09/13/2009- Going to take the Sept LSAT here in about two weeks. I took the June, but ended up canceling my score because I just didn't feel like I prepped well enough for it. Since then I have going through the powerscore books (Logical Reasoning Bible & Logic Games Bible). I would highly recommend both. They helped so much in just explaining how to think about each problem and tips to think about each question set.
09/27/2009- Ok so took the lsat yesterday.. felt pretty good going in to the last two sections. Crazy how fast it can go from good to bad in a matter of a section. Anyway, hoping for a decent score so I can start to send in my applications.
10/20/09- Got my lsat score back saturday wasn't expecting it until Monday, but for some reason got it early. It was okay nothing spectacular, but good enough to get me somewhere even if it wasn't where I initially wanted to go. Anyway, I think I am still going to re-take it though. Even if I only up it by a few points I think in the spot I am in a few points would make a world of difference. I really want around a 160, but we will see what happens. I might send out a few applications out soon that I know I will get an acceptance and wait for my new lsat before I send out the rest.
10/28/09- I am about all finished with my application and meet with my pre-law advisor on Friday to talk about whether to take the LSAT again because I keep changing my mind about whether to retake or not. I feel like I should because I don't know with my low gpa if my LSAT is good enough to get me in to any of my top schools or if I should just apply and readjust my selection of schools. Anyway, I got some new fee waivers the other day that I wasn't really planning on applying to, but I figure might as well keep all my options open you never know what can happen. I also found out that in order to graduate in the spring I have to take 19 hrs next semester. I decided to go ahead and finish in the spring because I want to leave the opportunity open for a summer start if it comes down to that, so needless to say I gotten very stressed over the past few days having to make all of these decisions!!!!
11/21/09- I am currently studying to retake the lsat in december! I signed up to take the powerscore lsat intensive weekend course. I am half way through, and from what I have done so far I would highly recommend it to people that are really familiar with the lsat and have been studying for awhile. I think it is a good intensive refresher course and clears up confusing concepts that may have been confusing the first time that are easy to fix leading up to the exam. I would definitely recommend the course. It helped me so much!
11/29/09- Sent out lots of applications today! Getting really excited about being done with this process because it is taxing. Well now I just need to focus on the LSAT, which I re-take next week... then finals... then the end of the semester!!! Can't wait!
12/03/09- So I take the LSAT in a little over a day, I am starting to get a little nervous. Well wish me luck!!! (Let's be honest I am probably gonna need it).
12/07/09- Well I am finished with the LSAT.. forever!! Couldn't be happier about that. I am not sure how I did, but I know that I did everything I could and its now out of my hands. Most of my applications are sent with the exception of Pepperdine (still working on the mission statement). The admissions reps are going to determine my future! I hope I have a successful cycle and hope I get in to a good school. I wish everyone the best of luck on their cycles.
12/19/09- Well now that finals are over all I have to focus on and think about is law school applications, so it is safe to say that I have become slightly obsessed. I really just wish I would get my new LSAT score back because that has caused many nightmares. This "waiting game" is torturous. If I only had one acceptance to cling to I think I would feel better, but it all goes back to that LSAT... gosh that thing won't ever leave me alone! Well hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! I am sure I will continue to agonize and over think my LSAT score and future law school acceptances and/or possible rejections!
12/21/09- Under review at Southwestern.. maybe I will get an early, awesome Christmas present!!
12/28/09- Well after getting my new LSAT score. I don't think I am even going to apply at Pepperdine. I probably jinxed myself by making my name "pepperdinegirl".. I just think it is a huge long shot and don't see the point of wasting $50 on the app fee for virtually no shot at getting in. So that's that. Now I can just let the chips fall where they may and hope I get in to a good school!
1/07/10- Under review at Hofstra. Hopefully, I'll strart to get some decisions soon!
1/08/10- Under review at 'Dozo!
1/12/10- Got accepted at Washburn via phone call. I wasn't surprised, but this gives me a little confidence in my cycle that I didn't make some major error on my applications. I still think it is going to get kinda rough down the road. I am hoping for the best though. I am complete at every school except for Cal Western and St. Johns.
1/21/09- Decision was rendered at Loyola Chi, but have to wait for the letter in the mail. They only looked at it for a little over a week so they either really, really liked me or they really, really didn't. I am going to assume the latter. Expecting a rejection but it's cool I really don't want to go to Chicago anyway way too cold for me. Still pulling for Cali!
1/22/10- Decision at Southwestern. I think. It changed from under review to decision pending. I assume that means they reached a decision or will make one very soon. Really nervous for this one. I think it really could go either way. We will see in the next few days I guess.
1/25/10- Rejected at Hofstra. Ouch that one stung a little. I at least thought that I would get waitlisted, but hey what can you do.
1/26/10- Waitlisted at KU via snail mail and just as I suspected rejected at Loyola Chi also via snail mail.
2/03/10- Finally went under review at both Penn State and Albany. It's about time!
2/10/10- Ahhh another day and no responses. My patience is growing thin!
2/16/10- Damn I am on a cold streak. I have got either a rejection or waitlist from my last 5 applications. Got a rejection from St. Johns today and probably will get another one from Santa Clara in a day or two. I knew this was going to happen because of my scores, but is still tough to be rejected! I didn't want to go to St. John's really anyway. I have decided that New York would be too cold for me, but hopefully Cali will have some more positive outcomes!
2/17/10- PROGRESS! Finally.. whether I get in or not I would rather know than left to ponder where I could possibly be next year. Now Southwestern and Cal Western need to get on with it and make a decision already. Those are the two that I really care about!
2/19/10- No at Santa Clara as expected. It's to bad because I would have loved to go there, but not meant to be!
3/1/10- Wait-listed at Southwestern and denied at Albany. Hmm not really sure about the second one, but whatever it's all subjective. It really makes me worried about my up coming decision from Cal Western, but hoping for the best.
3/2/10- Starting to feel like my cycle has been an utter fail and I don't know why. I don't understand getting rejected and waitlisted at places I considered my safety. I know it is all subjective, but it is starting to seem pretty unanimous to me. Sorry I am kind of down in the dumps about this Cal West waitlist. I was pretty overconfident in my prospects at this school.
3/28/10- Well I am going to visit Thomas Jefferson in two weeks after receiving my scholarship. I wasn't really that fond of TJ originally and was focusing my attention on Cal Western, but upon researching Thomas Jefferson I have to say I am starting to change my tune. I got accepted as one of their Intellectual Property fellows, which I am still not sure all that entails but what I have read it seems like a pretty cool deal. I am not sure if any of you other TJSLers have been accepted in to this as well. I would love to here from other possible fellows. The faculty that TJ has put together is awesome and the chance to work with some of the IP faculty on research projects sounds so interesting. I am getting really excited about visiting and I hope after the tour it will put me at ease in choosing TJ as my future law school!!