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Wait List / Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 10:12:03 AM »
Hey.  I've been posting my WL woes in the University of Richmond thread, but I'd like to throw it out there to the general readership.  I posted the following last week... Has anyone been in a similar situation for another school and/or what do you think about the situation?

Okay.  So, last week, I get a call at work and it's UR.  They ask me if I were to be accepted, would I attend?  I, of course, said absolutely (almost pulled a Mr. Big and said abso-f-in'-lutely, but I luckily refrained).  They said something should be decided within a couple of days.  That was last Monday.  I haven't heard anything since.  So, I call this morning to ask them what's up, and I get the run around and completely get the impression that they won't be accepting people off the list after all, but they could call me anytime between now and the first day of orientation.

Now, when they called me, they did say there weren't any guarantees.  However, through all of my reading and research, if and when a LS goes to the trouble to ask a waitlisted applicant, "If we were to accept you, would you attend?" it's the step immediately preceeding actually offering a seat (because they're not going to offer unless they know they aren't wasting their time).  So, how insane is it that I finally get this call, and now it looks like there's no hope after all?

Did anyone else get this call?

Definitely cruel and unusual punishment, if you ask me... 


Thanks for any opinions and insight! :)

P.S. Also, prior to this phone call, all other correspondence was exclusively in writing.

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Law School Applications / So, I get this letter about a month ago...
« on: July 08, 2004, 10:28:55 AM »
So, about a month ago, I get a completely unsolicited letter and application from a fairly reputable law school (T2) basically offering me admission, sort-of.  They say they're doing some study on the success rate of graduates with my LSAT (162).  They waive their application and deposit fees and, should I be admitted, an offer of a conditional scholarship (renewable if I keep up my GPA).

Which is all nice and good (and flattering, too, I suppose).

But, there are a couple of things:

They sent me this letter in June, this June - for a Fall 2004 admission.  This makes me suspicious for a couple of reasons.  One, they've had access to my LSAT score for over a year (I took the LSATs June 2003).  Why are they offering me this two months before I'd have to pack up and leave?  The conspiracy-theorist in me is also getting some fishy vibes that they just want to increase their LSAT averages and yield rates to help them boost their rankings.

No offence to the school, but I had never, nor would I ever, consider them for my legal education.  A degree from the school in question would certainly give me great opportunities in its region, but it is a region in which I'd rather not be.  I've got roots where I am, and I'd like to keep it that way.  It would be nice to be accepted somewhere, but even if accepted, I would, with 99.9% certainity, decline admission (even if I never get off my current waitlist). 

So, I feel a little weird appling to this school that I would never attend, just to satiate my ego.

Am I being a complete idiot?  I'd appreciate some feedback. Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Reapplying after Rejection
« on: April 29, 2004, 10:31:35 AM »
Hi.  I have heard that if you are rejected from a school one year, you may as well not apply to the same school again because you don't stand a chance once you're rejected.  Also, assume all things remain equal between application years (grades, job, LSAT, etc.) Any opinions?  Thanks!

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Wait List / The fine line between squeaky and obnoxious...
« on: April 27, 2004, 09:41:14 AM »
You know the old adage, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."  Well, the school at which I've been WL'd does not discourage contact.  They're very friendly when I call and ask about my status and the progress of the WL.  "Please call whenever you like," and all that...

In the month since I've been waitlisted, I've called twice and sent two letters of continued interest.  I want to make sure I have an edge over other waitlistees who aren't as interested, but I don't want them going, "Oh, lord, it's HER again."  How squeakly do y'all think is too squeaky?  Can a person even be too squeaky?

Thanks for any opinions!

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LSAC and LSDAS / New Numbers on LSAC.org
« on: April 27, 2004, 09:07:18 AM »
The updated ABA-LSAC Official Guide is out now on lsac.org - anyone else seen it?  I did my LSAC Data Search, and Ouch!  I went from over 90% certaintly to less than 25%.  Amazing how much can change in a year. 

I'm officially freaking out now...  :-[

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Wait List / University of Richmond
« on: April 26, 2004, 01:35:19 PM »
Hi.  Hoping anyone could help me with info on UR.  Anyone know how quickly their priority waitlist is moving along?  (I saw that someone on lawschoolnumbers.com was accepted off of it last week.)  Are a lot of people who were accepted withdrawing?  Anyone apply for May session and not hear a definitive answer yet?

Thanks for any help, and good luck to everyone!  :)

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