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I haven't heard anything yet either, and I made sure to have my phone with me and on all day at work today while waiting for the call.

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Law School Applications / Re: Suggestions and Advice Needed
« on: April 05, 2008, 07:22:17 PM »
If you applied late, if you reapply earlier next year that could make a difference (as the previous poster said).  Otherwise, unless you do something absolutely amazing over the next year, I'm not sure how different your chances would be.  If you have marginal numbers for T14, why not apply at a few lower ranked schools.  If you really want to get into academia, it may be more difficult from a slightly lower ranked school, but it's not impossible.  Check out the faculties at some of the lower T1 and T2 schools - they're mostly T14 alums, but there's always a smattering of other schools represented.  I just think that if you know you want to go to law school, why not at least apply at a few lower schools.  Also, if you're borderline at the T14 schools, you're likely to be offered scholarships at some slightly lower ranked schools.

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Law School Applications / Re: 2007-2008 Splitters
« on: April 05, 2008, 05:49:07 PM »
I'm a splitter (174/3.4) and I am in at University of Maryland$$$, GW, GULC, Penn, NYU, and Northwestern.  I'm "on reserve" at Columbia (no surprise) and waitlisted at Michigan (which I was actually pretty surprised by, but maybe I had just gotten a little greedy.)

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so what did everybody think?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:25:20 PM »
email from Penn today - no PI scholly for me.

The email said that over 800 people applied, and 6 scholarships were awarded, so I'm not taking it too personally.

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Are you going to be at the leadership scholars day at Maryland this Friday?  I was told that is the primary merit scholarship program there.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:53:30 PM »
on reserve at Columbia today... my streak has come to an end.  :(

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Commuting
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:52:02 PM »
I am considering this.  My husband is in grad school in Baltimore, where we own our house and plan to live after law school.  Right now my top choices are Penn and Georgetown, since I could commute to Baltimore on the train each day and I could live in a small studio at Penn during the week and come home on weekends.  I know it will be harder than if I was living where I go to school, but I don't want to limit my options to the Baltimore area only.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:26:10 PM »
i haven't heard anything from my host yet.

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okay, tell me where to go!

I currently live in Baltimore, MD (in state at University of Maryland)
I'm going to the Leadership Scholars Day at Maryland on Friday, April 4.  The woman at admissions who explained this to me was that this day is so that they "can meet you before giving you money"  So I will have a scholarship, I just don't know how much yet.

Parents are not paying.

I want a federal clerkship after law school.  I am interested in constitutional and civil rights law, and child advocacy.

I want to practice in Baltimore.

My husband and I own our house in Baltimore and he is in grad school here for at least the next two years.  So for GULC, I would commute to DC every day on the train.  Penn I would have to live apart during the week and he and I would take turns going back and forth on the weekends.

so... any thoughts? I won't say which way I'm currently leaning.

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