3kids (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
48 University of Arizona F graph Accepted A $93,000 09/09/16 09/09/16 09/13/16 11/18/16 4 months
57 University of Nebraska Lincoln F graph Accepted W $107,076 09/09/16 09/09/16 09/12/16 11/21/16 4 months
62 University of Nevada Las Vegas F graph Accepted W $85,200 10/04/16 10/05/16 10/05/16 12/05/16 5 months
44 University of Utah F graph Accepted W 10/08/16 10/10/16 10/14/16 12/23/16 5 months
25 Arizona State University F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/17/16 10/18/16 10/18/16 10/24/16 5 months

Applicant Information

161
3.85
3.98
N/A
Criminal Justice
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
Caucasian
N/A
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

Military Veteran
Father of three
AAS in Paralegal/Law
Full-time work during AAS
Part-time work during BA (police station)

**To anyone discouraged by their first LSAT score, let me tell you that it royally sucked opening that email and seeing 153 the first time around. I was an idiot and literally only took 2 practice tests to study (though my lack of studying was largely a time management problem). It was an excellent opportunity for me to decide if I actually wanted to become a lawyer. I still didn't get much practice for the second test (just went through the SuperPrep book) but 8 points was all I needed to land what I consider awesome offers. Don't get discouraged by your first test, rededicate yourself (if this is really what you want to do) and kill it!

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I applied to five schools only, and that was mainly a financial decision. $30 a pop adds up quickly, so I selectively chose what I thought would be the best fits. As I want to work in criminal law, I selected schools with criminal clinics and/or criminal focuses (main reason BYU missed the cut). The second criteria was scholarship chances. I checked 509s and saw that Arizona, Las Vegas, and Nebraska had high percentages of full-tuition or more than full. Arizona was my favorite and what I considered sort of a reach (for full-tuition). UNLV was my safety, and Nebraska was my target school. I was only going to apply to 3, but then I wanted to take a big reach with ASU, and I was impressed with Utah's new facility and programs so I thought I'd hope for a high scholarship there. I was blown away that Arizona came in with a full-tuition offer, and that instantly made it the favorite. After running the numbers, I was strongly drawn towards Nebraska's low cost of living and low total investment. After some negotiating, I increased my offers at my top three and decided Arizona was the best fit for me.

*All rankings updated per 2018 US News Rankings.

Full-tuition offers:
Arizona (attending)
Nebraska
UNLV

Visitor Comments

  • Utah
  • Thursday, March 30 2017 at 03:02 PM

If you're wondering why there is no scholarship from Utah it's because I withdrew before they offered one. They sent an email February 27th asking for students' interest levels, and I just figured I'd let people that were more interested in attending get any scholarship money that would have been given to me. I had already basically decided it was between Arizona and Nebraska.

- 3kids
  • Arizona
  • Thursday, March 30 2017 at 03:03 PM

3/28 Just got back from my trip to Arizona Law. It was great! I love the familial feel of Arizona Law and I'm pumped to start in the Fall. The only bad part of the trip was being back home and realizing I have to wait 5 months until I start. If you're on the fence about Arizona Law get down there and visit. I'm sure it's not a perfect fit for everyone, but everything clicked for me and I fell in love with the school.

- 3kids

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