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Denials / Houston Waitlist Moving
« on: May 17, 2005, 11:22:10 PM »
Got rejected from Houston. No biggie, was going to remove myself for the waitlist if I didn't hear anything by June 1 (saved 37 cents ;)). Decision came in an email from Jamie Hammers. Be sure to check out your bulk/junk mail, the email was in my junk mail folder (glad I checked before I emptied it).

Just happy that one of my goals have been met: Lose 25 lbs of fat before school starts (hopefully I can keep it up throughout the summer). I know I can't workout hardcore during law school, so I am trying to workout 6 days a week. Still have at least 7 lbs more to shed before I am completely happy, but hey its a start.

Goal two: Pay off my credit card bills (paid $8K of $11K thus far) and get credit score from a 666 to at least a 700.

Goal three: Refine typing skills (don't know how slow I am but I bet it is at 35wpm mainly due to typing errors (I think I hit the backspace button 20 times just typing this post ;))

Goal four: Get off W&L and/or Vandy WL....OK maybe some goals aren't realistic.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / SMU Loans
« on: May 16, 2005, 01:08:09 PM »
This thread would probably be better suited for the "financial aid" board, but its school specific and not too many posters frequent that board. Anyways, has anyone really looked into the SMU loan. I don't have the info on me right now, but it was through some North Texas/Denton bank and was called an SMU loan. It looked pretty good with the loan forgiveness, 0% guarantor fees, and the rate looked competitive. I am still waiting on my "bill" so I know what I got from fafsa and what I need to take out in loans. Any other SMU folks still waiting?

Law School Applications / Friday the 13th
« on: May 13, 2005, 11:03:32 AM »
What a great day to receive mail!  ::)

Wait List / Pepperdine
« on: May 10, 2005, 02:11:12 PM »
In case people were still interested, I just sent a letter asking to be taken off the Pepperdine waitlist. Hope that helps someone.

Wait List / Vandy, why the heck are you still considering me?
« on: May 07, 2005, 04:37:20 PM »
Just got my waitlist letter today for Vanderbilt! All laws of probability should have made the result an automatic reject, so I am happy. When I saw the letter I was thinking "Please be a rejection, please be a rejection, please don't be a waitlist" but now I don't think my W&L waitlist was a complete fluke. Of course now I should schedule a trip to visit the law school in a month or so. Right now, both W&L and Vandy are about equal in my book (of course I seriously DOUBT I would ever have acceptances from both or even one for that matter). Oh well, so much for law school closure before July ::)

Oh and the relevant facts people actually care about, letter was dated 5/3 and I applied in mid-Feburary. Anyone else get a waitlist letter? If you did, check the "I am not interested box" and mail it pronto. I hear it's a terrible school and everyone hates LOL. Dang it, I am not good at lying....guess it's a good thing law school is for three years  ;)

Denials / Minnesota rejecting deferred applicants
« on: April 30, 2005, 11:25:56 PM »
Just a bit of FYI for the inquiring minds that wanted to know. Mine was post marked April 27th. Alas, closure....well almost ;D

Meta Discussion / Posting Pictures
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:06:11 PM »
How do you post pictures in the thread themselves. I know you need to enter a URL address inbetween the "img" fields but I don't know how to post pics from my computer.

Being that this is the 2nd time I will be applying to law school, I consider myself a "law school applicant veteran" (not something to be proud of, but oh well). This year the rejections (aka decision letters) are coming at much later as a whole. Well actually, it seems like a lot of the schools sent out more decisions early on (Dec, Jan, & Feb) this year than last year. Subsequently, the latter decisions have been streaming out much more slowly. I realize schools are being overtly cautious given economy trends, but I think the over applying of many people (myself included  ::)) created a clog in the system. It is starting to feel like a staring contest between the schools and the applicants and so far, not too many are blinking. I am not totally bummed with the slow results, because I did get into one of my top choices, but I would like closure on the reach schools. Yeah, yeah I s*** Cpt. Obvious, but I thought I would throw this thought out there in the midst of the "WTF is my decision [ENTER SCHOOL NAME HERE]?!?!?" threads.

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