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I can't believe you didn't apply to Iowa.

Kicking ass there for a year (top 15%) would give you T14 options.  And if not, in state tuition and a solid school.

A) I'm a Cyclone, so @#!* the Hawks

2) If I do go to Iowa, and transfers don't work out then I am stuck in a school with applicability to the midwest only. And @#!* that noise.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

I like the blog, I can take on the most unapologetic sarcastic part of my personality there. Its fun. And if there is one thing I like about myself all the time, its my writing.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Ding, Dang, DUNG!
« on: March 29, 2007, 01:04:03 PM »
Determined that they wouldn't give me the opportunities I wanted post graduation. I kind of took a shotgun approach at the beginning of the cycle and have since rethought some things, If things continue as they are, I will not be attending this cycle

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  :D

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 Yale acceptance might show up in the mail tomorrow :P

Thanks all, you have pretty much echoed the plans I am working on, just need to iron out some lumps...

I am on my second year of WE now, I am working up plans to get to the Seattle area, problem is I have already switched jobs once within my first two years out (company shut down). If I move around too quick now I risk becoming a "job hopper" in the eyes of the HR nazis. And since I'm not 100% on law (or any other course for that matter) its not super-prudent to take that risk, though if there was a compelling enough reason I would do it for sure. Plus the company I work for here has some definite potential, I just hate this town. Its time to come up with a new hyper-optimal plan for the next year or so...

Ideally I will be able to convince my current employer to let me work remotely from the Seattle area...I'm thinking there is about a 50/50 chance on that... We shall see


I just haven't gotten any surer about the whole process since I started, in fact, I've become less so. I've got a good job in a solid small entrepreneurial company, it doesn't make sense to bail on that opportunity to take on upwards of 90k in debt unless I could have the opportunities I wanted after I was done.

I really do appreciate the kind words, takes a little of the sting out.

Well out of 18 applications I've only pulled out three acceptances... Northeastern, DePaul, and Washington & Lee.

After the cycle started I discovered a large desire to have the Seattle market open to me post-graduation. Given that this is the case, I have withdrawn from Northeastern and DePaul and requested defferal at W&L. I'm pretty bummed that I probably won't be going this year, but I'm so confused in general that it doesn't make sense to take on this kind of debt load unless I feel pretty good about things... Which I don't with my current choices  :-[

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle University
« on: March 24, 2007, 11:52:36 AM »
Well this is all good to know, thanks for the info, The Seattle app will likely be the last one I get back, we'll have to see about the whole process at that point, but I appreciate the  heads up.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 22, 2007, 04:44:14 PM »
I got a priority waitlist at BC, best I can drum up for ya...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Who's who on LSD?!
« on: March 21, 2007, 05:53:42 PM »
HOLY COW! 20-0 in less than 30 seconds. I thought my minute 46 was good. WOW

yep, yep, its my ego booster. i actually took a few photos of it, and put one up on my myspace page. i may not have a 180, but i'm the bombdigity when it comes to that quiz.

only 3 people, i think, have ever broken the 30 second mark. 1 had 29 sec and the other had 28 sec.

so lost...

what quiz?

srsly, i love trivia!

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