The suspense is killing me. And we have somewhere between 4 - 6 months to go.
I just want to find and be accepted at a school where I can be happy, succeed, and find some sense of fulfillment. I simply want to be of service to humanity. Unfortunately ultimate service to humanity demands excellence, but never promises happiness.
I've been working as a professional for the past seven years and I miss the intellectual stimulation. I miss the challenges of learning something really difficult and the thrill when you finally understand. I feel that Law is the source code for society.
Law school seems like an ultimate challenge. I just want to be put in the crucible, just to see the impurities bled off.
A law school dean I spoke with told me flatly that a majority of people applying last year, this and next year are going to be "victims of timing". When I asked him to clarify he stated that a lot of people that would normally be able to go, or that would be able to have more choice are not getting as many chances this year, primarily due to the record volumes. He said that currently the trend is, apart from GPA and LSAT, its also simply a matter of "who wants it the most."
It was a pretty sobering and inspiring conversation.