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Incoming 1Ls / GULC phone call not exactly encouraging
« on: March 04, 2005, 02:54:17 PM »
Well. I applied to the part-time program. LSAC file was sent like 2 months ago. Online status check has been at "applied" ever since. So I sent an e-mail a couple of weeks ago. No response. I sent another one a couple of days ago because I can't find the admissions office phone #. No response. So I finally called another office at GULC and got transferred to the very helpful Katrina.

Apparently I shouldn't have paid the application fee and sent a fee waiver request at the same time. It bungled up the system. Even though they told me a long time ago that they couldn't refund a fee once it was paid, my file was apparently waiting for fee waiver approval.

Good news: My file is now correctly classified as complete.

Bad news: The delay may cost me, and I'm already at the very margin of possible acceptance.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: To Call or Not to Call??
« on: March 03, 2005, 03:46:09 PM »
I thought this was VERY interesting. Maybe it applies to me, too! I'd croak if I got accepted at UVA though, so maybe it's just as well I don't. USD is a good school too, right?

Thank you for today's e-mail asking about the status of your application.

Your application remains under consideration.  While I can appreciate your interest in our final decision, we are now reviewing the last few hundred of unread applications, and must evaluate those files before we tender additional offers of admission.  Every year, at every law school, Admissions Committees make fine distinctions among a large number of similarly qualified applicants at the end of the admissions cycle.  That you remain under consideration indicates that you are in this group.  We have promised everyone a final decision by April 15, but for the last several years we have managed to send out our final letters by April 1.
We appreciate your continued patience.  If I may answer any further questions about our application process or the University of Virginia School of Law, I hope that you will feel free to call on me.

i think this conservative religion fad propogated by the media is mostly baseless and will result in an anti-fundamentalist backlash, especially in urban areas.

to whoever said $500 is nt a lot of money...  >:(

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GOING CRAZY WAITING
« on: March 03, 2005, 04:31:09 AM »
i've heard from 4, waiting on 15. i think my numbers are better than auto-reject, or at least that's what the schools feel like thay have to make me believe. any predictions? my lsn link is at the bottom.

predictions for sma187:
in: indiana, ohio, temple, tulane, connecticut, georgia, kentucky, miami, richmond, wake forest

maybe: w&m, illinois, minnesota at the outside

the rest: i dunno....

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greatest Rock n' Roll band EVER?
« on: March 01, 2005, 02:04:29 PM »
The Smiths, bar none.

I agree with Amelliot. Except... I would say that your undergrad school doesn't even need to be decent, unless you're looking for a strong program in a specific field. Just do your homework, save your money, get good grades. Then about a year before you plan to take the LSAT, start working on logic games. A good place to start in figuring out how good schools are is the US News rankings. How useful the rankings are is controversial, but it might give you a general idea about school quality.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« on: February 27, 2005, 05:34:43 PM »
The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

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