Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Midnightbluedork » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:03 pm

Omg finally movement!! Application complete 2/18 after more than a month of verifying materials for completion. 8)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:05 pm

shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
(And to shntn, he withdrew from WUSTL)

Well that seems like a silly thing to do.


I'm positive I'd get capped at 90k, and that wouldn't be enough for me to make that decision. I love that place and also seeing some of the people in that thread just made me want to free up that spot ASAP. As for Cornell, well, if they're gonna make me wait I'll wait.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:06 pm

Crowing wrote:
shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
(And to shntn, he withdrew from WUSTL)

Well that seems like a silly thing to do.


I'm positive I'd get capped at 90k, and that wouldn't be enough for me to make that decision. I love that place and also seeing some of the people in that thread just made me want to free up that spot ASAP. As for Cornell, well, if they're gonna make me wait I'll wait.

Caps r dum.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:10 pm

shntn wrote:
Crowing wrote:
shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
(And to shntn, he withdrew from WUSTL)

Well that seems like a silly thing to do.


I'm positive I'd get capped at 90k, and that wouldn't be enough for me to make that decision. I love that place and also seeing some of the people in that thread just made me want to free up that spot ASAP. As for Cornell, well, if they're gonna make me wait I'll wait.

Caps r dum.


It sucks because it seems like with 25<GPA<50 that's as high as it goes for 169s to 180s. :|

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:12 pm

Crowing wrote:It sucks because it seems like with 25<GPA<50 that's as high as it goes for 169s to 180s. :|

I just can't believe that, though we'll have to continue this discussion in the proper thread.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:23 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Loooooooora » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:51 pm

I got an interview request. Does this mean I'm borderline? Has anyone else been interviewed?

Any and all advice appreciated.

Congrats to those who have been accepted (esp with $$) and good luck to those who are still waiting.

Oh and 3.65/170

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:56 pm

Loooooooora wrote:I got an interview request. Does this mean I'm borderline? Has anyone else been interviewed?

Any and all advice appreciated.

Congrats to those who have been accepted (esp with $$) and good luck to those who are still waiting.

Oh and 3.65/170


You're getting a YP interview. You are not borderline. They want to make sure you're serious about attending.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Rlabo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Has anyone else had problems waiting for their app to go complete? They received it on 1/25 and i still haven't heard anything back from them.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bluecouch » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:02 pm

Rlabo wrote:Has anyone else had problems waiting for their app to go complete? They received it on 1/25 and i still haven't heard anything back from them.


It took my app forever to go complete -- a month maybe? Hang tight. They'll get to it.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:02 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Well shit. Although at this point I don't know what berk is looking like. It would take almost a full ride to convince me for Cornell, honestly. Been there before but want to be in CA and am not sure berk at sticker would offset this.

Which is why I'd still suggest doing the interview if it's not too much of a hassle. You can't really predict how these things turn out. At the beginning of this cycle, I told myself I'd only go to Cornell with a full ride. I was also so convinced that I'd have better options by this point that I put off doing the dean's scholly essay until after I was waitlisted by Chicago and wondered if that meant I should be concerned about Columbia. Lo and behold...

If you're sure you'd take any of your current offers over the most you can expect from Cornell, then I'd say you're safe to withdraw. But if you're not sure and it all depends on how much $ you get from Berkeley, you may want to reconsider.

And if nothing else, it may be good practice for a JS1 :wink:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby acs507 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:03 pm

Just had my third update. :shock:
Hoping the rule stays true.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:53 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:06 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:i'm like 30/70 right now on interviewing vs. just withdrawing. i've been to cornell and like it, but i feel cornell even with a full ride is riskier than USC/UCLA for those of us who are chasing CA BigLaw. I guess that's something I could ask in my interview, but it would clearly be biased.


Wut

I would take a full ride at Cornell over anything at UCLA/USC outside of the Rothman if I wanted to work in CA. I would also take a full ride at Cornell over anything at Berkeley less than at least a half ride if I wanted to work in CA. Dat BIG DEBT.

Also withdrawing because you can't be bothered to sit through a Skype interview is lunacy to me. I mean, why even waste the 20 bucks and apply if you're that disinterested in the school? If its an on campus interview that you have to do then that's different but in that case I would decline citing lack of funds and work commitment but I wouldn't withdraw.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:12 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:13 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:i've been to cornell and like it, but i feel cornell even with a full ride is riskier than USC/UCLA for those of us who are chasing CA BigLaw.


I'm not sure that's true. Cornell will give you a better chance at a clerkship. Also, at least with Cornell you can get some portability on West Coast and East Coast meaning you could get NYC biglaw if you strike out in CA. Can't say the same for USC/UCLA.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:17 pm

Also Cornell is the ivy league/current T14 caboose but that seems to be due to its lower admissions standards. As far as outcomes go there is nothing that suggests it is not in general the peer of MVBDN.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:17 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:18 pm

helix23 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:i've been to cornell and like it, but i feel cornell even with a full ride is riskier than USC/UCLA for those of us who are chasing CA BigLaw.


I'm not sure that's true. Cornell will give you a better chance at a clerkship. Also, at least with Cornell you can get some portability on West Coast and East Coast meaning you could get NYC biglaw if you strike out in CA. Can't say the same for USC/UCLA.


Cornell gives you NYC BigLaw and CA BigLaw. USC/UCLA generally give you CA BigLaw or bust, and that is fucking terrifying. (Assuming you're big law or bust type in general).

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:19 pm

dproduct wrote: USC/UCLA generally give you CA BigLaw or bust, and that is fucking terrifying. (Assuming you're big law or bust type in general).

Hence my hesitation.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:20 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
helix23 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:i've been to cornell and like it, but i feel cornell even with a full ride is riskier than USC/UCLA for those of us who are chasing CA BigLaw.


I'm not sure that's true. Cornell will give you a better chance at a clerkship. Also, at least with Cornell you can get some portability on West Coast and East Coast meaning you could get NYC biglaw if you strike out in CA. Can't say the same for USC/UCLA.



I've never been to NYC, don't have the TLS hivemind of BIGLAW OR BUST. Almost positive I would rather be small/midlaw in CA than biglaw in NYC.

Like I said, CA-wise, if I have $$ already at M/N, is it worth it do go for C?


But how can you work small/mid law in CA with BIG DEBT. Berkeley will almost certainly leave you with that and more than likely you will be left 100K+ in the hole at UCLA/USC as well.

Eta: scooped!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dproduct » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:21 pm

shntn wrote:
dproduct wrote: USC/UCLA generally give you CA BigLaw or bust, and that is fucking terrifying. (Assuming you're big law or bust type in general).

Hence my hesitation.


I thought you weren't biglaw or bust?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:22 pm

dproduct wrote:
shntn wrote:
dproduct wrote: USC/UCLA generally give you CA BigLaw or bust, and that is fucking terrifying. (Assuming you're big law or bust type in general).

Hence my hesitation.


I thought you weren't biglaw or bust?

I'm not. But between that and bust, I'd take BigLaw. The pretty limited geographic reach of the west coast schools is what scares me, though.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:22 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:24 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
Berk will almost certainly leave me with small/midlaw?

No, the BIG DEBT part is what he meant.




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