American University 2011 Applicants

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:44 pm

DeeCee wrote:
msridiculous447 wrote:
red_alertz wrote:
msridiculous447 wrote:WIthdrew from the WL today. Will be going to GULC or GW, in all likelihood.


hum... American's YP success again


My numbers are 3.7/169, so yeah. :P


Why won't American offer big $$$$ to people with high numbers, rather than YP'ing them? If they did this they could up their #'s and not continue to fall in the rankings (I think they've fell about 8 spots in the last 2-3 years). GW is doing this with their Presidential Merit Scholarships, and having good success with it. And retaining their ranking.


who cares, it's great for people with crappy # who can get in finally, like me lawl

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby DeeCee » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:45 pm

red_alertz wrote:
DeeCee wrote:]

Why won't American offer big $$$$ to people with high numbers, rather than YP'ing them? If they did this they could up their #'s and not continue to fall in the rankings (I think they've fell about 8 spots in the last 2-3 years). GW is doing this with their Presidential Merit Scholarships, and having good success with it. And retaining their ranking.


who cares, it's great for people with crappy # who can get in finally, like me lawl


or, we can take that approach too...... :) :?:

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm

DeeCee wrote:
Why won't American offer big $$$$ to people with high numbers, rather than YP'ing them? If they did this they could up their #'s and not continue to fall in the rankings (I think they've fell about 8 spots in the last 2-3 years). GW is doing this with their Presidential Merit Scholarships, and having good success with it. And retaining their ranking.

This presumes (I believe falsely) that American has $$$$$ to give.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:57 pm

Flips88 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
Why won't American offer big $$$$ to people with high numbers, rather than YP'ing them? If they did this they could up their #'s and not continue to fall in the rankings (I think they've fell about 8 spots in the last 2-3 years). GW is doing this with their Presidential Merit Scholarships, and having good success with it. And retaining their ranking.

This presumes (I believe falsely) that American has $$$$$ to give.


This confuses me. I thought most law schools had a surplus of cash. It costs very little overhead to run a law school - professor/administrator salaries, building $, maybe paid internships? But they're getting 50k per student for three years (admittedly, alright, a few will have a 10k discount off their first year), but this is nothing like a phd program where you're paying grad student teachers or lab costs, etc. So... I'm at a loss.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby UA7789 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:07 pm

Withdrew this morning. Hopefully this opens up a spot for someone! Good luck everyone still waiting!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:37 pm

Hey guys, lets plan something for friday!

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Dais1003 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:14 pm

Hi there,

Just waitlisted on Friday. part time- Applied late (3/10). T50 Ug.
Gpa 3.04, LSAT 170. What do you think my chances are
for getting off AU list? Also waitlisted at gulc on special preferred.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby red_alertz » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:16 pm

Dais1003 wrote:Hi there,

Just waitlisted on Friday. part time- Applied late (3/10). T50 Ug.
Gpa 3.04, LSAT 170. What do you think my chances are
for getting off AU list? Also waitlisted at gulc on special preferred.


YP, write a letter and you will get off it

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby melanne89 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Just withdrew today, decided to stay in Cali since it's where I want to practice. Good luck to everyone :)

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:53 pm

gdane wrote:Hey guys, lets plan something for friday!


+1, i'm in!!

Edit: I'm also from the area, so hopefully that should help. Next step - get a good group together :)
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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:05 pm

I dont know the area at all, but if anyone else does please feel free to give suggestions.

Im down to drink, dance and eat. :D

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ps1187 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:12 pm

gdane wrote:I dont know the area at all, but if anyone else does please feel free to give suggestions.

Im down to drink, dance and eat. :D


I'm about to book a hotel room for this weekend. Any suggestions?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:13 pm

nightman09 wrote:
gdane wrote:Hey guys, lets plan something for friday!


+1, i'm in!!

Edit: I'm also from the area, so hopefully that should help. Next step - get a good group together :)


Count me in. I'm staying with my friend in Arlington so maybe she'll join as well.. unless she's already planned something without letting me know.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:17 pm

ilovesf wrote:Count me in. I'm staying with my friend in Arlington so maybe she'll join as well.. unless she's already planned something without letting me know.

Yes! Yes! Moar girls! :D

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby nightman09 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:32 pm

gdane wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Count me in. I'm staying with my friend in Arlington so maybe she'll join as well.. unless she's already planned something without letting me know.

Yes! Yes! Moar girls! :D


From the looks of it, this may turn out to be a taco fest...

I'm leaving the logistics up to you, gdane (in terms of getting a group of people who only know each other by avatar photos together in the same place)

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ilovesf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:37 pm

nightman09 wrote:
gdane wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Count me in. I'm staying with my friend in Arlington so maybe she'll join as well.. unless she's already planned something without letting me know.

Yes! Yes! Moar girls! :D


From the looks of it, this may turn out to be a taco fest...

I'm leaving the logistics up to you, gdane (in terms of getting a group of people who only known each other by avatar photos together in the same place)


Yeah, for reals. We can just maybe write here what we're going to wear on the day of the ASD, I don't know. I've been to 3 other ASDs and each time we kept saying we'd get together and it never happened. I guess it will be harder to find each other depending on how big the ASD is.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm

This is why you PM phone numbers.

Im not sure what Ill be wearing. Im torn between a tuxedo or my suede vest with leather skinny jeans. :lol:

Edit: I would like to get a group going. If Im going to be lost, Id rather be lost with other people.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:50 pm

gdane wrote:This is why you PM phone numbers.

Im not sure what Ill be wearing. Im torn between a tuxedo or my suede vest with leather skinny jeans. :lol:

Edit: I would like to get a group going. If Im going to be lost, Id rather be lost with other people.

Go to Adams Morgan. Profit.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby ZFB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:36 pm

I'm up for it. I'll be there on Thursday night too if others are around.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby balls » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:56 pm

kinda sad i cant join this shindig.

im in dc this very moment, having visited the school for a few hours today. came all the way from socal. sounds like a lot of fun for a bunch of excited 0Ls getting drunk. its bitter cold here (35-48F), although when its 77 in the middle of january in newport beach your view of hot and cold gets warped.

ill probably go to loyola instead of american, although i liked the facilities and people here.

i fear some serious separation issues from socal, and i think i would like to stay there after graduation.

good luck to everyone here, have fun in dc and bring a beanie and some gloves.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby dariamorgendorffer » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:38 am

Does anyone have any insight on the potential of 2L and 3L scholarships?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby deepspacenine » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 am

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Does anyone have any insight on the potential of 2L and 3L scholarships?


At the Houston ASD/alumni event last night an alum told me that there are some 2L/3L scholarships you can apply for. From what I gathered they were semi-merit/semi-involvement based. She didn't really indicate how much though.

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby deepspacenine » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:55 am

Who have y'all been emailing to negotiate? Associate Director Sandoval?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:59 am

deepspacenine wrote:Who have y'all been emailing to negotiate? Associate Director Sandoval?

Does American even negotiate? or are you trying to negotiate from the $5k to the $10k?

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Re: American University 2011 Applicants

Postby SteelyDan » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:41 pm

Flips88 wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Who have y'all been emailing to negotiate? Associate Director Sandoval?

Does American even negotiate? or are you trying to negotiate from the $5k to the $10k?


Supposedly they do negotiate from $5k to $10k, but when I tried to leverage other offers against my $10k, they flat-out told me there was no money. They said the only thing they offer above that is grants and PIPS.




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