American University 2011 Applicants

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Justathought
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Justathought » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 pm

mexicanwa wrote:
HappyinDC wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:
Patriot29 wrote:I just got waitlisted with a 3.5/157 (non-URM). You think they're messin with me? Why would they torture me like this instead of a flat out rejection!!!! Also, what happens if you write a LOCI but later down the line find out that you got into a better school (I'm hoping for UConn which is a better school for me)?



An LOCI is not binding....


Another dumb question....I cannot for the life of me figure out what LOCI stands for. Help?


Letter of continued interest


Beat you to it! And with a smiley!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby BBeauty » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:02 pm

girlonfire wrote:Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)


I did, RSVP'd today :)

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:09 pm

BBeauty wrote:
girlonfire wrote:Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)


I did, RSVP'd today :)


cool! I'll see you there!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby URMdan » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:20 pm

girlonfire wrote:Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)


I prob will. What are we gonna do there anyway? Is it just a free dinner?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:22 pm

URMdan wrote:
girlonfire wrote:Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)


I prob will. What are we gonna do there anyway? Is it just a free dinner?


I dunno... I think prob a dinner, a speaker, and some networking... I hope it's a free dinner, cuz I checked out the venue online and it's pretty swanky (aka expensive)...

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:34 pm

What do we do?!

We go to this event, then hit the bars and get piss drunk! Its NYC!!!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:36 pm

gdane wrote:What do we do?!

We go to this event, then hit the bars and get piss drunk! Its NYC!!!


TITCR

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:54 pm

Hahaha!

As of right now, Ive decided to attend the April 1st ASW. So, make it out guys!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:16 am

gdane wrote:Hahaha!

As of right now, Ive decided to attend the April 1st ASW. So, make it out guys!


I'll be there, I already bought my plane ticket! It is my last stop on a 4 ASW trip.. I think I'll be the ASW expert by then.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby oreo3405 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:17 am

ilovesf wrote:
gdane wrote:Hahaha!

As of right now, Ive decided to attend the April 1st ASW. So, make it out guys!


I'll be there, I already bought my plane ticket! It is my last stop on a 4 ASW trip.. I think I'll be the ASW expert by then.



As of now, I should be there as well! Can't wait!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:53 am

Im excited to see the school, neighborhood and, most importantly, meet my potential classmates. You guys seem cool.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:59 am

gdane wrote:Im excited to see the school, neighborhood and, most importantly, meet my potential classmates. You guys seem cool.


Yeah, me too. I've been to DC a lot because I went to UG in Baltimore, but I have no idea where American is. I'll be there from March 31 - April 3rd and I only know a couple of people in DC so I'll be hanging solo most of the time. We should arrange some post info session bar hopping.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:03 am

ilovesf wrote:
gdane wrote:Im excited to see the school, neighborhood and, most importantly, meet my potential classmates. You guys seem cool.


Yeah, me too. I've been to DC a lot because I went to UG in Baltimore, but I have no idea where American is. I'll be there from March 31 - April 3rd and I only know a couple of people in DC so I'll be hanging solo most of the time. We should arrange some post info session bar hopping.


It's in the northwest part of DC out on the red line. It's kind of a long commute travel wise, but it's in a good area. There's tons to do in DC obviously so American would lend lots of opportunities for a great social life

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:15 am

ilovesf wrote: We should arrange some post info session bar hopping.
This was assumed from day 1. Lol.

Yea, as more people become admitted we'll have to organize something.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby justhockey31 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:47 am

gdane wrote:
ilovesf wrote: We should arrange some post info session bar hopping.
This was assumed from day 1. Lol.

Yea, as more people become admitted we'll have to organize something.


A serious bar session is a must...can't wait for April 1st!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:05 am

gdane wrote:
ilovesf wrote: We should arrange some post info session bar hopping.
This was assumed from day 1. Lol.

Yea, as more people become admitted we'll have to organize something.


I'll be there in April too. I've seen the school already, and I love the neighborhood. It's quiet, clean, and nice. Kinda far from downtown, but I actually prefer that. Less traffic!!
We'll have to figure out a way to indentify eachother! We'll all have to have secret TLS decoder rings or something! I'm down for meeting you guys and havin a beer. this is actually one of the only threads on here that hasn't turned douchey lol

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby yankeefan37 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:00 am

girlonfire wrote:
URMdan wrote:
girlonfire wrote:Hey,

Did anyone else get the email invite to the admitted students event in NYC on 22nd?

If so, is anyone else going??

:)


I prob will. What are we gonna do there anyway? Is it just a free dinner?


I dunno... I think prob a dinner, a speaker, and some networking... I hope it's a free dinner, cuz I checked out the venue online and it's pretty swanky (aka expensive)...



I just RSVPd too, see you guys there!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby omarlos » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:39 pm

Is this school really worth 65K a year (tutition, living, etc.)

almost 200k in debt in a city with 2 superior law schools.

any insight on this thought?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby DeeCee » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:47 pm

omarlos wrote:Is this school really worth 65K a year (tutition, living, etc.)

almost 200k in debt in a city with 2 superior law schools.

any insight on this thought?


As much as I love the school (I want to do PI), I probably won't be able to go if I don't get a scholarship. I applied for the PIPS one though, if I get it I'll be set, though it's a small chance.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:55 pm

omarlos wrote:Is this school really worth 65K a year (tutition, living, etc.)

almost 200k in debt in a city with 2 superior law schools.

any insight on this thought?

IMHO, no. With GULC and GWU in the same city, American is going to be picking up the scraps UNLESS you are in their public interest program. But even so, $200K for public interest is a no go anyway.

I would go to a regional school with a scholly before I pay sticker at AU. It just seems like a bad investment.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby girlonfire » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:13 pm

omarlos wrote:Is this school really worth 65K a year (tutition, living, etc.)

almost 200k in debt in a city with 2 superior law schools.

any insight on this thought?


Everyone talks about PI, but AU also has a very highly ranked international program. And from what I've been told by about 5 different lawyers, Going to DC for LS (even at AU) gives you more national mobility than a mid-level regional school with a decent reputation...

I dunno if it's worth 200k, but I would go there before I'd go to a lower ranked regional school, like Seton Hall, or Villanova cuz i dont really know if I want to be stuck practicing where I attend LS.

Anyway, there's a lot of talk that any LS outside of t20 "dont matter", but I personally I think LS is what you make of it. I'd rather be at the top of my class at a lower school, then lost in the crowd or ranked at the bottom of a t20, but thats just me.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ohhenry » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:00 am

Anybody planning on attending the 'Los Angeles Reception with Dean Grossman for Alumni and JD Admitted Students' in Santa Monica March 2nd? I'm wondering if there are any other Los Angeles residents in this thread.
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:13 pm

girlonfire wrote:
omarlos wrote:Is this school really worth 65K a year (tutition, living, etc.)

almost 200k in debt in a city with 2 superior law schools.

any insight on this thought?


Everyone talks about PI, but AU also has a very highly ranked international program. And from what I've been told by about 5 different lawyers, Going to DC for LS (even at AU) gives you more national mobility than a mid-level regional school with a decent reputation...

I dunno if it's worth 200k, but I would go there before I'd go to a lower ranked regional school, like Seton Hall, or Villanova cuz i dont really know if I want to be stuck practicing where I attend LS.

Anyway, there's a lot of talk that any LS outside of t20 "dont matter", but I personally I think LS is what you make of it. I'd rather be at the top of my class at a lower school, then lost in the crowd or ranked at the bottom of a t20, but thats just me.


It is a very strong school. People on here lack real world experience. I would say that people should stay in the Top 100 though.

I have been waitlisted and if accepted I would attend.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby mexicanwa » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:19 pm

Shouldn't there be a wave of decisions today?




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