BU 2011 Applicants

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Upton Sinclair
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:51 pm

Don't know if it's a ding or not. I'm inclined to think that they are going to admit me or else why would they ask for clarification? Either way, I'm 99.5% sure I'll be withdrawing either way. Good luck to everyone.

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aaaaaah
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby aaaaaah » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:00 am

krad wrote:
aaaaaah wrote:In!! Just got the voicemail. I have terrible reception @ work and my phone didn't even ring. :x I enjoy the excitement of looking at the screen to see the area code I've been waiting for.

I submitted early/mid Jan.


haha congrats!


lol thanks!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:21 am

Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


I did as well--did you get the 10k housing stipend too?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:52 am

tipler4213 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


I did as well--did you get the 10k housing stipend too?


Where do you two live if I may ask?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:55 am

scruffs mcguff wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


I did as well--did you get the 10k housing stipend too?


Where do you two live if I may ask?


Brooklyn

qed2011
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby qed2011 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:15 pm

I was accepted a few weeks ago but am withdrawing today. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:10 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


Would you consider the $20k/yr over T14's/UCLA, etc? I might not have the same choice but...just curious.


Almost certainly not, especially since I have ~$$$$ at WUSTL.

And it came about 2 months after I got in via phone-call in a small envelope. I'm still likely to withdraw soon (I was looking for the email address when I got home and found the letter).

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:12 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
PomasThynchon wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


Would you consider the $20k/yr over T14's/UCLA, etc? I might not have the same choice but...just curious.


Almost certainly not, especially since I have ~$$$$ at WUSTL.

And it came about 2 months after I got in via phone-call in a small envelope. I'm still likely to withdraw soon (I was looking for the email address when I got home and found the letter).


Top choice as of now?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:14 pm

Finally got the official status update reply. My file is ready for review. Blahhhhh.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby tttlllsss » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:22 pm

Gemini wrote:Finally got the official status update reply. My file is ready for review. Blahhhhh.


i'm in the same boat!! my interest in BU is waning

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:48 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
PomasThynchon wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


Would you consider the $20k/yr over T14's/UCLA, etc? I might not have the same choice but...just curious.


Almost certainly not, especially since I have ~$$$$ at WUSTL.

And it came about 2 months after I got in via phone-call in a small envelope. I'm still likely to withdraw soon (I was looking for the email address when I got home and found the letter).


Top choice as of now?


$$$$ @ WUSTL or GULC, Cornell close behind. I visited UCLA and decided I don't like LA.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:46 pm

In @ BU by phone call/voicemail...I think.

Area code was from boston but the voice mail was so choppy all I could discern was a "Congra---ulations" "B" "Law school".

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:47 pm

FiveSermon wrote:In @ BU by phone call/voicemail...I think.

Area code was from boston but the voice mail was so choppy all I could discern was a "Congra---ulations" "B" "Law school".


Congrats, FS! :mrgreen:

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:02 pm

$$$$ @ WUSTL or GULC, Cornell close behind. I visited UCLA and decided I don't like LA.


Didn't you go to UCLA for undergrad?

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R.R. Raskolnikov
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:19 pm

Just got the call ten minutes ago! Acceptance package will be in the mail tomorrow.

Anyone know if merit scholarship info is typically offered with the acceptance package or at a later date?

Applied in early December, btw.

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LinzerTorte
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:32 pm

IN! Got the call at 2:45.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:37 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:IN! Got the call at 2:45.


Congrats, LT!

*stares at phone longingly*

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js77
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby js77 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:01 pm

In via phone call!

Submitted first week of January, 165/3.8

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby maglialoro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:26 pm

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R.R. Raskolnikov
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:26 pm

Gemini wrote:Finally got the official status update reply. My file is ready for review. Blahhhhh.


I got accepted 9 days after they got back to me re: the status update, and that email only said "ready for review" at that point. I think there is also some other anecdotal evidence in this thread that requesting an update might correlate to a quicker response (assuming you've already been waiting a couple months like I had been).

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ktg808 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:27 pm

Congrats to the recent admits!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby jamiLAW » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:57 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
Gemini wrote:Finally got the official status update reply. My file is ready for review. Blahhhhh.


I got accepted 9 days after they got back to me re: the status update, and that email only said "ready for review" at that point. I think there is also some other anecdotal evidence in this thread that requesting an update might correlate to a quicker response (assuming you've already been waiting a couple months like I had been).


Yeah but correlation =/= causation, come on now :)

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:01 pm

jamiLAW wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
Gemini wrote:Finally got the official status update reply. My file is ready for review. Blahhhhh.


I got accepted 9 days after they got back to me re: the status update, and that email only said "ready for review" at that point. I think there is also some other anecdotal evidence in this thread that requesting an update might correlate to a quicker response (assuming you've already been waiting a couple months like I had been).


Yeah but correlation =/= causation, come on now :)


Just trying to give someone hope 8)

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby OneSixtySix » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:27 pm

Congrats to all those admitted and good luck to everyone waiting to hear back!

I'm currently a 1L at BU and would be happy to answer any questions about the school (as well as BC Law which I also considered strongly).

I will offer some general advice over the admissions process that I found applicable through my own experience, perhaps you will find it useless, however, you will soon find good deal of the content on this message board is exactly that.

1. With any correspondence you have with admissions/financial aid folks - keep in mind they are normal people with normal jobs like anybody else. It seems TLS offers all this advice for negotiating scholarships and angling for the right words to get favorable admissions decisions, however, sincerity and honest rapport with an individual will usually go a long way.

2. Dont choose a school on arbitrary reasons. I nearly enrolled at another school before realizing I had placed unwarranted weight on factors unrelated to actual legal education and career prospects.

3. Try and visit a handful of schools to get a comparison of what you like and dont like. Talk to actual students during your visit and just try to get a sense of what they like about the school. Ask to sit in on an actual 1L class (the mock classes held for admitted students days are good, but its better to see what the everyday process looks like).

4. Talk to alumni and practicing attorneys in the region. Many will be willing to provide some information about the job market and status of the school in the region. I'm surprised this isnt mentioned more often, especially among those with little or no professional work experience.

I'm not on TLS a whole lot these days (it still lingers in my browser bookmarks list which gets attention during procrastination benders) - but I'll be sure to get back to anybody who sends me a question.

Once again, best of luck!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby PomasThynchon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:32 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Got a $20k/year offer via mail today.


I did as well--did you get the 10k housing stipend too?


Where do you two live if I may ask?


BU does housing stipends?!! Awesome! I would take BU over GW even without a competing housing stipend, but if they wanted to throw it in...




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