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Wait List / UGA waitlist...
« on: April 29, 2006, 05:30:39 AM »
...seems to be moving.

I got waitlisted on 4/20 (obviously somebody was smoking something) and promptly quit qorrying about it.  Just for grins, I checked it this morning (up with a fussy baby) only to find that I'd been admitted sometime in the intervening week or so.  According to LSN, there are at least 3 people that have been admitted off the wait list already - one of those got OFF the waitlist before I even got ON it, so who the heck knows what's going on over there...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Emory Class of 2009
« on: April 10, 2006, 11:19:35 PM »
Now that Visiting Day is over and seat deposits are coming due, I reckon it's time for those of us who are heading to Emory this fall to have a thread of our own to trade information and share whatever advice we get.

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Law School Applications / Twas the Night Before Ding-mas...
« on: December 05, 2005, 11:33:38 PM »
I see on LSN that two of the schools I applied to have started sending decisions to people who were complete at roughly the same time that I was.

So far, nothing in my mailbox.

I did a drop-in visit at my first choice last week, and they told me I "might" hear something before the holidays.

The waiting is killing me.  I think my head may explode.


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Recommendations / Drafting your own LOR
« on: November 11, 2005, 08:55:26 AM »
Has anyone else had something like this happen to them?

I had a recommender offer to write me an LOR a couple of months ago.  I promptly sent her my CV, PS, etc etc, and then proceeded to hear nothing.  That was fine for a while, but a couple of weeks ago I started to get worried and by this week I was frantic.  FINALLY, yesterday, I managed to get in touch with this person, who was horribly embarrassed about letting it slide.  To expedite things, she suggested that I just write it myself and send it to her, and she'd make any changes and then send it off immediately.  So I wrote myself a glowing LOR (hey, I wouldn't have asked this person to write me one if I didn't think it was exactly what she would do), and she got it, left it as-is, signed it, and put it in the mail.

The funny thing is that earlier this week I talked to someone who I'd been considering as a recommender, but who I thought would be too busy to spend time on it.  At that point I was frantic, and she immediately suggested that I draft a letter for her and she would be happy to review and send it in for me.  So now I have another LOR to write for myself.

This seems to have worked out pretty well, even though I am pretty sure that LORs rarely matter one way or the other...

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