Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

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Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:07 am

I wasn't planning to apply this round. But after receiving my score today, I'm really tempted to.

Will it harm my chances to CCN next round if I were rejected by them this round?

Thanks

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:42 pm

Anyone?

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SublimeStyle
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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby SublimeStyle » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:24 pm

I'm pretty sure I heard that to reapply most schools expect to see some sort of change in between years. So if you were to apply for this round and get rejected, you'd have to bring something new to your application next round, such as a retake or new work experience, etc. It would help if you posed your scores, as CCN will probably have a pretty high threshold at this point in the process (170+).

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:44 pm

Thanks! What you said makes a lot of sense. I'm a typical 25% 75% splitter at Chicago. I will apply next cycle.

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby englawyer » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:10 pm

i would apply to your least favorite of CCN. That would save your best two for next cycle if needed, but will potentially get you into law school a year early. I imagine you would feel like you are spinning your wheels not doing anything "real" if you know you are leaving whatever (job school or what have you) after a year guaranteed.

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:24 pm

I was waitlisted at two T14s my first go-around. Next year I was accepted at one, and rejected at the other. I had been in touch with the dean of admissions previously, who said the rejection was due to an increase in the number of applications and thus their numbers. Having accomplished something in the extra year is definitely a must (I was promoted).

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby pcwcecac » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:14 am

Thanks to you both.

There is one paper that I'm writing with my current boss and we're submitting it for publication soon. The process can take a very long time. I can definitely use this year to polish this paper and possibly start one more.

While I'm on this topic, does non-law publication matter to law schools?

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby Gail » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:41 am

Assume that retake this June and no improvement in the LSAT, but slight improvement in GPA.

Would it hurt my chances if I apply next year if waitlisted/rejected this year?

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby pcwcecac » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:13 am

d rose is a beast!

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Re: Would it hurt next round if rejected this round?

Postby fashiongirl » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:21 am

Gail wrote:Assume that retake this June and no improvement in the LSAT, but slight improvement in GPA.

Would it hurt my chances if I apply next year if waitlisted/rejected this year?


If you are retaking, you still have a lot of time left to study for an improvement. Your best bet would be to reapply with a higher LSAT AND higher GPA.




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