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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard B-school hackers
« on: March 10, 2005, 11:27:21 AM »
I don't know.  But if you checked Harvard's site (like many here did), I would be really worried right now.

Mar 8, 2005 BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard Business School said on Tuesday it is rejecting applications from 119 would-be students who it says hacked into a Web site to learn if they were accepted at the Ivy League university ahead of the official notification.

"This behavior is unethical at best a serious breach of trust that cannot be countered by rationalization," Kim Clark, dean of Harvard Business School, said in a statement.

"Any applicant found to have done so will not be admitted to this school."

Harvard said 119 applicants had hacked into Virginia-based ApplyYourself, a company that manages Web pages used by students to apply to roughly 300 different universities.

"We know that 119 applicants hacked into the system and we know their names," said Jim Aisner, a spokesman for Harvard Business School.

Aisner declined to comment on how many of the 119 applicants would have been accepted at the school had they not broken into the ApplyYourself Web site.

Harvard is one of several top-tier universities that use ApplyYourself to tell applicants if their applications were successful.

Last week, officials at the site said a computer hacker had helped applicants break into records at some of the most prestigious U.S. business schools to see if they were accepted weeks before official offers are made.

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I am not willing to be the grunt of a huge legal machine working my ass off for 7 years struggling to be a partner.  If you do the math, those people that take jobs at huge firms probably make less per hour than their paralegals. 

(This is true even at our smallish firm.  I am raking it in compared to our lawyers!)

I am simply not willing to give up my whole life for this.  Balance is very important to me and I am going to sacrifice a lot of money to achieve it.

What I find hilarious is that there are huge numbers of people who say they want to go into public interest law, but the stats provided by most schools indicate that only 1-5% on average actually do. 

The other thing my boss and I noticed was that many go into BIG LAW after graduation from top schools, but leave for more "normal" and less lucrative positions once they have families.  Nothing is written in stone here kids.  We are all just trying to figure things out.  Because I have worked in the profession for so long, I nly know what I DON'T want to do..but a very specific goal is bound to leave you disappointed.

Acceptances / Re: Who's still in at NOWHERE??!!
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:20:13 PM »
I absolutely have to stop pulling out my hair while I wait.  I am entirely bald now.  I look like Ed Asner.

Thanks everyone!  Now if we can just get a few more to WD at WI so I can get in...

As for Hippies not being lawyers: BS!  I am trying to change the establishment from within.  Bitching about bad laws doesn't work - you need to make better ones. 

For once, this is something I actually know about.  I work for a consumer/debtor's rights attorney. 

go to and take a look at your report. 

Most important to increase your credit score is PAY OFF THOSE DEBTS!  If you aren't currently making payments, get a part time job and get it done.  No one will loan you money if you aren't currently paying the debt you already have. 

If you need more info, please feel free to PM me.

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

this bears repeating

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: tees for the ladies
« on: March 09, 2005, 01:24:52 AM »
any of these still out there?

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