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Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:19:23 PM »
I called today.  And they said that my file just went for review.  The lady I spoke to was very nice and told me that I should hear back in 1-2 weeks. hopefully It's good news.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Withdrew TODAY !!
« on: April 06, 2008, 02:00:56 PM »

Yep. No hesitation, and I've done my due diligence :)

Any particular reasons?  Help me make this decision!

My Dad thinks I should go to Cornell (because of the name).

My Mom thinks I should go to UMich (because I would have more fun).

I'm torn.

UMich has a much better name in the legal world than Cornell.  A lot of people don't know anything about law schools, so they base prestige on undergrad.  UMich is an awesome school, it is better than Cornell in pretty much everything, but snowfall, which shouldn't really matter unless you are a snowman making fanatic.

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I don't buy the assumption that many seem to make: there is an indirect correlation between LSAT/GPA and attractiveness.  Where did this come from and how/why is it continually perpetuated?

I don't buy it either. The Economist (last fall, I believe) reported on a study that found a positive correlation between attractiveness and intelligence. Perhaps this correlation falls apart at the extreme upper end of intelligence?

Edit: Here's the article if you're interested:

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10311266

The article focuses on the relationship between success and beauty, but it mentions studies that have found a positive correlation between beauty and intelligence.

I read that article, and a similar article in the NY Times.  The thing is that ugly folks need to work harder to become more alluring, so they get better grades,jobs, careers.  Although beautiful people might be smarter on average, they are too lazy to work hard, because their looks alone attract mates. 

Regardless though, attractive HYS graduates will have no problem getting a great job placement.

But there are none.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:13:19 AM »
Just got the email. I'm in!!!! Wow, this one feels good.  Take that, BC!
Good for you! BC is the strangest school I think of any. There is no rhyme or reason to who they accept or don't. No matter what numbers you have they seem to think they are a better school then they are. I was also rejected there with a 3.96 gpa and a 167 and 172 lsat's. I was accepted at Duke, Chicago, BU and many others but not BC. Strange.

That's why they rejected you. YP.

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I don't buy the assumption that many seem to make: there is an indirect correlation between LSAT/GPA and attractiveness.  Where did this come from and how/why is it continually perpetuated?

I don't buy it either. The Economist (last fall, I believe) reported on a study that found a positive correlation between attractiveness and intelligence. Perhaps this correlation falls apart at the extreme upper end of intelligence?

Edit: Here's the article if you're interested:

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10311266

The article focuses on the relationship between success and beauty, but it mentions studies that have found a positive correlation between beauty and intelligence.

I read that article, and a similar article in the NY Times.  The thing is that ugly folks need to work harder to become more alluring, so they get better grades,jobs, careers.  Although beautiful people might be smarter on average, they are too lazy to work hard, because their looks alone attract mates. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Fordham Application Status Checker
« on: March 29, 2008, 02:20:56 PM »
It says I'm "on hold."  Does that mean I'm waitlisted? 

No, deferred.

Waitlisted applicants have "waitlisted" as their status.

That said, I'm also waitlisted. Don;t really care.  They rejected me in November, then deferred me, now waitlisted me.  ::)

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How hard is it to get a grad housing apartment?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Decision at UVA!
« on: March 28, 2008, 07:48:45 AM »
Went to decisions also.   I think most of us are going to be W/L and rejected, but I do think that there will be a few acceptances in this batch.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Cornell Decision Waiting Room
« on: March 24, 2008, 08:49:02 AM »
I just received the letter from Cornell and they have placed me on reserve. It was read to me over the phone so I don't know exactly what it is but it sounds like they will make a decision later in the cycle.  It seems more like a deferral than a wait list.  The letter said something to the effect that there were 4000+ applicants for 189 spots and they just couldn't decide yet.

For the curious here are my numbers.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=Hubel123

Deferred this late in the cycle?  This is ridiculous.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BC Admitted Student Weekend
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:55:21 AM »
Yea, I'm coming from the west, so only one trip would be reasonable.  I'd like to go on Thursday so I can maybe catch a class/some students, but I might have to push it back to Saturday as well.... just worried that I might be too hungover on Saturday, hahaha.

The thing is, BU offers tours only on Fridays and Tuesdays, I think.

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