Oh2BWilfordBrimley (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Washington graph WL, Accepted A 10/15/07 -- 11/07/07 06/05/08 11 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Accepted D W $24,000 10/15/07 -- 11/01/07 05/14/08 11 years
University of Colorado Boulder graph Accepted W 10/01/07 -- 11/05/07 02/11/08 11 years
University of Wisconsin Madison graph Accepted W 09/02/07 -- 10/30/07 01/19/08 11 years
University of Iowa graph Accepted W 09/02/07 -- 09/14/07 01/31/08 11 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Accepted W $30,000 11/20/07 -- 11/30/07 01/16/08 11 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 10/01/07 -- 10/28/07 01/12/08 11 years
University of Arizona graph Accepted W $36,000 09/15/07 -- 11/15/07 01/25/08 11 years
University of California Hastings graph Waitlisted W 11/14/07 -- 11/30/07 02/12/08 11 years
University of California Davis graph Rejected 10/09/07 -- 11/07/07 02/20/08 11 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $15,000 09/03/07 -- 11/09/07 12/07/07 11 years
University of Texas Austin graph Rejected 09/14/07 -- 10/16/07 11/15/07 11 years
Vanderbilt University graph Rejected 10/01/07 -- 10/09/07 01/07/08 11 years
University of Notre Dame graph Waitlisted W 10/01/07 -- 10/12/07 01/12/08 11 years
Indiana University Bloomington graph Accepted W $25,500 09/15/07 -- 11/01/07 01/18/08 11 years

Applicant Information

167
2.72
2.53
BA T-5 Public, MA Tier3 Public
Govt/Secondary Ed.
N/A

Demographic Information

Fairbanks
Alaska
Non-URM
Male
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

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ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

And UW it is...

Soft factors --
5-6 yrs. out of undergraduate.
Resident of underrepresented state.
Low undergraduate GPA, upward trend, addendum.
Fairly significant undergraduate EC leadership.
High graduate GPA, publications.
Fairly unusual work experiences.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been offered admission to these schools. I don't know where I'll wind up yet, but it will almost certainly boil down to how much debt I'll be having to stare down three years later.

Good luck, everyone.

Visitor Comments

  • Worse than crack
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 08:51 AM

I hear ya. I'm at the office now, supposed to be working. Instead I'm trying to scour the data to find out why I got deferred by Illinois. I need a life...

- tanegeel
  • You said it
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 10:30 AM

Thanks for the response. You're comments support my assumption: UIUC wants a high LSAT and cares little about anything else. I have an applicant friend who is similar to my profile in every way: journalist, nontraditional student, took long time to complete his B.A. But he got a 169, so they let him in right away. I'm not too upset about the deferral; I applied to UIUC for in-state tuition. Of the three Big 10 schools I applied to, I like it the least. I visited DePaul last weekend and feel like I could fit there. I have a four-year-old son, so I've got other considerations besides a school's rank. We'll see what UIUC does with me later in the cycle.

- tanegeel
  • Oh, one more thing
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 10:30 AM

Where do you think you'll go?

- tanegeel
  • Knocking Illinois
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 05:42 PM

Don't take my UIUC comments too seriously. My attitude stems from an irrational bias against the university that goes back to my high school days. My sister, a lot of my friends went there for undergrad; it's an excellent school. But I never liked the campus. It seemed ratty to me compared to Iowa (my preferred undergrad school at the time). My impression of the law program is just that, an impression. I haven't visited there yet and the way things are looking, I probably won't. But it seems like an academic/research-focused program and I am more interested in clinical experience. I'm looking ahead to the job I'll land afterward. Money is a big consideration for me, too. That's why I applied to UIUC initially, for in-state tuition. But DePaul and Loyola have offered large enough scholarships to put my out-of-pocket costs in the same neighborhood. And Chicago is where I'll probably end up working, at least initially, so those schools are more attractive to me.

- logged user
  • Iowa and $$$
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 09:42 PM

Do you have any idea how or when Iowa notifies you about financial aid? I get the impression from the acceptance letter that any award notices could be forthcoming. You have no idea how important getting into Iowa was for me. It was my long shot, my dream school. I can't believe it...

- tanegeel
  • Alaska
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 05:44 AM

Not actually an Alaskan. I accidentally hit the wrong state when I first created the account, and now every time I change it, it changes back. I guess LSN wants me to be an Alaskan. I wouldn't mind it either, and I would definitely work in AK. My sister lives up there and has for about six years now. She did her grad. work in Fairbanks. It looks like you have a lot of schools to choose from. Any idea where you are going?

- nicnac
  • ...
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 05:29 PM

Thanks for the offer of tips on W&M. If they let me in, I will definitely ask. Colorado and U Washington would both be great choices. I can't remember right now why I didn't apply at CU-Boulder...hmmm?? My sister, the one in Alaska, did her MA at CU-Boulder. When I visited, Boulder was loads of fun. She studied atmospheric sciences at UAF, by the way. If you need information on U Washington or life in Seattle, let me know. I did my MA there. It has been a few years, but I would be happy to share.

- nicnac
  • UW
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 03:00 PM

Yeah, I have two theories about the UW delay: 1-I know that they have a secondary review for maybes, so maybe that just takes a really long time. 2-They don't send out waitlists until March, so we may just be in the waitlist pile. In either case good luck, and I hope to see you there.

- socfan
  • UW
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 11:35 AM

Hey I'd take a waitlist at this point. Seattle's my number 2, so that's an easy transition for me even late. CO is a great school, I definantely considered it. Good luck there.

- socfan
  • Colorado
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 07:51 PM

I'm pretty set on Colorado as well and was interested in hearing your reasoning behind choosing Boulder...Have you checked out the campus yet...

- laferson
  • Thanks for the info...
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 09:28 AM

Thanks for all the information! It's always nice to bridge that information gap, which is why I like this site. I'll be visiting Boulder this weekend, and like you, think campus visits are really important. As to the my waitlists, I don't have a lot of hope for W&M since they waitlist everyone, but I'll definitely hit you up if I somehow make it off since my wife really wants to end up on the East Coast. Obviously Colorado makes that difficult, though I think the job placement statistics are largely a function of the choices students make before attending law school, i.e. students are more likely to attend a school in a region they want to work in. What I really want is a school with a solid reputation with a more diverse environment than what Utah offers...Colorado fits the bill I guess, at least if you count the ultra liberal rich kids :)I'll be in touch and thanks again...

- laferson
  • Boulder
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 07:25 AM

Okay, so the law school bldg is beautiful, and I enjoyed the students and faculty I was able to meet. I even gave them my deposit rather than relying on the mail. Honestly though, the University of Utah did a much better job selling themselves...I wanted Colorado to make my decision easier. Instead, I found myself with a lot of doubtful feelings. It bugged me that they cut every activity short due to time constraints because they only planned for half a day. I couldn't figure out why they were in such a hurry especially when most of us in attendence spent more time traveling there than they spent introducting us to the school. Even with those complaints, I feel good about living in Boulder, and attending the law school. I'm still hoping for Washington though...How about you, are you going to keep UW as an option? And I agree with pretty much everything you said about job placements. If you want to work in the region, I think it's much easier to get a job because all those reasons you mentioned. If I want to work out of their sphere of influence, I would need to domost of the work myself...contacting them, traveling for interviews and so forth. But, I also believe it's not that hard either. My brother-in-law went to one of the worst schools known to mankind but did okay, targeted an area, past the bar, and got a job in fairly short order.

- laferson
  • I hear you...
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 06:26 PM

My feelings exactly...I almost wish I hadn't gone to visit the place. But, like you, I talked with some really cool students, and a couple of friendly professors, so it wasn't all bad. We're in very similar situations though. UW has always been my most realistic first choice, but my wife has a lot of preconceptions about Seattle. Luckily, she wasn't overly impressed by Boulder either, and is now much more receptive to the idea of living there. Thus, my plan is to attend Colorado unless UW comes through, even if I have to wait until the end of June. What kind of rent will you be paying next year in Boulder by the way...

- logged user
  • And that was me...
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 06:32 PM

I hate how this site makes me do this...

- laferson
  • yo
  • Monday, April 28 2008 at 09:51 PM

Hey, congrats on your cycle. Ive been keeping an eye on your cycle since i wanted to apply to all your schools, but figured on staying in california as most likely option. Best of luck to you!

- pachydermavenger
  • UMN
  • Wednesday, May 28 2008 at 02:49 PM

Congrats. How were you notified by UMN? Thanks.

- moogs15
  • UH vs CO & AU
  • Thursday, May 29 2008 at 07:48 AM

My wife\\\\\\\'s family is all in Houston and they\\\\\\\'re all attorneys with connections. UH is also in the 4th largest legal market (at least that\\\\\\\'s what I read). We also wanted to end up in Houston. Plus, it\'s going to be a ton cheaper than CO & AU. When it came down to it they\'re all regional schools and I had to take other factors into consideration other than ranking. UMN would be a different story though, and thats my first choice. I don\'t plan on getting in, but I\'m happy with UH either way.

- moogs15
  • UMN
  • Friday, May 30 2008 at 12:02 PM

Thanks. Looks like I got the WL email. I guess I can\'t complain. It appears you\'re trying to decide between UMN and CU? My 2 cents would be to go to UMN, even though CU has a sick new building and moving up in the ranking. Although if you really want to end up in the Colorado area and they gave some $$ then you\'d have a tough decision. Other than that UMN is a sweet school that you\'ll never have to apologize for. Again, Congrats, hopefully i get the call.

- moogs15
  • UMN
  • Monday, June 02 2008 at 08:47 AM

Do you happen to know if the chances of getting off the wait -list are relatively good or not?

- moogs15
  • UMN
  • Tuesday, June 03 2008 at 12:59 PM

Thanks that was really helpful. moogs15

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  • Waitlists
  • Friday, June 06 2008 at 01:15 PM

Thanks! Looks like you\'ve had a great cycle as well! I\'m still waiting to see what the financial aid package will look like. If it is pretty good I might have to reconsider BU. Are you headed to UW for sure?

- malleusmaleficarum
  • congrats!!!
  • Tuesday, June 10 2008 at 03:19 PM

Hey there, I\'ve been kind of following your profile, rooting for you to get into UW, and you did. So a great big congrats!!! I\'m planning on heading there myself so I guess we\'ll be classmates in the fall. Make sure you join the yahoo group, its great! I\'ll talk to you later.

- olderandwiser

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