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arich24

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2008, 12:43:15 PM »
Waitlisted 2/22...blah!  I decided to reserve my spot on it, but...logically speaking I don't know how it's going to work.  I plan on moving to my law school's new city (wherever that will be) June 1st, getting a job and settling in.  If I don't hear back from American until too late, how will I do that (and I can't foressee myself packing up in on new city and moving again).  *sigh*

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2008, 01:20:31 PM »
Why do you have to move so early?  Why not aim for August 1st instead?
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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2008, 01:25:11 PM »
WL'ed 2/23. Will be withdrawing soon, so good luck to everyone else :)

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2008, 01:26:23 PM »
Why do you have to move so early?  Why not aim for August 1st instead?

I agree. Can you wait a bit longer than June 1, Arich?

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2008, 01:42:03 PM »
Why do you have to move so early?  Why not aim for August 1st instead?

Technically, yes, I can wait; however, my plan for the summer is to go ahead and move to my new city and get a summer job for various reasons.  1-I've never moved to a new city before and have never had to adapt...I want to start law school already knowing my way around the city, with my apartment completely set up, etc.  2-My "moving help" AKA my family can only help me move at the beginning of the summer.  If I wait too much longer, I'll be going it alone (and that's not easy when your 1500 miles from home) 3-I've got to get out of my living arrangements now...a summer without school and a job (once I graduate here I lose my student job), and my crazy roommate and her even crazier boyfriend...negative. and 4-my boyfriend of 5 years is leaving for Germany a week after we graduate.  I need something new and exciting such as moving to a new place, etc to take my mind off of moping.

But you're both def. right, this decision (and it was a hard one to make), def. strains any potential waitlist options; however, if I really wanted it and they really accepted me, hell, I'd make it work, not matter how much of a hassel :)

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2008, 08:16:25 PM »
I was waitlisted today >:(
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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2008, 01:58:17 PM »
Waitlisted a few weeks ago....then waitlisted at UConn. I'll probably send LOCIs soon.

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2008, 08:05:46 PM »
Received my waitlist letter last week. Was a bit surprised, was expecting an admit with no money. Most likely will withdrawal soon.
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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2008, 11:48:40 PM »
WL 02-18.  Not counting on getting off WL.  Will be sending LOCI's soon but historically it doesn't look that promising unless you are willing to go PT.  Good luck to all though!

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Re: American Waitlist Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2008, 11:49:02 PM »
waitlisted, got the letter this friday, 161 (158) and a 3.6, so I was hoping for an admit.  After looking at LSN it looks like the average #s for acceptance and waitlist are almost identical, and looking at last year's LSN, only one person was WL, Acc, I can't imagine this being accurate, what do you think?

I also need to figure out where I'm gonna be before the summer, goin to the Middle East June - Aug so need to take care of moving arrangements before then.

Anyone have any idea how many ppl get off the WL?
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10/07 - 158
02/08 - 161

so far - UM. USF. Pacific. UCD!!!
unfortunates - UCB.
waitlisting on - WCL. UCH.
waiting on - FU PT. CWRU. BNC.