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the same thing happened to me!  i'm not getting any of their emails, even though they apparently sent me two with my status checker ID and one letting me know i was complete.  i vote someone call and let them know that none of their emails are actually getting out.

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Law School Applications / NWU Status Checker
« on: November 08, 2005, 02:46:28 PM »
It's been a month since I applied to NW, but I never got the application received email.  Which means I didnt have access to the online status checker.  So I finally called the admiss. office and they said they had emailed it on the 14th, but I definitely didnt get it.  So she said she would email it again for me, but that one still hasn't come either.  She was very nice about it, though, and said, "but your file is complete."

I still can't get into the NWU status checker, though, which means no admissions decision for me (they don't mail them.)  For someone who has applied there, what is the "application ID"?  Is it your SSN, or your birthdate, or your LSAC number, or any combination of those, or is it random?  I would like to have this information eventually, and NW's emailer doesnt get along with my email.

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Law School Applications / Re: LGBT mail
« on: November 04, 2005, 04:31:47 PM »
a lot of applications ask if it's okay to forward your information to student organizations on campus.  in that case, you may received LGBT-oriented mail from schools that accept you.  michigan is an exception; they say they will ask you before they send you gay-related mailings, although this is the only category that they exercise that discretion.  you may also receive gay-related mail from schools that are trying to recruit you.  i can't imagine that any of it identifies itself on the outside of the envelope, so you may want to ask your parents not to open your mail unless you say so.  or come out.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 03:43:52 PM »
i meant no offense.  it does have the potential to pay off economically.  i just hope you don't let law school admissions officers dictate your lifestyle, location, etc.  rankings dont mean much if you are miserable at the place you are at.

i dont fault anyone for being scared about this process, but maybe you should ask yourself what YOU want to do.  out of the 20-odd schools you are applying to, which ones could you actually see yourself at?

I am more flexible about it than I would be if I had a 3.79/180 like you do. With lower numbers I have to make some tradeoffs, whether they be geographical, economic, or whatever. I am willing to make some sacrifices (such as possibly living in a place I am not particularly thrilled about for 3 years) if it means the opportunity to go to a national school which will give me opportunities I otherwise wouldn't have.

It is not as simple as deciding in advance where you want to go and then just applying there. Suppose I get into a school that otherwise would not be on the top of my list, but it offers me significant money? Then that school becomes more attractive. There is no way to know this in advance. I may have spent $1340, but sh*t, if I wind up at a school that offers me $5000 in merit aid per year that I otherwise would not have gotten, that $15,000 kinda makes up for the $1340.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 03:27:59 PM »
Why is that terrifying? When acceptance rates at many of these schools are in the 10-20% range, ten schools hardly seems like a lot.

i dont fault anyone for being scared about this process, but maybe you should ask yourself what YOU want to do.  out of the 20-odd schools you are applying to, which ones could you actually see yourself at?

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 03:26:48 PM »
Hey Brent,

LGBT film fest curator?  Did you see Hellbent, the gay slasher film, or Mysterious Skin (good movie)?

So far I'm up to four schools.  Will add 2-3, and more if I get nervous or good fee waivers.

mysterious skin is great.  hellbent looked schlocky, but i may see it if i'm in the mood to be scared and turned on at the same time.  i planned on applying to 6, but peer pressure upped it to 9, but what i really want is HLS.  knock on wood, or whatever.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 02:14:54 PM »
I just applied. Any school that specifically targets other gay people (but not me) has my vote.

bonkers---your LSD is getting a little long, isn't it?  i thought i was getting obsessive about sending in apps, but your list makes me feel a tad better (;-))  i almost called WUSTL to ask if the gay letter represented a fee waiver, but i resisted.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 11:45:09 AM »
I just got a non-Gay-A WUSTL letter withOUT a fee waiver. I want the one full of glitter...

has no one else gotten this?  i guess it's cause i checked the LGBT box on CRS?  mine didn't have a fee waiver either, but I dont want to apply there anyway.

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Law School Applications / Re: Acceptances from Boalt
« on: November 03, 2005, 02:13:50 AM »
if i get in at boalt and they call me....


i will sing...



"calllllifforrrniaaa."


good idea/bad idea?  discuss.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 03, 2005, 02:11:40 AM »
got a snail mail letter from WUSTL.  "GLBT law students, like yourself..."


that's cute.  they know i'm gay.

my roomie says it should be gayer.  "we think you're fabulous!!!!! come to WUSTL (where the boys are free!)"

someone should tell them it should be "GLBT law students, like you..."

silly.

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