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Georgetown Law Class of 2010

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2007, 11:52:38 AM »
I didn't even know there was a message board on the admitted students site, and I couldn't even find it when I looked. That site is pretty bad anyway. The username and password are funky and most of the links just direct you to the school's site anyway.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2007, 02:15:32 PM »
I just posted something over there.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2007, 06:43:57 AM »
I'll be there- I'm so excited. I am definitely thinking about Curriculum B.
Not sure about housing yet- I don't think they have married housing on campus do they?

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2007, 01:39:50 PM »
Just entered my name into the housing lottery.
I really, really don't want to live at Gewirz...but i need to leave the option open.
Anyone seriously considering living there?

I am. I stayed there in January and it was nothing special, but the convenience is too good to pass up. I don't want to have a long commute, but it's really expensive to live nearby. I don't have to worry about looking for a place, finding roommates, and all the other pains in the butt related to finding a new place. I also don't know the area and I won't know anyone going in, so I think it will be good to get to know lots of people. And the nice new gym nextdoor is a draw too.

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2007, 10:35:27 AM »
Sent in my deposit last week. Still might go to Cornell because I am being "considered for a merit scholarship", but if nothing changes there, I will be at GULC and, hopefully, the on-campus housing.

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Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2007, 01:30:19 PM »
It depends on what your first choice is I'm sure. Most of the units are two bedrooms: 47 2-BR efficiencies, 34 2-BR, 22 large 2-BR. There are way fewer singles and triples. From what I've heard from a couple current students, housing is pretty much available for those who want it.

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2007, 01:39:39 PM »
Just entered my name into the housing lottery.
I really, really don't want to live at Gewirz...but i need to leave the option open.
Anyone seriously considering living there?

I am. I stayed there in January and it was nothing special, but the convenience is too good to pass up. I don't want to have a long commute, but it's really expensive to live nearby. I don't have to worry about looking for a place, finding roommates, and all the other pains in the butt related to finding a new place. I also don't know the area and I won't know anyone going in, so I think it will be good to get to know lots of people. And the nice new gym nextdoor is a draw too.

That little 20 second bit about Gewirz on the virtual tour CD really turned me off.  You get next to nothing there.  That kitchen was soooooo tiny. :P
The social aspect and the location are pluses...but I think it might be a little too much law school togetherness for me.

Tim, which parts of town are you looking at for housing?  There's a post on the admitted students site from a guy looking to share housing in Arlington (perhaps that was you). 

I'll be off-campus as well, though I'm trying to live as close to campus as possible (really want to be able to walk to campus).  Mass court is pricey, but I'm on the waitlist there - could work for anyone else splitting costs with a SO. 

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2007, 03:43:35 AM »
Just entered my name into the housing lottery.
I really, really don't want to live at Gewirz...but i need to leave the option open.
Anyone seriously considering living there?

I am. I stayed there in January and it was nothing special, but the convenience is too good to pass up. I don't want to have a long commute, but it's really expensive to live nearby. I don't have to worry about looking for a place, finding roommates, and all the other pains in the butt related to finding a new place. I also don't know the area and I won't know anyone going in, so I think it will be good to get to know lots of people. And the nice new gym nextdoor is a draw too.

That little 20 second bit about Gewirz on the virtual tour CD really turned me off.  You get next to nothing there.  That kitchen was soooooo tiny. :P
The social aspect and the location are pluses...but I think it might be a little too much law school togetherness for me.

Tim, which parts of town are you looking at for housing?  There's a post on the admitted students site from a guy looking to share housing in Arlington (perhaps that was you). 

I'll be off-campus as well, though I'm trying to live as close to campus as possible (really want to be able to walk to campus).  Mass court is pricey, but I'm on the waitlist there - could work for anyone else splitting costs with a SO. 

Anywhere and everywhere...almost.  Don't really like Silver Springs & would rather not go any further than Arlington.  Somewhere close to a red line station would be ideal, of course.

Looking in the range of up to $1700 for a studio/single, $3100 for a double (if i have a roommate)


Check out Woodley Park - my sister lives in a 2 bedroom in "Gables Woodley Park" for about 2800/month and it is incredibly close to the redline station.  The building is very nice too.

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2007, 06:52:35 AM »
With $1700 you can do pretty well in DC-I got a big studio in Dupont under $1500-doorman building, rooftop pool, very nicely furnished, utilities included-takes about 20 min to get to campus.  Gerwiz is pretty expensive for on-campus housing-for what a shared 2BR costs you can almost get a good studio in a nice part of DC.  If you want to live as cheaply as possible(in reasonable comfort), getting a roommate or two is the way to go. 

At the same time, I've been advised that you want to minimize wasted time during the first year of law school which means-the shorter the commute the better.  Anything over 30-45 min seems like a waste, but personally I like having some sense of separation between work and home.

If you can afford it, I'd recommend getting a place at Mass Court-it's a superb building that virtually overlooks the law center.  Studios (unfurnished) start at around $1600 plus utilities and move-in fees, but if you've got $1700/month to spend I'd look into it (besides if you have to take the metro to the law center, that basically adds up to an extra $60/month plus precious time).

bert

Re: Georgetown Law Class of 2010
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2007, 07:23:02 AM »
Not to hijack this super depressing housing discussion ($1600 for a studio is grounds for therapy), but I'm curious: anyone sure their pursuing either module A or B?  And if so, why?

I've gathered that B is more reading intensive (a claim backed by the G'town site), but it also appears more interesting.  I'll take theory over outlining and briefs any day.  Employment stats don't seem to vary either.  Thoughts?