Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby mickey_mouse » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:27 pm

Also just got the reserve email- pretty much expected for my stats.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby MnM22 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:29 pm

Just got reserved. Really upset because Median LSAT and GPA>75% 2 years WE and URM...

Cornell was a top choice for me. Does anyone know what the odds of getting off are? Or if this is more of a WL than a ding?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ConnD » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:30 pm

just got the reserve email. 3 date changes. disappointed but I expected it :/

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ConnD » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:33 pm

MnM22 wrote:Just got reserved. Really upset because Median LSAT and GPA>75% 2 years WE and URM...

Cornell was a top choice for me. Does anyone know what the odds of getting off are? Or if this is more of a WL than a ding?


got this from the website:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DECISION OF RESERVE AND THE SUMMER WAITLIST?
At Cornell Law, if we have given you a decision of reserve, it means that we have reviewed your application, but we have not reached a final decision of admit or deny on your application. We will review your application at least one more time before reaching a final decision.

You may submit additional information to support your application as you are waiting for the final decision. Typically, applicants submit additional grades, new honors or promotions or an additional letter of recommendation.

In early summer, we review all the applicants still on hold and create a summer waitlist.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby cron1834 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:38 pm

MnM22 wrote:Just got reserved. Really upset because Median LSAT and GPA>75% 2 years WE and URM...

Cornell was a top choice for me. Does anyone know what the odds of getting off are? Or if this is more of a WL than a ding?


Woah. I wouldn't give up. You sound very competitive on paper, unless you blew it on writing or something.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby MnM22 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:39 pm

ConnD wrote:
MnM22 wrote:Just got reserved. Really upset because Median LSAT and GPA>75% 2 years WE and URM...

Cornell was a top choice for me. Does anyone know what the odds of getting off are? Or if this is more of a WL than a ding?


got this from the website:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DECISION OF RESERVE AND THE SUMMER WAITLIST?
At Cornell Law, if we have given you a decision of reserve, it means that we have reviewed your application, but we have not reached a final decision of admit or deny on your application. We will review your application at least one more time before reaching a final decision.

You may submit additional information to support your application as you are waiting for the final decision. Typically, applicants submit additional grades, new honors or promotions or an additional letter of recommendation.

In early summer, we review all the applicants still on hold and create a summer waitlist.


Interesting... Thanks!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lsatnoob » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:51 pm

Blah. Reserved. Expected with such a low LSAT - will more than likely taking my name off the list but good luck to those still waiting!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:52 pm

Was reserved today as well. Frankly only disappointed that I spent $25 on their application.

PM for exact stats, but I was well above both 75ths. Interviewed last week

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby milkandcheerios » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:56 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Was reserved today as well. Frankly only disappointed that I spent $25 on their application.

PM for exact stats, but I was well above both 75ths. Interviewed last week


do you think it's yp?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kershka » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:57 pm

Sorry to all the reserves :(

Cycle-twin, you know that you were only WL because you're too good for Cornell :P Have fun at Harvard

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Otunga » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:59 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Was reserved today as well. Frankly only disappointed that I spent $25 on their application.

PM for exact stats, but I was well above both 75ths. Interviewed last week


Do you not think you expressed enough desire to go in your interview?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby thechancellor » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:01 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Was reserved today as well. Frankly only disappointed that I spent $25 on their application.

PM for exact stats, but I was well above both 75ths. Interviewed last week


if that's not YP I'll eat my big toe. And that thing won't taste very good.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Those being put on WL today, when did you submit?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby OliveBC » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:03 pm

kershka wrote:Sorry to all the reserves :(

Cycle-twin, you know that you were only WL because you're too good for Cornell :P Have fun at Harvard


Cornell can't handle lastsamurai's awesomeness

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:06 pm

I think it would be pretty tough for them to argue against YP on this one, but hey, that's the name of the game. Ultimately, they made the right decision as I have very little interest in attending.

That said, I did prepare very well for the interview, and I generally interview pretty well. I think that the 2L who interviewed me probably picked up on the fact that I have other options and probably didn't give me her highest recommendation.

Oh well!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby neprep » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:08 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I think it would be pretty tough for them to argue against YP on this one, but hey, that's the name of the game. Ultimately, they made the right decision as I have very little interest in attending.

That said, I did prepare very well for the interview, and I generally interview pretty well. I think that the 2L who interviewed me probably picked up on the fact that I have other options and probably didn't give me her highest recommendation.

Oh well!


Yeah, or maybe she conveyed that it was a great interview, but the adcoms made that judgement by themselves.

Anyway, doesn't look like there's any love lost on either side of this transaction.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby oxie » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:18 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I think it would be pretty tough for them to argue against YP on this one, but hey, that's the name of the game. Ultimately, they made the right decision as I have very little interest in attending.

That said, I did prepare very well for the interview, and I generally interview pretty well. I think that the 2L who interviewed me probably picked up on the fact that I have other options and probably didn't give me her highest recommendation.

Oh well!

Sorry to hear about the WL, but I'm glad you're not too broken up about it! Out of curiosity, did you mention being admitted to HLS during your interview? When I was asked what other schools I was considering, I talked about being admitted to some schools closer to Cornell in the rankings and said "and a few others" but didn't mention HLS specifically -- wondering if that had anything to do with it...

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawskewl13 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:20 pm

I was reserved today, as well. This was a pretty big reach to me so I'm honestly thrilled. Going to ride it out and get some recs/LOCIs/visits in and see if I can squeeze out an acceptance. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Beercules » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:23 pm

Anyone else prepping their bodies for dat potential wave of accepts tomorrow?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby username201 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:27 pm

Also reserved.
Both GPA & LSAT above 75th..

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby vivala » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:28 pm

Lots of YP around here...sorry to all of the reserves :cry:

Is anyone else UR2 1/31?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Otunga » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:32 pm

How far above the 75ths is generally considered a prime position for YP? I'm one point above Cornell's median and yet that's also 1 point above the 75th since they're one and the same. I wouldn't think that's high enough for YP even with a GPA above the 75th. Looking at numbers like mine, your other t14 options are higher t14 on probably a lesser scholarship or non-t14 at a comparable to higher scholarship.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:33 pm

oxie wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I think it would be pretty tough for them to argue against YP on this one, but hey, that's the name of the game. Ultimately, they made the right decision as I have very little interest in attending.

That said, I did prepare very well for the interview, and I generally interview pretty well. I think that the 2L who interviewed me probably picked up on the fact that I have other options and probably didn't give me her highest recommendation.

Oh well!

Sorry to hear about the WL, but I'm glad you're not too broken up about it! Out of curiosity, did you mention being admitted to HLS during your interview? When I was asked what other schools I was considering, I talked about being admitted to some schools closer to Cornell in the rankings and said "and a few others" but didn't mention HLS specifically -- wondering if that had anything to do with it...


Oxie I'm pretty sure that I didn't mention any schools specifically, but oh well...plenty of decisions to stress about without reading too much into this one.


Best of luck to everyone still waiting! Officially withdrew soon after receiving the email. Lastsamurai checking out.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby aceholmes » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:17 pm

Reserved :( guess ill go to cooley now

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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ss88 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:34 pm

soo does anyone have suggestions on how to do literally everything humanly possible to be taken off of the reserve list and accepted? besides sending in new transcripts and all that




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