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Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: March 23, 2006, 01:51:23 PM »
TS is probably from New England.

and what's wrong w/ that???   ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: March 23, 2006, 01:44:10 PM »
my call didn't go so well.  i was sooo nervous.  can someone comfort me?  i'm feeling pretty sad right now.  :'(

If you read further up in this thread, everyone seems to think that their call went poorly for some reason or another (including me).  He's not the chattiest of guys, he's trying to keep the calls short and businesslike, he's done this several hundred times with other people already so he's probably bored, and everyone he's talking to is understandably nervous; it's no surprise that most people's calls are awkward at best....

But then most who've had the call have gotten in eventually.  Don't worry about it!   :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: March 23, 2006, 08:57:07 AM »
I got my package yesterday (it didn't have far to travel), and it had all the financial aid info and e-mail info. 

Was it Priority Mail or otherwise?

Yes, Priority Mail in a big flat box.  They must have spent tons of money on this- the postage for mine was over $8.00. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which schools use the socratic method?
« on: March 23, 2006, 08:54:50 AM »
I've read that it's not so much that schools choose to use it as such, but that particular professors are Socratic professors and others in the same school aren't. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: TRUST FUND kids... which schools have the most?
« on: March 20, 2006, 06:44:20 PM »
Which law schools have the most wealthy students?  I'm looking for a school with tons of rich students.  Lots of trust fund kids would be perfect.  I figure that most state schools are out of the running right from the start, with the exception of maybe UVA and UMich.  This is vitally important to my law school choice.  What do you think?

When I was visiting a friend at U chicago and touring the law school...I was amazed by the proportion of beemers in the parking lot!

My friend had a BMW at UChicago... until she was carjacked in Hyde Park!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Harvard Admit Weekend
« on: March 20, 2006, 06:42:06 PM »
Yeah, I think Harvard University has a general policy banning movie film crews from campus.  The shots of "Harvard" in other movies are thus similarly fake. 


1) Does 5 withdrawals hurt admission chances to top law schools, like any T14 and especially HYS?   I agree- your explanation sounds fine. 

2) Will adcomms reading my application go, "What the...?" since they will have by that time only junior, sophomore, and freshman year grades to go by (referring back to withdrawals)? I only submitted grades for the first three years, and I did well this cycle.  You can always send them an update mid-way through senior year if you have a good first semester. 

3) And hey, why does it take so long to go complete at most schools and how can I try to shorten that span of time for my senior year apps? I think applying before "peak time" (ie: around the deadline) might help, because they will have fewer applications to process.  Additionally, for schools that require one, the Dean's Certification seems to have held up a lot of people, so it might be worth it, if you know you're going to apply to Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia (all which require one), to request it from your undergraduate school fairly early, maybe even before you finish the applications. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS
« on: March 19, 2006, 12:42:48 PM »
I got my package yesterday (it didn't have far to travel), and it had all the financial aid info and e-mail info. 

If I were on an adcomm, my reaction would be:

"Well, if he got into all these other places, why doesn't he just go there?"

Law School Admissions / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: March 19, 2006, 12:31:39 PM »
-Ding at Stanford
-$$$ for Virginia
-NYU Alumni luncheon

congrats to the people accepted this weekend! 

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