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Acceptances / Re: In at UConn
« on: February 11, 2005, 09:48:39 AM »
I got in last week and had the opportunity to visit over the summer and it is absolutely gorgeous -- the buildings are generally old but the law library is brand new and there is a plan to renovate the whole campus in the next 5 years.  Everyone I spoke to loved the school, and it's located in the more residential area of Hartford with lots of houses and apartments nearby.  As much as I love it though, I've gotte into better ranked schools and since I plan on practicing in DC or Virginia, I think I should probably stay in this area or farther South for law school.  :-\

Acceptances / Re: In at W&L but where's the mail????
« on: February 11, 2005, 09:43:46 AM »
If it's any consolation -- I called on Tues and my application (complete since mid-Oct) still has not been reviewed.  I'm going crazy here!

Acceptances / Re: Why is UNC taking so damn long?
« on: February 11, 2005, 09:42:07 AM »
I had to call UNC a few days ago to change my mailing address (the woman who answered the phone was really nice, which is odd)   
       She told me that the Dean of Admissions personally reads ever application and makes a decision on them (i.e., she implied that there is no committee or any reader other than the Dean).  Don't know if this is accurate, but it could explain why it takes so long......

I called UNC on Tuesday to check the status of my application, and the woman who answered the phone (also very nice) said that my application was on the Dean's desk (implying the Dean was the only reader and made all of the decisions).  She also told me that they hope to mail all decisions by March 1st.  Hang tight, everyone -- only 2 more weeks!

Wait List / Re: Boston University
« on: February 08, 2005, 09:44:00 AM »
Got my waitlist letter yesterday.  Not terriblly surprised or upset because I hated BU's facilities after visiting a couple months ago. 

Acceptances / UCONN!
« on: February 03, 2005, 01:17:22 PM »
Just received the letter.  It was small and plain, had me quite nervous.  Yay!  ;D

Acceptances / Re: Calling George Washington University today....
« on: February 03, 2005, 12:12:59 PM »
I hate to say it, but GW sends all their acceptances via email and WL/rejects via snail mail, so if she said you'd get something in the mail that might not be the best news.  You never know though, don't lose hope!

Where should I go next fall? / do schools care about political affiliation?
« on: February 01, 2005, 02:33:59 PM »
I am a Republican and have been extremely involved in working on the 2004 campaign, chairing a CR chapter at my school, interning in the White House, etc. but at the advice of my prelaw advisor I minimalized all of these activities in my applications because "most law schools are liberal, if you're a borderline candidate, it could hurt you."  after being WL at Notre Dame, however, I have written a letter highlighting these experiences to go along w/ my request to be placed on the waitlist, knowing that ND is a conservative school.  Do you think a letter of this caliber would be helpful at the other schools I am waiting to hear from (WLU, W&M, Chapel Hill, Duke, etc.) or just send it to the more conservative ones (W&M, WLU?) or not send it at all... please help!

Acceptances / Re: Accepted at BU!
« on: February 01, 2005, 01:42:56 PM »
I'm still waiting to hear too.  Applied first week of Oct, received a postcard saying I was complete by end of Oct and waiting since then.  I know my #s are low, but fingers crossed -- it would be a great option!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fordham: What does this mean??
« on: January 28, 2005, 10:25:23 AM »
My status is the same.  Were you deferred from EA?  I was, so that kinda makes sense to me, although "pended" is DEFINATLY not a word!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Easiest Undergraduate major
« on: January 28, 2005, 10:24:04 AM »
A well-respected lawyer and professor at GW (and former member of GW and BU's adcomm) strongly advised me against a criminal justice major because that is (apparently) looked very poorly upon by schools.  Not sure the legitimacy of this, but it was certainly enough to scare me away!

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