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rpr, those are some interesting withdrawals you have listed. It is really UT or Harvard?

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So is anyone else doing a joint JD/MRS degree?  I think it will be a fair amount of extra work, but I'm hoping my classmates will be there to help me pull it off.

Wow, you're paying a pretty high price for that program...could hurt the degree's marketability (unless you're independently wealthy, of course)...

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I think I'll wait till tomorrow and if I don't hear by then, I'll shoot him another quick e-mail. I really don't want this hanging over me all weekend.

Wow, I think you'll be answering his question in advance...maybe no phone call will be necessary.

Yeah, you have a little interest in HLS...


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MPA = master of public accounting?

If so, are you in the joint degree program (the "5 year program")? I was, and LSDAS combined my undergrad and grad GPAs (since I technically received both degrees at the same time, and the courses were commingled).

With that undergrad GPA, you will need a much higher LSAT (in the 160s at least) to make going to law school a profitable investment, IMO. Even with an LSAT score in the 150s, you're probably looking at a tier 3 school and plenty of debt.

Maybe you can get a few years of work experience in before you apply to schools...distance yourself from your college transcript. It seems to work for many splitters.

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HLS is so boring with the high GPA exclusivity...this is too predictable.

Why not spice it up some? Come on! Low (well, relatively low) GPA people are interesting! We've strayed from the beaten path. It's a diversity factor.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Chicago Law WL action?
« on: May 09, 2007, 03:41:34 PM »
Sounds like you're going to Michigan. I don't think Chicago will bump your $ up.

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HLS appears to be focusing solely on high GPA people on the WL once again. This is going to be over soon.

Those extra LSAT points are worthless. Lesson: don't screw around in undergrad. Hit the ground running at age 18, or you'll end up a loser at CCN  :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Are LSN LSAT scores inflated?
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:40:16 PM »
And don't forget to consider factors on the other side of the inequality: the LSAC numbers are for attending students, not just admitted students. If you peruse school websites (for example, UVA's), you'll see that the numbers are a bit higher for the pool of admitted applicants than for the eventual attending students. This is logical. The only school where I can see this maybe not being the case is Yale.

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Law School Applications / Re: Appealing Decision?
« on: May 09, 2007, 01:15:05 PM »
It sucks that this happened, but you know it's highly doubtful that one LOR (no matter how glowing) is going to bring a reversal of your decision now that that decision has been released. I think it would have been much easier for UCLA to potentially make a different decision on your file had they considered your letter before they issued that rejection. You're asking them to do two things now: retract a previous decision and accept you. And surely your raising a stink over a rejection on account of an unreviewed LOR (not very substantive) won't lend them to look at your app more favorably. Anyway, all I've given you are reasons why it's highly doubtful complaining will do you any good...but you have nothing to lose. Good luck. Maybe you'll get on their waiting list or something...a more polite rejection...

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abstruse, incoherent, disjointed, unwarranted, unsolicited

You're in danger of being completely ignored.

Please stop now and just work your way back in at a later date. Good luck.

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