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« on: August 05, 2005, 11:31:03 AM »
With law school starting in just a couple of weeks, I am surprised at how unconcerned I am. I haven't prepped at all, I have been bumming around fro most of the summer, and the thought of sitting in a library in less than a month is so far from my mind that I am starting to wonder about my apathy.
Is anyone else going through this?
« on: April 16, 2005, 08:30:18 AM »
I was wondering if I could get some advice from someone who has gone through this process twice.
Did you retake the LSAT? Did you get better/ same/ worse results the second go around?
What did you do for the extra year? Was it worth it?
« on: April 08, 2005, 04:11:14 PM »
When is it due?
At this point I am hoping for a waitlist.... it has been 3 months, I wonder if they will ever tell me
« on: April 05, 2005, 10:46:59 AM »
OK- deadline looming. I am looking to chat with someone, ANYONE, who is still on the fence about their UIUC scholarship.
Here is my position-- I got a VERY good one. I am interested in environmental law-- they have a good program. The main reason why I applied is because my boyfriend is a 1L in Chicago. I got WLed at NU. We WILL stay together (we have been together for a long time) regardless of where I go.
Flip side-- I got no money at BC, but I love the school, the location (near my family and friends), the reputation, and the atmosphere, the profs. I am completely happy with my BC over BU/ GW decision.
But now, I am wondering if I am a complete idiot to pass up the chance of paying almost nothing to go to UIUC (when I go like Chicago and the thought of working there after school is intincing).
Please reply if anyone can relate (either to reaffirm my BC decision, or to tell me I am dumb-- I will take either).
« on: April 02, 2005, 05:15:21 PM »
What did everyone think???
« on: March 31, 2005, 10:19:32 AM »
According to LSN.
It makes me sad to think that because I submitted my application late (I took the LSAT in December), my applicatin probably won't be read thoroughly.
If they aren't going to consider late applications, than why the late deadline? I think that law schools would just make the deadlines January 1, and then start the decision process.
I know, I know, I should have submitted earlier, but I didn't, so let me whine, okay?
« on: March 21, 2005, 10:11:56 AM »
Anybody else facing similar decisions?
Where is everyone leaning?
Any advice for me? I loved WUSTL, and they gave me a small scholarship (8k/ yr). Vandy has a good enviornmental law program, but I heard it is snobby (I do not do well with snobs)-- I didn't visit, though (but I have been to Nashville, and I like the city). I really liked BC, it seems uncompetitive and I am from Boston. ND is close to Chicago, which is where my BF is (who I love and will remain in a relationship with regardless of where I matriculate). I am leaning FAR away from GW, but people on this board seem to love it.
I want to hear opinions from everyone else (for your own decision, and mine if you feel like it).
« on: March 15, 2005, 03:59:41 PM »
Hi all-- I am a bit lost and am looking for some guidance. I have not yet heard from Vanderbilt, and I would really like to attend. It is a reach for me (.405 on chiasu). I didn't really tailor my personal statement to each school, so hould I write a letter to express my interest or should I just wait it out? I think -- I hope-- I will be waitlisted-- is that a better time? Also, I know a prominent alumnus from Vandy Law (I didn't even think about a rec a couple of months ago--stupid me), should I ask for a rec?
Sorry, I am an application idiot (as has been established on this board before
Thanks for the help, everyone.
« on: March 10, 2005, 04:30:05 PM »
I am wondering if anyone is deciding to attend UW this fall. Has anyone heard about $$ yet? I really like Madison, but I have been accepted to better schools that have given me money.
Also, I am looking for information about the law school. We all know that Madison is a fantastic town, and the people are really chill, but what about the actual law school? My Princeton Review book said a 1L likened the work load to grade school. Surely this is an exageration, but seriously, are the academics that bad?
« on: March 05, 2005, 10:14:57 AM »
Just feeling a bit down today, and I was wondering if anyone could commiserate.
Until this whole law school application process, I was a pretty confident woman-- I went to a top ten university, I have a short but thusfar successful research career, I volunteer, have lots of friends, and am overall pretty happy.
Since I decided to go to law school, a couple of things have changes (I am hoping this is short term, not long term, as the changes are not all positive).
I have become competetive and obsessive. I was overly dissappointed with my LSAT score (I usually don't dwell), though I scored in the 97th percentile. I am becoming jealous of my friends that are being accepted to better schools than I am, and friends who are already attending highly ranked schools. I am not (or should I say was not), a jealous person. In a short time, my career confidence (and equally my intelligence confidence) has shrunk to the size of a peanut.
What upsets me the most, however, is that I suddenly care about how others view me and my accomplishments. Maybe, to some extent, I always did, but because I went to a top university and have a good job I didn't worry about it.
Now that I am not attending one of the best law schools in the country (but I am still going to a top 20) I feel sub-par. I know I want to go to law school, and I know I will be a competant and successful attorney.
Please don't flame me, I just want to get this out anonymously. I hope no one else feels this way, but if you do, you are not alone. Why am I feeling so down on myself? I want it to stop.