9/26/09 - taking the LSAT after months of studying and classes.
9/28/09 - Feeling a little disgruntled after the test. My sections went LG, LR, RC, LG, LR --- did very well on the first LG's but unfortunately I think that was the experimental section (sad face). Totally screwed up on one of the passages in the RC but did better in sections 4 and 5. We will have to wait for the score to know for sure though. Also spoke with an admissions counselor today at New York Law and she scared me about my chances. Maybe law school just isn't in the cards for me? We'll have to wait and see...
10/7/09 - I just returned from a law school form at my Alma Mater and I have to publicize a feeling that has brewing. I identify myself as gay, I came out to my family when I was 21 after realizing I have always been gay. In the context of law school admissions I must confess this clear feeling almost all the law schools I have looked at have towards "diversity." First of all, "diversity" is an artificial construct - it is something society builds based on what is "normal" and what deviates from that norm. I do not believe in diversity, especially for the purposes of statistics and affirmative action. Yes I am a gay man but it does not control or dictate my life - it merely is a preference with who I prefer to cuddle with at night. I have to confess, and I know this will be controversial, but I have become sick of the constant pandering towards diversity, and specifically, the LBGT community with law schools. Once more we are being used as a political ploy to attract more outsiders or kids who may still be in the closet. I can not speak for ethnic minorities, as I am white, but I believe this is a huge mistake and misfortune on the part of law school admissions. As a future attorney I will always seek to live in a world where identity is not castigated to one specific group but can be seen as a comprehensive approach, where everyone accepts each other and do not use each other to compete.
Just a few words/frustrations....
Would be nice if I could get some feed-back from others regarding the overbearing push for "diversity" in law schools.
I have completely messed up my cycle. The time should have been submitting school applications was spent filling out job applications. Job hunting is taking up all my time. I signed up to take the December LSAT but didn't have time to study and never went to the exam. I need to study/take the LSAT again to improve my score but just haven%u2019t had the time/motivation. I would really appreciate some feedback if there are any other similar cases out there. I feel like at this point I should withdraw all my applications and wait until next cycle to shoot for a better school. what do people think? Also if anyone can tell me going to a T4 at this point ant transferring is even worth it? I have very little desire to go to school in Michigan...and I know it is hard to get hired out of a T4 school. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.