Gamecubesupreme wrote: b.j. wrote:
send a letter only if there is something new. Don't rehash your personal statement.
Right. I don't really have anything new to add. I was thinking of writing a short paragraph or two addressed to one of the admissions deans describing how badly I wanted to go to their school. I don't know if it would really help.
Man, now I feel bad for potentially taking your spot.
I mean, I want to go to law school, but I wouldn't mind going somewhere else. It seems like you have your heart set on Pittsburgh.
I appreciate the sentiment, but...
1. You didn't take my spot. Nobody else did, either. It's not like "shoting fives" when someone gets up from the couch. It's yours just as much as it is that of anyone else.
2. The more I have learned about the school, the more I like it, but it's not the end of the world if I don't go there. I was all set to go another school, but that school gave me a really, really shitty financial aid deal. (The estimated cost of attendance is around $66,000, and the majority of the loans they offered were unsubsidized, so the interest would start being tacked on right way. At least $225,000 for a school that is decent and getting better but not in the Top 50, let alone the Top 25, let alone the Top 14? No way. I am not sure why I wasn't offered any grants or anything, but I wasn't, so...) Out of the two schools I have left as options--Pittsburgh (waitlist) and Chicago-Kent (PT, deferred)--neither one really stands out. I'd be happy at either, I think, but perhaps more Pittsburgh that Chicago because I wouldn't work if I went to Pittsburgh. A lot of people are bound to criticize me for saying this, but I'm really interested in going to either school as a way to finally get started with my life and for a pretty big change of pace from what I am doing. In the grand scheme of things, I can't complain, because I have a job, however unglamorous, when 15 million people are unemployed and millions more are struggling in some way, I have my health, and I have lots of other things going right. Still, I'm getting sick of what I am doing. I can't say with any certainty I'm going to love law school and being a lawyer, but it's very appealing for a number of reasons. The thought of waiting an additional year and having to take that goddamn test again? Not so much.
3. Of course, if that's what I have to do, I can't complain that much. As I just said, I am pretty lucky overall, and perhaps if I wait another year, my options will be better.
4. I just wish I knew what was going to happen either way so I could plan my life. I am an adult. I can handle it.
If I am not going, I need to find old materials or buy new ones to study for that stupid test. If I am going, I need to, among other things, rent an apartment in a city I have never been to, see friends and family for the last time, and let my job know I will be leaving. Classes start in about six weeks, so if they could hurry the hell up, I'd appreciate it.