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Acceptances / Tulane People- read here...
« on: April 18, 2005, 01:27:55 AM »
Hey Everyone,
  Well, with my final deicison to attend to Tulane, I'm looking for a chance to get to know some people
(since I will be coming to New Orelans completely solo) and I imagined that some of you felt the same.  Thus, I have started an e-mail disucssion list group for all Tulane people who will be starting this fall.  This is one of those yahoo groups where we can send one another and the entire group messages or any sort of questions we have, introductions  etc...
 So if you're going to Tulane and you'd like to subscribe:, send an e-mail to:

 TULANLELAW2008-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

  Or PM me and I'll add you.  Maybe this is a dumb idea, but it seemed like agrat way to make those first few weeks less miserable and isolating if we can feel like we at least vaugely know a few people and can have a little group of us to have lunch or whatever.  ANyway, I hope some you will join.  If you want me to add you, just pm me....thanks! 

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Acceptances / Is Tulane the most loved Law School On here??
« on: April 17, 2005, 11:24:23 PM »
From what I've seen, the only non-T-14 Law school that people on here are really excited about going to is Tulane (myself included)  People are picking it over BC, BU, Emory...I'm picking it over Vandy.  Can so many of us be insane, or is Tulane grossly under-ranked?  Is Tulane just a school that's on the way up? I especially think that their Intl law program and clincs don't get enough attention. 
  BTW, are any of you who are heading to Tulane interested in starting a little e-mail group list or something so we can start to get acquainted with one another?  Once we find out what sections we're in, how about forming a preliminary study group?  I assume we'd be a good group, b/c many of us here are abovve their 75th percentile so we'd be on the same level basically)

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Question.  Let's say you're going to TUlane and you hope (at some point) to get involved in international law.  By the second semester of 1l, you need to make a decision as to whether you're going to pursue the civil or common law track.  If you pursue the common track, does this hurt your chance of ever getting involved in intl law?  On the other hand, if you pursue the civl, you're bacially then lmited to practicing in Louisiana.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Can you not take the intro Civil law clases and yet still take some upper level later on? 

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  I am just beyond words.  It's April 15 and I still haven't heard a peep.  I applied on Dec 31st.  They took a month and a half to request my LSAC Report.  This, as they told me, was "normal," I hadn't been overlooked or anything.  Yet the morning I called to ask about it, they requested my LSAC that afternoon.
   Called 2 wks ago to check, it was "still w. the committee."  Just called this morning.  "can you spell your name again...Are you sure you applied to BU school of law and not BC??"

  WTF!!!!?  So I said: "So does that mean I'm not in the system even?"

                  "No, no, you're...our computers are working very slowly this morning, can you call back this afternoon??"

   What is going on with this?  Does anyone have an e-mail of a REAL person there I can write to? (my numerous e-mails to the main address have been ignored) Can I complain to LSAC?  Can I request my app fee back? 
    These people are an absolute disgrace.  If the admissions process is any reflection of how they run the school, it's a blessing they fu-ked up my app.  I am so angry with these people. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Question for fellow Tulane People...
« on: April 14, 2005, 01:57:39 PM »
Hey, question for all my tulane friends.  Let's say after the first semester of 1l, your grades aren't so hot.  LEt's say your in the bottom %50.  Does it make sense, then, to pursue the civil law track as opposed to common law so you can have an easier time finding work in LA after you graduate?  I'm not planning on being in the bottom 50% and I' sure neither are any of you, but it's something to think about.  Since LA is a civil law state and I presume that a good number of the 38% of the grads who end up in LA are on the lower end of the grade spectrum, it' something to think of...
 
 

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Wait List / Boston College's WL...
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:32:28 PM »
  The woman was rude and short with me.  She said that after all responses are in and they knw hw many candidates are coming, they basically do a mini-application process all over again and review all the files.  There is no ranking system.  They expect to accept 5%-8% of the cadidates from the WL this yr.  She said you stand the best chance of hearing something a few weeks to a few days before class.  The 5%-8% typically comes off the priority WL, so if you're not on the priority, unless there's a miracle, don't hold your breath...hope this is helpful to some people and saves you all some time...

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Wait List / Wash and Lee's WL....
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:28:00 PM »
Ok, here's school # 2 in my series on WLs.  The Wash and Lee woman I spoke with, while nice, was not very optomistic.  She stressed how competitive this cycle has been and said that they have "hunreds" of people on the WL.  If there is any movement, she said it will come late june at the earliest.  She said that while supporting information "certainly can't hurt," she's not sure how helpful it will be, though it will be added to the files...

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Wait List / Emory has a new WL system this yr...
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:25:45 PM »
I'm not sure if this has already been posted, but here it goes.  In the past, Emory has ranked WL candiates individually.   Last yr, she said they made about 50 WL offers, about 1/4 accepted them.  This yr, they're using anew system for the first time.  They're putting cadidates into groups.  There are three tops groups.  Those in group 1 have a very high chance of being offered admission.  Groupd will be set by May 15, so get all supporting info in by then.  Send spring grades directly to the school.

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Ok, I'm on a bunch of WLs and I spoke to a few yesterday about taking the June LSAT.

WUSTL-  it would be a GREAT idea if you're willing to do it, if you do substantially better the committee will definitely consider it.

 EMORY-  They're not ranking candidates individually for the first time this yr, but rather are putting them into groups, which will be arranged by MAY 15.  June LSAT won't matter, b/c groups will be decided already.  She also said if you're in group 1, you stand a good chance of admission.

Wash and Lee-  The dean was really nervious about this one.  She said basically that we neither encourage or discourage it...would we cnsider it?  Yes.

  I'll call the rest on Monday and post my findings... hope this helps some people

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Acceptances / In at Vanderbilt...
« on: April 02, 2005, 01:15:29 PM »
3,66, 165, non-urm, complete on 1/21.  not going, but it's nice to have just for self-esteem purposes. Would rather take the money and spend 3 yrs in NO than in Nashville....

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