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Wait List / Re: William & Mary Waitlist
« on: May 02, 2008, 10:01:58 PM »
Seat deposits were due yesterday........... anyone else biting fingernails?

I feel like I'm waiting for a boy to call!   ::)

Yeah, I know, that's energy better spent drinking.......

I'll give ya a call, baby. Less seriously, did anyone else receive an email telling you that you had a strong application, etc., etc., and that they are waiting on the May deposits before making a decision?

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...is that sufficient to deem him not a gentleman?

I know this seems off-topic, but it has to do with whether I should factor my GF into my law school/life plans.  I just want others' take on this question.  She's of the opinion that to even discuss whether this is the best way to approach a relationship (in 2008, not 1958, i say) is to reduce me to some ungallant cur.  Am I from Mars, thinking that in this day and age, chivalry can live even if she takes me out sometimes?

Thanks for any replies.

You're a feminine hygiene product if you don't treat for a lady's meal.. Even if she's the most hairy feminist in the world, I bet she'd lose some respect for you if you didn't at least offer, at which point she could give you her whole shtick about being an independent woman.

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*Just one quick thing: IIRC, LSAT scores bear a weak correlation to law school performance, but a better correlation to bar exam performance.  What do we make of this?


I'd be interested in seeing a study done on professionals who went to the same law school, but had varying LSAT scores. I would then like to see how they did a) in Law School, and b) professionally. I'm guessing studies have been done on A, but not on B. Anyone know?

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Law School Applications / Re: Would it be smart to....
« on: April 17, 2008, 09:31:51 PM »

My question is whether or not it's better to let them see the bad or not show them anything at all and let them get suspicious?

Exactly. This is what I'm worried about. If I was the school, I'd be a little curious about an applicant that didn't sent the updated grades. I mean, it drops my GPA .02.....but it is a drop.  :-\

I think that not updating your transcript could also be looked upon as a sign of disinterest... I'd get those in ASAP, maybe with an e-mail or phone call letting them know they're on the way.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: House husbands: socially acceptable?
« on: April 16, 2008, 06:59:40 PM »
I think it runs contrary to nature and or social programming for guys to not at least be A breadwinner. Sure, there is pride in raising one's children, but every guy knows that the world is going to look down on him for doing it, and the benefit (unless the guy is completely incapable of a reasonable salary) seems to be trumped by the cost.

Oh man, that trolling was easy.

Why does it run contrary to nature?  What do you even mean by that term?


Hmm, natural inclination ingrained in the minds of men? What the hell do you think I meant Kierkegaard?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: House husbands: socially acceptable?
« on: April 16, 2008, 06:50:05 PM »
I think it runs contrary to nature and or social programming for guys to not at least be A breadwinner. Sure, there is pride in raising one's children, but every guy knows that the world is going to look down on him for doing it, and the benefit (unless the guy is completely incapable of a reasonable salary) seems to be trumped by the cost.

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Wait List / Re: Notre Dame's provisional list for Fall '08
« on: April 15, 2008, 11:22:27 PM »
I got a call from Ms. Moriconi yesterday asking if I was still interested. She said admissions would begin meeting yesterday afternoon and today to evaluate waitlist applicants. Good luck to everyone.

Did you not fill out the continued interest form, or are you just an awesome candidate? ;)

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Wait List / Re: Notre Dame's provisional list for Fall '08
« on: April 14, 2008, 10:18:02 PM »
Sorry if I'm lame but what's TLS? One person apparently got off the waitlist on April 4th according to LSN but they don't show anyone else yet. I'm think ND's deposit is due this week maybe and so we could possibly see some movement soon????

There's some discussion about this here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28311&start=75 . At least two applicants on that thread have been taken off the waitlist.

The waitlist, as I've been told, will not be reviewed, at least formally, until April 15. At this point, they supposedly know how many students didn't send their April 10th deposits in, thus how many seats they have open, and select a number of applicants to fill them. Students accepted at this point can expect to hear news of their admission by the end of April. The applicants taken off the list at the above thread were informed via email, phone, so you might hear earlier than that.

Additionally, I was told by an English woman in Notre Dame's admission office today that other applicants, not accepted by the end of April, will be re-reviewed following the school's (June 1?) second deposit deadline. I doubt, however, that there will be many seats left at this point.

Good luck fellow Provisional List applicants.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please Prove Me Wrong
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:24:40 PM »
May I ask what were your absolute numbers?  If you started at 140, with all due respect, it doesn't address my point.

If, however, you're pushing 170, I would like to know your methods and, most importantly, thought process while taking the test.

Obv someone pushing 170 cannot increase 11 points twice.

11 was more romantic than realistic ;).. The main point was another big improvement is plausible (in my mind). I've scored over 170 on practice tests, but I still have trouble areas that need attention. For instance, I think (I can only think since it was undisclosed) that I probably got 8+ wrong on the RC, which I'm confident I could remedy.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please Prove Me Wrong
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:07:20 PM »
May I ask what were your absolute numbers?  If you started at 140, with all due respect, it doesn't address my point.

If, however, you're pushing 170, I would like to know your methods and, most importantly, thought process while taking the test.

December 07: 155
February 08: 166

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