kennethellenparcell wrote:I'm sorry but this is hilarious. I was going to say you sound like a sweetheart but then you started with the FUCK YOUUUUUUU and now I'm like WHOA. OP. You craaaazy.
My two cents. I think that it's not too late for you to have a shot at Cornell. Do I think that you might have had a slightly better chance if you applied earlier? Yes, but your numbers make you competitive for sure. Just make sure that your application is as good as possible.
Also, people recommend that you get some work experience before law school because it does make you a more mature person, and also a more appealing candidate. Too often, people straight out of college claim they want to go to law school but they don't really know why. Taking a few years off between helps put things into perspective and often, it provides direction for what you want to do with your shiny new JD. It also may help ensure that you have skills that will be valuable to procuring employment after law school. Firms do like to hire people who have some work experience. There's a reason why Northwestern likes work experience.
Also, curious why Cornell is your dream school?
Holy SMOKES +1 (also, KEP, I always read your posts in Kenneth's voice and that first paragraph was just AMAZING with that combination.) Also, Cornell is NOT a splitter friendly school. Splitter friendly schools are NU, UVa, and GULC. Reverse-splitter friendly schools are Boalt, Penn, Duke.
I'm also going to recommend getting some work experience. If you're not ready to bust your ass to find some random office bitch job after UG, how the hell do you plan on busting your ass trying to get a 1L summer job or a 2L SA? If you're really concerned about money/getting into a good school, then you should DEFINITELY work before LS and save up more money. Then you can keep the funds you've earned already, maybe make even more off investments, and then possibly not have to take out any loans at all!! It's just plain silly to say "oh, I don't want to waste money" as an excuse for NOT working after graduation.