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Acceptances / Re: NOVA PROVISIONAL
« on: March 17, 2005, 02:00:49 PM »
I've been accepted to AAMPLE, and I'm doing the live program. 

Law School Applications / Re: Nova
« on: March 16, 2005, 04:54:50 PM »
I'm still waiting to hear from Nova, and have no clue when they send out decisions.  If you applied they probably sent you something through the mail that shows you how to log on and check your status.  It's through Unless I'm not looking at the right thing, it's not one of those systems that says "pending" or "accepted" in terms of your application, so I haven't found it to be too helpful.

According to the admissions office, all decision letters are being sent out together, at the end of March, although someone on another message board just posted that they gpt their letter, so it could be any day now, I suppose.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Liberty U Rocks!
« on: March 13, 2005, 06:24:41 PM »
I don't know about Regent, but Liberty takes Falwell's religious beliefs to an unacceptable extreme.  The demonstration of affection is strictly prohibited; he imposes a strict dress code upon the students (who, I found out, enjoy being called "Jerry's Kids"), and he really, truly believes that its OK to indoctrinate people with his ridiculous religious beliefs.  Religion does not belong in academia to that degree.

Law School Applications / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 05:20:40 PM »
Jon, the trial admissions programs absolutely may use the forced curve.  They're probably trying *not* to accept everyone out of the program, so they'll establish a forced curve to keep enough people below the cut-off GPA, even if a larger number of people are doing "well enough" to get in were there no curve. they may use the forced curve.  That's not to say that they all (or even any of them) do. 

Law School Applications / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 04:59:29 PM »
Depends on the school, but pretty much there's a set median like a B or B- and as many grades a prof gives above the median, s/he must give an equal number of grades below.  So if the prof wants to give 5 A's, he has to give 5 C's or lower.

Thank you.  Based on your explanation, it doesn't seem that something of this nature would be used in a trial admission program, where the school is seeing which students actually have what it takes to succeed academically.  But maybe thats just my belief.

Law School Applications / Re: Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 04:44:28 PM »
Can someone explain the forced curve in a law school context?

Law School Applications / Forced curve..what is it?
« on: March 13, 2005, 04:34:36 PM »
This may sound like a stupid question, but can someone please explain this "forced curve" that everyone talks about?  I'll be attending a trial admission program (the name of law school is irrelevant), and I find it hard to believe that if my work is good enough to earn, lets say, a C, the professors will be required to give me a lower grade because of this "forced curve."  The whole concept confuses me.

Thanks to whoever can offer an explanation.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Name Similarity Between Schools.
« on: March 06, 2005, 07:37:40 AM »
John Marshall (Atlanta) and John Marshall (Chicago)

i don't think princeton would open a law school that wasn't nationally renowed (i.e. top 5-10).  i see them snatching up some top notch faculty with great pay and perks.  then when they announce they will have a law school, they will already have a strong faculty and thus, will attract highly qualified students.

what do you all think?

Perhaps, but it still wouldn't be eligible to be "ranked" until it gets its provisional ABA approval

Princeton is largely overrated in many ways for its other programs, if it were to even gain entrance to the ABA, it should start off tier 4 and work its way up.


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