« on: May 02, 2006, 11:22:07 PM »
Thank you for your responses.
I didn't necessarily believe that I was an auto admit (well for Fordham PT I kinda did...), but then again, I thought that out of, say, Dozo and Fordham, one would bite.
As for other aspects of my application, I really believed them to be solid. My PS was reviewed by a friend who recently got his English PHD from Yale, as well as 2 of my other friends who recently graduated from NYU law. I had all my apps done by November 1st. I think it is ridiculous that my major should really affect my chances since I pursued what I was interested in and didn't give a flying **** about "how it would look" (but for the record it was double major econ and sociology). My work exp/extra currics were normal: sports, intnl volunteer teaching, internships all over the map, summer jobs ranging from law firms to accnting firms to small business to summer camp.
I didn't want to hand in bad recs, and I didn't think I WAS handing in bad recs, but I definitely never knew if they were as solid as I'd like them to be. I unfortunately (and yes, it is my own fault, I know) never built any strong connections with my professors. I took large classes, I didn't like the professors in my branch of my school, and I had 3 advisors in the course of 4 years (one of which wasn't even part of my school). I wanted to keep my first advisor, but my school just kept reassigning me new ones over...and over....