THE DING BAR

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Samara
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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:35 pm

Much better, thank you.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JDizzle2015 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:40 pm

thederangedwang wrote:+1. Also, adding that little sentence wouldnt have helped as the douchey part of the email is still all there...it's not about adding stuff to make it better, but deleting a sentence

And also, if this email is after you tried to make it soft...I wouldnt want to be on the recieving end of an email you wrote when you arent trying... :shock:

lol I was being totally sarcastic about adding that sentence. Definitely wasn't trying to sound douchey. Crap. SUPER paranoid now. I thought I was just sending a respectful straight-forward withdraw email. :/

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby thederangedwang » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:44 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:+1. Also, adding that little sentence wouldnt have helped as the douchey part of the email is still all there...it's not about adding stuff to make it better, but deleting a sentence

And also, if this email is after you tried to make it soft...I wouldnt want to be on the recieving end of an email you wrote when you arent trying... :shock:

lol I was being totally sarcastic about adding that sentence. Definitely wasn't trying to sound douchey. Crap. SUPER paranoid now. I thought I was just sending a respectful straight-forward withdraw email. :/

Relax..it isnt that bad.

But the part I thought was the kind of bad part, fyi, was this sentence

Although GULC was one of my top law school choices during the beginning of this application cycle, my circumstances have since changed in that I will not be matriculating at Georgetown if offered admission off of the waitlist.

other than that, it's fine.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JDizzle2015 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:47 pm

Truth. Could have done without that. Too honest I guess. You live and you learn.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Nelson » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:50 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:Truth. Could have done without that. Too honest I guess. You live and you learn.

You're totally fine. I don't know what everyone's freaking out about. No other school would know or even find out.

Except GULC, if you decided to retake and reapply next year, which seems unlikely now that you're in at Mich. :lol:

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby sanguar » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:00 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Wow, I'm impressed you actually sent that off. I'd be freaked out at the idea of offending a T14 school and then getting blacklisted like that kid who didn't withdraw after getting in ED to CLS. :lol: Not the same level of offense by any means, but my paranoia is irrational...

Ahhh. You have me freaking out now. I tried to make it as soft of a rejection as I could... I see how difficult AdComms' jobs are now lol. I guess I should have ended with "Good luck on your future endeavors but unfortunately, there are a lot of competitive law schools out there and I can't attend more than one." :lol:

Oh no!!! Your email was super polite, I'm just uber paranoid, like I said. Sorry, blah >_<

And derangedwang, I don't have any proof of this, sorry. It's more like...legend? But I think at some point someone showed me the dude's LSN. It's been a while though, like a year since someone told me about it.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife/jd

Here it is...

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:05 am

sanguar wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Wow, I'm impressed you actually sent that off. I'd be freaked out at the idea of offending a T14 school and then getting blacklisted like that kid who didn't withdraw after getting in ED to CLS. :lol: Not the same level of offense by any means, but my paranoia is irrational...

Ahhh. You have me freaking out now. I tried to make it as soft of a rejection as I could... I see how difficult AdComms' jobs are now lol. I guess I should have ended with "Good luck on your future endeavors but unfortunately, there are a lot of competitive law schools out there and I can't attend more than one." :lol:

Oh no!!! Your email was super polite, I'm just uber paranoid, like I said. Sorry, blah >_<

And derangedwang, I don't have any proof of this, sorry. It's more like...legend? But I think at some point someone showed me the dude's LSN. It's been a while though, like a year since someone told me about it.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife/jd

Here it is...

:P :arrow: :D :arrow: :lol: :arrow: :mrgreen:

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Samara » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:20 am

Nice find, sanguar. His rage quit is the best part.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:39 am

thederangedwang wrote:

:P :arrow: :D :arrow: :lol: :arrow: :mrgreen:


So let me get this straight, this guy has people skills?

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby gloriouscause » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:41 am

Dear Harvard,

I knew this was coming. Thank you for sparing me from three years in the cesspool that is Cambridge. People at your school are miserable. That's all I got, peace.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:13 am

Samara wrote:Nice find, sanguar. His rage quit is the best part.

I've read that rant at least twice, if not more. I still lol every time

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby brookedonphonics » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:23 am

Dear NYU, Stanford and Berkeley:

Just reject me already! I don't believe I've been "under review" since October 14th. I'm totally psyched to send in my deposit to GULC and start looking for housing...sooooo...let's make this snappy.

Thanks! Love,

Tired of Waiting

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby AmandaPB » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:10 am

brookedonphonics wrote:Dear NYU, Stanford and Berkeley:

Just reject me already! I don't believe I've been "under review" since October 14th. I'm totally psyched to send in my deposit to GULC and start looking for housing...sooooo...let's make this snappy.

Thanks! Love,

Tired of Waiting

Whoa there, it’s only January 7th.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby UnamSanctam » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:24 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:Truth. Could have done without that. Too honest I guess. You live and you learn.



It was a fine e-mail. I thought you had actually redacted something from the original message that was the bad part, and that was what everyone was freaking out about. If that's how the e-mail read when you sent it, then you're completely alright.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JoeMo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:18 pm

Samara wrote:Nice find, sanguar. His rage quit is the best part.


I can't stop laughing at the d-bag. So you want to go to LS so bad that you ED to CLS. Then you decide you can't play by the rules and exactly what people told you would happen did happen. Then you get mad and start cursing the LS scam. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Truth is, had he not gotten dinged, he'd be paying sticker at CLS and would be loving every minute of it.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby vto35 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:09 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:

:P :arrow: :D :arrow: :lol: :arrow: :mrgreen:


So let me get this straight, this guy has people skills?


OMG this is so great - can we please keep posting good finds like this??

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Aeroneous » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:09 pm

Forget you Cooley. I didn't want to work endless hours in the guaranteed $200k/year job I would have landed in Big Law upon my graduation anyway.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:26 pm

Reserved.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby 83947368 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:30 am

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby Onthebrink » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:48 am

I feel like I should shoot a preemptive strike at Yale. Nobody Likes YOU. You smell weird and your mother dresses you funny and New Haven blows. Also, the whole "mysterious black box admissions thing" is overdone, pretentious, and a little insecure.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:55 am

Withdrawal emails are fine, but there's no reason in saying anything other than "I would like to withdrawal." For example, here's an email I sent last year:

Hello,

I am writing to be withdrawn from the X Law School waitlist for the incoming class. Because I have accepted a binding admission at another law school, I would kindly request receipt of this request.

Thank You,
Descartes

Note that you can swap in "To Whom It May Concern:" for extra formality or a simple "Good Afternoon." You can also delete the entire last line if it doesn't apply to you. Please note that any mention of "Gentlepersons" or whatever else derp flies from people's lips around here is probably eyebrow-raising, at the least.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby TommyK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:46 am

^ Nahh, Don't worry about it. They receive hundreds of these emails. Gentlepersons will get a chuckle... might even be forwarded around the admissions office for some communal laughs, but they will then immediately forget about you. You'll have to be much, much more egregiously hostile to warrant infamy or retribution. It just wasn't bad. It was overwhelmingly neutral.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JDizzle2015 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:46 am

FWIW, all formal emails we write to people we don't have names for at the firm I'm currently working at begins with "Dear Gentlepersons,". (Most of the letters I open from other law firms addressed to more than one attorney at this firm also begins with "Dear Gentlepersons".) It's just a force of habit from typing up hundreds of dictated emails.

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby un-vordox » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:03 pm

THE DING BAR is underachieving this cycle. Hopefully it's just getting warmed up. (Although the UVA & GW posts were pretty good)

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Re: THE DING BAR

Postby JoeMo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:19 pm

un-vordox wrote:THE DING BAR is underachieving this cycle. Hopefully it's just getting warmed up. (Although the UVA & GW posts were pretty good)


In all fairness, Ding season (the meaty part of it) starts this week, so this thread should pick up.




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