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Studying for the LSAT / Re: My LSAT horror story
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:57:29 PM »
Guys, before you put him down it is possible.  Our current president, Bush got arround the same LSAT score as Ryan, but decided to go on to grad school at Harvard with a even lower precentile score on the GRE.  In some cases, personal experience and work history has a lot to do with it at Harvard.  If you look, they do not list a chart with whom they accept like GPA score and LSAT scores because Harbard believes there is more to a person than a GPA or LSAT score.  Harvard states that on the LSAC website.  I respect Harvard for that.  I would guess that most of Harvard's applicants have a perfect range of 173 to 180 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.  If a person had no former education, created one of the biggest coporations in the world, and won two nobel peace prizes, would it be acceptable to let them into Harvard Law with a 139 LSAT score?  I would be curious to see how well Ryan did at Harvard Law.  If he was in the top 25% of his class, that would say a lot about Harvard's academic process and prestiege.  I have attended Harvard's summer classes and one academic semester.  My name is Vincent Brown if anyone would like to check.  I had tougher classes at a comunity college than I ever did at Harvard.  Good luck Ryan and all of the best to you!


If you take a look at the OP's other posts, you'll notice that he wrote the same story on a few different boards, once claiming himself to be "Ryan" and another time "Terry"...I'd have to say it's a flame.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UW-Madison Professors Leaving?
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:17:33 PM »
There was a lot of controvery going on at UW this past year about "domestic partner" benefits-apparently UW-Madison is the only school in the Big Ten that doesn't provide such benefits.  We lost the Dean of Students in 2005 and a number of professors in the last few years who cited this as their reason for departing.

Is there any way to find out how many people have been taken off the waitlist in previous years?  Is it a completely crazy idea to call and ask how many people are on a waiting list? 

I was wondering the same thing, so I checked prior admission cycles on and here's what I found (granted LSN users aren't necessarily representative of everyone who was accepted from the waitlist):

-2 people reported being "WL, Accepted"
-2 people reported being "Deferred, Accepted"

-6 people reported being "WL, Accepted"
-1 person reported being "Deferred, Accepted"
(a lot more people listed themselves as "WL, Rejected" this cycle...according to "sotsoj", Wisconsin dinged most everyone via e-mail on 6/1 that year)

-no one reported acceptance off the waitlist


Law School Admissions / Sending Final Grades to Waitlisted School?
« on: May 31, 2007, 11:37:00 AM »
After a solid final semester, I want to send my final grades to my waitlist schools, but here's my question:

I assume that I should send an official transcript, which means I will be unable to include a personal letter with the report since it comes directly from the Office of the Registrar...Would you advise sending an e-mail or mailing a letter notifying admissions that your final transcript is en route?  Skip the letter and assume they'll know why you're sending the grades?

(Maybe it would be pertinent to point out that the wait-list letter encouraged the submission of additional information).

Law School Admissions / Re: Media Law
« on: May 31, 2007, 08:29:15 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How do you address an attorney?
« on: May 21, 2007, 11:41:04 AM »
I have a question that is somewhat related to this attorney who is an alum of the school where I have been waitlisted informed me that he sent a LOR (unsolicited) on my behalf after directly to the law school, but it didn't include the official LSAC LOR form.  Is this something that I need to address with the admissions office, or is it ok to have LOR's bypass the LSAC at this stage in the cycle?

gratif: I am now sharing your plight...I just got waitlisted today at UW, also my top choice and in-state school (and alma mater).  Enjoy your visit to Madison this weekend, the weather is supposed to be beautiful! 


maybe this guy (who applied on the same day as me) will make you feel bad.  I have better number than him, but he went to UW-Madison.  LSN suggests that they favor Madison kids in general.

No, his LSAT is still higher than mine, although that GPA is a full half point lower, and considering we had the same major at the same school (and I had another one too), I think we'd probably be near equal, or I'd get the nudge.  Man.....  Our pre-law adviser was a moron, told us that we had to look at the 75th percentiles and not the medians.  He's got much better soft factors.

I completely agree about our pre-law adviser here...she's ALSO the pre-med adviser!  You'd think UW produces enough future lawyers and doctors that they could find someone who had some real insight into the process instead of just giving bad advice...

Campus should be pretty quiet on the 21st (the last commencement ceremony is the 20th), so if I were you, I'd call the Admissions Office and let them know you're coming for a visit-maybe you can get a tour?  Even if you don't want to meet with Dean Hall, at least they'll have your name as someone with a demonstrated interest in the school.  You should definitely make some time for grabbing a beer at the Terrace and taking in the gorgeous view.  I'd also suggest State St. (of course) and trying a slice of mac 'n cheese pizza at Ian's (on Frances St.).  I'm finishing up my undergrad here, so if you have any other questions about campus/Madison, let me know!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin Class of 2010
« on: May 09, 2007, 05:21:45 PM »
Does anyone know whether out of state students qualify for residency after a year or two?

Perhaps you'll find this helpful (according to UW-Madison's Office of the Registrar)

If you enter and remain in Wisconsin principally to attend an educational institution during the twelve months you are attempting to establish bona fide residence in Wisconsin, you are presumed to continue to reside outside the state. This presumption remains in effect until you are able to demonstrate you have overcome the presumption with clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence in the state for the year next preceding a term for which you wish to enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wisconsin Statutes 36.27.(2) Section (e).

Generally, a student who enters Wisconsin to attend any educational institution will continue in the nonresident status until the student's reason for being in Wisconsin is clearly shown to be non-educational. Twelve months after the change in the student's reason for being in Wisconsin, the student may wish to inquire about appealing their nonresident status.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for resident tuition under any provision of the Statute, contact the Office of the Registrar residence Counselors: (608)262-1355; 21 N. Park Street, Suite 7200S, Madison WI, 53715-1218; .

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