SMeech009 (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Rutgers State University Newark graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 11 years
University of Denver graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 11 years
University of Louisville graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 11 years
Valparaiso University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 11 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School graph Pending -- -- -- -- 11 years
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law graph Pending -- -- -- -- 11 years
Indiana University Bloomington graph Pending -- -- -- -- 11 years
University of The District of Columbia graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Capital University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
New England School of Law graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Dayton graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
North Carolina Central University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Widener University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Northern Kentucky University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Charleston School of Law graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Campbell University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Appalachian School of Law graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years

Applicant Information

146
3.6
3.54
IU Bloomington
Political Science
N/A

Demographic Information

Bloomington
Indiana
Caucasian
Female
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

Former USAG Level 9, 10 and Elite level coach; as a coach I worked with children with Down's syndrome as well as physical handicaps.

Volunteered as a media advisor for local mayor and council candidates

I've lived in three different states in my lifetime (NJ, Colorado and Indiana)

Besides being involved in coaching for most of my life, I've also worked for newspapers either on the editorial side (clerical and as a reporter) or on the advertising side.

I decided to shoot for law school after working as a legal secretary/assistant back in the 1990's, when I found myself reading the NJ statutes on my free time, because I wanted to learn more. (Now I follow Supreme Court cases for fun!)

Since having kids, not much time for volunteering except at my older son's school when I'm available. But I recently completed a Mediation Training Program through Indiana University CJAM and will be volunteering with the Mediation program as soon as this semester is over.

Honors ~ Beta Kappa (IU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society).
Pi Alpha Sigma (national Political Science Honor Society)
Dean's list, Indiana University, 2006, 2007

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I'm actually just finishing up my Bachelor's in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice (at age 42!!) I dropped out of school WAY back in 1983 due to lack of maturity and no drive and motivation. My poor academic performace back then still haunts me via my LSDAS cumulative gpa. Since going back to school, I've maintained a 3.4 or better. I'm a full time mom of two boys, and this decision is a complete career change for me. My family lives in Bloomington ~ we own a house here, and I'm really hoping to get into IU Bloomington (I'm an undergrad there now). But my LSAT falls way short of acceptable. So I must be realistic.

2/28 ~ The only schools I have heard a peep from are IU Indy ("happy to accept my application") Rutgers (saying my file is complete and ready to be reviewed) and Denver (letting me know they got my app and ordered my report and will get back to me). Rutgers and Denver sent e-mails and IU Indy sent regular mail. I haven't heard from any other schools, but checking the LSAC site, they've all ordred reports. So it's all over but the cryin' now I guess.

3/13 Rejection letter from Valpo. I'm a little spooked by that, I thought I had a shot at it. The turn around time was really quick. Think I may have applied a little too late to get real consideration. Ouch.

3/18 Rejection letter from Louisville. I knew it was a long shot, but when I met with the Dean of Admissions at Law Day at IU, I thought he really liked me, and he jotted my name down, and really encouraged me to apply (despite low LSAT score). The letter basically said that compared to the quality of the other applicants, I suck.

Also recieved a letter from Cooley asking for a copy of my driving record.

With all this stress, I am developing an addiction to Peeps.

3/28 Rejected from Denver. Happy freakin' birthday to me.

4/4 Sent e-mails to the remaining schools that haven't rejected me yet letting them know that I made Dean's list 2007 and will be inducted into two national honor societies (Poli Sci and Criminal Justice). Indy and Bloomington both emailed back and said they would update my file.

4/18 Letter from Rutgers. Rejected. Ugh. I may actually go 0 for 7!! What a self-esteem booster that would be! I'm starting to peek at the pile of LSAT workbooks in the corner of the room again....oh no!

Visitor Comments

  • Hi
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 01:01 PM

Best of luck in this process. I visited Indy, and I must say that Iwas very impressed. I wish you luck. Keep me posted on your results.

- CrimLawHispanic
  • good luck
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 05:49 AM

Good luck with your admissions process. I am like you have worked in the legal field since 1994, 32 years old and 3 kids but went back to school full time while working full time in 2005 and was able to maintain a 3.85 UGPA. So I am hoping that my personal statement will help me overcome any adversity due to my low LSAT score. Anyway, just wanted to wish you luck. Melissa

- mlieggi
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 06:49 AM

Hi, I am a non-trad too. I was a bit intimidaed to compete with the younger fresh out of school applicants but I believed that schools take non-trad experiences into consideration. This led me to apply and concentrate on crafting a strong PS and carefully selecting my LORs. I also worked on higher LSAT scores but studying at home under simulated conditions (scoring in the 160s) was much different than testing under the stress and pressure of test day. If you cannot get your LSAT scores up, work on creating a strong PS. Emphasize your skills, character and legal experiences, including your interest in reading statutes (i.e., familiarity of legal terms, laws, decisions, legal analysis, etc.). Keep your head up and do not let this cycle get you down. You will get in one way or the other. If not this cycle apply early next cycle. If you need any additional advice on PS or any other application process, please let me know. Good luck!

- 3t3
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 07:33 AM

Hi, I am a non-trad too. I was a bit intimidaed to compete with the younger fresh out of school applicants but I believed that schools take non-trad experiences into consideration. This led me to apply and concentrate on crafting a strong PS and carefully selecting my LORs. I also worked on higher LSAT scores but studying at home under simulated conditions (scoring in the 160s) was much different than testing under the stress and pressure of test day. If you cannot get your LSAT scores up, work on creating a strong PS. Emphasize your skills, character and legal experiences, including your interest in reading statutes (i.e., familiarity of legal terms, laws, decisions, legal analysis, etc.). Keep your head up and do not let this cycle get you down. You will get in one way or the other. If not this cycle apply early next cycle. If you need any additional advice on PS or any other application process, please let me know. Good luck!

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