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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Law School Confidential
« on: January 20, 2006, 06:22:26 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, 07:04:59 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, 09:49:14 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, 04:55:55 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.

Incoming 1Ls / Has anyone ever used MS OneNote?
« on: December 15, 2005, 08:50:19 AM »
I've been reading some stuff about Microsoft OneNote.  Has anyone ever used it? Does anyone think it might be useful for law school? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« on: December 14, 2005, 08:56:07 AM »
The law school you attend will probably recommend a computer because that's what their tech department is familiar with.  If you aren't too computer savvy then having a computer that the support staff is familiar with will be important if anything goes wrong.  I know GULC recommends Dells.  They also recommend getting the three year warranty and accident protection.

I also thought about getting the Latitude X1 because of its size.  When I saw one in person, I realized that typing away on that thing for three years would be very uncomfortable because of it's tiny keyboard.  If you have small hands, then the X1 might be a good idea.  However if you have average size hands, you might want to check out the X1 in person or just play it safe and get a slightly large computer.  The Latitude D410 might be up your alley.  I'm looking for something very portable, but that won't be uncomfortable to use. I think I'm going to go with the D410.

Incoming 1Ls / To GULC-bound follks
« on: December 12, 2005, 08:26:03 PM »
( I posted this same message under the "Acceptance" thread ). There is a school specific section on the "Students & Graduates" side of this site.  I started a general topic for those of us definitely going to GULC.  I hope to it will allow us to share information and thoughts about the upcoming year.  The link is below.,3379.0.html

Hope to see some postings over there.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / To GULC-bound follks
« on: December 12, 2005, 08:24:14 PM »
There is a school specific section on the "Students & Graduates" side of this site.  I started a general topic for those of us definitely going to GULC.  I hope to it will allow us to share information and thoughts about the upcoming year.  The link is below.,3379.0.html

Hope to see some postings over there.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: December 09, 2005, 11:30:13 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 09, 2005, 07:15:37 AM »
 ;D i got my acceptance letter yesterday morning. i'm a school teacher and it was a snow day. so i was shoveling the snow when the mail man delivered the mail.  needless to say, i threw down the shovel and ran into the house and started calling everyone i know. i applied ED, so i'm done with the waiting game.

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