Most stressful part of the application process

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Helicio
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Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Helicio » Thu May 24, 2012 8:55 pm

I was talking with a friend about what the most stressful part of the application process is. I said studying for/taking the LSAT, since after that it seems to be smooth sailing (PS, DS, rec letters take a while, but a lot can be done with those even within a single month).

Anyway, we were curious to see what TLSers are most stressed about this coming cycle. So share with us :).

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Thu May 24, 2012 8:59 pm

Personal statement topic. Not writing it, but deciding on a topic and focus.

I have plenty of cocktail party anecdotes, but nothing profound or meaningful....if I string together 3 of those will that work...no....? :roll:

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby splitbrain » Thu May 24, 2012 9:00 pm

waiting for the LSAT results

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu May 24, 2012 11:26 pm

waiting for admissions decisions...in may...when you applied in November.

That sucks.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu May 24, 2012 11:31 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:waiting for admissions decisions...in may...when you applied in November.

That sucks.

The wait for grades in law school is worse. Much worse. As for the application process, it's gotta be studying for the LSAT. Filling out the apps is easy, and while the PS is annoying and I procrastinated like crazy on it, it's nowhere near as bad as preparing for months for the LSAT. Though, if you were late to approach professors about the LORs, having that as the only hold-up can be frustrating.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Helicio » Thu May 24, 2012 11:32 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:waiting for admissions decisions...in may...when you applied in November.

That sucks.

The wait for grades in law school is worse. Much worse. As for the application process, it's gotta be studying for the LSAT. Filling out the apps is easy, and while the PS is annoying and I procrastinated like crazy on it, it's nowhere near as bad as preparing for months for the LSAT.


Glad to see I'm almost done with the hardest part then.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Skunt » Thu May 24, 2012 11:53 pm

Forging my professor's signature on my LORs

Haven't been caught yet thank God

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri May 25, 2012 12:07 am

Skunt wrote:Forging my professor's signature on my LORs

Haven't been caught yet thank God

OP, create a poll for predicting how long until this guy gets banned.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Br3v » Fri May 25, 2012 12:17 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Skunt wrote:Forging my professor's signature on my LORs

Haven't been caught yet thank God

OP, create a poll for predicting how long until this guy gets banned.


hour, tops.

But dude. In the rare event you are serious about forging your professor signatures. Do not do that. WHEN you are caught, you will not have a chance at all at being admitted to practice anywhere.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby CCyeah » Fri May 25, 2012 5:04 am

Doorkeeper wrote:waiting for admissions decisions...in may...when you applied in November.

That sucks.


This 100%. Plus studying to retake the LSAT.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri May 25, 2012 10:30 am

LORs!!
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I've been out of school for three years now and I didn't do great in undergrad anyway, so getting back in touch with profs is so awkward. I'm dreading it more than my PS. I actually did ask a prof about a year ago but decided not to apply that cycle, and now I don't know if he'll even remember me (and if he does, he'll think I'm flaky).

I need to get the hell over it. Advice??

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Fri May 25, 2012 10:33 am

shifty_eyed wrote:LORs!!
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I've been out of school for three years now and I didn't do great in undergrad anyway, so getting back in touch with profs is so awkward. I'm dreading it more than my PS. I actually did ask a prof about a year ago but decided not to apply that cycle, and now I don't know if he'll even remember me (and if he does, he'll think I'm flaky).

I need to get the hell over it. Advice??


Definitely don't need to have recs from professors, employers are 100% OK if you've been out of school for a while. And the RHWs warm my cold, cold heart :D

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri May 25, 2012 10:37 am

BuckeyeGirl wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:LORs!!



I've been out of school for three years now and I didn't do great in undergrad anyway, so getting back in touch with profs is so awkward. I'm dreading it more than my PS. I actually did ask a prof about a year ago but decided not to apply that cycle, and now I don't know if he'll even remember me (and if he does, he'll think I'm flaky).

I need to get the hell over it. Advice??


Definitely don't need to have recs from professors, employers are 100% OK if you've been out of school for a while. And the RHWs warm my cold, cold heart :D


OMG seriously? I thought they wanted an academic LOR if at all possible! I can definitely get 2 great employer LORs, but I thought that would be frowned upon.

And I love that others appreciate RHWs
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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Fri May 25, 2012 10:41 am

OMG seriously? I thought they wanted an academic LOR if at all possible! I can definitely get 2 great employer LORs, but I thought that would be frowned upon.

From what I've been made to understand that's definitely OK...if not I'm in your boat too

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Tom Joad » Fri May 25, 2012 11:04 am

You def want at least 1 academic LOR if you can.

Also, finding no nicotine during the LSAT was the most stressful part. I had always studied with a dip in.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Fri May 25, 2012 10:30 pm

You need at least 1 Academic LOR, Yale says you really need 2.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat May 26, 2012 11:27 am

SaintsTheMetal wrote:You need at least 1 Academic LOR, Yale says you really need 2.


For HYS it seems you need an academic LOR, but I don't think not having one will disqualify you anywhere else. I got by with two employer LORs five years out of UG and there are others on this site with less work experience than me who had only employer LORs and did fine. Certainly try for an academic one if you can though.

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Re: Most stressful part of the application process

Postby Liquox » Sat May 26, 2012 6:36 pm

Spellchecking apps. More problematic than the rest o the process since a couple small errors will ruin ur chances




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