2ndCareer (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
4 University of Nebraska Lincoln F graph Accepted W $82,000 11/22/19 11/22/19 11/25/19 12/06/19 13 days
4 Penn State University (Dickinson) graph Accepted $157,578 11/27/19 11/27/19 11/28/19 12/18/19 16 days
3 Temple University graph Accepted $52,500 12/01/19 12/01/19 12/02/19 01/06/20 17 days
5 University of Montana F graph Rejected 11/22/19 11/22/19 11/22/19 12/19/19 17 days
2 University of Arizona F graph Pending 12/08/19 12/09/19 12/11/19 -- 17 days
3 Arizona State University F graph Accepted ED $80,000 11/22/19 11/22/19 11/25/19 12/17/19 1 month
2 University of Iowa graph Pending 11/22/19 11/22/19 11/25/19 -- 1 month
1 Wake Forest University graph Pending 11/22/19 11/22/19 11/25/19 -- 1 month

Applicant Information

Medium Public
Criminal Justice
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Non Minority
10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Founded a Supreme Court news podcast 2 years ago, that has 1,200+ listeners as of the time of application.

I may attempt to use this as a trade for better scholarships. (eg. University can put their name on it/keep it after I graduate).

Tune in: Supreme Court decision syllabus on any podcast source.

Its fun to do, and I thought it would show a connection to the legal field - I otherwise dont have many resume bullets that have anything law related.

18 Masters level credits in Criminal Justice at 3.4 GPA, spread over 5 years, all while working at least a 55 hour week.


Planning to go to the best school that gives me a full ride. All these schools give a lot of full rides except Montana, but MT is my current home.

Yes, I realize most of these are reach schools for a full ride, but ya gotta at least try.

15 Year career as an over-size truck driver, reached the top of that industry (participated in some record breaking moves).

Penn State is regular Penn, not Dickinson.

Putting this out here so folks can see an early-ish application with great softs and a really old crap UGPA (18 years old).

Maybe give someone some hope that softs count, we shall see.

Visitor Comments

  • AZ
  • Sunday, December 01 2019 at 10:52 PM

AZ state waived both application fee and LSAC fee, completely free to apply. If accepted will give me $500 to come down for a visit.

- 2ndCareer
  • Nebraska
  • Friday, December 06 2019 at 07:24 PM

Nebraska Called me to make offer with scholarship offer at the same time, told this would leave me paying $10k a year. Nebraska really is a hidden gem, some of you folks should take a look at, i think they are so low on the rankings simply because no one wants to move to Nebraska, they have some great teachers.

- 2ndCareer
  • AZ State
  • Tuesday, December 17 2019 at 02:15 PM

AZ State emailed -- Accepted and and sent a $66,000 Scholarship in an attachment. The scholarship is increased to $80,000 if i accept (Binding) by march 1st (2-1/2 Months from now). if i accepted binding, they would also waive my seat deposits ($1,000 total).

- 2ndCareer
  • Penn State (State College)
  • Wednesday, December 18 2019 at 11:49 PM

Accepted and given scholarship info via email $135k leaves about $5k per year tuition. I hope to be able to negotiate up to a full ride. Not sure how to do that except wait for a few more offers to come in and then email a request to be reconsidered in light of other scholarship offers.

- 2ndCareer
  • Montana
  • Thursday, December 19 2019 at 01:50 PM

Rejected by my own home state. Thats gotta be yield protection - to be rejected by the #117 school and accepted with almost a full ride from the #61 within 24 hours. Im betting they just didnt have enough scholarship money to reasonably believe I would take any offer they gave.

- 2ndCareer
  • Penn State
  • Wednesday, January 01 2020 at 11:32 PM

I put in at Dickinson as well, I figure if no one else offers full rides I will go out to PA and tour both places and see where I fit. Small class sizes is a big selling point for me. (Hence UA and Wake Forest).

- 2ndCareer
  • Temple
  • Monday, January 06 2020 at 02:01 PM

Accepted via email /w scholarship of less than half tuition Will negotiate.

- 2ndCareer
  • Saturday, January 11 2020 at 02:06 AM

Penn State Dickinson offered a full scholarship and "Dean's Fellowship" (extra $5K in 1L year) via email. I sent this over to Penn State @ State college to see if they would up me from $5k a year to full tuition. Will try to negotiate up to a Full tuition + fees and books at Dickinson, 44% of their class is on a "more than full tuition" scholarship. I withdrew my app at Nebraska after this offer, hopefully someone else can get that scholarship money.

- 2ndCareer
  • Penn State @ State College
  • Thursday, January 16 2020 at 03:54 PM

Had a pleasant mostly non business "negotiation" with Penn State @ State College and they upped me to full tuition. So now i have full tuition at both Dickinson, and State College.

- 2ndCareer

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