whoneedsTIER1 (2020-2021)

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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Miami graph WL, Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of the Pacific graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
3 St. Louis University graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 13 years
2 Gonzaga University graph Accepted A $25,500 -- -- -- -- 13 years
1 Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 13 years
Michigan State College of Law graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Dayton graph Accepted W $30,000 -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Toledo graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 13 years
St. Mary's University graph Accepted W $9,000 -- -- -- -- 13 years

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I've decided to take a chance and go to Gonzaga...it's just too much money to go St. Louis w/o a scholarship, and St. Louis could be tier 3 by next year if it keeps it up.

I don't know about this whole applying to law school thing, its all just too nerve racking.

Finally got my first app. sent off to Michigan State. I decided to go ahead and send this one because it's not too high on the list of where I want to attend. Hesitant to submit other applications because I want to get my personal statement looked over one more time.

Anyone think 2.5 pages is too long for a personal statement?

Plan on applying to plenty of schools as my numbers aren't the most flattering. Hopefully somebody will let me in anyways though.
LOR's should help my cause... One from Lt. Gov. that I've known for a while and worked for. One from a Prof. who I have gotten to know through several classes who recieved his Ph.D in philosophy from Harvard. One more from my biology advisor/prof. just for good measure.

Good luck to all!
Any comments on schools or such are welcome


Just sent off two more applications, one to St. Mary's and one to Gonzaga. Still waiting for two of my LOR's to show up at LSAC. Then I'll start applying to some of the tougher schools to get in at.
I am hoping these 3 can be my safety schools, but who knows, what with my horrible LSAT. I hate the LSAT. I don't know how you can only be scoring in the 162-169 range for who knows how many practice tests, and then do so bad on the real thing... oh well.

How long does it take to hear from schools about your applications, not a decision, just hear about anything, after you turn in your application?


Just got off a few more applications, decided to just go ahead and use the personal statement I have.
Got a letter from St. Mary's, nothing too exciting, just letting me know they are looking forward to completing my application.

Sent in application to Pacific Mcgeorge

I'm done sending in applications, sent in my last one to St. Louis today, don't feel like filling anymore out. I'd say 9 is enough. Now it's time to cross my fingers.

waitlisted at miami, SWEET!

Accepted at St. Mary's

Letter from St. Mary's offering $3k a year scholarship. Though I was hoping I would hear something from St. Louis or Denver, I guess it's always nice to get money!

Also applied to University of Dayton...why not, they gave me a fee waiver.

Just finished my last final! Graduated and done with undergrad!
However, no news on the law school front....What the heck is taking so long, Acceptance, Rejection, whatever, just give me something!


Seriously, this is ridiculous. I sit outside, in the snow, waiting for the mail man, and I get nothing but credit card offers and other junk! PLEEEEAAAASSSEEE, I need some news.

accepted to dayton via email

accepted to University of Toledo via small white envelope.

Got word from Gonzaga that I was accepted (letter is in the mail)

Large white envelope from Valpo saying I was accepted... no mention of money though.


Large envelope from Gonzaga with acceptance and offer of $8,500 a year.

Big white envelope from St. Louis U. with a sweet little silver pen. Can't believe I was accepted.


Waitlisted at MSU???? I didn't want to go to Michigan anyways!


Deferred, waitlisted Miami

Visitor Comments

  • SLU
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 03:54 PM

Was your acceptance the summer program? Part time?

- bdeauman
  • SLU
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 02:49 PM

It's expensive, but if you're looking at working in STL, it's the school of choice. Good luck!

- bdeauman
  • good luck
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 09:59 PM

I wish you luck on admissions at MSU & IUI, I am pending at both myself. SLU said yes but on summer program conditional. (consequence of my low LSAT and high master's GPA, sheer luck!) best of luck and hope you get into them, which are you leaning towards so far? gonzaga or dayton i presume?

- beattyot
  • miami
  • Sunday, March 09 2008 at 05:08 PM

i'm not sure...i've been told that my file is being reviewed again the few times that i've called? who knows though...

- stiffbeating
  • Gonzaga
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 12:46 PM

I know it gets really cold in Spokane during the winter. A lot of snow and a slow pace, small city vibe. It's not for me, but the school is spoken highly of by people who live in Washington state. I would recommend visiting Spokane to see if you would like it there.

- pointbreak
  • Gonzaga
  • Saturday, April 05 2008 at 09:35 AM

What have you heard negatively about Gonzaga?

- stiffbeating
  • gonzaga
  • Thursday, April 17 2008 at 06:51 PM

i may be joining you at GU if i don't get accepted anywhere else...i went to Gonzaga for undergrad too so if you have any questions about spokane, fire away. p.s. don't believe too much of the crap you have heard about GU...it's a great school with a great reputation locally. there's a lot of bickering online that is inaccurate.

- grovermichael
  • Gonzaga
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 08:38 PM

I'll be going to Gonzaga in the fall as well. Took a visit out there and liked what I saw. From what I gathered, the reputation of Gonzaga in the Northwest is pretty top notch.

- sounds53

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