PERIODIC UPDATES -
2008.10.30 - Scrambling to finish up my applications!
2008.10.30 - added my HUGE list of schools, odds are I wont be applying to all of these, its just my "first glance" list.
2008.11.17 - Sent out the first 7 applications last night, and am going to send out the remainder tonight. I have cut down my list slightly. I kept a very lofty list of schools, but took out schools that were perhaps likely acceptances, but that I wouldn't end up choosing to attend over other "likelies" or safety schools.
2008.11.18 - Sent out 6 more applications. Only UB and St. John's left to send out. Submitting those via paper application due to Merit-Based Fee Waivers requiring paper application.
2008.11.18 - UB is sent in (I am a UB alum). Only St. John's left! Already have received "received" emails from a few of the schools. After St. John's it is just a matter of waiting it out, and letting the cards fall as they will.
2008.12.01 - Starting to get notices about "completed" applications. Still have to send out St. John's application, which I am considering a "safety" school (though there are never any guarantees). Will be interviewing at Vanderbilt on 2008.12.15! Hope to hear back from a school or two soon, maybe Fordham or George Mason?
2008.12.05 - Waiting is the hardest part.... would really just like to hear from somewhere soon, preferably with an acceptance! I feel like this will be a slow cycle because of the huge number of applicants this year. Who knows though!
2008.12.15 - Waiting...... I think I will hear from American and perhaps Fordham in the next week or two. Interview at Vanderbilt (long-shot) on Monday! No matter what happens it will be a good experience.
2008.12.26 - First response from a law school, and its a rejection to GMU. I applied there full and part time, so I was a little surprised, and disappointed. But, I hear they do some strange things with admissions practices with applicants in my range.
EDIT: In at Buffalo (safety, my alma mater) with a 16,200 dollar scholarship over 3 years (half tuition).
2009.01.04 - Happy New Year! I decided to add a few more "target/reach" type schools. One big reach, a couple reachy targets? Reach - Wash U, Target-like Reaches - OSU, Wisconsin
2009.01.12 - Called Case Western just to see if they had my app, since I hadn't heard anything. They said they were "completing" my app and I should hear soon. At least I know they have it!
2009.01.14 - IN AT CATHOLIC! This was an important (albeit a safety school) acceptance for me, as the opportunity for me to return to my firm is available if I do very well at Catholic. I really love the DC area, so depending on what happens the rest of the cycle, Catholic has definite potential.
2009.01.15 - Deferred to RD at GW. I wasn't expecting to get in ED, and I am a long-shot to begin with, so I view this deferral from my DREAM SCHOOL, as a positive!
2009.01.17 - $15,000 from Catholic. Rejected at Boston College.
2009.01.23 - Waitlisted at Fordham (reach), decision mailed at Vanderbilt (super reach), and under review at Brooklyn.
2009.01.22 - Rejected at Vanderbilt. Big reach, so not surprised. But on my birthday!? Ouch.
2009.01.29 - Waitlisted at Cardozo with an invite to apply for the May program. Considering it... nothing to lose!
2009.02.02 - Rejected to the dream school, Georgetown (applied for part time)
2009.02.09 - Accepted at Maryland. Rejected at BU.
2009.02.13 - In at Case Western w/ 13,000/yr. scholarship.
2009.02.17 - In at St. John's w/ 25,000/yr scholarship.
2009.02.20 - Rejected at the other dream school... GW.
2009.03.30 - Haven't updated in awhile, a few waitlists, WISCONSIN is the PREFERRED (deferred option) waitlist. Likely putting deposit in at Maryland. Still thinking things through.