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Law School Admissions / Penn-y for your thoughts...
« on: April 05, 2006, 11:42:31 AM »
Totally unscientific, random, off-the-cuff thought:

Doesn't it seem like there is an absolute ton of people on this board, and on LSN, who seem to be leaning towards Penn?  Could Penn wind up overenrolled?

(Just a sense I get browsing this board and looking at LSN profiles.)

Law School Admissions / RD applicants STILL waiting for NYU? Roll call.
« on: February 22, 2006, 10:14:00 AM »
If you've been Complete at NYU for at least 6 weeks and haven't heard so much as "boo" from them since, give a shout out.

Me: 11 weeks.

I think basically they're doing the same thing as Columbia -- deferring all borderline RD applicants until April -- only without the courtesy of a "hold" letter.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Held at Columbia (RD)
« on: January 26, 2006, 12:01:14 PM »
Letter came today.  It hurts, 'cause it's my first non-acceptance and because I was beginning to think I might squeak in.  Just goes to show LSAT alone doesn't get it done.

Law School Admissions / Georgetown tidbit
« on: December 22, 2005, 06:50:41 AM »
On LSN, they still haven't rejected or waitlisted anyone with a 174 or greater, or anyone with a 170 or greater and a GPA over 3.3.

I'm grasping at straws as you can see, heh!

Law School Admissions / What do you make of this LSN account?
« on: December 19, 2005, 01:44:11 PM »
It lists a number of dates that haven't even occurred yet for Completes and Decisions.  Let alone listing 39 schools.  Evidence that LSN data can't be relied upon?  Downright sick?  Or am I misreading the profile?

Law School Admissions / Fordham Status Checker: What Are They, Kidding?
« on: December 13, 2005, 08:01:42 AM »
At the very height of application season, they haven't updated the status checker for eight days???  Worse than useless.

If that's the slipshod way Fordham does things, it makes me wonder if this is really a school I want to attend.

Law School Admissions / My 7th grade gym class: a parable
« on: March 11, 2005, 11:05:54 AM »
True story:  I was in gym class in seventh (I think) grade, and the teacher had to break the class into two groups, one for calisthenics and the other for basketball.  EVERYONE, of course, wanted to play basketball.  So the teacher said, OK, line up, and anyone who can show me they can already do 20 push-ups can skip calisthenics and play basketball.

So the kids formed a line and, as usual, some brownnosers dashed to the front of the line, some delinquents sauntered to the back, and most kids ended up somewhere in the middle.  And the teacher began administering the 20 push-up test.  And what happened is, with the first few kids, he was really strict about what constituted a "push-up."  He made the kids let their bodies go down to within an inch of the floor but declared "no push-up" if the chest touched the floor for even a second.  Any resting disqualified the kid.  And the teacher watched like a hawk and barked instructions and made the kids nervous.  The first several kids didn't make it to 20.

After the first few kids had failed, the teacher was losing interest and no one was qualifying for basketball, so the teacher eased up.  Anything close to a push-up counted.  Kids were passing the test left and right.

When the line got near the end, though, things changed again.  Half the period was gone already and the teacher wanted to wrap things up, so he began looking for reasons to disqualify kids.  One kid was sent to calisthenics just because he didn't start doing push-ups as soon as his name was called.  Plus the teacher already had enough kids for basketball and didn't need more.  Very few of the delinquents at the end of the line got to play basketball.

Moral of the story:  apply in the early-middle part of the cycle, not the very beginning or towards the end.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WooHoo
« on: May 26, 2004, 09:11:57 AM »
Congrats, that is awesome.

May I ask what Penn's giving you?  You disclosed all the rest.  Is this a "Levin" (Levy?).  Thanks and congrats again.

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