Strange Decisions


Irishlad

ok so admitted to Duke and rejected by GULC

waitlisted by chicago and rejected by Penn

Duke is higher ranked than GULC so i thought i would've got into GULC but no

Penn is lower ranked than chicago with more spaces and i wsn't even waitlisted

hopefully such decisions will keep coming and the following will happen

i'll be rjeected by berkely but admitted to SLS

and rejected by NYU but admitted to cls

rejected by cornell admitted to HLS

I can only Hope LOL

ok so admitted to Duke and rejected by GULC

waitlisted by chicago and rejected by Penn

Duke is higher ranked than GULC so i thought i would've got into GULC but no

Penn is lower ranked than chicago with more spaces and i wsn't even waitlisted

hopefully such decisions will keep coming and the following will happen

i'll be rjeected by berkely but admitted to SLS

and rejected by NYU but admitted to cls

rejected by cornell admitted to HLS

I can only Hope LOL
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Bowen

I experience the same: admissions to Columbia and Chicago but waitlisted by Upenn.

I experience the same: admissions to Columbia and Chicago but waitlisted by Upenn.
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Santa

Same for me, accepted to Duke but rejected by GULC and UPenn.

Duke is generally rather easy to get into.

For the rest it's not because Duke is ranked al little higher than GULC in the JDs, that they are more difficult to get into. Don't know why exactly; maybe because Georgetown is in Washington.

Lots of universities won't admit students without working experience, probably why I wasn't admitted to UPenn.

+ Competition is VERY steep this year, because of the crisis. This is bound to bring about a portion of more random decisions that could have flipped either way.

Same for me, accepted to Duke but rejected by GULC and UPenn.

Duke is generally rather easy to get into.

For the rest it's not because Duke is ranked al little higher than GULC in the JDs, that they are more difficult to get into. Don't know why exactly; maybe because Georgetown is in Washington.

Lots of universities won't admit students without working experience, probably why I wasn't admitted to UPenn.

+ Competition is VERY steep this year, because of the crisis. This is bound to bring about a portion of more random decisions that could have flipped either way.
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sergiom

I think that this year we will see a lot of strange decisions. Why? Because not only LLM applications have increased, but also JD application have increased even more than LLM (I have heard that JD applications have increase more than 50%), and the admissions officers that review applications are the same; therefore, admissions clerks have less time to review each application. In addition, maybe because of the crisis, law schools have not hired more admissions workers, and, even more, maybe they have less people for that task.

However, there are certain law schools that have a very good admission office for the LLM (i.e. Duke, CLS, Yale), and from this law schools we could expect maybe more logical decisions. On the other hand, some law schools only care about JDs admission, and from that law school we could expect random decisions.

I think that this year we will see a lot of strange decisions. Why? Because not only LLM applications have increased, but also JD application have increased even more than LLM (I have heard that JD applications have increase more than 50%), and the admissions officers that review applications are the same; therefore, admissions clerks have less time to review each application. In addition, maybe because of the crisis, law schools have not hired more admissions workers, and, even more, maybe they have less people for that task.

However, there are certain law schools that have a very good admission office for the LLM (i.e. Duke, CLS, Yale), and from this law schools we could expect maybe more “logical” decisions. On the other hand, some law schools only care about JDs admission, and from that law school we could expect random decisions.
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Gab2009

Different schools seek different people! it is all about your profile, essays and what any school is looking for!it does not mean anything get in some better ranked school and get rejected in a lower ranked one!
At least, that is my oppinion!
good luck for us all!

Different schools seek different people! it is all about your profile, essays and what any school is looking for!it does not mean anything get in some better ranked school and get rejected in a lower ranked one!
At least, that is my oppinion!
good luck for us all!
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grugani

Totally agree with Gab2009. It is not a demerit to be rejected or waitlisted! Guys and gals, don't forget we are talking about the most wanted educational institutions in the US. At least for me, just to be an applicant is something that was only in my dreams some years ago! People from all over the world with the most diverse backgrounds are willing it... Anything can happen.

As I've written in another post, in my opinion what's good for one is not good for others... If you are rejected by your dream school, try it again until you get it!

Cheers.

Totally agree with Gab2009. It is not a demerit to be rejected or waitlisted! Guys and gals, don't forget we are talking about the most wanted educational institutions in the US. At least for me, just to be an applicant is something that was only in my dreams some years ago! People from all over the world with the most diverse backgrounds are willing it... Anything can happen.

As I've written in another post, in my opinion what's good for one is not good for others... If you are rejected by your dream school, try it again until you get it!

Cheers.
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hmmmm......

i got into CLS (early review) and Penn Law but rejected from U Chicago. Waiting to hear from NYU and Harvard!

hmmmm......

i got into CLS (early review) and Penn Law but rejected from U Chicago. Waiting to hear from NYU and Harvard!
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Aceppted: NW, PENN, CLS, GULC

Waitlisted: Chicago

Waiting: Berkeley, NYU, HLS

Aceppted: NW, PENN, CLS, GULC

Waitlisted: Chicago

Waiting: Berkeley, NYU, HLS
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Whistler

Accepted: CLS, Upenn. Cornell, NYU

Wl: Chicago

Accepted: CLS, Upenn. Cornell, NYU

Wl: Chicago
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parislaw

Accepted: CLS, Upenn. Cornell

Wl: Chicago

Waiting: NYU


Did you apply for an early review at CLS?

<blockquote>Accepted: CLS, Upenn. Cornell

Wl: Chicago

Waiting: NYU</blockquote>

Did you apply for an early review at CLS?
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Whistler

Yes, I have had all the papers locked and loaded far before the official start of application period)))

Got my admission welcome from Mrs Polo on Dec, 4)

Yes, I have had all the papers locked and loaded far before the official start of application period)))

Got my admission welcome from Mrs Polo on Dec, 4)
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tato2010

Yes, I have had all the papers locked and loaded far before the official start of application period)))

Got my admission welcome from Mrs Polo on Dec, 4)


I also applied early review, but was deferred. Anyone know when should I be getting a decission?

<blockquote>Yes, I have had all the papers locked and loaded far before the official start of application period)))

Got my admission welcome from Mrs Polo on Dec, 4)</blockquote>

I also applied early review, but was deferred. Anyone know when should I be getting a decission?
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L&E

April.... expect a wave in April...I have been given till 24th to respond to by the way...

April.... expect a wave in April...I have been given till 24th to respond to by the way...
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L&E

I think that this year we will see a lot of strange decisions. Why? Because not only LLM applications have increased, but also JD application have increased even more than LLM (I have heard that JD applications have increase more than 50%), and the admissions officers that review applications are the same; therefore, admissions clerks have less time to review each application. In addition, maybe because of the crisis, law schools have not hired more admissions workers, and, even more, maybe they have less people for that task.

However, there are certain law schools that have a very good admission office for the LLM (i.e. Duke, CLS, Yale), and from this law schools we could expect maybe more logical decisions. On the other hand, some law schools only care about JDs admission, and from that law school we could expect random decisions.


I AGREE :) Polo@ CLS and Caroline @ YLS are really great...

<blockquote>I think that this year we will see a lot of strange decisions. Why? Because not only LLM applications have increased, but also JD application have increased even more than LLM (I have heard that JD applications have increase more than 50%), and the admissions officers that review applications are the same; therefore, admissions clerks have less time to review each application. In addition, maybe because of the crisis, law schools have not hired more admissions workers, and, even more, maybe they have less people for that task.

However, there are certain law schools that have a very good admission office for the LLM (i.e. Duke, CLS, Yale), and from this law schools we could expect maybe more “logical” decisions. On the other hand, some law schools only care about JDs admission, and from that law school we could expect random decisions.
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I AGREE :) Polo@ CLS and Caroline @ YLS are really great...
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meetaaron

Same for me, accepted to Duke but rejected by GULC and UPenn.

Duke is generally rather easy to get into.

For the rest it's not because Duke is ranked al little higher than GULC in the JDs, that they are more difficult to get into. Don't know why exactly; maybe because Georgetown is in Washington.

Lots of universities won't admit students without working experience, probably why I wasn't admitted to UPenn.

+ Competition is VERY steep this year, because of the crisis. This is bound to bring about a portion of more random decisions that could have flipped either way.

As per several decisions I've seen this year, it seems GULC weighs working experience as a critical element.

<blockquote>Same for me, accepted to Duke but rejected by GULC and UPenn.

Duke is generally rather easy to get into.

For the rest it's not because Duke is ranked al little higher than GULC in the JDs, that they are more difficult to get into. Don't know why exactly; maybe because Georgetown is in Washington.

Lots of universities won't admit students without working experience, probably why I wasn't admitted to UPenn.

+ Competition is VERY steep this year, because of the crisis. This is bound to bring about a portion of more random decisions that could have flipped either way. </blockquote>
As per several decisions I've seen this year, it seems GULC weighs working experience as a critical element.
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meetaaron

Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools.

Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools.
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Bla Bla

Different schools prioritize different elements. Assuming that U Penn would turn away excellent applicants just because they may prefer other schools is probably unwise. What if a very promising applicant really wants to attend U Penn?? If they are afraid of being let down by such applicants, they can simply waitlist them, not reject them right away. Being admitted by CLS doesn't mean that such an applicant is too good, or even good enough, for U Penn. I have also seen many applicants who resented the fact that they were rejected by U Penn and, consequently, came up with the same assumption as yours.


Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools.

Different schools prioritize different elements. Assuming that U Penn would turn away excellent applicants just because they may prefer other schools is probably unwise. What if a very promising applicant really wants to attend U Penn?? If they are afraid of being let down by such applicants, they can simply waitlist them, not reject them right away. Being admitted by CLS doesn't mean that such an applicant is too good, or even good enough, for U Penn. I have also seen many applicants who resented the fact that they were rejected by U Penn and, consequently, came up with the same assumption as yours.


<blockquote>Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools. </blockquote>
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Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools.


I DO NOT AGREE!!! I'VE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS AND UPENN AND I AM GOING TO UPENN (FOR MANY REASONS).

FURTHERMORE, UPENN HAS A SMALL LLM CLASS WHILE CLS HAS ALMOST 250 STUDENTS. I AM SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS IS NOT A BETTER CANDIDATE THAT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO UPENN.

<blockquote>Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools. </blockquote>

I DO NOT AGREE!!! I'VE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS AND UPENN AND I AM GOING TO UPENN (FOR MANY REASONS).

FURTHERMORE, UPENN HAS A SMALL LLM CLASS WHILE CLS HAS ALMOST 250 STUDENTS. I AM SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS IS NOT A BETTER CANDIDATE THAT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO UPENN.
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Wizard

Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools.


I DO NOT AGREE!!! I'VE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS AND UPENN AND I AM GOING TO UPENN (FOR MANY REASONS).

FURTHERMORE, UPENN HAS A SMALL LLM CLASS WHILE CLS HAS ALMOST 250 STUDENTS. I AM SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS IS NOT A BETTER CANDIDATE THAT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO UPENN.



Silly post!!! It looks like someone has been rejected and couldnt stand it!!!

It doesnt make any sense. I believe that the ultimate goal for a law school is to retain the best applicants each year.

I totally agree with Applicant2010/11 Columbia has a bigger class and different kind of students. I do not believe that Columbia is better than Upenn at all, especially for corporate / business.

@meetaaron - I think if you arent good enough for Upenn, maybe (if you were admitted to CLS) you should go to CLS and stand in line for the next B- in a factory of LLM students.

<blockquote><blockquote>Penn Law this year seems to have a weird taste on choosing students. I've seen several admitted into CLS but denied by Penn Law, even not waitlisted.
I guess maybe Penn Law had too much experience in being declined by students who finally accepted offers from other institutions such as HLS, YLS or CLS in the past years, which leading them to have the ability in identifing and to reject those who have obvious potential to be admitted by better ranked law schools. </blockquote>

I DO NOT AGREE!!! I'VE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS AND UPENN AND I AM GOING TO UPENN (FOR MANY REASONS).

FURTHERMORE, UPENN HAS A SMALL LLM CLASS WHILE CLS HAS ALMOST 250 STUDENTS. I AM SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO CLS IS NOT A BETTER CANDIDATE THAT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO UPENN.</blockquote>


Silly post!!! It looks like someone has been rejected and couldn’t stand it!!!

It doesn’t make any sense. I believe that the ultimate goal for a law school is to retain the best applicants each year.

I totally agree with Applicant2010/11 – Columbia has a bigger class and different kind of students. I do not believe that Columbia is better than Upenn at all, especially for corporate / business.

@meetaaron - I think if you aren’t good enough for Upenn, maybe (if you were admitted to CLS) you should go to CLS and stand in line for the next B- in a “factory” of LLM students.
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dbk

I know a few students from my country rejected to UPenn and accepted to Harvard those previous years...

As far as I'm concerned, I know personnaly someone with the same legal credentials, no work experience but internships (same for me), waitlisted at UPenn. I was personnaly rejected. BUT apart from my legal studies, I completed at the same time a Master of Management from the best French business school (ranked first in Europe too by the Financial Times), with good grades. To be accepted to this school, there are about 8000 students who take an exam and the first 380 only are admitted (usually, 360-370 enroll).

I'm not saying that Upenn did that on purpose because they knew I would not enroll. That would be stupid. But it is quite funny to see how some decisions can be made.

I know a few students from my country rejected to UPenn and accepted to Harvard those previous years...

As far as I'm concerned, I know personnaly someone with the same legal credentials, no work experience but internships (same for me), waitlisted at UPenn. I was personnaly rejected. BUT apart from my legal studies, I completed at the same time a Master of Management from the best French business school (ranked first in Europe too by the Financial Times), with good grades. To be accepted to this school, there are about 8000 students who take an exam and the first 380 only are admitted (usually, 360-370 enroll).

I'm not saying that Upenn did that on purpose because they knew I would not enroll. That would be stupid. But it is quite funny to see how some decisions can be made.
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