TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I'm pretty sure Cornell just hates me... maybe literally. We had a pretty nasty phone call where I got pissed that they lost my email and were consequently throwing me in with the late apps after repeatedly promising me they wouldn't.
I thought Cornell was a sure thing. =\
Sorry to hear that, man. Looks like some bad luck may be screwing up with you. Think of it like this though, if you don't get Cornell, you still have Northwestern, which is an amazing school in an amazing city. I don't think you're in a terribly bad situation.
At least that's how I rationalize my package at BU... BU doesn't quite compare to NU/GULC, but I'm still ecstatic at having the options that I have. Cornell would definitely make my midlife crisis less intense, though (in a couple of years).
At the risk of offending you (and please don't take it that way, I just want to provide a different perspective from what you may have), I'd say that your interaction with Cornell may be cause of concern. In law and in business, you are always someone else's bitch (be it your boss, the client, or the judge) and you are at their mercy. If something doesn't go the way you want, the BEST you can do is rationalize with them and use all the persuasion and influence skills that you have at hand, but you probably should not resort to behavior that will either burn bridges or hurt your chances/relationship significantly (unless that is exactly what you're trying to accomplish). If all your persuasion skills do not pan out, let it go and accept the final decision (unless you can appeal to a greater power, like to the Supreme Court); just move on without burning the bridges.
I hope the "nasty phone call" did not get you blacked out. In an ideal world, the call should not hurt your chances, but people are people and in such a subjective game as admissions, people's leanings matter a lot =(
In the end though, you'll probably get a seat offer before I do.