Good luck with everyone twin. I'd say that despite your applications going out a bit late you will have great success at Chicago, NYU, and Columbia, and possible Harvard. I'll be watching!
I will be withdrawing from Minnesota and Indiana, and possibly Chicago, after the NU offer. NU's $ is the offer to beat at this point, but I will wait to hear from CLS/NYU.
I think it was a number of things that worked against me. 1) I applied fairly late. 2) My background is very boring (white dude from KS) 3) I had very few EC's 4) GPA just isn't good enough, etc. Not too broken up about it since it was a reach from the start.
Yeah- I went to BVN too! I think I recognize your screename from cross-x.com. I loved NU both times I visited, and with the exception of reaches like Stanford, it was at the top of my list even before the scholarship. I like it because:
1) Chicago- just as cool as NY, but more laid back and cleaner. The law school, right between the lake and Magnificant Mile, is in the best location within the city as well (in my opinion).
2) Cool student body- smart but non-competitive.
3) Smaller school- 240 or so in each class. After NYU undergrad, which was really large and anonomyous, I'm ready for a school with a more tight-knit community.
4) Great career options- my impression is that their career services office is top notch. The average starting salary for NU students is the same as other top schools, and while schools like HYS, Chicago, and Columbia are superior for clerkships, NU either pretty much ties the rest of the T14 or beats it (when you adjust for class size, for example, NU actually beats NYU for Supreme Court clerks)
5) I love the administration- the admissions office has been so nice with all of my questions. My impression from ASW after talking to the students and hearing the Dean talk is that the administration is really responsive to student suggestions and not afraid of change.
Were you at ASW? I wrote a review on LSN (Ann 244 is my screename there).
Good luck with your choices!
hey what was the process and how long did you study for the lsat? how do you get fee waivers? thanks
Big Doug. I forgot you were heading to LS. Last minute decision for me. Nice stats and congrats on NW.
I'm actually heading to Indiana in July. I know, I know...but hey, at least its not Kansas lol