UH Manoa Law: Rejected by email. Pretty bummed as this was my first choice.
Cal Western Law: Waitlisted by email. Re-review was completed and I was not accepted. Not really a big deal, but still bummed.
Creighton Law: Received rejection letter in mail
U-Baltimore Law: Rejected by email
Widener Law (Harrisburg): Received call from Dean of admissions on my acceptance with some scholarship. Giving this serious thought but want to wait for other offers to come in before making my decision.
-Contacted the Dean of admissions for Widener law about my rejection of their offer. I was bummed as It was the best school I got into and really liked everything about the program. scholarship money tho was the deciding factor. 21,000 is alot of money to pass up and at the end of the day how you do as lawyer is up to your ability, not the school or anyone else.
New England Law: Received call from admissions on my acceptance. Will most likely not be attending. They did not offer me any scholarship and COA would be quite high due to that. Emailed my admission advisor of my choice to turn down there offer.
Western state Law: Accepted by email and received scholarship offer. Told to call my admission advisor for further confirmation. Scholarship offer is only for my first year, but I am able to earn more scholarship in subsequent years based on my performance. Ex. If I get a 2.60-2.74 I get 25% of my tuition covered.
-Made my decision to attend Western State College of Law over Widener (Harrisburg). As explained above, the money played a huge factor, and the ability to get more money in the subsequent years was a big bonus. I wish I could avoid any risk, with going to a less prestigious program, but Im not that great at standardized testing lol. For what I want to do, which is just to come back to Hawaii, Clerk and get a good paying job, Western State College of Law can do that for me. Obviously Ive spoken to many lawyers on all sides of the spectrum when it comes to schools and the general consensus is, its all up to you and how well you market yourself. Once you get that first job your work experience becomes the thing employers focus on not your school. Just wanted to share that for people who might be in the same situation as of me. Be confident in yourself and be prepared to work hard! :)
Ohio Northern Law: Received rejection through mail. Even though Ive already decided where I will be attending, it sucks to be rejected lol.
John Marshall Law: Decided to just withdraw, since I already started my semester at Western State. Wish they would have gotten back to me, and if I was accepted, would have gone there as I liked everything about the school.
Rejected by U-Baltimore Law (Feb 12)
Waitlisted by Cal Western Law (Feb 13)
Rejected by Creighton Law (Feb 17)
Rejected by Richardson Law (Feb 20)
Accepted into Widener Law (Harrisburg) (Jun 7)
Accepted into New England Law (June 8)
Accepted into Western State Law (Jul 2)
Rejected by Cal Western Law (Jul 3)
Rejected by Ohio Northern Law (Jul 16)
Withdrew from John Marshall Law (Aug 17)