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General Board / Re: Tier 4 transfer to Cornell??
« on: June 23, 2007, 01:20:31 AM »
I just finished in the top 1% of a Tier4 law school. my ranking is #9/ 560. my 1st semester GPA was a 3.53, second semester, 4.0. this brings me to 3.77 overall GPA for my 1L. the grade curve is a C. I made moot court and have won a book award for legal research and writing. i applied for transfer to some top schools, such as cornell, bu, and bc. i had an awful LSAT grade (won't even mention it here) but my UGPA was 3.8.  what do you think my chances are of making such a huge leap? 

You finished in the top 1% but finished with a rank of 9/560?

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Law School Applications / Re: going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:56:21 PM »
thanks for all of the input... i received an 8 and 1/2 by 11 envelope in the mail today

drum roll please


and it was a waitlist. ahh, yes, the continued ambiguity of my existence.

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Law School Applications / Re: going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 05:57:16 PM »
ah, and now here i am second guessing my fate once again (ok lets be honest, 7hundreth guessing).

so redacted, you leaning anywhere after this weekend?

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Law School Applications / Re: going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 05:15:21 PM »
Nooteboom thanks so much for answering my question!

oh and iscoreda, i just spent the last 10 minutes reading prolesurge's profile. Wow, i guess i wont feel too sorry for you :) People are so bizarre. Ok, im not at the end yet, but so far my favorite part is:

"Tune in next week when Prolesurge's LSN profile attempts to reunite a family torn apart by drugs, poverty, and the Endangered Species Act! Don't miss it!"
- prolesurge

because thats exactly how i was starting to feel.

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Law School Applications / Re: going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 04:16:34 PM »
funny, i thought you were one! yea, what is it with all of a sudden needing unconditional affection that can be controlled by food and clean bedding?

and i just read what you wrote on my lsn, and you're right, a usc acceptance for me doesn't exactly help your cause, but it would give me pause/cause to withdraw from UT. i checked out your lsn, and all of the reservations you have about being in LA i have about being in austin... except that austin might actually be cooler than LA.

finally, (not that anyone is going to respond to this thread anyway, so lets talk about nonrelevant things some more) people have been soooo mean on your lsn wall!! What a downer. Do you know these people?

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Law School Applications / Re: going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 03:50:57 PM »
also if anyone else is still going crazy about pending decisions, i'd love to hear about it.

Or those that have pending apps that might determine their future but are managing not to go crazy.. what's your secret!?!

so far, i've nearly ruined my relationship. made every person at my office uncomfortable to approach me in the morning (until they can ascertain the news i've received). thought about buying a puppy. been unable to eat for weeks (well i did have my wisdom teeth removed, but still). and for all of this, i blame LSAC. the almighty giver of applications and taker of sanity.

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Law School Applications / going slash acting crazy about USC
« on: April 24, 2007, 03:41:17 PM »
so USC told me that they reached a decision about my application and sent correspondence on April 13th. It is now April 24... and I sort of want to go postal on the mailman. I called and they're sending another letter, but in the meantime, those that have been accepted...

have there been any mass emails in the past week and half to admitted students? I figure if im not on that listserve I can make an assumption about my status.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:41:35 PM »
As an out of stater and seat deposit holder this is a subject that's very close to my heart.

Initial disclaimer: I called the residency office about my situation and this is what I was told so I'm 100% positive it's true in my case. You'll have to check it out for yourself before doin' anything crazy.

Ok, yes it used to be impossible, but apparently some new regulations have come about that make it a bit easier. Basically you have to 'establish domicile' in Texas for 12 months (which can now be done while going to school). To establish domicile you have to 1) marry a Texas resident 2) work fulltime-ish (I'm not too sure about the work regulations to be honest) or 3) own the property in which you reside.

I called about #3 and was asked a few questions (do your parents claim you as a dependant, etc) but was told that as long as I have a deed in my name by August, I'll be a resident in 12 months and $30,000 less in debt overnight. If you can figure out how to work one of those 3 things to your favor I'd suggest a call to the residency office, it was relatively painless. 


thats really helpful, thanks! i thought they were alluding to the property exception at the ASW but it was all very hush hush.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: April 17, 2007, 07:57:26 PM »
bump

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whittier safe to attend?
« on: April 17, 2007, 05:55:53 PM »
um, well, fyi, whittier blows. i grew up there.

safe to attend? no, you'll be bored to death.

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