Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

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Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby PinkCow » Wed May 11, 2011 7:14 pm

Accepted to Cornell - mediocre candidate at best. Put down 2 seat deposits.

And....


My wife and I just got a Peace Corps nomination...for the Caribbean.

I applied before my senior year, and as you could guess, my grades tanked a bit (not awful, but maybe an overall decrease of .06, so bad enough to maybe put me under if I reapplied)


Thoughts? My heart's been pretty set on Cornell law for years now, but this seems like an outstanding offer as well. Also, I know law schools occasionally defer for 2 years, but what about 3? I'm afraid if I reapply 3 years from now, I won't get in.


Okay,

/Freak_Out

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby glitter178 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:17 pm

Did you get money? a lot?

If the option is cornell at or near sticker or PC, I vote PC

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Teoeo » Wed May 11, 2011 7:20 pm

dude, defer at Cornell and then do PC....

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby patrickd139 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:21 pm

Teoeo wrote:dude, defer at Cornell and then do PC....

This. Also, retake while you're in the PC if you get the chance. And enjoy the freaking Caribbean, asshole :lol:

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Knock » Wed May 11, 2011 7:23 pm

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Teoeo » Wed May 11, 2011 7:25 pm

Knock, that amount of posts is not decent. You are bordering on behavior that might disqualify you from taking the bar ^_^

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Marionberry » Wed May 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Somehow I doubt the peace corp deployment is gonna involve a lot of time on white, sandy beaches. More like this maybe?

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either way, it still beats Ithaca.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby patrickd139 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:28 pm

Marionberry wrote:Somehow I doubt the peace corp deployment is gonna involve a lot of time on white, sandy beaches. More like this maybe?

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either way, it still beats Ithaca.

Keepin' it real Marionberry. Still. Better. Than. Ithaca.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby PinkCow » Wed May 11, 2011 7:32 pm

Marionberry wrote:Somehow I doubt the peace corp deployment is gonna involve a lot of time on white, sandy beaches. More like this maybe?

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either way, it still beats Ithaca.


Ha thanks for the reality!

Seriously, though, I'm really surprised by this overwhelming response.

I did get a grant, but it's small (less than 1/4 tuition).

So, all of you guys saying PC. Would you really forfeit your guaranteed seat and reapply 3 years later?

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Marionberry » Wed May 11, 2011 7:38 pm

PinkCow wrote:
Marionberry wrote:Somehow I doubt the peace corp deployment is gonna involve a lot of time on white, sandy beaches. More like this maybe?

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either way, it still beats Ithaca.


Ha thanks for the reality!

Seriously, though, I'm really surprised by this overwhelming response.

I did get a grant, but it's small (less than 1/4 tuition).

So, all of you guys saying PC. Would you really forfeit your guaranteed seat and reapply 3 years later?


FWIW, the one time I actually visited Ithaca it was beautiful, but that happened to be in July. I think the choice depends on what you want to do with a Law degree, and how much you want to do the PC thing. To be able to do it together with your wife sounds like an amazing opportunity. I would think your chances are still pretty good coming back in three years.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby glitter178 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:40 pm

PinkCow wrote:
Marionberry wrote:Somehow I doubt the peace corp deployment is gonna involve a lot of time on white, sandy beaches. More like this maybe?

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either way, it still beats Ithaca.


Ha thanks for the reality!

Seriously, though, I'm really surprised by this overwhelming response.

I did get a grant, but it's small (less than 1/4 tuition).

So, all of you guys saying PC. Would you really forfeit your guaranteed seat and reapply 3 years later?

law school will always be there. plus, i'm sure having PC won't be a bad soft.
you should retake the LSAT in the mean time to become more competitive for when you reapply (if necessary)

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed May 11, 2011 7:42 pm

Screw the Peace Corp. Go to law school.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby patrickd139 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:04 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Screw the Peace Corp. Go to law school.

Or OP might be able to do both. OP: can you defer at Cornell for three years and do your PC tour? This may not have to be an 'either/or' choice for you.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby PinkCow » Wed May 11, 2011 8:07 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Screw the Peace Corp. Go to law school.

Or OP might be able to do both. OP: can you defer at Cornell for three years and do your PC tour? This may not have to be an 'either/or' choice for you.



That's what I'm trying to figure out. Cornell has the process listed for 1 or 2 year deferrals, but makes no mention of 3. That would definitely be my first choice. Hopefully I'll know this week. :?

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby r6_philly » Wed May 11, 2011 10:42 pm

Let's guess what Cornell's tuition will be in 3 years. You should probably think about that unless Peace Corp pays a lot of mo... :wink:

I love the non-industrialized parts of the Caribbean BTW, I want to retire there. But I rather take my lawyer money there instead of paying more for the most expensive law school.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby TTH » Wed May 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Peace Corps.

It's one of the few softs that can make a difference, not to mention it's doing something to improve the lot of humanity. It doesn't hurt that you get to do this in a pleasant climate not far from home either.

Go. Do Peace Corps. Go then, young man, rejoice in thy youth.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed May 11, 2011 11:19 pm

Take it from someone who is one final away from being a 2L: Do the peace corp and don't look back.

If you don't, I will come to Ithaca next year and beat the hell out of you. And you know what? You'll thank me because you'd know you deserved it.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby romothesavior » Wed May 11, 2011 11:21 pm

Peace Corps for sure.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby cinephile » Wed May 11, 2011 11:55 pm

Do the Peace Corps. When will you have the opportunity to do something like this again?

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby sundance95 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:02 am

Peace Corps.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu May 12, 2011 12:05 am

PinkCow, are you sure you'd have to defer for three years? I thought Peace Corps would end in time for you to start in Cornell Fall of 2013.

Edit: In your shoes I'd probably do the Peace Corps.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby Corsair » Thu May 12, 2011 12:06 am

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby dr123 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:47 am

Peace Corps, then reapply. After a few years in the peace corps you might not even wanna go to LS anymore

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby gbpackerbacker » Thu May 12, 2011 12:50 am

Signed on just to answer this. There is NO way that you do not do PC here. And it will make you a better candidate without a retake (but certainly with a retake too). No freaking way you can pass up this opportunity. Congrats.

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Re: Oh Lawdy I'm in a Pickle

Postby ResolutePear » Thu May 12, 2011 12:53 am

Peacecorps -> DC government job(You get in through the "back door/giggity") -> PT gtown.




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