First Law School News, and Killing Time

I heard back from one of the schools to which I applied for early non-bind­ing admis­sion.  They said that while they were able to make final accept/​deny deci­sions for most of the 1,500 early appli­ca­tions they received, they were going to hold mine for fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion dur­ing the gen­eral admis­sions cycle.  Bet­ter than a “no”, and it was a top 15 school so that gives me some extra hope for the other schools!

Now that law school apps are out the door, I am look­ing for some good ways to fill my time.  I checked on French courses at the San Fran­cisco Alliance Française, but they have already started the cur­rent ses­sion.  I did­n’t have a great expe­ri­ence at the Alliance in D.C., either, so I think I’m going to pass on that.

A while back, I sent in an appli­ca­tion to be a vol­un­teer trans­la­tor for Kiva.  I took the lan­guage test this week and sent it back, so hope­fully I’ll hear back about that in the next few weeks.  I think that would be a cool thing to do.  I’m a big fan of Kiva, as I wrote a while back on Tropophilia.

And Now We Wait.

Yes­ter­day, I sent in the last two of my fif­teen law school apps.  I decided to apply really early in the process, since this is such a com­pet­i­tive year to be apply­ing.  Most apps haven’t even been online for more than a few weeks.  It’s nice to have every­thing in, but it also means the ago­niz­ing wait will be that much longer.  I’m apply­ing non-bind­ing early action to two schools, so I may hear from them by Decem­ber.  For the rest, I don’t expect to hear until at least January.

The appli­ca­tion process was sur­pris­ingly sim­ple.  The hard­est work was the per­sonal state­ment.  After sev­eral false starts on other sub­jects, I decided to write about Tropophilia and how it led me from D.C. to Cal­i­for­nia.  Oth­er­wise, it was really just a mat­ter of pol­ish­ing my résumé, man­ag­ing the let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion process, and com­plet­ing the fairly sim­ple appli­ca­tion forms.  Because every­thing is man­aged through the LSAC web­site, it made it super easy to crank every­thing out.

I’m a lit­tle ner­vous because of my LSAT score, but I think that my tran­script, résumé, let­ters, and work his­tory make me pretty com­pet­i­tive.  We’ll see what happens!

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