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I understand the sentiment in the other thread, but it can easily be solved by those who got into a ton of schools being courteous to the schools they are rejected (and their future colleagues) by withdrawing as soon as they know they won't be attending somewhere. 

Those that are just going to let the deposit deadline pass and not WD?  Yes - bubonic for them! ;)

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Non-Traditional Students / How many schools did you apply to?
« on: March 12, 2005, 01:13:58 PM »
The lame pre-law advisor at my college told me to only apply to 6 schools.  Looking at the stats on LSN, it seems like people applied to a ton of schools. 

If you applied to more than 10 schools, why? Are you applying first and asking questions later?  Did you just apply to the top 15 or middle 20?  I am just wondering the merit of applying to 25 different schools.  I undertand this for applicants who are borderline (like me), but not for someone with a 3.9/175. 

All input is welcomed and appreciated. 

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Seems like some applied to 20 schools just because they were worried they wouldn't get in anywhere with a 170/3.9

NOw that all 20 accepted you, can ya WD from some to give the rest of us losers a chance? ;D

My boss is a Duke grad (15 years out).  He told me recently that when he got rejected from Duke, his MOTHER wrote them a letter saying "you made a mistake", and THEY LET HIM IN!

I don't know whether to believe this or not.  It sounds incredible.  However, the guy did have a 95th percentile LSAT.  (His GPA was only a 3.2 or something though)

I do think he deserved to go to Duke, the guy is super sharp and has built a firm from the ground up, but holy cow - a letter from MOM?


Denials / Why do you all call rejections "dings"?
« on: March 03, 2005, 05:55:04 PM »
It doesn't really make sense.  IF you think about it, "ding" is the sound on a game show when you get the question right.

A buzzer usually indicates the negative.

If you want to be accurate, you should call them "errrr's"


Just trying to lend some frivolity to an otherwise depressing area of LSD

There is a 50% chance that I will be working for another year and reapplying to schools.  My raw numbers are iffy at best 3.1/163, but I have a great job that pays very well and I don't want to go to law school just to go...I want to get into a top 40 school.  I did apply to two or three safety schools, but I don't see myself actually attending them. 

Anyone wanna place bets on this list?

Washington and Lee
Indy - Bloomington
Ohio State
Colorado - Boulder
Lewis and Clark

General Off-Topic Board / DeadHead Law students?
« on: February 27, 2005, 01:49:38 AM »
Any other Grateful Dead/jamband fans out there?  Any of you worried that attending law school will cause you to miss out on some killer shows/festivals?


I want to hear from anyone who got into a school with less than the 25% GPA and LSAT.  Tell your story! 

I have severe, almost ridiculous grade acceleration and am hoping someone looks past the raw numbers and sees it. (Left college in 94 with a 2.3 GPA, straight A's upon my return in 1999 leading to a 3.1 cum GPA that looks awful on my apps)


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