Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

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BostonOrBust

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby BostonOrBust » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:27 pm

connordalto wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:Having never taken the LSAT I signed up for the December one in late October. I did it just to keep my options open but figured in the back of my mind I'd cancel because I wasn't sure I wanted to go anyway.


And then on November 10, I was obsessively studying for the LSAT. Scores back in early Janaury, applied that weekend.


Anyone else? I figure I can't be the only one.


I think it was criticized that Geroge Mason School of Law named itself after Antonin Scalia.
Not sure if that increased application number or not.


I can say that, right or wrong, I genuinely made the decision not to apply to George Mason on the sole basis that it was Antonin Scalia school of law. Not into going to a school named after a man who thinks that I don't get to make decisions about my own body and that my black peers can't succeed at rigorous academic institutions, and I think it reflects a tone deaf administration. I doubt it will impact their numbers overall, but they definitely lost my application.


Fun fact: Antonin Scalia School of Law is abbreviated as ASS Law :)


An apt abbreviation. :lol:

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby bmathers » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:53 pm

BostonOrBust wrote:
connordalto wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:Having never taken the LSAT I signed up for the December one in late October. I did it just to keep my options open but figured in the back of my mind I'd cancel because I wasn't sure I wanted to go anyway.


And then on November 10, I was obsessively studying for the LSAT. Scores back in early Janaury, applied that weekend.


Anyone else? I figure I can't be the only one.


I think it was criticized that Geroge Mason School of Law named itself after Antonin Scalia.
Not sure if that increased application number or not.


I can say that, right or wrong, I genuinely made the decision not to apply to George Mason on the sole basis that it was Antonin Scalia school of law. Not into going to a school named after a man who thinks that I don't get to make decisions about my own body and that my black peers can't succeed at rigorous academic institutions, and I think it reflects a tone deaf administration. I doubt it will impact their numbers overall, but they definitely lost my application.


Fun fact: Antonin Scalia School of Law is abbreviated as ASS Law :)


An apt abbreviation. :lol:

Accurate fact: that was changed pretty much immediately, once they figured that out ;-)

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby ood » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:54 am

BostonOrBust wrote:Nah. I stand by my decision. Everyone has random dealbreakers for schools. I'm not applying to any schools in Michigan because I don't want to live in the middle of nowhere. I'm not applying to certain schools whose campuses I don't like. And I'm not applying to George Mason. That's the beauty of it being my cycle-- I get to pick what's a fit. I, personally, would never feel good about going to a school named after Antonin Scalia, so I didn't apply. Instead I applied to a lot of schools that are great fits. It's a good enough reason.


You seem like a delightful person.

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby jer0689 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:54 pm

BostonOrBust wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:I can say that, right or wrong, I genuinely made the decision not to apply to George Mason on the sole basis that it was Antonin Scalia school of law. Not into going to a school named after a man who thinks that I don't get to make decisions about my own body and that my black peers can't succeed at rigorous academic institutions, and I think it reflects a tone deaf administration. I doubt it will impact their numbers overall, but they definitely lost my application.


I think that if that was your only reason for not applying to George Mason, you probably should be doing more than just checking whether schools are named after people you don't like.



Nah. I stand by my decision. Everyone has random dealbreakers for schools. I'm not applying to any schools in Michigan because I don't want to live in the middle of nowhere. I'm not applying to certain schools whose campuses I don't like. And I'm not applying to George Mason. That's the beauty of it being my cycle-- I get to pick what's a fit. I, personally, would never feel good about going to a school named after Antonin Scalia, so I didn't apply. Instead I applied to a lot of schools that are great fits. It's a good enough reason.


Yeah, wouldn't wanna go to GMU's ASSOL, either. You think they thought about that before they named it? So bad.

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby poptart123 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:26 pm

ood wrote:
BostonOrBust wrote:Nah. I stand by my decision. Everyone has random dealbreakers for schools. I'm not applying to any schools in Michigan because I don't want to live in the middle of nowhere. I'm not applying to certain schools whose campuses I don't like. And I'm not applying to George Mason. That's the beauty of it being my cycle-- I get to pick what's a fit. I, personally, would never feel good about going to a school named after Antonin Scalia, so I didn't apply. Instead I applied to a lot of schools that are great fits. It's a good enough reason.


You seem like a delightful person.


Interesting reason to not apply there. I hope there were others as well.

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Re: Anyone apply this cycle just because of the election?

Postby Keilz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:27 pm

I think it might persuade people who are already on the fence. But I think it'll take more of a toll next year since applying takes so long to plan for anyway, like LORs etc.

Also, lawyers didn't really get as much positive attention until the travel ban so that was more a recent happening. My initial reaction when trump was elected was worry and doubt.

So true about how much there will be to undo once he's gone



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