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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / UVa
« on: March 17, 2005, 11:51:52 AM »
Originally deferred from EA, rejected today.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Accepted at UC Davis
« on: February 13, 2005, 07:25:12 AM »
I just checked online and saw that my decision letter was sent on 2/10. They also provide a copy online, and it was an acceptance letter, wohoo! My numbers are 165/3.4. It's unlikely I'd attend, but I might head out there to check out the school before making a final decision.

Choosing the Right Law School / Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
« on: January 27, 2005, 08:40:01 AM »
I've been accepted by both Minnesota and Wisconsin and they're both really high on my list. The problem is that I can't seem to distinguish the two or choose one over another on paper. I will be visiting both schools next month, but I was wondering if anybody has any thoughts on the two schools and how they compare to each other. I've read most of the previous posts here regarding Minnesota and Wisconsin, but I haven't seen anybody make any direct comparisons. Any help is appreciated.


Law School Admissions / Send new PS to schools that deferred me?
« on: January 12, 2005, 03:31:52 AM »
I've been deferred by three schools, two reaches (UVa and Duke) and one target (WUSTL). I do not have fall grades to submit, and I haven't done anything in the few months since I submitted my application that I did not originally mention in my application. So I was thinking about submitting a brief statement about my long-term plan instead.

My original personal statement talked about what I wanted to do immediately after obtaining my law degree. I have always had a long-term plan that is related to but not exactly consistent with my short-term plan. I didn't talk about it because I wanted my personal statement to be very focused and I have also had time to think more about this recently.

I'm wondering if it's a good idea that I send these schools a one-page letter talking about my long-term plan. Bad idea? Out of the blue? Should I explain why I didn't tell them this before or just let the information speak for itself?

Choosing the Right Law School / Negotiating for more money
« on: January 07, 2005, 08:15:41 PM »
Let's say you get a full ride or a lot of money from a Tier 2 school, and a little bit of or no money from a higher ranked school. Are you allowed to use the fact that you got more money from the lower ranked school to negotiate for more money at the higher ranked school? Would the higher ranked school not budge/not care because the schools are not in the same league? Is negotiating for more money by telling them you got more money elsewhere acceptable only when the schools are similarly ranked?


My online status check says a decision was sent out on December 21, but I won't be able to check my mail for another 1+ week. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything from Loyola?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Rejected by NYU
« on: December 13, 2004, 01:51:47 PM »
Letter dated Dec 3. Postmarked Dec 9. Received today.

Not a's a super reach school with my numbers.

It seems like I'm destined to get rejection letters every Monday though.

I'm freaking out and am sort of thinking about applying to a few more safety schools in California. I'll probably apply to University of San Diego, and then it's a toss-up between Santa Clara University and University of San Francisco. I don't really have a preference regarding location. Does anybody have any compelling reasons for applying to one school over the other, whether its reputation, faculty, or anything?

My numbers are 3.4/165. Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Safety Schools in New England/NY
« on: December 05, 2004, 05:40:25 PM »

My friend wants to find some safety schools to apply to in New England or New York, but she didn't want to post and be addicted to LSD  :P

Her numbers are roughly 3.2/155. The thing is her academic program had mostly written evaluations, and the GPA is only based on classes outside of her program, so she can probably go up a few notches on the GPA scale.

Thanks for the help.


I have free time. I'd rather be helping people with their applications than obsessively checking my email/mailbox/LSD :-\. So, if anyone needs someone to read their personal statements, send it over.

[email protected]


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