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Am I the only one still in this club? :'(

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Law School Applications / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 07, 2007, 06:59:16 PM »
Even with all this talk about waitlist v. deferral, I still say waitlist is better.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:14:12 PM »
Waitlist because at least they decided they like you vs. being in limbo.

Really? I figured deferral is better, because you're not dependent on spots opening up as applicants withdraw, like you do with waitlists. Then again, I may be deluding myself intentionally, to feed my hopes that Harvard is still a possibility for me!  :D :D

Well, with deferral, the school will eventually make a decision, and if accepted, you're most likely going to be waitlisted. So to me, waitlist is a step ahead.

???

Schools look at deferrals after they've looked at everyone that applied in the regular cycle.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:11:18 PM »
Waitlist because at least they decided they like you vs. being in limbo.

Really? I figured deferral is better, because you're not dependent on spots opening up as applicants withdraw, like you do with waitlists. Then again, I may be deluding myself intentionally, to feed my hopes that Harvard is still a possibility for me!  :D :D

Well, with deferral, the school will eventually make a decision, and if accepted, you're most likely going to be waitlisted. So to me, waitlist is a step ahead.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which is Better: Waitlist or Deferral?
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:02:39 PM »
Waitlist because at least they decided they like you vs. being in limbo.

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Law School Applications / Re: Santa Clara "Minority Law Day"...?
« on: February 06, 2007, 09:00:21 PM »
I think they just invite self IDed URMs that applied.  Why would you apply to a school you weren't interested in attending?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hastings or Santa Clara?
« on: February 06, 2007, 08:57:32 PM »
Either way, by going to a decent school (which SCU most certainly is) that gives me the financial security to do what I want post-graduation, I'll at least know that I have the freedom to make that choice. Hope this helps.

Thanks for clarifying the importance of class ranking. All I can say is I'll try my best.

Re the quote: Yes, you've helped a lot-- perhaps too much. Coupled with the other reply regarding SCU and the fact that IP doesn't fully require a strong science background, I feel like I'm back to square one!

The fact that SCU would be overall ~$30k cheaper for me than Hastings, compounding the reply from that other kind person stating that a strong science background is not necessary to be a competitive IP attorney (and this is quoting an IP prof *at* SCU, no?), not to mention that SCU would have a smaller class and therefore less competitiveness re class ranking.

What a decision, christ!

I am in the exact same boat with these two schools, but I am leaning towards Hastings. I am considering IP litigation or public interest as well. I was concerned about Hastings and IP until I did some research about their IP courses and it seems that they have a lot of adjunct professors who practice in IP litigation.

As for the science background in IP, I spoke with a partner at an SF firm and he said that you need a masters or PhD in a technical background to be super competitive for IP litigation. In all honesty, I think he was trying to scare me, by the time you have a PhD and a JD you would be 30 something without any experience. Anyway, take this how you wish. I have an undergraduate technical background, and I might go back for my masters if I have time but definitely not my PhD.

I will be curious to see what you do. Good luck!

Why don't you do a joint JD/Masters degree?  Only 4 years total.

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Law School Applications / Re: Addendum to pending application?
« on: February 05, 2007, 10:18:04 PM »
If you have something to update them with, such as an updated resume, you can write about your continued interest in the cover letter.  But this is something waitlisted or deferred students do, because it would have more of an impact if any, on their decision.

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Law School Applications / Re: List how many decisions you have so far....
« on: February 05, 2007, 05:42:13 AM »
0 acceptances
1 wl
2 deferred
2 rejections

Yeah...not a good cycle for me.

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Law School Applications / Re: Heard from UC Davis?
« on: February 02, 2007, 08:30:16 PM »
Just checked my status, still nothing.

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