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Law School Admissions / Withdrawing -- a stupid question
« on: May 08, 2007, 12:55:31 PM »
When I withdraw after being accepted, what am I withdrawing?  My application?  My acceptance?  Something else?

I know it doesn't matter, but in an attempt to avoid sounded like a moron, I'd like to make sure it makes sense.  I already sent one out that read:

Dear Office of Admissions,

I would like to offer my sincere thanks for your offer of admission to the University of X School of Law.  However, after much consideration, I have decided to decline and wish to withdraw my application at this time.  Again, I would like to thank you for your time and consideration.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.


Does that sound correct?

Yes, I'm serious.  I sent out two more deposits today, and one I sent for the wrong reasons.  As it is, I had to call to request them accepting it past the deadline, to which I received a nasty response, and 3 days to get it to them.  I can just withdraw by the deadline and get all but $100 back, but I don't even want this school to be an option as I fear I might choose it when I know I should not (long story no one cares about).

Anywho, what to do?

Choosing the Right Law School / Brooklyn PT Offer
« on: March 27, 2007, 09:00:20 AM »
Has anyone who applied to Brooklyn FT been offered a seat in PT (and a spot on the wait list for FT)?

If so, what happens after you accept the PT seat?  Do they insist you withdraw from all other schools or is it like any other acceptance where you have a deadline to send in the seat deposit and can withdraw at any point?

Law School Admissions / University of Miami Scholarship deadline
« on: March 26, 2007, 09:08:43 AM »
I have to tell the Univ of Miami by April 2 if I am accepting their scholarship offer (which is weird considering the seat deposit isn't due until the 16th).  I assume accepting the scholarship isn't binding and I could withdraw at a later dater with no problem, correct?

Law School Admissions / Missing the deposit deadline?
« on: March 21, 2007, 01:36:46 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows what happens if you miss a deposit deadline.  Do you automatically lose your offer of acceptance or do they assume some people will be late and have a "grace period"?

Choosing the Right Law School / Curves - What am I missing?
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:58:12 PM »
Yes, many of you will laugh at me, insult me, and flame me.  Such is life, because my confusion must be eliminated.

WTF is a law school curve?  I keep seeing talk about really tough curves and I have no idea what is meant by that.

For example: Miami.  I hear it's very hard to maintain a scholarship because of the curve.  Miami wants a B, or 3.0, to maintain the scholarship.  Say the curve is a C, like I hear.  Doesn't that mean 50% of the students get better than a C, and thus all one would have to do is stay in the top 50% to maintain his or her scholarship?  That seems pretty feasible and not a "terrible curve for maintaining a scholarship".

Unless of course I'm missing a key factor, which is very possible.

Please enlighten me people.  Thanks!

Here's a question. 

If your numbers are around a school's median (GPA just above), but your personal statement is completely off topic to the question asked, do you have any chance at admittance?

My reason for asking:

When I was applying to schools, all of them I applied to happened to have that generic personal statement topic, except one.  A couple asked why I wanted to attend their particular school.  No problem adding that to the end. 

However, that one school I wanted to apply to had a completely different essay topic.  I was originally going to apply to it as my top safety in a certain region.  However, due to some issues in my personal life and the lack of desire to churn out another essay for a school I figured I wouldn't attend anyway, I decided not to.

Now, while I still doubt I'd go there, there is a small chance I would and it'd be very nice to have the option.  But I do not have the time (or desire really) to write a lengthy essay in time, covering a topic I don't even know what to write about.  If my numbers are very competitive for that school, is there any chance I'd get in with the essay I sent to all the other schools?

Of course no one can know for sure, but has anyone done this and been accepted?  I know it is very late in the cycle as well...

and everyone here only refers to the Top 50 as Tier 1?

Obviously, if 51-100 were also Tier 1, there'd be no Tier 2.  But then why doesn't US News report those schools as Tier 2?

Incoming 1Ls / Getting up to speed on Politics and the like
« on: February 13, 2007, 07:39:06 AM »
Alright, so I've spent the first 24 years of my life learning nothing about politics or anything related.  I don't even know what right/left wing means.  I don't know what liberals stand for, same goes for conservatives.  I know George Bush is our President, and I know most people don't like him, but I don't know why, other than the war in Iraq. 

Is there a decent source, or way I can learn about politics and what not?  It seems completely overwhelming by just searching Google with no direction.  I feel like I should have some understanding going into law school.


Now that I've been admitted, I can heavily consider actually making the move out there.  I know there's threads about the school and the area, I'm just wondering if anyone who has been admitted is planning to attend.

If so, is anyone going to any of the ASWs?

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