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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:32 pm

Just saw several posts of people withdrawing on the NU main thread. There is hope for us!! :P
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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby DaRascal » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:40 pm

Really interested to see what happens here. I don't like my chances but I tried! 8)

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:21 pm

pammie0415 wrote:Just saw several posts of people withdrawing on the NU main thread. There is hope for us!! :P
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Oh, I have pages of dance gifs if I get accepted.

Pages, I tell you.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby Inconceivable! » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:23 pm

Does anyone know when the non-merit scholarship deposit deadline is for NU? I'm guessing thats when us held kids will get re-reviewed.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:52 pm

I think it's April 30th. Not 100% sure.

I think NU will start re-reviewing us held applicants (at least some) next week though. I got an email from UVA today saying that they will begin re-reviewing wait list ppl next week. Even though they don't expect to give out decisions until May because UVA doesn't have the whole 'hold' thing.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby Magnalum » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:45 pm

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:03 am

Magnalum wrote:I know the question was asked a while ago, but I am yet another splitter going to Minnesota if NU doesn't work out (or the other T14 waitlists). Minnesota is giving out some crazy scholarships. I saw on LSN that someone with a 171/2.66 got 105K. Jealous.


Yah it does look like they're giving out a lot of money to those with high LSAT scores. They gave me 90K for a 170.
But I think ultimately I'm going with WUSTL. Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:39 am

pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:23 am

TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?


Because as a splitter with WE, waiting and retaking won't up my chances either.

Why are you even on this thread? You're not a hold applicant and you already withdrew from NU.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby Jaqen » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:42 am

pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?


Because as a splitter with WE, waiting and retaking won't up my chances either.

Why are you even on this thread? You're not a hold applicant and you already withdrew from NU.


You shouldn't go into law school expecting to transfer up.

I don't know your exact stats, but have you thought of EDing to UVA? http://www.mylsn.info/7sixoa

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:14 am

Jaqen wrote:
You shouldn't go into law school expecting to transfer up.

I don't know your exact stats, but have you thought of EDing to UVA? http://www.mylsn.info/7sixoa


I'm not expecting to. But I'm willing to keep that open as an option too if it comes up. Schools do take a certain number of transfer students each year. So if it happens, then great. If not, oh well.

I did ED to UVA this year but they w/l me :( . My woe is my terrible UGPA so..

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TorturedApplicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:55 am

TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?


Because transfer applicants are evaluated on their 1L grades, recommendations, and program rigor. LSAT and GPA don't matter at that point. I think Harvard is the only school that says if you didn't have a shot entering for 1L, you won't have a shot transferring for 2L.

I'll likely start at UT with the intention of transferring to a more accessible city, but if first term grades aren't stellar, I'd be happy graduating from there. Helpful article about transferring law schools from this blog: http://www.top-law-schools.com/advice-f ... rring.html

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby snapdragon25 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:08 am

I just withdrew from my last option (WUSTL), so it's either a northwestern miracle or retake/reapply for me. It feels great to finally have a plan!

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TorturedApplicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:43 am

snapdragon25 wrote:I just withdrew from my last option (WUSTL), so it's either a northwestern miracle or retake/reapply for me. It feels great to finally have a plan!



:o :lol: :o :lol: :o :lol: Good Luck!

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Here's to hoping my spot goes directly to one of you! Good luck.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:14 pm

pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?


Because as a splitter with WE, waiting and retaking won't up my chances either.

Why are you even on this thread? You're not a hold applicant and you already withdrew from NU.

'cuz I figured this is where all the cool cats hang out.

I saw that you're not expecting to transfer. That's all I wanted to see. It's just a shame when a 1L starts going to a school fully expecting to be at a different school after their first year and finds out that there's a good possibility that won't happen. As long as you're comfortable with the school you start attending, you'll be fine.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TorturedApplicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:44 pm

TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:Anyone thinking of transferring after their first year if none of their dream schools work out?

...you're just straight up planning to transfer? Why do you think you'll have a better shot after you're already a 1L at another school?


Because as a splitter with WE, waiting and retaking won't up my chances either.

Why are you even on this thread? You're not a hold applicant and you already withdrew from NU.

'cuz I figured this is where all the cool cats hang out.

I saw that you're not expecting to transfer. That's all I wanted to see. It's just a shame when a 1L starts going to a school fully expecting to be at a different school after their first year and finds out that there's a good possibility that won't happen. As long as you're comfortable with the school you start attending, you'll be fine.


He doesn't even go here!

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby Inconceivable! » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:09 pm

TorturedApplicant wrote:
He doesn't even go here!


+100 for you

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:24 pm

TripTrip wrote:
I saw that you're not expecting to transfer. That's all I wanted to see. It's just a shame when a 1L starts going to a school fully expecting to be at a different school after their first year and finds out that there's a good possibility that won't happen. As long as you're comfortable with the school you start attending, you'll be fine.


Haha. Well, I suppose those of us on this thread should give you a big thank you for withdrawing. Maybe one of us can get your spot!! 8)

I'm perfectly aware of the unpredictable nature of being able to transfer or not. But if I can't get into my dream school directly, I definitely want to try to get in it another way if possible :) Just got to keep trying right?

I saw that there's some movement over on the main thread. Anyone heard anything?

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby LRGhost » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:50 pm

pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
I saw that you're not expecting to transfer. That's all I wanted to see. It's just a shame when a 1L starts going to a school fully expecting to be at a different school after their first year and finds out that there's a good possibility that won't happen. As long as you're comfortable with the school you start attending, you'll be fine.


Haha. Well, I suppose those of us on this thread should give you a big thank you for withdrawing. Maybe one of us can get your spot!! 8)

I'm perfectly aware of the unpredictable nature of being able to transfer or not. But if I can't get into my dream school directly, I definitely want to try to get in it another way if possible :) Just got to keep trying right?

I saw that there's some movement over on the main thread. Anyone heard anything?


Dude, aside from it being unpreditable (and unlikely), it's just poor form to speak about it in this thread and at this time. Wait until you get your first set of grades back, dawg.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby TorturedApplicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:10 pm

LRGhost wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
I saw that you're not expecting to transfer. That's all I wanted to see. It's just a shame when a 1L starts going to a school fully expecting to be at a different school after their first year and finds out that there's a good possibility that won't happen. As long as you're comfortable with the school you start attending, you'll be fine.


Haha. Well, I suppose those of us on this thread should give you a big thank you for withdrawing. Maybe one of us can get your spot!! 8)

I'm perfectly aware of the unpredictable nature of being able to transfer or not. But if I can't get into my dream school directly, I definitely want to try to get in it another way if possible :) Just got to keep trying right?

I saw that there's some movement over on the main thread. Anyone heard anything?


Dude, aside from it being unpreditable (and unlikely), it's just poor form to speak about it in this thread and at this time. Wait until you get your first set of grades back, dawg.


pammie0415 I'm with you- hold onto the dream!!!!!

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby DukeofCambridge » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:10 am

LRGhost wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:


Dude, aside from it being unpreditable (and unlikely), it's just poor form to speak about it in this thread and at this time. Wait until you get your first set of grades back, dawg.


Why is it poor form? Because different people have different top choices?

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:57 am

DukeofCambridge wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:


Dude, aside from it being unpreditable (and unlikely), it's just poor form to speak about it in this thread and at this time. Wait until you get your first set of grades back, dawg.


Why is it poor form? Because different people have different top choices?



Um, clearly because it's insulting to NU and speaks openly about using them as a middleman In a forum for people who would just be happy to get in. It's clearly a bit tactless, that has to go acknowledged.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby DukeofCambridge » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:50 am

"Um, clearly because it's insulting to NU and speaks openly about using them as a middleman In a forum for people who would just be happy to get in. It's clearly a bit tactless, that has to go acknowledged."

I would respectfully disagree. Transferring amongst law schools is a well-known and well-used(both by law schools and law students) phenomena. According to the post below, Columbia uses transfer students to get 50% of the tuition revenue of their class.

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot. ... -game.html

Therefore the expectations around which people form their responses should take this into account. Saying "I'd love to go to school X" shouldn't be taken to mean all of the following

a) I would love to start as a 1L at school X'; and
b) I would love to attend school X for my 2nd and 3rd year ; and
c) I will express my undying loyalty to school X forever.

In my opinion, only statement a) should be expected. It's not "using" a school to attend and transfer, that's what the school losing your tuition revenue would like to have you think.

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Re: Held at Northwestern 2016

Postby LRGhost » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:30 am

It's not about not wanting to transfer or not gunning for it; nobody cares about that and nobody would fault someone for wanting that if they do. But expecting to transfer, planning to transfer, and discussing it when you're held or reserved or WL'ed at the school you're talking about transferring from is crass. It's not the thread for it and it is hardly the time for it. It shows a lack of understanding about what it takes to transfer but more importantly, it demonstrates a lack of class and respect.




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