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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Top ten USNews Schools' application cycles - AKA Applicants rank law schools« on: May 22, 2006, 11:54:40 AM »
Completely neutral experiences:
GW, Yale, Columbia, Cornell
Bad Bad Bad:
Fordham- completely disorganized, way too many repeated mailings of the SAME brochure, and then a REALLY hysterical goof on their part when I finally withdrew, which they never acknowledged but continued to ask me for seat deposit $. A mess. Nice though.
NYU- just obnoxious staff at their admissions office, who not only refused to tell you why they needed 5+ months to make a decision (thats fine) but treated you like you were some awful nuisance for asking. Just obnoxious all around.
Georgetown- I had the WORST experience with Gtown. I went complete at every school I applied to by Christmastime- but I didnt go complete with them until January. And they require ONE LOR, and no Deans Cert... I couldnt even get them to confirm that I was complete. Then I heard nothing from them for all of February and March, and when I called (they say six to eight weeks...) the annoyed girl in the office said "Well your application barely made our deadilne, so we need more time." Not only did they EXTEND their deadline, but I applied in November. Literally three days later my status changed to decision and I got my rejection letter a week later. It was just so strange.
Good Good Good
I liked Harvards letters and blogging and friendly staff. I know HLS drove ppl nuts with waiting but I was so shocked to have been held and not deferred with my LSAT score, that I just found it all charming.
UMich: Everything comes out of that office polished, friendly, with an air of honesty and candidness (an air- that "Small waitlist" was HUUUGE!). Just friendly and uplifting even when they are deferring and waitlisting you.
Penn: I loved everything about Penns office from start to finish. THey were SO helpful when I viisted, they are so chilled out and relaxed at that office, and also very honest and straighforward. Nov application to March30 decision is a long time but I never got the feeling they were just taking their time screwing around with my app (AHEM nyu). Remains the dreeeam.
and thats what i have to say about that.
General Off-Topic Board / Re: New Iranian Law: Jews and Christians must wear colored badges; Jews get yell« on: May 21, 2006, 09:20:00 AM »
the worst part is how the NY Post ran a front page story that said "The Fourth Reich" on it, while most other papers were already saying "uhhh not true."
this doesnt really change the fact that such an Iranian law would be of NO SURPRISE to me whatsoever. but score one for the Canadian Post.
« on: May 19, 2006, 04:22:19 PM »
i *think* im going to cornell.
the free tuition and stipend at a lower ranked school are leaving doubts in my mind. as is waitlists for penn and columbia (amd I guess Mich, but I doubt id choose Mich over Cornell at this point...)
I love the school, I think its going to be awesome. I am dreading moving to Ithaca. Im from NYC, went to NYU, lived in FLorence and Jerusalem- Ithaca just isnt going to be an easy adjustment. But well see.
im trying to figure out where i wanna live- i know collegetown is literally steps from the law school, but finding a decent priced apt is rough.
General Off-Topic Board / Re: New Iranian Law: Jews and Christians must wear colored badges; Jews get yellow.« on: May 19, 2006, 01:49:33 PM »
Iran does have some awful things that go on; let's just have a conversation about those specific things, rather than about things which may or may not have happened.
Even though this thread is about weird randomness. Does May make people all ornery?
May usually does make me ornery- allergies- but im doing OK now- not ornery at all. Im also not sure what "may or may not have happened...."
General Off-Topic Board / Re: New Iranian Law: Jews and Christians must wear colored badges; Jews get yellow.« on: May 19, 2006, 12:28:13 PM »
im skeptical until i see it elsewhere, but i wouldnt be surprised. Iran is run by fundamentalists. The real kind, the scary kind. THey prop up a president, pretend hes elected, and tell him what to do. For us to try and apologize for the behavior (maybe they are defending themselves against defiled places? gimme a break) is silly bec its hard to get inside the mind of fundamentalist mullahs from Teheran.
I know that Iran arrested and I think executed some Jews a few years ago for absolutely no reason, and I know that they routinely jail and beat "dissidents" and have contracts out on "heretics" who dont agree with their ass backwards interpretation of Islam... with those facts as backgroudn I think its good to be skeptical but I certainly would not be surprised.
LaurenRae and Steve.jd- congrats and premature congrats!
both cuz youre two of the ppl ive "followed" while on these boards and im just so happy for you if you get to go where you want.. just awesome.
i also like that you might be pulling out of Penn and Columbia.
but thats besides the point.
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: T4 -T1 transfer.... and not in top 1/3. I did it, got questions?« on: May 18, 2006, 01:36:59 PM »
Thats funny you bring this up- my one real hesitation about shipping off to Cornell in August is that if I do end up hating Ithaca and my life so far from friends/family/civilization, it will be hard to transfer out without significantly decreasing the level of acedemic excellence... ie i dont want to switch from Cornell to Cardozo just to stay in New York.
Ive heard that NYU/Columbia/Georgetown students routinely complain about all the jobs that transfers steal from them, but is it really doable?
I think T4 to T1 is a fluke, but is it true that Fordham, Emory and Vanderbilt is an easy hop over to T14, assuming 1L grades are good?
wait- to the OP- are you saying you were offered a space ON the waitlist yesterday? or you were asked if you wanted to be pulled OFF the waitlist and into the incoming class yesterday?
If you were offered room on the WL, Id say thats odd- its very late for WL offers, but hey, stay on, you never know. IF you were accepted off of it, thats odd bec its eatrly for them, but CONGRATULATIONS- Penn would be a dream.