Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: shadowcreeper on February 18, 2005, 12:56:59 PM

Title: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on February 18, 2005, 12:56:59 PM
I got the letter today, which really surprises me since I should have been able to get into New England School of Law without a problem, especially with all of my extras. I guess sometimes life can be full of surprises.

They said that they are only offering WL positions to about 100-150 people. They also said that in previous years they pulled anywhere from no one to 65 people off of their list. I am not sure whether or not I am going to fill out the form since I do not really love what I have read about the school, and since I am already in at a better school.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: qtip2012 on February 18, 2005, 01:03:40 PM
You are in at Vermont, right?  If so, I don't think I would bother with NESL but of course there are always things to weigh.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on February 18, 2005, 01:14:01 PM
You are in at Vermont, right? If so, I don't think I would bother with NESL but of course there are always things to weigh.

Yes, I am in at Vermont. Boston was just closer to my home. It would have been nice to have options, but in honesty I do not think I would have picked NESL over Vermont.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: c/o2008chick on February 18, 2005, 01:40:22 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhh crap.......that means i should be getting some of the same news in my mailbox...that was my first choice too :-\
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on February 18, 2005, 02:01:21 PM
c/o2008,

Your LSAT score is higher than mine, so hang in there! I hope that they accept you! Good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you! :)
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: jared413 on February 18, 2005, 08:03:56 PM
I would fill out the wait list form...why not, you paid the application fee, might as well see. I applied to NESL and am hoping they accept me, considering nobody has so far.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: c/o2008chick on February 21, 2005, 01:55:55 PM
im in the waitlist club too...they are my first choice...booooooo oh well guess ill hang out in florida until i hear from them..thats my best bet right now (barry)
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: c/o2008chick on February 21, 2005, 01:57:32 PM
ps. thanks shadow im keepin my fingers crossed for you too! :D
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: MOTTSIE on March 02, 2005, 12:24:27 PM
I got waitlisted as well. Does anyone know how many people got accepted from the NESL waitlist last year? And how many were on the waitlist last year?

Look forward to replies.

Thanks.



151/2.71
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: georgialax on March 02, 2005, 12:37:18 PM
shadowcreeper,

what don't you like about NESL that you would go to Vermont over?
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: legalkitty on March 02, 2005, 12:51:16 PM
Hey Shadowcreeper-

This process is so unpredictable sometimes...you might as well fill out the WL form; nothing to lose, right? You must be going crazy with all your WLs!!! At least you know you have Vermont. I am sure there are many more acceptances on the way!!
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on March 02, 2005, 01:35:27 PM
shadowcreeper,

what don't you like about NESL that you would go to Vermont over?

Vermont is a T3 school, NESL is a T4. The bar passage rates are higher for Vermont and the starting salaries are also higher for Vermont grads. Vermont is #1 in enviro law, and even though I dont think I want to practice that type of law, I think it helps to make the school more recognized than NESL...so if I wanted to come back to NJ/NY/PA to practice, I think it would be easier to do so with a degree from Vermont than one from NESL. Just my opinion though.

Hey Shadowcreeper-

This process is so unpredictable sometimes...you might as well fill out the WL form; nothing to lose, right? You must be going crazy with all your WLs!!! At least you know you have Vermont. I am sure there are many more acceptances on the way!!
 

Hey legalkitty...I am going crazy over the WL considering my top 2 schools have me waitlisted. What can I do though. Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully I get something solid from Albany, Suffolk, or Syracuse.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: georgialax on March 02, 2005, 01:39:11 PM
Why don't you like NESL?
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on March 02, 2005, 02:00:36 PM
Why don't you like NESL?

It is not that I dont like the NESL. I would not have applied to it if I did not consider it. I was just accepted to a better school.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: georgialax on March 02, 2005, 06:11:46 PM
better how?  in the USNW ratings?
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on March 02, 2005, 06:33:57 PM
I think I already answered that, but I am not sure. If you are looking for something other than below, let me know and I will try to answer your question in a better way. I am copying and pasting my response from above because I think you might have just missed it. This is why I think Vermont is better than NESL:

Vermont is a T3 school, NESL is a T4. The bar passage rates are higher for Vermont and the starting salaries are also higher for Vermont grads. Vermont is #1 in enviro law, and even though I dont think I want to practice that type of law, I think it helps to make the school more recognized than NESL...so if I wanted to come back to NJ/NY/PA to practice, I think it would be easier to do so with a degree from Vermont than one from NESL. Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: clicquot on March 02, 2005, 07:32:19 PM
I am currently a 1LE at NESL. Last year, I was waitlisted at 3 Boston law schools: Northeastern, Suffolk, and NESL. At the time, I considered NESL my "safety" school. I was on the waitlist of all 3 schools into the summer. Finally, in late June, NESL called me and offered me a slot in their evening program. I felt like I had no choice but to accept. Overall, I have been very happy with my decision. I am transferring into the day program in fall and will graduate at the same time that I would have had I been accepted into the day program from the start. I do know that last year, Suffolk only pulled a few people off their waitlist, NESL only pulled a few people into their evening program and Northeastern was overenrolled with 300 people on their waitlist. No one to my knowledge was pulled off of Northeasterns list.
     After I was waitlisted at NESL, I sent them 2 more letters of intent, a bound copy of my senior thesis and an additional recommendation. My first day of class, the NESL dean announced that the current class of 2007 is the most qualified class that NESL has ever had. Go figure!

Hope this info. helps!
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: MOTTSIE on March 02, 2005, 07:46:59 PM
I am currently a 1LE at NESL. Last year, I was waitlisted at 3 Boston law schools: Northeastern, Suffolk, and NESL. At the time, I considered NESL my "safety" school. I was on the waitlist of all 3 schools into the summer. Finally, in late June, NESL called me and offered me a slot in their evening program. I felt like I had no choice but to accept. Overall, I have been very happy with my decision. I am transferring into the day program in fall and will graduate at the same time that I would have had I been accepted into the day program from the start. I do know that last year, Suffolk only pulled a few people off their waitlist, NESL only pulled a few people into their evening program and Northeastern was overenrolled with 300 people on their waitlist. No one to my knowledge was pulled off of Northeasterns list.
     After I was waitlisted at NESL, I sent them 2 more letters of intent, a bound copy of my senior thesis and an additional recommendation. My first day of class, the NESL dean announced that the current class of 2007 is the most qualified class that NESL has ever had. Go figure!

Hope this info. helps!

Thanks for the info...helps a lot. Do you know by chance any numbers on people admitted into NESL off of the waitlist last year...maybe like 20-30 people???
When you sent NESL letters of intent-What really did you say? Would help me out?
Was your Senior thesis big...i.e. How many pages? For your LOR-Was it a prof. or employer? I look forward to your reply.

Again,thanks for nay info.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: trayd79 on March 24, 2005, 12:57:48 PM
Shadowcreeper-

I think I would take Boston over Vermont, many more opportunities.  Then again, I'm more of a city girl.
Title: Re: NESL WL
Post by: shadowcreeper on March 24, 2005, 05:05:35 PM
I am in the AAMPLE program at Albany, so I am doing that as of now. I am also a city girl, so Vermont really scared me. I thought it would be easier to move a degree from Vermont because of its enviro law program than it would be to move a degree from NESL. Who knows though. I am honestly still hoping my WL at Hofstra or Pace comes through.