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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern Waitlist
« on: June 29, 2005, 04:48:25 PM »
Celarkobri and B,

Thanks for your replies!  As waitlists are starting to move "higher up the food chain," I remain hopeful that there will be more students admitted from those of us still languishing on the waitlist.

Kind regards,
M.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern Waitlist
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:34:03 PM »
Sorry, I don't know.

Thanks, anyway!  Your reply is as prompt as it is courteous!

You must still be on cloud nine!

Regards,
M.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern Waitlist
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:05:11 PM »
Starresky & B,

Was there a deposit deadline for the regular admits?  If so, do you know when it passed or when it will be passed?

Just curious,
M.

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I promise that this will be the last time I do this, folks!

Bump, bump, bump!

M.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Law Schools in Canada
« on: June 28, 2005, 06:33:31 PM »
Quote from: Maclock
The faculties of law at McGill University and the University of Toronto are the only Canadian law schools that are somewhat well-known in the United States, but even then, these law schools are only really well-known in MA, NY and possibly CA

I don't think these two are really well-known in California.

Among the egg-head set, McGill is usually well-known.  A friend who just finished her degree at Stanford (undergrad, admittedly) had a few professors from McGill teach her over the years.  (Presumably, they were visiting profs.)

McGill, despite years of underfunding, still has a big name in the States, particularly in the North-east.  Some of that lustre carries over to California, too, apparently.

You may well be right in respect of the University of Toronto, though.

All the best,
M.

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Well, an update...

Loyola decided to rectify the situation, I just have to mail them another check, and everything is kosher.  Kudos to them and the admissions office for this one.

Thanks you everyone for the advice.

Congrats on "getting to yes!"  As a future lawyer, let this be your first lesson in assertiveness.  You have done well, my friend!

For what it is worth, if everything transpired as you said it did, then the way in which Loyola handled this matter was nothing short of appalling.  Is it just me, or is the administration at Loyola Law School seriously inept?

Cheers,
M.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best Law Schools in Canada
« on: June 28, 2005, 11:37:38 AM »
Hey I was wondering if anybody has any knowledge on Canadian Law Schools.  What's the best one?  How do they compare?  etc... etc...

Ummmmm...if you're from the States, then any excitement you may have about coming up here to get a law degree on the cheap, if that's why you inquire, should be tempered by the fact that a Canadian degree will not be well-known to most American employers.   

The faculties of law at McGill University and the University of Toronto are the only Canadian law schools that are somewhat well-known in the United States, but even then, these law schools are only really well-known in MA, NY and possibly CA.  Furthermore, a Canadian law degree will only allow you to write the bar exams in MA and NY straight out of law school, and in CA if you article and pass the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction.

Cheeks' thoughts about where McGill and Toronto might expect to rank if they were included in the USN&WR rankings is probably not far off.  Both schools are quite good.

Bottom line: if you want to work in the States, you should go to an American law school.

I offer this only as a friendly bit of advice!

Kind regards,
M.

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Hey just wanted to see if any brave souls had called or heard any updates on possible WL movement...at this point I will even take rumors! JK

I was of the impression that there MAY be some movement later this week.

Keep your eyes peeled!

M.

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My apologies to those sick of reading this thread, but straight to the top once again!

Anyone else?

M.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern Waitlist
« on: June 27, 2005, 09:10:41 PM »
Maclock -

I would contact the people in the admissions office if I were you. I was notified for shortened waitlist on June 7th after being waitlisted on March 18th. The notice was sent by email so be sure they have the right one on record for you. I think it was extremely important that I wrote them a letter of continued interest after the shortened waitlist notice so it is vital for you to find out what is going on with your app so you can let them know that you really want to go. They might think since they haven't heard from you that you don't want to attend anymore.

Love,
Q

Oh, dear....

Last week, I sent an e-mail to the person handling my file expressing just how keen is my interest in Northwestern and then followed up by telephone.  Over the phone, this individual didn't sound too hopeful.  I was left with the impression that I might do best planning to attend another law school.  My other wailists are Rutgers-Newark and Miami, and there doesn't seem to be any movement at either of those schools.  It may come to pass that I have to attend the University of Kansas.  Lawrence, Kansas, here I come!?!?!?!

Lawrence looks like a nice town, and the faculty and staff at the University of Kansas seem to be warm, genuine and caring, but I have serious apprehensions about how well a J.D. from Kansas will travel if I'm not in the top 10% of the class.

(I have canned the idea of going to Southwestern.  Simply put, I have heard too many negative things about that school.)

Many thanks for your suggestions, Starresky!

Kind regards,
M.

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