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Law School Admissions / Re: I love Georgetown!
« on: June 08, 2007, 04:38:13 PM »

I'm getting antsy for my email address/section assignment.  Does that make me a loooser?

Nah, I'm there with you.

Hello all- I've started a post before sort of like this but now I'm really freaking out. I got zero money from CLS even after sending offers from GULC, UVA, Mich, Duke, GW etc. I want to do international law with a focus on Africa. The specific kind of international law would be human rights crossed with environmental- perhaps the crossroads being sustainable development. I know CLS excells in this kind of thing. People spend their summers everywhere from Kenya to Nepal to Juneau, Alaska. They also have the Earth Institute which the clinics colaborate with and SIPA which I could take classes from even while not getting a dual degree. It's an amazing school with amazing resources in that field. But if I go into PI and take out 100+ in loans.... well that just seems super scary when I have absolutely zero debt waiting for me at Georgetown. I know this is a personal decision but I'd really like some advice. I currently live in DC and I know I love it here. I'm sure there are opportunities to do things like extern/intern at the Center for International Environmental Law in DC which specializes in this field or EarthJustice etc. but as for their post-graduate fellowships etc- they're really hard to get and I'm thinking much more attainable with a CLS degree. Also, I know GULC is good in international but it seems like these resources are more available for the Global Law Scholars than for the regular student. If anyone knows more than I (I've done hours of research and talked to tons of people but I don't pretend to know the intricacies) please share that knowledge!! Thanks so much, y'all.

IMHO, if I were in your position, I'd be at GULC in a heartbeat. The differences in placement available at CU wouldn't be worth that much money to me, since they're ultimately relatively slight.

My dos centavos.

Law School Admissions / Re: Bargaining With Schools?
« on: April 01, 2007, 02:58:41 PM »
From what I've heard, the best thing to do is to accept that it's an awkward thing and just send them the copied letter from another school.

Law School Admissions / Re: Paying Full Price
« on: March 29, 2007, 02:58:10 PM »
I'll be paying full price to Gtown. Well, I got some work study, but that's about all, haha.

Law School Admissions / Re: UVA Scholarships
« on: March 29, 2007, 02:56:39 PM »
I called and was told they couldn't give me my decision, but that decisions are being made either today or tomorrow and will be sent out by tomorrow.

They will be accepting a withdrawal from me instead. I'm going to Gtown unless I get into Harvard tomorrow.

Law School Admissions / Re: UVA Scholarships
« on: March 29, 2007, 07:37:44 AM »
I sent a question to the Admissions Office's e-mail address - not anyone's personal e-mail address - this cycle.  I received an immediate, professional, and very friendly e-mail from Dean Trujillo personally.

I got a response from Dean Trujillo a while ago, and have found him to be very helpful.  I think that they just weren't very responsive regarding the $.

That said, I called this morning.  Was told my amount and also that they just finished up yesterday.  Wasn't told when they were sent out.


Law School Admissions / Re: UVA Scholarships
« on: March 29, 2007, 07:20:20 AM »
I'm a high GPA (3.96) low (for UVa) LSAT (168) splitter. When I was at ASW (I was sitting on the right side of the class wearing a blazer--I spoke a couple of times about 3/4 of the way through. Hi if you recognize me) I talked to the financial aid dean and she used this language of "rewarding" high scores. She said the combination of my numbers was "on the bubble" for scholarship and that I wasn't guaranteed but might get money if there was some left over "to reward you for your high GPA."

She also said that if you don't get a scholarship, there's no special notification; you just don't get a letter.

Law School Admissions / Re: honors thesis
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:27:05 AM »
I'm supposed to be writing an honors thesis this semester.  Needless to say, progress has been slow.  Is there any possible way NOT graduating with honors will hurt me? I guess it could be bad for coming off waitlists, but so far I've been accepted to 3 schools I'd love to go to, and have yet to hear from 3 reachy ones, but I'm not on any waitlists (yet).  Is there any chance a school could rescind my acceptance because I didn't graduate with honors as I planned to when I applied?

lol. no way dude. btw, I can commiserate. I have a ~100 page thesis due may 1, and I have written exactly zero pages. so so so screwed.

I wrote a 100 page thesis in a month my senior year, but by the end of that month, I considered daily sleep and showering luxuries and not necessities.  It can be done.

Can we turn this into a pissing contest?  ;D I wrote my 139 pager in 6 days, 46 on the last day. Now, albeit I had done research for a while, but I stopped eating and turned to nicotine, caffeine and Easy Mac. It, uh, wasn't a good idea.

Law School Admissions / Re: Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: March 27, 2007, 01:30:31 PM »
I just called and they said they aren't sending out decision for another two weeks...hmmm, also they said that decisions would be sent by email followed by a letter.

I just got another e-mail from Dean Bellamy, but I'm going to PM you.

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