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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan Summer Start Waitlist!
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:17:44 AM »
I emailed Michigan a couple days ago because I had a deadline for a job.
I got a phone call from someone on the admissions staff today.  First when I saw the caller id I was excited.  She said that they would not be going to the waitlist for the summer, and that the fall start waitlist is not that promising either.  They are going to update this information on their website, but she wanted to let me know in consideration of my deadline.  I think the reason I want to go to Michigan is because of how nice their admission staff is. 

yikes. And here I thought I had a good chance.  :-\

I called today and they told me they'll start going through their waitlist this week. By the way, does anyone know if they offer any sort of financial aid (other than loans) to people off the waitlist ?

Law School Admissions / Re: Virginia Waitlist
« on: April 06, 2006, 03:56:02 PM »
UVa has 4 waitlists, a priority and regular for residents, and a priority and regular for non-residents.  It's not a marketing ploy, applicants have been offered spots on all 4 so far, and people on LSD/LSN can attest to this.

you're telling me that people have been chosen from the regular out of state list ?  :o

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Congresswomen faces charges
« on: April 05, 2006, 02:39:46 PM »
I'm guessing this is how it played out: an officer sees a black woman walk by him with no identifying ID. He doesn't recognize her, she's black and she has some crazy ass hair-definately not a congress woman. So he calls for her to stop, she however does not. Why should she ? She's a goddamn congress woman who deserves respect-she can't be bothered with such trivialities as "security checks" and so ignores him. He grabs her by the arm, she swivels around and slaps him in the face. Now there you go: he "inappropriately touched" her and she "attacked" him. Racism at it's worst.Case closed.

Law School Admissions / Georgetown DECISION!
« on: April 03, 2006, 09:16:32 AM »
Anyone go to Decision on their status check today ? Mine changed today. I'm freaking out man! They've been sending out rejections and waitlists the past few days and the last acceptance on LSN was on the 17th of March. Good ? Bad ? I'm guessing bad.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted @ Michigan
« on: April 03, 2006, 08:31:48 AM »
 Just received the email. :(

Can anyone give me the skinny on what's going on with Michigan's waitlist this year ?

Law School Admissions / Re: This is why I curse
« on: March 27, 2006, 06:03:40 PM »
You shouldn't use the poor girl as a scapegoat for your all around white middle-class blandness, not to mention your lack of extracurriculars, your mediocre GPA, and your drunk driving offense.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who is still waiting on Michigan ?
« on: March 27, 2006, 05:49:34 PM »
People who've gone complete the same time I did are already waitlisted or rejected. Right now, I'm telling myself that no news is good news.

By the way, how large is their waitlist?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC that much > than BU?
« on: March 27, 2006, 12:37:02 PM »
If it's of any help here is a comment on the difference between the two schools. Granted the info is almost a decade old but it might help:

Well...BU is slightly larger than BC; around 340 in a class at BU verses 280 in a class
at BC.  BU offers LLM programs so BU has several hundred graduate law
students; BC offers no LLM programs.  In the JD program, the median age
of students is older at BC by a year or so.  BU Law sits in the middle
of BU's main campus; BC Law more or less has its own campus.  BU Law
has better access to public transportation, the law school is 300
feet from a train stop; BC has better parking.  BU is in a reasonably
safe semi-urban area near Fenway Park where the Red Sox play; BC Law is in a
wealthly suburb on the edge of Boston.  BU Law is in a somewhat dumpy
18 story 1962 highrise with iffy elevators, they are in the process
of painting the entire inside right now and the school has spent several
million $$$ in improvements to the air conditioning and the like
in the last two years; BC has trees and decent buildings; they are not
too new either and they were not built for the law school.  BC is finishing
a very nice looking new law library; BU's law library bears some
resemblence to a bomb shelter.  However, BU's Law library owns significently
more materials than BC.

BU offers
more joint degree programs than BC does.  BU Law is just part of a
rather large research university with graduate medical, dental, public
health, engineering, fine arts, social work, liberal arts, business etc
schools.  BC is a sizable undergraduate school with limited graduate
enrollment: law, business, small liberal arts program, social work,
and education I think.  BU lets you cross-registrar into almost anything
the school offers; I don't know about BC.  BU law and BC Law offer
cross-registration between the law schools without the payment of additional

The student body at BU has more geographic diversity than BC.  BC does draw the largest proportion of its students from eastern Mass.  BU's biggest supply state is NY, Mass ranks #2 and CA ranks #3.  The overal student body at BU is more diverse. Oh yeah.  BC is Roman Catholic while BU was Methodist and is now private, non-sectarian.

The great bugabo, reputation.  I think among academics BU has the better reputation.  Placement??? BC does better in Boston except for a few big old line firms that prefer BU; Ropes and Gray plus Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar.  Outside of Boston?  I give the edge to BU.  The more diverisified student body helps

Choosing the Right Law School / Who is still waiting on Michigan ?
« on: March 27, 2006, 09:18:58 AM »
I've been complete for a month now and I've yet to hear from them. I know they've been mass mailing rejection letters for the past week and a half but I see only 3 people accepted on LSN since the 28th of Feb. Any clues as to what's going on over there ?

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