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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell vs. W&L ($$$)
« on: March 13, 2007, 08:30:15 PM »
Wow, I've started a gang war!

Seriously, thanks to everyone for chiming in and keep it coming, the give and take is very helpful because I'm confident there is no "right" answer to this. Either decision would be a "good" one with merits.

For Leshy, I'm probably more interested in the DC area than NY but I'm not entirely sure where I'll end up and certainly don't have a specific career path in mind. You can rule out academia, so probably private practice but I can see pursuing a clerkship if such an opportunity presented itself (although this scenario is more likely with less debt to pay off than more).

Ok, get back to arguing!  :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell vs. W&L ($$$)
« on: March 13, 2007, 02:09:59 PM »
Thought I'd give this one a bump, just to fish for more opinions.
Visited Cornell and liked the school and the area had more around then I thought it would (plus a free bus service that seems pretty reliable that runs all around the city). The weather definitely does not seem pleasant though (it was cold!) But overall there's no doubt its a great academic institution with tremendous prestige if not students that seem a bit too "intense" about their studies at times. I'll need to visit W&L to form a full basis of comparison but for now, I'm still wrestling with the money vs. ranking issue. Any more thoughts?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cornell 1L
« on: March 13, 2007, 10:58:28 AM »
What I find funny about that question is that every school always seems to say "oh, we're not the school that hides books or won't share notes, we're really collegial and friendly", but you know these stories originated somewhere and you never hear from the school that raises their hand and goes "Oh, yeah. All the competitive cutthroat stuff? Yup, that's us!"

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In case anyone wanted to know, the online edition launches March 30 and the mag comes out April 1st

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/store/products/gradpreorder_index.htm

So...how does this effect people who have April 1st seat deposits?  Will you wait for the issue to make sure your school didn't drop, and then overnight your deposit?  Or send it in and just pray?

2007 USNews gave W&L a 22 and the 2008 gave them just a 26.   

TBNBTCR (This better not be the credited response!)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Waiting on UVA
« on: March 06, 2007, 09:51:51 PM »
Got the status update! I guess my waitlist is coming.  :-\

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Law School Admissions / Re: Waiting on UVA
« on: March 06, 2007, 12:44:38 AM »
Been complete since 10/31, still no decision mailed. Not that I feel confident with the wave of waitlists recently, but seriously what is the hold up?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Admitted Student Day
« on: March 02, 2007, 12:41:41 AM »
My dad's coming with me for a couple. I don't know if he'd be out of place/bored at certain times and he has no problem staying back if that's the case, but certainly for certain portions like tours and dinners and such I think it'd be fine, they do allow guests after all.

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Then again you do risk always being remembered as the guy who brought his mom to the open house.p

I've seen this opinion before, who cares? If you're coming fresh out of college and traveling a certain distance to visit, I don't think its odd at all. In the case of the stereotypical parent who's constantly asking questions, etc., I can understand but if your dad or mom is just there checking out the school and acting normal it shouldn't even be an issue. Besides this is an admitted student event not a registered student event, so the majority of people are making a decision whether or not to go compared to other schools they've been admitted. Many of the people in the group likely won't even be your classmates. And if they are, so what, you're not taking your parent with you once school actually starts.

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Law School Admissions / Re: UVs starting rejections?
« on: February 22, 2007, 11:04:34 PM »
Is it true that UVA reserves 40% of its class for in-state residents?

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Law School Admissions / Re: UVA vs W&M ($)
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:24:32 PM »
Is it true that UVA reserves 40% of their class for in-staters?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 11, 2007, 05:04:57 AM »
In terms of preference, I'm leaning towards deferral because it means you'll still get a decision by the application deadline, where waitlists you're pretty much guaranteed not to hear anything until after. Now, from a "better chances to get in" perspective, yes waitlists  do indicate the school's willingness to accept you (provided space needs to be filled) where a deferral means nothing in terms of that, and certainly could mean an outright rejection. So, I'd say if its a school you really have your heart set on, and wouldn't mind putting a deposit down somewhere else and waiting into the summer, then you'd def. want a waitlist. If its just a school you want a decision from before you put down that deposit, def. you want a deferral.

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