How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

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How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby lml » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:57 am

In an attempt to get off Columbia's waitlist/reserve, I took the June LSAT. Although I expressed interest in their programs, visited the campus, met with an admissions officer, I was let go in the first round. And I just got the score today.. 177.

How do I appeal this? How do I appeal other schools, which straight-out rejected me months ago?

My background: I took the first LSAT in Oct 2008, got a 164. I took my second LSAT in June 2009, got a 168. GPA is 3.64 at UCSD, had extensive work experience in a small law firm for a year and a half, and since I sent in my applications I traveled for two months and sat home twiddling my thumbs since then.

I've been accepted into a T-15 school with very little scholarship money, can I use that as leverage at all to get more money? I've already appealed once.

I'm hoping this 177 can get me higher up on the rankings ladder. And if not, does it get me anything if I decide to transfer?

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:04 am

lml wrote:In an attempt to get off Columbia's waitlist/reserve, I took the June LSAT. Although I expressed interest in their programs, visited the campus, met with an admissions officer, I was let go in the first round. And I just got the score today.. 177.

How do I appeal this? How do I appeal other schools, which straight-out rejected me months ago?

My background: I took the first LSAT in Oct 2008, got a 164. I took my second LSAT in June 2009, got a 168. GPA is 3.64 at UCSD, had extensive work experience in a small law firm for a year and a half, and since I sent in my applications I traveled for two months and sat home twiddling my thumbs since then.

I've been accepted into a T-15 school with very little scholarship money, can I use that as leverage at all to get more money? I've already appealed once.

I'm hoping this 177 can get me higher up on the rankings ladder. And if not, does it get me anything if I decide to transfer?


The T15 that took you might give you more money if you ask for it.

But odds are you are better off applying next cycle for the class of 2014.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby aPosseAdEsse » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:12 am

Desert Fox wrote:The T15 that took you might give you more money if you ask for it.

But odds are you are better off applying next cycle for the class of 2014.


This reads credited.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby MrKappus » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:14 am

If you can't convince a T6 to change its mind (I've never heard of 'reconsidered' apps, but maybe it happens?), you should reapply next year. That LSAT is baller.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:16 am

MrKappus wrote:If you can't convince a T6 to change its mind (I've never heard of 'reconsidered' apps, but maybe it happens?), you should reapply next year. That LSAT is baller.


They'll probably just have him wait until next year. CLS already filled its 2013 class.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby lml » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:48 am

I would hate to wait another year since I've already been waiting two years since I graduated in 2008.. and the fact that I haven't really done anything new the past year + combo of three scores worries me about "guaranteed" ins at T-5.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:44 pm

lml wrote:I would hate to wait another year since I've already been waiting two years since I graduated in 2008.. and the fact that I haven't really done anything new the past year + combo of three scores worries me about "guaranteed" ins at T-5.


Are you in at Cornell, UCLA, Texas or Vandy? and how much money are you getting.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby Matteliszt » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:45 pm

Early application with 177/3.6 I would bet you get in everywhere save HYS.

do what DF says, its credited.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby gdane » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:02 pm

I understand that you dont want to wait another year, but that might be your best option. With your numbers you should definitely get a good look by some of the top programs. Apply EA to Columbia and you should have a really good shot.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby lml » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:This reads credited.

Matteliszt wrote:do what DF says, its credited.


What does credited mean?

Desert Fox wrote:Are you in at Cornell, UCLA, Texas or Vandy? and how much money are you getting.


Cornell, $5k a year.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:24 pm

lml wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are you in at Cornell, UCLA, Texas or Vandy? and how much money are you getting.


Cornell, $5k a year.


Ask for more money, but I doubt they'll give you anything good.

Find a job and reapply: H-CCN-MVP-DNC

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby altoidz » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:51 pm

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby sumus romani » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:01 pm

I take it that we are talking about UCLA (only those in the 15th-ranked school talk about the T15). Really, you can do better, in fact, you can do much better. Even if you appealed the rejection, you would be paying sticker. Waiting a year for the better job prospects (because of the improved economy) and the better school is a great choice.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:32 pm

Desert Fox's advice is excellent in my opinion. If you want to attend law school this fall, then request more money from your Top 15 acceptance; otherwise, you are golden for the next application cycle.
If you want to "reason" with Columbia, just tell them that you messed up your first two LSATs & that they messed up by not taking you from the waitlist.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby Matteliszt » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:38 pm

Credited, as in the correct answer.


Ask for more money, but I doubt they'll give you anything good.

Find a job and reapply: H-CCN-MVP-DNC



As always, DF is 100% correct. Do this, do NOT waste that LSAT. Cornell is great and all but the jump from a top 15 to a top 5 is MASSIVE. Plus if you apply early you are going to reap huge rewards.

It depends ultimately what you want to do, but there is NO WAY you will do better this cycle than you will next cycle, thus you must reapply.

Honestly the difference in Cornell--->Columbia is worth a year. I don't care how sick of working/time off from school you are. Take a year off, go to a top 5 law school and pwn for the rest of your life.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby northwood » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:46 pm

if columbia took you off in the first round, then you're not going there in the fall 2010. Re apply to the schools this october, plus some higher ranked ones. Not only will you have a better cycle ( in regards to admits) but you are also going to get more money thrown your way.

To fill in the time, volunteer, work a job somewhere or anywhere and enjoy life

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby Renzo » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:56 pm

Join the Peace Corp. I'll all but guarantee you get into every law school you apply to, and with some big scholarships, 2 years from now.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby Matteliszt » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:10 pm

Join the Peace Corp. I'll all but guarantee you get into every law school you apply to, and with some big scholarships, 2 years from now.




Renzo is smart. Do what he says.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby Borhas » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:But odds are you are better off applying next cycle for the class of 2014.

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Re: How to APPEAL Rejection w/New LSAT Score?

Postby im_blue » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:11 pm

I would ask the T15 for more money if you can convince them that you're considering better schools if they don't fork over the dough.




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