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Law School Admissions / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:45:06 AM »
Do they send rejection/acceptance emails too?

a couple people ahve said they send acceptance emails but I doubt they send rejection email. although it is possible. I'd say they will be puting rejections in the mail soon. It seems that most the people accepted so far were auto admits and/or applied early. This may just be the first round. Then again they could have had a great year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hold out for waitlist
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:57:15 AM »

Law School Admissions / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:55:39 PM »
If I haven't gotten an acceptance email or WL email yet does that mean I'm rejected?!

I sure hope not. I have not either. I applied in late January, when did you apply?

Choosing the Right Law School / Hold out for waitlist
« on: April 07, 2008, 06:34:14 AM »
So I have been waitlisted at William and Mary, and Boston College. I still have not heard form UNC. I have been accepted at Univ. of Florida. I had been planing a LSAT retake but with being married and my wife being a teacher it is simply not possible to wait until july and decide to go to law school this year. I do not have big dreams of joining a large firm. I just want to get a decent job($55-65K+) that will allow me to pay off whatever debt I incur while in law school. I would also like to live(after law school) in the south preferably near the ocean. Currently Florida has not offered me any money but I just recently sent in the paperwork. Large cities are not my thing but I guess I could handle it if it were necessary.

My question is, Should I go ahead and accept at florida and prepare for the move or should I hold out for one of my waitlists for a few months? I will not make a decision before I hear from UNC b/c I have not decided between them and florida yet.

The amount of debt I rack up is important to me but only in relation to my ability to pay it off comfortably after law school. If you know about the respective likelhood I will receive instate tutition after one year please comment. I have assumed that I will receive instate after a year with each school when calculating debt and I think that my wife will be employed full time will help that. But here are my aprox. 3 year tutition costs at each school.

BC- $100K+

Any advice will help. Thank You. ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: deferring admission
« on: March 27, 2008, 05:05:52 PM »
It isn't looked upon favorably, but wouldn't prevent you from being a lawyer.

That said, don't do it.  The school is going out on a limb to defer your admission, don't take advantage of them.

It could prevent you from going to law school. If you defer, then go to another school, the original school could absolutely contact the school you want to attend and let them know you unethically have applied to other schools during a deferment and that could cause HUGE problems.  And yes, unethical activity during the application process could prevent you from being barred.

I am not going to accept the deferment. I had no idea it was considered unethical. I know people send in seat deposits and then don't go to that school. I figured it was the same thing.

Thank you for the advice. I think I may just go ahead and go to school this year. This process is amazingly stressful.

Choosing the Right Law School / 1
« on: March 27, 2008, 12:52:29 PM »
Okay thanks

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Frustrated
« on: March 09, 2008, 08:31:19 PM »
Okay, thank you to everyone on her for their advice and help. I will now be curing myself of the addiction to this board. I will hopefully return sometime in June with a better LSAT score and new optimism.

Once again thanks to everyone.   8)

Law School Admissions / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: March 09, 2008, 08:21:46 PM »
So let me ask you guys do you think it looks to the schools I applied to that I got a 159 on the September LSAT and a 160 on the December LSAT....good or bad? I mean, at the schools that average I guess it doesn't really matter? My GPA isn't amazing, so I worry about this.

This whole process is incredibly stressful.


I would say it looks as though you hit right were you were supposed to. I would not think it would hurt you. I doubt they buy any of that "I would have scored higher but..." stuff anyway.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Frustrated
« on: March 08, 2008, 08:46:45 PM »
The LSAT sucks.  It's also a huge moneymaker for tens of thousands of people.  Screw it.

If I were you I would just head off to school this year and stop pumping money into the LSAT money pit. Get on with your life and have a blast in law school this fall and beyond.

lol. You are the first person to suggest that I do not retake in all the postings I have made. The part about going on with your life totally hits home for me because I do not want to waste another year waiting. However, if I do wait, my wife and I can save up some money and she could possibly get her master's degree. The worst thing that could happen if I retake in June is not doing any better/doing worse and then going ahead to law school in the fall and any time I spent studying would have been a waste. But I don't think I will study too hard or burn myself out leading up to this LSAT so I don't think it will be too big of a problem. I do completly understand your point though.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Frustrated
« on: March 08, 2008, 07:11:53 PM »
I did not study very long(approx. 2 months) the first time and the first book I bought was the Kaplan 180 book. The last couple weeks I took a pt every other day sometimes every day. I ended up totaling about 12 PTs and my scores were basically around 169 consistently between 166 and 172 but a lack of consistency within that range. I could score a 166 one day and a 172 the next. My diagnostic was a 160 but I did not take another for a little while and after I started taking them again I scored ind the range I mentioned with one 163 on thanksgiving day.

I think this time I will buy a basic book and study some question types, setups, etc. However, I was still doing well just 'feeling my way through the dark.' On the test day, I think my nerves got the better of me is what it was. I posted on here a lot prior to taking the first test and got the feeling that if I did not get a 167+ my life would be over. Now, that I have the Iowa acceptance in the bag I feel I can go into the nest test more confidant.

Do ya'll think studying the bibles, learning question types, set ups, etc. and taking less PTs would help improve my confidence? I do not want/need to necessarily improve my score on the PTs but I would like to fell more confidant and more consistent with my scores?

I will be shooting for the 166+ range in June. I think any higher will give me too much pressure and I will become nervous on the test day. I just landed a job in Nashville and getting into Vandy will probably be my goal. 

I greatly appreciate any help, advice, or techniques to help me archive my goals. 

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