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Just got in off the waitlist...trying to make up my mind.

Iīm traveling at the moment and donīt have my book on me.

Thank you!

Wow...those stories are even worse than Duke, which sent out rejections as late as apr. 24.  I see absolutely no reason why any school would be dealing with rejections that late in the game...I understand a few tough decisions on waitlist/accepts might take until mid April, but not reject/waitlist...  Even then, get your stuff in order.  and PLEASE, PLEASE do not send me a waitlist letter on april 24th and demand my response no later than May 10th or whatever.  You took your sweet a** time...

Just bothers adcoms think they're *really important* or something...  ; )

I guess I'm lucky: it only took them two and a half months in my case. I am however slightly pissed at them. I called in April to ask and was told 2 more weeks. 3 weeks later, I called again, and was told 'no decision'. I then asked if it was worth it to send in new material. They said yes. I set it up with a prof to send a LOR, and send them a copy of my certificate (diploma not printed yet). LOR was going to be mailed today, but I received my rejection this weekend. Way to coordinate, HLS.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Duke question
« on: May 17, 2006, 07:46:45 PM »
Also got this letter.

Duke has some dual degree programs that are really, um, *unique*; I think if you apply to do an MA in their plain-jane graduate school of arts & science, your regular application materials for the law school suffice.  These are for like history, econ, etc.  But if you want to do a joint MD, MBA, MPP, etc., additional apps are required to those specific schools.  Your question's a good one...they aren't going to let you into med school w/o your MCATs.



I've been searching for 20 minutes, and cannot seem to find where it is.  THANK YOU!!!

call me a total idiot, but what are the quartile rankings and who releases them?  and good luck with never know...

Another hopeful Boalt WL here. But everything I've heard doesn't sound good. The jump in US News will definitely increase Boalt's yield. Apparently, anyone not in the 1st Quartile can forget it, and I would be surprised if they use the WL at all this year. They release the Quartile rankings on Monday (May 15), so it will be a good chance to call and get a sense of what our chances are.

You might want to call them and pester...I know that this Friday is the day they're looking for responses from accepted students...

Incoming 1Ls / Reservations about Berkeley - warranted?
« on: April 02, 2006, 07:42:10 PM »
Having gone to an UG college where the university environment made it somewhat difficult to make friends, quality of life and the law school's overall social scene are VERY important factors to me; (i.e. how readily students will give up studying for the sake of a fun night out with friends--or maybe better expressed, I'm really looking for a work hard/play hard atmosphere).

Does anyone have any thoughts on how these factors play into life as a law student at Boalt?  I'm a little concerned that it's too urban and thus people are more concerned with the nightlife of SF than spending time with classmates.
Is that true?

I also have some reservations about Berkeley because of its politics...are all the kids out there hippies (not that I'm a raging conservative, but, um, sometimes I shave my legs and stuff)?? 
Any thoughts?    Thanks in advance!

Law School Admissions / Re: Success stories of "reach" applications
« on: March 09, 2006, 12:10:44 PM »
ah, thanks.  Haven't been around that long - I've been moping about LSN much longer. Cheers.

Law School Admissions / Success stories of "reach" applications
« on: March 09, 2006, 07:54:16 AM »
Okay, so call me cheesy optimistic, but it's getting to that time of the applications cycle where my faith in humanity reaches an all-time low -- where reviewing what are clearly numbers-guaranteed admits starts to drive me both crazy and into a state of depression.

Does anyone have stories of success stories that are a bit out of the ordinary?  E.g. "reach" applications that made it through the gauntlet, getting-off-the-waitlist, or otherwise having a non-diversity-appealing application that prevailed despite being "below the means."

Even one such story, your own or one you heard from a friend of a friend, would totally make my day (and maybe others' as well?).


Law School Admissions / Too late for Duke
« on: January 16, 2006, 12:42:17 PM »
Okay, okay, so I'm not one of those "has everything ready to go two weeks before the deadline types," and although I fully realize that Duke's Web site says "strongly suggest having all materials in by Jan 1, I really took that as a "strong suggestion" and haven't finished writing their "strongly suggested" optional essay.

Colleagues at work in similar siutations have told me that they are planning not to apply because they feel it's too late.

I think it's a reach for me: 166, 3.8 at top 50 UG school.  Does anyone feel strongly that I should fret a/b this app, or just give up?  I plan to call admissions tom. to speak w/ someone . . .

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