*scholarship amounts are listed as totals over all three years*
9/9 Registered for the October LSAT
10/28 Took the LSAT with no preparation. I meant to study but just ran out of time. The day was terrible in that we started 3 hours late and there were problems with the tablet. They ended up sending half the people home and everyone was super frustrated.
11/20 Got my LSAT score back. I wasn't too happy with my score but not unhappy enough to take it a second time. I was hoping my LSAT would make up for my lower undergrad GPA
1/2 I changed my name after getting married. This was a nightmare with law applications because my LSAC report was still under one name but my social security information was under a different name. I couldn't change my name with LSAC before submitting my applications because the required documentation takes a few weeks to process and I did not want to miss scholarship deadlines. I strongly recommend waiting to change you name if this is something that also effects you.
1/6 submitted 7 applications
1/8 submitted 3 applications. U of Maine application marked as "in review".
1/21 submitted 1 last application to New England Boston because of an email I received with scholarship potential.
1/22 accepted into Widener via email. Offered $37,000 per year in scholarships plus housing. Vermont and Mizzou marked my application as "in review"
1/24 accepted into Tulane via email. Offered $35000 per year. Ole miss application marked as "decision rendered" but no email and have yet to receive a letter in the mail.
1/28 accepted into Mizzou via phone call and offered full tuition plus an out of state waiver. This is where I currently go to graduate school. I love it here and this is probably where I will go to law school.
1/29 I got an email and decided to apply to Golden Gate University because of their environmental law program.
1/30 finally got an email from Ole Miss. Accepted with full tuition. I also got a phone call from Maine but was unable to answer. They didn't leave a voicemail, but I got an acceptance via email. No mention of scholarship in the email.
1/31 I got an email acceptance from Vermont saying a packet will come in a few weeks detailing eligible scholarships. Pretty excited about this one because of their environmental program. Colorado application status changed to "application in review"
2/1 received packets in the mail from Tulane and Mizzou.
2/3 got packet in the mail from Maine offering $75000 ($25000 a year). Not as much as I would have liked but not bad. Definitely still a place Im considering.
2/4 got an acceptance email from New England Law Boston and a second email offering a full tuition scholarship
2/6 received packet in the mail from Ole Miss
2/7 received packet in the mail from New England Law
2/11 Vermont online status checker had updated information about scholarships. Its a decent scholarship but would still be $7000 per year. It is still one of my top choices though.
2/13 Oregon online status changed from application complete to in review so hopefully Ill hear back soon.
2/14 got an email that I was waitlisted at Colorado. I kind of expected it so Im not upset. My Oregon online application status changed to decision rendered and a couple of hours later I got an acceptance email offering $25k/year.
2/15 I got a wooden pen in the mail from New England Boston with my name engraved in it. Very nice touch.
2/18 got my packet in the mail from Vermont. This is most likely where I'll be going.
2/20 Called Golden Gate. They had sent me an email saying if I applied before Feb 1 then I would have a decision by Feb 15; however, my application still had not been marked as complete. I had emailed them immediately after submitting my application that it would have to be manual matched due to my name change, but they never got back to me. They were able to make the match and my application was then complete.
2/28-28 Attended Mizzou's admitted students day. It was very informative but, because I'm already at Mizzou for graduate school, it was not super helpful. You can tell that the faculty really cares about their students. Could potentially be a really great fit.
3/16 Got a rejection email from UNC Chapel Hill. This was definitely a reach school but I love NC and I have family there so it still sucked.
3/20 Made the decision to go to Vermont. I'm so excited about it. In the end, I was stuck between Vermont and Mizzou. The pros and cons were pretty equally weighted so I made the decision in a very subjective way. I just had this gut feeling that if I didn't go to Vermont that I would always regret it. I didn't feel the same way about Mizzou so Vermont and loans, here I come.