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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Fordham Defferal -> Ding
« on: March 25, 2006, 07:11:46 AM »
So, anyone else get a letter from Fordham saying they were deferred? Included in it was a form that needed to be completed if one wanted to be kept in consideration. I no longer had any interest in travelling way the hell out east, so I didn't complete the form. Two months later? I get a ding. Wtf? As far as I was concerned my application had been withdrawn. Is this their way of increasing their selectivity?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / required reading
« on: March 12, 2006, 01:29:10 PM »
the following should be required reading prior to posting in this sub-board:

Sander, Richard H. "A Systemic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools." Stanford Law Review 57.2 (2004-2005): 367-483.

Choosing the Right Law School / UChicago/Duke
« on: February 20, 2006, 09:26:15 PM »
To no one in particular -
I have absolutely no chance at getting into UChicago (7.6% on Chiashu) or Duke (15.1%), but I've been complete since mid/late December. Can't they just send my rejections already. What's to think about? Just ship me a thin white envelope and free me from daily mail box checking!

Law School Admissions / Georgia Status Check
« on: February 12, 2006, 12:42:13 PM »
Well... it's back up. Unfortunately it's giving me:
There is no record of an application status.

.... Interesting. I'll give em til Tuesday morning before I ask wtf happened to the 'currently being reviewed' that was there for two months.

Choosing the Right Law School / UMN deferral
« on: February 12, 2006, 09:09:35 AM »
Just curious if anyone who was deferred by Minnesota in late December / early January has heard anything new yet.

Getting a little impatient over here.

Choosing the Right Law School / Paran0id's Ranking Methodology
« on: February 11, 2006, 12:53:47 PM »
When double checking stuje1's average ranking data, I developed a terrible case of number crunching. As you watch schools float up and down, swap places with each other, etc, you begin to get sucked in. The result? I've calculated two 're-rankings'. The first is based entirely on the institution's Peer Assessment average over the past 8 years (since they began doing it by 5.0):
Rank   School
1   Harvard University
2   Yale
3   Stanford University
4   Columbia University
5   Chicago, University of
6   Michigan, University of
7   California-Berkeley, University of
8   New York University
9   Virginia, University of
10   Pennsylvania, University of
11   Duke University
12   Cornell University
13   Northwestern University
14   Georgetown University
15   Texas-Austin, University of
16   California-L.A., University of
17   Vanderbilt University
18   Minnesota, University of
19   Southern California, University of
20   Wisconsin, University of
21   North Carolina, University of
22   Iowa, University of
23   Illinois, University of
24   Washington University (Mo.)
25   George Washington
26   Boston University
27   California-Hastings, University of
28   California-Davis, University of
29   Emory University
30   Boston College
31   Washington and Lee
32   William and Mary
33   Notre Dame, University of
34   Indiana-Bloomington, University of
35   Washington, University of
36   Ohio State University
37   Tulane University
38   Arizona, University of
39   Georgia, University of
40   Fordham University
41   Colorado-Boulder, University of
42   Wake Forest
43   Utah, University of
44   Brigham Young University
45   Connecticut, University of

I'll post the second ranking and methodology as a reply since I don't know what the max post size is.

Law School Admissions / Columbia Fee Waiver Email
« on: February 08, 2006, 09:51:03 AM »
We are writing today to encourage you to consider applying to Columbia Law School, if you have not already done so.
At this point in the admissions cycle, we understand that you may have applied to numerous other schools, and thus might feel burdened by the costs of application fees.  Therefore, if you have not already applied to Columbia Law School, we are waiving the usually required application fee of $70.  Should you decide to apply online via the LSAC e-application, your application fee will be automatically waived.

Why would they tease me like that? What do they gain by torturing me?

Choosing the Right Law School / How to withdraw?
« on: February 03, 2006, 12:42:15 PM »
Seriously? Would an email or something cut it? Or do they just 'figure it out' when April 1st comes and goes?

Also, if you could take a look at my LSN and give input as to where to go / where to withdraw I'd appreciate it.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Georgetown
« on: January 30, 2006, 03:53:14 PM »
Went decided at Georgetown sometime in the last day or two. I await my ding with bated breath.

Incoming 1Ls / LEEWS?
« on: January 27, 2006, 12:33:41 AM »
Waste of money or gold?

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