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Why does it matter how or when you got in?  All that matters is THAT you got in.  No one but you will know you were on the waitlist.  But I will completely agree that being tortured on waiting lists with that lingering hope pretty much sucks the life out of you.  

No offense, but I think you are just a little bitter about all your waitlists (as am I, so I get it) but hey, I hope you were on one that I'm waiting for, because now there is one less person to compete with!

On the other hand, I think this might be a clever way to get people to withdraw from waiting lists that you are on.  If so, then I will say, no proud person would stay on a U of MN or Madison waiting list, so please withdraw now!!  haha

It looks like I could start out at about $47,600, not $62k.  That's still not too bad though.  I'm a little worried about them wanting people for at least 2 years though.  I'm not willing to put off law school for another 2 years.  Even 1 is a stretch for me now!

I have thought about that a little since I have considered patent law because of my technical degree.  I had no idea I could make that much money at it.  That would be a great way to save some money for school!  I am definitely going to check into it.  Thanks!!

I hate to burst your bubble, but it sounds like there are a lot of people on Wisconsin's waitlist.

Don't worry, I know it's a long shot, unfortunately.  That's why I'm looking into other options.

Thanks for all the help.  I'm definitely going to start checking into some of these sites.  I think it was a good point about the idea of senior lawyers thinking of former paralegals as just paralegals.  I'd hate to get stuck in that position. 

I'm kind of curious what kind of an experience it is to work as a non-lawyer in a firm, like what it makes you think of the legal profession.  I just wonder because I always thought I'd like doing research until I worked as a tech in a lab.  But just like being a tech isn't like being a PhD student, being a non-lawyer in a firm might not give the best idea of what life as a lawyer is really like.  Anyone been a paralegal or something similar in a firm?  How did it make you view the legal profession?

I suggest not trying to obtain a legal job if you're trying to use it as a bump in ls admissions.  Id go with oen that pays the most or is most interesting to you AND give you ample time to study for lsats.  Paralegal/legal assistant/project assistant jobs are not that exciting or challenging.  It is very monotonous.

I wasn't thinking of it too much for the bump in admissions.  I think raising my LSAT a few points is what I need more than anything.  I already have worked for 2 years, so I don't know if they are going to care too much if I work for another one.  I thought it might be a good way to make some connections in the legal world, and I would like to see what it's like to work in the legal field since it's so different from science where I've been working.  Is it kind of stupid to think that a paralegal is going to make any good connections that could help in getting a lawyer job after graduating?

On a sort of related note, does anyone know anything about state residency?  I know you can't always gain residency after a year in another state, but do you lose your current residency by working somewhere else for a year?  Can you end up having no residency state?

Thanks, I had been trying to figure out how to get past years on there!  I was really hoping it would say tons and tons of people get off the list!  Looks like we have a tough fight on our hands.  Good luck!

I am having a hard time swallowing the idea of the debt I'd get at Seton Hall at the moment, so I am considering waiting until next year, retaking the LSAT and applying again if I don't get off the U of MN or UW Madison waiting lists.  I would want to work in the legal field for a year, but I'm not sure what type of job to get.  I have undergrad debt, so I need something that pays fairly well (like $35,000+) just to pay the bills.  What legal jobs am I qualified for (undergrad in Genetics, 2 years post college work experience)?  What job titles should I be searching for? 

6 of 9 and going crazy!!!

Is there any way to find out how many people have been taken off the waitlist in previous years?  Is it a completely crazy idea to call and ask how many people are on a waiting list? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: U of Minnesota vs. UW Madison
« on: May 23, 2007, 02:56:37 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  They have mostly been onfirming what I thought.  I'm on the waiting list at Madison and deferred at the U of M, so I don't know if I'm in at either.  I just was hoping for some info in case I was lucky enough to have a choice.  I have been leaning toward Madison because my SO will be in Milwaukee, but because I don't know where I want to live after law school, I also don't want to hinder my options.  I guess I've mainly been wondering if I passed up the U of M for Madison, if I would be making a bad decision, and it kind of sounds like I might be.  Anyone know if either places better in Chicago?

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