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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Is anyone else not worried?
« 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?

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Law School Applications / applying twice
« 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?

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Where should I go next fall? / Vandy's seat deposit--
« 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  :-\.

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Where should I go next fall? / UIUC scholarships- to take or pass up?
« 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).

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Where should I go next fall? / BC open house
« on: April 02, 2005, 05:15:21 PM »
What did everyone think???

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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?

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Where should I go next fall? / nd, bc, wustl, vandy, gw
« 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).

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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.

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Acceptances / Madison-- money and other things
« 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?

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Where should I go next fall? / Does anyone else feel sub-par?
« 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.

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