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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GMU Semi-deferral?
« on: December 15, 2004, 06:37:00 AM »
I applied in mid-October, but thanks to the geniuses at LSAC, I didn't get my 2nd LOR processed until 11/23. GMU requested a report a few days later, at same time as all of my other schools. Since GW already got back to me, I figured GMU couldn't be that far behind. But then on Monday evening, I got this:

Thank you for your application to George Mason University School of Law.  Your application is complete.  We hope to have a decision for you within the next 8-10 weeks.

Kind regards,

Melissa E. Bergsten
Admissions Coordinator
George Mason University School of Law
3301 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:  703-993-8010
Fax:        703-993-8088

Dammit! I know I'm pretty much an auto-admit, but it's always nice to hear it and have the decision early. Anybody else get this email?

I just got back from the gym, remembered that this thread had started during the day, and popped on here. I'm laughing my a$$ off right now reading this. I agree, the longer he posted the less convinced I became. Notice the pepperings through the posts of where he went to school, other places he studied, etc - trying too hard to convince. Nonetheless, I then love that this thread is now in the Penn admissions office inbox. Too damn funny.

Whether or not this is a joke, it's pretty damn funny regardless.

I almost fell off my chair when I read "If I can recall correctly, your credibility has already been irreparably tarnished."

And Andrew, if you have a sense of decency, you'll ban Julie. I can't take it anymore She's already done irreparable harm to the visage of Gwyneth Paltrow - every time I see her now I'm going to picture her talking like a cavewoman.

Acceptances / Re: In at GW...
« on: December 10, 2004, 01:16:34 PM »
I was only complete as of late last week, I think - they requested my 2nd LOR report on 12/2. Pretty quick turnaround. But it seems that they admitted you with a high GPA & a 165+ LSAT - my stats were 3.91/165.

Acceptances / Re: In at GW...
« on: December 10, 2004, 11:18:43 AM »
Ditto, first acceptance for me, nice big sigh of relief! Congrats to everyone else.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Rutgers: Camden vs. Newark?
« on: December 10, 2004, 08:48:51 AM »
Also, remember that these crime stats are highly driven by population - it's all per capita. That's why Camden & Gary, IN always end up on these crime lists - they are small (less than 100,000 people) cities. I'd be interested to see stats on muggings, rapes, etc. of random people - not murder of drug dealers & other drug-associated crime.

That being said, would I go for a jog around the rowhouses south of the Tweeter Center at 11:30 on a Friday night? I don't think so!

Denials / Re: GULC DING
« on: December 09, 2004, 01:59:46 PM »
Yes, I wrote the diversity statement. I went with the "I'm an engineer but not socially or verbally inept" angle. I thought it was pretty good and so did others, but hey, what can you do?

Denials / Re: GULC DING
« on: December 09, 2004, 01:25:29 PM »
Ditto - thanks a lot, I'm glad I'm not the only one sitting here wondering why GULC isn't throwing me a bone. It seems from LSN that the early Penn deferrals are even lower numbers than GULC - maybe Georgetown is going for an especially selective full time year.

Wouldn't you love to be able to get feedback or meet with admissions people after you've been rejected? (My apologies to Andy Cornblatt, I'm sure he's a nice guy)

Me: "What is it about me you didn't like? My near-perfect GPA? My quality work experience? My shining recommendations?"
Cornblatt: "Sir, I'm sorry, we don't give feedback on rejected applications."
Me: "Oh, that's right, it's the 'subpar' LSAT score."
Cornblatt: "Mr. Rizzolo, we take into account all parts of your application."
Me: "Sure you do. And that's just how you stay in the top 14. Come on, Andy, what's the rake? What is it?!
Cornblatt: "Ok, ok! It's the LSAT score - just not Georgetown material. You'll do fine somewhere else."
Me: "You mean to tell me that almost straight A's in engineering, a thesis on intellectual property, and engineering work in a Fortune 500 company are worth less to you than 'What was the main idea of this passage?' and 'Which of the following, if true, best supports the critic's conclusion?'
Cornblatt: "Actually, yes. Sadly, it does."

(InMyTree hits him over the head with a Westlaw book. I laugh. Game over.)

Did they send out a complete notification, or are you just giving them a couple days after the report was sent?

Denials / Re: GULC DING
« on: December 09, 2004, 06:34:26 AM »
InMyTree, I feel your pain. I got my ding yesterday too - 3.91 in engineering, lsat 165, senior thesis on intellectual property of open source software, plus 2 years WE. I had a ton of ECs and leadership position in college in a variety of different activities. I was definitely a little surprised not to get at least a WL or defer. The sad thing is, for both of us, if we had only gotten 2 more questions correct on the LSAT, we'd both most likely be in. Such a fickle process. But if they think those two questions on some random Saturday morning matter more than 4 years of a triple major or engineering, then screw them. Bring on the others!

An interesting note about my envelope...anyone else's have black marks all over the outside of it? I guess they REALLY didn't like me!

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