killtheheadlights (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
1 University of Denver graph Accepted A $60,000 01/08/08 -- 01/18/08 02/13/08 13 years
1 University of Colorado Boulder graph Rejected 01/10/08 -- 01/24/08 03/20/08 13 years
Stanford University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
Brigham Young University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Arizona graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Southern California graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of San Diego graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
Arizona State University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
Harvard University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years

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Things on my resume:

06-07- BYU Prelaw Review Lead Production Editor
07-08- BYU Prelaw Review Lead Editor
06-Present- Teacher's Assistant/Research Assistant
1 year of Service Club Leadership
2 Year Church Mission to Denver, Colorado

I wrote my personal statement about diversity that I overcame growing up. I grew up in a family of people who went to prison for drug use and are still addicts. I wrote about how I overcame this multi-generational trend.

I had 4 letters of recommendation:

Mission President
2 English Professors
1 Religion Professor who I do research/TA for.


I got a 159 on the September LSAT. I retook in December and got a 162. It was much closer to my practice exams. I am hoping I didn't apply too late.

I submitted Denver's app on the 8th of January.

I submitted Colorado's app on the 10th of January.

1-18-08: I got an email that I was complete at Denver. I emailed them asking when I would know if I was complete and they replied that I was.

01-24-08: I got an email saying I was complete at the Univ of Colorado today. They also said to not call with questions regarding app status. I am kinda bummed, I wish they would at least let you check your status online.

01-28-08: Today Denver emailed me and said that I could check the status of my application online with an ID and password they gave me. I was disappointed when I logged in and it said, "under review". It also said in the email that final decisions would not be posted in the login area. Why would they give us a login if we can't view acceptances or rejections? I just want to know, sorry . . . I am venting! I want to know I got in somewhere.

01-31-08: I really want to make the choice between Denver and Colorado. I NEED AN ACCEPTANCE!

02-13-08: Accepted at Denver today via email! I called yesterday and the lady at the front desk said I would be notified by mail and it wouldn't be email. I got an email today saying I was accepted. I am quite excited. I really want to have to choose between Denver and Colorado though. I am praying for an acceptance from Colorado. I also am hoping for a scholarship from Denver.

02-15-08: I got my acceptance package from Denver. There was a paper that was dated the 12th with a scholarship offer for 15,000 a year. I am pretty excited about it.

3-18-08: I am dying for some news from Colorado. I want to get in badly. Just send me some word!

3-25-08: Right now I am slightly in favor of Colorado over Denver, but I am going out there this weekend and that will help me make a choice. The instate tuition at Colorado looks nice, but the scholarship and location of Denver are also nice. I am rather split, but Colorado seems like the wiser choice. We shall see though, I may not need to make the decision. There have been an awful lot of waitlists and rejections lately, so who knows.

Denied at CU: I am not extremely disappointed. I more just wanted to say that I had the option of both. I was split as to which school I wanted to attend, but my wife emphatically wanted to attend DU, so that makes that choice easier.

I also went to DU's Admitted Student Weekend and was impressed. I am excited to attend. My wife and I found a great apartment in Lonetree also.

4-18-08: DU emailed me today after I called them about a week ago. They decided to give me an additional 5,000K a year, making the total 20,000 dollars a year for tuition. This would have swayed me in Denver's favor regardless of the CU denial. I am pretty happy about this.

7-7-08: I looked online and I was given a 10,000 dollar grant, so I will pretty much not be paying for tuition for the first year (3,000). I am just extremely happy with how this turned out. It is a best case scenario!

Visitor Comments

  • Yea
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 12:15 PM

Hey yeah I played for Chatfield did you go there? what year did you graduate? You obviously know who I am now so who are you?

- bigred79
  • apps
  • Saturday, November 10 2007 at 01:34 PM

No those are the only ones I have applied to so far. I have a more complete list now. The only others not on there I am applying to are UCLA and Duke. I am probably going to stay in state but I thought I'd at least give the others a shot.

- numberstime
  • re: Denver
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 03:20 PM

I've read that they are generally a lot more generous with people from in-state or from the region, and especially with DU grads, but its probably that as well. I was out there this summer and its a beautiful new building for the school.

- mstoker86
  • congrats
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 06:07 AM

congrats on the new lsat score and good luck with apps.

- numberstime
  • denver
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 06:09 AM

Also for Denver I think maximum they are giving out at this point is 20k a year. Maybe will go up later?

- numberstime
  • #s
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 06:58 AM

I had them up, but then got paranoid with all the people saying how admissions people check the site. Stupid I know, but better safe then sorry. My numbers are 167/3 - I'll give them to people if they ask, just hesitant to make them public until i hear from a few more places

- whylaw
  • DU
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 03:53 PM

Hey there. I had seen your posts on the Denver thread at LSD (I lurk, haven't decided to post there yet though...) and from what you posted when you saw your MyWeb... Congrats because that means you were accepted =D I was all worried about putting that I was accepted till I got the official email telling me so. That came 4 days after I was able to access al that on MyWeb.

- rechtsanswalt86
  • MyWeb
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:13 PM

Wow, that's interesting... that's why I was so cautiously guarded myself in celebrating when I saw the MyWeb stuff because I wasn't sure. But it's weird because everyone I know thus far that was a precursor for their admission. But in any case, I am definitely going to crossing my fingers for you to get in. Believe me I definitely know the anxiety, hang in there! :)

- rechtsanswalt86
  • Colorado
  • Sunday, February 10 2008 at 11:22 AM

Hey man - I got into Colorado. I got a letter this weekend. But I was surprised not to get a scholarship offer. People with a lower index than me got one. Well, we'll see if it comes in a different letter. But I'm really thinking it's going to be BYU for me. It's not too late to apply to BYU! Haha.

- natedawg
  • Congratulations
  • Sunday, February 10 2008 at 08:16 PM

I had a feeling... I def know where you were coming from, but I was all confused because when you can access all that stuff on MyWeb it's because they moved your status to that of a student... I don't know why the woman at admissions told you you weren't let in yet though. But that doesn't matter because now you know you're in! Denver is one of my top picks for the moment. I won't really dwell on all these schools until I have more decisions, but the thought of living and working in Colorado really appeals to me. Best of luck with. I really like both schools, I don't think we could go wrong at either... provided we get accepted at CU that is lol :)

- rechtsanswalt86
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 08:58 AM

On getting into DU. May I ask how you were notified? It looks like our apps were complete around the same time. Thanks!

- ladivina
  • Denver
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 11:15 AM

Hey, congrats on Denver. Did you get any scholarship info with the email? I didn't. I called and they said it might take a few days.

- drleather
  • Denver
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 03:16 PM

Hey, Thanks for your message. I'm interested in publc interest but I'm pretty open as to what the future may hold. Nonetheless, I'm excited about the scholarship. Congrats on your acceptance, maybe I'll see you there!

- down2earth
  • :)
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 09:08 AM

congrats on the $$$. Have fun in Devner

- drleather
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 11:54 AM

Hi! Congrats on your acceptance to Denver. I noticed you posted on the lawschooldiscussion forum about how you could apply for housing on the myweb site. If you don't mind me asking, are you still able to? Yesterday i was and now I no longer am able I'm a bit nervous. I would really really appreciate your response! Thanks! & Good luck with CU!

- bufflover
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 11:56 AM

that was me above ^^

- bufflover
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 11:56 AM

that was me above ^^

- bufflover
  • denver
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 04:21 PM

Have u gotten the acceptance offer without seeing new menu items (registration, withdraw, housing, ect.) ? On my application summary, the status went straight from " Status: Complete/ready to review" to blank on Friday.. um........unfortunately, i can not apply for housing etc.. yet...maybe, i can do next week??

- iwill
  • good job
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 11:24 PM

when you say housing,. are you saying that you see housing submenu on your online status check thing? also, do you have option to click registration menu??

- iwill
  • Sunday, February 17 2008 at 12:14 PM

well I hope that means I am too... :) That's all that really matters hahaha

- bufflover
  • $
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 07:27 AM

Hey, I don't think I'm getting any money. I haven't heard anything yet, and my big packet came with no $$ offer. I have to say I'm a little shocked and disappointed. I don't think UD is in my future. I even called Karen H. at the admissions office, and she hasn't called me back, which leads me to believe no news: bad news. But I'll let you know. Who knows, I might get into CU, right? (right.)

- drleather
  • DU/ColoradoLaw
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 08:05 AM

Congrats on your acceptance to DU and your scholarship!! I'm also waiting to choose between DU and UC, but am banking on a UC rejection (or no scholly if by the grace of God I got in). On the verge of sending in my DU deposit but it's a big choice (I'm an Ohio-an). Good luck with UC and maybe I'll see you next fall :)

- LittleMissMeeba
  • CU Fam Law
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 02:29 PM

CU has a specific juvenile & family law PROGRAM- Greater course availability, research opportunities, and the chance to receive certification indicating concentrated study in the area. Most schools have family law classes, and a few have family law clinics (like DU), but I think CU (& possibly Loyola Chi.) have the most structured fam. law programs.

- littlemissmeeba

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