LSAT Kung Fu Forum / Law school Blunders

Law school Blunders

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
Sheerglow
Sheerglow's picture
Law school Blunders

OK, so applying to law school is difficult especially mixed with the fact that I am disabled. I sat for the February Lsat and scored 6 points higher than my first go (thank you Dave). I submitted my applications to my goal school and a safety school and I sat back and waited. My safety school emailed me and said they would wait for the February LSAT score; two days later I was rejected from them. I emailed them how I felt (politely of course) and reminded them of my LSAT and GPA. I also said I felt they were holding my disability against me. They immediately replied saying they didn'the know I had a February LSAT (mind you it was the same admissions officer from my emails) and put my application back into review.
A week ago I received an admittance letter from my first choice school, yayyyy! They called me and said I would receive my offer package in the mail in the next few days. A few days later I received an email with an attached offer of admissions packet. I was super excited because it said I was selected for a presidential scholarship and would receive full scholarship (I Thought I deserved it because I have worked for years to get into this school and even sat for the LSAT with gangrene). Then my hopes were deflated. I receive another email 12 hours later with a subject line "admission error". They said please disregard the last email as it was sent in error. I looked back at the email that said I received the presidential scholarship and found that was addressed to a woman in China!

Do these blunders happen often or is this my luck? I am happy that I was admitted but feel they toyed with my wallet.

majorgeneraldave
majorgeneraldave's picture

Oh. My. God.

I am so sorry to hear that! Law schools do occasionally make mistakes, but this is such a shitty thing to do to a person. I'm sure you feel just gut-punched. I would.

Who knows how often it really happens—we hear about cases where they send batch acceptances by mistake, but these small doses of horribleness generally go unreported.

I don't know that I can help you, but do know I feel your pain (everyone reading this does!),

d

Sheerglow
Sheerglow's picture

Thank you, it feels better just to share it. I got the welcome packet from my goal school and it was a half-tuition scholarship (I want the full tuition back, lol). The third, and last, school I applied to sent an acceptance packet and gave me a full tuition. The problem is that I cannot drive 4 hours a day to get through Boston traffic and my goal school is 20 minutes away. Do you think it would hurt if I asked my goal school to re-visit my scholarship amount and explain to them that this Boston school offered a full one?

Thank you for allowing me to share.

majorgeneraldave
majorgeneraldave's picture

If it were me, I'd call them up, tell them I appreciate the current scholarship offer, and ask if they have room in their budget to help me avoid the 4-hour commute. If done politely, it can't hurt, and it might work.

All in all, you're in a pretty good place now! That's good to hear!

You must Log in or Sign Up to post comments