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Tulane1L

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amusing....
« on: April 08, 2006, 10:52:38 PM »
Today while sorting through my mail, I noticed a flyer from a random unaccredited school in Cali.  But before throwing it away, I noticed the schools name:

The Abraham Lincoln Law School

Does anyone else find it amusing that there is a law school named after someone who is famous for NOT GOING to law school?

yiplong

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 12:46:31 AM »
Did Goerge Washington go to law school? Did St. Johns go to law school?  Why don't you also think their name is ridiculous?

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 12:59:40 AM »
George Washington and St. John never went to law school.  They also never practiced law.

Lincoln never went to law school, but was a practicing attorney.

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 01:11:00 AM »
John Marshall did not go to law school.  His formal education consisted of a single class at William and Mary's

yiplong

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006, 01:12:00 AM »
George Washington and St. John never went to law school.  They also never practiced law.

Lincoln never went to law school, but was a practicing attorney.

according to your LSN, Illinois waitlisted you??? With your numbers,  I would expect you to get in with $$$.

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2006, 01:16:53 AM »
Heh. Yeah, I thought Illinois would be a pretty safe bet (don't even get me started on American!).  The Vanderbilt acceptance was a pleasant surprise though.  I wish I knew what these admission committees thought processes were...

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 01:18:06 AM »
interesting fact: benjamin cardozo never finished law school.

yiplong

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 01:22:45 AM »
Heh. Yeah, I thought Illinois would be a pretty safe bet (don't even get me started on American!).  The Vanderbilt acceptance was a pleasant surprise though.  I wish I knew what these admission committees thought processes were...

I got WLed by Vandy and Wisconsin and yet Illinois offered acceptance with 18k scholarship.  Our numbers are somewhat similar and yet we received opposite results.  That is odd.

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Re: amusing....
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 01:31:52 AM »
Yeah, It almost makes me think the admissions process is completely arbitrary.    >:( 

I guess sometimes a personal statement or recommendation just catches someones eye on the admissions committee and sometimes not.     I really wish schools included notes on their thought processes for acceptances/rejections. 

Congrats on Northwestern, btw, seems like you've done alright this cylce!