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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hastings cut-throat reputation
« on: July 25, 2006, 08:32:21 PM »
I didn't mean to say 'it sucks to be you' but re-reading the post I could see what you mean. I was rather trying to say enjoy where you are at and plan on making the most out of your three years there. Hastings is a really good school and places well in one of the best cities in America. I got into Hastings and considered going there but there were some things such as the grading curve against other students which caused me to go elsewhere. It does seem to me that in most posts people seem to mention that they want to transfer and since transfering depends on your first year grades, the competitive curve would be people trying to transfer at a disadvantage whereas if your ranked high enough in your class at Hastings you'll have about the same job prospects as someone coming out of Boalt.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hastings cut-throat reputation
« on: July 25, 2006, 12:21:14 PM »
If you think boalt is big on transfers because of the rejection letter they sent out you may want to look more closely into it. I have heard that it is in fact really hard to transfer to Boalt from alot of schools and if you are ranked high enough in your class at Hastings to get accepted as a transfer then you might as well stay at Hastings since your options will be about the same once you get out. I don't mean to crush anyone's hopes but it just seems that everyone attanding Hastings is planning on transfering right away. Also it seems to me that being graded on a curve against all the other students would create a really unriendly environment.

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I am attanding Fordham law next year and have also studied in the UK for two years. It is hard to give great advice without knowing the particulars of your situation. It is sort of hard to get full work visa even with a UK college degree once you are done but I don't know if you have dual citizenship etc. Also if you want to take the bar in the US you might not be able to with a law degree in the UK since it is only a four year undergrad degree. It would be a cool opportunity either way London and New York are both great cities and both are good schools. Good luck and hopefully I will see you at Fordham next year

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: July 12, 2006, 09:32:04 AM »
a lady called me i think around 3 east coast time, she mentioned that she had to call a few more people which I took to mean that she was offering more than just me a spot. The deadline for deposit is july 24th so mabye after that a spot will open up but she made pretty certain I was going to accept before offering it so who knows when a real opening will happen. Good luck

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: July 11, 2006, 04:15:53 PM »
got in today for the day division, finally. I am real excited since I have been dying to get into a good NY law school. The lady on the phone mentioned she was accepting a few more people so good luck everyone hopefully I will see some of you in August. my numbers are 166/ 3.58

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Wait List / Re: Cornell WL
« on: June 30, 2006, 12:00:20 AM »
does anyone know what is up with cornell waitlist? they sent out a few acceptances to people on the waitlist a few weeks back and cut a few people. Does this mean they are full until someone withdraws or are there a few more spots open. Any guess on how many spots might open up?

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Wait List / Re: Cornell WL
« on: June 23, 2006, 01:26:39 PM »
Are they rejecting people from the reserve list? I got a letter from them and expected it to be a rejection but it was just a waitlist postcard. Considering my luck this cycle I was pretty happy to have just that.

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Wait List / Re: Fordham Waitlist
« on: June 16, 2006, 12:05:02 PM »
If your still waitlisted at fordham this late in the year and you are already in at a school you would probably choose over the waitlisted school you should plan on going to Iowa even if you wanted really wanted to go to fordham since the reality is there is a smaller and smaller chance anyone is still getting in off waitlists. Congradulations on Iowa too, I live in Chicago and there is a good connection with alot of legal jobs in chicago from Iowa since it has a strong reputation in the midwest. There are alot of large firms in chicago which you can work at and transfer after a few year to their SF and NY branches if you still want to move.

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: June 13, 2006, 08:18:14 AM »
if you don't mind, what were your numbers and are you going?

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: June 12, 2006, 06:53:50 PM »
does anyone know if there is a second deposit deadline for fordham or if there are anymore spots open or mabye opening up?

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