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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: which schools did you NOT apply to?
« on: February 02, 2005, 10:23:12 AM »
I didn't apply to UChicago, which I now somewhat regret. I'm pretty sure that I want to live and work on the East Coast, and I had heard some awful things about the social scene in Hyde Park. Nevertheless, I've learned that Chicago is something of a feeder to excellent clerkships... CLS and NYU probably rank higher for me, but I think Chicago probably merited an app.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU v. Columbia on Academics
« on: February 02, 2005, 10:16:03 AM »
Thanks, mmyles, for complimenting my avatar. With your numbers, I think getting into NYU is a strong likelihood. Anyway, wrestling with the NYU v. Columbia decision is definitely hard, but a nice problem to have. The NYU people that I've met seem both very smart and very laid back... not what I'd stereotypically expect of law students. It'll be interesting to see what the vibe is at CLS, assuming (hoping...) that admitted students' day gives an accurate picture. We'll see, I guess.

Choosing the Right Law School / NYU v. Columbia on Academics
« on: February 02, 2005, 07:25:51 AM »
From posts I've read and people I've talked to, most of the comparison between NYU and Columbia tends to rest on their respective locations in Greenwich Village and Morningside Heights. While the difference in neighborhoods is definitely important, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about academics at the two schools. Obviously both are very top, but does one have particular strengths and/or weaknesses that sets it apart from the other? I've heard that Columbia is more corporate-focused and more competitive... does anyone have any anecdotal experience that suppports this? Thanks a lot.

I'm an undergraduate, and I didn't get the e-mail. It sounds like it might foreshadow good news... congratulations!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Gym Ratings
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:43:29 PM »
I just toured NYU and visited the gym there. Very big, particularly for Manhattan, and very well furnished. Big weight room, lots of cardio equipment, big pool open all day (never taken over by varsity swimmets). All in all, I was impressed.

Choosing the Right Law School / UMich Notification
« on: January 09, 2005, 09:25:50 AM »
For those who recently got into Michigan: did you get an e-mail saying that an acceptance was on the way, or did you just get the package? If you didn't get the e-mail, are you currently not a college student? Thanks in advance.

Law School Admissions / Re: EC weighting?
« on: January 07, 2005, 05:46:17 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it. All of the advice I've gotten from my college's pre-law advisor, as well as from students who applied a few years ago, suggests that ECs don't really matter at all as long as you come across as having done something beyond studying. Spectacular ECs might be able to push borderline applicants over the top, but I don't think "weak" ECs can hurt you.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: U Penn
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:48:32 PM »
While Pookie's experience does prove that those who didn't write Why Penn weren't automatically deferred, she did write another supplemental essay, I think. I'd be interested to see who got in after only sending in the PS.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: U Penn
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:30:45 PM »
Sorry to hear that, although you should take comfort in the fact that you've already gotten into better places. Penn is overwhelmed with applications this year after making the "Why Penn?" essay optional. Did you write it? I didn't, and was deferred EA. Also, one strategy they might be pursuing is to waitlist more people than normal, see how many of the accepted people matriculate, and then dig deeper into the WL. Penn is being irritating this cycle... good luck with your other schools and congrats on your acceptances.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: IN AT U of MICHIGAN!!
« on: January 06, 2005, 02:17:11 PM »
Congratulations! When was the acceptance letter dated?

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