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Wait List / Re: GMU Waitlist.....Part 2
« on: May 26, 2004, 07:08:25 PM »
Well found out that GMU is not making any movements on its waitlist till after july 8th.....thought id pass that info along.

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Law School Applications / Re: How to work in a law firm
« on: May 26, 2004, 05:21:36 PM »
yeah its really wierd with the acceptances this year. i got rejected to all my "safety schools" and get waitlisted to 2 schools i didnt think i could ever get in. the reason why i say "safety schools" is because i probably would not get in these schools considering my stats, but i will not settle for anything less than these schools anyways. im not trying to sound cocky, but i do not want to be in the same position as i am as a graduated undergrad who cant get jobs because no one knows my school or will hire me because of my school.

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I just graduated from Baylor and its not that bad. True they legalized dancing for "Baylor Sponsored Events." Alcohol, sex, and homosexuality are taboo there but the law school has really been exempt from "Baptist issues." The profs are really hardcore and use the Socratic method vehemetly. It was cited by Princeton Review as "the marine corps of law schools" due to its trial advocacy program and its moot court competitions. In my opinion, Baylor is not as strict as BYU or Bob Jones University (I know no law school) but at the same time, it is not as progressive as lets say Notre Dame and SMU regarding religion and academia. Even though Baylor is rather conservative, the quality of your legal education will not be diminished because, as I said before, the law school sucumbs to a different set of standards as opposed to the undergrad.

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Law School Applications / Re: How to work in a law firm
« on: May 26, 2004, 01:25:00 PM »
still waiting on SMU and GMU.

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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 Tech...it 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.

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Wait List / Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
« on: May 25, 2004, 09:23:15 PM »
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 March....am I too late for loans? Should I apply for FAFSA and list my two waitlisted schools just to be safe?

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Wait List / Re: GMU Waitlist.....Part 2
« on: May 25, 2004, 09:12:43 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).

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Law School Applications / Re: How to work in a law firm
« on: May 24, 2004, 08:28:22 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.

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Wait List / Re: is anyone else on multiple waiting lists?
« on: May 01, 2004, 03:47:28 PM »
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!   

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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.

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