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Law School Admissions / Re: are the UC ad comms grade snobs?
« on: March 03, 2008, 05:26:51 PM »
the popular explanation (and a valid one) for UCLA and Boalt's high emphasis on GPA is that it allows them to admit more URMs without technically applying affirmative action, which they're not allowed to do.  focusing on GPA allows them to widen the net for the LSAT band and thus admit more lower-LSAT, higher-GPA minorities.

is there any reason why they dont widen both the GPA and LSAT bands, and admit lower GPA higher lsat minorities?  from what i've seen so far, this isn't the case. just the high gpa's.

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Law School Admissions / Re: are the UC ad comms grade snobs?
« on: March 03, 2008, 03:47:41 PM »
any idea why?  i was referring to UCLA as well...though i could be off.

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Law School Admissions / are the UC ad comms grade snobs?
« on: March 03, 2008, 02:37:51 PM »
and by UC i mean university of california, not chicago.  for schools with comparable stats, it seems like at private schools i was accepted/waitlisted, but at the UC's i was rejected.  am i imagining things?  what could account for this?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do you get notified by complete at BU?
« on: March 03, 2008, 01:51:20 PM »
i applied a month and a half ago and have received no green card, even though i talked to an assistant on the phone who said i was complete.  that was after i called them several times to inform them that they had not requested my lsac report, i had to follow up with them to have them request it because apparently there was, as she put it, "a glitch in our system".

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Check the school's policy on this.  Some schools will not accept appeals and will ask you to reapply next year.  I think this information (if listed) is usually in the admissions FAQs.  Otherwise, it can hurt to call and ask, I guess.

just checked the site and no info on this.  to answer gunnerdore....i just checked last years class and turns out im right at the median, not below like i thought.

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Law School Admissions / worth appealing rejection with new lsat score?
« on: March 02, 2008, 12:52:12 PM »
info:

applied in december

took feb lsat for kicks

raised score 3 points (not major, i know)

received letter last week, before the school would have gotten the new score report.

old lsat was near 25th percentile for the school, new one is near the median.  gpa is low, near 25th percentile, assume all other soft factors are stellar.


tyia

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cornell 1L taking questions
« on: February 27, 2008, 03:03:57 PM »
How necessary is a car in Ithaca?

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the fact that you have to ask this question speaks volumes.

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Law School Admissions / Re: LATE Kids (FeB)
« on: February 26, 2008, 04:08:23 PM »
i have a feb test score also...no idea how this is going to affect my file.  everything else is already in.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Good Securities Law Programs
« on: February 25, 2008, 01:32:02 AM »
Law school really dosen't work like that. With some very narrow exceptions, you should not attend a school because of specialities. You generally do not major in anything in law school- expect to learn your specialty on the job. If you want to do securities law, you should probably be doing NY Biglaw. With that in mind all the T14 are good, along with Fordham.

this is true for the most part.

however, for what its worth, ive heard great things about vanderbilt, more so than the rest of the t14. but then again the people who are hiring you will most likely care more about the prestige of which school you went to, not which certificate or area you studied specifically.

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