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Waitlist Question

Postby lawschoolapps111 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:03 pm

I understand that the waitlist for every law school varies. But can anyone give me an average, or estimate of how many people are usually waitlisted for a law school? Is this pool usually large, as in the hundreds?

I would assume that the bigger the waitlist pool for a law school the better, as it would be more of a safety net in case admitted applicants don't matriculate.

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Re: Waitlist Question

Postby North » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:56 am

Dude, you shouldn't be eager to pay sticker at Santa Clara in the first place.

It costs a quarter million dollars for a 41% chance at getting a job as a lawyer AT ALL. Life-ruining debt for worse than a coin-flip's chance? You'd have to be insane.

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Re: Waitlist Question

Postby hephaestus » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:00 am

Fortunately for you, most wait lists are pretty big and difficult to get off of. That's fortunate so you won't have to go to Santa Clara. Take a year off while you retake the LSAT, or don't go to law school. Student loan debt is not dischargable in bankruptcy. So, in the 3/5 chance you don't become a lawyer, you'll be facing literally life crippling debt.

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