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Messages - Bhoutros
« on: June 12, 2005, 01:43:34 PM »
Hi - good luck with you decision. I think it depends on where you want to practice when finished with law school. I've been accepted at Willamette and Gonzaga. I told Gonzaga "no thanks", and am trying to decide between Willamette and Montana. I am also on the wiat list for Seattle U.
I think Willamette is higher ranked than Gonzaga,. (US News and World Report) Willamette has a beautiful campus and I really was impressed with the professors I met there during an open house. The law school is right across the street from the Oregon State Capitol, so there would be lots of oportunities for internships. Willamette is an hour from Portland and about 4 hours from Seattle.
For me, if Gonzaga and Willamette were my only oprtions I'd pick Willamette.
« on: June 12, 2005, 01:38:42 PM »
On Monday I was accepted off the waitlist at Willamette.
I've been "deferred" at Seattle U and on Monday I was notified that I was no longer being considered for the "summer start" program, but that I should keep waiting for regular fall admission and/or the part-time evening program.
Right now I have seat deposits in at 3 schools: Hamline, U of Montana and Willamette. I am close to telling Hamline "no thanks". I am having a hard time deciding between Willamette and Montana and waiting to see what Seattle U will do.
« on: April 29, 2005, 12:44:59 AM »
Wish me luck, guys! I can wait a few more months, but I wish I knew now!!!!
Here is the note I rec'd from Seattle U:
Thanks for the note. I completely understand your desire to know the current status on your application. We are going to be looking at the wait list next week, to see if we need to deny some folks due to the fact that our deposits are coming in right on target, and we know that the size of the wait list as it stands, nearly 200, is much too larger.
You could hear something as early as next week, or if you remain on the wait list, the next notification you will receive from us will be sometime in later May, early June. Please feel free to stay in touch. Best of luck!
SU School of Law
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:26:01 PM »
I grew up in Northfield, home of Carleton College. I probably would have gone there if it wans't my hometown. I did go to Macalester. If you have questions - I'll try and answer.
I have sent a deposit to Hamline - but I am not sure if I will be attending this fall. I guess it depends on what choices 1 and 2 decide to do with me.
I know where I want to live and practice law, and it isn't Minnesota. I feel comfortable with the school and I'd have a place to live. I don't know. I hate all this indecision.
« on: April 10, 2005, 02:44:56 AM »
I am in the same boat. Deferred at Seattle U, waitlisted at my #2. I have sent in seat deposits for #3 and #4. *sigh* I though making a decision would be easy, since I thought I'd have definite yes or no decisions from the schools. Oh well. I can hold out until at least July, maybe a bit later. We'll see.
Anyway - I sent 2 additional LOR and an updated resume. I also wrote a letter, sort of a supplement to the original Personal Statement. I acknowleged the weakness(es) in my file and gave them reasons to dismiss them. I also began a new job in January, so I actually had some "real" new information to share.
« on: April 07, 2005, 12:10:25 AM »
If I go to Hamline I do have a place to live. My hubby is there (as are my cats). I currently live in Seattle (have since 4/2003). He was moving here here but my plans got all Ff*ked up when he got the promotion of a lifetime - it is his dream job and a very nice raise. So we're doing the long-distance thing and it is all good. We've been married FOREVER and we have no kids so this is working fine. In fact, we may even get along better since the move. Anyway - the strike against Hamline is that I'd feel like I was going backwards if I moved back "home". I don't want to llive there or practice there - I finally made my Seattle dream come true and now to go back wouldn't "feel" right. It is so dumb. I am not Top-50 material, and financially it is a no-brainer to go to Hamline (1/2 tuition, I wouldn't need any loans and a free place to live), but I don't know if I'd be as focused as I should be if I go back to MN. Silly, eh?
Congratulations on Houston and on your recent marriage!
« on: April 06, 2005, 02:53:52 AM »
I paid the seat deposit, but I am not at all certain that I will attend Hamline. My #1 and #2 choices are deferred and waitlist. My #3 is a good option as well. Hamline is #4 and the only place that has offered $ - I can't ignore that, I guess.
« on: April 06, 2005, 02:52:00 AM »
I want to get off the SU deferred list and go to school with you guys. I am missing all the fun.
« on: April 06, 2005, 02:48:09 AM »
Minnesota! Twins win tonight and I was there.
Seattle in the AL West - Richie Sexson was a great addition.
East - Red Sox
NL - I dunno - I have always liked the Cardinals, but they SUCKED so bad in the World Series - don't get me wrong I was very pleased the Red Sox won, but were the red birds even on the field??
Anyway - everything is ok again now that baseball has started.
« on: April 03, 2005, 07:41:27 PM »
Hi "stop that". I am deferred at Seattle U and WL at Willamette (my top 2 choices). I have sent a deposit to U of Montana - so maybe that's where I'll be in August.