Anyone for sure going to Georgetown?


runnergirl

I still haven't heard from NYU, but I'm about 95% sure that I will turn them down and go to DC next fall (notwithstanding the highly unlikely scenario that NYU offers $ and GULC doesn't). Initially I was completely undecided and flip-flopping but I have pretty much made up my mind now. I am way too excited about Georgetown's externship program in the spring to see passing that up. Also, I have no desire to ever work for BigLaw... my interest lies in the area of tax policy & legislation, not corporate work.

Anybody else set to go to Georgetown?

I still haven't heard from NYU, but I'm about 95% sure that I will turn them down and go to DC next fall (notwithstanding the highly unlikely scenario that NYU offers $ and GULC doesn't). Initially I was completely undecided and flip-flopping but I have pretty much made up my mind now. I am way too excited about Georgetown's externship program in the spring to see passing that up. Also, I have no desire to ever work for BigLaw... my interest lies in the area of tax policy & legislation, not corporate work.

Anybody else set to go to Georgetown?
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maneka

I too am waiting for NYU, but other than that Georgetown is it for me too!
Though i wish i could have had some talks with some international students regarding what to expect and all.
*sigh*

Anyways, maybe I'll get to see you there! :D

I too am waiting for NYU, but other than that Georgetown is it for me too!
Though i wish i could have had some talks with some international students regarding what to expect and all.
*sigh*

Anyways, maybe I'll get to see you there! :D
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runnergirl

Did you join the facebook group for admitted students? There are a number of international students on there, both newly admitted and students who are currently in the program.

Did you join the facebook group for admitted students? There are a number of international students on there, both newly admitted and students who are currently in the program.
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maneka

There were many groups for Georgetown.
Can you send me the link of which you are talking about?

thanks!

And i was wondering ... among Georgetown and UCLA ... which one is better?

There were many groups for Georgetown.
Can you send me the link of which you are talking about?

thanks!

And i was wondering ... among Georgetown and UCLA ... which one is better?
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runnergirl

The link for the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownllm2012admits/

And regarding which school is better... I really don't know because there are so many factors. For JD programs, Georgetown is ranked #14 and UCLA is ranked #16 so they are pretty similar as far as reputation. But for LLM programs it would depend on your specialization.

The link for the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownllm2012admits/

And regarding which school is better... I really don't know because there are so many factors. For JD programs, Georgetown is ranked #14 and UCLA is ranked #16 so they are pretty similar as far as reputation. But for LLM programs it would depend on your specialization.
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maneka

thanks! :)

thanks! :)
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I am starting to lean towards going to Georgetown. While I haven't gotten in, I think I will be admitted. I was initially leaning towards UF but after looking at the course offerings, I was kind of disappointed. I want to work in the business tax (Corporate/Partnership) sector after school, and UF doesn't offer near as many courses as NYU or G'Town. Also, I don't know when I will hear from NYU, but I can't afford to wait until May b/c I do not want to get stuck with a crappy apartment in D.C. or Gainesville (especially D.C.).

Does anyone know how hard it is for LL.M. candidates to get into the Law Student apartments on campus?

I am starting to lean towards going to Georgetown. While I haven't gotten in, I think I will be admitted. I was initially leaning towards UF but after looking at the course offerings, I was kind of disappointed. I want to work in the business tax (Corporate/Partnership) sector after school, and UF doesn't offer near as many courses as NYU or G'Town. Also, I don't know when I will hear from NYU, but I can't afford to wait until May b/c I do not want to get stuck with a crappy apartment in D.C. or Gainesville (especially D.C.).

Does anyone know how hard it is for LL.M. candidates to get into the Law Student apartments on campus?
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Danteshek

Me, Securities, US student, only place I applied.

Me, Securities, US student, only place I applied.
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runnergirl

I think it is pretty difficult to get student housing at Georgetown. I got a huge book in the mail from them the other day and it said the # of LLM students that are usually able to get on-campus housing... I forget the exact number but it was small. If you end up deciding on Georgetown I'd look off-campus for sure. The good thing is that there are TONS of apartments in the DC area. I lived in DC for a semester in college. I lived near the Maryland border and my internship was downtown. I didn't have a car and took the metro everywhere... you can really get everywhere on the metro... including Dulles (via a shuttle) and Reagan airports. So I'm looking at apartments in Alexandria... I like the neighborhood a lot, it is safe and accessible and less $ than living in DC. If you have any questions about good vs. bad neighborhoods in DC if you've never lived/visited there, let me know. But the metro is super easy (easier to navigate than the NYC subway in my opinion), and there are so many safe and relatively affordable ($800-$1200) apartments in and around the city that if you can't get a room on campus, it shouldn't be a problem.

I think it is pretty difficult to get student housing at Georgetown. I got a huge book in the mail from them the other day and it said the # of LLM students that are usually able to get on-campus housing... I forget the exact number but it was small. If you end up deciding on Georgetown I'd look off-campus for sure. The good thing is that there are TONS of apartments in the DC area. I lived in DC for a semester in college. I lived near the Maryland border and my internship was downtown. I didn't have a car and took the metro everywhere... you can really get everywhere on the metro... including Dulles (via a shuttle) and Reagan airports. So I'm looking at apartments in Alexandria... I like the neighborhood a lot, it is safe and accessible and less $ than living in DC. If you have any questions about good vs. bad neighborhoods in DC if you've never lived/visited there, let me know. But the metro is super easy (easier to navigate than the NYC subway in my opinion), and there are so many safe and relatively affordable ($800-$1200) apartments in and around the city that if you can't get a room on campus, it shouldn't be a problem.
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karebear

I am likely going to Georgetown, got turned down by NYU already.

I am likely going to Georgetown, got turned down by NYU already.
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acBR

I am still waiting...

I am still waiting...
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chirc

Hi Guys!

I got through UCLA and GT. UCLA has awarded more than 50% of tuition waiver which seems to be a huge amount! I am looking to do an LLM in Securities Law which is a specialised course at GT.

Really split between the two as the rankings/reputation etc is almost the same.

Would be great to hear your views on this!

Thanks

Hi Guys!

I got through UCLA and GT. UCLA has awarded more than 50% of tuition waiver which seems to be a huge amount! I am looking to do an LLM in Securities Law which is a specialised course at GT.

Really split between the two as the rankings/reputation etc is almost the same.

Would be great to hear your views on this!

Thanks
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Danteshek

Hi Guys!

I got through UCLA and GT. UCLA has awarded more than 50% of tuition waiver which seems to be a huge amount! I am looking to do an LLM in Securities Law which is a specialised course at GT.

Really split between the two as the rankings/reputation etc is almost the same.

Would be great to hear your views on this!

Thanks


UCLA does not have the courses or faculty to teach a real securities LLM. If you go to UCLA you will get a generalized LLM with a couple basic securities related classes. Georgetown, on the other hand, has dozens upon dozens of courses and faculty in this subject area. Plus you get to live in DC. I don't think there is any question that you should go to Georgetown in this situation.

<blockquote>Hi Guys!

I got through UCLA and GT. UCLA has awarded more than 50% of tuition waiver which seems to be a huge amount! I am looking to do an LLM in Securities Law which is a specialised course at GT.

Really split between the two as the rankings/reputation etc is almost the same.

Would be great to hear your views on this!

Thanks </blockquote>

UCLA does not have the courses or faculty to teach a real securities LLM. If you go to UCLA you will get a generalized LLM with a couple basic securities related classes. Georgetown, on the other hand, has dozens upon dozens of courses and faculty in this subject area. Plus you get to live in DC. I don't think there is any question that you should go to Georgetown in this situation.
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chirc

Thanks Danteshek.

I am just thinking whether a scholarship difference of 17,000 USD worth the confusion ;)

Thanks a ton again!!

Thanks Danteshek.

I am just thinking whether a scholarship difference of 17,000 USD worth the confusion ;)

Thanks a ton again!!
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Danteshek

Thanks Danteshek.

I am just thinking whether a scholarship difference of 17,000 USD worth the confusion ;)

Thanks a ton again!!


Definitely worth it! DC is an amazing place to live and learn.

<blockquote>Thanks Danteshek.

I am just thinking whether a scholarship difference of 17,000 USD worth the confusion ;)

Thanks a ton again!!</blockquote>

Definitely worth it! DC is an amazing place to live and learn.
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Nnageo

H runner girl, I was just turned down by a canadian law school, is it possible for me to apply to Georgetown shaker September

H runner girl, I was just turned down by a canadian law school, is it possible for me to apply to Georgetown shaker September
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