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I transferred to Georgetown last year and I live in an apartment building called Senate Square, which is right behind Union Station. It is within walking distance to the law school and is basically brand new. It's a bit pricey, but it does allow pets. I believe you can get a 1br for somewhere in the $1700/month range right now (with specials, etc.). The rent is about the same as Mass Court, but it's quite a bit nicer. My wife and I looked at Mass Court and weren't impressed at all.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:16:00 PM »
No one was going to get in any ways. Transfer admission to the T14 is just an urban legend and a cruel practical joke.

+1. GULC actually emailed all of the transfers that came in last year and informed them that they had been "punk'd" and  wouldn't be receiving credit for the classes that they'd taken because they were never really admitted. They also won't be refunding the $42k in tuition because, well, that just makes the joke even better. Ashton Kutcher would be proud. Everyone had a good laugh and the transfers were then promptly escorted off school grounds by security.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 17, 2009, 11:16:44 PM »
The admitted students site that was up last year had a combination of incoming 1L and transfer information on it, with most of the information relating to incoming 1Ls.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 16, 2009, 09:38:25 PM »
So every picture file has data attached to it. In the pic that lawandbball uploaded, there was a thumbnail embedded with it.

He definitely altered the picture. Notice how the thumbnail had three lines of text in the first paragraph. He moved the date around. Etc. etc.



Yeah that was pretty nerdy of me to even point it out. But I thought it would reassure everyone that GULC hasnt sent out anything. And that's just really really lame that someone took the time to get peoples hopes up like that.

There's also no handwritten note from Dean Cornblatt, which accompanies every acceptance letter. Definitely fake.

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Transferring / Re: John Marshall to Kent?
« on: April 07, 2009, 09:34:58 PM »
One thing to keep in mind is that you can't write-on to Law Review at Kent until you've spent at least one year there, which means you couldn't join until 3L. http://lawreview.kentlaw.edu/prospective_staff_members_webpage.htm

I was at JMLS and transferred out last year. It was definitely worth it, but I had to leave Chicago to do it. You seem to already know, but you probably don't have a shot at NU or UofC. If you look at the Yahoo TransferApps database, there were people last year who were in the top 1 and 2% that applied to both and got rejected. If you look through some of the older databases, you'll see that, at least amongst those who've reported on that group, it's basically impossible to move from JMLS to NU or UofC. You might look at U. of Illinois, it places well in Chicago. I'd also look at Notre Dame, Indiana and maybe even Wisconsin if you want to ultimately work in Chicago. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.

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Transferring / Re: U-Chicago EA? GULC EA?
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:36:18 PM »
It actually looks like they do now, must be new this year...
From their website:

Transfer applicants may apply through our Early Decision or Regular Decision program.

Early Decision

Early Decision transfer applicants must ensure that we have received their application and all supporting materials, including a law school transcript containing all first-year, first-semester grades and the Law School Information Form, by April 15, 2009.  Second semester law school grades are not required to apply under the Early Decision program.  Early Decision transfer applicants will receive a decision from the Law School in early May.  Early Decision acceptances are binding on the applicant, which means that, if admitted, you will commit to matriculating at the Law School and will withdraw all other transfer applications at other law schools.  If you apply Early Decision, you may not apply to any other law school through a binding early decision or early action program.

All applicants accepted under the Early Decision program will be required to submit a law school transcript containing their final first-year law school grades.  All offers of admission made under the Early Decision transfer program are contingent upon the Law School's receipt of a final first-year law school transcript demonstrating consistent performance and successful completion of one full year of study at an ABA-accredited law school.

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Transferring / Re: Re-taking the LSAT while in law school?
« on: March 30, 2009, 11:50:47 PM »
Kansas actually requires that your numbers be fairly consistent with the averages of the class you're transferring into.

"A transfer applicant generally must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average and an LSAT score that are equal to or greater than the median undergraduate grade point average and median score of the KU School of Law class with which the applicant would have entered as a first-year student."

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General Board / Re: Summer Housing Thread
« on: March 09, 2009, 09:33:15 PM »
Looking for something in Manhattan, preferably south of Central Park. Willing to pay up to $1500 or so per month.

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Transferring / Re: Transferred to GULC EA last year, taking questions
« on: March 06, 2009, 09:36:22 AM »
Hey OP-

I was curious what your UGPA/LSAT was, and whether you think this plays a part in GULC's decision? I'm first in my class with a 4.0 at a tier 3, but my UGPA hovered at around a 3.0.

Also, were most of the transfers you talked with from Top 100 schools?

Thanks.

Not the OP, but I'm pretty sure UGPA and LSAT don't matter much at all. There is a quote from the Dean of Admissions floating around that says all they care about is law school performance. I got in with a sub-3.0 UGPA and a 159 LSAT.

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Transferring / Re: Transferred to GULC EA last year, taking questions
« on: March 04, 2009, 11:08:51 PM »
any insight on how they would view a similar percentile ranking with a lower g.p.a. due to a presumibly more strict curve (around 2.7ish)? think that it is all about the rank in comparing you with others in your class or that the actual g.p.a. will be a big factor?

My suspicion is Rank is all that matters, assuming you have one. For those without a rank, I assume that the Admission Committee can approximate where that puts you at your school based on historical information. I can't imagine they care about the actual GPA, particularly since schools curve differently and your performance relative to your peers is more indicative of your ability.

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