!?

CyLaw you'll be fine!! Your GPA is higher than mine and we have the same LSAT!

umichgrad
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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby umichgrad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:51 pm

Congrats JK!!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby samwhip7 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:52 pm

CyLaw wrote:
samwhip7 wrote:So, as of today, I can log into the admitted students site again. I haven't received my letter, but I'm hoping it's a good sign.


Do you mean just through the registration page or all the way though.


All the way through.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:55 pm

jk11287 wrote:
CyLaw wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I'm in! ED accepted RD, 3.3/169. Don't know about money, I had a friend open my mail and she only read the cover letter. Good luck everyone!!

Live in Albany, NY and received the letter at my current address.


Congrats.

But AHHHHHH. Stupid mailroute. Why am I at the end of my mail route?!?!?!?

CyLaw you'll be fine!! Your GPA is higher than mine and we have the same LSAT!


Thanks, I rationally know that, but GW is one of the few schools I actually care about, so I am looking forward to having things cemented when I get the letter.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:57 pm

samwhip7 wrote:
CyLaw wrote:
samwhip7 wrote:So, as of today, I can log into the admitted students site again. I haven't received my letter, but I'm hoping it's a good sign.


Do you mean just through the registration page or all the way though.


All the way through.


It let me registered, but I get a access denied when I actually try to log into the site. (Access denied in the sense that the user account itself is denied, not just a wrong password.)

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby vapourgypsy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:09 pm

CyLaw wrote:It let me registered, but I get a access denied when I actually try to log into the site. (Access denied in the sense that the user account itself is denied, not just a wrong password.)


This happened to me too when I tried today, and I have been accepted so I wouldn't read too much into it!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby wired » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:13 pm

I am calling the 104k package for CyLaw. Calling it right now.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:16 pm

Any chance a 3.3 163/ Urm - mexican american- squeaks in?

Got a good personal statement and ok softs. I am really hoping to nail a GW/BC/ or Fordham

Edit: I also heard GW is sorely lacking in the diversity department.

jk11287
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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:42 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:Any chance a 3.3 163/ Urm - mexican american- squeaks in?

Got a good personal statement and ok softs. I am really hoping to nail a GW/BC/ or Fordham

Edit: I also heard GW is sorely lacking in the diversity department.

Definitely worth a shot. I would think you'd be at least waitlisted, if not in.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby umichgrad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:43 pm

wired wrote:I am calling the 104k package for CyLaw. Calling it right now.



Seconded. Motion passed, congrats Cy!

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:47 pm

umichgrad wrote:
wired wrote:I am calling the 104k package for CyLaw. Calling it right now.



Seconded. Motion passed, congrats Cy!


HAHA. :lol:

I wished it worked that way. I will of course let you guys know how it works out.

If I got the 90K + first year housing package, that would officially move GWU to the top of my list, unseating Iowa.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby umichgrad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:02 pm

On another note, for those of us who received no $$ info in our packages, what do you guys think the chances are of seeing some down the road? What about possibly leveraging scholarships from peer-ish schools (W&L, W&M) for money at GW?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jlue05 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:18 pm

umichgrad wrote:On another note, for those of us who received no $$ info in our packages, what do you guys think the chances are of seeing some down the road? What about possibly leveraging scholarships from peer-ish schools (W&L, W&M) for money at GW?


This is definitely my plan so let's hope it works

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby nematoad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:24 pm

if there is a nice sexy shiny acceptance package in my mailbox ill volunteer full-time for a week

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby PowerPro64 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:27 pm

how does the acceptance come? large envelope or what?

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lslc13 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:41 pm

I received a small white envelope over the weekend with a letter that said I would know of a decision in the next 4-6 weeks (ED applicant).

As someone ultimately interested in pursuing public interest work in DC, would any of you suggest doing so at a non-DC school (perhaps in NYC or at a law school with a strong public interest focus)? If I don't get $$ from DC schools, I may have to consider these alternatives...

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:01 pm

lslc13 wrote:I received a small white envelope over the weekend with a letter that said I would know of a decision in the next 4-6 weeks (ED applicant).

As someone ultimately interested in pursuing public interest work in DC, would any of you suggest doing so at a non-DC school (perhaps in NYC or at a law school with a strong public interest focus)? If I don't get $$ from DC schools, I may have to consider these alternatives...



Any one have an idea about GW's public interest focus? I heard career services was focused almost exclusively on BigLaw/IP....

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby umichgrad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:02 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
lslc13 wrote:I received a small white envelope over the weekend with a letter that said I would know of a decision in the next 4-6 weeks (ED applicant).

As someone ultimately interested in pursuing public interest work in DC, would any of you suggest doing so at a non-DC school (perhaps in NYC or at a law school with a strong public interest focus)? If I don't get $$ from DC schools, I may have to consider these alternatives...



Any one have an idea about GW's public interest focus? I heard career services was focused almost exclusively on BigLaw/IP....


All I know is there's a new public interest dean. The girl who gave me the tour was very interested in public interest and said that career options and the office of career services got markedly better with the new dean's appointment.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby LaurenGayle » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:05 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
lslc13 wrote:I received a small white envelope over the weekend with a letter that said I would know of a decision in the next 4-6 weeks (ED applicant).

As someone ultimately interested in pursuing public interest work in DC, would any of you suggest doing so at a non-DC school (perhaps in NYC or at a law school with a strong public interest focus)? If I don't get $$ from DC schools, I may have to consider these alternatives...



Any one have an idea about GW's public interest focus? I heard career services was focused almost exclusively on BigLaw/IP....


I don't know how interested you are in Human rights, but they have a very interesting program with that focus: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Academics/EL/cli ... rview.aspx

Also, my friend who is a 2L at GW right now told me that "they are trying to reshape GW into the public interest law school," so it seems as though the school is at least hoping to head in that direction.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:06 pm

umichgrad wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
lslc13 wrote:I received a small white envelope over the weekend with a letter that said I would know of a decision in the next 4-6 weeks (ED applicant).

As someone ultimately interested in pursuing public interest work in DC, would any of you suggest doing so at a non-DC school (perhaps in NYC or at a law school with a strong public interest focus)? If I don't get $$ from DC schools, I may have to consider these alternatives...



Any one have an idea about GW's public interest focus? I heard career services was focused almost exclusively on BigLaw/IP....


All I know is there's a new public interest dean. The girl who gave me the tour was very interested in public interest and said that career options and the office of career services got markedly better with the new dean's appointment.


Good stuff! Probably have given the economy, increasing demand for these positions. Whether this translates into good prospects for those who pursue it most likely remains to be seen.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:15 pm

Dinged today, 163/3.65 PT RD gotta love the new PT ranking sytem....oh well

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby nematoad » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:16 pm

robin600 wrote:Dinged today, 163/3.65 PT RD gotta love the new PT ranking sytem....oh well

wow not even a WL.. sorry :(

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby lslc13 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:17 pm

Right, I know about GW's plans and programs for public interest, but I still don't think GW is a realistic option for me without a scholarship. My question was whether or not attending a school outside of DC (with scholarship) would still provide decent prospects for working in DC non-profits upon graduation (assuming I do well, of course). I'm just trying to get a sense of the competitiveness of these positions for graduates from outside the area.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:18 pm

nematoad wrote:
robin600 wrote:Dinged today, 163/3.65 PT RD gotta love the new PT ranking sytem....oh well

wow not even a WL.. sorry :(


aaahhhckk. I'm not liking the PT trends. I just switched my app from FT to PT.

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Re: The George Washington Law School 2010

Postby jk11287 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:21 pm

lslc13 wrote:Right, I know about GW's plans and programs for public interest, but I still don't think GW is a realistic option for me without a scholarship. My question was whether or not attending a school outside of DC (with scholarship) would still provide decent prospects for working in DC non-profits upon graduation (assuming I do well, of course). I'm just trying to get a sense of the competitiveness of these positions for graduates from outside the area.

It depends on what school/in what area you're thinking. Also, if you're positive you want to work in public interest or something like that you could try to get a federal job first and get your loans paid back, if you did go to GW.




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