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Looking around at your class, have you noticed any particular charactestic that seem to be common amoung you and your peers?  Admissions often mention that they look for "fits", are there any qualities besides academia that sets the CLS class apart from others? Like a common interest in international law or you guys all like sausage on your pizza?

First WL acceptance on LSN. High LSAT/Low GPA. Dammit.

I haven't even sent in my LOCI yet!  :P

In regards to the previous request:

Keep in mind that this info exists on a website that solicits a law admission help service.

I never read into the data much. It just means that there aren't many schools that pull from Columbia.  I kinda figured that already.

...maybe it's a good sign that the waitlist->acceptance happened so early.  They said they would review as spots materilized.  They also said that this would evaluations would start in June and this is half a month early.  Wishful thinking probably.


There was some data collected for, I believe, the 1996 application cycle.  It showed that Columbia had a waitlist of 600 people.  It ended up taking 30 people from that waitlist.  Even though that data is from a long time ago, it's definitely not comforting.  I'm having trouble writing a LOCI since the probability of an acceptance seems so small. Regardless, I'll stay on the Columbia waitlist as long as possible.  I'm not too sad about it, I have a 30k a year offer from GWU.  I'm sure the rest of you have similar offers that rock just as much, if not more.

Does anyone know a website that has some good examples of letters of continued interest?  If not, does anyone have or know of any good examples that they would be willing to share?  I need to write a LOCI for Columbia, and I'm pretty stuck. 

Although it may be true, would it be silly to mention that a significant reason I would like to attend to Columbia is because I have two new nephews that I would like to see grow up?


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GW vs Cornell
« on: April 12, 2007, 09:09:25 AM »
I got 90k from GW, and rejected from Cornell.  I think I would have choosen Cornell over GW.  I know your parents make a lot, but how old are you? If you're old enough you do not need to report them.  From what I hear, Cornell tends to be fairly generous with financial aid grants.  It may not really be a difference of 90k.

Law School Admissions / Re: The GW thread
« on: March 30, 2007, 09:01:18 AM »
so hey, I'm writing my "please give me money" email right now ... who do you guys think I should address it to, Richard? or just the general Financial Aid email?

What are you asking for?  Scholarships or grants?  If you're going for scholarships, write to Richard, but if you're just after grants, go to the Financial Aid office.

Yeah, I was about to say this.

Do you have any merit awards from schools that are peers to GWU?  People have been mentioning that it's the easiest way to get more money.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who Is Going to Pony Up for GW?
« on: March 29, 2007, 04:05:13 PM »
Could one rationalize it by stating that GWU has a better location than Boston?

I didn't get any need-based money.  When was your FAFSA processed and complete?

Law School Admissions / Re: The GW thread
« on: March 29, 2007, 04:00:52 PM »
Has anyone gotten any free money from GWU via financial aid grants? 

Law School Admissions / Re: The GW thread
« on: March 29, 2007, 07:09:06 AM »
Most people that watch and comment on these threads are 0Ls.  It's strange that everyone talks about GW's full rides this year, but don't they do this every year like every other school?  It's really hard for us to identify trends since most of us seem ignorant of what practices they employed 2-3 years ago. Is this really a scholarship blitz by GWU, or do they simply do this every year? 

I'm happy that I got a 10,000 dollar a year increase in my merit award, but why did I get it?  Did I get it because a lot of 135,000's are withdrawing? Did I get it in an early response to the drop in US News rankings? Neither senario is really comforting. I have a few good friends who got accepted to GWU and are brillant people.  They've been waitlisted at Penn and Michigan and yet, GWU has not offered them any money in merit awards. I know they are strongy considering GWU.  Why give the 10k to me and not that Penn-caliber person, or Michigan-caliber person.  In the long run isn't that the better move?

Law School Admissions / Re: The GW thread
« on: March 29, 2007, 06:11:04 AM »
My award went up from 20 to 30 a year.  I'm still waiting on the financial aid package.  If I get the max award, or close to it, I'll pretty much be going to GWU for free.  Already withdrew from Cornell, Fordham.  I think I'll stay on the Columbia waitlist though :).  I should have applied to more schools, but my I didn't know anything about law schools and my pre-law wanted me to go to John Marshall. Dammit =/

GWU dropped three spots this year from 19 to 22.  Thoughts? 


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