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Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 01:16:31 PM »
Coop, OMGzors, that was hilarious. And I'm convinced there are some out there that don't get it. Delicious.

kirps, I just wanted to apologize for my snarkiness from before. I realize now that we are kindred spirits, for I too am a prestige whore (ask anyone). Keep in mind, though, that name recognition and rankings don't coincide, plus prestige is often regional. If you find yourself in Charlotte, don't be surprised when the Wake Forest grads snicker at your Cornell degree. "Cornell? Where the @#!* is that, Iowa?"

I LOVE cornell college ... the one course at a time system rules!

Funny thing, I AM from Iowa, I KNOW people that go to Cornell. Not even shitting.

So I am posting this crap from work because I am bored as hell... Yeah there is some stuff I could do, but I don't wanna. It seems that my journey through high-pressure consulting (I had a ridiculously high work ethic then) unemployment (I quit because I decided to pursue law) and now into a new job which is less challenging, has shot my sense of urgency right in the foot. So who's with me?

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 01:07:31 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, and I do realize that there are some good possibilities outside of the t14, I just really want to go to the kind of school that will allow me to point to my diploma on the wall and  say "F*ck You" should the need arise. One of my greatest personal flaws is a sometimes poorly veiled attitude of conceit, and while I try to maintain control of it, I also really like having the credentials to back it up.

I promise I am not the a-hole this post makes me sound like...

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 12:52:04 PM »
You're very astute Zam... It's definitely a bit of an ego thing for me to try to hit a top 14 school, not only for my own edification, but to rub in a few people's faces. I know that seems childish...and I'll admit it is to a degree...but hell, there are bad reasons for doing a lot of good things.

Also I kinda figure that if you aren't going to shoot for the top, what's the point in trying at all...

Gold: Jager
Silver: Jager
Bronze: Jager

Runner Up: Buttloads of cheap watery keg beer

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 12:23:32 PM »
Thats exactly how I picked my schools, with a preference to the Boston, DC, and Chicago areas. I have a degree in computer engineering so intellectual property is a natural fit, but I also very much want to explore areas like international law or constitutional/something useful in politics.

I didn't really give consideration to concentration specific rankings, 1) because I am still up in the air about exactly what I want to do, and 2) because most things I read and heard from lawyers and law students I know said that straight ranking and geographic location were much more important than coursework specific rankings.

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 11:54:19 AM »
Yeah, its been somewhat...shall we say...taxing.

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 11:39:18 AM »
Well all,

The number is up there because I applied/am applying to like 12 of the top 14 and I felt that my chances were lower at all of them, however I would really like to attend a top 14 school so I shot for it. The others (GW, ND, BC, BU, W&L, W&M etc.) I felt were my bread and butter. Also I picked up fee waivers for quite a few in this range as well as a few in t14, all told I will probably have spent 1500 or so on this app cycle by the time I am done and include LSAT fees etc. The geographic safeties were free aside from Washington (thats my fault because I threw out the fee waiver before I decided to apply). All told, the money is manageable, I am more worried about the timing etc. I didn't apply anywhere that I flat out wouldn't want to go, and I didn't know how my GPA vs. LSAT vs. work experience would play out, so I decided to use the shotgun technique so to speak.

Like I said, I was mainly feeling like I dropped the ball a bit since my apps didn't go out in Oct./Nov. but it sounds like that might not be the kiss of death I had been led to believe it was. School List follows. It looks like maybe I only have 7 left.

Boston CollegeNY
Boston UniversityNN
William & MaryYN
Fordham (may scrap)NN
George WashingtonNY
Northwestern (Chicago)NY
U of ChicagoNY
Notre DameYY
U of WashingtonY(threw out)Y
Washington & LeeYY

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 10:25:18 AM »
Perhaps I am underestimating my chances, but I feel like I am pretty much rolling the dice completely at most schools I want in to. I hit DePaul, Northeastern, and University of Washington as geographic safeties, but I would rather not have to go there.

Law School Admissions / Re: How disasterous is this?
« on: January 16, 2007, 10:06:36 AM »
It's ok. I still haven't gotten in my apps yet because I keep vetoing my personal statement. I WILL get them done, I swear.

That was my problem, I did three full re-writes with about 6 revisions of each. The end product was exactly the kind of PS that I didn't want to write when I started, but tested best with my readers (i.e. friends whose free-time I hijacked + LSD peeps).

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