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by Baguette
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:19 am
your PS should just say "check the record, this is a paper 180."
:lol:

in all seriousness though, Columbia sandbagging today's bad news makes me feel like one of Scott's Tots
by Baguette
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I took the LSAT on paper way back in olden times (wanted to get it out of the way while still in college). So I'm afraid I can't say much that's useful except 1) take a lot of PTs, 2) study formal logic at some point so the concepts aren't totally new for LSAT study, and 3) read a lot of academic-le...
by Baguette
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Apologies to all - I got nervous and simply sent it this morning. Intend to post everything, when all is said and done, in case it might be useful to people in similar situations.
by Baguette
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

You are all far too kind 😭

I've already drafted my LOCI as a coping mechanism. If anyone (especially someone familiar with NYU) would be willing to take a look and make sure it passes the sniff test, would very much appreciate it.
by Baguette
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Rejected by Harvard on March 2nd; Waitlisted by WashU on March 5th (I withdrew; they emailed last week to advise that I probably wouldn't be getting admitted from the waitlist anyway) Waitlisted by UVA on March 16; Waitlisted by NYU a few hours ago. That's my 12th negative decision in a row. Columb...
by Baguette
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Do international students get Ruby’s?
Replies: 8
Views: 3793

Re: Do international students get Ruby’s?

From data and ABA reports it's clear UChicago has a bias against international students. But, as an international student got a Ruby? 6 posts · Why do you say they have a bias against international students? Empirically, UChicago accepts very few people with non-U.S./Canadian bachelor's degrees (th...
by Baguette
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14458

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

also, assuming i want to gun for a named scholarship at a mid to low t14 (dillard, darrow, mordecai, etc) is there anything else i can do besides improving my lsat score? typically these scholarships have been thought about purely in numbers terms but this year they seem a little black box-y. My (n...
by Baguette
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14458

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

but realistically, if my score doesn't increase (or if there's a similarly competitive cycle next year), i guess i still took a year to work (perhaps as a paralegal) and gained perspective on the field . am i making sense here, or am i talking myself into another year of waiting? just got through d...
by Baguette
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Slytherpuff wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:06 pm
But you still have a couple months to keep hearing back!
I am holding out hope for NYU in particular because they seem to have such nice people!!
by Baguette
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Hey, Baguette! [...] It's nice to hear from you! I've seen you on some of the other websites. Sadly I got waitlisted by Mich today so looks increasingly unlikely that we'll be classmates :lol: but I'm glad at least there's some upside for splitters this year. Wild that we're both still waiting on a...
by Baguette
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Email came from NYU an hour later, heart in my throat... HTE Feels like bad news, on balance, especially because I was so bullish about NYU going into this process (and it's probably tied for my top choice), but also a reminder that this year isn't over. I would re-apply, especially because that see...
by Baguette
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Northwestern waitlist. Another decision which isn't too surprising in a vacuum, but I'm officially convinced I'm underperforming compared to the (thin) historical data for my numbers. I think I'm going to reread my apps in a month and see if anything went wrong. Maybe it's just a bad cycle.
by Baguette
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

UC Berkeley ding today. Leaves only Stanford in the quadfecta of GPA-picky schools so I'm hoping this is an inflection point :)
by Baguette
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Those are great options and you’ll probably have some more out of the 10 outstanding apps. Honestly, though, when schools say they consider grades in context, it’s mostly a lie. The numbers are what they have to report for rankings purposes so they never don’t matter, and as a splitter your cycle w...
by Baguette
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

4 months in, which feels like a halfway point, and we're: Accepted: Vandy and Duke Waitlisted: Penn Rejected: Yale and Chicago Those first two decisions came in early December, and it's only been bad news ever since which is a tad demoralizing. The Chicago ding in particular upsets me because I thou...
by Baguette
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Baguette wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:49 am
Now for the exciting 6 month wait.
Not exciting! Very unfun!
by Baguette
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12817

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Hello everyone! Just submitted my apps today. I ended up not writing any Why X essays at all, although I tried to do optional essays for schools that had them. For anyone reading this in the future: the above advice about colleagues being happy to write letters is 100% on point. I was lucky to have ...
by Baguette
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

Thank you all very much for the bath of cold water :)
by Baguette
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 3785

Re: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer

Buckeye Gus wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:00 pm
I’m a rising 3L and I don’t go to Michigan but I’ve been watching her videos and wishing I approached my application process differently.
How so? Curious what parts I should pay closest attention to.
by Baguette
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Michigan c/o 2023 Applicants
Replies: 1
Views: 4035

Michigan c/o 2023 Applicants

Their app is up on LSAC now so let's get this started :) UM Law website: http://www.law.umich.edu Dean Zearfoss' vlog (currently being updates several times a month!): https://youtu.be/CM4QBwHRDUI Old applicant threads: 2022: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3601 (thanks to BetterCallDonna whose OP I am mostly ...
by Baguette
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

Speeding Ticket Addendum?

*please do not quote* I have 3 speeding tickets: [snip] Three questions: 1) Is that incident responsive to questions that exclude "minor traffic violations"? I often see vanilla speeding listed as a standard example of a minor traffic violation but 28 over doesn't feel "minor" to me 2) If so, and fo...
by Baguette
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

Re: GPA Addendum?

Sorry to be out of touch for a bit – thank you both! Incredibly helpful perspective.
by Baguette
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

GPA Addendum?

This is probably the fulcrum of my whole application package, and I can't stop obsessing over it. I'm simultaneously worried this is too long and also that it leaves unanswered questions, but without a stranger's perspective I'm not sure which questions. The second paragraph is meant to be responsiv...
by Baguette
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Academic Interests
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Re: Yale 250

Thanks, pancakes and Nony! That all makes sense to me. Definitely worth tuning each word in this format.

Do you really think this topic has legs as a PS? I'd love to spill 500 or 600 words on this, but I'm not sure it says much about me as a person (except for being a massive nerd I guess)
by Baguette
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Academic Interests
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Academic Interests

Curious what others think about this approach.

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