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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby usn26 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:49 am

I thought there wasn't tuition in the summer?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 pm

usn26 wrote:I thought there wasn't tuition in the summer?


yeah this is true but only for externship seminars

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-se ... edures.pdf

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm

yeah i did that last year no tuition for externship credits, but you CAN take out cost of living loans which are more than the EJF funds

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 pm

also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby EzraFitz » Fri May 19, 2017 12:52 pm

Gray wrote:also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

But next year you'll be the beneficiary. Circle of life.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Fri May 19, 2017 12:58 pm

EzraFitz wrote:
Gray wrote:also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

But next year you'll be the beneficiary. Circle of life.

only problem is that some of us will be applying to jobs in two months and most of the 3Ls are (hopefully) all set.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Mr. Blackacre » Fri May 19, 2017 4:06 pm

Gray wrote:
EzraFitz wrote:
Gray wrote:also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

But next year you'll be the beneficiary. Circle of life.

only problem is that some of us will be applying to jobs in two months and most of the 3Ls are (hopefully) all set.


It was the same last year, including for those still looking for jobs. One of my friends was able to see the 3L grades only / full grades distribution in one of our classes last year. It was ugly. The curve went from 20+% A, 25+% A- to 10ish% A and 20% A-s.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Glasseyes » Fri May 19, 2017 4:42 pm

Mr. Blackacre wrote:
Gray wrote:
EzraFitz wrote:
Gray wrote:also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

But next year you'll be the beneficiary. Circle of life.

only problem is that some of us will be applying to jobs in two months and most of the 3Ls are (hopefully) all set.


It was the same last year, including for those still looking for jobs. One of my friends was able to see the 3L grades only / full grades distribution in one of our classes last year. It was ugly. The curve went from 20+% A, 25+% A- to 10ish% A and 20% A-s.


Also possible 3Ls have that much more innate wisdom from an extra year of doing law school, so much so they can crush grades without doing homework or attending class.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Mr. Blackacre » Fri May 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Glasseyes wrote:
Mr. Blackacre wrote:
Gray wrote:
EzraFitz wrote:
Gray wrote:also it would appear that the 3L curve fucking the 2Ls is a real thing or at least this is what I am telling myself.

But next year you'll be the beneficiary. Circle of life.

only problem is that some of us will be applying to jobs in two months and most of the 3Ls are (hopefully) all set.


It was the same last year, including for those still looking for jobs. One of my friends was able to see the 3L grades only / full grades distribution in one of our classes last year. It was ugly. The curve went from 20+% A, 25+% A- to 10ish% A and 20% A-s.


Also possible 3Ls have that much more innate wisdom from an extra year of doing law school, so much so they can crush grades without doing homework or attending class.


Word.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby browniestasty » Fri May 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Wait, so are the 3Ls and 2Ls on different curves?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby ball is life » Fri May 19, 2017 11:53 pm

browniestasty wrote:Wait, so are the 3Ls and 2Ls on different curves?


3L grades are due earlier and apparently professors tend to apportion the higher ends of the curve to them

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby browniestasty » Sat May 20, 2017 1:48 am

In effect putting 3l on a more generous curve. Understoood

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby ball is life » Sat May 20, 2017 9:44 am

I'm going to GULC from GW next year and still have an apartment in foggy bottom. Would it be worth it to move closer to campus or is the commute generally fine?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Sat May 20, 2017 11:52 am

ball is life wrote:I'm going to GULC from GW next year and still have an apartment in foggy bottom. Would it be worth it to move closer to campus or is the commute generally fine?

I'm commuting from Union Station to Foggy Bottom for the summer, and I would recommend moving. It's about 45 minutes barring any random unexplained WMATA issues. If you have an insanely good deal and love your apartment, it's definitely doable, but I think it's much easier to be close, and it's not likely that you are saving any money by living in Foggy Bottom.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby de minimis » Sat May 20, 2017 5:00 pm

ball is life wrote:I'm going to GULC from GW next year and still have an apartment in foggy bottom. Would it be worth it to move closer to campus or is the commute generally fine?


I did it for a few years, wasn't bad.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Sat May 20, 2017 6:09 pm

as a resident of DC you should have a sense of your own tolerance for commuting. My commute can be up to 45 minutes and I really don't find commuting to be that bad, especially as a student when you're not necessarily commuting at peak rush hour.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sat May 20, 2017 6:32 pm

But why would you live in Foggy Bottom if you didn't have to?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby ball is life » Sat May 20, 2017 6:57 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:But why would you live in Foggy Bottom if you didn't have to?


The apartment is owned by family so I don't pay rent. I don't mind longer commutes so I guess I will just stay here.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sat May 20, 2017 7:05 pm

ball is life wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:But why would you live in Foggy Bottom if you didn't have to?


The apartment is owned by family so I don't pay rent. I don't mind longer commutes so I guess I will just stay here.


Oh, yeah, that's a really good reason.

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun May 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Lol at the commencement speaker. 30 minutes of paint-by-numbers left wing harangue. Even the dean couldn't force himself to look engaged

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby BmoreOrLess » Sun May 21, 2017 7:05 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Lol at the commencement speaker. 30 minutes of paint-by-numbers left wing harangue. Even the dean couldn't force himself to look engaged


Better than our Section's professors butchering as many names as possible, and declaring someone a "pro boner recipient."

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Sun May 21, 2017 7:52 pm

nothing wrong with being pro boner

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby EzraFitz » Sun May 21, 2017 7:54 pm

BmoreOrLess wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Lol at the commencement speaker. 30 minutes of paint-by-numbers left wing harangue. Even the dean couldn't force himself to look engaged


Better than our Section's professors butchering as many names as possible, and declaring someone a "pro boner recipient."

To be fair...

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby Gray » Sun May 21, 2017 7:56 pm

So I've seen yellow, white, and red-white-blue (maybe there are others) -- what do all the graduation cords mean?

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Re: GULC Students Taking Questions

Postby usn26 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:47 pm

So just scanning the video, it just seemed like a few short speeches over 2 hours. Do students not go up and get their diplomas?




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