Matias (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Idaho Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Willamette University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
New York Law School Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Santa Clara University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Brigham Young University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Utah Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
South Texas College of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Louisiana State - Baton Rouge Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University at Buffalo Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Appalachian School of Law Accepted Type: RA $23,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Western State University Accepted Type: RA $20,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
St. Mary's University Accepted Type: RA $8,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Catholic University of America Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
California Western School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
George Mason University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Wyoming Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Albany Law School of Union University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
American University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Southern Methodist University Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Pepperdine University Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Brooklyn Law School Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Emory University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 154
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.18
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: University
  • Major: Mass Communication - Broadcast

Demographic Information

  • City: Salt Lake City
  • State: Utah
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

- Currently working Government Affairs for Idaho National Laboratory in Washington, DC.
- Community service/Church Leadership roles (LDS)
- Full-time employment throughout full-time undergrad
- 3 Letters of Recommendation from 3 professors at the University of Utah.
- Dean's List
- Awarded 'Best Reporter' for Newsbreak in 2007 (TV NEWS PROGRAM AT U OF UTAH).
- Summer intern for Salt Lake Tribune - Sports Writer and Clerk

Additional info & updates

Scholarship amounts are per year of attendance.

*3/15/08
Rejected by Utah.

* 3/10/08
Accepted by South Texas. Craplisted by LSU.

* 3/7/08
Rejected by U at Buffalo - Small envelope. Quite a letdown... With my extracurriculars and geographics, I really thought I had a chance at this one, despite my 25th percentile numbers (with regards to Buffalo). Oh well...If it's not meant to be, then it's not meant to be.

* 3/1/08
Rejection notice from Penn State. Standard size envelope that reeked of rejection. No surprise when opened.
So far, no love from the reputable East Coast schools. Being from the Mountain West (U of Utah), I had hoped some of these schools would throw me a bone - average statistics, average dude, but from a school/area of few applicants.

*Acceptances to date - Feb 2008
Western State, Cal Western, St. Mary's, and Appalachian acceptance letters came at no surprise. They were my 'sure shots', and all of them have offered scholarships. Albany, on the other hand, was a nice development to this agonizing process. Don't let the 'Tier 3' by USNEWS fool ya. I would just need scholarships to alleviate the $100,000+ cost over three years!!! Ridiculous!
The Albany acceptance letter came in packet form. A very nice presentation when opened.

*Rejections to date - Feb 2008
My rejections have not been surprising either. After all, you have to take some 'long shots,' right? It's still disappointing because of the 'what if' daydreams you keep in the back of your mind.

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Congrats
Monday, March 10 2008 at 10:59 PM

Hey congrats on your acceptances to date! Looks like you have received some nice $$ too. We have similar #s. Could you tell me when you sent in the majority of your apps please? Thanks and I wish you the best with the rest of the cycle. What is your top pick at this point and top two or three overall?

South Texas
Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 09:05 AM

Hey bud, I know south Texas is a good school. Its pretty respected around this area. Idaho is a damn good school too. Have you not considered them?

South Texas
Friday, May 02 2008 at 04:10 PM

I saw a comment from you regarding South Texas and hope you don't mind my comments/thoughts. I have a friend who's an alumnus from STCL and he encouraged me to apply. He said that, unlike most law schools, STCL teaches you from day one on how to think like an attorney, work with clients, and how to write. I've also heard that it has a great reputation in the Texas and Midwest and is quite under rated. Hope this helps! PS. Have you heard ANYTHING from Wyoming yet? I'm still waiting...