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Oklahoma
« on: March 11, 2005, 11:37:53 AM »
are you kidding me??

Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005, 11:51:13 AM »
That is odd.

limonjello

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005, 12:53:23 PM »
Oklahoma is NOT OK.  Something is up with them this year.  I got waitlisted (which gave me an easy way to submit the withdrawal I was going to send anyhow) and they mentioned increased apps and reduced class size this year as a reason for their decisions this year.

I think they just hate Texans.   ;)

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005, 07:39:40 PM »
This seems very odd with your stats and WE.

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2005, 09:26:16 PM »
My bet is they met their quota for Texans.

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2005, 09:29:45 PM »
I spoke with them on the phone before I applied and the admissions officer was quite nice.

She made a point of strongly encouraging me to explain why I wanted to go to OK. She gave an example of talking about any ties I had to OK.

AFAIK, state schools have to limit their out-of-state applicants.

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2005, 10:31:41 AM »
I spoke with them on the phone before I applied and the admissions officer was quite nice.

She made a point of strongly encouraging me to explain why I wanted to go to OK. She gave an example of talking about any ties I had to OK.

AFAIK, state schools have to limit their out-of-state applicants.

It's certainly fair to favor in-state, and they may indeed have filled up their quota early this year (with the increased apps and decreased space).  Also, they could have been well clued in that I really only applied because I received a fee waiver very late in the game (I WOULD have gone had the financials worked and nothing better been available, I certainly wouldn't apply anywhere I wouldn't go).  Finally, perhaps my PS sucked.  I was born in Oklahoma, but I didn't play up any great desire to practice or attend OU, because that simply would not have been true.  I just used my standard PS with a couple of mods.  C'est la vie.

(I have to add, given the events of this week, that I had a joke about OU in my LSN account.  That might not have been such a good idea in retrospect  ;).  My LSN account is pretty bland now, just in case.)

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Re: Oklahoma
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2005, 10:25:31 PM »
OU has a very strict in-state quota (85% in-state). It is also a very good school that is on the rise. I am really not surprised that these schools are rejecting people with decent stats.....no matter what people are saying, I think it is still as hard to get into law school this year, as it was last year.