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yeah I wonder about that whole withdrawing thing - but part of me is like I paid for those fees I should at least make em work and give me a response of reject of accept and then wait for financial aid info before I start "REJECTING" schools outright....I still dont know where I am going with only 1 admit (although a very good one) soI expect responses sometime in February.

nothing immoral about holding spots until you are sure

Law School Admissions / To those who overapplied - what are you gonna do?
« on: January 24, 2005, 08:29:28 AM »
I applied to 14 schools - 12 I paid for and my numbers meant I was a big reach to extreme reach for 10 of those schools - now i am in the highest ranked school I could possibly get in to, excluding cornell, columbia and penn - I feel like I overapplied and spent a wad of money for security -

does anyone else feel the same way - I mean my acceptance to GW knocks out 3 schools I no longer have any interest in.  But haven't heard back from yet - unless they by some miracle offer me a free ride.

In at GW with a split score of 148 and 159, hispanic. ::) :P
they do look beyond numbers.  I am even surprised...very surprised.  I expected a rejection frankly but i guess my ps and background were interesting enough.


Law School Admissions / FAFSA - How to list more than 6?
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:49:29 PM »
Can someone tell me how I do this?  I tried searching in the xoxo threads but it is always cluttered with nonsensical stuff.  Help me out pleeeeeeaaaasssse!

lawschool feign - may I ask how many years of work experience you have?

call me a whino - but I felt it was better to give them more information than less - I am a reach at all but one or 2 of my school I applied to.  I sent a

1) GPA/Major addendum (just explain why I have so many random lower level courses and my switch from economics to a humanities major.
2) LSAT addendum
3) Professional Gap Addendum after a school requested I explain my "time off"

That's three addendums plus one PS and 2 optional diversity/socio-economic essays in one document.

So yeah I deluged them but I prefer to have the peace of mind that they rejected me after I put up my best case rather than not provide enough information about me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Currently unemployed
« on: January 06, 2005, 10:46:27 AM »
I left my job almost 2 years ago to take time off and started looking for work in the spring before I found something permanent in the early fall and law schools definietly wondered what I had done.  I even got a separate note asking for me to account for my "unemployed" time.  It does look bad.  I dont regret my leaving my job I needed time to think - but I do regret not having started sooner to look for a job. 

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino Thread
« on: January 06, 2005, 10:39:08 AM »
I have to agree with marie cutie - there is definitely a differnce perceived between black americans and black hispanics/latinos. -

non black hispanics in my experience look upon black hispanics as no different from them (my experience) - however if you are talking about black americans it is completely different - and often there are negative stereotypes associates with them - and even sometimes a level of distrust.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino Thread
« on: January 06, 2005, 08:12:26 AM »
I think aliens would work quite well in bonding people together - but I think there definitely will always be a us versus them mentality. 

skin color could be the easiest way to separate but it still doesnt account for preference of lighter versus darker - unless you start talking about eurocentric occupation of certain areas.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino Thread
« on: January 03, 2005, 01:44:59 PM »
same deal - no embarrassment from my mom about speaking the language but she wanted us to speak english so she enforced it in our household. 

wanna hear something funny and sad all at the same time - my mother is even less proficient in english than I am in Spanish.  She understands it but barely speaks it. I understand spanish most of it and have a limited spanish vocabulary.  I intend to rectify it soon.  I dont want my kids thinking of themselves as not hispanic - because I hardly speak spanish outside family circles.

It is hilarious and sad all at the same time.  There have been some major misunderstandings in my fams!

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