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Wait List / Re: WAITLIST AT LSU...
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:49:55 PM »
That is fantastic for you John (I'm being sincere about this.  I love people that succeed). And I checked both boxes, since I consider myself to be both.  However, as you have no pertinent advice to give me (other than doing something that is not possible, unfortunately), I will ask you to not post considering you don't know anything about my softs or connections and seem to think that I had weak softs and zero connections, when this is utterly untrue.  Thank you for your opinions though, and please have a successful life as an attorney :)

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Wait List / Re: WAITLIST AT LSU...
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:18:45 PM »
Just a quick question... why didn't I get rejected to begin with?  Truthfully, if I"m not somewhat or somehow competitive, then why did they waitlist me?  Seems like a waste of time and space to me.  Also, I didn't catch this before, but I am a URM.

And I've read through YOUR posts, you had probably the lowest LSAT at your school for your class, and you were waitlisted?  Correct me if I'm wrong on this but wouldn't you have been in a similar circumstance?

I took the LSAT three times, so obviously I can't take it again.  It's unfortunate.  I took a class and studied my behind off, but I just didn't get it.  :(

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Wait List / Re: WAITLIST AT LSU...
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:03:08 PM »
I never said that I was surprised to be on the waitlist, so putting words in my mouth that were never said is quite rude.  Actually, I was ecstatic not be rejected from LSU.  I partied way too hard in undergrad and I just didn't do well on the LSAT, unfortunately.  Please don't lecture me with your uppity attitude.  I am not dumb and I fully understand that my numbers are not good enough to get in on my own, which is why I was ASKING if anyone had any additional advice to help my case with the committee. 

If you have nothing constructive to say, keep your arrogant mouth shut.  Pointing out the obvious is not attractive.  Thank you for responding though, and if you have anything helpful to contribute, please don't hesitate to do so.  I am a dedicated person, now that I've grown up and seen the error of my partying ways, and I would like to succeed in law school and beyond.

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Wait List / WAITLIST AT LSU...
« on: July 15, 2010, 03:36:03 PM »
Waitlisted at LSU :(  Number 1 Choice!

I've sent in an additional LOR, a LOCI (where I said I would pay deposit and tuition immediately... pathetic, yes I know, but it's my number 1 choice), and had multiple people call on my behalf.  Is there ANYTHING else I can do?  I was thinking about e-mailing the dean of admissions (who I know) but I don't want to annoy them or irritate them.

I've been told that they should be going to the waitlist soon, and then I was told today that they're deciding when/if to go to the waitlist.  I figured I could e-mail the dean and just inquire about the progress, but I don't want to seem pushy.  Any t houghts on how to go about this?  or anything else I can do?

Thanks :)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 19, 2010, 04:33:39 PM »
Unfortunately, you have it wrong.  I did not apply there.  I am merely curious, and I find the rumors very interesting.  I do agree that those that are jumping ship because of rankings, shouldn't be there to begin with, however rankings do matter quite a bit. 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 19, 2010, 03:45:16 PM »
What do you guys think about Alabama's 8 number drop?  Think that will affect their class this year?  I've heard that people over the median are bailing because they were accepted to better ranked schools (as of this years rankings).  Any truth to this?  Very interesting subject, this rankings bit.  It's unfortunate that it matters, but it does, and it matters a lot.

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Law School Applications / Re: Self Selected URM?
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:43:46 PM »
Thank you so much for your replies. I do appreciate them. To the person that said that being native American hasn't meant anything to my life: you don't really know me or anything about my life, so to claim that I would do this for a boost is insulting when you don't know me. I've known what I  am and I grew up learning things from my great graandmother about her heritage and her tribes culture. If I put down that I am part native American, my application will most certainly include a diversity statement because I think it would be a crap boost if someone selected being native American and didn't include what it meant to them and their life. I am very proud to say and be able to put that I am part native American. I understand some people don't care and will just put it down for the bump, but I am not like that and I would never do that, out of respect for other native Americans. So please don't jump to conclusions about me and whatever motives you think I might have.

Again, thanks for all the replies. They've been very helpful and I really do appreciate ech and every one of them. Also, I'm typing from my phone, so if there is a typo, I apologize.

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Law School Applications / Re: Self Selected URM?
« on: February 07, 2010, 01:10:50 AM »
No no no no no no no no no no no no I will most definitely check that I am white because I am.  I would never put that I am 100 percent Native American because that is a total lie, and that would just be dumb.  Please don't misunderstand, I just want more information on this because I had no idea that me being any percentage Native American could help my admissions chances.

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Law School Applications / Re: Self Selected URM?
« on: February 06, 2010, 11:41:49 PM »
Also, just for a little more information and so people don't think I am being insensitive and such because I am not, I just want more information.

My great-grandmother was either 1/2 or 1/4 Choctaw(I am unsure because she died a few years ago and this is all coming from my grandmother, who told me to get more information about this because it supposedly helps), but we don't have the documentation, due to my great-grandparents being very poor and throwing away stuff like that.  All I am asking is if it would be worth pursuing the paperwork for the applications. Until today, I didn't know saying that I was Native American meant anything to law schools, so I am looking at all my options.

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Law School Applications / Self Selected URM?
« on: February 06, 2010, 11:19:56 PM »
Ok, so I am definitely curious about this.  I'm American Indian (like 1/8th or 1/16th), but I am unsure if this is appropriate to select in applications.  Where would this go?  In the ethnicity portion that's optional?  Does this really help?  Do I have to provide any kind of documentation to the law school or anything?

All responses appreciated!

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