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Studying for the LSAT / A Word of Warning for When Scores Come Out
« on: December 21, 2005, 08:42:06 PM »
I went through this horrible score wait for the October test, so I thought I'd just give you guys a little warning so you can perhaps steel yourselves: it will be a few hours after people start reporting their scores on this board until everyone has theirs. In October, the first scores were reported around 5 PM or so, and mine didn't come up on the website until 8. They release the scores by school (though I have no idea how the schools are ordered) so that when other people in your school can see their scores you will be able to see yours too.

EDIT: Scores may be released by test center and not by school. For me and my friends those two processes would have been indistinguishable, because our schools had only one test center each. And if it is by school, the ordering is definitely not alphabetical. I suspect it's pretty random.

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Law School Applications / HLS Admissions Office Holiday Schedule
« on: December 21, 2005, 04:50:30 PM »
Does anyone know it? I checked the website but couldn't find anything. They finally received all of my materials this week and it would be nice to go complete before New Year's, but if they have the 25th through the 1st off, the chances of that are pretty low. I bet Mr. Stock will be making another round of acceptance calls before Christmas, but as we've seen before, he doesn't always do that from the office.

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Law School Applications / Got my check from Chicago
« on: December 19, 2005, 07:51:07 PM »
I submitted my app to Chicago before getting a fee waiver from them in the mail. I sent them the waiver with a note asking if I could be refunded and they just sent me a check for $65. Excellent.

Anybody else do this with any schools?

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Law School Applications / I am so frustrated with my college today
« on: December 13, 2005, 08:31:56 PM »
On 11/4, I gave them all the relevant Dean's certification forms, complete with addressed, stamped envelopes, which it turns out they don't even require. Last week, I got an email from Stanford, saying that my certification wasn't in yet. I assumed that Stanford had lost it, or it had gotten lost in the email, since Georgetown had been considering me complete for a while. Today I got an email from Harvard, also saying that my certification is missing. And then I realized that Georgetown doesn't require a certification, so that's how my application was able to go complete. So my dean's certifications have never been sent out.

I am so frustrated with my Dean of Students Office. They will certainly be receiving a call from me tomorrow.

UPDATE: So I called them this morning (12/14) to ask what happened. My certifications were marked as being sent out on 11/4, but had never actually been mailed. The woman was very apologetic and the school will be sending them out today. I guess that's about as good a result as I could hope for.

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Law School Applications / Does this make any sense to you?
« on: December 13, 2005, 02:51:14 PM »
I'm curious: does my accepted/waitlisted/rejected metaphor make any sense to anybody?

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Law School Applications / Last application in—it feels so good
« on: December 11, 2005, 05:09:49 PM »
I just submitted my Yale application, the only application I had left and the one I'd been putting off for about a month.

Everything's all done now! I feel so relieved.

Of course, two days ago I got an incomplete email from Stanford saying my dean's cert. hadn't arrived. So I guess it never really ends...

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Law School Applications / Any Georgetown Regular Decision Acceptances?
« on: December 07, 2005, 09:52:27 AM »
I recently realized that I submitted my app to Georgetown as regular decision rather than early action. Have any non-EA applicants here been accepted yet? I know I have the numbers for G-town, but their lack of a response has made me worry that my PS is so horrific that they're postponing a decision on my file. I actually like my PS, but I have that tiny, nagging fear.

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Law School Applications / The Sad-You-Didn't-Apply-Super-Early Thread
« on: November 29, 2005, 11:26:28 AM »
I submitted my apps in early November, thinking that would beat the December LSAT rush and be sufficiently early. But now that some people who applied in September and October are getting their acceptances from GULC, Michigan, and Stanford, I'm beginning to regret not submitting my apps earlier.

At first I thought, "Haha, those guys are crazy obsessive, submitting their apps on September 15. I won't be stressing out like them!"

Now I'm thinking, "Damn, it'd sweet if I'd submitted my apps as soon as the Oct. LSAT results came in and I'd already received a complete notice or a phone call from HLS."

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Law School Applications / A survey: extracurricular classes in law school?
« on: November 18, 2005, 07:19:34 PM »
I'm curious if anyone here is considering taking extracurricular classes at whatever university they end up attending for LS. I'm pretty interested in taking some master's-level Japanese classes if it's at all possible. It seems like it would be a waste to let that opportunity go by without making use of it.

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I imagine this is pretty much obvious to everyone, but since people seem to get really caught up in all this, maybe a little cold, hard logic could be of use:

1) They are getting a ton of ridiculously qualified applicants. There is no way they're going to be calling everyone personally. Look at this list: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&cycle=3&school_code=0008&sort=gpa&order=d&application_type=0

2) Apparently only one of their admissions officers is actually making the calls. Your file may be under examination right now by a different adcomm.

3) We have no idea what order they are using to examine the files. Perhaps the current batch they are evaluating was chosen largely at random (of course with a preference for the applications that came in earliest).

The more you think about it, the less there is to worry about. Then again, maybe I can speak calmly since it's not even an issue for me yet. My second LOR was processed yesterday. Maybe in two weeks I'll start getting nervous.

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