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lawschoolboundfuture
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Candidate Referral Service

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Tue May 22, 2012 6:29 pm

Do you recommend signing up for CRS services. Basically it send your info to law schools for those who dont know. Is it worthwhile or will you just get tons of crappy emails.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 22, 2012 6:37 pm

You will get tons of crappy emails. You will also get application fee waivers to schools according to your LSAT score. They're $50-100 a pop.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Tue May 22, 2012 6:41 pm

I got a 173 on my lsats would you recommend doing it in late august before applying then you get the weaver and can turn it off after applying to stop getting emails

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R86
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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby R86 » Tue May 22, 2012 6:43 pm

You might miss the weaver if the school decides to send out theyre weavers earlier

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 22, 2012 6:44 pm

I would turn it on now. If you already have your score, I don't know when/if the schools will get your email to send you waivers. You wouldn't want to miss them.

And I never bothered to turn it off, so I don't know if that stops the emails.

I applied last year and I'm still getting pleas from shitty schools like Regent and Concorde to apply.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Kikero » Tue May 22, 2012 6:46 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:I got a 173 on my lsats would you recommend doing it in late august before applying then you get the weaver and can turn it off after applying to stop getting emails


Personally I would just suck it up and accept the junk emails, just delete anything from any school you're not interested in. How many $75-$100 fee waivers would it take for you to feel like your time deleting the emails (which is pretty negligible) was time well spent?

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby BVest » Tue May 22, 2012 7:02 pm

It's definitely worth the crappy BS in order to get the waivers. I got fee waivers at many of the schools I was already applying to.

I also got about 5 or 6 postcards and several emails from Liberty, the most recent starting with an epigraph:

"Dear Mr. BVest, Robert Frost wrote of a traveler, 'Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…' You too stand at the crossroads of an equally important decision. As you evaluate law schools, I encourage you to keep your ultimate goal in mind. Why attend a law school that will only teach you to pass the bar when you could attend a law school that will also provide the tools for a long and successful career?"

A) I hate epigraphs. I think they're lazy and show a significant lack of creativity or experience in writing. Those of you who are thinking of using an epigraph for your personal statement, don't. They want to know what you have to say, not Robert Frost. (Though apparently it would work for people in Liberty's admissions office.)

B) Is there a more often abused epigraph than The Road Not Taken? Good grief. They didn't even come back to the metaphor to tell me I should take the one less traveled by. If they only wanted to convey that I stood at a crossroads, they could have quoted a blues song.

Not that I have much in common with Liberty anyway, but seriously?

[/hijack rant]

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby dolfan0516 » Tue May 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Only reason I even applied to the school that I will be attending (NU) is because they sent me an unexpected fee waiver

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Kikero » Tue May 22, 2012 9:51 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:Only reason I even applied to the school that I will be attending (NU) is because they sent me an unexpected fee waiver


+1

Same (even same school)

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:54 pm

Kikero wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:Only reason I even applied to the school that I will be attending (NU) is because they sent me an unexpected fee waiver


+1

Same (even same school)
Me three (same school too)

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby xkcd09 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:07 pm

After you sign up for CRS, 90% of the emails will be spam and 10% will be useful (as in, fee waivers from schools you would consider attending). But that 10% is worth the inbox space that the 90% takes up.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby envisciguy » Wed May 23, 2012 12:52 am

CRS is definitely worth it. Yeah, there's tons of worthless emails from schools you've never heard of, but you could also get fee waivers to schools you'd already be applying to. I saved a couple hundred bucks and all three of the schools I ended up choosing between in the end were ones that I got fee waivers from (and I might not have considered them if it weren't for the waivers).

I was wary of the idea at first because I've seen similar things for undergrad that were useless, but I'm glad I signed up for it.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed May 23, 2012 2:47 pm

I signed up for CRS after reading this. I hadn't before because I wanted to avoid spam, and I thought only TTTT schools would send fee-waivers through it.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby nkp007 » Wed May 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Where the weavers at?

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby BearState » Wed May 23, 2012 3:55 pm

173 means the T-14 (minus HYS) will let you apply for free. That is saving a ton of money. Worth deleting email from Hamline or Roger Williams. Plus you can unsubscribe from individual schools after they send you the first letter.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby DocHawkeye » Wed May 23, 2012 4:09 pm

nkp007 wrote:Where the weavers at?


No school ever sent me a weaver. I could use some new sheets or maybe a nice rug for my living room.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby R86 » Wed May 23, 2012 4:21 pm

R86 wrote:You might miss the weaver if the school decides to send out theyre weavers earlier

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Br3v » Wed May 23, 2012 4:26 pm

Do you have to show interest in a school to get a free waiter offer? (like check a box) or do they just send them out to all certain scores and up? What score is that normally?

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby BVest » Wed May 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Br3v wrote:Do you have to show interest in a school to get a free waiter offer? (like check a box) or do they just send them out to all certain scores and up? What score is that normally?


They don't have a selection of certain schools. They do ask what states (max 15) and provinces (max 5) you're interested in. But I got one waiver outside of that list.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Br3v » Wed May 23, 2012 5:14 pm

Specifically I recall reading about Duke having some free waiver and quick turn around program if you get a certain score. Anyone have any experience with that?

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Kikero » Wed May 23, 2012 5:21 pm

Br3v wrote:Specifically I recall reading about Duke having some free waiver and quick turn around program if you get a certain score. Anyone have any experience with that?


Yeah, they have what is called a "Priority Track" where they will give you a decision within 10 days of receiving your application. However, one of the "decisions" you can get from that is to be basically put back in with the regular decisions. Or you can get put on their "Priority Reserve" list which is supposed to be a step up from the waitlist. I got put on Priority Reserve and then pulled out around the beginning of March, so I don't know if it actually has better odds than a regular waitlist or not.

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby rebexness » Wed May 23, 2012 5:51 pm

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Re: Candidate Referral Service

Postby Br3v » Wed May 23, 2012 6:00 pm

rebexness wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote:
nkp007 wrote:Where the weavers at?


No school ever sent me a weaver. I could use some new sheets or maybe a nice rug for my living room.

+180


Nice curve?

But thanks for the insight Kikero




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