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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Cardozo scholarship call
« on: May 04, 2006, 11:25:44 AM »
So I've pretty much decided to go to Oklahoma.  Then Cardozo calls this morning and basically asks how much money it will take to change my mind.  I tell her I will look at some numbers and get back to her in a couple of days, and she says she's forwarding my file to the scholarship committee.

So what happened?  They get too many withdrawals?  Is it unusual to get offered money for the first time in May?  I was accepted back in December.  I think it'd take way more money than they'll offer to keep my debt reasonable (with the COL in New York and me having two kids), but I guess it's worth figuring out and calling back.

I feel kind of like the guy I have a crush on called to ask me to the Prom last-minute.  Yeah, I feel popular and all, but if they want me so bad, why didn't they offer money before?

Choosing the Right Law School / Columbia and Cornell
« on: February 10, 2006, 06:37:16 AM »
Is it me, or is it *awfully* late in the game for really good schools to be asking me to apply?  Columbia sent me a fee waiver back around Thanksgiving, but sent me a reminder email last week.  Then yesterday I get a packet from Cornell with a fee waiver and a deadline waiver (handy, since their deadline was Feb 1st).  Is there even a point in applying now?  I'm 3.28/164, so the odds of me getting into either of them are astronomically low anyway .

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Does race really matter?
« on: December 12, 2005, 10:10:32 PM »
Can anyone show me some information proving some of the things people say on here about race/AA?  I read that some schools will give an LSAT boost based on race for URMs.  Is that true?  Do URMs really get into schools with lower numbers than non-URMs who were rejected?  I read all the "we aim for diversity" statements as saying that they don't discriminate on the basis of race/religion/sexual orientation.  Am I incredibly naive? 

Law School Admissions / Does everyone get so much mail?
« on: December 06, 2005, 11:30:00 AM »
I understand the fee waivers from lower ranked schools, but some of the places that sent me fee waivers are unattainable, given my numbers (i.e. Columbia -- I'm 3.29/164).  It was the standard "you should consider applying to our school, blah blah, your impressive credentials" letter.  That kind of thing makes sense to me coming from, say, Western New England, but from Columbia?  They can't be that hard up for applicants. 

Does anyone know how schools determine who gets fee waivers?

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