i must admit i'm curious about the contents of this email.
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thank you. that's surprisingly little, considering that there are at least 320+ people with lottery numbers. I actually haven't gotten bumped yet, although i thought i would pretty quickly. i'm smack dab in the middle. 143 isn't reassuring- if it was something like 250+ i might have felt as if i'm somewhat safe. What is everyone doing??
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:59:52 PM »
this was really interesting- thank you! i'm definitely keeping my eye on prosecution as an option, but like the other poster i was also thinking about doing a firm job at least one of the summers as loans are going to be pretty crushing. i know pay isn't good for prosecution, which unfortunately is a pretty big concern when i'm looking at at least 90K in debt. :/
i never know what's the correct thing to do when I get a somewhat personalized thing from Toby or Dean Kagan. I just got an email from Dean Kagan welcoming me to HLS- i assume this will go out to everyone who turns in a deposit. i feel like i shoudl respond, but i usually never do, because i figure thse people get swamped anyways. What do you guys think?
i didn't mean that there's no actual difference between a 158 and 170. now that's a whole different debate. my point was in response to the guy i quoted- that he could see harvard taking a 160 but not a 158. for the purpose of rankings, which is at least partly why law schools are numbers-driven, a 158 is the same as a below-170. or whatever the 25% will be this year, given that obviously a below-25% percentile is one more spot taken in the below 25% group. (i mean in that the 25% is obviously somewhat fluid from year to year and each person affects the percentile in a small way, but setting that aside..)
Folks, he was waitlisted at Stanford and accepted at UCLA. With a 158? A national recommender who actually really knows the kid....I speculate it is a Supreme Court Justice who has known his daddy since law school, and wrote him a targeted letter to Harvard and a general one to the others.
except there's no difference to harvard between a 160, 162, and 158. i think anyone would agree that 2 or so points (from 158 to 160) are pretty meaningless, and for the purpose of rankings and 25% LSATs, a 158 is the same as a .. whatever Harvard's 25% LSAT is. of course, all else equal most schools would shoot for a higher LSAT, but this guy isn't your run-of-the-mill candidate, i'd guess. and doesn't legacy work sort of like AA for admissions anyways?
First, I was only joking Sea. There are plenty of type 2's in gropius so getting bumped didn't really matter to me, it was just surprising given my number.
yeah, i figured. sorry about that- i was just thinking about how getting bumped must suck and bumping must kinda suck also and probably got carried away. although yeah, i don't see how you got bumped- chances of you being the target of a bump by a 1-4- strange!