raspswlgrl (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 San Diego graph Accepted $87 12/10/07 12/19/07 12/28/07 04/01/08 12 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F graph Rejected D 11/20/07 11/29/07 12/03/07 03/03/08 12 years
University of Houston F graph WL, Rejected 11/29/07 11/30/07 12/14/07 08/09/08 12 years
University of Louisville graph Accepted A 11/21/07 12/04/07 -- 01/24/08 12 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph WL, Rejected 11/29/07 11/30/07 12/07/07 05/12/08 12 years
DePaul University F graph Accepted W $15,000 11/20/07 11/21/07 12/19/07 12/20/07 12 years
Quinnipiac University F graph Accepted W $75,000 12/03/07 12/05/07 12/14/07 03/10/08 12 years
University of the Pacific F graph Accepted W $30,000 02/08/08 02/14/08 -- 04/01/08 12 years
Suffolk University F graph Accepted W $75,000 11/20/07 11/21/07 01/08/08 01/18/08 12 years
Northeastern University graph Accepted D W ED $25,500 11/13/07 11/14/07 12/07/07 02/19/08 12 years
Hofstra University F graph Accepted W $8,000 11/21/07 11/28/07 12/17/07 01/18/08 12 years
Santa Clara University F graph Waitlisted 11/21/07 12/05/07 12/14/07 05/02/08 12 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Rejected 12/03/07 12/19/07 01/09/08 04/25/08 12 years
University of Hawaii graph Rejected 11/29/07 11/30/07 12/18/07 04/10/08 12 years
University of Akron F PT graph Accepted W $75,000 11/16/07 11/19/07 11/28/07 12/14/07 12 years
Loyola Law School graph Waitlisted 11/21/07 11/23/07 12/12/07 04/01/08 12 years
Cornell University F graph Rejected 12/04/07 12/14/07 01/30/08 04/01/08 12 years
Southwestern University School of Law graph Accepted W $79,500 11/29/07 11/30/07 12/14/07 01/18/08 12 years
University of San Francisco graph Waitlisted 12/08/07 12/10/07 12/21/07 03/03/08 12 years
University of Colorado Boulder F graph Rejected 11/29/07 12/03/07 12/10/07 02/19/08 13 years
University of California Hastings graph Rejected 11/21/07 11/23/07 12/10/07 02/13/08 13 years
University of Kentucky graph Rejected 12/03/07 12/10/07 01/03/08 01/15/08 13 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected 11/22/07 11/26/07 12/03/07 01/02/08 13 years
Vanderbilt University graph Rejected 11/21/07 11/27/07 12/03/07 01/14/08 13 years

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Extra Curricular Information


Upward grade trend. Dean's Honor List last two years.

During undergrad, volunteered as a peer counselor, interned as a workshop coordinator and was the head of the Speaker's Bureau all through the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center on campus.

Volunteered at nation-wide civil rights organizations.

Worked throughout undergrad, 20-40 hours per week at a court ordered drug/domestic violence treatment center.

Graduated 2002.

Postgrad, worked at a psychiatric hospital as an Activities Coordinator and as a Social Worker for Child Protective Services in Louisville, KY. Currently work as a Research Associate for an expert witness in future life care plans and vocational rehabilitation in Los Angeles.


Notification from U of Houston - rejected.

Mid July
Received phone call from Loyola to confirm my choice for the waitlist. They requested a return phone call. I did not call back. Probably off the list at this point.

Mid June
Received notification from U of San Diego, a leading contender until the end of May, that my scholarship had been increased to a total of $87,000 up from $60,000. How did I turn away from this?!?

End of May
Decided to go "home" to Louisville for law school. I miss my gorgeous house and my partner's family. Time to return and deal with the consequences... whatever they may be... now and in the future.

Notifcation from Loyola Chicago that their day and evening classes are full. And they are releasing me to pursue other options. Nice of them. And... I'm disappointed. But, it's further proof that Chicago is not in my cards.

Waitlisted at Santa Clara, letter dated May 2, 2008. Took them long enough, huh!

Email notification from Loyola University Chicago that they would start working on the waitlist.

Email notification from Chicago Kent that they were going to start working on the waitlist.

Waitlisted at University of Houston. Single page in small envelope and no additional paperwork to send to them about staying on the waitlist or withdrawing from it.

Notification of $10,000 per year if in the top 1/3 of class at UOP.

Arrive home from visiting Chicago schools and U of L
Scholarship notification of $25,000 per year for Suffolk
Acceptance packet from USD into the Evening program with $60,000 total scholarship
Acceptance packet from Univeristy of the Pacific with Honors (free books)
Rejection from Cornell
Waitlisted at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles

Email notification at USD. Is this an April's Fools joke?

Off to see DePaul, Loyola Chicago, Chicago-Kent and University of Louisville.

Accepted at Quinnipiac after inquiring about my status. $25,000 merit scholarship!

Received email reply re: decision status.
Santa Clara is still reviewing my file and they hope to have a response by the end of April.
Quinnipiac is still reviewing but I should receive a decision very soon.

Not a good mail day. Deferred at Chicago Kent and Waitlisted at San Francisco. Does the Chicago Kent deferral mean something other than waitlist?

Full scholarship offer from Uniuversity of Akron.

Rejection from Colorado.

Acceptance at Northeastern. After being deferred to the regular applicant pool a month ago... this feels nice. $8,500 per year.

Rejected at Hastings. Letter dated 2/8. Nice words in the letter about receiving applications from qualified applicants that would fill their classes many times over. I'm okay with the rejection b/c I already decided that I did not want to go there. I've heard the competition among students is brutal. Not the environment that I want to be in for 3 years.

Waitlisted at Loyola Chicago. I'm disappointed because Chicago was my first choice city for law school. And I thought that Loyola Chicago was my first choice school for Chicago. Oh well, on we go! Next.

Finally! My final complete at Cornell. Almost two whole months and everything was sent in the same envelope. How's that for "backlog."

Returned home from Vegas to find an acceptance from Hofstra.
Also a t-shirt from Depaul. Nice touch!

On my way to a Vegas wedding, phone call from Dean Cox at University of Louisville personally notifying me of my acceptance. He had concerns regarding my residency status. And although I'm not claiming Kentucky residency if I decided to go to U of L, I would hope that given the fact that I have owned a home there the last 5 years and would return to it, there would be bearing on proving Kentucky residency for 2nd and 3rd year and beyond.

Acceptance from Suffolk no mention of money.
Acceptance from Southwestern with $26,500 per year.
Rejection from University of Kentucky "Admission Committee did not believe that you would be a competitive candidate in our admission process." Not nice!

Arrived home.
Rejection from Vanderbilt.
Rejection from UIUC, letter dated 1/2, mailed 1/7.
Deferred to regular pool at Northeastern.

Leaving town for a week for a funeral.

Email from UCLA - complete. They will review 6000 applications.

Email from Hofstra informing me that my application is now complete. Although, I sent them an inquiry and received a response on 12/19/07 informing me that I was complete on 12/17/07. Hopefully, there notification system is really delayed and I'm not 20+ days back in the pile for decisions!

Email from Suffolk - complete. Guess they received the dean's certification from my UG. "Most applicants should receive a decision by mid April."

Still haven't heard about complete status from UCLA< U of L or Cornell.

Email from University of Kentucky- Complete

Per UIUC status checker - Decision letter mailed. I'm betting on my first ding.

Email from University of San Diego - Complete

Emailed regarding complete status
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville

Via email, complete at University of San Fran today

- Email response from University of San Diego stating that they are waiting for my LSDAS report then I'll be complete.
- Loyola received my LSDAS report on 12/12/07 and that was my complete date.
- Email response from Hawaii - complete as of 12/18/07.
- Email response from Hofstra - complete as of 12/17/07 and "a decision should be rendered shortly."

Got home and in the mailbox was a large white envelope that said "Welcome to DePaul" on the outside. ACCEPTED AT DEPAUL!! Now, I'm exicted and ready for more. Good and bad, bring 'em on!

Sent emails inquiring about complete status to:
University of San Fran
University of San Diego
University of Hawaii
Loyola Law School

USF - waiting on LSDAS report

Called DePaul to make sure I was complete. Informed that I was complete and being reviewed. He stated that I should have a decision any day now. Yes!! Wish me luck for a Chicago school!

Other fee waviers (I may have missed some)
Cal Western
George Mason
George Washington
Lewis and Clark
Ohio Northern
Oklahoma City University
Penn State
St. Louis University
Texas Wesleyan
University of Buffalo
University of the Pacific
Washington and Lee
Wayne State

Visitor Comments

  • best wishes
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 04:06 AM

From one Toriphile to another, good luck!

- yavrum76
  • Good Luck!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 09:42 AM

Good luck to you! I hope you do well.

- steveclank
  • EWF?
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 02:22 AM

i'm sorry... what is "EWF?"

- yavrum76
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 09:14 AM

Thanks for the congrats. They gave me no warning, and actually only two weeks ago my application wasn't complete - my undergrad school had putzed around with the certification. Best of luck to you!

- qwertyman
  • higher schools
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 12:41 PM

you should definitely apply to some higher ranked schools! looks like you are selling yourself sort on your school selection!

- erica
  • UofL
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 04:40 PM

The committee (apparently) doesn't start meeting until January. They haven't even requested my report yet. :-`,

- D
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 01:15 AM

Congrats on all your acceptances so far.

- steveclank
  • hey there...
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 08:26 AM

good luck with all your applications and congrats on all your acceptances thus far. =)

- shelee56
  • kent deferral
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 07:22 AM

sorry about the kent deferral. did you get it in snail mail or e-mail? Thanks.

- evex101
  • chicago schools
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 12:36 PM

you have a lot of good offers on the table, so don't let the deferral discourage you. sent in a LOCI to let them know you're still very interested, i'm sure it'll work out :) best of luck!

- evex101
  • southwestern
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 11:02 AM

hey, I was just wondering when and how Southwestern gave you the financial aid award letter. I received my acceptance package today but there was no mention of the financial award letter. I called SWU and they said that I would receive my award letter after I put down a deposit. How was it for you? Thanks.

- nomikos86
  • loyola
  • Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 06:03 PM

If your not considering Loyola law will you withdraw from waitlist asap. loyola is my first choice school and I'm on wait list. Your blessed with all your great choices !

- holistic
  • Chicago Schools
  • Sunday, August 10 2008 at 10:46 AM

Hi. I am from California and seriously considering the trio of DePaul, Chicago-Kent, and Loyola U. of Chicago. I am visiting in March and wanted to know how your experience was and also why Loyola was your number 1 pick out of the 3? Thank you.

- swmontgomery

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