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Law School Applications / Re: Splitters, applying early = Bad???
« on: December 16, 2005, 05:15:08 PM »
The other way to look at it is that you'll be remembered. A "fresh" applicant in the heat of the cycle might get a five minute look from one reader. As a deferral, you'll be on an adcomm's mind longer and they'll trust their own judgment for keeping you around in the first place.

Early applications also demonstrate that you're someone who can meet a deadline and take initiative.

That's assuming the same committee looks at your application again.  I was under the impression that schools often turn over deferals to additional committee members for review.

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Law School Applications / Re: Splitters, applying early = Bad???
« on: December 16, 2005, 04:49:28 PM »
I wondered about this last night.  I was thinking "If I was going to be deferred anyway, would it be better to have the freshness of a regular application, rather then having my app sit in deferral?"

Exactly, why risk getting rejected if you know you're probably doing to get deferred or waitlisted anyway?

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Law School Applications / Splitters, applying early = Bad???
« on: December 16, 2005, 03:25:20 PM »
Based on the rejections/deferrals on LSN seen so far for those applying early, it seems like a lot of the schools have strict LSAT/GPA cutoffs.  That is, regardless of your index no., if you don't meet both cutoffs, that means an auto-reject or at least a deferral.  This has led me to believe that splitters may benefit from applying for regular decision rather than EA/ED since adcoms may revise their admissions standards based on # of applicants, withdraws, etc. Thus, regular decision applicants might not be subjected to the same cutoffs.  I think this might help those borderline applicants who would otherwise be rejected early on.  Any thoughts on this theory?   

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Denials / Re: Rejected @ Penn
« on: December 16, 2005, 03:11:31 PM »
Sorry to hear about your rejection.  Looking at LSN, it seems like Penn has strict cutoffs for LSAT and GPA, which is a shame because we have similar numbers.

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell Status Check/decision talk
« on: December 16, 2005, 12:24:10 PM »
I take it those of you who withdrew already got into a school that's more preferable. Good luck wherever you decide to go!

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Acceptances / Re: in at cardozo!
« on: December 16, 2005, 12:18:05 PM »
Congrats, it's so exciting to hear ppl getting into their dream schools!

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Law School Applications / Re: Cornell Status Check/decision talk
« on: December 16, 2005, 09:50:01 AM »
Confirmed, EA reserve.  We start a club- EA reserve support group anyone?

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Denials / Rejected @ Columbia ED
« on: December 15, 2005, 11:57:31 PM »
Read the letter 3x before it finally sank in. Things are not looking good so far for me in the T14.  :(

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo or Rutgers Newark
« on: December 15, 2005, 06:35:57 PM »
I think Cardozo has better job prospects that Rutgers. If you can afford it, go with Cardozo.

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