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Acceptances / Re: Just Withdrew/Declined :)
« on: February 22, 2006, 02:32:55 AM »
I went to school in NY, but am from Michigan.

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Acceptances / Re: Just Withdrew/Declined :)
« on: February 21, 2006, 05:36:33 PM »
Something about the atmosphere at UVA just really turned me off, that's all. Seemed to "Fratty" I suppose?

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Acceptances / Just Withdrew/Declined :)
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:58:51 AM »
I just declined offers of admissions from Duke, UVA, George Washington, UCLA, Cornell and Notre Dame. Hope this frees up a spot for somebody else here.

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Law School Applications / NeedAccess Help
« on: February 20, 2006, 01:38:14 AM »
If my parents were never divorced, do I still need to fill out the Divorced Parents' Section of the NeedAccess? Or should I just do the Parents' section?

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Acceptances / Re: In At Chicago
« on: February 02, 2006, 06:52:08 PM »
Same...just got the call.

I guess the admissions office is workng late tonight.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Cornell
« on: February 01, 2006, 03:26:29 AM »
They sent me a letter inviting me to do an interview...I guess yield protecting? Oh well, I applied with a fee waiver so no big loss.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: GULC Law Students are Awesome.
« on: January 28, 2006, 04:15:40 AM »
The link to that LiveJournal was quite humorous as well. I especially loved the part where the author writes, "Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens."

Now forgive my ignorance, but I didn't realize that a court had found this wiretapping to have been illegal. Furthermore, if it was "unauthorized," is it not true that it would have been impossible to have occured in the first place? Oh and the spelling error is also hilarious.

Followed by of course a smattering of self-congratulatory responses by similar feeble minded-folk who make the same irrational reasoning errors. It's one thing to dissent and have a difference of opinion. However, I would hope that people who feel enlightened enough to keep up with current events would at least limit their discourse to intelligent, robust, and thought provoking statements rather than simplified (probably due to laziness) rhetoric. The problem is, too many people mistake such rhetoric for reality and we get a dumbing down of society as a consequence.

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Acceptances / Re: General Question - Bloomich, John Galt, etc.
« on: January 25, 2006, 06:20:54 PM »
I disagree...because yield rates and overall LSAT/GPA averages are a big factor in the US News rankings, they won't take in people with subpar numbers that would bring down those averages, nor would they accept more people than normal because doing so would ruin their yield rates. I think whatever difference we see will be marginal.

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Acceptances / Re: In at PENN!
« on: January 25, 2006, 04:14:28 PM »
Low 170s for LSAT, 3.8 GPA, what I consider to be stellar soft factors. Went complete December.

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Ya, I almost certainly would not go to Yale even if I got in. I'd rather graduate top 25% at a Top 10 than bottom 25% at Yale.

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