Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:32 pm

I'm on close to that same timeline. Submitted late September, went complete end of October. Haven't had an update since.

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:34 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I think kershka and I are on similar timelines. Submitted early October and went complete by the end of October with maybe 3 updates until mid November. Not a peep since

Yep. Sounds about right. I was a 11/26 as my fourth UR update.

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:34 pm

I'd love to know if anyone with marginal numbers received this.

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

Postby outlawscr10 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:40 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I'd love to know if anyone with marginal numbers received this.


They'd have to complete applications with marginal numbers first. I'm near medians (upward) and have been incomplete since I submitted in late November.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:40 pm

It's a YP thing.

They did the same thing last year, but a little later-- in February. They offered the interview to people with high numbers and included the same "we'll make a decision within one week" line.

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

Postby OliveBC » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:41 pm

oxie wrote:
kershka wrote:
oxie wrote:Just got an interview request via email. Interesting...

Cornell does interviews?! :shock:

Apparently! Email says they can do it in person or by Skype starting in late January and that they'll make a decision on my app within a week of the interview, which is nice.

I'm above both 75ths so maybe it's a YP thing?


+1, I submitted 10/15, went complete 10/23, and had been sitting at 11/19 up until today (now it is 1/10)

There is pretty much no way I can swing paying for a trip to Ithaca (even though I'd love to go :cry: ) so I guess I'll be opting for the Skype interview
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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Lavitz wrote:It's a YP thing.

They did the same thing last year, but a little later-- in February. They offered the interview to people with high numbers and included the same "we'll make a decision within one week" line.


Are there tips on the interview at all? Is it closer to a UVA interview?

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:44 pm

I know they don't care, but Cornell's whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth (borrowed line from a friend).

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:44 pm

OliveBC wrote:
oxie wrote:
kershka wrote:
oxie wrote:Just got an interview request via email. Interesting...

Cornell does interviews?! :shock:

Apparently! Email says they can do it in person or by Skype starting in late January and that they'll make a decision on my app within a week of the interview, which is nice.

I'm above both 75ths so maybe it's a YP thing?


+1, I submitted 10/15, went complete 10/23, and had been sitting at an 11/19 date change up until today (now it is 1/10)

There is pretty much no way I can swing paying for a trip to Ithaca (even though I'd love to go :cry: ) so I guess I'll be opting for the Skype interview

Same. I too received the email and haven't had any movement on my application since 11/19.

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:45 pm

Lavitz wrote:It's a YP thing.

They did the same thing last year, but a little later-- in February. They offered the interview to people with high numbers and included the same "we'll make a decision within one week" line.

Good to know! Did most of the people interviewed ultimately get accepted, then? And did it make a difference if they went to campus or if they used Skype?

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

Postby charlie.black » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:57 pm

Interview. Above both 75th's. Applied mid-September. Lavitz, would you mind giving us a brief "why cornell"? (perhaps this is what the pm is that was being clamored for a few months ago..). What do you like? What do you not like? If granted a full scholly, would you recommend it over HYS? Over a T10 with $$$? Cornell culture? Employment expectations?

I imagine a lot of the answer is contingent on post-jd goals. Perhaps you could respond on the assumption of an east-coast, big law goal (DC, Boston, NYC)?

Thanks! (if you'd rather not, no worries; you've been plenty helpful already)

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:58 pm

kershka wrote:Good to know! Did most of the people interviewed ultimately get accepted, then? And did it make a difference if they went to campus or if they used Skype?

I can't remember that well. I'd have to look it up, and I'm going somewhere right now so I don't have time at the moment. I only remember 3 TLSers who got invited (there were definitely others; I just don't remember who they were). I think one didn't even bother doing it. The other two got accepted. I do vaguely remember at least one person doing the interview and not getting in.

I don't even remember if they gave the on-campus option. If they did, I don't remember anyone exercising it. I think everyone did Skype.

lastsamurai wrote:Are there tips on the interview at all? Is it closer to a UVA interview?

I don't know what UVA does. I never applied there and haven't been following the applicants thread.

Obviously I would recommend having a good Why Cornell answer. Probably not much different from any other admissions interview though.

charlie.black wrote:Interview. Above both 75th's. Applied mid-September. Lavitz, would you mind giving us a brief "why cornell"? (perhaps this is what the pm is that was being clamored for a few months ago..). What do you like? What do you not like? If granted a full scholly, would you recommend it over HYS? Over a T10 with $$$? Cornell culture? Employment expectations?

I imagine a lot of the answer is contingent on post-jd goals. Perhaps you could respond on the assumption of an east-coast, big law goal (DC, Boston, NYC)?

Thanks! (if you'd rather not, no worries; you've been plenty helpful already)

I'm going to have to answer this later. Remind me if I forget.

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Thanks Lavitz! Definitely TLS MVP. :D

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

Postby oxie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:08 pm

Thanks for the info Lavitz!

I was just looking through last year's thread for info about the interview and I found this:

TripTrip wrote:Not formal at all, very personal. The questions where not quite what I was expecting. After reading the mass interview thread geared to Chicago and Harvard, I was expecting some typical questions from, for example, a job interview. Things like "what has been your greatest accomplishment?" or "tell me about a time where you effectively handled a personal hurdle" or something similar. There was nothing like that. The questions were direct and to the point. The interviewer picked out two questionable things in my applciation she wanted more information on, and we talked about that for a while. (The "iffy app" section of the interview.) We talked for a bit about why Cornell was a good fit for me and I asked some questions about clinics and the OCI process. (The "YP" section of the interview.)

Total interview time was 27 minutes.

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

Postby kathj06 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:26 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I know they don't care, but Cornell's whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth (borrowed line from a friend).


Gonna have to agree. Interview request here too after submitting forever ago.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:32 pm

kathj06 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:I know they don't care, but Cornell's whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth (borrowed line from a friend).


Gonna have to agree. Interview request here too after submitting forever ago.


This and the fact that when I called at 4:40, the office was already closed for the day really bothered me. I thought it didn't close until 5.

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

Postby Babum » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:45 pm

Did anyone notice that they sent the request via an "Admitted email"?

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:47 pm

applelover wrote:
kathj06 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:I know they don't care, but Cornell's whole process leaves a bad taste in my mouth (borrowed line from a friend).


Gonna have to agree. Interview request here too after submitting forever ago.


This and the fact that when I called at 4:40, the office was already closed for the day really bothered me. I thought it didn't close until 5.

I think that was what bothered me the most. I called right after I got the email and they weren't open? Seriously?

Though, for those wondering about the status checker, it now has the entire text of the email on top.

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:51 pm

Babum wrote:Did anyone notice that they sent the request via an "Admitted email"?


Loooooooool

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

Postby phillywc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:56 pm

Not above one of the medians, got an interview!

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:59 pm

phillywc wrote:Not above one of the medians, got an interview!


Yeah but you're my special man, so this doesn't count.

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:04 pm

Babum wrote:Did anyone notice that they sent the request via an "Admitted email"?

Yep. I loled.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:35 pm

OMG finally complete whoooo!!

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:47 pm

kershka wrote:
Babum wrote:Did anyone notice that they sent the request via an "Admitted email"?

Yep. I loled.

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

Postby outlawscr10 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:53 pm

Bajam wrote:OMG finally complete whoooo!!


When did you submit?




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