StephJD2011 (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Northern Illinois University F graph Rejected 09/15/10 -- -- 02/10/11 3 years
Syracuse University F graph Rejected 10/01/10 -- 10/29/10 02/14/11 3 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph Waitlisted 10/01/10 -- 11/15/10 02/10/11 3 years
St. Louis University F graph Rejected 09/01/10 -- -- 02/04/11 3 years
University of Missouri Columbia F graph Accepted $61,000 09/01/10 -- 09/01/10 10/04/10 3 years
William Mitchell College of Law F graph Rejected 10/05/10 -- -- -- 3 years
Drake University F graph Rejected 09/01/10 -- 11/12/10 01/29/11 3 years
Rutgers State University Newark F PT graph Rejected 09/02/10 -- 11/12/10 01/24/11 3 years
Florida International University F graph Rejected 11/12/10 -- -- 01/15/11 3 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Rejected 10/06/10 -- -- 01/15/11 3 years
Pace University F graph Rejected 09/29/10 -- -- 01/15/11 3 years
Southern Illinois University Carbondale F graph Waitlisted W 08/31/10 -- -- 12/13/10 3 years
Albany Law School of Union University F graph Rejected 09/28/10 -- 10/11/10 12/07/10 3 years
1 Marquette University F PT graph Accepted A 09/01/10 -- 10/19/10 11/20/10 3 years
University of Miami F graph Rejected 10/19/10 -- 10/21/10 11/17/10 3 years
University of Missouri Kansas City F graph Waitlisted W 09/01/10 -- -- 10/07/10 3 years

Applicant Information

150
3.7
3.7
UW - Madison
English
N/A

Demographic Information

Milwaukee
Wisconsin
AA
Female
Yes
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Golden Key International Honor Society, Greek- Sigma Iota Epsilon. Extensive travel in London, Germany, France, Netherlands. Currently working as an International Manager for EMEA and South American Channel Sales (IT company). Internship with the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration. Graduate school-MBA top 15% of my class, Dean's list for 4.0 cumulative throughout.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

This is my second cycle and I am hoping to find the right school this time. I was waitlisted at my top school last time and was eventually rejected. Truthfully I am glad that I have a year off to relax after finishing my MBA this summer 2010 (if you want to see my old profile look at MagicalAllure in the 2009-2010 cycle). I am geared up and ready to get on this crazy ride called law school admissions. Good luck people!

10-1-2010 Went to another Admissions Information Session at Marquette. Wow that is one nice law school building. Complete with Gym and Cafe!

10-4-2010 Got a call from Admissions at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Accepted full time!! :)

10-7-2010 Got an email from UMKC advising that I have been waitlisted. Stated possibility of being accepted off of the waitlist is very good. I am going to withdraw since I got accepted at UM -Columbia already.

11-17-2010 Got an email to check myUM account. Rejection letter posted.

11-20-2010 Got into Marquette via snail mail!!! OMG I was hyperventilating I was so happy. CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!! Game over I am going to Marquette!!! :)

11-22-2010 Just wanted to say that anything is possible if you stay determined and do not lose sight of your goals. I have been trying to get into Marquette since 2009, and it finally happened. I continually demonstrated my ability to succeed at their law school as well as showing my extreme interest in their school. For those of you with a low LSAT, it can be done. I will continue to update the status on my other schools but I will for sure go to Marquette.

12-8-2010 Rejected at Albany Law via online status checker. Ask me how much I care? So little my friend, so very little. :)

12-22-2010 Found out I was waitlisted on 12-13-2010 at Southern Illinois University via online status checker. Really SIU?

1-15-11 Rejected from Pace (Fall 2011) and FIU via snail mail. Rejected from Penn State via email.

1-24-11 Rejected from Rutgers via snail mail.

1-29-11 Rejected from Drake via snail mail.

1-31-11 Rejected from William Mitchell via online status checker.

1-31-11 Received full tuition scholly from Mizzou. Man..this is really making me think now. I would have little to no debt if I decided to go there. Hmmmm.

2-4-11 Rejected from SLU via snail mail.

2-10-11 Waitlisted via snail mail at Loyola Chicago. Rejected via online status checker at Northern Illinois.

2-14-11 Happy Valentine's Day to you too Syracuse. XOXO
Rejected via snail mail.

2-15-11 Well this completes my cycle. I have chosen to go to Marquette because I like the school and the programs they have to offer (especially labor and employment law). I also have all of my family here in WI and will not have to move. Sorry Mizzou but I don't think I can stand to live in that small of a Midwest town for 3 years.

Good luck to everyone!!!!

Visitor Comments

  • Marquette
  • Wednesday, September 01 2010 at 09:26 AM

We appear to have went through the exact same experience! I was also waitlisted at Marquette (my top choice) and am re-applying this cycle. Good Luck!!

- Bellini03
  • Marquette Advice?
  • Wednesday, September 01 2010 at 12:25 PM

Did you receive any advice about re-applying from the admin office? I was waitlisted for the full-time program and am wondering if re-applying to the part time would be more succesful?

- Bellini03
  • Application
  • Thursday, September 02 2010 at 09:48 AM

When re-applying did you just fill out a new app and send an update letter (addendum as they put it). I know they keep your previous application/ materials on file. Not sure if a new personal statement is necessary? Sorry for all the questions!

- Bellini03
  • Thursday, September 02 2010 at 10:42 PM

Why are you not applying to UW Madison? Do know you know something outsiders don't??

- glb15943
  • If you have any questions...
  • Thursday, September 09 2010 at 11:56 AM

I'm currently a 1L at SLU...If you have any questions about SLU as the year goes on, feel free to email me. There are pros and cons to every campus and law school, and I'm willing to answer anything that might help you make your decision! I applied to a lot of the same schools your are applying to...so I might be able to help answer questions about them too.

- kmjdaniel
  • Monday, September 13 2010 at 10:45 AM

Application Sent! let the wait begin!... Again!

- Bellini03
  • ...ok, I'll try to give an overview of S
  • Tuesday, September 21 2010 at 11:17 AM

I'm currently in my 6th week at SLU. I really do like it here. It is an intense workload, but with discipline and time management, you can get everything done. Location: I grew up in rural Indiana, and lived in a medium-sized Indiana city (200,000 people) for a few years. For how big it is, St Louis is a very friendly and fairly easy city to get around. The running joke is that you can get anywhere in St Louis in under 20 minutes, and typically it is pretty true. Also, something I didn't expect is that there are lots of free/very cheap concerts, festivals, etc going on here. The city is sort of Midwestern and sort of Southern. It has a Southern Hospitality feel. It is similar to Indianapolis, Louisville, Kansas Cityit is not the high-paced Chicago, NYC, Boston type city. It does have Arts & Culture like some of these big cities, but it is pretty friendly and slow-paced outside of the skyscraper/downtown area. Another running joke is that everyone in St Louis (restaurants, grocery stores, etc) will ask you what HS or undergrad you attended. People open doors for you, pick up things youve dropped, etc. I like it, but a lot of law students (in general), want the high-paced, corporate lawyer feel. My general comments about SLU: -All law schools are required to have 1 small section (25 people or less) during your first year of classes; a few schools, like SLU, believe that you should have 2 small section classes. This is AWESOME! I only have 25 people in 2 of my 5 classes. This really helps you to learn/synthesize information better. -SLU is team/group oriented. SLU seems to support studying in groups, discussing class cases with each other, etc. This is reinforced by 2 small sections because you know your section members even better. I study about 20-30 hours a week by myself and 8-10 hours with a group. (Because there is more group studying and reliance, the competitive vibe is lower than at many other schools I visited. It is a nice relief for me, but some people thrive in a more cut-throat environment). -Although on a religious campus, you don't really notice it in the law school (other than the optional weekly mass). Its there if you want it, but its not there if you dont. -SLU is a good choice if you are thinking about Health law, Business/Trans Law, Environ Law, Public Interest/Policy...and maybe Sports or IP Law. The first four areas are VERY strong compared to other school...and the last two are pretty strong compared to other schools. If you arent sure what areas you prefer, thats pretty typical here as well. I feel like theres so many different options that you wont get stuck not having something you want to pursue. Well thats probably a good amount for nowIf you have any other specific questions, feel free to askjust thought Id give an overview.

- kmjdaniel
  • Wednesday, September 22 2010 at 11:32 AM

Do you remember how long it took for your app to go complete at Marquette? I havnt heard anything yet in the form of 'we got your application'.

- Bellini03
  • Complete
  • Tuesday, October 19 2010 at 12:34 PM

Thats exciting your app went complete at Marquette!! Good luck! Im sure you will hear soon!

- Bellini03
  • Loyola
  • Tuesday, October 19 2010 at 06:44 PM

I was looking at applicants to Loyola Chicago and as a fellow URM I wanted to say good luck! I retook the LSAT against my better judgment in October and so I await the scores so that they can finally start looking at my app.

- spack
  • Same Schools
  • Wednesday, October 20 2010 at 10:04 AM

Hey, Seems like we both applied to many of the same schools. Good luck.

- PhDAnalyzeMe
  • Law school
  • Thursday, October 21 2010 at 05:54 AM

Hello. Congrats on your acceptances thus far. I am sure you will have many more to come. I have a question. Can you email me? I have another question about Marquette

- godfavor2011
  • Marquette
  • Monday, November 01 2010 at 11:03 AM

No I still have not gotten the complete email! I just got my score on Friday. Should I call?? They seem to be already issuing decisions!

- Bellini03
  • Marquette
  • Monday, November 01 2010 at 01:15 PM

Ok you convinced me! I sent them an email. I think I am also going to go to a prospective students session to learn more about the school. In your experience were you able to talk one on one with admissions staff?

- Bellini03
  • Thank you, and congrats!!
  • Wednesday, November 03 2010 at 09:30 AM

Thank you very much for withdrawing from UMKC - I am also waitlisted there and that is the school I hope to attend! A lot of people don't withdraw, which can be frustrating. That helps me out! :) And, congrats to you on the acceptance to UMC! Good luck to you if that is where you choose to go - it's a great school!

- adgilbert81
  • Mizzou
  • Tuesday, November 09 2010 at 04:55 PM

Thank you for your comment! I have considered Mizzou, but I have owned my home in Kansas City for less than a year, so trying to move and sell seems fairly bleak. I do love Mizzou and feel they have a great program. Just, at the time being, staying at UMKC is more feasible. Plus, they have several areas of emphasis that interest me. Thank you again for your post! Good luck at Mizzou!

- adgilbert81
  • Loyola
  • Thursday, November 11 2010 at 06:00 AM

How long did it take for your PT Loyola app to go complete and in review?? Any word from Marquette yet? You should be hearing soon!! :)

- Bellini03
  • Thursday, November 11 2010 at 07:09 AM

Wow I hope I dont have to wait that long for Loyola! I was actually born in Wales and grew up in Scotland, right outside of Glasgow. All of my family lives there so i visit quite frequently! I love it!

- Bellini03
  • CONGRATS
  • Saturday, November 20 2010 at 02:12 PM

CONGRATS on Marquette!! You must email me!!!!! I was literally excited for you. Your response came faster that it was scheduled!!! Praise GOD! I knew you would get in.

- godfavor1911
  • MARQUETTE
  • Sunday, November 21 2010 at 07:04 AM

CONGRATS!!!!!!! YOU GOT IN!!!! i am SO happy for you!!! i just hope my letter arrives soon as well! :(

- Bellini03
  • Monday, November 22 2010 at 05:56 AM

Congrats on Marquette especially after the waitlist last year, i too got waitlisted at my top school last year so you give me hope! its so nice to hear success stories!!!!

- rock2010
  • Just dropping by to say...
  • Monday, November 29 2010 at 11:57 AM

congrats on the big acceptance to Marquette! Good luck in law school!

- TT09
  • GMU, U of H, Miami & GSU...
  • Tuesday, November 30 2010 at 07:11 AM

are the one's I'm really hoping to get into. Those are the 4 I have at the top of my list...

- TT09
  • Friday, December 03 2010 at 02:04 AM

Congrats on Marquette!!! I know you are set to go with a good law school but have you considered taking the Dec LSAT? With a 3.7 GPA a 155 would open so many doors for you. Either way congrats and stay blessed!

- mez06
  • Marquette
  • Friday, December 10 2010 at 07:00 AM

Still nothing! Not sure if that is a good or bad sign.. people have already been rejected and waitlisted that went complete around the same time I did...thoughts??

- Bellini03
  • waitlist..again..
  • Friday, December 10 2010 at 11:43 AM

Just got the waitlist letter today. I cant believe it..not sure what to do , i obviously filed out the form saying yes to remain on the waitlist but I dont know how i can go through that again!

- Bellini03
  • waitlist
  • Friday, December 10 2010 at 12:36 PM

Yea I was on it until August as well. I also got deferred for further review at Chicago Kent today which is basically another waitlist. Not sure what to do but wait at this point. John Marshall is my last choice, I got accepted there last cycle and deferred till next fall. Im hoping I hear something positive from Loyola as well..who knows :(

- Bellini03
  • Marquette PT
  • Monday, December 13 2010 at 12:31 PM

I just sent the admissions staff an email asking if I could be considered for the part time evening program as I applied part time day. Im hoping this will increase my chances.. I would do anything to go there!!Did you apply part time evening??

- Bellini03
  • Tuesday, December 21 2010 at 12:13 PM

Hey, how come you haven't considered Howard University? Just curious...

- mez06
  • Thursday, December 30 2010 at 08:18 PM

Congrats on your cycle. I will be applying to Marquette as well since I live close by.

- esquire21
  • Loyola
  • Wednesday, January 05 2011 at 09:18 AM

Did your status change to decision made for loyola? Feeling weary about Marquette so im hoping other schools pull through!

- Bellini03
  • Loyola
  • Wednesday, January 05 2011 at 12:39 PM

Yes I also applied Part Time. Im a little worried because some people received acceptance emails whereas I received a general email about receiving a decision soon. Knowing my luck, probably another waitlist or rejection! Fingers crossed..

- Bellini03
  • marquette part time
  • Friday, January 28 2011 at 02:32 PM

i see you're accepted into the MU part-time program! congratulations! just graduated from there in 2010; started in their part-time program. enjoy it :)

- kriztins
  • If I was you ->
  • Monday, January 31 2011 at 09:17 AM

I would take that full ride to Mizzou. Very enticing to say the least.

- anonymous
  • Friday, February 04 2011 at 09:42 PM

Forget Marquette. Be smart, take the money and go to mizzou.:-)

- esquire21
  • NIU
  • Wednesday, February 23 2011 at 08:51 AM

Wow, I am surprised you were rejected at NIU and accepted to some other very good schools. Good luck to you!

- legal10101
  • Re: Marquette Info
  • Thursday, May 12 2011 at 09:55 AM

Thank you for the info!! Still holding on to Marquette but Im not getting my hopes up. Good luck and enjoy the school!!

- Bellini03
  • Marquette
  • Monday, May 23 2011 at 11:09 AM

Hey congrats on getting into Marquette. I will be going there in the PT evening program in the fall. Will you be going in the day program or the evening program? Feel free to send me an e-mail

- Margarita
  • i dont get it
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3.7 with a 150 and urm and you got rejected from all those schools?? something is not right. That must be your Masters gpa. Those are always high. Please put your undergrad gpa on here and lets keep things more accurate! You know that they look at the undergrad gpa alot more closely. Thats why a school like SIU would decline you. For a 3.7 it doesnt make sense.

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