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Law School Admissions / Vanderbilt Scholarship Negotiation
« on: March 04, 2008, 12:45:59 PM »
Anyone know if Vanderbilt is open to scholarship negotiation requests?  I'd really love to go there, but I've received another offer from a similarly ranked school (within 3 spots) that is just really hard to pass up.  I'm not even necessarily looking for a matching amount -- just something that brings the two offers more in line with one another.  Anyone have any success with this?

What about WUSTL with a full ride over Northwestern (money yet to be determined)?

Law School Admissions / Re: are the UC ad comms grade snobs?
« on: March 03, 2008, 04:33:31 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.

Because, statistically, there are far fewer URMs with high LSAT scores than there are with high GPAs.

Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern straight from UG
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:08:40 PM »
Czar: Thanks :). 173/3.59.  Average extracurriculars, and like I said, no serious work experience.  Just part time/summer job sorts of things.  Also, nice name.

DCB:  Thanks for the information.  Based on what you said and some other digging I've done, I think I should fit in just fine.  Northwestern is definitely on the (very) short list of schools I've been accepted to thus far that I'm seriously considering attending.  I'll be sure to PM you if another question/concern occurs to me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Need access fee?
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:03:25 PM »
There apparently used to be one in past years, but there is no longer a fee now.  Or if there is, I somehow managed to pull a fast one on them, 'cause I didn't pay anything.

Law School Admissions / Northwestern straight from UG
« on: March 01, 2008, 12:43:19 AM »
So I just got accepted to Northwestern, which I'm thrilled about.  However, I have a (some?) concerns.  Namely, I'd be attending straight from undergraduate, with no "serious" work experience. Will I feel weird and out of place?  I am about the same age as most of their other students, as I took for freaking ever to graduate.

Also, will my not having serious WE hinder me in OCI?  Can I overcome this lack with grades?  Northwestern students' replies wanted.

Law School Admissions / Re: schadenfreude
« on: February 28, 2008, 05:43:23 PM »
Well, I guess it's not actually schadenfreude in its purest sense.  I wish the best for everyone, it's just that in this case others' rejections may indicate that I still have a chance.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 28, 2008, 04:18:34 PM »
In at Northwestern. T14 breached!

Law School Admissions / schadenfreude
« on: February 28, 2008, 04:16:29 PM »
While waiting for some sort of decision from my top choices, I like to go through LSN and note that many who applied after I did have been rejected, while my decision is still pending.  This gives me hope that I may yet get in.  Anyone else admit to doing this?

I don't remember the question well enough for your first question, but as to the second, somewhere on there it defines those years as being the academic years.  So all 9 months.

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