Appealing a rejection

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TRex77
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Appealing a rejection

Postby TRex77 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:54 pm

Does anyone have any examples of appeals they have sent to law schools they have been denied from?

I have been looking around but not many people do it. I got rejected from my top choice, and see no down side to appealing the decision. 99.99% chance I will get denied again, but nothing to lose.

Most of the appeals I have read about involve a school making a mistake on an application and over looking something. I don't have anything big like that, but I do have what I think is very good job experience, doing financial/business consulting for a couple years. I think I am going to focus on this, because I cannot think of anything else to write about.

Thoughts?

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Davidbentley
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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Davidbentley » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:03 pm

No.

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stillwater
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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Davidbentley wrote:No.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby wannabelawstudent » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:10 pm

Is there something significant that has happened since you sent the app or something you left off? Or is it just kinda a 'eh why not?' type thing. If you're just rehashing what you said in the app then there's no point, and if you're struggling to come up with what to write about it probably means you have nothing new to add.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:34 pm

stillwater wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:No.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby shoeshine » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:36 pm

TRex77 wrote:Does anyone have any examples of appeals they have sent to law schools they have been denied from?

I have been looking around but not many people do it. I got rejected from my top choice, and see no down side to appealing the decision. 99.99% chance I will get denied again, but nothing to lose.

Most of the appeals I have read about involve a school making a mistake on an application and over looking something. I don't have anything big like that, but I do have what I think is very good job experience, doing financial/business consulting for a couple years. I think I am going to focus on this, because I cannot think of anything else to write about.

Thoughts?


Admissions is numbers based.....no one cares about your "experience"

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby 20141023 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:52 pm

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Tom Joad
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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Tom Joad » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:44 pm

lol. Good one, OP!

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:46 pm

Might as well save your dignity and go for it.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby hephaestus » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:10 pm

stillwater wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:No.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Scotchandsoda » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:22 pm

TRex77 wrote:Does anyone have any examples of appeals they have sent to law schools they have been denied from?

I have been looking around but not many people do it. I got rejected from my top choice, and see no down side to appealing the decision. 99.99% chance I will get denied again, but nothing to lose.

Most of the appeals I have read about involve a school making a mistake on an application and over looking something. I don't have anything big like that, but I do have what I think is very good job experience, doing financial/business consulting for a couple years. I think I am going to focus on this, because I cannot think of anything else to write about.

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Just stop.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby cinephile » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:27 pm

Just apply again next year with a more compelling application package (better LSAT, better work experience, better recs, etc.).

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:42 pm

If this is your dream school, consider retaking the LSAT in June and then ask to be reconsidered if you are able to get a higher LSAT score.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby babyxballerina » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:15 am

TRex77 wrote:Does anyone have any examples of appeals they have sent to law schools they have been denied from?

I have been looking around but not many people do it. I got rejected from my top choice, and see no down side to appealing the decision. 99.99% chance I will get denied again, but nothing to lose.

Most of the appeals I have read about involve a school making a mistake on an application and over looking something. I don't have anything big like that, but I do have what I think is very good job experience, doing financial/business consulting for a couple years. I think I am going to focus on this, because I cannot think of anything else to write about.

Thoughts?


Does the school you're looking at have a reconsideration process? I know some schools have it, like Fordham.

http://law.fordham.edu/admissions/460.htm
How does the application reconsideration process work? If you have received an unfavorable decision on your application, you can request reconsideration of your application. Please submit your request in writing via lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu and indicate the division to which you would like to be reconsidered. The reconsideration process will begin in June.

I think some schools only have it if you have something new to add to your application. And, for other schools, the decisions are final, like Loyola Chicago.

http://www.luc.edu/law/admission/admission_faq1.html
16. If my application for admission is denied, can I appeal that decision?
No, all decisions made by the committee are final. You will need to wait to reapply for the following year if you wish to have your application considered again

I would call the school and ask what the policy is.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby bluepenguin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:36 am


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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:56 am

C'mon OP, you've got more dignity than that.

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby bluepenguin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:17 am

Downside: you'll be auto-rejected for being insufferable when you reapply

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby jselson » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:If this is your dream school, consider retaking the LSAT in June and then reapply for 2014.


FTFY

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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby LexLeon » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:29 pm

TRex77 wrote:Does anyone have any examples of appeals they have sent to law schools they have been denied from?

I have been looking around but not many people do it. I got rejected from my top choice, and see no down side to appealing the decision. 99.99% chance I will get denied again, but nothing to lose.

Most of the appeals I have read about involve a school making a mistake on an application and over looking something. I don't have anything big like that, but I do have what I think is very good job experience, doing financial/business consulting for a couple years. I think I am going to focus on this, because I cannot think of anything else to write about.

Thoughts?


Why didn't you originally mention that experience?

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Appealing a rejection

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:33 pm

jselson wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:If this is your dream school, consider retaking the LSAT in June and then reapply for 2014.


FTFY


I agree that it probably makes more sense, in terms of maximizing acceptances and scholarship money, to wait and reapply for 2014, but if OP wants to have the really longshot chance of having a rejection being turned into an acceptance, then increasing his LSAT score by a substantial amount on the June test is probably the best way to do it. (But, yes, still a huge longshot and still probably would make more sense to wait a year to reapply.)




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