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Where should I go next fall? / UPenn admitted students packets
« on: January 24, 2006, 01:34:00 PM »
Did anyone else get theirs yet?  Mine just came last night. Sadly, no t-shirts, but lots of info about financial aid and such.

If I remember correctly, seat deposits are due April 28th... *heart beating faster*

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Law School Applications / New LSN Graphs are Up!
« on: January 03, 2006, 04:45:53 PM »

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/graphs.php

(for you newbies, just select your desired school from the drop down menu)

Q: How do you know you're an LSN dork?
A: When you look at these graphs and you can name the dots for the people whose scores they represent!

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Where should I go next fall? / Women in Law School
« on: December 30, 2005, 02:03:01 PM »
In response to the question of whether being female makes it easier to get into law school, some stats from the National Law Journal:

(9/26/05)
55% of all current law school applicants are female (only 50% of graduates)

BUT at top schools:

(from 8/22/05)
Women make up 44.6% of this fall's class at the responding schools (the top 19), compared with 44.3% last year. The number of women entering this year's classes totaled 2,717, while the number of women entering last year's classes equaled 2,676.

Law schools participating in the survey were Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School, Duke Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Chicago Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Southern California Law School, University of Texas School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Vanderbilt University Law School.

Do top schools just not care enough to recruit women?  Harvard certainly should, after last year's Summers fiasco... I wonder if this will play into their admin decisions.

It didn't seem to make a difference last year at Yale (per LSN):

Accepted females: 3.83 / 172.7
Accepted males:   3.74 / 173

Although you can certainly research your schools on LSN, as they do allow you to search by gender.

Because the attrition rate at law firms is so high for women, if a firm wants to maintain a high percentage of women further up the ladder, I suppose it might help in being hired later on.

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Financial Aid / Getting Parents to Co-Sign your Loans
« on: December 23, 2005, 02:32:31 PM »
My credit is not great, while my parents have a perfect record. Is it a good idea to get them to co-sign a loan?

Has anyone ever done this?  Whose credit score do they use to determine interest?

I want to broach this subject early to them, so they'll have time to think it over... that's why I'm asking about it right now.


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Wait List / Deferred from Columbia ED
« on: December 15, 2005, 01:48:41 PM »
Just heard today.  I don't think there are too many of us, since most LSD/N-ers did really well with the early decision process this year.

But for those of us who will be waiting for several anxious months to hear back, come hang out here and wait with me!

 8)

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Law School Applications / UPenn Acceptance Vigil
« on: December 14, 2005, 01:33:01 PM »
Haven't seen one started yet... but if the rejections started four days ago, seems like the acceptances can't be far behind.

Last year, there was only a three-day gap between the two.

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Where should I go next fall? / First NYU Acceptance on LSN
« on: December 12, 2005, 02:23:49 PM »
Here:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=sjt

It's starting, it's starting!

UPDATE: OK, she added later that the dean emailed her because he knows her personally... he thought she had already received her letter.  So the rest of us will have the joy of stalking our mailmen daily  :)

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Law School Applications / Schools Taking Longer this Year
« on: December 08, 2005, 01:32:21 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but it really seems like many T14 schools are taking longer this year to send out decisions... I know my three loves--NYU, Columbia and Penn--sure are! 

Last year:
4. Columbia- Accepted: 12/01/04       Rejected: 12/10/04
5. NYU- Accepted: 12/01/04       Rejected: 12/3/04
7. Penn- Accepted: 12/05/04       Rejected: 12/2/04

This year:
Nada, except one awesome URM guy got a phone call from Penn (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=JesseJackson).

Any thoughts on what may be causing the delay?

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Law School Applications / Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 01, 2005, 01:31:09 AM »
I checked my Georgetown status tonight, and it now says "decision."  Only problem is that I haven't received one!  Has this happened to anyone else?  From the acceptances thread, it seemed to me that even those admitted had not come up as "decision" in the online check.

I guess I'll be hearing soon... here's the full text from the website:

The Admissions Committee has reached a decision on your application. If you have not already received our correspondence, your decision letter should arrive by mail within a week to ten days.

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