smshdbrd (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Rejected D W Type: Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Accepted A Type: RA $44,130 Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Washington F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 13 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 13 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/08 Upd: 13 years
Duke University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/08 Upd: 13 years
Wake Forest University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Colorado Boulder F Accepted W Type: RA $31,500 Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/07 Upd: 13 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F Accepted W Type: RA $33,570 Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/08 Upd: 13 years
Indiana University Bloomington F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/08/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Cornell University F Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
George Washington University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/08 Upd: 13 years
Northwestern University F Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Tulane University Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 12/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Iowa Accepted W Type: RA $104,928 Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/08 Upd: 13 years
Vanderbilt University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/08 Upd: 13 years
Emory University Accepted W Type: RA $18,000 Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 13 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F Accepted W Type: RA $7,500 Sent: 02/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: 03/20/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/08 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 156
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.99
  • Degree GPA: 3.98
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Mexican/Chicano
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

Work experience all four years in undergrad.
Two years full time work experience while in undergrad.
Volunteer work.
LORs from two professors and boss.

Additional info & updates

Applying across the board and hoping for some positive feedback.
Hoping my GPA makes up a bit for my not so hot LSAT score.
Just to clarify, any scholarships are per year, not total except for U Iowa.

04-26-08 - I checked my award letter and saw that Wisconsin upped my fellowship!!! It's now full tuition plus stipend! I am so glad with my decision to accept Wisconsin's offer and am excited to spend the next few years in Madison.

04-14-08 - Well this is the end everyone! I went to Wisconsin over the weekend, loved everything about the school and have decided to attend. The people there were amazing and I could see myself living there for a long time. My wife loves her program and will have many opportunities after graduating. Wisconsin is the big cheese in the area and I have no worries about securing a job after graduation. Plus, the full tuition fellowship really eases the burden of attending law school. I hope everyone was able to attend the school of their dreams and no one had to settle. Good luck in 1L and see you Badgers in the fall.

Hey everyone! So I would like some opinions, I have it narrowed down to Wisconsin and UNC. I am pretty sure UNC is going to match Wisconsin's scholarship. So if cost is not a factor, should I favor UNC or Wisconsin? I am willing to practice in either area so there is no favor in that aspect. Thanks for the advice everyone!

04-01-08 - So I'm going to Yale...April Fool's! Eh, not funny, but in other news, I received a waitlist at Chicago and a priority waitlist at Virginia. Since I won't be getting a decision prior to April 14th, they are out of the running. I have been accepted to Fordham but losing my car is not something of interest to me. Seems like UNC is handing out scholarships but they don't seem to be too hefty. It seems more and more like Wisconsin is my place. I am going to the ASW and the LEO banquet at Wisc next week. Hope everyone is doing well.

03-26-08 - So Northwestern offered me an acceptance in two years if I work for those two years. I do not think I am going to take it. I have worked plenty of jobs in the past from high school all through college and I'm simply tired of working jobs I have little interest in or no future. It's looking like Wisconsin for me and I am really excited. I worry about my belly though...all that beer and brats! My wife LOVED Wisconsin and can get any job she wants after her PhD program which takes some stress off of me to get such a high paying job. Also, the full tuition scholarship is mighty helpful and also allows me to take positions doing more interesting work at less pay because of a lack of loans. GO BADGERS!!!

Just got into UNC...that muddies my life up so badly! ARRGGHHH!!!

03-17-08 - So I am still waiting on Northwestern and Chicago before I make a decision. The decision has come between full ride at Wisconsin and NU/Chicago if I get in. I have heard some positive buzz from NU which is keeping my hopes up. It's going to be difficult to decide but I am grateful to have choices.

03-12-08 - Full tuition at Wisconsin. I would prefer Wisconsin over Iowa. This is probably where I am going and I couldn't be happier! Wow, I feel so good right now.

03-06-08 - Hey everyone! Well my has certainly gotten better! I received a Law Opportunity Fellowship which is full tuition for three years plus a research assistant wage for the second and third years. Just wow. I would only have to handle living expenses which are menial in Iowa City. This might seal the deal except for Emory pulling through.

03-02-08 - Hey everyone! Just wanted to update yall on my cycle. The wifey has gotten into Duke, Northwestern, Cornell, Iowa, Wisconsin and will probably get into Emory too. I threw an app at UNC just in case but it's looking like it's going to be a battle between Iowa, Wisconsin and Emory. I would be happy at any of these and I'm excited for our future together.

02-25-08 - *sigh*

02-20-08 - So wow. I got a lot of answers back but I guess I can't call them answers. It worries me because I have to have answers by April 7th or so. I'm hoping for either NU, Chicago, Duke or Cornell to come through before then and it will really cement my decision.

02-11-08 - In at Iowa!!! I'm so excited! Found out that because my wife would be working for the Biology Dept. that I get in-state tuition! What a great start to the week! Also received a waitlist from GW and a deferral at Fordham. Seems like Fordham is being a little stingy this cycle. Iowa is climbing up my list all things considered.

02-09-08 - A lot of silence this week. Its getting pretty late and I really would like to start making some decisions so hopefully next week will be better. I got another deferral from Minnesota which doesn't really make sense but whatever. My wife got into Iowa in a PhD program, so hopefully I get in too!

02-02-08 - Received a scholarship from Tulane. I am so confused as to how this admissions process works. Full tuition at Colorado but only 1/3 tuition at Tulane? Rejected from Georgetown but waitlisted at Penn? I'm not going to question it, just run with it.

01-30-08 - Hey everyone. Got into Tulane today and they said to keep an eye out for a scholarship. Come the middle or end of February I am going to withdraw from the schools I know I won't be attending. I feel bad doing it considering they took a chance on me but I have to make the best decision for me. I hope everyone is doing well and getting into their dream schools.

01-28-08 - On hold at Northwestern...is that a waitlist or a deferral? They said they'll get back to me in May?!?

01-25-08 - Accepted at Wake Forest! I have to take this weekend to finish the FAFSA and other financial aid stuff...ugh...but at least it'll be done!

01-23-08 - Hey everyone. Not a lot new to share. Waitlisted at Penn which was surprising considering the rejections from Mich and GULC. Hope everyone is doing well.

01-19-08 - Hey everyone! I'm back from my honeymoon and it was awesome. Came home to some not so bueno news which you can all see above. I guess you can't win them all but the Emory acceptance was really uplifting. So far my wife and I have Wisconsin, Emory and Chicago-Kent (She has Northwestern) in common so it's good to know we have options.

01-16-08 - Well I'm officially married and it feels great. I was also accepted to Wisconsin and Chicago-Kent. I'm really excited about Wisconsin but it will be hard to turn down the money from Colorado. I have also gone to decision at Michigan and Vanderbilt, two reaches. It isn't looking too good for Michigan but I'll keep you all updated. Thanks for all the kind words.

01-05-08 - Happy New Year! *crickets* Not a lot of news but I'm getting married next week and that is better than any news from a law school.

12-28-07 - Received a full tuition scholarship from Colorado...ooo...

12-27-07 - Sent off the final two applications. I managed to finally scrounge up the 150 bucks to do so. Keeping my fingers crossed!

12-26-07 - Busy day today! Some eh news and some great news. Minnesota put me on hold (seems to be the norm except for the auto-admits) and Colorado sent me an acceptance! Thanks for all the support and I hope it leads to more.

12-25-07 - Merry Christmas!

12-12-07 - Deferred at UC Berkeley. Keeps the hope alive. Getting married in one month exactly which is really exciting. Lots going on, hoping for at least one acceptance but we'll see...

12-04-07 - December? Already? Jeez.

11-30-07 - I've gone complete at Minnesota, Berkeley and Georgetown. I'm really excited for Minnesota and I could really see myself going there. I see a lot of people are stopping by and scoping my page but no one is leaving comments! Don't be afraid to leave some words of encouragement or advice.

11-27-07 - Haven't heard a lot of news but I'm just being anxious. I received some good stuff from Duke which is a school I would love to attend. I hope everyone had a joyous holiday and continued luck in this cycle.

11-19-07 - My last LOR finally came in after some difficulties and LSAC has already sent it out to a few schools. I'm also complete at Wisconsin which is great. I'm hoping for a few more fee waivers from schools I've yet to apply to but we'll see. Good luck everyone again.

11-16-07 - Gone complete at a few more schools. This waiting game is tough but I have so much on my plate that I don't notice sometimes. Planning a wedding, helping my fiancee apply to grad schools, working full time, going to school full time and not to mention all the curveballs life likes to throw my way...it's so much that sometimes I look up and a month has gone by...

11-12-07 - Attended the law school forum and it was really informative. Most schools were really friendly and had a lot of good things to say about their schools. Only a few left a bitter taste in my mouth but overall it was a great experience.

11-08-07 - I had my Northwestern interview today and I really enjoyed it. It was really informative and my interviewer had a lot of really good things to say about the school. I am glad Northwestern does this for its prospective students and has really distinguished itself from the pack. Also spoke to someone in the Admissions department at Indiana Bloomington, they are also very friendly. Applied there today as well.

11-06-07 - I've applied to about half of my schools. I guess the hard part comes now...waiting...

11-05-07 - So I applied to the schools that have sent me a fee waiver. I'm hoping for some positive responses...and any words of encouragemnt are appreciated.

11-02-07 - Still waiting on my last LOR...sigh...but got a Virginia fee waiver which is always nice. When I checked the mail today, there was a Cornell fee waiver as well! I wasn't considering them but with a fee waiver, I'd be more than happy to apply. Happy November everyone...the march to turkey day begins!

10-31-07 - Another LOR went through which puts me one step away from finally applying. I hope everyone has a great Halloween and congrats to all those who are already receiving acceptances!

10-29-07 - Have finished most applications, I'm just waiting on LSAC to process my LORs. I hope everyone has a great cycle. Good luck everyone!

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thanks
Friday, October 12 2007 at 10:01 AM

thanks! are you still waiting on your lsat score before you send out your apps?

Hi
Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 02:27 PM

Thanks! I see you at least have gotten your LORs into the LSAC service--it looks like my recommender(s) haven't even sent the letters in yet--there is nothing under "date received." Good luck though.

sms
Thanks again
Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 04:34 PM

Wow, 1-2 weeks? Thanks for that information. I sent an e-mail to the writers yesterday--one said she already sent hers, haven't heard back from the other one. Guess I'll have to keep waiting.

sms
Thanks yet again
Sunday, November 04 2007 at 03:57 PM

For the third time, thanks for that info. That's good to hear! Good luck!

sms
Law School Forum
Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 06:05 AM

Which schools left a bitter taste in your mouth? I'm curious!

sms
Complete?
Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 07:45 AM

Did you get an emails saying you were complete at IU and UMich?

Thanks!
Monday, December 17 2007 at 11:23 AM

Yeah, the wait is killer! I hope you hear something by Christmas, though. That would be the best gift.

sms
Thanks and congrats!
Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 05:15 PM

Congrats on CU Boulder..i gotta warn you tho..the law school is known for being very white and elitist...I will be visiting IUB in he near future but I am holding out for Berkeley.

Congrats
Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 06:19 PM

Congrats on your first acceptance!!

sms
Hey!
Thursday, December 27 2007 at 09:58 AM

I'm hoping UCLA will take me but it's a stretch. I read that they are increasing their in-state (!!) tuition to around $40k by 2010 so even if I get in, I may not go. How do you feel about Colorado? Just a safety for you?

sms
Cali schools
Monday, December 31 2007 at 02:13 PM

Actually, that increase goes for Berkley as well. Keep that in mind if/when they accept you! It's crazy. Matching up with your fiancee sounds tough. Good luck.

sms
UW
Monday, January 14 2008 at 10:29 AM

Congrats on UW! Good luck the rest of the cycle!

Good luck!
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 05:57 AM

Good luck on your apps and congrats on your acceptances so far!

Congrats!!
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 11:52 AM

Both on the marriage and your two acceptances. It will be nice to have someone supporting you during 1L hell.

sms
Congratulations
Friday, January 18 2008 at 11:07 AM

Congrats on your marriage and your acceptances so far. Hope your luck continues.

Emory
Monday, January 21 2008 at 12:41 PM

Thanks! Congrats on your acceptance as well. If we end up at Emory together, bring your bike; we'll ride! Your UMich rejection saddens me because it doesn't bode well for my acceptance there. Oh well, it was a huge reach. By the way, congrats on the marriage. I don't think even a Yale acceptance deserves more congrats than that.

4re
Thanks and Congrats
Friday, January 25 2008 at 08:01 AM

Wow, Emory! That's a great option. Yes, UIUC with money would be hard to turn down, but since my dad lives in San Diego, I would have to pay no living expenses. With the right kind of scholarship $$, I could see myself at San Diego instead.

sms
Emory
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 01:51 PM

Omg, what a coincidence!! That's so cool...my SO is interviewing there in March as well! He told me that the Emory people mentioned that only 35ish people are asked to interview for the Microbio program so this really is a coincidence! Good luck and maybe we WILL be classmates!!

Congrats!!
Monday, February 11 2008 at 04:32 AM

On Emory..you had nothing to worry about!

Wake Scholarship
Monday, February 11 2008 at 09:52 AM

Umm..I got an email first, and then it followed by regular mail.

USD
Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 06:41 AM

Haha, yeah, I've pretty much given up on USD. Once I visit UIUC I will know for sure where I want to go.

sms
Congrats!
Friday, February 22 2008 at 09:26 PM

WOW! Congrats on some awesome acceptances, and $$ offers too. So the Chicago-Kent scholarship is 33570 a year? That is nearly a full scholarship right? What gpa do you have to maintain to keep it? And do you think it was your URM status that helped get the $. or were your LOR or personal statement really strong? I have a low lsat and strong gpa too, and am wondering if I a. have a chance of being accepted and b. have a chance of getting significant $$ (I'm not a URM). Well good luck with the rest of your cycle! I have a feeling you're going to have a lot of great options to choose from:)

Congrats
Thursday, March 13 2008 at 03:39 PM

Hey, it looks like we both got the same scholarships and Kent and Wisconsin. Congrats on a cycle well done! I just visited Wisconsin this weekend and really had a good time. I was floored when I got the offer from Wisc...

Congrats
Thursday, March 13 2008 at 03:41 PM

Hey, it looks like we both got the same scholarships and Kent and Wisconsin. Congrats on a cycle well done! I just visited Wisconsin this weekend and really had a good time. I was floored when I got the offer from Wisc...

Hey!
Saturday, March 22 2008 at 04:11 PM

Hey..I know you will get into NU. They are really pushing for diversity and more experienced students. How are you planning on paying for it? They gave me a small scholarship, but the total cost of attendance is 70K per year, do you think its worth it?

How exicting!
Saturday, March 22 2008 at 07:17 PM

wow, that's so interesting that they decided to do that. Congrats on UW! I've heard great things about Madison. No debt gives you so many options--I am very jealous! Are you coming straight from undergrad? I thought you were a non-traditional applicant since you keep mentioning that you are married. I only have about a year and half of work experience, so i doubt there is much difference between us. I dont know anyone in Indiana and have little interest in remaining in the Midwest after graduation. Since schools lie about job placement statistics to boost their USNews Rankings, I am scared to go there and be trapped in the Midwest. Ideally, I would like to go back to DC. Have you heard of IU grads getting solid work placementse?