Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - nate

Pages: 1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 [15] 16
141
Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: gulc vs gw
« on: October 22, 2005, 06:49:40 PM »
Is it possible to transfer from GW PT to a T14 FT?  If so, I would imagine that you'd have to place even better than top 20%, since the PT class isn't as numerically competitive (LSAT, GPA), right?

T14 schools and their stance on letting PT students in as transfers...

YES
stanford
columbia
umich
penn
duke
cornell
gulc

NO
harvard
nyu
chicago
uva
northwestern
berkeley

UNSURE
yale (though pretty convinced it's a no)


as far as being PT at GW, these schools generally claim that PT students must rank at the same spot as FT students. though, they will all advise you that there is no guarantee of admission at any ranking, and that having taken less credits might put a student at a disadvantage against someone who has..

personally, i would fail to see why you would need to rank higher in PT than those in FT who transfer. while it's true that the admissions requirements are lower than those for FT, they're also higher than many other tier 1 schools. if T14's take students from the top 15% or so from any tier 1, why not GW PT?

saxby, by the way, makes an excellent point about the PT students and the rankings in general.

142
Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: gulc vs gw
« on: October 22, 2005, 04:12:50 PM »
If you want a T14 job, I could see that.  Otherwise I just don't.  I wouldn't leave somewhere I was happy to go somewhere I was only interested in because of a ranking a news magazine assigned.  If an employer actually thinks I'm not as good becuase my school was number 20 instead of number 14, I'm not interested in that employer. 

I would have to really investigate how I felt about the school I was already at and how I might feel at the new school in question in order to make a decision. 

well, i do want a T14 job, at least to begin with. and if i was sitting at the edge of the top third- where i probably wasn't making LR- and had the ability to transfer to a T14 where job prospects are better, then i'd go for it. in terms of those jobs, top third at GW is cutting it pretty close from what i understand. i also have future graduate school plans and would like to teach at a 3rd tier (maybe 2nd tier ) law school if possible. for that i see GULC as opening up many more doors, even though GULC itself certainly doesn't guarantee anything for legal academia.

i really do like GW. and if i'm so in love with the place at the end of this year that i don't want to leave, i won't. but if i'm still indifferent about transferring to a "national" school in the same town that has as many, if not more opportunities, it doesn't seem like a bad option to me. it's only 2 more years of school, but might mean a lot more for years after that.

143
Choosing the Right Law School / Re: part time vs. full time
« on: October 22, 2005, 12:08:38 PM »
PT programs are usually always easier. in fact, many schools suggest PT to those they waitlist.

generally, you have to wait a year to transfer to FT. at other places (GW is one) you can transfer after the first semester. i don't think any school would let you switch immediately after you are admitted. any way though, you have to make up some credits during the summer after your first year, and you'll end up graduating in 3 years.

144
Choosing the Right Law School / LS admissions calculators
« on: October 22, 2005, 10:52:22 AM »
can someone help me? i'm looking for a law school admissions calculator that someone posted on here a while ago. it was not chiashu or the lsac calculator (and not LSN). it sort of reminded me of lsac's, i seem to remember it giving an admissions chance percentage, and it had gave percentages for both FT and PT programs for schools with both. anyone have any ideas of what it might be?

145
Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: gulc vs gw
« on: October 22, 2005, 01:38:56 AM »
Responding to the transfer question:
I've been told by older GW student's who have tried that you have a shot at a GULC transfer if you are Top 15% and a very good shot if you are top 10%. Thats what they tell me anyway. That being said, someone at GW w/ those numbers will likely have little trouble landing a great job in DC/NY, so transferring to GULC can make sense, and it also cannot, depending on your aspirations.

The school really is not that competitive at all; I thought it would be ruthless for the same reasons, but its not that bad, at least not worse than your typical law school. I hear GULC is fine in that regard as well.

Yes, GW (and GULC) and DC generally, hurt your wallet. Frugal living is a must on a student budget.

this is just hearsay, but fellow students at GW have told me that being anywhere in the top 25-30% can get you a spot at GULC, because the two are so closely ranked and because GULC accepts so many transfers. top 10-15% would probably give someone at a tier 2 or tier 3 a very good chance, let alone someone within the top 20.

if i'm in the top third (i'm sorry...when i finish in the top third), i'll probably go ahead and give transferring a try. the only way i see staying at GW as a better option is if your ranking is excellent, you make LR, or you're getting a generous scholarship from the school. otherwise, why not craack the t14 if you have a chance?

146
chiashu gives you a 53% chance at H, 25% chance at S, and 19% chance at Y. apply to those anyway...someone on this site got in to yale last year with something like a 3.9/171. you just never know.

147
Choosing the Right Law School / Re: bare minimum at Georgetown
« on: October 11, 2005, 01:22:12 PM »
He is biased and that PT thing does look bad to most employers.  Although that Georgetown thing looks pretty damn good.  For me, if I get into Georgetown PT and George Washington FT, I'm most likely going to George Washington over Georgetown.  I would just rather be a regular student and GWU is very comparable to Georgetown and from what I hear in a much better part of town.

what is the evidence of this? not saying I don't believe it, but that's how i always thought it would be and yet i have heard the opposite from attorneys who have worked in hiring, as well as students who have transferred from PT to FT. the former say firms rarely care and are more focused on your academic record (as well as being concerned with what name your diploma has on it), while the latter have told me they've never experienced any set-backs as a result of switching divisions. maybe they don't realize the setbacks, but apparently they're never even asked about having switched.

i love being at GW and think it's a great school. but GULC is a T14; it's a completely different world of employment opportunities. i think this also goes for PT GULC vs. FT GW. it's just one year of PT, and even then the GULC diploma is worth more. also, if i had an opportunity to go to GULC, i certainly wouldn't pass it by because it's in a semi-boring area. foggy bottom really isn't that cool.

speaking of which, crossfire is no longer filmed here (and no longer on the air??)

also, someone mentioned a great indian restaurant around foggy bottom...can you give me the name? i've found good- but not great- indian since i moved here.

148
Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: gulc vs gw
« on: October 11, 2005, 10:50:10 AM »
From what I hear, GULC is just an incredible experience that is hard to beat. I've heard nothing even remotely similar about GW.

Besides, you wouldn't have to drive from VA, you take the metro  ;)

hmm. i've never once heard that about GULC. of course, i'm biased because i go to GW, but i've even seen GULC students on here talk about how they have heard GW is a much better experience. now, i'm not going to lie, if i had gotten in to GULC, i would have gone there in a second. it's true that GW is fairly high ranked, but T14 is an entirely different ball game. if i had to pick only one to apply to, i'd pick GULC. but why not apply to both? both are great schools after all, and both are well worth going to.

See, you don't have the Colonial spirit.  You'd trade on them to be a Hoya  ;)

I agree, they should apply to both, but if they're just choosing one they should probably base it on their numbers.  Applying to G'Town with a 3.5 and 165 and ignoring GW might not be a great idea. 

excellent point. what about GULC part time? i've seen some on this site suggest that even the PT division at GULC is better than going FT at GW. i have a rather difficult time believing it, but then again, i have also seen little evidence that transferring from PT to FT has a negative effect on employment. i think a much greater percentage of the class at GULC has a top pick of jobs, whereas only about the top third of GW does, so going there any way possible might be better.

149
Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: gulc vs gw
« on: October 11, 2005, 12:03:02 AM »
From what I hear, GULC is just an incredible experience that is hard to beat. I've heard nothing even remotely similar about GW.

Besides, you wouldn't have to drive from VA, you take the metro  ;)

hmm. i've never once heard that about GULC. of course, i'm biased because i go to GW, but i've even seen GULC students on here talk about how they have heard GW is a much better experience. now, i'm not going to lie, if i had gotten in to GULC, i would have gone there in a second. it's true that GW is fairly high ranked, but T14 is an entirely different ball game. if i had to pick only one to apply to, i'd pick GULC. but why not apply to both? both are great schools after all, and both are well worth going to.

150
Law School Admissions / Re: gw
« on: October 10, 2005, 12:12:32 AM »
i forgot to mention that if you're cool with going PT for a whole year, i would definitely check out georgetown PT. a 162 might be a little low, but with your gpa i would certainly give it a shot.

Pages: 1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 [15] 16