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I mean, you really don't have to decide now. The kind of stuff I wanted to do when I was a freshman is so different from what I want to do now, and that was only three years ago. Think about that.

Someone I respect a lot once told me that his life philosophy has been to take all opportunities that open more doors than they close. There's no point of trying to figure out your life on 3 or 5 or 10 year tracks. Too many circumstances change - you change! Just take opportunities as they come.

Open doors for yourself by doing what you want to do - it's great that you're getting involved with these organizations and professors, but don't do it for a leg up in the admissions process, do it because it's what you think is fun and what you think could contribute to your growth.

I've seen so many people burn out who put themselves on these 5 year plans to success. It's not worth it. The people I know who are the most mature, who are the happiest, and interestingly enough, most successful, are those who pursued what they wanted to pursue, and didn't miss the trees for the forest.

agree 110%

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i didnt read all of this, but as a college freshman, it sounds like you've got it way too "figured out."  you should take a year off and go find yourself in thailand teaching autistic children how to read.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU vs $$ Penn
« on: February 23, 2009, 12:38:50 AM »
Depends on fit and what you want to do post-law school. If you are set on public interest, NYU's LRAP is nearly impossible to beat (seriously, 3  years in public interest and nearly all your loans are forgiven). if you think you'll do biglaw straight out, Penn is probably the path you want to take.

are you serious?!  this is quite possibly the best news i've heard all night.  i should really start reading all those brochures they keep sending.  working 90 hrs per week is killing my research-law-schools time.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 23, 2009, 12:35:03 AM »
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

looks like it's cold new england weather for me!  also out at yale over the weekend.  at least they had the decency to do it on cottony paper with nice letterhead.  they still suck though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU vs $$ Penn
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:33:58 AM »
I strongly encourage everyone to stop giving a damn about lay prestige.  It's meaningless.

amen.  all my friends who say i should pick georgetown over nyu hands down never know wtf they're talking about.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:24:34 AM »
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: February 17, 2009, 05:42:38 PM »
from urbandictionary, pants:  "rubbish, no good, bag of sh!te"

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: February 11, 2009, 03:13:03 PM »
I think I'm going to call Toby Stock soon and inform him that I intend to apply to Harvard.  This is what I refer to the "PJC1".  If I decide that I would like to attend Harvard, I shall call him a second time to inform him that I will see him in Cambridge in the fall.  This is the PJC2.

hahaha i love this.  i'm gonna give him an LK1 and an LK2.

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Law School Applications / Re: ITT: You predict your 2009 cycle!
« on: February 02, 2009, 11:55:33 PM »
this looks like fun:

harvard - reject
stanford - reject
yale - reject
columbia - waitlist, accept
nyu - accept
chicago - waitlist, accept
berkeley - waitlist, reject
upenn - accept waitlist (withdrawn)
umich - accept $
uva - accept $
duke - accept $$
georgetown - accept $$
gw - accept $$$
fordham - accept $ (withdrawn)

items in bold are already true as of the writing of this post.

if this is how my cycle actually goes, im pretty okay with that.  a waitlist at hys would be nice, but i wouldnt give myself a snowball's chance in hell at getting off a waitlist at any of those schools, so it's really an ego thing more than a practical desire.

other than penn, turning out to be pretty good at predicting my cycle.  come on columbia!

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 02, 2009, 12:19:18 PM »
"Reserved" at Columbia today.  I assume this is a WL?

i think so.  i'm pretty sure they also hold some candidates and make decisions before seat-deposit deadline.  but the letter they sent me said they'd review again in may, after seat deposits are due, so it sounds way more like a waitlist than a deferral.

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