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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: G-town waitlisters
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:33:18 PM »
Congrats guys! Both choices are great. I had friends that went to Cornell for undergrad and really liked it. 

me too!  it's beautiful! they should get some construction gear and relocate teh whole campus within 30 min of nyc

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: G-town waitlisters
« on: May 19, 2005, 06:37:50 PM »
I've never been to Georgetown but I went to Cornell for one of their admitted students days. Contrary to other opinions I've found on LSD, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent in Cornell (however brief that may be). Given everything though, I like Cornell better because of the smaller class size.

I just got an email about an hour ago from Andy that said I had been pulled off the preferred waitlist and would receive admittance into GULC. Previously, I had received two update emails from Georgetown, both of which I responded to.

My numbers are 168, 3.8 for those that are interested.

This puts me in a dilemma though, since I have already sent my seat deposit in to Cornell. While I think I am inclined to go to Cornell, I'm interested in hearing other opinions. Any thoughts?

First congratulations. 

Second I do not think it really matters if you go to GT or Cornell.  Both will give you super opportunies in the legal worlds.  These schools are going to offer very different environments, though.  Which one do you like? 

I liked that too, but Ithaca??  I couldn't do it...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: G-town waitlisters
« on: May 19, 2005, 04:35:10 PM »
Got the email yesterday and confirmed, got admitted today.  yey?  I really want to be in NYC... I got into Cornell and had no problem turning ti down for fordham, (who wants to be in ithaca? yech...) but I don't mind dc, I live here now, and even though it's sorta boring, well, I could be somewhere more boring like Ithaca ;)  decisions decisions... NYU where are you?!?!?!?? I just want to be in at you!! I Love YOU!!!! please let me in..please?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Things have changed....
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:43:07 PM »
Why don't you tell us which 'top 25' school you graduate from.

Sorry but I won't 'out' myself. 

Seriously I think some of you should take your chances and apply next year.  The economy seems to be improving so it might be easier next year.  It just seems wrong to me that someone with an LSAT score around the 90th percentile should be relegated to the 2nd tier without money.  The opportunities from the second tier, IMHO, don't justify the expense. 

I am thinking of choosing Fordham, do you have any knowledge of how their grads do?

Oh for sure! I don't think anyone has a problem with things being real. It just that real for me isn't about being a male private part for no reason at all to someone you only know by their avatar, who lives 1000 miles away. Being realistic, emotional, racist, whatever, are all parts of life, but most of these things serve a purpose. I can understand a post that follows 'Hey can I get in such and such school?-->no way, yours scores are way to low, dream on man, ya right, etc etc.' But too often, xoxo posts are more like 'Hey can I get in such and such school-->ya right you dipsh*t, you are a f*cking retard, what a f*g, etc etc'.

Where does all this hostility come from for those people? I mean....seriously. Sometimes I think I'm obsessive for being on xoxo and lsd reading and typing posts, but some of these kids spend hours ripping on people for no reason at all. I've just come to point of feeling sorry for both parties. Where is the purpose?

In regard to you why, where, etc questions, I dunno.  Being a non-omnscient being, I can not answer something around 99% questions people have in the world. 
That said, I personally still find the info on XOXO better, and use my own personal filters with material I don't agree with.

I understand the concern about all of the racist darn that appears on XOXO.  However, once you get past the garbage (and there is quite a lot of it), XOXO truly has the superior community.  For example, there is a far larger number of ACTUAL law students posting on XOXO; LSD mostly has people applying to law school.

I used to post/read exclusively at LSD.  I didn't learn about XOXO until I was introduced to it in a fairly offensive way when someone started a thread making fun of my LSN profile (  I signed up for an account solely to defend myself.  After several weeks, however, I realized that I was getting a lot better information from XOXO than LSD.  I no longer visit LSD.

If you've visited XOXO before and been turned off by some of the personalities, I encourage you to go back and just ignore the trash.  It's a pain, but well worth the time.

I concur, info @ XOXO >> info @ LSD.  I don't think LSD is bad though, I did get a decent amount of feedback from here also.  That said, XOXO does follow the lines "This is the true story... Where people stop being polite, and starte being real..." :)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / NYU waitlist
« on: April 20, 2005, 05:44:10 PM »
I am on it, and I want to be in at the school.  I am partially excited for the waitlist, partially dissapointed, and partially curious if anyone knows about how much people get off of it??!?

Of the people who get that call once classes have started, I wonder how many actually take it? If my dream school called, I would love to go, however there is the moving issue that would be the most difficult to deal with.

I know of a kid who did that for stanford, (got off the waitlist late august, and said hell yeah!) (but he was going ot berkeley, so it wasnt a horribly difficult adjustment)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: off the W & L waitlist today
« on: April 20, 2005, 03:13:51 PM »
Thank you, and thank you bobo, these are good facts to know.

I am not disagreeing with you guys, but here are some other factors I was considering.  Fordham tution + housing = 33K yr, cornell = 45K.  The city can be expensive, but I'm cheap, and I have a boyfriend who will help me, as reasonably as possible, in alleviating the cost.
(having lived in the bay area in california most of my life, and currently working in 5 minutes from DC, I feel relatively New York is not terribly expensive... my reasoning is as such: no car costs!!! save money!  if you want to blow $1000, can be done in a minute, but at the same time if you want to only spend $10 a day on food, that can also be done.  Subway appears to me to be cheaper than the metro in dc! (and a lot uglier/dirtier))  translation: COL in NYC doesnt seem that bad to me, IF some extent of self control is exercised. (as in budget for food, dont go out to ridiculously expensive entertainment, etc).  Also being law school is awesome, we get free health clubs/tennis courts! Let's just say in california, it has been known for people to pay $120/per month per person to attend our gym/health club.... and that's a health club without a golf course, just tennis courts and the like

ok, I really digressed... thus, I think COL of NYC is up to interpretation, I think can be cheap or expensive.  AND you can get by without a car, which in my opnion is the best.  Not sure if Cornell is like that... Personally, I'm not sure if i can live in Cornell without getting away once in a whlie, whereas I feel I can live for much more extended periods of time in NYC, which is my kinda town :)

But, the tangible facts I wanted to bring up to be contested if either of you guys are interested are: 
1)Cornell's virtually non existent IP program (the field I am personally intrested in pursuing), vs Fordham, which while not the best, does offer a greater amount/variety of classes, and plus Fordham has an LLM program in IP, (cornell does not);

2)and the externship opportunities/clinics that would be available through fordham versus cornell, fordham is IN the city, and provides the option of doing actual NY firm work while in school... Those two advantages really stood out to me

EDIT: sorry for hijacking the W&L thread... if anyone is looking for some W&L info, the lady emailed me back asking if $$ was a consideration in turning down the acceptance, to let her know, and she could see if she could work out more funds for me... so, for everyone waiting to hear from W&L waitlist, I think there's hope!  They are really looking for people... I'm still at no for them..their waitlist letter was particularly disturbing... under the section of FAQ for "what can I do to get off the waitlist?" they wrote: "short of eliminating the competition, nothing"... wheee, that's weird

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: off the W & L waitlist today
« on: April 20, 2005, 02:20:29 PM »
Generally speaking Fordham confines you to to NYC after graduation.  Cornell will give you much more mobility.  Firms recruit deeper at Cornell than at Fordham.   

how much deeper would you say?  and also thank you, although previously ignorance was my bliss, I do like to consider these factors, given the chance I might want to transfer or skip enrollment for now and reapply next year, I really appreciate all this info to ruminate on

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