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Law School Admissions / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: December 14, 2005, 04:11:32 PM »
GULC Waitlist letter today, Dean Trujillo/UVa acceptance call today.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: December 14, 2005, 02:57:36 PM »
Opened the waitlist letter from GULC while speaking to Dean Trujillo of UVa.  I got in at UVa; forget GULC!!!


Law School Admissions / Re: Specific Law School Campus Cultures
« on: December 13, 2005, 06:14:48 PM »
Plus, I'm a liberal and I'd prefer a more even ideological split. When you go to a place like I do now that's 80-20 liberal two things happen:

1) Uberliberals engage in a pissing contest to see who's the most liberal. I hate the debates that are along the lines of George W. Bush is Satan! No, George W. Bush is Beelzebub! Satan! Beelzebub! And so on.

2) The conservatives adopt a garrison mentality. Some of them, every time they speak up in class HAVE to mention how they're outnumbered and how it sucks so much. Hey, dipshit, nobody made you come here; it's pretty expensive (unless you're on scholarship but if that's the case you could've gotten a scholarship at somewhere like Hillsdale too) so it wasn't like it was your cheapest option. Now shut up.

I imagine a more evenly balanced school would eliminate these two phenomena and encourage a more robust debate in class.

Most definitely the case.  My UG is very liberal and if when they catch even a whiff of my conservatism, they shrink back in horror and don't know how to respond outside of ad hominem attacks.  I don't mind a liberal law school so long as I am around intelligent liberals.  In fact, I would actually prefer a liberal law school.  It just means that I will have to work that much harder to ensure that what I believe in is well-founded and well-thought.  That said, UVa is still my top choice -- can't beat the weather (compare to cold ass New York, presently).


Law School Admissions / Re: letter from Michigan
« on: December 13, 2005, 06:06:55 PM »
I also received the letter/waiver; it encouraged me to apply and bumped the school up a whole lotta spaces on my wish list.  3.54/163.


Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 12, 2005, 04:49:34 PM »
I'm EA and went to Decision on 12/8.  Boo.  I thought I'd get the letter today.  Darn.  If I don't get it tomorrow, I'll probably suffer from a nervous breakdown.  Oh well.

It'll probably be bad news anyway lol.

Good luck to everyone else waiting!

I just banged out my first draft of the Why Mich? essay.  It was at first difficult to find a reason why I wanted to go there that applied to U-M and not every other T14 school.  In the end, I talked about my commitment to public education (public university grads rep!) and how U-M's commitment to diversity and internationalism mimicked that of my undergrad.  I also spoke to the differences between my UG and U-M, and that was quite difficult to do without being negative aobut my UG (it is a low-rep public commuter school with no dorms and no community...U-M is a prestigious public law school with amazing and gorgeous facilities that contribute to a vibrant and engaged student body).  I hope I pulled it off with enough tact; I'll get it read a couple of times and send it out early next week.

Good luck to all applying and those waiting on decisions!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Write your own rejection
« on: December 10, 2005, 01:51:55 AM »
Dear Lacoste19,

Although it is evident from your extracurricular resume that you are a passionate and active young man committed to a life in the public service, your application f-ing sucked.  We took it as an indication of the half-ass work you would likely produce here at X Law School.  Thus, we cannot offer you a seat in our 2006-2007 class.

Get your act together and try again you lazy bastard full of potential.

Dean X

Choosing the Right Law School / UMich Weather
« on: December 09, 2005, 11:31:40 PM »
Okay, the obvious part -- Michigan is cold.

But how cold?  And when? 

I never really considered Michigan until a week or two ago.  This is mostly because I'm from the South, live in NY, and HATE the cold. 

But c'mon, I wouldn't let weather deter me from getting a top-notch education at UMich (if they let me in), would I?

Guess it all depends.  How cold is it?


Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 09, 2005, 09:06:22 PM »
ok, i'm still complete.

well, i think we can take some sort of weird pride in being the last men (and women) standing for EA.

Agh, the suspense is killing me. Watch us still be the last men and women "standing" next Friday!

Oh God don't let that be true.  That would suck.  Seriously.  I'm hoping for a letter to arrive on Monday or Tuesday.  Someone start warming a seat for me at the bar, I don't think I'll make it lol.


Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown "Decision"
« on: December 09, 2005, 11:10:21 AM »
I went to DECISION some time this morning because I checked it late last night.

When I read it this morning I couldn't even believe my eyes -- I was so used to seeing complete and all.


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