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Law School Admissions / False Hope?
« on: January 03, 2005, 03:39:52 PM »
I emailed all my schools telling them that an extra LOR was lost by LSAC and that I was resending it to LSAC and to the school directly. One of my schools emailed me back thanking me for the update and said it would update my file. A few hours later I received another email telling me that they were very impressed with my file and told me I had a better shot at their Summer term (which I intended on applying but missed the deadline by 5 days) and asked me if I wanted to be considered. Well, needless to say I nearly crapped myself and responded within two minutes of the email with a responding YES...hope I didn't sound too desperate. Should I be happy that I might have a shot at law school or is the school just trying to up its acceptance yield for the summer term? Ugh, this will officially be the FIFTH time I applied to this school...I at least deserve a "SUCKER" bumpersticker.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / JUST GOT INTO LAW SCHOOL....
« on: January 03, 2005, 12:49:21 PM »
...not really, but wanted to know how it would feel to finally post something positive about myself. :P (And yes I am THAT bored right now).

Law School Admissions / Personal Statement Review
« on: January 02, 2005, 06:00:26 PM »
I have two PS that I have written, but need advice about. They are both short (two pages double spaced 12 font) and convey the same basic message. If anyone is willing, please post your email so I can send it to you to gauge a reaction. I want to know 'hich one is better and see what theme you viewed from both PS's. I really need help here; this is my second time to apply and I want to make sure my PS isn't the reason I suck at the moment. Thanks!

Law School Admissions / Is anyone else having trouble with DC mail?!?!
« on: December 30, 2004, 09:09:23 AM »
Why is it that the USPS seems to halt when the House and Senate are not in session? I have not receieved any mail, junk mail, wrong mail, ANYTHING, in the past TWO WEEKS! The place I stay at always get mail (there are 13 other people that live here). Yes it's the holidays, yes it's DC, yes there is anthrax, but come on. People like to make fun of the South for being slow and backwards but at least we get our mail on time. Geez, it's not like rejection letters are that hard carry. It's just one piece of paper in an envelope....the thinnest piece of mail I have ever received. Thank God I am not a chick....I would be the most annoying person around (more so than I am now). Boy if I could only find a job that pays for bitching...besides becoming a laywer.

Choosing the Right Law School / A change at Boalt
« on: December 30, 2004, 08:13:57 AM »
Well my sickness is about to wear off so I am going to post my final (hopefully) "negative" postings. I know it is an LSD belief that Berkeley favors the GPA more than the LSAT (I have seen postings regarding numerical data and Ruskie's own admittance as evidence). I am wondering if people here are considering that maybe Boalt will change up its formula and start putting more emphasis on the LSAT. I am thinking this because of its drop on the USNews ranking. I know Boalt could careless about that, but a lot of the alums are getting pissed and the financial crisis in California is not getting better for education. To me, a signifigant rise in LSAT might help it in the least short term. I guess I am thinking this way because I was considering applying there, but I am second guessing because each year a school can have a totally different admittance policy. Just some food for thought.

Choosing the Right Law School / Decided to apply to Vandy
« on: December 30, 2004, 08:01:23 AM »
Even though it is a MAJOR reach, I decided to apply to Vandy. It was tough because I have a better shot at Cornell, but I definitely like Vandy better. I am also applying to Pepperdine as a target school, it's going to be an additional 100 bucks, but I figured I should balance out my chances. Any other miracle reaches I should look into?

Law School Admissions / What does code R13 mean?
« on: December 28, 2004, 03:02:04 PM »
Anyone know what code R13 means? Under the description it just says contact LSAC, but I want to get into law school THIS year.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / How to view an LSN admit....
« on: December 28, 2004, 11:17:09 AM »
When you see someone with similar stats get accepted to your reach or target school on LSN, do you think "Great I have a shot there!" or "Crap, they just took my spot!"? I feel like my chances get severly diminished when someone with similar gets admitted, but I have been really pessimistic lately (it's beyond the point of the glass being half empty to "what glass?").

Law School Admissions / Willamette?
« on: December 28, 2004, 09:54:20 AM »
Has anyone applied to Willamette? I applied over a month ago and they still haven't requested my LSAC report. I know that they don't review applications till later but I am getting a little worried especially since this might be my only shot at law school. Anyone have any info? I am planning on emailing them after the New Year holiday since most schools are closed until then.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / This Blows!
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:56:34 PM »
Not only am I not getting accepted (second time applying after 13 rejects last year), the one school I have a shot at (4th tier) still hasn't requested my LSAC report after over a month since my application. Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I have been around for a while giving advice, suggestions, comments to many on this board, and they are getting in to law school! I mean how pathetic am I? Here I am looking at these acceptances threads and see people that I have given a suggestion or clarification and they are getting accepted like it's nothing. What is worse is that I know what schools I am rejected at based on these reports from others regarding their acceptances. I wish schools would just send out the rejections as they come and not hold off on the letters. They all accept students in batches first, and then send out the rejections together letting you know that you are rejected before you even receive the envelope. I need to stop viewing these threads, but work is slow and law school is only on mind every 10 minutes (plus it doesn't help that I work in a large law firm). I get the feeling that the only laws I get to study are Murphey's.

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