el jefe wrote:Perhaps I wasn't clear enough about what i meant. Allow me to reiterate. After seeing that u guys got waitlisted, perhaps we are the reject/admit (highly doubt) URM pile. How does that sound?
Sorry if it is hard to gauge my attitude, but I can assure u that I am not frustrated. In fact, I was taking an unsuccessful stab at being humorous. And no I don't have a cow and I don't ever plan on ever having one, nor will I wait another year to reapply. Studying for the lsat again would be hell. Cornell is grand but i have had enough of this process. I'm gonna take it like a man and head on to law school. Good luck.
well that puts things into context. thanks for clearing that up. Have fun starting law school. But just to put this out there, I too think the LSAT bites and is pretty miserable to sit for even once, but to me, it's worth a few months of aggravation to at least not have to wait until July/August for an unlikely seat at a school I'd commit to very late in the game, especially given the costs for a legal education. Retaking (and settling in for another potentially very long wait) is obviously not a decision I'd make lightly, but I think its less miserable than a leap of faith to a school I'd ditch if a better opportunity came along (and "better" isn't just about national rank, but whatever it is that was important to a person when making his/her choices ). Not saying anyone else is doing this, but given my status as a summer waitlister at preferred schools, this was exactly the position I had been faced with before deciding to just sit out and get what I need, in the great likelihood of late dings from these remaining schools. Hardest decision ever, but worth it more and more as the weeks pass.
I don't presume to know why others are staying on waitlists this late, or what their alternatives are, but my guess is it's because their alternatives aren't that great, by whatever standard they've chosen. If those alternatives are just as good/better, I wouldn't be waiting around. These schools are looking for convenient last minute replacements now. Sure they like us, but they'll have no problems saying "no" once they get their tuition payments. It's not personal, I know, but I'd still prefer to be doing something else if something just as good or better was available.