Cornell Class of 2012

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:01 pm

Haha I just got in off the Waitlist. LOL.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby narfkarta » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:04 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:05 pm

Oh yes, sorry, reserve. I wasn't paying much attention.

I just declined the spot. I hope you get the call!!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby narfkarta » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:06 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:07 pm

99% sure it will be Penn. Could be Stanford if they also let me in from the waitlist, but I find that to be an exceptionally unlikely proposition.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby narfkarta » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:11 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:19 pm

2:00 pm MST.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:18 pm

Got my netID today, also got call from Dean Perry at UChicago... :shock: :) :) :shock: :) :x :?: :|

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby danielfgator » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:23 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:Got my netID today, also got call from Dean Perry at UChicago... :shock: :) :) :shock: :) :x :?: :|



Are you WL there? If you are, that's a very good sign...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby danielfgator » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:25 pm

Anyone has the link for the Cornell store? I want to see what are the discounts on laptops using the NetID...

PS Yes, I'm being lazy... :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:42 pm

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Also, yes WL, the call was an acceptance. I have a decision to make. Don't know what's gonna happen, Cornell has been very generous, and I feel really comfortable with everyone I've met there.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby danielfgator » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:48 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:--LinkRemoved--

Also, yes WL, the call was an acceptance. I have a decision to make. Don't know what's gonna happen, Cornell has been very generous, and I feel really comfortable with everyone I've met there.


Congrats! UChi is gonna be tough to pass up. Maybe a thread in "choosing a law school" is in order...

Edit: Thanks for the link!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby danielfgator » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:59 pm

como wrote:I'm hoping mine is at home. I need a new computer bad, and I want to use my Corny discount.


FYI, the discount is not that good. It's still much better to buy a mac refurbished if that's what you are looking for.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby woeisme » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:54 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:--LinkRemoved--

Also, yes WL, the call was an acceptance. I have a decision to make. Don't know what's gonna happen, Cornell has been very generous, and I feel really comfortable with everyone I've met there.


*raises fist menacingly*

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:44 pm

woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:--LinkRemoved--

Also, yes WL, the call was an acceptance. I have a decision to make. Don't know what's gonna happen, Cornell has been very generous, and I feel really comfortable with everyone I've met there.


*raises fist menacingly*


Convince me. Please. I think I want Cornell, but Chicago is Chicago.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 pm

wow! congrats shel!!
that's a tough decision..but definitely not one that is bad to have! :D
good luck! let us know what you decide!

oh..and pandas are not edible!!

you are all making me a sad panda..

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby woeisme » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:07 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:--LinkRemoved--

Also, yes WL, the call was an acceptance. I have a decision to make. Don't know what's gonna happen, Cornell has been very generous, and I feel really comfortable with everyone I've met there.


*raises fist menacingly*


Convince me. Please. I think I want Cornell, but Chicago is Chicago.


What do you want to do and where?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:12 pm

woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
Convince me. Please. I think I want Cornell, but Chicago is Chicago.


What do you want to do and where?


I think I want to do biglaw-ish stuff for a few years with international clients, then move to the state department type gov't stuff.


Would it be wrong to choose a law school because i already have friends there?


/thread hijack

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby woeisme » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:07 am

sheltron5000 wrote:
woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
Convince me. Please. I think I want Cornell, but Chicago is Chicago.


What do you want to do and where?


I think I want to do biglaw-ish stuff for a few years with international clients, then move to the state department type gov't stuff.


Would it be wrong to choose a law school because i already have friends there?


/thread hijack


Well, no, you'll be fine at either school so it makes sense to go where you most comfortable. Chicago will definitely put you in a better position for clerkships. Cornell is known to be particularly strong in the international law realm (as vague as that is). It's also somewhat of a biglaw powerhouse. I'd be nothing short of shocked if you weren't able to do [international type biglawish --> gov't] from either school.

So yeah, I truthfully don't think this will matter. I'd worry more about things like money (cost differences - tuition, cost of living, etc) and prestige.

If it were me, I would have chosen Chicago because I'm from there and likely want to end up there. Still, I know at least two people (one from my small section) who were accepted to Chicago off the waitlist last cycle around this time and opted to go for Cornell. Not that that should sway you either way - just thought you'd like to know. 8)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:13 am

woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
woeisme wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
Convince me. Please. I think I want Cornell, but Chicago is Chicago.


What do you want to do and where?


I think I want to do biglaw-ish stuff for a few years with international clients, then move to the state department type gov't stuff.


Would it be wrong to choose a law school because i already have friends there?


/thread hijack


Well, no, you'll be fine at either school so it makes sense to go where you most comfortable. Chicago will definitely put you in a better position for clerkships. Cornell is known to be particularly strong in the international law realm (as vague as that is). It's also somewhat of a biglaw powerhouse. I'd be nothing short of shocked if you weren't able to do [international type biglawish --> gov't] from either school.

So yeah, I truthfully don't think this will matter. I'd worry more about things like money (cost differences - tuition, cost of living, etc) and prestige.

If it were me, I would have chosen Chicago because I'm from there and likely want to end up there. Still, I know at least two people (one from my small section) who were accepted to Chicago off the waitlist last cycle around this time and opted to go for Cornell. Not that that should sway you either way - just thought you'd like to know. 8)


Thanks. More and more I think it comes down to how comfortable I feel. Hyde Park scares me a bit, and I find big cities really isolating... so... ::sigh:: anyway thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby paraducks » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:14 am

i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:08 am

paraducks wrote:i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.


It's the long run part that makes it hard. There's no question in my mind that Cornell will make me happier in the short term.

I'll be sure to let everyone know what i decide.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby woeisme » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:40 am

sheltron5000 wrote:
paraducks wrote:i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.


It's the long run part that makes it hard. There's no question in my mind that Cornell will make me happier in the short term.

I'll be sure to let everyone know what i decide.


Well, I'd think that the latter heavily influences the former.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:25 am

paraducks wrote:i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.


Really? Why? I think biglaw is probably the one area they have the most parity in.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:19 am

como wrote:
paraducks wrote:i think that chicago would open doors in big law that cornell wouldn't. that being said, go with the school that will make you happier in the long run.


Really? Why? I think biglaw is probably the one area they have the most parity in.



I think I agree with you on that, the biggest difference is how deeply into the class high level biglaw will go.

On the other hand, Cornell has been very generous, and their LRAP is much more flexible than Chicago's (and I think better all around). Which opens more opportunities for gov't and public interest work.




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