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General Off-Topic Board / Favorite Law School Movie?
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:32:44 AM »
If you say "other" please specify

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Animal welfare law
« on: March 07, 2008, 06:04:52 PM »
Thank you everyone, you have been extremely helpful :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Animal welfare law
« on: March 06, 2008, 08:37:02 AM »
I would like to practice animal law, but with the status of pets as property, I would focus more on endangered species and/or marine animals.  I would like to eventually work for the Animal Legal Defense Fund or World Wildlife Fund or something of that sort.

Choosing the Right Law School / Animal welfare law
« on: March 05, 2008, 05:54:17 PM »
Anyone know of a school with a good animal welfare program or that at least has classes in the subject?  I know it is a relatively new area of law, but it's what I want to do and so far the only school I know of that has it is Harvard (which I could never get into)

Choosing the Right Law School / North Carolina Central vs Duke
« on: March 02, 2008, 11:30:48 AM »
I am most likely going to NCCU next fall, but what I am worried about is after graduation competing with grads from Duke, which is practically next door.  Does anyone know how NCCU grads fair over Duke grads? 

Finally heard from North Carolina Central.  They said I would need to take their Performance Based Admission Program from May 12 - 23 and at that time I would be evaluated and considered for admission.  I really want to go to this school for many reasons, one big one being that it is the cheapest law school in the country.  I have been accepted to other schools I would be happy at, but I don't know what to do.  The program is not a guarantee of admission, sort of like an audition.  And if I don't get in after jumping through their hoops, I will be without a law school to go to unless I put a deposit on one of my accepting schools and sort of play the field.  The program and room and board is free, but I would have to get there myself.  This program also starts 2 days after graduation, and I had planned to spend that time packing and moving.  What should I do??

I have received several waitlist letters which have either outright said I am on the waitlist or have stated it in a less obvious way, i.e. "your application is on hold; will be reviewed at a later date" etc.  I received this letter a month ago, but in re-reading it I can't tell if it is a really nice way of saying I am on the waitlist or something else altogether.  What do you think?  *Identifying details have been left blank*

Dear ___________

Thank you for your application to ______________________ for the Fall 2008 entering class.  Your file is complete and has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  I am pleased to inform you that you have successfully passed through the first round of reviews.  Your credentials are impressive and have enabled you to advance to this next level of consideration for admission.  The fact that you continue to stand out to the committee should be commended.

We anticipate that the second round of reviews will take place by March 14, 2008.  You will be notified of your status after that date.

We appreciate that this can be a very anxious time in your life and want to thank you for your patience through the admissions process.



Accepted to 4, waitlisted on 4, haven't heard from 8.  Should I call?  I checked their websites and can't find any info as far as checking my app. status.  How do law schools react when you call?  Would it affect my chances?  Have to decide by st patty's and not many mail days left to wait for answers

How do I choose?  I was waitlisted at a few schools I am interested in, but have been accepted to several other schools I think I would be just as happy at.  Problem is, all the ones I have been accepted to need deposits by April 1.  The deposits are non-refundable, and I am worried that I will accept and then April 2 or something get off the waitlist at a better (Read=cheaper) school.  What should I do? 

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