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Tullstone
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Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby Tullstone » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:41 am

Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:43 am

If you are thinking about it, don't.

What grounds would someone possibly have to contest a denial?

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:44 am

Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


Yes, it's called reapplying next year. Although you have to improve a major component of your application in order to have any shot.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby bhan87 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:45 am

You'd have to be pretty desperate to try this.

Tullstone
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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby Tullstone » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:45 am

TY....

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:47 am

Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?

Only if they had new GPA/LSAT that came out after they originally applied, and even then success sounds rare. I've heard of it working, but not phrased as "contesting" a rejection, more along the lines of "politely requesting reconsideration based on new factors".

However, waiting and reapplying is usually TCR anyway, especially since by February most seats are gone.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby NorCalBruin » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:48 am

It's my understanding that reconsiderations (aka contesting denials) are usually only allowed when the school / lsac/ or (sometimes) the OP has made an egregious mistake that would change the outcome of their decision. For example, if the GPA sent out on your academic report by LSAC was wrong and significantly lower than it actually is.

These situations are probably rare, and most prudent probably applicants probably catch the mistakes before a decision is rendered. But who know?! Give us more information.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:49 am

Retake?

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby subtle » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:51 am

Do it. Let me know. That way I know what to say to Yale.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby Top14Hope » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:57 am

Retake!

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby fatduck » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:01 pm

it depends. are you disabled?

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:33 pm

Depends upon the verdict from the then pending trial.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby lawschooliseasy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:38 pm

Fixing to go all DeFunis on the Adcomms?

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby gwuorbust » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:42 pm

no. retake.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby savagecheater » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:43 pm

hahaha what is this?

Get out of here.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby afc1910 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:55 pm

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:02 pm

Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


sexual favors

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:39 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


sexual favors


bribes

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby WarioLaw » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:41 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


sexual favors


bribes


First born children

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby fundamentallybroken » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:10 pm

WarioLaw wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


sexual favors


bribes


First born children


I've said this before, but I'll say it again:

Outside admissions office. Trenchcoat. Boombox over head. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:13 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:Outside admissions office. Trenchcoat. Boombox over head. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.


I think this works for other things than just law school admissions.

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fundamentallybroken
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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby fundamentallybroken » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:14 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:Outside admissions office. Trenchcoat. Boombox over head. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.


I think this works for other things than just law school admissions.


Correct. This is the answer to everything.

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xxxo
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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby xxxo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:15 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:I've said this before, but I'll say it again:

Outside admissions office. Trenchcoat. Boombox over head. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.



HAHA this...

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby froglee » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:58 am

Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


I have a friend appealed a rejection from Columbia and got in by saying she is the first child in family to go to college

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Re: Contesting/Appealing a denial

Postby Ramius » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:45 am

froglee wrote:
Tullstone wrote:Has anyone successfully contested their rejection from a law school? How did they do it?


I have a friend appealed a rejection from Columbia and got in by saying she is the first child in family to go to college


Was this necro really worth it?




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