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Law School Applications / Re: "On Hold" at Harvard
« on: March 18, 2007, 01:06:52 PM »
I sent Harvard an email a couple of weeks ago telling them about scholarships and how it would help me to have a decision to them by the end of the month, but of course they don't acknowledge that with a response.

I sent Harvard some extra material after they put me on Hold, and they can't even acknowledge that they received it.   ::)

Just annoying because the only schools that might sway me from my current first choice are the ones I haven't heard from.

Ditto.

Threeto.

Fourto. At least the Gtown GLS letters are coming out late this coming week, so I'll know exactly where I'm going once I have that letter ... except, of course, that I have to wait until Harvard dings me. Ugh.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: March 12, 2007, 11:31:46 AM »
Bumpity.

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Studying for the LSAT / Duke schwag
« on: February 26, 2007, 02:01:18 PM »
I gotta say, I'm really down with the cheap but swanky USB key Duke sent today.

Anyone else get any good goodies lately? (aside from the WUSTL binder with the amusing DVD)

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Law School Applications / Re: GULC Preferred Waitlist
« on: February 26, 2007, 02:06:43 AM »
A 166 is not a good score for a non-diversity applicant for a T14 school. That's simply a statement of fact. The number of seats available for non-diversity applicants in the T14 is less than 6% of the total law school seats available in a given year!

If you can run a 4.5 40-yard dash, that's freaking fantastic, lighting fast speed. But if you wanted to play cornerback in the NFL, it's too slow, and unless you had something else to compensate (great hands, size), you wouldn't get drafted. So too, the 166 LSAT for the T14.

I resent the statement that a 166 is not a good score - granted it isn't a 172 but it is still 94th percentile, and by the way, I do have some good soft factors. I just think the fact that they are taking the higher lsat score instead of averaging is what's hurting me.

I am not saying it a good score for the T14, I am just saying it isn't bad enough to warrant "scaring off the adcomms" or whatever you said. I think if you have above 165, adcomms will at least give you a chance to wow them with other factors at T14s.

I'm still right behind you, Pugs. I dislike the implication that the LSAT is the only true benchmark that all of us have in common, and so it should be the true dividing factor. Sure, it's the only factor we all have in common. But, why is there so much of a difference between those of us who worked our asses off in UG to get a high GPA and had a rough time on the LSAT and those people who are very efficient at taking tests but didn't always get A's or A-'s? So many people get into these top schools with 169+ and GPAs in the 3.7 range. Yeah, I'm sure there's a fair amount of grade inflation at some places, but, really... I'd rather be with someone who has shown consistent solid performance in a classroom, someone who's proven capable of interacting with a professor and in expressing himself or herself in diverse ways and performs a couple of points lower on the LSAT than with someone who doesn't work well in those social situations but can study to the test.

If you can do both, then all the more power to you. I'm sure everyone wishes he or she performed better on the LSAT. When it comes to splitters, there's no reason to hate on us high GPA/lower LSAT "splitters" any more than on high LSAT/lower GPA "splitters," other than the fact that we're more easily segregated because of the LSAT.

Just my two cents.

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Law School Applications / Re: GULC Preferred Waitlist
« on: February 25, 2007, 09:04:10 AM »
FWIW, 2 years ago- when I was a senior in college- one of my friends initially got shut out of the T14 with numbers very similar to yours...he eventually got in off the waitlist at UVA in July.

My sneaking suspicion is that unless you're a diversity admit or you have killer softs, A 166 will scare off many T14s.

PWL today - 3.9/166/non-URM

The adcomms seem so damn arbitrary. That's a very strange result given your uber-sexy numbers, PugAttack. I'd probably bet the farm that if you stay on the list long enough and show enough interest that PWL has a 100% chance of turning into an acceptance.

Thanks for the encouragement. I can't help but think there is something wrong with my PS or letters of rec since I have been WL at both GULC and UCLA, which I thought were in my range.

I disagree.

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Law School Applications / Re: FYI: No mail on President's Day
« on: February 17, 2007, 08:44:09 PM »
At least my UG doesn't give out mail on Saturday, so Saturday's mail becomes Monday's. Sweeeeet.

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Law School Applications / Re: W&M e-mail - anyone?
« on: February 09, 2007, 11:03:33 AM »
I'm not wd'ing 'til I have my BC aid offer...

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Law School Applications / Re: Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: February 07, 2007, 12:39:47 PM »

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Law School Applications / Re: LSAT & Getting off the waitlist -- too risky?
« on: February 07, 2007, 08:14:05 AM »
So I'm taking the LSAT on Saturday and nervous as hell that I'll do worse than the last time around and shoot myself in the foot. Anyone have any experience with this? Is it even worth it?

I'll be there with you. Just relax and know that if you know you blew it, you can cancel at no penalty. Sleep well the night before, breathe deep and trust yourself.

If you get even one accept or waitlist after your new LSAT score is released, it will have been worth it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Gtown GLS? Anyone? Bueller?
« on: February 06, 2007, 10:36:10 PM »
da bump

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