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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Case Western
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:09:08 PM »
So what effect do you guys think this is going to have on their entering class this fall?

I'm really leaning towards attending (because of the $$ offer, and because the only other acceptance I have is a T4...), though I was pretty disgusted by their admissions process. 

Do you think they've turned off many of their better applicants?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Case Western
« on: May 05, 2007, 07:49:32 AM »
I got a call from the Admissions Director today, offering me a spot +9000k.

Feels good, especially since I've received very little love - and not a cent - from other, lower ranked schools... Plus case was a bit of a reach for my numbers.

The odd thing though, was that they started the conversation with "...are you still interested in attending, or have you finalized your law school plans?"

Just curious-when did you apply?  I'm still waiting to hear.  I talked to them last week and was told I was in committee and should hear within a week, but nothing yet...

Did you notice if there was a caller ID number?  I don't answer unknown caller calls, but I wouldn't want to miss this one if it was coming!

Thanks and congrats!


I submitted it on Dec 12, but there were some issues with my file, so it didn't go complete until Feb 8th.

As for a caller ID - yes, it was a 216 number... I remember because I missed the call, and had to call them back!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Case Western
« on: May 04, 2007, 03:50:59 PM »
I got a call from the Admissions Director today, offering me a spot +9000k.

Feels good, especially since I've received very little love - and not a cent - from other, lower ranked schools... Plus case was a bit of a reach for my numbers.

The odd thing though, was that they started the conversation with "...are you still interested in attending, or have you finalized your law school plans?"

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bump

please

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I need some clarification regarding the terms “credit hours” and “semester hours”

Basically, what’s the difference between “semester hours” and “credit hours” and “class hours”?

I’m trying to figure this out for immigration/visa purposes... In Canada, where I did my undergrad, class hours per week = credits.  Is this the same in the US?

If it makes a difference, I’m looking into this in reference to Brooklyn Law.

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Wait List / Re: Need Opinion on an additional LOR (Waitlisted)
« on: April 22, 2007, 10:11:52 AM »
Anyone?

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Wait List / Re: Brooklyn Waitlist, Anyone?
« on: April 19, 2007, 10:32:27 PM »
I just got my Waitlist letter today... There was no mention of a "primary" and "secondary" list... is this because I'm a little later on in the cycle?

Also, what's this about them ranking their waitlist applicants?

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Wait List / Need Opinion on an additional LOR (Waitlisted)
« on: April 19, 2007, 10:02:26 PM »
I was wait listed today at Brooklyn.  I wasn't really expecting to get in, so I'm actually pretty happy. The letter made the chances of being accepted off of the wait list sound rather promising (they could screwing with us, of course)

They included with the letter a document on "ways to improve your chances"... I'm 2 years out of college, so my GPA isn't going to change, and god willing I won't have to write the LSAT ever again.  However, they suggested having an additional LOR sent in from a professor/employer.

My boss just happens to be a Brooklyn Alum.  I didn't have him write a LOR in the first place, because (a) I didn't know him too well back in the fall (I had just started), and (b) because he doesn't have the greatest relationship with the school. 

He graduated about 10 years ago.. He doesn't give any money to the school, and just before he graduated, he got into a shouting match with the dean (who's no longer there, however, if it helps).

He for a while was a practicing trial attorney, but now he runs a very successful litigation financing firm.  He's very good at what he does, but nevertheless, litigation financing is a legal "gray" area that is looked upon with a bit of disdain by the legal community

Anyways... he's offered to write me a letter... Should I have him write one?  He really likes me and thinks very highly of me, so I'm sure it would be a great letter... but is it possible that the AdCom might not be impressed with his lack of love towards his alma matter and take it out on my app?


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Oh Canada! / Re: Lower LSAT scores in Canadian Law schools
« on: April 17, 2007, 08:13:21 AM »
Lack of experience leading to lower scores in standardized tests was just a hypothesis of mine. It's interesting that on average Canadians do better.

The original question in this thread was why do CDN law schools have a lower LSAT requirement, and I do strongly believe that is because standardized tests are not traditionally a part of the Canadian education system, and so they chiefly secondary to GPA and soft factors.

Take York/Oz for example.. don't they factor in the LSAT as "one semester of studying"?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Franklin Pierce Review?
« on: April 16, 2007, 09:35:09 AM »
Did anyone else on here attend the admitted student's open house this past weekend at Pierce?

I came away from it with mixed feelings.  I liked the staff, facilities and town.  I was a little discouraged by the curriculum, particularly their emphasis on "practical" teaching.  I kind of got the feeling that they were more of a "trade school for patent lawyers".  I'm more interested in the law from a government/policy perspective (with a tech law emphasis), so I'd like a little more emphasis on the theoretical side.  They seemed to be very focused on Hard IP, and it's practical implementations. 

Any other opinions?

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