BDeauman (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Washington University in St Louis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/06/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/04/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
#1 St. Louis University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/18/08 Comp: 01/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 12/31/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Northern Illinois University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: 01/04/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
New England School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/27/07 Rec: 01/07/08 Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/13/08 Comp: 01/24/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Louisiana State - Baton Rouge Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: 01/23/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/08 Upd: 13 years
Tulane University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/27/07 Rec: 01/02/08 Comp: 01/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/03/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/08 Upd: 13 years
Loyola University Chicago Pending D Type: RA Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: 01/04/20 Comp: 01/22/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Notre Dame Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/07 Rec: 01/13/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Missouri Kansas City Accepted Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: 01/02/08 Comp: 01/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 13 years
Loyola University New Orleans Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/27/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 13 years
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Missouri Columbia Pending Type: RA Sent: 01/02/08 Rec: 01/06/08 Comp: 01/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Houston Pending Type: RA Sent: 12/27/07 Rec: 01/15/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Accepted Type: RA $13,500 Sent: 12/27/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 158
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.25
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Mid-West
  • Major: Political Science and Public M

Demographic Information

  • City: Austin
  • State: Texas
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

Undergrad: Lindenwood Univ in St. Charles MO. Double major (political sci and public management) with a Criminal Justice minor.

Graduate: Texas State, San Marcos, TX. Political Sci MA with Criminal Justice minor. 4.00 GPA. Anyone think my grad GPA will help with the application process?


National Scholars Honor Society
Long time volunteer with the Red Cross, Katrina, Rita, Tsunami, Greensberg and so on.
DAT volunteer for the Red Cross for both Austin and St. Louis.
Special Olympics Volunteer
Professional Marksman for the US Development Team (Olympic selection team)
Team Captain for Lindenwood Univ's marksmanship program.
Full ride academic scholarship for undergrad.

Additional info & updates

If you're applying to SLU, or attending, please feel free to message me.

12/31/2007: Message from U Chicago stating that they've received my app. Long list of things to include in the app, though they're all there. I'm going to mark this one rec'd.

01/02/2008: Mailed out the rest of my aps today (some require a signed form along with a check/money order form of payment).
Emails from Tulane and UMKC stating they've rec'd my applications. UMKC was very friendly and responded that they'd rec'd my app about an hour after I submitted it.

01/03/08 Rec'd at U of Illinois via email.

01/04/08 Rec'd at UT via email at 12:00AM
Rec'd Loyola Chicago via email.

01-06-08/01-08-08 Rec'd at NESL, UMKC and WUSTL. Nothing from the others yet...isn't 1.5 weeks enough time to say, "Hi there, thanks for applying!"

01-15-08 Complete at a handful of schools, but no word from the school I care most about, SLU. C-mon guys, give me some hope would ya?

01-18-08 In at SIU w/ 13,500 scholarship via a rather nice phone call this morning. No word from them what so ever except, "Hey, wanna go to law school?" It's nice that the first school I've heard from was an acceptance. Thanks guys.
Complete at UMKC via email, I think...confusing email.
Called SLU to check on the status of my app. It was rec'd but wasn't processed. Nice lady I spoke with wouldn't give me a time frame for when it might even be processed, which is upsetting. C-mon guys, lemmie in.

01-22-08 Complete at Loyola Chicago via email. Also got a teaser from Notre Dame about access to a new website (sounded like, hey, here's your admitted students website). Turns it out was just their revamped admissions website. :(

01-23-08 Rec'd at LSU. Only took them 21 days to say, "Oh, we have your application by the way." This sort of pushed this school from, "don't really want to attend" to "could care less" in the back of my mind.

01-25-08 Complete at JMLS via email

01-30-08 Accepted at JMLS via business sized snail mail letter. Thanks guys!

02-04-08 Big day: Accepted at UMKC with fairly large scholarship via phone call. Accepted at Loyola New Orleans via medium sized snail mail letter. No mention of scholarship, but it's nice to be wanted. Dinged at Notre Dame but that was expected, it was an extreme long shot anyway.

02-09-08 Deferred at Loyola-Chicago and rejected at Illinois Urbania: Could care less about either. I'm starting to wonder why I applied to Chicago schools when I don't have any real desire to end up there. Oh well.

02-11-08 Dinged at Tulane today which was a bit of a shock, I thought I had that one locked down. Oh well, no 105 deg Louisiana summers for me, for shame! Moving on.

02/20/08 Complete at SLU via phone call. Right after the call, I rec'd an email stating I'd gone complete. We'll see which one is more accurate as it takes about a month from the complete date to get a decision. Lemmie in guys!

02-25-08 Waitlisted at LSU though I'm not 100% sure why. Similar and lesser numbers have gotten in, oh well.
Rec'd a handwritten note from the dean of UMKC which was a nice touch.

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St. Louis
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 06:35 AM

St. Louis is home. I wouldn't/couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. Best of luck to you!

Summer Institute
Wednesday, November 07 2007 at 11:21 AM

I did not apply for the summer institute. I am graduating in the summer from my undergrad and won't be able to attend if offered. Good luck to you on your app to SLU. How do you like living in SLU?

Friday, November 09 2007 at 06:15 AM

From what I've heard/been told that it helps but not really that much. A grad degree is a strong "soft" factor and won't tie into your GPA at all. It might help to say in your PS about how and why your GPA has improved. You have a lot of soft factors working for you, you should be in good shape. Just make sure your LOR are good. I do know at this point if I don't do well enough on my LSAT I am applying to PhD programs because they care more about your Grad GPA. So you may want to keep that in mind. Good luck with your cycle!

Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 07:12 AM

Just work hard in studying for your LSAT. You'll end up where you want to be.

Thursday, November 15 2007 at 05:26 AM

With your GPA and grad degree, if you can pull off even a 154 you should get in eh? Look at lsac's page and pull up the gpa/lsat spread for SLU.

Friday, November 16 2007 at 05:00 AM

I will likely be staying on the east coast, but I like SLU. :) Good luck!!!!

Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 06:58 AM

Hey! Good luck with SLU. I'm applying there as well. We have a few schools in common.

No Word
Thursday, January 03 2008 at 04:07 AM

SLU seems to be taking their time this year. I have not heard anything. I looked at last years stats and they already had a lot of acceptances at this point. The waiting game continues. Good Luck.

Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 11:02 AM

Hey! I just received my acceptance to SLU today! I have my fingers crossed for you!!!!

not sure...
Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 04:45 PM

I'm still waiting to hear from UW-Madison. I love Madison and paying in state tuition there would be nice. I'm happy I got in at SLU, but I was a little unhappy with how the admission process there worked. Until I got my acceptance today, I didn't get a single email, letter, or phone call saying that they had received my application or that it was complete. I had to call to make sure they had everything. Nonetheless, I really like St. Louis and SLU seems like a great place. If I don't get in at UW, there is a chance I'll end up there. But, if I do get in at UW, I'll make sure and withdraw my application ASAP. Good luck to you!

Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 05:19 PM

I really am not sure which school I am leaning towards (of my acceptances so far). If I do end up in the midwest, it would probably be at Mizzou though. I feel like it would give me a better opportunity to choose where I work (KC vs. StL), and I used to live in KC. Also, I would get in-state tuition after the first year. But right now that is pretty much just speculation though, as I really would like to visit the campuses first, and also see if any school gives me any scholarship money.

Congrats on SIU
Friday, January 18 2008 at 09:45 AM

Congrats! Hang in for SLU. It will come!

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 08:08 PM

I called last week and was told that I was complete, but was not given any other information. Keep me posted if you hear anything...

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 09:13 PM

I am iffy on it, waiting for scholarship information to come in. But I will probably send a withdrawal letter in within the next week or so.

St. Louis
Sunday, January 20 2008 at 03:10 AM

You're welcome! Good luck, I'm sure you'll get in!

still no word...
Sunday, January 20 2008 at 07:06 AM

they said i should hear back from them next week...i'm really hoping for an acceptance, but i wouldn't be unhappy having to choose between SLU, Loyola, or Marquette. have you heard from SLU? are you going to hear soon? i'm pulling for ya!

New Era.
Sunday, January 20 2008 at 08:17 AM

Indeed, Also, I am part-time so that I can use my master's degree I just got and teach either high school or undergrad classes during the day, so that helps since my LSAT's were just not earth-shattering. Luckily my UGPA does suck but I am graduating with 'highest distinction' with my master's so hopefully that rising trend thing could help lubricate the possibilities... I have family who just moved there for the first time and I have never been there so if SLU says 'yes' I am there as well. Its your home I presume? Good luck and while SIU is not a perfect parallel indicator, the scholarship + admissions should equate an SLU admissions... Good luck and keep me posted.

Sunday, January 20 2008 at 01:44 PM

I really don't know where I'm going to end up, but i know it won't be SLU. So i will send them a withdraw asap. I have a lot of schools that i need to withdraw from, do i do it by email?

Top choices
Monday, January 21 2008 at 04:41 AM

So far my top choices are UF and Case Western. I'm not leaning towards SLU too much, just because I haven't received any scholarship money. Good luck to you and hopefully you will get in! It seems like you should considering we have almost the same statistics (my GPA is now updated). I will try to help your cause and withdraw my acceptance if I get into one of my top choices soon haha :-)

First Choice Response
Monday, January 21 2008 at 11:46 AM choice is Temple because it is a great school, close to home and really affordable, BUT I've been getting some money elsewhere so the choice is getting more complicated. Drexel is also really appealing because it has a leading health law professor, Barry Furrow....I'll have to see what the other outcomes are...SLU is also appealing because of it's health law reputation

Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 05:51 PM

Nah, my boss took a month of that time getting his LOR together. So it took them maybe 2 weeks tops, and the delay was b/c it was around the holidays, i think. I think you're in at SLU.. I know a lot of people who go there, and if you plug away at it (like my roommate), you can line up a posh job at the end of your first year. You're in especially good shape if you want to stick around in St. L, from what I can tell. Let me know how it goes, I feel like part of the SLU law family at this point haha.. and keep your eyes open for the free pen they send you when you get in.

Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 11:33 AM

I applied to their FT program. I've also spoken to a few of the professors at SLU so I'm hoping that should help me out as well...

Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 08:26 PM

really sure yet. I'm really hoping to get into Loyola Marymount or Hastings, but SLU is also up there cuz I've got family in the STL.

Friday, January 25 2008 at 11:28 AM

I'll strongly consider SLU if I get the 1843 scholarship...if not UW-Madison looks like the top choice thus far. You'll get into SLU for sure with a 158 and a graduate degree. You shouldn't have any problems being a Billiken in the Fall!

Monday, January 28 2008 at 12:23 PM

I got waitlisted at SLU. I am pretty annoyed as this is my 4th deferral or waitlist out of my top 7 schools. Hopefully you will fair a bit better.

Accepted at SLU!
Monday, January 28 2008 at 02:22 PM

BDeauman, Received a packet today from SLU (with a pen as well) and if it were not for an acceptance from Utah (my local school), SLU would be a serious contender. I am withdrawing, with the hopes that my spot goes to you! I wish you well on this cycle and hope you get in soon. Let me know what happens.

Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 08:01 PM

yea I took a peak at that the other day. I appreciate the outlook. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed....let me know how your app goes!

UMKC aid package
Saturday, February 09 2008 at 05:53 PM

Out of curiosity, what was the breakdown on the UMKC package? Thx.

Monday, February 11 2008 at 04:03 PM

I'm still waiting to hear from 3 schools and my 2 waitlists for that matter. Of the 3 I've been accepted to, all our definite possibilities, so I haven't made my mind up at all. Good luck at SLU!

Monday, February 11 2008 at 10:23 PM

I applied to SLU's Summer institute. I am highly considering it. Do you know anything about the program? I wish you the best of luck in this process. Look forward to hear from you BDeauman.

Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 12:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Congrats to you as well on all of your acceptences! Just out of curiousity, how long did it take UMKC to get back to you on scholarship info?

Response - SLU
Friday, February 22 2008 at 04:44 PM

Just withdrew. Good luck.

summer program
Saturday, February 23 2008 at 10:27 AM

summer program starts may 22/26 and goes until mid july. Rather intensive of only 25 students per year and only (according to my letter) 50% make it, but I'm going to inquire to see if those are just scare stats. I am considering it but would prefer to see IUI, John Marshall, or MSU offer me something in full to compare..... beggars cannot be choosers thus far for me.

St. Louis
Sunday, February 24 2008 at 06:27 PM

My acceptance was to the full time program... But I think I will be withdrawing. Too expensive to attend without a scholarship.

hey there
Monday, February 25 2008 at 07:28 PM

hey! good luck with SLU...ill be honest-I only applied because they sent me a fee waiver. I have no idea why I got the offer I did (i wish I could be more helpful). I did, however, have a lot of work experience in both the political arena as well as with the state department, and got some great letters of rec from both, and I graduated from a big ten university with a decent gpa...aside from that, I have no clue. Dont count yourself out of the scholarship yet! You may be surprised like me : ) Have you been to the school? I am visiting next week, obviously im not local so I am excited to get to see it. I probably wouldn't have looked so closely had it not been for the offer. Im sure you will get something great! good luck!!!!

Question RE: SLU
Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 12:59 PM

Hi B: You wrote me a bit ago about SLU and I thought I would share my acceptance with you. I know it is one of your top choices, can I ask what you like most about it or why it is one of your top choices? I know I was told about it because of its health law reputation and I am now really considering it because I was given a scholarship that definately makes it a possible option. Look forward to hearing from you....

Friday, March 07 2008 at 05:58 AM

visited yesterday. still not sure about what im going to decide, but it was a really nice visit! I can see why you like the school. I was super turned away by the high cost of living around there. holy crap! haha. but I guess thats the price you pay for any city.....anway, I hope you hear from them soon!

Friday, March 21 2008 at 05:27 PM

sorry bud, didnt see your note until far I havent decided yet...i am waiting to hear from few schools...but if i dont get in anywhere else than I am def. going to slu...goodluck to u....this waiting game is killing me..

Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 10:56 AM

Hey BDeauman, I hope that SLU accepts you. Go Billikens

Good Luck
Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 01:46 PM

Hi B: Good luck with SLU.

Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 08:43 AM

Congrats on SLU!

Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 08:55 AM


Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 09:47 AM

congrats on SLU : ) good luck!!!

Thursday, April 03 2008 at 09:15 AM

Hey! I went to the SLU ASW last week. It was great. I've narrowed my choices to SLU and Cincy.

Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 03:21 PM

Are you going to SLU or are you still undecided? I'm really leaning toward going there, so we'll see what happens

Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 03:22 PM

Are you going to SLU or are you still undecided? I'm really leaning toward going there, so we'll see what happens

Monday, August 25 2008 at 11:56 AM

hi, just wondering how you like it at SLU. I was rejected, but intend to re-apply.