Very helpful, vap, thank you.
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I sent out about 20 letters/resumes/sample memos, without not knowing my grades yet.
I have two interviews (one state one fed) coming up, without much idea what to expect - any advice on how to prepare?
I've stated trying to read some decisions by each judge, but isolating the "important ones" is proving difficult.
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:20:41 AM »
Four more days and I would have withdrawn anyway. Four more days!
It's amazing how closely the latter part of your cycle mirrored mine. Rejected today, also four days before my planned withdrawal (my "stay on the WL form had 6/30 as my "consider until then" date). Woulda liked to have been able withdraw rather thanbe rejected. Oh well. See you in the fall, and I think we may be neighbors.
If you disclose, it will not be a big deal - you will be able to put your own (truthful) spin on the situation, as opposed to someone discovering it and drawing their own conclusions.
Write them a sort statement explaining that you still believe you quit, and that you did so because of preferring not to work the graveyard shift. However, it has recently (after your applications were filed) come to your attention that your quitting was mistakenly recorded as a dismissal by the company. You stand by your original answer to the application question, but wanted to resolve any potential ambiguity before it came up.
Bottom line, this is regarding to a nothing job that you had almost 4 years ago. They will care about it less than you did, but disclosing now eliminates any possibility that some this nothing job creates even a hint of a problem when you try to gain admission to the bar.
The timing is not all that important, IMHO - I simply don't think it's a big enough deal to affect your admission, especially since you were being truthful a the time of the application. If you handle it now, you can basically stop thinking about it - forever.
« on: April 03, 2007, 10:03:35 PM »
They had a great time - they'll make occasional appearances up there this fall, I'm sure.
« on: March 27, 2007, 03:04:51 PM »
I'm in at Penn and very happy (geography/family reasons for staying in the area). But I'd think about Harvard real hard if Toby miraculously came calling.
(Complete October, deferred in January. Prepared for an outright ding or maybe a soft reject in the form of a "no chance in hell" waitlist.)
« on: March 25, 2007, 08:53:31 AM »
No worries, M1 - I pretty much expected it Good meeting you too, and if you are at Penn, I'll almost certainly see you in the fall.
Speaking of my rapidly concluding cycle, got home from the ASW to find my Stanford ding in the mailbox. Momentary buzz kill, but I'd expected it, so not too big a blow.
« on: March 25, 2007, 08:14:27 AM »
I had a great visit - thought it was fantastic. I got called out by other LSDers (apparently a stocky bald guy who signed up his kid to come to dinner is a likely candidate to be "Deldad" )
Towelie was a great ambassador; plus, the info on your summer job was very encouraging, given my plans. Legal App, I'm sure I met you at some point, but I never connected real name to LSD name.
My experience was on the other end of the spectrum from Prajna's, I think. My guides were saying hi to everyone as we passed them, firming up post-ASW weekend plans with them (several were going to a Justin Timberlake concert together), and I felt like the camaraderie was genuine. (Did hear the word "collegiality" a few too many times, but that didn't imply to me that it wasn't true.) Can't personally speak to Michigan, as I didn't apply there, but a lot of people I met seemed to be deciding between there and Penn. Some felt Penn was more collegial, others Michigan, but I thought, just from talking to them, that deciding between Philly and Ann Arbor was going to be a bigger factor for them than whether one was more collegial than the other.
I was impressed/excited by the opportunities Penn offered. That my be colored by my weird set of goals and/or my ties to the area, but I left with the feeling I could pretty much do anything I wanted to coming out of there.
If anyone wasn't there and has questions, let me know.