oh, also, good luck on your exams!
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do you know anything about the admissions process that you would like to share - the commonality in successful applicants, numbers, etc? Also, how would you compare clerking opportunities v. H, Chicago
this has been posted so many times. The consensus is that it doesn't matter. Someone emailed the admission office, someone had an insider source (me), and many many got in without using them. Substance of your letter is what matters
« on: December 03, 2008, 08:04:00 AM »
I thought it would be nice to talk about admitted students day subsidies.
Berkeley gives $350 for out of state visitors.. I've heard from a friend that Michigan gives $600. Any other facts / anecdotes / tips on how to plan multiple trips at once?
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:33:21 AM »
If you really want to go to HYS, I would wait. Several reasons:
1) Harvard already started accepting in November, and if you apply now, you'll face stiffer competition. And, you're neglecting to consider time it takes for LSAC and offices to process, which takes up to a month. You probably won't go complete until January, even if you apply now.
2) More importantly, you'll have more time to craft your PS and build your resumes. If you're numbers are borderline, you really can't get into YS unless you really distinguish yourself from the pack. Writing a really good PS requires serious time ivestment, and takes months. I've seen plenty of borderline candidates at HYS get rejected with 172/4.0 because they write crappy essays and think they need to apply early.
3) If you can afford to apply next year, why do it now? many applicants don't have that luxery.
« on: November 18, 2008, 07:24:16 PM »
If you want to be an academic, I would take Chicago over harvard, with basically a penny more at Chicago. Chicago actually has better clerkship opportunities than Harvard. If you want to do private, probably Harvard. But a half-ride at Chicago sounds sweet.
« on: November 17, 2008, 01:00:01 AM »
mind if i ask those of you who got the email, what your stats are and when you went complete?