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Law School Admissions / Re: Taking NYU over Columbia
« on: April 26, 2007, 07:19:03 AM »
NYU taking over Columbia?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:24:45 AM »

OU-A&M will be a dog fight. Both teams should be settled by then, and we'll see what everyone is really and truly made of. My guess is it determines the Big XII South. A&M has a brutal schedule in my mind. Texas may be at home, but OU, Tech Missouri Nebraska and Miami for away games will be a huge test. Like a someone noted last year: A&M was the best 59 minute team in football; if the games were 1 minute shorter, we would have seen A&M playing Ohio State.

Now, let's not go too far...

Applied 9/15/06
Held email 1/9/07
No interviews or other official correspondence
I just called and I was told a decision has been's in the mail. Wow, I'm sure it was worth the wait.

Looking on LSN and here makes it seem that mostly WL letters are going out right now, so I'll bet (hope) that's what I will get. If I do get WL'd, I will always be able to brag about that to my children and my children's children  :)


As I said before, I included such a letter when I returned my waitlist form.  I don't think it is useless--they want to know that someone they take off the waitlist will come to their school (in order to manage their yield).  There are plenty of people who would not attend if they were taken off the waitlist in the middle of summer due to already having made plans elsewhere.  They want to know you are not one of those. 

I think the phone call from Toby serves that purpose for them. Obviously they wouldn't base such a determination in the summer solely on a letter they received back in April.

I can see the letter having a slight value, letting them know in advance that you're likely to accept an offer if it comes your way. But then again, they can already presume that much for most borderline candidates anyway...and people that absolutely would not attend generally do not agree to stay on the WL. They probably have extensive experience with people changing their plans in the summer to attend HLS. In any event, a letter now probably inspires little confidence that your plans won't change drastically by the summer time. $0.03

Would you guys recommend sending a letter or an email in case you want to let the school know that they are your number one choice?

I think H knows that already...especially if you decide to stay on the waiting list. A message like that would be pretty meaningless, IMHO.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Create your own Rankings
« on: April 24, 2007, 11:51:58 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: April 24, 2007, 11:19:55 AM »
The following is off-topic, but since this thread is inherently off-topic anyway...and since MTG seems to keep checking here...why not?

MTG - Will you please describe your internship experience with Baker Botts this past summer? Was the work interesting/fulfilling? Were the people in charge patient and friendly? Did the associates seem stressed out? How tolerable do you think a career at that firm would be?

What real differences do you think exist (in terms of the employee's experience) among the top Houston firms? What drove you to choose BB? Have you heard rumors about the cultures and norms at other firms?


General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: April 23, 2007, 10:27:38 AM »

Yup - and I'll see you there.

Judging by the spring game, the offense still has a lot of work to do, but the defense still looks amazing.  It'll be a good game, either way.

Are you actually going to the game in Norman? I can't tell what city that is in your it New York or Chicago? I'll be in Chicago.

I think it will be an ugly, defensive game. I don't think OU will depend on its frosh QB too much because of the outstanding stable of RBs and the big OL. That will make for a low-scoring, ball control game. I'm sure UM will try to do the same. The defense on both sides will be similar, but the home crowd for OU is an edge. I also think the OU offense will be better than UM's. So, maybe 24-16 those April predictions...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: April 23, 2007, 10:13:59 AM »

Oh, and jer - excited for September 20th?   ;)

Excited about September 8th? :o

Will it be the same inept Miami offense?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: April 23, 2007, 09:13:49 AM »

I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.

You're a chick, right? Wow.

I agree with you, BTW, even though I am partial to the Rockets (I currently live in Houston).

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