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Law School Applications / Re: Penn State Wait List (2 more weeks)
« on: April 30, 2007, 07:19:39 PM »
Well I sent the e-mail and got this back from Dean Austin:

 
Thank you for your email and continued interest in Penn State Dickinson School of Law.  We will add this email to your application material.
 
Unfortunately, at this time it appears as though we may not make any additional offers.  Of course, we'll continue to maintain our unranked waitlist until late summer but we're advising all candidates to protect their options.
 
Finally, if it turns out that our class remains filled and you enroll elsewhere, if you wish to consider the possibility of applying as a transfer student for your second and third year, I would be happy to chat about this.  Either way, if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dean Austin


So looks like I'm waitlisted, bummer. Does anyone know anything about how many people they accept off the WL each year, or any info like that? There doens't seem to be much movement on the WL when you look at previous cycles on LSN. Thanks! :)

Crap.

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Based on this information alone and nothing else, I would say NOVA.  I don't know about the specifics of how NOVA would grade, but it seems like much more of a gamble to count on being in the top 20% than to count on getting at least a 2.5.

I'm going to have to agree with this. Find out what the curve is... I'll be the curve at Nova is not lower than 2.5, meaning that there is a much better chance of getting that score than the top-20% at St.T...

Right?

Right. 

I used this poll to show my friend that the guarantee of 2.5 at Nova is much less risky than the top 20% at St. Thomas.

I think the poll reflects that sentiment and I thank all who participated in this.  LSD is a caring and helpful community and I am proud to be a part of it. 

 :D

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This probably seems like such a simple answer - as far as just gain any law experience you can but:

If there were two students being considered for admission - same GPA range, same LSAT, both have comparable PS, LOR's, etc. (it's a stretch, I know) - - what is one top thing that someone could have done that would actually make or break that tie?

A friend of mine was just telling me that volunteering on the resume is so overrated because practically everyone who has plans to get somewhere (LS, Med school, etc.) has done at least some volunteer work.

I feel like the same goes now for travelling Europe. I know so many of my undergrad classmates who took a couple months after graduation to travel.

So, excluding grades, tests, the standard undergrad school organizations and typical work experience at a law firm, is there one task/experience/factor that would even make the schools say "Wow!"?

Or do the above activities pretty much cover everything?

Can you rap?

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According to http://aample.nsulaw.nova.edu/about/index.cfm:

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This is a challenging program and success is by no means guaranteed. Only about 20% - 50% of past AAMPLEŽ students have been successful in the program. The success rate varies each year, we cannot guarantee how many will be successful in a given year. Success was defined as achieving a 2.25 or higher cumulative G.P.A. for the years of 2001-2004. Success is defined as achieving a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A or higher and both grades of a C or better in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

So the chances may not be that much higher...

It's a gamble either way, and I'd say your friend should make the decision based on which school she thinks would be best for her if she was admitted after the program.

Thank you.  I certainly agree with that last part.

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Based on this information alone and nothing else, I would say NOVA.  I don't know about the specifics of how NOVA would grade, but it seems like much more of a gamble to count on being in the top 20% than to count on getting at least a 2.5.

Does placement anywhere other than 20% give a shot at admission, or is that the cutoff?

I understand that to be the cutoff.

I'd agree and say too large of a gamble; pick NOVA, HOVA

I agree.  N to the IZZO, V to the IZZAY.

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Based on this information alone and nothing else, I would say NOVA.  I don't know about the specifics of how NOVA would grade, but it seems like much more of a gamble to count on being in the top 20% than to count on getting at least a 2.5.

Does placement anywhere other than 20% give a shot at admission, or is that the cutoff?

I understand that to be the cutoff.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:28:42 AM »
I posted this way too much but what can i say, i'm just excited! In at CLS!  :o

Lonewolf, that is AWESOME!  Congrats!
Have you heard from Cornell yet?  Did you withdraw from duke?

Thanks. I withdrew from both. In fact i withdrew from everywhere but CLS, UVA, and HLS.

I'm gonna give you 2 of my "per" cents that you can add to your 98 "per" cents so you can head off to Harlem already.  Unless it's gonna be Cambridge.

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Law School Applications / Poll For a Friend (please donate 2 cents)
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:09:45 AM »
A friend of mine is deciding between these two summer conditional programs. 

NOVA is 6 weeks long with two classes (Negotiable Instruments and Criminal Procedure).  A 2.5 GPA guarantees a spot in the Fall 2007 Full Time program.  Cost is $3,500.

ST. THOMAS is 3 weeks long with 3 classes, each lasting a week (Torts, Contracts and Civil Procedure).  Placement in the top 20% guarantees a spot in the Fall 2007 Full Time program.  Cost is $1,500.

The two programs overlap, so both cannot be taken.

If you know anything about either program, please post.  My friend doesn't "do" these websites, so I'm helping her out. 

Thank you!  :)


EDIT If you open this thread, please just vote, even if it's only based on the information posted.

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Law School Applications / Re: Case Western Results
« on: April 24, 2007, 06:02:56 PM »
59 wait lists for 05/06 according to LSN.  That's compared to one current wait lister.  Also, even though there are only nine rejections on LSN for 05/06, none came after 4/22.  Wait lists were given out through May.

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Law School Applications / Case Western Results
« on: April 24, 2007, 11:23:50 AM »
What's the deal?

I guess Case Western Reserves the right to do whatever they damn well please!

Weak joke, but seriously. ???

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