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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 07, 2008, 10:52:44 AM »
Why would you think they sent rejections as well?  Everyone who has went decision is 3.75+...

Well, I see some people who were top 10%-15% at T4s.  Doesn't seem like auto-admit material to me.  I think most of them are definitely acceptances though. 

Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 07, 2008, 10:28:36 AM »
For those who are still at "complete", what were your numbers? 

Gauging by some of the posts on here and transferapps, I think they sent out both acceptances and rejections. 

Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:47:05 PM »
I'm going to throw this out there -- the guy/girl who went to decision is bogus.  It makes no sense that only one person would go decision, especially with so many overqualified candidates on this board and transferapps.  Plus, he/she has never posted on here before.

Hopefully we'll get some real decisions this week.

Sorry you feel that way, but I'm not bogus... what would I gain from going on this board and posting bogus decisions? I've never posted here before because I only just found the site when I did a google search for Georgetown decisions. Is it automatic that everyones first or second post is questionable and should be rejected?

I understand your anxious to find out if you got in, believe me I'm in the same boat. Like I said, they are probably getting the obvious rejections out of the way because I'm not as overqualified as others. You know how it works, they're building a strong class so if you are still "complete" you are still in contention for a spot. And yes, I have been trying to log into the admitted students website and it's not giving me access.

You're flame, nice job.

I see you're illiterate also. Did he say that we should question people with only a few posts automatically? Nope. He used the fact that you've never posted here before as a part of his argument. It wasn't some ad hominem attack.

He makes valid points. Out of all the people on this thread and on transferapps waiting for decisions, ONE PERSON gets decision. Unlikely.

Even a cursory glance at the people on transferapps shows that they're debating whether or not you're flame.

Get a life. I'm not one of the GULC hopefuls, but I just had to call you out on your BS because people actually are waiting anxiously for this.

You're pathetic.

Wow, talk about jumping the gun.  Is it really that clear that this guy is lying? So what if he's never posted here before? His explanation sounds legitimate. In fact, everything he's saying is plausible, albeit unlikely. 
Keep in mind that everyone that is transferring doesn't necessarily post on LSD or Transferrapps. I wouldn't say we have enough information to start berating him like this.   

Current Law Students / Re: Easement or Covenant?
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:00:01 PM »
"the owners of house B have the right to use the garage"

Its unclear whether the PARTICULAR owners of house B have the right of use or whether ANY owner of house B has a right of use.  On these facts I think you could argue either way.   

Current Law Students / Re: Easement or Covenant?
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:20:40 PM »
How is this an easement appurtenant if only B has the right to use the land?  I don't think the burden runs with the land here, rather, its just granting B a right of use.

Pretty sure this would be an Easement in Gross (personal easement). 

Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:02:15 PM »
My status gets updated at 5:00 every day

Still at "Complete"

Current Law Students / Re: Favorite class so far in law school?
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:07:30 AM »
Toss up between Con law and Crim

What the hell is going on in this thread

I was expecting to read the woes of naive people who jumped head first into law school without realizing what it entailed....

Instead I got some weirdass diagrams...entertaining nonetheless

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Writing Horror Stories
« on: March 22, 2008, 10:01:44 PM »
This thread has actually relieved me quite a bit. 

I've had similar frustrating experiences in my legal writing class, this semester more than last.  Last semester I actually ended up getting the highest grade in the class on my memo, but it was NOT due to our in class "exercises" (which were the extra CREAC exercises that were unrelated to our assignment).

My teacher definitely "hides the ball".  So, in response I just hassled and emailed her constantly, painfully extracting semblances of answers rather than anything definitive.  When I met with her in person, she would sort of guide me if I was off track, but a lot of the time I had to pay attention to subtle innuendo like body language to pick up on when I was on point in my analysis.  It was quite frustrating, but I ended up learning how to write a memo pretty much by myself, w/o any sort of meaningful classroom experiences. 

This semester is even worse though... we have even less class time and our teacher really hasn't taught us how to organize our briefs at all. She focused mainly on subtle "persuasive techniques" that are really only helpful once you've figured out how to structure the damn thing.  On top of that, the issues we're dealing with are substantially  more complicated that what we dealt with last semester. 

That being said, I'm starting to feel more confident with the format, after reading several briefs on Westlaw. But I don't really think I've learned one thing inside that classroom.  If they just gave me the book and my teacher's email address I probably would be at the same place I am right now. 

Nice... that gives me hope!  Feel free to ignore this question, but do you mind saying what the schools were (the T4 and the Top 30)? 

My numbers weren't as good as yours.  I was top 25% after the first semester, then about top 12% cumulative after the second semester (I was about top 5% for the spring semester). 


May I ask what your numbers were at the T4? (gpa/rank)

Based on my experience (T4 to top 30 to V30), my two cents:

Assuming you transfer, your resume (for this fall's OCI) will feature two law schools, one of which (your former school) will indicate "Graded on to X Law Review" and your GPA/class rank at that school (which firms will use, based on their cut-offs for that particular school, to determine whether you get a screening interview at OCI). There will be nothing listed under your new school (i.e., you won't have a GPA, rank or any accomplishments).  After this fall, you will no longer list your former school (and you'll begin listing your GPA/rank, if favorable, from your new school, plus any good things that happen at the new school).

Your new school will likely offer the incoming transfers a chance to write-on to its journals (lots of luck with that!). Just be hopeful that you land a spot on a secondary journal, because the odds of the "native" students on the school's actual law review welcoming a lowly transfer are slim to none.  If you land a secondary, great; if not, don't sweat it.  Take comfort in the fact that your graduating GPA/rank at your new school will be based on 2-3L (which is, rightly or wrongly, part of what fuels the mostly unspoken anti-transfer sentiment at many schools). 

As already noted, your T4 is quite aware that several people who accept law review invites will transfer out after this semester.  Those spots will be filled (either by runner-ups or write-ons).

Good luck.

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