From what I've seen on this board, there are many who believe that their only shot at major success in law will come from getting into a school whose name alone will get them a good job. That's a pretty unfortunate and uninspired way to see things (not to mention untrue). Fortunately there are many others who believe that the key to their success will be their hard work, enthusiasm, and the unique talents that most high-tier admissions committees might pass on.
I'm so glad to hear someone say that. I've only been on this board for about a day, but I've been a little disappointed by some of the attitudes that I've found here. Most of the people here have come across as very down to earth, but there are a few posts that I have come across where someone has referred to things such as what they consider to be a "crappy" LSAT scores, which one person put in the "160ish" range. I suppose I got a crappy LSAT score then, because I only got a 163, but I've got news for you. That puts me in the 90th percentile and ANYONE would be damn lucky to be there. I didn't want to turn this into a rant, but to anyone who reads this that thinks that a score in the 160s isnt good, I beg of you to keep that thought to yourselves. It really only insults the people who get those "crappy" scores and makes the people making those comments seem like arrogant, pompous, intellectual snobs.
Javert: Yay for Santa Clara! I applied there, too (as a target). Did you apply EA?
Have you heard anything about anyone getting decisions yet?
They were the first place I applied, so I'm waiting quite impatiently to get some sort of response.
(Congrats on GULC, by the way
Laur: i'm glad to hear that someone agrees with me and realizes that even though we might not all have identical scores, we're all in the same boat and we all have the same goals. it doesn't matter who gives you your degree as long as you're happy and you do exactly what you want with it.