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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Notre Dame vs. Loyola U Chicago
« on: February 21, 2006, 02:02:35 PM »
I have to express a little disappointment...I was hoping someone would try to talk me out of going to Loyola over ND, as I definitely am a prestige whore and will be extremely sad to pass up a T25 for a Tier 2.

I've tried to write this without it sounding snippy, but there really is no way around it.  I am not saying this to be an ass or be mean about it, but if that is your attitude about law school, then you should go to ND.  You really do not want to spend 3 years or more disappointed that you did not go to ND.

Again, I don't mean that to sound nasty.

Yah it's pretty obvious that's what the true feelings are. She wants to go to ND. Go to ND.

Although I personally feel ND is overhyped. If you're worried about job placement in Chicago check out this: http://www.calvin.edu/admin/csr/students/sullivan/law/chicago.htm

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I may be wrong, but it seems to me that you use addendums to tell adcomms what you've done to make up for your crap performance.  Saying, yeah, I'm just a slacker, or yeah, I became an alcoholic and miraculously recovered, or hey, I'm a psycho, let me into your top law school probably won't work.
Who knows though, I guess it's definitely worth applying.
The "I'm a big slacker but take me anyway" thing probably won't work (wouldn't you slack in LSchool too?) but if your situation involves the word 'rehab' I think it'd actually help. A PS to the effect of "I went to college, got caught up in some terrible substances, straightened myself out with the help of friends and family, and made 3.5+ the two semesters after I left the clinic" would probably go over pretty well with an admissions officer.

Then again this is coming from a prospective law student, not an admissions officer. My opinion is worth a grain of salt.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Notre Dame vs. Loyola U Chicago
« on: February 21, 2006, 02:25:42 AM »
I think you'll get in at Illinois and put this debate to rest.  Good luck!

UIUC is 2.5 hours from downtown Chicago. Getting in there wouldn't solve much.

Might actually complicate things when you start playing with the idea of in-state tuition.

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With a <2.5 you'd probably need to score a 180 and have a helluva an explanation about why your GPA is so low (at least for schools like UVA, UT, Duke, Cornell). If you are able to snag a 175+ and have a decent PS you could break the top 50.

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First, don't think it's ever a bad idea to practice the LSAT. You can't study for it (outside of learning tricks for the games). If familiarizing yourself with the test gains you a couple extra points that will may make the difference between a tier or may bring you some scholarship $$.

Second, I think it's wrong to say "undergraduate 'underachievers' don't make out well at all in law school admissions." There are plenty of examples of individuals with relatively poor GPAs (~3.0) getting into top 50 schools becaues of the LSAT. On the flip side, there are plenty of over-achieving undergraduates who are robbed of the opportunity to attend the best schools (4.0 / <165) because of one lousy test.

Third, how much have you looked into 'big firm' wages? If your goal is to make $100k (inflation adjusted) 10-15 years from now, don't feel like you need to get in at a big firm. Big firms will pay you $125-135k *today*. There are plenty of companies/firms/industries/etc where you could have the opportunity to be making that much money after 10-15 years of effort.

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Law School Applications / Re: Annoying law schools....
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:22:55 AM »
Don't know if it's been mentioned or not, but Dayton was emailing the hell out of me. There was a funny twist to it though: At the bottom of the Dayton email was a note saying that if I wanted to removed from their mailing list, I should contact LSDAS. I did. LSDAS replied that they could not remove me from a specific school's mailing list and that the only solution would be to remove me from every list. I wasn't too keen on that. Long story short, I had to forward my LSDAS exchanges to Dayton and complain to them before I finally stopped receiving emails.

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Law School Applications / Re: Annoying law schools....
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:20:21 AM »
most people can get into MSU

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Chiashu in Retrospect
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:17:00 AM »
here's my (long) list:

Accepted
Kent - 90.2%
W&L - 71.5%
DePaul - 99.8%
IU-Bloom - 92.4%
John Marshall-Chi - 100%
Loyola-Chi - 95.4%
UIUC - 65.2%
Wake Forest 85.0%
Iowa - 67.5%
WUSTL - 91.7%

Waitlisted
ND - 35.8%
UW-Madison - 83.7%

Deferred
OSU - 65.5%
Fordham - 58%
MN - 79.7%

Rejected
GULC - 19.9%
NWU - 21.1%
BC - 17.6%
American - 78.1%

Pending
UChicago - 7.6%
BU - 52.3%
Duke - 15.1%
Emory - 54.1%
GA - 72.1%

you must be a splitter.
yes sir

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sophomore w/ "cold" 154
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:06:27 AM »
of course not. and you keep saying that to self.

 ::)

be careful.  your eyes may stick like that.

i could use a typist/cook/maid. anyone can apply. i put a lot of weight on 'soft factors'.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Chiashu in Retrospect
« on: February 21, 2006, 12:46:43 AM »
here's my (long) list:

Accepted
Kent - 90.2%
W&L - 71.5%
DePaul - 99.8%
IU-Bloom - 92.4%
John Marshall-Chi - 100%
Loyola-Chi - 95.4%
UIUC - 65.2%
Wake Forest 85.0%
Iowa - 67.5%
WUSTL - 91.7%

Waitlisted
ND - 35.8%
UW-Madison - 83.7%

Deferred
OSU - 65.5%
Fordham - 58%
MN - 79.7%

Rejected
GULC - 19.9%
NWU - 21.1%
BC - 17.6%
American - 78.1%

Pending
UChicago - 7.6%
BU - 52.3%
Duke - 15.1%
Emory - 54.1%
GA - 72.1%

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