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Oh Canada! / Re: Panic... two weeks left
« on: November 03, 2007, 10:12:12 PM »
I submitted mine at 11:58 (I wish I was kidding)!

outcome: success!

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Law School Applications / Re: All quiet on the Harvard Front
« on: May 16, 2007, 03:51:54 PM »
I phoned. Letter coming. I guess my cycle is over. boo hoo.

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Law School Applications / All quiet on the Harvard Front
« on: May 11, 2007, 08:11:18 PM »
Has anyone still not heard ANYTHING from Harvard. No rejection, waitlist, acceptance nor deferral for me. Should I phone or are there others like me?

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Law School Applications / Re: On reserve @ Columbia.
« on: April 25, 2007, 12:56:00 AM »
not if we can defer.

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Law School Applications / Re: On reserve @ Columbia.
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:01:47 PM »
snarky.

some of us are definitely deferring for a year, so we could pointlessly stay on the waitlist or not pointlessly stay on the waitlist. catfish?

would call myself, but not able at the moment. will try on thursday if no one does first.

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Law School Applications / Re: On reserve @ Columbia.
« on: April 24, 2007, 04:03:24 PM »
no no, some schools don't allow you to defer AFTER you have been accepted off the waitlist. They only let direct admits defer. But, the wording of the Columbia reserve letter does give me some hope. I don't want to apply again.

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Law School Applications / Re: On reserve @ Columbia.
« on: April 24, 2007, 03:56:06 PM »
tag

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Masters Program?
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:53:03 PM »
Chemistry.

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Non-Traditional Students / Masters Program?
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:38:23 PM »
I am committed to defering for a year thinking that I would work in my field at one of the top pharma companies.

Recently, though, I was offered the opportunity to do an accelerated masters in chemistry (it is from a canadian school where a masters is not the end result of an incomplete PhD).

Does anyone have a sense of whether this would be valuable for IP or if working at the large pharmaceutical for a year (doing good research) would be as valuable?

It would be a hard year but I would be willing if it confered a real advantage.


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Oh Canada! / Re: Why should I go to an American school?
« on: April 17, 2007, 01:07:44 PM »
What makes no sense is the lack of understanding here.

Let's make it clear.

For every 100 non-ABA approved law degree holders that take the NY bar, a group that includes U of T grads, on average, 36 pass and 64 fail.

You're right, U of T grads as a subset of that larger 100% could very well do better than the average as they may be more intelligent, etc, but that doesn't change the fact that they're included in the non-ABA group.  They form a subset of people within that larger group (who may fare better/raise the average, etc).  Just like white people form a subset of people who take the LSAT.  That's all I'm saying.

It would be interesting if there were stats kept by U of T (or any Canadian school, for that matter) on how their grads fare specifically - whether they're better or worse than the average on the NY bar, which is 36% for people with non-ABA approved degrees, versus 74% overall.   

So, what you are saying is nothing. No, wait, what you are saying is that people from U of T take the NY bar. Cool. Thanks.


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