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Law School Admissions / Re: Appalling GPA, what are my chances
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:36:06 AM »
Just about anyone can go to law school.  Get a 165 and you'll have plenty of options.

Whether a Third or Fourth Tier law school, financed with loans, is worth it in this economy, is a question for another thread.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: July 12, 2006, 07:04:05 PM »
Reserved yet again.  Enough already.

Whatever date I have to pay substantial, non-refundable money to the school I'm currently committed to.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:26:58 PM »
I just got the second Reserve letter too.  Staying on for the heck of it.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:49:41 PM »
The three LSNers who reported getting in off the WL were all 174s.  Kapstone and the "CCJohnson" LSNer, who were dinged off the WL, had LSATs on the low side (by CLS standards).  That's thin evidence, but it seems like in doling out the few seats coming open, they are emphasizing LSAT rather than GPA.  (Note also that one of the three LSNers who got in had a 3.58, which is not usually CLS material.)

On the other hand, I could be reading way too much into the thin data.  It could be that the people who got in off the WL simply had profiles similar to people who dropped out of the class, and were seen as logical substitutes.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: June 07, 2006, 10:24:27 AM »
He's heading to Penn/Wharton for a joint MBA/JD.

In other news, here's a bad sign ...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: NYU
« on: June 02, 2006, 10:48:16 AM »
I don't have any super-secret sources, but I agree with Mike's bottom line.  The LSN numbers show NYU accepting an absolute boatload of people this year; over 50% more than Columbia and almost as many as GULC which is a much bigger school.  Plus yield will be high, due to NYU's jump to #4/tie in the rankings, publicity over the new faculty acquisitions, and the continued improvement in QOL in NYC.  Put that all together and they prolly won't have to go to the WL to form the incoming class.  The only WL activity will prolly be to replace people who drop out of the class once formed.  That'll only occur if H, Y, S and possibly Columbia pull people off THEIR waitlists.  And it may not even happen then, since my guess is that NYU is actually oversubscribed and won't need to replace those that get grabbed by HYSC.

An Emory degree has more clout, although the difference is less pronounced in NYC, Cardozo's home area.  Is the modest difference worth $60,000 to you?  To answer, we'd have to know your financial picture, which we don't.

With that caveat, I'd say Cardozo.  I don't think there's 60K in difference between the two programs and the jobs they lead to if you're committed to a career in NYC. 

But again, if the 60K is in the bank or can be borrowed without too much pain, Emory is the higher ranked and presumably better school.  It's like asking whether you should buy a Cadillac or a Buick.  If you can afford it, get the Cadillac.  If you can't, the Buick will get you where you want to go.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: NYU waitlist
« on: April 26, 2006, 02:38:02 PM »
Yup, I love D.C. and GULC has beautiful facilities and great faculty, but I just couldn't get past that huge class size.  Penn grads are a scarcer commodity and that's GOT to be a big help in job placement, which is what it's all about.  Secondarily, there's the greater proximity to home (NYC), the Ivy prestige thing, and the friendlier vibe.  Good luck!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at Columbia
« on: April 26, 2006, 11:24:02 AM »
3.87/178, accepted at Harvard, and still waitlisted?  I'm honored to be in your company.

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