Forgot to include Gender!!!

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sandiego222
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Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby sandiego222 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:53 pm

I apparently missed filling out "gender" on virtually all of my apps. It must not have been a required field. Is it worth it to contact them this late in the game, or is it just something that will highlight to them the fact that I sloppily made a mistake??

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ben4847
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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby ben4847 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:56 pm

sandiego222 wrote:I apparently missed filling out "gender" on virtually all of my apps. It must not have been a required field. Is it worth it to contact them this late in the game, or is it just something that will highlight to them the fact that I sloppily made a mistake??


If it wasn't required, then why would you care? I have never heard of there being a gender bump. (though, I always wondered why not. It made no sense to me that there would really be the same amount of male and female applicants.)

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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby Moriarty » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:58 pm

sandiego222 wrote:I apparently missed filling out "gender" on virtually all of my apps. It must not have been a required field. Is it worth it to contact them this late in the game, or is it just something that will highlight to them the fact that I sloppily made a mistake??


If it's optional, then you have no reason to worry. From all that I've read, gender is much less important than LSAT and GPA.

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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby cinephile » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:17 pm

ben4847 wrote:
sandiego222 wrote:I apparently missed filling out "gender" on virtually all of my apps. It must not have been a required field. Is it worth it to contact them this late in the game, or is it just something that will highlight to them the fact that I sloppily made a mistake??


If it wasn't required, then why would you care? I have never heard of there being a gender bump. (though, I always wondered why not. It made no sense to me that there would really be the same amount of male and female applicants.)


There does actually seems to be more women than men in my school. I know that in some Midwestern state law schools, there are more men than women. No need to give a bump when the numbers are close enough to 50-50.

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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby Guchster » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:23 pm

sandiego222 wrote:I apparently missed filling out "gender" on virtually all of my apps. It must not have been a required field. Is it worth it to contact them this late in the game, or is it just something that will highlight to them the fact that I sloppily made a mistake??


Don't worry about it. Very post-modern.

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Errzii
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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby Errzii » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:29 pm

I can see the adcomms now, "This candidate looks promising... WAIT A MINUTE THE GENDER IS NOT LISTED ON THIS APPLICATION, REJECT."

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Re: Forgot to include Gender!!!

Postby 071816 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:30 pm

auto reject




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