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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Boston College a decent school?
« on: March 06, 2004, 09:33:36 PM »
Sen. John Kerry went to BC and he's half way to being Leader of The Free World. Does that answer your question?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: vandy, cornell, boston college, or hastings
« on: March 06, 2004, 09:25:10 PM »
I've heard nothing but good things about placement after Cornell.  The school admins know they are in the middle of nowhere and make a major effort organizing job fairs all over the country...I know this because I got in and they've been bugging me for nearly a month...I also would like to practice in CA and was elated at the prospect of not having to go to Hastings (they admitted me first, Cornell about a week later). Note: I talked to an NYU law grad a few weeks ago who knows many people from Hastings and he said that every horror story about sabotage and vicious competition at that place is TRUE, TRUE, TRUE.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Columbia vs. waiting for NYU, et al
« on: March 06, 2004, 09:08:01 PM »
I'm currently at NYU - #'s are 3.5/169 with excellent recs from faculty heavyweights, interships and the essay-of-my-life (i.e. it didn't include the fast-typing mistakes of my first post). I've seen all the schools I applied to except BC.  The CLS campus is an eye-sore (compared to the rest of the school) but functional ...NYU is nice, classic and welcoming and has a shiny new building.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Acceptance/rejection timeline
« on: March 06, 2004, 09:00:14 PM »
I heard back from the safety about one week after they sent app completion notice; the solid chances came a week later; 1 semi-reach has responded (positively) - still waiting on the other two.

Incoming 1Ls / Columbia vs. waiting for NYU, et al
« on: March 06, 2004, 08:34:33 PM »
I'm pretty happy about CLS but NYU and Stanford (an outside chance) are still out there. Any comments on whether I should just go to CLS and get in on the ground floor with good housing and peace-of-mind or wait it out with NYU (which will just create one hell of a dilemma if I get in)...great appreciation to any responders.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Mode of acceptance from NYU and Columbia
« on: March 06, 2004, 08:29:08 PM »
Columbia replied via snail-mail (which sucks because I realized I only had 3 days to finish up fin-aid paperwork and the letter took 2 days to arrive)...NYU sent an email saying they'd compleated the app and would begin review...a week after I'd already heard from BC, Cornell and a few days before I got the Columbia letter.

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