All applications have been completed, all transcripts and LORs have been turned into the LSAC, as well as all supplemental documents have been sent to the law schools. All I have to do now is wait.......
10/29: My applications are now officially complete at all schools.
10/31: While at work, I decided to check the online status checker at UGA. I was surprised to find out that I had been rejected. I know they have a rigid policy of restricting their out of state student population to 25%, but I would have at least thought I would have been deferred until spring before they made their final decision based on my statistics alone. It was not my top choice or even in my top 5-6 choices, but it makes me rethink the law schools I have applied to. I know most are reaches, but I believed I had selected a few good schools which I would be excited to attend and which I should gain acceptance. If I continue to hear similar responses to UGA, I may have to consider applying to more safety schools.
11/10: L.A. Law School Forum: I met with each of my remaining prospective schools (UGA was not in attendance which indicates they truly may not be interested in recruiting CA students); Washington and Lee was the only other school not in attendance, they cancelled at the last minute). Since I have already applied to these schools, I focused my questions towards what each school provides for their students in terms of clinics, journals, summer placements and after school job placements.
I met with the Director of Admissions of Wake Forest who was absolutely amazing! She spent ample time answering my various questions, talking about the community, and really providing a true sense of the great opportunities Wake Forest Law can provide. She possibly may have sold me on WF if I get admitted.
The Assistant Deans from both Washington Univ. St. Louis and William and Mary were both awesome as well. Very warm, friendly and really discussed in depth the various opportunties their law students have during and after school.
Vanderbilt and Georgetown both had current students who offered a great deal of information, from how the handle the work load, how they work with career services, as well as the various clinics, journals, moot court or other opportunities they and their classmates have enjoyed at each of these schools.
American, Univ of San Diego and UNC all offered great insight into what programs hey offer, what areas most of their students place highly, and what special opportunities they provide for each of their students.
In all, the law school forum was a success and I am definitely looking forward to possible acceptance at any of these fine institutions.
12/05: Decision Status Checker at Georgetown now states "Decision." .... I'm being optimistic!!!
12/10: 0/2; Georgetown Ding,,, I knew it was coming based off the results of individuals who went to decision around the same time... I just can't wait to get an acceptance!!!
12/24: No updates from any of my schools. The wait is killing me and my fiance! We were hoping for a nice Christmas present... I guess we will have to wait until after the New Year...
1/15: Online Status Checker at Vanderbilt shows that my decision was mailed today. Based off of individuals with similar results who have received decisions lately, it looks like I will be rejected. I guess I was being optimistic when I thought I would at least get wait-listed based off of last years class with similar numbers. But so far this year, a number of individuals with similar stats have already been rejected and I'm sure I will be next.
1/16: I'm going to law school!!! In at USD! Large envelope...I' m excited about this decision because the school means a lot to my fiancee and I... Hopefully more good news to come!!!
1/19: Waitlisted at VANDY!!!!! Never saw it coming!! I am definitely going to do everything I can to get in!
1/28: My fiancee and I have decided that we will be staying in San Diego and I will attend USD this upcoming fall. I will remain on the waitlist for Vandy since it is my dream school and if by some miracle I get in, I will more than likely attend. Since I paid for the applications to these other schools, I will wait and hear final decisions before I withdraw. Good luck all!
2/25: Paid deposit at USD. Still no news from other schools. I wonder if I accidently deleted a "waitlist" from Wake Forest. Most students with similar numbers received an email waitlist on 02/20. Oh well, I guess I will have to call if I do not hear anything by mid-March...
3/08: Waitlisted/Withdrew from American
3/12: Scholarship from USD for 17K for first year, elgible for further scholarship consideration the next two years..
3/24: Waitlisted at WFU and William and Mary
4/05: Updated Scholarship Offer from USD! Hopefully they will keep adding to the offer as people continue to withdraw!
04/30: Accepted at Wake Forest Law and waitlisted at UNC via email. Nice letters from both schools. I have already made up my mind and I will be withdrawing from both schools, but it is definitely a nice gesture to be in such a position at two excellent schools!
05/08: Paid second seat deposit at USD!!!
05/30: Cycle over.... for all those who are going to attend USD... See you in the Fall!!!