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I guess there is comfort in knowing that I am not alone. 

Cal4ever, did your boyfriend's roommate receive positive news from those schools.  Do you know what his numbers were?

Thanks everyone & good luck.  Hope to see you all on campus whereever it may be in August.

I am still waiting by my mailbox hoping to hear from UCLA, UC Hastings, & USC.  My applications were completed in November.  Aside from postcards telling me my applications were complete, I have received no other communications.  My numbers are: 3.33 GPA from UCSB, 162 & 166 LSAT.  I have also been working for the last ten years at a biotech company.  Anyone else still waiting like me?

A gift may not be appropriate in this situation.  You might consider writing a personal thank you letter.

Best of luck at law school.

Law School Admissions / Re: Decisions must be in by...?
« on: March 19, 2004, 02:39:39 PM »
I am in a similar position.  My applications are complete and the LSAC reports have been sent to USC, UCLA, & UC Hastings.  However, I have yet to receive a decision from any of them.  I believe they do not have to reply by April 1.  They could decide to contact me in August if they choose to. 

Sending a nasty letter may give you an outlet for your anxiety & anger, and would definitely result in a negative reaction from the schools.  There is absolutely no reason in the world to do this to yourself. 

Be patient & cope with the stress in a constructive manner.  I understand your pain because a lot of us here are in the same boat.

Best of luck to you.

Hi Aonghus,

As I see it you have two choices...

1. Do not make a deposit & hope that you get into at least one of the following on your list; WashU, USD, or Layola.   If you don't get into one of those, then you are royally screwed and will not be attending law school.

2. Hedge your bet and bite the bullet by paying the ante to hold your place at Ave Maria.  If you get into one of the other schools, then you can give up your spot at Ave Maria in order to enroll at the better program. $500 is a significant amount of money, but it guarantee you will go to law school somewhere.

Best of luck to you.

Law School Admissions / Re: One more UG year?
« on: March 01, 2004, 07:01:55 PM »

Law schools calculate your undergraduate GPA based on courses you took before receiving your first Bachelor degree.  Any courses after, even for a second Bachelor, would be excluded from their calculations. 

In order for you to improve your chances leave your first degree unfinished while you work on the second degree.  Finish both in you last semester of school.  Then all the courses would be considered as your UG GPA.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2 bachelor degrees at separate times
« on: February 19, 2004, 07:22:02 PM »
Bastage is correct.  Your first degree is the one they will use.  They will also look at your second degree and consider it.  They will also consider the reputation of these schools.  DO NOT LEAVE OUT YOUR LOWER GPA FROM YOUR APPLICATIONS.  Not only can you get tossed out of law school, you could get dis-bar.  These people are not idiots.  You may think not disclosing is not lying, but most schools require full disclosure on their applications.  Just don't do it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SoCal schools
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:37:29 AM »
Congratulations to everyone.

My applications were completed in Nov/Dec.  LSAT 165, GPA 3.3 in biology from a UC.  Been working for 10 years at a biotech company.  Got in at UOP (McGeorge), USD, Cal. Western, & Santa Clara.  Rejected at Boalt.  Still waiting on Hastings, Davis, UCLA, & USC. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time necessary to study before taking the exam?
« on: February 06, 2004, 11:17:43 AM »

Taking ten months to study for the LSAT may be too much.  I suggest you take the June test.  That would allow you to start your applications early without having to stress about the LSAT in Sept./Oct.  The June test is also administer in the afternoon which is a blessing for those who hate having to be anywhere by 8 AM.  Best of luck on your law career.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time necessary to study before taking the exam?
« on: February 06, 2004, 11:13:08 AM »

Good luck at law school.  You are an ass.  Your attitude is juvenile and will not win you any friends in law school.

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