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Law School Applications / Hold off on Withdrawals?
« on: March 05, 2007, 08:31:32 AM »
I'm about to withdraw from everyplace I'm not really considering, but before I do so, I just want to make sure that I'm not making a mistake.

Is there any chance whatsoever that Cornell, Gtown, or NW will holler at me within the next couple weeks out of the blue and offer a scholarship that I will then be able to parlay into merit $ at CNC?

Is there any chance whatsoever that UVA or UMich will decide to accept me off hold/wl and then give me $ that I can use for same purpose?

Does it make sense to hold off on withdrawing from dook in order to use their $ offer for same purpose?

None of these seems likely at all, and unless anyone can enlighten me to a reason why they do, I'll drop those 6 this week and hopefully open up spots for those who are waiting.

edit: 666 posts oooooooooo britney is going to kill me

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I hate when people say this. The conversation invariably goes like this:

"So what are you doing next fall?"
"I'm going to law school"
"Oh cool, me too. Where at, or where are you thinking of?"
"*insert T14 school*"
"Oh wow, what did you get on your LSATS?"
"*insert 170+ number*"
"Oh, so THAT'S what got you in there."


Yes, that's it. It couldn't have had anything at all to do with GPA/PS/DS/LOR/UG/WE. The schools just got the reports, sorted them by LSAT, and went down the list until they filled the class. Now I'm not one of those people who's going to pretend that the LSAT isn't one of/the highest ranked factor in decisions, but implying that that's the only reason for an acceptance is just idiotic/makes you sound whiny.

Also, interesting  to note that this statement is almost always followed with "Yea, well, I'm actually thinking about going to law school too, I got a *insert # btw 161-164*, but I think my 3.8 in *bad major* from *bad school* should outweigh that one standardized test."

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Law School Applications / New US News Rankings
« on: February 27, 2007, 06:59:54 PM »
Anyone know when these come out? I think it'd be hilarious if they're published sometime within the next couple weeks and we get to see kids scrambling to convince everyone else that no, they weren't really leaning toward Penn over Michigan, or Stanford over Harvard or something. That *&^% would make my day.

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Law School Applications / Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« on: January 25, 2007, 05:52:59 PM »
What the hell is this supposed to mean?


"We write to inform you that your law school application at Boalt Hall has passed an initial review and that it has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee.  The Committee will begin its deliberations next week, and we anticipate that final decisions will be released by February 23.   We ask that you not submit supplementary materials at this time as doing so will only impede the process.

We thank you for your patience during our deliberations."

You tell me you received my app.
You tell me I'm complete.
You tell me I'm being "processed."

The next thing you're supposed to send is a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Stop being a cocktease and getting me all excited with your flirty emails, you saucy little minx.

Seriously though, any idea what this indicates?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Visiting Duke?
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:39:33 PM »
Okay, so a friend and I are planning to go visit duke this January. We're taking a long weekend and looking forward to checking out the school, hanging out in the area, and just escaping freezing weather for a bit.

Being a student in NYC, i neither have a car nor have any idea what the transport situation is like down at Duke. I'm assuming we should fly into raleigh durham and then take a cab to a hotel, but I have no idea what a good hotel is thats walkable to the campus. Also, what is there to do in the area thats relatively close to said hotels? Whats the weather like in jan? Anything particular to see/do while we're there (should be in the area thurs-sun.)

As a side note, if I call the admissions office, is there any chance I can get them to pay for anything? I know some schools give you $$ to go visit, but they didn't mention anything. Even if not, might they be able to get me good deals at a hotel?

Baaaaasically, I have no clue what I'm going to be doing and any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Law School Applications / Phone calls from restricted numbers?
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:52:00 PM »
Do any law schools show up as "Restricted #" when they call you, or do all of them show up with the area code, etc.? I'm hoping I don't have to start running out of the room everytime a restricted # calls my cell...

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Law School Applications / Letter from Cornell....
« on: December 09, 2006, 04:21:06 PM »
...an application fee refund check that I got for mailing in my waiver...

Glad to have it, but I'd prefer a different letter...agh.

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Law School Applications / Absolutely no desire to even bother with Yale?
« on: December 01, 2006, 04:24:40 PM »
Anyone else just not going to bother? I very very very much doubt I'd even get waitlisted, I don't have any of the "Yale Obsession" that so many people have (Id take a couple other schools over it), and the thought of writing another essay makes me queasy.

Save the $$, spend it on useful things like meth or bazooka joe?

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Law School Applications / Chiashu percentages relative to each other
« on: November 28, 2006, 08:42:05 AM »
This isn't another thread asking how good chiashu percentages are as a whole, but rather one asking how good they are in relation to each other.

For example, do people find that it generally holds true that if you get admitted to a school where you have, say a 60% chance, that you will get accepted to most/all the schools where your chances are >60, or vice versa?

I know that chiashu's biggest flaw as a whole is that it doesn't adjust for soft factors, so I wonder if this would be a more accurate benchmark of admission chances as a whole (of course relying on the assumption that schools agree on what good soft factors are).

Gratzie

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Recommendations / When to thank recommenders?
« on: November 26, 2006, 04:16:20 AM »
So I'm wondering when the best time to thank my recommenders is? I'm planning on bringing them something nice as a token of my appreciation, but I'm not sure when the best time is. I'm planning on emailing them whenever something significant happens (first acceptance, dream school acceptance, scholarship notification, etc), but when should I bring the gift?


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