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Nail

Hi Scholar,
yes I can confirm there are other people in the same position. To be precise, I haven't heard anything back neither from Stanford nor from Georgetown.
Other schools contacted me asking for a missing document, i.e. the letter of recommendation which I thought one of my recommenders had already sent. They asked if the recommender could send it via fax (to be followed by regular mail), I suppose to speed up the process of selection. Which leads me to ask the following question: when do you think the actual evaluations of the Graduate Committees are likely to get started?

Hi Scholar,
yes I can confirm there are other people in the same position. To be precise, I haven't heard anything back neither from Stanford nor from Georgetown.
Other schools contacted me asking for a missing document, i.e. the letter of recommendation which I thought one of my recommenders had already sent. They asked if the recommender could send it via fax (to be followed by regular mail), I suppose to speed up the process of selection. Which leads me to ask the following question: when do you think the actual evaluations of the Graduate Committees are likely to get started?
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Jesus! Still have not received the second email.

Is there any correlation between the second email and our admission chances?

Jesus! Still have not received the second email.

Is there any correlation between the second email and our admission chances?
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No Jurismaster......the application process has nothing to do with the admission as long as your application is complete.

No Jurismaster......the application process has nothing to do with the admission as long as your application is complete.
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ar_milan

hey everyone!!

I`m having some trouble with my transcripts and the whole LSAC thing. If I completed my graduate studies in a foreign country do I have to fill the LSDAS form? and if so, is it required that I take the LSAT?

Thanks!!

hey everyone!!

I`m having some trouble with my transcripts and the whole LSAC thing. If I completed my graduate studies in a foreign country do I have to fill the LSDAS form? and if so, is it required that I take the LSAT?

Thanks!!
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Hey... don't panic!!!
As far as i know, LSAC is an alternative facility, if you don't want to submit your transcripts individually to each school you apply. Its a kind of pain killer, you submit your transcript with LSAC and they in turn will fwd it to each college you apply. No more headache to do it by your self.
And you don't need to appear for LSAT, for LL.M, until and unless its a requirement set up the school you applying to.

I hope info was of some assistance.

Hey... don't panic!!!
As far as i know, LSAC is an alternative facility, if you don't want to submit your transcripts individually to each school you apply. Its a kind of pain killer, you submit your transcript with LSAC and they in turn will fwd it to each college you apply. No more headache to do it by your self.
And you don't need to appear for LSAT, for LL.M, until and unless its a requirement set up the school you applying to.

I hope info was of some assistance.
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Smeagol

Hey, guys!

I applied to HLS online and, although I received immediately the confirmation that my application was submitted, I still have not received any of the e-mails regarding the receipt of materials and complete materials. I sent them an e-mails, let´s see if I get any answer.

The same as to CLS and Stanford. NYU, on the other hand, has already confirmed that my materials are complete.

Hey, guys!

I applied to HLS online and, although I received immediately the confirmation that my application was submitted, I still have not received any of the e-mails regarding the receipt of materials and complete materials. I sent them an e-mails, let´s see if I get any answer.

The same as to CLS and Stanford. NYU, on the other hand, has already confirmed that my materials are complete.



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Hey Guys...I have not heard from CLS. Am I an exception???

Hey Guys...I have not heard from CLS. Am I an exception???

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Smeagol

Legal-Eagle, you are not an exception, I also have not heard from CLS. They have, on the other hand, requested my transcripts to LSAC...

Legal-Eagle, you are not an exception, I also have not heard from CLS. They have, on the other hand, requested my transcripts to LSAC...
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laodeshu

Hi everyone!

i still haven't received the second email.... got the first one sometimes in early November i think...
anyone is the same situation? i am starting to worry a bit.....
cheers!

Hi everyone!

i still haven't received the second email.... got the first one sometimes in early November i think...
anyone is the same situation? i am starting to worry a bit.....
cheers!
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Scholar

Hi everyone!

i still haven't received the second email.... got the first one sometimes in early November i think...
anyone is the same situation? i am starting to worry a bit.....
cheers!


me neither. There are so many people in our shoes though, looks like there is no reason to worry...

<blockquote>Hi everyone!

i still haven't received the second email.... got the first one sometimes in early November i think...
anyone is the same situation? i am starting to worry a bit.....
cheers!</blockquote>

me neither. There are so many people in our shoes though, looks like there is no reason to worry...
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Jenny1980

Laodeshu and Scholar.

Me neither. Received the first email almost 2 months ago and nothing but generic answer since then.

Laodeshu and Scholar.

Me neither. Received the first email almost 2 months ago and nothing but generic answer since then.
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Brightest ...

hey I received the sceond email in Mid December but have not received any reply as to toefl waiver application and leagle-eagle received it quite soometime back.....they dont have any predictable pattern of replying and reviewing the applicants...........so dnt worry......

hey I received the sceond email in Mid December but have not received any reply as to toefl waiver application and leagle-eagle received it quite soometime back.....they dont have any predictable pattern of replying and reviewing the applicants...........so dnt worry......
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Nail

Brightest and Legal-eagle, what do u mean by TOEFL waiver? I studied in the US for 1 year in 2003-2004, and I know this is considered sufficient by some law schools to get a waiver... however, I did not find anything to that effect when I applied to HLS. So I took the TOEFL again, and scored 109 but with only 23 on the speakng section. The admissions people told me I could retake it and send the scores even after the application deadline, but I am suspecting that this would not be that useful since I cannot do it before mi february so the score would get there not earlier than March (when I guess most of the decisions are already made)...moreover, I thought spending another 185 bucks is not fair since they still accept CB TOEFL scores, which do not have a speaking section...
My questions are 2: 1) shouldn't they have contacted me much earlier if they wanted me to retake the test, and can this silence be considered as a good signal. 2) should I try to get a waiver, retake the TOEFL asap or just do nothing and wait?
Any suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks a lot

Brightest and Legal-eagle, what do u mean by TOEFL waiver? I studied in the US for 1 year in 2003-2004, and I know this is considered sufficient by some law schools to get a waiver... however, I did not find anything to that effect when I applied to HLS. So I took the TOEFL again, and scored 109 but with only 23 on the speakng section. The admissions people told me I could retake it and send the scores even after the application deadline, but I am suspecting that this would not be that useful since I cannot do it before mi february so the score would get there not earlier than March (when I guess most of the decisions are already made)...moreover, I thought spending another 185 bucks is not fair since they still accept CB TOEFL scores, which do not have a speaking section...
My questions are 2: 1) shouldn't they have contacted me much earlier if they wanted me to retake the test, and can this silence be considered as a good signal. 2) should I try to get a waiver, retake the TOEFL asap or just do nothing and wait?
Any suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks a lot
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Brightest ...

Dear Nail......To the best of my knowledge TOEFL waiver can be applied for if your first law degree is entirely in English....WHile some LAw schools (NYU, CLS) gives an automatic waiver if the first law degree is in English, HLS just makes you eligible to apply for a waiver if it is in English......I hope i answered ur question....please feel free to ask anyhting more you might want to ask.....

Dear Nail......To the best of my knowledge TOEFL waiver can be applied for if your first law degree is entirely in English....WHile some LAw schools (NYU, CLS) gives an automatic waiver if the first law degree is in English, HLS just makes you eligible to apply for a waiver if it is in English......I hope i answered ur question....please feel free to ask anyhting more you might want to ask.....
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Nail

Many thanks! Now it's clear I cannot apply for a waiver. If you applied for waiver, I guess you don't know much about the TOEFL scores, so you might not be the right person to answer my question. However I am looking for someone to answer the following: do you have any clue (also based on past years' experience) on whether failing to meet the minimum requirement on the speaking section will disqualify an application? For example, I know that most law schools in UK do not account for the TOEFL score as a factor to evaluate admissions, but rather use it as a threshold to let people actually enroll in the program. They do that by extending admission offers conditioned upon achieving the minimum TOEFL score within a couple of months. Do you think that a similar reasoning might be applicable in the case of American law schools, HLS in particular?

Many thanks! Now it's clear I cannot apply for a waiver. If you applied for waiver, I guess you don't know much about the TOEFL scores, so you might not be the right person to answer my question. However I am looking for someone to answer the following: do you have any clue (also based on past years' experience) on whether failing to meet the minimum requirement on the speaking section will disqualify an application? For example, I know that most law schools in UK do not account for the TOEFL score as a factor to evaluate admissions, but rather use it as a threshold to let people actually enroll in the program. They do that by extending admission offers conditioned upon achieving the minimum TOEFL score within a couple of months. Do you think that a similar reasoning might be applicable in the case of American law schools, HLS in particular?
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dk-mani

Hi guys!

Is any of you from a foreign English speaking country? It just occurred to me that i didn't request for a toefl waiver. I assumed that if one's degree was taught entirely in English and he is from an English speaking country, a waiver application was not required. Do you reckon that that was presumptuous of me?

Could that be the reason why i haven't received the infamous second email? Anyone in a similar situation?

Hi guys!

Is any of you from a foreign English speaking country? It just occurred to me that i didn't request for a toefl waiver. I assumed that if one's degree was taught entirely in English and he is from an English speaking country, a waiver application was not required. Do you reckon that that was presumptuous of me?

Could that be the reason why i haven't received the infamous second email? Anyone in a similar situation?
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Brightest ...

@dk-mani....If you are from a country whose native language is english then u dnt need to apply for a waiver as you are exempt from toefl requirement.....I'm from India and though english is very widely spoken language (even more than the native language which is Hindi), english is not a native language therefore, I fall in a different caegory i.e. english is not a native language but first law degree was in english.....therefore, you just take a chill as you dnt need to apply for the waiver because question of waiver comes only when one is required to take toefl exam which you are not required to take being a resident of a country whose native language is English.....I hope my answer is understandable in spite of many ifs and buts.......

@dk-mani....If you are from a country whose native language is english then u dnt need to apply for a waiver as you are exempt from toefl requirement.....I'm from India and though english is very widely spoken language (even more than the native language which is Hindi), english is not a native language therefore, I fall in a different caegory i.e. english is not a native language but first law degree was in english.....therefore, you just take a chill as you dnt need to apply for the waiver because question of waiver comes only when one is required to take toefl exam which you are not required to take being a resident of a country whose native language is English.....I hope my answer is understandable in spite of many ifs and buts.......
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dk-mani

Thanks Brightest! I follow you entirely. I will just wait patiently for a decision to be made. A friend told me that his decision came in April last year. I am quite anxious about that possibility as GULC has offered me a place and i am required to accept by April 1st. I feel as though some of these schools are playing with our psyches!!!

Thanks Brightest! I follow you entirely. I will just wait patiently for a decision to be made. A friend told me that his decision came in April last year. I am quite anxious about that possibility as GULC has offered me a place and i am required to accept by April 1st. I feel as though some of these schools are playing with our psyches!!!
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Brightest ...

Hey dats good.....1st april is 3 mnths away......I'm sure you'll get a decision before that.....and I have read it somewhere on HLS' Site that if you have any decisions in ur hand and you need to meet some time commitment with other law schools, you can email them and ask them to review ur file and they'll give a decision asap....but i would not suggest anybody to do so until and unless one has very good admission (in good law school with huge scholarship) in hand.......and wait till march 1st week. If nothing comes from HLS, just email them.....all d best......

Hey dats good.....1st april is 3 mnths away......I'm sure you'll get a decision before that.....and I have read it somewhere on HLS' Site that if you have any decisions in ur hand and you need to meet some time commitment with other law schools, you can email them and ask them to review ur file and they'll give a decision asap....but i would not suggest anybody to do so until and unless one has very good admission (in good law school with huge scholarship) in hand.......and wait till march 1st week. If nothing comes from HLS, just email them.....all d best......
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Gregor2009

I have a completely random question for you guys.

As you are all aware, LLM Guide will send a notification to your nominated e-mail address everytime someone replies to your post. The issue I am facing is I am getting an e-mail everytime a post is made on this thread. Is anyone else facing this? I might post on this thread once or twice a week but I get a notification for EVERY post on this thread.

Help!!!


Cheers,
Greg

I have a completely random question for you guys.

As you are all aware, LLM Guide will send a notification to your nominated e-mail address everytime someone replies to your post. The issue I am facing is I am getting an e-mail everytime a post is made on this thread. Is anyone else facing this? I might post on this thread once or twice a week but I get a notification for EVERY post on this thread.

Help!!!


Cheers,
Greg
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