You know you're a law school applicant when...

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calypso4
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You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby calypso4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:03 pm

You know you're a law school applicant when...

1. Every time you get an email you hope and pray its from a law school (but its usually not).
2. You check the online status checker for each school at least twice a day.
3. You constantly look at the Top Law Schools forums.
4. ..and then worry about your own chances based on people's responses.
5. You look at Law School Numbers and marvel at people's success during their application process.
6. ...and hope you will have the same result.
7. You question if you will make it into your dream school about every few hours.
8. You read about horror stories of people in law school and are either scared to death or know it won't happen to you (but it probably will).
9. You check your phone every hour to see if a law school called.
10. You email/call your prospective schools and bug them about everything question that pops into your head.
11. You scream/cry every time you get accepted (no matter the school, no matter its rank).
12. Your heart jumps when you see your status date change on your school's status checker.
13. You get law school junk mail/email everyday.
14. You wish time would fast forward to April when you will have all your decisions.
15. You set up dates to miss class and visit law schools instead.
17. You talk to current law students and wonder how they do it.
18. People ask you "What kind of lawyer do you want to be?"
19. And also ask "When I get in trouble, you're gonna help me, right?"
20. You agree with the things stated above.

AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby jetissent » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:05 pm

I'd edit number 1 to say, and it usually is, but it's never from a school you actually applied to.

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calypso4
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby calypso4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:07 pm

jetissent wrote:I'd edit number 1 to say, and it usually is, but it's never from a school you actually applied to.



Haha! Very true!

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby MTal » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:15 pm

calypso4 wrote: AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


Yeah.

You have 200k in debt and unemployment in your future.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:38 pm

I don't do most of these things and lol at MTal.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby bmore » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:42 pm

You wish you would have listened to the TLS Mantra: RETAKE.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby TheWatch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:43 pm

calypso4 wrote:You know you're a law school applicant when...

1. Every time you get an email you hope and pray its from a law school (but its usually not).
2. You check the online status checker for each school at least twice a day.
3. You constantly look at the Top Law Schools forums.
4. ..and then worry about your own chances based on people's responses.
5. You look at Law School Numbers and marvel at people's success during their application process.
6. ...and hope you will have the same result.
7. You question if you will make it into your dream school about every few hours.
8. You read about horror stories of people in law school and are either scared to death or know it won't happen to you (but it probably will).
9. You check your phone every hour to see if a law school called.
10. You email/call your prospective schools and bug them about everything question that pops into your head.
11. You scream/cry every time you get accepted (no matter the school, no matter its rank).
12. Your heart jumps when you see your status date change on your school's status checker.
13. You get law school junk mail/email everyday.
14. You wish time would fast forward to April when you will have all your decisions.
15. You set up dates to miss class and visit law schools instead.
17. You talk to current law students and wonder how they do it.
18. People ask you "What kind of lawyer do you want to be?"
19. And also ask "When I get in trouble, you're gonna help me, right?"
20. You agree with the things stated above.

AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


When you submit an application to a law school. I think that's a pretty obvious one missing from your list.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby calypso4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:45 pm

TheWatch wrote:
calypso4 wrote:You know you're a law school applicant when...

1. Every time you get an email you hope and pray its from a law school (but its usually not).
2. You check the online status checker for each school at least twice a day.
3. You constantly look at the Top Law Schools forums.
4. ..and then worry about your own chances based on people's responses.
5. You look at Law School Numbers and marvel at people's success during their application process.
6. ...and hope you will have the same result.
7. You question if you will make it into your dream school about every few hours.
8. You read about horror stories of people in law school and are either scared to death or know it won't happen to you (but it probably will).
9. You check your phone every hour to see if a law school called.
10. You email/call your prospective schools and bug them about everything question that pops into your head.
11. You scream/cry every time you get accepted (no matter the school, no matter its rank).
12. Your heart jumps when you see your status date change on your school's status checker.
13. You get law school junk mail/email everyday.
14. You wish time would fast forward to April when you will have all your decisions.
15. You set up dates to miss class and visit law schools instead.
17. You talk to current law students and wonder how they do it.
18. People ask you "What kind of lawyer do you want to be?"
19. And also ask "When I get in trouble, you're gonna help me, right?"
20. You agree with the things stated above.

AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


When you submit an application to a law school. I think that's a pretty obvious one missing from your list.


Hmm...I thought that would be implied.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby Green Glass Windows » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:46 pm

I do every single one of these. :oops:

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby iceicebaby » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:46 pm

MTal wrote:
calypso4 wrote: AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


Yeah.

You have 200k in debt and unemployment in your future.


Give it a rest, will ya?!

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby justicefishy » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:47 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:I do every single one of these. :oops:


*cough* I'm not on TLS instead of working, nope, not at all~ *whistles*

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby ckelly85 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:10 pm

Haha. Twice a day. I wish it was twice a day.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby boalthopeful » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:47 pm

justicefishy wrote:
*cough* I'm not on TLS instead of working, nope, not at all~ *whistles*


+1

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YourCaptain
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby YourCaptain » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:52 pm

156/4.0;dr

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TheWatch
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby TheWatch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:59 pm

YourCaptain wrote:156/4.0;dr

In all fairness she is a criminal justice major so 156 is likely her ceiling.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:19 pm

TheWatch wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:156/4.0;dr

In all fairness she is a criminal justice major so 156 is likely her ceiling.


Explicame?

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby doceydoe » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:50 am

calypso4 wrote:You know you're a law school applicant when...

1. Every time you get an email you hope and pray its from a law school (but its usually not).
2. You check the online status checker for each school at least twice a day.
3. You constantly look at the Top Law Schools forums.
4. ..and then worry about your own chances based on people's responses.
5. You look at Law School Numbers and marvel at people's success during their application process.
6. ...and hope you will have the same result.
7. You question if you will make it into your dream school about every few hours.
8. You read about horror stories of people in law school and are either scared to death or know it won't happen to you (but it probably will).
9. You check your phone every hour to see if a law school called.
10. You email/call your prospective schools and bug them about everything question that pops into your head.
11. You scream/cry every time you get accepted (no matter the school, no matter its rank).
12. Your heart jumps when you see your status date change on your school's status checker.
13. You get law school junk mail/email everyday.
14. You wish time would fast forward to April when you will have all your decisions.
15. You set up dates to miss class and visit law schools instead.
17. You talk to current law students and wonder how they do it.
18. People ask you "What kind of lawyer do you want to be?"
19. And also ask "When I get in trouble, you're gonna help me, right?"
20. You agree with the things stated above.

AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


21.) you often misread "last" for "LSAT"
22.) you can't follow a conversation because you're too busy thinking about the deduction you missed on that last game you tried out

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby woodscommaL » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:18 am

doceydoe wrote:
calypso4 wrote:You know you're a law school applicant when...

1. Every time you get an email you hope and pray its from a law school (but its usually not).
2. You check the online status checker for each school at least twice a day.
3. You constantly look at the Top Law Schools forums.
4. ..and then worry about your own chances based on people's responses.
5. You look at Law School Numbers and marvel at people's success during their application process.
6. ...and hope you will have the same result.
7. You question if you will make it into your dream school about every few hours.
8. You read about horror stories of people in law school and are either scared to death or know it won't happen to you (but it probably will).
9. You check your phone every hour to see if a law school called.
10. You email/call your prospective schools and bug them about everything question that pops into your head.
11. You scream/cry every time you get accepted (no matter the school, no matter its rank).
12. Your heart jumps when you see your status date change on your school's status checker.
13. You get law school junk mail/email everyday.
14. You wish time would fast forward to April when you will have all your decisions.
15. You set up dates to miss class and visit law schools instead.
17. You talk to current law students and wonder how they do it.
18. People ask you "What kind of lawyer do you want to be?"
19. And also ask "When I get in trouble, you're gonna help me, right?"
20. You agree with the things stated above.

AM I MISSING ANYTHING? :)


21.) you often misread "last" for "LSAT"
22.) you can't follow a conversation because you're too busy thinking about the deduction you missed on that last game you tried out


23. your self worth is directly correlated with the number/rank of schools you are accepted/offered schollys to...even though you've already been accepted with a scholly to your number one choice.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby Green Glass Windows » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:54 pm

24. The most exciting part of your entire week was when one of your status checkers updated. And it wasn't Michigan.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby KibblesnBitts » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:18 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:24. The most exciting part of your entire week was when one of your status checkers updated. And it wasn't Michigan.


Amendment: Your status checker updates....despite the fact that nothing has changed - causing you to ask yourself hundreds of questions about what it means.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby hookem12 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:48 pm

You relentlessly apartment-hunt online in each of the cities you might be attending law school in, despite the fact that you haven't even heard back from half the places you've applied, and you don't know for sure which school you're even attending.

You also imagine scenarios in which your future law school professors despise you from day one and decide to give you terrible grades.

Why is the waiting game so torturous?

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby accidentalhippy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:51 pm

hookem12 wrote:You relentlessly apartment-hunt online in each of the cities you might be attending law school in, despite the fact that you haven't even heard back from half the places you've applied, and you don't know for sure which school you're even attending.


Oh, thank the good lord, it's NOT just me! :D

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby splbagel » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:56 pm

hookem12 wrote:You relentlessly apartment-hunt online in each of the cities you might be attending law school in, despite the fact that you haven't even heard back from half the places you've applied, and you don't know for sure which school you're even attending.


THIS! So much this.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby hookem12 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:55 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one then! I've dedicated a ridiculous amount of time to it so far - instead of having a nervous habit like biting my nails, I apartment hunt.

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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby jlc141 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:53 am

25. You dread the weekend because its another two days during which your status checker won't change




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