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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: April 22, 2005, 03:59:50 PM »
Lordy Lord Lord...go to UConn!

UConn is a better school, a beautiful school, a school that's more accessible (um...unless you're from upstate, too), and a school that's way way WAY more employable.  I don't know anything about Buffalo Law....but you probably won't have a better time than at UConn!

Go UConn!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn Wait List moves...
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:37:16 PM »
hey Boston7,

Sure thing!

163 avg (161, 165) 3.12 ugpa, 3 yrs WE

Good luck!  I hope you get the call, too! 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UConn Wait List moves...
« on: April 20, 2005, 01:55:57 PM »
...for me! 

So I'll be at the Day Division, FT, come August.



Yeah, I think BC's went along these lines:

"We very much appreciate your applying to BC Law, etc., etc.  We believe that many applicants that are rejected from BC Law go on to successful careers in the law.  We hope that you can be one of them."

They can just eat can they allude that if you don't get accepted to our school, you're probably not going on to have a successful career?  How about 'thanks, good luck' and that's it?  Ugh....

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn vs. Tulane
« on: April 13, 2005, 04:24:13 PM »
Thanks! That's kind of what I keep hearing...and, yes, who could turn down a school that gives a Mardi Gras break...I am going to visit both in the next couple of weeks so we will see if my decision is easily made after that...

Sounds great!  Good luck, whatever the decision turns out to be!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn vs. Tulane
« on: April 13, 2005, 12:20:06 PM »
Go Tulane...  Nawlins v. Hartford?

They're both great, likable schools and have decent connections in NYC.  Tulane's might be deeper, b/c UConn is really CT-focused, and has made headway into being more of a NE/MA recruiter school...vs. Tulan, which has been more of a school with national pull.  The public/private difference between law schools can be bad if the public is small, and CT is one of the smallest in terms of funding & student body. 

For Real Estate, though, Tulane looks like it has a much deeper courseload.  My college bud is a 2L at Tulane and really loves a good job for this summer in NYC...  Go check and see how many Tulane grads are in NYC...tons...way more than from UConn...  At Tulane, my friend said, lots of NY firms recruit on-campus, while in UConn, you have to run it on your own.'t you get a Mardi Gras break at Tulane?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WILLIAM AND MARY WAITLIST
« on: April 08, 2005, 09:45:14 AM »
I have a college bud who just graduated from W&M this past year, and he said that he understood the chances to be picked are pretty slim.  They're one state school that prefers if you're an in-stater, so if you're not from VA, I think you might be out of luck.

I'm was also waitlisted, but I was from NY and have since withdrew my WL spot, so maybe that'll help you out.

Good luck!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn Wait List woes
« on: April 07, 2005, 03:04:51 PM »
Thanks for the heads up about the wait list!  And thanks, Highway.  I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.  And they can definitely keep the extra's very inexpensive (relatively speaking) to attend up there in CT, rather than NYC, PA, Boston, DC.

Actually, as a plan B, I was going to go PT for a year and then transfer to the FT program, which they do say you can do.  I know that many schools squeeze a 1L curriculum PT, with a summer term, and I assuemed UConn did that, too.

Unfortunately, when I did my research (and, btw, is their website the most user-unfriendly one out there?) I discovered that the PT program is structured so that you can take full-time classes in year 2, but you won't be finished with your first-year classes yet by the time the year 2 fall rolls around.  They actually have 1L classes extending to the second year...even with a summer (June) term, which I think is only moot court.  As the PT is technically a 4-yr program, they take their sweet time. 

Come to think of it...maybe my having me there an extra year, they make more $$ than having me full-time for 3...

In one of Brooklyn's huge folders sent upon acceptance, I remember there's a book about financing your legal's bound, and I believe white.  I recall that there's a section detailing their merit scholarships & scholarship policies. 

It's been a while since I last read that, but I remember saying that if you can bump yourself up to a merit scholarship by scholastic achievement.  That would apply if you got no scholarship to begin with, or if you had a lower merit scholarship and did so well they decide to give you MORE money.  Any raise would take effect the following year...  I think the cut-off to keep the scholarships are to be in the top 33%, but I think you might be eligible if your grades are in the top half.  I don't have it in front of me, but I think that's around what it says.

So, their wording might mean that you aren't getting a merit scholarship this year, but that you can work your way into one the following year.  It may be a standard line, though. 

Good luck, though!  As of right now (i.e., if wait lists don't move) I'll be there next year...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UConn Wait List woes
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:31:10 PM »
Is anyone familiar with UConn's waitlist practices? 

I got in the PT, waitlisted for their FT. 

Anyone know if I have a hoot in hell of getting bumped up?  Does it hurt if I'm an out-of-stater?


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