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The Spanish Teacher

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1L's Fall '06
« on: December 12, 2005, 11:16:16 PM »
I just wanted to get a topic going for incoming 1L's. 

I got in last Thursday (12/8) and withdrew all my other applications.   I called GULC and asked when I would be receiving info on everything (financial aid, registration, etc.). The woman at the admissions office informed me that they will mail information packets out in mid-January. 

I have a friend who's a 1L in the evening program (that's what I'll be doing too). He doesn't work, so he spends his days studying and doing research for a professor and going to lectures and speeches.  He enjoys GULC immensely.  He's taking finals right now, so I haven't been bothering him with too many questions about GULC, yet.  I look forward to hearing more about his first semester during his winter break.

Anyway, I look forward to future 1L's posting their thoughts about the upcoming year.  I would also be interested in hearing what current GULC students have to say about their experiences and any suggestions for ways to prepare for our first year of law school.
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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 11:23:35 AM »
Greetings!
I'll be going to Georgetown also in the PT program next fall.  I work full time for a non-profit right now, so things work out well.  Anyway, I look forward to hearing from everyone, too!

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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 11:36:15 AM »
Illussion18, congrats on getting in.  do you think you'll continue to work full time during the school year? I was thinking about trying to get a job second semester at a government agency or think tank. that's a ways off, so no need to think about it too much right now.

i went to undergrad in dc, but that was almost 4 years ago.  where would you recommend living? i would like to live in the district so that i can sell my car.  any thoughts would be appreciated.

and in the excitement of getting in, i ordered a some books about law school - "law school confidential" and some others. have you read any books that might be helpful for anyone about to enter law school?
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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 11:23:35 PM »
Hey,
I will definitely be working during school, and most likely at this current job.  It's pretty sweet since I always get out at 5pm and don't have to work late, so it would fit into my schedule really well.  Right now I live on the hill, but things are getting pricey so I'm moving a little further north, but still in the District.  For somewhere cheap, I would recommend looking at the Waterfront/Navy Yard or Stadium/Armory areas, but be careful, some of them are kinda sketchy.  Where do you live right now?

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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 12:29:24 AM »
right now i'm in missouri teaching 7th grade spanish.  my fiance is moving to dc for a three month fellowship at ABC news.  she'll be living in adam's morgan while she's there.  i don't think we'll be able to afford living in adam's morgan after we get married in july and move out to dc permanently.

i remember going to some dc united games at RFK and it seemed like a sketchy neighborhood. and isn't waterfront/navy yard in southeast? i'm going to keep my eyes on craig's list for apartment openings.  any other suggestions for where to look at apartment listings? 
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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 02:42:09 PM »
I think that things in SE and by the stadium are still transitional, but it's street by street, so there are some nicer neighborhoods.  Otherwise, it's going to be hard finding a place to live that's in DC that's cheap.  Right now I'm looking at the Columbia Heights/U Street area, which is kind of near Adams Morgan but once again, it's very transitional.  If you're willing to move a little further out, Northern Virginia is a nice area.  Also, if you're willing to pay more, you can probably find a nice english basement apartment in the Eastern Market area which I really enjoy.  But that's all I've got.  :)

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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2005, 11:08:31 AM »
Do you think that an English basement around Eastern Market would be comfortable for two people? I've also been looking at the U Street area.  I've heard that it's changing a lot and that it's becoming a nice neighborhood.

Also, have you heard of any books to read before 1L? I've read a lot of different things - some people say read Planet Law School or Law School Confidential, while others say read as much non-law related stuff because you won't get a chance to read anything for fun during law school and after.
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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2005, 11:24:21 AM »

Is anyone else attending the January 26-27 admitted students days?

I'm kind of leaning elsewhere, but thought it might be a good idea to visit Georgetown before making a decision.

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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006, 05:28:04 PM »
I'm starting GULC this fall part time as well!  I work for USEPA in Chicago right now, and I'm transferring to DC.  I'm nervous about the work load.  5 nights a week sounds tough!  I'm hoping the night program students are cool.  I keep hearing from friends in law school that their classmates can be vicious.

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Re: 1L's Fall '06
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2006, 03:46:04 PM »

Is anyone else attending the January 26-27 admitted students days?

I'm kind of leaning elsewhere, but thought it might be a good idea to visit Georgetown before making a decision.


I won't be attending the January open house.  I will be going to the one in March.  Anyone else going?
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