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a couple of years ago, the wall street journal ranked undergrad institutions by how well students were prepared for grad school (ie: admissions rates and numbers sent to top law schools, b-schools, and med schools). gtown UG came in top 15.  they are one of the largest feeder schools for not only gulc, but also harvard law school. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 09, 2005, 08:06:43 AM »
I live in missouri. it took the letter forever to get here. i stalked the mail man everyday and cursed his name everyday he didn't deliver the letter. but all that's over now. i'm so happy about the letter that i'm likely to invite the mail man over for christmas dinner.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 08, 2005, 10:10:31 PM »
i got my acceptance letter today. i went "decision" on the status check on 11/30.  the letter is dated 11/28 and postmarked 11/29.  i applied ED so i spent the day withdrawing my other applications.  i'm glad the whole process is over.  so long LSD.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 07, 2005, 08:01:17 PM »
Verbal, FWIW, I applied to both FT/PT and got into only the PT program.

i applied ED to both FT/PT as well. i imagine my only shot is to the PT program with a 164/3.41/URM. what were your numbers, illusion18?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Academic Inbreeding
« on: December 07, 2005, 01:51:53 PM »
The only thing that makes for sure sense to me is that letters of recommendation will have more sway at the local school because the adcom is much more likely to know the prof, or at least the rep of the prof. 

that's not necessarily true.  universities are large, segmented organizations.  most universities with law schools have multiple schools/colleges within their institutions (med school, business school, arts % science, engineering, etc.). the assumption that adcoms in one part of a university know professors in another part is unwarranted.

You didn't deal with this modifier: "or at least the rep of the prof."

the reputation of a professor - although adcomms are more likely to know the reputation of a professor than actually know the professor, it's still unlikely that every adcomm at a certain school knows the reputation of every professor at it's own school. there are hundreds or even thousands of professors at every university. the reputation of the most prominent professors might be known, but that would only account for a small portion of professors. there would still be hundreds of professors unknown to adcomms at their own institutions.
but i could be totatlly wrong. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 07, 2005, 12:57:10 PM »
the mail man has come and gone with no word for gulc.... i went decision last wednesday.  the suspense has lost its novelty and is simply causing agony at this point. euthanize me. please.

amazing? do you live on a remote Alaskan island or something?  I can't imagine mail taking that long. Then again, maybe they decided to wait until this past Monday to actually send out the letter?

missouri. i went to UG at gtown and mail usually took 4-7 days to/from missouri.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 07, 2005, 12:44:10 PM »
the mail man has come and gone with no word for gulc.... i went decision last wednesday.  the suspense has lost its novelty and is simply causing agony at this point. euthanize me. please.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at GW
« on: December 07, 2005, 11:43:59 AM »
double crap.

you think the same index would be used for PT? and what how much would being a URM affect the index score?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Academic Inbreeding
« on: December 07, 2005, 11:30:04 AM »
The only thing that makes for sure sense to me is that letters of recommendation will have more sway at the local school because the adcom is much more likely to know the prof, or at least the rep of the prof. 

that's not necessarily true.  universities are large, segmented organizations.  most universities with law schools have multiple schools/colleges within their institutions (med school, business school, arts % science, engineering, etc.). the assumption that adcoms in one part of a university know professors in another part is unwarranted.

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http://officialguide.lsac.org/docs/cgi-bin/home.asp
do a search for gtown and gw.

i think gtown's are 167-161 and 3.1 to 3.6. gw's are slightly lower.  i haven't looked at them in a while though....

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