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When I said across the board, I meant across the entire board.  I probably applied to a few too many schools that could have been considered safeties.

I was concerned with my little-known/unknown undergrad school, my major (many P/F's), and being a non-traditional student.

I'm by no means heartbroken over my results, but a bit disappointed I didn't test the high-end waters a little more than I did.

I've included my list of schools below to give you a better idea of what I mean.

I'm shocked you didn't get into Chicago...

I'm going to break with the majority and encourage you to pursue it, at least for Columbia. It appears CLS throws  most (if not all) of its merit money at presumptive Harvard, Yale, and Stanford admits. If your stats are in that area, I'd say why not give it a go? I can't speak for NYU except that they seem to put more thought into how they distribute their scholarship money.

This will make you look like an idiot

NYCK, you're really counting your chickens before they hatch with all this law school stuff.  Get the best grades you can in college when you even get there, and then junior year start thinking about the LSAT and which schools you should apply to.  Odds are your academic record (especially after you've got an LSAT score) will cut your choices way the hell down for you.

It really shocked me how many people I knew applied to LS before receiving their scores.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« on: March 26, 2006, 10:51:45 AM »

As a current Chicago student, let me tell you that these rumors are stupid and false.  As the above person points out, there is no reason for us to be competitive... so we aren't.  It's best not to pay attention to what people who don't go to a school say about the environment there.

Seconded, for about the hundreth time. My guess is that the level of anonymity in a school and the correlation between class rank and employment/transfer prospects are probably the two biggest predictors of competitiveness. At Chicago  both of these factors are low.

The only thing that I could think of is the employment factor.  Chicago student's can easily get biglaw jobs, but to get a good clerkship, which is why many people go to Chicago, may make the school competitive.  I'm not sure though but I've been trying to figure out why Chicago would be known as "cut throat"

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs. WUSTL
« on: March 26, 2006, 10:49:20 AM »
Go to texas and then transfer up.

Unless money comes up (schools seem to be the same cost), between the schools that I'm deciding between it's where I'll be happy and I only think a visit will decide that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: California provisional ABA
« on: March 26, 2006, 10:44:57 AM »
Just to add some food for thought before you go to one of these schools.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top three most cutthroat schools?
« on: March 26, 2006, 10:36:15 AM »
How does anyone but transfer students judge the competitiveness of a school?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The deal with other sites.
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:57:48 AM »
It seems like a cross between two things:

1. they are just screwing around most of the time
2. they suffer from a bizarre form of groupthink whereby everyone has to outdo everyone else's stats/acceptances/salary/etc

Thats where are the slagging off decent schools comes from.  Each school is gaugued by where you got rejected from if you end up there. CCN=HYS Rejects, MPV=CCN Rejects, etc etc etc

Again, you just have to understand they are not being 100% serious, but I believe there is some truth in their mockery.  In a way I think they believe it, at least a little bit.

It's sad...but in the top schools this is the common belief

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Do you shop at Trader Joe's?
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:57:00 AM » have to get the gorgonzola gnocci...

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