steadfastness11 wrote:I went complete 11/1 with a 168, but have been ghosted since. I guess this silence indicates that a ding is coming. I did take the December LSAT and got 172 tho.
This dead silence is making me worried that it is a caveat for some red flags in my applications. I am a K-JD, National but no numerical GPA, average softs ( focused volunteering work and school leadership, just an average softs for k-jd, with no internship) , I found a typo in my PS though I swear I read it more than 50 times. Maybe all these factors are making me a poor candidate. I would be really stoked to get in to UofM with $$$since my family lives there. What do you think is hurting my chances in getting in( or making me underperform my stats). I got into Cornell, Wustl, gulc, Vanderbilt. but for Cornell I only got a very very small amount of $ which I also think shows that there is something wrong with my applications. If the lack of WE is what’s pulling me down, I am thinking of getting a job. Or do I just need to calm down?
The last bit! You sound like a fine candidate to me, and it seems like you're having a pretty good cycle so far! I mean, yeah, work experience would probably make you even MORE attractive (and tbh, I would recommend a couple years of work experience to everyone before law school), but I don't think this is anything to worry about. Did you submit a Why Michigan? If not, that's maybe the only thing you might consider throwing them, with a line in there about how your family is there (to establish ties to the area - I remember last cycle when my gf was applying and seh got into Michigan, the biggest thing Michigan was trying to sell her on was actually living in Ann Arbor as opposed to anywhere else, so I bet them knowing you have ties to the area already would be beneficial). Otherwise, hold tight - this seems to be a slow cycle for all of us.
But also, you're not wrong for being anxious, it's totally normal!