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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 27, 2009, 09:33:40 AM »
In UVA yesterday. Got the email asking me to call, and then I called them back.

The weird part was that before they officially accepted me they said they were calling to see if I  was "still interested in being considered for admissions." So I reply "Yes, of course." Then they said, "Well great, let me be the first to congratulate you with the great news that you have been accepted..." 

Thought it was a strange phone conversation that adds to my suspicion that they are holding out on folks at or above the 75% percentile for the sole purpose of yield protection. So if anyone is/was in my boat. That seems to be what's happening. If you really are interested in UVA, are above the median/75%, and want to hurry things along, maybe updating them or sending a LOCI or something my speed them up. Just a thought. Or wait it out and you might get the same awkward conversation I did.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 23, 2009, 06:09:12 PM »
In at northwestern by email.

Did not interview, if anyone is in the same boat and worried it might affect their app.

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Scholarship
« on: January 21, 2009, 05:57:07 PM »
I was offered a full Darrow scholarship earlier this month. Seen several others with similar offers on TLS and LSN.

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Law School Applications / Re: can anyone give me some advice?
« on: January 08, 2009, 12:29:37 PM »
Not to be too blunt, but I wouldn't use the phrases that that imply that logic and the ability to analyze aren't "skills." Because I think you'd lose that argument in the eyes of an admissions committee.

I wouldn't try to debunk the test, but rather offer reasons why you (and things you did) to performer better. The reasons don't have to be meaningful or profound, just be focused on yourself and not the test. Unless you have a history of low performance on standardized tests, in which case that would be a good thing to say.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 26, 2008, 08:58:55 PM »
Back home from visiting family for Christmas...NYU acceptance in the mail...

...also received the UPenn, Berkeley, and Chicago acceptance packets today!

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:32:04 PM »
and just got an acceptance call from Chicago! Busy morning for admissions offices in the top 14, and great earlier christmas presents too!

Good luck to everyone!

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 23, 2008, 12:47:38 PM »
also accepted by phone today at UPenn.

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Law School Applications / Re: Penn: Decision Rendered
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:38:33 PM »
My changed too...makes waiting for NYU's packet in the mail (or at least I hope its in the mail) a bit more tolerable!

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 20, 2008, 01:22:13 PM »
Also decision pending at UChicago. Any consensus/idea on what this means?

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