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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:27:33 PM »
Just a little off-topic, can we talk about gay books for a second? I've been taking advantage of this time before law school to fill up on fun reading, and I just found out about and bought Dan Savage's The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant. Which I'm enjoying. But. It was published in 1999! Where the hell have I been?! What other great queer books have I missed out on?! Please list gay/trans/queer books that you've read and enjoyed so we can all catch up on our gay reading!

I'll start. In addition to the Dan Savage book, I recommend:

As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl (John Colapinto)
The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir (Daphne Scholinski)
Stone Butch Blues (Leslie Feinberg)
Gender Outlaw (Kate Bornstein)

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: February 10, 2007, 05:58:29 PM »
Hot Girls: I confess it's cliche but Ellen Degeneres has made my knees weak since high school. My oh my. And what do we think about the gals in DC? Yay or nay?

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 18, 2007, 04:33:51 PM »
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When you say unsavory numbers, can you be a little more specific (range?)
Below 25% on both counts! So there's still hope for you superduper achievers! Chins up!

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 18, 2007, 04:15:09 PM »
Sorry to post more bad news but I finally got my ding letter. Humiliating to be in the first batch.

Decision 1/10, dated 1/12, postmarked 1/15 for those interested. I had unsavory numbers, but man I had a dream.

Good luck to the rest of you, and I will definitely be watching a nice comfy Gilmore Girls rerun at 5pm to make me feel better.  ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:13:44 PM »
Discussion of 1/15 postmark is here, pages 2 and 3.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3161&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

And for what it's worth, I have that dream about realizing too late that I've only been taking half the classes I was supposed to ALL THE TIME! Also lots of dreams about not getting papers in on time. Very scary!

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Law School Applications / Re: Visit school before getting in?
« on: January 15, 2007, 08:11:30 AM »
It's not presumptuous at all. It shows interest in the school and perhaps makes you a more desirable candidate. Make sure to call in advance to know if there are guided tours or to make an appointment. I did that with WUSTL and they ended up giving me an impromptu interview with an admissions counselor.

Can you tell us more about how this happened and what you talked about? I want to visit a local reach school soon and I'm nervous about potentially talking with adcomms etc. I'm going to schedule a tour & class sit-in. Beyond that, should I just stop by the admissions office and introduce myself? Should I say I have questions & try to get an interview, or is that too much? Also - dress pants or nice jeans? Want to make a great impression! ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:24:01 AM »
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.

no.



My acceptance came via normal mail.  Big envelope with a 39 cent and a 1 cent stamp on it.

yup

Ack, forgive me! I thought they sent em priority! Just stirring up controversy and worry, I'm so sorry!!!!! Can I mention I had a dream last night that I got not one but *three* acceptance packages from UMich? Thus we're all getting in. Forgiven?

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:17:26 AM »
Thanks guys!! Mail comes at 4pm, so five more hours. And just 29 more hours until tomorrow's mail . . .

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I'm church browsing at the moment because I grew up in rather conservative christian congregations and i'm looking for a new church... I heard that the United Church of Christ is a good one for Christians.... thoughts?
Can't help you there, I'm a real live fire-breathing heathen. All I know is Unitarians are supposed to be rad. Good luck!

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:03:52 AM »
So they send the acceptance priority, right? And they can't possibly be sending rejections priority, do you think? So here's my theory: the more days that go by without a decision in the mailbox, the greater the chances that it's a rejection.

Please discuss.

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan Status Update: Decision (Nov 14)
« on: January 11, 2007, 12:39:10 PM »
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LSN says they started sending out WL and Rejections around this time last year.
Thanks, RB

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Roughly, what are your stats Gilmore and Kates?
They're not outstanding. I'm probably looking at a WL or rejection, unless my soft aquishy factors pull me through.

Good luck all!

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