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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UConn? - Please Read!
« on: January 23, 2007, 08:19:06 PM »
I was complete by mid October and I got accepted already.

Last name begins with C.

Good Luck

Law School Admissions / Re: undergrad/law school rep disparity
« on: January 23, 2007, 02:26:38 PM »

Law School Admissions / Withdrawing Apps: When to do it?
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:20:07 AM »
Cornell Deferred me and Fordham accepted me. They were my first and second choices.
Should Cornell come through I will go there, otherwise I will be very happy attending Fordham.

I have a number of other acceptances in the low T1 and all over the T2, I think it is only fair to withdraw these apps and turn down the scholarship offers so that someone else may get off a waitlist or deferral status.

However, some people have told me that I should hold out a little longer, because "you never know what can happen". Once a school has made an admissions offer they can not change it, right?

So, for the rest of you in the same situation, when are you withdrawing your apps?


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Rejections for Fall 2007
« on: January 20, 2007, 07:57:48 AM »
Penn: no shock... wanted to go to the school, long before I ever took the LSAT... so I humored myself to the cost of almost 100 dollars...looking back I could have spent then money MUCH better, oh well... they were very nice in their rejection letter.

BC: Didnt expect to get Dinged so early in the cycle... I did not think my numbers were an auto reject... maybe they were or maybe it was something else about me they did not like.

All my numbers are below and more info is in my LSN link.

I still have some other good schools to choose from so no complaining here... Good Luck to everyone else.

Law School Admissions / CURVES: Fordham and Cornell
« on: January 18, 2007, 06:04:42 PM »
Does anyone know what the curves are at Fordham and Cornell.


Law School Admissions / Visiting a School after Deferral.
« on: January 18, 2007, 03:55:57 PM »
I was deferred at Cornell :'(

They are my top choice, even though they are a bit of a long shot.

However, the deferral, as opposed to a straight out rejection gives me a little bit of hope.

I have been thinking I may go up and visit... my question is, what do I say once I am there?

I want them to know I took the long trek to visit them, which I hope will show them how dedicated to their school I am.

Also, has anyone had luck showing up and getting a meeting with an adcom...I am hoping my super personality will shine through in person.. ok not really... but I hope it would help me in some way to speak with someone.


Law School Admissions / Re: Question About Emailed/Telephoned Acceptances
« on: January 18, 2007, 09:53:49 AM »
Fordham was the only school I got an email acceptance from and it came sometime between 10 and 11 am EST, cant be sure of the exact time now.

All the other schools I have been accepted (and dinged and deferred :P ) from have been to sent via snail mail.

Good Luck

I will trade all my acceptances and cash considerations for a Cornell Acceptance!

 :'( :'( :'(all I wanted was to get into Cornell.

I dont care about any more mail until they start dealing with those people they deferred.

Deferred isn't rejected...

I know... but it doesnt look like many people who were deferred in previous years actually got acceptances and its not like I am in the top of the class of those who have been deferred. I knew it was a long shot when I applied... but hey a girl can have dreams and Fordham is a pretty good back up plan.


I will trade all my acceptances and cash considerations for a Cornell Acceptance!

 :'( :'( :'(all I wanted was to get into Cornell.

I dont care about any more mail until they start dealing with those people they deferred.

Law School Admissions / Re: Assorted Letters o' Rec Questions
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:00:19 AM »
I waited until the Summer and all worked out fine but if you have everything together at the end of the semester that would be even better.

I made up packets for each professor I was requesting a rec from with a Cover Letter in which I explained my plans and how they fit into them, a Resume (on which I included my LSAT score because I already had it), and a list of extra curricular activities, as well as the required LSAC form and an envelope addressed to LSAC with stamps attached.

I requested 4 professor letters (one from the head of the department I am in who I have had class with, one from the pre law advisor who I had also had for class, one from a professor from my minor, and one from another professor in my major who I have known since freshman year) this way if someone did not send it, I did not need to beg and plead to go complete.

Over all just try and make the process very easy for them, the less they have to do the more likely they are to actually do it and also the more prepared and organized you look the better.

Good Luck

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