sriegert (2019-2020)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Arkansas Little Rock F graph Accepted D $13,000 02/11/11 -- -- 03/28/11 9 years
University of Oregon F graph Rejected 02/25/11 -- -- 05/09/11 9 years
University of Mississippi F graph Accepted W 02/26/11 -- -- 05/02/11 9 years
Georgia State University F graph Rejected 02/16/11 -- -- 03/07/11 9 years
Phoenix School of Law F graph Accepted W 01/27/11 -- -- 03/29/11 9 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Pending W 02/25/11 -- -- 03/07/11 9 years
Stetson University F graph Rejected 02/16/11 -- -- 03/17/11 9 years
University of the Pacific F graph Rejected 02/20/11 -- -- 04/15/11 9 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F graph Accepted W $5,000 01/29/11 -- 03/03/11 03/14/11 9 years
Mississippi College F graph Waitlisted W 01/29/11 -- -- 02/16/11 9 years
Arizona State University graph Rejected 04/13/11 -- -- 04/13/11 9 years
Willamette University F graph Rejected 03/14/11 -- -- 04/18/11 9 years
Charlotte School of Law F graph Rejected 01/29/11 -- -- 04/04/11 9 years
Barry University School of Law F graph Waitlisted W 02/11/11 -- -- 04/02/11 9 years
Wake Forest University F graph Rejected 02/20/11 -- -- 03/31/11 9 years
Gonzaga University F graph Rejected 02/27/11 -- 03/16/11 03/26/11 9 years
Howard University graph Pending W 03/13/11 -- -- 04/01/11 9 years
Florida A&M University F graph Accepted W $10,000 03/14/11 -- 03/21/11 04/01/11 9 years
Ave Maria University School of Law F graph Accepted W $15,000 03/08/11 -- -- 03/28/11 9 years
University of Arkansas Fayetteville F graph Rejected 01/28/11 -- -- 05/06/11 9 years
University of Arizona graph Waitlisted 01/27/11 -- -- 05/04/11 9 years
University of Georgia F graph Rejected 02/20/11 -- -- -- 9 years
Jones School of Law F graph Accepted W 02/14/11 -- 03/03/11 03/13/11 9 years
Baylor University F graph Rejected 02/11/11 -- -- -- 9 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Rejected 02/26/11 -- -- -- 9 years

Applicant Information

145
3.61
3.84
Public University
Elementary Education
80 out of 0

Demographic Information

N/A
Arizona
N/A
Female
Yes
Yes
5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Former franchise owner (restaurant)
-Founder of a non-profit (charter school)
-Overcame significant economic barriers

NOTE about SCHOLARHIPS:

Scholarship amounts were, "per year." Scholarships are renewable with stipulations.

Ave Maria: 3.0 stipulation

Florida Coastal: 2.9 stipulation and 13 unit/semester minimum

The University of Arkansas-Little Rock: Stipulation to keep scholarship for years 2 and 3, must apply for, and be granted residency, as this was a first year "non-resident" tuition scholarship! Merit didn't matter like it does at The University of Mississippi where you need a 160 and a 3.5. I only had the 3.5 so I didn't qualify for their, "non-resident" tuition scholarship.

Florida A&M: $10,000 "fee waiver" scholarship stipulation information never came, even after I emailed them for more.
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LAW SCHOOL PREDICTOR:

I just figured out this law school predictor thing today (3/16/11)! I wish I would have known about it sooner. If I can help anyone, please ask me how it works.

SCHOOL: PREDICTION: ACTUAL: METHOD:

Georgia--deny--deny--email

Florida Coastal--strong consider--admit--email

Faulkner Jones--admit--admit--hard copy

Stetson- -weak consider--deny-- email

Mississippi College --strong consider--waitlist--status checker

NOTE: I don't believe they looked at my NEW LSAT available on 3/3/11, as their decision was made, "early," on 2/16. While I could have waited, I ultimately withdrew my application before they could consider my recent LSAT, because UALR admitted me, a better option for me.

Barry--strong consider--waitlist--status checker

Penn State Dickinson--deny--deny--hard copy

Baylor--deny--deny--hard copy

Ave Maria--strong consider--admit--status checker
NOTE: 5/5/11 withdrew

University of Arkansas--Little Rock consider-admit status checker

The University of Arizona--deny--waitlisted--hard copy
WOO HOO! I still have hope for the U of A!

NOTE: Waitlisted on 3/24/11 and again on 5/4/11 after a second look from the committee.

Looks like I am still on the waitlist at The U of A! What a blessing. As frustrating as waiting is, I am truly grateful.

Wake--deny--deny--email

Florida A&M--admit--admit--email

Howard--consider--self-withdraw of application BEFORE committee review

NOTE: I opted to, "withdrawal" from Howard BEFORE my application made it to committee for two reasons.

1. They require a, "verification form" that states that I have a bachelors degree. I complied with their request, and sent the form to be completed by my undergraduate university, only to find out about 4 weeks later, that they didn't send it! So, I looked into it, and found that my undergraduate university no longer processes these verifications from their registrar's office. Instead, they make students print it through their online system. So, I scanned it in, sent it to Howard, they, "wouldn't" accept it although I am sure to have a bachelors. Afterall, how would I have acquired my masters degree if I didn't?! They could have easily overrode this requirement for me, in order to process my application. Additionally, I was under the impression that the LSAC report collects all transcripts and reports this degree information for a candidate. They already should know I have a bachelors degree. This additional process is not only unnecessary, but makes it more difficult for an applicant to apply!

2. Not only did they not make the exception, after I called the dean's office to report this mishap, nobody ever called back. This kind of dismissive behavior is not something I want to deal with for 3 years.

Charlotte--admit--deny--status checker

NOTE: Does this make sense? Florida Coastal accepts me with a $5,000 scholarship. Phoenix School of Law accepts me. However, after I "withdraw" from those two related schools, their, "sister school," rejects me. I have a feeling it had something to do with the fact that they, "knew" I wouldn't attend.

Point being, if you have similar numbers, and see my Charlotte rejection, please discount it, as the same will probably not happen to you UNLESS you withdraw from their sister schools first. This rejection is not "valid," and you will do fine!

University of Georgia--deny--deny--status checker

Arizona State University--deny--deny--hard copy

University of the Pacific--deny--deny--hard copy

Willamette--consider-deny hard copy 4/18/11

The University of Mississippi--weak consider--admit--hard copy

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville--consider--deny--hard copy

NOTE: The admissions department is completely dismissive (no email replies), and I venture to say, "rude" (brusque emails) throughout the admissions process.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I am a non-traditional applicant with 7 years of post-undergraduate work experience. I am 30 years old, still young, however, older than traditional students entering law school.

The most difficult thing for me throughout this application cycle, is obtaining reference letters, as I now work for myself, and have not been associated with The University of Arizona since my master degree was complete in December of 2008 (2 years). My December 2010 LSAT score received in January wasn't desirable, so I will retest in February 2011.

My decision to go to law school beginning in August of 2011 was a recent decision. I decided on November 18th, 2010, studied three weeks for my December LSAT.

1/27/11

Went to an information session/tour at The University of Arizona today. The law school is beautiful after its multi million dollar renovation. Additionally, because they are switching over to their electronic system from their paper system, this transition year has made it where their classes are not yet 75% full as they usually are by this time. As a result, even with my application being submitted today, and my LSAT scores not posting until March, there's still hope that I will be invited to join their incoming class! Wishful thinking!

2/9/11

To those unfamiliar with the, "applying to law school" process, or to those, standing by our sides as we pursue this difficult journey, I've explained this process as being synonymous with preparing for a wedding, or preparing for a new baby. Trust me, I've been there and have done that. Yes! It's that damn exciting; full of angst, adrenalin, and uncertainty! Don't you just love it?

So, GOOD LUCK to all of you, with your dreams and goals. It's important to support one another as human beings. Life isn't that serious, but for some reason, this process feels as if it is; at least for the moment. With that said, please know that I'm no Betty Crocker, or flower child. :) In fact, I've been described as a, "back breaker." Perhaps I possess traits, in some form, that can lend themselves to the study of law. With the rigor of a law program, I will have been said, to have met my match; I could use a challenge. For now, my next contender is the LSAT, three days from now. Let's hope it's in the cards. :) Best wishes.

2/12/11

Just arrived home from a 5 hour LSAT. How am I expected to wait until 3/7/11 for my next score? Waiting is going to be harder than I thought.

2/14/11

I applied to Faulkner today, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, AL. UPDATE: 3/13/11 Interestingly enough, this lawschoolnumbers.com website lists them, as JONES SCHOOL OF LAW! If you applied, let us know! Thanks "cfree08" for this information. I was able to find them on 3/13/11.

In completing the application, it was the most atypical application I have ever filled out. It actually asked religious affiliation; unlike other Christian schools. I was obliged to share, but found it a unique question. Additionally, its disclosure at the end discussed how, while no discrimination, they frown upon pre-marital sex in their institutions. Again, very atypical of any application I've ever seen. I do however, want to say that their admissions staff was very, very accomodating to me when I requested a waiver on 2/14/11. They are truly pleasant; not like University of Las Vegas and University of New Mexico who flatly refused. Interestingly enough, fee waivers can be beneficial to a school in a variety of ways.

You see, the more applicants they have, and the more they turn down from that pool, increases their selectivity ranking. They look more selective. Additionally, some schools will even turn down highly achieved candidates due to the fact that they know that candidate may chose another school. This is because if that student doesn't end up enrolling at their school, this lack of matriculation can affect a school. So, there are little games they play in order to be competitive with one another. We should know these things and not be too upset if waivers are denied or if your admittance is denied. They have a pretty difficult ranking system to contend with. I understand that being a school owner myself, working within the No Child Left Behind accountability system. Everything from attendance to promotion rates count here in Arizona, along with state test scores.

2/15/11 Stetson has one of the most gracious admissions staffs, that I've seen. They are very accomodating, just like Baylor, McGeorge, Wake Forest, The University of Georgia, and Georgia State. I am very pleased with my dealings with them, no matter the outcome.

2/22/11 My first rejection from Barry. My husband took it harder than me! I emailed them, asked them why they didn't consider my pending February LSAT, they claimed it was a mistake, and are now marking my file, "complete" so that it can again go to committee review. I'll tell you what happened. They were just looking at my number, the 144, and didn't see my addendum explaining that I would retake, in February. BUSTED! One email from an admissions dean gave me a one liner, but the Admissions Office Manager was the most professional, in graciously admitting their oversite!

3/3/11 I don't expect much this cycle. My LSAT is really low, hopefully they will look at my 7 years of work experience and softs. If not, I will have to take it as a sign that it wasn't meant to be this cycle. I believe that things happen for a reason and with my husband's recent medical conditions, maybe God knows something I don't; that perhaps I must stay in town to operate the school we've founded together. Only time will tell.

3/11/11 My first ACCEPTANCE from Florida Coastal. I am thankful to God. Somebody on my message board said, "You only need one." While that is very, very true, I hope for an Arizona school, truth be told. I really need this, otherwise, I will have a lot to think about with a husband, two kids, and a business in Arizona.

4/11/11 OOOHHHH! I am going crazy, "waiting" to hear from my last six schools, and my waitlisted school: ASU, Ole' Miss, Willamette, U of the Pacific, U of Oregon, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and my waitlist at The Unversity of Arizona. Oh, it's pure torture! I want my life back. ha-ha! :) I want it back to semi-normal at least for the summer before the actual school year begins. This has been a long 5 month road of uncertainty! A person can only take so much. :)

I have my top two choices narrowed down, however, I cannot fully commit, until I can fully see the big picture! I will actually visit one of my top schools on April 25th-UALR-Bowen! I am excited.

4/15/11 Still going crazy...waiting...and waiting.

5/6/11 After emailing The University of Oregon twice over the past week, they have NOT responded; not even once. Very dismissive admissions department to say the least!

5/7/11
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK vs. THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI:

At this very moment, contemplating UALR and Ole' Miss, I'm thinking UALR for the cost of tuition, welcoming nature of non-traditional students, and for Nina Simone's Song..."Mississippi Goddamn." I'm only partly serious about that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUR9yWzN3zc

While Ole' Miss has a brand new building, by no means is this how one should select a school. That would be shallow and pretentious and for sure, that's not typical of lawyers! ;) What should matter is that UALR let's you wait a year before taking the infamous, "constitutional law" class. UALR does however make up for it, by offering 1Ls 5 units of civ. pro. while Ole' Miss only does 3 units. Ole' Miss ALSO makes everyone enter a lottery for clinic offerings that mostly go to 3Ls. Hmmm. I don't know what I think about that. Ole' Miss also wants 12 continuous months before applying for residency. UALR-Bowen only wants 6 months. The admissions department at Bowen were a lot more accommodating throughout as well; long, long story as to why. PM me if you want to know. Ole' Miss however, has an all inclusive admissions packet that kicks ass, (sorry, there's no euphemism for this) to say the least unlike Bowen, who only sent a letter, and immunization form. I had to physically go to Arkansas to find brochures in their admissions department. Bowen will cost me about $30,000 less over the course of 3 years. I love Little Rock, but have never seen Oxford, MS. Arkansas is closer to Arizona, my home state. Ole' Miss places 7% more clerkships, about the same amount of federal clerkships (Prelaw magazine), and they offer study abroad opportunities (nothing I can't help Bowen with, so that IF I am interested, they can institute a program by my 2L or 3L.) Bowen will save me so much money costing only about $11,500 per year for tuition/fees, even as a, "non-resident."

I have until Monday 5/9/11 to decide whether or not to send in a $250 deposit and later, visit. That's it for now folks.

7/7/11

UALR-Bowen has been so good to me, by offering me admission into their fine program, right off the bat. I'm seriously re-evaluating my decision to hold on for the U of A to pull me from their waitlist. I feel ungrateful towards UALR for even having considered it.

7/21/11

Last night, had a dream that the U of A admitted me off of their waitlist. Strange dream, with my admittance written as a hand written note within a greeting card. Hmm. Let's see what happens!

8/4/11

Two nights ago, I decided to wait on law school. I am heartbroken, but the timing's not right. I submitted a deferment request to Bowen today, canceled my condo today, and am awaiting a reply. I walked this walk for 9 entire months, thinking about it day and night, and with 3 weeks before classes begin, my dream is deferred. If The U of A admits me this month, that will be another story. But I cannot leave now, with my business here in town, needing my help. :(

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck
  • Sunday, January 16 2011 at 06:33 PM

Good luck sweetie. I hope ur cycle goes well

- justright157
  • Thank you
  • Sunday, January 16 2011 at 10:10 PM

Hello Justright157, Thank you for the well wishes, as I know that the second time around, I will be ready and prepared for the LSAT. My only hope is that while my top schools have a deadline of February, they will still have room to consider me, as my second LSAT score will only be reported in March. Again, thank you and good luck to you in return.

- sriegert
  • Friday, January 21 2011 at 12:58 PM

Good Luck

- esquire21
  • Saturday, January 22 2011 at 08:31 PM

Below is the first part of the email I received. I want you to know that Phoenix is only provisionally accredited so make sure you you consider that before you decide to go. The Alternative Admission Model Program for Legal Education (AAMPLE), provides an opportunity for individuals whose academic indicators fall outside the traditional admissions criteria for many law schools. This performance-based admissions program rewards students who demonstrate the desire, commitment and level of achievement necessary to manage the rigors of law school. Those admitted through the AAMPLE program demonstrate a strong potential for success in law school and in some cases even been among the top of the class. Please take some time to research the AAMPLE program at http://www.fcsl.edu/aample

- esquire21
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, January 23 2011 at 10:56 AM

I was quite surprised with the scholarship. I went out on a limb with my personal statement and diversity statement, so I'm thinking that schools either love me or hate me. Good luck with the Feb. LSAT!

- acardinalheel
  • Sunday, January 23 2011 at 10:20 PM

Florida Coastal emailed me independently from Phoenix Law. From what I hear AAMPLE is similar to Cleo but the schools that use it are Phoenix,Florida Coastal, Nova and a few other law schools. It seems as if AAMPLE is for lower tier law schools and Cleo is for better schools.

- esquire21
  • Monday, January 24 2011 at 04:20 PM

Thanks your the support. Good luck on your retest in February. I retook the LSAT myself and markedly improved my score. So with some work I'm sure you could do well enough for a scholarship to Miami or another school.

- ggcl
  • Good luck
  • Monday, January 24 2011 at 07:20 PM

Thanks for the note. Good luck with retaking the LSAT. Hope the studying is going well. I would hate to go through that again.

- spencerpaul
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, February 07 2011 at 04:43 AM

Thank you!! I'm leaning towards W&M, but would change my mind on the others if I got comparable $$. I really like the sound of Emory, I just can't believe they're sending out responses so late. UVA would be crazy if I managed to get in off that waitlist, but then again SO expensive. Good luck with the Feb LSAT- I'm sure you'll do great! What are your top picks as of now?

- Odyssey2010
  • Thanks
  • Monday, February 07 2011 at 04:55 AM

Thanks for the encouragement. I've been pleased with the cycle so far. It'll be a tough decision--that's for sure.

- fulltime
  • Monday, February 07 2011 at 02:22 PM

Hello! The JD/MA in American Indian Studies at the U of A is a dual degree program between the law school and the grad school. In order to apply for it you had to apply to both schools separately and notify each of your intent. Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions I might be able to help with. :)

- barklm
  • Good Luck on the LSAT!
  • Monday, February 07 2011 at 02:36 PM

I hope it goes well for you :) Can't wait to see what your score will be!

- dumbledore
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, February 07 2011 at 07:31 PM

Now the pressure is on Dumbledore, now that you too are excited to see my retest score! I too can't wait, and thinking about it has me both really excited, and really nervous. :) I'm really hoping to prove that perserverance pays. While there are many variables (such as preparation techniques) I am working hard. I've already put in another 22 hours of study time on my own. I will have to let you know. I truly think it will improve, as the practice tests have been going well, but I have to start timing myself over the next three days. I feel in great spirits, and my health is well thus far. Thanks for the wonderful wishes!

- sriegert
  • Tuesday, February 08 2011 at 04:00 AM

Good luck to you as well! I look forward to seeing how your cycle goes. Who knows, maybe we'll be seeing each other in the fall. ^_^

- barklm
  • calexico
  • Tuesday, February 08 2011 at 10:27 AM

aw thanks! i don't really have a top 3. but ideally, i would like to stay in CA. best of luck on your apps!

- calexico
  • ASU
  • Wednesday, February 09 2011 at 04:44 AM

As far as I know, no, ASU does not participate in a status checker. I only received the same emails you did before I got an acceptance email (and then my packet the next week). I felt the same as you -- I wanted to watch to make sure that something was actually happening with my file. But, no such luck! It looks like they have only rendered decisions to their early applicants though. So, don't fret!

- fulltime
  • Checking in!
  • Wednesday, February 09 2011 at 01:46 PM

I just had a wonderful conversation with the University of Arizona via a series of phone exchanges and wanted to suggest perhaps giving them a call to discuss your application? I couldn't believe how receptive and kind they were when I called! This may or may not be beneficial since you've physically visited the campus and may have already spoken to someone but wanted to mention it. :) Hope all is well!

- barklm
  • Hey
  • Sunday, February 13 2011 at 01:59 AM

Thanks for the support! I do not have a "top 3" selection as of right now. I am leaning towards attending U.C. Hastings. The scholarship money is nice. However, I don't think I have the guts to turn down the chance to study at U.C. Hastings! I know that your cycle will go very well and I will keep in touch!

- bigpayback
  • thanks
  • Monday, February 14 2011 at 05:47 PM

Thanks for the positive wishes - best of luck to you as well!

- marconormativo
  • Thanks! (and LSAT)
  • Saturday, February 19 2011 at 09:06 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm still in the process of absorbing the information but am very happy. I'm still interested to see what other offers I might get but this one will be tough to beat. Also, I've been meaning to inquire - how did the February LSAT go for you? Any initial impressions? I'm hoping it wasn't as demanding as December's!

- barklm
  • Thanks!
  • Saturday, February 19 2011 at 09:57 AM

Thanks for the kind words, hope your cycle goes well!

- byronmullens
  • So glad I'm not alone...
  • Sunday, February 20 2011 at 11:43 AM

As insane as this site might make you, it's definitely addictive nonetheless! I have no idea what my top 3 are at this point; it's a tough call comparing $ vs rankings vs where the SO can find a good job. Needless to say, I'm seriously stressing here. We'll see....how about you, any main contenders? I'm loving all your accomplishments/experiences (go charter schools!), I imagine you have a heck of a personal statement. I hope you totally rocked that Feb LSAT, all you need is a decent score and you're good to go! Oh, and don't feel dismissed by UNLV about the fee waiver; it's this whole thing with the (horrid) Board of Regents here, who won't allow Boyd to give out any. I was pretty irritated that my lowest ranked school was one of the few I actually had to pay for, but unfortunately, there's not much the law school can really do about it. With that said, I'm crossing my fingers for you that everything works out! You'll have to let me know how that new score turns out. :)

- theunderestimator
  • Thanks and Good Luck
  • Sunday, February 20 2011 at 05:44 PM

Thanks for the comment! I notice you applied to your schools not all that long ago so you still have a while till you start hearing decisions. As they say "waiting is the hardest part"; both for the LSAT number and admissions decisions, as you are no doubt well aware. That in mind, good luck with all the schools you applied to and hopefully they don't wait too long to accept you! :)

- dmp200
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, February 21 2011 at 09:34 PM

Good luck to you in your applications! With all that you've accomplished, any program would be foolish not to accept you. Do you have a top choice?

- sadsquirrel
  • Thank you!
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 04:03 AM

Thank you for the kind comment. The weather in VA is a lot warmer than the weather where I'm from, so I'm excited about that haha. I noticed you took the Feb LSAT, how do you think it went? Hopefully you did well, and good luck with your cycle!

- defenderOFliberty
  • Thank you!
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 06:43 AM

Thank you so much! I'm sure you did just fine on your LSAT and you'll be receiving acceptances in no time. I'll be dropping by often so good luck!

- Glasshalfull
  • Thanks for your kind words!!!
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 08:38 AM

I would love to live in NOLA but the COL+ employment prospects scared me off a bit! My top picks right now are BU, BC, IUB, and CU. Good luck with your cycle! I'm sure you'll do awesome.

- stlisforlovers
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 10:45 AM

I admire your positive attitude through this difficult process. I'm non traditional as well and find a transition after beginning a professional career is both scary and exciting. Good luck on that new score!

- sessionerrorgrr
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 12:23 PM

Thanks

- esquire21
  • Thank you
  • Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 05:22 PM

your kind words are much appreciated. i wish you the best of luck with the rest of your cycle and beyond!

- ozymandias11
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, February 24 2011 at 02:28 PM

As of now my top choice is Duke but I'm still waiting on some schools. Is Vanderbilt your top choice?

- goodfridays
  • Hi
  • Friday, February 25 2011 at 08:42 AM

Thanks for your kind words! I'm definitely considering taking on the debt and heading to UVA, but if not I'll be at Alabama next year.... unless of course Duke comes through. Good luck to you!

- dc496
  • Thanks
  • Friday, February 25 2011 at 07:31 PM

Thanks, my top 3 are Michigan, Texas, and Virginia. But I have only visited one school thus far, so I could easily be swayed. Do you have any particular schools your shooting for? Good luck on your cycle!

- rustyjack
  • You will rock it!
  • Thursday, March 03 2011 at 08:03 PM

Hang in there. Results are coming. It only takes one!

- piatigorsky
  • LSAT Retake
  • Friday, March 04 2011 at 02:22 AM

Thanks, Im very happy that I retook the LSAT, I got my score last night, did you? I think most schools now hold off on making a lot of decisions until after feb scores come in, it seems like its only a liability if your applying to T50 schools.

- USMCJAG
  • Friday, March 04 2011 at 02:23 AM

Good luck to you also, in the rest of the cycle, and in law school.

- USMCJAG
  • DwarvenSniper
  • Saturday, March 05 2011 at 08:42 PM

Hey thanks good luck to you too, i envy you that you can make up your LSAT but i won't have an opportunity to make up my gpa...

- DwarvenSniper
  • Saturday, March 05 2011 at 10:43 PM

Thanks for the compliment man, as of right now im strongly considering Wake and UF, but im still hoping too get a little lucky and see what else i can consider. Goodluck on your cycle!

- arnoldpalmer
  • rd25btown
  • Sunday, March 06 2011 at 09:51 PM

Hang in there something will pan out for you!!! Pray about it and youll be fine.

- rd25btown
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, March 13 2011 at 09:26 AM

Thanks so much and congratulations to you too! As of right now, my top 3 choices are Loyola New Orleans, Mississippi College and LSU. I've been under review at LSU since the middle of January, so I'm not too sure what's going on with that. I haven't really heard anything about Faulkner, so I'm going to visit at the end of March to see if I like it. I honestly don't think I will wind up there though because I want to stay in Louisiana to practice. As far as I know, Mississippi College is the only out of state school to offer a Louisiana Civil Law Certificate.

- jstrom8
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, March 15 2011 at 10:20 AM

Out of the schools I'm accepted to, my top choices are currently Arizona and Maryland. Best of luck to you with your cycle, and hope you get into an Arizona school!

- YoyoUnreal
  • Tuesday, March 15 2011 at 08:23 PM

My top three choices are Tulsa, Gonzaga and Ark-Little Rock. Leaning towards Tulsa. I am trying to use my $7,000 scholarship at Gonzaga to get one at Tulsa. Good Luck with your cycle!

- pioneer15
  • thanks
  • Saturday, March 19 2011 at 08:24 PM

Thanks for your note. Good luck to you!

- STPvet
  • law school predictor
  • Saturday, March 19 2011 at 08:26 PM

Also, forget that predictor thing; it only uses your GPA and LSAT score. I've been admitted into schools that it said I was a certain DENY....

- STPvet
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 11:47 AM

Congrats on UALR!! I know you were really wanting to get into an Arizona school. :) I hope this means you get to stay close to your family.

- hamster
  • Woops,
  • Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 11:50 AM

BAH! You wanted Arizona, not Arkansas. Duh! Well good luck with those still, I'm glad to see you're getting some acceptances, hope they get back to you soon!

- hamster
  • Friday, April 01 2011 at 10:11 AM

Good luck! Whatever happens this cycle, do not take any of it personally! You are clearly very accomplished both professionally and personally, and no rejection will change that. If you don't get in to an Arizona school that you like this time around, just wait a year and apply again. And don't worry about rankings. Just go where it feels right for you and your family. Congrats on the acceptances you've gotten so far and best wishes on all future endeavors!

- lovelaw04
  • Baylor
  • Sunday, April 03 2011 at 07:11 PM

Yeah. I didn't send them it. I probably should, but probably won't. I've been lucky to get into a variety of good schools, but it's frustrating for a school that I actually took the time to visit to let me twist in the wind. For what's it worth, UALR is a great school. Though it is low in the rankings, it's a school that OWNS its home market. And Little Rock is up and coming, a fun place to be. Good luck!

- RackBall
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, April 04 2011 at 03:57 PM

As of now my top two are UNLV and UofKansas and its going to be a tough choice! Letting go of Penn State was hard but, in the end, it's just a bit too far east for me (I live on the west coast of Canada). Plus, their bar passage rate had me a little worried as it was about 5% below the state average. I'm considering all my waitlists, although I'm probably going to w/d from Houston and Loyola- love the idea of Loyola but can't stomach the thought of $200,000 debt after 3yrs tuition and living exp. I'm try to take decisions as they come and not research too much before I get accepted. I hate getting all excited about a school and then finding out its not an option. Good luck with the rest of your cycle! (esp. that UofArizona waitlist!)

- expandreality
  • FAMU
  • Tuesday, April 05 2011 at 01:03 PM

Congratulations on FAMU. It didn't take that long for them to get back to you. They are my first choice so I'm waiting on pins and needles and wishing that they would hurry up. Did they mention anything about a scholarship?

- JDhopeful86
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, April 06 2011 at 06:31 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to FAMU! If I get accepted I will most likely attend. Are you seriously considering FAMU? Did you receive an email before your status checker changed? Best of luck on the rest of your cycle.

- Law305
  • Thursday, April 14 2011 at 12:26 PM

Thanks so much for the congrats. Congratulations to you as well on 3 solid acceptances.

- sessionerrorgrr
  • University of Arizona
  • Thursday, April 21 2011 at 04:25 PM

I withdrew from Arizona. I should have told them to take you instead :) And yes, I agree, the waiting game is absolutely TERRIBLE! But, I just feel like everything sort of works itself out in the end. Best of luck to you, Sriegert!

- dumbledore
  • Saturday, April 30 2011 at 04:59 PM

Thank you sriegert! I will most likely be attending Maryland in the fall. C'monnn Arizona HAS to take you!!!

- Glasshalfull
  • Famu
  • Sunday, May 01 2011 at 12:47 PM

Thanks for the withdrawal from FAMU. Maybe now they will be gracious enough to finally look at my app and make a favorable decision. Are you thinking uark? Good luck!!

- JDhopeful86
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, May 03 2011 at 04:44 PM

I knew you'd be getting your well-deserved acceptances! Now, since I withdrew from UA, I'm hoping they give that spot to you! :) Have you thought more about waiting another year, though?

- theunderestimator
  • Saturday, May 14 2011 at 10:36 AM

Hey ya I decided on Iowa. UGA was a very close 2nd. How about yourself? Where do you think you'll end up?

- MarquisInSpades
  • omg
  • Tuesday, May 31 2011 at 10:06 PM

I cant believe you passed up on ole miss!! Medger evers is shaking in his grave!! That school has better name recognition, facilities, better professors that UALR. Have you seen the starting salaries of both schools?? How about employment rates or Bar passage rates. Come on.. you really made a big mistake here.

- BLACKMAN1
  • To Blackman1
  • Wednesday, June 01 2011 at 11:29 AM

With regards to my choice of UALR vs. Ole' miss, rest assured that I indeed did my research. There were several factors in making this decision. They are: 1. You have to remember that they are both T3. That means that most likely, I will end up practicing law in that state. Hell no, do I want to end up in Mississippi. Like Nina Simone said, "Mississippi Goddam!" Check out the song on YouTube, and Mississippi's history, even the way they are presently. You see, I am a black and white woman, married to a white man, with two little girls. I didn't like the fact that they still have newspaper articles dated this year, discussing whether or not, "interracial marriage" should be illegal. Ridiculous! 2. My biological father lives in Arkansas so it is the better choice for me, to move where family is, incase I need something. Not to mention, I met him for the first time this year, and want to get to know him as well. This personal reason really mattered. 3. UALR admissions staff was more professional. I even had words with the Ole' Miss admission dean about her rudeness after my admittance. Long story, but it was as if they simply didn't have time for me, or want to earn my business. Once admitted, the tables turn, and the ball is in the student's court. If I'm about to fork over massive amounts of money without any real job prospects for the class of 2014, they better be nice! 4. Ole' Miss is full of 22-24 year olds. UALR has students more my age. I am 31 years old, and it's a better fit for me as a non-traditional professional who's been in the real world for the past 7 years, working. I didn't want to spend 1-3 years in a party town where football, shaking asses, and hot chicks was the only thing to look foward to. I want a more sophisticated community, now that I'm older, and my priorities have changed. 5. UALR will cost me about $12,000 per year before housing, books, etc. The first year, I will receive the, "out of state scholarship." They are allowing me to attend for the price of a resident! From there, I can apply for residency after 6 months. Ole' Miss wanted about $23,000 per year, and I couldn't even apply for residency until living there continuously for 12 months. Hell! I wanted to come back to Arizona for the summers, so it would have been $69,000 opposed to UALRs $32,000 before other fees. 6. Little Rock is BEAUTIFUL! It has 195,000 people, and Oxford, MS only has 10,000-19,000-the figures vary depending on the census site you read. Because I am from a city with 590,000, I need big city life. So no, I don't think I made a mistake. I made a decision that was personalized for me, especially because they are both T3. You see, the difference is minimal between the two. Also, I plan to be pulled from The University of Arizona's waitlist in the next 8 weeks, a T1 school. Thus, all of this may be a mute point! Good luck with your application cycle.

- sriegert
  • OH YEA
  • Wednesday, June 01 2011 at 05:23 PM

Arizona is a slam dunk! A great choice indeed. Its a degree with 100k earning potential no doubt!! Good Luck.

- BLACKMAN1
  • Saturday, July 02 2011 at 10:09 AM

Thank You! They notified me via telephone call a few days ago.

- puravidamae
  • Thank you
  • Thursday, July 28 2011 at 10:30 PM

I really appreciate your comment. I hope you get in as well! Just keep in touch!

- supercal27
  • Best Wishes
  • Friday, August 12 2011 at 06:04 PM

Thinking of you sriegert! I know that was a tough decision to make but you know it was best for you and so I can say, with some certainty, that I think you did the right thing. :) I sincerely hope that UofA admits you off the waitlist and if not, apply again! I think you would have strong odds if you reapplied early in the next cycle. All the best!

- barklm

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