Georgetown Law Class of 2011

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by scoutfinch80 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:30 pm

How are you guys submitting your immunization screening certificates? I faxed mine over...is that an acceptable way to do it? It took three tries for their fax line to respond, and when I called to confirm receipt, there was no answer. Now I feel sketched out. But I'm afraid if I mail it today, it won't get there by 7/1 and I'll get charged $100 or whatever. :?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by mike80 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:37 pm

scoutfinch80 wrote:How are you guys submitting your immunization screening certificates? I faxed mine over...is that an acceptable way to do it? It took three tries for their fax line to respond, and when I called to confirm receipt, there was no answer. Now I feel sketched out. But I'm afraid if I mail it today, it won't get there by 7/1 and I'll get charged $100 or whatever. :?
i just mailed the form today. hopefully it gets there by july 1st. nyc to dc ... seems reasonable. i'm not going to stress it out though b/c i was a late admittee (off the waitlist), and i'll try to use that as an excuse if they try to make me pay the extra $

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by rochester » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:49 pm

Anyone have an opinion on Senate Square apartments? Their 2 months free looks tough to pass on right now. Any reason I should avoid it?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by rochester » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:31 pm

Also, what is the parking situation in the GULC area?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:36 pm

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

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Post by hefferlump » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:05 am

I'm joining, as well. *waves*

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:18 am

Rochester:

I checked out Senate Square's webpage and didn't find anything on a "2 month for free" deal, but it must be true since $1700 for a studio is a bit much.

For DC natives: What areas are within 20 minute walking distance to GULC? I've been commuting for 5 years now and I'm totally sick of it.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by gmail » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:14 am

Go go Capitol Hill. The H street area is also nice and nearby. If you're loaded-- Penn quarter.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by nattr12 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:18 pm

Section 2!

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:57 pm

Two quick questions:

Is GULC a Direct Lender?

Is GULC able to get any extra incentives for students going through preferred lenders?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:31 pm

Mark71121 wrote:Two quick questions:

Is GULC a Direct Lender?

Is GULC able to get any extra incentives for students going through preferred lenders?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Chem_PhD » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:42 pm

Is GULC a Direct Lender?
I don't think so.
Is GULC able to get any extra incentives for students going through preferred lenders?
Not that I know of. There is a lender comparison chart on the GULC website.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:54 pm

Chem_PhD wrote:
Is GULC a Direct Lender?
I don't think so.
Is GULC able to get any extra incentives for students going through preferred lenders?
Not that I know of. There is a lender comparison chart on the GULC website.
Cool, thanks for the info.

Do you have any suggestions for GradPlus lenders? I'm leaning toward T.H.E., but I'm not even sure if they are still available.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:50 pm

How's Brookland? 13th by Providence Hospital? How long of a commute and is it safe?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by hefferlump » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:06 pm

Brookland isn't bad. It's an interesting neighborhood and very residential. I don't personally know the area around Providence, but the Post's crime map indicates very little activity: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/lo ... index.html

On the other hand, probably a pretty long commute. You're quite a hike from a metro (although the red line is good for getting to Union Station) and the buses are...hard to rely upon. I used to take the bus and walk to work across the street from GULC (which could take up to 45 minutes) and after six months I am absolultely delighted to be within walking distance, instead. That said, if you're within walking distance of the Metro, you'll be fine.

(ETA: ok, the Journey Planner recommends either catching the bus to the Metro or taking the bus straight down here (and the 80 does stop RIGHT outside the Law Center), which will take 35 minutes at a non-rush hour time.)

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by bobjr » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:18 am

I just got in today-- since I'm getting filled in on how things work at GULC, do we need to pick our curriculum (A/B) before class starts? Whats the consensus on the curriculum B? It sounds a lot more engaging for the liberal-arts minded student, but might it end up making life unduly complicated during 1L?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:30 am

I'm fairly certain that Curriculum B is no longer available. I was admitted of the WL and wasn't even given the option.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by bobjr » Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:29 pm

bummer... that definitely simplifies things, though

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:52 am

Some orientation questions:

Do we have to go? (Besides the registration part.)

Anyone know the dress code for orientation?

Also, what's "service projects"?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by hefferlump » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:16 pm

I was off the W/L, too, but not so recently. As far as I can guess, they're taking the people who were on the Curriculum B waitlist off as spots open up (there was a lottery and the anecdotal evidence is that LOT of people didn't get it) and the late people are probably automatically in the regular curriculum.

It sounds like a lot of the seminars aren't exactly optional, but I'm sure some of the social stuff is and the faculty tours.

The service projects are a chance to do something good and get to know your new classmates.

And I, sadly, have no idea about the dress code. :-)

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by nattr12 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:23 pm

Does anyone have any idea if the exam software used (if one is used) requires running windows? I have a mac and want to install it as soon as possible. Additionally, I know we have received our sections, but we have not received our small sections does this mean that we are unable to determine what books we should buy before we get there?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by bobjr » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:41 pm

What do you guys think is an approximate cutoff for parents annual income at which a student will most likely not receive any grant aid? (not talking about loans)

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Chem_PhD » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:55 pm

They said if you got a Pell grant as an undergrad, there was a good chance you'd qualify for grant aid as a law student. They said it was too hard to give any sort of numerical income cutoff because of differing family sizes and other extraneous factors.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2011

Post by Mark71121 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:27 pm

Anyone else in Dupont area?

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