MBW (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Stanford University graph WL, Rejected 10/22/08 10/28/08 11/10/08 -- 9 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities F graph Accepted W $36,000 10/07/08 10/07/08 10/09/08 12/22/08 9 years
Washington University in St Louis graph Waitlisted W 12/04/08 12/05/08 12/10/08 -- 9 years
College of William and Mary graph Accepted W 10/27/08 11/06/08 11/06/08 -- 9 years
Cornell University graph Accepted A $90,000 10/10/08 10/25/08 11/06/08 03/10/09 9 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 10/03/08 10/03/08 10/21/08 -- 9 years
University of Connecticut graph Accepted W 12/04/08 -- -- -- 9 years
American University graph Accepted W 11/25/08 12/01/08 12/04/08 12/23/08 9 years
University of Iowa graph Accepted W 12/04/08 12/05/08 12/15/08 02/16/09 9 years
University of California Hastings graph Accepted W 11/25/08 11/25/08 11/29/08 01/26/09 9 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted W 10/27/08 11/04/08 11/04/08 -- 9 years
Vanderbilt University graph Waitlisted W 10/27/08 10/28/08 10/28/08 -- 9 years
George Washington University graph Rejected 12/04/08 12/05/08 12/09/08 -- 9 years
New York University graph Accepted W 10/05/08 10/21/08 10/22/08 01/20/09 9 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Accepted W 10/04/08 10/09/08 10/22/08 01/09/09 9 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected 10/27/08 10/27/08 10/27/08 01/12/09 9 years
University of Virginia graph Rejected 10/03/08 10/06/08 10/10/08 12/02/08 9 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected 10/07/08 10/10/08 10/10/08 11/28/08 9 years

Applicant Information

Single-sex private

Demographic Information

American Indian
10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Non-trad. Extensive grad work.

GPA Addendum: Single parent in college - worked full-time.

Lots of work experience and other strong softs.

My GPA is now accurate (although keep in mind that it's 20-some years old.)


8/07: Studying for Sept. LSAT; will work on aps as time allows. Aiming for late-Oct filings.

9/25/07: LSAC dropped my UGPA from 3.0 to 2.85. Just to make things more interesting.

10/19/07: Received Sept. LSAT. Did not break 165 (minimum goal) so retaking. I stupidly misbubbled in three places.

11/10/07: Solidified list to twelve. Three weeks until Dec. LSAT.

12/01/07: Retook LSAT.

12/19/07: Ha ha ha, LSAT was the same as Sept. Going to try one more time in June.

3/25/08: Reordered all my PTs. Cracked open the Bibles once again.

7/3/08: June LSAT - 165. I'll take it! I guess I actually needed those glasses after all.

8/29/08: PS, DS, resume and addenda almost complete. Aiming for aps to be in by Sept. 30.

10/9/08: I was a little late getting out aps, but they're now beginning to trickle out. Hope to send out the final ones next week. Wondering if I should add a few more T20-40s.

11/11/08: Now complete at the first twelve schools to which I've applied. I'll probably put in six or so more when payday arrives (the pain of being relatively fee-waiver free.) Let the waiting begin.

12/01/08: Went to Decision on the GULC status checker on 11/28. No news as to what that yet means.

1/5/09: Haven't updated in a while, but I'm 2 for 4, still waiting on 13. Both Berkeley and Cornell have deferred me, the former for "faculty review", the latter, for consideration with the full applicant pool. Heard today from Minneapolis with scholarship information.

1/20/09: My mail finally caught up with me for the first time in weeks. Two surprise acceptances, one rejection. I'll take it.

5/22/09: I never really paid much attention after January - sorry about that. I've decided to, shockingly to many, go to Minnesota. I didn't get into my top picks, and friends have always wisely told me to go to the school from where you'd be happy graduating. If fate turns my way, I may have the opportunity to transfer to my favored schools next year - if not, I know I'll be happy in Minneapolis. Plus, there are only so many schools whose anthropology department I respect as much as their law program.

6/22/09: Well, it's just a month after my last update, and I'm now in Ithaca, NY. There was a mix-up, and I never received my financial aid package until I was asked if I was withdrawing on June 1. After I obtained a copy, I visited two days later, deposited the next day, and moved my family from Minneapolis to Ithaca a week later. I loved Minnesota, but between the financial aid and Cornell's reputation and faculty, I think I made the right choice.

Visitor Comments

  • Ace the LSAT!
  • Wednesday, September 26 2007 at 06:30 AM

I send you my best LSAT vibes for this Saturday! not that you'll need it! use that laser-like add focus. :)

- Cabra
  • Hey, Thanks, my sheepish friend...
  • Sunday, September 30 2007 at 11:30 AM

Unfortunately, I think I did baaaaaaah-dly. But there's always December, neh?

  • whoa
  • Sunday, September 30 2007 at 09:12 PM

all this time I thought you were a dood

- SharkWeek
  • American Indian
  • Monday, October 01 2007 at 02:20 PM

good to see another fellow american indian applying! What tribe are you from?

- jitcher
  • Tribe
  • Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 06:24 AM

jitcher, I'm Eastern Abenaki, Anasagunticook Band, with Maliseet and Penobscot relations as well. You?

  • SharkWeek...
  • Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 06:28 AM

I get that ALL the time. I wonder why. But I changed my avatar to two little Abenaki girls (versus the previous Abenaki couple) - maybe that'll help in the future.

  • AI
  • Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 02:35 PM

I'm Catawba (a really small, but federally recognized tribe) and Oneida. Good luck this cycle!

- jitcher
  • Hey, J
  • Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 02:57 PM

I know of the Catawba - sorry to hear about the SCOTUS rejecting your case yesterday. Bad form. Are you NY Oneida? My grandmother was Stockbridge-Mohican.

  • HEY!
  • Friday, October 05 2007 at 08:00 AM

Hey, I thought I'd up your views. You are going to rock this cycle and you don't even know it. Good luck with your LSAT score and all your apps!

- tl2
  • Come on girl
  • Friday, October 19 2007 at 03:08 PM

Don't keep us in suspense, how'd the LSAT come out for you?

- SharkWeek
  • Tag!
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 03:27 PM

Good luck with your retake. I feel fully confident that you'll show us all exactly how a retake should be done.

- bricolage
  • LSAT!
  • Saturday, July 05 2008 at 01:30 PM

Yay successful retake!! :D

- Cabra
  • Thanks!!
  • Friday, August 01 2008 at 07:34 PM

I haven\'t been too good about visiting other people (just lurking). Congrats on your successful retake! I\'m sure you\'ll kick ass on this cycle.

- mightyaphrodite
  • Hey
  • Friday, August 29 2008 at 10:24 AM

Yup, I'm taking in October. It looks like we are applying to some of the same schools. Good luck during your cycle!

- sunshine88
  • Thanks, MBW!
  • Friday, August 29 2008 at 10:38 PM

Thanks for the positive waves. Best of luck with all of your applications. I know you'll find a school that you just love.

- IrrX
  • Harrassment
  • Wednesday, September 03 2008 at 09:06 AM

I've reported your harrassing behavior to the LSN ethics committee. I imagine that their actions will be swift and brutal. ;)

  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, September 03 2008 at 10:51 AM

I appreciate your comment. I've been studying my posterior off for a while so hopefully it pays off. NDNs huh... LOL... I was trying to figure out the acronym for a second then realized what you were saying.

- jtdawson
  • Wednesday, September 24 2008 at 06:08 AM

Good luck this cycle!

- MaskedGinger
  • Sunday, October 05 2008 at 07:46 AM

Just wanted to say good luck! :D

- blueskies6
  • Thanks...
  • Monday, October 06 2008 at 12:42 PM

Yeah I know that my soft factors will help, but I'm a slight perfectionist. I am going to work my tail off between now and December in order to increase my speed. I talked my decision over with several LSAT instructors and it was unanimous that I should wait for the December test. What can I say, the Air Force rubbed off on me... AIM HIGH!

- jtdawson
  • Yo
  • Thursday, October 09 2008 at 07:46 PM

If you're late getting apps out, I dunno what that makes me. Still haven't finished apps. Not done with all the app pieces. Time to push the panic button?

- mightyaphrodite
  • What??
  • Friday, October 17 2008 at 09:26 AM

No COLUMBIA?!?! hehe...jk...sort of... so, are you deferring until fall 20*10* or are you starting this fall? if you are planning to defer anyway, any reason you are not waiting to apply next year? a lot of financial aid merit awards are not defer-able.

- PaulSimon
  • Deferred last year...
  • Friday, October 17 2008 at 05:42 PM

This year, I'm good to go, whether they want me or not ;). I've angsted over Columbia, but I have so many reaches as it is, I don't know if it's justifiable to throw more apps at schools unlikely to accept me. If only I'd received more fee waivers :/. (hope you're enjoying Harlem - I was so happy for how your cycle turned out.)

  • thanks!
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 03:41 PM


- ndnlawdc
  • Splitters of the world UNITE
  • Tuesday, December 02 2008 at 03:41 AM

Good luck. Your list and mine are very similer. Which makes me feel better...alot of splitters arn't as hopeful as us.

- Dantimreynolds
  • Sunday, December 14 2008 at 04:09 AM

Thanks, I'm super excited!

- MaskedGinger
  • Minnesota!
  • Monday, December 22 2008 at 04:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so very, very happy for you :)

- mightyaphrodite
  • congrats
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 04:45 AM

on Minnesota!

- ndnlawdc
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 04:16 PM

Congrats on Minn.

- navlaw18
  • glasses
  • Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 06:46 AM

Yeah.. I found out that I needed glasses during studying for the LSAT as well! Congrats so far... you seem like a wonderful person..

- midwestguy84
  • Mich and NYU
  • Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 04:31 PM

Why didn't you come tell us!? CONGRATS!!!!!!

- blueskies6
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 02:46 AM

Those acceptances are amazing MBW! I am so happy for you

- navlaw18
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 05:34 AM

on michigan and NYU! which are you leaning towards?

- ndnlawdc
  • i'm SO happy/proud for you!!
  • Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 07:37 AM


- heartbreaker
  • hls
  • Friday, January 23 2009 at 05:12 AM

I'm not sure... I haven't heard from Michigan on the Darrow or Berkeley on scholarship $$$. But HLS is great, so it's definitely up there.

- ndnlawdc
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, February 07 2009 at 05:52 AM

I see from the comments that you got into Mich and NYU. That is great and it's important to see more AIs applying. Keep up the good work!

- lhp
  • congrats
  • Monday, March 23 2009 at 02:09 PM

on cornell! will that compete with minnesota?

- ndnlawdc
  • congratulations
  • Monday, April 27 2009 at 08:40 AM

have you decided where you will be attending yet?

- htownlegal
  • stanford question
  • Monday, June 22 2009 at 03:28 PM

Congrats on Cornell--that's a great JD at a great price. Would you be kind enough to tell me how you heard from Stanford about the WL, rejection? I'm on the waitlist and am dying for any info to help keep the hope alive. Thanks

- LyceumLightning
  • Hey, Stanford WL?
  • Monday, June 22 2009 at 09:04 PM

I second the above statement... your the first one who has posted a WL response from Stanford... very curious how you heard...

- rdt854
  • I only assume it's a rejection
  • Sunday, June 28 2009 at 04:11 AM

I just wanted to clean up my LSN, and we all know I'm going to be rejected in the long run, so I just put it in. No, I didn't hear anything official, so don't sweat it. ;)


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