GW Preview Day- April 9

(Where, When and What Did You Think)
umichgrad
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:53 am

GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby umichgrad » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:51 am

Sorry if there's a thread about this already. Who's going?

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:09 pm

Despite my strong interest in GW, I will not be attending.

User avatar
caleng
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:58 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby caleng » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:59 pm

I'm going, and I'm excited for a break from the rain here in the Bay Area.

umichgrad
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:53 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby umichgrad » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:13 am

caleng wrote:I'm going, and I'm excited for a break from the rain here in the Bay Area.



Hate to break it to you, but we're looking at thunderstorms Friday :(

Then again it's just Monday, and if enough of us do a weather dance it might not happen.

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:10 pm

If anyone would be willing to fill me in on this, I will share my Dunkin Donuts with you. Thanks.

User avatar
Teoeo
Posts: 801
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:21 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby Teoeo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:13 pm

I am not going but I will likely be going to GW this fall, anyone else gonna be in the Aston!?!?

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:32 pm

I was offered a spot in the Aston, but I think I will opt to use the stipend to rent an apartment off-campus.

User avatar
Teoeo
Posts: 801
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:21 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby Teoeo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:53 pm

AllBusiness wrote:I was offered a spot in the Aston, but I think I will opt to use the stipend to rent an apartment off-campus.


T_T

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:57 pm

What does "T_T" mean?

User avatar
Teoeo
Posts: 801
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:21 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby Teoeo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:02 pm

my tears from sadness, it's a face =D

User avatar
ryguy
Posts: 328
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:13 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby ryguy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:12 pm

Not going, cause I took my own tour a few weeks ago. It's great, and it looks like I will be going in the fall!!! :D

User avatar
mi-chan17
Posts: 428
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:55 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby mi-chan17 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:25 pm

ryguy wrote:Not going, cause I took my own tour a few weeks ago. It's great, and it looks like I will be going in the fall!!! :D


I also took a tour a couple of weeks ago, and I was really impressed. I'm not totally positive I'll be there in fall, but it's looking quite likely.

And yes, I would be in the Aston. :D

User avatar
Teoeo
Posts: 801
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:21 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby Teoeo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:28 pm

mi-chan17 wrote:
ryguy wrote:Not going, cause I took my own tour a few weeks ago. It's great, and it looks like I will be going in the fall!!! :D


I also took a tour a couple of weeks ago, and I was really impressed. I'm not totally positive I'll be there in fall, but it's looking quite likely.

And yes, I would be in the Aston. :D


perhaps we shall be neighbors ^_^

User avatar
ryguy
Posts: 328
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:13 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby ryguy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:29 am

Teoeo wrote:
mi-chan17 wrote:
ryguy wrote:Not going, cause I took my own tour a few weeks ago. It's great, and it looks like I will be going in the fall!!! :D


I also took a tour a couple of weeks ago, and I was really impressed. I'm not totally positive I'll be there in fall, but it's looking quite likely.

And yes, I would be in the Aston. :D


perhaps we shall be neighbors ^_^

Love the Aston...location is great, price???Oh well, it is what it is. Moving from NY.

User avatar
ryguy
Posts: 328
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:13 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby ryguy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:31 am

Who went? Can you give us your feelings?

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:05 pm

ryguy wrote:Who went? Can you give us your feelings?


+1

umichgrad
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:53 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby umichgrad » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:53 pm

I was there. I really, really liked it. I was already committed to GW but this definitely solidified everything. Brief thoughts (PM if you need more info):

Faculty: There were a ton of faculty present, from deans to professors to staffers from the career office and outside placement programs (more about that later). They were all extremely friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely in love with the school. One prof. I sat with at the catered lunch told me he had offers to teach at Cornell and Georgetown and turned both down for GW. I was very impressed with the faculty's willingness to answer questions honestly (especially hard questions about job prospects, etc).

Career Office: The outside placement office was phenomenal. They talked about all the opportunities they help students to get during the school year, like externships for credit (and with chance of $$ if it's PI) and internships with judges. GW seems extremely well-connected in the area and extending to New York, VA, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. They also do regional firm interviews (in Chicago for example) and the office really seems to pull its weight to help students get jobs.

Facilities: GW is gorgeous. Everything is brand new, with a sunny little grass quad in the middle, a great little cafe, the most high-tech courtroom in DC for moot court, etc. You couldn't ask for anything better. The only thing was that I didn't get to see the library, but heard it's nice. There is also a LOT of study space sprinkled around the school, ranging in sound level from very noisy to dead quiet.

Other students: I was really pleasantly impressed by the other people. Everyone seemed bright, friendly, interesting, and shockingly well-rounded. The accomplishments people spoke of were truly humbling. One negative was that a few people came off as very cocky/jerky-types, especially during the class period. But I guess that's true everywhere.

Other: The student guides were really cool, and very down to earth. GW definitely pulled out all the stops--even having the a cappella group sing for us (the Promissory Notes, ha).

Feel free to PM with any specific questions.

AllBusiness
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby AllBusiness » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:23 pm

Thanks, umichgrad! I don't really have any more specific questions, but I sure do appreciate you taking the time to write that very thoughtful summary.

umichgrad
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:53 am

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby umichgrad » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:20 am

AllBusiness wrote:Thanks, umichgrad! I don't really have any more specific questions, but I sure do appreciate you taking the time to write that very thoughtful summary.



No problem!

User avatar
caleng
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:58 pm

Re: GW Preview Day- April 9

Postby caleng » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:39 am

Munuit and I wrote some reviews on the other thread. Here they are...

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=101489&start=125




Return to “Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest