sarcasticintj (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Lewis and Clark College graph Pending D W 11/05/07 -- -- 03/24/08 12 years
University of Cincinnati graph Waitlisted 11/11/07 -- 12/03/07 04/26/08 12 years
Indiana University Bloomington graph Rejected D 11/05/07 -- -- 04/26/08 12 years
Wake Forest University graph Rejected 11/20/07 -- 11/28/07 03/15/08 13 years
University of Oregon graph Waitlisted 11/05/07 -- 11/26/07 03/03/08 13 years
University of Kentucky graph Rejected D 11/26/07 -- -- 02/12/08 13 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Rejected 11/26/07 -- 12/07/07 01/18/08 13 years
University of Wisconsin Madison graph Rejected 11/05/07 -- 11/15/07 01/25/08 13 years
University of Iowa graph Rejected 11/05/07 -- -- 01/25/08 13 years
Ohio State University graph Rejected 11/26/07 -- -- 01/14/08 13 years
University of Georgia graph Rejected 11/11/07 -- -- 02/19/08 13 years
University of Connecticut graph Rejected 11/05/07 -- 11/13/07 02/04/08 13 years
University of Nebraska Lincoln graph Rejected 11/05/07 -- -- 01/22/08 13 years
Loyola University Chicago graph Waitlisted 11/05/07 -- 11/21/07 01/12/08 13 years
University of South Carolina graph Accepted $15,000 11/05/07 -- 11/19/07 12/10/07 13 years
Case Western Reserve University graph Pending 11/05/07 -- -- -- 13 years

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GPA killed by health problems in the last year. If schools focus on previous grades and extracurriculars, I may have a better chance than it would otherwise seem.

Even so, I'm expecting at least 10 rejection letters. No big deal. I'll see what shakes out and make the most of it.

I've accepted that my cycle probably won't be very pretty since I decided not to delve into Tiers 3 and 4. Hopefully this was the right decision, though if anyone has an informed opinion on either side of the argument, I'd love to hear it.

Schools I've visited so far:

Loyola Chicago
Indiana - Bloomington
Lewis & Clark
University of Oregon

So, if I can answer any questions about any of those schools, fire away...


***NOTE: Scholarship amounts are per year.

12/10 - Accepted at South Carolina! They sent the letter (big envelope) to my permanent address for some reason but I think my mom was excited that she got to open it for me. :)

12/31 - Home from break and had a deferral waiting from Kentucky. To be honest, I was surprised it wasn't a rejection based on some other LSN profiles. My file will be considered again in February, so we'll see what happens. Happy New Year!

01/12 - Waitlisted at Loyola Chicago. Hmm. Considering that means pretty much no $$, I think that eliminates LU-C for me but I'm going to stay on the waitlist until I know more.

01/14 - Rejection from the other other OSU. It's okay, I could never have brought myself to cheer for the Buckeyes anyway. (And they really weren't high on my list.)

01/17 - Deferred at IU, application probably not considered again before April 15. I'm both hugely flattered and hugely disappointed. Since Indiana is pretty high on my wish list, I'll probably start begging via another LOR and midterm grades in March. Any other ideas?

01/18 - Tennessee rejection by mail. Not a big shock but still a bummer. Trying to stick to my "make the best of it" mantra after a pretty crappy week...

01/22 - I believe I get the honors of being the first rejection from U. of Nebraska on LSN. I wasn't expecting this one but fine... who wants to live in Nebraska anyway? (10 points for maturity.)

01/25 - Looks like I get to be LSN's first reject for Iowa too! ISIS status checker now says "Not Accepted" instead of "In Progress" so I think it's safe to assume that's a ding. I'm sure there will be something in the mail shortly to confirm. Iowa was always a huge stretch anyway so I'm not surprised. Good luck to everyone else! --- Later: I came home to a rejection from Wisconsin, another big stretch. So much for a lucky fluke!

01/30 - The predicted letter from Iowa arrived. (Small envelope.) At least their rejection was one of those flowery nice ones...?

02/04 - UConn rejection by mail. Small envelope. Morale unfazed.

02/12 - Kentucky rejection after 2nd review. I'll take partial credit for this one as I didn't bother to follow up with a LOCI or anything other than fall grades. Persistence may have helped but the spot is better suited for someone more enthusiastic about UK anyway. Good luck if you fit that description!

02/19 - Georgia reject via status checker. Finally!

03/03 - Waitlisted by UO. My first non-rejection in a month and a half but this stings a bit as I'm an OR resident. C'mon now, Eugene. Guess UO will be added to the list of schools receiving another LOR and midterm grades. Not sure what else I can do.

03/15 - Wake Forest rejection in little envelope. Eh, okay. Over it.

I welcome comments, suggestions, questions, whatever. Hope everyone else's luck this cycle is better than mine so far. :-)

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 12:53 PM

SC is a great school. I would definitely be excited about that one.

- blong10
  • RE: UTK
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 07:10 AM

Thank you! Yeah, I will mostly decide based on visits. Cost will also be a factor in my decision. If UTK offers some money that would make it number one on my list.

- hayesmi5
  • Indiana
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 05:59 PM

That sucks about the deferral. I got it as well.

- hayesmi5
  • Deferral
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:31 AM

At least you got something from Indiana. I'd be really pumped to get in there, but we'll see. It's tough.

- ndlutz
  • Bloomington
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 09:00 PM

Is Bloomington everything it's cracked up to be? I've heard absolutely awesome things about it.

- logged user
  • Nebraska
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 09:03 PM

I am considering it, however, after an offer from Pittsburgh I would say I need to see some green from them.

- ndlutz
  • RE: Bloomington
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 08:29 AM

I visited IU at the end of May when the weather was perfect so it was pretty easy to fall in love with the campus. (The landscaping, etc. is gorgeous... they're constantly winning awards for that, I think.) The law school is pretty impressive, too. The law building is in a nice location on the southwest corner of campus. The facilities all looked up to date and the overall atmosphere was very comfortable, I thought. (Some places feel a bit stuffy, no?) I think what impressed me most was the law library. That's another thing I know they've won awards for and topped rankings, etc. Plenty of study spaces and a great open building. The only thing that I can readily think of that would turn someone off of Indiana is Bloomington. If you're not into the rural medium-sized college-town thing, Indiana would probably make a very different impression.

- sarcasticintj
  • Nebraska
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 06:46 PM

Sorry to hear about Nebraska. The only thing I can think of here is they are into high GPAs.

- ndlutz
  • columbia
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 04:29 PM

noticed you asked about cola on someone else's wall... i'm currently living here... basically, columbia isn't as bad as most of the rest of the state; however, sc is not very progressive on the whole (excluding charleston). columbia's substantial legal community, though, is much more liberal than the general populous. the city itself is like most other state capitals, with several high-end restaurants and bars, but it also has a distinctly southern college town feel to it. let me know if you have any other questions, and best of luck!

- pitt06
  • RE: SC
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 02:48 PM

Hi there! I'm a SC native so I know a lot about USC and the Columbia area. Overall, it's a good school (much better than its ranking indicates). The actual campus is very nice, but the law school building is not. They are in the process of building a new law building which will be the best in the country. Columbia is a very friendly city. I'm very liberal and although USC is a conservative school I don't think you'd have any problems. There are plenty of Democrats. I hope you like it! The SC legal market is growing so it's a great place to work/live.

- carolinadem
  • UK
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:58 PM

Good luck to you too! I'm waiting very impatiently for some decision. It's my top choice. What's your top choice? Anyways, Good luck!

- wildcatfan01
  • Loyola Chicago
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 06:35 PM

How was the campus? Did you like it?

- sjesq2011
  • RE
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 05:30 AM

Leaning toward Tulane at this point if I can get in(headed down there for a visit in a couple weeks), but if I sneak into UGA/Wake/Emory/Boulder I'm not sure what I'd do. Also, I'm in-state at USC, so the cheap factor may be tempting. Where are you leaning toward?

- pitt06
  • Favorite?
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 10:27 AM

Which campus did you like the most of all the schools you visited?

- malissa07
  • keep your head up!!
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 04:52 PM

Sorry for not saying hello sooner. Congrats on you acceptance!! Keep your head up!! You are still going to law school next year!

- dougyfresh92
  • just checking in...
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 12:21 PM

to see if you have decided to move to columbia or not... hope all is well.

- pitt06
  • SC
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 04:47 PM

I am a student at South Carolina and Columbia is a great city to live in.

- lawschool

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