Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

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Woods, Elle
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Woods, Elle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:20 pm

Yea I know. Sorry I should have specified/been a little clearer and meant if it doesn't officially change in a week or so (meaning they say something and it's the same), I'd call to negotiate.

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bgb1016
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby bgb1016 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:37 pm

In today via email and status checker! Finally!

babyoll7304
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby babyoll7304 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:00 pm

bgb1016 wrote:In today via email and status checker! Finally!



When did you apply?!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby bgb1016 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:28 pm

babyoll7304 wrote:
bgb1016 wrote:In today via email and status checker! Finally!



When did you apply?!


I applied in October. From this thread, I feel like my numbers were right on the line between "in" and "waitlist" for them, but I'm glad they decided to lean my way!

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lawfreak
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:02 pm

Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?

ItsMyTimeBoston
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:08 pm

June/July - There's a chance, but not one to be counted on.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:37 pm

lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?


RETAKE!!! Haha I know I've annoyed you with that before.

......no but seriously

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lawfreak
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:46 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?


RETAKE!!! Haha I know I've annoyed you with that before.

......no but seriously


Thanks for having my best interest in mind but not sure if you remember but I cannot retake because I maxed out. Even if I could retake i don't know if I would because like I've stated numerous times before, I just suck at standerdized tests and there's even a good chance that I would do worse so I would not waste my time but thanks anyways.

So what should I choose: Cardozo at sticker, Hofstra with 25k a year, NYLS full ride, or Rutgers-Newark which just simpy has cheap tuition?

abonda01
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:57 pm

Just got into a couple of minutes ago via email!

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rocon7383
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:01 pm

lawfreak wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?


RETAKE!!! Haha I know I've annoyed you with that before.

......no but seriously


Thanks for having my best interest in mind but not sure if you remember but I cannot retake because I maxed out. Even if I could retake i don't know if I would because like I've stated numerous times before, I just suck at standerdized tests and there's even a good chance that I would do worse so I would not waste my time but thanks anyways.

So what should I choose: Cardozo at sticker, Hofstra with 25k a year, NYLS full ride, or Rutgers-Newark which just simpy has cheap tuition?


I hear ya man. Im wondering why no app to st. Johns? That could have potentially got you some money. I would wait out Brooklyn but would lean towards DoZo. You're obviously a great student, so if you went in there focused on bodying year one and negotiating a scholly after, it may be your best option. I got the full ride to nyls top, but there stipulations are tough! That's a risky choice, in my opinion.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:04 pm

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abonda01
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:10 pm

What is my BLSconnect username / password? I don't remember ever receiving info about this. Is it the same as the status checker?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby maglialoro » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:53 pm

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abonda01
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:01 pm

maglialoro wrote:
abonda01 wrote:What is my BLSconnect username / password? I don't remember ever receiving info about this. Is it the same as the status checker?


No, they email you your username/password a few weeks after acceptance


Lame! I've been twiddling my thumbs for weeks now. Guess I shouldn't have stopped!

eel7566
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby eel7566 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:11 pm

lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?


Sorry about the waitlist, I was rooting for you. I hope you get off the waitlist and in, if that's what you want. I have no idea about money coming off the WL...I'd imagine a massive majority of the money is going to go to candidates who get accepted right off the bat.

As for what you should do now...the choice is yours. There are a lot of variables that are specific to you--your career goals, financial situations, quality of life arguments, etc.

In your same shoes, I would take Cardozo, but that is if I weighed what is important to me. For you, I just don't know. Good luck to you!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:06 pm

maglialoro wrote:
abonda01 wrote:What is my BLSconnect username / password? I don't remember ever receiving info about this. Is it the same as the status checker?


No, they email you your username/password a few weeks after acceptance



How long does it take for your password to start working after they email it to you. They emailed me mine yesterday (was accepted Monday), but I can only log in sporadically. Is this normal? I could sign in once last night, but not at all before or since.

JuliaHenry
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby JuliaHenry » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:59 pm

Ah! just got in via email. probabley not going (got into boston college totally unexpectedly on tuesday) but still! very excited.

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lawfreak
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:22 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?


RETAKE!!! Haha I know I've annoyed you with that before.

......no but seriously


Thanks for having my best interest in mind but not sure if you remember but I cannot retake because I maxed out. Even if I could retake i don't know if I would because like I've stated numerous times before, I just suck at standerdized tests and there's even a good chance that I would do worse so I would not waste my time but thanks anyways.

So what should I choose: Cardozo at sticker, Hofstra with 25k a year, NYLS full ride, or Rutgers-Newark which just simpy has cheap tuition?



I hear ya man. Im wondering why no app to st. Johns? That could have potentially got you some money. I would wait out Brooklyn but would lean towards DoZo. You're obviously a great student, so if you went in there focused on bodying year one and negotiating a scholly after, it may be your best option. I got the full ride to nyls top, but there stipulations are tough! That's a risky choice, in my opinion.



I got into St. John's but for some strange reason they didn't offer me a scholarship so i sent them an email negotiating, but haven't heard anything back from them yet. Regarding NYLS, they offered me to become a Greenberg Scholar which I'm not sure how much more money that is in addition to my 15k but I think it will be near full because Greenberg just donated $20 million to the fund, and they said no stips to that.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby eel7566 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:05 pm

Hey, I have a completely obsessive question--does anyone know if the admissions committee will meet next week during BLS' spring break?

babyoll7304
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby babyoll7304 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:14 pm

lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?



If you don't mind, what were your stats and when did you apply?

babyoll7304
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby babyoll7304 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:16 pm

JuliaHenry wrote:Ah! just got in via email. probabley not going (got into boston college totally unexpectedly on tuesday) but still! very excited.


Congrats! Just out of curiosity, what were your stats?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby goosey » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:47 pm

eel7566 wrote:Hey, I have a completely obsessive question--does anyone know if the admissions committee will meet next week during BLS' spring break?



offices are open..not sure if they are meeting, but career services is open and the secretaries for the professors are working..the school seems to be running business as usual, just without the students :mrgreen:

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lawfreak
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:04 pm

babyoll7304 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:Crap! They waitlisted me. When do you guys think I can expect an answer by? Is there still a chance of getting a scholarship off the waitlist?



If you don't mind, what were your stats and when did you apply?


158/3.95, applied around 1/7.

champ33
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby champ33 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:22 am

Sort of interesting from BLS's website:

According to the data that the Law School reported to the National Association for Law Placement and to The National Law Journal, 58 members of the 2010 graduating class, or 12.5%, were hired as first-year associates by NLJ top 250 law firms. Had The National Law Journal reported the facts correctly, Brooklyn Law School would have ranked 35th in the nation.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby BBeauty » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:48 am

Got my 4th IR date today...hopefully this means a decision soon?




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