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Law School Applications / Re: Academic Inbreeding
« on: December 07, 2005, 03:51:53 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 Applications / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 07, 2005, 02:57:10 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 Applications / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 07, 2005, 02:44:10 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 / Re: In at GW
« on: December 07, 2005, 01:43:59 PM »
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 Applications / Re: Academic Inbreeding
« on: December 07, 2005, 01:30:04 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.

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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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Law School Applications / Re: break the georgetown obsession
« on: December 07, 2005, 11:13:26 AM »
165, 3.09 - I applied PT.

me too.  164, 3.4, URM. but i didn't apply until 11/2. so i may have to wait a little while.

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Law School Applications / Re: break the georgetown obsession
« on: December 07, 2005, 11:04:45 AM »
AND I'M IN!!!

what are your numbers, thm2605?

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 07, 2005, 10:33:21 AM »
Mine never said EA, and I checked EA, although...

I did have a second LOR that they got on 11/8, even though I had already gone complete. Maybe that made me regular decision?

No - you would still be EA because only the application was due 11/1. the rest of your file was due by 12/1. so as long as you were complete by 12/1 you are still EA.

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Law School Applications / Re: Where would you rather go, G-town or Cornell
« on: December 07, 2005, 12:01:30 AM »
you want to talk about suicide rates..... how appropriate.  go to www.thehoya.com - gtown's undergrad rag.  there's a story of a GULC student committing suicide in recent weeks.  

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