Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

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jrobby6
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Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby jrobby6 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:11 pm

Any Backup Plan?

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby adrib » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:12 pm

keep working. it would suck, but at least we'd have the bulk of our student loans paid off if i started in 2011 instead of 2010.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:15 pm

Probably just fill a backpack full of drugs and disappear to Europe. :lol:

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:16 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:Probably just fill a backpack full of drugs and disappear to Europe. :lol:


+1

Something like this. If I can't get into some of my safeties with my numbers, I know that I have officially failed at life.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby onetimeonly95 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:17 pm

probably do a mpp and reapply in the next few years...

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby nyyankees » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm

stroke it til it falls off, then write a PS about it.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby j2d3 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm

Turn (back) to a life of crime.

Can't join 'em? Beat 'em.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby lawlover829 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:31 pm

if this happened to me, I would be suicidal.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby puppleberry finn » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:35 pm

/self

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:36 pm

Cry, scrabble around for a paralegal job, try again in a couple years? Move to a state where you can sit the bar after being a paralegal for a certain number of years? :P (F you law school!)

But yeah, if I didn't get into some of my safeties at least, I'd have to do some hard thinking and probably get religion or something.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby Gaius » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:44 pm

Continue working at my crap job. Though I'm moving out of my parents house next August school or not. I'll probably buy a car to make myself feel better.

I've decided its t14 (or $$$ at UIUC/WUSTL/ND) or bust for me because of the economy. So I'm prepared for it.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby jd-mba » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:20 pm

just the opposite.. i'd probably have to move IN with my parents after having lived on my own for 8 years... and try to find a job.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby rondemarino » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:22 pm

jrobby6 wrote:Any Backup Plan?


Do a better job at picking schools to apply to.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby The Zeppelin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:23 pm

Chillax.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby democrattotheend » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:46 pm

Stay at my current job and save up more money for law school starting in 2011. I will be bummed but in some ways it would probably be smarter to wait a year anyway (and I haven't ruled that out - it depends on how I do on the LSAT and some other factors). I have already decided that I am not paying sticker price at a non-T14, so if I don't do as well as I am hoping on the LSAT I will probably take it again and apply the following year, or just give up on it.

In some ways waiting until 2011 might be better for me, because I am afraid that taking the December LSAT will put me at a disadvantage for this year, it's hard to figure out where to apply without having an actual LSAT score to guide my choices, and the longer I wait, hopefully the better the job prospects when I get out, given the current state of the economy. Plus, this may sound silly to those of you who are not as obsessed with politics as I am, but I am not thrilled about the prospect of my critical 2L summer being in 2012, because even though I currently feel a little burnt out and am looking to go to law school because I decided I don't want to make politics a full-time career, I am still worried about whether I'd be able to fully focus on a non-political job three months before a presidential election.

I am anxious to start law school though, so I will be kind of bummed if I don't get into my top choice schools this year. But I am not going to give up a good-paying job (that probably pays higher than some of the jobs I could get out of law school, since I am interested in public interest/government) to pay full price at a school that isn't worth it in terms of job prospects. Even if I get into a top school, I am not sure I will go this year, for all of the reasons mentioned above. I am really ambivalent, because part of me has my heart set on going to law school, but in my head I am wondering if I am about to make the biggest mistake of my life.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby aleighp » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:18 pm

I most likely won't get in to the 3 state schools I applied to because I bombed the LSAT, though my GPA is high, but still compared to other folks...wellllll. you know how that goes.

So. I will continue working in my decent paying general construction admin assistant position, keep looking for anything in the legal field, re-study and re-take the LSAT this summer, apply to the same law schools again, pay off my car loan, save money, and go on vacation to Mexico and anywhere else I can think of. and try not to cry. too much! or at least not get majorly depressed.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:25 pm

Work for the FTC

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby Neelio » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:26 pm

jump off the Empire State Building...

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby chooch » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:46 am

i applied for city year, so if law school doesn't pan out, then i'll keep my fingers crossed for this opportunity.

...don't know what i'd do if NOTHING works out :cry:

Neelio wrote:jump off the Empire State Building...


i might do the same thing :D

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby akili » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:50 am

dannybang wrote:i applied for city year, so if law school doesn't pan out, then i'll keep my fingers crossed for this opportunity.

...don't know what i'd do if NOTHING works out :cry:

Neelio wrote:jump off the Empire State Building...


i might do the same thing :D


I applied for City Year too! What city are you aiming for?

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby sudoku » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:56 am

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby SteelReserve » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:58 am

If you didn't get into a law school, it probably means you would have no scholarship at even a mediocre school. If that's the case, count your blessings that you didn't get in and be forced to live a life of debt servitude. Seriously, praise whatever God/spirit/nothing you worship and move on with your life. If you re-apply with your mediocre LSAT score, please register on JDUnderground now.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby Unemployed » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:58 am

If you get shut out, it's probably one of the best things that will ever happen in your life. :|

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby Unemployed » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:59 am

SteelReserve wrote:If you didn't get into a law school, it probably means you would have no scholarship at even a mediocre school. If that's the case, count your blessings that you didn't get in and be forced to live a life of debt servitude. Seriously, praise whatever God/spirit/nothing you worship and move on with your life. If you re-apply with your mediocre LSAT score, please register on JDUnderground now.


Beat me to it.

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Re: Lets Say You Don't Get In LS this Cycle, What Would You Do?

Postby chooch » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:17 pm

akili wrote:
dannybang wrote:i applied for city year, so if law school doesn't pan out, then i'll keep my fingers crossed for this opportunity.

...don't know what i'd do if NOTHING works out :cry:

Neelio wrote:jump off the Empire State Building...


i might do the same thing :D


I applied for City Year too! What city are you aiming for?



I applied to Philadelphia! What about yourself?




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