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NapoleonH

Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?

Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?
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llm2015eua

I will decline the offer (Corporate)

I will decline the offer (Corporate)
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I will be declining NYU's offer for the Traditional LLM program sometime tomorrow. All the best to those waitlisted!

I will be declining NYU's offer for the Traditional LLM program sometime tomorrow. All the best to those waitlisted!
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TS2227

I will decline the offer (Corporate)


Out of curiosity and if it's no bother, may I ask why you have chosen to decline the program? I ask because I am keenly interesting in the program and will be accepting my offer next week.

<blockquote>I will decline the offer (Corporate)</blockquote>

Out of curiosity and if it's no bother, may I ask why you have chosen to decline the program? I ask because I am keenly interesting in the program and will be accepting my offer next week.
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Wavshrdr

Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?


Highly unlikely to help. To be honest, you should have put your best "package" forward considering how highly ranked the school is. Letter of reference (LoR) are only a part of the entire package and a change in just 1 letter of 3 won't make a big difference.

Maybe you could have written a better personal statement as well. That typically is worth about 30% of their evaluation criteria. Most people don't put enough effort into that. To be honest I went through many revisions of my personal statement. One of my earlier versions (not near as compelling) prevented me from getting into a much lower ranked school (between 25-30) whereas my later (better) versions got me into the top ranked schools (Stanford, NYU, etc.).

Nothing else changed in my application other than my personal statement. I was still top ranked in my undergrad and law degrees. This is one area where I don't think enough people put effort into writing an effective personal statement.

If you want, I could review your personal statement and see if maybe it was holding you back. If we assume the LoRs count for 30 percent of your application "score" then only 1 LoR is worth maybe 10% of your total score so that is why I am thinking your personal statement is likely a bigger factor. You can't do much about your grades now so all you can do write a great personal statement and hopefully get great LoRs.

<blockquote>Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?</blockquote>

Highly unlikely to help. To be honest, you should have put your best "package" forward considering how highly ranked the school is. Letter of reference (LoR) are only a part of the entire package and a change in just 1 letter of 3 won't make a big difference.

Maybe you could have written a better personal statement as well. That typically is worth about 30% of their evaluation criteria. Most people don't put enough effort into that. To be honest I went through many revisions of my personal statement. One of my earlier versions (not near as compelling) prevented me from getting into a much lower ranked school (between 25-30) whereas my later (better) versions got me into the top ranked schools (Stanford, NYU, etc.).

Nothing else changed in my application other than my personal statement. I was still top ranked in my undergrad and law degrees. This is one area where I don't think enough people put effort into writing an effective personal statement.

If you want, I could review your personal statement and see if maybe it was holding you back. If we assume the LoRs count for 30 percent of your application "score" then only 1 LoR is worth maybe 10% of your total score so that is why I am thinking your personal statement is likely a bigger factor. You can't do much about your grades now so all you can do write a great personal statement and hopefully get great LoRs.
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NapoleonH

Thank your for your answer.

If I may, you're stressing the importance of writing an excellent personal statement when applying to Law schools, and I fully agree with that.

But being wait-listed has changed my situation. I can no longer send a "new" personal statement per se to NYU.

I was just asking if another LOR would make any difference to get out from the wait list. From your point of view, it won't (and your argument seems legit). I'm gathering pros and cons, but I guess it won't hurt my application anyways.

Thank your for your answer.

If I may, you're stressing the importance of writing an excellent personal statement when applying to Law schools, and I fully agree with that.

But being wait-listed has changed my situation. I can no longer send a "new" personal statement per se to NYU.

I was just asking if another LOR would make any difference to get out from the wait list. From your point of view, it won't (and your argument seems legit). I'm gathering pros and cons, but I guess it won't hurt my application anyways.
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I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?

I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?
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mhmhsk

I'm still waiting too.

I'm still waiting too.
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natnatnat

I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?


I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)

<blockquote>I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?
</blockquote>

I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)
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Wavshrdr

Thank your for your answer.

If I may, you're stressing the importance of writing an excellent personal statement when applying to Law schools, and I fully agree with that.

But being wait-listed has changed my situation. I can no longer send a "new" personal statement per se to NYU.

I was just asking if another LOR would make any difference to get out from the wait list. From your point of view, it won't (and your argument seems legit). I'm gathering pros and cons, but I guess it won't hurt my application anyways.


I wasn't talking about your situation in particular but more to help others. I truly don't think another LoR will make any difference at all at this point.

At this point Stanford will likely be my choice so when I decline NYU's admission offer it open a spot for someone (hopefully from this board). The only thing I am waiting on before a final decision is for information from NYU about something I inquired about.

<blockquote>Thank your for your answer.

If I may, you're stressing the importance of writing an excellent personal statement when applying to Law schools, and I fully agree with that.

But being wait-listed has changed my situation. I can no longer send a "new" personal statement per se to NYU.

I was just asking if another LOR would make any difference to get out from the wait list. From your point of view, it won't (and your argument seems legit). I'm gathering pros and cons, but I guess it won't hurt my application anyways. </blockquote>

I wasn't talking about your situation in particular but more to help others. I truly don't think another LoR will make any difference at all at this point.

At this point Stanford will likely be my choice so when I decline NYU's admission offer it open a spot for someone (hopefully from this board). The only thing I am waiting on before a final decision is for information from NYU about something I inquired about.
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I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?


I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)


I'm also still waiting (IBRLA)

<blockquote><blockquote>I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?
</blockquote>

I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)</blockquote>

I'm also still waiting (IBRLA)
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llmard

I'm still waiting, too. I don't think it's a good sign. I applied to the traditional LLM.

I'm still waiting, too. I don't think it's a good sign. I applied to the traditional LLM.
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Wavshrdr

I'm still waiting, too. I don't think it's a good sign. I applied to the traditional LLM.


I agree that it is highly unlikely you will get in if you haven't received anything at this point. Good luck anyway!

<blockquote>I'm still waiting, too. I don't think it's a good sign. I applied to the traditional LLM. </blockquote>

I agree that it is highly unlikely you will get in if you haven't received anything at this point. Good luck anyway!
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kabirb

I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?


I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)


I'm also still waiting (IBRLA)


I'm also in the same boat as you guys. If they had to reject us, shouldn't they have just done so by now?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?
</blockquote>

I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)</blockquote>

I'm also still waiting (IBRLA) </blockquote>

I'm also in the same boat as you guys. If they had to reject us, shouldn't they have just done so by now?
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123asd

There should be an extra space in Competition and Innovation Program and also a scholarship.
Good luck everyone!

There should be an extra space in Competition and Innovation Program and also a scholarship.
Good luck everyone!
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llmard

I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?


I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)



I'm also still waiting (IBRLA)


I'm also in the same boat as you guys. If they had to reject us, shouldn't they have just done so by now?


I'm wondering the same thing...

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I'm still waiting the decision from NYU.
(ps. I applied for the traditional program.)
Is this situtaion a positive or negative sign?
Anyone like me still hear nothing from NYU?
</blockquote>

I'm still waiting for the decision, too.
(I applied for International Taxation)</blockquote>




I'm also still waiting (IBRLA) </blockquote>

I'm also in the same boat as you guys. If they had to reject us, shouldn't they have just done so by now?</blockquote>

I'm wondering the same thing...
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k818

Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?


My friend, who is a Berkeley alumni, wrote a 'letter of support' for another friend who was wait listed at Berkeley. Now, I do not know whether that letter of support had anything to do with it but that other friend ended up being admitted.

<blockquote>Do you think a new letter of reference (from a partner at my law firm) would be a good asset to get out from the wait list?</blockquote>

My friend, who is a Berkeley alumni, wrote a 'letter of support' for another friend who was wait listed at Berkeley. Now, I do not know whether that letter of support had anything to do with it but that other friend ended up being admitted.
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bokzzz

Not a lot of decisions being communicated this week. Any idea if we will have some news on Friday or next week ?

Not a lot of decisions being communicated this week. Any idea if we will have some news on Friday or next week ?
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LLMEFR

Just got admitted to the Environmental and Energy Program. My requirement list went blank few hours before I got the admission decision.

Best.


Just got admitted to the Environmental and Energy Program. My requirement list went blank few hours before I got the admission decision.

Best.
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pjvh

Hi guys,

I was put on the waitlist for corporate, but I've got two other offers that have a deadline for acceptance this week. Does anybody know how it works if I accept one of those two offers first but then eventually get into NYU and decide to change?

Do universities communicate with each other?

Thanks!

Hi guys,

I was put on the waitlist for corporate, but I've got two other offers that have a deadline for acceptance this week. Does anybody know how it works if I accept one of those two offers first but then eventually get into NYU and decide to change?

Do universities communicate with each other?

Thanks!
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