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I'd retake, but as a word of encouragement it's certainly not impossible with your stats. I had very similar (166 and about a 4.0) and was ultimately admitted to NYU and Penn, so don't lose hope!

Good luck.

Law School Admissions / Re: Stanford wait list thread
« on: May 10, 2007, 01:01:53 AM »
Add me to the waitlist. Did anyone else find it odd that they did not include a return envelope with the letter, not an even unstamped one? Or did they just forget to put one in mine?

Also, are you guys sending extra materials or holding off?


Law School Admissions / Re: Duke.... Duke.... Where are you.....
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:42:52 AM »
Waitlisted today via e-mail, withdrew immediately. Complete late November. MEH

Law School Admissions / Re: NYU Scholarships?
« on: April 02, 2007, 10:12:56 AM »
No problem. Feel free to PM me if you have any more specific questions about what I thought about the two, as I'm making the same decision of UVA v NYU.

Law School Admissions / Re: NYU Scholarships?
« on: April 02, 2007, 10:08:24 AM »
I visited UVA on March 15 for the ASW, and just visited NYU on the 30th, and I have to say that I was more impressed with NYU than I was with UVA. When I left UVA, I remember thinking to myself that it seemed nice, I was sure I could have a good time there and enjoy myself, etc...but when I left NYU on Friday, there was no need to convince myself - I was *sure* that it could be a place for me.

Regarding the sense of community between the two schools, UVA might have a small lead there just because everyone seems so devoted to each other; I'm sure the 30-person sections and the fact that C-Ville isn't overwhelming contribute to that. But I also got a great sense of community at NYU. I talked to a lot of current students during the reception at the end of the day, and they all seemed incredibly down to earth, funny, and supportive of each other. It seems like there is a great sense of community around the journals, student organizations, and around your small class in your first year.

I also preferred the village a great deal over C-Ville, but that's nothing ground-breaking. Overall, I thought the faculty at both places seemed very accessible and interested in students, but I was just a bit more WOWed by NYU.

Law School Admissions / Re: Parents' Income and Financial Aid
« on: April 01, 2007, 07:01:53 PM »
Thanks for the response, Annita. :) So even if I indicate that my parents expect to contribute very little to my law school education, that likely won't make a difference? The fact that my parents CAN pay it will eliminate any chance of grants? And I'm still in UG, so I doubt I can demonstrate any financial independence.

Oh well, if necessary, loans it is.

Law School Admissions / Re: Parents' Income and Financial Aid
« on: April 01, 2007, 06:18:46 PM »
Uhh...ok? I probably will, but for now I'm concerned about the financial aid. Thanks

Law School Admissions / Parents' Income and Financial Aid
« on: April 01, 2007, 06:05:23 PM »
Hi all. I was wondering what kind of effect your parents' income has on the financial aid you receive from schools. More specifically, my parents are definitely in a position to be able to afford law school for me; however, they expect me to cover most or all of the expenses for it. The schools that I am applying for aid to -- specifically NYU -- require disclosing parents' holdings and assets. Anyone know how it works if your parents can clearly pay for it? Am I looking at all loans and no institutional grants?

Thanks all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU vs Penn
« on: April 01, 2007, 10:56:27 AM »
Oh.... I'm soooo jealous of your decision! ;) GO TO PENN!  They have a very generous curve and the students are super collegial!  Plus the campus is beautiful and you can get a job anywhere you want!  NYU grads tend to work in NY.  I visited NYU and was honestly scared by the area it's located in, in 'the village.'  I had to get a security clearance just to tour NYU's law school - without clearance they won't even let you in the building!  I know I'm biased because Penn was my first choice but you are soliciting opinions!

Well, if you're scared of security at NYU, I assure you Penn is in a more dangerous area - as an UG here, West Philly is DEFINITELY less safe than the village. And getting security clearance is no big deal - you will see that at most Penn buildings, too.

Law School Admissions / Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« on: March 27, 2007, 08:23:48 PM »
Rejected on the phone yesterday as well. Deferral really does seem to be the kiss of death at Berkeley. Oh well.

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