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i know it is terribly bad form to return to the original thread....but...

i am selling my soul for prestige.

there. i've said it publicly. it feels good.

and funnily enough, i feel no need to explain or justify.


There is nothing wrong with this, you sir are in the right.

says credo to an avowed left-leaning woman, making her laugh so loudly the neighbors complained.

Assuming you dont get in off any waitlists you going to Northwestern?

yup.

and the turn this thread has taken has left me in awe...

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i know it is terribly bad form to return to the original thread....but...

i am selling my soul for prestige.

there. i've said it publicly. it feels good.

and funnily enough, i feel no need to explain or justify.


There is nothing wrong with this, you sir are in the right.

says credo to an avowed left-leaning woman, making her laugh so loudly the neighbors complained.

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i know it is terribly bad form to return to the original thread....but...

i am selling my soul for prestige.

there. i've said it publicly. it feels good.

and funnily enough, i feel no need to explain or justify.

i do feel a need to pitch the t-shirts that i am making up and selling so that i can afford my pb&j and ramen noodles for the next three years.

"selling my soul for prestige" on the front and "fill in the blank T14 school" on the back. 3/4 sleeve/baseball jersey style, with each sleeve in the colors of your school.

$100 each. discounts available for bulk purchases.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Making the decision
« on: June 25, 2006, 04:49:58 AM »
What was it that finally helped you all make the decision to proceed?

1. i have had money and stability, and i prefer the satisfaction of doing something that resonates with my heart and head, not just my pocketbook. mixing in some risk and adventure works too.

2. i didn't outgrow my teenaged belief that one person can change the world. might as well be me changing the world.

3. as far as i know right now, this is my one and only life. if not now, when?

4. huge ego, coupled with an ability to fully commit. i want to, i believe i can, so i will.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Age
« on: June 23, 2006, 11:56:47 AM »

...as long as you're heading in the right direction it doesn't really matter when you started.

AMEN. (that's twice already. i am SO not religious. what is happening to me??)

so many people think i am naive and idealistic and doomed to disappointment. i think that they are projecting their own fear of failure onto me, and measuring my efforts by their standards, and not mine. i have found such satisfaction in having given an effort everything i've got (take the lsat or ls applications for example), to the point where that is its own reward, and the outcome is icing on the cake.

i have found very few people, though, who have the same willingness to commit as completely as i have, and make the corresponding sacrifices that are necessary.

ditto the kids thing. i want them pre-40, but that would mean during law school and as a single mom, and that is just too much for me. so i have decided that i have to date a younger woman so that she can have them for me. or i will adopt an older child after law school. after all, i can live without changing diapers and not sleeping for a year, right?

and triple ditto the social scene. i have no idea how i am going to find a group of people to hang out with who are NOT in law school. i am moving to a new city where i know no one, and most of my age-peers have an established circle of friends. plus, i am single, and almost everyone i know who is my age is not. no offense to happily partnered people, but hanging out with you doesn't generally land me dates with exciting new people.

here's hoping the problem solving skills refinement that law school teaches might help me resolve the challenges in my love life...

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: another non-traditional student
« on: June 23, 2006, 11:04:17 AM »
it won't be enough to rock the lsat, imho, if your goal is to get into a top law school. i think you need to have a really well put together application. i'd suggest getting montauk or ivey's books on application management and following the advice that resonates with you best.

depending on how badly you want this, you could consider taking a couple of years to do something that demonstrates your commitment to what you want to do post-ls. i volunteered full time in the ngo sector for over two years to show my commitment to public interest post ls, because that is at the heart of my reasons for going to law school.

don't get me wrong, it is absolutely possible to overcome a 2.8 gpa coupled with a history that does not, on paper and at first, lead logically to law school. i did it, and so have a lot of other non-trads and splitters.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Age
« on: June 23, 2006, 10:43:12 AM »
[snip]

I have been finishing up my undergraduate degree for the last couple of years, have been surrounded by young 20-somethings.  I am going to a great school, and while I am definitely over the party scene, I am amazed at how bright these students are.  I have found them inspiring and keeping up with their energy a challenge.  I suspect I would fit in better if I could handle the party scene, but I've never been much of a drinker and I have a hard time in crowds.  Also, while I have enjoyed their energy, their idealism is often not practical, but I also remember being there.

[snip]

amen to the smarts and the idealism and the inspiration...that has been my experience as well, and a very gratifying one too.

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sorry guys. don't know where all that came from. must be the excitement of coming back to the us this weekend. the idea of water i can drink from the tap and spicy food and not having to sleep under a mosquito net has gone RIGHT to my head.


...and here's where I ask on behalf of all our curious readers, where were you that you were drinking spicy food? ;) :D

??? :o  >:( ;D ;D ;D

how funny! must.not.post.when.tired....

i am 24 hours away from finishing a six month stay in the lovely, miserable, dangerous, ugly, underdeveloped, and did i mention dangerous, country of el salvador. with a side vacation trip to guatemala.

EDIT: you should have heard the stupid stuff strangers, family and friends have said when told of my plans to come HERE...

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Mobo, thank you for the insight. I will try to stay positive no matter what. It's a good thing my husband is very supportive.

[/jump on soapbox]

always glad to share my experiences in the hopes that at the least they cause some laughter and at the most they actually help.

i think that law school will most likely strip down relationships to their true cores. there won't be time for the drama or the bull, and we will find out who is really important to us, and who "gets it" and can support us as well.

i have taken a really unusual life path to get to this point, and i have not yet encountered anyone who has done the same things that i have to get to law school, not even on this board. i feel even more on my own because i don't have an SO to back me up, which in some ways has forced me to be even clearer with myself on what i am doing and why.

people ask me what keeps me going in the face of not having mentors or precedents...i get reenergized every time i talk about where i am going and what i have done so far to convert my plans to reality. i reconnect with the real reasons i am doing all this, and there is a "click" of synchronization between my heart and head and stomach. and that click can bring comfort and confidence in the face of an awful lot of doubters.

being able to articulate clearly, for myself, why i am doing this, has been a key part of staying motivated. (plus i had to make up something for my application essays.)

[/jump off soapbox]

sorry guys. don't know where all that came from. must be the excitement of coming back to the us this weekend. the idea of water i can drink from the tap and spicy food and not having to sleep under a mosquito net has gone RIGHT to my head.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Um...about those computer thingies...
« on: June 21, 2006, 11:01:41 PM »
(snip)

 since i have been using pc's for 15 years (and am a reformed techie myself) and the last time i used a mac was a friend's mac...in 1989. remember the really cute ones with the floppy drive built right in (or am i talking to myself on this one)?

Oh no, I remember those.  They were all over my undergrad when I started there.  The monochromatic screens...

Ah, but they were so much better than the PCs running WordPerfect...

now THAT is funny, and so so true.

jolie - thanks for the website references, looks like i can't escape my research till you drop tendencies...

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