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Law School Admissions / Harvard B-school hackers
« on: March 08, 2005, 12:53:27 PM »
Would trying to log-in to admitted students websites or email accounts in order to receive their decisions earlier be considered hacking?  Do you think adcoms would be wary of this and use excessive attempts to log-on into consideration for admissions?

Here is the link that I got from xoxo:

Law School Admissions / Harvard Notifications
« on: March 03, 2005, 11:29:52 AM »
I'm assuming others have noticed, but I've been looking at the Harvard applicants on LSN and I noticed that they tend to send the bulk of their "complete" emails every 7-8 days.  After that, they send out decisions about 7-10 days later to their auto-admit candidates.  Anyone know anything about this? 

Also, I noticed that there were no auto-admit candidates from the 2/17 completes.  Granted they don't seem to be as solid as the previous completes, but it makes me wonder if they're throwing all of the deferred applicants together with the late completes and making a final decision on them in April.  [deleted]

Law School Admissions / Median LSAT Scores
« on: February 06, 2005, 12:22:19 AM »
Anyone know the most recent median LSAT scores (incoming class Fall 2004)?  I'm curious because it seems that most schools had medians that were very close to the 75th percentile. 

The two examples that come to mind are:
Duke: 162/169, median = 168
UPenn: 166/171, median = 170
(law schools' websites)

I know that the mean is not the same as median, but would the medians for Yale and Harvard be close to their means?  As an example:
Yale: 168/174, mean = 171 (seems to be incoming class Fall 2002 data)
Harvard: 169/174 mean = 171 (incoming class Fall 2003 data)
(Surprisingly, both were taken from Princeton Review's website)

I'm guessing that the medians of Yale and Harvard will tend to be closer to being right in the middle of 25th and 75th percentiles just because there aren't too many applicants with LSAT scores of above 170 to begin with.

Just waiting to kill some time before decisions (read: expected dings) arrive...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / NYU!! YESSSS!!!
« on: February 03, 2005, 08:05:17 PM »
letter came today.  dated 1/31.  sent 1/13.  completed 1/26.  looks like they finally got to the 1/26 completes.  i'm so unbelievably relieved!!!!

btw, my ID and login doesn't work for the admitted students website.

edit:  I made at least 2 obvious spelling and grammatical mistakes on my PS... so there's hope for us!

1) What kind of mistake was it?
2) Did you send in an updated PS?
3) Results?

I have a significant SES disadvantage that I never bothered to write about.  I think it's too late for NYU and Stanford (since they were complete 1/26 and 1/27), but should I send them out to all the schools?

Law School Admissions / OH FUDGEPACKER!!! Typo in PS....ajsdkfa;sjdf
« on: January 25, 2005, 02:38:45 PM »
Honestly, do you think it's going to cost me a chance at HS (didn't send out Yale's yet)? (or even Columbia, NYU, and UPenn)???  If it won't break me, how much do you think it'll affect my apps?  (Sorry if this topic has been discussed before)

There's just one mistake in the personal statement.  I spelled "unfortunately" as "unforunately" in the beginning of a paragraph. 

Law School Admissions / US News GPA - LSAC or Cum GPA
« on: January 14, 2005, 12:22:38 PM »
Are they determined from LSAC or Cum GPAs?

Law School Admissions / Are all T-14 schools liberal?
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:59:34 PM »
(I accidentally posted this in the PS board)

I've heard that Chicago and UVa are relatively conservative compared to other T-14 schools, but generally liberal.  Is this true of just the student body, the professors, or both?

I've heard that Chicago and UVa are relatively conservative compared to other T-14 schools, but generally liberal.  Is this true of just the student body, the professors, or both?

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