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Law School Admissions / Re: Harvard Decisions Plugged Up?
« on: February 18, 2005, 07:10:23 AM »
I've just completed some research (sounds pathetic, I know) on LSN, and have come to a conclusion regarding Harvard's long delay. I searched all non-URMs who were recently admitted to Columbia with index scores of 4.3 or lower (I have a 4.3, fwiw). Essentially, no one in this category has heard from Harvard yet. There are a few notable exceptions, including someone with numbers identical to mine. However, the overall results lead me to guess that some in this group will be accepted within a week or two. For Harvard to reject or waitlist everyone in this category would mean that this year's cycle is harder than last year's, which I don't think is true.

Law School Admissions / Re: Harvard Decisions Plugged Up?
« on: February 16, 2005, 10:15:28 AM »
A couple of days ago, I sent an e-mail to Harvard asking them to remind me when my file was complete. They just replied today, saying that, since my file went complete in late November, I should "expect a decision very soon." I don't want to read too much into this, but it seems like another round of decisions is coming any day. Good luck, everyone.

Choosing the Right Law School / Silence from Harvard
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:40:04 PM »
I've been complete at Harvard for a while (since mid to late November, I think) and still haven't heard from them. Based on last year's numbers, I'm wondering if this means that I'm about to be dinged or waitlisted. Anyone with a deeper knowledge of LSN care to speculate as to whether or not this long wait means bad news?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fee Waiver v. Acceptance
« on: February 09, 2005, 02:06:05 PM »
Of the schools that I applied to, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, and Michigan sent me fee waivers. I've gotten into all of them, so, at least in my case, they were pretty predictive.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Deferred to Waitlist at Penn
« on: February 09, 2005, 01:52:32 PM »
Boalt and Penn both seem to be engaging in pretty aggressive yield protection this cycle. It's a shame, too, since it will make it hard you applicants next year to judge their chances.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I apply to Northwestern and Columbia?
« on: February 09, 2005, 01:08:36 PM »
Columbia does require a Dean's Cert, which is a downside. However, the enormous LSAT split that you have probably means that the lower score can be explained away in an addendum. If that's the case, you are extremely competitive at every law school in the country. I would say apply to both schools if it's not too late.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: OMG! In At Harvard with a 169!!!
« on: February 07, 2005, 08:33:29 PM »
Congratulations! You're my numbers twin, and my LSD obsession has led me to discover that you got into Columbia the day before I did. Hopefully that bodes well... Anyway, great job!

Law School Admissions / Re: st. johns
« on: February 04, 2005, 10:36:18 AM »
A close relative of mine is a 2L at St. John's. No one in the family had really heard of it when he enrolled there, but he's done very well for himself, securing a summer associate job at one of the most prestigious firms in NYC. So... if you are at the very top of the St. John's class, you have the opportunity to compete effectively in the New York job market.

Law School Admissions / Annoying St. John's Envelope
« on: February 04, 2005, 10:23:39 AM »
Just wanted to vent about something... I got a slip in my mailbox today telling me that a big envelope had arrived. I told myself that it was probably nothing, but I still felt an adrenaline rush. What I got was a thick envelope from St. John's Law School inviting me to apply. Not to knock St. John's (I have a relative who is a 2L there and is doing well for himself), but it's pretty obnoxious of them to randomly send out thick envelopes to people at this stage of the game. Just wanted to get that out there.

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAC: Applicants down 5.6%
« on: February 02, 2005, 05:48:32 PM »
For what it's worth, the late Dean Milligan from Columbia spoke in mid-November at my school and said that, from what his office had gathered from the data, apps would be down this cycle at CLS. This is not to say that Milligan's remarks hold true for the entire T-14/T-5, but it's pretty encouraging nonetheless.

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