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

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paulshortys10
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby paulshortys10 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:57 am

That list is sadly true. :(

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

Postby KibblesnBitts » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:01 am

splbagel wrote:
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.


When I drive alone, I sometimes say out loud "So, Car. How would you feel having Washington/California/Florida/Oregon/Colorado license plates?"

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

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:16 pm

You didn't apply to Yale and had no business doing so, but wish you had because maybe, just maybe, you were that special snowflake.

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

Postby lilhmoney » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:17 pm

Your parents know what a kb1 is.

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

Postby MTal » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:18 pm

For at least 50 % of all applicants, law school is a 1 way ticket to massive debt and unemployment. Dont go.

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20130312
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:20 pm

MTal wrote:For at least 50 % of all applicants, law school is a 1 way ticket to massive debt and unemployment. Dont go.


You're such a buzzkill.

Also, that Hannah Montana tar is great.

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

Postby LawperaMan » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Your Status Checker app history says:

12:35 NO CHANGE
12:10 NO CHANGE
12:00 NO CHANGE
11:40 NO CHANGE
11:15 NO CHANGE
10:20 NO CHANGE
10:05 NO CHANGE
9:35 NO CHANGE

jmtyner11
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby jmtyner11 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:43 pm

do the schools call a good amount? I have been studying in Costa Rica since I submitted my applications and will not be back in the United States until January 25th and do not have service here.

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20130312
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Re: You know you're a law school applicant when...

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:13 pm

LawperaMan wrote:Your Status Checker app history says:

12:35 NO CHANGE
12:10 NO CHANGE
12:00 NO CHANGE
11:40 NO CHANGE
11:15 NO CHANGE
10:20 NO CHANGE
10:05 NO CHANGE
9:35 NO CHANGE


Seriously? Just let it auto refresh every hour, dude...

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

Postby LawperaMan » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:19 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
LawperaMan wrote:Your Status Checker app history says:

12:35 NO CHANGE
12:10 NO CHANGE
12:00 NO CHANGE
11:40 NO CHANGE
11:15 NO CHANGE
10:20 NO CHANGE
10:05 NO CHANGE
9:35 NO CHANGE


Seriously? Just let it auto refresh every hour, dude...


Where is the neurosis in that? Much more fun to tweak my anxiety levels this way (though the post quoted above may include a bit of exaggeration).

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

Postby gavinstevens » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:50 pm

jlc141 wrote:25. You dread the weekend because its another two days during which your status checker won't change


I actually enjoy the break from refreshing obsessively, most of the time.

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

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:55 pm

gavinstevens wrote:
jlc141 wrote:25. You dread the weekend because its another two days during which your status checker won't change


I actually enjoy the break from refreshing obsessively, most of the time.


I was actually bummed that Monday was a holiday because I knew most schools were closed. First time in my life that I wasn't happy about a holiday.

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

Postby AS33 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:04 pm

Status checker change > a day off work? This is so so sad, and may be true.

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

Postby xwing_redleader » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:08 pm

jlc141 wrote:25. You dread the weekend because its another two days during which your status checker won't change


I can't say I identify with most of the OP's list, but this one. This one hit me hard.... :oops:

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

Postby game6 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:21 pm

MTal wrote:For at least 50 % of all applicants, law school is a 1 way ticket to massive debt and unemployment. Dont go.


I'm curious, what law school did you go to?

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

Postby southernsuperstar » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:34 pm

You get irrationally upset when you find out an acquaintance who is applying from the same school as you has a higher (LSAT/GPA)

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

Postby KibblesnBitts » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:36 pm

southernsuperstar wrote:You get irrationally upset when you find out an acquaintance who is applying from the same school as you has a higher (LSAT/GPA)


That's irrational?

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:16 pm

xwing_redleader wrote:
jlc141 wrote:25. You dread the weekend because its another two days during which your status checker won't change


I can't say I identify with most of the OP's list, but this one. This one hit me hard.... :oops:



+1

Last year was the first year I dreaded the Christmas and new years holiday because it meant the adcomms were away from my application.

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

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:15 pm

When being in the top 10% simply isn't good enough.

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

Postby salsahips » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:29 pm

MTal wrote:For at least 50 % of all applicants, law school is a 1 way ticket to massive debt and unemployment. Dont go.



I like those odds, beats Vegas any day

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

Postby gavinstevens » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:35 pm

southernsuperstar wrote:You get irrationally upset when you find out an acquaintance who is applying from the same school as you has a higher (LSAT/GPA)


I'm glad this hasn't happened to me... yet. I can imagine the weirdness that follows telling each other your stats.

I guess for once I am happy for my friends' general lack interest in legal careers :D

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

Postby 30-Something » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:54 pm

Umm, one of my status checkers updated on the Sunday before MLK Day. So, I check (obsessively) over the weekends, too. :oops:

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

Postby fashiongirl » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:09 am

ZOMG so true... this thread is gonna be amazing.

You base your friends' intelligence on their LSAT scores.
You look up what books to buy to prepare you for 1L.
You can't stop diagramming when you read news articles and spot flaws in almost every statement.
You go back and forth and think you're totally in at your dream school and other times tell yourself there's no way you could get in.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:43 am

gavinstevens wrote:
southernsuperstar wrote:You get irrationally upset when you find out an acquaintance who is applying from the same school as you has a higher (LSAT/GPA)


I'm glad this hasn't happened to me... yet. I can imagine the weirdness that follows telling each other your stats.

I guess for once I am happy for my friends' general lack interest in legal careers :D


This so much. I'm so glad most of my friends are psycho pre-med majors.

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

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:27 am

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


Yeah.

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


I'd take having 200k in non-dischargeable debt over being a loser any day. Sucks to be you, MTal.




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