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Georgetown opinions
« on: November 29, 2005, 05:30:33 PM »
I think very highly of this school, but it's relatively low on the USNews rankings...I'm wondering what people who have already been accepted think of this place.

Also, how easy is it to fund your education at Georgetown? Are they good about giving out loans?
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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2005, 06:11:00 PM »
I think very highly of this school, but it's relatively low on the USNews rankings...I'm wondering what people who have already been accepted think of this place.



14 is not low...
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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2005, 06:28:00 PM »
I think one indication of a law school's rep is how well it is represented at top law firms. I went to thevault.com and checked out the top 5 or so and they had a lot of georgetown grads. I think even more so than Michigan and some others. Of course Georgetown has a larger class probably. Also, its regionally right around where a lot of those top ones are located. I'd say that Georgetown is definitely an elite law school though.

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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2005, 06:32:18 PM »
I've been wondering about scholarships, etc. myself.  Haven't found much info.

Regarding placement, check out the GTO study over at xoxohth.com.  It seems very well done.  The guy attempts to rank schools according to placement in elite law firms, similar to what Leiter has done.  I just did a search for GTO study and found it.
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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2005, 06:42:36 PM »
I think very highly of this school, but it's relatively low on the USNews rankings...I'm wondering what people who have already been accepted think of this place.



14 is not low...

seriously, stfu with that *&^%.  the naac will e-jump your ass.

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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2005, 06:44:05 PM »
I think one indication of a law school's rep is how well it is represented at top law firms. I went to thevault.com and checked out the top 5 or so and they had a lot of georgetown grads. I think even more so than Michigan and some others. Of course Georgetown has a larger class probably. Also, its regionally right around where a lot of those top ones are located. I'd say that Georgetown is definitely an elite law school though.

georgetown places more by volume at the top 250 firms.  of course their class size is bigger, but its not like there are too many that they are being turned down. 

they are a great school, sure a step below columbia or harvard, but they have a much better reputation than the great majority of law schools.

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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2005, 08:10:40 PM »
I would have been perfectly fine attending Georgetown had I not gotten into some top 10 schools. I believe that their reputation is just fine with employers and that "lay" people would suspect Georgetown of being more prestigious than schools like Michigan and UVA, and possibly even Penn and NYU since "lay" people hear those names and think those are public schools. Even if you only care what employers think, you're still not hurt in the slightest by attending Georgetown. I think most everyone respects that school.

Also, when friends of mine and I applied last year, Georgetown was among their best financial aid packages, second only to full scholarships from lower-ranked schools. I didn't apply for financial aid with Georgetown since I pretty much knew it was Michigan vs Penn vs UVA, so I didn't get any money offered to me. For the record, UVA gave me a scholarship but not as much as the financial aid Georgetown was giving out to my friends, Michigan barely gave me *&^% (until I told them UVA gave me a scholarship) and Penn didn't give me *&^%. My friends who also got money from Michigan also got less than Georgetown was handing out, including to them (one person had a $9000 difference between Georgetown and Michigan).

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Re: Georgetown opinions
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2005, 12:26:51 AM »
I got into Gtown too... I've only gotten accepted to two schools so far, Utexas and GULC, but it seems that out of those it is a pretty obvious choice -- Georgetown. I am going to the Jan 26-27 orientation there, so after that I will post more about what I learn. Yes, I agree about the ranking thing. It is weird that it is 14 (which is relatively low for the HUGE NAME that the school has.) I am very surprised about that. Every adult/attorney/friend who I talk to basically would guess that GULC is up in the top 5 or 6. (I guess they are not as on top of these things as applicants are, but still, some of these attorneys I talk to are partners at HUGE firms, and they think gulc is just beyond words incredible. (then again.... they could just tell me that to make me feel better in case I get rejected from other schools!!)