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midjeep

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Who hasn't been accepted anywhere?
« on: May 31, 2004, 08:44:54 PM »
Well I am waitlisted at two schools and doubt I'll be hearing from them anytime soon and wanted to know if any of y'all are in the same situation. I really do want to get into law school and will retake the LSAT, but I wanted to know what everyone else will be doing in the interm. I just graduated so I don't have any job to fall back on and got rehired to work at the cinema in the meantime (it sucks having a degree and no money for a frame to hang it in  :(). It seems that all the "good" jobs have been taken and NO ONE is hiring (I'm upset because the economy is going up and the majority of firms have posted profits and growth yet every job I applied to gave me that catchy phrase.....oh what was it again....oh yeah, "HIRING FREEZE." I'd like to punch the guy that coined that excuse.) Anyways, who else got nothing and what are you going to do? I am living my nightmare: graduated from college with honors and living back at home with the rents....except we don't have a basement.
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Re: Who hasn't been accepted anywhere?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 12:45:15 AM »
A friend of mine with comparable numbers got her final
ding in a long series of dings this past week. I used to think
that I had some understanding of the admissions process, but
now I'm inclined to believe individual success or failure in
the admissions game is governed solely on the quantity of
alcohol imbibed by the admissions officers immediately prior
to the reading of each application packet.

Consider this:

Me - 
3.30 UGPA, B.S. Computer Engineering, GA Tech
LSAT: 154, 165
mediocre LORs, Feb filing dates, strong PStatement.

Friend -
3.85 UGPA, B.A. British History, Small Liberal Arts School
LSAT: 158
strong LORs, Dec filing dates, less strong PStatement.

Her PStatement was about her volunteer work with retarded kids,
and how that tied into her desire to practice public interest law.
I just wrote about rolling in the bling as a patent attorney.

We both applied to a broad range of lowish Tier 1s, and Tier 2s.
I was accepted into all of the Tier 2s, UConn (with $$), and
waitlisted at a couple of top 30s.

She got her final ding from Georgia State, a school that admitted
me 2 weeks after my app was completed.

It's sad, really.
 

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Re: Who hasn't been accepted anywhere?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2004, 10:34:30 AM »
A friend of mine with comparable numbers got her final
ding in a long series of dings this past week. I used to think
that I had some understanding of the admissions process, but
now I'm inclined to believe individual success or failure in
the admissions game is governed solely on the quantity of
alcohol imbibed by the admissions officers immediately prior
to the reading of each application packet.

Consider this:

Me - 
3.30 UGPA, B.S. Computer Engineering, GA Tech
LSAT: 154, 165
mediocre LORs, Feb filing dates, strong PStatement.

Friend -
3.85 UGPA, B.A. British History, Small Liberal Arts School
LSAT: 158
strong LORs, Dec filing dates, less strong PStatement.

Her PStatement was about her volunteer work with retarded kids,
and how that tied into her desire to practice public interest law.
I just wrote about rolling in the bling as a patent attorney.

We both applied to a broad range of lowish Tier 1s, and Tier 2s.
I was accepted into all of the Tier 2s, UConn (with $$), and
waitlisted at a couple of top 30s.

She got her final ding from Georgia State, a school that admitted
me 2 weeks after my app was completed.

It's sad, really.
 


i actually think your stats are better than your friends, and if i were on the adcom, i might have made the same decision.  your major is much more substantial, as well as where it was granted (gatech is a tough school to get a 3.3 from...).  and i think your experience attests to how much the PS really stands out.  you also had a higher showing on the lsats.  a lot of institutions may claim to average the scores, but the fact still remains - they look at both scores, not just the average.  i think that averaging of the lsat is more subjective than people really think. 

it is pretty amazing though that she got rejected from ga state...i would have thought she was a lock if you asked before.
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