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Wait List / Anything else?
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:37:55 PM »
Waitlisted at ultimate dream school.

Originally deferred, then waitlisted.

From deferral in December until now, pretty evenly spread out through the months: 4 letters of continued interest (1 of these letters included an update with a new innovative work project) and 2 extra LORs. I sent the last letter at the end of April/beginning of May.

Since taking the LSAT again is out...is there anything else I can or should do? Should I send some more letters confirming interest every few weeks?

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Where should I go next fall? / WUSTL vs. BU vs. BC
« on: April 13, 2007, 02:42:17 PM »
Sorry to add to the ever growing list of these threads, but confused out of my mind and hoping for some feedback:

i am pretty much 100% committed to public interest.

WUSTL: gave me only loans in fin aid package. said they'd consider me for other $, but have not heard back yet. decent loan forgiveness, good clinical opportunities, i really like the facilities, and i'm more ok w/ st louis than i thought i would be. if money weren't an issue, i think i'd lean towards going here.
BU: loan forgiveness not guaranteed, good clinics, i didn't really feel comfortable w/ the school in general, i didn't think i really could enjoy my education there, but i love the urban location and they gave me 20k, which makes me sick to think of turning that down, even though i didn't really feel like i could be happy there.
BC: 10k offered, awesome loan forgiveness, clinics are great. i think i could be happy here, but i wasn't in love w/ it, and while i like boston, i didn't like it as much as i thought i would.

thoughts, anyone?

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i'm going into public interest law. i have explored this area w/ internships and being an AmeriCorps VISTA, i know what i'm getting myself into w/ the pay, etc, and i really have a passion and dedication to becoming a public interest attorney. obviously, law school expenses are that much more painful for me, since i won't be making the big money later to make up for it.

i got into 2 very similarly ranked schools. one offered me 20k scholarship, but their loan repayment assistance program(LRAP) is very very small and not a guarantee. obviously, 20k is good but i'd still have to take out the rest in loans. on the other hand, the other school hasn't offered me anything but loans, but has a good LRAP. i'm just interested in getting some feedback. thoughts?

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Wait List / best time to send LOCI?
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:43:29 PM »
When's the best time to send a LOCI after being waitlisted? I got waitlisted a couple weeks ago, and I haven't sent my LOCI in because I've heard from some people that it might be better to send it in around the time deposits are due...is there a certain timing that is good for LOCI's? Or should I have really sent it in as soon as I got waitlisted? Any advice?

Feedback much appreciated.


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Financial Aid / waitlist and financial aid
« on: March 16, 2007, 10:58:58 AM »
is there a point to applying for financial aid if you've been waitlisted? i missed the deadline for the PROFILE at GWU, but i'm waitlisted there and i'm wondering if it's worth submitting late. GWU's not my first choice, but I might consider it if I was to get off the waitlist.

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Wait List / What additional materials to send for waitlist?
« on: March 07, 2007, 02:40:59 PM »
Got deferred and then waitlisted from my absolute dream law school. Considering my #s make me an auto-reject, i'm not heartbroken by this turn of events, but i want to see if there's any way i can get a boost once this school turns to their waitlist. the problem is, after i got deferred, i sent in a letter of continued interest, another LOR, a writing sample from a paper i wrote in college, and a work update. i have no idea what kind of effect this had on getting me waitlisted, but now i don't have too much left to send...but the waitlist e-mail definitely invited more materials. i think i can get another LOR from an organization i interned and volunteered with in college and i'm still involved with as an alumni. but i've already submitted 2 academic LORs and 2 work/internship related LORs. is this too much? also, i was thinking about writing a short essay about my experiences in a rural village in Mexico..is this a good idea? Input appreciated!!

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Law School Applications / addendum now?
« on: January 26, 2007, 11:00:39 AM »
so i was deferred at penn, which is a crazy dream school but hey, let's throw all my eggs in the basket so i won't regret it later...

stupid study abroad gpa from 1 term in college is significantly lower than my overall gpa (like almost .3 lower) because they convert grades weird...should i write to penn and other pending dream schools about this weird low term of grades? or am i just being insane and let it be....they know it's from elsewhere and not by degree institution, since i have study abroad on my resume, schools attended part of app, etc....


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Law School Applications / NYU question
« on: December 29, 2006, 12:10:27 PM »
It says on the NYU website that the JD application needs to be complete by Jan. 1st to be considered for the public interest scholarship. I know everyone on the board has said NYU takes forever to let you know if you're complete...I applied on 12/7, the report was requested 12/8. I know for a fact that all of my parts are completed and my LSDAS report is complete. DO you think this means I made the deadline for scholarship consideration? I have no way of controlling when they process my information..thoughts, anyone?? my chances are ridiculously slim, but i'd  at least like to be considered..i did spend a good time on the extra essay got the extra LOR after all...

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Law School Applications / reject/defer e-mails?
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:15:13 PM »
does anyone know if there are there schools that e-mail you rejections or waitlists? i just want to be prepared if i'm going to be rejected via e-mail because that would mean finding out @ work...anyone know if there are schools w/ e-mail rejections/deferred?

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Recommendations / additional LOR after complete file???
« on: November 18, 2006, 09:19:03 PM »
i already got notice from a few schools that i am complete(they have all my info). i have 2 LORs, but a 3rd recommender sent her letter to LSAC last week. If my file is complete, will they still look at my new letter????

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