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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: turning down yale
« on: May 02, 2007, 02:11:22 PM »
See above re overachievers. I find that the higher the achievement, the more insufferable the a-hole. Just an observation.

So basically we have two people with the same motivation i.e. to attend the highest ranked law school they are admitted to.

Your assertion is that a person who was able to be admitted to both HLS and YLS and chose to attend YLS is somehow more "insufferable" than a person who chose to attend HLS after not receiving an offer from YLS in spite of the fact that they're both using the same criterion to make their decison?

Is it because you believe that such an individual is predisposed to becoming more of an a-hole based on the fact that they were able to receive an offer from the highest ranked law school? And perhaps that a rejection has some kind of "humbling" effect??

Didn't you get admitted into YLS with a 161 LSAT???

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: List your 2 most coveted schools
« on: September 30, 2006, 10:01:42 AM »
Harvard and Yale, in that order.

I would want to marry someone as smart or smarter than myself.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: I actually got in!
« on: May 02, 2006, 04:55:20 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:30:52 PM »
I'm in. I went complete in early march. I'm a bit relieved, quite surprised, and very thankful.

I called to find out because, for various reasons, I needed to know this week, either way. I'm thinking of deferrring for a year because I have a tremendous job opportunity that I don't know if I can forgo. I have an interview for that position on Friday, and, hopefully, I'm going to decide over the weekend  what to do with myself.

Good luck to everyone who hasn't heard yet.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm withdrawing from everywhere else today.

Congratulations, Red.

Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:22:10 PM »

I'm not drunk anymore either, no headache really, and I still stand by what I wrote.  However, I deleted my posts due to serious drunken spelling errors.  To recap, I find it obnoxious when Lacoste posts things to the effect of "No one has any right to get in.  They're taking their time, and they have the right to do so" when he didn't have to wait for anything, simply by virtue of his skin melanin.   

You don't have a "right" to get in anywhere; that is what upset me (and probably Jayscoot) about some of these posts.  Some people -- Black, White, and Yellow -- have a ridiculous sense of entitlement.  "Oh, well I have a LSAT score of XXX, of course I should've heard from Harvard by now."  Get over yourself.  Nobody is entitled anything in this process; no matter your LSAT, GPA, skin color, or race.  To get on here and moan about how evil HLS is for putting people on hold resonates as nothing more than the incessant whining of a spoiled brat.  If you read the XOXO post on this thread, you will see that even they (the racists they are) call out the thread in parts because it seems to be little more than whining.

Now none of this is to belittle the anxiety of those of you who have been waiting patiently in good spirits and posting here in light-hearted jest.  That was what this thread was always about (I engaged in my fair share, just go back about forty pages).  It was only in the last 10-15 pages that the tone of the thread shifted from a mutually supportive hope to a depressing anger regarding the process and the admissions office.  When a few people were willing to share an alternative opinion or viewpoint, they were "playfully" shooed away (see Antoinel Doinel) and mockingly labeled "cheerleaders."  Now this is no big deal; we can understand the desire to mope around in desperation or lash out in rage electronically.  We've all either been there or likely could be (Jayscoot, for all his melanin, still can't seem to get word from Stanford.  Neither can tons of white applicants).  You don't see them, however, complaining like you find people complaining in this thread. 

Now as to the color of my skin.  Whether held to a lower standard (and the onus is on you to prove that one, buddy) or not, I still had to wait just like the rest of you.  If you know anything about my history, you know that I didn't expect Harvard at all.  You never caught me in this thread until I got that email - which shocked the hell out of me.  Once I got the email I waited anxiously like everyone else.  So I understand, at elast in part, the stress that many of the posters are experiencing.  Perhaps I didn't have to wait nearly as long as other for my first and second calls; however there is no evidence that that is a product of my skin color.  Plenty of whites got in with a similar email-first call-second call time period.  In addition, there are significant reasons why my admission would be justified whether I was Black, White, or Polka Dotted.  I belong to a group of applicants that has had a 100% success rate at Harvard and Stanford and has seen only two applicants denied admission to Yale (myself included; guess that skin color boost didn't help me there!).  That being said, you'd be hard pressed to prove that my admission was a product strictly of my skin color. 

That aside, I still fail to see the relevance of this topic to our discussion.  If I say, "nobody is entitled to an admission, or even a status check, from Harvard" and you say, "well, you're Black," we have two ships passing in the night.  Perhaps you meant to post that crap in the anti-AA thread but it surely doesn't belong here.  The attempt to silence a voice of dissent strictly based on skin color is a weak tool of argumentation.  If that's all you have in response to my argument then it's no wonder you haven't heard anything from Harvard yet (and in the case that you are headed there in the fall, then I'm glad -- you won't be much by way of competition).

Yours Truly,

I would never underestimate anyone.

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: April 23, 2006, 12:17:50 PM »
So, I'm still missing your point.

Forget it.

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: April 23, 2006, 12:04:14 PM »
Interesting story:

Wow...pretty interesting to do work like that as a 3L. Controversial though.

Interesting name, Ayn Rand would abhor AA, but would certainly believe in the right of a private Law School to admit whomever they wanted regardless of numbers.

Interestingly enough, my numbers are above the median at every public law school I applied. What's your point?

Public yes, but HYS, no.

Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: April 23, 2006, 10:19:36 AM »
Interesting story:

Wow...pretty interesting to do work like that as a 3L. Controversial though.

Interesting name, Ayn Rand would abhor AA, but would certainly believe in the right of a private Law School to admit whomever they wanted regardless of numbers.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn!
« on: April 21, 2006, 05:18:49 AM »
Was deferred EA (wrote Why Penn Essay).  Just got my rejection letter today.  What a bunch of fags.  I got into Columbia and NYU, so I'm thinking yield protection.

The same thing happened to me last year, 4.0/178.

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