Good luck to anyone reading this! Feel free to comment - encouragement is appreciated! =)
I applied online through LSAC... Received is when the law schools asked for LSDAS Reports. Decision is the date on the letter.
The ranking numbers next to the schools are Tiers according to the 2005 US News & World Report Rankings
2 seemingly great letters of rec, personal statement about how education and diversity are linked in my life (lived four years in the Philippines attending an international school, and two months in Dublin), and how law relates to that
I would be happy to attend any of these schools, but I would prefer to stay in Chicago, as I grew up there.
02/28 - Although it isn't law school related, I'm just excited to share that I have gotten past the first stage of applying for Teach For America, and have been invited to have an interview! Ah! This is exciting! At least something is going right! =)
03/09 - IN AT MSU!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm going to law school! Pretty excited that I will be somewhere next year, although MSU is definitely not my first choice. Also glad that my first decision was an acceptance. Regular sized white envelope.
03/19 - Back from spring break to a rejection from Notre Dame - no big surprise there.
03/28 - The Great Notification Letter Depression of '06 continues...
03/30 - Waitlisted at both Loyola Chicago and Northeastern... probably what I get for applying so late!
04/03/06 - My mom IMed me telling me they got a letter addressed to me from Fordham with a ding... kinda weird that they sent something to my permanent address (which doesn't go into effect until May 1st)...
04/08/06 - Deferred at Chicago Kent and in at John Marshall... maybe I will be going to school in Chicago! Yay! Also received the Dean's Scholarship at John Marshall = $30,000 a year renewable annually as long as I'm in the top 20% of my class. Nice.
04/10/06 - Rejected at Boston College (again, no surprise) and waitlisted at DePaul... Chicago is showing me no love... I guess I'll have to wait it out! Also received a scholarship at MSU that covers the expense of half the credits I take every semester.
04/13 - Waitlisted at IU - holy crap. This is great news! It's my only shot at a tier one... I think the only reason that happened is because I go her undergrad. Haha.
04/19 - Accepted into NYLS thru e-mail. Sweet.
04/19 - ACCEPTED TO CHICAGO KENT! YESSSS!!!!!!! =) Got off the deferred list and into the school... holy crap! SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!! Time to go out and celebrate! =)
04/21 - Letter from Chicago-Kent welcoming me to the Day Division of the Fall 2006 semester. YAY! Also a First-Year Grant of $10,000
04/24 - So. I've checked the "attending" box at Chicago Kent. The more I learn about their program, the more I fall in love with going to this school. It's in Chicago, close to where I grew up in the suburbs, and I'm already so enamored with the city (not to mention I have a spot waiting for me in an apartment four blocks away from Wrigley... holy crap!). Their IP program is great, and they put such an emphasis on writing - for an English major, that makes me happy. Really, I'm just waiting for IU's waitlist - but at the same time, I don't think I want to be in Bloomington for another three years... so I'm going to say 85% I'll be at Kent next year... =)
04/25 - Received a letter from NYLS telling me I have been selected to be a Dean Scholar... $20,000 renewable each year if I have a 3.2.
In other news, I think that I will have decided 100% by Friday... Chicago Kent is looking mighty nice...
04/28 - Have decided I am definitely going to school in Chicago - either Chicago Kent or Loyola, depending on the waitlist. I received an e-mail today from Loyola saying they are sending their waitlist decisions either May 5th or May 8th. Will know soon! =)
05/24 - Finally heard from NIU - got in, as expected, but not going there. Will withdrawl shortly. Still waiting to hear from the rest of my waitlists, but it's looking like I'll be a student at Chicago Kent in the fall (barring Loyola offering me tons of money... if I get off the waitlist in June...)
06/28 - Sorry so long since I've updated, but I don't think anyone really cares. Haha. Anyway, definitely going to Chicago Kent in the fall, and so excited about it! Still on the waitlist for IU, just because I want to see if I would have gotten in. It might be an idea to transfer there after a year if I don't like Kent. We shall see.