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OGR3
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby OGR3 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:55 pm

scionb4 wrote:I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.


No one sought you out. CRS is completely automated.

As to Pitt's strength. It dominates Pittsburgh, obviously. But it has relatively limited reach beyond Pennsylvania.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:56 pm

OGR3 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.


No one sought you out. CRS is completely automated.

As to Pitt's strength. It dominates Pittsburgh, obviously. But it has relatively limited reach beyond Pennsylvania.


Ouch. That makes me more nervous.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby OGR3 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:58 pm

scionb4 wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.


No one sought you out. CRS is completely automated.

As to Pitt's strength. It dominates Pittsburgh, obviously. But it has relatively limited reach beyond Pennsylvania.


Ouch. That makes me more nervous.


What is your probability via LSP? It's been pretty reliable for Pitt this cycle.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby pjo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:59 pm

scionb4 wrote:I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.


Well UPenn trumps all obviously. The rest, kind of depends on the market, for instance,

Pittsburgh Market would be Pitt>Duquesne>Villanova>PSU>Temple... although I think the reason why there aren't many temple grads in Pittsburgh is because they choose to stay in Philly, not necessarily because they can't get a job in pittsburgh

Philadelphia market would be Temple>Villanova>Pitt>PSU... but I've heard rumors that Pitt places equally as well as Villanova grads in Philly, not sure how much truth there is to that.

The rest of PA is basically anyone's game, they're all equal

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby bkenney2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:00 pm

Has anyone heard anything from them recently? I went complete on Dec 3rd, am I in for a long wait?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:01 pm

OGR3 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.


No one sought you out. CRS is completely automated.

As to Pitt's strength. It dominates Pittsburgh, obviously. But it has relatively limited reach beyond Pennsylvania.


Ouch. That makes me more nervous.


What is your probability via LSP? It's been pretty reliable for Pitt this cycle.


"Strong Consider" 44%

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby OGR3 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:05 pm

scionb4 wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
No one sought you out. CRS is completely automated.

As to Pitt's strength. It dominates Pittsburgh, obviously. But it has relatively limited reach beyond Pennsylvania.


Ouch. That makes me more nervous.


What is your probability via LSP? It's been pretty reliable for Pitt this cycle.


"Strong Consider" 44%


I wouldn't be too worried. That's a solid target.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:06 pm

[/quote]I wouldn't be too worried. That's a solid target.[/quote]

I got into Denver, and they're similarly ranked. I think I'd rather go to Pitt. Colorado would be very nice, though.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Bruin2009 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:08 pm

bkenney2 wrote:Has anyone heard anything from them recently? I went complete on Dec 3rd, am I in for a long wait?


app received 1/7/10
i called them a million times to make sure my app was complete.
under review 2/1/10

they need to give me a decision asap!


i've been lucky this cycle. the schools have primarily been very prompt since i got 6 decisions within weeks... but my luck has ran out...

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby bkenney2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:12 pm

Bruin2009 wrote:
bkenney2 wrote:Has anyone heard anything from them recently? I went complete on Dec 3rd, am I in for a long wait?


app received 1/7/10
i called them a million times to make sure my app was complete.
under review 2/1/10

they need to give me a decision asap!


i've been lucky this cycle. the schools have primarily been very prompt since i got 6 decisions within weeks... but my luck has ran out...



GL, we have similar numbers so hopefully we will both get a decision soon. I am currently an UG at DePaul and I saw that you got in with money. PM if you want any info on the building/campus/area.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby twert » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:15 pm

i got in 6 weeks ago and haven't gotten a scholarship offer. i'm i not going to get one?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:17 pm

pitt gives scholarships with the acceptance letter, so i'd say it is unlikely

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby twert » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:23 pm

was it unrealistic of me to expect some money with a 166 3.0?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby bklyngreenlp » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:46 pm

twert wrote:was it unrealistic of me to expect some money with a 166 3.0?


The Dean's scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.4. However, you might be considered for their other 1L scholarship opportunities, which are listed on their web site http://www.law.pitt.edu/financialaid/scholarships. If Pitt is one of your top choices, with your LSAT score, I'd inquire about applying for one of those.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby BennyC » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:19 pm

I'm in at Pitt right now with a half tuition scholarship, but today I just got a full scholarship at Penn State. Do you think I can somehow get more money out of Pitt? How would I go about trying? Any suggestions?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:40 pm

In at Pitt today via snail mail. It was a regular envelope which I assumed was a rejection, but it was pretty thick and when I opened it had this gold "Pitt Law" pin holding all the papers together. I doubt I will get any money from them as I have 3.26, 158, but I am quite interested even with sticker and at this point am almost certain that I will be attending.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby keg411 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:43 pm

I have yet to even get an "under review" e-mail. I tried e-mailing them last week and have yet to hear anything. Weird. I guess I'll just try calling later in the week to see if I can get some sort of update. Submitted in early December.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby TWoodWil » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:50 pm

keg411 wrote:I have yet to even get an "under review" e-mail. I tried e-mailing them last week and have yet to hear anything. Weird. I guess I'll just try calling later in the week to see if I can get some sort of update. Submitted in early December.


They aren't very quick when it comes to emails. Here's my experience -

1) "App Received" email - 11/23 (That email says they'll send another when app is complete and ready for review)
2) I hear nothing, so I send an email asking if my app is complete - 1/4
3) Complete email - 1/5 (That email says that I'll get another email when my file is being forward to the AdCom)
4) Acceptance letter dated 1/8

So, as far as I can tell, while they don't keep up with their emails at all they are keeping up with the actual applicants. I truly believe, and I think the evidence proves, that if I had not sent the 1/4 email I would not have heard anything from Pitt until I received the Jan 8-dated acceptance letter.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Compaq1984 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:12 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:In at Pitt today via snail mail. It was a regular envelope which I assumed was a rejection, but it was pretty thick and when I opened it had this gold "Pitt Law" pin holding all the papers together. I doubt I will get any money from them as I have 3.26, 158, but I am quite interested even with sticker and at this point am almost certain that I will be attending.



Congrats! Pitt is one of my top choices as well...
When did you submit/go complete?
Thanks!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby keg411 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 pm

Nevermind my whining about the e-mail. IN at Pitt via snail mail :). By USNWR rank, this will be my best acceptance this cycle!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:24 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:In at Pitt today via snail mail. It was a regular envelope which I assumed was a rejection, but it was pretty thick and when I opened it had this gold "Pitt Law" pin holding all the papers together. I doubt I will get any money from them as I have 3.26, 158, but I am quite interested even with sticker and at this point am almost certain that I will be attending.



Congrats! Pitt is one of my top choices as well...
When did you submit/go complete?
Thanks!


I submitted 11/24, email received 11/25 that they received the info. Never got a "application complete" or "under review" email. Snail Mail dated 02/05.

I actually didn't receive ANY info from them from the time I submitted to the time I got the acceptance. I called twice and no one answered, my emails were also never answered. From what I can tell the residency establishment for 2L and 3L is pretty standard so should be easy getting PA residency as long as you'll be living there and get a license. Good luck to you in your cycle. I am currently waiting on my girlfriend to get in (she has 3.46, 160) and then I will be 100% attending. Good luck, hope to see you next year.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby reverendt » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:26 pm

twert wrote:was it unrealistic of me to expect some money with a 166 3.0?


I got a small scholarship with numbers a little lower than that.
Granted, I had many years of business experience so that may have made me more attractive....but you've got better numbers.

Here's the catch...I had to ask for it. In fact, I hounded them for a scholarship even AFTER I paid to hold my seat. They finally coughed up 5K a year just to shut me up.
So keep asking (just don't mention my name!)

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby keemos » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:48 pm

Bruin2009 wrote:quick questions: how long does it take to go from under review to decision made?


thank you :)



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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby champ33 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Applied late November, accepted today via snail-mail with 14K per year. Anybody know if out of staters can gain in-state tuition for 2L?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby pantherfan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:45 pm

residency is easily acquired for years 2 and 3




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