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Where should I go next fall? / Recs that hurt?
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:20:27 PM »
How badly do you think recommendations can hurt you in the admissions process?

I ask because I keep pondering what I did wrong...to get waitlisted by my safety schools(I know, I know, there IS no such thing...but lets just pretend...)! I would assume its not my numbers (but who knows), my personal statement was solid, and I have good extra currics and work exp.

Out of the 15 schools I applied to (wow what a waste of money), I only got into 1 (CONN), which I applied to in February at my gfs request (in case she got into YALE, which she is WLed at). Everyone just told me to keep being optimistic about it all, and well, they don't tell me that anymore!

And for all those who just MUST know...I have a 162, 3.6.

My safety schools were: Dozo, Fordham PT, and UNC (before I realized their in state quota, so I guess it wasn't really a safety after all ).


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Where should I go next fall? / Who went to NYU IILJ event?
« on: April 20, 2006, 11:33:08 PM »
Hey

I would like to say that I'm posting this for my gf who posted about that NYU IILJ vs. Harvard thread a few days ago. She's not keen on registering for online stuff.

I'm posting this for her because she wasn't able to make the IILJ event this week. If you went to this and could give some feedback on the professors that you met, other scholars, etc. it would be greatly appreciated.

As for the actual owner of this log in name.....the whole law school application process walked all over me and then pooed on my head! POOED!

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Where should I go next fall? / Harvard vs NYU IILJ scholar
« on: April 15, 2006, 05:54:00 PM »
Interested in international law....got accepted into NYU's International Law and Justice Program with about 10k a year.

While I am thrilled about the IILJ program I still wonder about Harvard's name and reputation in terms of job prospects. As for location of school and the quality of programs and classes offered, both sound terrific....it's the post LS aspect I'm wondering about.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Where should I go next fall? / Fordham what are you doing?!
« on: March 31, 2006, 03:48:02 PM »
Did anyone else who is STILL pending at Fordham get a lil email letter today saying that they aren't giving decisions until after the first and second deposit dates?! Is it me or does this sound like some sort of twisted wait list?

I can just see it now....waiting until after June 1st to be told that I'm on the REAL waitlist....whoopee!

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Where should I go next fall? / Cheap shot...but effective?
« on: November 23, 2005, 06:09:45 PM »
Hey all....happy as hell to finally be rid of the applications, but now the horrible feelings of apprehension have set in....GOOD LUCK to everyone by the way!!

So here is my question.....Iīm dating someone who did much, much better than I did on the LSAT and in an attempt to stay together, we ended up applying to almost all the same schools despite the fact that at practically every school I applied to I have a 25% chance or less to get accepted to (wow awkward sentence much?). First, how much do good soft factors really matter? I donīt meant a nobel prize or anything....but some more significant things than a basic work history....?

Secondly, how much pull do you think my significant other would have in say, getting me off a waitlist at a school within the T20? She has a 179, 3.9, has taught in Nepal, Thailand, Belarus, Ecuador and has worked for the International Criminal court. Furthermore her family isnīt mega rich, but significantly well off?

I have a 162 (WHY?!) 3.6, and am currently a professor of english and economics in Ecuador. My I sound bland.

Thoughts?

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Minority Topics / Minority or just strange?
« on: October 12, 2005, 11:02:38 AM »
Hi everyone, I{m new to the boards and am quite addicted to it after only reading for a few minutes. Please excuse any typos, Iīm typing this in Ecuador and the keyboards are funky....

I{m applying within the next few weeks and happen to be an adopted south korean american jewish lesbian....seriously. Will this actually make any difference? My PS is about my strange mix because it has had an impact on my life....but beyond the PS.....any boost from admissions?

I{d appreciate anyones take...especially ppl who are currently in school and have been through the whole, terrible, process of applying...

best
theporpoise

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