poichi wrote:mez4083 wrote:Lexie_M_89 wrote:mez4083 wrote:168/superior
While my results are not as good as I expected.
In: Georgetown, Austin($36k), GW($60k)
Reject: Berkeley, Michigan, Northwestern, Cornell, Virginia(Early Decision), Duke(applied Early Decision after being rejected by Virginia), Penn
Waiting list: UCLA(having withdrawn my application )
No reason why I got so many rejections instead of wl or defer...
I cannot believe it... I think you should at least be waitlisted by a couple of schools, such as UM, UVA.... Do you come from Asia? In undergra?
You got it...
I think that's probably why I got so many rejects. Maybe I should work a couple of years then apply?
I think if you really want law school in the US (and at one of the schools you've been rejected from, of course) then taking a year or two out sounds like a good idea. You have the same LSAT and a better transcript eval that I have but I am in at Mich and UCLA and WL at Virginia so far. Haven't heard back at the other schools you listed. There must be something about your application that these schools don't like. If you don't know what it is, then I would take time out to get some experience and convince these schools that they want you. I think some schools are suspicious of applicants who they think are applying for selfish reasons (I think UCLA are pretty good at figuring this out, Michigan too) so you could try volunteering or doing some kind of community service before reapplying.
eta: your Superior evaluation discredits my theory about GWU. I guess they just lowball international applicants generally.
Actually, there might be something about me law schools dislike. I believe most of the applicants are between 22-30, but I am only 19 (I attended primary school at age 4). Probably, they would think with my young age I would not do as well as other older students in law school.
I have thought about retaking LSAT or working a couple of years. But being admitted to Georgetown makes me have second thoughts. Are there really so many differences between Georgetown and other T10 law schools, say Michigan or Virginia, in the filed of job hunting?
Congratulate on your admission to Michigan. I really love that law school and felt so sad being rejected.