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Acceptances / Vandy
« on: December 12, 2005, 07:15:44 PM »
In.  Loving it.

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Acceptances / Re: Georgetown
« on: November 23, 2005, 04:05:04 PM »
congrats lava

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i doubt it. it seemed like gulc excepted people with stellar numbers and a few urms on this go around. i imagine their will be another big realease in a few weeks after the 12/1 deadline hits for ea/ed apps being complete

Is there some sort of new schtick going around this w/ accept v. except and there v. their, or is your moniker simply an ironic misnomer?

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Law School Applications / Re: Anyone definitely going to Gtown?
« on: November 14, 2005, 08:00:51 PM »
So the app was egopadding?

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Speaking from some really good and some really ineffective experiences with recommenders during this cycle and the last one, I would suggest that you meet with your recommender face to face. 

Unless that person's a pompous jack a s s that you really don't know that well (why would you ask them to write your rec. anyway?), they'll want to hear your thoughts on strategy and what to feature.

Think of a coherent, complementary message that dovetails w/ the rest of your app.

Give them an example of a good rec. and an example of a bad rec. You can find these in Ivey's book or elsewhere online.  In addition, provide
 1. Transcripts
 2. Personal Statement
 3. Resume
 4. The best piece of work you've done with them
 5. PREPAID, PRE-ADDRESSED ExpressMail or FEDEX envelopes w/ pre-addressed #10 envelopes addressed to appropriate school/LSAC Target.  This way, they can sign and seal, but won't really have to do any legwork to get stuff there quickly.

The most infuriating thing about applying for a lot of people is waiting for LSAC to forward their recs. to schools.  If a school doesn't explicitly state that they prefer recs. through LSAC, have the recommender FedEx directly to the school's admissions office with something on the package clearly indicating whose application this is going to (don't use your ss#, though).


After the recommender has sent everything, buy them something to show your appreciation.  Also, make sure to send them a copy of your acceptances when you get them with a personalized thank you card.


NOTE, all of the above has basically been stolen from Anna Ivey's Guide to Admissions, which, along with Estrich's How to Get Into Law School, is the single most helpful source for realistic answers to all of these application questions.

You're about to spend hundreds of dollars on apps and tens of thousands on tuition. Spend $30 on these two books to figure out how to do it right.

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown Part-time Call
« on: November 10, 2005, 10:30:39 PM »
PT EA Complete around 10.24

Given previous cyclehttp://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=0007&status=0&cycle=2&program=2&application_type=0&state=0&sex=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&lsat1=&lsat2=&gpa_lsdas1=&gpa_lsdas2=&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&index1=&index2=&x=33&y=9, if you're in a similar position, you want November to creep by.  This is the only month of the cycle in which, if you receive mail, it's more likely to be an acceptance than a ding.

I do know of at least one person on this board who's been admitted p.t. this cycle...Same sort of profile as the full-timers who've been admitted so far: stellar academic pedigree, near or above-75th%ile #s, all around good people that just about any rational adcomm would be happy to steal away from the other schools they're no doubt considering.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted to Georgetown!!!!
« on: November 07, 2005, 07:00:45 PM »
So have we established definitively whehter

a. this happens every time there is a mass update
b. anyone IS available, i.e., COMPLETE

????

a. No
b.  Not as far as I know

Given this information, it seems like all this fuss is for nothing.  Hope not.  But that's the way it seems.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted to Georgetown!!!!
« on: November 07, 2005, 06:51:30 PM »
So have we established definitively whehter

a. this happens every time there is a mass update
b. anyone IS available, i.e., COMPLETE

????

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Personal Statement / Smart Readers Needed
« on: October 03, 2005, 08:33:43 PM »
Seeking some constructive criticism tonight. 

PM if willing and able.

Thanks!

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Yeah.  Got it too. 3.38/167.  See my penultimate blog posting (big bird)

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