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I was pretty sure I knew where I wanted to go, but the rankings have me a little bit weary...

WHY DID BUFFALO DROP ALL THE WAY DOWN TO #100?!?!?!

I am not saying I am basing my decision ONLY on the Top 100 rankings, but I am taking them in account as a factor. 

Could someone direct me to where I can find past Top 100 law school rankings?  I've looked on google and have come up empty handed.  I just want to see which schools are consistantly ranked, and the trends of others.

THanks in advanced.

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Acceptances / Thoughts on University of Hawaii?
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:23:45 PM »
If I were to go to law school in Hawaii, would I be trapped there?  I mean, would I be stuck having to practice law in Hawaii?

I know its a great school, but my father told me it might be a dead-end. Chances are law firms won't be sending anyone all the way to Hawaii just to look for potential hiress.  So if I'm looking for internships/etc., all my contacts will be in Hawaii.  I'm not saying that this makes Hawaii law school bad, but it is something to think about. 

What do you guys think?

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A professor I asked about this told me "No news is good news"

How true is that?

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I sent out all my applications just before Christmas, and we are at the end of March and there are still 6 law schools that have not sent me ANYTHING.  Not a deferral/waitlist/acceptance/rejectance/etc.NOTHING.

Now that April is approaching, would you say that more likely than not I am going to get rejected by the remaining schools? Does this long wait indicate anything?

I already got accepted to some Top 100 law schools (which was my goal) so no matter what happens I will be happy.  But I would be ecstatic if I got accepted by any of the schools that are remaining except for 1.

Thanks in advanced for any advice you may have to offer on this situation.

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Law School Applications / Re: Are waitlists entirely about numbers?
« on: March 21, 2008, 11:03:33 PM »
There is also the "we need to add another African-American/Female/etc." factor as well

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Personal Statement / Re: gay thing
« on: March 21, 2008, 10:58:38 PM »
Coming out should be okay, as long you do not go over the top with it.

And if you do come out, do not apply to any Catholic Universities.  FYI I am not kidding

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I have 4 acceptances, 5 rejections and 1 deferral. 

Today is March 21st and I am still waiting on 6 other schools, 5 of which I would take over the ones I've already been accepted to.  I've been hawking the mailbox every morning and it is getting to the point where I am starting to lose my mind.  I just want to know where I am going next semester.


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Acceptances / University of the Pacific versus Stetson law school
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:03:57 PM »
which would I be better off accepting?

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