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Law School Applications / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 11, 2007, 07:04:57 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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In today via e-mail! Package being sent on Wednesday. No word on scholarship but I'll be waiting...

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Law School Applications / Re: weird phone call
« on: January 26, 2007, 09:42:14 PM »
Very interesting. Didn't get any call but perhaps if this firm is doing research on the perceptions of schools (by name recognition, etc.) they're asking a lot about Duke since they want to see what if any effect the past year's scandal has had on the school's reputation? A thought?

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Law School Applications / Re: Not funny GW!
« on: January 16, 2007, 06:07:02 PM »
Hopefully mine comes soon for real. They requested on Nov 1st, and my numbers are right in their ballpark. Never received a "complete" notice though. Did anyone else?

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Law School Applications / Not funny GW!
« on: January 16, 2007, 03:02:27 PM »
So, I get the mail and am greeted by an envelope from George Washington University and logically think "hmmm, it's an application decision". Furthermore, on the front of the envelope it says "Bring Us Your Ambition" which suggests...IM IN! So I excitedly tear it open...and...its a letter from "The College of Professional Studies", "if you want a career in the exciting world of law without spending three years in law school...then you need to know about The George Washington University;s new graduate program in paralegal studies..." and it continues from there with DEAR FRIEND...and includes a pamphlet for their graduate paralegal program. What was this, a cruel joke? Anyone else get this.

Not cool, GW!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 1L year: Tell all here
« on: January 14, 2007, 02:43:27 PM »
Question about practice exams. If finals are essay style and largely subjective in their grading, how are you able to gauge how you did based on practicing with previously administered test? Is there like a sample response provided that shows the main things the prof. is looking for?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GW vs. W&M
« on: January 14, 2007, 02:39:51 PM »
If you're sure you're going for PI, then def. W&M. The only advantage of going to a higher ranked school with more tuition is the opportunity to make more money back and pay off the loans quicker. If you're doing PI money should not be as much of a factor, and the fact that you can get by with very little loans should be a big factor. W&M should place you just as well in the region as GW for your purposes. You also have the advantage of a smaller, more collegial type campus if that's your thing.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How about GW v. W&L($$)?
« on: January 13, 2007, 11:49:53 PM »
Personally, I'd have no problem choosing W&L with the scholarship over GW with nothing. To me they're comparable as both Top 25 schools with strong mid-atlantic/east coast recognition. GW is bigger and in a city, but W&L is smaller and in a town. Really that comes down to a personal preference, I guess. There are pros and cons to both. The Cornell choice is a little harder for me, since one is the mythical "t14" which you're trained around here to be a fool to turn down...  :-\

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Law School Applications / Re: People considering Cornell...
« on: January 12, 2007, 09:10:55 PM »
Doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I was reading through the course catalog the other day, its amazing how many elective classes and seminars there are.

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I'm in everywhere except Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Berkley where I'm a splitter!

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