InVinoVeritas- Yes, I called them this morning, and they were very helpful, although I don't know how far that's going to get me money-wise. They said that they are going to review my file and get back to me, and the nice lady took my cell and work numbers down. Professor Robinson also got back to me and we're going to talk about it tomorrow over the phone, so I should have some better perspective by then. Not that a bunch of anonymous internet posters don't afford perspective, but I'll take his too.
Regarding the speakers, I thought they were all great. I don't envision lectures being that entertaining, but it would be amazing if they were. But then again, if law school were that easy and entertaining to sit through, I would imagine that more people than already apply would want to go.
TacoJohn- I'll arm wrestle you for it. We just have to tell the administration of our plans and that we've got it under control.