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I think I got window 1 (select starting April 30) and I'm most likely deferring. What a tease.

I'm quite fond of Asia myself. Bangkok is great, but have you lived there or just travelled? For me it's only been the former, but I can see how living there long term could be quite a drag (less so if you manage to position work place and dwelling on stops of the MRT and/or BTS).

Some schools have clubs for students wishing to practice (corporate) law in Asia. HLS is one of them.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: my son cancelled his lsat twice
« on: December 31, 2007, 01:03:37 PM »
You wouldn't believe what kind of garbage gets posted here sometimes. Don't take people's skepticism personally. And obviously enough people took you seriously to make genuine responses to your question.

You should be excited about the LSAT score--it's terrific. His chances are great.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: my son cancelled his lsat twice
« on: December 30, 2007, 03:01:07 PM »
In this context, a "flame" is a post that is meant primarily to mess with people. In in this instance, many on this board suspect you're not actually a mother trying to find info for your son, but just someone posting nonsense and then laughing at the silly people (including me) who take it seriously and respond to the post.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: If your law school choices were a beer...
« on: December 29, 2007, 08:54:22 PM »
Oh, and Yale definitely has to be Guinness - its probably the highest quality beer (well, among popular beers, anyway), but is different than really any of the others.

I would have to say Yale is more like a Dogfishhead 90-minute I.P.A.

Guinness is great, and better than most mass-produced American beers, but I'd say it's more of a GULC in terms of quality. Besides, there's a clear connection between the beer and the school: they both start with G (although by that logic Yuletide Ale might be more of a Yale).

Law School Admissions / Re: UVa's Admissions Office is Back to Work
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:59:39 PM »
Do any of you send responses to acceptance emails? I'm starting to suspect I'm rude for not doing so.

Law School Admissions / Re: Hey AdComms, Back to Work.
« on: December 26, 2007, 08:54:13 PM »

i hope they click on my LSN.

I click on your LSN every other day in the hope it will magically turn into a hyperlink. Wait, what's that informal definition of insanity again?

Law School Admissions / Re: HLS binders have arrived
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:10:47 PM »
I actually drove to Cambridge to pick it up in person. I believe the date I posted was the first day they were "ready" and I assumed they would be sending out all the ones people hadn't requested to pick up.

Law School Admissions / Re: Stanford Admit Package
« on: December 24, 2007, 08:21:57 PM »
I should quit LSD before all this massive envy does something negative to me.

I hope you're really savoring this moment; you're in at one of my dream schools, and they've given you a shirt.

Yeah, but I assume everyone gets a shirt of the same size, at least within each gender group. Hence, although the t-shirt may bring joy through what it represents, it may disappoint many from a more practical perspective. Harvard got it right. I'll get my sexy, form-fitting HLS shirt if and when the time is right.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: my son cancelled his lsat twice
« on: December 24, 2007, 02:16:53 PM »
She doesn't like Cambridge/Boston but is fine with New Haven? If OP is not a flame, then son's wife certainly is.

What kind of grading system allows GPAs of 4.5?

Honestly, "not strong on extracurriculars" suggests a Yale acceptance is unlikely, but that's no reason not to apply (it certainly hasn't deterred me). However, there are many ways to be a distinguished candidate (e.g., interesting work and other experiences). Chances at Harvard et al. are probably very good.

Regarding the two cancellations, I agree that this is likely to be a non-issue, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it. A single cancellation is never a red flag, but two might require some explanation. Why did your son have to cancel twice? If he has a compelling reason other than "wasn't prepared enough" then a simple LSAT addendum might dissolve any doubts.

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