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Law School Admissions / FT to PT Consideration Switch
« on: February 20, 2007, 12:45:18 PM »
I recently switched my application consideration from full time to part time at a couple of schools.  I'd been complete at both schools for nearly 2 months when I learned of an excellent job opportunity.  The job is location specific, so I changed to PT at only these two schools.

Should I send an additional statement explaining why I want to be considered for part time study, or should I just let them evaluate my application as is?

I'm currently drafting a letter of continued interest to send to Yale.  I haven't applied to this school, but I really want to throw them for a loop, and I think this is a great way to do it.  I'm making sure the letter is so marvelous that it immediately sways them toward accepting me.  When they excitedly fumble through their records looking for Soft Factors, they won't find me!  :D  It'll be amazing!

Is this a bad idea?

Law School Admissions / Rejected on Valentines Day
« on: February 14, 2007, 07:02:07 AM »
It's gonna happen.

You can vent here for today, if you'd like.

Law School Admissions / Georgetown "Decision" 2/5/07
« on: February 09, 2007, 08:01:50 AM »
 ???  ;)  8)

Law School Admissions / NATURE OF THE BEAST: 2007 Wait Lists
« on: February 08, 2007, 02:09:17 PM »
Wait Listed?  What was the language like?

I don't know anything about years past, but the word on the street is that a waitlist does not tell you that they'll get back to you with a decision, does not leave open the option to add to your file and is not positive sounding.

Anybody get wait list letters that broke these rules?

I'm just trying to figure out if, since apps are down, the approach to the wait list this year will be different.

There's definitely been talk that more of this year's entering classes will come off waitlists than in the past.

Law School Admissions / Face-Painted Visit of Continued Interest
« on: February 07, 2007, 04:29:18 PM »
Is it a poor idea to, if you are waitlisted, visit the school to hand deliver your letter of continued interest while your face is painted with the school colors?  The application of paint would be done by a professional, of course (you don't want to look like an idiot), and you'd wear a suit.

Any advice is welcome, and thanks!

Law School Admissions / Who Sends Out T-Shirts?
« on: February 06, 2007, 07:46:18 AM »
Just curious.

What schools send out t-shirts with acceptances?

More importantly, do any schools send out t-shirts when you simply request informational materials?

Anybody know of other gifts that accompany acceptance letters?


Alabama Long Sleaves
Rutgers Camden
Texas Wesleyan

Car-Window Stickers
Indiana Bloomington

Duke Paper Bookmark
Loyola Chicago Magnet
Michigan Blue Plastic Accordian-Style Folder
Northwestern Leather(like) Portfolio

Law School Admissions / Rejections
« on: February 01, 2007, 07:26:14 AM »
What I've come up with is that schools are in no rush to reject applicants. 

I may be wrong, but this is, I think, why on LSN (for instance) nearly every school has far more acceptances than rejections.  I'm pretty sure that at the end of the day, most schools reject more than they accept. :P 

This could be because LSN contains more accepted applicants than rejected ones simply because of the nature of an LSNer.  It also may be that LSNers don't always disclose their rejections. 

Regardless, I have a few questions.

Do schools place a priority on a quick turn-around for the accepted?  Do rejections usually come in floods later in the cycle?  Or, is each application simply dealt with as it comes and decided upon/shipped out accordingly?

We've heard of auto-admits and auto-rejects.  But what about how they're dealt with?  Do auto-admits get quick decisions where auto-rejects get thrown in a pile to be sent out later?

How many applications are not immediately decided upon and thrown in a "maybe" pile to be reviewed again later (not deferred)?

Just thinking.

Law School Admissions / Hofstra Should Reduce Its Tuition
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:05:27 AM »
Why doesn't Hofstra just reduce its tuition by half and give out fewer scholarships?  It seems silly to offer everyone accepted a large merit scholarship.

The pot has boiled over ladies and gentlemen!

What is your PROBLEM, Law School?  I applied to you like months ago, and everybody else has already been accepted.  Maybe you wanna take this outside?  To my mailbox!  Reject me already, Goodness!  Just don't give me this damned cold shoulder. 

This is how I feel.  Nothing against the accepted, really. 

EDIT: I wasn't testing you.  Please don't reject me.

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