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I was deciding between some of the same schools..I visited all 3, and ruled out Duke right away even though they offered me 30K, mostly because of location (Durham is awful if you've lived in Chicago all your life!) and - like you said - the homogenous student body.  I did love the professors at Duke, but students definitely seemed nerdier at Duke compared to both GULC and USC, even though they're probably all pretty equally intelligent. USC seemed nice (the campus is beautiful) and people were pretty cool..def. the place to go if you like the smaller class sizes, b/c you know GULC's are out of control!!  Got 30K from them too, but decided on GULC (w/ zero $!!) oh well..
Good luck w/ the decision.

I love how Georgetown went from barely in the decision making process to where you are going.  I suppose that says somethin for the school.  Either way, see you next year.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 143, 151, 171+
« on: May 28, 2005, 02:45:59 PM »
Why would he make that comment regarding time management when every test I take is timed? Every practice test I take is under simulated conditions, otherwise, I could look at each question for minutes at a time. I still dont see the reasoning behind the analogy

Ah, good point. I thought he was responding to the OP.  Really don't get what he was talking about now, either.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 143, 151, 171+
« on: May 28, 2005, 04:58:19 AM »
Dude, I used to get 173 on practice timed. 2 days before the test I had 169. I got 167 on the real one. YOU SHOULD GO TAKE THE REAL ONE, POP YOUR FIRST CHERRY, AND STOPPING MUMBLING ABOUT YOUR VIRGIN MASTURBATION RESULTS. You sound like, "dude, I got a crazy 167 orgasm by doing it myself"

Huh? Are you suggesting I take the real lsat now because your score dropped after practice tests? And you need to calm down man...If you can find a way to bring up masturbation and virginity when talking about lsat scores, well then...

Despite the crude way he said it, I think he is saying that you should focus on the results of timed practice tests since time management is maybe the most important factor in the test.  Can't say I particularly disagree, it will at least give you a better idea of your progress.

Who here knows the difference between "reserve" and "waitlist" from Columbia? (other than the "reserve" isn't ranked) Which is better, and how do they decide between putting someone on "reserve" and placing someone on the waitlist?

Pretty sure the reserve is just columbia's special name for their wailist.

Has anyone heard anything about the Columbia reserve list recently?  I dont remember what they said in their letter about a timeframe, but was hoping that maybe someone on LSD had talked to the admissions office about it in the past couple of weeks...?

I don't think they're even looking at us until June.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: G-town waitlisters
« on: May 20, 2005, 12:16:42 AM »
I have been away for a few days and haven't had a chance to check out this thread, so forgive me if I bring you all back to old topics.

I received an email yesterday from GULC saying there were no openings right now, but after their June 1st seat deposit they would forward along any new information. Did everyone that got an email receive the same one? (I think it is the third at this point)


You have some great options. Was your email along the same lines as mine? 

Did anyone else respond to the email yet and hear anything?

Lots of questions I know, but I was so anxious to have this matter behind me after this week...but...I suppose that is why they call it the WAIT list.

Hahahha, yeah, i didnt even read the email just replied, yes interested, please KIT 
Yes, interesting, they dont have spots, but they are letting off the waitlist... and thank you for the congratulations... with some reluctance, (due to personal reasons I really really really want to be in NYC), I think i'll be taking it

I feel you, filialuna, I feel you.  I'm turnin down Fordham and 15 grand a year for G-town.  NYU and Columbia have both decided they would settle for me if they can't get, yah know, the people they really want.  It would be nice if they come through, but I am doin my best to get excited about the unique opportunities in DC.  Btw, Fordham is great, but G-town means less pressure in a very high pressure environment.

Started at 157 and ended up with a 168 on the test.  Improvement is obviously dependent on your abilities, but keep doin those tests.

I'm tired of hearing or reading all of the considering URM gets played, and since I've been on the board since January, I've read about it more than a little bit... there are white people that get into a T10 with the same damn numbers...but people don't seem to trip over them so much...

Playa you got a 155 on the first diagnostic... I'm sure that you'll get 162 or higher and you'll get in wherever you want to go... btw welcome to the board...

Yeah, considering URM status, a 165 would probably give you a good shot at all but the top few schools.  A 3.3 might not be stellar, but it is an upward trend, and it is an Ivy.

No desire to start anything, but what was the point of the beginning of your post besides expressing your annoyance with reality?  The man says he wants to go to Columbia or Penn, remember, and people gave their best guess based on their observations of what LSAT he would need.  No one said anything about whether being a URM should give you a boost.  No doubt it gets overplayed, but it is a relevant factor in this case nonetheless.

Yeah, considering URM status, a 165 would probably give you a good shot at all but the top few schools.  A 3.3 might not be stellar, but it is an upward trend, and it is an Ivy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Columbia Dilemma
« on: May 13, 2005, 12:45:08 AM »
I didn't meet anybody at my michigan visit day that seemed like the trust fund type.  I really doubt that even a large minority gets anywhere near six figure trust funds.

It seemed like everyone except me had a trust fund at the Cornell admiited students day... Actually one guy even openly bragged about the fact that he hadn't even bothered to apply for financial aid, like getting financial aid for law school makes you some kind of welfare queen. Thinking back, I don't think I've ever SEEN so many LV bags in one place.

Assuming the OP isn't a flame, the fact that he got $0 from Columbia basically means he does have money coming out his  *ss hole, so he should shut the f*ck up & go to Columbia.

Actually, he said Columbia was giving him 10k.  That being said, it is a bit scary how many people took this post even marginally seriously.

Oh btw, didn't notice what section of the board this was posted on.  Are you a URM?

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