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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Gtown vs T14
« on: July 17, 2007, 11:35:52 AM »
Don't balk at government salary. Most jobs start out at around 70k, but some agencies, such as SEC, are able to pay a premium if you're very highly ranked. Within a few years you'll be making in the low 100-k (though you'll have maxed out). The benefit, of course, is a normal 40-hour schedule. It's all about quality of life vs. more money.
That said, if you're in the bottom 50 percent at GULC, you PROBABLY won't get DC Biglaw, as in V100. If you have amazing soft factors or a killer interview, you might. But if you're set on DC, then your most likely option will be one of the larger midlaw firms. Or, as I said, you could fairly easily land biglaw in NYC.
The easy way to avoid this problem is to get into the top half of the class. And if you're in the top third, you'll have no problem getting DC Biglaw.

The bottom 50 percent at GULC will have a tough time getting DC Biglaw. NYC or smaller market biglaw is within reach, if they interview well and have good soft factors (this probably isn't true for the bottom 20 percent or so). If you're set on staying in DC and you're in the bottom half, you may end up at midlaw or government.

Tough is a relative word. Can you please elaborate. By the way government out of the question at this point in time. I am not going to spend this exorbitant amount of money on law school to make a government salary. No disrespect to those noble yeomanry who decide to do otherwise.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Gtown vs T14
« on: July 17, 2007, 07:16:51 AM »
The bottom 50 percent at GULC will have a tough time getting DC Biglaw. NYC or smaller market biglaw is within reach, if they interview well and have good soft factors (this probably isn't true for the bottom 20 percent or so). If you're set on staying in DC and you're in the bottom half, you may end up at midlaw or government.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: June 21, 2007, 11:11:57 AM »
4DCLaw, I was just wondering how you were accepted?  Phone call?  E-mail followed by acceptence letter?

I was accepted via e-mail. It didn't say I was accepted, but that I'd be receiving very good news in the mail shortly. I never heard of them calling people. Maybe it's new.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: June 08, 2007, 08:45:45 AM »
For what it's worth, the most important thing at this stage is to make it crystal clear that you'll immediately accept an admissions offer. This is all they care about at this point. I mean an e-mail every week, supplemented by one or two snail mail letters. (No phone calls, though). They care about the yield right now. Even if the PT section is full, there likely will at least be a few people who accepted but end up getting off the waitlist at a FT program like Cornell. That's when they'll want to fill the spot the same day.

same email

i'm just missing the third paragraph

in any case, i'm sending another LOCI

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: June 08, 2007, 05:01:47 AM »
Oddly enough, I still have the e-mail (I never clean out my inbox, which isn't a good habit). Cornblatt sent it June 7. Most everyone else here received an update on July 5, but I didn't. Then I received the admissions e-mail on July 6:

Dear 4DCLAW:

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the early days of summer.
As promised, Im writing today to give you an update on the waiting list
situation at Georgetown University Law Center.

We have now received our second set of tuition deposits.  While I thought it
was possible that some spaces would open up in Georgetowns entering class,
the response to this deadline was quite strong.  Thus, we are unable to make
any offers to those on the waiting list at the present time.

Of course we will contact you as soon as possible if there is a change in
this situation.  In any event, I will provide you with another update by
July 5 so you can stay informed of when seats may next become available.

While selfishly we hope that you are able to continue to be patient with us,
we also understand that many of you are faced with deadlines at other
schools, and that this delay may mean that you will need to go forward with
your enrollment plans elsewhere.  If there are any changes in your law
school enrollment plans or summer contact information during the coming
weeks, Id appreciate your letting us know.

Thank you for your continuing interest in Georgetown.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:14:56 PM »
Still lurking, since I was in this exact spot last year. For what it's worth, everyone, I received this same e-mail at the same time last year. I was tempted to just withdraw, but I figured, what the hell, and I sent another e-mail of continued interest. I was accepted off the WL in early July. I'm sure it varies year to year, but all hope is not lost. (From what I remember, he sent another e-mail like this in early July to most people. I didn't receive it, and then I was admitted the next day).

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: May 14, 2007, 08:48:20 PM »
I had a job before school, which I kept and continue to work at. Unlike most of the students in my section, I'm not switching to full-time.  It's been VERY tough to balance the two, but it's doable. It's a great opportunity to work while earning a degree from a great school.

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I'm finishing my first year in GULC's part-time program (excellent, excellent program and great profs, by the way). I just want to reassure you that I know some other classmates who also were admitted off the waitlist, and most of them found out in July like I did. I have no idea why the PT program waits so long - it's either because we have relatively fewer spots than the day program or they have a lot of last-minute drop outs - people who would rather go full-time at a lower-ranked school.

I know this is not waitlist related, but I am wondering what you did for work... Did you already have a job going in, or did you find a new one? If you found a new one, what are you doing? How is juggling between the two?

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: May 12, 2007, 04:42:00 PM »
Also - I thought I'd add that I know two people who were admitted in August. One of them received word the day before orientation. So if you're willing, I suggest sending letters of interest even as school is about to begin.

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Law School Admissions / Re: GULC PT Waitlist Thread
« on: May 12, 2007, 04:59:33 AM »
I've gotten e-mails from many of you in recent days and weeks - so I wasn't surprised to find this thread (it's much more extensive than we had last year!)
I'm finishing my first year in GULC's part-time program (excellent, excellent program and great profs, by the way). I just want to reassure you that I know some other classmates who also were admitted off the waitlist, and most of them found out in July like I did. I have no idea why the PT program waits so long - it's either because we have relatively fewer spots than the day program or they have a lot of last-minute drop outs - people who would rather go full-time at a lower-ranked school.
Anyway, just hang in there. I had pretty much given up on GULC by July, so the e-mail from Cornblatt was an incredibly pleasant surprise. I remember how nerve-wracking this whole process was. If you have any questions, feel free to message me.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Gtown 1L taking questions
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:21:15 AM »
It is definitely large - one of the largest law schools. But that also creates a lot of opportunities. There are tons of student groups (not that I'm involved in any of them, but that's because I work during the day). Because you're in DC, there are opportunities you can't get anywhere else in the country (like watching lawyers practice their arguments before profs a few days before arguing at the Supreme Court). And it's not THAT large. You get to know most people in your section.

Thanks for being willing to answer questions!
My main concern is the size of the school- how easy is it to be involved? Is it easy to just be considered a number?

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