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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: BC Preferred Waitlist
« on: February 10, 2005, 08:37:33 PM »
I got my Priority Waitlist letter today... which is pretty surprising considering my 162 LSAT and my 3.57 LSDAS GPA.   That's about a 25% chance of admit on Chiashu... and I'm a white guy!    ;)

Behold the power of a rockin' personal statement, I guess.


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Got my ding today.  Not too bummed, in all honesty.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: madison vs. chicago-kent/depaul/loyola
« on: February 08, 2005, 06:23:01 PM »
My $0.02 (if it's worth even that-- I'm not applying this cycle): Go to Madison.  I think Chicago is a 1-1.5 hr drive away, it is a very natural market for grads and summer associates.  And while you may now be certain of your desire to work in Chicago post-graduation, you never know what your future will bring.  Suppose in 20 years your spouse needs to move to DC for work?  Or Cali?  My guess is that your Wiscsonisn degree would be significantly more portable than a degree from one of the Chicago schools. I know that it shouldn't really make a difference where your degree is from after you've been out so long, but I think that in many cases it does.

That's exactly the way I'm looking at it.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn Acceptance!
« on: February 08, 2005, 09:10:34 AM »
Please let us know when you were complete so I have an idea of where they are in the process...

Not really sure when I was complete.  I applied in Mid-October, if that helps. 

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: First Ding, Rejected at Boalt
« on: February 07, 2005, 08:42:45 PM »
Right there with you.  Got the ding today.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UConn Acceptance!
« on: February 07, 2005, 08:35:05 PM »
Got in today.  :-)

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 02:34:10 PM »
You pegged me right!  Now answer the question  :D

Cannibalisitic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
 ;D

Can't you see it though?  Everybody's always talking about how NICE the place is...  there has to be some downside.  And the people are SO friendly... they must be hiding something.

Bum Bum BUUUUUUUUUM!


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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 02:02:14 PM »
Which begs the question...what's a CHUDS?

Not a horror movie fan, I see.   :D 

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Opinions on Madison?
« on: February 03, 2005, 10:30:40 AM »
The Madison area seems like a nice cross of urban culture with nice, accessible suburban living, which is ideal for me. 
Someone please correct my impressions of Madison if need be!

That pretty much sums it up... except for the C.H.U.D.S.   The horrible, terrible C.H.U.D.S.  ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Saying NO to biglaw, alternatives?
« on: February 02, 2005, 04:43:27 PM »
you'll probably bill around 2/3 of your time .... not 3/4. so that's 2560 hours. the other thing to keep in mind is that the problem with firm work is that it's unpredictable. there will be time where you're doing nothing and spending your days on discussion boards, and other weeks where you bill 60 hours and work 80.

I think 2/3 sounds a little extreme based on what I've read.  Let's split the difference and say 70%.   ;)  Which would give us 2688... still a hell of a lot.

However, I do completely agree with you on the unpredictability of it.  There will definitly be the occasional insane 80 hour+ week.  I think that's to be expected, and perfectly reasonable.  It's the idea of doing that EVERY week that terrifies people. I personally have no problem with averaging 65-70 hours a week... but averaging 80 would be a bit much.

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