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Title: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: NYBound05 on February 16, 2005, 03:52:11 PM
I got into Boalt.

Didn't expect this *&^%.

Oooooh what to do what to do...

I REALLY want to go to the East Coast, but damn...

Hey, Cardozo didn't offer me *&^%....think I could bargain with them w/ this acceptance?
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: shiveringjenny on February 16, 2005, 03:57:16 PM
oh my gosh. congrats.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: blk_reign on February 16, 2005, 03:59:28 PM
CONGRATS
Perhaps you can bargain, it's always worth a shot
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Statistic on February 16, 2005, 04:23:09 PM
I got into Boalt.

Didn't expect this sh*t.

Oooooh what to do what to do...

I REALLY want to go to the East Coast, but damn...

Hey, Cardozo didn't offer me sh*t....think I could bargain with them w/ this acceptance?

Would you want to go to Cornell? I say this because I'm sure you'll get in.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: One Step Ahead on February 16, 2005, 05:12:16 PM
congrats SWB!!!  Hold out for Cornell otherwise Berkeley isn't a bad place to spend 3 more years.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Omegaman on February 16, 2005, 05:12:46 PM
I got into Boalt.

Didn't expect this sh*t.

Oooooh what to do what to do...

I REALLY want to go to the East Coast, but damn...

Hey, Cardozo didn't offer me sh*t....think I could bargain with them w/ this acceptance?


Congrats
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: seu2002 on February 16, 2005, 05:14:53 PM
Congrats, SWB!!   8)
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Statistic on February 16, 2005, 05:21:27 PM
congrats SWB!!!  Hold out for Cornell otherwise Berkeley isn't a bad place to spend 3 more years.

damn - stop bitin'!
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: dr_draino on February 16, 2005, 05:23:24 PM
That's awesome!!  Ya know, I got deferred at Northeastern and was bummed and then a week later I got my acceptance to Boston College...funny how that *&^% works sometimes.

Big congrats!!  I'm sure there's some more east coast love coming your way.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Ladyday on February 16, 2005, 05:27:50 PM
Wow  ;D Congratulations. You can definetely use this acceptance for potential bargaining, if you are dead set on coming to the East Coast. But you've still got other schools to wait on too! I'm so happy for you  :)
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: dividebyzero on February 16, 2005, 06:47:50 PM
Hola!
Fantastic, many congratulations!
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: NYBound05 on February 16, 2005, 08:09:00 PM
Thanks guys!  ;D

RBG- I don't think I'd go to Cornell.  I have to visit Ithaca, but from what I've heard, it sucks.  We'll see though.  Nothing is in stone at this point, especially b/c I haven't visited the east coast yet.  I want to see what I can squeeze out of some schools financially w/ this Boalt acceptance. 

Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: SheLaw on February 16, 2005, 08:11:18 PM
CONGRATS SWB!!!  I thought about applying to Boalt but don't want to go to the West Coast.  It's all about the East Coast.  I'm sure you've got some more east coast acceptances on the way so things will definitely work out the way you want them to ;)!!!
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Ladyday on February 16, 2005, 08:12:34 PM
Thanks guys!  ;D

RBG- I don't think I'd go to Cornell.  I have to visit Ithaca, but from what I've heard, it sucks.  We'll see though.  Nothing is in stone at this point, especially b/c I haven't visited the east coast yet.  I want to see what I can squeeze out of some schools financially w/ this Boalt acceptance. 



Ithaca does suck. BUT it may actually be a good place for LS b/c there's absolutely nothing to do but study, there will be no distractions, you know what I'm saying? In a place like NYC, there's always things to do, and it takes A LOT of will power to say no, and if you do get tempted, trust me, you'll end up paying for it. Hopefully you'll get into Fordham, or Dozo will give u some money. I'm really surprised that Dozo isn't offering you anything, have you contacted Rob Schwartz about it yet?
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: cali444 on February 16, 2005, 08:32:43 PM
Congrats, SWB!!!  I'm SURE you can get scholarship money from 'Dozo with a Boalt acceptance in hand.  I've heard that you can usually get private schools to match a good public school's tuition.  So money won't be a factor in your decision.  In fact, probably every school on your list (except probably Columbia and NYU) will match Boalt's tuition.  You are set!
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Regal_Muse on February 16, 2005, 08:34:35 PM
SCREW BOALT. THEY DON'T DESERVE YOU! DUMP THEM. GO TO COLUMBIA OR CORNELL. Congrats nevertheless, you deserve it.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: lil_token on February 16, 2005, 08:40:06 PM
SWB - I told you that you'd get in!  When I read that statement of yours, I knew Ed Tom would have to be hitting the crack pipe not to admit you.  I am so happy for you and your truly amazing accomplishment.  There is, I am certain, more to come in the same vein, so you will have choices.  

Don't let the trolling on the "dark" side of the board get to you.  Many of the people saying negative things didn't get into Boalt and are bitter about the fact.  Well, bitter and too blind to see that they aren't God's gift to law schools and, despite what they may perceive as impressive numbers, their sh*t does stink.  They're just jealous.  Brush it off and keep your head up.  

I am "hella" (<--- look I am using Cali words now!) proud of you! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: NYBound05 on February 16, 2005, 08:55:22 PM
Don't let the trolling on the "dark" side of the board get to you.  Many of the people saying negative things didn't get into Boalt and are bitter about the fact.  Well, bitter and too blind to see that they aren't God's gift to law schools and, despite what they may perceive as impressive numbers, their sh*t does stink.  They're just jealous.  Brush it off and keep your head up.  

Man, ain't that the truth?  My goodness, I have never seen such haters in my entire life!  Keep livin I guess, lol.  Unfortunately, I had to sink down to their level just a tad, but I told you that would happen if people came on here talking crazy to me.  LoL.  Funny, people have such balls over the internet.  But I'm gonna let it go.  No need to bring their negative bitter and jealous energy into my world. 

But on a better note, American Idol comes on in an hour!  YES!  What a day! :D
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Rudy Huckleberry on February 17, 2005, 04:21:26 AM
OMG!!  CONGRATULATIONS, SWB!!!
Girl, go to Boalt.  You love it there and as much as I'm an East Coast supremacist  ;), you'll probably regret choosing Cardozo over Boalt (unless they show you some bank now, that is.)  A Columbia acceptance might complicate things, but Cornell is frosty...brrr...go there and you'll be too busy trying to keep warm to brief cases and ish ;)
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: faith2005 on February 17, 2005, 08:14:49 AM
Congratulations SWB! I'm sure you'll be guided to the right decision.
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Bluenine on February 17, 2005, 09:19:15 AM
Congratulations SWB :)
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: NYBound05 on February 19, 2005, 04:16:43 PM
In @ Howard guys.  I didn't think they were gonna show me any love but they did...with a $10,000 per year scholly!  ;)
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Ladyday on February 19, 2005, 07:54:25 PM
In @ Howard guys.  I didn't think they were gonna show me any love but they did...with a $10,000 per year scholly!  ;)

That's cool  :). Congrats. I know some people *said* they would choose Howard over a T14. Would/will you? What are you leaning towards?
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: NYBound05 on February 19, 2005, 11:11:16 PM
In @ Howard guys.  I didn't think they were gonna show me any love but they did...with a $10,000 per year scholly!  ;)

That's cool  :). Congrats. I know some people *said* they would choose Howard over a T14. Would/will you? What are you leaning towards?

To be perfectly honest with you, Howard was never one of my top choices.  It wasn't because of its ranking, but because I'm not too keen on going to school in D.C.  I applied to Howard because of their history in public interest and because they offered me a fee waiver.

Unless I miraculously fell in love with the D.C. area and Howard offered me a LOT more than $10,000 per year, I would not choose Howard over Boalt OR Cardozo.  Additionally, from what I hear, according to their dean of admissions, Howard isn't as big in PI as they used to be.  They're allegedly trying to "prepare more lawyers for the corporate boardroom," instead of glorifying and continually living up to their PI legacy.  That turned me off of Howard big time and is another reason why I probably won't go there.

But foreal, I am NOT a rankings ho.  My future as a successful lawyer will NOT be solely dependent on the school I attend.  As of today, Dozo is still one of my top 2 choices, and if Rob offers me some money (remember, I wasn't offered a penny), I would be much more inclined to attend.  I didn't apply to many T14's b/c besides the names of many of them, not much more interested me about the schools.  I wouldn't turn down a great school that I feel is a perfect fit for me just for a T14 that I loathe. 

But what about you?  What made you choose Cardozo over other schools?  I don't know where else you got in, but if you were admitted to a T14, do you think Dozo would have still been in the running?  What about Howard?
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: SheLaw on February 20, 2005, 08:45:24 AM
Congrats SWB  ;D!  I'm sure you addressed this a long time ago but what type of public interest are you interested in?
Title: Re: BLSD Fam--the truly unexpected happened to me today...
Post by: Regal_Muse on February 20, 2005, 01:24:07 PM
In my opinion, ranking is not important unless you want to work for a top firm or do a Scotus judicial clerkship. But for something like Public interest law, I really don't think it matters. I'm not sure about Dozo's reputation for public interest law, but Boalt has some amazing programs from what I heard. At the end of the day SWB05, go where you think you will flourish and gain the tools necessary to become a great lawyer. Johnny Cockran went to Loyola University in Ca, and he's an amazing attorney. An individual's success doesn't depend on where they go but how they apply themselves.



(Still hate boalt though).