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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: Iceslip on January 03, 2007, 02:11:13 PM

Title: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Iceslip on January 03, 2007, 02:11:13 PM
Well, unfortunately, Brook. waitlist (I expected it though, with 159 and 3.47)...disappointing nevertheless; also, I saw note in regards to a "primary" and "secondary" waitlist and I'm on that secondary list.  From my understanding, this secondary list is basically a no-go right?  At best, you will get a call from Brook. saying, "you have 38 sec. to accept a position in our PT program, take it or leave it," correct?

Rutgers-Newark it is; wanted NYC, but I'll take NJ.

Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: sarahlina on January 04, 2007, 01:39:53 PM
I have similar numbers and am expecting to be in the same position as you - Why won't they just tell me already!
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Jackie Chiles, ESQ. on January 04, 2007, 06:04:35 PM
when did you send your app to them? i sent mine to them recently for their PT program
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: sarahlina on January 04, 2007, 09:13:16 PM
I sent mine in around Thanksgiving but I didn't go complete until recently because the Dean's Certificate took awhile in arriving.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on January 04, 2007, 09:38:11 PM
I was waitlisted at Brooklyn and was very discouraged by the rude waitlist letter (which I believe has since been revised).  But if you want to go, show your interest.  I wrote a quick letter of continued interest, and I was offered admission about a week later (if that).  I ended up with a full ride, and I didn't make my final decision until late May or even June.  They don't walk their talk, you know?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Jets on January 05, 2007, 07:27:34 PM
I was waitlisted at Brooklyn and was very discouraged by the rude waitlist letter (which I believe has since been revised).  But if you want to go, show your interest.  I wrote a quick letter of continued interest, and I was offered admission about a week later (if that).  I ended up with a full ride, and I didn't make my final decision until late May or even June.  They don't walk their talk, you know?

Could it be because you had very high numbers, and they YP WL you?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on January 05, 2007, 09:17:03 PM
I was waitlisted at Brooklyn and was very discouraged by the rude waitlist letter (which I believe has since been revised).  But if you want to go, show your interest.  I wrote a quick letter of continued interest, and I was offered admission about a week later (if that).  I ended up with a full ride, and I didn't make my final decision until late May or even June.  They don't walk their talk, you know?

Could it be because you had very high numbers, and they YP WL you?

Flatterer!
I don't think so.  My numbers weren't that high (I was a high LSAT/low GPA splitter).  But it's possible, I guess.  In any case, I don't think anyone should be discouraged by the note about having to alert them immediately and provide blood of 100 virgins, etc., if you get off the list.  This is a good opportunity to send in supplemental materials.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Jets on January 05, 2007, 11:30:55 PM
I was waitlisted at Brooklyn and was very discouraged by the rude waitlist letter (which I believe has since been revised).  But if you want to go, show your interest.  I wrote a quick letter of continued interest, and I was offered admission about a week later (if that).  I ended up with a full ride, and I didn't make my final decision until late May or even June.  They don't walk their talk, you know?

Could it be because you had very high numbers, and they YP WL you?

Flatterer!
I don't think so.  My numbers weren't that high (I was a high LSAT/low GPA splitter).  But it's possible, I guess.  In any case, I don't think anyone should be discouraged by the note about having to alert them immediately and provide blood of 100 virgins, etc., if you get off the list.  This is a good opportunity to send in supplemental materials.

Maybe so, but having read some of your posts, etc. I suspect that is what happened  ;), Either way, I'm very happy it worked out for you! I hope everyone else who's hoping for Brooklyn Law has similar luck.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on January 05, 2007, 11:40:57 PM
Maybe so, but having read some of your posts, etc. I suspect that is what happened  ;), Either way, I'm very happy it worked out for you! I hope everyone else who's hoping for Brooklyn Law has similar luck.

Thanks, jetsboy.  I think we've been on the other side of things once or twice, so I find this especially heartwarming.  I join you in wishing luck to all of the BLS hopefuls.  It really is a great place.  I have been pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Jets on January 05, 2007, 11:55:58 PM
Maybe so, but having read some of your posts, etc. I suspect that is what happened  ;), Either way, I'm very happy it worked out for you! I hope everyone else who's hoping for Brooklyn Law has similar luck.

Thanks, jetsboy.  I think we've been on the other side of things once or twice, so I find this especially heartwarming.  I join you in wishing luck to all of the BLS hopefuls.  It really is a great place.  I have been pleasantly surprised.

Really? I have no recollection of that...either way, I definitely find you to be one of the more articulate, insightful posters around here. Definitely sorry if I've ever offended you. I have a friend or two at BLS...I've heard nothing but good things.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on January 06, 2007, 12:08:25 AM
Really? I have no recollection of that...either way, I definitely find you to be one of the more articulate, insightful posters around here. Definitely sorry if I've ever offended you. I have a friend or two at BLS...I've heard nothing but good things.

I'm probably confused.  I don't know too many on-topic posters all that well.  :D  But thank you for the undeserved props.  It's nice to make your acquaintance.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Nickledime85 on January 13, 2007, 12:50:00 PM
Brooklyn just sent me a letter entitled "candid advice" which basically suggested that if I retook the LSAT, I might have a better shot at admission because of my good GPA and ECs. I basically read that as, take the LSAT and up your score to even have a chance, period. Needless to say, I registered for the Feb. 10th test as a result of that letter. Damn, I thought I was done breaking out my practice tests and timer. :-D
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: sarahlina on January 13, 2007, 06:38:48 PM
How long after you went complete did they send that?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Nickledime85 on January 18, 2007, 11:09:02 AM
I was unaware of the Dean's Certification until yesterday (incredibly stupid, I know), so my application isn't even complete yet. They told me they'll review it when my new LSAT score comes in. Should I take the letter as a preliminary waitlist?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Iceslip on January 22, 2007, 06:11:57 AM
I was unaware of the Dean's Certification until yesterday (incredibly stupid, I know), so my application isn't even complete yet. They told me they'll review it when my new LSAT score comes in. Should I take the letter as a preliminary waitlist?

UMMMMMMMMM.............

no.

Why would you take that as a waitlist indication?  The admissions committee does not receive and begin reviewing your file until it is complete; thus, without the Dean's Cer., they won't review it.  In regards to the LSAT score: if you tell them that you are taking a subsequent administration, they will incorporate that score into their evaluation.

But best of luck to you; I'm on that unfortunate waitlist (and I have a STRONG premonition only PT is coming; Rutgers-N it is.)
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on January 22, 2007, 06:55:07 AM
Iceslip, I understand your resistance to going part time; I would probably have made the mistake of turning down part-time admission myself.  But if Brooklyn is a top choice for you, I urge you to consider it.  The part-time day program is totally integrated with the full-time program.  The only difference is that you take one fewer class (which you can make up over the summer or as an upperclassperson).  In fact, a handful of people in the part-time program chose it to have an easier transition into law school -- and they lucked out, at least in my section, as they avoided what's sure to be our toughest first-year class.  Almost everyone from part-time day has the opportunity to transfer into the full-time program at the end of first semester. 
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Iceslip on January 22, 2007, 08:23:20 PM
Thanks for the encouragement; as you mentioned, you understand the motivation for wanting to directly place into a FT program.  However, despite the fact that Brooklyn is my first choice, I do not believe that it provides SIGNIFICANTLY better opportunity than Rutgers-Newark for what I am looking for.  Honestly, I am equally open to NYC or NJ and really anticipate taking both bars if I don't get OCI direct offers, summer associate etc.  Of course I want BigLaw opportunity as with many people, but I also 100% plan to live in NJ once I graduate, so I am finding more and more appeal in working in a mid-size to smaller firm in NJ, even with a lower pay (plus side being the lifestyle/hours, obviously).  From my understanding, Rutgers-Newark is phenomenal at placing at solid firms in NJ for the top ~25th-30th portion of the class.  This is more than great for me.

While Brook. is clearly the better overall school, I don't think it is significantly better to the point of it compensating for turning down FT at Rutgers in hopes of transfering from PT-FT at Brooklyn.

NOW...If Fordham gives me PT haha then a different story...but that ain't happening.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: no name on February 12, 2007, 06:48:57 PM
Bringing this topic from the dead.

I'm waiting on Brooklyn (fingers crossed).

I was just wondering...  They sent me two booklets and applications to apply to their Business Law and PI Law and I was wondering, do they send it out to all applicants?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Iceslip on February 12, 2007, 08:18:09 PM
Bringing this topic from the dead.

I'm waiting on Brooklyn (fingers crossed).

I was just wondering...  They sent me two booklets and applications to apply to their Business Law and PI Law and I was wondering, do they send it out to all applicants?

Haha yeah, I got that stuff too, along with other stuff encouraging me to apply for certain grants, fellowships, etc. and the whole time I'm thinking, "Well SURE if you let me in, I'll GLADLY apply to these things..." haha.  I got waitlisted on Cardozo as well, but by the looks of it, the chances there might be more encouraging (if only due to the fact they don't rank the wait list like Brooklyn, nor make a note of explaining that they will offer almost exclusively PT admission to a certain set of waitlisters i.e., Brooklyn's "Secondary List"). 

At this rate, it's looking as Seton Hall, but I don't mind much anyway because I plan on living in NJ regardless of where and what I do, and I guess the lack of the NJ-Transit commute to NYC may offer its own advantages. 

Any thoughts out there on potential merit of choosing St. John's over Seton Hall or Rutgers-Newark?  It seems like it may give you some better chance in NYC, but honestly if one is also interested in pursuing a career in NJ, Seton and RU-N are far superior.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: horgc01 on February 13, 2007, 07:29:09 AM
Funny I got the same couple of packages, I was sure it was my acceptance.  It is cruel to send a medium sized thick envelope to someone waiting to get an acceptance letter.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on February 13, 2007, 07:33:43 AM
Funny I got the same couple of packages, I was sure it was my acceptance.  It is cruel to send a medium sized thick envelope to someone waiting to get an acceptance letter.

I agree.  I haven't heard anything from Brooklyn other than that I was complete.  I see a huge ass envelope from them and am like "OH WOW! This must be good news!!" only to see it's some books asking me to apply to more programs.

Needless to say, I was disappointed.   >:(
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on February 13, 2007, 07:42:03 AM
Any thoughts out there on potential merit of choosing St. John's over Seton Hall or Rutgers-Newark?  It seems like it may give you some better chance in NYC, but honestly if one is also interested in pursuing a career in NJ, Seton and RU-N are far superior.

This is a very tough decision I think.  Originally when I refused to leave the NYC area, I thought I'd be choosing between the 3 if Cardozo/Fordham/Bklyn didn't accept me -- still waiting on all 3.  However, I ended up not even applying to Seton Hall (long story) and at this point am almost definitely heading to Cali (of course that can change).

When I was considering it, it was always Seton Hall -> St. John's -> Rutgers, in my head.  Although I only visited Seton Hall, I have 2 friends at St. John's who are 1Ls and they love it.  I would've gone with SH because it's supposedly a better school, much easier to commute to from NYC and NJ (where I planned to live with the then-girlfriend by 2L) and would open a lot more doors in NJ than St. John's. 

If someone were indifferent in regard to location and got into all 3 schools, I think it'd be wise to visit all 3, consider which school specializes in an area of interest to them and figure out which one would end up being the wisest investment based on cost and scholarships.  Because at the end of the day, all 3 schools are pretty even with SH having perhaps a small edge.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Cletus Vandam on April 06, 2007, 05:30:52 PM
Anyone here anything yet from Brook WL?  I was just perusing the older messages in this thread and was just curious

Also: anyone know about PT?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: sarahlina on April 06, 2007, 05:41:36 PM
I haven't heard anything at all
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: no name on April 07, 2007, 07:49:11 PM
I got an offer from BLS to either accept their PT offer or get (remain?) waitlisted.  I was told if they need to take people off WL during the summer, people who accepted PT programs will get a chance first, so I hope it's true.  I really like the school, at least what I saw, but if I get off the waitlists for FT at say WF or AU, I'd probably take it.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: radar1 on April 19, 2007, 08:32:27 PM
I just got my Waitlist letter today... There was no mention of a "primary" and "secondary" list... is this because I'm a little later on in the cycle?

Also, what's this about them ranking their waitlist applicants?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: philzaga on March 31, 2008, 03:53:25 PM
Bringing this thread back to life for the 2008 cycle.  I got waitlisted in mid-February.  Anyone else? 
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: PrettySmile212 on April 16, 2008, 06:36:46 PM
I was waitlisted to BLS last week. philazaga, any good news since February?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Sergio on April 17, 2008, 12:52:07 PM
I applied in November and have heard nothing.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: philzaga on April 17, 2008, 03:17:15 PM
I was waitlisted to BLS last week. philazaga, any good news since February?

Yeah. I got a phone call acceptance into their P/T day division two days ago.  So, I'll be there this Fall.  Send in LOCIs, both e-mail and letter (try to send them to the director of admissions or the dean himself).  You guys can find me on LSN, same username as my LSD username.  So, best of luck, prospective classmates! 
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Sergio on April 22, 2008, 11:40:20 PM
I'm still waiting - I'm thinking it's a WL or reject at this point.  Call and ask, showing interest?
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Miss P on April 23, 2008, 07:34:04 AM
I'm still waiting - I'm thinking it's a WL or reject at this point.  Call and ask, showing interest?

Yes!

You could also write an email if you have had any contact with anyone in the office. The email protocol is firstname.lastname@brooklaw.edu.
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: philzaga on April 23, 2008, 10:03:27 AM
I'm still waiting - I'm thinking it's a WL or reject at this point.  Call and ask, showing interest?

I e-mailed Dean Haverstick a few days before I received my acceptance notice.  It's worth a try.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
Post by: Sergio on April 26, 2008, 11:56:04 PM
I'm still waiting - I'm thinking it's a WL or reject at this point.  Call and ask, showing interest?

Yes!

You could also write an email if you have had any contact with anyone in the office. The email protocol is firstname.lastname@brooklaw.edu.

I'll do it.  I have had conversations with admissions before.