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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How big of a mistake was this?
« on: January 15, 2005, 03:46:19 PM »
Good point.

Even if they keep it, though, they have the corrected version.

Wow - I never thought about that with emails.

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Law School Applications / Re: Deferred... what does it REALLY mean?
« on: January 15, 2005, 03:43:30 PM »
I think being deferred is the adcomms way of saying "You're application looks good, but we aren't sure what type of applicants we are going to get from now til deadline. Once we see what else is out there, we'll let you know."

If you have really high numbers, they don't care how you compare to the rest of the applicants so you can apply early and be admitted.

If your numbers are typical for the school, they want to be able to compare you to everyone else. Because of rolling admissions, you can't be evaluated with respect to the entire applicant pool unless they hold your app til more have arrived.

Don't worry too much...you can still be admitted.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How big of a mistake was this?
« on: January 15, 2005, 03:34:19 PM »
I think you'll be fine since you are sending a new one that meets their specifications (and so quickly that your app and the new statement should get there at the same time and they can just toss the other one).

Good luck!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How big of a mistake was this?
« on: January 15, 2005, 03:22:01 PM »
I don't think single vs. double spaced is that big of a deal if a school does not specify, although some people seem to suggest that double spaced is preferable as it is easier on the adcomm's eyes.

However, if the school specifically stated double spaced and you sent single spaced, that will probably be interpreted poorly since you did not follow instructions.

I'd probably send the double spaced one with a note explaining. Only thing is, if your statement is 3 single spaced pgs, you'll have to cut it down a bunch.

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Acceptances / Re: In @ Villanova
« on: January 15, 2005, 01:04:53 PM »
Congratulations!

Villanova is one of my top choices...when did you apply and do you mind telling your stats?

Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Re: What is the Length of Personal Statement
« on: January 13, 2005, 12:31:34 PM »
For apps that dont specify spacing (or length for that matter), do you think 2 pages single spaced is okay?

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Law School Applications / Chances with late apps
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:21:58 PM »
Hi guys, I was hoping you might be able to assess my chances at these schools. I am very worried about my late applications (just sent out). How do you think I will fare?

Thanks for any help!

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Law School Applications / Re: Timing of Applications
« on: December 30, 2004, 03:08:58 PM »
Thanks. I kinda had that idea in the back of my mind, but everyone else seemed to be so focused on the "earlier is better" theory.

I'm being pretty reasonable with my expectations (no crazy reaches on my list), so I hope that my later applications won't be too much of an obstacle.

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Law School Applications / Timing of Applications
« on: December 30, 2004, 02:56:23 PM »
Hoping you guys might be able to help me out. How important is the timing of one's application?

For example, would an application with numbers in the 25-75 range for a school fare significantly better if submitted early in the cycle (Oct.-ish) than the same application submitted now?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Has ZAP lost his mind??
« on: August 24, 2004, 02:54:02 PM »
Great book! I couldn't believe it when she actually started dismembering him! Actually, Misery is one of my favorites. But I like most of his works a lot, so it's really hard to choose.

ZAP

Yeah, Stephen King is great. I was so frustrated at the botched poisoning plan. Not to mention the book burning.

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