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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / GW--Again
« on: July 30, 2004, 05:15:59 PM »
well, although i have started threads on gw before, i though i would give it one more shot.  has anyone who is on their waiting list heard anything?  i am on the part time list and have heard nothing.  i feel like, even if they don't want me, the least they could do is send me a letter or an e-mail or a smoke signal or a telepathic message or something.  not bitter...anyway, has anyone else heard from them?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sending flowers your gf: Yay or Gay?
« on: July 29, 2004, 08:48:00 AM »
does this question even need to be asked?  of course send flowers! 

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Law School Admissions / Re: 3 years, 125K, boring life
« on: July 11, 2004, 10:29:04 AM »
does anyone here actually want to be a lawyer?  personally, i am going to law school because i want to practice law.  seems to me like that is the only real reason to do it.  if you think you are setting yourself up for a long and boring life, then why bother?  do something else.  there are plenty of good careers out there.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Where are you waitlisted...
« on: July 04, 2004, 08:07:34 PM »
sure.

accepted:  u of colorado, u of minnesota, american

wl:  gwu, wisconsin, emory, wash u, and one more, but i can't remember which one right now...

rejected:  gulc, texas, bc

attending american

3.78 from georgetown/161

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Law School Admissions / Re: College (represent)!!
« on: July 03, 2004, 10:10:48 AM »
Georgetown!

HOYAS!

French COL '04

no place better

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Law School Admissions / Re: Can GPA make up for lower LSAT?
« on: July 03, 2004, 10:03:52 AM »
hate to be a pessimist about this, but, in my experience, a high gpa is worth alot less than  one would hope.  i had a 3.78 from a top east coast school, and i always assumed that i would go to a top law school.  however, i got a 161 on the lsat, and i was waitlisted or denied almost everywhere.  like you, i also had an impressive resume.  now i am happy with where i am going, but i am still disappointed with the way the process turned out.  having said that, a 163 is better than a 161, and a 3.96 is near perfect.  i don't know whether you could get into a top 14 school, but i do think you could easily swing a top 20 or 25.  you should check out lawschoolnumbers.com to get a better idea of where you stand in comparison to the competition.  and remember that no matter where you go, in the end you are going to be a lawyer, and that, after all, is the goal, right?

best of luck!


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Law School Admissions / Re: Significant others
« on: June 28, 2004, 06:09:31 PM »
i don't understand why it's always stupid to wait or always stupid to marry early.  i think it just depends on the couple and on what is right for them as individuals.  as for me, i just broke up with my boyfriend of two years who, for a long time, i thought i would marry, and, at 22, i am really excited about being single again.  the simple freedom of it is great, and, while i certainly hope to marry someday, i'm not setting a timeline for myself.  i could do the single thing for a while, or i could meet the elusive ONE tomorrow.  my advice is the following:  enjoy your life.  enjoy being single.  enjoy being married.  and don't wish away either phase.  life is too short.  good luck to everyone.

caroline

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i took an lsat class, and in the end i only did one point better on the real thing than i did on my practice tests.  for some people lsat prep helps, but for me it did virtually nothing. 

good luck with the test!  i don't mean to be discouraging...just wanted to share my experience.  also, perfect on the lsat is 180.

caroline

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best law schools in the South?
« on: June 24, 2004, 04:44:53 PM »
sorry about my erronious rankings...at one point, being the obsessive law school applicant that i was six months ago, i had them all memorized.  anyway, i guess i have forgotten a few.  i think, however, that you would be fine--in fact that you would be well off--going to any of those schools.
 :)  best,
caroline

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best law schools in the South?
« on: June 24, 2004, 09:04:14 AM »
while duke and vanderbilt are undeniably wonderful schools, the southern school with the highest ranking is the univ of texas.  vanderbilt is #17, duke is, i think, in the 20's, and utexas is #14.

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