Rejected by GULC


putou
I still can not find a reason why I was rejected by GULC with my credentials of class rank (1/1000+), Toefl (100+), GPA (3.8), Principal Candidate of Fulbright Scholarship, and 8 years+ working experience as an in-house attorney at two multinational companies.
I still can not find a reason why I was rejected by GULC with my credentials of class rank (1/1000+), Toefl (100+), GPA (3.8), Principal Candidate of Fulbright Scholarship, and 8 years+ working experience as an in-house attorney at two multinational companies.
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AW
I still can not find a reason why I was rejected by GULC with my credentials of class rank (1/1000+), Toefl (100+), GPA (3.8), Principal Candidate of Fulbright Scholarship, and 8 years+ working experience as an in-house attorney at two multinational companies.


You never know whats in their heads when reviewing applications..but based on your credentials, i am sure you will get better offers somewhere else.
<blockquote>I still can not find a reason why I was rejected by GULC with my credentials of class rank (1/1000+), Toefl (100+), GPA (3.8), Principal Candidate of Fulbright Scholarship, and 8 years+ working experience as an in-house attorney at two multinational companies. </blockquote>

You never know whats in their heads when reviewing applications..but based on your credentials, i am sure you will get better offers somewhere else.
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mx3
You seem to have impressive credentials. Perhaps they found some problem with your personal statement/ recommendations?

If you think they made a mistake, you should try and ask them to reconsider your application.

Good luck!
You seem to have impressive credentials. Perhaps they found some problem with your personal statement/ recommendations?

If you think they made a mistake, you should try and ask them to reconsider your application.

Good luck!
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putou
Maybe I am specialized in intellectual property law whereas GULC has less IP courses...Anyway, I was really shocked.
Maybe I am specialized in intellectual property law whereas GULC has less IP courses...Anyway, I was really shocked.
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Aky
You should have been accepted, for sure ! Very high profile !

The only reasons I can see :
-they thought that with your profile you would be accepted in a better university, so they didn't bother to offer you admission
-as said before, problem with personal statement / letters of recommendation
-maybe you applied late, and all seats were already taken
-other people from your country were admitted, and so they couldn't give more seats
-a mistake from the admission committee

But yeah, as I see it from here, you should have been offered an admission :/
You should have been accepted, for sure ! Very high profile !

The only reasons I can see :
-they thought that with your profile you would be accepted in a better university, so they didn't bother to offer you admission
-as said before, problem with personal statement / letters of recommendation
-maybe you applied late, and all seats were already taken
-other people from your country were admitted, and so they couldn't give more seats
-a mistake from the admission committee

But yeah, as I see it from here, you should have been offered an admission :/
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putou
I only replied to the rejection email from GULC that I still look forward to its summer program that is intended only for GULC's admitted students and Fulbright grantees...And I got learned that sometimes things do not go well in a logical manner. Anyway, thank you guys!
I only replied to the rejection email from GULC that I still look forward to its summer program that is intended only for GULC's admitted students and Fulbright grantees...And I got learned that sometimes things do not go well in a logical manner. Anyway, thank you guys!
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CAHoyos
If I were you, I would not think much about that rejection. With your credentials you'll surely find a better place to go.

A similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago, as Columbia rejected me quite early and pretty much out of the blue without receiving any prior emails nor application complete confirmation. University of Chicago accepted me a few days later, so it all worked out.

Hang tight, you'll be in before you know it.
If I were you, I would not think much about that rejection. With your credentials you'll surely find a better place to go.

A similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago, as Columbia rejected me quite early and pretty much out of the blue without receiving any prior emails nor application complete confirmation. University of Chicago accepted me a few days later, so it all worked out.

Hang tight, you'll be in before you know it.
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andyllop
Same here, rejected by Columbia, accepted by others with scholarship offers...Life goes on...

Cheer up!
Same here, rejected by Columbia, accepted by others with scholarship offers...Life goes on...

Cheer up!
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I'm a prof, have sat on search committee to replace a department head, which was, of course, a far more crucial decision that just selecting another candidate for admission to an LLM program. Let me say that the whole process is akin to watching sausage made--rather messy. Sometimes group think can cause brilliant individuals to make a collectively idiotic decision. I agree with the other posters, either some quirk in your less objective materials such as a statement of purpose turned someone off--and the problem is just as likely to be the idiosyncracies of that person rather than you--or more likely G-Town knew you'd get a better offer from an Ivy or Ivy-equivalent law school and rejected you peremptorily. Schools gain prestige by having a high percentage of those to whom they grant offers accept them.
NON SIGNIFICANT
I'm a prof, have sat on search committee to replace a department head, which was, of course, a far more crucial decision that just selecting another candidate for admission to an LLM program. Let me say that the whole process is akin to watching sausage made--rather messy. Sometimes group think can cause brilliant individuals to make a collectively idiotic decision. I agree with the other posters, either some quirk in your less objective materials such as a statement of purpose turned someone off--and the problem is just as likely to be the idiosyncracies of that person rather than you--or more likely G-Town knew you'd get a better offer from an Ivy or Ivy-equivalent law school and rejected you peremptorily. Schools gain prestige by having a high percentage of those to whom they grant offers accept them.
NON SIGNIFICANT
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NZ Girl
Putou, sorry to hear about this. I think the application process can be a bit random at times, and your rejection from GULC is a prime example. I'm sure there are much bigger and better things out there for you. It sounds like GULC wouldn't have been your top choice anyway (like you say, it's not the best place to study IP). In the end, you really only need one offer from a really good university (and not necessarily your number #1 choice). I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.
Putou, sorry to hear about this. I think the application process can be a bit random at times, and your rejection from GULC is a prime example. I'm sure there are much bigger and better things out there for you. It sounds like GULC wouldn't have been your top choice anyway (like you say, it's not the best place to study IP). In the end, you really only need one offer from a really good university (and not necessarily your number #1 choice). I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.
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I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.


I disagree. I understand it is irritating for someone as good as putou to be turned down by a school that is presumably not his top choice. But I think especially in that case there is more harm than good in asking for a re-evaluation as it slows down the admissions process for everybody else.

I am sure putou you are a top candidate at any other place so I'd recommend to just let go and think they don't deserve you. ;)

May I ask why you applied to the general LL.M. at BU as opposed to the IP program? (Or shall I jump out of the window right now because you did indeed apply to the IP program and are my fiercest competition?)

Anyway, best of luck with the other applications!
Miss Chatterbox
<blockquote> I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.</blockquote>

I disagree. I understand it is irritating for someone as good as putou to be turned down by a school that is presumably not his top choice. But I think especially in that case there is more harm than good in asking for a re-evaluation as it slows down the admissions process for everybody else.

I am sure putou you are a top candidate at any other place so I'd recommend to just let go and think they don't deserve you. ;)

May I ask why you applied to the general LL.M. at BU as opposed to the IP program? (Or shall I jump out of the window right now because you did indeed apply to the IP program and are my fiercest competition?)

Anyway, best of luck with the other applications!
Miss Chatterbox
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NZ Girl
I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.


I meant that Putou cannot be in a worse position if GULC re-reviews his/her file, as he/she has been denied a place. The worst that can happen for him/her is that he/she will still be without a place there.

I think Putou has a right to ask for a review or even feedback regarding their decision. It is up to him/her whether to go down that path and how badly she/he wants to go to GULC. It may not necessarily slow down the review process for other applicants - GULC may only do so after it has reviewed the batch of applications (unless Miss Chatterbox has insider info on how such matters are dealt with by GULC, in which case I stand corrected).

I doubt that it would cause a huge delay. Even if it does cause a little bit of a delay for others, I think it's still Putou's right and you should go ahead if that's what you want to do.
<blockquote> I don't know if asking for a review will work but no harm can surely come of it.</blockquote>

I meant that Putou cannot be in a worse position if GULC re-reviews his/her file, as he/she has been denied a place. The worst that can happen for him/her is that he/she will still be without a place there.

I think Putou has a right to ask for a review or even feedback regarding their decision. It is up to him/her whether to go down that path and how badly she/he wants to go to GULC. It may not necessarily slow down the review process for other applicants - GULC may only do so after it has reviewed the batch of applications (unless Miss Chatterbox has insider info on how such matters are dealt with by GULC, in which case I stand corrected).

I doubt that it would cause a huge delay. Even if it does cause a little bit of a delay for others, I think it's still Putou's right and you should go ahead if that's what you want to do.
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putou
Miss Chatterbox. As for your question why I didn't apply for BU's LLM in IP, there are 2 reasons. First of all, BU's LLM in general study allows students to enroll in many IP courses. Secondly, it seems that admissions to BU's LLM in IP are highly competitive. It is said that they only admit less than 5 applicants every year. And I heard that they have already admitted but only one applicant for LLM in IP by the time of my telephone interview in early February. I am not sure whether or not they will admit more in consideration of the fact that they admitted only one applicant last year according to the following BU's FAQs. You should have applied as early as possible. I wish you good luck.

http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/llm/intellectual/faqs.html#howlarge
Miss Chatterbox. As for your question why I didn't apply for BU's LLM in IP, there are 2 reasons. First of all, BU's LLM in general study allows students to enroll in many IP courses. Secondly, it seems that admissions to BU's LLM in IP are highly competitive. It is said that they only admit less than 5 applicants every year. And I heard that they have already admitted but only one applicant for LLM in IP by the time of my telephone interview in early February. I am not sure whether or not they will admit more in consideration of the fact that they admitted only one applicant last year according to the following BU's FAQs. You should have applied as early as possible. I wish you good luck.

http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/llm/intellectual/faqs.html#howlarge
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massara07
Putou, in an article I read a a few months ago on the admission process of american law schools I remember GULC's dean of admission saying that their goal was not to pick up only the best records.
Comparing with an orchestra he said that this would be thr same as if it hired only violinistsm
Accordingly, if I were you I wouldn't be too bored, since it is not about you, but about the kind of class they are trying to put together.
We can all perceive you are a a high competitive applicant, so I am sure you will fit in many other programs.
Good luck to you.
Putou, in an article I read a a few months ago on the admission process of american law schools I remember GULC's dean of admission saying that their goal was not to pick up only the best records.
Comparing with an orchestra he said that this would be thr same as if it hired only violinistsm
Accordingly, if I were you I wouldn't be too bored, since it is not about you, but about the kind of class they are trying to put together.
We can all perceive you are a a high competitive applicant, so I am sure you will fit in many other programs.
Good luck to you.
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putou
Thank you all for responding to this board with your encouragements that made me feel positive about the upcoming decisions from other schools I applied. Once again, thank you guys!
Thank you all for responding to this board with your encouragements that made me feel positive about the upcoming decisions from other schools I applied. Once again, thank you guys!
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