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I am in the process of negotiation with several schools right now and my experience is that you should just do it regardless just to see. I actually suggest calling rather than sending a letter, it has seemed to work better for me and they get back to you faster. Just say that you're having a really hard time deciding and as much as it bothers you to say it, money is an issue and anything that UPenn could do in terms of increasing your award would be really helpful in making your decision. Also, make sure to say you're really thankful for the offer you have been made.

What are you worried about then if you like your other options? Anyway, its probably a yield protect, LOCI would probably get you off the WL.

Law School Applications / Re: bad etiquete?
« on: March 24, 2008, 06:54:21 PM »
that's why you should have said in the first letter what it would take to get you to attend.

Law School Applications / Re: Academic Excellence VS. Work Experience
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:16:48 AM »
What kind of soft factors are you referring to? I disagree for the most part regardless, the only ones being softs that not just anyone can do.

Law School Applications / Re: Academic Excellence VS. Work Experience
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:03:38 AM »
I don't think anyone was saying you were stupid, I think they just disagreed with you. Anyway,

1) Possibly
2) Absolutely
3) Somewhat --> Depends on your major
4) No

Law School Applications / Submitting an additional letter/LOCI
« on: March 23, 2008, 07:18:17 PM »
Recently, I was WL'ed after being deferred at my #1 choice. I think this is because of an OWI 3 years ago, as my LSAT is 3 points above the 75% and my GPA is above the 25% (big upward trend). When I was deferred, I did send an LOCI. Here is what I planned on doing.

1) Call the state bar --> Ask how an OWI affects admission to the bar.
2) Compose a letter stating --> Response of the bar, continued interest and more specifics on why #1 (I wasn't that specific originally).

It may be redundant to state continued interest however, as I have to fill out a sheet to stay on the waitlist and because I have already sent one when deferred. I would also like to deliver the letter in person and talk to the Dean if possible, however, I'm not sure if they like just being "dropped in" on. Anyways, overall thoughts?

Studying for the LSAT / Sending an additional letter/LOCI
« on: March 23, 2008, 07:06:46 PM »
Here is my situation. I was deferred and since have been WL'ed at my #1 choice. While I was deferred I sent an LOCI. After the WL, my suspicion is that I was not accepted due to an OWI three years ago (my LSAT is above the schools 75% and my GPA is close to their median). I plan  to call the bar in the state I hope to practice in and ask how this will affect my admission to the bar. If the response from the bar is favorable, would it be appropriate to send another letter/LOCI stating the following:

1) The response I was given by the bar
2) More specific reasoning about why they are my #1 (I wasn't very specific in the first LOCI)
3) State continued interest throughout the summer

I do have to send in a sheet stating my intention to stay on the WL, so I'm not sure if the portion about continued interest is applicable. Anyways, overall thoughts on my situation?

Law School Applications / Re: Spring Application and Admission
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:40:52 AM »
If this is the case I think I would stay in undergrad an extra semester rather than make a very important choice on the basis of something like having spring admissions.

Law School Applications / Re: Spring Application and Admission
« on: March 22, 2008, 09:11:21 AM »
You don't need to go straight in to law school. Get a full-time job and just wait for the acceptances for fall 2009 programs.

Iowa was my last hope for a good school...ugh.

same here

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