Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:07 pm

testmachine45 wrote:CPE fucking required if u want recs, and recs matter.


I dunno, my recs were from two supervisors who were ESL. I doubt they read them. Then again applying ED with a 176 might just make up for it. And they did say very good things.

I'd suspect your resume is very important though.

NU seems to value tech background too. My class has a lot of failed engineers.

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:13 pm

What's ESL? Also why am I an idiot who didnt take the test today when it was so easy?

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby MrKappus » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:16 pm

It's not "akin" to lying. It is lying. That said, adcoms see it all. They're going to take your self-binding promises to attend not so srsly. HTH.

Also, retake.

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby testmachine45 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:18 pm

You are not "kinda" misinterpreting what I am asking. You are misinterpreting what I am asking.

Also, re-read.

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:21 pm

testmachine45 wrote:What's ESL? Also why am I an idiot who didnt take the test today when it was so easy?


English as a second language. I've seen examples of their writing in business memos, and it's pretty terrible.

All LSAT's are basically equally difficult for the public at large. This is why they scale them. In fact I did better on harder tests, because I'd get the hard questions right and still make stupid mistakes, but the larger curve covered them up.

There are LSAT tests that might better fit your skills (ie a hard LG, and an easy RC) but you can't tell that from everyone else's comments. My RC section wasn't regarded as easy but I was actually interested in 3/4 topics, so it was the easiest RC I ever took.

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby MrKappus » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:23 pm

Gotcha, I reread it. Your post tripped my Stupid-Meter and I started skimming a few words in, but it's clear to me now. You want to know if you can rescind an acceptance from School A and attend School B if B accepts you off its waitlist. I have a much better question: how is anyone who asks something that stupid possibly going to survive law school? Good luck!

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I don't know if I'd risk it if really want NU, or really want a big fat scholarship. They may be more holistic in giving out cash.

Why would you have to write out a new PS for NU? I think if they notice a lack of PS they may assume you don't want to go. But who knows.

I wouldn't even bother with those CPE things.


I am only interested in the AJD, and the app asks to supply short essays in the style of MBA admission essays. I would have to write them just for NU.

I do want a fat scholarship so I guess I will get to writing them. You can't submit a LOR or LSAC evaluation with the AJD app, so I would have to do a CPE. I read it again and it says 1 is required. I hope all this effort nets me some money. Yale app is easier compared to this.

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby jacko » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:41 pm

I posted earlier in this thread about basically writing in an addendum that if admitted I would give my word to attend Michigan because I can't apply ED due to the summer start requirement. Does anybody think that this would make any difference or would they ignore it?

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Re: Anyone know if I can do this, would law schools be mad?

Postby traehekat » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:09 am

testmachine45 wrote:Why only use if EDing? I want to create the binding aspect to correct yield protection. No one will want to get burned by me because they will have to take a chance on me.


If the binding statement is in an effort to curb yield protection, then it may be of some use (although there are lots of different ways to word it). However, I'm still not sure you completely understand the concept of ED from the school's perspective. You CAN'T create a binding aspect to your application. The school does this by allowing students to apply ED. If you don't apply ED, all the school has to go on is "your word" which means next to nothing. They have ED for a reason. So if it is a reach school you are applying to and telling them you will attend no matter what, it really doesn't mean anything to the school that you said that. I'm pretty sure they can't do anything about it if you decide to attend elsewhere, other than have some really sour grapes. If you applied ED, though, and they accept you, then you HAVE to attend.


jacko wrote:I posted earlier in this thread about basically writing in an addendum that if admitted I would give my word to attend Michigan because I can't apply ED due to the summer start requirement. Does anybody think that this would make any difference or would they ignore it?


Ignore it. See above.




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