Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:02 pm

minnbills wrote:
lrslayer wrote:really? what a waste of talking space if you ask me. i went to the limit on mine talking about how nice ithica is for a two mom and son family like mine and talked about a particular clinic i like as well. i really thought this question was a bonus that shouldn't be squandered :)


Same, I wrote a substantial Why Cornell essay. I would really love to go there and wanted to make that clear to the adcomms. I'm very marginal with my #s and didn't want to leave any stone unturned.

Regarding your GPA, you obviously have a compelling narrative and I would guess that makes you more competitive than traditional splitters.

well hopefully, we will get to meet each other in the fall :)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Strange » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:04 pm

How long were your Why's? I'm going to write mine tonight :)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby chem » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:05 pm

Strange wrote:How long were your Why's? I'm going to write mine tonight :)


Mine fit the word limit exactly, didn't do the uploaded one

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:06 pm

Writing my "Why Cornell" now . . . it's not going well.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:08 pm

chem wrote:
Strange wrote:How long were your Why's? I'm going to write mine tonight :)


Mine fit the word limit exactly, didn't do the uploaded one

+1

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby top30man » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:30 pm

I did an attachment. It was 1500 characters. Cornell is a top choice and I wanted to get that across. I don't think using their form would hurt you at all though.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:37 pm

I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:39 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.

stop it you! is this your first choice? highest ranking app?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:39 pm

lrslayer wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.

stop it you! is this your first choice? highest ranking app?


ED Mich.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:41 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.


I'm pretty sure somebody with your #s got in last year. You're above median on LSAT and that is always a big help.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:42 pm

minnbills wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.


I'm pretty sure somebody with your #s got in last year. You're above median on LSAT and that is always a big help.


Yes, but my Why Cornell is lulzy since it's literally a sentence.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:43 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
minnbills wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:I literally put a sentence as my Why Cornell. Oops. :oops:

Submitted today, EA 3.3/169. Not expecting to get in.


I'm pretty sure somebody with your #s got in last year. You're above median on LSAT and that is always a big help.


Yes, but my Why Cornell is lulzy since it's literally a sentence.

the fact that schools like cornell want to be told why is lulzy!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:44 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Yes, but my Why Cornell is lulzy since it's literally a sentence.


I guess we'll see if it really matters...

I'm 168 3.4 and really hoping the applicant #s drop significantly this cycle.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gaud » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:47 pm

lrslayer wrote:the fact that schools like cornell want to be told why is lulzy!



+1

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:47 pm

gaud wrote:
lrslayer wrote:the fact that schools like cornell want to be told why is lulzy!



+1

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tim0thy222 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:51 pm

minnbills wrote:
gaud wrote:
lrslayer wrote:the fact that schools like cornell want to be told why is lulzy!



+1


I thought this too when I was filling out my application, but looking back on it I should have said something about why I prefer Cornell to their peer schools. I think maybe they would have liked to have seen that I may choose them over their peer schools if they admit me and so do their peers.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:52 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:55 pm

Either accept or reserve/waitlist.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawyler » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:05 pm

No movement yet. I think they'll all come out at once in Dec.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby paul34 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:01 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ryemanhattan » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:03 pm

Just applied EA at the buzzer. Hope they like me. Tough winters in Ithaca but it's beautiful there.
I like the idea of law school in a non-metropolis; easier to focus. Best of luck to you all.

176/2.92, good work experience, 9 years out of college.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:05 pm

For my Why Cornell, I connected my DS to one of their clinics.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gaud » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:12 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:For my Why Cornell, I connected my DS to one of their clinics.



likewise, thinkin it was a good idea?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cougarlive » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:23 pm

Just submitted my EA app....here's to hoping!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JPudding » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:01 am

My Why Cornell was 3 paragraphs, about 1600 characters in an attached file. Talked about what excited me about Cornell in the area of law I wanted to practice/location/size and environment of law school




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