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Re: GMU's self imposed deadline
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2004, 03:32:09 PM »
Apparently there are now only 20 people left on GMU's waitlist as of now. From my understanding, letters were sent out throughout the week to tell or rejects or acceptances. I have no idea if letters were sent out to those who are still stuck on the waitlist but I bet that will happen later on this next week. Though I try not to be overtly pessimistic, I am betting that my letter will be a rejection. GMU sent me a waitlist postcard to my college address and I have a feeling it is being sent there right now so I am going to have to wait for the inevitable. Has anyone here received ANY correspondence from GMU since the last deadline? It appears that there are several of waitlisted students from GMU on this website, but I havent seen any updates. I am on another waitlist but I know its a longshot. If I do get that rejection letter, I will need to get moving and try to find a respectable job in the interm, take an LSAT prepcourse, and retake that LSAT for next year. Good luck to those on the GMU or another waitlist....its been hell.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2004, 05:09:55 PM »
I got a letter yesterday telling me that I was one of "a very few" people still left on the waitlist and that they would notify me of a decision no later than August 10th. I am now not sure whether or not to cut my losses and go to a school that wanted me from the beginning.

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2004, 12:37:00 PM »
Well I called GMU and they did send my letter to my old address. The lady was nice enough to tell me that it was a waitlist letter so I guess I am not totally out of the game yet. My parents have been sensing my frustration and told me that they WILL get me to DC from Texas at the last minute if need be so I am thankful for that. I already talked to my boss and he said its cool if I have to leave without much notice as well. I am just wondering if I should send an email telling GMU that I have an exit strategy to get to GMU at a moments notice and not waste their admit ratio. They made like 30 offers for around 20 seats so I am hoping most of the other students were already settled at a different law school. Oh well, after waiting 8 months for a decision what's 2 more weeks, right?
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Re: GMU's self imposed deadline
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2004, 01:01:12 PM »
Someone else posted a WL rejection off of LSN:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=mc18

I guess I dont feel too bad since I have lower stats and I am still on the waitlist though.  ::)
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Re: GMU's self imposed deadline
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2004, 11:46:13 AM »
Hey midjeep,
              I got canned.  It happended a little over a week ago and every since it happened I have lost all zeal.  Anyway, thats why I haven't been on the site.  Good luck to you though.

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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2004, 07:42:45 PM »
Bummer, sad to hear. Do you have another school or are you going to wait again next year? I got waitlisted longer so I still dont know whats up for me next year. I am actually moving from Texas this weekend to DC so I hope that will help me and show Dean Richard I am REALLY desperate (though I'm not going to be psyco and camp out in front of the building just yet  ;)) Good luck with whatever you plan on doing.
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2004, 07:51:51 PM »

For you guys that said it's "your only shot", did you apply to any schools as fallbacks?

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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2004, 08:09:53 PM »
MidJeep,
Let me know if you get into GMU, as a consolation prize for having to deal with the waitlist I will give you all my 1L books and study aids to use for the year free of charge. The only one that might be different is contracts (the book sucked last year b/c it fell apart) and econ b/c the teacher is different. Other than that though the books are the same and the study aids I have a great both in condition and content.  If you are interested you can contact me at chaddow@gmu.edu.  I have been reading about your plight on the waitlist and figure the least you deserve is to save about 600 in books and study aids!

GOOD LUCK!!

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Re: GMU's self imposed deadline
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2004, 01:42:22 PM »
I actually did apply to schools that I considered "fallbacks" but was rejected outright. I am actually surprised that GMU and another school waitlisted me because they are ranked much higher than those "fallback schools" I applied to. Not trying to be cocky, but I didnt want to apply to any school below the 2nd tier. I only applied to schools that I would ACTUALLY attend if an offer was made. I am going to re-take the LSAT since that is the only weak component of my application. I will probably reconsider the schools I apply to again, but I dont want to be in a similar situation as I was after undergrad regarding the "prestige" of my undergrad institution. I dont want to graduate a school again and not be able to find a job while having great grades because of the name of the school.
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Re: GMU's self imposed deadline
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2004, 02:46:50 PM »
I wanted to publically thank GMUlaw for the offer and encouragement. If anyone is reading this thread because they are interested in GMU, take this as a true testament to the type of students you will encounter at GMU. I have been helped out by another GMU student who I met on this board and met another student who talked about how the majority of the class actually went up to her one day she missed a class to let her copy their outlines. Dean Richard and the rest of the addmissions department are really awesome and helpful. Dean Richard actually solicits questions from students via email and will make suggestions to students about their LSAT and GPA, what they want to study, and which school they have a pretty good chance at getting in at. I have not seen or heard of a dean of admissions who is this "hands on" with future law students (when I spoke with her, she knew of students off hand with similar cirrcumstances as well as the schools they went to). I was even more impressed when I found out that she graduated from Yale law school. It is nice to know that not all law schools are filled with students who backstab and that many will actually seek out people to help. Even though GMU is a really young law school, its care for its students has probably helped it move to the top tier or law schools.
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