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Denials / Re: Impending doom - now what? try again next year?
« on: December 21, 2005, 05:06:48 AM »
Uhm...166 is good. So unless you're dead set on T14, or you UGPA sucks...then I really think you are over-worrying...

that first rejection is hard to take though... I was the same way when Texas dinged me... but trust me, acceptances are coming.


My UGPA sucks - 2.89 according to LSAC. (engineering major and I have an excuse for the first two years, but I don't think it's going to help much.) I've done all sorts of undergrad level coursework afterwards with excellent grades, but of course none of that matters.

Anyway, I'm feeling better now. I was pretty down when I wrote that first post. I didn't expect the first rejection to hit me like that. But, BC was one of the schools closer to my reach, even though it was still a reach. If BC isn't willing to forgive my crappy UGPA - at least to defer me instead of an outright ding - I can't reasonably expect schools like Cornell or Duke to look twice either. I'm not URM. I have some soft factors, but nothing phenominal. (I thought my soft factors were decent when I first applied, but after staring at LSD and LSN for so long, I think they are pretty mediocre at best.)

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Denials / Impending doom - now what? try again next year?
« on: December 20, 2005, 06:45:22 PM »
So, my ding from BC has been a relief in many ways. I was really starting to get nuts, waiting for my first response. Couldn't concentrate on anything, staring at LSN/LDS all day. I'm sort of a mild splitter with soft factors so it was going to be a toss up. I feel like the BC ding is spelling out impending doom for most of the other schools I applied to. It's not really a surprise, I guess. It's forcing me to be realistic.

So, from here I'm starting to think seriously about what happens if I don't get into any of the schools I want to go to. I can send out more apps, but I'm not sure if I want to put in the huge effort for law school if it's going to be bottom 2nd Tier/3rd Tier or in some weird location. I would rather do MBA or something else. I can try to take the LSAT again in June and raise my 166 (can't do Feb), but then I'll be waiting until next years app pool. I would be almost 30 by the time I graduated law school, assuming i was able to raise my score significantly in the first place. (I think I can) At worst, I get the same score or lower and wasted a year for nothing. As a woman, I feel like graduating by 30 is starting to get late. If I decide I want to have kids, family history says I'd need to do it all by 32 to be safe. :( I guess I already know what my options are. Just feeling down because I don't like any of them. :'(


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Where should I go next fall? / What's up with UMich ED?
« on: December 20, 2005, 04:52:05 AM »
Ok, I've already accepted that I'm either dinged or deffered from ED. (praying for the latter) Has anyone heard back? I thought they were supposed to send something by 12/15. No one on LSN seems to have received any defferals or dings yet either. ???

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Denials / Re: No Go at BC
« on: December 20, 2005, 03:11:31 AM »
I think I got my first ding from BC, too. I can't help feeling this is a bad sign that the rest of my schools are hopeless (except maybe UIUC) :'(

I wish they sent it to my current address. It's kind of embarrassing. My mom got the letter. I'm not entirely sure if it's a ding or a deferral. She sent me an email and I guess she was worried about making me feel bad because she didn't explain what was in it. (Just that she didn't like Boston anyway - I love my mom. :)) I'll have to call her when it's daytime and find out.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: overseas applicants
« on: December 19, 2005, 06:41:25 AM »

(romaji de kakukoto-ha muzukashii naa)

not to but in, but you can actually post in ???? or ?????if you are using a more-current windows platform.  with windows xp it's a matter of going to the control panel and fiddling with the language options. 

just found this out myself, it's loads easier than romanji anyday.


as for mail, it's taking (on average) 1.5 weeks to get to my apartment.  i'm in japan and i'm still waiting on michigan ED as well.  glad to know i'm not alone, though!

You're not alone...looks like plenty of LSDers in Japan and Asia who need to wait on decisions.

Sometimes I feel like I'm in Japan. I've lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for the last three years but whenever I go back to the US everyone asks me how my time in Japan was. :)


Nice! :D I love how all asian countries and asian people get mushed into a big blog in the US.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: overseas applicants
« on: December 19, 2005, 06:11:00 AM »
tori-san,

 anata wa nihon ni doshte desu ka JET, NOVA, AEON?. Boku wa nova no sensei desu, kore kaisha wa totemo hidoi desu. DAI KIRAI desu yo

payaso

sugoi! :D ima daigaku-de nihongo-wo benkyou shiteiru yo. kyounen no ku-katsu, nihonjin no boifurendo to nihon-e kita. chiisai eigo no hoikuen (preschool) de arubaito-wo shiteiru. hoka no nova no sensei kara onaji koto-wo kiita. payaso-san-ha rainen roosukuuru-e itte, yokatta desu ne. ;) watashi-ha mada nani-mo uketteinai kedo...  :-\

(romaji de kakukoto-ha muzukashii naa)

law school はにほんごでほうがくぶです。ときどきたいせつだ。

Maybe you knew and thought clownshoe didn't.  I just know because I got tired of trying to explain this without knowing the word and looked it up one day.  Also, romaji makes my eyes bleed.

Yes, I did. Although, at the school I am currently at, they distinguish the undergrad law department as "法学部" and the graduate Law School as "ロースクール". Don't ask me why they use katakana, I just got into the habit of referring to them like that. (I think it's related to the recent changes here that caused a splurge of new law schools to open up in the last few years. That, and english words are supposed to be "modern" and "cool". ;))

Added Note: Graduate students studying law in the graduate school (not the same as the Law School) are in "法学研究科" or "法科大学院".

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: overseas applicants
« on: December 17, 2005, 08:57:02 PM »
tori-san,

 anata wa nihon ni doshte desu ka JET, NOVA, AEON?. Boku wa nova no sensei desu, kore kaisha wa totemo hidoi desu. DAI KIRAI desu yo

payaso

sugoi! :D ima daigaku-de nihongo-wo benkyou shiteiru yo. kyounen no ku-katsu, nihonjin no boifurendo to nihon-e kita. chiisai eigo no hoikuen (preschool) de arubaito-wo shiteiru. hoka no nova no sensei kara onaji koto-wo kiita. payaso-san-ha rainen roosukuuru-e itte, yokatta desu ne. ;) watashi-ha mada nani-mo uketteinai kedo...  :-\

(romaji de kakukoto-ha muzukashii naa)

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Acceptances / Re: Anyone else surprised at how slow this week has been?
« on: December 17, 2005, 02:32:33 AM »
You know, I bet a lot of schools T15 and onward are concerned about the lower # of test takers/applicants.  They might be holding off to see how many apps they will get and then making their

Are there really less test takers/applicants this year? That would be a godsend. I was freaking out that last year seemed to have unusually tough admissions for some schools I wanted to apply to.

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Denials / Re: Letters in Response to Rejection Letters
« on: December 14, 2005, 06:19:48 AM »
OMG, this thread is a riot! :D Thanks, guys. LSD rocks.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: overseas applicants
« on: December 14, 2005, 06:08:50 AM »
What was the date of your letter vs. the date you received it??? I'm waiting to hear from UMich also. (currently in japan) My complete letter arrived 10 days after the letter date.

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