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Law School Applications / Re: TS1, but no TS2?
« on: January 25, 2009, 05:18:29 AM »
I had my TS1 on Tuesday, January 13th, and still haven't received my TS2. However, my mom called me on Friday to say that I got an acceptance letter and an admissions binder from Harvard at my parents' home (my permanent address). I also went to the online status checker, and it said I'd been admitted as of January 20th.
So my advice would be, don't give up hope just because the TS2 is late - he's either very busy or very forgetful. However, they do update the online status check, so if you haven't yet, you should take a peek there.
The downside is that, as I understand it, they accept people on a rolling basis but don't reject anyone until the very end, so you could be left hanging until April.

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: January 25, 2009, 05:11:11 AM »
Thanks for the responses. Good news, though - my mom called on Friday to say that a Harvard acceptance letter, along with a large admissions binder, was sent to my permanent address back in California. My online status check also said I was admitted as of January 20th, so either Toby Stock is a very busy man, or he just forgot to ring me. No problem, though, 'cause I'm in!

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: January 23, 2009, 01:10:54 AM »
Maybe this question has been asked on this thread already, but I haven't been able to find it in the recent posts. I think I'll ask it again:
I understand that, if you're admitted, it generally takes anywhere from a couple of days to a couple weeks from the time you get the TS1 until you receive the TS2. So what happens if you're in that roughly 20% that is inevitably waitlisted or rejected? Will you be notified in the same time frame? Or do they leave you hanging for the next month or two before letting you know?
It's been ten days since I got the TS1, and I'm starting to get nervous.

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So I'm going to ask my question here. When you get an email notifying you that Toby Stock intends to call, what does that mean? Does it pretty much mean that you're in, or is this a legitimate interview that you should be nervous about?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: East Coast Elitism?
« on: January 01, 2009, 05:01:15 PM »
I was born and raised in California but went to undergrad in New York City, which seemed pretty daunting at first. In the end, though, I found that the accusations of elitism on the East Coast are overblown (especially if you're not at an Ivy League school or another outrageously prestigious and expensive institution). Also, the schools that you're naming have great reputations, and as a result, I would bet that they draw students and faculty from all over the country

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Same undergrad and law school?
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:54:14 PM »
I've heard people refer to getting your bachelor's and master's degree from the same school as an "inbred pedigree"--seen as not exactly a good thing; I guess some think it's the easier thing to do.  I would think it would depend on the school and how independent the master's program is from the undergrad part of the school, and, of course, how prestigious the school is.  I don't think anyone would sniff at a bachelor's and JD from Harvard or Yale.  But, I have no clue whether this applies to LS.

This post caught my eye because I'm also considering going to the same school for my B.A. and my J.D. However, unlike Harvard and Yale, NYU has a pretty mediocre ranking for undergraduate, but has an outstanding law school. While I'm trying to avoid the "inbred pedigree," there's a really good chance that NYU will be the best school that I can get into. So I guess I'm sort of in the opposite situation, where I have to ask if I want to go to a higher ranked school despite it being my undergraduate alma mater.

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Law School Applications / Re: Columbia Fall 2008 Grade Request
« on: December 11, 2008, 11:41:57 PM »
I received one today. I'm somewhat annoyed by it.
My grades are probably the most impressive aspect of my admissions package. I have a 3.88, and, except the first semester of my freshman year, have always had a GPA between 3.8 and a 4.0. I haven't received a grade lower than an A- in two years. Not only are my grades high, but they've been consistently so. I'm only taking six credits this semester, so regardless of what I get, my GPA can't possibly change significantly. They must realize that, so why the hassle?
I'm especially bothered because I applied ED. That means that if my professors don't get my final grades back before break, I won't be able to report back to Columbia until January, which means they won't be getting back to me until a month after they said that they would. Considering that I'm supposed to be hearing back by the end of December, isn't it poor form for them to suddenly decide that they need my fall grades, but not release me from the ED contract?
Sorry for the long raving post. I'm highly frustrated, though. Maybe if someone has a compelling explanation for this request, I'll be able to chill out.

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Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .


Please elaborate to the punchline.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.

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Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .

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Evidently law school applicants are a bit on edge at this time of year.  A question of this type is just too much for them to handle.    :o

Ahahahaha. Yeah, it seems like it. I withdraw the question then. If I wanted this kind of fight, I'd go hassle my roommate - but I'm not really one for arguing online.

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