IfOnlyIWasSmart (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 Vanderbilt University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/18 Rec: 01/15/19 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/19 Upd: 2 years
Pepperdine University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Denver F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 01/16/19 Rec: 01/17/19 Comp: 02/07/19 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/19 Upd: 2 years
Drake University F Accepted W Type: RA $111,000 Sent: 12/18/18 Rec: 12/19/18 Comp: 12/19/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Miami F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 01/03/19 Rec: 01/04/19 Comp: 01/04/19 Inter: -- Dec: 01/04/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Oregon F Accepted W Type: RA $114,000 Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/02/19 Upd: 2 years
#2 University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 01/01/19 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/19 Upd: 2 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/15/19 Rec: 01/15/19 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/19 Upd: 2 years
#5 Washington University in St Louis F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/06/19 Rec: 01/07/19 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/19 Upd: 2 years
#3 University of Notre Dame F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: 01/14/19 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/23/18 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/19 Upd: 2 years
#6 University of Washington F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/31/18 Rec: 01/01/19 Comp: 01/03/19 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/07/19 Rec: 01/07/19 Comp: 01/08/19 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/19 Upd: 2 years
Wake Forest University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: 12/14/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/19 Upd: 2 years
Ohio State University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: 12/14/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/19 Upd: 3 years
University of Iowa F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/19/18 Rec: 12/20/18 Comp: 01/20/19 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/19 Upd: 3 years
#4 University of Colorado Boulder F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/18 Rec: 12/13/18 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Arizona State University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/08/18 Rec: 12/09/18 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/19 Upd: 3 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 162
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.5
  • Degree GPA: 3.6
  • School Type: Midwest Public
  • Major: Business

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Iowa
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Great letters of recommendation (3 from distinguished professors, one who is a lawyer)

Above average softs
-Co-founder of tech startup
-Leadership roles during undergrad
-Ample volunteer work
-Shitposting on Reddit

I'm pretty open geographically, but the PNW, Mountain or Chicago legal areas are most attractive to me.

I would like to get into either Business / Corporate, Environmental or Entertainment and Sports Law. I am not Big Law or bust, but I will try to move my way into these opportunities for the pay and exit options.

Additional info & updates

This page and community have helped me out a bunch so I thought I would pay it forward with my information.

I applied to law school last cycle (2018), but choose to retake the LSAT (4th and 5th time) and apply again.

I took the LSAT one more time in March to increase WL chances. Scored a 162.

In total, I have taken the LSAT 6 times, with a positive trend. 152 -> 153 -> 157 -> 157 -> 160 -> 162. I have really bad test anxiety and REALLY wish I could take it again, as I was PTing in the mid to upper 160s. However, I felt that the number of takes would be excessive and I would be late in applying for this cycle. I did write an addendum to address the number of takes.

I found that I was between the 25th and 50th percentiles of both my target and reach schools, so I decided to apply pretty broadly since I am predicting a bunch of WLs and uncertainty.

1/2/19 Accepted into Oregon! First acceptance feels great. Was prompted to apply as a safety because my girlfriend loves it there. They had some programs that I was interested in and the PNW is a place I want to live/work in. No word on scholarship yet, said it would be emailed by Feb 1st.

Email came 1/29 - 38,000/yr no stips!! I'm really hyped about this.

1/4/19 Accepted into Miami! Second acceptance of the cycle! I applied YESTERDAY. I found the school somewhat randomly and really enjoyed their programs. Seems likely a severely underrated school.

Got a call later from the assistant dean, informing me that I received the $40,000 / yr Dean's Scholarship. This is contingent that I do not get on academic probation.

1/11/19
Accepted to Drake via email! I'm super happy to have another acceptance, even if it is from my super-safety school. Received acceptance packet in the mail with 37K/yr scholarship, no stipulations. Also got a Tile and a nice handwritten note from the dean.

1/17/19 Waitlisted at Colorado

1/18/19 Accepted into Iowa via email! Super pumped about this - great pick me up after the CU Waitlist.

1/29/19 Decision sent from Notre Dame. Status checker doesn't have any seat deposit, so it's most likely a WL or Ding. Holding out for another waitlist!

1/30/19 Waitlisted at Wake Forest and Minnesota

Will be updating more after the cycle ends.

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Congrats on Iowa!
Thursday, October 20 2016 at 02:32 PM

That's so wonderful! Do you know if your status checker changed before you got the email? I'm checking incessantly. Can't wait to hear back!

Re: Congrats on Iowa!
Tuesday, January 15 2019 at 12:15 PM

The email from Iowa completely threw me off guard... I was not expecting a decision for another week! So no, I did not see if my status checker changed or not, unfortunately. Good luck! I hope you get in.