im_blue wrote: fortissimo wrote:
DanInALionsDen wrote: So basically, I should probably have done better given my numbers? That's how I feel. I think my whole cycle is a testament to the importance of applying early, and possibly the benefit of being at least 1yr out of school with some professional experience.
Your cycle was pretty terrible. Honestly? I think you just had a super shitty personal statement and went to a shitty undergrad...And maybe you are an LSAT retaker. One year of work experience doesn't really matter and with those numbers you should have been able to pull something better even when you applied late.
+1. Dan, you applied in early January, which isn't really late enough to explain your terrible cycle. I mean, even GULC waitlisted and then accepted you. I would seriously take a look at the PS and LORs to see if there are any red flags there. Don't assume that applying a couple months earlier and a measly year of WE would help much.
Well, I can't very well look at my LORs, but I didn't even ask for these letters; these faculty members offered to write me LORs after I took classes with them. Moreover, there are people I know personally and who I have worked with throughout college, not just professors whose class I got an A in.
As for the personal statement, I know that wasn't it. I had it read by all of my LOR writers and the law advisor, and they all thought it was great.
I think part of it is that I applied initially with a LSDAS 3.73, 166, and then sent updated transcripts, plus retook the LSAT, to go up to 171, 3.77.
I feel arrogant saying it, but I'm really puzzled. I wish I could call one of the admissions committees and ask what's the deal.