« on: January 04, 2008, 10:58:07 PM »
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I am sorry if this has already been discussed, but I promise I have a good enough excuse for missing it. I just got a second complete email from Boalt saying that my application has passed an "initial review" by the admissions committee and that I should expect a decision in February. I got a complete email from them initially on 11/30. Did everyone get a second email like this, or should I consider this a deferral, or what?
So I am sitting at work today, minding my own business when the COO of the law firm I work for comes in. We chat like normal, and he turns to leave, but then comes back.
"So is it true what I heard about you?" he asks.
I draw a blank. "Huh?"
"The law school application thing. Is it true?"
Mind you, my employer does not know that I am considering leaving in the summer. Or rather, they aren't supposed to. But somehow the managing partner told the COO and the COO confronted me about it in front of several coworkers.
So much for flying under the radar.
I do not know how the MP found out, how it came up in conversation with the COO, or why it was even important enough to be a topic of conversation. The kicker? I've never had an actual conversation with the MP. I wasn't positive he knew who I was.
I honestly felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. So that was my afternoon!
I know everyone thinks that LS apps are a nightmare, but last night, I had an actual LS nightmare:
In the first part of the dream that I can remember, I am standing in the post office with a delivery guy, waiting for him to put my mail away. The part of the postman is played by (who else?) Kevin Spacey. (Note: He's shown up in my dreams before, so this isn't all that strange.)
He hands me one letter and goes outside. The letter is from Stanford, and it is like 20 pages long. I start scanning it for good news/bad news-- but there is both. I can't figure out if it is an acceptance or not. There's stuff in the letter about a car accident I was just in and about Christmas and about the place I used to work when I was in high school. There are notes about my acceptance but also a lot of "we only have room for so many slots, and this denial isn't an indication of your unworthiness" babble. So I get frustrated and start to leave the post office. Meanwhile, Kevin Spacey snatches the letter from my hands (?) and locks me inside the lobby of the post office. He gets in my car and drives away, leaving me to forever ponder that letter and what it truly meant. Creepy, right?
Of course, I also had a nightmare last night about my future mother in law redecorating my apartment. I think maybe the set of margaritas before bedtime was a bad choice?
So I accidentally applied ED to a school that I intended to apply RD to.
I got an email today asking for my ED contract, and (as I am sure you can imagine) I proceeded to have a heart attack.
Now that I am sufficiently aware of how dumb I actually must be, am I totally screwed? I wrote a letter to the school and overnighted it explaining my error. I am just hoping they wil be nice and add me to the RD pile. Anybody have experience with a dumb move like this?
I am now accepting sympathy posts and anecdotal tales of what happens now.
I submitted my last app over a month ago, and I am still not complete at a ton of places:
Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia (completion pending), Cornell (got second dean's cert email that said it won't hold up my application review...does this count as complete?), Duke, Harvard, Michigan, NYU, Penn, USC, Washington & Lee, WUSTL
And my NW status checker says I am complete as of 12/5... which unless I am more screwed up than I anticipated, is more than three weeks in the future.
This is the part where I hope I get a bunch of "Me too, don't worry" responses so that I can stop refreshing this site looking for a reason to believe that these schools don't hate me after all. Commence!