sunshinedust (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Wisconsin Madison graph Accepted 12/17/07 12/18/07 01/11/08 02/13/08 12 years
Seton Hall University F graph Accepted W $90,000 10/28/07 11/01/07 11/19/07 01/11/08 12 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 01/09/08 01/24/08 12 years
DePaul University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 11/05/07 12/13/07 13 years
University of Iowa graph Accepted A 01/29/08 01/30/08 02/11/08 03/26/08 13 years
University of Pittsburgh F graph Accepted W $36,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 12/28/07 01/03/08 13 years
Baylor University F graph Accepted W $100,000 11/01/07 11/03/07 12/26/07 01/17/08 13 years
University of San Diego graph Accepted W $21,000 11/01/07 11/01/07 12/06/07 03/12/08 13 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/15/07 12/08/07 13 years
Temple University F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 11/02/07 01/24/08 13 years
Rutgers State University Camden F graph Accepted W $18,000 10/28/07 11/02/07 11/14/07 12/14/07 13 years
Villanova University graph Accepted W 10/28/07 10/29/07 11/30/07 12/12/07 13 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) graph Accepted W $60,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 11/08/07 01/11/08 13 years
Ave Maria University School of Law F graph Accepted W $100,000 10/25/07 10/30/07 11/05/07 11/16/07 13 years
St. Louis University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/28/07 10/31/07 07/11/08 01/17/08 13 years
Case Western Reserve University F graph Accepted W $27,000 10/28/07 11/07/20 02/14/08 02/14/08 13 years
Rutgers State University Newark graph Accepted W $18,000 10/28/07 10/29/07 01/04/08 01/17/08 13 years

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Scholarships are projected over all three years, to make me look more impressive.


I'm pretty much set on Iowa now, great school and great city so this should be excellent for me.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how my cycle worked out, and if you have any questions/anything to say (at all!), feel free to leave a message!

Good luck to everyone, hope all of your cycles end well!!


19oct07 - Disappointed in LSAT. Applying to some schools now. Retaking in December.

28oct07 - And we're off! (finally)

5nov07 - Accepted to Ave Maria with a full-tuition scholarship. Applying there was more a karma-motivated decision, as they were the first school to send me a fee waiver.

08dec07 - In at Penn State. Standard-sized envelope sent to permanent address. $15,000/yr provided I stay in the top half of the class. I'm going to law school!

13dec07 - My roommate called and told me that she saw an ad for Rock of Love 2 (with Bret Michaels) and that I got a big envelope that says "Welcome to DePaul." These two pieces of news are equally exciting to me. Yay Chicago-land admit, and yay Bret Michaels finding love...again.

14dec07 - In at Rutgers-Camden via an e-mail from an alumnus saying they were impressed with my personal statement. Admissions packet and Rutgers Law t-shirt are being mailed soon. I love free stuff. Well played, Rutgers.

21dec07 - So what happens when you don't study for September and then wait a couple months, not studying, and retake in December? You end up with a 167.

03jan08 - In at UPitt via an e-mail from a Prof. Chew. Happy New Year! I've been in Shanghai for a few weeks now, so I have no idea what's happening on the snail mail front.

11jan08 - Came back to my apartment to find an acceptance to Villanova, which came in a thin, white envelope. Letter dated December 12. Also received a BUNCH of letters from UPitt and Rutgers (and an awesome, bright red t-shirt), and both schools offered scholarships. Also looked at my DePaul packet, which had scholarship information. All scholarships are renewable.
(later that day...) Got an odd e-mail from the Dean of Chicago-Kent saying that he "just learned from the admissions office that [I] should be receiving an acceptance letter soon." So...I guess I got in. What a strange, strange way to inform someone of their acceptance.
(Letter from Kent came 18jan. $20,000/yr if I keep a 3.25. Excellentness. Kent just shot up in the personal rankings of sunshinedust. I do heart Chicago.)

15jan08 - Acceptance from Seton Hall with $20,000/yr. Regular envelope with 5 pages inside (letter dated 11 Jan). You know, I don't know how serious I was about Seton Hall before this came, but the scholarship definitely put it in the running. Who said money can't buy love.

17jan08 - E-mail from someone at Rutgers-Newark saying that "the Admissions Committee has voted to admit you to Rutgers School of Law - Newark for the fall 2008 entering class." That sounded less like I was accepted and more like I was being declared the winner of Survivor: Newark. At any rate, letter and packages are being mailed tomorrow.
(later that day...) E-mail from the assistant dean at Baylor. For some reason (which I doubt I'll ever figure out), I was awarded a full tuition scholarship, renewable all three years as long as I maintain a 2.00. Interesting. I just wish I didn't dislike warm weather so much.

17jan08 - In at SLU via a large envelope. Awesome (though oddly small) silver SLU Law pen as well. Excellent. Packets from Rutgers-Newark (offering $6,000/yr) and Baylor also came today.

24jan08 - Call from the assistant dean at Loyola, I'm in! Hoorah. LUC has been one of my top choices all along. Letter is being mailed today. If anyone is wondering, I did write the "Why Loyola?" optional essay. (Letter from Loyola came a week and a half later, $15,000/yr if I keep a 3.00)

18jan08 - Acceptance packed from Temple came in the mail, letter date 24jan. $15,000/yr if I keep a 2.50. Damn you, Temple, as if I wasn't confused enough already. These great offers shall make for a tough decision.

14feb08 - Got some Valentine's Day love from Case. Actually, I never got a "complete" notice, so I e-mailed them, and a few hours later I got an e-mail saying I was accepted. Odd...

12mar08 - With an e-mail acceptance from San Diego, my cycle is pretty much done. Decisions, decisions.

26mar08 - IN AT IOWA (by e-mail, letter to be mailed soon)!! Hoorah!

22apr08 - After I withdrew, DePaul increased my scholarship amount to $20,000/yr. Not quite enough to tempt me away from Iowa.

20jun08 - Seton Hall increased their offer to $30,000/yr, still not enough to sway me from going to Iowa.

Visitor Comments

  • you taste
  • Tuesday, April 17 2007 at 03:59 PM

like sunshine dust.

- margaret stewart-baxter
  • Ditto
  • Friday, October 19 2007 at 04:16 PM

Hate my LSAT score too....159.....

- mylsatsucks69
  • .
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 10:28 AM

Good luck to you as well! What's your top choice?

- Lexicat
  • .
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 06:41 PM

Nope, my personal statement has all the factors that they suggest discussing in the optional, so i figured it would be redundant of me. I hope/plan to do international law

- LexiCat
  • .
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 10:12 AM

Yeah, I know, I'm very hopeful. If hell freezes over, I'd go to UIUC in a heartbeat, but more practically, i'd be up for Penn State/Depaul/University of San Fran

- LexiCat
  • .
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 07:52 AM

I'd really love to get into BC though it's a bit of a reach! What's your top choice?

- cookiecrisp83
  • Good luck
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 02:44 AM

I hope you do well. I would kill for your lsat ;)

- steveclank
  • Complete?
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 07:40 AM

Did you get an email saying you were complete at Depaul?

- lawesome
  • .
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 01:35 PM

oh my god, i am so jealous. CONGRATS on PENN STATE!

- LexiCat
  • ...
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 12:17 AM

Nice acceptances - can't wait for the free tee shirt - haha! GOOD STUFF AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE REST!

- drew82abndiv
  • hey
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 11:33 AM

so you saw that comment on my you think i have a shot at any of those schools?

- nirshad
  • torture
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 10:12 AM

yea i have other things in my app which are pretty damn strong i think: my personal statement is awesome and i have 3 years of part-time work experience at a law firm along with tons of leadership positions on campus... so we'll see..I know I am basically in at Iowa because I have a lot of connections there, but I am restless and want to move away! anyway, good luck =)

- nirshad
  • Great luck with Baylor
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 05:30 PM

With that kind of offer, I couldnt say no if I were in your shoes.

- billt568
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 12:43 PM

...on Case! Nice V-day present. I calle dthem today, hopefully I'll get a nice e-mail from them too. You're in a lot of good places, how are you going to choose?

- todesgebruell
  • .
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 08:42 AM

Jeez, congrats to you on cleaning house! And whats a LOCI? Do I need to send this somewhere?

- LexiCat
  • not sure
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 04:49 AM

I'm not sure which way I'm leaning. Temple is close to home, but Pitt is a little cheaper. If I don't hear back from any other schools soon I might just go get a job. heh

- todesgebruell
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, February 17 2008 at 09:54 AM

on such a great cycle so far! You're going to have some hard choices to make - any top picks? Sorry to hear about the WI wl - it's one of my top choices but I'm uber nervous because it's such a reach for me. Are you going to try and visit - see if you can woo them in person?

- anh012100
  • Top Choice
  • Monday, February 18 2008 at 06:25 PM

is definitely Wisconsin/WUSTL (and this is sooo much easier said than done), but I'd give major bodily organs to attend either... I hope they see something they like that makes up for my numbers. I was reading on Deloggio (which is debatable) but they don't list WI as one of the schools that "locks" their list, which to me would indicate that you could do things to positively improve your status. Did the letter address that? Given that I'm out of school, my LOCIs are a bit more limited (no awards, updated grades, etc) and for either school I think I'd camp outside the offices til they let me in! (but probably not til it got warmer :)) Good luck with your LOCI - I hope it gets you off the list!

- anh012100
  • Congrats
  • Monday, March 17 2008 at 07:23 PM

on San Diego! Looks like you've narrowed it down a bit - are you going to hold out on Wisconsin or make more definite plans?

- anh012100
  • Iowa
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 05:36 PM

Congrats on Iowa...were you notified via email or regular mail?

- guiltykilty
  • You're a stud...
  • Thursday, March 27 2008 at 04:04 PM

Seriously, LOOK at all those acceptances, go you! Are you thinking Iowa then? For me, it's between UOregon and Case Western, but I'm leaning quite heavily towards Case. I'm visiting in 2 weeks, and then I'll make my choice

- LexiCat
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 05:37 PM

on Iowa! That is such great news - I'm so excited for you!

- anh012100
  • IOWA!
  • Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations to you on making a decision!!! I'm sure you'll be doing great at Iowa!

- LexiCat
  • Go Hawkeyes!
  • Friday, April 25 2008 at 03:28 PM

Wow, that's awesome about Iowa! Can't wait to see you. If you want to find me, I'll be the starry-eyed guy in the lecture hall still pinching himself because he can't believe he's really there. P.S. I remained on Wisconsin's waiting list just for kicks too.

- tanegeel

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