What's wrong with me?

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GameSetMatch
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What's wrong with me?

Postby GameSetMatch » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:42 pm

I received my undergraduate degree from Emory University with a major in economics (3.9 GPA) and I took the December 2011 LSAT and scored 174. I have applied to every law school listed in the top 15 law schools with the exception of Yale and Stanford and have been outright denied admission to all of those schools. I have no criminal record or any issues whatsoever. It's like I have been academically blacklisted and have no idea why it has taken place. My grandfather attended Duke, my father attended Wake Forest as well as two uncles. My family swears up and down that there is no such thing as academic blacklisting, but what else could it be? If anyone has any ideas on what could be the problem let me know :?

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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby NanaP » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:45 pm

GameSetMatch wrote:I received my undergraduate degree from Emory University with a major in economics (3.9 GPA) and I took the December 2011 LSAT and scored 174. I have applied to every law school listed in the top 15 law schools with the exception of Yale and Stanford and have been outright denied admission to all of those schools. I have no criminal record or any issues whatsoever. It's like I have been academically blacklisted and have no idea why it has taken place. My grandfather attended Duke, my father attended Wake Forest as well as two uncles. My family swears up and down that there is no such thing as academic blacklisting, but what else could it be? If anyone has any ideas on what could be the problem let me know :?



I'm not exactly sure, since I do not know your background. But yiu will have to look at your personal statement, and essays. It could be yield protection. My guess is that your essays did not inspire the adcoms....

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Micdiddy
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:47 pm

You would probably know what's wrong better than any of us. C & F issues? Probably not or else you would have stated so.
Did you read the LOR's you got? Someone might have just screwed you by sending in an awful one. No idea why they would, but there's very little else that explains your situation. Possibly you lied about a C&F issue and they all caught it with a little research?

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:49 pm

It could also be that one of your LORs sucks... is there any chance that either prof knows something about you? Did you lie on your app anywhere?

MapsMapsMaps
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby MapsMapsMaps » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:52 pm

Major typo in your apps? Send same essay to all schools? Spell name wrong on resume?

Yield protect at MVP and below?

GameSetMatch
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby GameSetMatch » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:53 pm

Micdiddy wrote:You would probably know what's wrong better than any of us. C & F issues? Probably not or else you would have stated so.
Did you read the LOR's you got? Someone might have just screwed you by sending in an awful one. No idea why they would, but there's very little else that explains your situation. Possibly you lied about a C&F issue and they all caught it with a little research?


I had not thought about the LOR's, I guess that's possible. I was completely honest on the character and fitness section of the applications.

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Micdiddy
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:55 pm

GameSetMatch wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:You would probably know what's wrong better than any of us. C & F issues? Probably not or else you would have stated so.
Did you read the LOR's you got? Someone might have just screwed you by sending in an awful one. No idea why they would, but there's very little else that explains your situation. Possibly you lied about a C&F issue and they all caught it with a little research?


I had not thought about the LOR's, I guess that's possible. I was completely honest on the character and fitness section of the applications.


Does completely honest also entail no problems whatsoever? Or were you convicted of grand theft auto and completely honest about it?

GameSetMatch
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby GameSetMatch » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:55 pm

I guess I should ask my professors if they gave me a good recommendation or not, but that doesn't mean they will tell me the truth.

GameSetMatch
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Re: What's wrong with me?

Postby GameSetMatch » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:57 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
GameSetMatch wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:You would probably know what's wrong better than any of us. C & F issues? Probably not or else you would have stated so.
Did you read the LOR's you got? Someone might have just screwed you by sending in an awful one. No idea why they would, but there's very little else that explains your situation. Possibly you lied about a C&F issue and they all caught it with a little research?


I had not thought about the LOR's, I guess that's possible. I was completely honest on the character and fitness section of the applications.


Does completely honest also entail no problems whatsoever? Or were you convicted of grand theft auto and completely honest about it?


I have a clean record. As in never even remotely done or thought about participating in criminal or academic dishonesty.




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