Worst Cycle of the Year

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LilMonsterAnnie
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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:25 pm

Shooter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:wait, someone really ED'd without withdrawing other places? like, he paid the deposits for other schools and stuff? why? (someone tell me i don't want to search that whole thread)


Per my recollection...

He had like a 173 LSAT and I think he got into Columbia ED. He didn't withdraw so every other school blacklisted him, and once the rubble cleared... he was left with Pepperdine.


That has got to be one of the most dumb bunny thing I have heard. I don't think people realize the ED criteria when they apply, but this? this ranks up there with just plain lack of common sense

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby SrLaw » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:26 pm

Bump.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby antonin » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:52 pm

LilMonsterAnnie wrote:
Shooter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:wait, someone really ED'd without withdrawing other places? like, he paid the deposits for other schools and stuff? why? (someone tell me i don't want to search that whole thread)


Per my recollection...

He had like a 173 LSAT and I think he got into Columbia ED. He didn't withdraw so every other school blacklisted him, and once the rubble cleared... he was left with Pepperdine.


That has got to be one of the most dumb bunny thing I have heard. I don't think people realize the ED criteria when they apply, but this? this ranks up there with just plain lack of common sense



The ethical questions that will be raised on the bar examination. I still sweat because in some schools (schools that ask for "crimes") I did not mention my civil infraction.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby SisyphusHappy » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:00 pm

169, 3.9

Waitlisted: Chicago, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke
Rejected: Berkeley
Top 14 I'm in at: ...

Still waiting on NYU and Cornell.

Top that?

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby OklahomasOK » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:17 pm

163, 3.7, Moderate Softs.

In at OU, Kent (after being YP'd), Santa Clara

WL: Davis, Hastings, George Mason.

Ding: Texas (ED), USC, GW, Fordham (???)

Still waiting on WashU, W&M and SMU.

If it's not the worst, it's enough to make me feel like shit.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby antonin » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:32 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:169, 3.9

Waitlisted: Chicago, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke
Rejected: Berkeley
Top 14 I'm in at: ...

Still waiting on NYU and Cornell.

Top that?


I am close...
WL: Chicago, Penn, GTown
Held: Columbia, Northwestern
Accepted:...
Rejected:...

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby daniel5126 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:00 pm

daninreallife wrote:I'm done with applying to law school and could care less. You see most of you are going to end up 150-200k in debt, and at 7 per cent interest, your looking at 12-14k of your money going to interest alone. Even at the elite schools, half of you wont even make it to one of the top 250 firms. Most of you that do make it big firm will flame out because of the hours and because of the partners thats treat you like shit. And then you will be left with the debt. So I am actually grateful Columbia and the rest of the top schools told me to fuck off, because now I can focus my life on things that won't take 3 years of my life and 60k a year of my money. And at the end of the day, I'm going to be just as ahead as the asshole Harvard law grad because unlike most people I have great connections, people skills, and I am not naive with my money. Law school is a total waste of time unless you 1) have the money to pay the tuiton or scholarships, 2) Go to a great school, and 3) know that you are already going to love practicing law, have some experience in it already, and can stand doing 80 hrs a week of document review and all the other bs discovery work the firm demands for the first five years of your employment. The only way you get ahead is if you suck all the partners cocks (there are few vagina partners even though this is the 21st century), never screw up, and are just outright lucky. So peace out law, im moving on.


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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby tttlllsss » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:37 pm

OklahomasOK wrote:163, 3.7, Moderate Softs.

In at OU, Kent (after being YP'd), Santa Clara

WL: Davis, Hastings, George Mason.

Ding: Texas (ED), USC, GW, Fordham (???)

Still waiting on WashU, W&M and SMU.

If it's not the worst, it's enough to make me feel like shit.


Your cycle is going exactly as it should. This isn't a "worst" cycle, or even an irregular cycle

You couldn't have possibly sent Fordham a 163/3.7 for FT and expected an acceptance...

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby bdubs » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:169, 3.9

Waitlisted: Chicago, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke
Rejected: Berkeley
Top 14 I'm in at: ...

Still waiting on NYU and Cornell.

Top that?


You got 105k at UCLA, that is better than sticker at Berkeley IMO. Certainly not going to get an offer from Cornell that compares.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby OklahomasOK » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:05 pm

tttlllsss wrote:
OklahomasOK wrote:163, 3.7, Moderate Softs.

In at OU, Kent (after being YP'd), Santa Clara

WL: Davis, Hastings, George Mason.

Ding: Texas (ED), USC, GW, Fordham (???)

Still waiting on WashU, W&M and SMU.

If it's not the worst, it's enough to make me feel like shit.


Your cycle is going exactly as it should. This isn't a "worst" cycle, or even an irregular cycle

You couldn't have possibly sent Fordham a 163/3.7 for FT and expected an acceptance...


I expected a WL, not an outright rejection.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby tttlllsss » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:15 pm

This thread is titled "Worst Cycle of the Year", not "ITT: Disappointed About Mediocre Cycle" or "Post Here if You Were Borderline and Didn't Get In"

Let's see some more disasters, people (e.g., 170+ who were shut out of T20, etc)

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:19 pm

3.0, 175

Denied
Northwestern
UCLA
UVA
University of Washington

WL
Washington & Lee
University of Minnesota

No News
William & Mary
Columbia

In
WUSTL (28k/yr)
Seattle U (18k/yr)

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby SrLaw » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:21 pm

Adjudicator wrote:3.0, 175

Denied
Northwestern
UCLA
UVA
University of Washington

WL
Washington & Lee
University of Minnesota

No News
William & Mary
Columbia

In
WUSTL (28k/yr)
Seattle U (18k/yr)



This gets my vote thus far. Pure bloodbath.

Any idea on what happened?

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:25 pm

SrLaw wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:3.0, 175

Denied
Northwestern
UCLA
UVA
University of Washington

WL
Washington & Lee
University of Minnesota

No News
William & Mary
Columbia

In
WUSTL (28k/yr)
Seattle U (18k/yr)



This gets my vote thus far. Pure bloodbath.

Any idea on what happened?


Nope.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby bhan87 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:25 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:169, 3.9

Waitlisted: Chicago, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke
Rejected: Berkeley
Top 14 I'm in at: ...

Still waiting on NYU and Cornell.

Top that?


:( Sorry to hear about your cycle man. Our LSAT scores are only 3 points apart, and my GPA is slightly lower than yours, but my cycle has gone a lot differently.

It's pretty irritating how much a few points can change your fate so dramatically.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:49 am

bhan87 wrote:
SisyphusHappy wrote:169, 3.9

Waitlisted: Chicago, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke
Rejected: Berkeley
Top 14 I'm in at: ...

Still waiting on NYU and Cornell.

Top that?


:( Sorry to hear about your cycle man. Our LSAT scores are only 3 points apart, and my GPA is slightly lower than yours, but my cycle has gone a lot differently.

It's pretty irritating how much a few points can change your fate so dramatically.



uh...

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby DreamShake » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:49 am

Nothing in this thread comes remotely close to my cycle last year: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackedscreen

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby gothamm » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:36 am

DreamShake wrote:Nothing in this thread comes remotely close to my cycle last year: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackedscreen


wow man. how did that make you feel? I hope your cycle is going better this year.



And lol@ the guy ^ who would pick ucla with 105k over berkeley at sticker.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby Bless » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:54 am

DreamShake wrote:Nothing in this thread comes remotely close to my cycle last year: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackedscreen

That can't be real. Were you hit with a murder charge? Actually, that still wouldn't explain it. That'd be one hell of a diversity statement, and I'm sure some of those schools would bite. I repeat, that can't be real.

gothamm wrote:And lol@ the guy ^ who would pick ucla with 105k over berkeley at sticker.

??? That sounds reasonable to me.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:15 am

Bless wrote:
DreamShake wrote:Nothing in this thread comes remotely close to my cycle last year: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackedscreen

That can't be real. Were you hit with a murder charge? Actually, that still wouldn't explain it. That'd be one hell of a diversity statement, and I'm sure some of those schools would bite. I repeat, that can't be real.

gothamm wrote:And lol@ the guy ^ who would pick ucla with 105k over berkeley at sticker.

??? That sounds reasonable to me.



It all makes perfect sense. He waited till really late to apply. He should not have expected to get into a T14 with those numbers those numbers and all the lower-ranked schools that waitlisted him would have probably accepted him if he applied earlier. Furthermore, the criminal record probably had something to do with it. The only one that even slightly surprises me is Cardozo, which may be explained by the fact that the app was not received until Feb 4th.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby Bless » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:25 am

Some of his applications were sent out in early January, and I don't think that qualifies as "really late". This is coming from someone who applied to schools in January as well :lol:. I'm still quite surprised by that cycle.
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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:26 am

Bless wrote:I mean, some of his apps were sent out in early January, which isn't that late. I'm still quite surprised by that cycle.
It actually is that late. See my LSN profile for reference.

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby Bless » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:28 am

True. I have seen the negative impact of applying in January first-hand, although I was still accepted to some solid schools (relative to my range).

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby kwais » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:29 am

SrLaw wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:3.0, 175

Denied
Northwestern
UCLA
UVA
University of Washington

WL
Washington & Lee
University of Minnesota

No News
William & Mary
Columbia

In
WUSTL (28k/yr)
Seattle U (18k/yr)



This gets my vote thus far. Pure bloodbath.

Any idea on what happened?


I'm not saying that this is a fantastic cycle, but bloodbath? A 3.0 + $$ at a T20 is not a bloodbath. You don't get to go through UG getting as many Bs as As and then expect spectacular results. @Adjudicator - not a knock on you, just saying, good luck

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Re: Worst Cycle of the Year

Postby snapdragon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:38 am

kwais wrote:
SrLaw wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:3.0, 175

Denied
Northwestern
UCLA
UVA
University of Washington

WL
Washington & Lee
University of Minnesota

No News
William & Mary
Columbia

In
WUSTL (28k/yr)
Seattle U (18k/yr)



This gets my vote thus far. Pure bloodbath.

Any idea on what happened?


I'm not saying that this is a fantastic cycle, but bloodbath? A 3.0 + $$ at a T20 is not a bloodbath. You don't get to go through UG getting as many Bs as As and then expect spectacular results. @Adjudicator - not a knock on you, just saying, good luck


For reference, though, with a 3.1 and 167 (and no extraordinary anything), I was in with money at both W&L and Minnesota. So those two do really seem odd to me.




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