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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Submitted App End of Oct.
« on: March 02, 2005, 05:26:29 PM »
Same Deal. All my apps were out by late Sept. I got two quick acceptances and 3 (T-14) Deferrals at christmas, and three waitlists in early Jan. Including my deferrals I still have like 8 apps out. To top it all off I recently got a letter from Fordham telling me that my file had been reviewed but no decision had been made yet, even though I mailed that in mid Oct. This waiting is killing me.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hey GULC- Give me a decision
« on: March 02, 2005, 05:17:12 PM »
agreed, deferred in Dec, and obsessively checking the mail this week. According to LSN there has only been a couple of positive 2/28 decisions. DC mail sucks though, so I wouldnt be surprised if it takes awhile to get anywhere. Good luck to all, me especially.

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Im on the ND Prov. List too, and if anything its put me off more about ND, compared to some similarly ranked schools Ive been admitted too. I would like the chance to consider it.

 But I agree its the human thing to do to tell schools if you definitely are not going to attend, it just decent. I've done that with several schools already. Its not required, but I am on several waitlists myself, and I would want someone to do the same for me. Do unto others and whatnot...

I thought about being like "negotiator" and sitting on all my acceptance letters just because I could, but I figure the law profession already has enough assholes as is.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vandy & Fordham
« on: March 02, 2005, 01:07:30 PM »
As one who spent 4 yrs in Nashville as an undergrad, I can say the weather is not at all good, and the city kindof sucks too. While definitely cheaper than NYC, its not entirely cheap. Think semi-nice 2 bedroom/2bath apt for roughly 1500 a month.

 On the other hand, Vandy law is great, and every student I know who has gone there has absolutely loved it. Several have multiple biglaw NYC offers as well, so don't write it off immediately if you are thinking of NY. There is definitely a southern lean to the LS, but plenty of northeasterners and people from out west as well.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Ranking in 1994
« on: March 02, 2005, 08:49:31 AM »
GW, BU, WUSTL all jumped alot over the past decade, the rest looks like alot of movement in and around the  T-25

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UNC open house - March 11th
« on: March 02, 2005, 08:32:19 AM »
Im sure (based solely on LSN) that it is a smaller percentage.

I got close to calling them yesterday, for a "polite" status inquiry, and to ask WTF is going on. But I figured that they got too many of those calls as is. I mailed back in early October; I just checked my past emails, and they didnt notify me until Nov 30 that I was complete. Either way its been along time.

I'd consider going to the open house, but its too far for me to drive w/o any knowledge of whether im in or not.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Overly Competitive Schools
« on: March 01, 2005, 06:12:51 PM »
Princeton Review calls Emory one of their top picks for Most Competitive Students. I've heard this rumor elsewhere, but I didn't get that impression when I visited at all. Anyone else have knowledge re this?

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Ya'll are forgetting the time tested (pun?) favorite for law school, HISTORY. It combines tons of writing, reading, and research with some analysis, which is sortof like law school. It lacks the systematic analysis and study of some of the social sciences, but its heavy on alot of the things you will need for law school. Personally, as an undergrad i started out as a PSCI major because it interested me, but i added an econ major to make myself an attractive candidate for a job in case LS didnt work out, and I later added history because its not that hard, interesting, and I figured law schools would be impressed with the workload. I agree with the engineering comment. I know too many extremely intelligent engineers who are getting screwed in the LS process because their GPAs are lower due to their courseload, etc.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA after deferral?
« on: February 27, 2005, 09:16:03 PM »
In your shoes...I applied everywhere by late  September...got a few early decisions(both positive and negative), but still waiting on Duke/UVA/Gtown after deferrals, nothing from W and M or W and L or UNC...several waitlists from other places...extremely, extremely frustrating but I am learning that this is just how it goes I guess....not sure what the chances are at UVA this late, after a deferral...I am instate but that hasn't gotten me a decision any sooner...

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No postcard, the letter only said to notify them if you no longer wanted to be considered. I went ahead and wrote the dean a semi-long letter telling him of my continuing interest, how much I loved GW, that I would essentially attend if accepted, etc.....Any knowledge on how deep the list is? According to LSN noone got off it last year, but I have heard they took quite a few in past years.

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