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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Dinged @ Vandy
« on: May 02, 2006, 06:26:33 PM »
You expected to get in with those numbers?

No I didn't expect to get in.  I thought I had a chance at getting in.  Even if I didn't get in I thought they would be able to let me know in less than 5 months.  I called again today and found out that my decision will be mailed tomorrow.  Almost exactly 5 months after I went complete.

And last year of people with a 165-169 and GPA of 3.5-3.74 Vandy accepted 177 people out of 193 applicants.  So yeah, call me an idiot for thinking I had a chance.


Gonzaga positives: 3rd tier, Beautiful Campus, attached Undergrad campus, great reputation in NW, outstanding facilities, a low cost of living =$350 a month for a 1 bedroom apt!
Gonzaga negatives: lack of diversity (im from san francisco!), its in dreary Spokane (aka SPOKOMPTON), median salary rates are between 45-55k (OUCH!). Outside of CA.

Gonzaga does not have a "great reputation in the NW."  I've spoken to an attorney from Seattle and a Prosecutor from Oregon who both stated that they would not hire Gonzaga applicants.  In the NW it is by far the worst law school. 

Still waiting on Vanderbilt. I probably won't go there at this point but they still have a small chance of wooing me.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Dinged @ Vandy
« on: April 22, 2006, 06:25:38 PM »
I have a 166 3.64 applied to Vandy in late Dec. (although I didn't go complete until Jan. 4th) and I have heard nothing.  I've called a couple of times to see if a decision has been mailed.  I have no idea what is taking them so long.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Life sucks...
« on: April 19, 2006, 03:56:22 PM »
this about sums it up:

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby male private part, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But I have not yet gone to law school.


UIUC.  I was dead set on William and Mary or Cornell, but the application to UIUC was0 free so I figured why not.  Then when I got accepted and learned about the school I decided I loved it.

Hey Wolfie and Orky13, I am deciding between Cleveland Marshall and Gonzaga right now. I didn't think to apply to Willamette. I did not like Oregon the times I've been there. Wolfie, have you been to eastern Washington? Is it that bad? I'd be interested to hear what schools you guys decide on.

For me I'm trying to choose between Willamette and Gonzaga right now. I prefer to practice in Seattle. But I rather be in Oregon than out in eastern side of Washington. So if it's not going to be all that easy getting a job in Seattle coming out of Gonzaga, I'm not sure if it should be my first choice. I too think SU is better though.

Eastern Washington for the most part is not that bad.  However Gonzaga is located in Spokane.  Spokane is that bad. 

Well ultimately I was put on reserve at Cornell and withdrew from further consideration. Good luck to anyone still interested in Cornell.

yeah their first deposit is due the 17th...i want to start a withdraw thread but am not that bold  :-X

This is what I am here for. :)

Everyone, help your buddies out, withdraw if you aren't going!!! Thanks. :)

Done, gladly I might add.  Good luck.

Reserve as well... I guess this is a waitlist? Either way, Cornell can blow me...their customer service sucks.

I'll second that.

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