OlderandWiser (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
52 Indiana University Bloomington graph WL, Accepted 11/21/07 -- -- 06/16/08 11 years
31 University of Wisconsin Madison graph Accepted W 11/21/07 -- 01/14/08 02/22/08 11 years
29 University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Waitlisted 11/21/07 -- 01/17/08 02/11/08 11 years
47 Wake Forest University graph WL, Accepted W 11/21/07 -- 01/15/08 03/24/08 11 years
1 Duke University graph Rejected 12/21/07 -- 01/10/08 04/25/08 11 years
85 Tulane University graph Accepted W $20,000 01/24/08 01/24/08 02/01/08 03/06/08 11 years
65 University of Pittsburgh graph Accepted W $5,000 11/21/07 -- -- 02/02/08 11 years
28 Washington University in St Louis graph Waitlisted W 11/21/07 -- 01/22/08 04/07/08 11 years
3 University of Virginia graph Rejected 12/21/07 -- 01/08/08 04/07/08 11 years
94 University of Miami graph Accepted W 11/28/07 11/29/07 12/04/08 12/10/07 11 years
6 University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Waitlisted 12/21/07 -- 01/22/08 04/04/08 11 years
53 Case Western Reserve University graph Accepted W $13,000 11/21/07 -- 01/04/08 01/22/08 11 years
58 Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted W $15,000 11/21/07 11/21/07 01/09/08 02/04/08 11 years
79 Temple University graph Accepted W 11/21/07 11/21/07 -- 02/02/08 11 years
7 Northwestern University graph Rejected 12/10/07 12/11/07 01/04/08 02/14/08 11 years
9 George Washington University graph Rejected 12/21/07 -- 01/09/08 02/11/08 11 years
10 University of Washington graph Accepted 12/21/07 -- 01/04/08 01/30/08 11 years
24 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected 11/21/07 -- 01/07/08 01/23/08 11 years

Applicant Information

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Public
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Demographic Information

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Michigan
White
Female
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Extra Curricular Information

6 yrs F/T work experience
Graduate degree with strong GPA
lots of community service & leadership
A strong PS and LORs (at least I think so)

**Scholy info is per year**

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

My preference numbers are actually my chiashu percentages. I saw some others on here use that format and thought it was a good idea.

12-10-07 My first acceptance! U of Miami via snail mail

01-04-2008 Finally starting to go complete after the December retake.

01-22-08 Acceptance to Case Western via email.

01-25-08 DING-Illinois. Found out via status checker. Damn, that's disappointing.

01-30-08 In at Univ. of Washington via email!! Are you kidding me? So surprised and happy right now. Take that Chiashu!

02-02-08 In at Pitt and Temple via snail mail! Pitt sent it to my parent's address which is weird. I love the 'Burgh so I'll have to really think about that one.

02-04-08 Accepted to Loyola-Chicago! My first phone call acceptance, which was pretty cool. Letter to follow.

02-08-08 Letter from Loyola containing scholarship info.

02-11-08 Deferred at UMN, status checker changed on 2/7 and received a small envelope via mail today. Guess I'll be writing a LOCI. Also rejected by GW via snail mail. Not too surprising. Though I must say, their rejection letter was very cordial. Nice touch GW!

02-14-08 rejected by NW. expected, but I'm still a bit bummed.

02-22-08 Accepted to Wisconsin via snail mail! came in a small (and rather thin) white envelope. Great news, Madison is supposed to be amazing.

03-05-08 Its been a while. Nice scholarship from Case today. No other admissions news. I'm in a lull before the storm I suppose.

03-06-08 In at Tulane via status checker!

03-10-08 Received Tulane packet in the mail. I finally understand the "inside-out tote bag" reference. I also received a nice scholarship offer.

03-24-08 Email from Wake Forest. I guess I am waitlisted, but the email was somewhat vague. They are "deferring" a final decision until May 5th and have put me on the "waitlist". so I'm counting it as a waitlist and will probably withdraw my app. As a side note, I sure wish the rest of these schools would just get on with it. why make me wait until April for what are pretty obviously going to be rejections? irritating.

03-27-08 Priority WL at IU-B. This one really blows. They have been one of my top choices all along and based on some of my other acceptances I figured I had a good shot. I'll ride their waitlist for a bit, at least until my seat deposit at UWash is due. Then we'll see.

04-04-08 Holy $%&#, waitlisted at Michigan! Seriously? I really thought I had no shot. Not an acceptance, but I'll take it. And you better believe I will be riding that waitlist until September if need be.

04-07-08 Rejection from UVa and WL from WashU today. Both are what I expected. I'm withdrawing from WashU. Even though it's a great school I have some other options I like better. Its nice to have heard from almost everyone finally (ahem, Duke, may I have my rejection now so I can be done already).

05-02-08 Email from Wake Forest accepting me off the WL. I have until 5/7 to decide. I am going to decline. Oh, and I was rejected by Duke sometime at the end of April.

05-30-08 Email from UMN. After being deferred for a very long time I was put on the waitlist. I also finally declined admission to Wisconsin. Looks like I'm headed to Washington unless there is a miracle from Michigan.

06-10-08 Email from Michigan letting me know I made their shortened waitlist. That's pretty cool. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

06-16-08 Phone call from IU-B, accepted off the waitlist. I really liked IU when I was there. I'll take a look at the package they're sending me and then make a decision. But I think I will probably decline. We'll see.

Visitor Comments

  • similar numbers
  • Sunday, October 28 2007 at 02:09 PM

good luck!

- bradpennyheater
  • good luck!
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 07:31 AM

thanks, good luck to you too! congrats on miami, good way to start off the cycle.

- barrister2b
  • Thank you!
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 08:14 AM

Thank you so much for the encouragement! You are off on the right foot and I think you will be very happy with the results as you have some great soft factors. I do recommend editing your info a bit just in case ADCOMs scroll through this site. I have also been out for a bit and have been around the world with the military. We should definitely commiserate with each other regarding the rest of the cycle! BEST OF LUCK AND THANK YOU AGAIN!

- drew82abndiv
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 07:06 AM

Good luck to you also, i'm sure you're grad. degree will help. Who knows, we could be classmates next semester.

- nishta
  • Hey!
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 03:15 PM

Thanks for dropping me a line. I hope the application process brings you good news!

- Buttonish
  • thanks
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 05:45 PM

Thanks for the congrats, Hopefully work experience counts for quite a bit!

- dslip
  • IL vs. WI
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:06 PM

I too was disappointed by IL and thought that I would have little chance at WI (my first choice). I was pleasantly surprised and then got admitted to Iowa, which ranks higher than UIUC. I have a friend at UIUC law currently and he said that the new dean is focused on getting rankings up, so don't let it discourage you with the other schools! You will have many acceptances very soon! Good luck.

- dslip
  • UW!
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 01:48 PM

Congrats on Univeristy of Washington!

- logged user
  • uw
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 02:21 PM

Sorry, that 'logged user' was me - don't know what happened.

- siskiyou
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 05:05 PM

WI has been my first choice from the beginning. I live in Chicago but Madison is a perfect fit for my lifestyle! I have spent a lot of time in Urbana, and I agree that it would be a hard place to envision myself living!

- dslip
  • Unsure
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:36 AM

Not sure what's my #1 at this point.... A lot will depend on financial awards and how I feel about the schools after I visit them. Seattle is a really neat city, and I'm looking forward to visiting there. Did they give you a date for the admitted student's preview? If so, when is it?

- siskiyou
  • UW email
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 10:32 AM

You're the second person notified by email at U-Washington, everyone else seems to get letters. Do you know if there's any special reason for that? I wish they'd just send me an email. Anyway, congrats! I know they're big fans of grad degrees, so that could explain the Chiashu discrepency.

- socfan
  • CONGRATS!!!
  • Sunday, February 03 2008 at 05:49 AM

ON TEMPLE AND PITT! KEEP RAKING IN THE ACCEPTANCES - YOU ROCK!!!

- drew82abndiv
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 04:07 AM

That's great about U of Washington! I have decided on WI, I love Madison. What's your frist choice?

- dslip
  • Back atcha
  • Sunday, February 10 2008 at 06:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats. You deserve your own accolades; you've got some great acceptances here. Best of luck on all the rest... I don't know if I'll end up at Iowa, but it sure is nice to have some choices.

- tanegeel
  • Congratulations
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 05:45 PM

Now comes the fun part of choosing where you want to live!

- dslip
  • UCONN
  • Saturday, February 23 2008 at 09:51 AM

Yea, I still think I would be a fool to turn down a free ride at UCONN! What do you think? I guess I still have a few to hear from and to have UCONN in my pocket w/ a free ride made the rejections that much easier...well that and the fact that my mom told me so sweetly via email...haha! What's your plan thus far?

- drew82abndiv
  • Indy U
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 10:58 AM

Indiana was really quiet. I just got a postcard in the mail about "Annual Spring Law Day" on March 29. During the decision phase with them, I only got an email from them saying my application was received, and that happened to be dated the same day as my acceptance packet. So, who knows! Their office seems to be a little slower than many when it comes to sending out info. Best of luck to you! I'm sure you'll get in :)

- goin4it
  • WI
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 05:19 PM

I am heading to Madison next weekend for admitted students weekend, how about you?

- dslip
  • Congrats on Tulane
  • Friday, March 28 2008 at 02:02 PM

Congratulations on Tulane! I have decided to stop thinking about this any longer and just accepted at WI. Waiting this long does get frustrating. What schools are you going to visit in deciding?

- dslip
  • Hey!!!!
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 07:19 AM

Long time no talk! Thanks so much! I just couldn't stomach turning down a full ride from a T1 school in the locale where I would like to practice. I think all arrows point to UCONN in this situation. Keep me informed of where you end up - I will be looking out for you! Keep in touch throughout the summer and next year! We will agonize together about why we chose to commit social and intellectual suicide by attending law school! THANKS FOR THE NOTE! I HAVE MISSED HEARING FROM YOU - SHOOT ME AN EMAIL! I should be home in 10 days!!!!!!!!!!!!

- drew82abndiv
  • IUB Waitlist
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 11:27 AM

I hear ya on your IU-B waitlist woes... did they give a date on your letter on when the earliest you can expect to hear from them is? Mine says May 22... Do you know anyone with experiences on "priority" waitlists?

- BluRaptr
  • UW
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 11:47 AM

Congrats on UW! Is it one of your top picks? I've lived in the Seattle area my whole life (except college) and can't say enough good things about the city, the people, and UDub, despite getting waitlisted :)

- lawschool0809
  • UWI
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 05:17 AM

Well, for me it came down to Iowa, WI or the Chicago schools. I have lived in Chicago for the past 12 years and am ready to live in a less urban area. When I visited UW, there were many parts of the day/presentations that fit with what I want to do (social services gone lawyer). Madison is also a community that I love (outdoors, politics, and they have enough of a metropolitan feel). I am looking forward to a lot of the clinics and professors. I didn't visit Iowa, but I would imagine they are similar, I just don't want to live there. My comparison is largely to the Chicago schools and the law schools here feel very separate from the larger universities, unlike WI (plus WI has a higher ranking and I wasn't impresssed by the Chicago schools). WI is a well enough known school that I will still have access to the Chicago market down the road. That being said, Uof Wash. is a GREAT school so it will likely come down to the visits! Let me know what you think!

- dslip
  • How Great IS UW?
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 02:42 PM

So great, but you know that. Maybe I'll see you there in the fall, but wow...not if Michigan comes through for you! Thanks for the message and best wishes to you!

- OhBother
  • G'luck on IU
  • Friday, April 18 2008 at 10:44 PM

I had exactly your numbers and ended up getting in around this time with a scholarship. They seem to be going for broke by offering tons of money this cycle to applicants that are typically automatic withdraws. (They just received a gift worth about 25+ mil) and that may be whats holding them up. Its interesting that you seem to have chosen UWash over Wiscy. Any reason?

- drackoe
  • IU
  • Sunday, April 20 2008 at 05:21 AM

It seems to be somewhat hit or miss, but I honestly think thats representative of all schools in this range. I know plenty of people with summer associate positions with large law firms in big cities and plenty with nothing to speak of for this coming summer. For anyone outside the top 20 you may need a little extra initiative, but anyone who has made a concerted effort does fine. Though they place about 60% of the students outside Indiana, like most similarly positioned schools, its largely regional. So, it does amount to where you'd like to practice. Are you looking at the Midwest or elsewhere? Whatever misgivings I have, I do perceive a real commitment to improvement. They just joined a national consortium of similarly ranked public schools in an effort to place better outside the Midwest. Plus, that 25 mil ought to make something of a difference. And I'm sure they've told you about the congenial and collaborative atmosphere of the law school -- thats all true, its an unbelievably supportive environment they have here and it permeates through to the students.

- drackoe
  • Congrats to you as well!
  • Thursday, June 12 2008 at 08:48 AM

Thanks! Truth be told, I had been following your cycle as well and was really excited to see you get in -- it\'s really nice to see when admissions committees look past the numbers and give people like us who\'ve got a little bit of life under our belts a shot. And man...if Michigan came through, how awesome would that be? I can\'t overstate how excited I am to be going to UW -- I\'ve never lived in a big urban area before, so that\'s kind of got me freaked out a little bit, but every so often it sorta just hits me, y\'know? In 3 months, we\'ll be back in school -- and a great one at that! I still haven\'t gotten much in the way of information aside from the typical just-got-admitted stuff, so the Yahoo group is news to me. Would you mind e-mailing me a link to it? Thanks, and again, congrats!!! :)

- oh2bwilfordbrimley
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, July 11 2008 at 01:45 PM

Good work this cycle! Would you mind sharing your major and what field you worked in for the 6 years?

- vliu39

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