BigGame (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
#99 Villanova University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
#99 Pepperdine University F Accepted W Type: RA $112,000 Sent: 11/13/07 Rec: 11/14/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/08 Upd: 13 years
#98 University of San Diego F Accepted W Type: RA $135,000 Sent: 11/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/08 Upd: 13 years
#86 Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 12/03/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/08 Upd: 13 years
#82 Brigham Young University F Accepted A Type: RA $15,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 University of Pittsburgh F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/26/07 Comp: 10/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/07 Upd: 13 years
#99 Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/26/07 Comp: 10/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 Valparaiso University F Accepted W Type: RA $97,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/31/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/07 Upd: 13 years
#99 Texas Tech University F Accepted W Type: RA $65,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/26/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/07 Upd: 13 years
#99 University of the Pacific F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/29/07 Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/07 Upd: 13 years
#98 Gonzaga University F Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/27/07 Comp: 12/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/08 Upd: 13 years
#20 University of Chicago F Pending D Type: RA Sent: 11/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
#99 Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 11/07/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 Washburn University F Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 10/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 University of Tulsa F Accepted W Type: RA $81,000 Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/08/07 Upd: 13 years
#97 Santa Clara University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/14/07 Rec: 11/26/07 Comp: 12/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/08 Upd: 13 years
#99 University of Houston F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 12/03/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/08 Upd: 13 years
#17 Harvard University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/08 Upd: 13 years
#29 University of California Berkeley F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/29/08 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.6
  • Degree GPA: 3.86
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Economics

Demographic Information

  • City: Rexburg
  • State: Idaho
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

sent=submitted through lsac
receive=when school asks for it
complete=when school gets it
decision=when I hear back

Scholarships are 3 year totals
numbers are my percentage chance of getting into the school according to

2 year religious/service mission in Argentina and South Texas

Join the group "Applying to Law School" on

Check out "BYU Law Class of 2011" on and facebook.

Also a forum dedicated to BYU Law at

I got an invitation to interview for the Corporate Law program through SEO. That is far from anything but it is a start

Additional info & updates

7/15/2008 From my profile you can tell that I have decided to go to BYU. There are a lot of reasons why. It was not my least expensive choice, it was the best choice though. I just bought my laptop for school and I have registered for classes. Crazy that it is all starting to feel more real.

4/10/08 With the first seat deposit coming up I am almost ready to make a final decision. Part of me doesn't want to make the decision because the fun of applying to law school will be over. I've narrrowed it down to Pepperdine, Emory, San Diego, and BYU. All great schools. Right now I will probably go to BYU for various reasons.

A couple weeks ago I recieved the 'hold' letter from Chicago. They said I could supplement my file and I did so. Now I am just waiting to hear the final word. They said it would be a couple weeks.

3/10/08 Email from Houston saying I had been accepted and that an official letter is on the way. Let's see if they are goin to hook it up with some money.

3/7/08- Just got the bye bye email from Harvard. It was fun hoping at least. Next weekend I am going down to visit pepperdine and and BYU. Hopefully after next weekend I will know where will be the best fit for me. I also visited Santa Clara last week and I really like the campus and the people there.

1/25/08 San Diego by mail. and penn st by email with more information on the way. Now that I have gotten into BYU the only schools I will go to if I happen to get in are the top schools that I am still waiting to hear from.

1/17--Notified by e-mail from BYU.

12/21--How bout them december lsat scores. I am very happy with the new score huge improvement from the first school and now I am wishing that I had applied to more of the top schools. I have some decisions to make the next couple days. I will probably apply to a couple more schools though. The new score is a huge changing definitely.

12/03-Well, the december lsat went much better...I probably increased my raw score by at least 10 points, I hope, and so hopefully that will be reflected in the just never know though. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with the apps..this week will be my last application week and then the waiting game...which I am greatly looking forward to.

11/29--Though definitely a super duper duper long shot I just had to apply to Harvard, Berkeley and Chicago...with the fee waiver I felt like I should and plus on saturday is the lsat so who knows....maybe I will be able to improve my score some...we will know soon enough. Just a couple of more schools to apply to and then I can enjoy the rest of the holidays!!!

11/14--whether I like it or not the dec. lsat is coming up soon and I am going to retake it. I have been doing a little study but I am going to do more now. It is crazy how much just a couple more points on the lsat will help me out. GL to everyone else who is planning on taking it in dec. as well.

11/08---The first, and hopefully not the last, ACCEPTANCE letter came today from tulsa. Would you guess, it came with some money also. It is hard to describe how it feels to receive the first one. I don't think they will all be as exciting but this is definitely special. Believe me, it will happen to you too. Most of you are as deserving if not more than I am.

10/14--Still working on personal statement. I am going to need a good one.
If anyone can add any schools to my list please tell me so I can update this. Thanks
10/16--More personal statement

10/22 Well, the scores are in and I am not as smart as I was hoping to be. I'll probably take it again in December and in the mean time apply to some of the smaller schools. It's very disappointing!!!!!

10/23 My first app is finally out. It feels good. I wish I would just know right now what the answer will be. It is the first of many though. Here we go.

10/24--5 apps submitted today. Feels good. It is going to be interesting to see what schools respond the quickest.

Fee Waivers because received LSAC fee waiver:

BYU---want documents that lsac received in fee waiver app
U of San Diego
U of Chicago
U of San Francisco
Washington University at St. Louis
University of Colorado---send lsac letter
UCLA--need to fill out app though
Albany---send lsac letter
U of Connecticut---lsac letter needed
Creighton--lsac letter and copy of lsac fee waiver app
U of Penn
U of Arizona
U of Washington
U of Oklahoma--send lsac letter w/ app
UNC --send copy of lsac letter
Santa Clara
U of Alabama---send in lsac letter
U of Michigan
U of Houston
U of Oregon--send lsac letter
Boston University
KU-send lsac letter
Penn St--send lsac letter
U of Georgia---send lsac letter
U of Pacific
Boston College
Texas Tech---send lsac letter
emory--w/ lsac letter
U of Notre Dame
Fee Waiver if you apply online:

George Mason
Baylor--if you apply through their website, they will still get report from lsac
Washington and Lee
Other Fee Waivers:

Virginia--because I asked, they want a copy of the email they sent me
Valpo---I asked through email
U of Pitt---sent me an email-- unsolicited
Temple---email, unsolicited
Vandi---email, unsolicited
U of Illonois Chicago--email, unsolicited
Ave Marie--email, unsolicited

These have their own apps you have to fill out:

UC Davis
George Washington
Arizona State
USC---send in a letter and lsac letter
OSU--send in lsac letter
U of Texas--by Nov 1

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Thursday, October 11 2007 at 03:27 PM

I don't really know, I'm just concerned with getting in! Good luck on your LSAT score!! :)

Thursday, October 11 2007 at 04:55 PM

I'm always searching through looking for people that get into top 20 schools with lower LSAT's. A good portion of the time they claim to be minorities and you'll see jealous people posting really nasty remarks about how they don't deserve the spot....blah blah blah. It really makes me mad!!! You never know what that person has done in order to get that spot and it's incredibly unfair to try to bring someone down when they should be celebrating their accomplishment!! I retook the LSAT in Sept too. I don't think I did any better though!! I'm just trying to keep from thinking about it!! I'm thinking about Duke and Emory too. I don't think I've got much of a chance but might as well try right!!!

fee waivers
Sunday, October 14 2007 at 04:07 PM

Check out my profile. I got approved for a fee waiver from LSAC and every school takes it. Some you have to mail in a hard copy, but most just automatically waive the fee when you apply. I can apply to any school for the $12 law school report fee. Its pretty sweet!

Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 01:56 PM

I was part of Duke's priority track program-they promise to make a decision on your application within 7 days of your file going complete.

Virginia Fee Waiver
Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 11:21 PM

They sent it to me via email. Wasn't expecting it. I filled out the LSAC waiver request but was denied. Good luck with all your schools!

Thursday, October 25 2007 at 07:12 AM

Yea we do have similar numbers, almost all of the schools I have applied to requested reports, it took them a couple days after I applied to do so....what is your number one choice?

Thursday, October 25 2007 at 12:56 PM

Hey Thanks! Best Wishes to you as well. I am sorely disappointed in my lsat, but since almost all of my apps went out b/f scores were released I think I'll just wait and see how this cycle goes. Hopefully we'll both get into great schools. :)

Not Sure
Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:38 PM

I don't know. I guess it depends on how you sent your material. I sent my app via snail mail, so hopefully they'll request the LSAC report and get the ball rolling as soon as my stuff arrives. But I honestly have no idea. How did you send you app?

Friday, October 26 2007 at 02:32 PM

Mine was the same way with Ave Maria. They requested my report this morning. I was stunned at how fast it went. Then again, I sent e-apps to three other schools and I haven't even received confirmation from them that they were received, so I guess it just depends on the school. Does Tulsa do rolling admission?

Tulsa turn around
Friday, October 26 2007 at 03:38 PM

Last cycle, I think it took them about 4 weeks to get back to me.

Sunday, October 28 2007 at 06:04 PM

you know, i really dont know, i'd love to start hearing, but i mean, i only applied last week, so i guess i just have to be patient, it is rolling though, so before christmas would be nice. lol.

Sunday, October 28 2007 at 09:11 PM

I'm assuming it wont take that long. They don't even require LOR, so who knows. I'm hoping to hear back by Thanksgiving, I don't think that's too big of a stretch.

Sunday, October 28 2007 at 10:27 PM

Prior to my first test, I really struggled with logic games. I used the PS Bible this time, which actually helped a lot. Also, if you haven't already, take as many full length tests as possible. That helped a ton with pacing and eliminating silly mistakes. The second time I took the test I was also much better prepared mentally. I feel like nerves cost me at least a couple of points the first time. I was still nervous in September, but better able to handle the nervousness. Just be confident knowing that you prepared to the best of your ability.

Sunday, October 28 2007 at 10:28 PM

Good luck, by the way!

Monday, October 29 2007 at 08:20 AM

Hi there. We have similar stats and I also recieved fee waivers from several competitive schools. I'm curious to see where you get in! Good luck.

penn state
Monday, October 29 2007 at 08:21 AM

I did see that, I am dying to hear something. I think it was because he had a very high GPA and LSAT in their upper tier, but maybe we'll hear something soon as well!

Monday, October 29 2007 at 02:59 PM

They have not requested it yet. The only school that hasn't. Colorado took a while to.

Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 05:23 AM

GOOD GOD!! I know.... They haven't requested anything....serious HURRY UP!!!! haha

Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 10:53 AM

I checked out Tulsa's wp (searched it is more what I did) and they do have rolling admissions. Should just be a matter of time before you hear back from them (me too).

mission statement
Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 05:36 AM

They did not specify how long the mission statement had to be. Mine was exactly 1 page doublespaced, I assume anywhere from 1-2 pages is sufficient to answer that question. I have a good friend who goes there and she said they really focus on what you say in the mission statement and the personal statement in regards to Christianity.

Thursday, November 01 2007 at 04:38 AM

Just wondering--how did Tech let you know you were complete?

texas tech app
Thursday, November 01 2007 at 09:18 AM

hey! i noticed you'd gone complete at tech! i am applying there also. i sent in my app on 10/28 (sunday) and they have yet to request my report as of today (thurs november 1). i'm probably just being paranoid, but should i be concerned? how long did it take for them to request your report, and did they send you an email notification that your app had gone complete? sorry for all the questions, this application process has caused me to become incredibly impatient, paranoid and stressed out :)

Thursday, November 01 2007 at 07:54 PM

thanks :) best of luck with all your applications

one more question, SORRY
Friday, November 02 2007 at 02:06 PM

so i sent in my application this past sunday and they STILL have not even requested a report, though they have charged my credit card for the application fee, meaning theyve received my certification letter and what not. how long did they take to even request your report? am i understanding you correctly that it took them over a week?

Sunday, November 04 2007 at 05:03 PM


Monday, November 05 2007 at 01:35 PM

what do you mean you got a waiver from U Illinois Chicago? They don't have a law school.

Monday, November 05 2007 at 01:36 PM

I've had my reports requested by every school but I haven't heard back from anyone, so I don't know...

Monday, November 05 2007 at 01:37 PM

I've had my reports requested by every school but I haven't heard back from anyone, so I don't know...

Monday, November 05 2007 at 04:57 PM

Finally received my report as of 11/5! At what point do you call it "Complete"? Will they let us know? GU does have rolling admissions. Don't know when they start sending out decisions.

Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:04 AM

You know, for the third time I took the LSATS, I just studied about an hour every night after work for three weeks... and it made all the difference in the world! Plus, on test day, I was so familiar with the material that I was really relaxed. For the logic games, I definitely recommend Kaplan's Logic Game Workbook. I went from getting half the questions wrong to all of them right! I also struggled with Logical Reasoning a lot, so for those I just bought a bunch on the official LSAT tests and worked through the sections (first untimed, and then timed when I got better). I did that every night for three weeks... and I eventually just got used to the questions! Once your start to get the hang out it, I totally recommend LSAT 180, just don't get discouraged because the questions in there are much harder than on the real LSAT! I never had any problems with Reading Comprehension except running out of time, so I practiced those sections timed until I got really used to the questions! Good luck in December!!

Thursday, November 08 2007 at 05:52 AM

Hey, Pitt sent me a letter via mail. I haven't seen it yet. My parents got it and called me, haha. Yours was complete on Oct. 29th. I had mine done... weeks ago, late september. So patience, I'm sure you'll get in with a 3.2 index number.

Friday, November 09 2007 at 04:14 PM

Congrats on Tulsa! We applied almost the same time so I'm hoping maybe they will send mine in tomorrow

Monday, November 12 2007 at 04:36 AM

Hey, congrats on your first acceptance, not to mention the $$. Good luck with the rest.

Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 01:22 PM

Mail has come and gone with nothing. I'm going to assume that the congratulatory email means I'm in. I'll know for sure in the next few days. Maybe they will send some money too.

Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 02:20 PM

You show complete at Washburn, and I wondered if you received a second letter from them, the first being the "thanks for applying letter"?

Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 03:00 PM

congrats on tulsa and the dough. does the money sway you at all?

Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 07:20 AM

Another person who is applying to a crapload of schools like me! Good luck - hopefully we will have a decent selection at the conclusion of this rat-race!

Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 05:06 PM

Congrats to you as well! The $$ def makes Tulsa a strong possibility.

Monday, December 10 2007 at 07:14 AM

on Tulsa. hope you hear more good things soon! haha on the other hand, I am waiting to hear SOMETHING from ANYONE

Saturday, December 15 2007 at 09:06 AM

Congrats on Texas Tech!

Sunday, December 23 2007 at 07:30 AM

Hey congrats on the LSAT man! Now you have the privilege of bein my numbers twin! I see you got some admits to safeties already, but you will really start to ball out after the holidays! Good Luck!!

Congrats on BYU!
Friday, January 18 2008 at 06:59 AM

Hey Biggame, Congrats on your BYU acceptance. Did they mention a scholarship for you in the email? You have great numbers and I am sure you will be getting many more acceptances!

Your numbers seem awfully familiar...
Sunday, March 09 2008 at 11:48 AM

Maybe we'll cross paths at the Y