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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC Financial Aid Appeal Results
« on: April 25, 2005, 11:23:37 AM »
Hrm, I guess teh main difference is that you are saying I should be thankful a school wanted me, whereas I view an admission as what I earned from my work.

I understand that as far as law school applicants go, I'm not at the top of any lists.  The comment about selling myself short at BC stems from the fact that I have a tough time not translating my qualifications as a computer engineering or economics graduate applicant to that of a law school applicant.  In the case of either of my majors, I have been accepted to graduate programs I feel are more what I was looking for.  BC is not in the same ranking area as those schools.

But, all this info is only if you actually care.  If you just want to harass me for getting down on BC, go right ahead :)

Hahaha, I can't help but laugh at this! Congrats on the high GPA at a state school. Seriously, good for you.
It is sad for low scorers that law schools focus on LSAT scores, but they do. If you really want a fair shot at a "better' school, you HAVE to retake a reapply.  162 is not quite in the same ranking area as a 167+.
Maybe you should try the alternative fields.

thanks. i am going to go and cry now.

Yeah... no offense or anything, but BU is pretty icky. I hope you do well (although I personally would have gone to NYU-- this is when you get your parents to help you get loans).

I will be in Boston, he will be in Chicago.
But he will be a 2L and I will be a 1L next year, so we are putting our relationship on hold, and I will try to land a summer job where ever he gets hired for the next summer. And we have breaks, and long weekends, so it won't be that bad.
Unless, of course, NU would FREAKING ADMIT ME. Then life would be pretty darn perfect.

OK-- so I went to decision yesterday.  They either sent my letter yesterday, today, or will send it tomorrow.
So, I will let you all know by Saturday, probably.  Wish me luck, but I am 99% sure it is a WL!

I think I heard that some have received acceptances. So the next batch of letters are waitlists and rejects.

It seems to me that most people who were accepted heard immediately.  So, I would assume that we have not been accepted.  Why it takes over 3 months to waitlist or reject me is a question I will ponder, however.
The one hope I have is that some people have their seat deposits due now.  Maybe they want to see how yield is going before accepting any more applicants (yeah, right, but I can wish).

I am still waiting as well.
Apparently 'committee' take longer than you would think-- I called about a month ago, and I was in committee.  I called again last week, and I was still in committee, but I could expect an answer in approx two weeks (a week from tomorrow).
I am not expecting much (especially at this point)-- according to LSN, I seem like a WL.

Law School Admissions / applying twice
« on: April 16, 2005, 06:30:18 AM »
I was wondering if I could get some advice from someone who has gone through this process twice. 
Did you retake the LSAT?  Did you get better/ same/ worse results the second go around?
What did you do for the extra year?  Was it worth it?

It doesn't seem that Catholic to me, either. Although there is an unsighlty church across the cul-de-sac from the law library... but I think that you will see the Catholic edge more in UG then in the LS.  I know multiple students enrolled at BCLS, and they say it is a non-issue (although you do get a couple of days off around Easter).

I also just sent in my deposit.  To Kyle: BC gives out minimal [read: barely any]  merit aid.  If you got 16k/yr, I doubt they will up it. If it is need-based aid, you probably have a better shot. 
And, like you all, I am on waitlists.  I think everyone is.  I wish you all the best, and there is anecdotal evidence of people getting pulled off of them, but I wouldn't be overly confident about it (especially Mich, Penn, NU, etc-- it sounds like they WL more people than they accept).
Good luck, and maybe I will see you next year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Waiting for Vandy
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:04:02 AM »
If you call they'll tell you if a decision has been made, and if so, when it was mailed. Good luck...

I, as well, am lacking the Vandy love.

BC, here I come!

By the way, I did break down and call.
My application is in review (as it was when I called over 3 weeks ago), and I should hear within 14 days.
Hmmm... now I believe no news= bad news. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Waiting for Vandy
« on: April 12, 2005, 09:49:34 AM »
If you call they'll tell you if a decision has been made, and if so, when it was mailed. Good luck...

I, as well, am lacking the Vandy love.

BC, here I come!

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