Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

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Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:51 am

Starting a new thread for admitted transfer students to discuss academic/administrative/housing matters.
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Re: GULC Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Nebby » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:36 am

Sounds great. Also, if you happen to be the anonymous poster that created the previous transfer thread, can you change the title of the previous thread by replacing "GULC" with "Georgetown" so folks searching Google for "Georgetown law transfer" will find the thread. If not that's fine, but no one outside of TLS or "in-the-know" knows that GULC is shorthand for Georgetown. If only so folks in the future can better access our heaps of anecdotal experience during this Early Action cycle. Much love. Look forward to meeting y'all in the Fall.

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Re: GULC Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Flash31 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:35 am

Anyone know how to register for MyAccess to make the tuition deposit online?

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Re: GULC Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:43 am

CounselorNebby wrote:Sounds great. Also, if you happen to be the anonymous poster that created the previous transfer thread, can you change the title of the previous thread by replacing "GULC" with "Georgetown" so folks searching Google for "Georgetown law transfer" will find the thread. If not that's fine, but no one outside of TLS or "in-the-know" knows that GULC is shorthand for Georgetown. If only so folks in the future can better access our heaps of anecdotal experience during this Early Action cycle. Much love. Look forward to meeting y'all in the Fall.


Silly question, but how do I do this?

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Re: GULC Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Nebby » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:05 pm

doctoroflaw91 wrote:
CounselorNebby wrote:Sounds great. Also, if you happen to be the anonymous poster that created the previous transfer thread, can you change the title of the previous thread by replacing "GULC" with "Georgetown" so folks searching Google for "Georgetown law transfer" will find the thread. If not that's fine, but no one outside of TLS or "in-the-know" knows that GULC is shorthand for Georgetown. If only so folks in the future can better access our heaps of anecdotal experience during this Early Action cycle. Much love. Look forward to meeting y'all in the Fall.


Silly question, but how do I do this?


Click the "Edit" button on the first post. Whereas you'll see the "Message body" that has what you typed. You'll notice that above that, and above the formatting options, lists the Subject line. It is able to be edited. Thus, changing the subject of the first post changes the entire thread's title.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Itwasluck » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:25 pm

This may be an even sillier question, but when does a deposit become binding? If we pay the two installments, does that commit us to attending GULC in the fall? I may throw a couple applications at a few top 6 schools, and I was just curious what sort of time line we are looking at. I assume that the deposits will be lost (they say non-refundable), but I am more concerned about when we are bound. Thanks guys!

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Itwasluck wrote:This may be an even sillier question, but when does a deposit become binding? If we pay the two installments, does that commit us to attending GULC in the fall? I may throw a couple applications at a few top 6 schools, and I was just curious what sort of time line we are looking at. I assume that the deposits will be lost (they say non-refundable), but I am more concerned about when we are bound. Thanks guys!


Unless I'm completely mistaken, I don't think that you are ever necessarily "bound," as if it was UChicago where they have an early action policy. But yes, you are correct in saying that you would certainly lose the deposit money.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Itwasluck » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:23 pm

doctoroflaw91 wrote:
Itwasluck wrote:This may be an even sillier question, but when does a deposit become binding? If we pay the two installments, does that commit us to attending GULC in the fall? I may throw a couple applications at a few top 6 schools, and I was just curious what sort of time line we are looking at. I assume that the deposits will be lost (they say non-refundable), but I am more concerned about when we are bound. Thanks guys!


Unless I'm completely mistaken, I don't think that you are ever necessarily "bound," as if it was UChicago where they have an early action policy. But yes, you are correct in saying that you would certainly lose the deposit money.


That was my thinking as well. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby chinstrap » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:47 pm

Any ideas on housing? I've got some friends a few stops up on the Red line in the NOMA/Gallaudet area which is about a mile and a half away and pretty cheap for DC.

Are GULC students pretty spread out, or do the vast majority live by campus?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:01 pm

chinstrap wrote:Any ideas on housing? I've got some friends a few stops up on the Red line in the NOMA/Gallaudet area which is about a mile and a half away and pretty cheap for DC.

Are GULC students pretty spread out, or do the vast majority live by campus?


I believe that there is also campus housing, but I'm not quite sure how available that is to transfer students.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Nebby » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:13 pm

I'm looking for a 1BR for $1300/month or less. Preferably on the Red line, but really anything within walking distance of a Metro station is acceptable. I've started doing some Craigslisting and there's quite a bit that fit those requirements.

Also, none of the deposits are binding. Just nonrefundable, as a way of incentivizing matriculation at GULC. I do not know what it is worth, but the other bonus of GULC EA acceptance is you can note that in your personal statements to other schools you may apply to, especially schools you'd prefer over GULC. I think biting the $1600 bullet would be worth it for CCN or HYS.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:56 am

Does anyone know how likely it is that transfers will be placed onto a journal?

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Nebby » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:07 am

doctoroflaw91 wrote:Does anyone know how likely it is that transfers will be placed onto a journal?


Depends on how hard you try during the summer journal placement process. There is detailed information concerning the process on GULC website. Below is a mathmatical formula I created to show you the odds:

Try Hard = Possibly succeed
Don't try hard = Surely fail

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:22 am

CounselorNebby wrote:
doctoroflaw91 wrote:Does anyone know how likely it is that transfers will be placed onto a journal?


Depends on how hard you try during the summer journal placement process. There is detailed information concerning the process on GULC website. Below is a mathmatical formula I created to show you the odds:

Try Hard = Possibly succeed
Don't try hard = Surely fail

Haha, thanks. I plan on taking 2 days off after finals finish and then hitting the ground running with write-on.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby txchick1234 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:31 am

The $800 and $1200 tuition deposits are for the first-year JD students. For transfers, it is $600 and $1000.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:48 am

It's hard for a transfer to get on main journal, but not so much the secondary ones so long as you do a decent job on the write on and aren't really picky about the other journals.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby pinkpather » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:54 am

I transferred to GULC last year. Feel free to ask me any questions.

To the best of my knowledge, the majority of transfers were placed on a journal.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby weiweilt » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:00 pm

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:It's hard for a transfer to get on main journal, but not so much the secondary ones so long as you do a decent job on the write on and aren't really picky about the other journals.


The "Main Journal" of my current law school weighs GPA much much more than the write-on. I figure that transfers have no GPA for journals to consider. If GULC's main journal uses the same formula, I am afraid that it is almost impossible for transfers to get into the main journal...definitely a reason to stay.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:33 pm

weiweilt wrote:
UnfrozenCaveman wrote:It's hard for a transfer to get on main journal, but not so much the secondary ones so long as you do a decent job on the write on and aren't really picky about the other journals.


The "Main Journal" of my current law school weighs GPA much much more than the write-on. I figure that transfers have no GPA for journals to consider. If GULC's main journal uses the same formula, I am afraid that it is almost impossible for transfers to get into the main journal...definitely a reason to stay.



Not that concerned about a journal; it's just something that I would like to do. More focused on getting into things like clinics and moot court, as I want to do family law, which is litigation-heavy.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby weiweilt » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:24 pm

doctoroflaw91 wrote:

Not that concerned about a journal; it's just something that I would like to do. More focused on getting into things like clinics and moot court, as I want to do family law, which is litigation-heavy.


I've heard that GULC's clinics is really great.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:00 pm

weiweilt wrote:
doctoroflaw91 wrote:

Not that concerned about a journal; it's just something that I would like to do. More focused on getting into things like clinics and moot court, as I want to do family law, which is litigation-heavy.


I've heard that GULC's clinics is really great.


Actually one of the main reasons that I transferred, apart from the notoriety and such. I think there's far more value in splitting education time between the classroom and hands-on experience, as opposed to solely relegating students to the classroom.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby pinkpather » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:31 am

weiweilt wrote:
UnfrozenCaveman wrote:It's hard for a transfer to get on main journal, but not so much the secondary ones so long as you do a decent job on the write on and aren't really picky about the other journals.


The "Main Journal" of my current law school weighs GPA much much more than the write-on. I figure that transfers have no GPA for journals to consider. If GULC's main journal uses the same formula, I am afraid that it is almost impossible for transfers to get into the main journal...definitely a reason to stay.


This is patently false for GULC. Around 5 transfers wrote onto GLJ.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby Nebby » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:36 am

pinkpather wrote:This is patently false for GULC. Around 5 transfers wrote onto GLJ.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby laxstar1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:38 am

CounselorNebby wrote:
pinkpather wrote:This is patently false for GULC. Around 5 transfers wrote onto GLJ.



Transfers are placed on Journals based entirely on the write-on. The quoted is credited. Virtually all of my friends who did the write-on and put forth reasonable efforts got onto a Journal.

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Re: Georgetown Transfer Class of 2016

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Just sent in my first deposit today! I can't wait to meet all of you :)




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