Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby HankBashir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:35 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
esperanza11 wrote:On Reserve today- URM, GPA of 3.5 and LSAT of 168. App received 12/3, Complete 1/9, 1st update 2/8, 2nd 2/18, Notified 3/4. Still hoping for the best! Planning on visiting in April and writing a LOCI this wk.

Good Luck to everyone still waiting to hear!


o_o what type of URM? I am surprised they didn't outright accept you with those numbers... Even non URMs with those numbers get in


Have we gotten to the point in the cycle where there are gonna be a ton of reserves and far less outright acceptances?

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

Postby JayJones78 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:40 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
esperanza11 wrote:On Reserve today- URM, GPA of 3.5 and LSAT of 168. App received 12/3, Complete 1/9, 1st update 2/8, 2nd 2/18, Notified 3/4. Still hoping for the best! Planning on visiting in April and writing a LOCI this wk.

Good Luck to everyone still waiting to hear!


o_o what type of URM? I am surprised they didn't outright accept you with those numbers... Even non URMs with those numbers get in


+1
If they put 168 URMs on reserve I'm doomed

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

Postby VeeD101 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:43 pm

postard wrote:Put on reserve today, submitted 11/21, interviewed 2/20. 168/3.98


Shocking with your numbers. Send in a LOCI, I'm sure you'll get in. Good Luck!

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

Postby Dmini7 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:45 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
postard wrote:Put on reserve today, submitted 11/21, interviewed 2/20. 168/3.98


Shocking with your numbers. Send in a LOCI, I'm sure you'll get in. Good Luck!


Wow this along with the 172/3.85 makes me think georgetown hijacked Cornell's admissions office in order to keep that number 13 position :lol: that or you guys are high up in the mafia or well known drug dealers.

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

Postby JXander » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:57 pm

Submitted late Jan. Called office today to ask (respectfully) what the hold up was. Said they would get to "those files" this week.

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

Postby Rlabo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:59 pm

postard wrote:Put on reserve today, submitted 11/21, interviewed 2/20. 168/3.98

:shock:

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

Postby Rlabo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:01 am

Now I'm really worried about these reserves as I was hoping that at least Cornell would be a good bet for me.

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:04 am

boblawlob wrote:
LRGhost wrote:It doesn't have to be, though. If you are prepared for the grind, know what you're getting in to, and make the best decisions you can considering your desires, it's whatever. It's not a GOOD situation, but it's better than some alternatives.

If you know you're in deep shit with loans, then realize you need to pay attention in class and study 24/7 (essentially if you are not the genius type). Don't gchat or facebook during class lectures. This won't make people sympathize with you when you complain in 3L about having no job offers.


This will probably be the last time I post about this in this thread (though I'll happily PM thoughts because I sort of like talking about this and speculating), but I want to draw back any optimism that was in that post. It's decidedly a negative return but there's a benefit to going in to it aware and knowing what you're struggling against than not. The point I always try to make is that no matter how well you do in class, no matter how well you may perform in Big Law, there are little to no guarantees out of it. You will almost certainly not make partner. You will almost certainly be pushed out before you're a senior associate. There is no outright meritocracy. And then what comes next?

This is an incredibly good post on an incredibly good blog that I'm sure everyone here knows about, but even though it's long I hope you'll read it since it addresses the issue of 'What next?' after BigLaw.

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot. ... eared.html

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

Postby VeeD101 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:44 am

LRGhost wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
LRGhost wrote:It doesn't have to be, though. If you are prepared for the grind, know what you're getting in to, and make the best decisions you can considering your desires, it's whatever. It's not a GOOD situation, but it's better than some alternatives.

If you know you're in deep shit with loans, then realize you need to pay attention in class and study 24/7 (essentially if you are not the genius type). Don't gchat or facebook during class lectures. This won't make people sympathize with you when you complain in 3L about having no job offers.


This will probably be the last time I post about this in this thread (though I'll happily PM thoughts because I sort of like talking about this and speculating), but I want to draw back any optimism that was in that post. It's decidedly a negative return but there's a benefit to going in to it aware and knowing what you're struggling against than not. The point I always try to make is that no matter how well you do in class, no matter how well you may perform in Big Law, there are little to no guarantees out of it. You will almost certainly not make partner. You will almost certainly be pushed out before you're a senior associate. There is no outright meritocracy. And then what comes next?

This is an incredibly good post on an incredibly good blog that I'm sure everyone here knows about, but even though it's long I hope you'll read it since it addresses the issue of 'What next?' after BigLaw.

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot. ... eared.html


I just spent 30 minutes reading through the post and comments. I am so terrified right now. And I actually have a good career fall back option. Still so so afraid.

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:48 am

I recently received an offer amounting to a little over 1 year of law school tuition and my mom was happy, saying that I shouldn't be afraid to take on loans to pay of for almost the other two (assuming I don't get any need-based grants). After reading the article posted a couple of posts above, it reaffirmed what I already knew. The job market sucks, and I need to stay away from loans as much as possible.

But, it also makes me annoyed at all the people who go to law school without having a strong passion for it. Don't know what to do after undergrad? Go to law school! Feel like you want a challenge? Go to law school! Can't find a job? Go to law school! Scared of entering the real world and you're looking to needlessly extend your academic career? Go to law school! Sooner or later, you get way too many lawyers and and not enough jobs. Essentially, the bubble gets too big and bursts. I'm really hoping that somehow the bad job market will lower the amount of people in law school (some signs suggest this) and it will get better.

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

Postby UselessKnowledge » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 am

JayJones78 wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:
esperanza11 wrote:On Reserve today- URM, GPA of 3.5 and LSAT of 168. App received 12/3, Complete 1/9, 1st update 2/8, 2nd 2/18, Notified 3/4. Still hoping for the best! Planning on visiting in April and writing a LOCI this wk.

Good Luck to everyone still waiting to hear!


o_o what type of URM? I am surprised they didn't outright accept you with those numbers... Even non URMs with those numbers get in


+1
If they put 168 URMs on reserve I'm doomed


Seriously. I am dying to get into Cornell. Not looking great for me either considering today's reserves. I'll be happy if I don't get flat-out rejected.

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

Postby corinnejay » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:55 am

reserve. 169/3.5

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

Postby Just » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:36 am

Sorry that I haven't been following the thread. Have people been getting scholarships (not by dean's invitation)? Thanks!

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

Postby Iamnotworthy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:52 am

Just wrote:Sorry that I haven't been following the thread. Have people been getting scholarships (not by dean's invitation)? Thanks!



No not yet

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

Postby Easy-E » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:34 am

So I was complete since 1/2, then updated to 3/4 yesterday, no e-mail or anything. Does this mean bad news is in the mail?

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

Postby Easy-E » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:36 am

corinnejay wrote:reserve. 169/3.5


Shit, same score with lower GPA. How were you notified?
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Re: Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Big Dog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:37 am

I'm really hoping that somehow the bad job market will lower the amount of people in law school (some signs suggest this) and it will get better.


You and the thousands that graduate every year without a job lined up after LS.

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:38 am

emarxnj wrote:So I was complete since 1/2, then updated to 3/4 yesterday, no e-mail or anything. Does this mean bad news is in the mail?


Cornell gives multiple updates no? I don't think your first review update could be anything awful.

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:39 am

Rlabo wrote:
postard wrote:Put on reserve today, submitted 11/21, interviewed 2/20. 168/3.98

:shock:


Sorry man, that's really surprising :/

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

Postby Easy-E » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:40 am

dproduct wrote:
emarxnj wrote:So I was complete since 1/2, then updated to 3/4 yesterday, no e-mail or anything. Does this mean bad news is in the mail?


Cornell gives multiple updates no? I don't think your first review update could be anything awful.


It's been a while since that last one, but I think this is my 3rd complete. Is there no pattern to follow for Cornell?

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:44 am

emarxnj wrote:
dproduct wrote:
emarxnj wrote:So I was complete since 1/2, then updated to 3/4 yesterday, no e-mail or anything. Does this mean bad news is in the mail?


Cornell gives multiple updates no? I don't think your first review update could be anything awful.


It's been a while since that last one, but I think this is my 3rd complete. Is there no pattern to follow for Cornell?


Oh, third complete. NVM. Retract my statement. I had three completes before I received my initial decision. Good luck man.

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

Postby CR2012 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:45 am

Pretty surprising that 3.9 168 and 3.5 169 are getting WL.

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:48 am

CR2012 wrote:Pretty surprising that 3.9 168 and 3.5 169 are getting WL.


Yup. I'm completely fucked now.

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

Postby CR2012 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:04 am

dproduct wrote:
CR2012 wrote:Pretty surprising that 3.9 168 and 3.5 169 are getting WL.


Yup. I'm completely fucked now.


Assuming no C and F issues or other undesirable application issues, could they be doing this because they have "over accepted" applicants and they are now waiting until the deposit deadlines so they can start going through the WL to fill out the class?

There is only 200 or so seats. Possible?

Didn't a 172 get rejected a few pages back?

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

Postby ltezen » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:44 am

would you all recommend sending an LOCI to Cornell after getting the email that they would be reviewing our applications in the next few weeks?




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