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I just got an e-mail and I got in! I am like shaking right now, I can not believe it. No matter what anyone says, writing in does help! OMG, I was stressing so much about going to NY and wondering whether I could get a job in California, but this is like a dream come true. Thank you, law school admission gods!
The due date for all of the waitlist confirmations was June 30. Plus, I know that some people just retook the LSAT hoping to better their chances. My guess is that there won't be any movement until July.
Let everyone know that they are your first choice and you will attend if taken off the wait-list. If you go to Kansas, I highly doubt lawyers from NYC will come out to interview the best candidates. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it happening. The closer you are to where you want to work, the better. Best of luck!
I think you need to think more about regional preference here. Most of these schools are regional, and will place best in their specfic areas.
The first thing to do is lobby NU and Miami to get in off their waitlists. Make clear that they're (both) your first-choice school, and that you'll attend if admitted. (Yes, a little disingenuous, but good strategy.)
Unless you want to work in L.A., I'd focus on Miami. It's a cool, international city, and is probably close to home for you, relatively speaking. The school itself has a strong rep in the area.
Otherwise, I'd go with SW, as I think both Kansas and SW will keep you in the region, and I'm assuming you'd prefer to work in L.A. than Kansas. However, this is obviously a personal preference.
What was your game plan for applying to these schools? Waitlisted at Northwestern and accepted at Southwestern? You must write an awesome personal statement. You should go to Southwestern if you want to practice in California, and Kansas if you want to practice anywhere else. Another thing to think about, if you do well at SW you can probably transfer to USC. A friend of mine transferred to SC after kicking ass at SW for a year. Best of luck either way!
Lol, I only harassed them once since I received their rejection letter. I wrote a letter telling them they're making a BIG mistake rejecting me and about a hundred reasons why I want to go there.I think that you should not send anymore letters to them. They have rejected you for this cycle, there is a point at which you become psycho/obsessed and it seems like you are at that point.
See if they send you anything else, if not start to make plans for your future. I would not harrass them anymore this year!!