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Title: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on July 31, 2003, 05:36:09 AM
HI, I am writing just to get an opinion of the people that read this board.  I am currently waitlisted at my top choice.  My LSAT and GPA qualify me for this school, but I guess the increase of applications has put me on the wait list.  Both deans of admission have told me my chances for admissions are still good, but seeing as August is coming around I am getting a little nervous.  I have several federal judges who have given clerkships to this school numerous times that are going to call in for me to vouch for me.  One of them is just going to call the Dean of the law school directly.  Do you guys feel this will help me out?  I am very qualified for this school and there are a lot of reasons that I want to go there both academic and personal.  I have not used the connections I have yet because I felt that it was inappropriate, but at this point I am willing to do just about anything.  Please let me know what you think.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CaliLaw on July 31, 2003, 01:18:13 PM
The dilemma that you are in, with everything at hand, can only be improved if someone as prestigous as a judge vouches for you. I say do it, and there is no question at all.

But I also think that a letter would really help...being that it would be something concrete that the admissions counselors can hold, look at, etc etc.

Best of Luck!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: boriqua on August 02, 2003, 04:23:48 AM
How is it that you have all of these federal judges willing to vouch for you?
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 02, 2003, 09:55:21 AM
I just do.  They told me that the outlook is good.
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 02, 2003, 05:54:47 PM
Well, feel free to use your daddy's insider connections to weasel your way into law school. The rest of us will have to fall back on the rickety crutch of hard work and our own credentials.   ::)

I am, of course, kidding.  Hell, I'd use influence peddling too if I had any connections worthy of exploitation. In fact, let me know if any of your father's judge friends might like some fresh Maine lobster overnighted to their offices.  ;)

Best of luck.

Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 03, 2003, 02:03:31 PM
Hey Duncan,
I freely admit these are my dad's connections, but hey, I am not going to care and nor is anyone else once I am in.  I really feel like I am qualified for this school, it is not like I am going to try for Harvard or something.  Some people like to tell me that it is not fair....my response....welcome to the law profession :)  Thanks for your input and I will check on the lobster!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 03, 2003, 06:49:11 PM
So which school is it, anyway?
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 04, 2003, 04:38:03 AM
I will let you know after I get in or don't. I don't want to jinx it!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 04, 2003, 05:42:24 AM
Ok. Have you been accepted anywhere else?
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 04, 2003, 10:48:44 AM
Yeah I am willing to turn down a full ride at George Mason for this.  I was accepted everywhere I applied except here!  AHH THIS WAITING SUCKS!!!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 04, 2003, 06:15:01 PM
what were your numbers?
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 05, 2003, 02:27:50 PM
They are going to the waitlist....3 spots for 10 people....I will know Friday!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 06, 2003, 10:46:54 AM
Tell me, seriously, where do you get all this insider information? how do you know that this school has gone to the waitlist and how do you know how many slots/applicants they have? If you're that tight with the admissions office AND you know all these judges, why aren't you in already?

Good luck.
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 08, 2003, 12:44:46 PM
I got in to the school, but a full ride was harder to give up than I thought, I have spent the last day pining over the decsion.  So I will be at GMU!  
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: DuncanInMaine on August 08, 2003, 03:44:00 PM
OK, so now tell us which school it was. I'm dying to know...
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 08, 2003, 04:10:56 PM
BYU...got my undergrad there and I love it to death and so does my fiancee whom is currently out there till he graduates in April,,,,,,,,,a big reason for me wanting to go there, but I belong in DC and he wants to be here too!!!  Just getting to law school was quite the adventure, can't imagine what it will  be like!!

p.s. we are getting married on April 24, 2004!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 22, 2003, 09:06:00 AM
Good Luck to you CH, I am getting married March 13, 2004!
It's so excited my finace is going ballistic.  She has prepared for this moment.  As for law school you got into BYU huh? s what were your numbers, if you don't mind me asking.
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: CH on August 22, 2003, 09:23:16 AM
Numbers were 3.7 GPA, did a double major in only 3 years and I had a 165 LSAT, I WAS VERY PISSED ABOUT MY LSAT, But I am now on a full ride at Mason and I am very happy to be there!  Mason is the best law school for me and I think that is the most important thing, pick the best law school for you and that is where you will do the best and be happiest!
Title: Re: Federal Judges
Post by: Ivy_Hopeful on August 22, 2003, 09:55:06 AM
Congrats on the nuptials and have fun at Mason and with the new hubbie...