Guesses on what this person did during KB1

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby banjo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:53 am

I think kappycaft1' distinction is actually important. If JS or KB has serious doubts about your candidacy (well-founded or not...), an "average" or even "slightly above average" interview may not be enough to overcome the presumption of rejection.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby 20141023 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 am

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby remainsofthebay » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:21 am

This may be an awkward question to answer, but do you happen to be an attractive female? I've heard rumblings on other law school sites about KB possibly disliking attractive women. Also, did you mention anything about needing financial aid/scholarships?

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:36 am

remainsofthebay wrote:This may be an awkward question to answer, but do you happen to be an attractive female? I've heard rumblings on other law school sites about KB possibly disliking attractive women. Also, did you mention anything about needing financial aid/scholarships?


class action of hot females against KB and harvard admissions ftw

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby bmore_md » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:59 pm

banjo wrote:I think kappycaft1' distinction is actually important. If JS or KB has serious doubts about your candidacy (well-founded or not...), an "average" or even "slightly above average" interview may not be enough to overcome the presumption of rejection.


This is nice and all but this rejection is pretty unprecedented on LSN. The only other comparable rejections or wait list rejections are flames and people who have something seriously wrong with their profile. (i.e. they really only have a 169 LSAT or a foreign GPA)

With those numbers and sorts you only have to avoid a terrible impression. A horrendous interview, negative recommendation, bad PS, or flame seem likely. With the Columbia wait list it makes it seem that the interview was not the issue.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:06 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Side notes: I'm not a bad interviewer nor is my personal statement off-point or controversial. I got into Berkeley within two weeks of applying and Dean Tom said he was impressed with my PS and recommendations.

not bad interviewer ≠ good interviewer

Not to say that you aren't a good interviewer, but I just wanted to point out that there is a difference between the two.


There definitely is a difference between the two, but there may be a difference between law school interviews and others. I mean, even though I haven't been dinged yet at Harvard, I did get held after a JS1 and was left to wonder if the interview had been that bad. I have interviewed with and been hired by notoriously difficult organizations to get into, so I know that not only am I not a bad interviewer, I'm a pretty good interviewer, and have been told as much. So, you know, maybe a good interview for law school admission is just different from a good interview for other things.

Or maybe they just didn't like our faces, idontwantdebt.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby idontwantdebt1467 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:25 pm

Man, I didn't feel that bad after getting the rejection, but after finding this thread and reading about my "unprecedented" rejection, I'm gonna go have a good cry and a bottle of wine.

Elterrible, thanks for the support; I think we're too good-looking for H.

Also, I didn't get WL at Columbia, just got held, which I guess is kind of the same thing.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby Cobretti » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:40 pm

idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Man, I didn't feel that bad after getting the rejection, but after finding this thread and reading about my "unprecedented" rejection, I'm gonna go have a good cry and a bottle of wine.

Elterrible, thanks for the support; I think we're too good-looking for H.

Also, I didn't get WL at Columbia, just got held, which I guess is kind of the same thing.

This whole thread is fucked up

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:45 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
bmore_md wrote:And does Columbia even YP?

No. I've seen a lot of these claims this year, where people claim really good schools are YPing. YP happens much less than these people think, and schools like Columbia don't YP.


YP is everyone's excuse for when an applicant with good numbers gets rejected

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:21 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
bmore_md wrote:And does Columbia even YP?

No. I've seen a lot of these claims this year, where people claim really good schools are YPing. YP happens much less than these people think, and schools like Columbia don't YP.


YP is everyone's excuse for when an applicant with good numbers gets rejected


Whatever helps people sleep at night, right? My numbers aren't even good and I just keep telling myself that NU YPed me, haha.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby Crowing » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:30 pm

mrizza wrote:
idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Man, I didn't feel that bad after getting the rejection, but after finding this thread and reading about my "unprecedented" rejection, I'm gonna go have a good cry and a bottle of wine.

Elterrible, thanks for the support; I think we're too good-looking for H.

Also, I didn't get WL at Columbia, just got held, which I guess is kind of the same thing.

This whole thread is fucked up

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby idontwantdebt1467 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:52 am

Dear everyone on this thread that called me a bad interviewer/"awkward and don't know it" over a year ago.

Fast forward a year. I took a named full scholarship at a non T3, got four offers out of five callbacks as a 1L, and just accepted a 1L SA at a V10. Bad interviewer?

SUCK IT

and thanks for the laughs looking back.

:D

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby mephistopheles » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:56 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Sin, you got dinged from HLS too? Damn.



glad to see you didn't die in a car crash

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:57 am

mephistopheles wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Sin, you got dinged from HLS too? Damn.



glad to see you didn't die in a car crash

He posted that over a year ago.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby jk148706 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:57 am

idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Dear everyone on this thread that called me a bad interviewer/"awkward and don't know it" over a year ago.

Fast forward a year. I took a named full scholarship at a non T3, got four offers out of five callbacks as a 1L, and just accepted a 1L SA at a V10. Bad interviewer?

SUCK IT

and thanks for the laughs looking back.

:D


Where did u go

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby mephistopheles » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:00 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Sin, you got dinged from HLS too? Damn.



glad to see you didn't die in a car crash

He posted that over a year ago.



:cry:

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby banjo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:30 pm

idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Dear everyone on this thread that called me a bad interviewer/"awkward and don't know it" over a year ago.

Fast forward a year. I took a named full scholarship at a non T3, got four offers out of five callbacks as a 1L, and just accepted a 1L SA at a V10. Bad interviewer?

SUCK IT

and thanks for the laughs looking back.

:D


Wow, congrats.

I was JS1-->straight rejection after a lousy interview. Also doing a 1L SA.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby AlexVee » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:46 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Sin, you got dinged from HLS too? Damn.



glad to see you didn't die in a car crash

He posted that over a year ago.



:cry:


Wait what is going on

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:04 pm

banjo wrote:
idontwantdebt1467 wrote:Dear everyone on this thread that called me a bad interviewer/"awkward and don't know it" over a year ago.

Fast forward a year. I took a named full scholarship at a non T3, got four offers out of five callbacks as a 1L, and just accepted a 1L SA at a V10. Bad interviewer?

SUCK IT

and thanks for the laughs looking back.

:D


Wow, congrats.

I was JS1-->straight rejection after a lousy interview. Also doing a 1L SA.


JS1 --> Hold --> Withdrew --> Also doing a 1L SA.

Life goes on after JS1 failure, clearly.

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Re: Guesses on what this person did during KB1

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:12 pm

I'm in a similar position, in that my numbers suggest a very high chance of acceptance at H but I've ended up on the WL. I've also been held by Columbia and shut out by SY, maybe suggesting a weak application apart from numbers. I went into the cycle fearing that I'd become like one of the infamous TLS underperformers, and unfortunately that's happened to some extent.

I thought the interview went ok, but I doubt that I really impressed, and as a K-JD they may have been looking for that.




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