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I just got off of the phone with the office of admissions at Rutgers-Newark.  Having just been waitlisted there today, I wanted to get a bit of information about the waiting list, how often I should check in with them, etc.

THEY COULDN'T HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN RUDER!  I know that they get lots of questions from applicants, but hello, don't they understand???  We are all making huge decisions that will affect the rest of our lives.  Living with the uncertainty of being waitlisted sucks, so excuse me for wanting to get more information.  A little courtesy would have been appreciated...I've gotten better service at the New York State DMV, to be truthful.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seton Hall
« on: April 09, 2008, 07:26:26 PM »
Cupcake: I called St. John's today and was informed that my file was being held for possible admission into a Summer Institute that they are offering. She told me that they wouldn't make a decision until the end of the month. Maybe that's the case with your file. I don't know why they didn't let people know that in the first place. Thanks for the advice about Newark. I have heard that it was a bad area from several people. I am looking to stay in Jersey City if I move there. Hoboken is too expensive for me. I still have more options to weigh but I gave myself a deadline of April 30. Are you any closer to a decision?

The good thing about SHU is it is right next to the train station, not only for the PATH trains to Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan...but also for the NJ Transit trains.  Both the NE Corridor Line and the North Jersey Coast Line run through Newark Penn Station.  The lines split at a town called Rahway and they have a lot of apts. right near the train that's a place to check out if you want to save $$$ and still be 20-30 mins from school.  Driving into Newark is the pits, so you'd want to look at an option where public transit is a possibility.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Louisville F/T or Seton Hall P/T
« on: April 09, 2008, 07:14:47 PM »
Ha - seems we have a lot in common!  I too was accepted to U of L and to SHU PT.  When I got into the PT program at SHU, the acceptance letter gave me the option of staying on the waitlist for the FT day progam - which I have chosen to do. But the thought of going to school at night is not appealing to me (nor my GF), so I told them no thanks on the PT program. 

For now,  I've sent in a deposit to Lousiville - had a great visit there, was a MUCH nicer town than I expected, students and profs were very, very friendly.  Surprisingly liberal too. In addition to SHY, I am trying to get off of a few different waiting lists, so I don't know that I'll end up going there.  Ugh, the uncertainty of it all sucks.

Anyhow. . .good luck with the decision.  If you are interested in health law, you can'tgo wrong with either school apparently.  And don't let people freak you on the whole job thing.  It just means you'll have to work a lot harder to get a job back in the tri-state area when you're through (or vice versa) - it's not impossible though.  And even with OOS tuition Louisville is around $13k cheaper per year than SHU.  And the cost of living there is MUCH lower.  Anyhow, PM me if you wanted to chat further.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: American Waitlist Thread
« on: April 04, 2008, 02:53:54 PM »
reading all of these posts, the waitlisting process at WCL seems really arbitrary.  prior to taking the LSAT, american was the school i was most interested in.  then i got my lsat score back and only got a 156 :(  couple that with a sub-3.0 gpa and i wasn't even going to apply.  my GF nagged me into it, saying "you never know".  the only reason i can think i was even waitlisted is that i am a non-trad with 13 years of work experience and an interesting story to tell.  but still.

anyhow, sent in two email LOCIs - one right after getting my letter, another one on 4/1, the day after the app deadline.  i'm visiting on 4/14 and will follow up with another written LOCI after my visit.  plus, i am submitting another LOR.  i hope all of these things help.  they must have liked something about me as an applicant to even waitlist me with such terrible #s (i'm not a URM if anyone was wondering.)  wish me luck!  and best of luck to the rest of you!  hopefully i'll see some of you in the fall

Law School Admissions / Re: Louisville
« on: February 20, 2008, 07:06:35 PM »
if you aren't hearing back, pick up the phone and call jack cox.  he's about as nice a guy as i've encountered in any admissions office.

Law School Admissions / Re: former drug addict
« on: December 12, 2007, 04:58:21 PM »
I am a recovering alcoholic and I have been sober for over five years.  In my application, (and my numbers are much worse than yours), I am addressing this briefly in my PS and mainly in an addendum (the latter to explain why I was fired from a job and a low GPA...will point as evidence to all I've accomplished since I got sober to allay any fears). In my PS, I'm talking of the role that serving others plays in a 12-step program and how that has informed my decision to go to law school (i.e., to be of service to others). 

There are some who will judge you b/c of your past, but it can be spun as a positive I think.  Are you in 12-Step recovery?  Showing them that you are actively involved in your recovery is essential, to erase doubts.

Studying for the LSAT / Set-up/Deductions for Criminals-Confession Game
« on: December 01, 2007, 01:48:38 PM »
was it that w ans s were always 6th and 7th (i think) and that z was always to the left of T (i.e, either 1 st or 2nd? 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LG = I ONLY one?
« on: December 01, 2007, 12:45:23 PM »
what were the major inferences on the 6 kids on 3 teams game? i could see inferences in response to some of the questions, but i don't think i found any major global inferences. was i missing something?

yeah, if someone knows this that would be great...i thought it was that w and s had to occupy the last two spots and z had to be in 1,2 or 3.

is that right?

EDIT - I meant for the confessions game!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So how'd it go?
« on: December 01, 2007, 11:31:27 AM »
it was strawberries, common law, hawaii and ??

i thought it was the comp passage with research and the free market?  is that right?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Analog timer
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:30:50 PM »
Buy an analog chronograph watch (i.e., has a stop watch function), I've been using one and it's been helping me tons.  And it's a wristwatch so I doubt you'll have any issues with the procters.  Mine has separate hands for mins, secs and even fractions of second.  You can pick them up for under $100, try Nike, that's where my GF got me mine.


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