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I'm still waiting on Boalt (went complete on 1/10 and haven't received as much as the "passed initial review" e-mail), BC, and Arizona. I also have deposits due on 4/2. I also have to make the decision on full scholarship offer from Colorado by April 6.

I'm curious as to what the hell is going on at BC this cycle.

Let alone UCLA and GMU. Molasses.

Seriously. I would cry the happiest of happy tears if BC let me in, but it's looking bleak. I saw an email from BC in my inbox a few weeks ago and freaked out, only to discover that it was a silly financial aid email...sigh.

Good luck to all those still waiting!


Yeah, thanks for the Financial Aid information BC. That was just mean-spirited.

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Law School Admissions / Re: What up UNC?
« on: March 22, 2007, 11:09:58 AM »
Anyone visiting the weekend of 3/23?  I am pretty sure I am going to go on a one on one tour with a 1L and then have to sneakily impose myself on said individual for the rest of the weekend.  could be super awkward.  also, i'm out of state.  does anyone know which neighborhoods are good to live in?  when more grad students live than undergrads?


Bump for the sad girl visiting all by herself.

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Nothing. It's getting sent to my home in NH.

Wait a minute, it's going to my permanent address? I this something that happened for everybody? Is this some kind of sick joke?

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Oh yeah, and Vandy.

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BC, GW, Fordham, Duke, Santa Clara, UNLV, Penn, Suffolk, William & Mary, Georgetown, and USC. Maybe more, I've lost track at this point. What am I to make of this list? They do have to tell you at some point, right? Right?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How to turn down schools?
« on: March 16, 2007, 01:17:59 PM »
Mailed in my deposit to Cincinnati today - eeeee!  ;D


So ... what is the proper way to go about turning down other schools?  Email?  Or do most people just not do anything?


I'd send them an email. As for what to say, I'd take a page out of their book...

Dear Admissions Office,
     Thank you for taking the time to review my application and generously offering me a position in the Fall '07 class. I am well aware that you have high standards in determing which select few applicants, out of the many thousands of applications you recieve, are admitted to your incoming class. I am equally certain that you are well aware that I too have high standards in determing which school I shall be attending for the next 3 years. Much as the review process that your department goes through with applications, I have conducted a similar review process through my acceptances, and while I would like to attend each of the schools that have accepted me, I find myself limited to only attending one. It is with deepest regret that I must inform you that, despite your prestigious credentials, I am unable to accept a seat in your incoming class. Please realize that there are many other worthy candidates that would eagerly accept the position that you have so generously offered me. I wish you the best of luck in the rest of this years admission cycle.
Sincerely,
Ding
0L @ Chosen Law School

I couldn't have enjoyed that more.

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Yay!  Do you know what date you are thinking about going yet?  I'm probably going to go on March 30.

I'm going the 30th as well. Should be a blast at the very least.

My question is, anyone going on 4/13? How bold is that? What if you decide Tulane's not for you? Do you ask the guide where the mailroom is so you can send your seat deposit somewhere else? What a potentially awkward situation. Good times.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Low T1 High T2 or Life Below 32
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:14:48 AM »
agree that it's hastings for sure. of uc davis...if that's below 32 - cant remember

I'm in at Hastings ( as well as Wake Forest and American), but I can't convince myself to go to any of those places over Cardozo or Tulane (both scholarships). I'm from the Northeast, and while I'm open to going somewhere new (New Orleans for example), I want to have the opportunity to come back to New York, and I'm not overly wild about San Fran, though it's a fun city. This might all be rendered moot if I get into BC, USC, GW, or Fordham, but at the moment I'm largely set on going to one of those two schools. Am I crazy?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Low T1 High T2 or Life Below 32
« on: March 14, 2007, 04:20:21 PM »
Beyond the top 14, everything is clearly a cut below. This seems to be a consensus. Beyond that, the next, say, thirteen or so schools each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Does U of Iowa truly merit its position eight spots ahead of Boston College? Maybe it does, but it's not a certainty by any stretch. Is a graduate of Washington and Lee really more likely to get a coveted job than a graduate of Fordham. Perhaps in some places, not in New York, but possibly in a neutral market. Debates like these are all over this site. However, what seems to get somewhat lost, is that next tier below thirty-two, where there seems to be no consensus.

For Instance: Should you go to Temple with a scholarship over American for full tuition? How about Cardozo with a scholarship against Wake Forest at no discount? Would a scholarship to Tulane trump all of these options, or does its location in a state with a singular sort of law make it a non-starter in New York or Washington? How does one separate schools in this range? Beyond these specific examples, what is the best law school beneath this arbitrary, but in my mind very real, cutoff at number 32?

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