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aIvin adams
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applied to one law school

Postby aIvin adams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:35 pm

anybody else only apply to one law school? only one decent law school in my area and i want to stay close to my family. i also plan on working here aaannnnd... like the school and hope i get in. if i dont, i will reapply next year.

anybody else do this?

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby najumobi » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:40 pm

aIvin adams wrote:anybody else only apply to one law school? only one decent law school in my area and i want to stay close to my family. i also plan on working here aaannnnd... like the school and hope i get in. if i dont, i will reapply next year.

anybody else do this?

do you have any reason to believe you won't be accepted?

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:42 pm

I applied to 18.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby aIvin adams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:42 pm

not really except my gpa is a little below median. but my lsat is above the 75th and ive got good 'soft' stuff so i think im OK.

if i dont make it i will be disappointed but i wouldnt have gone anywhere else. ive been told i should have applied somewhere else so that i could maybe ask for some more financial aid. dunno, maybe so

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:43 pm

I applied to 5, but would really only seriously consider a couple.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby aIvin adams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:43 pm

kalvano wrote:I applied to 18.


you will probably be a better attorney than i will be. im not being sarcastic either :D

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby najumobi » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:10 pm

aIvin adams wrote:not really except my gpa is a little below median. but my lsat is above the 75th and ive got good 'soft' stuff so i think im OK.

if i dont make it i will be disappointed but i wouldnt have gone anywhere else. ive been told i should have applied somewhere else so that i could maybe ask for some more financial aid. dunno, maybe so

you'll be okay...regional schools are very much focused on keeping their stats up, especially lsat.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby amputatedbrain » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:29 pm

aIvin adams wrote:anybody else only apply to one law school? only one decent law school in my area and i want to stay close to my family. i also plan on working here aaannnnd... like the school and hope i get in. if i dont, i will reapply next year.

anybody else do this?


I actually applaud this . . . much more logical than applying to shit law schools scattered all over the country out of desperation to go to any law school that will take you

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:29 pm

kalvano wrote:I applied to 18.

I applied to 30.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby ToadGoDead » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:58 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
kalvano wrote:I applied to 18.

I applied to 30.


i applied to 203

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:00 am

I wish I had only applied to one - the one I'll be going to. Spending hundreds of dollars spent on app fees is overrated.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby goblue1646 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:21 am

i applied to five with exactly the same mindset. it doesn't seem to make much sense applying to a bazillion schools when you'd really only consider....5.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby cherryalamode » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:25 am

Applied to 10.

Only would seriously consider half of them.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby lawschooliseasy » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:30 am

You guys are entirely missing the main reason for applying to many law schools: scholarship fishing.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby kukuxumusu » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:31 am

I applied to 2 in my area and I think my chances are good. If I don't get in I'll do a masters in public policy for a year and reapply. Hope I get in tho.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby 5ky » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:33 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:You guys are entirely missing the main reason for applying to many law schools: scholarship fishing.


+1, that was my thinking

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:38 am

aIvin adams wrote:
kalvano wrote:I applied to 18.


you will probably be a better attorney than i will be. im not being sarcastic either :D



I don't want to live where I am now.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby twopoodles » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:40 am

I applied to three, but should have only applied to one because I knew it was the one I was going to go with! I expected to get in and did. I applied to one lower and one higher and got into both, also, but it didn't change my decision. I only spent about $100 total, but it about $65 of that was not necessary.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby insidethetwenty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:11 pm

This is a weird thread for the "Choosing a Law School" forum...

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby lightbulb1986 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:14 pm

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby jl2032 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:16 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:This is a weird thread for the "Choosing a Law School" forum...


unless you read the forum title to mean choosing to which ONE law school you are applying

8)

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby tdubsWI » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:20 pm

I only applied to just one last cycle, but got wl'd and never got in. Re-applied this year (with my shiny new LSAT score) along with 4 other schools.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby Jack2012 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:20 pm

I only applied to 1 and....

Got full ride
In top 5% in the class
Already accepted to 2 summer jobs (one is a top regional firm)
On law review
Found a unicorn
Professor I'm writing a paper with knows a Fed CoA judge.

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aIvin adams
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Re: applied to one law school

Postby aIvin adams » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:40 pm

lawschooliseasy wrote:You guys are entirely missing the main reason for applying to many law schools: scholarship fishing.


definitely. woops. hope it doesnt bite me in the bunzoes.

i guess my thought was that this way i could make my PS and my LoRs focused on why i want to go to this particular law school and no other (which is true). when it comes time for me to ask for more money, i will just tell them i have a good job and would like the financial flexibility to pick the right job (local public service) when i graduate. if i have to pay too much i just wont go.

my dad told me that the way i reason, i should be a social worker and not a lawyer. my dad's funny and probably right.

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Re: applied to one law school

Postby CuCane33 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:27 pm

I only applied to one and was fortunate enough to get in. It was my best option financially and most likely the highest ranked school I could have gotten into.




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