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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is law school a lonely place???
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:27:27 PM »
I'd also like to add that despite AA efforts the number of black applicants to law school has actually been on the decline since the 1970's, when it hit its peak (according to an article I recently read anyways...).

Asian and Hispanic/Latino applications however, have steadily been on the rise (especially them azns).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Recs that hurt?
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:22:07 PM »
Thank you for your responses.

I didn't necessarily  believe that I was an auto admit (well for Fordham PT I kinda did...), but then again, I thought that out of, say, Dozo and Fordham, one would bite.

As for other aspects of my application, I really believed them to be solid. My PS was reviewed by a friend who recently got his English PHD from Yale, as well as 2 of my other friends who recently graduated from NYU law. I had all my apps done by November 1st. I think it is ridiculous that my major should really affect my chances since I pursued what I was interested in and didn't give a flying **** about "how it would look" (but for the record it was double major econ and sociology). My work exp/extra currics were normal: sports, intnl volunteer teaching, internships all over the map, summer jobs ranging from law firms to accnting firms to small business to summer camp.

I didn't want to hand in bad recs, and I didn't think I WAS handing in bad recs, but I definitely never knew if they were as solid as I'd like them to be. I unfortunately (and yes, it is my own fault, I know) never built any strong connections with my professors. I took large classes, I didn't like the professors in my branch of my school, and I had 3 advisors in the course of 4 years (one of which wasn't even part of my school). I wanted to keep my first advisor, but my school just kept reassigning me new ones over...and over....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Recs that hurt?
« on: May 02, 2006, 06:35:57 PM »
Fair enough and I agree. I was basing my nubmers on those that I had available though, not from the most recent US News. I believe at that time their 75th splits were (164/3.6-3.7). And I considered it a "safety" because according to all those loverly calculators, my chances there were about 74%

Choosing the Right Law School / Recs that hurt?
« on: May 02, 2006, 06:20:27 PM »
How badly do you think recommendations can hurt you in the admissions process?

I ask because I keep pondering what I did get waitlisted by my safety schools(I know, I know, there IS no such thing...but lets just pretend...)! I would assume its not my numbers (but who knows), my personal statement was solid, and I have good extra currics and work exp.

Out of the 15 schools I applied to (wow what a waste of money), I only got into 1 (CONN), which I applied to in February at my gfs request (in case she got into YALE, which she is WLed at). Everyone just told me to keep being optimistic about it all, and well, they don't tell me that anymore!

And for all those who just MUST know...I have a 162, 3.6.

My safety schools were: Dozo, Fordham PT, and UNC (before I realized their in state quota, so I guess it wasn't really a safety after all ).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who went to NYU IILJ event?
« on: April 21, 2006, 09:50:08 AM »
Indeed, "pooed" is the same as "pooped"...which is ultimately a much kinder way of saying "shat on" which is supposedly the past tense of, well, you get the point.

I hate doing laundry, I love going to supermarkets. Does your post mean that you are attending the NYU IILJ program, or were you just curious about my use of "poo"?

Choosing the Right Law School / Who went to NYU IILJ event?
« on: April 20, 2006, 08:33:08 PM »

I would like to say that I'm posting this for my gf who posted about that NYU IILJ vs. Harvard thread a few days ago. She's not keen on registering for online stuff.

I'm posting this for her because she wasn't able to make the IILJ event this week. If you went to this and could give some feedback on the professors that you met, other scholars, etc. it would be greatly appreciated.

As for the actual owner of this log in name.....the whole law school application process walked all over me and then pooed on my head! POOED!

Choosing the Right Law School / Harvard vs NYU IILJ scholar
« on: April 15, 2006, 02:54:00 PM »
Interested in international accepted into NYU's International Law and Justice Program with about 10k a year.

While I am thrilled about the IILJ program I still wonder about Harvard's name and reputation in terms of job prospects. As for location of school and the quality of programs and classes offered, both sound's the post LS aspect I'm wondering about.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fordham what are you doing?!
« on: March 31, 2006, 12:59:40 PM »
thanks for the link...sorry for bringin up what's already been said! I guess it was the heat of the moment.....!! Frustration! ACK!

Choosing the Right Law School / Fordham what are you doing?!
« on: March 31, 2006, 12:48:02 PM »
Did anyone else who is STILL pending at Fordham get a lil email letter today saying that they aren't giving decisions until after the first and second deposit dates?! Is it me or does this sound like some sort of twisted wait list?

I can just see it now....waiting until after June 1st to be told that I'm on the REAL waitlist....whoopee!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cheap shot...but effective?
« on: November 24, 2005, 02:41:40 PM »
USC is 18th . Wow, I canīt believe I actually know that off the top of my head.....

I think I should have probably applied there.....

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