|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|Seattle University||Waitlisted||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Colorado Boulder||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Denver||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Boston University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Boston College||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Oregon||Pending||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|#1||Rutgers State University Newark||Accepted A||Type: RA||Sent: 11/01/07||Rec: --||Comp: 01/18/07||Inter: --||Dec: 02/27/07||Upd: 16 years|
Thanks for your note. Don't worry, American didn't break my heart.
Yup, it was definitely a serious question - it's not really clear if Rutgers does evaluate different apps in different ways. Your numbers looked a little edgy for objective admit, so I was glad to see you got in as a subjective admit. On 4/23, they ejaculated wait list letters to a ton of folks on this site (myself included) so at least there's some sense of closure now. I'm in at Penn State, might be happier in a big city (currently in SF) but Penn State's spending $100 mil in the next two years on facilities and new faculty, so I doubt going there will be a mistake either. Good luck, and you never know - we'll see how deep Rutgers goes into their wait list later this year. Mark Wisecrack
Sorry, Mark. In my haste I missed your name as a legitimate user link. I just thought it was an anonymous wisecrack. I totally agree that my numbers suck . . . for any of the schools to which I applied, but especially Rutgers . I would guess that in the next four weeks you will see people drop like flies from the admissions list at Rutgers. The school is really world class, but Newark is a trade-off. I imagine this creates a 1L class that is pretty hearty and pretty hungry. I think yours is a case that really illustrates how inadaquete the index system can be. It sounds like you are set with Penn anyway, but still, real-world experience should count for more than it does. My girlfriend's dad is a senior partner at a major NY firm (itself on 5 continents and with over 200 SPs), and he is always bemoaning the lack of "lawyering" that law students have out of the graduation gate. So, while you are not in good shape and not in any kind of bind, and while Rutgers maybe was never your first choice, I'm still apologizing on behalf of the whole index system. I'm sure you'll be vindicated that first day of your first externship when some pimply-faced kid like me will end up asking your boss if he can go to the bathroom. The boss'll shoot you a look that says, "these kids are idiots."
* ARE in good shape. Thanks LSN for including an edit comment feature.
Experiences and achievements. My PS was about a quasi-legal battle I waged in HS with the administration. My DS was about ending up in limbo between white-collar and blue-collar worlds. I wrote a supplemental about the LSATs. Then I sent correspondence updates every two weeks with topics that would imagine are germaine to law study (e.g., the "lawyer-like" analysis I used to decide to let my current employer know that I was pursuing law school; the experiences I had at recent legal conferences; the specific programs, faculty, and clinics that made the school so appealing.) If you are still waiting for Rutgers, sorry. That sucks, but good luck to you. I hope that helps, as I couldn't decide if you were serious with your question, or not. I'm intersted to know what hobbies/interests other 0Ls took up in order to not obsess so much about the cycle. In my case it was picking up chess.