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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Holds?
« on: February 15, 2008, 02:39:20 PM »
Call me an optimist, but from the email:

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Because each application is carefully and independently reviewed by up to four readers, you may hear from us later than many other law schools.  You should receive a final decision by mid-April.

and the attached FAQ:

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When are decisions made?
The bulk of our decisions go out from mid-March to mid-April with our goal to have all
decisions made by April 15.

In combination, these seem to me to suggest that most eventually accepted applicants (i.e. those falling in the "bulk of decisions" who haven't yet heard) would have received this email. I'm going to choose to take it as very good news.

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Haha... no worries, I knew what you meant. Thanks.

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Appreciate the (somewhat backhanded) compliment nerfco :P, but I think it's relevant to some degree. For one thing, my numbers wouldn't be 3.94/178 if I was at U of T (or, hell, even at Queen's), they'd probably be more like 3.8 or 3.7/178.

Second, I think the difference in quality and prestige (however measured) between WLU and UW is far greater than that between UW and U of T. As far as American schools are concerned, WLU might as well be Bob and Doug's School of Igloo Repair. They'll probably have heard of UW (particularly those schools with good IP programs), and they'll probably have heard of U of T. But I sincerely doubt they'll know the difference.

In any case, just my two cents, based on my own -- obviously limited -- experience. Nerfco's point is certainly a valid one though, so discount accordingly.

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No. I've been accepted everywhere I've applied so far (including HLS) coming from Laurier (you know: the high school down the street from you guys...). If WLU isn't a handicap, surely UW won't be either.

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Law School Applications / Re: Next day acceptance
« on: November 06, 2007, 01:35:06 PM »
As I remember, Duke also requests both a paper copy, and an electronic copy of everything from LSAC. So, you don't go complete until the paper copy arrives and is processed, but they'll already have seen everything in electronic form.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: So how far along is everybody?
« on: August 27, 2007, 07:07:00 PM »
Also, Macs with OS X can print any document to PDF.

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Personal Statement / Re: 2nd draft...need comments, please
« on: August 27, 2007, 07:00:25 PM »
Sure. PM me.

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Law School Applications / Re: 2007-2008 Fee Waiver Roll Call
« on: August 07, 2007, 07:16:34 PM »
That unctuous guy. I suppose you're right though, probably fine.

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Re: 2007-2008 Fee Waiver Roll Call
« on: August 07, 2007, 07:09:52 PM »
Duke, Priority Track + waiver

Would it be weird to reply to the email with a brief thank you note? I feel like I should, but don't want to come off as *that guy*.

Anyone else reply with thanks?

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