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Denials / Re: MSU Ding...never saw it coming
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:01:12 PM »
Wonder if they'll change their mind and offer you full time after people start to withdraw. I don't know if schools actually do that, but I know a LOT of people who are declining admission, my self included (and none of us even live in Michigan). Perhaps they're anticipating that they'll fill most of the full time slots. My friend was also admitted to the conditional program last week(but full-time)and she'll be decling (to take advantage of in state tuition). So anywayz.. good luck!

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Denials / Re: Blow to the ego...Toledo
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:53:39 PM »
The info on LSAC isn't all that helpful in determining acceptances either.  Based on the GPA/LSAT criteria in LSAC you're talking about I also had a 90% + chance of admittance to Toledo.  Most of the Chiashu %s were similar to LSAC, and neither did me a bit of good. I got a chance to talk with a 1L from Toledo that I knew from undergrad, and they too were surprised at the rejection, so like I said before... I can't wait to see their class profile for Fall 05, b/c my guess is that it won't change significantly from last years anyways. I've already heard of people with lower numbers than me who just got into Toledo, so I guess that they just didn't like me! I'm not good enough for Toledo  :'(. Oh well, I think I've been using discussion boards and admissions calculators to mask my insecurity stemming from the vulnerability I feel in this admissions process, but in the end we're all at the mercy of the mighty admissions boards :P, and whatever there final decrees may be.

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Acceptances / Capital - Scholars Day
« on: March 23, 2005, 08:50:02 PM »
Just got an invitation to Scholars Day @ Capital for April 16. Just wondered if any acceptees were planing to go...

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Denials / Re: Blow to the ego...Toledo
« on: March 19, 2005, 11:51:47 PM »
I'm 99% sure that I'm Capital bound.  I also love the city & my best friend has a house there that I can move right into.  My other choices at this point are Cleveland State and Michigan State, so it really comes down to where I'd be the happiest during school, & where I want to practice after school. That being said I'll probably be sending out my deposit soon. Have you visited Capital yet? I've yet to tour the facilities. 
On another note, I am eager to see how Toledo's LSAT & GPA averages look for the actual entering class.  I can't imagine that they will improve too much from last year, so I really must wonder, why the rejection?

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Acceptances / Re: Capital & OSU -- Is a transfer possible/advisable?
« on: March 19, 2005, 12:57:58 PM »
I'm considering going to OSU next year, and my husband to Capital.  He would like to transfer to OSU later as well... I have asked around about this and the answer I have been told is that you can only transfer to OSU if "your  LSAT and UG GPA stats would have been competitive with the regularly admitted students"...  Some schools have this sort of policy.  SO you have to do really well your first year, and have good stats too.   I wonder though, if you were kind of close to the bottom of the group they accept, would that be considered competitive? I mean, isn't your actual 1L performance a better predictor of how well you will do in law school than an LSAT?
I spoke with an OSU grad who said that is their "disclaimer" of sorts. It is intended to encourage only truly serious candidates to apply, and they really do consider your first years work over your UGPA & LSAT.  I can't say if this is the truth, but when I inquired about the same scenario @ Case Western they said the 1L performance is far more important in their evaluation. I don't think I'm going to transfer now anyways, b/c from what I've heard it is just as easy to get a job in Columbus coming from OSU or Capital, and if you do well @ your first job it hardly matters where you went to law school. Hope that's true!

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Denials / Re: Michigan State
« on: March 19, 2005, 12:47:15 PM »
maybe they saw your LSN profile and figured you weren't going to go.
What? Do schools really do that?  I wasn't aware that they even looked at those profiles let alone analyzed them in their decisions.

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Denials / Re: Blow to the ego...Toledo
« on: March 19, 2005, 12:42:03 PM »
I feel your pain.  :( The letter came from Toledo yesterday and I am still in shock. I even had a chance to talk with two admissions people from Toledo back in November who basically said I would be in for sure, it was more of a question of wether or not I'd get $$$.  Luckily I recieved a decent scholarship from Capital, and Columbus is a much better city w/ a significantly stronger legal market.  A friend of mine works at a large firm in Columbus and she said that a HUGE portion of Toledo's grads apply to Columbus firms. Only those in the top 3-5 in their class are likely to get a position though, b/c Columbus firms have a strong preference for Capital and Ohio State grads. Where are you thinking of going now that Toledo's off the list?

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Acceptances / Capital & OSU -- Is a transfer possible/advisable?
« on: February 20, 2005, 01:32:03 PM »
Does anyone think that there would be any sense in trying to transfer from Capital to OSU after the first year?  I know that my numbers aren't strong enough to get into OSU, so I didn't even apply, but I want to go there for 2 main reasons; 1) my cousin graduated from OSU Law School last year and immediately got a great job @ a Columbus firm and I'm sure that she could help me network in Columbus, 2) b/c I'm really interested in International Law (undergrad is Foreign Affairs/Political Science) and Capital has no IL track or concentration.  That being said, I'm sure my cousin's connections would be helpful if I went to Capital as well, plus the $11k per yr. Capital offered for tuition could mean that I graduate w/ under $50k law school debt.  Does anyone know if it is hard to transfer out of Capital?  I know the admissions process has driven me crazy this far and I'm not sure that it would be worth the hassle to do it again!   :-\

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Does anyone think that there would be any sense in trying to transfer from Capital to OSU after the first year?  I know that my numbers aren't strong enough to get into OSU, so I didn't even apply, but I want to go there for 2 main reasons; 1) my cousin graduated from OSU last year and immediately got a great job @ a Columbus firm and I'm sure that she could help me network in Columbus, 2) b/c I'm really interested in International Law (undergrad is Foreign Affairs/Political Science) and Capital has no IL track or concentration.  That being said, I'm sure my cousin's connections would be helpful if I went to Capital as well, plus the $11k Capital offered for tuition could mean that I graduate w/ under $50k law school debt.  Does anyone know if it is hard to transfer?  I know the admissions process has driven me crazy this far and I'm not sure that it would be worth the hassle to do it again!  :-\

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It is pretty much between Capital and C-M right now, b/c I can't justify paying $20k per yr to go to MSU even though they have a decent International law program & they're excpected to increase in their rankings in the next few years.  I'm still waiting to hear from Toledo though, so that's another possibility.  The only thing I really dislike about Capital is the bar passage rate.  Did Capital offer you any $$$ yet?

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