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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Appealing a rejection
« on: February 07, 2006, 07:49:12 AM »
My sympathy goes out to you - your numbers coupled with your experience and circumstances should have definitely gotten you in.  You have every right to be irritated.  But the way I see it, it'll cost me 37 cents for a stamp and maybe another couple cents for paper/ink.  The worst that can happen is I get rejected again, which I'm expecting... sooo I guess that's what I'll be doing.  Good luck though -- if they let me in and not you it'd not be very fair at all

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Appealing a rejection
« on: February 07, 2006, 07:01:49 AM »
Thanks for the advice - I have absolutely no intention of taking a year off... I've gotten into plenty of places so far and still waiting to hear from some more.  When I said that it was my first choice by far it didn't mean that i absolutely HAD to go there or else I would be unhappy, I meant that from a scale of 1-10 it was a 10, and the others are between 3-7.  So if I end up at a 7 I'd still be pretty happy with it.  Plus, I could always just go this year to wherever is cheapest and bust my ass and transfer.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Appealing a rejection
« on: February 07, 2006, 05:58:49 AM »
My cumulative GPA is a 3.0 and my fall semester was a 3.4 - would that count as significant improvement?  I'm not sure, but I have an addendum all written up to send.  I'm also telling them a little more about why I would be good there, why they should want me, and new info as to an honors fraternity i just got into that wasn't on my application

Choosing the Right Law School / Appealing a rejection
« on: February 07, 2006, 05:43:06 AM »
My friend at the law school that I have been rejected from (which was my first choice) told me that he knows a woman on the admissions committee and she said that they accept appeals and sometimes they work -- does anybody have any information about situations like this?  He said his friend got into UCLA that way... I'm only thinking about doing this because it was my first choice by FAR and I'm really not that interested in going to anywhere else that I've applied to

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Phone call with Admissions
« on: January 26, 2006, 12:48:10 PM »
Rejected from Denver

Incoming 1Ls / Re: St Louis University
« on: January 22, 2006, 07:52:32 PM »
The other day SLU called me and I spoke to the assistant director of admissions who told me that the committee liked my file but wanted to make sure my grades went up this past Fall.  Apparently it is going to be reviewed again on Feb 1st.  She was very friendly (unlike Denver), answered all of my questions very directly, and gave me a really good feeling about everything.  If I get in after this "deferral" I will almost certainly be visiting -- probably March 3rd.  I don't really know much about the school.

Law School Admissions / Re: What's your undergrad school's average LSAT?
« on: January 22, 2006, 01:38:11 PM »
James Madison University  154/3.11

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Phone call with Admissions
« on: January 22, 2006, 01:05:08 PM »
Still nothing.  Decision on the 9th and I've called 3 times now and spoken to 3 different people about it.  None have been too friendly, and they all say to keep waiting.  Today is the 22nd and I still haven't received it.  I have pretty much lost 2 weeks of sleep and have been stressing out even more than I stressed over the LSAT.  I think 13 days is too long to wait for a decision, although some of you may disagree.  The fact that they wouldn't even send another copy out if it was lost in the mail makes me not want to even go there anymore.  I guess in a way it kinda helps because now I won't be as upset if I don't get in.  This is the worst admissions office I have ever dealt with in my life.  I heard things about them earlier, and through this site, but didn't think that something like this would happen to myself.  I know that the people in admissions shouldn't make or break one's decision to attend a certain law school, but I can honestly say that I am less excited about going there.  Oh well, their loss.  I'll update this whenver I hear the answer... IF I ever do

Yeah I got deferred a couple weeks ago by Miami and a few days ago I received the financial aid packet... I don't think it means anything at all

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Phone call with Admissions
« on: January 13, 2006, 03:43:56 PM »
almuhajaba,  I'm at the very low end of Denver's LSAT/GPA range

But thanks for the encouraging optimistic words of support  =)

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