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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UNC Waitlist news?
« on: July 01, 2005, 12:49:32 PM »
I'm sure I would have seen something if it had happened, but to recap, UNC sent out an email saying 'end of the month''s now the beginning of the next month...any word?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Incoming 1Ls / O'Connor announces retirement
« on: July 01, 2005, 12:44:28 PM »

Wow...let the political posturing begin...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UNC Waitlist news?
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:42:31 PM »
well, technically tomorrow is the end of the month...but I'm thinking maybe the end of this week??

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 27, 2005, 02:55:25 PM »
bhsueiu....   this is going to be a good week, it's the "end of the month" and i have a good feeling

/hopefully thats not just the beer talking either...

Seeing that some people have gotten off of Harvard and Georgetown waitlists in the last couple of days...let the trickle-down begin!!  Seems to me that schools in the 20s will have spots open up soon.  Fingers crossed!

Careful about the floppy issue-the school I am hoping to go to uses ExamSoft, a secure software program that closes everything else on your computer except for the ExamSoft software.  Here are the minimum specs that are required according to this school:

-You must use an IBM compatible laptop computer with Windows 98, 2000, XP or ME. The test taking software is not supported by any Macintosh or Linux operating system or emulation software.
-Your laptop must have a 200 MHz processor or higher, with at least 64 MB of RAM and 30 MB free hard disk space.
-Your laptop must have a functioning 1.44 MB floppy disk drive. This can be either an internal floppy disk drive, or an external USB floppy drive. Your exams will be saved to a floppy disk, which the law school will then print from. You will NOT be able to save exams to a CD drive, nor will exams be printed from your hard-drive.
-It is recommended that you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher installed on your laptop computer for both the download and use of the exam-taking software.
-You must have an AC adapter. Because law school exams can last longer than the life of a battery, you are required to plug in your laptop during exam-taking. All classrooms have electrical outlets for this purpose.
-The laptop must be your own. The law school will not provide you with a laptop to use during exams, nor may you use a desktop computer.
-In order to take exams on a computer, starting fall 2005 you must be able to access the wireless network . This means you must have a properly configured wireless card.

No offense to OP (I hate to admit the fact that PINE email was introduced on my UG campus when I was a junior ;) ...if you've been out of school for awhile it's easy to get out of touch, but most schools have a technology service for either the campus at large or the school itself.  Just troll around on your school's website and you'll find what you need.

I think there is a difference between a formal letter of continued interest, and a quick email to say that you are still interested in remaining on the waitlist and if accepted will attend.  The Dean of Admissions that I spoke to said that they like to know when they call a person that they will only have to make one call rather than 10, and a recent email showing continued interest helps.  But don't call.  I think that is where one would quickly cross that persistent/nuisance line. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 12:26:51 PM »
Okay, so here's how I'm spending my time this summer (besides of course obsessively checking this website)...

I've moved into a "Field of Dreams" mentality with the whole thing that I would call zen-like (or at least I would if waiting wasn't making me completely bat-sh!t insane).  Anyway, in my 'if you build it, it will come' mode, I have bought Law School Confidential, Getting to Maybe, Planet Law School II, something about 10 things to succeed in law school or some such nonsense, Glannon's CivPro E&E, a laser quality inkjet printer, a bunch of different color highlighters and stupid little post-it flags (they aren't stupid, but I must mock them now in my "No, mom/dad/friend/employer, I HAVEN'T heard anything from law school yet" rant).  I have cleared out space in my bookshelves like LSC tells you to, have vowed to learn how to do a mail merge before the end of the summer, am reading many law school student blogs, I have started researching loans in preparation for the mad scramble that may (WILL) come, health insurance, and countless other little things.  All of this, yet I don't have an admission letter.

But really, if I build it, it will come.  That blessed phone call/email/letter telling me that I'm in!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 08:40:58 AM »

Good luck all that are on WLs. Where are you waiting to hear from bhsuein?

UNC.  Here's hoping we both end up in the Triangle.  Good luck with Duke!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 08:17:41 AM »
We are definitely in the same boat Tegra-

But didn't you get into at least one school?  Are you saying you will not attend this year if you don't get into either UT-K or UNC?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlist observation
« on: June 23, 2005, 07:27:59 AM »
Being on a waitlist has led to some interesting observations that I'm wondering if other people are experiencing. 

First, has anyone noticed that time moves very distinctly when one is on a waitlist?  An example is the 'do you still want to be on a waitlist' email that some have received recently.  My version of that email said that they would be going to their waitlist by the end of this month.  Now, I received this email 8 days ago.  But before I actually looked it up, I could have SWORN that I got that email at LEAST a couple of weeks ago.  It feels like being stuck in a slow motion scene in a movie. 

Yet, when I look at the date on the calendar, and I still don’t know IF I’m going to law school or not (I had a very location-specific process this cycle), it seems like time is moving at a million miles an hour…with only 9 weeks left until orientation starts, I want to stop time, if that would allow my waitlist school time to figure out who they want.

The other observation (that mostly my friends have picked up on) is that I spend what is approaching an unhealthy amount of time looking at this board, lurking about in case there is any tiny morsel of information that might let me know my fate.  They have sworn to beat me with a big stick if they hear me say one more time “well, I read on the board that….”. 

Anyway, at least by posting this I’ll have new posts to read.  You know it’s bad when you still don’t know if you are starting school this year, and people are already starting to post for the next cycle, LSN is preparing their 2005-06 stuff, etc...

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