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Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: May 01, 2008, 09:01:17 PM »
Still just at complete as well, I called at the beginning of last week, and they told me they'd let me know at the end of last week and maybe..."worst case"...beginning of this week.  It's obvious that they don't know what they're doing at this point.  Did they really underestimate the number of applications that they would get that drastically?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: WUSTL Class of 2011
« on: April 30, 2008, 03:52:33 PM »
So how many of you are thinking about going to the June housing day?

Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:12:54 PM »
I'm regular decision and still haven't gone to decision, so I called the office this morning.  Since I went complete in mid February, the woman (who was nice) said that a decision should be made by the end of this week/beginning of next week.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: WUSTL Class of 2011
« on: April 14, 2008, 01:00:39 PM »
Me too, I got that binder sometime back in February.

Are any of you guys waiting out wait lists?  If so, when are you setting personal deadlines about hearing?  For me, I feel like signing a lease in St. Louis at some point this summer will be the point of no return.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: WUSTL Class of 2011
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:25:43 AM »
Have you guys been getting emails or materials from the school since you sent in your seat deposit?  I sent in my deposit over three weeks ago and haven't gotten anything from the school since the email saying that they'd gotten the deposit.

Vanderbilt, WUSTL and GWU are all ranked in the top 20, yet they are still somehow underrated?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: WUSTL Jan 25th ASD.... Roll call?
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:55:59 AM »
It was pretty cold that day, so most of the guys were wearing sweaters.  Nobody in a suit.  One of the girls who was there will have to speak to what the girls were wearing, I'm pretty oblivious to that stuff.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: WUSTL Jan 25th ASD.... Roll call?
« on: February 01, 2008, 02:27:39 PM »
All you had to do to get the travel stipend was fill out the form that was given to us in the red folders, and attach any relevant receipts.  I handed mine in before I left St. Louis, and they said a check would be mailed to my permanent address for the $200.

I agree with everything that you guys have said.  I really enjoyed the visit, and was particularly impressed with how much effort they put into pairing us with people who shared our interests.  The two professors I sat with at lunch were very familiar with my application (asking me about my study abroad experience, why I chose an odd major for a pre-law student), and one of them had gone to the same undergrad that I attend.  Everyone on their admissions staff was incredibly nice and made an effort to match a face to our names and applications, and frankly it felt good that they genuinely wanted everyone who was there to eventually attend the school.

I was very impressed with the lecturer we saw for Civil Procedure, I had heard from friends that are 1L's that it's the driest course imaginable, but the professor was engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.  The students were laid back, and even the one gunner in the class was at least contributing good arguments to the discussion.

WUSTL has definitely shot up my list with the ASD, as well as the very nice scholarship that I got via email last week.  Short of getting into one of the top tier (UMich, NU), I can't see passing this up for anybody else.

The only concern I had (other than the gym facilities being so-so) is that the group of admitted students was probably not representative of what the 1L class will eventually be.  Several of the other kids I talked to were extremely qualified candidates who had already gotten offers from top 10 (and some from top 5) law schools, making me wonder 1) how many of the 26 that were there will eventually end up attending WUSTL, and 2) whether or not they're representative of WUSTL's increasing recognition as a top school, or just a fluke of a small sample size.

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