5

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
in2win
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am

5

Postby in2win » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:25 pm

5
Last edited by in2win on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
TheWatch
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby TheWatch » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:27 pm

sounds like you're just going to school for the hell of it. good plan.

User avatar
dietcoke0
Posts: 601
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:46 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby dietcoke0 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:46 pm

What kinds of C&F issue? Speeding tickets or embezzlement?

User avatar
moneybagsphd
Posts: 889
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:07 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby moneybagsphd » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:49 pm

3.65/165 won't get you in UVA unless you're URM. Forget about the ding. Not sure what to make of the other schools.

thederangedwang
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:44 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:53 pm

what were your C&F issues..big difference between speeding and murder

in2win
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby in2win » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:54 pm

misdemeanors, but pretty serious misdemeanors

in2win
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am

R

Postby in2win » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:59 pm

k
Last edited by in2win on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Lily Pad
Posts: 78
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:33 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby Lily Pad » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Looking at LSP, it doesn't actually look like you're underperforming your numbers too much - I wouldn't lose hope yet if law is really what you want to do. I know everyone says it around here, but have you thought about retaking?

User avatar
dietcoke0
Posts: 601
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:46 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby dietcoke0 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:05 pm

Serious misdemeanors will hurt depending on how far removed you are from them. If you are a college grad already, why not get some WE if you are looking to move out of your parents? 3 more years in school will not get you out sooner.

in2win
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am

=

Postby in2win » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:18 pm

'
Last edited by in2win on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
DCDuck
Posts: 242
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:27 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby DCDuck » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:42 pm

"if having a decent entry level job was solid option, i probably would never have even thought about law school"

DON'T go to law school. You will likely regret it. Getting a legal job is as hard as getting an entry level job for most law school graduates. If you only want to go because you think it might make your prospects better, think about other, less expensive, less life-consuming options. Sorry, I know that's not what you wanted to hear.

User avatar
TheWatch
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby TheWatch » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:43 pm

TheWatch wrote:sounds like you're just going to school for the hell of it. good plan.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 pm

Depends on the schools to which you applied, your numbers and your "serious misdemeanors".

P.S. What is a "serious misdemeanor" ?

User avatar
Errzii
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:09 am

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby Errzii » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:50 pm

I don't know how you expect anyone to be able to help make sense of anything when you don't provide your stats, softs, or further details on your c & f issues. Either way though what else can you do now besides ride out the cycle and see what happens.

Also, while most schools might just feed you some generic bs it wouldn't hurt to try asking them the reason behind your reject/WL and if you're lucky they just might tell you the truth or at least point you in the right direction.
Last edited by Errzii on Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
JustE
Posts: 1330
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:49 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby JustE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:51 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Depends on the schools to which you applied, your numbers and your "serious misdemeanors".

P.S. What is a "serious misdemeanor" ?


Sounds like a DUI... Shouldn't hurt you too bad. I had similar issues... Just put time between the offence and your app and be honest about it. Good luck.

User avatar
mrtoren
Posts: 733
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:43 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby mrtoren » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:23 pm

I love threads like these where the OP wants advice, but strives to remain as anonymous as possible. If you want legitimate advice, you need to provide us with all of the details. If you don't want to reveal anything more about yourself, then quietly and patiently wait out your cycle.

Dream Machine
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:47 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby Dream Machine » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:31 am

I am by no means an expert, but I have talked to tons of attorneys, admitted students, admissions counselors, deans of schools, pre-law advisors, and other folks. The problem may be that you said "misdemeanors," which indicates you may not have learned your lesson, in their eyes at least. I know someone who had a DUI, and he disclosed it, but it never ended up affecting his cycle. This is because he retained a clear record other than that. If you stoop in trms of school choice just a little bit, they will probably overlook your C & F issues completely if they don't think it will keep you from being admitted to the law. I am sorry that you are in this picke. Best of luck to you.

User avatar
puff0ffluff
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Re: 2 rejects, 2 waitlists...what do i make of this

Postby puff0ffluff » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:04 pm

in2win wrote:I considered myself to be a pretty qualified applicant although i did have some pretty serious c & f issues. so far i got rejected from UVA and a much lower ranked T1. also, i got waitlisted at 2 other T30's. I'm startng to think my C&F issues are going to destroy my cycle. Should I start looking at other options besides law school at this point? i really want to be back in school by fall 2012. i have taken the gre. should i consider grad school?


that's not too shabby, so I wouldn't call it quits yet. it's only 4 applications. i'm sure you'll do fine on your other ones.

besides, all you really need is one law school.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests