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I think it kind of depends on the school. I did that at Iowa and it led to me getting in, however, I'm not sure if a school like Yale wants people calling them about that. Still, I might call and see if I could talk to someone about it at least.

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I would have asked to talk to someone who could have given you a vague date on when you'd have a decision. Not quite yet, but its getting ridiculous for schools to be expecting you to wait this long.

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Law School Applications / Re: Mathematically Challanged
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:46:36 PM »
that's insane. Im soooo close to not going to law school right now.

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Sounds like fun. I like the fact that you just have to study really hardcore once a semester in law school. Course, I might change my mind once I get there.

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Law School Applications / Re: Placed on Hold vs Waitlisted
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:59:51 PM »
Generally, no. This time of year its close. The difference between a hold and a waitlist is that with a hold they have not yet made a decision on your file. The decision could still be accept, reject or waitlist but you are sure to get one of those decisions a lot sooner than you would with a WL, which you don't get a decision on until like August. With a WL, they have made their decision and it is WL.

That said, in reality I don't think there is that much of a difference between hold and WL. For example, at Iowa this year, every hold has turned into a waitlist (per LSN). So, what I suggest you do is contact the school and find out why you've been held. Ask if there is any part of your application you can improve any time soon or that you might be able to explain better. This was the case for a hold with me and I was able to quickly fix the problem and was accepted.

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Law School Applications / Re: Some Advice
« on: April 14, 2008, 06:59:09 PM »
Didn't you post this exact thing here a while back?

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Turning it in in perso is the tops obviously, however, I would do both if I was you. When I sent mine I emailed and then mentioned that I was also sending a hard copy along.

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Law School Applications / Re: General Waitlist Questions
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:05:18 PM »
I think it all depends. I was told my somebody at one school that generally they take a few between april and april 1st, a few at the very end of may and then that is basically it unless they have extenuating circumstances where they take someone over the summer.

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Law School Applications / Re: Calling to find out reason for WL
« on: April 14, 2008, 11:38:21 AM »
Do you really think you'll get a straight forward answer?

I ended up calling the assistant dean. He opened up my file, read pretty much every comment he made on my file to me and explained to me exactly why I hadn't gotten in originally. I went ahead and fixed the problem and was accepted two days later.


What the heck was the reason?

Just what I thought it was, my criminal record.

How did you "fix" that?  Did you just speak to the dean about it?

1) Called the bar, ensured that I'd be able to pass C&F
2) Had a meeting with the assistant dean, explained everything

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Law School Applications / Re: Calling to find out reason for WL
« on: April 14, 2008, 11:15:32 AM »
Do you really think you'll get a straight forward answer?

I ended up calling the assistant dean. He opened up my file, read pretty much every comment he made on my file to me and explained to me exactly why I hadn't gotten in originally. I went ahead and fixed the problem and was accepted two days later.


What the heck was the reason?

Just what I thought it was, my criminal record.

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