Is it just me, or does the law school application process feel like dating?
There's that girl who is steady on your jock (ehem, Candy Kallen)....ALWAYS with the e-mails, brochures, fee waivers (Florida Coastal, St. Thomas University, CUNY Law, NY Law). You entertained the idea of you two as a couple, but your friends intervened and you came to your senses....So you give 'em a polite smile, gentle rejection, resume studying for your retake, in essence you're not that into her...but she won't take "no" for an answer. (Quit inviting me to admitted students' day. I withdrew my application last week!)
Then, the "nice" guy or girl....All those non-T14 schools that offer you schollies, fee waivers, and travel stipends. They're well regarded in your region and what not....but they just don't have that "spark." Feelings are lukewarm on your part. You say you're going to visit (hell, the school even offered to pay!) but you just can't bring yourself to RSVP....even when it's as simple as completing a SurveyMonkey form.
And then there's that special school. Maybe you met at a law school fair? Your pre-law advisor pushed you towards the admissions representative. ("Go talk to her, she's by herself!")So you grow a pair and approach her. Surprisingly, she laughs at your jokes and leans in close when you talk! She is giving you ALL the signals. She may have winked and slipped you a fee waiver code. GREAT body (beautiful campus), comes from a good family (impressive alumni network and bar passage rate). Okay, she's a little high maintenance (COA is staggering, but so what? She is worth EVERY penny) So you decide to ask her out (submit an app)....and you're waitlisted. For a while, you thought the worst she could say was "no." No, the worst she can say is, "maybe."
So, GW...you waitlisted me. But, hey, I'm still up for coffee sometime! Preferably, in the fall of 2012. After Torts or maybe Contracts? Hit me up.