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2010-2011 Application Cycle

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 05:46:30 PM »
I found this interesting.  A school that shall remain nameless just gave me a fee waiver along with free itunes downloads if I apply

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 05:57:06 PM »
I found this interesting.  A school that shall remain nameless just gave me a fee waiver along with free itunes downloads if I apply
Haha, I got that, too!  Tempting for the iTunes downloads, but I'm restricted by geography, so I won't take advantage.

Plus, after the $12 report fee, that's only a gain of $8 in iTunes.  Clever, though.

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Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 06:38:13 PM »
If you register and attend an LSAC forum you will get all kinds of fee waivers, and random bonuses like that from almost every school particularly if you have a 173 I would imagine. I am sure lots of recruiting will be coming your way in the next few weeks regardless if you go to the forum. You can really tell, which schools have their sh*t together when you start getting please apply e-mails when you are already on their wait list.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 07:15:22 PM »
All of my fall backs I have fee waivers for (Minn, Seton Hall, BU, William & Mary). Two schools I have fee waivers for if I happen to get dinged from every T14 (Vandy, UCLA,)  Also had waivers from Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, UVA and Mich.  Hence the applications to every T14 but UC Berkley.  UPENN goes in one Friday, Georgetown on October 1.  Then I am all finished except Yale. I can't complain at all.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 07:16:14 PM »
I take that no complaints back.  The wait may kill me  :D

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 09:50:08 AM »
In the last 48 hours, I have received over 20 emails from schools mentioning my registration at the LSAC forum.  Most of them included fee waivers. 

For those of you planning on applying to law school, I recommend registering for a forum ASAP

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 10:12:58 AM »
I take that no complaints back.  The wait may kill me  :D

And us as well.

I am enjoying your miniblog.  Keep it up.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 02:24:37 PM »
So for my last personal statement for Yale University, I am thinking of trying something different.  I figure Yale is looking for something unique in its students.  So I was thinking of writing a PS about aspects in my life where I was not successful as reasons why Yale should not accept me.  The second half of my PS will be about how I overcome my initial failure into success.  Thoughts?  I know it seems counter-intuitive and risky.  I feel I have nothing to lose so I may as well try to stand out

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2010, 04:13:56 PM »
I agree that non-obvious is probably a good thing for YLS, and I like the "here are my failures" approach.  The challenge always (I think), is to avoid coming across as too cheesy.  If the second-half recovery is too easy, then your non-obvious PS suddenly becomes completely obvious.

Re: 2010-2011 Application Cycle
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2010, 05:11:37 PM »
I do plan on a complete recovery for all my failures.  Some were dead ends, and as such they end without success,  I am leaning towards a theme of my failures (the ones I molded into success as well as the ones where there was no sucecess) make me uniquely prepared for the rigors of the law.  I would start each of my failure paragraphs with "Yale should not accept me because...)  Then to finish, something along the lines of "Each of my failures individually are reasons why Yale should allow me entrance for the class of 2014.  The sum of my above failures however are why I will succeed at Yale." and then finish from there.