Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

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Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:05 am

For those languishing on waitlists they are almost sure never to be accepted from. Share your thoughts, and pain.



Damn you Chicago!

Edit: I thought it might be appropriate to link to the bitter pessimism thread.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=98250
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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:28 am

i think i will soon be spending all of my time on this thread.

edit: praying for the waitlist at UCLA, USC, and georgetown. i hope they will show me the cruellest kind of mercy
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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:36 am

I think I may be joining you. Meanwhile I still have 22 decisions to wait for.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:44 am

Notre Dame, I love you and you show me no love back. You're letter of "we want you, just not that much" puts a dagger through my heart, but I still pursue you, almost like a stalker.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby booboo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:51 am

Hmm, I thought this fell under the USS: Bitter Pessimism (are there optimists on this site?) topic. I will be here very soon though, and it will suck. Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:53 am

booboo wrote:Hmm, I thought this fell under the USS: Bitter Pessimism (are there optimists on this site?) topic. I will be here very soon though, and it will suck. Good luck to everyone else.

It's not pessimism if there's a chance for redemption (I'm an optimist!)

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby bananasinpajamas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:00 am

about two weeks ago law school ABC sent me an admitted letter welcoming me The letter was to a URM male, I am a nonURM. :-(.

A week later, i got the real letter, waitlisted.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:36 am

Definitely feel a lot of waitlists coming... *sigh*

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby booboo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:37 am

robin600 wrote:
booboo wrote:Hmm, I thought this fell under the USS: Bitter Pessimism (are there optimists on this site?) topic. I will be here very soon though, and it will suck. Good luck to everyone else.

It's not pessimism if there's a chance for redemption (I'm an optimist!)


There is one! Great!

bananasinpajamas wrote:about two weeks ago law school ABC sent me an admitted letter welcoming me The letter was to a URM male, I am a nonURM. :-(.

A week later, i got the real letter, waitlisted.


This... just plain sucks. Join us at USS: Bitter Pessimism.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:41 am

Anyone signing up for the Feb LSAT? It's the only tried and true way to be proactive about getting of a waitlist. Padding medians/75%s makes you much more attractive.

LOCIs and the like just let them know you're interested and if they have a student who fits a similar profile to you who withdraws then you MIGHT be in. I don't like those odds.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:44 am

UVA. Now that they're actively recruiting more candidates with ED, I feel like my waitlist to accept chances are about nil.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:48 am

holydonkey wrote:UVA. Now that they're actively recruiting more candidates with ED, I feel like my waitlist to accept chances are about nil.


What's your LSAT? Hit a 171 in Feb/June and I bet you'll get in

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:50 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:Anyone signing up for the Feb LSAT? It's the only tried and true way to be proactive about getting of a waitlist. Padding medians/75%s makes you much more attractive.

LOCIs and the like just let them know you're interested and if they have a student who fits a similar profile to you who withdraws then you MIGHT be in. I don't like those odds.


Yeah, I'm not optimistic. Thought hard about taking the Feb LSAT, but a.) I'm abroad and there's not one in my city so I'd have to travel a little, and b.) I really don't think I could put myself through that again. Just gonna treat my UVA and Penn WL's like rejections, especially since I've already graduated and I'm going to be at the same job till I start law school, so there's not much new that I can tell them.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:05 pm

parker09 wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Anyone signing up for the Feb LSAT? It's the only tried and true way to be proactive about getting of a waitlist. Padding medians/75%s makes you much more attractive.

LOCIs and the like just let them know you're interested and if they have a student who fits a similar profile to you who withdraws then you MIGHT be in. I don't like those odds.


Yeah, I'm not optimistic. Thought hard about taking the Feb LSAT, but a.) I'm abroad and there's not one in my city so I'd have to travel a little, and b.) I really don't think I could put myself through that again. Just gonna treat my UVA and Penn WL's like rejections, especially since I've already graduated and I'm going to be at the same job till I start law school, so there's not much new that I can tell them.


Yeah, for all my preaching, I don't think a 3rd LSAT is in my future. Too much stress. I'm already above 75%s at MVPB and above/at medians at CCN.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby Lurkster » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:24 pm

Can held/deferred people hang out in here?

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:26 pm

Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:28 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

cool!

I'm deferred at:

Michigan
Cornell
Boston College

:| all have received New Year LOCIs

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:32 pm

Veritas wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

cool!

I'm deferred at:

Michigan
Cornell
Boston College

:| all have received New Year LOCIs


Did you ED Michigan?

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:13 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:Held at Duke, waitlisted at University of Chicago. Let the suffering begin.


Held at Duke with your numbers? What's their median GPA? When did you apply?

I'm sitting at 11/9 UR. Not expecting much.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby missvik218 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:18 pm

I haven't been yet ... but they're coming! At least, I hope they're coming, without a few WLs it's going to be A LOT of rejections.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:21 pm

i love this thread... we're not bonding through pessimism, but bitter suffering mixed with earnest hope

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby manbearwig » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:34 pm

I'll probably be in here in the next week or so. :/ Thanks, Vandy, and your apparently predictable mailing schedule.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:36 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Veritas wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

cool!

I'm deferred at:

Michigan
Cornell
Boston College

:| all have received New Year LOCIs


Did you ED Michigan?

Yes, I was ED at Michigan. I don't really know what to expect, probably a ding.

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby mayosmith » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:40 pm

Veritas wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

cool!

I'm deferred at:

Michigan
Cornell
Boston College

:| all have received New Year LOCIs

So when you do a LOCI to a deferring school, what do you say? Anything different from one you'd send if you're WL?

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Re: Waitlist Purgatory 2009-2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:42 pm

mayosmith wrote:
Veritas wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Lurkster wrote:Can held/deferred people hang out in here?


Yeah!! Come pointlessly speculate with us!

cool!

I'm deferred at:

Michigan
Cornell
Boston College

:| all have received New Year LOCIs

So when you do a LOCI to a deferring school, what do you say? Anything different from one you'd send if you're WL?

I just reiterated my interest and tried to touch on different things that what I elaborated on in my "Why?" essays.

Like, for Michigan, my essay was mostly about the academic opportunities, so I used the LOCI to focus on the town/Michigan community and experience.

But essentially, I'm treating it like I would a WL.




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