Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby top30man » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:56 pm

helix23 wrote:"Influenced" is vague and ambiguous. Use that to your advantage.

Yeah there's so much potential ammunition you have for this question aside from saying "it's highly ranked (sort of)." talk about a better known professor, or an alum in your family, or an alum that taught at your undergrad, or a well known lawyer etc.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:35 pm

It only says to provide names, so no discussion on the people who influenced you? Say I list relatives, or unkown people do I explain who they are?



List of people I'd like to include but won't:

Denny Crane
Alan Shore
Marshall Eriksen
Tucker Max
Ted Buckland

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

Postby helix23 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:46 pm

guinness1547 wrote:It only says to provide names, so no discussion on the people who influenced you? Say I list relatives, or unkown people do I explain who they are?


I really think you're putting too much thought into it. I bet that asterisk making it required on the app was an accident. How could a few names you list affect your admission chances, for good or bad? I can't imagine this being a deal breaker for any applicant.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:52 pm

helix23 wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:It only says to provide names, so no discussion on the people who influenced you? Say I list relatives, or unkown people do I explain who they are?


I really think you're putting too much thought into it. I bet that asterisk making it required on the app was an accident. How could a few names you list affect your admission chances, for good or bad? I can't imagine this being a deal breaker for any applicant.


I know, but I was just curious what everyone else was thinking.

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

Postby pacifica » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:52 pm

I seemed to have misplaced this question in another forum. Out of the people who sent their apps in already, did anyone receive status tracking credentials (or anything from their office for that matter) yet?

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... status.cfm
Says here "If you have applied and have not yet received an email from our office after several days confirming that we have received your application, please contact our office..."

I don't want to be that guy who does so prematurely if their application acceptance is technically 9/1 (which I don't know where that date came from, since I was allowed to submit on 8/21 without any problems)

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

Postby danitt » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:54 pm

pacifica wrote:I seemed to have misplaced this question in another forum. Out of the people who sent their apps in already, did anyone receive status tracking credentials (or anything from their office for that matter) yet?

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... status.cfm
Says here "If you have applied and have not yet received an email from our office after several days confirming that we have received your application, please contact our office..."

I don't want to be that guy who does so prematurely if their application acceptance is technically 9/1 (which I don't know where that date came from, since I was allowed to submit on 8/21 without any problems)

Basically that's why I haven't contacted them yet. I'm going to give them through the first week of September and if I haven't received an email by then, then I'll get in touch with them.

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

Postby helix23 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:03 am

pacifica wrote:I seemed to have misplaced this question in another forum. Out of the people who sent their apps in already, did anyone receive status tracking credentials (or anything from their office for that matter) yet?


Nope although on LSAC it lists as having been sent to the school

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

Postby Just » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:53 am

guinness1547 wrote:It only says to provide names, so no discussion on the people who influenced you? Say I list relatives, or unkown people do I explain who they are?


Also wondering. Should we put in something like "Andrew Smith, my uncle who went to Cornell Law"?

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

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:36 am

Just wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:It only says to provide names, so no discussion on the people who influenced you? Say I list relatives, or unkown people do I explain who they are?


Also wondering. Should we put in something like "Andrew Smith, my uncle who went to Cornell Law"?

I actually used something similar. I'm not sure it matters unless it's somebody/something really compelling, just compose a good, concise statement that ties in yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit. This is one of the least important parts of the application. Don't dwell on it too long.

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

Postby masked kavana » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 am

I just put N/A in the Influenced you section last year and was wait listed with mediocre numbers. I think it's ok to not put anything.

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

Postby Just » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:50 am

pdeturk wrote:Checking in. Have any others with LSATs above 170 not received fee waivers?

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

Postby Just » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Also, does Cornell send fee waivers based on individual requests? Or are they like some other schools who stick to regular searches of the candidate pool?

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

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:01 pm

masked kavana wrote:I just put N/A in the Influenced you section last year and was wait listed with mediocre numbers. I think it's ok to not put anything.

I think putting nothing imputes apathy, to be honest. Your results could corroborate that.

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:12 pm

^ yeah... I definitely wouldn't leave it blank.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:53 am

From the medians thread in the Admission forum
geary86 wrote:Cornell (#14): 167 (-1), 3.68 (+.05), no info on entering class size

Data taken from: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... plying.cfm

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

Postby geary86 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:00 am

shifty_eyed wrote:From the medians thread in the Admission forum
geary86 wrote:Cornell (#14): 167 (-1), 3.68 (+.05), no info on entering class size

Data taken from: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... plying.cfm


I was going to post the info here too. Thanks for quoting it though :D
anyways, good news for potential Cornell applicants!!

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

Postby UtilityMonster » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:27 am

Is it generally wise to list all relatives who attended a law school? My great-uncle went to one rather prestigious law school, and while I never knew him very well, would listing him help, hurt, or have no effect on my application?

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

Postby geary86 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:37 am

UtilityMonster wrote:Is it generally wise to list all relatives who attended a law school? My great-uncle went to one rather prestigious law school, and while I never knew him very well, would listing him help, hurt, or have no effect on my application?


I don't think it can ever hurt your chances even if the benefit would probably be very marginal at best.

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 pm

hi. not a fan of this influenced to apply question

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:14 pm

pdeturk wrote:Checking in. Have any others with LSATs above 170 not received fee waivers?


i haven't received a fee waiver yet

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:26 pm

Well, after totally missing the deadline for Cornell last year... >_>

Anyways I just sent out an e-mail to try to solicit a fee waiver - checking in and all that.

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

Postby 06102016 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:28 pm

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

Postby TheThriller » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:11 am

Checking in with dat dropping median

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

Postby iMisto » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:52 pm

MillerTheThriller wrote:Checking in with dat dropping median

:lol:

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

Postby ctmx » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:48 pm

I wasnt influenced by anyone to apply to cornell, I simply researched about the school and felt it would be a good fit. What should I do for the Influenced question?




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