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Choosing the Right Law School / Did it take this long last year?
« on: March 10, 2005, 06:52:46 AM »
I feel pretty fortunate that I only have one pending application (4 WLs, though). But I know plenty of people, as well as tons on LSD, who have as many as 10 apps still pending. And a lot of these people have had files complete since October.

Is there anyone out there who went through this process last year who can shed some light on whether or not the same kind of last minute stuff was happening last year?

I know the process isn't fair, but it seems pretty unfair to admit someone close to the deposit deadline. A lot of people live nowhere near where they are applying and may actually want to visit the schools that admit them before committing $100,000 to their education.

Was it better last year (or in previous years)? Or is it pretty much always like this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Villanova Open House This Weekend?
« on: March 02, 2005, 11:28:20 AM »
Anyone going to the Villanova Accepted Students Open House this Saturday?

Anyone planning to go to this event?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / The American dream is now dead...
« on: February 26, 2005, 09:28:44 AM »
Got my rejection from American yesterday. You gotta love the swiftness of the mail service when you live in the same city as the school. Letter was postmarked thursday and I got it friday.

I pretty much new it would be tough to get into American, but I figured with all of my other waitlists, that is what I would get. Not so much, I guess.

But the good news is I only have one more school to hear from (damn you W&L! damn you to hell.) Then I'll be done with this wretched process.

Choosing the Right Law School / Is anyone completely done with the process?
« on: February 25, 2005, 02:41:27 PM »
I have 2 more to hear from (W&L and American) and everyone else I know has at least one pending app still.  Is there anyone out there who has gotten a decision from every school they applied to? (yes, waitlists count) 

I'm just curious to hear this kind of success story, I guess.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Brooklyn
« on: February 25, 2005, 06:21:01 AM »
I got my Brooklyn waitlist letter yesterday. A couple of thoughts

1) They told me on 2/10 that the letter was in the mail. On 2/20  Icalled again and they told me it hadn't been sent out yet. WTF?

2) Although I got it yesterday, it was dated 2/15. Again, WTF? Why does it take ten days to put a fncking letter in the mail after it's printed.

3) This makes three NYC schools that have waitlisted me: Brooklyn, Cardozo, and St. John's. Apparently ther eis something in my application that scares the sh!t out of the NYC schools. I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas?

Incoming 1Ls / Rutgers-Camden v. Villanova
« on: February 21, 2005, 11:15:12 AM »
My choice basically boils down to Rutgers-Camden and Villanova. I'm from Philly and I frew up in Center City, so I know the area well. I have also spent time on both campuses so I know what the schools lok like and (to a lesser extent) feel like.

Anyone have any input about deciding between these two?

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers-Camden v. Villanova
« on: February 21, 2005, 06:38:16 AM »
I'm interested if anyone has any insight into Rutgers-Camden versus Villanova.  It looks like these are the schools I am deciding between.  I'm especially interested in factors that are not stats you can find in USNWR. I have seen all those numbers.  I'm originally from Philadelphia and I've spent time on both campuses.

Two letters yesterday. Waitlist from Maryland and wialist from St. John's.  I find this a little strange. I figured I was an auto-rejection at Maryland. And according to LSN I probably should be. So I was pleasantly surprised by the WL. I figured I had a very good shot at getting in at St. John's, so the WL there was a little perplexing.

I sent in both of my WL acceptances (MD made my supply postage and SJU didn't). I (harbor no realistic hopes of getting in off the waitlist. But I figure, why not throw my hat in the ring?

Only 3 more schools to hear from until I am d-o-n-e. That will be nice.  And even though the WL (3 of them total so far) don't offer any kind of concrete answer, they do tell me I can go on about my business of pickig a school I did get into. So at least that's progress.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / George Mason...Right on Schedule
« on: February 16, 2005, 08:21:05 PM »
The rejection is not much of a surprise. But I have to admire the accuracy of the information I got from them last week. They said they would start sending letters out on 2/15. And sure enough, one day later, here was the very thin envelope I had been waiting for.

Only 5 more schools pending now. And supposedly Brooklyn's letter is in the mail. But I'm starting to get skeptical of that after nearly a week of waiting for it.

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