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Failing to auto-admit

Postby Gizmo » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm

People say that with a 3.9x, 176-180 (or w/e) you're in basically anywhere, unless you mess up terribly. So. What does it to "mess up terribly"?

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby fatduck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:30 pm

a couple things off the top of my head:

1. murdering a member of the dean's family
2. fake college degree discovered
3. making this thread

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Gizmo » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Uh oh. Will a mod please delete?

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:33 pm

"Highest LSAT: 149
GPA: 2.7
LSDAS GPA: 2.6
Undergrad Institution: Top 317"

Why?

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby fatduck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Gizmo wrote:Uh oh. Will a mod please delete?

if you pm SBL, he'll do it. you just need a reason (doesn't have to be a good one, just mention your copy writes)

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby superhands » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:40 pm

This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is probably an unlimited number of factors that would preclude you from law school, but a few do come to mind:

1) Driving home drunk from a inter-species orgy/neo-nazi rally and crashing your car into a bus full of disabled children and/or puppies with AIDS;
2) Accidentally inserting your penis into a nun; or
3) Being any one of the cast members of Jersey Shore.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby redwings15 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Flame

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby fatduck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:51 pm

redwings15 wrote:Flame

Image

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Gizmo » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:28 pm

Clearly, clubbing baby seals and and joining the KKK are frowned upon. I just wonder what people think the lower limit is, or what they have in mind when such a warning is issued.

redwings15 wrote:Flame

Or maybe it's just this.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:54 pm

Gizmo wrote:People say that with a 3.9x, 176-180 (or w/e) you're in basically anywhere, unless you mess up terribly. So. What does it to "mess up terribly"?

You don't have to "mess up terribly." Stanford and Yale are never guaranteed, and beyond that, you still have to somewhat convince schools that you're interested in going there. If your ties are all in the Northeast and you can't even bother to throw in a paragraph in your PS about why you're interested in Michigan, they may reject you because they assume you'll just go to Harvard. Also applying late can hurt you--I could have been competitive for a scholarship at Columbia, but instead waited to apply in January after they had finally sent me a fee waiver; I was put on hold (and then committed to UVA before a decision was made). Not sure if applying late counts as "messing up terribly," but it's certainly ill-advised.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby glewz » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:00 pm

Tack on a few more:
- Applying a few weeks shy of app deadline
- Not adhering to early decision contract
- Prior recurring and progressive criminal activity

Together with fatduck's and superhands' lists, I think we've got nearly all bases covered. Enjoy HYS btw if you have those numbers.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby cmckid » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:03 am

Got one.
Write a personal statement to Duke Law about how its your dream school since Tucker Max went there.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:10 am

cmckid wrote:Got one.
Write a personal statement to Duke Law about how its your dream school since Tucker Max went there.

Then submit this PS to Penn by accident.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:13 am

Don't fuck the Dean's daughter.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby TheFactor » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:40 am

superhands wrote:This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is probably an unlimited number of factors that would preclude you from law school, but a few do come to mind:

1) Driving home drunk from a inter-species orgy/neo-nazi rally and crashing your car into a bus full of disabled children and/or puppies with AIDS;
2) Accidentally inserting your penis into a nun; or
3) Being any one of the cast members of Jersey Shore.

This was not funny at all.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby zanzbar » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:42 pm

superhands wrote:This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is probably an unlimited number of factors that would preclude you from law school, but a few do come to mind:

1) Driving home drunk from a inter-species orgy/neo-nazi rally and crashing your car into a bus full of disabled children and/or puppies with AIDS;
2) Accidentally inserting your penis into a nun; or
3) Being any one of the cast members of Jersey Shore.


I guess its save to say we can say Ryan Dunn isn't an auto admit anymore due to #1.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Gizmo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Just saying, the various high-scoring "wait-listed" or flat out rejected on LSN fascinate me. Some of them submitted extremely late, to be fair, but others seem inexplicable.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby cinephile » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:34 pm

Gizmo wrote:Just saying, the various high-scoring "wait-listed" or flat out rejected on LSN fascinate me. Some of them submitted extremely late, to be fair, but others seem inexplicable.


Yield protection?

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby Gizmo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:14 am

cinephile wrote:Yield protection?

At CCN? And why those specific individuals, and not the ones just above/below their numbers?

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby cinephile » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:48 pm

Gizmo wrote:
cinephile wrote:Yield protection?

At CCN? And why those specific individuals, and not the ones just above/below their numbers?


Wasn't sure which schools we were talking about.

Maybe their LOR said do not admit this applicant. Or anything others have said above.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby superhands » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:29 pm

TheFactor wrote:
superhands wrote:This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is probably an unlimited number of factors that would preclude you from law school, but a few do come to mind:

1) Driving home drunk from a inter-species orgy/neo-nazi rally and crashing your car into a bus full of disabled children and/or puppies with AIDS;
2) Accidentally inserting your penis into a nun; or
3) Being any one of the cast members of Jersey Shore.

This was not funny at all.


Apparently you’re not a fan of sodomizing nuns.

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Re: Failing to auto-admit

Postby TheFactor » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:06 am

superhands wrote:
TheFactor wrote:
superhands wrote:This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is probably an unlimited number of factors that would preclude you from law school, but a few do come to mind:

1) Driving home drunk from a inter-species orgy/neo-nazi rally and crashing your car into a bus full of disabled children and/or puppies with AIDS;
2) Accidentally inserting your penis into a nun; or
3) Being any one of the cast members of Jersey Shore.

This was not funny at all.


Apparently you’re not a fan of sodomizing nuns.

SWEET BUMP BRO!




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