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Law School Admissions / Re: Over/under on admits?
« on: February 12, 2005, 11:35:51 AM »
rich, i take issue with betting the under.  i wouldn't put money on this either way, but i really don't even want to take you up on it for pride either, because i just feel mean saying, "nah, i don't think you'll get into 5 schools."  :(

I understand, and thanks - is there anyone on LSD cruel enough to bet against me (even with  non-monetary stakes)? Or have I set the bar too low - should I put it at 5 and take the over, and then see who bites?

Law School Admissions / Re: Over/under on admits?
« on: February 12, 2005, 12:29:11 AM »
agree that WL shouldn't count.  if it does, the score can't change with the ultimate decision.  but if you think about it, if you get WLed but then accepted, all that matters is that you were accepted, so that should count as 1.  i see how a WL-->rejection should kinda count as 0.5, but the end result is 0.

if you want a faster result though, it'll have to be 0.5 otherwise we'll have to wait until august.

but on the other hand, the whole point of setting a line at 0.5 is so you don't have pushes.  that's the biggest point so far.  so it's official:  i don't think WL should count.

Good points. My main concern was avoiding disputes and having to wait till august. I think you're right though - waitlists shouldn't count unless I ultimately get in. Any bets that depend on a WL decision will just have to wait (and that means if there is any real money on this that I can't withdraw somewhere where I am WLed... ;D)

With that change, the line stays at 4.5 and I'm still taking the over. Catch me in a paranoid mood and I will regret it, but I'm feeling good tonight.

Law School Admissions / Re: Over/under on admits?
« on: February 12, 2005, 12:17:01 AM »
I don't know - they requested my report 1/25 and I got the snail mail letter yesterday, dated 2/7. All my stuff was together before I applied, but that is quick. Their turnaround time must be quicker now.

Waitlist sucks, but its much better than a ding. I also want to avoid the "does it count" argument up front.

Law School Admissions / Re: Over/under on admits?
« on: February 12, 2005, 12:11:23 AM »
I'm resurrecting this thread, setting the consensus over/under at 4.5, and taking the over.

Waitlists count at .5. Who wants to take me on??

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: It's official - UVA
« on: February 11, 2005, 01:50:46 PM »
Awesome, TP!

A quarter of your life?

Millions Now Living Will Never Die.

So does that mean that after law school, if a guy comes up against a hot woman in the courtroom, his brain will shut off, thereby making his arguments incomprehensible and illogical?

I think this means there's going to more and more successful female litigators!

This is 100% true. Haven't you watched the syndicated episodes of Ed this week?


Oh, and congrats, Mobell! Full-ride at Columbia is immense. I can't tell you what I'd do there, since it's too far removed from my likely possibilities. Still, I'd agree with some of the other posters that you will want to take a hard look at the LRAP programs at each school. They might make it so you have a near-full ride after loan forgiveness at some schools, and might be worthless at others depending on income levels in the years after you graduate and whether your planned job qualifies.

The advantage, of course, of a full ride is that it doesn't matter what you do. You could change your mind and do BIGLAW (or marry someone making six figures) and not have it affect your loan repayment status. It's hard to put too high a price on freedom of choice.

Best of luck!

I still believe Harvard is overrated ...

Yeah, it probably is.  But perception is important.  If everyone shares the same perception, how far is it really from reality?

I don't know. Fragen Sie doch den Deutschen, vielleicht?

Law School Admissions / Re: What HYS Applicant is *NOT* on LSN?
« on: February 09, 2005, 01:10:32 PM »
While you don't know about HYS applicants, we do know there are a finite number of people with LSATs above 175. Someone could probably do the math and come up with the number of missing high LSAT scorers.

We have many more on LSN this cycle than in the past.

This would be interesting, but you couldn't easily deal with the fact that some people on LSN might be lying or creating shill accounts.

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