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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Decisions after Deferred @ UT Austin
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:25:50 AM »
No info here, just speculation. :D

It looks like they are adhering to the same pattern they did with the Early Admission pool - accept the auto-admits first, then in-staters with numbers at or above UT medians, etc.  The only difference now is that UT seems to be making their diversity acceptances to applicants with lowish numbers and minority status.  Looking at LSN, they've gone through most if not all auto-admits and are now admitting right-around-median instate people and diversity candidates, sprinkled with some rejections.  The cut-off seems to be 166/3.7 right now - I guess UT is determined to raise their numbers?  From what I've seen, all non-URMs admitted so far have numbers above the cut-off, except for big splitters (all of whom were instate).

[end obsessive overanalyzing rant]

I guess the next waive will be out-of-staters with good numbers - both deferred and late applicants. 

Law School Applications / Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« on: February 16, 2006, 12:33:52 PM »
why do you presume that russian =/= slav?

Probably because not all russians are Slavs..

all ethnic Russians are Slavs, however, not all Russian Citizens are ethnic Russians.

Law School Applications / Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« on: February 16, 2006, 12:25:44 PM »
I got little <1000 on the SAT (in a second language, less than a year after coming to the States and with no preparation - school advisor told me the test measures "your natural ability", LOL).  In college, 4.0 in a double major while working 25-30 hours per week and involved in school activities.  Invitation to school's Ph.D. program, research papers with professors, etc.

Scores may, to an extent, show your "natural ability" to do certain type of work, but not how badly you want it and how driven you are to succeed.  JSIA.

are you russian or some sort of slav. i ask because your user name is sladkaya.

something like that ;) why do you ask?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are your favorite canceled TV shows?
« on: February 15, 2006, 06:26:46 PM »
My So-Called Life

Law School Applications / Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« on: February 15, 2006, 06:05:09 PM »
You guys are all f-cked. I was in your position last year.

Where'd you end up?

EDITED: nevermind - just looked at your profile and saw you go to Suffolk.  Was it your highest-ranked acceptance or did you take the $$$$?

Law School Applications / Re: I've been held...what next?
« on: February 14, 2006, 11:05:52 AM »
Given what you've said, your plan of sending in a continued interest letter and a recommendation sounds good.  If possible, have your recommender tailor it to U of I-UC and specifically mention that you would make a great contribution in your classes and enhance school's reputation upon graduation, due to your work ethic and commitment to public service.

Best of luck, I'm really rooting for you.

P.S. Did you get an e-mail about Baylor's full-ride public service scholarships?  Sounds like a perfect fit for you.

Law School Applications / Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:15:09 PM »
a 158 non-URM got into boalt last cycle, so don't give up hope :)`

With a 4.0 and a pretty unique life story coming from a foreign country.  Was it last cycle though?  I thought it was in '04?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: After UT - SMU v. Baylor v. UH
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:09:08 PM »
I didn't sign up for the admitted students day, but I visited Baylor about a month ago so I can give you an approximate schedule of how my visit went.  Not sure if it will go the same way for you or not, but if anyone can't make the admitted students day and wants to schedule an individual visit, it will be similar to mine.  I had a brief meeting with Becky Beck (who's very sweet) around 9.00 am, and then set in on a Practice Court class (this class is a big deal at Baylor).  After that I set in on a first-year class till 11.30.  After that I went to lunch with a couple of current students and had a tour of the law school after lunch.  Then another meeting with Becky for any questions I had about the school.  All in all, I was done at 2-2.30.

Let me know if you have any questions that I may answer - I was very impressed with my visit.

Law School Applications / Re: I've been held...what next?
« on: February 13, 2006, 12:50:02 PM »
#2 sounds good.  Instead of #1, I would send an update of what you've been doing since you submitted your application, how the new LSAT is better representative of you performance, any new ECs/projects you've done, and how they play into your desire to go to UofI.  Mention any clinics you'd be interested in there, how your specific experience will contribute to the academic environment at the school, and then say that for the above reasons it's your top school and you would love to attend.

I'll be happy to read your essay if you'd like.  PM me.

Law School Applications / Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:43:58 AM »

REDEMPTION- WE'RE NOT ELITISTS!  YOU MAY JOIN- just remove your high lsat score from your id and we'll play nice  ::)

hey, i thought i was president! damn, i've already been usurped.  :-\

You're the founder - it's a much more impressive EC!

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