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

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

Postby KAMPV1091 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:38 pm

Law4889 wrote:First off- congrats on your acceptance! In regard to the ND vs. BU question, rankings aside I have always had the feeling that ND is somewhat superior academically. Obviously it depends upon what you're looking to do, what you're looking to study, but it seems as though ND has spent a lot of money on its facilities and professors. I think this shows when you see the high level judicial clerkships (federal and even SCOTUS) and job prospects. I also think that the ND reputation carries huge clout, particularly in the Chicago area. Also- while South Bend leaves a lot to be desired the cost of living is way lower and also you're not competing so closely for positions with other schools (as with BU and Harvard where Harvard students presumably have an edge over BU students). Don't mean to sound know-it-all ish, I'm actually committed at ND now and turned down a BU acceptance early on in the cycle. ( this could also taint my objectvity on the subject though haha). Hope this helps



Thanks so much for your input! I feel as though the ND name does carry more weight. I'm just worried when I look at the percentage of students going to top 250 firms because BU has a higher percentage. I'm also looking to end up in NY as opposed to Chicago so I feel as though BU may be the better choice in that respect.
I went to BU for undergrad and so ND's gorgeous campus would be a nice change, but I would gladly sacrifice that if it meant better job prospects in the future.

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

Postby KAMPV1091 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:39 pm

gaud wrote:
KAMPV1091 wrote:I updated 6/13 and again today. Also just got an acceptance from BU with a 15K scholarship today...my current choice is Notre Dame with 10K. And BU is 5K cheaper to boot. I just don't know what to do. I wish Cornell would give me some kind of decision because I don't want to throw more money at BU for a deposit without knowing about Cornell. Cornell aside, which school do you guys think is a better choice BU or Notre Dame (I asked in those forums, but I wasn't sure if I'd be getting a bias decision there) ?


Where do you want to work? Are you from either area?


I'm hoping to work in NY since I'm from that area.

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

Postby mag9 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm

Law4889 wrote:I really think those who updated today are getting in



Any reason?

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

Postby gaud » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:51 pm

KAMPV1091 wrote:
gaud wrote:
KAMPV1091 wrote:I updated 6/13 and again today. Also just got an acceptance from BU with a 15K scholarship today...my current choice is Notre Dame with 10K. And BU is 5K cheaper to boot. I just don't know what to do. I wish Cornell would give me some kind of decision because I don't want to throw more money at BU for a deposit without knowing about Cornell. Cornell aside, which school do you guys think is a better choice BU or Notre Dame (I asked in those forums, but I wasn't sure if I'd be getting a bias decision there) ?


Where do you want to work? Are you from either area?


I'm hoping to work in NY since I'm from that area.


I would imagine BU is a wiser choice, but I really have no idea.

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

Postby Law4889 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:54 pm

mag9 wrote:
Law4889 wrote:I really think those who updated today are getting in



Any reason?


Boredom and speculation haha. Especially b/c of the three that updated one has acceptances to higher ranked T14s, and one has been getting scholarships to T20/25s

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:34 pm

KAMPV1091 wrote:
gaud wrote:
KAMPV1091 wrote:I updated 6/13 and again today. Also just got an acceptance from BU with a 15K scholarship today...my current choice is Notre Dame with 10K. And BU is 5K cheaper to boot. I just don't know what to do. I wish Cornell would give me some kind of decision because I don't want to throw more money at BU for a deposit without knowing about Cornell. Cornell aside, which school do you guys think is a better choice BU or Notre Dame (I asked in those forums, but I wasn't sure if I'd be getting a bias decision there) ?


Where do you want to work? Are you from either area?


I'm hoping to work in NY since I'm from that area.

Yeah, I would lean toward BU over Notre Dame as well. I believe BU has stronger placement than most of its peers because it places decent amounts into both Boston and NY.

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

Postby whiteviolet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:52 am

Finally received an update yesterday of JD Reserve. Im assuming it just means they are done reviewing my file, but I'm going to call today. I dont like this uncertainty and everytime Ive called Ive gotten a decent amount of information. Will update later.

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

Postby irish1485 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:01 am

whiteviolet wrote:Finally received an update yesterday of JD Reserve. Im assuming it just means they are done reviewing my file, but I'm going to call today. I dont like this uncertainty and everytime Ive called Ive gotten a decent amount of information. Will update later.


+1, I got the same thing yesterday.. Should be interesting to see what they say. Hopefully we wont have to wait too much longer.

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

Postby ru2486 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:13 pm

just updated from 5/8 (when i was initially reserved) to 6/20. Still seems normal reserve.

(gulp)

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:22 pm

whiteviolet wrote: Im assuming it just means they are done reviewing my file.


I'm starting to believe this is true. I know this has been asked already, but has anyone updated AFTER changing to 'J.D. Reserve'??

I don't recall if anyone answered the last time it was asked.

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

Postby Law4889 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Spoke with admissions yesterday who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made
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Re: Cornell c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:28 pm

Law4889 wrote:Spoke with admissions today who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made


Hmmm... what do you [guys] think about that?

Maybe it means that we've all been waitlisted and they are waiting to release the decisions in a massive wave?

Maybe it means they will accept some of us but they're just waiting for a spot to open up?

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

Postby weiweilt » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:29 pm

Law4889 wrote:Spoke with admissions yesterday who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made

oh...Is there a reason for postponing the release?

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

Postby Law4889 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:30 pm

gaud wrote:
Law4889 wrote:Spoke with admissions today who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made


Hmmm... what do you [guys] think about that?

Maybe it means that we've all been waitlisted and they are waiting to release the decisions in a massive wave?

Maybe it means they will accept some of us but they're just waiting for a spot to open up?


I'm thinking negatively (at least for me- hopefully not for everyone else!) I've just got a bad feeling

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Law4889 wrote:
gaud wrote:
Law4889 wrote:Spoke with admissions today who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made


Hmmm... what do you [guys] think about that?

Maybe it means that we've all been waitlisted and they are waiting to release the decisions in a massive wave?

Maybe it means they will accept some of us but they're just waiting for a spot to open up?


I'm thinking negatively (at least for me- hopefully not for everyone else!) I've just got a bad feeling


That wasn't one of my options! :lol:

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

Postby Law4889 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:32 pm

gaud wrote:
Law4889 wrote:
gaud wrote:
Law4889 wrote:Spoke with admissions today who said that my decision's been made they just don't know when they're releasing it... I'm pretty sure this means JD Reserve definitely indicates that decisions have been made


Hmmm... what do you [guys] think about that?

Maybe it means that we've all been waitlisted and they are waiting to release the decisions in a massive wave?

Maybe it means they will accept some of us but they're just waiting for a spot to open up?


I'm thinking negatively (at least for me- hopefully not for everyone else!) I've just got a bad feeling


That wasn't one of my options! :lol:


Haha from your options it would appear that if they're waiting they're probably doing it so they can release all of the decisions in a massive wave- presumably WL?

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:35 pm

Law4889 wrote:Haha from your options it would appear that if they're waiting they're probably doing it so they can release all of the decisions in a massive wave- presumably WL?


That's my impression.

The acceptance-theory (I'm makin up theories and shizzz) also makes sense in my head.

Who knows, right?

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

Postby whiteviolet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:07 pm

Easiest option rather than being anxious and making crazy assumptions was to call. JD Reserve isnt a new status the next update to our status checker will be admit, deny, waitlist and a date change. They had no idea the system was switching to JD Reserve.

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

Postby T00L » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:12 pm

whiteviolet wrote:Easiest option rather than being anxious and making crazy assumptions was to call. JD Reserve isnt a new status the next update to our status checker will be admit, deny, waitlist and a date change. They (except the bored intern who made the popcorn) had no idea the system was switching to JD Reserve.

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:15 pm

T00L wrote:
whiteviolet wrote:Easiest option rather than being anxious and making crazy assumptions was to call. JD Reserve isnt a new status the next update to our status checker will be admit, deny, waitlist and a date change. They (except the bored intern who made the popcorn) had no idea the system was switching to JD Reserve.


:evil: :lol:

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:20 pm

whiteviolet wrote:Easiest option rather than being anxious and making crazy assumptions was to call. JD Reserve isnt a new status the next update to our status checker will be admit, deny, waitlist and a date change. They had no idea the system was switching to JD Reserve.


Was there any indication as to when the decisions would be made/released?

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

Postby masked kavana » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Weird status switched back to your application is on reserve from jd reserve today. Date stayed the same..

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:58 pm

masked kavana wrote:Weird status switched back to your application is on reserve from jd reserve today. Date stayed the same..


Same here.

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

Postby irish1485 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:08 pm

:| I'm starting to think they're just fucking with us.. Probably just laughin at how we react to everything.

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

Postby gaud » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:10 pm

irish1485 wrote::| I'm starting to think they're just fucking with us.. Probably just laughin at how we react to everything.


That damn bored intern. :lol:




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