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BBKing

I completed my application a month ago and I applied to early admission. Program: International Business & economic Law

I completed my application a month ago and I applied to early admission. Program: International Business & economic Law
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Tetr4

Any other admission? I completed my application 4 days ago, but I am already anxious. For sure, this must be the worst part.

Any other admission? I completed my application 4 days ago, but I am already anxious. For sure, this must be the worst part.
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mdm31

I was reading the post by vigdissig and wondered if you all also shared your hobbies and extracurricular activities in your PS/CV. Everything I wrote there was law-related (*panic*).

I was reading the post by vigdissig and wondered if you all also shared your hobbies and extracurricular activities in your PS/CV. Everything I wrote there was law-related (*panic*).
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vigdissig

Please don't panic on account of my post! I may have spent too much time reading about personal statements online, where the material is often geared towards JD applicants who may not have any legal experience. My decision to mention those things also just has a lot to do with my own priorities and interests which happen to be on one hand, the law, and the other, music and singing :)

However it would be interesting to hear the answer to the question if any of you have talked about extracurriculars in your applications! :)

Please don't panic on account of my post! I may have spent too much time reading about personal statements online, where the material is often geared towards JD applicants who may not have any legal experience. My decision to mention those things also just has a lot to do with my own priorities and interests which happen to be on one hand, the law, and the other, music and singing :)

However it would be interesting to hear the answer to the question if any of you have talked about extracurriculars in your applications! :)
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spaniensis

I was reading the post by vigdissig and wondered if you all also shared your hobbies and extracurricular activities in your PS/CV. Everything I wrote there was law-related (*panic*).


I think nobody should panic about Personal Statement. As its name says is "PERSONAL" that means that what may works for someone may not work for others... I think you should talk about yourself and tell the board why you stand out... that my be an special event, a problem you face in the past and you suceed to overcome, a law experience, or as Vidgy, the music!
If your hobbys or extracurriculum actitivities make you special I think you should mention. Otherwise, mention something else... if for example, you play soccer, read and do standards things, there is no point to include in your personal statement... thats the reason I didnt say anything about that :)

<blockquote>I was reading the post by vigdissig and wondered if you all also shared your hobbies and extracurricular activities in your PS/CV. Everything I wrote there was law-related (*panic*).</blockquote>

I think nobody should panic about Personal Statement. As its name says is "PERSONAL" that means that what may works for someone may not work for others... I think you should talk about yourself and tell the board why you stand out... that my be an special event, a problem you face in the past and you suceed to overcome, a law experience, or as Vidgy, the music!
If your hobbys or extracurriculum actitivities make you special I think you should mention. Otherwise, mention something else... if for example, you play soccer, read and do standards things, there is no point to include in your personal statement... thats the reason I didnt say anything about that :)
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TaxLLM2013

Hopefully they start sending out the tax acceptances soon. Is the admitted students site up yet?

Hopefully they start sending out the tax acceptances soon. Is the admitted students site up yet?
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mdm31

Anyone else admitted?

Anyone else admitted?
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Tetr4

Today is Thanksgiving, but I am checking the applicant status webpage...

Today is Thanksgiving, but I am checking the applicant status webpage...
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Tetr4

Anyone else?

Anyone else?
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I went complete on 11/10 and still nothing here.

I went complete on 11/10 and still nothing here.
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Tetr4

My application went complete in Nov 16, but still did not change to "under review".

My application went complete in Nov 16, but still did not change to "under review".
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12anon34

I'm applying for tax. Went complete on 11/15. Nothing yet.

Do we know for certain that they're good about changing the status to Under Review? I've read in past threads (but I can't remember how old they were) that statuses never changed for some applicants.

I'm applying for tax. Went complete on 11/15. Nothing yet.

Do we know for certain that they're good about changing the status to Under Review? I've read in past threads (but I can't remember how old they were) that statuses never changed for some applicants.
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Tetr4

The date of my recommendation letters has changed (11/26/2012)... but the date the application went complete is still the same (11/16). Don't know if it should mean anything. Maybe not...

The date of my recommendation letters has changed (11/26/2012)... but the date the application went complete is still the same (11/16). Don't know if it should mean anything. Maybe not...
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calupict

Hi guys, if you have any question on LLM in Georgetown (esp. non Tax related), please feel free to ask me (post or PM). I'm already a student and (hopefully) will finish my study next year.

Thanks :)

Hi guys, if you have any question on LLM in Georgetown (esp. non Tax related), please feel free to ask me (post or PM). I'm already a student and (hopefully) will finish my study next year.

Thanks :)
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mdm31

My status changed today to "application under review". Fingers crossed.

My status changed today to "application under review". Fingers crossed.
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jayjlaw

The application went under review today. Fingers crossed.

The application went under review today. Fingers crossed.
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mdm31

I've just recieved the email with my admission to Georgetown LL.M for 2013 (securities program). :)

I've just recieved the email with my admission to Georgetown LL.M for 2013 (securities program). :)
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fgiuliano

Congratulations! It may be very nice to get this e-mail!

Congratulations! It may be very nice to get this e-mail!
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jayjlaw

I just received my admission letter!!!

I just received my admission letter!!!
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owl

Dear All,

I am a current LL.M. student, and congratulations to all admitted students.

Just generally, they appreciate different and rich backgrounds, and it's one of rare top schools that might give admission to relatively lower grades if you can "compensate" it with other assets.

And if you hesitate between Georgetown and other top schools, just keep in mind that being in DC is priceless, since it gives you countless opportunities. LL.M. year is not only about the education that you get, but also (and in my opinion even more) about networking.
And also in terms of program size, before I came here, a lot of people criticized Georgetown for its program size and they kept telling that I should go to a school with smaller LL.M. program (like UVA or a couple of others). But it is very important to be able to meet people from different countries, because it will give you very nice contacts. We have people form 70 countries this year, and all of them are coming from different yet great backgrounds (big firms, companies, governments, etc.).

Best of luck to those who still wait for an answer!..

Dear All,

I am a current LL.M. student, and congratulations to all admitted students.

Just generally, they appreciate different and rich backgrounds, and it's one of rare top schools that might give admission to relatively lower grades if you can "compensate" it with other assets.

And if you hesitate between Georgetown and other top schools, just keep in mind that being in DC is priceless, since it gives you countless opportunities. LL.M. year is not only about the education that you get, but also (and in my opinion even more) about networking.
And also in terms of program size, before I came here, a lot of people criticized Georgetown for its program size and they kept telling that I should go to a school with smaller LL.M. program (like UVA or a couple of others). But it is very important to be able to meet people from different countries, because it will give you very nice contacts. We have people form 70 countries this year, and all of them are coming from different yet great backgrounds (big firms, companies, governments, etc.).

Best of luck to those who still wait for an answer!..
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