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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 03:27:36 PM »
Here's something crazy: my friend - not an attorney or law student - just emailed me about the leaked rankings!  I have no idea how he heard about it, but apparently it's getting around pretty quickly.  I asked him how he heard but haven't heard back from him yet.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:44:04 AM »
anyone think USNWR would put out fake rankings for an hour or two, wait for LSD posters to go nuts, then take em down? 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:42:10 AM »
People still care about these things?

Why does a few positions bump or drop really matter? Seriously. Explain, please.

i don't really does from a year-to-year basis. I do find it interesting from a game standpoint. at least my preferences aren't changed a bit. I'd still take Michigan over Penn, Chicago or the two NY schools (if, theoretically i could get into ANY of those). I'd still take Texas over USC.

You have to wonder though, because a huge drop can certainly affect the amount of applications a school receives in the next cycle. A drop from Top 30 to Top 40 can definitely change whether people consider applying there.

Exactly.  Hastings used to be a top 20, then screwed up on reporting their rankings, resulting in a drop to 45.  Ever since, they've been stuck in the doldrums because their incoming class statistics have gone down proportionately.. But maybe they're back on their way up now.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:19:14 AM »

that doesn'ts eem to blow up right, the link is
OK I believe it. 

Yay I'm going to a top 40!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:11:41 AM »
are you positive? I wonder what the hell i'm getting then. I promise I'm not trying to be a troll or anything. I really do have this.

can you make a screenshot? 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US News Not Leaked, Released
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:10:49 AM »
seriously?  Is this the "paid" login?  Because the free version still has the old rankings.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: 2008 Rankings Leak
« on: March 27, 2007, 11:07:52 AM »
well, like, my uncle's best friend's cousin's ex-accountant works at USNWR, and here's the new rankings....

1. Yale
2. Penn
3. Georgetown
3. Cornell
5. Cooley
5. NYU
7. Podunk U
7. Columbia
9. Harvard
10. Stanford
11. Chicago
12. Duke
13. UVA
13. Michigan


actually, Hastings is now tied for numero Uno with YLS.  I guess my acceptance there really boosted their ratings. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Loyola University Chicago or UIUC?????
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:48:46 AM »
I am stuck between two options of UIUC and Loyola. I know that based on rankings Loyola isn't even in the same league as UIUC. But I'm getting a merit scholarship at Loyola that will make it almost $12,000 cheaper than Illinois each year (Once total costs are figured out). Plus, it's really close to my home and I've realized that Law Schools (for the most part) don't seem to really care where you go for your bachelor's as long as it is respectable and you manage a high GPA/LSAT. Also, I visited UIUC and really didn't like the atmosphere or the town at all.

As far as their respective Law Schools. UIUC's is almost top 25 now but my research shows that, here in Chicago (where I want to work), law firms hire MANY students from Loyola. Honestly, though, my plan right now is to go to Loyola for undergrad and then go to UIUC for law. What do you guys think?

Go to undergrad where you feel you'll be happiest and most successful.  UG rankings don't really matter much for law school.  If you really disliked UIUC's atmosphere, then you probably don't want to spend four years there -- a bad atmosphere can ruin your academic performance, lower your GPA, and negatively affect your law school options. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Davis, Hastings, WTF mate?
« on: March 26, 2007, 07:23:25 PM »
I have heard many of you guys mention how everyone at Hastings qualifies for the 5000 dollar Hastings grant. Does that mean everyone everyone no matter how much your parents make?

According to Hastings, about 80% of applicants qualify for a need-based grant, the average grant being $5.5K -- so no, not everyone qualifies.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory v. Cardozo v. Hastings
« on: March 26, 2007, 03:57:23 PM »
bump, anyone else?  I'll check on the hastings grant thing, but either way emory and cardozo are cheaper.

Also, should I worry that emory and hastings have almost no ip program?

Did you submit your financial aid info to Hastings by 3/1?  The grant should be included in your financial aid award, which takes a couple weeks to process.  If you haven't submitted, you're past the deadline, I think.  So make sure to call the F.A. office and see what you need to do. 

I got the grant (although I only got $5K, not $5.5; not sure why), and it brings tuition down to a little over $18K. 

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