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Law School Admissions / Re: Applications decrease for 2005-2006 year
« on: January 11, 2005, 08:42:31 PM »
I don't know anything about this year, but I found an old copy of USNWR (from 2 years ago) and I was SHOCKED!!!  The numbers were significantly lower (especially the LSAT scores) for most of the schools compared to what they were in the most recent USNWR.  UT's 25/75 LSAT was a 158/164 instead of a 160/166.  Vandy was a 160/164 and is now a 162/166. Instead of a 165/168, Cornell was a 163/166.  And there seems to be an even bigger difference in numbers the farther you go down the ranking system.  St. Mary's was a 146/152 versus a present 150/154.  These seems like a pretty big difference for just a 2 year time span...especially considering that (I think-but I could be wrong) these numbers are still post-9/11.

The economy is definately better, but I don't know how much this is going to affect the law school admissions for this year.  I definately bet that it will make a big difference next year.  Hmmmm....this makes me wonder if I should sit out a year, try to improve my LSAT a little and re-apply next year.



I really only provide ancedotes btw...but they're funny....on the note of old rankings...(uh I remember when Tulane Law had an average gpa of 2.7 and 155...in my days) My old b.f went to American and transfered to GULC and he fights with me on my applications. He finally pulls up the numbers on LSN and nearly wet himself b/c he was shocked too...he was so upset..."I could have never gotten into American...." and just about every school he applied to. Its kind of dinged his self confidence a bit but its really funny to see a grown Ape-Man scream if you mention one our contemporaries' law anything. Uh now that I showed him this site...I hope he's not reading it...uh....

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Gym Ratings
« on: January 11, 2005, 08:28:54 PM »
Actually, we've been friends for a long time but he used to have panic attacks about the gym. I will have to tell him that his dear GTown could have saved him the South Beach Diet and all those diet lies (seriously, if you suck the porcelin off my plate that's not a diet) during law school. Awww, poor thing. He graduated a few years ago (man, its been that long?)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Gym Ratings
« on: January 11, 2005, 08:14:16 PM »
Anyone care about Fair Ye Tulane? They built a very nice gym and they have been adding much needed equipment (cardio stuff...they only had four tredmills as of 01 but that was a long time ago) like most schools here...its crowded at peak hours but you work out with all Tulane students and lots of community folk. They have awesome pools...an outdoor social pool (go Tulane) an indoor diving pool and an olympic size pool that helped me take off the Taco Bell 15. Also I saw all these posts about GULC's gym....um my ex porked up like 60 pounds and swore there was no gym for them  so he had to go to one that all treadmills were street level(that looked right onto a busy street) so he couldn't go b/c of stage fright...geez...I guess I know why they pay him the big dollars to spew out  b.s like that!! Hahahaha....he's busted!!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Northwestern!
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:17:20 PM »
This is my first "big" acceptance!  I lived in Chicago for 4 years, so going back is something I'd look forward to.  I also read my acceptance letter from UF yesterday (born and raised in Florida) since I've been out of town for 3 weeks.

3.85/172

Hooray for all!



Congrats! When did you interview? W/E? I am waiting to hear from them too. So lucky!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: did anyone else mark "choose not to respond"
« on: January 07, 2005, 11:01:57 AM »
I did not mark it either just b/c I wouldn't call my family white (WASPY) at all....I'm a mixed bag of mostly non Euro folk and we're Jewish (also non European-most of the family is from Asia...) so we're white-ish....and there is no white-ish on the forms. I had a friend in college that was Filipino and German (he was first generation American) so he put his picture on our school's application and told them to guess. Ha!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern ding
« on: January 07, 2005, 08:52:50 AM »
Where/when did you interview? Did you have any WE? I interviewed there last week and am crapping my pants b/c not so stellar numbers...Thanks and good luck on the rest of your applications!

I had an off-campus interview at a law firm in Los Angeles over a month ago.  As for work experience?  I went to film school and have been out for a couple of years trying to make that work, but I've decided to move on for a number of reasons.  So while I've been working, it hasn't exactly been in that 9-5 in an office sort of way. 

Pretty polarizing, actually.  Schools seem to really dig it, or be completely turned off by it.



Oh no! Well I am sure my ding will be on its way soon too. You had better numbers than I have....Congrats on Madison btw..I am hoping for them too. Good luck!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northwestern ding
« on: January 07, 2005, 07:52:56 AM »
Where/when did you interview? Did you have any WE? I interviewed there last week and am crapping my pants b/c not so stellar numbers...Thanks and good luck on the rest of your applications!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham
« on: January 05, 2005, 06:52:19 PM »
Got an e-mail today:) Supernintendo Chalmers said congratz.


Ms. Hoover, I ate my red crayon. Go Banana! Congratulations on your acceptance!!

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I have two addenda....one only a paragraph to describe my employment of one month this fall that I did not put on my resume b/c my boss wanted to play to grab ass and I didn't and that the EEOC is currently investigating my former boss and employer. My second one is about 1 1/2 pages that discusses my lsat. Mainly that I have documented lds (established, well over ten years) and my friends at the LSAC shot down my request for accommodations with two weeks to go before the test even though I had my papers in three months prior... so I didn't do so hot. Go Team Addendum!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at NOWHERE!!!
« on: January 04, 2005, 02:30:59 PM »
I think I have worked myself into a frenzy....12 apps pending....I haven't heard a word....ahhhrgh....at my Northwestern interview they said I probably won't hear until March. March?!? I just hope my other schools will let me know before then. Two more hours until I can run home and check the mail .....good luck everybody!

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