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Georgia State / Re: CLASS OF 2010
« on: June 02, 2007, 01:52:43 AM »
Anyone else?

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Georgia State / CLASS OF 2010
« on: May 13, 2007, 01:43:58 PM »
Thought I'd start this off.  Doesn't look like many people post on this side, but I'll try to get this started anyway.

Any other class of 2010 GSU people out there?!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Georgia State and Atlanta
« on: August 30, 2007, 11:19:03 PM »
I've lived in Atlanta for awhile and thought I would post regarding some negative aspects just to play devil's advocate.

First and foremost traffic is horrendous in Atlanta.  The downtown area is also highly populated with homeless people, as I believe it is one of the largest havens for the homeless in the US.  GSU is located in downtown which I'm sure you know.  They did just make panhandling illegal but it still happens very often.  Watch yourself at night downtown!

Regarding GSU's campus, it is spread out over the city.  It's not interconnected like a campus would be in a smaller city.  I'm sure you can see how it's laid out on the maps they have on their website. 

I'm not sure if you're going to live on campus or not butI believe they have new dorms, however some of their dorms are all the way out near the Georgia Tech campus and a bus ride through the city is required to get to GSU.

GSU is a good school, and I echo the same sentiments as the above posters have posted regarding its strengths.  However - I just wanted you to realize that there are some negative things associated with going there :)

I have a friend who's a lawyer for a local firm here and he has told me repeatedly that GSU is very highly looked upon locally.  He mentioned it as the 'ol boys club' for lawyers in Georgia.

Also - if you are a sports fan there are tons of sports to watch in Atlanta.

Hope this helps.


Well, I'm in my 3rd week so far in school and about a month here in Atlanta.  I must say that the "negative aspects" you mentioned are actually pretty limited in my situation.  I have yet to be stuck in Atlanta traffic.  Let me repeat:  I have yet to be stuck in Atlanta traffic.  I live ITP and take backroads to get downtown in the mornings.  In the afternoons, I take the interstates home.  I have stayed off the interstates during rush hour, which I'm sure is why I haven't experienced the traffic yet, but the way everyone was talking, I was expecting it to be bad all the time--not just during rush hour.  D.C. traffic is MUCH worse than here.

So far the panhandlers haven't bothered me at all.  I have yet to see one, though I know a few classmates have.  Atlanta has a lot to offer, and I will be the first to say that I am incredibly happy with my decision to move down here.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: July 15, 2007, 09:13:41 PM »
thanks for the info.  very helpful.  Can you submit your name to the lottery via email or fax?  Or do you have to do it in person?  When is the deadline to be considered?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: July 15, 2007, 01:53:59 AM »
what a ridiculous expense I had not anticipated.  My oh my do I regret complaining about getting to school early to get a parking spot--at least the parking was free!

So other than "M" deck--can you buy a pass to another deck that is cheaper than paying day-by-day?  I don't mind walking...especially if it saves me money.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: July 14, 2007, 02:08:28 AM »
Wow--

So I used Promove to get my apartment down in Atlanta--found one in the Vinings area (inside the perimeter).  I'm not sure the best way to get to school yet--I'll figure that out when I go down the beginning of August.  I haven't seen anything yet about the schedule--I'm so out of the loop from being on the road.  I didn't see anything about a Saturday picnic--is that on the GSU Law website under orientation?  I'm going to look now and check my gosolar account too. 

Does anyone know what the parking is like in the parking decks?  I know downtown parking will be a nightmare, but what about the decks--don't they have ones for students?  Are they always full like the ones at my last school?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: June 11, 2007, 04:30:51 PM »
Slick--

did you get anything in the mail yet about the sections?  You were supposed to get it this week, right?


I sent out my transcript--they haven't said whether or not they've received it, and I can't get my immunization stuff done until the first week of July--but I'm physically going there to do that.  Hopefully I'll know my section before school starts  :-\

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: June 02, 2007, 02:00:45 AM »
Good to know about the requirements...I decided not to get the lenovo over the weekend, but I'm not worried anymore--now they are having a father's day sale which is the exact same as the memorial day one. 


Has anyone received a housing packet from Georgia State yet?  I know they were supposed to mail one out, but I haven't gotten anything.  I'm going down the beginning of July to hopefully find an apartment--I think being close to a MARTA station is my best bet. 

Oh--and if there are any Dave Matthews Band fans going to Georgia State (or any other school in Atlanta for that matter)--they are putting on a HUGE benefit concert in Piedmont Park with the Allman Brothers Band on Sept. 8th.  Tickets are $45, and go on sale to the public soon.  :D :D

The mere fact that you think you will have a social life as a 1L is hilarious...   :)


I said nothing about having a social life.  That would imply actually having the financial means to go out every once in awhile--and paying for bills without having a job will leave me pretty nicely in the negative (which leaves, oh--just about NOTHING for a social life  :D ).  I don't even have to factor in time spent as a 1L. 
But when it comes to ONE concert on a Saturday night when it is DAVE MATTHEWS BAND...yea, hilarious or not--I'll be there.  8)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: June 01, 2007, 01:19:30 PM »
Good to know about the requirements...I decided not to get the lenovo over the weekend, but I'm not worried anymore--now they are having a father's day sale which is the exact same as the memorial day one. 


Has anyone received a housing packet from Georgia State yet?  I know they were supposed to mail one out, but I haven't gotten anything.  I'm going down the beginning of July to hopefully find an apartment--I think being close to a MARTA station is my best bet. 

Oh--and if there are any Dave Matthews Band fans going to Georgia State (or any other school in Atlanta for that matter)--they are putting on a HUGE benefit concert in Piedmont Park with the Allman Brothers Band on Sept. 8th.  Tickets are $45, and go on sale to the public soon.  :D :D

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: GEORGIA STATE!!!!!
« on: May 24, 2007, 11:20:46 PM »
I called today and the person who normally answers the IT questions wasn't there, so I have to try again tomorrow. 

The girl I talked to did say though she knows they have limited support for MACs, which is what I assumed.

I'm leaning towards a lenovo R model, lower end with all the upgrades for the Processor and memory--just something to get me through the 3 years, and I think I'll just ask for XP if I don't get a hold of anyone tomorrow.  Lenovo is having a sale, and I know they'll probably have another one, but I can't afford to take that chance--I'm poor.  :D

I'll call again tomorrow and will let you know if I get through to him, but I don't know if I'll have better luck since it's Memorial Day weekend.

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