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Choosing the Right Law School / deferrals
« on: April 10, 2006, 02:01:38 PM »
Does anyone have any idea about what the likelihood of admissions once you've been deferred?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Begging for more time.
« on: April 10, 2006, 12:01:59 PM »
if you care...

I asked the two schools to which I have been admitted if they could give me more time to decide and send in the deposit. To my surprise, one (CM) so far has given me 2 more weeks (till May 1st) and I am still waiting on the other. It's worth a shot at least, so if you are in the same position as I am, waiting on a bunch of schools that don't sound like they will get back to you till late April if you are lucky, you might want to try asking for an extension. It just might save you $200 and a headache

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Choosing the Right Law School / Gotta pick one...
« on: April 07, 2006, 07:01:38 PM »
So where should I go? Just pick, I can't do it. Please.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Blind Relocation
« on: April 07, 2006, 01:07:55 PM »
I haven't decided yet, but I am an Ohioan considering moving out west, to Oregon or Washington depending on which schools still come through. Anyway, I am a bit apprehensive of the move, because it will involve fairly blindly choosing an apartment and hopefully a roommate or two. Does anyone know how you go about this? Is it 'safe' to choose a place on the internet? Has anyone else done a blind relocation? I don't have the time or $ to spend several weeks in a hotel while waiting to find the right place...

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So if you get deferred or WL'ed, does anyone know if these positions are first-come-first serve (as in, you get in on the wait list depending on when you apply) or if they are ranked in desirability?

I assume they are ranked, but I don't know that for sure. Anyone have a clue how that works?

I am deferred and still desperate to hear from L&C. SIGH.

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Willamette:

I hear there is a forced C curve, and forced out for 2.0 or lower. I am certainly planning to be at the top of my class, but I hear many plan that. So can anyone tell me: Do all schools have these curves? Does anyone know anything about Willamette and curves?

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Choosing the Right Law School / I'm going to give THEM index numbers!
« on: March 30, 2006, 10:38:05 AM »
So because I've been baffled this far by the many factors that go into this decision--I've frequently felt like I am comparing apples to oranges--I am going to create a critera-based, quantitative evaluation tool to assist me with my decision. I will pull out factors that are personally important to me, and weight them accordingly. Help me think of factors if you'd like!

Full Time/Part Time
Size
City Type
Prestige
International Law Program
Dispute Resolution Program
Overall Price=cost-scholarships.
Cost of living

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So what if you are holding out for a better school, and you accept a lesser schools offer for financial/logistical reasons with the intention of transferring. You plan to go to a better school starting 2L. Is this just a dumb plan or do lots of people do it?


2 acceptances, 1 deferral, and 4 decisions yet to be made! The waiting is very difficult :)


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just heard from Seattle's assistant director of admissions after writing an email saying where are you guys in your process...
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Currrently we're in a bit of a mail lag as we approach the application deadline.  As file are received in the mail and downloaded, they are date stamped.  When we reach that date stamp in the mail processing, that is when your materials are processed and updated online.  It looks like the last movement on your file was 3/3 with receipt of the LSDAS report electronically.  Typically, it takes another 10 days to receive the paper version in the mail and we are also in about a 10-14 day mail lag.
 
Thanks for your patience.  If anything is missing in your application, you will receive an email alert.
 
All the best!
 
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Hope this info helps someone who is agonizing about Seattle.

-orky13

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So here's the deal: I was deferred at Lewis & Clark. But I have no idea what that means, other than they are one of the 3 schools that have actually responded to me--(2 others, acceptances) They claim they will give me some kind of answer at the end of April or beginning of May.

My question, before I send in a deposit to one of the schools that can make up their minds, what can I expect with a deferral? Do they usually substitute for waitlists until they hear from more admits, thus likely resulting in admissions? Or are they just as likely to result in a rejection?

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