Columbia v Penn v NYU

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Columbia, NYU, or Penn?

Columbia (no chance at law review, chance for secondary journal)
24
46%
NYU
13
25%
Penn
15
29%
 
Total votes: 52

CanadianWolf
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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:57 pm

@Reversed & Remanded: Can you give a response with actual numbers. As is, 2 out of 2 may have participated in the law review writing competition with a 100% success rate.

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:03 pm

OP: Based on Reverse & Remanded's response & lack of a detailed response, I think that you need to contact NYU & Columbia with an updated letter of interest.

"Every transfer...except for those who...." = seems more like an answer offered by a slick used car salesman
than one offered by a law review executive editor of a top 10 law school.

Apparently there is good reason behind the "top 6" designation.

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:32 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:OP: Based on Reverse & Remanded's response & lack of a detailed response, I think that you need to contact NYU & Columbia with an updated letter of interest.

"Every transfer...except for those who...." = seems more like an answer offered by a slick used car salesman
than one offered by a law review executive editor of a top 10 law school.

Apparently there is good reason behind the "top 6" designation.


Oh chill out. It's well-established that Penn admits around 25 transfers. We had, afaik, 24 last year. All except 2 participated in the writing competition, because those 2 did Version A of the JLASC app (wherein you apply to JLASC and it's binding if they accept you, as opposed to Version B, wherein you take the writing competition and then can choose to join JLASC—if they accept you—before learning your score). Leaving you with 22.

2 out of those 22 scored within the top 22 of the rising 2Ls' scores and made Law Review.

But, to be honest, the percentage is irrelevant. If only 2 transfers participated in Penn's writing competition, but they ranked 23rd and 24th when their scores were slotted in with the rising 2Ls' scores, they would not make the Law Review.
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CanadianWolf
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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Thank you for the information.

P.S. That comes to 9%.
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mileslibertatis
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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:08 pm

OOOOO. This is some Jerry Springer law review talk!

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:09 pm

On a more serious note, is there much discrepancy between the scores of the writing part? The fellow I talked to seemed to indicate everyone basically does about the same on that.

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:40 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:On a more serious note, is there much discrepancy between the scores of the writing part? The fellow I talked to seemed to indicate everyone basically does about the same on that.


By "the writing part," do you mean the Essay or the entire Competition?

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:59 pm

I mean the essay part as opposed to the cite exercise.

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:47 pm

No. There is a distinct discrepancy in scores for both. And considering that the Essay is worth 40% of the total score, it's no throwaway.

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby keg411 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:13 am

ReversedAndRemanded wrote:But, to be honest, the percentage is irrelevant. It's not like Michigan's write-on competition, where they take the top 2 transfers' scores onto Mich. L. Rev. If only 2 transfers participated in Penn's writing competition, but they ranked 23rd and 24th when their scores were slotted in with the rising 2Ls' scores, they would not make the Law Review.


That's not true. Michigan's write on works the exact same way that Penn's does. I'm about 99% sure that no Michigan transfers made LR last year. (Know this isn't a Michigan thread, but I wanted to fix that misconception).

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Re: Columbia v Penn v NYU

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:55 am

keg411 wrote:
ReversedAndRemanded wrote:But, to be honest, the percentage is irrelevant. It's not like Michigan's write-on competition, where they take the top 2 transfers' scores onto Mich. L. Rev. If only 2 transfers participated in Penn's writing competition, but they ranked 23rd and 24th when their scores were slotted in with the rising 2Ls' scores, they would not make the Law Review.


That's not true. Michigan's write on works the exact same way that Penn's does. I'm about 99% sure that no Michigan transfers made LR last year. (Know this isn't a Michigan thread, but I wanted to fix that misconception).


My mistake! I stand corrected. The offending statement's been stricken :)




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