sunynp wrote: kapital98 wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:Are people actually taking this poster seriously? If you were OP, and have done everything OP claims to have done, would you even apply to some of the schools mentioned or even be asking about what your chances are in an online forum? No. A person like OP would have already done their due diligence, researched all the schools, seen that their numbers are amazing and that their softs are amazing, and know that they would gain acceptance to all of or at least one of HYS.
The OP even mentions people with low 160s LSAT scores getting into H and then wonders about their own chances? Really?
+1. It's either a flame or a not-so-subtle brag
You think someone would make up having 2 kids and morning sickness during the LSAT? Perhaps OP is really asking for advice from students who are immersed in the application process. I think posting here is part of her due diligence. Just because people here know a lot about schools and applying, you can't assume that everyone has the same knowledge.
OP's life and accomplishments are amazing, and I wish I had them, but why assume she is making this up?
I guess I don't mind looking like an idiot if OP turns out to be a troll. I would rather keep someone away from a stupid decision then assume they are fake. But that is just me.
Thank you for the sound reasoning and logic. Not sure why someone would make up my life. It was a nice confidence boost though that it looks made-up. I still think I need to broaden my list of top schools to be safe, but I feel much better about my crappy PS skills now. And really happy to have the advice that I need to put something into my PS answering the "why" question. I had planned to anyways by visiting, but now I see it needs to be more than an afterthought in my case. Need to look into how to do that effectively...
Do you have any schools you think I might consider adding to my list?
Now, I've got HYS
Sounds like G-town is another good safety option, even if I don't plan to actually attend.
I won't consider living in NY after living in London for a year. We were miserable. I'm a country girl and while I can do a city like DC and Chicago/Boston...never again going to ride a rickety old tube an hour in to take exams while 8 months pregnant. So that's NYU/Columbia out. Michigan seems awfully removed, but does have a really strong academic program in IR/ME affairs too so I'm sure I'd find interesting people there. I guess I should add it too.
That's be 7 schools. I'm exhausted just thinking about when to fit this background in.
Lawgod or wannabe: To answer your question, this is part of my research. Contrary to what many believe, not everyone who wants to attend HYS whittles away hours combing over the minute details of the law school app race. I'm not pompous enough to assume that I will be accepted anywhere in the T5. Feel free to count that against me. I'll do what I reasonably can to ensure I'm considered though, and that the place I choose is the right fit for my career and family.