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Law School Applications / The problem with an LOCI
« on: February 18, 2008, 02:08:16 AM »
Does anyone else think that when you send an LOCI you come off as a bit too savvy vis-a-vis the application process? And couldn't this savviness make some schools think that you're good at playing the admissions game, which would also mean you're good at bullshitting them? In other words, because most people are told about LOCIs from places like LSD, wouldn't a school be right to assume that you spend a lot of time on such websites, with all the accompanying associations?

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Law School Applications / Chicago Rejection/Waitlist/Deferral
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:15:41 PM »
Does anyone know if Chicago mails rwd's? Or do they send them via email?
tyia

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Law School Applications / Deferrals on LSN
« on: February 13, 2008, 05:01:29 PM »
I've noticed that a lot of people who got deferrals last year didn't write if they were later rejected or accepted. Are we supposed to assume that they were in fact rejected?

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Law School Applications / Wally is AWOL!
« on: February 05, 2008, 04:43:00 AM »
Where'd Wally go? He hasn't posted since the 26th of January...

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Where should I go next fall? / Questions on Georgetown
« on: January 29, 2008, 09:09:40 PM »
Can anyone tell me about the dynamic between pt and ft students?
Also, would anyone offer their opinion of Curriculum B?

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Law School Applications / Diversity statement
« on: January 23, 2008, 03:33:02 PM »
I am writing a diversity statement to supplement my LOCI for Penn. Would anyone be willing to read it?

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TYIA

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Law School Applications / Uh, oh- typo
« on: January 22, 2008, 05:10:12 PM »
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Law School Applications / LSD Slang
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:23:34 PM »
T14- refers to the top 14 law schools in the country. In order, they are Yale [1], Harvard [2], Stanford [2], NYU [4], Columbia [5], Chicago [6], Penn [6], Michigan [8], Berkeley [8], Virginia [10], Duke [10], Northwestern [12], Cornell [13], Georgetown [14].

TITCR- this is the credited response (said in response to something that one agrees with; borrowed from standardized testing, where it means, this is the right answer)
T4- Tier 4
T4- Top 4
T14- Top 14
T20- Top 20
T25- Top 25
T1- Tier 1 (50-1 rankings)
T2- Tier 2 (100-51 rankings)
T3- Tier 3 on USNWR Rankings
USNWR- US News and World Report (publishes ranking of the ABA 181 law schools)
TTT- third tier toilet; refers to either a very bad law school, or anything else that's very bad
YP- yield protection; when a school rejects or defers an applicant they believe overqualified, and therefore unlikely to attend
HYS-Harvard, Yale, Stanford (top three law schools)
CCN-Chicago, Columbia, NYU (ranked between four and six)
MVPB-Michigan, Virginia, Penn, Berkeley (ranked between seven and ten)

URM - underrepresented minority (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American)
AA - affirmation action

LOCI - letter of continued interest (expressing you are still interested in a school despite not yet receiving an acceptance or rejection)
WL - waitlist
Ding - rejection

PS - personal statement
DS - diversity statement

Tag: Marking a thread so it will show up on your "unread replies to your posts" page
OP: Original poster in a thread

ASW- Admitted Students Weekend

OCI- On-campus Interviews

LSN- lawschoolnumbers.com

XOXO/XO- xoxohth.com

Splitter- An individual whose GPA and LSAT vary greatly, e.g., 173 LSAT; 2.9 GPA.

Flame - A poster or a post that makes a controversial statement with the intention of inciting argument/starting a firestorm amongst other posters.

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