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When I first thought of going to law school this cycle, I thought of CU Boulder first. But then my husband wasn't enthusiastic and I applied, but I wasn't too excited about it. He wanted to go to Utah because of the skiing. Anyway, when I got my Colorado acceptance I nearly cried I was so happy. I didn't really know why. And then it grew on him, too. In any event, I love that I am going to be attending there, but I would have thought, if you'd asked me, that Utah would be the place where we'd end up.  Or Idaho because of the tuition.

It's funny, because I know Wandering Alaskan turned down CU. :)
I, however, am thrilled with my choice.  Although Austin has Lance Armstrong, so that's pretty cool!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Who's Colorado bound?
« on: May 19, 2005, 05:31:44 PM »
Either CU or DU. Undecided?  Just curious. Not a lot of CU talk on the board these days.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Seattle w/ $$ by email
« on: March 31, 2005, 07:22:16 AM »
I thought they only sent out snail mail acceptances, so I wasn't expecting this.  The email says I was granted a scholarship, but doesn't say how much. Yesterday I had gotten an email inviting me to the scholarship reception, but my status hadn't changed and I hadn't been accepted, so I figured it was sent out to all admitted students and pending applicants. Again, very unlikely I will attend because I'm pretty set on CU Boulder, but the reason I applied was because of the school's social justice mission statement. Very cool.

uhh, yeah dude, you got a couple decent acceptances for yourself there to Vandy and a few others, but with a 165 when Wash and Lee's median is a 164, is a WL for you really a "joke"?  I understand that your ego is damaged, but Wash and Lee is a small school and supposedly has a kick-ass program.  You say: "As if I'd go there anyway" ; you sound like a 16 yr old girl who just got turned down by a guy she asked to go to the prom with her.  No offense to you, but maybe Wash and Lee takes maturity more into consideration than some????

FYI the median is 166.

Yeah, and I would have LOVED to have been waitlisted there, but I was, sadly, rejected.  And you know what? I can't even say "it was my numbers," because my numbers were on par with others who got waitlisted. So I have to accept the fact that something about my application didn't appeal to the adcomms there enough to accept/waitlist me.  And the same thing goes for the OP, only in your case something about your app didn't appeal enough to the adcomms to accept you outright.  That's the way this process is. The rejections/waitlists hurt, but it's not fatal.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WL @ Duke w/ a 3.63/159
« on: March 29, 2005, 09:33:36 AM »
Wow, isn't there a whole separate board on LSD for discussing AA? People should take their, erm, "opinions" over there. 

Congrats, Pythagoras  :)

While I appreciate your point, I never would have posted at all had people not jumped all over the URM thing.  The purpose of my original post was to congratulate OP. So this wasn't just a general AA topic; it evolved from the original post and the replies the post got.  However, I agree that if it continues, it needs to move. And I have no intention of responding further. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WL @ Duke w/ a 3.63/159
« on: March 29, 2005, 08:36:38 AM »
I am not an URM-- not that it matters. What I am saying is that while her URM status may have been a factor, it wasn't the only factor. In fact, that's exactly what I said in my original post.  The other posters were snickering at the notion that her academic essay had anything to do with her WL, and I say it probably was a factor. No decent law school is going to admit any candidate, URM or not, that it feels is not academically capable. I think that to say the only reason OP is on the WL at Duke is because of the color of her skin trivializes her accomplishments, and I think that's wrong.  And seriously? I can't believe that you took the time to jump on my case when the other posters' tone was so condescending to the OP.  Of course, so was the first line of your post to me, so perhaps that explains it. Edit: And now that I look back on the thread, I see that you were a participant in mocking OP. Very nice.

To the OP, congratulations. I am hoping for a waitlist myself from Cornell. :) My numbers aren't high enough to even dream of an acceptance, but a waitlist would be cool. And ignore the people here who are giving you a hard time.  No one gets waitlisted at a school like Duke simply because he or she is an URM. Your application and supporting materials obviously had merit.

You are either badly informed, or you too are a URM who got waitlisted at some T14 law program.  Nobody here is necessarily saying that it is a bad thing to get an extra "boost" for being a URM.  They are just pointing out that this is the factor here.  It is only respectable to admit it and move on, because having a realistic view of the present will enable applicants like Pythagoras to follow through with a solid plan to get off the Duke waitlist and onto the Duke admit list within the next few months.

Good luck Pythagoras, and good work. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Cornell
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:48:01 PM »
I got mine today.  I was hoping against all odds for the waitlist. Sigh. I had a different take on the letter. While I thought it was nice, the way I read it told me "just because you didn't get in here doesn't mean you won't do well at some OTHER law school. Now put your Ivy delusions to rest and go back to your own TTT playground which is where you belong. HTH." Ok, so maybe I'm embellishing a bit.  ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Denver or Case Western
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:25:22 AM »
Which would be the better choice. Case Western offered me a 11,000/yr scholarship, Denver offered 16,500/yr. Both don't have minimum requirements to keep the scholarships. I had been leaning toward Denver because they were offereing more money and I'm worried about debt. But would Case offer better career options? I also noticed that in the 2006 rankings, Case moved up into T1 while Denver fell a few spots. Any advice?

Where do you think you want to practice?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Still Waiting for Stanford?
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:24:27 AM »
I've been complete even longer, and I've heard nothing. I've kind of become really turned off by Stanford for taking so long. I would have respected them more, and felt they respected me more, if they had just rejected me in January.

At this point, I'm afraid if they did let me in, I really wouldn't want to go there anymore.

As for Anton, he's right, something other than his numbers got him admitted. His LSAT is awesome, but Stanford heavily prefers GPA's over 3.9.  Some non-numerical factor in his application must have really clicked with someone on the admissions committee.

Yeah, I forget that you HYS types live in a parallel universe.  ;) The same inexplicable thing happened to me at CU Boulder. It wasn't the numbers. Not as exciting as Stanford, perhaps, but I was excited. And unlike Anton, I didn't automatically assume something was wrong with the admissions office for accepting me so quickly. LOL.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Still Waiting for Stanford?
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:50:33 AM »
Frankly, I think Stanford's admissions office doesn't function particularly well.  I realize this will sound obnoxious, and I apologize, but they turned my application around in three weeks.  There's no excuse for that: my numbers are good, but they're not that good, and there's nothing spectacular about me - no Rhodes Scholarship, no Ph.D., no Nobel Prize - and I'm not a URM, so the only explanation is that it was a screwup on the part of the admissions office.

This doesn't actually help, but unless Stanford does something spectacular at admit weekend I'll tell them 'no' early next week so another deserving student can have my slot.
While your modesty is commendable, most people would say your numbers are that good.  Congrats on some really great choices.

And to the OP, someone just posted a message saying you can call Stanford's admissions office and they might give you an answer over the phone.

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