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Law School Admissions / Northwestern Law: Chances?
« on: October 26, 2008, 08:11:03 PM »
Hi all -- looking for a quick favor.

168, 3.4, Asian-American college friend from Duke is hoping to apply to Northwestern. Two years teaching in urban schools (TFA-esque) with a Master's in Education from NU.

1.) She scored around her peak but might be able to squeeze a couple more points out of it if she gets lucky. Should she retake in Dec.?

2.) She's thinking about applying ED to Northwestern, which is her top choice for personal reasons. Will that affect her chances? The school insists that it doesn't -- but any actual stories (or data) would be great.

3.) Does the personal reason need to get a move-on and propose? Will that help?

Thanks always.  =)


"... We plan to improve our support for public interest in four ways:

1.  Raise the COAP floors to aid middle-income participants
We are increasing the base income level below which participants do not have to make contributions to their law school loans from $46,500 to $60,000. ...  In addition, we are raising the amount of undergraduate student loans eligible to be forgiven through COAP from $18,000 to $30,000. As is currently the case, COAP will continue to have generous deductions for dependents and childcare expenses. We pledge to support graduates in all stages of their lives, including those who are married or in a committed relationship. (More details on how this will affect current as well as future participants will be forthcoming from our financial aid office.)

2. Double the number of post-graduate fellowships
We are doubling the number of post-graduate public interest fellowships from 14 to 28. Our post-graduate fellowship programs have been much sought after. They have given our graduates the opportunity to work with public interest organizations at no cost to the organizations, to demonstrate their value, and to gain critical experience—essentially launching them on their public interest careers. ...

3. Provide dedicated public interest counseling
We are adding a full-time Director of Public Interest Programs who will help counsel students, provide additional programming, and coordinate and support the many public interest activities in the School. ...

4. Increase funding for summer public interest opportunities

In addition, we will increase our funding for some international summer public interest opportunities, while continuing our generous funding for summer public interest work in general, our numerous and robust clinical programs, and our many centers to support the public interest ..."

Law School Admissions / ASD's: How to Dress?
« on: March 28, 2008, 08:00:44 PM »
How have students usually been dressed at ASD's?  I was thinking a shirt and slacks might do the trick?  Tie?  Jacket?  Or are even slacks too formal?

(I'll be visiting NYU, Columbia, and Yale next week; not sure how to pack.)

Law School Admissions / Questions: NYU, HLS, Penn
« on: December 27, 2007, 08:45:59 PM »
Hi all,

1.) I can't seem to find any information about Penn's second look weekend or enrollment procedures.  Is my packet just missing these things?  When is Penn's ASW?

2.) Are the ASW's paid for?  I would have assumed so, but I can't find explicit descriptions of how the procedure works.

3.) When will NYU's Law and Economics Scholars Applicants be invited to interview?  Were they already notified?  There's clear timelines given for most of the other scholarships, but not this set.

Law School Admissions / Merit Scholarships in asking for FinAid
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:55:31 AM »
So here's the story.  I was walking along the beach yesterday and I found a lamp.  The genie popped out of it and granted me two wishes.

I spent my first wish, of course, on an admission to Harvard or Yale.  That was easy.

"What's your second wish, Mike?"
"Well... how about a full tuition scholarship to that school?"
The genie winced.  "Sorry.  That, along with making a girl fall in love, is the one thing I can't do.  No full tuition scholarships to HYS -- my genie union would jump all over me if I did that."

So I thought about it carefully, and I decided to be clever.  I wished for a Hamilton, or a Darrow, or one of NYU's nifty program-based scholarships.  The genie, puzzled, gave it to me.

I then applied for finaid to Harvard.  I didn't qualify for any (stupid seven year rule), but then I showed them the genie-granted Hamilton offer from Columbia, thinking that that might change Harvard's mind about giving me aid.

Was this plan doomed to failure from the start?  Or might it actually work?

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