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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Best T14 Campus?
« on: November 25, 2008, 06:32:42 PM »
Oh, I guess I should mention that Ithaca is in the absolute middle of nowhere. Despite the fact that Ithaca appears to be pretty 'rural,' it is actually an oasis in the shithole that is upstate New York (except for Syracuse, which actually has a decent mall). It's fun as an undergrad, but I don't know if I could stay here as a grad student.

You probably could. It's still pretty great as a grad student.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.3/170
« on: November 05, 2008, 10:56:02 PM »
You're on the bubble with Cornell, but GULC seems desperate for 170s.  Then again, this cycle might be more competitive than previous ones.

Probably credited. Cornell is a reach. You have a better shot at Georgetown, ... but that'll be an uphill battle too.

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I'd actually love to go to Ithaca for a few years--snowy and cold, I know, but I don't mind winter. Good for studying. And it's funny--I lived in MD for a few years, and really regretted coming back to the Midwest. But as I consider where I want to spend the next period of my life, New England/East Coast just doesn't seem as attractive as it once did. I'm looking forward to a school in the Midwest or the South. 

But was that Cornell suggestion based on my numbers? Because I was under the impression Cornell would be a pretty long shot for me.


Well, yeah, I mean Cornell would definitely be a stretch (depending on you LSAT). I wouldn't say that Cornell would be any more of a long shot than either Michigan or Duke, though. I mainly suggested it because, apart from Yale and Stanford, it's probably the smallest, most collegiate environment of the top schools (you had mentioned this as one of your criterion). It's also among the best for international law (another one of your interests).

If you're looking to stay in the midwest, then I'd suggest maybe Washington University in St. Louis as another option.

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Yea pretty much. too good, too cool, and too poor (for real  :()

you look like a friar

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Cornell?

It's where fun goes to suffocate under 30 inches of snow.

You've never been, have you?

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Cornell?

It's where fun goes to suffocate under 30 inches of snow.

You've never been, have you?

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Cornell?

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Law School Applications / Re: Early Action/Decision
« on: September 12, 2008, 03:41:09 PM »
Off the top of my head, I think I recall that both Cornell and Texas offer non-binding EA applications. There is no limit to how many EAs.

As far as EDs go, I'm not sure that there really is anything other than anecdotal evidence. ED (and perhaps to a lesser extent EA) is said to give a slight advantage. I'm not really sure.

I have heard that the only possible hindrance to EA is that your file may not be read with the thoroughness of a non-EA.  While, adcoms claim this is not the case rumor has it that if one has so many thousands of files to read under EA which require a decision within a few weeks, it is nearly impossible to spend an entire ten minutes on your file. 

This will actually help those with really strong numbers.  However, the implication is that if you're relying upon your PS, LORs, and resume to a large degree, this could potentially advserly affect you. 

Just regurgitating potentially erroneous wisdom.

I understand the logic in this, but I'm not sure it's true. To be sure, many more people apply regular decision, ... so much more, in fact, that the time crunch is still present.

In any event, this so called problem would surely exist for ED too, not just EA.

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Law School Applications / Re: Early Action/Decision
« on: September 12, 2008, 01:13:45 PM »
Off the top of my head, I think I recall that both Cornell and Texas offer non-binding EA applications. There is no limit to how many EAs.

As far as EDs go, I'm not sure that there really is anything other than anecdotal evidence. ED (and perhaps to a lesser extent EA) is said to give a slight advantage. I'm not really sure.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Best school for NYC biglaw?
« on: September 09, 2008, 11:37:57 AM »
I used to work at a nyc biglaw as a paralegal.

I say I've seen more Michigan/Northwestern over Duke/Cornell attorneys.

I guess that's not entirely surprising, given that both Michigan and Northwestern have a lot more students than either Duke or Cornell!

As I've suggested before, the point is that if you place decently in your class, any of those law schools will open the doors for NYC biglaw.


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