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Law School Applications / Laughable fee waiver
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:15:26 AM »
Finally got a fee waiver (CRS) from Brooklyn today. I was planning on applying if I got one, but now that I have a few acceptances I probably won't. Anyway, the letter says that "as a holiday present" they are prepared to waive the application fee - totally lame and unconvincing. With the rotten luck I've had so far this cycle, this waiver makes me feel better in knowing that I can turn the tables on at least one school by saying no to them rather than vice versa.  Geez, I sound so bitter, and it's barely halfway into the cycle!  ;D

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Wait List / Submitting additional materials, how much is too much?
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:03:37 AM »
I'm thinking of writing a targeted letter of interest and submitting one or two additional essays to each school, is this going overboard?  Also, is it ok to submit essays that were not listed as topics in the application itself? Additional material is so vague, and I'd hate to send out unsolicited/unwanted stuff.

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Wait List / Re: Deferred NYU
« on: December 27, 2005, 11:56:44 PM »
Just got mine today, I was so scared of getting rejected it first time I was excited about a deferral.  ::)  Don't know much about how good our chances are, but I take it to mean that there's still a decent shot, anything's better that outright rejection (*cough Columbia) or waitlist.  I've already graduated so all I plan to do is write one or two essays and maybe a letter of interest. Good luck to you!

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Wait List / Re: Cornell
« on: December 22, 2005, 01:16:44 PM »
Deferred at Cornell today.  Went to decision last night around 5pm.  Not a big deal for me, but the irony is that there is no postcard in my envelope (and yes the envelope was sealed).  So it looks like they are subtly asking me to withdraw. 

Stupid Cornell.


Wow, that's hard to believe. I doubt it was intentional though, but hey, you got into some great schools already, so congrats!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo vs UPitt
« on: December 21, 2005, 05:25:38 PM »
Don't know anything about UPitt, but ranking wise they're the same, so unless you have a compelling reason to go there, I'd go with Cardozo and save yourself some money on living costs.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Northwestern!!!
« on: December 21, 2005, 05:13:03 PM »
Congrats everyone! Has your status checker been updated?

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Wait List / Re: Cornell
« on: December 21, 2005, 09:59:34 AM »
So my deferral finally arrived yesterday, and the envelope was never sealed  :o. Fortunately everything seemed to be there including the postcard.  Those of you doing letters of interest, is that just another essay, or is it more of a cover letter than doesn't get included in your application?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: is cornell too international?
« on: December 19, 2005, 05:15:36 PM »
Cornell is simply a great school.  Period.  I know kids who have gone there because of their interest in representing individuals on death row in the clinic that focuses on capital appeals.  It's one of the best such clinics in the country, IMO. 

That said, Cornell is extremely well regarded, especially in the northeast, and especially in New York.  If you go to Cornell, and you want to work in NYC, you're hooked up.



Agreed, Cornell is great overall.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell Early Action Deferral
« on: December 19, 2005, 03:00:49 PM »
Those of you who were put on EA reserve, does the letter indicate that you will be considered before, or along with the regular applicants? There seems to be some confusion as to which is the case, somebody plz clear this up.

KenG, your letter sounds like a straight-up deferral, I wonder if this whole EA reserve thing is a sham and we all got deferred to the regular app pool.  I don't know what your numbers are, but I think the fact that you haven't been waitlisted or outright rejected is a good sign. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Decision @ Cornell over the weekend !?
« on: December 19, 2005, 09:58:02 AM »
Don't stress over some technical problems with the status checker, I finally went decision this weekend, but I called last week and was told I was put on EA reserve, so I fully expect a letter this week with a big HOLD on it. Remember, decision could mean Admit, Hold, or Deny.  Try to relax, and wait for it...then tear open that sucker as soon as it reaches the mailbox! ;D

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