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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: March 03, 2009, 05:59:20 PM »
Sapphire was rude, but I do think that Trev came off pretty rude as well.

we have very similar cycles, npe. What are you thinking right now? Who's number one?

G-Dub's the favorite right now, but the free ride at UIUC is very tempting.  I'm really hoping to get off one of these waitlists though.  And of course, if NYU called tomorrow, I'd withdraw from everywhere else right away.

And you?

Right now, Illinois is in the top spot. I'm currently waiting on WUSTL to get a pulse again and send me a scholarship this week. That could change things. And the 4 waitlists, of course, which could be a gamechanger.

How long you planning on sticking out those waitlists?

I'm not sure. I don't think I'm gonna ride out UCLA's because the school is just too damn expensive, same with northwestern. It's really gonna come to Vandy and Michigan, and I'll probably stick it out for as long as they let me. But, in a strange way, I hope they don't call, because I still don't konw if I could go $180K in debt. It just blows my mind. I think, in the end, if either Vandy or Michigan call, I'll end up there, though. And I have a feeling one of them will.

Given up on Virginia?

NU is prohibitively expensive but if they called me today and accepted me I would be done and be happy with paying the price. 

lol, tbh, i forgot about Virginia. They are a step below Vandy and Mich for my preferences, but I'd definitely be in if they called.

What's your waitlist strategy?

To be honest I really don't have one.  Part of me hopes I will get in somewhere in May but if I don't get admitted somewhere by July 1st I won't stick on those lists much longer.

Of course part of me thinks I could also wait until the first week of August and I might be able to, but I will be pretty ticked to make a second deposit somewhere while waiting.

You are in a much better situation with Illinois than I am with Bama - I have the feeling I wouldn't feel comfortable going there unless I was sure I wasn't getting into Virginia/UT/Duke/GTown/Vanderbilt/NU.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: March 03, 2009, 02:39:23 PM »
Sapphire was rude, but I do think that Trev came off pretty rude as well.

we have very similar cycles, npe. What are you thinking right now? Who's number one?

G-Dub's the favorite right now, but the free ride at UIUC is very tempting.  I'm really hoping to get off one of these waitlists though.  And of course, if NYU called tomorrow, I'd withdraw from everywhere else right away.

And you?

Right now, Illinois is in the top spot. I'm currently waiting on WUSTL to get a pulse again and send me a scholarship this week. That could change things. And the 4 waitlists, of course, which could be a gamechanger.

How long you planning on sticking out those waitlists?

I'm not sure. I don't think I'm gonna ride out UCLA's because the school is just too damn expensive, same with northwestern. It's really gonna come to Vandy and Michigan, and I'll probably stick it out for as long as they let me. But, in a strange way, I hope they don't call, because I still don't konw if I could go $180K in debt. It just blows my mind. I think, in the end, if either Vandy or Michigan call, I'll end up there, though. And I have a feeling one of them will.

Given up on Virginia?

NU is prohibitively expensive but if they called me today and accepted me I would be done and be happy with paying the price. 

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 03, 2009, 02:36:54 PM »
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 02, 2009, 09:15:52 PM »
Trev, I've been curious about how much those matter.  If a school is sure you'll be able to pass the bar, how much do they hurt?  It seems like Notre Dame cares a lot.  They've rejected people with good numbers, who I know to have reported "non-traditional soft factors" (that's the phrase I'm going with...)

This is strictly for my situation so I don't know how applicable it is for others, but here we go.

For a while I was considering the different criminal addendum I provided per the school's requirements were indicative of how my cycle was going. I suspected the schools that asked for more detailed information were more influenced by these negative softs. Some schools only ask for convictions, some ask for all arrests, and some for some middle ground.  So all told, I wrote at least 3 different addendums for my schools.

ND rejection was because of my idiocy in not proofreading the application.  I rushed it off and there were errors everywhere.  So I take this as an isolated incident.

Illinois/Minnesota/Boston College all asked for arrests so that addendum was longer than my conviction addendum and looked very bad.  I suspected my straight up rejections without a single waitlist was because of this.

Alabama/Virginia/Georgetown all asked for convictions, which I only have two of, so nothing terribly bad.  Both were class C misdemeanors and one is no longer on my record because I received it when I was 16 and did the necessary work to get it expunged.

So combined with my Chicago, Columbia, and Penn rejections, which can obviously be explained by my unqualified numbers, I briefly thought that my soft factors played a role where applicable.

Then Duke/Tulane/Vanderbilt came along and changed that.  Vandy and Duke both received the full addendum and waitlisted me, admittedly with waitlistable numbers but still it screws up my theory.  Tulane admitted me and gave me a sizable scholarship.

What does this all mean? Bad softs hurt at some schools and aren't necessarily too damning at others, at least in my case, which is what we basically knew from the beginning.

I definitely think that my arrest addendum is what is causing the delay in decisions at my remaining schools like Emory, WUSTL, Baylor, W&L, IU-B, and SMU.  Northwestern, UCLA, Texas and Cornell are all under different circumstances - NW, UCLA and Texas all have the brief addendum too, so I'm real anxious for those.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 02, 2009, 06:26:09 PM »
tc, you're actually having a better cycle than me  :)

tc,  i completely know how you feel...

sorry dude... it's been one weird cycle for you.

It's almost as if they knew that the application was an urge in a moment of weakness when I was frightened that I would not get accepted anywhere - and then Alabama and Tulane came a few days later.


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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: March 02, 2009, 03:29:30 PM »
Sapphire was rude, but I do think that Trev came off pretty rude as well.

we have very similar cycles, npe. What are you thinking right now? Who's number one?

G-Dub's the favorite right now, but the free ride at UIUC is very tempting.  I'm really hoping to get off one of these waitlists though.  And of course, if NYU called tomorrow, I'd withdraw from everywhere else right away.

And you?

Right now, Illinois is in the top spot. I'm currently waiting on WUSTL to get a pulse again and send me a scholarship this week. That could change things. And the 4 waitlists, of course, which could be a gamechanger.

How long you planning on sticking out those waitlists?

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 02, 2009, 03:27:51 PM »
My schools are in on a joke I'm apparently not privy to - waitlisted at Oklahoma.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 27, 2009, 07:50:59 PM »
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? ad infinitum

Scores are reported to have started to be released on TLS

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb Results
« on: February 26, 2009, 07:05:20 PM »
Do the results typically update all at one time or do people get their scores throughout the day?

They don't come all at once.

And they often come quite late - I received my October score at around 7:30 central time.

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Recommendations / Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« on: February 26, 2009, 06:59:46 PM »
Dear god- will someone please lock this damn thread?!

I second this - the crazy in this thread is reaching epic levels.

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