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Re: BU! woot.

Postby kams » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:34 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
Cupidity wrote:And again, everyone was hot.


To add to that, BU is the more incestuous school I've ever been to. Everyone in my section paired up - by Thanksgiving I started dating the girl who sits a row ahead of me. There were at least 4 other couples in the section - its pretty nice.


Aren't you a stud....

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 pm

kams wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
Cupidity wrote:And again, everyone was hot.


To add to that, BU is the more incestuous school I've ever been to. Everyone in my section paired up - by Thanksgiving I started dating the girl who sits a row ahead of me. There were at least 4 other couples in the section - its pretty nice.


Aren't you a stud....


Hey man - you haven't done so badly yourself.

PS - this memo is annoying.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cardinalandgold » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Waitlisted at BU today.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby kams » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:48 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:Waitlisted at BU today.


With a 3.6 169? Wow

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cardinalandgold » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:02 pm

kams wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:Waitlisted at BU today.


With a 3.6 169? Wow

Applied early Jan. At least they gave me a fee waiver so it only cost me $12. :lol:

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:13 pm

Does anybody know if its possible to get money off the waitlist?

I was all set to strongly consider BU if they threw some cash at me but then I just got a WL. I'm in at other places I would take over BU at sticker, but BU with $$ holds its appeal. Is there any hope or should I just write them off?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby ilovelawapps » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:14 pm

dakatz wrote:
ilovelawapps wrote:I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I got scholarship info today from BU, 15K per year as long as I stay in good academic standing. Does anyone know exactly what that entails? Should I try to negotiate the requirement out?


Thats pretty much as good a requirement as you could possibly get. Good academic standing pretty much means as long as you aren't bottom of the class and failing out. I'm not sure what the actual GPA figure is, but its really low. I talked to them about it, and they said they make it so easy to keep the scholarship in order to take pressure off the students, since law school is stressful enough. Compare that to schools that make you keep a high number and then stack the sections as to screw you over. I'd say BU is very considerate with those requirements.


Thanks for the info I didn't know any of this. Sounds good to me, I thought it might be one of those high gpa req's in a tough section type things. Thanks again.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby ryguy » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:16 pm

kams wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:Waitlisted at BU today.


With a 3.6 169? Wow

I have a 169/3.4x, was wait listed Sat. Applied in Jan. Blah

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby moonmaster3 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:18 pm

How come I haven't heard a damn thing yet? I called last week and was told I was still 'in review' I have a 164/3.76 so shouldnt I have been waitlisted awhile ago? Or rejected?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby kaydish21 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm visiting tomorrow having heard nothing since the complete email around Jan. 20th. I'm scared of being wl after all of you guys got wl with similar #'s to mine.

Anyone have any questions they want asked while I'm there?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby sand87632 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:37 pm

$10,000 per year scholarship, notified today. Seems kinda late! I wonder if they thought I wasn't going to accept their offer.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Rawlsian » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:41 pm

Waitlisted today. Withdrawing, gl to everyone else.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby sand87632 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:49 pm

How many people have received increases in their initial merit awards?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby pertristis » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:01 pm

WL today, promptly withdrew. Good luck, everyone.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby thearchduke » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:32 pm

Waitlisted today - 174 / 3.6. Will withdraw, needed big $$$ to go. Big surprise to me though, I didn't think there was a chance I would get the list. For the record, I have no ties to the area and applied late (mid-Jan), so I don't know if that affected my evaluation.

Good luck to everyone!
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jstn1104 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:36 pm

sand87632 wrote:$10,000 per year scholarship, notified today. Seems kinda late! I wonder if they thought I wasn't going to accept their offer.


What were your scores, if you don't mind me asking? Cost was a big reason why I turned down BU. I haven't withdrawn yet on the offchance they offer me some dough.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby sand87632 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:24 pm

jstn1104 wrote:
sand87632 wrote:$10,000 per year scholarship, notified today. Seems kinda late! I wonder if they thought I wasn't going to accept their offer.


What were your scores, if you don't mind me asking? Cost was a big reason why I turned down BU. I haven't withdrawn yet on the offchance they offer me some dough.

167/3.49

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jstn1104 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:26 pm

sand87632 wrote:
jstn1104 wrote:
sand87632 wrote:$10,000 per year scholarship, notified today. Seems kinda late! I wonder if they thought I wasn't going to accept their offer.


What were your scores, if you don't mind me asking? Cost was a big reason why I turned down BU. I haven't withdrawn yet on the offchance they offer me some dough.

167/3.49


And they didn't offer you anything initially?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby sand87632 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:29 pm

jstn1104 wrote:
sand87632 wrote:
jstn1104 wrote:
sand87632 wrote:$10,000 per year scholarship, notified today. Seems kinda late! I wonder if they thought I wasn't going to accept their offer.


What were your scores, if you don't mind me asking? Cost was a big reason why I turned down BU. I haven't withdrawn yet on the offchance they offer me some dough.

167/3.49


And they didn't offer you anything initially?


nope

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jstn1104 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:33 pm

sand87632 wrote:nope


There's hope for me yet!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Bikeflip » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:34 pm

How many of you got your scholarship offers increased? I want to attend BU, but I have some better offers elsewhere. How receptive is BU to negotiation?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby painsinmysides » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:22 pm

Anyone know anything about how BU and Fordham compare for clerkships?

Also, what about BU's NYC placement?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:48 am

Those who negotiated scholarships...did you email admissions or financial aid? I emailed admissions--do you think thats ok?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cyh » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:08 am

painsinmysides wrote:Anyone know anything about how BU and Fordham compare for clerkships?

Also, what about BU's NYC placement?



+111

Huge concern for me.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AllBusiness » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:05 am

Cupidity wrote:Those who negotiated scholarships...did you email admissions or financial aid? I emailed admissions--do you think thats ok?


I drafted a proper letter to the appropriate dean (I forget her name right now), and then I emailed it to her at the generic BU Law Financial Aid Office email address. I then sent the same letter to her via snail mail, but I also included copies of my scholarship offers at two peer schools. I did all of this about two weeks ago. Last Friday, I received a letter in the mail saying that my 45K scholarship had been increased to 75K. Awesome!




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