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Current Law Students / Re: Willamette School of Law
« on: June 09, 2005, 03:44:57 PM »
I don't know very much about Willamette except that I know someone who didn't make it past 1L because of the harsh curve.  However it looks like Texas Wesleyan has an even higher attrition rate (got the info from the LSAC site).  Other than that I would think it comes down to the usual question of "Where do you want to work?"  Hopefully other posters will have more specific info, but the Pacific NW is a great place to be, I think. 8)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Fantasy Baseball thread...
« on: June 09, 2005, 11:42:52 AM »
I can't believe Barmes fell up the stairs carrying groceries!  I think he must've made it up to cover something up...  :D

Here's my roster, 12 team, H2H:
C:  Pierzynski
1B: Dunn
2B: Cantu
3B: Huff
SS: Vizquel
OF: S. Green
OF: Klesko
OF: H. Matsui
Util: Hafner
BN: Womack
DL: Matos

SP: Halladay
SP: L. Hernandez
RP: Guardado
RP: Gagne
BN: Garland
BN: Buehrle
BN: R. Lopez
BN: Bedard (DL)

I'm currently 10/12, but I started off in dead last, so I'm making a comeback!

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I'm on hold too.  I'm at the point where I don't think I want to go there anyway.  I've already put down deposits elsewhere, and I feel like I shouldn't let myself get excited about a school that hasn't actually accepted me.  Sigh.  Too bad I can't get my app fee back! :)

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I'd recommend calling the school(s) and asking if the waitlist is ranked and how many people are on the list.  This way you might be able to get some vague idea of how realistic your chances are.  Also, it can't hurt to inquire about what (if anything) you can do at this stage to improve your chances.  Apparently it might not be worthwhile to be persistent at certain schools: http://www.deloggio.com/hearing/wlhelp.htm.  I have no idea if that list is accurate or not, but it does seem to indicate that it would be good to ask around.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UC Davis - HOLD ??
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:12:29 PM »
At the bottom of the status check page, there is a link to "Frequently Asked Questions" and one of the questions is "What does it mean if my file is on HOLD?"

"As the Admission Committee evaluates files, they are not always able to make a final decision at the first reading.  In some cases they choose to "hold" a file for further consideration at a later date.  They will continue to evaluate applications but will return to their holds from time-to-time to compare them with the new files they are reading.

"Applicants whose files are on hold should not assume information is missing or that they need to do anything further unless it is specifically requested."

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I don't think it's really fair for him to say that your choosing a particular school means that you're disregarding your entire relationship.  My concern would be that he does not seem to be supporting your dreams.  Do you think there is a reason that he is acting this way?  Hopefully he is not always so unsupportive of you.  

What are his reasons for not wanting to move?  I don't think a person should expect their significant other to automatically pick up and move, but you haven't mentioned why he is opposed to this option.  From what you wrote, it doesn't sound like you're very enthusiastic about him. Like you said, why plan your future around your boyfriend, especially if you're already sounding less-than-thrilled about the state of things.  

Is it possible that he is intimidated by your plans for law school?  Unless he is also a law student/lawyer, maybe he has the idea that your class will be filled with hordes of brilliant and attractive men.  This may sound silly, but honestly, his attitude sounds a bit immature.

As for advice, I would say to try to talk things through with him and try to understand what is really bothering him about this situation.  It's true that you can't expect your relationship to be constantly passionate, but you deserve to be with someone who wants the very best for you and thinks you're the best thing that's ever happened to him.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at U Washington
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:11:06 PM »
Great, just noticed I'm reply #666...that is NOT a good sign!   ;)

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at U Washington
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:09:48 PM »
Hello all.  I'm also waiting on UW (in-state) and fearing the worst.  I was wondering if any of you are also considering Lewis & Clark to stay in the PNW.  Unless UW comes through (not counting on this), I'm looking at L&C and Seattle U, both with $$.  Good luck to everyone else who is anxiously waiting to hear!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Using LSAC cd, web or not?
« on: August 20, 2004, 09:57:25 AM »
I used the LSAC CD on the web for last year's admissions cycle and would definitely recommend it.  I was extremely skeptical at first, but basically the apps look exactly like they would if you were to use a typewriter on the apps the schools send you.  I didn't actually submit any of the apps electronically - I printed them all out and mailed them.  Some schools indicated that they preferred electronic apps, but these schools had their own online application process.

Anyway, I found LSAC CD on the web to be a huge time-saver since I didn't have a typewriter.  The only time when it can be a little frustrating is when there's not enough space for a given item.  But this would happen on normal paper apps too since they are virtually identical.

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I'm in the same position - 2 waitlists, but it's just getting too late for me to pick up and move my stuff across the country if one of them calls at this point.  For awhile I was totally kicking myself because I rushed the whole process due to job-hating.  In addition to submitting my apps relatively late in the cycle, I also rushed and took the LSAT 2x and did ok, but definitely not what I was practicing at.  I totally regret not forking over the $$ to take a prep class.  I am pretty much resigned to reapplying as soon as schools start taking apps for next year.  Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot to add other than a new PS and a job promotion.  Lots of regrets, but I have to move ahead and plan for next year. :)

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