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Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...

FWIW, schools do allow people to get out of ED contracts if they cannot afford to go.  That's all I'm working with.  And I never said it would be something 'right' to do.  I applied ED to a school and if I get in, I will withdraw my applications as soon as I can.  But if one was wanting to try and justify not immediately withdrawing their apps after getting into a school ED, those are the best arguments I can think of.

Honestly, if that line of reasoning is that offensive to you, you're going to hate the law.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Who's given out decisions?
« on: December 02, 2008, 04:05:25 PM »
Thanks!

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Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

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Law School Admissions / Who's given out decisions?
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:36:47 PM »
Can we have a thread to keep track of what schools are giving out decisions at all?  If you have received a decision or know someone who has, then post that school on this list.  I'll start with what I'm aware of:



University of Texas
University of Virginia
Duke University
Harvard University
Columbia University (ED)
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University
UCLA
Berkeley


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I've been wondering this myself, but I'm going to say that the moral thing would be to withdraw all applications as soon as you get an ED acceptance.  BUT, I think you could get around that by arguing that you should be able to wait until financial aid comes in, because if financial aid is bad to the extent that you could not attend and you may have to pull out of the ED school, you wouldn't want to have withdrawn everywhere else.  ;-)

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Best T14 Campus?
« on: November 18, 2008, 01:00:18 PM »
Maybe it's just cliche, but I still think Yale's is the best.  The university itself is absolutely gorgeous and it's right there in the city, and the law school isn't an anomaly of beauty like Michigan. 

After that I'd say Columbia could be, but the law school itself is too modern looking.  NYU has beautiful buildings but no real campus, Penn's campus is really nice.  Virginia has the opposite problem from Michigan: the rest of the university is really pretty but I was disappointed in the aesthetics of the law building. 

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Please PM me if you're willing to give my PS a look.  I plan on submitting it today probably.  I am also willing to exchange if anyone wants opinions on theirs.  Thanks.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Apply ED to Chicago?
« on: October 26, 2008, 07:18:59 PM »
I don't think you need to apply ED.  Even if things get more competitive this year, I can't see the median LSAT moving up more than a point at schools already near the top of the bunch (like Chicago).  So, you're around the median for GPA and a point above it for LSAT...if you apply now or within the next couple weeks, you'll be relatively early and should get in or WL and then eventually in. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Should I apply ED?
« on: October 26, 2008, 07:13:55 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Those that voted yes (or would say yes) can you elaborate?

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Law School Admissions / Should I apply ED?
« on: October 26, 2008, 08:06:27 AM »
3.7/174

but there's more behind those numbers...

3.88 - 2 yrs at CC
3.2 - 2 yrs at top LAC
so downward trend

June 08 - 170
Oct 08 - 174

decent leadership/volunteer/tutoring ECs, worked throughout college, first gen college student

Also would apply to:

Harvard
Columbia
Penn
Chicago
Berkeley
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
UT

but I really, really want to go to NYU.  Only real competitors, if I got in, would be Columbia, Harvard, and Berkeley.

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