malissa07 (2020-2021)

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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
1 Fordham University PT graph WL, Accepted A 01/21/08 01/21/08 02/01/08 07/29/08 12 years
Baylor University F graph Accepted W 01/21/08 01/21/08 01/25/08 03/26/08 12 years
Loyola University Chicago graph Waitlisted W 01/23/08 01/24/08 02/05/08 02/18/08 12 years
Villanova University F graph Waitlisted W 01/22/08 -- 03/07/08 03/17/08 12 years
3 University of Colorado Boulder F graph WL, Rejected 01/16/08 01/17/08 01/28/08 06/17/08 12 years
3 Case Western Reserve University F graph Accepted W $5,000 01/16/08 -- 02/28/08 03/21/08 13 years
2 University of Wisconsin Madison F graph Rejected 01/21/08 01/22/08 02/15/08 04/07/08 13 years
1 Boston College graph Rejected 01/21/08 -- 02/14/08 04/07/08 13 years
George Mason University F PT graph Rejected 01/21/08 01/22/08 01/30/08 02/25/08 13 years
University of Nebraska Lincoln F graph Accepted W 01/21/08 -- -- 02/11/08 13 years
2 University of Florida graph Accepted D 01/13/08 01/25/08 -- 03/21/08 13 years
1 University of California Davis graph Rejected 01/16/08 01/22/08 02/07/08 03/26/08 13 years

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03-10 - My status checker finally changed -- Application under evaluation at Davis!

03-21 - Email from Case - $5,000 each year if I maintain a 2.3 GPA. Oh, and a $200 travel stipend to visit the school. Cool stuff.

IN AT FLORIDA!!! I'm super excited!!

03-26 - Rejection from Davis. I'm really bummed about this one....

Also, waitlisted at Baylor today. If I reactivate my application for the spring quarter, they will offer me admission for spring of 2009.

04-07 - I'm not exactly sure what day they processed my fall transcript, but my GPA is now at a 3.95. I figure with all the waitlists I'm on, it couldn't hurt to send in an updated transcript.

04-10 - Finally heard back from Boston. Nothing I didn't expect, but I really would have loved to go there.

In other news, there's a blizzard outside today!! Kinda makes Florida look better and better :)

04-23 - Fordham email saying that there probably won't be many more offers from the waitlist until JUNE! At least I have some sort of time frame to look at now.

Visitor Comments

  • HEY
  • Wednesday, September 05 2007 at 08:07 AM

Ummmmmmm, luck. I can't really explain the 165 to 178. I was just having a lucky day, but I am feeling more comfortable with the test and I'm really trying to focus on my weaknesses. I'm taking another diag on Saturday, so we'll see if the 178 was a fluke.

- tl2
  • Hey
  • Thursday, September 06 2007 at 03:36 PM

Yeah. I'm probably going to do the Pharm Patent thing. It would be nice to get away from Organic and whatnot. What are you thinking with where you are headed?

- poohfam
  • you're not late at all...
  • Tuesday, September 18 2007 at 06:47 AM

I think im just REALLY early, but if you have all your stuff ready when you get your score you'll be more than fine. As for more top 20 schools, I don't really wanna go west of the mississippi, i guess i'm putting all my chips on vandy and cornell and hoping for the best. Thank you so much for your comment and good luck with the lsat(I hope the scale will be better to you than it was to me) and your cycle.

- lawtalkingguy
  • IP Law
  • Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 03:27 AM

Maybe I will work with you one day. Are you considering whether or not the school is known for its IP law program? The people on (think that's it) don't thing there is much emphasis on which law school you attend.

- gowi
  • Thanks!
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 12:33 PM

Waiting for my new score is KILLING me....what's your guess for the release date?

- beanie13
  • UVA Fee Waiver
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 06:58 AM

Hey, you asked me about my UVA fee waiver the other day. They actually sent me one because they liked that I have an advanced degree (MA). Good luck with everything!

- nycgrad21
  • ?
  • Saturday, January 05 2008 at 09:01 AM

Have you given up? =( Or just not updating these days?

- beanie13
  • Yay!
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 05:53 PM

Good! I'm dying to hear from's killing me. Lets try not to worry....=0)

- beanie13
  • yeah,
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 06:32 AM

and i heard it's a pretty good idea to do so. i made sure to specifically mention programs/other aspects of case that really attracted me, instead of just generically saying "i love your school"... you have good numbers, i'm sure you'll get in. maybe i'll be seeing you in august : )

- paranoidandroid
  • just wondering
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 09:33 AM

not trying to be an ass-hole, more of the opposite, but if you like fordham and bc so much, why don't you just apply? the later you wait, the worse your chances. if you get the old reject from davis, it may be too late to get any serious consideration.

- ohgov2020
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 10:08 AM

...on your cycle! We have some similar schools - I'll be pulling for you! Keep me informed..I wish I had your GPA!!!

- drew82abndiv
  • !
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 05:15 PM

Yay! Must feel good to get all those applications out....good luck! You'll do great!

- beanie13
  • rarely i check this...
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 11:30 PM

First, I looked at the rankings. Then, I narrowed down the choices based on where I wanted to live during and post graduation (I preferred CA). A higher ranking generally relates to a wider reach for the schools name. If youre not in at top 10 or top 20 school, youre looking at a school with a regional name or even just a local name. Additionally, I had no interest in a PT program, so I didnt hedge my bets when applying to the likes of Georgetown or GW. Then, I did one last reality check and compared my LSAT and GPA against each schools numbers (of course, LSAT deserves more weight than GPA sadly). I mass applied and waited for my choices before I narrowed further. Once I knew my choices, I used more personal factors to make the final decision. The real choices for me were between UC Davis, ASU, and UFL. If I hadnt been admitted to Davis so early, I imagine I also would have been admitted off U Arizonas waitlist. My final choice went: small school, college town location, and CA -> UC Davis hands down. I absolutely dont regret choosing Davis. It offers a relaxed environment/classroom, smart students, and good faculty. Its a nice contrast from my undergrad at the U of MN in Minneapolis both in the size of the city, friendliness of the environment, and weather. If you want to ask me anything else, feel free to send me an email via the email line under leave a comment. Or maybe Ill check my account again sometime in the next few weeks. Good luck.

- logged user
  • i wrote the comment above
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 11:32 PM

see above.

- pete2854
  • email
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 11:35 PM

scratch my earlier email line comment

- pete2854
  • Baylor
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:14 PM

No additional forms are needed for consideration; Baylor automatically considers you for academic merit scholarships upon your application. If you go to their financial aid page, however, there are links to two specialized scholarships (ex. one is awarded to undergaduate debaters) you can apply to separately. Hope this helps, and best of luck! Is Baylor among your "serious contenders"?

- civildsobdce
  • Visits
  • Sunday, February 03 2008 at 06:57 AM

Hi there, I can honestly say that I don't have a favorite. But of the 5 schools I've seen, I didn't like two. I was really unimpressed with Lewis & Clark - the facilities seemed old and the campus was small - not for me. And DePaul's facilities seemed really nice but I could never get past the location of the law school. Being smack in the middle of downtown Chicago sounds good in theory but in reality was a giant turn-off for me. The other 3 I've seen (U. of Oregon, Loyola Chicago, and Indiana Bloomington) all appealed to me in different ways. For someone looking for a more traditional college experience, Oregon and Indiana's campuses are great and their law facilities are fantastic. Someone wanting a more urban experience would probably like Loyola Chicago better, and I think it's the best of both worlds as it's in a good part of Chicago (there's a park down the block and meter parking for $1 an hour) but still close to all that Chicago has to offer. Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck with all your apps!

- sarcasticintj
  • Good luck...
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 07:16 PM

this cycle! We have a little bit of overlap in schools and I hope we both start hearing good news soon. I was thinking of applying to Nebraska - did you apply for any special reason? I don't know anything about them, but I like what I've seen on the website. PS: I'm totally jealous of your GPA - congrats on that!

- anh012100
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 07:26 PM

on Nebraska! How exciting to hear back so soon with such good news, although you were totally an auto-admit! Are you going to visit soon? I think I'm going to go ahead and apply, but I'd like some first hand information.

- anh012100
  • NU
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 12:19 PM

Yep, I got the offer with the admission packet. I haven't done the FAFSA yet..I need to get on that. You can have my NU scholarship if you want; I'm not going to go there anyways :)

- cf
  • Davis
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 07:12 PM

No, they didn't have me fill anything out... it was kind of a surprise acceptance, as I hadn't really seen many others with acceptances, and my status checker seemed stuck at "Evaluation in Progress"... it was probably there for 2+ months.

- builicious
  • Loyola Chi
  • Saturday, February 23 2008 at 11:49 AM

Sorry about the waitlist - don't they know what they are missing? :) Are you good to puruse it? Good luck!

- anh012100
  • Hey...
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 02:58 PM

I most definitely regret not applying to more schools. In fact, I've considered trying to slip in a few last minute apps but I think it's a nerves thing more than anything. I actually applied to all the schools I wanted to, even if I knew my chances were next to nothing. At this point, an application would be nothing more than desparation and it'd probably take so long to go complete, etc. that it wouldn't make me feel better! :) I did pursue Kentucky - LOCI, final graduate transcript (I didn't have time to update through LSAC), etc. I really love what I read about it so I'm hoping it's an option. I am supposed to be reviewed again in early March. I definitely think you are right about next month being big for us although to be honest, I'm stunned I haven't been rejected at several of the schools already. I know for sure that at least one that I'm auto-reject at does a mass rejection at the first of April so I guess I know when to expect that. Would you consider taking the June LSAT to get off a waitlist? That thought has been running through my mind the last several days. I'm not 100% sure it's possible, but it might be worth it?

- anh012100
  • Yay! All apps done!
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 09:59 AM

Who does George Mason think they are? =0) Loyola Chicago is a great school, if you have any questions about the city let me know! I'm really looking forward to hearing from Colorado and Wisconsin...

- beanie13
  • Hey
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 07:47 AM

Hey thanks. I just heard back from bama this morning. I'll find out about possible scholarship tomorrow.

- folkysaint
  • Good luck
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 08:26 PM

at Florida! I know you can beat it and get in.

- anh012100
  • Sorry
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 06:21 PM

about Fordham - stay positive though!

- anh012100
  • Fordham
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 05:58 AM

Fordham is also my top choice. Hopefully we'll both get good news before April 1.

- biochemist
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 03:58 PM

on Case! :)

- anh012100
  • Yay
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 04:21 PM

for Florida! I am sooo happy for you! Way to charm them. I see you don't have it ranked as a #1 choice - how does it fall for you?

- anh012100
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 07:21 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances. We have similar #'s, I can't believe I haven't got you watchlisted... anyway congrats again and any idea on a first choice?

- thecrashharder1
  • advice...
  • Thursday, March 27 2008 at 08:18 PM

Yeah, picking a school is tough... just like the rest of the application process! The only advice I could give you is the same regurgitateds stuff from LSD-where do you want to practice/ what kind of law do you want to practice/ are you concerned about your debt load, etc. I am sending my Case deposit in this week and I'm still nervous about it so don't feel weird.

- thecrashharder1
  • Decisions...
  • Friday, March 28 2008 at 12:55 PM

You know, I'm not sure which is really better between UF and Case, but to be honest, I'm not really sold on the Case-Arc curriculum approach. I think I'd prefer a more standard class structure. Also, not to live in Cleveland... that's worth a lot to me! :) Did you read their viewbook? It was nice, but there was something about it that rubbed me wrong. I think part of it was that every student featured was REALLY accomplished and outstanding and to me it was a little overwhelming and in a way, off putting. Where do you want to practice? Also, it may not make a difference to you, but Case slipped in the rankings this year. If you can, take the travel stiped, visit and then decide!

- anh012100
  • Congrats...
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 01:18 PM

on Baylor!

- anh012100
  • florida
  • Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 07:30 AM

I'm thinking about going to florida but I'm a little scared of being so far from my home state. are you going to go there?

- daph
  • Hey
  • Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 07:39 AM

Thanks. Yeah, Alabama was really my top choice. I only applied to others just in case I didn't get into Alabama or got a bigger scholarship elsewhere. I went to the ASD this past Friday and was really blown away with the whole school. So is it Florida for you or are you waiting on Fordham?

- folkysaint
  • Ugh
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 08:29 PM

These waitlists suck. I had a major freak out today when I realized it looks like I'm going to have to deposit at not where I saw myself. Where are you leaning towards? Loyola is in a great location - I would go there, but I don't think I could deal with the religion thing. What waitlists are you going to ride out?

- beanie13
  • :(
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 04:58 PM

I'm really sorry to see that you got some bad news... not such a fun way to tentatively end a cycle (hey, your waitlists could be magic!) UW And BC just don't have any idea what they are missing! I see you still have Baylor - I'm from TX so let me know if you have any questions! :) I can't wait to see what you decide to do... good luck weighing all those options!

- anh012100
  • Yup
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 04:28 PM

I'm staying on all the waitlists...and I'm holding myself back from seriously stalking UMich, my dream school from the start. I just hope something comes through!

- beanie13
  • Baylor...
  • Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 09:16 AM

There's a lot of reasons I didn't apply, but the biggest is that I'm really wanting to leave Texas for a while. I applied to UT just because if by some chance the adcom had a collective stroke and let me in, I wouldn't be able to resist the rep + in-state tuition. Otherwise, I didn't apply to any TX schools! :) As to Baylor specifically, Waco is not really my style and I really don't have a desire to do litigation. Also, it's kinda backwards there - the last year is your hardest year. It's got a GREAT rep in TX and it's only an hour/hour and a half from Austin which rocks (not for work necessarily, but shopping, nightlife, etc.). Also close to Dallas (where I live!) and it's within 3 hours of San Antonio, another fun place. COL in Waco is really low though and the campus is pretty. A friend of mine from business school boyfriend goes to Baylor Law - I'm sure he'd be happy to talk to you/answer questions you might have. Is it possible for you to visit? I'm putting up my email in case you have ???s...

- anh012100

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