Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Otunga » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:37 pm

La Cosa Nostra wrote:In today also! Submitted mid November, complete mid December, no interview.

Stats 3.8x/166


Congrats!

Seeing that your username is in italian....sai parlare italiano?

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:37 pm

Yea All Right wrote:Admitted via email! 168 LSAT, 3.6x GPA. If you haven't already, I highly recommend submitting a Why Cornell essay (I sent one in earlier this week).

Submitted 11/18

Complete 12/18
Complete 1/21
Complete 2/4
Complete 2/6

Decision 2/7

Congrats to the other acceptances! Good luck to everyone else!

Do you think submitting a LOCI and a Why Cornell would be overkill?

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

Postby Otunga » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:40 pm

bostonbrewer wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Admitted via email! 168 LSAT, 3.6x GPA. If you haven't already, I highly recommend submitting a Why Cornell essay (I sent one in earlier this week).

Submitted 11/18

Complete 12/18
Complete 1/21
Complete 2/4
Complete 2/6

Decision 2/7

Congrats to the other acceptances! Good luck to everyone else!

Do you think submitting a LOCI and a Why Cornell would be overkill?


Is there much of a difference between the two?

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:42 pm

Otunga wrote:
bostonbrewer wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Admitted via email! 168 LSAT, 3.6x GPA. If you haven't already, I highly recommend submitting a Why Cornell essay (I sent one in earlier this week).

Submitted 11/18

Complete 12/18
Complete 1/21
Complete 2/4
Complete 2/6

Decision 2/7

Congrats to the other acceptances! Good luck to everyone else!

Do you think submitting a LOCI and a Why Cornell would be overkill?


Is there much of a difference between the two?

Not really, at least as far as I can tell. I would say a LOCI is a bit broader in terms of talking about oneself in addition to the school and they're formatted differently but other than that I don't personally see a huge difference.

I ask because I was already planning on submitting a LOCI since I've been waitlisted but didn't know if I should also do a separate Why Cornell or just stick to the one.

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

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:45 pm

blink wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Admitted via email! 168 LSAT, 3.6x GPA. If you haven't already, I highly recommend submitting a Why Cornell essay (I sent one in earlier this week).

Submitted 11/18

Complete 12/18
Complete 1/21
Complete 2/4
Complete 2/6

Decision 2/7

Congrats to the other acceptances! Good luck to everyone else!



I'm almost identical to this minus the decision part. What makes you recommend the why Cornell essay?


Maybe it's coincidental that I had status changes right after submitting my essay, especially since I'm right at Cornell's medians, but I figure submitting an essay is worth it since it's easy to do and potentially helps lead to a large payoff (acceptance).

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

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:48 pm

bostonbrewer wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Admitted via email! 168 LSAT, 3.6x GPA. If you haven't already, I highly recommend submitting a Why Cornell essay (I sent one in earlier this week).

Submitted 11/18

Complete 12/18
Complete 1/21
Complete 2/4
Complete 2/6

Decision 2/7

Congrats to the other acceptances! Good luck to everyone else!

Do you think submitting a LOCI and a Why Cornell would be overkill?


You could send an email with the text itself serving as the LOCI and then attach a Why Cornell essay to that email. After that, send in a LOCI via email every 3-4 weeks to reaffirm your interest. But take everything I say with a grain of salt since it's all speculation and continue asking for more opinions.

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

Postby retaking23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:56 pm

officially incomplete for 1 month :(

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

Postby SupCutie » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:39 pm

blink wrote:
November


Same. And no action here, I'm nervous about surviving Monday-Thursday next week.

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

Postby Lightworks » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:41 pm

retaking23 wrote:officially incomplete for 1 month :(


Took me almost 6 weeks. Don't get discouraged.

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:41 pm

CookieDough wrote:
milkandcheerios wrote:I thought this day would never come. I'm finally complete a month after submitting.


So exciting! I can't wait to join the complete party. When did you submit?


1/6. So how long do I have to wait now?

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

Postby checkin2014 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:35 am

Submitted 1/15, still incomplete, anyone with me?

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

Postby phillywc » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:40 am

Hang in there folks... Cornell can move super fast once you get past the initial stages..

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

Postby kobe1020 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:01 am

retaking23 wrote:officially incomplete for 1 month :(


1 day until it reaches 1 month..

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

Postby kobe1020 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:03 am

checkin2014 wrote:Submitted 1/15, still incomplete, anyone with me?


submitted 1/9 still verifying

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

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:13 am

kobe1020 wrote:
checkin2014 wrote:Submitted 1/15, still incomplete, anyone with me?


submitted 1/9 still verifying

+1

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

Postby bound » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:33 am

JustHawkin wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:
checkin2014 wrote:Submitted 1/15, still incomplete, anyone with me?


submitted 1/9 still verifying

+1



I was verifying 1/6 and went complete 2/4, so ya'll are probably next.

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

Postby kobe1020 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:17 pm

Austinbound wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:
checkin2014 wrote:Submitted 1/15, still incomplete, anyone with me?


submitted 1/9 still verifying

+1



I was verifying 1/6 and went complete 2/4, so ya'll are probably next.


good to see you here :D

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

Postby Yea All Right » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:06 pm

It takes about a month to go from verifying to complete.

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

Postby mazer » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:54 pm

Went complete 2/2 and applied 1/2, so it was a month on the nose.

It begins...

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

Postby Otunga » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:25 pm

I've been at complete #1 since the end of January and while it hasn't been long since an update, Cornell is my top choice. Accordingly, would the following be too blunt to say in a LOCI/Why Cornell......

Essentially I'd say that, given my credentials (AKA numbers), aspirations, and expected COA (if I get in, I should get a solid scholarship relative to what I'd get at other t14s going by LSN), Cornell would make the most sense for me out of any school I've applied to. Would Cornell appreciate the sincerity or would it be considered too mechanical and/or robotic? I wouldn't want to bullshit them too much about their clinics as if someone is going for biglaw first and foremost, it comes off as disingenuous, and frankly it appears the clinics don't differentiate from themselves much in the t14 anyway. I've read people saying to look into 2L and 3L classes or professor research and talk up that. While research does interest me, I think they know that one isn't choosing a LS based on professors they'd really like to work with, as LS isn't a Masters/PhD program.

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

Postby retaking23 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:29 pm

JUST WENT COMPLETE!!! Indeed, it now begins...

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

Postby retaking23 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:33 pm

Otunga wrote:I've been at complete #1 since the end of January and while it hasn't been long since an update, Cornell is my top choice. Accordingly, would the following be too blunt to say in a LOCI/Why Cornell......

Essentially I'd say that, given my credentials (AKA numbers), aspirations, and expected COA (if I get in, I should get a solid scholarship relative to what I'd get at other t14s going by LSN), Cornell would make the most sense for me out of any school I've applied to. Would Cornell appreciate the sincerity or would it be considered too mechanical and/or robotic? I wouldn't want to bullshit them too much about their clinics as if someone is going for biglaw first and foremost, it comes off as disingenuous, and frankly it appears the clinics don't differentiate from themselves much in the t14 anyway. I've read people saying to look into 2L and 3L classes or professor research and talk up that. While research does interest me, I think they know that one isn't choosing a LS based on professors they'd really like to work with, as LS isn't a Masters/PhD program.


If I were a law school, I would appreciate it if applicants expressed interest in my clinics, classes, and faculty. As this would be written by 0Ls, it's bound to sound a little naive (and, dare I say it, insincere) but at the same time those characteristics are what make law schools unique. I don't think going into academic interests (even if you're biglaw or bust) would be bullshit.

Just my .02

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

Postby Otunga » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:39 pm

retaking23 wrote:
Otunga wrote:I've been at complete #1 since the end of January and while it hasn't been long since an update, Cornell is my top choice. Accordingly, would the following be too blunt to say in a LOCI/Why Cornell......

Essentially I'd say that, given my credentials (AKA numbers), aspirations, and expected COA (if I get in, I should get a solid scholarship relative to what I'd get at other t14s going by LSN), Cornell would make the most sense for me out of any school I've applied to. Would Cornell appreciate the sincerity or would it be considered too mechanical and/or robotic? I wouldn't want to bullshit them too much about their clinics as if someone is going for biglaw first and foremost, it comes off as disingenuous, and frankly it appears the clinics don't differentiate from themselves much in the t14 anyway. I've read people saying to look into 2L and 3L classes or professor research and talk up that. While research does interest me, I think they know that one isn't choosing a LS based on professors they'd really like to work with, as LS isn't a Masters/PhD program.


If I were a law school, I would appreciate it if applicants expressed interest in my clinics, classes, and faculty. As this would be written by 0Ls, it's bound to sound a little naive (and, dare I say it, insincere) but at the same time those characteristics are what make law schools unique. I don't think going into academic interests (even if you're biglaw or bust) would be bullshit.

Just my .02


Well, the academic interests thing wouldn't be insincere at all (and I hope it wouldn't come off as naive), so it's probably worth writing about. Thanks.

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

Postby Yea All Right » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:54 pm

I agree with retaking23's assessment. Regarding your LOCI, it sounds good except for the part about Cornell making the most sense for you; for some reason the phrase "makes the most sense" sounds like Cornell is your top choice just because it is the logical one, not because you actually have a strong desire to attend (just my opinion).

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

Postby Otunga » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:58 pm

Yea All Right wrote:I agree with retaking23's assessment. Regarding your LOCI, it sounds good except for the part about Cornell making the most sense for you; for some reason the phrase "makes the most sense" sounds like Cornell is your top choice just because it is the logical one, not because you actually have a strong desire to attend (just my opinion).


Haha yeah. I wouldn't want to write that in the actual LOCI! It's too conversational I'd say.

But the logical reason is THE reason (not the only one, but the most motivating one) why I have that desire to attend. I think that's true for most of us.




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