fizgig (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Texas Southern University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 12 years
University of The District of Columbia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 04/08/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/11/08 Upd: 13 years
Widener University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/14/08 Upd: 13 years
South Texas College of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/25/08 Upd: 13 years
Willamette University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/08/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Houston Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Iowa Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/08 Upd: 13 years
Hamline University F PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/07/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/08 Upd: 13 years
Stetson University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/02/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/08 Upd: 13 years
Arizona State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/08 Upd: 13 years
Howard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 13 years
American University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/27/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/08 Upd: 13 years
Baylor University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/27/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 142
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.5
  • Degree GPA: 3.8
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Paralegal for over 11 years at top firms. Know most everything about civil procedure. Master Cite-Checker. Lots of pro bono experience/leadership. Worked full-time while attending college. First in family to go to college. I'm a wife and mother.

Just hoping my work experience offsets my LSAT score. I took the Kaplan class twice.

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6-16-08: Due to familial and financial circumstances, it is probably not the best time for me to go to law school anyway. I prayed and asked God not to let me get in anywhere if he didn't want me to go. So, it appears that this door has been shut for now. Although, it would have been nice to get in somewhere. I spent 15 years working on my Bachelor's degree just so I could go to law school. I've spent the last 11 years busting my ass as a paralegal and doing pro bono work so I could get a scholarship. I pay over $1000 for a Kaplan class that didn't help me and take the test after a tramatic event in my life which resulted in an awful score...but I didn't want to take it again. I was going to ditch law school anyway because I ended up getting married and then preganant right away. So, I put law school off. Then decided after maternity leave that it might be a good idea to apply and see what happens. Well, I wish I never applied. What a waste of time, money, and energy.

So, I guess my path has been decided. I'll be a wife and mother for now. Maybe law school in the future?

What sucks is that I've helped countless people that I've worked with write their personal statements. I mean - some of them were awful. Mine is really good along with really great scholarship essays - not to mention my resume. And just because those people got 15-20 more questions right on the LSAT, they are going to GW and W&M and American. It is ridiculous that one test is weighed so heavily. This whole profession is designed to keep minorities and people that grew up lower-middle class out. Unless you are really smart - which usually means you grew up with college educated parents who encouraged education, etc. - or mommy and daddy pay for you to take a year off to study the LSAT, you have to bust your ass to pass a test that was designed for the people mentioned above. I mean - I actually train first year associates how to do their job because they don't have a clue coming out of law school.

Additional info & updates

12-28-07: Waiting is torture.....

1-5-08: Rejected at Baylor (Fall 2008) - no surprise there.

1-14-08: Waitlisted at Texas Southern.

1-22-08: Rejected at U of Houston. It was a nice letter though. :)

1-25-08: Rejected at American. This one really hurt.

1-30-08: Rejected at Howard.

2-21-08: Rejected at Stetson and Arizona State over the last couple of days.

2-29-08: Rejected at Hamline - seriously!!??

3-07-08: Rejected at U of Iowa. They sent me an e-mail stating that they had looked at my credentials and urged me to apply. Flippin' losers. They just wanted my money.

03-21-08: Still haven't heard from the last few schools. I must have been deferred at Widener and STCL. I've heard nothing from them for months.

3-28-08: Rejected at Willamette.

4-30-08: I've been complete at Widener and STCL for over four months and no decision yet. Sent my UDC App in at the beginning of April and they haven't even requested my LSAC Report yet. I'm so tired of being the underdog.

5-01-08: Just checked my STCL status checker for the millionth time and it says a decision was mailed on 4/28. Guess its bad news if they didn't say what the decision was online. We'll see.

5-02-08: Rejected at STCL....finally.

5-09-08: Some people with better LSAT scores sent their applications to Widener in March and are already getting decisions and money. I sent mine in November. Come on now....what is taking so long? Those people with 160+ are not going to go to Widener anyway.

5-21-08: Rejected at Widener.

6-16-08: Rejected at UDC but they said in the letter that the Admissions Committee was interested in my application and suggested I reapply at a later date and to retake the LSAT. While it is nice that they basically said that they would have accepted me if I had a better LSAT score (and I probably would have gotten that full scholarship I applied for) - the fact that I was rejected from UDC is embarrasing to say the least.

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Hey
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yeah that's the email I got. I called them today and left a voicemail to ask what it meant, so when they get back to me I'll let you know. I might not even be accepted yet so who knows.

good luck
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Good luck girl.... just wanted to wish u the best!

Hello there
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

You will get in somewhere. Happy holiday

wow
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

11 yeras of paralegal man something..........i want to have someone like you as my classmate than people straight out of undergrad..... good luck

wow
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

11 years of paralegal mean something.......

Baylor
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear about Baylor, how were you notified? When did your status checker change to decision?

Stiffbeating response
Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

I was complete on 11/30 and the letter I got was dated 1/3/08. It was just a regular sized envelope - single paged letter - via snail mail. Good luck to you.

Baylor
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

I see...did it say something about "encouraging you to reapply for spring 2009"?

Response
Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

No - nothing about encouraging me to reapply. Just said something about the fact that they reviewed my academic performance, nonacademic performance, and performance on the LSAT in comparison to the other candidates.

Baylor
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

Interesting....but good luck the rest of the cycle. let me know when you get any news!

hey
Monday, December 17 2007 at 07:00 PM

I just want to wish you best of luck with your cycle. Someone with your experience should rightfully be auto admit to most schools. It sucks that one test is so heavily weighed. Good luck with everything.

Senator86 Response
Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

What a nice message. Thanks so much. I agree that it sucks that my test score is outweighing my experience. If it doesn't work out this cycle, I'll just study and try again in a few years. Good luck to you.

Rutgers-Newark
Tuesday, May 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Did you consider applying to Rutgers Newark? You can opt for them to weigh your experiences over your numbers. Such option might benefit you. GOOD LUCK!

Best Wishes
Sunday, April 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

I wish you the best. I took the Kaplan class too. It actually seemed like it didn't help at all, huh? Hang in there...with your experience you will get in somewhere!!

HANG IN THERE
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

This has been a very strange cycle- just unpredictable. Stay positive and good things will come your way. We have similar numbers and I am non trad also-similar situation. I have a few deferrals and waitlists, but still waiting on those acceptances. Email me when you get a chance. I would love to hear about your personal statement and get your feedback! Crissy :)

kaplan
Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

I took kaplan twice.....i think it made me worst. Now i\'m going to take the princeton course now, and pray for the best in the october test. Did you think about taking another course or test site?