HerseyChris wrote: ProfitsProphets wrote:
I'm convinced I'm in
. With an auto-reject lsat score, yet a fantastic heartfelt story with strong grades and LOR's, I can't imagine they would say no this late in the cycle (considering that I have been In Review since January). Or, they forgot to send me my rejection letter.
I'm the opposite. I felt like I had a good shot, but the longer this process takes, the more and more I'm convinced that I'm going to be rejected. Someone on LSN with the same LSAT as me but .03 higher GPA got in, but someone else with the same LSAT but .03 lower GPA got rejected (he got into Berkeley, so don't feel bad), so I figured I'm a coin flip at this point. Whatever the decision is, at least I won't be shocked. I've had plenty of time to go over all the possible scenarios.
Honestly Hersey, I have no idea what is going on with my app. What I do know is this: every other school I applied to rejected me as quickly as possible (RD response by early December at one school, for example). As far as UW, heck, I'll just assume I will be rejected for no other reason but my test score. However, if accepted, I will run fanatically, with letter in hand, all the way to Seattle.
In short, my unique circumstances and life experience is what keeps me optimistic, because to be quite honest, the lsat doesn't indicate how effective one would be as an attorney, which is why I believe my story is holding up. But apparently, the lsat is sooooo important, yet I know people that scored low, but graduated at the top of their class; and, I also know of biglaw attorneys that scored 170, but are out of the field in less than two years (and are now lsat instructors, recruiters at staffing agencies, etc.). Having 5 years of paralegal exp., I can say many law school hopefuls don't have a clue of what their bargaining for (by working in biglaw), and rely too much on superior lsat scores as though it is a right of passage into law school and beyond. When in reality, it's all about billable hours and no personal life. Sound fun?