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MissLucky
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby MissLucky » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:20 pm

manbearwig wrote:
MissLucky wrote:
manbearwig wrote:
KansasSplitter wrote:Dear BC,

Thanks for today's email reminding me to apply for the ABA Legal Scholarship for minorities. It means so much more that you thought of me for this scholarship after rejecting me on 12/15.

XOXO,

Kansas Splitter


At least it's applicable to all schools you're applying to?

(Says the girl who got the email as well and is the furthest thing possible from being a minority.)


what is the furthest thing possible from being a minority? lol. im curious.


White, Jewish, middle-class, suburban.


i dont think this is the farthest thing from a minority...lol (note the bold)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:21 pm

In the field of law, being Jewish most certainly is the farthest one can be from a minority :)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby MissLucky » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:21 pm

dakatz wrote:In the field of law, being Jewish most certainly is the farthest one can be from a minority :)


haha fair enough

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby manbearwig » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:24 pm

dakatz wrote:In the field of law, being Jewish most certainly is the farthest one can be from a minority :)


Exactly. :D

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:24 pm

MissLucky wrote:
dakatz wrote:In the field of law, being Jewish most certainly is the farthest one can be from a minority :)


haha fair enough


In fact, if you read the book Outliers, there's a whole chapter on how being a Jewish immigrant who grew up working in the garment district of NYC is a very common background for a lot of the big names now - key partners at Skadden, etc. It's quite fascinating, actually.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby empire84 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:43 pm

Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby miami.. » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

yea i got it too....although i havent been accepted and im white....

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

empire84 wrote:Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?


I think they sent it to everyone just to make people aware - it's an ABA scholarship, not BC specific. I also got it, and am pretty damn white, but I also haven't heard from them.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby utcris410 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:01 pm

I hadn't checked my status checker since mid-December, when it said Decision Mailed - US mail etc., etc. I was held for further review (until Feb. 26 I think it was).

Now it says "Decision Status: Decision Rendered, Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009".

Is this what other people who were held have?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:02 pm

utcris410 wrote:I hadn't checked my status checker since mid-December, when it said Decision Mailed - US mail etc., etc. I was held for further review (until Feb. 26 I think it was).

Now it says "Decision Status: Decision Rendered, Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009".

Is this what other people who were held have?


Yes, I was held for further review too, and that's the same thing I have on my status checker.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:20 pm

empire84 wrote:Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?



LOL

I just got this e-mail however I went complete yesterday....hope this isn't an omen of things to come, as the only other people who got this have been denied.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:24 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
empire84 wrote:Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?



LOL

I just got this e-mail however I went complete yesterday....hope this isn't an omen of things to come, as the only other people who got this have been denied.


I got it and I was accepted :)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby sand87632 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:25 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
empire84 wrote:Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?



LOL

I just got this e-mail however I went complete yesterday....hope this isn't an omen of things to come, as the only other people who got this have been denied.


I got the email and I was accepted.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:31 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
empire84 wrote:Did anyone else get a message from BC Financial Aid with the title subject "ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship" ?

I find it particularly odd in that (a) it is for racial and ethnic minorities and (b) BC rejected me.

Weird? Anyone else?



LOL

I just got this e-mail however I went complete yesterday....hope this isn't an omen of things to come, as the only other people who got this have been denied.

I got it too and I'm still waiting, as of mid-November.

StrawberryRed89
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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:31 pm

I also got the e-mail, and I was deferred..looks like they're just sending it out to everyone.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:32 pm

I hope you guys start hearing soon. I'm rooting for you!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby AlanShore » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:16 pm

does anyone know is BC requires a car if you don't live within walking distance from the law school? i know there is a shuttle from the T.. does it run pretty often?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:17 pm

I got it too, and I haven't heard yet

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:34 pm

AlanShore wrote:does anyone know is BC requires a car if you don't live within walking distance from the law school? i know there is a shuttle from the T.. does it run pretty often?

it runs very often...up until 1230 AM. The shuttle ride is about 5-10 minutes from BC law to BC undergrad. From there the T is about 1 min away.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby sand87632 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:12 pm

AlanShore wrote:does anyone know is BC requires a car if you don't live within walking distance from the law school? i know there is a shuttle from the T.. does it run pretty often?



I was just up in Boston and the T runs pretty often to Chestnut Hill and Newton. I think it would be totally doable without a car. The only thing with the T is that it shuts down at night (I think as early as midnight on some days) so during finals that may be a problem. Not like NYC where the subway is always going.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:14 pm

sand87632 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:does anyone know is BC requires a car if you don't live within walking distance from the law school? i know there is a shuttle from the T.. does it run pretty often?



I was just up in Boston and the T runs pretty often to Chestnut Hill and Newton. I think it would be totally doable without a car. The only thing with the T is that it shuts down at night (I think as early as midnight on some days) so during finals that may be a problem. Not like NYC where the subway is always going.


The last trains on the T are always some time between midnight and 1 a.m., varies depending on the line and station. (I think they all set out around 12:15.)

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Re: BC Law 2010

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:02 pm

tram988 wrote:anyone see this? http://kevin.lexblog.com/2007/03/articl ... hool-blog/

Interesting lol.


A comment at abovethelaw.com points out the harm : 'Way to set an example for all of our daughters who are trying to get somewhere in this world with their BRAIN.' However, in her Barstool Sports interview, Reynolds said she wants to use her law-school education to be a stay-at-home mom, not a lunching pad to a successful legal career.


:lol: She's going for her MRS, not her JD.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:09 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
tram988 wrote:anyone see this? http://kevin.lexblog.com/2007/03/articl ... hool-blog/

Interesting lol.


A comment at abovethelaw.com points out the harm : 'Way to set an example for all of our daughters who are trying to get somewhere in this world with their BRAIN.' However, in her Barstool Sports interview, Reynolds said she wants to use her law-school education to be a stay-at-home mom, not a lunching pad to a successful legal career.


:lol: She's going for her MRS, not her JD.

hahahaha

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Zapatero » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:11 pm

Question:

Decision Rendered as of yesterday. Status checker says it will arrive via snail mail in the next few days. Does BC mail all decisions, or just WL's and Acceptances? I know some, like UMN, will email dings and mail admits. Also, I received an email today from the BC financial aid office about applying for some scholarship. Should I take this as a good sign? I'm below median, so I didn't have high hopes. I don't want to get ahead of myself. Any admits want to chime in?

Edit: Just read some of the above posts. Looks like I should remain pessimistic. Also, I'm very white.




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