kraffcook wrote:Hey there, I'm glad someone made a thread for admitted students. I'm a 1L who would be happy to answer any questions. I'm actually a Student Ambassador, so whether you want to know about classes, classmates, grading, apartment hunting, fun things to do, whatever, I got you covered. More information will trickle in over the coming weeks and months, so don't feel like you need to figure everything out at once. Take your time, enjoy your last months of freedom, and make sure you make the right choice (i.e. Georgetown).
Received my acceptance letter today- excited! I have a couple questions. What has your favorite class been so far? Do you find the professors accessible? Do you live in the on campus housing, and if so, would you recommend that?
Favorite class is mixed. Based on the material, I like contracts the most just because it involves all the type of sly, underhanded lawyerly stuff I find entertaining. As for the actual class itself, I like torts the best just because my professor is an amazing, hilarious woman. She sometimes has students act out famous cases and generally just treats the class in a fun manner. She also brings candy.
I've never heard of any problems with professors not being accessible. I have good relationships with all of my professors so far and never have an issue getting ahold of them for anything. I've actually been surprised by how nice and down to earth they all are. GULC is also really into pushing professors to be form closer relationships with their students, so the SBA actually pays for professors to throw parties and invite students over for dinner every semester. There's also things like "Take your professor to lunch Day" throughout the year.
About 1/3 of 1Ls live in Gewirz (the on-campus dorm). I don't live there, but most of my friends do, so I'm there a lot. It's nice because it's super convenient especially since it comes furnished and will all utilities. Also, you end up meeting a lot more people and actually have friends outside your section. I didn't live there because I hated the idea of being in law school 24/7 and never leaving. Also, the prices suck for what you're getting. It works out to around $1700 a month on average. I found a furnished english basement about a mile away for $1200 and I have way more space that the Gewirz people. Sometimes, when I'm walking home at 2am, I wish I lived in Gewirz, but so far I'm happy with my decision. I treat law school like a job. I go there, I get all my work done there, then I go home and relax.