Darrow Invite

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ndnlawdc
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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:03 pm

KP429 wrote:I just got the invite today. Did everyone adhere strictly to the 500 word limit? I'm not sure what to write because I said most of what the prompt asks for in my PS!


Yep -- mine was about 480 words. I also had a hard time not re-hashing my PS/Why Mich/Career ambitions essays.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby lavaina » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:08 pm

Mine was under the limit as well. I think it was around 490 or so. Congrats on the invite!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:03 pm

i got an invite yesterday too! i don't really understand how it works, they give out full and half ones without knowing whether the people already offered full ones will attend or not? do they assume most will still go to hys? in any case, exciting!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Haribo » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Mine was about 450 words... and it was painful squeezing even that out, since I'd written a Why Michigan and talked about my future goals in my personal statement!

I did get the full Darrow invite, thankfully. I'm leaning Harvard still, but waiting on the financial aid package to make a final decision. Graduating debt-free makes such a difference in what you can do after law school.

Good luck and congratulations to everyone who got the invite!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Frank » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:09 pm

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ccw1234 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:26 pm

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Objection » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:37 pm

It's probably no different than regular admissions.

They offer more scholarships than they expect to actually give because they factor in people turning them down for HYS.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:45 pm

well i'm just psyched michigan thinks i may deserve a darrow since harvard won't even give me a ts 1

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby hotburrito » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:55 pm

I got in to Michigan 12/29 (I haven't received my packet yet, I just logged in to the admitted students site). Would I have received a Darrow invite by now, if I were getting one? I am very interested in Michigan but have already received a scholarship from UVA, I would never turn down for Michigan without $$. If I'm not in the running for the Darrow I'll probably just withdraw.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:51 pm

i think you could definitely still hear- i got my packet 12/23 and i just heard friday. for those of you who already got it, what's the deal with the travel stipend? don't want to count my chickens by any means but i want to book a flight asap so that it's not really expensive but wonder if they have a deal like berkeley where you have to go through their travel agent..

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby rabbit9198 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:03 pm

Pumpkin wrote:i think you could definitely still hear- i got my packet 12/23 and i just heard friday. for those of you who already got it, what's the deal with the travel stipend? don't want to count my chickens by any means but i want to book a flight asap so that it's not really expensive but wonder if they have a deal like berkeley where you have to go through their travel agent..


Last year, at least, you booked yourself then turned in receipts to get reimbursed. They'll cover flight & cab, or whatever it takes to get you there. (They paid your hotel accommodations in AA, separate from the reimbursement amount.)

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby extragnarls » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Haribo wrote:Mine was about 450 words... and it was painful squeezing even that out, since I'd written a Why Michigan and talked about my future goals in my personal statement!

I did get the full Darrow invite, thankfully. I'm leaning Harvard still, but waiting on the financial aid package to make a final decision. Graduating debt-free makes such a difference in what you can do after law school.

Good luck and congratulations to everyone who got the invite!


Congrats! I think it's official: your application cycle couldn't have gone much better!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:18 pm

Did you guys email your essays to Dean Zearfoss or mail it in? Email is so much easier but was wondering the preference since she provided all the mailing info..

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:49 pm

Will those of you who received the Darrow be willing to give some numbers? I'm applying late in the cycle so I won't get a shot at any Darrow money, but any merit money at Michigan could definitely seal the deal on my decision. Just trying to gauge my chances, thanks!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby gtg931r » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:54 pm

172, 3.83

good softs, at least I believe so. Let's see if HYS think so...hope this helps your decision. But i'd say apply either way and just see what happens, but even though you are late in the cycle you may not be totally out of the running for the darrow. I remember seeing invites going in early feb last year.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:27 pm

gtg931r wrote:172, 3.83

good softs, at least I believe so. Let's see if HYS think so...hope this helps your decision. But i'd say apply either way and just see what happens, but even though you are late in the cycle you may not be totally out of the running for the darrow. I remember seeing invites going in early feb last year.


Thanks for the reply. All I can do is apply and pray that I'm A.) Admitted, and B.) Asked to apply for the Darrow.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:34 pm

Pumpkin wrote:Did you guys email your essays to Dean Zearfoss or mail it in? Email is so much easier but was wondering the preference since she provided all the mailing info..


I emailed mine because she included it as an option, but I hardly doubt she'll attach a negative note to one received in a non-preferred way regardless. She seems really cool.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby cardinalabyss » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:37 pm

I received a Darrow invite on 1/9 (accepted on 12/1). I'm struggling to come up with something intelligent to say because I also covered A LOT in my original application. They asked that I respond by January 23rd so I guess that this is the second wave?

Congrats to those of you who have already heard back and good luck to those who are writing their 500-word essays or still waiting!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby sammyjoey » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:54 pm

I got the email from them saying they have my application materials on 1/2. Haven't gone complete yet because they haven't processed the LSAC report, but I expect to go complete soon. Do you think I got it in too late to be invited for a Darrow?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:31 pm

Anyone hear anything thus far? It's been a week since the deadline...

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby muddywaters » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:46 pm

ndnlawdc wrote:Anyone hear anything thus far? It's been a week since the deadline...



Eh...nothing here. Im really nervous about this!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:56 pm

does anyone know the rough percentage of people invited to apply who get one? have anything other than full darrows been given out yet?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:36 pm

I'm tempted to start a separate "Darrow Waiting Thread." Anyone hear anything today?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Pumpkin » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:22 pm

seriously, i want you guys to find out so they can move on to the next batch of us! (essays due tomorrow)

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:02 pm

All right. TODAY is the day Michigan promised us an answer on the Darrow. Anyone hear anything?




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