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Wait List / Re: WL dilemma(s)
« on: April 26, 2008, 12:07:21 PM »
I've already sent in a LOCI to Vandy saying that I would attend if admitted and I'm going to pay a visit to the law school next week.  For every other school, I've said that I was still interested in admission.

As for this summer, I don't really know what I'll do, probably visit some of these law schools.  I already signed up for the June LSAT so I'll probably also review for that.  Its possible for me to squeeze 3 points from the LSAT, since I had mildly underperformed last time.

Perhaps you're right that my application was weak in some part.  I remember that it took forever to write a PS and even after I finished, it was often rife with errors and still came off sounding too generic.  There's no way of knowing whether my recs were good, but I got into my safeties with them so I figure they couldn't have been terrible.  They were written by professors with whom I was often in contact.  Maybe I should have gotten one of my employers to write a LOR for me.  Also, my soft factors are not that bad.  I've been in numerous clubs and service organizations and I have what you could consider a "diverse" background.  I didn't emphasize this in my PS and now I wish I did.

Btw YellowBrickRoad, why did you put Emory and Fordham so low on the list?  I had them around the middle of the pack so I'm just a little curious.

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Wait List / Re: The Wait List Blues
« on: April 26, 2008, 02:02:52 AM »
You and I need to go to a bar sometime...

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Wait List / WL dilemma(s)
« on: April 25, 2008, 10:22:55 PM »
I've found myself in the position of managing my lengthy list of waitlisted schools, and let me tell you its no fun at all.  I feel like I should win the most waitlisted candidate award for this cycle...  Of all the schools I applied to, I only got into my safeties (LSAC's calculator sucks).  Overall, this has been a disappointing spring. 

I do know that of all the schools that I have been WLed at, I'd rather attend Vandy; however, that seems like a distant possibility according to the numbers.  In fact, I don't really understand why they waitlisted me in the first place.  But Vandy places very well and is close enough for me to make the commute every day. 

As for the rest, each school appeals to me in its own way.  Each has its own distinct local flavor and each places well on its home turf, which is making it difficult to compare and prioritize the schools.  I feel like I would be happy ending up in any of these places because aside from wanting to make as much money as I can doing something that I like, I don't really have many other strong preferences about the location or nature of my future legal career.

Emory:  I've grown up in the South and belive that this region is developing faster than any other part of the country.  Decent placement.  Plus, its Atlanta!
Notre Dame:  Nice placement statistics, plus their goal of making students into a "different kind of lawyer" is admirable (probably not a factor for most people).
Fordham:  Nice placement in NYC, which is a city that I've kinda always wanted to work. 
BU:  Good east coast placement along with a semi-national reputation.
UTA:  Another school that I was fortunate enough to get waitlisted at.  It seems to have a commanding position in the Central-South area.
Wash U:  I know some friends up in STL and have been impressed by the city.

I plan on visiting many of these schools in the summer to check each place out and to beg their admissions officers to let me in.  With the possible exception of W&M and UW, these are all schools I'd attend over the ones to which I've been accepted (tOSU and GMU).  So what I want to know is what are your opinions on each of these schools and how would you guys rank my waitlist?  We can assume that I won't get any money at all, which is ok since I have always thought that I would be mortgaging my future for a legal education anyway.

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Trick question.  I'd hire Jim "The Hammer" Shapiro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZigCwRhI8

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Law School Applications / Re: Anyone riding out any waitlists?
« on: April 09, 2008, 08:53:53 PM »
Yeah, but I'm not gonna like the trip.

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Law School Applications / Re: The Most Waitlisted Candidate
« on: April 04, 2008, 04:38:40 PM »
7 WLs and one deferral here.  Probably likely to see one more WL and the last rejections of the cycle this week.  The 164-166 range is cursed this year, too many law schools playing admission games.

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Wait List / U of Washington
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:56:39 PM »
Bunch of people got WL'ed today via email... including me. :'(

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Yeah, I've been waiting for a while too.  From what I understand, WUSTL does not do rolling notification so I wouldn't have expected people that applied early in the cycle to have gotten their decisions back unless they had extremely good numbers.

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Law School Applications / Re: Fordham Application Status Checker
« on: March 01, 2008, 01:44:53 PM »
Waitlisted too, no mercy for the borderline kids.

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