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sunynp
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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby sunynp » Thu May 03, 2012 6:57 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Idk, I think if an adcomm saw that American citizen went and volunteered in the Israeli army for two years might be weary to admit that person. That's a pretty charged issue and maybe they don't want to admit someone who think might be controversial on campus. I was under the belief that you wanted to avoid politicizing your application (stuff like writing a PS about how you want to be a lawyer so you can fight abortion legislation). I feel like joining the Israeli army would be like writing an anti-abortion PS but multiplied many times in intensity, since you actually went and committed your life to it for two years.

That was my first thought anyways. I'm thinking that since no one else said anything to this regard that I am totally wrong.


I thought this too, but OP didn't say if he mentioned the idea of being a sharpshooter in the Isreali Army in the JR1. If he did, that might be it.

Is it possible that OP is a yield protect? Does the fact he left the US and joined another country's army make it seem like he might not enroll? He mentioned that he was planning to defer for two years if he got accepted. Not sure if that came up in the interview. I agree that something is wrong with his application and maybe we don't know everything.

I was even considering whether fighting for another country might be a C&F issue in the US. I know vaguely that there are rules about Isreal and dual citizenship, but volunteering to fight in another country's army is a very drastic step. You have to promise to uphold the laws of the state and the US when you are sworn in as an attorney, I don't know how this works with US citizens who go into the Isreali military. It might be different if OP was born in Isreal and has a military obligation to fulfill, but he said he volunteered. I do see this possibly being an issue. (Don't yell at me if I'm wrong, I honestly don't know)

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu May 03, 2012 8:31 pm

It's crazy to have your heart broken over a law school. I still don't get why OP needs so desperately to go to HLS and he hasn't really made it clear that he knows himself just how necessary it is. Plus when anyone's Plan B is biglaw, they are almost certainly going to go to biglaw. All that in mind, there is little reason not to take a big scholarship to CCN here.

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby JasonR » Fri May 04, 2012 3:16 am

sunynp wrote:Is it possible that OP is a yield protect?


Was that supposed to be some kind of joke?

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby sunynp » Fri May 04, 2012 7:28 am

JasonR wrote:
sunynp wrote:Is it possible that OP is a yield protect?


Was that supposed to be some kind of joke?


A little one. Hard to know where JR1 went wrong or why he didn't get in last year. I don't think he is getting in, but I hope I'm wrong and all his dreams (biglaw, clerking, govt and whatever else) come true.

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby Mista Bojangles » Fri May 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Looks like the thread has run its course, so I'm going to clean up. Thanks for all the constructive feedback - I've been thinking really hard about this and have pretty much come to a decision (Eddie, maybe we'll even get to be in the same section). Thanks again.

ETA: I would also really appreciate if those of you who've posted responses in this thread with reference to any specific/identifying info remove that as well.


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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:09 pm

update: IN AT HARVARD FUCKING LAW SCHOOL

i'd say that made this whole agonizingly difficult decision a pretty easy one in the end :D

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby piccolittle » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:24 pm

So happy for you!!!! Persistance pays off :mrgreen:

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:25 pm

piccolittle wrote:So happy for you!!!! Persistance pays off :mrgreen:


Yay! Congrats!

[maybe I should have applied for a third time too?]

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Re: HLS breaking my heart; help me plan

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:28 pm

NB: i had deleted the original post out of a combination of butthurtness and a concern for privacy, but now that i'm in it really makes no difference to me. so never mind about that request to delete any quotations of my posts ;)




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