OK, let's straighten this out b/c it's irking me. I'm going ot type out the entire text of mine. Please glance over and confirm everyone got this same thing:
After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to Boalt Hall, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the class of 2008.
Our decision was not easy. More than 7,600 people applied this year for a place in our entering class. Our review confirmed that the majority were well-qualified to pursue the study of law, and indeed that most of them were well qualified to pursue that study at Boalt Hall. But with more than thirty applicants competing for each place in the class, our choices had to be highly selective. Although the review process is thorough, it is also human, fallible, and in part subjective. In many cases different Committee members might well have reached different decisions.
You are to be congratulated on your accomplishements and I hope that you will be admitted at other law schools. If Boalt Hall remains your first choice you may wish to consider applying to transfer at the end of your first year at another ABA-approved law school. Transfer applicants are evaluated primarily on their first-year performance, and we offer advanced standing admission to 30-35 students annually from an applicant pool of approx. 250-300 candidates.
I am sorry that this letter must convet dissapointing news. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Boalt Hall and for entrusting us with your application.
OK, THIS IS THE LETTER I GOT VERBATIM. PLEASE JSUT CONFIRM/ DENY IF IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME FOR ALL OF US...