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I've been very busy being in love, but I had some time the last day or two to kick some knowledge to these noobs.  Or at least pretend to and see how many people think I know what I'm talking about or even care about the topics that much.  I really hope that this thread becomes a huge fight between people waiting on lists like good little sheep.

I didn't know you got into Michigan, congrats to you, it's a great school. 

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I think the value of going to UT comes for the average student who may need to network locally to get a job and then down the road it is better to network and have friends from school 10-15 years down the line at pretty decent firms or as counsel at Texas companies.  You won't find as many friends in Texas when you go to Michigan for example. 

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Obviously I'm flaming, it is just waitlist season.  But in all seriousness, I am not bitter about my waitlists.  I laughed as I threw out every one of those little response forms asking you if you want to stay on the list.  I'm not arguing that they will treat you differently once you're in either, that's an absolutely retarded interpretation of my posts. 


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They made the decision you weren't their first choice.  If you don't make the first cut at tryouts, would you go beg the coach for a spot on the team or lug the water around?  Maybe you would, but I'd tell flip them off and peel out of the parking lot bumping some Tiesto.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: CLS 16 K vs UVA 60 k?
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:57:00 AM »
Eh, like anyone listens to me anyway. 

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I knew I'd never ride a waitlist.  For example, I don't care if Cornell is a top school or the fact that I'd love to go there.  I'm not giving someone the opportunity to play with my hope for a few months. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: CLS 16 K vs UVA 60 k?
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:50:56 AM »
I'd go with UVA unless you're a total gunner type that really can't wait to get a biglaw job.  UVA people seem way, way more cool. 

That said, I would probably pick Columbia myself, because it is in NY and I wouldn't have to move. 

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Please define very difficult and your idea of success, I'd love to hear this garbage.

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Don't be second choice to anyone, you wouldn't do it in real life, I hope.  I was waitlisted by a bunch of schools for applying late.  Screw them all, I threw those letters out and never thought about the schools again.  If they want me and they could see what the schools that returned my application with quick acceptances had seen, they would have offered me admission.  But they were playing yield protection games and I don't let people play games with me.  I'd never be someone's second choice for a date to the dance, because I have pride.  So, don't sit there on a waitlist begging to be let in if you have any pride in yourself.  The way law schools play this game all summer with hundreds of students is almost as sadistic as their tuition increases. 

I was waitlisted at 10 schools.  All of them clearly lost out, not me. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Do you want to work
« on: June 05, 2007, 09:36:41 PM »
When I'm the boss, I will wear jeans and/or flipflops like every day.  Polo shirts are dressy enough for me.

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