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Incoming 1Ls / Kaplan Audition
« on: April 27, 2005, 06:40:58 PM »
I'm going to be auditioning to teach at Kaplan soon, and was wondering if anyone had any advice. Do you know roughly what percentage of people who get invited to audition actually get the job? Any anecdotes? Thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Is Powerscore Really Better?
« on: April 24, 2005, 10:56:06 AM »
A good friend of mine is studying for the LSATs this summer and asked me for advice on prep courses. I took Kaplan, and I wasn't thrilled (I went from a 167 diagnostic to a 169 actual). I've heard that Powerscore's courses are much better, but the location is inconvenient for my friend. Should she just do Kaplan, or is Powerscore sufficiently better to justify the hassle? Thanks.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In at Harvard
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:57:57 PM »
I'm in at Harvard as of today! Todd Morton, the Dean of Admissions, called me on Thursday, and we had a phone interview on Friday. During the interview, he asked whether I would definitely go to Harvard if I were to be accepted... I said that the answer was almost certainly yes (keyword: almost). In the course of our discussion, he said that virtually every offer of admission has already been given and that a select pool of candidates were being called to compete for the remaining spots. I followed up with a call to the admissions office today and was informed by Mr. Morton himself that I'd been accepted! Good luck to everyone else who's still waiting... it's been a long ride.

I've been complete at Harvard since late November and still haven't received a decision (not even a hold). I just got a voicemail message from Todd Morton, the dean of admissions at HLS, telling me to call back ASAP. I have never heard of Harvard accepting people over the phone, so I'm not sure what to make of this. Does anyone have an idea? Has he called anyone else recently?

Incoming 1Ls / Law School Food
« on: February 28, 2005, 07:20:56 AM »
I wasn't sure where to post this, but hopefully someone here can help me out. I was just thinking that I have no idea what most law students do about food. At my undergrad college, graduate students are allowed to be on meal plan, but those who eat in the dining halls are typically the social outcast types. Does anyone know what the food situation is at NYU and Columbia, specifically? Do there tend to be cafeterias devoted to law or graduate students? Thanks.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Ding at Penn
« on: February 18, 2005, 10:35:08 AM »
I just got rejected from Penn after being deferred early. I obviously can't read Meeker's mind, but I suspect yield protection was at work here, particularly since I didn't write any of the optional essays (most notably the Why Penn). Anyway, both Columbia and NYU are higher choices for me, so I'm not really affected by the news.

Choosing the Right Law School / Silence from Harvard
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:40:04 PM »
I've been complete at Harvard for a while (since mid to late November, I think) and still haven't heard from them. Based on last year's numbers, I'm wondering if this means that I'm about to be dinged or waitlisted. Anyone with a deeper knowledge of LSN care to speculate as to whether or not this long wait means bad news?

Law School Admissions / Annoying St. John's Envelope
« on: February 04, 2005, 10:23:39 AM »
Just wanted to vent about something... I got a slip in my mailbox today telling me that a big envelope had arrived. I told myself that it was probably nothing, but I still felt an adrenaline rush. What I got was a thick envelope from St. John's Law School inviting me to apply. Not to knock St. John's (I have a relative who is a 2L there and is doing well for himself), but it's pretty obnoxious of them to randomly send out thick envelopes to people at this stage of the game. Just wanted to get that out there.

Choosing the Right Law School / NYU v. Columbia on Academics
« on: February 02, 2005, 07:25:51 AM »
From posts I've read and people I've talked to, most of the comparison between NYU and Columbia tends to rest on their respective locations in Greenwich Village and Morningside Heights. While the difference in neighborhoods is definitely important, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about academics at the two schools. Obviously both are very top, but does one have particular strengths and/or weaknesses that sets it apart from the other? I've heard that Columbia is more corporate-focused and more competitive... does anyone have any anecdotal experience that suppports this? Thanks a lot.

Choosing the Right Law School / UMich Notification
« on: January 09, 2005, 09:25:50 AM »
For those who recently got into Michigan: did you get an e-mail saying that an acceptance was on the way, or did you just get the package? If you didn't get the e-mail, are you currently not a college student? Thanks in advance.

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