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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Nicest Campus in T14?
« on: February 10, 2008, 06:51:01 PM »
I am really surprised at all the votes UVA is getting. The Grounds are beautiful (Rotunda, the Lawn, etc.), but that is not where the law school is located. The law school itself isn't bad, but not really a knockout. And it's proximity to the "modern homage to an architectural style which is no longer relevent" exterior of Darden business school doesn't help.

They also seem to have some sort of carpet installation issues.

Of course, I would sell one of every body part I have two of to go there.

Law School Applications / Re: Realistically weighing my options...
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:42:10 PM »
I am having these same thoughts, so I don't think you are crazy at all. Of course, I haven't heard from anyone yet, so that isn't helping my confidence.

Did Powerscore help you much? I have started looking into it, just in case I get rejected everywhere.

Good luck in making your decision!

Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 07, 2008, 02:28:55 PM »
Congrats to everybody!

Law School Applications / Re: Cornell completion.
« on: February 06, 2008, 09:46:58 PM »
Have been in this boat for what now feels like forever. I have emailed twice to make sure all my docs are in (the second one was even funny), and received the same reply "We're backed up. We'll let you know if you are missing anything".

Good for you for having the cojones to call. I kinda don't want to call attention to myself. As in "Good Lord, we meant to reject you ages ago! Thanks for the reminder."

Law School Applications / Re: Splitters Support Group
« on: February 06, 2008, 09:43:47 PM »
How about freaky, nontrad, reverse splitterness? 158 LSAT, 3.98 GPA. HOWEVER, there was a 13 year gap between the first two years of my undergrad and the last two. I did poorly my first two years, so LSAC calculated is 3.43. HOWEVER, when I asked the schools I applied to if they cared about the cum GPA for me, and the original transcripts, they said they were only really interested in my current undergrad.

Given this weird dimension, I applied to a bunch of places that evidently now don't want to know me.

Splitter? You make the call.

Law School Applications / Re: Are we sure we want to do this?
« on: February 06, 2008, 02:34:27 PM »
Yeah, I do. Public defender is my goal. However, think I will watch where I stand a bit more thanks to this vid  :).

I also wonder what the backstory on this was. Some attorneys really do suck, have terrible communication, horribly overburdened, etc. Doesn't excuse punching him, but would certainly help me know what to avoid.

i bet everyone else knows this, but what do you do Penny? 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Why is Tulane TORTURING me?
« on: February 06, 2008, 02:22:20 PM »
It was an extremely sick head fake. Leaving the label off the status checker for the mailing is even more twisted.

"Oh my God! Tulane finally mailed me something! What is it? What is it?"

::frantically checks email::

"Financial Aid Welcome?!? I must be in!!!"

::reads email::

"Oh. I'm not. Back to being in decision."


I hear you stef_s! 0% unite.

Look at it this way, being productive while waiting for a major decision you have no control over is great practice for future lawyers. It's like our own little clinic.

Law School Applications / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:50:33 PM »
Well, I hope so, but having heard nothing from any school yet gives me the creeps. I know some of mine were auto-dings, but they didn't ding me. So, hope lives on.

There are certainly lots of great schools about, but I am trying to coordinate with my SO, and I am really interested in criminal law (esp. death penalty stuff). Those considerations narrowed it down quite a bit.

I saw you got an acceptance today! Congrats!

Law School Applications / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: February 05, 2008, 09:39:06 PM »
Not really. If I don't get in anywhere I will take a year off, study, take a prep course and take the LSAT again. Not really the scenario I was hoping for, but not the end of the world. 

Having said that, as a 37 year old nontrad, I really would like to get going on this whole thing. I was kinda looking forward to graduating at 40.

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