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Law School Applications / Re: Deferred at Minnesota
« on: December 20, 2007, 11:28:30 PM »
I heard back from Minnesota 2 weeks after I sent my application through LSAC. They accepted me by phone and on a Friday morning.

I don't think they're being THAT selective... my numbers aren't great, after all.
In fact I think Minnesota may end up being the highest ranked school to accept me.

If I had to choose between Minnesota and William & Mary I think I'd choose William & Mary. If you don't mind me asking, what do you all find appealing about Minnesota?

Using LSN as a rough guide I would say that you are auto-admit for Minnesota. Their 75% LSAT is 167 and you're close to the median for GPA (don't recall it off the top of my head). I would assume that you're applying at a few t14, and would also assume that you'd go to any of them over Minnesota? Yeah? So Minnesota is a backup for you.

PS
I think you'll get into higher ranked schools than Minnesota, you've got real solid numbers.

Minnesota isn't much of a backup for the T14 in terms of national private firm placement, though I think they are pretty good with clerkships.  I think places like UIUC and other such regional schools closer to big markets and good enough to get the BIGLAW leftovers (in UIUC's case, those leftover from NU and Chicago) are more likely to be T14 backups.

Agreed, as far as national placement. Minnesota places best in the Midwest, esp the upper Midwest. And I should have qualified my statement that "Minnesota is a t14 backup" with "primarily for applicants from the upper Midwest" (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, maybe Illinois to a certain extent). It serves a similar function as say GWU; you'd rather go to GULC but GWU will give you access to the same market.

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Law School Applications / Re: Deferred at Minnesota
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:35:48 PM »
Minnesota is being prudish again and upping their criteria for admission way beyond what they reasonably should. It's a public state school in the Midwest man, come on. Good school but not supergreatawesomeballshits.

It does seem like they're accepting people that in all likelihood will not attend there; people using MN as a backup for the t14. They always seem kind of prudish. I was accepted there last year after they deferred my decision during the RD cycle. And they only put me on hold for like two weeks. I'm a little pissed about it; I guess I feel a sense of entitlement because they accepted me last year haha.

I know that's crazy but whatever, I'm sticking to my: "they should have accepted me right away, and now if I get in anywhere else comparable I'm going to tell MN to go f*ck themselves" But I can be irrational sometimes

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Would you rather....?
« on: December 20, 2007, 11:21:27 AM »
Bump

Would you rather be followed around by 20 dogs for the rest of your life or 20 cats?
Dogs. I'm allergic to cats.  :-[

Fine, 20 dogs or 20 monkeys?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Would you rather....?
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:35:07 AM »
Bump

Would you rather be followed around by 20 dogs for the rest of your life or 20 cats?

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Law School Applications / Deferred at Minnesota
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:24:33 AM »
Anyone else? I was EA and had a letter from Minnesota sent to my home. Apparently there was something in there about applying for financial aid?!?

WTF?!?!? Why would I be interested in applying for financial aid if you just deferred my application? Anybody else get this as well?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Zeppelin Tour...?
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:01:18 PM »
Could it even really be considered a reunion when the heart of the band is dead?

RIP John Bonham

And let his death be a lesson to us heavy-drinking law students.


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_John_Bonham_die

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This is an interesting thread and an interesting topic; it's devolved a little bit into bickering but with a sensitive topic like this it's understandable.

Personally I'm against the death penalty because I don't think it serves much of a utilitarian purpose. There have been multiple studies that have shown that murderers/rapists don't think "Oh man, if I do this I might get the death penalty... I better not" I don't really know if there is an effective way to discourage that kind of behavior; short of mind control. Just my .02




Mentally disabled individuals do not require a host body for nine months.  Their growth and development do not put others at risk of illness, morbidity or death.  Oranges and apples.

I'm not an expert in Biology but if there is a host body isn't there also a parasite? I'm not going to touch this subject with a ten foot pole but it really is interesting to see the rhetoric that both sides use in this debate.

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Boston College...
« on: December 17, 2007, 11:57:24 PM »
PMing cure for cancer now.

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Wait List / Re: Deferred at Boston College...
« on: December 17, 2007, 11:27:45 PM »
You could cure cancer in the next two months. That'd get you in for sure.


But seriously, I don't really know if there are any really concrete ways to improve your application significantly at this point. And getting deferred isn't a huge deal, I'm assuming you were ED/EA? Then they just put you into the RD applicant pool. Hopefully your app will compare favorably to them. Anyway good luck, and tough break. It's hard to wait for a long time just to have them tell you to wait some more.

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Law School Applications / Re: Northwestern Slow?
« on: December 17, 2007, 11:11:10 PM »
Northwestern has been slow to reject me... which makes me hopeful that I'll get waitlisted or have my decision deferred.

Stop f*ing with my head Northwestern!

PS
To the OP: that seems outrageously long. But hopefully they'll get moving soon enough.

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