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Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:53 pm

Okay, the iPad deleted what I wrote...anyways, aggie have you heard from Northwestern yet? Also, thanks Gemini!! I was really surprised by the amount of the scholarship.

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:07 pm

I'm not feeling so great about the prospects of my cycle after being on these forums all day...people with way higher #s getting WL'd and rejected from schools I thought I had a decent shot at..... :cry:

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Postby berkeleykel06 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:08 pm

I hate to be a downer but this really should be the retake thread. I was squarely in you guy's position with a 166/3.95 last year.

There is absolutely nothing keeping you guys out of the T6 or the T14 w/$$ except one test that can be studied for.

Not trying again when you haven't maxed out your 3 tries is basically wasting thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarship money or career prospects. You are not maximizing your potential. Sure, you may get lucky and get into a UVA or Penn, but you'll be paying sticker there when you have no business doing so. A couple of points on the LSAT could mean a literal $100,000 (plus interest) difference. Similarly, you may get big money at a top 50 school, but why settle for this when you could get big money at a T14?

You may think you are making the best decision now, but if you're anything like me in a few months when it's time to sign your loans and the shit gets real you'll regret this decision and wish you had taken a year off to work a bit and retake, but by then it will be much more difficult to switch gears.

I love reverse splitters (yay for hard work during undergrad), but this is a really major life decision and I just wanted to give you guys my perspective. Please don't hate.

FWIW, I'm paying sticker at UVA (RD)

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Postby weejonbu » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:15 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:Please don't hate.

FWIW, I'm paying sticker at UVA (RD)


Sorry, I can't help it.

I'm supposed to take advice from someone with a Berkeley screenname who's going to UVA at full tuition after lecturing me on why I should take the LSAT again to get money? Did you go to Berkeley undergrad and now UVA for LS, so you're swimming in a pile of debt? Thanks for the advice, but we're not all in the same spot financially.

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:27 pm

Gotti wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:God I'd take UIUC in a heartbeat. It'd be a full ride of tuition for me b/c they, bless their hearts, contribute their entire tuition toward yellow ribbon program recipients.

Where's the love emoticon ...



I know they really care about vets in Illinois. I'm just not interested in going back to Champbana. But the money does make it hard to turn down. Northwestern is giving good yellow ribbon cash as well. Plus you get more BAH.


Yep, I worked hard on NU as well. Interview and every optional essay + diversity statement and I am going to visit if they WL me.

It's rather sad that most schools don't participate in YRP. None of my admitted schools thus far does... And several of my top choices don't. Only UCLA, and I'm on their WL, and they only offer 5 slots, which I'm sure are all full up now.

As someone who is contemplating UIUC and will receive a decision on Friday, what is wrong with Urbana-Champaign? The area is bad? Can you give me any details on that? If I am admitted I will immediately book tickets to go out there & see for myself, but yeah, a heads up would be nice.



It's just a cornfield =\


I grew up shucking corn, so I'm down with that. :D

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:37 pm

Gotti wrote:I'm not feeling so great about the prospects of my cycle after being on these forums all day...people with way higher #s getting WL'd and rejected from schools I thought I had a decent shot at..... :cry:


Nothing wrong with Hastings!!! It places well all through Northern California, so as long as you're OK working in Nor Cal (it's an awesome place to be!!) then you're golden.

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:38 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Okay, the iPad deleted what I wrote...anyways, aggie have you heard from Northwestern yet? Also, thanks Gemini!! I was really surprised by the amount of the scholarship.


All quiet on the NU front. My complete date is still 12/01/10, so that means I likely won't have my acceptance ding until next week.

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:46 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gotti wrote:I'm not feeling so great about the prospects of my cycle after being on these forums all day...people with way higher #s getting WL'd and rejected from schools I thought I had a decent shot at..... :cry:


Nothing wrong with Hastings!!! It places well all through Northern California, so as long as you're OK working in Nor Cal (it's an awesome place to be!!) then you're golden.


I'm from norcal so it's not a problem...but I want to go to the east coast (esp NYC) for LS. Dunno where I want to end up.

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:51 pm

Gotti wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gotti wrote:I'm not feeling so great about the prospects of my cycle after being on these forums all day...people with way higher #s getting WL'd and rejected from schools I thought I had a decent shot at..... :cry:


Nothing wrong with Hastings!!! It places well all through Northern California, so as long as you're OK working in Nor Cal (it's an awesome place to be!!) then you're golden.


I'm from norcal so it's not a problem...but I want to go to the east coast (esp NYC) for LS. Dunno where I want to end up.


Ahhhh... see, I want to practice here, so that makes it easier... and that's why an acceptance to UIUC, NU, or anything of that nature will make life really hard for me =/

What draws you back east so strongly? If you want the NYC market, are you considering a re-take?

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:54 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gotti wrote:I'm not feeling so great about the prospects of my cycle after being on these forums all day...people with way higher #s getting WL'd and rejected from schools I thought I had a decent shot at..... :cry:


Nothing wrong with Hastings!!! It places well all through Northern California, so as long as you're OK working in Nor Cal (it's an awesome place to be!!) then you're golden.


I'm from norcal so it's not a problem...but I want to go to the east coast (esp NYC) for LS. Dunno where I want to end up.


Ahhhh... see, I want to practice here, so that makes it easier... and that's why an acceptance to UIUC, NU, or anything of that nature will make life really hard for me =/

What draws you back east so strongly? If you want the NYC market, are you considering a re-take?


I just want to gtfo of cali, to be honest. I love NYC so much and I really want to live there. I'm only going to retake if necessary (WLs from NYU, NU, etc.). I wouldn't mind going to Fordham at all if I can get in. I basically want to live in a large urban metropolis so DC, Chicago, NYC, etc. have a very strong pull for me.

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:56 pm

I just want to gtfo of cali, to be honest. I love NYC so much and I really want to live there. I'm only going to retake if necessary (WLs from NYU, NU, etc.). I wouldn't mind going to Fordham at all if I can get in. I basically want to live in a large urban metropolis so DC, Chicago, NYC, etc. have a very strong pull for me.


Wait, San Francisco and Los Angeles are small urban metropolises? I've been to DC, Chicago, and NYC and while NYC is the biggest of all of them, SF has plenty "urban metropolis" about it. Unless you mean urban metropolis outside of CA, in which case, I concede the point.

If we both get into NU, first 10 rounds of drinks are on me. (Especially since my tuition will be basically nil, sweeeeeet)!!

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:59 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
I just want to gtfo of cali, to be honest. I love NYC so much and I really want to live there. I'm only going to retake if necessary (WLs from NYU, NU, etc.). I wouldn't mind going to Fordham at all if I can get in. I basically want to live in a large urban metropolis so DC, Chicago, NYC, etc. have a very strong pull for me.


Wait, San Francisco and Los Angeles are small urban metropolises? I've been to DC, Chicago, and NYC and while NYC is the biggest of all of them, SF has plenty "urban metropolis" about it. Unless you mean urban metropolis outside of CA, in which case, I concede the point.

If we both get into NU, first 10 rounds of drinks are on me. (Especially since my tuition will be basically nil, sweeeeeet)!!


Haha yes I meant outside of CA. I want something NEW, and I've been in Irvine/LA area for 4 (going on 5) years and I'm from San Jose/Frisco originally so I've done that. SF would be fun though, not so much LA. I just want to be in NYC, ideally. I fell in love the first time I stepped into the city.

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Postby Gemini » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:00 pm

I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)



+1. Maybe this is the start of a roomie relationship! hahahah no but i really have to get in first.

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Postby Gemini » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:02 pm

Gotti wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)



+1. Maybe this is the start of a roomie relationship! hahahah no but i really have to get in first.


This sounds great, haha. But, yes, let's not jinx anything. I'm a little superstitious lol sorry.

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Postby danicalifornia » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:03 pm

Nothing like the BAY! I'm ready to go back hooooooome

Gotti wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
I just want to gtfo of cali, to be honest. I love NYC so much and I really want to live there. I'm only going to retake if necessary (WLs from NYU, NU, etc.). I wouldn't mind going to Fordham at all if I can get in. I basically want to live in a large urban metropolis so DC, Chicago, NYC, etc. have a very strong pull for me.


Wait, San Francisco and Los Angeles are small urban metropolises? I've been to DC, Chicago, and NYC and while NYC is the biggest of all of them, SF has plenty "urban metropolis" about it. Unless you mean urban metropolis outside of CA, in which case, I concede the point.

If we both get into NU, first 10 rounds of drinks are on me. (Especially since my tuition will be basically nil, sweeeeeet)!!


Haha yes I meant outside of CA. I want something NEW, and I've been in Irvine/LA area for 4 (going on 5) years and I'm from San Jose/Frisco originally so I've done that. SF would be fun though, not so much LA. I just want to be in NYC, ideally. I fell in love the first time I stepped into the city.

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Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:07 pm

Gemini hopeful wrote:
This sounds great, haha. But, yes, let's not jinx anything. I'm a little superstitious lol sorry.


me too. Ahhh I reeeaallly want Fordham. Next round should be soon right??

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Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:08 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:I hate to be a downer but this really should be the retake thread. I was squarely in you guy's position with a 166/3.95 last year.

There is absolutely nothing keeping you guys out of the T6 or the T14 w/$$ except one test that can be studied for.

Not trying again when you haven't maxed out your 3 tries is basically wasting thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarship money or career prospects. You are not maximizing your potential. Sure, you may get lucky and get into a UVA or Penn, but you'll be paying sticker there when you have no business doing so. A couple of points on the LSAT could mean a literal $100,000 (plus interest) difference. Similarly, you may get big money at a top 50 school, but why settle for this when you could get big money at a T14?

You may think you are making the best decision now, but if you're anything like me in a few months when it's time to sign your loans and the shit gets real you'll regret this decision and wish you had taken a year off to work a bit and retake, but by then it will be much more difficult to switch gears.

I love reverse splitters (yay for hard work during undergrad), but this is a really major life decision and I just wanted to give you guys my perspective. Please don't hate.

FWIW, I'm paying sticker at UVA (RD)


First, you're in the wrong thread. You're actually a semi-reverse splitter.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=139559

Second, my near-numbers twin (166/3.94), I'm pleased as punch to know that I'll be going to Penn in the fall. I'm graduating UG with zero debt, so paying sticker for a T10 makes sense for me. It makes sense for a lot of people, actually. Upset you're paying sticker at UVA? You should have gone to UIUC, IUB, WUSTL, BU, GW, or another T30 on scholly. Ever heard of the phrase "don't look a gift horse in the mouth?"

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Postby Gemini » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:09 pm

Gotti wrote:
Gemini hopeful wrote:
This sounds great, haha. But, yes, let's not jinx anything. I'm a little superstitious lol sorry.


me too. Ahhh I reeeaallly want Fordham. Next round should be soon right??


I have no idea but I'm praying for you!!

And f you, HW, for not including 164's in your thread. :evil:

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Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
I just want to gtfo of cali, to be honest. I love NYC so much and I really want to live there. I'm only going to retake if necessary (WLs from NYU, NU, etc.). I wouldn't mind going to Fordham at all if I can get in. I basically want to live in a large urban metropolis so DC, Chicago, NYC, etc. have a very strong pull for me.


Wait, San Francisco and Los Angeles are small urban metropolises? I've been to DC, Chicago, and NYC and while NYC is the biggest of all of them, SF has plenty "urban metropolis" about it. Unless you mean urban metropolis outside of CA, in which case, I concede the point.

If we both get into NU, first 10 rounds of drinks are on me. (Especially since my tuition will be basically nil, sweeeeeet)!!


SF is a major urban center but LA (where I'm from) is more of a scattered metropolis. Not centralized at all. Requires a vehicle to travel from area to area whereas your more common large urban metro centers are somewhat connected by a rapid transit system. LA was originally planned to function as a metro area like Sf, Chicago, NY, etc but GM bought out the planned subway system due to the potential impact on vehicle sales. Capitalism, ftw.

Point being, I too desire to get out of So Cal to experience a large urban city (and seasons). Chicago and NYC are very desirable at this point.

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Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Gemini hopeful wrote:
This sounds great, haha. But, yes, let's not jinx anything. I'm a little superstitious lol sorry.


me too. Ahhh I reeeaallly want Fordham. Next round should be soon right??


I have no idea but I'm praying for you!!

And f you, HW, for not including 164's in your thread. :evil:


Blame this thread's OP.

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Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)


Whoa. That has to be a typo! Damn, COL in NY is a KILLER.

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Postby HeavenWood » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:14 pm

RJ127 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)


Whoa. That has to be a typo! Damn, COL in NY is a KILLER.


Be a trooper and commute from Staten Island. :mrgreen:

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Postby Gemini » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Fordham has housing. You get to live in an apartment for about 8,000 per semester, which breaks down to about 1600 a month.

In this apt will live 2 other people.

Sad but true. And there are rules, according to some Fordham people. People must sign out by a certain time, etc.
Only good thing is that it's directly connected to the law school so you don't even need to go outside to get to class. BUT I enjoy fresh air lol.

But I'd prefer a 2BR apartment with a fellow student not too far away. It would be less than 1600 each, thats for sure.
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Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:16 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I've been to SF and LA and live in NYC. I looooved SF. It's smaller and warmer (in general) over NYC and there are also less people. At the same time, the best mode of transpo over there is soooo expensive. I'm talking about the BART.

I hate NYC because there are too many people and people are rude, and it's just so crowded and crazy. Not to mention that over the past few years, our wonderful transpo system has gone to shit: prices up, service down, more problems, taking longer to get somewhere. UGH.

That's why, if I stay at Fordham, I will MOVE there. And will be looking for a roommate. (Dorms have RULES and shit and WAY too pricey--- 3 bedroom apt but 1600 a month each person, 3 people per apt)


Whoa. That has to be a typo! Damn, COL in NY is a KILLER.


Be a trooper and commute from Staten Island. :mrgreen:


If I go to school in NYC I just might have to. At least I'm a Wu Tang fan, I suppose.




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