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I'm not gonna be able to make it, but I think my mind is already made up. See you folks there next year.

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Acceptances / Re: William & Mary
« on: February 23, 2006, 07:50:27 PM »
Wow. I got in today.
Williamsburg, here I come.

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Acceptances / Re: Case Western
« on: February 20, 2006, 09:33:43 PM »
I was accepted as well! I'm pretty stoked, though I've never been to Cleveland.
I think I'll visit sometime this Spring. Anybody know when their Open House is going to be? Looking forward to getting that info packet any day now.
Word.

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Denials / Re: Letters in Response to Rejection Letters
« on: December 14, 2005, 02:52:55 PM »
That letter wasn't fiction, by the way.

Sorry bout the choking incident.

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Denials / Re: Letters in Response to Rejection Letters
« on: December 11, 2005, 09:43:49 PM »
Here's the one I wrote last year. Enjoy:

Dear Admissions Committee:

I recently received your letter of rejection for admittance in to the School of Law, and I was relieved to learn that you did not find me to be a qualified applicant. I am actually quite used to rejection. You should have seen me last night! Apparently cute girls only go for guys with a median GPA of 3.8 and an LSAT of 172. Or maybe that's you.

The real reason I am writing you is to tell you that while most other students are rushing to their mailboxes to see if you guys sent them an update on their application status, I am actually going to check for my newest Netflix. I was extremely stoked to find a copy of I Heart Huckabees in my mailbox this week. Have you seen it? There's this dynamic duo of existential detectives that help various characters figure out the significance of their beings. Also, in the movie Jason Schwartzman almost makes it cool to have chest hair again, which I am pretty stoked about. Can chest hair count as a subjective factor in your admissions decisions? It should. I am totally 99th percentile material there.

I also wanted to send you an update on my applicant profile. Since I last wrote, I retook the LSAT and improved my score by like a bagizillion points. Furthermore, I am currently gainfully employed in a variety of different positions. I deliver subpoenas as a bike messenger, which has given me an insider's view of the legal process and a newfound appreciation for traffic laws. I am a host and bouncer at a café, which has given me an opportunity to enforce the law. And finally, I work in a bakery, which probably has no relevance at all to any future legal career that I might have. Although, as a cake salesman, I have learned how to lie effectively, which I have heard might come in handy one day in the court rooms.

For example, last night this guy came in and asked for a cake. He asked me to write "Happy Birthday Ed" on the cake. Simple enough. I'm pretty much an amateur in the world of cake-decorating but it would be unprofessional for me to tell people this, so I am basically living a lie. Usually I decorate the cake quickly, tape up the box and send people on their way. After I was done writing "Happy Birthday Ed" sloppily in cursive blue icing, I looked up and the man was staring at me like I had just scribbled in magic marker all over the upholstery of his living room furniture or something. I felt obliged to ask, "How does that look sir?". He said, "Honestly? I didn't want to tell you this earlier but I used to do this professionally." He was quite nice about it, but I felt like a moron. I gave him a free cookie for giving me his honest opinion. I asked him what he does now and he told me he was a writer.

My point is, if this whole law school thing doesn't work out, there's other options.

Sincerely,
Me

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Denials / Letters in Response to Rejection Letters
« on: December 10, 2005, 07:01:06 PM »
I think we posted something like this last year...
Well, I applied again this year. So here it goes again...
Write a letter you may or may not send in response to your rejection letter:

Dear Admissions Committee:

After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I'm totally awesomer than you could possibly fathom. Seriously. My awesomeness exists in dimensions that have yet to be discovered by the human mind. Carl Sagan and I once played connect-four together, and I somehow managed to connect-five on him. I'm sure this surprises you, as I didn't have a chance to tell you about it on my application. There simply wasn't enough space, so I only listed accomplishments you could comprehend within the framework of your standardized forms.

Also, I fully understand that it would be a little awkward for me to be surrounded by other students who would be intimidated by how awesometastic I am. Flowers can't grow in shadows. Mushrooms can, though. And, no, I'm not even going to think about making a "fun guy" pun right here. Why? Because even though I have yet to be accepted to a law school, I've graduated from the school of hard knocks (magna cum laude) and that's where they teach you the difference between right and wrong.

I appreciate your interest in me as an applicant.

Sincerely,
Me

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Dear School that Dinged Me, ....
« on: April 29, 2005, 05:45:31 PM »
Dear Admissions Committee:

I recently received your letter of rejection for admittance in to the School of Law, and I was relieved to learn that you did not find me to be a qualified applicant. I am actually quite used to rejection. You should have seen me last night! Apparently cute girls only go for guys with a median GPA of 3.8 and an LSAT of 172. Or maybe that's you.

The real reason I am writing you is to tell you that while most other students are rushing to their mailboxes to see if you guys sent them an update on their application status, I am actually going to check for my newest Netflix. I was extremely stoked to find a copy of I Heart Huckabees in my mailbox this week. Have you seen it? There's this dynamic duo of existential detectives that help various characters figure out the significance of their beings. Also, in the movie Jason Schwartzman almost makes it cool to have chest hair again, which I am pretty stoked about. Can chest hair count as a subjective factor in your admissions decisions? It should. I am totally 99th percentile material there.

I also wanted to send you an update on my applicant profile. Since I last wrote, I retook the LSAT and improved my score by like a bagizillion points. Furthermore, I am currently gainfully employed in a variety of different positions. I deliver subpoenas as a bike messenger, which has given me an insider's view of the legal process and a newfound appreciation for traffic laws. I am a host and bouncer at a café, which has given me an opportunity to enforce the law. And finally, I work in a bakery, which probably has no relevance at all to any future legal career that I might have. Although, as a cake salesman, I have learned how to lie effectively, which I have heard might come in handy one day in the court rooms.

For example, last night this guy came in and asked for a cake. He asked me to write "Happy Birthday Ed" on the cake. Simple enough. I'm pretty much an amateur in the world of cake-decorating but it would be unprofessional for me to tell people this, so I am basically living a lie. Usually I decorate the cake quickly, tape up the box and send people on their way. After I was done writing "Happy Birthday Ed" sloppily in cursive blue icing, I looked up and the man was staring at me like I had just scribbled in magic marker all over the upholstery of his living room furniture or something. I felt obliged to ask, "How does that look sir?". He said, "Honestly? I didn't want to tell you this earlier but I used to do this professionally." He was quite nice about it, but I felt like a moron. I gave him a free cookie for giving me his honest opinion. I asked him what he does now and he told me he was a writer.

My point is, if this whole law school thing doesn't work out, there's other options.

Sincerely,
Me

read it here..
http://themarkpike.blogspot.com/2005/04/dear-admissions-committee.html


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Wait List / Re: Movement at Miami
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:19:53 PM »
My story... I had a 3.29 GPA and a 155 when I sent in my application in December. I retook the LSAT in February and got a 165, for an improvement of 10 points. I'm guessing they thought that was kinda sorta dope.
I sent in the postcard on like 4/20 more or less and went out of town for a week. When I got back, in a pile with all my junk mail, there was a random small envelope from Miami. I was surprised that it said I was admitted...
I am hoping to get off the waiting list at W&M, but save a seat at Univ. of Miami. They have a great policy about getting some money back up to August. Might as well save a seat.
I honestly don't know too much about Miami and I applied there on a whim. Anybody care to fill me in on the school? Fun times, good professors, good programs, etc.?


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Wait List / Re: Movement at Miami
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:58:43 AM »
I just got in off the waitlist at Miami. I had been out of town for a while, and when I returned... there was an envelope waiting for me. I'm not sure if I will go there, but it's nice to have an option now.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Decisions for February LSAT takers
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:30:41 AM »
I had taken the LSAT once before in October 03. I retook it this February, and noted this on the applications I sent out in December. Most schools have held off on a decision until they received my new score. (155 in Oct. 03 to a 165 in Feb. 05).
Florida and Northeastern didn't wait for my new scores and rejected me straight up. I was able to convince Northeastern to reconsider my application.
I have been accepted to U of Richmond and Catholic in the past week.
Still waiting to hear back from a bunch of schools.
Check out the sig below for more details...

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