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Plus, the financial support of a spouse couldn't hurt, either.  One less thing to stress over, even if it's nothing more than help with your household and personal expenses.

I can also see how being married could just add more stress.  A good thing about being a single student is that you don't have to worry about your spouse complaining about how little time you spend at home.

Eh, what do I know... I doubt it would matter in the application process, though.

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Law School Applications / Re: Wait list irresponsibility
« on: August 09, 2004, 07:55:20 PM »
Interestingly, I was specifically told that the waitlist wasn't ranked.  That they do go back and read each one.  Of course, they could have groups that are ranked, like this group of twenty is first, and these next twenty apps are for when the first twenty don't work... 

In terms of improving the process, while I understand that a lot of schools may waitlist people in lieu of outright rejection, they could be more responsible in the amount of people who are placed on a waitlist.  Especially those placed on a so-called "priority" waitlist.  If I had been placed on a general waitlist, I probably wouldn't have gotten my hopes up so much.  The way my initial waitlist letter was worded, it heavily implied that their admissions process was something it wasn't, that it was truly just a matter of time before I would be accepted.  Or maybe I was just naive.

Better communication would also help the process.  And they should communicate when they say they will.  I was left hanging for over a month from when they originally told me they'd have a definitve answer.  And then once they did communicate, it was just to put me on hold for another two months.

I also agree honesty would be a plus.  If I specifically ask something, I'd rather hear, "I'm sorry, I can't tell you that," instead of an outright, bold-faced lie. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Wait list irresponsibility
« on: August 09, 2004, 05:45:19 PM »
I completely agree and feel your pain.  The only light at the end of my tunnel is that all of this crap will officially be over in a couple of weeks and I can get on getting on with my life already!

I do see the side that schools can't give out but so much information.  I get that. 

But on several occasions this year, I feel I've been point-blank lied to when it wasn't really necessary, and that's what I don't understand.

Sorry you've had to go through this, too!


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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 09, 2004, 05:31:30 PM »
You know what really pisses me off? People who drive like retards and think they're cool. You know the ones- no turn signal, tailgating, chronic lane-shifting. Yeah, you're really cool, dipshit. Most people get past these juvenile displays of stupidity when they're 16 and have driven a car for a couple weeks. Only the most blatant asswipe must continue to exhibit his/her stupidity years later.

And that got me thinking- why is abortion only about babies? I constantly see teenagers, middle-agers and old people that should be aborted. If I see some *&^%-eating fuckbag with green hair cut me off and blow a stop sign, *boom* he should be aborted.

Don't bother disagreeing with anything I say, because if you do you are a dipshit.

Ummmm...  Okaaaayyy... Yeah.

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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 09, 2004, 04:29:22 PM »
Thanks everyone for your advice.  I did send the admissions office another letter last week detailing my experience, stressing my confusion, hinting at my frustration, and screaming my great desire to attend their school.  I flat out wrote, "If you accept me I will attend."

I had not thought about contacting the dean.  That seems a little intimidating, especially by phone.  Do you think a letter would be okay?  I can crank them out fast and even take it there in person if time is a factor.

Thanks again everyone for your support and suggestions!

Oh, and to the person who asked: classes start two weeks from today.  Orientation starts the 18th.  My boss has told me that she doesn't really care if I am able to give two weeks; she's told me, "Don't worry about it, we'll work it out."  So at least there's that! :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Next Year
« on: August 06, 2004, 08:51:14 AM »
I am in a similar situation.  If it ends up that I don't get pulled off my waitlist, I'm going to try and talk to the admissions office.  Because the only thing I can do to improve my file is to retake the LSATs and write a better PS, I want to ask them, if I retake the LSAT and get X score, do I have a shot at getting in next year?

Hopefully they will be frank with me, but I kind of doubt it.  If they're honest with me and say that because I wasn't admitted this year, I don't have a shot, that's another thing.  That's a bridge I'll have to cross when I get there.

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News Discussion / Re: ideology graph
« on: August 05, 2004, 04:12:39 PM »
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

Aw.  I'm a liberal anarchist. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What Is Your Favourite Song Right Now?
« on: August 05, 2004, 03:45:57 PM »
I've had both of Jamie Cullum's CDs (Twentysomething and Pointless Nostalgic) in heavy rotation at work lately.  I love those Funky Jazzy English musicians.

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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 02:59:15 PM »
That's really lame that they're stringing you along like that. And I thought the two schools I'm wait-listed at were stringing me along by keeping me on the wait lists and not letting me know anything.
What are your plans if you don't get in at Richmond?
One thing you might be able to do is call up (or have a friend call if you think they might recognize your voice) and don't give your name, but tell the person who answers that you're wondering about the status of the wait list. Then see what the generic answer is, and ask any questions that might come up from that. Don't tell them your name -- hang up if they push for it. This is your chance to ask the pushy questions and to get pissed off at them without it hurting your chances.

I'd love to do that, but I don't think I have to hutzpah to pull that off and be believable.  I did send them an email this week asking what the deal with the waitlist is because I've gotten conflicting information, and what the heck their problem is, blah blah blah... But very professional and dignified, not at all snotty, of course!  I'd love to be super pushy, but I'm not the kind of person who can do that and make it work.

Oh, and should it not work out this year, I'll continue my mind-numbing path as an IT cubicle monkey and consider the masochism of retaking the LSAT and re-applying next year.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Help me name my kitty!
« on: August 05, 2004, 01:48:37 PM »
Aw.  That new pic is precious.  He looks like he's trying to be all ferocious and scary, but it's just not possible because he's too damn cute! :)

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