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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where to live in DC
« on: February 06, 2006, 10:51:45 AM »
I went to Georgetown as an undergrad, but I lived in and around campus so I'm not as familiar with the rest of the district as far as living costs/safety go.  Also, it's been four years since I've lived in DC.  From what I understand, Dupont, Georgetown and Foggy Bottom are pretty expensive to live in.  What about Logan Cirlce or the U St. area? Are they safe? And as far as Van Ness or Tenleytown, aren't they kinda far away from the Law Center? And how safe is Northeast?

Law School Admissions / Re: Late GULC PT question
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:28:06 AM »
I would definintely apply this year.  With your possible numbers, you're very likely to get in.  The median LSAT for GULC PT is in the low 160's (you can find it on the ABA review of law schools on the LSAC website).  I got in with a 164. So if you actually get a 166-171, you've got a really good chance.  The only concern I would have is how late you're sending your application out.

Law School Admissions / Re: GULC dean's scholarship
« on: February 03, 2006, 07:56:14 AM »
I haven't gotten an admit binder either.  but i did get an envelope with two inserts: a booklet about all the full time faculty and a brochure about their international law program.  has anyone gotten a different mailing with an "admit binder"

Incoming 1Ls / DC Housing search
« on: February 01, 2006, 01:44:30 PM »
I'm going to GULC in the fall and I'm getting married this summer? I definitely want to stay in the disctrict.  Does anyone have any suggestions on places to live or methods for apartment hunting?

Choosing the Right Law School / Where to live in DC
« on: February 01, 2006, 01:41:29 PM »
  I'll be going to GULC and want to stay in the district.  I'm getting married this summer, so I can't live on campus.  Any suggestions on affordable places to live in DC?Any tips on apartment searches?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Prep books for law school
« on: February 01, 2006, 01:29:35 PM »
just a heads up - i found Glannon's email address on Suffolk's website and emailed him asking if he was going to release a new edition of his Civ Pro book (since the most recent one was published back in 2001).  surprisingly, he responded and told me that a new edition is at the printers right now and will be out in the next couple of months. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Law School Confidential
« on: January 20, 2006, 07:22:26 AM »
I checked Planter Law Sschool II out of the library, along with getting to maybe, bramble bush, bridging the gap and a few others. if you can't find it at your public library, check out a college or law school library close by.  if your library doesn't have it, have them get it on inter-library loan.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Decision at Gtown today
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:04:59 AM »
It took 8 or 9 days to get to me (way out in Missouri) after going "decision" on the status checker.
Good luck to you all.

Law School Admissions / Re: Q for all accepted in GULC part-time --
« on: December 22, 2005, 10:49:14 AM »
how is it different from the full-time program?  are the classes only at night?  do you take less classes during the semester?  does it impact your financial aid (ie - ineligible for some awards since pt v. ft)?  is it impossible to transfer to ft status later?

i'm asking because i got deferred for ft, and since gulc is one of my top choices, will consider going pt if it will increase my chances of getting admitted. 

any thoughts/answers anyone?

I have a friend who is a 1L at GULC in the PT program.  He went to GULC with the idea of transferring into the FT after a year.  He was also under the impression that it isn't too difficult to transfer over to the FT after his first year. 
As for class schedule - you take one less class per semester the first year (if you trasnfer over to FT after 1L, you can take two classes over the summer to catch up). All your classes are in the evening.  I've heard that if you aren't working and you can dedicate a ton of time to your studies that you'll come out with pretty good grades and when you transfer over to FT your class rank will be pretty good. As for financial aid - you can go to their website and read the 40+ page financial aid guidebook.  It says that your financial is adjusted for the fewer credits you have to take per semester and you might get less money for living expenses because it's assumed that you have a job for that. 
It sounds like he is really enjoying it.  SO much so that he convinced me to do the same thing. I'm starting PT next fall and hope to transfer into FT after 1L. Hopefully all goes according to plan.  If not, it will only take an extra year and my degree won't have an asterics on it indicating PT. So either way I graduate from a T14.  Some people might say that it's the easy way to get into a T14 or it's the cheap way to do it, but who cares. Let the elitists complain about it all they want.

Anyway, I'm obviously biased as far as the PT thing goes.  GULC was my first choice ans as soon as I got my acceptance letter I withdrew all my other applications. Their international law program is fantastic and I love DC (I went to gtown as an undergrad). Anyway, good luck with everything.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 19, 2005, 05:55:55 PM »
Does anyone know when they'll be sending a larger acceptance packet?

Didn't the second page of the acceptance letter give a list of dates when you can travel to campus to pick up your packet? That's how they save postage on admittees who are using them as a safety.  ;D

I called the admissions office after receiving my acceptance letter asking when they would send out information packets.  The woman with whom I spoke said that packets would be sent out in mid- to late-January.

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