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Illinois ding-a-ling
« on: December 10, 2004, 03:00:29 PM »
I'm pretty shocked I was on the front-line of ding-age here.  I have a friend with an identical index who got in last year and was offered a $10,000 scholarship. 

I'm almost certain I black-balled myself as I went on a tour two weeks ago with a 3L who worked in the admissions office, and I told him that I had already received a full ride from a tier 1 school.  Either way, it doesn't matter--I laughed hysterically when I read the letter and came to this part:

"the adcom would like to enourcage you to apply for admission as a transfer student if you find yourself achieving success at an ABA approved law school.  If admitted, we will be delighted to award you a $500 book certificate for use at the College's bookstore upon your enrollment as a 2L."  This is arguably the most repugnant thing they could have thought up to put in a rejection letter.

I'm going to save this one in my bathroom drawer for the next time I run out of toliet paper.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 05:22:39 PM »

"the adcom would like to enourcage you to apply for admission as a transfer student if you find yourself achieving success at an ABA approved law school.  If admitted, we will be delighted to award you a $500 book certificate for use at the College's bookstore upon your enrollment as a 2L."  

OK, the ding blows...  but the letter is classic.  "You suck... but look!  Free books!  Maybe." 

I applied there as well... if you don't mind me asking... what were your numbers?
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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 05:41:18 PM »
3.98 / 163.  I dinged myself, though, by telling that 3L that I got the full ride at a tier 1.  I'm sure he went whining to the director of admissions about it and then Paul Puss thought he shouldn't bother accepting me when I'll just go somewhere else that gives me a full ride.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 06:16:46 PM »
3.98 / 163.  I dinged myself, though, by telling that 3L that I got the full ride at a tier 1.  I'm sure he went whining to the director of admissions about it and then Paul Puss thought he shouldn't bother accepting me when I'll just go somewhere else that gives me a full ride.

Fuc_k_'em

Your raw numbers definitely weren't what hurt you.  Take a look at Illinois' graph on LSN.  You must have made a horrible impression on whoever you talked to in the admissions department :)

I'm not really sure if this is any consolation or not... At least you can learn a lesson from this, take your outstanding numbers to another, better school, and get in there.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 08:13:03 PM »
Yeah, I'm not even phased by it. The only thing that sucks is it was my in-state school.  This, as I said, now gives me the lattitude to leave Illinois and pursue things of a broader variety. 

It was quite ignorant of me to do what I did, in retrospect, but hey, what matters is that I've learned from it.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 08:20:15 PM »
that rejection letter was obnoxious.  why can't they be straight and to the point?  "your application for admission has been denied," would suffice.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2004, 05:47:55 PM »
3.98 / 163.  I dinged myself, though, by telling that 3L that I got the full ride at a tier 1.  I'm sure he went whining to the director of admissions about it and then Paul Puss thought he shouldn't bother accepting me when I'll just go somewhere else that gives me a full ride.

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Well, were they right? Would you have gone w/ your full ride if accepted to Illinois? But regardless, the rejection is classic. So much so that I can't help but wonder if your 3L acquaintance's input had a hand in this unusual 'offer'.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2004, 05:51:37 PM »
It was quite ignorant of me to do what I did, in retrospect, but hey, what matters is that I've learned from it.

Or, in truly Freudian fashion, you slipped up to give yourself what you really wanted -- freedom from Illinois.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2004, 07:26:32 PM »
I think this theory has some definite merit.  It's certainly possible--I've been hating being around here at least for the last six months or so, and the hatred has been steadily increasing.

It was quite ignorant of me to do what I did, in retrospect, but hey, what matters is that I've learned from it.

Or, in truly Freudian fashion, you slipped up to give yourself what you really wanted -- freedom from Illinois.

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Re: Illinois ding-a-ling
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2004, 03:56:29 AM »
Told my buddy to check the mail today over the phone... DINGED from Illinois!

163, 3.13

I wouldn't have been happy as ever as it was a reach but attainable for me, whats worse is that I have to wait another month or two for other decisions to roll in, bummer. It's in state for me too :(
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