kirpsie -- I've enjoyed having you around and I hope you'll continue to post.
I agree with the consensus that you should go to law school where and when you feel happy to go. Good luck.
Oh I'll be around, the anecdotal info here is invaluable, and the people are pretty nice too
Since you seem to have your heart set on Washington... why dont you make an appointment to speak w/the admissions director AFTER this cycle is over. You could probably get valuable insight into what they are looking for in applicants and what you can do to secure a spot for yourself in an upcoming cycle.
That's exactly what I am planning to do, they start taking appointments after either April 1 or May 1 depending on whether you believe the admin in the admissions office, or the text of the ding letter.
Man, I've never seen anyone so bummed about being waitlisted at an Ivy League school (Cornell). Nonetheless, I think it takes a lot of courage to do what you're doing, and I wish you the best of luck.
It's not so much the Cornell WL as the whole process. It did not pan out how I hoped or expected and I don't really have what I consider to be a good option to attend right now. I don't want to just rush in to school when it doesn't really hurt me to wait a year and get my finances and head in order and try to better my applications, i.e. retake LSAT, potentially sit for the patent bar. And hell, who knows what will happen in the intervening year, maybe I'll win the lotto
And who knows...my Yale acceptance might show up in the mail tomorrow