GW LLM Fall 2014


Naijalady
I applied for LLM in International Law/Comparative Law and currently placed on the waiting list. I also applied for the Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship.
Please share your updates!
I applied for LLM in International Law/Comparative Law and currently placed on the waiting list. I also applied for the Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship.
Please share your updates!
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Jix75
Same. I just heard back from GW and got a positive answer. Nothing about the scholarship though.
Same. I just heard back from GW and got a positive answer. Nothing about the scholarship though.
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Naijalady
Hi Jix75, congratulations!! We're u place on the waiting list before u finally got admitted? What Did u apply to study? Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
Hi Jix75, congratulations!! We're u place on the waiting list before u finally got admitted? What Did u apply to study? Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
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Jix75
Thank you! I don't think I was on a waiting list. GW admit applicants on a rolling basis.

My background : I got my Master's degree in France in 2010 and worked for three years as a counsel in the aviation department of an insurance company in Paris. I've been interning in a law firm in DC since september 2013.

Cheers!
Thank you! I don't think I was on a waiting list. GW admit applicants on a rolling basis.

My background : I got my Master's degree in France in 2010 and worked for three years as a counsel in the aviation department of an insurance company in Paris. I've been interning in a law firm in DC since september 2013.

Cheers!
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kutty
Just got admitted. They say that they will get back on the scholarship by 31 March. Anybody else who received this additional information in their admission letter?
Just got admitted. They say that they will get back on the scholarship by 31 March. Anybody else who received this additional information in their admission letter?
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Jix75
Congratulations Kutty!

I have been notified that scholarship decisions are likely to be made early March.

Cheers
Congratulations Kutty!

I have been notified that scholarship decisions are likely to be made early March.

Cheers
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Has anyone heard about scholarships yet?
Has anyone heard about scholarships yet?
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kutty
I have been informed that the committee is reviewing the scholarship applications and that we will get an answer by next week.
I have been informed that the committee is reviewing the scholarship applications and that we will get an answer by next week.
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LucieLD
We'll let us know for the scholarship then !

One question though. I am a bit concerned about the GW scandal of 2012. I know it's back in the rankings and everything but do you think lawyer's firm now have a bad image of GW ?
Thanks !
We'll let us know for the scholarship then !

One question though. I am a bit concerned about the GW scandal of 2012. I know it's back in the rankings and everything but do you think lawyer's firm now have a bad image of GW ?
Thanks !
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ofsaf
I have been admitted by GW too. However I got admission from Duke and GT too. I am not sure which one should I choose. Could you guys help me please?
I have been admitted by GW too. However I got admission from Duke and GT too. I am not sure which one should I choose. Could you guys help me please?
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Jix75
Lucie. This is a real concern among employers. But GW law school is still well-regarded.
Lucie. This is a real concern among employers. But GW law school is still well-regarded.
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kutty
I'm hoping to hear from them on the scholarship decision in the next two days or so. Did anyone hear from them yesterday?
I'm hoping to hear from them on the scholarship decision in the next two days or so. Did anyone hear from them yesterday?
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Jix75
Nothing so far...
Nothing so far...
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Jix75
GW let me know that we won't hear back from them before March 31. Which would leave 15 days to take out a loan. SO professional.

WTF
GW let me know that we won't hear back from them before March 31. Which would leave 15 days to take out a loan. SO professional.

WTF
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LucieLD
Did any one of you wanted to take the NY bar exam?
The GWU office told me you can't have a specialized LLM AND take the courses necessary for the NY bar exam. That's definitely not helping to make a decision !
Did any one of you wanted to take the NY bar exam?
The GWU office told me you can't have a specialized LLM AND take the courses necessary for the NY bar exam. That's definitely not helping to make a decision !
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Monica_MK
GW let me know that we won't hear back from them before March 31. Which would leave 15 days to take out a loan. SO professional.

WTF


May I ask about loan possibilities? Do you plan to take it out in your country or from the US bank? I heard that its possible to take out a loan in the US without a co-signer (with about 7%) but I'm not sure which banks provide this service exactly. Or what other funding options there might be...
<blockquote> GW let me know that we won't hear back from them before March 31. Which would leave 15 days to take out a loan. SO professional.

WTF </blockquote>

May I ask about loan possibilities? Do you plan to take it out in your country or from the US bank? I heard that its possible to take out a loan in the US without a co-signer (with about 7%) but I'm not sure which banks provide this service exactly. Or what other funding options there might be...
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Jix75
Quite frankly, I have no idea. I think it would be better to take out a loan in the USA in case whatever is the currency of your country collapses. But you would definitely need a US co-signer
Quite frankly, I have no idea. I think it would be better to take out a loan in the USA in case whatever is the currency of your country collapses. But you would definitely need a US co-signer
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Jix75
LucieLD,

Are you sure? Is an LLM in International Law considered a specialized LLM?

They know that most foreign LLM applicants plan to sit for the NY bar exam. I could not believe that they won't let them take the required courses
LucieLD,

Are you sure? Is an LLM in International Law considered a specialized LLM?

They know that most foreign LLM applicants plan to sit for the NY bar exam. I could not believe that they won't let them take the required courses
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LucieLD
LucieLD,

Are you sure? Is an LLM in International Law considered a specialized LLM?

They know that most foreign LLM applicants plan to sit for the NY bar exam. I could not believe that they won't let them take the required courses


Here is the message I received
"About the New York Bar, usually if you want to take the classes needed to qualify for the New York Bar, you CANNOT also do a specialization like IP Law. There is not enough room in the schedule to meet the criteria for both. You would have to do "general" to be able to get all the right classes. I strongly encourage you to discuss your goals with the Director, Ms. Joshi, to find out which would be the right path for you."

If you have any doubt regarding your specilization, you should probably email Melisma Cox or the Director

Let's keep in touch...
<blockquote>LucieLD,

Are you sure? Is an LLM in International Law considered a specialized LLM?

They know that most foreign LLM applicants plan to sit for the NY bar exam. I could not believe that they won't let them take the required courses</blockquote>

Here is the message I received
"About the New York Bar, usually if you want to take the classes needed to qualify for the New York Bar, you CANNOT also do a specialization like IP Law. There is not enough room in the schedule to meet the criteria for both. You would have to do "general" to be able to get all the right classes. I strongly encourage you to discuss your goals with the Director, Ms. Joshi, to find out which would be the right path for you."

If you have any doubt regarding your specilization, you should probably email Melisma Cox or the Director

Let's keep in touch...
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kutty
I don't think it would anyway bar you from taking the exam. You would still meet the requirements as a foreign attorney. Provided ofcourse, you qualify- 520.6 (b) 1) and 2) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law.

You should check on the rules amended in 2012 from the NY Bar website itself. http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6

The LLM guide article that you had pointed out earlier is outdated (2009).
I don't think it would anyway bar you from taking the exam. You would still meet the requirements as a foreign attorney. Provided ofcourse, you qualify- 520.6 (b) 1) and 2) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law.

You should check on the rules amended in 2012 from the NY Bar website itself. http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6

The LLM guide article that you had pointed out earlier is outdated (2009).
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