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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Free Plane Tickets*
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:44:25 AM »
Cornell called me up and offered a free ticket, but for one weekend only, and not a listed admitted student day. Of course I accepted.

I suspect they called up people who didn't already sign up for the preview weekends.


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Wait List / Re: Held at UChicago
« on: February 17, 2005, 06:54:12 PM »
I don't know that it's that confusing; it could have something to do with yield protection. After all, they aren't wrong in assuming that you've gotten into "better" schools.

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Wait List / Chicago Hold or Interview
« on: February 17, 2005, 02:06:54 PM »
I was put on "hold" by Chicago, with an option to update my transcript or to write an additional essay, but no invitation to interview.

Just wondering who has been invited to interview, and if that's in addition to the transcript update/essay, or in stead of.

Thanks!

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Denials / Re: Who has written a letter of reconsideration?
« on: January 31, 2005, 01:27:34 PM »
I know this may not make you feel better now, but you can always go somewhere else, do really well, and then fill out transfer applications to GULC and GW.

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Acceptances / Re: What is a minority that isn't a URM?
« on: January 11, 2005, 07:39:57 PM »

that's why representation matters.  it's because the proportion is LS and the proportion in the general population are different.  in a perfect world, you'd probably have diversity match the general population, such that 50% of the general population and the LS student population would be white, 5% of both would be asian, etc.  it'd be a perfect microcosm.  it doesn't work that way in real life, but AA attempts to get closer to that ideal.
I don't think a matched ratio of % minority population to % minority lawyers would necessarily equal the perfect system. And as long as we're talking about ideals, for me, the ideal is not to have URMs or AA because there is no longer any social need for it.

I don't think there's anything wrong with making sure any given group is represented, but there are factors beyond race.

In addition, I personally don't think it makes too much sense turning away overrepresented minorities if they are good candidates simply because we've reached our population quota for them. Of course, a perfect balance is always hard to obtain.

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Minority Topics / Re: Asian/Asian-American Discussion Board
« on: January 11, 2005, 07:03:54 PM »
Hi, I'm Asian.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boalt - Gender Discrimination?
« on: January 07, 2005, 02:18:05 PM »

If that was true other similarly-ranked schools would (likely) show similar admissions stats (yes I understand the distinction bewteen admission and matriculation).

That is what he claimed, whether it's true or not I don't know.

The claim is perhaps meant to perpetuate the idea that Boalt places more emphasis on higher GPA and well-written personal statements, that high LSAT-only or high LSAT/GPA combos without a great PS will not cut it at Boalt, unlike other top-ranked schools. And yes, this applies to admissions stats, and doesn't necessary account for matriculation stats, which I believe were the starting point of this conversation. 

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Acceptances / Re: Georgetown Reception... Going?
« on: January 06, 2005, 05:11:57 PM »
Maricutie, check out JetBlue! I assume you're from the Bay Area, so fares to go to DC from Oakland are around $85 each way.

http://www.jetblue.com/specialoffers/superfly.asp?source=4141&cityCode=OAK

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Acceptances / Re: Georgetown Reception... Going?
« on: January 06, 2005, 12:46:53 PM »
FYI, melissamw, GULC sent the package to my permanent address instead of my current one. Which would have been the right place to send it if I were still a student home for the holidays, but I have been out of school for awhile.

I don't have the schedule on me right now, so maybe someone else can help?

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The info on http://www.bcgsearch.com is great, but looks a bit outdated in some cases (they also cite outdated US News rankings).

Last night, I went to a Duke Law reception, and students claimed the median grade has been raised from a 3.1 to a 3.3, in case anyone's interested.

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