Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

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ThreeRivers
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Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:55 pm

Best of luck to all!

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:22 pm

Thanks! I applied...it was the only NYC school I applied to...debated Fordham for a bit but thought it would be too much of a reach.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby wontpanic » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:32 pm

With a 156 and a 2.9 not URM but interesting background, would it even make sense to apply? I feel like i would be an auto-reject :cry:

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby sfamor » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:31 am

Ugh so effing mad at myself- I was hurrying to get in my app and realized after the fact that I hadn't attached my most updated personal statement. No typos or anything like that, but just less polished. I'm really interested in Cardozo and need scholarships so hope I haven't blown it. Lesson learned!

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby naw » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:09 pm

Doin' it, doin' it, doin' it.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby JGK » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:57 am

Just checked today and status changed to "Decision rendered and sent." I applied for the January program. But I didn't receive a phonecall, like people from the 2011 thread posted.

You guys think this is a bad sign? *gulp*
Maybe they won't call if I'm in Canada? I hope that's the case..

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:09 am

I needed a dean certificate for being on probation my freshman year at my old college....

Don't have a clue of anyone in the dean's office... I sent a letter to dean's office explain situation / attached addendum I gave Cardozo, and dean certificate that needs filled out...

Still not complete because of it..

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby JGK » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:38 am

I'm starting to have dreams where I'm opening the letter and waking up before I see their decision. I may be thinking about this too much.

Does anyone know how Cardozo lets the applicants know their decision?
Acceptance by phonecall/regular mail
Waitlist by Email

Rejection by... email or regular mail? I feel like making me wait for a letter that tells me I got rejected is an overly cruel way of notifying me.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby naw » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:14 am

JGK wrote:I'm starting to have dreams where I'm opening the letter and waking up before I see their decision. I may be thinking about this too much.

Does anyone know how Cardozo lets the applicants know their decision?
Acceptance by phonecall/regular mail
Waitlist by Email

Rejection by... email or regular mail? I feel like making me wait for a letter that tells me I got rejected is an overly cruel way of notifying me.

Pretty much had this same dream last night. Woke up and voraciously opened all my status checkers. Passed back out when nothing had changed.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby JGK » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:49 pm

I got an email today saying that I was accepted with a scholarship. I need to maintain a 2.95 (top 80%) which seems very reasonable. The email said they tried to contact me but couldn't reach me and that I should be receiving a package in the mail soon. The email had an attachment with two letters, one for the acceptance and one for the scholarship.
Good luck to everyone!

edit: there was actually three letters, the third talked about deposits etc.
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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Robespierre » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:08 pm

Oops never mind, you already said January start.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby sfamor » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:15 pm

JGK wrote:I got an email today saying that I was accepted with a scholarship. I need to maintain a 2.95 (top 80%) which seems very reasonable. The email said they tried to contact me but couldn't reach me and that I should be receiving a package in the mail soon. The email had an attachment with two letters, one for the acceptance and one for the scholarship.
Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! That's awesome news! Are you willing to share your stats with us?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby 20130312 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:01 pm

sfamor wrote:Ugh so effing mad at myself- I was hurrying to get in my app and realized after the fact that I hadn't attached my most updated personal statement. No typos or anything like that, but just less polished. I'm really interested in Cardozo and need scholarships so hope I haven't blown it. Lesson learned!


Send the admissions office an email with your polished PS attached and tell them you wanted to include some updates

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby grovevilleroad » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:57 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
sfamor wrote:Ugh so effing mad at myself- I was hurrying to get in my app and realized after the fact that I hadn't attached my most updated personal statement. No typos or anything like that, but just less polished. I'm really interested in Cardozo and need scholarships so hope I haven't blown it. Lesson learned!


Send the admissions office an email with your polished PS attached and tell them you wanted to include some updates


Agree. Did that with the first 5 schools I applied to.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby KibblesnBitts » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:18 pm

Cardozo, didn't think about applying here until I visited the school and loved it.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ashleyryan » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:47 pm

applied! retook lsat yesterday, hopefully ill get a better score. haha

good luck all!! :)

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hadisious » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:47 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:Cardozo, didn't think about applying here until I visited the school and loved it.

What impressed you about it so much? I'm pretty intrigued by Cardozo and would love to hear a third-party perspective on it.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby KibblesnBitts » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:29 pm

hadisious wrote:
KibblesnBitts wrote:Cardozo, didn't think about applying here until I visited the school and loved it.

What impressed you about it so much? I'm pretty intrigued by Cardozo and would love to hear a third-party perspective on it.


It just seems to be a very genuine school. I toured NYLS, Cardozo, and Fordham in one day and Cardozo is the only one I decided to apply to. The students just didn't seem to care at NYLS, it felt like a high class boarding school or a very small undergraduate institution. The library was also unimpressive. Fordham, the students seemed to be very cutthroat and intense.

The students at Cardozo seemed to be more relaxed, and the studying that was going on seemed to be somewhat intensive, yet calm at the same time. Though I don't follow Judaism (despite being born to a Jewish family), I like how the library follows the Jewish calendar - closed on Saturdays (the sabbath). It forces students to take a night off from studying intensively and just mellow out. It's basically the law school telling you to go out at least one night per week and enjoy yourself.

As someone who goes to a state school, which spans across 7 towns and 5 different campuses, I like how the law school is constricted to one building like the other New York schools. Its location is also great. The facilities and moot court look great - all the classrooms are above ground, and it just seems like a well-formed school. Needless to say, I was impressed and would consider attending if I get accepted....with a bit of a scholarship.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hadisious » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:29 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:
hadisious wrote:
KibblesnBitts wrote:Cardozo, didn't think about applying here until I visited the school and loved it.

What impressed you about it so much? I'm pretty intrigued by Cardozo and would love to hear a third-party perspective on it.


It just seems to be a very genuine school. I toured NYLS, Cardozo, and Fordham in one day and Cardozo is the only one I decided to apply to. The students just didn't seem to care at NYLS, it felt like a high class boarding school or a very small undergraduate institution. The library was also unimpressive. Fordham, the students seemed to be very cutthroat and intense.

The students at Cardozo seemed to be more relaxed, and the studying that was going on seemed to be somewhat intensive, yet calm at the same time. Though I don't follow Judaism (despite being born to a Jewish family), I like how the library follows the Jewish calendar - closed on Saturdays (the sabbath). It forces students to take a night off from studying intensively and just mellow out. It's basically the law school telling you to go out at least one night per week and enjoy yourself.

As someone who goes to a state school, which spans across 7 towns and 5 different campuses, I like how the law school is constricted to one building like the other New York schools. Its location is also great. The facilities and moot court look great - all the classrooms are above ground, and it just seems like a well-formed school. Needless to say, I was impressed and would consider attending if I get accepted....with a bit of a scholarship.

Thanks! That definitely sounds like a great place. I hope I get the opportunity to visit should I get accepted.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby doceydoe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:47 pm

Just got an email from Dozo for an open house invite or something....Dozo, you are such a TEASE.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby KibblesnBitts » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:33 pm

doceydoe wrote:Just got an email from Dozo for an open house invite or something....Dozo, you are such a TEASE.


I am SO glad Gmail managed to not tag it as important.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby doceydoe » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:47 am

KibblesnBitts wrote:
doceydoe wrote:Just got an email from Dozo for an open house invite or something....Dozo, you are such a TEASE.


I am SO glad Gmail managed to not tag it as important.



ITAP (Intensive Trial Advocacy Program) on January 17 starts @ 8:30 AM and goes on until 5:30 PM.....anyone going?

I'm curious if this has any bearing (even if its very very slight) on admissions (i.e., demonstrates applicant's interest in the school, etc.) or maybe they're just pressed for jurors?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hob12 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:32 am

Anyone know how long it took them last year to start sending out replies in January?

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Kess » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:57 am

hob12 wrote:Anyone know how long it took them last year to start sending out replies in January?


Looking at the forums from last year, it seems that people who got accepted received phone calls early in January right after New Years.

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Re: Cardozo 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby fltanglab » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:59 pm

Kess wrote:
hob12 wrote:Anyone know how long it took them last year to start sending out replies in January?


Looking at the forums from last year, it seems that people who got accepted received phone calls early in January right after New Years.


Yeah it was like January 4th last year. It makes me nervous...




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