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Law School Admissions / Re: Schools in Texas and How I'm sizing up
« on: May 25, 2004, 06:31:11 PM »
I think you have a good chance at getting in to law schools with your stats thus far. U of H will be easier since they are required by law to accept 80% of its applicants in-state. SMU may be a bit more difficult, but they are one of a few schools who arent "LSAT whores." I would also recommend Texas is going up in the rankings and has a new law school dean who is trying increase the quality of its law school. Baylor and UT are long shots, but great schools if you get the chance to get in. Baylor is the school for you if you want to stay in the texas area and if you are looking for the litigation track. It follows the quarter semester so its class size is small....if you want to get in, try applying for the summer class, its not as difficult to get in. Texas would be the best school if you want to move beyond Texas and if you dont have an idea of what/where you want to practice. Texas, U of H, and Texas Tech will be your cheapest options since you can claim Texas residency. I am not going to comment on St. Mary's, South Texas, or Texas Wesylan since I am unfamilar with those schools. Hope this helps.

OK I havent been accepted to any schools but I have been waitlisted at 2 schools. I am currently in Texas and have decided to go to DC and visit my number 1 choice, GMU. I was planning on meeting with the law school and get an idea of my surroundings (look for Apts, decide if i should bring my car, etc). I just dont want to waste my money and bring my hopes up too high if I dont get in. The other thing is, I havent applied for FAFSA but I really do need loans if I do get accepted. Most deadlines were for I too late for loans? Should I apply for FAFSA and list my two waitlisted schools just to be safe?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: GMU Waitlist.....Part 2
« on: May 25, 2004, 06:12:43 PM »
My GPA is the only thing really helping my application at this point.....I will disclose my stats after I get the final letter (dont want to jinx myself).

Law School Admissions / Re: How to work in a law firm
« on: May 24, 2004, 05:28:22 PM »
I lived in Waco, TX so trying to comprehend the huge increase in living expenses in another city is going to be pretty difficult for me to manage at this point. I am going to try to pursue those annoying law firms on TV (the non accredited firms with the Phen Phen and "Have you been in an auto accident" commercials) and see if I can get something through them.

I'm sure a lot of you guys get annoyed by this request (i see it every now and then), but did you guys that got accepted off of GMU waitlist do anything special? I am on the waitlist and have been extended to their other waitlist. The reason I am asking, is because I received my first letter during the Easter Holiday ( i of course was out of town) and sent the postcard in two days before it was due. In less than 2 weeks I got the second letter and wanted to know what y'all (from Texas ;D) did, if anything. GMU is my last hope (yes, bring out Justin Timberlake to "cry me a river") for attending law school this year. I have already sent one letter of intent (writing another one as we speak to address this second waitlist), had two of my professors write LORs, and one of my business law professors actually wants to call the dean herself and vouch for me (she wrote my regular LORs already). Any help would be appreciated, and I would really appreciate it if those who dont want to go to GMU, please rescind your offer for us bottom feeders on the waitlist. Thanks!   

Yeah I applied for both fall and spring. I actually went to the dean's office at Baylor Law and she pulled up my file and told me that my index number would probably not get me in at this point. Especially since they only have 80 or so seats and over 2000 applicants at this point. Baylor is sooooo picky about the law index, that it will recalibrate the LSAC UGPA by removing all pluses and minuses (ie a B+ becomes a 3.0 instead of a 3.5). I guess its working for them, they still have the highest bar passage rate each year (most of the time its 98%) and win most moot court competitions across the nation.

I did apply for a few law firms through a friend in dallas and got those wonderful "because of the down economy, we are not hiring" BS. Sucks that Im graduating and wont be getting any job with an office where I can hang my degree (or even afford to pay for the frame).  :'( As they said in Texas during the 80's....Oil Well.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown Waitlist
« on: April 28, 2004, 06:00:54 PM »
The quote from Andy Cornblatt is a few years old. The hundred or so are those who ACCEPTED their waitlist. GULC probably sent out 450 or more offers and they only got 100+ back. I would say you guys have a really good chance at getting in if you send correspondence to GULC expressing interest. That is only my opinion though.....Good Luck, GULC is my dreamschool....maybe next year.  ;)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown Waitlist
« on: April 28, 2004, 05:24:08 PM »
Here is some interesting info you might want.....

"We have two wait-lists, our priority list and our regular list. In an average yearm, 450 to 500 are offered places on our priority list, and 25 to 50 are admitted from it. Similarly, 200 are offered places on our regular list, and 10 to 20 admitted. Of course, the numbers admitted from our wait-lists vary dramatically from one year to the next." - Andy Cornblatt

Well congrats on the people who are getting in (GMU specifically). I was on the first waitlist and now I am on the second waitlist for GMU ( I don't know how because my LSAT is REALLY low). Is anyone else still on the GMU waitlist? I gor rejected to all my "safties" (poor planning I guess) and I still have three other schools I haven't heard from (American, Baylor, SMU). I've done all I can thus far but what sucks is that I can't even find a job to fall back on. I was so "gung-ho" on law school and didn't put much emphasis on the job search. My current school's career services department SUCKS (they only use MonsterTrak) and every place in my area (and beyond) is in a "hiring freeze." I know this is a law school forum but I am running out of options until the next round. Any advice is much appreciated (so far all I have is throwing myself off a building so anything is good advice  ;))

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