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Job Search / Re: Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: October 06, 2009, 03:43:53 PM »
Um, I'm 23, I think I have plenty of time to make a connection. I'll make sure to rush it though.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Job Search / Re: Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:05:59 PM »
Thanks Matthies, seems like good advice.

Job Search / Re: Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: September 27, 2009, 08:51:55 PM »
Anything?  ??? ??? ???

Job Search / Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: September 27, 2009, 01:15:27 PM »
So I gave a speech at a scholarship dinner, and afterwards one of the attendee's came up to me and asked me questions. He was really interested in the topics I discussed in my speech and gave me his business card (without me asking him). He is a partner at a V100 firm.

My question is how do I proceed and ask him if there is anything available in terms of employment for this summer. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Oh and I am at a T20 school, good GPA. Thanks.

So as far as living situations...What has everyone decided or done.

Any advice, I am going to look at apartments next week. I have been using craigslist, any other websites or places to check out in order to get a place to live next year?

Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:47:14 PM »
How is someone who is 22 and not working "gaming the system"? Georgetown law provides the option to be admitted part time, and there is zero requirement that anyone has to work. There is no system being gamed, maybe an easier workload but life is never an even playing field.

Some of us who are transfers wanted to be admitted full time and part time was the only way we were to be admitted, to say a stigma should be attached makes you sound like a megalomanic and quite frankly, a feminine hygiene product.

Some thoughts...

(1) GULC PT has worked to create basically an internal job market in and around DC of select positions that want to hire GULC PT students.  Many of these jobs pay $50k or more, meaning more than you might otherwise make after you graduate with a Tier 3 or Tier 4 law degree.

(2) Even assuming there is a "stigma" insofar as snobbery of certain full-time students, who cares?  If employers don't care, you shouldn't either.

(3) The PT choice affects your life for an extra year, whereas the GULC choice affects your professional life forever.

(4) PT at GULC is not an add-on created to appease working people.  It's the original point of the school, to educate the "men of the government," and the full-time program is the afterthought.

(5) Assuming no scholarship and no personal funding to pay for your own expenses in DC, PT is certainly the better option financially.

Just my tuppence.  I think there certainly should be a stigma attached to any 22-year-old who is not working at all and effectively gaming the system, but those who are working while keeping up the course load, journal and sometimes even a clinic should certainly be respected at least as much as any other GULC student.

Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: August 07, 2009, 06:07:10 AM »
So what did everyone who was accepted to GULC P/T decide. I asked the school to consider me for full time and they did but could not offer me admission. As it stands right now it looks like I am going to GULC, what about everyone else?

Bidding for classes? I have heard nothing of the sort as of yet. When/where are these bid opportunities? I have received no such information.

Transfer check your g-town email.

You have to sign up (bid) for classes on myaccess under registration. A little tricky but nothing bad at all. They extended the deadline to either yesterday or today, just give them a call, I did and they were very helpful.

Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:05:51 AM »
Hey everyone.

I'm at a 70-80, FT student, law review eligible. I have been accepted to GULC PT after applying FT/PT. I will be moving across the country if I accept. I need to know more about the ramifications of PT study and all that. Any advice would be invaluable, especially considering I have 3-4 days to decide.

I'm in the same exact situation. I am a FT student accepted PT. I really do not want to go part time and stay an extra year. ANYONE with any help on the subject would be appreciated. I want to call up the office and ask them if they can switch me to FT, any thoughts?

Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: July 06, 2009, 02:43:08 AM »
Thank you lawtransfer22. Does anyone else out there have any input?? I am a young student. And i will be moving across the country. I am unsure of jobs during the year. I could become more heavily involved in journal and moot court activities. GULC PT is #1 in USNWR as well. Still uncertain. It would cost me another $60k in debt and 1 more year of my life. Leaning toward staying put at this point.

You should ask if they could change your program to full time instead. Anyone have any thoughts on asking them to change, or transferring over while in the program?

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