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Is opening up. One of my clients just was asked via email to re-confirm his interest and within 5-minutes he had an acceptance letter (and 24 hours to submit a deposit).
Ann K. Levine, Esq.
Hi,I'm wondering if you can give me some advice. I'm in a few schools right now, but waistlisted at my first choice. I took the LSAT without much prep (doh) in Oct and I'm wondering if I can take it this June and try to improve my score. My thinking is that I can send an improved score to help me chances of getting off the waiting list, and that if I improve dramatically, I would be able to take another year off and apply to some better schools. And if I don't improve I just wont have the scores sent anywhere.Does this make sense? Thanks
I am happy to give personalized advice, but it's impossible to do through the blog forum. For law school admission consulting, please contact me through my website and/or by email or phone (www.lawschoolexpert.com)
how many applications do you normally recommend for your clients?
I just got a similar email from another school... slot may soon open up, am I still interested, let us know, we'll definitely get back to you in the next few weeks, but no promises. I wanted to ask you what you thought of letters like these? it just feels incredibly leading, especially with the colloquial/personal way that it's written. and now after i had signed over to another school and buried my hopes for this one, i feel like my hopes are rising up again and i check my email incessantly, fret, and check email again. should i allow myself to hope once more that i may get in or should i take this for what my cynicism thinks it is: a letter from a school that can pretty much do what it wants, and that includes messing with my head?
I am being hopeful about these (in particular, one a client received from Georgetown this week). I feel good about it.... Admission officers have to much to do to purposely mess with anyone's head.
About the number of applications - it depends on the applicants goals and credentials. There's no one size fits all advice on this - it's more about applying to the right schools given your background than any magic number.That being said, 8-12 schools should be sufficient if the list is well-targeted, but I have clients who insist on applying to as many as 20+ schools. That just makes the decision tougher though come spring time...
Does it help to apply early?
how about in light of an extra semester of grades?
The answer is that it depends on your specific situation and the blog format doesn't allow me to give advice in specific situations. If you would like a consultation with me, please see my website at www.lawschoolexpert.com and call or email me.
Dear Law Sch Expert,would it be bad if clients have very specific ideas of where they want to go ?
No. In the end, it's up to you. All I can do is give my best advice given your goals, credentials, and experiences.
Dear Ann,I knew nothing about 'rolling admissions' and submitted my applications for Fall 2008 in February 2008. So, I am receiving letters saying that I would have normally been accepted but there are no seats available. I am also on the AU wait list. My GPA and LSAT scores are in the ballpark and I have 17 years of professional experience. What can I do to still get accepted somewhere? Please help.
Hi Scott - You can try to campaign for a spot at AU, but otherwise you should plan to reapply for Fall 2009 (or January 2009, depending on what schools you hope to attend that may offer that option) - and submit all applications in September.
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