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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 09, 2007, 08:04:28 AM »
Washington & Lee via e-mail....I wasn't sure what to expect there since I went complete after their deadline, so this is a nice surprise :-)

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I starting dating my husband when I was 19. We got engaged when I was 20 and married a day after my 22nd birthday. It's not like I had some fairytale of always wanting to get married after college or whatever. I actually was in a long-term (3-year) relationship prior to meeting my husband, and it ended pretty messily. While it was a teen relationship, it was a pretty serious one, and it taught me a lot. My husband and I agreed before we got married that we would not plan on having kids until after I completed grad/professional school and secured a decent job. Maybe I'm the exception, but I think I have a happy marriage that works well for both of us. I don't see us getting divorced; we're good at working through our problems.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: T3 & T4 Acceptances and Rejections 2007
« on: February 07, 2007, 02:21:19 PM »
I have to add, with a 166/4+, why are you appling to any of those schools for anything other then safeties?

Geography...I don't have the luxury of moving, so I have to go to a school within commuting distance of where I live. I like Penn State much more than Widener, so I doubt I'll go to Widener unless they offer me a full ride (and even then, I probably won't go there). I applied to William and Mary and Washington and Lee just for the hell of it, because I love those schools and they sent me fee waivers, but I can't go. Yeah...it kinda sucks. I started to apply to Cornell on Friday (got a fee waiver from them too), and then I figured, what's the use?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: T3 & T4 Acceptances and Rejections 2007
« on: February 07, 2007, 11:38:35 AM »
Wow...in at Richmond (80) in 2 weeks...

In at Rutgers-Camden (65) in a week...

Still waiting on:  Widener, NC Central, Stetson, Hofstra, Albany

WHAT THE!?!

If it helps, I'm still waiting on Widener too - and I definitely thought I was an auto-admit there.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:08:01 PM »
LOL good one.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 03:03:36 PM »
Don't worry, you'll get it back as soon as someone announces their latest acceptance  :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:58:32 PM »
Haha well that's one way to keep grade inflation down! I'd rather not reveal my specific institution in a small attempt to protect my identity (not so much from law schools as from my current employer  ;)). I will tell you this much though - it's a women's college, so it's smaller than most schools, and it is a tier 2 (top 100) institution according to the nationwide undergraduate rankings. I don't know what everyone else's grades were, but I know there weren't THAT many Summa Cum Laude's at graduation.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:38:23 PM »
Marlinspike and Sigur - yes, I apparently had some profs who thought I was extra-special and gave me A+'s. I had all A's in college.

How does this happen?  Did you work really hard?  Have really easy classes?  Massive grade inflation?  Are you a genius?  I always thought that if I was an adcomm, it would seem awfully fishy if someone had never gotten below an A.

On a scale with A+, an A is basically an A-... it is institutional grade inflation.

I suppose that could be true, although my school doesn't really have an across-the-board scale that includes an A+ - it's just a little something that the prof can throw on there. Honestly, I never thought it meant anything until I started applying to law schools. My institutional GPA was a 4.0.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:32:01 PM »
Well my major was easier than some, although I was co-valedicatorian with a chemistry major. I dunno, I just worked really hard. I really don't know how to guage grade inflation, since it exists pretty much everywhere. I'm not a genius, but I like to think I'm fairly intelligent.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:20:31 PM »
Marlinspike and Sigur - yes, I apparently had some profs who thought I was extra-special and gave me A+'s. I had all A's in college.

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