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another day, another waitlist.

I'm up to 4 WL/Deferral already, w00t!  :D

I got 3 under my belt.

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No, they just want to torture us.

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Well I know some schools only let you apply after your first year of law school.  Also, some have a GPA requirement as a prereq to get a second degree.  Check the school website, they should have something on it.

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It devalues and makes common quality writing in application essays, something which not only hurts the law school by potentially accepting poor candidates, but which also hurts those of use with strong writing. It feels like ADCOMs will begin to look at well-written and meaningful essays warily.

I agree with you big time...

Ok, I'll admit it - I was dumb and hired a "Law School Consultant." I have some confidence issues and thought that they could really help me make my law school application rock. Long story short, the lady sucked big time. She didn't write my essay for me at all. I sent her a huge free flowing brainstorm that I spent a few hours on and she sent me back a TERRIBLE draft, leaving out the most important things and keeping in the useless stuff. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and started to work on the diversity essay. She took out the part about my heritage and the fact that I was adopted and kept in things that made me sound like a whiny & pathetic loser (about growing up in an economically disadvantaged household). Not to mention the grammer/style was terrible. The final straw for me was when I got my LSAT score back & she told me that I wouldn't get into any of the schools I wanted to apply, not to bother applying to schools with fee waivers.She gave me a list of T3/T4s to apply. Needless to say, I cried my eyes out, talked to my Mom who told me to stop talking to her, and applied to the schools I wanted to anyways.  Now I've gotten two acceptances already from places she said would never take me(t2 & T40).

So the moral of the story is that I wasted $900 on a service I didn't use at all and found out that I could write a killer personal statement/diversity statement without the help of anyone else.

$900?!!!  How could anyone charge so much for just a short personal statement?  I'd say $300 max and that's being generous.

I probably spent 10 hours on mine over the span of 3 months due to procrastination.  The best thing I did was let friends edit it.  Their input helped and especially if you have a friend that teaches english...

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I wish I couldn't post in this thread... but I'm still here.

Me too.

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Law School Applications / Re: CRS Fee Waiver Results
« on: February 14, 2007, 05:20:36 PM »
Now that acceptances have rolled in, just wanted to know the results of people who had CRS Fee Waivers.  Are they meaningless?  Or do they bear some hope of acceptance?

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Just got the mail...NOTHING. Man this is killing me.

Me too.  At least I got a status checker left to look at.

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I bump this thread too.

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Law School Applications / Re: The UNAccepted Thread...
« on: February 12, 2007, 09:06:06 PM »
Still unaccepted!!!! :'(

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Law School Applications / Re: For those IN at Hastings
« on: February 12, 2007, 03:35:21 AM »
Tag.

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