lawbound09 (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
4 University of Dayton graph Accepted W $45,000 10/01/08 10/17/08 -- 12/08/08 11 years
3 University of Cincinnati graph Accepted W $12,000 10/01/08 10/15/08 11/14/08 12/05/08 11 years
2 Northern Kentucky University F graph Accepted W $36,000 10/01/08 10/15/08 11/17/08 12/12/08 11 years
1 University of Kentucky graph Accepted A $2,000 10/01/08 10/15/08 10/20/08 11/22/08 11 years

Applicant Information

156
3.95
3.95
Public
Political Science
0 out of 1500

Demographic Information

Suburban
Kentucky
White
Male
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

4.0 for 6 consecutive semesters

Highly involved in campus life - Student Government, Fraternity, Student Alumni Association, etc.

3 solid letters of recommendation

By applying in October, I gave myself the best chance of admission. If I had waited until December or later, I do not think I would have been accepted at UK or UC. For everyone in future cycles; apply as early as you can!

I think what my applications displayed was that I am extremely dedicated to academics despite heavy extracurricular involvement. I credit those two things for my acceptances despite an LSAT below the 25th percentile at UK and UC. This proves that while you need a good LSAT, it does not have to be outstanding if you have excellent grades and substantial involvement.

1/3/09
I've been thinking about my decision over Winter Break. I am 100% committed to UK. I have sent a deposit in for an apartment a block from the law school, and I think it will be the perfect situation. I can walk to class everyday and not worry about parking or driving. I have not yet formally sent in my seat deposit or withdrawn anywhere, but for all intents and purposes, I have made my decision.

1/16/09
Scholarship Amounts are per year

1/30/09
Withdrew from everywhere but UK.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I am a Kentucky resident and am looking to stay in the region after graduation, so I am only applying to schools I would really like to attend.

10/23/08 - Visited NKU-Chase today, and I was very impressed! I found out that for scholarships, you only have to maintain good academic standing, so only a 2.0 GPA. What this means is that if I get the $12,000 a year Henry Clay scholarship, I can rest assured that I will keep it for all 3 years. The campus is merely ok, but the law school itself is very nice. There are projectors, wireless internet, and individual laptop outlets in every classroom. Also, the professors and students seemed very welcoming. I am definitely leaning more towards Northern now.

11/17/08 - At this point, it has been a little over a month since my applications were submitted. In the past few days I have gone complete at Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. I am hoping for a decision from both to be made within the next month or so.

This weekend I will be attending an open house at UK, so I am excited to see if that pushes me more towards attending there.

11/22/08 - I visited UK Law today. A new building is in the works, but the current facility is badly outdated. But UK has such a great reputation that it would be hard to turn down. The bar passage and career/employment statistics are just about the best in the region. I think I am realizing that UK is a much bigger deal than attending a less well known school.

Send me a message if you would like more info on my impression of UK Law or NKU-Chase Law.

11-24-08 - I AM IN at UK! It feels great to have the first acceptance, and to my first choice school at that! This proves that sometimes grades do matter more than a stellar LSAT. I will continue to think about the scholarship to Chase, but honestly this just about wraps things up for me. UK is among the best in this region in terms of reputation and job opportunities. The money I spend now on UK will surely pay off in the long run.

11-26-08 - I got a letter in the mail today from the law school dean at UK congratulating me on my acceptance and urging me to choose UK. A nice follow-up touch I thought : )

12-1-08 - December is here! I am still so excited about getting into UK. I have not heard back from the other schools, but I am mentally committed to moving to Lexington next fall. I know NKU is going to give me a scholarship, but my thinking at the moment is that even UK at full price would be a better option. I feel very confident about getting a desirable job in KY as a UK Law graduate, but not so much with NKU.

12-5-08 - Another acceptance to a great law school, the University of Cincinnati. I am really glad these schools are looking at my grades over my LSAT. I probably prefer UK because it is in-state and a bit cheaper than UC's metro rate, but I will wait and see about scholarships. It looks like I am going to be accepted to all 4 schools at this point! I had kind of written off UC, but if they could give me some money to make it cost the same as UK, I would really consider it. I plan on taking a personal visit in the spring.

12-8-08 - Phone call from Dean Casillano at the University of Dayton. I have been accepted, and the phone call was a nice touch. I would probably not attend since I have already been accepted to UK and UC, but it's nice to be wanted.

12-12-08 - My status checker at NKU has changed to "decision mailed." I assume it will be an acceptance, and with that, the admissions cycle will be over for me. Now I can wait for scholarships and weigh my options.

12-16-08 - Accepted at NKU. My cycle is over! I know I could apply to more schools, but I think it makes sense for me to stay in this region because that is where I want to work eventually. It says that I will be considered for scholarships in February.

12-23-08 - Every day I think about how great it would be to attend law school for free at NKU, but I always conclude that UK is the undisputed leader of law schools in this state. I love Lexington and I think it is a great fit. Still, I plan to schedule another visit to UK in the spring semester and sit in on a class just to be sure. I will probably withdraw from everywhere by at least March and send in my deposit to UK.

1-3-09 - The new year is here! Pending some unforeseen event, I will be a 1L at the University of Kentucky College of Law in the Fall of 2009!

1-16-09 - I received a $4,000 per year (for 3 years) scholarship offer from UC today. I am happy to get something from a school where I am below the median LSAT, but this won't be enough to change my mind. Even without a scholarship UK is more affordable. I will withdraw at some point.

2-21-09 - UK gave me $2,000 spread out over three years. It's not much, but UK is afforadable anyway and I really didn't expect anything, so I am actually pretty happy. I cannot wait to get to UK this fall!

Visitor Comments

  • Uk
  • Saturday, January 12 2008 at 05:33 PM

Thanks for the GL wishes! Wow! I can't believe you've heard of ALC! Most people think i'm joking about its existence! :) I am originally for Kentucky, so that adds to my desire to go to UK. Anywyas, it was good to hear from ya! i'll keep ya posted on my visits!

- wildcatfan01
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, October 16 2008 at 09:54 AM

I just might apply. Thanks for the heads up. UT is my first choice just for the convenience of where I am currently living, but my LSAT is a good bit lower than I had hoped. I have work experience and a good gpa... partnered with some good recommendations and a good bit of community service. We'll see how it goes. I found out too that Lincoln Memorial University (right on the TN/KY line) is proposing a law school to open fall 2009 that will be housed in downtown Knoxville. I think I might go to info on that to give me another option. Thanks for the comment, and keep me posted if you hear anything from your schools.

- tnteacher
  • Saturday, October 18 2008 at 07:26 AM

My LSN has been acting funny, so I am just now able to reply to your post- Vandy was really nice. The campus is great, and everyone seems very friendly. Are you planning on applying to any schools outside of the Kentucky-Ohio region?

- LucasHumble
  • Congrats
  • Monday, November 24 2008 at 08:15 AM

Way to go on Kentucky! I know it feels good to get that first letter. I'm just really hoping to hear from any of my schools, haha! My low LSAT is probablly causing a much closer look at my file.

- tnteacher
  • Monday, November 24 2008 at 10:38 AM

I'm locked out of LSN, but I wanted to say big congrats for the UK acceptance!

- lucashumble
  • Congrats on UK
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 09:59 AM

Just saw the great news about UK and noticed you went last saturday to the open house. I was there too and really was impressed overall. I am planning on taking the LSAT again in DEC but really having considered just saying no and submitting my application. I currently go to U of L how about you? Have a good Thanksgiving!

- saedustin
  • Friday, November 28 2008 at 03:48 PM

For some reason, on my home laptop I can't log into this page... something to do with cookies I think. Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for the kind words. I don't really know what I would do in that situation. At this point, I don't have much of an idea of what I will do, but it is an exciting decision. I hope your cycle continues to do well, and that we both continue to represent Kentucky for the best.

- lucashumble
  • Tuesday, December 02 2008 at 08:04 AM

I don't go to UK but I work in Lexington. I'm from western kentucky and really want to move closer towards that way. I'm tired of the Lexington area but I still might apply there.

- kylaw2009
  • Hi!
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 06:49 AM

Thanks for the kind words...good luck to you to! UK is my alma mater, so I would LOVE to go there, but I live in Louisville now so that's my target. Congrats on your UK acceptance! Rupp Arena is something to behold :)

- bbmac
  • UK
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 07:15 AM

Yeah, it's nice to be in somewhere that may throw some money at me considering the state of employment and the economy and such at this time. What were your impressions of UK? After they make a scholarship offer in January I'll probably visit, but I'm still hoping for UGA or a few others so UK may be out by January.

- wwarren
  • UK
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 12:57 PM

I actually just applied to UK, but I really liked the representative I met at a law school fair, with already being accepted to American, I doubt that I'd go there :-\

- B5A2D1
  • Go KY!
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 01:01 AM

Congratulations on you acceptance to the University of Kentucky. -- A fellow Kentuckian

- HongKong
  • thanks!
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 11:08 AM

Thanks for the note! The Edwards thing was such a great opportunity, I definitely lucked out by him having his HQ where I was at school. PS I think it was a good call applying to UD and UC, you never know if one of them may really like your application and throw some money your way. Good luck!

- janewberg
  • NKU
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 09:10 AM

Congrats on your acceptances! UK is a very reputable school, I can imagine that would be hard to turn down. I was just wondering what your impressions of NKU were. I am from out of state and am hesitant about it since I have never really heard of it and it's fourth tier. What is it like/does it have a good reputation in the area? Thanks and good luck!

- sas6g8
  • Sunday, December 07 2008 at 01:11 PM

Haha I actually was being sarcastic when I wrote that about UK...It was definitely a reach school for me, so I wasn't surprised when I didn't make it in. I'm really looking at Penn State or Syracuse, depending on financial stuff. Thanks for the advice, and good luck on your apps!

- johnnyd1187
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, December 07 2008 at 03:59 PM

Congrats on the UK acceptance. I'm actually looking to get out of the bluegrass state, hopefully somewhere in Indiana. Need a scholarship and am crossing my fingers IU-Indy pulls through.

- Blair180
  • Wednesday, December 10 2008 at 11:38 AM

Hey, your cycle is going great! Good luck with the rest, and congrats so far.

- LucasHumble
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, December 11 2008 at 04:46 AM

Congrats on all the acceptances! Hopefully my cycle goes just as well :)

- kylaw2009
  • NKU
  • Thursday, December 11 2008 at 07:41 PM

Thanks so much for the response! I would love to be the Cincinnati Kentucky area and am glad to hear that it has a good reputation in that region. Once I find out if I'm in (and if I get some $) I'll will definitely give it a look.

- sas6g8
  • Friday, December 12 2008 at 10:54 AM

I'm not too upset about Virginia... they were pretty much last place on my list of schools that I applied to (I'm not just saying that out of bitterness- they were a last second application). UK could get me still... I'm not ruling out anyone yet. I guess we'll see what happens as the cycle continues- good luck!

- LucasHumble
  • Wednesday, December 24 2008 at 05:58 AM

Congrats at all your acceptances! UC would be cool! I ma not mad at UK...they sent me a fee waiver , I only applied b/c it was free but my view pouint is that I would not attend a school that waitlistme b/c if they accept me they're pretty much settling so my preference is to go to a schoolthat truely wants me

- Blessed09
  • Re: Hi
  • Saturday, December 27 2008 at 08:03 AM

Hey, I went to school in lexington. Ive lived here all my life so im looking forward to changing the scenery. But if you wind up at UK next fall goodluck! lexington is a fun town.

- lcsoccer
  • Monday, December 29 2008 at 08:44 PM

I'm an Alabama resident, and I guess my top choice is Alabama, but I would be thrilled with Georgia as well

- eagleeye3
  • uklawcat
  • Monday, March 16 2009 at 11:06 AM

I may be going to the reception, but I have already visited. I know the scholly sounds high but it's to give me in state tuition (I'm still a resident of Missouri). My final three look like UK Mizzou and Cincinnati. Congrats on all your acceptances! I'd imagine top schools would have a hard time turning down that gpa!

- uklawcat

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