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Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Holds?
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:16:56 PM »
I think a huge flood of snail mail waitlist notifications arrived  :(

EDIT: Check that, I just received a waitlist notification via email today (and I didn't contact them about deadlines).

Is anyone planning on staying on? I'm a bit conflicted.

Law School Admissions / Re: Stanford where are you????
« on: April 15, 2008, 04:29:42 PM »
Does anyone think anymore acceptances are coming soon? It doesn't look there's been any lately!

I need closure.  :(

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Holds?
« on: April 11, 2008, 11:08:16 AM »
It looks Yale waitlists are coming out, according to LSN...

I'm prepared. :(

Just an update on my decision making process..

I visited both HLS and CLS recently, and I had a wonderful time at both ASW's - I could honestly see myself being happy at both schools. The students, the faculty and the administration were incredible at both institutions. Although most of the people in this situation in years prior told me that I would probably have a very strong positive/negative reaction to one school in particular, I liked both schools quite a bit - which is making this decision much harder.

That said, there were a few small things about Harvard that made the difference - it doesn't mean that Columbia wasn't amazing, Harvard was just slightly more so. I think I'll sound rather petty if I mention those differences here, but if anyone is in this same situation, feel free to PM for my thoughts. I know logically that my career opportunities will be near equal from both schools, but I guess I going with my emotions a bit because this is such an important decision.

Secondly, I just received a fairly generous financial aid offer from HLS, which was kind of the deal breaker. Assuming I do a 1L public interest position and a 2L firm job, the financial difference between HLS and CLS will be about $70-75K after three years; while that's a big difference, it doesn't seem like it will be much over the course of a 40 year career. I'm willing to pay that much just so ensure I have no regrets and while I'm still fairly certain that I'll ending up doing Big Law, 75k is worth it to keep all my options open in the future.

So unless Yale or Stanford decide to give me a call, I guess its HLS 2011 for me!

(FYI, I really think my "bargaining" with the HLS financial aid office was for naught; my HLS grants were actually a bit lower than what I was expecting)

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Holds?
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:31:07 AM »

Has anyone who was deferred in the first batch of emails received a decision  yet (excluding those who heard back right away)?

We're supposed to receive a final decision by's hoping.  :)

Looks like Dean Kagan strikes again with a new hire (and snatched from Yale too!).

 Its posted on ATL and for some reason, I can't properly link to it.

Law School Admissions / Re: Stanford
« on: March 14, 2008, 03:02:42 PM »
I was think the same thing. I mean, even Yale sent me a status update. Nothing from Stanford since October!

I really want to email or call the admissions office, but I scared of being annoying.  :(

Law School Admissions / Re: Anyone Still Waiting on Yale?
« on: March 14, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »
I'm still waiting too and I'm getting antsy. I think only a handful of the "deferred" applicants have heard back, but hopefully more decisions come out soon since its now mid-March.


I'm going this weekend too! I'm incredibly excited.

I still haven't finished my financial aid forms however and am freaking out. I'm hating my parents' accountant at the moment.  >:(

DevilishlyBlue, have you contacted Judy Murciano at HLS? If you have specific career goals in public interest, she might be able to point you to fellowship programs in your field. It seems like HLS does a fabulous job helping students package themselves for these.  Just a thought.  :)

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