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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GPA question
« on: February 27, 2004, 08:59:58 AM »
You are supposed to send LSDAS every transcript from every institution you attended during college (summer courses, tranfers, etc). They organize it all. Mine actually worked to my advantage because the summer courses I took at a college back home boosted my GPA a bit!

Good luck!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Boston College a decent school?
« on: February 27, 2004, 08:52:32 AM »
I know people that have gone to BC law and they have loved it. Their law school is absolutely beautiful. It's not exactly in Boston, so don't expect to be living in the city. Regardless, BC law grads get great jobs. 

I'm in the same boat as you. I was wait listed at Catholic, which is one of my top choices and I really want to get accepted. I contacted the admissions director and he said to send in a rec (preferably from a current employer), updated transcripts is applicable, and a letter describing why you want to go to that school specifically over any other one.

Good news is, people do get off wait lists. I was wait listed at Hofstra in January and they accepted me off the list a week ago and also told me that I am a finalist for a child advocacy fellowship. I'm pretty happy about that, but I'd still like to live in DC over Long Island.

Would you want to exchange emails?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: USF, USD
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:49:03 AM »
I applied to USF in November and still no response. I'm actually still waiting on responses from a lot of schools  :-\

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Rejection
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:45:43 AM »
Don't get discouraged with Hofstra. I was wait listed there last month and I got a call from the dean the other day saying that not only am I accepted off the list, but I am also a finalist for the child advocacy fellowship. If you want to get off the wait list, be proactive about it. Send in new recs, letters, etc. They DO take people off the wait lists. I am living proof. 

I know how disheartening all of this is. I am getting rejected from a lot of schools too. I have a 3.5 from BU and a 154 average LSAT (151, 157).

I don't recommend waiting and taking it again. You have already invested time and money into the admissions process and it looks like you have already taken time off after school (Japan).

Good luck.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / getting of the wait list
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:39:43 AM »
Ok I am currently on the wait list at Catholic and I really want to get off of it.... I have asked admissions people there and they say to send in new recs and transcripts and letters. But what else can I do??

Also, how pushy should you be? Is it better to contact them more or is it bad because they might get sick of you?

Any suggestions would be helpful! :-\

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: wait listed at Catholic
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:27:08 AM »
I applied to Case Western and Akron, but I doubt I'll go back to Ohio. Where else did you apply?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: wait listed at Catholic
« on: February 16, 2004, 09:40:01 PM »
I'm from Ohio. Ohio State is a great school...really competitve.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: 2004 GW Waitlist
« on: February 13, 2004, 01:03:43 PM »
Definitely send in another recommendation. Also, an updated transcript (if applicable). If you haven't yet written a letter to them, be as specific as possible as to why you want to go THERE above anywhere else. Drop names of profs, specific courses, etc.

It IS possible to get off the waiting list. I didn't apply to GW, but I got off the wait list somewhere else recently.

They are so competitive now.... I have a close friend who got wait listed with a 163, 3.75 from BU with amazing work experience.

Good luck.

GW is really competitve this year. I didn't apply, but I had two close friends who did. One had a 165 and a 3.8. The other had a 163 and a 3.75 with two additional years of great work experience. Both went to Boston U for undergrad. And they were both wait listed!

If you want to get off the wait list, keep the admissions people knowing you are still interested. Send in another rec, an updated transcript, or just a letter stating why you want to go to GW specifically above any school.

Be patient with the wait list. People do get off of them! I was wait listed at Hofstra a month ago and I got a call yesterday saying I was accepted.

I think the trick is to make sure they know you are still interested. I think most admissions people figure people say "screw it" when they get wait listed and don't bother to look at it twice. If you keep sending stuff in, they will be forced to re-review your app.

Good luck.

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