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Law School Admissions / Re: Michigan B-J letter
« on: August 29, 2004, 10:28:43 PM »
Ditto minus the love.

I got Michigan at 3.58/172

Really?! They give you an automatic scholarship above 163?

Wow. Michigan kids should take the LSAT just for fun to try to get free school then.

Law School Admissions / Re: Receive the Univ. of Michigan fee waiver?
« on: August 28, 2004, 04:41:51 PM »
A) they wrote they "love" engineering majors too, so don't put much into that comment


I'm just assuming they did the "love" comment for nearly everyone.  maybe i'm wrong.

They didn't write that they love Chemistry/Philosophy majors!

I feel so left out, damn it!

I was simply flattered because it seems to have actually been written; there seems to have been a pen impression, and the initials on both pages don't match, there's some manual sloppyness. I did get the underlined love though.

And it was from Michigan, too! Totally flattering. Was borderline applying there before, but now that it'll only cost $12, definitely.

Yeah, but that stats aren't very telling. It could be that 70% (or whatever) of UCLA's applicants are in-state. It's not possible to find out to what degree a school is biased unless you have that information.

DO NOT SAY WHO "HER" IS.  That's the strongest aspect of this.
I agree with this. That is the best part.

Maybe some rewrite with an eye toward prose, but he identity should stay unknown, I think.

My only concern is whether the Yale prompt asks for anything like a narrative. It doesn't seem to, although it might be acceptable because they ask for *any* subject (and presumably, style). I'm curious about this myself, but if the sort of thing they'd be receptive to, I think it's pretty good.

In either case, you don't need to reveil her identity. The Yale prompt is expressly not a personal statement, so conveying details of your life is not required.

Law School Admissions / Re: Cooley Version of Rankings
« on: August 24, 2004, 11:52:45 PM »
There's 3 things LDSers likes to talk about:

sex, AA and cooley.

I've been Mormon all my life, and um...

You made a typo or are very confused.

Unless we're starting a new trend.

Those Cooley rankings are great. The reason they do so well is most of the metrics favour large schools. That's not an unintended effect either--they state plainly that "The total enrollment of a law school reflects its success in attracting students...All other things being equal, a good big school is better than a good small school." Yeah, because there's no way Yale could ever attract more than 200 students. It must be a crappy law school.

That's why Yale gets trashed in these rankings, and why Cooley beats out schools like UChicago (!), and Duke.

Yale might have 170s LSATs, a million volumes, single digit student-to-faculty ratio, and a 98% bar passage rate, but they just don't have enough square footage, non-library square footage, and library seating capacity to compete with Texas! Heh.

Previously Texas was #1, even beating Harvard!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: the White Revival
« on: August 24, 2004, 05:03:58 PM »
Mormon WASP, if that's possible.
Heh. Mormons never call themselves protestant, but maybe "Mormon WASP" should mean white, anglo-saxon decendent of polygamists.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Can I get in?
« on: August 23, 2004, 01:54:21 AM »
Cooley, are you kidding? Who told you that crap?

Don't get your hopes up too high. Maybe put in some apps, but not too many because you don't want to waste your money.

This might be a good time to re-evaluate whether the legal profession is really right for you.

Law School Admissions / Re: Thank you all; Tyson28
« on: August 23, 2004, 01:50:19 AM »
I'm with casino. I don't buy that crap.

In either case, I don't think I'll be able to read "Cooley" the same way ever again.

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