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Wait List / Re: GULC priority WL
« on: March 23, 2005, 11:16:14 PM »
Is priority waitlist different tahn preferred? I got the preferred waitlist letter

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell Decision
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:51:31 PM »
I got the accepted email today

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Wait List / Re: GULC priority WL
« on: March 22, 2005, 09:07:17 PM »
yeah, i got one of these priority list thigns too... decided to apply at some random moemnt when i thought iwasnt gettinginto anywhere... i wonder why i decided to apply to gulc though instead of some normal safety.... must have been stupid :-p

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell Decision
« on: March 22, 2005, 08:31:37 PM »
I also went to decision today, and teh only reason I knew this is because I received an email about admitted students day, from admitted@cornell or something to that effect. 

The email wasn't specifically geared towards me, it just goes something along the line of schedule your trip in april for the final cornell admitted day students, blah blah... I thought that was a strange email since I have not heard anythign esle from them, so I checked the status checker, and sure enough decision... and I think I might have been admitted... strange

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Law School Applications / Re: The identity of school x!
« on: March 10, 2005, 08:18:19 PM »
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Statement+on+Economic%2C+Social%2C+or+Personal+Disadvantage%22

 ::)

OOoooooooh, ok I can't resist adding to our little investigative journalism, (hey, if they can investigate us, WE can band together and investigate THEM...and there's a lot MORE of us!), but that appears to be the same school that XOXOHTH poster said contacted him about his lsn account.  also read somewhere on XOXO (not confirmed by any means) that the dean of this school likes to be in touch with the online boards...hmmmm.....

on the other hand, I had an interesting revelation... yes, law schools can find out a lot about us from these onlien boards, but WE can also find out a lot about them.  I was just thinking, what did people do before this year, before the access to the information of thousands of strangers allowed them to find out when schools are sending acceptances, rejections, waitlists.... lsn was around last year, but the amount of people using it this year, i'm sure, has increased its statistical consistency...

Furthermore, the sharing of information has allowed many intelligent hypothesis arise about how different schools pick applicants, (i.e. numbers, work experience, applied early on etc etc)

I LOVE this board, xoxohth, and lsn because of the amount of data that can be viewed through them; and for those who wish tocareful study can lead to deriving theories and understandings about how the admission cycle works!  It's like a big pool of information, and a lot of really smart kids on here have figured out how to analyze it and see why the information is the way it is.

I think it's quite possible that the accumulation of information has given some applicants an upper hand over the schools, rather than the other way around.  I could be wrong though, but I really do like how everyone has come together to contribute to this, and the best part of it is that its free!  minus the need for internet connection, (which i believe is even oferred at some public libraries), you can be black, white, rich, poor, two headed, etc, and still be able to access this and educate yourself beyond what the applications for certain schools tell you, (i.e. except our decisions sometime around april....hmmmm, not always true now is it?!? ;) )

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Bummer for tex. He didn't even have to disclose the white or hispanic thing, did he? Isn't that optional? If he really wanted to get some advantage for his "diversity" he could have refrained from disclosing race and just submitted that race addendum. Right?

I'm amazed that so many people here didn't expect adcoms to snoop around, though. I think I've posted at least a half dozen warnings about this (granted, I don't leave my posts up for very long... for this precise reason), and had admissions reps at the three Law School Forums I attended (DC, NYC, and LA) reply with a shoulder shrug that they most definitely read this board. Why wouldn't they? It's an amazing resource. I've met some truly amazing and inspiring people on here... but I've also met some who are equally frightening. And, come on, there's no expectation of privacy. Same thing goes for a google search. I wouldn't even be upset with a law school they if it did a quick background check using intelius or some similar service. The application fees are certainly high enough to cover stuff like that... and it doesn't take but a minute or two to complete.

None of this excuses the actions of tex's particular school... but was it totally unforeseeable? I don't know. I think tex made a mistake, too. Hopefully he's learned from it... and hopefully he can still get the ABA to let him practice law some day.

interesting! i refused to disclose my SS nr to law schools, but not for that reason, (mostly because I keep reading articles about the hundred things that could go wrong if you do).  i wonder if that made it a little more difficult for them to track me? (probably not :p)

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Wow!!! 

  I am very shocked about so many things.  First off, I thank this guy for giving us this information.  He didn't have to, but because he did it's made all think a little bit more about ourselves and aspects that we show online that we wouldnt otherwise.
  Secondly, it seems there is a heated debate going on his AA status. What I know about bigtex is that he was very encouraging me to me in the past when I felt discouraged about applying to certain reach schools.  I know he offerred me kind words when I needed them, but I don't know anything about his AA status.  If he did misuse intentionally, or unintentionally, I'm sure he'll have to deal with the hardships of that down the line.  But that has nothing to do with me, my opinion is he is a nice person, and I don't think he deserves negative judgements by his peers.
  Which leads me to my next point, I feel that everyone on this board is a peer.  There are so many people going through teh same situations as me, and offering me at times priceless advice and direction.  I find this as a type of support group, and because of that I do feel a bit violated to know law schools are looking at this. 

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I applied fairly early to American and Fordham (among other schools that I have already heard from) in early-mid November and am still waiting to hear from them.

I received a "pending" letter from Fordham and nothing from American as of yet. I feel like its getting kind of late so I'm a little nervous.

Anyone else in this boat?

waiting on fordham also

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: what's the hold-up?
« on: March 09, 2005, 09:43:35 PM »
okay, i applied to three schools at the end of october, and i was complete at each one some time in november.  i haven't heard from two schools...one's only sent out acceptances so far.  the other one's sent acceptance, rejection, and waitlist notifications.  my numbers are borderline (gpa on the high side, lsat on the low side).

i wasn't too nervous before, but it's the second week of march.  the schools say they review apps in the order received.  what would you say is holding them up? 

i have non stop sadness everytime i check my mailbox...  even though i havent been waiting as long as you, i am still very dissapointed..i had one week of non stop acceptances (one like everyday), and then it..stopped... so now i'm just opening up my empty mailbox everyday :-(

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 2006 US News Rankings
« on: March 09, 2005, 09:41:45 PM »
Is everyone on this thread a virgin?

(here's the sarcasm)

You're here.  So.....HELL NO.

 :D I heard that in a movie I think! What movie was it?

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