1. You were encouraged to apply to a law school that summarily rejected you?
Like many, I was encouraged to apply to Quinnipiac, Valparaiso, and Cleveland State where I was waitlisted at the first two, and have a decision pending on the last one.
2. You were rejected or "wait-listed" at a school that you surely should have been admitted to?
A. Widener PA/DE: Have a 3.3 GPA/151 LSAT, which fits the range for both campuses. Applied November 2nd and just received waitlist letter on March 21st.
B. John Marshall: GPA 75th/LSAT 25th Waitlisted. Applied in early December, received waitlist letter on Mar 21st
C. Franklin Pierce (3.37-2.92 and 156-149): According to LSAC guide, I fit right within their criteria. Also figured it would help being that my dad graduated from their first class as their top student. Called the dean of admissions, and she said that their average was a 156 this year and that alumni "don't really matter" because there are thousands of alumni throughout the country. Don't feel that I should be accepted based solely on my father's merit, but come on...I was right in their range and I figure my dad's status would give me that extra boost. Told the dean that my father failed out of Ohio State before doing so well in law school...so grades and test scores dont mean everything. I guess I won't have to contemplate life in NH anymore.