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Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: February 22, 2005, 10:45:19 AM »
too bad i didnt know about this stuff and the stuff is already down, I am going to go see what is left - but if anyone - can explain what the heck happened - in a brief sentence or two it would br appreciated.....all i can say from the little I have read - this is so not cool...oh well

Choosing the Right Law School / Anyone stuck between GWU and Fordham?
« on: February 18, 2005, 02:24:06 PM »
I have both and they are my serious considerations but dont know what to do.  Fordham edges out GW just becasue it would be cheaper and easier since I live in the city.

well it was a little more than that there was a lot of back and forth - it wasnt like here you go just give us this -  and its a different situation if your parents were never married and your father has never provided support in 20 plus years and they are still trying to demand proof of no support.

but they eventually did accept a notarized letter.

finally a family history of poverty goes to my benefit

a) my family (I and my sisters) support my mother financially - not that bad when split 3 ways but still a financial burden.

b) bad news jerks will probably request father info - too bad I can't provide a thing!

had a friend whose ls demanded some notary confirmation that she couldnt get father's info.

I am urm -
split lsat 148/159

check out lsn under glascow1

and just got rejected by  Notre Dame - it would be kind of funny and messed up if I only got into the first school that accepted me and got rejected by every where else ....I would like to have some choice .... :-\

but ok  ........anywhoo I wrote 3 essays and sent two addendums, 3.37 gpa some extras , some great recs...thats all - still lucky I got in to GW - if you look at GW other urms who got in GW had a 159 minimum and some got rejected outright.

I think revealing lsats and sats is obnoxious if it was not part of the conversation - I mean we are talking about jumping from A to C with no B linking it for to be there.

I had one person tell me their lsat (170's) without me even asking for it or even on the topic of scores, and another person (same person in chicago) who after college in our first ful time job told us her SAT score (just to prove how "smart" she was) when we discssing possible law schools of interest.

it is obnoxious if its not asked for or even part of the conversation. and yes people with high scores who need outside affirmation and need to feel better than other people do this quite often. 

I woulsnt sit on acceptances but I dont care if other people do - its totally their right - they got in and they can only go to one - so their right hold out as long as they want - as long as everyone isnt doing it - then it kind of messes with schools admin offices - but maybe they deserve it??  who knows.

well definitely use money on shoes unless there is another school that you would definitely attend if you got in....

thats why I withheld chicago, no chance of getting in and if I did get in I wouldnt want to go to chicago, plus all the stuff I heard about the schools student pop, really makes me think I would not be happy with the sort of people who attend - and I do agree most who do - do it because they couldnt get in to HYS:  knew a girl from work 3 years ago who goes there - total tool! and obnxious to boot!  the type of person who will tell you what she got on her sats and lSATS! I kid you not!  

I actually applied to U of Chicago and never sent in a check because I had no chance =

I understand the whole what if  cuz I applied to Upenn, Columbia and Cornell - but NYU, and U of C were just so huge reeaches based off of their numbers and their desire to overtake HYS - that it didn't seem worth aplpying - plus strange as it may sound :

I grew up in NYC and live in NYC and I have a huge bias against NYU - I dont care if they ever overtake Columbia - they will always be one of those schools I woldnt waste money on......they seem to have really bought there way in to the top as oppsed to earning it from scholarship and what not.......that also means they are numbers whore so I doubt they look beyond them.

thats just it most of my schools are so closely ranked (usnews and personal preference that i am waiting it out :


no idea where I will want to go.  none whatsoever - but getting in GW has taken out the anxiety level of not getting in anywhere out of the equation and it has also taken out the "what if I dont get into a top school" anxiety factor out - I am just annoyed I have to wait so long to hear back from other schools.

I also havent sent out my aid info yet and that is going to be a huge factor.

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