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Law School Admissions / Can I Take Matters Into My Own Hands?
« on: March 29, 2007, 04:52:26 PM »
I applied to FSU nearly 4 months ago and have not yet received a decision.

I don't know if they just save the majority of their rejections for the end of the cycle, or if they are actually considering me, but logic strongly suggests FSU will reject me.

If they are considering me, however, I'd love them to know that I'm a bargain at this price.  It's like finding $160.  Is there anything I can do to convince them to take the risk?

Obviously I would attend if accepted. 

Law School Admissions / Can I Still Be A Good Lawyer?
« on: March 28, 2007, 06:44:44 PM »
So it looks like I'm going to Hofstra, a T3  :o

The end of the world for the majority of this community.

I'll be honest and say I was REALLY lucky to get into Hofstra.  Seriously.  I probably shouldn't have gotten into any decent law schools (yeah, I think it's decent).

Does this mean I have to become a mediocre lawyer?  Is there any hope for me, assuming I stay the full 3 years at this institution and graduate?  Will prospective employers really scoff at my application and swiftly strike me down?  I don't plan on staying on Long Island.  I intend to shoot for some good opportunities. 

You think I'll be categorically rejected if I put myself out there simply because of the law school I attended?  Keep in mind that I will get those very good grades despite what my numbers suggest my aptitude is.

Of the following four options, which would you choose and why?

Hofstra University (45k)
Nova Southeastern University
St. Thomas University
Florida International University (PT)

I would really appreciate feedback.  Thank you.

Choosing the Right Law School / Is Anyone Considering Hofstra?
« on: March 15, 2007, 08:40:26 AM »
It looks like I'm going to end up there unless something positive comes out of my remaining 8 applications.   

Dean Twerski's permanent leave and the accepted e-mail snaffu from a couple of months ago gave me a bad taste in my mouth, but the recent appointment of the interim dean is really impressing me.  Nora V. Demleitner, a Yale Law grad with an LLM in comparative law from Georgetown who clerked for Judge Samuel Alito, spoke in front of the Senate at Justice Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.  Her resume is amazing.  It certainly sounds like the law school will be in good hands while the new dean search is carried out, and Dean Demleitner may even land the job, so that's a huge positive. 

I'm also impressed with Hofstra's ability to pull Supreme Court Justices.  A few summers ago, Justice Scalia taught at the summer abroad program in Sorento, Italy.  This year, Justice Ginsberg will teach.

I just want to know if anyone else is seriously considering enrolling at Hofstra Law.

Law School Admissions / Penn State WL/Accepted
« on: March 13, 2007, 07:37:38 AM »
Hey, Penn State has been accepting people off their waitlist recently.  This is coming before the mid-April period given for waitlist review.  I'm curious, have those who have been accepted off the waitlist sent in additional material?

Law School Admissions / FIU?
« on: March 07, 2007, 07:56:04 AM »
Anybody else apply here?

I received this language in an e-mail on 12/15:

"Thank you for your interest in the FIU College of Law. Please be advised that your file is complete and ready for review. You should expect a decision within 6-8 weeks or perhaps sooner."


Has anybody here received their decision yet?  I wonder what's taking so long. :-\

Law School Admissions / FAFSA EFC
« on: March 06, 2007, 11:11:35 AM »
Hey, I know this may be the wrong venue, but I could use a little quick help.

The Expected Family Contribution

Is this number a lump sum, or do they expect that amount to be provided annually?

If annually, what if you can't possibly be expected to contribute that amount?  Essentially, what if they're wrong?


Law School Admissions / Hofstra Must Be Stopped
« on: March 03, 2007, 02:18:54 PM »
Which Law School has been the Biggest Environmental Offender?

I nominate Hofstra. 

I've already received 10 parcels from them!

There's no need to waste that much paper.

They accept 1,700 people.  Seriously, Hofstra MUST BE STOPPED!

Law School Admissions / The Maybe Rejection
« on: February 28, 2007, 08:08:56 PM »
The Maybe Rejection is rough.

They just take you to the limit...they take a ton of us to the limit and they discard us.  I never realized how many applicants fall in this pile.   

The truth is that I'm happy they took some good time, but people have been waiting months.   

It's rough.
Law School comes off as inconsiderate a little.

Law School Admissions / 05/06 April & On
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:01:18 PM »
2005/2006 Top 10 acceptances past March (LSN)

Accepted past March/Accepted all together

Yale 6/54
Stanford 0/63
Harvard 2/152
Columbia 8/249
NYU 6/366
Chicago 1/173
Penn 5/202
Michigan 1/270
UVA 2/274
Berkeley 0/172

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