30rockgrl (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted A Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/09 Upd: 15 years
DePaul University Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 09/08/08 Rec: 11/13/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/12/08 Upd: 15 years
Loyola University Chicago Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $108,900 Sent: 11/06/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/08 Upd: 15 years
Northern Illinois University Accepted W Type: RA $39,000 Sent: 10/01/08 Rec: 10/15/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.96
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Operations/ Info Mgmt

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Illinois
  • Race: bi-racial; white/Pak
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

A few clubs in college. Nothing since, and I've been out of school 7-8 years.

Have a few years of work exp in supply chain management. .

No real soft factors, and my GPA sucks, so I'm assuming my LSAT saved me. I also tried to write a damn good personal statement and diversity statement, and I think my 3 letters of rec were strong.

Additional info & updates

Sent in apps to DePaul and Northern (my undergrad school) in early Sept.

11/13 - Got a call from the Dean of Admissions at Northern confirming my acceptance and that scholarship info will be sent out separately. Most likely will get a full ride.
That same evening, had a big envelope from DePaul!! $20k/year scholarship, provided I maintain a 3.3 GPA.

12/18 - confirmed my full ride with NIU, plus a monthly stipend.

12/24: Thick small envelope from John Marshall, offering me a full ride with the condition that I stay in the top 20% of my class.

I seriously feel so lucky and blessed to have these options. As a mom, I could never work for those big firms where you work long hours. Having minimal debt when I graduate is a necessity for me. I feel so fortunate to have two schools waive tuition and a 3rd give me a significant scholarship.

1/23 - phone call from Dean of Admissions at Loyola. Very nice call.

2/7 - In an Kent via e-mail from the dean; acceptance letter should be coming soon.

5 for 5 - someone please tell me where to go to school! LOL!

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Who knows...
Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

I wish I knew. Congrats on your acceptance though! Mind if I ask why you aren't applying to Northwestern or Kent or U Chicago for that matter? Your LSAT might be a bit low for Northwestern and Chicago but Northwestern really values work experience.

Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your optimism. I hope you're right! Oh I see what you mean about the GPA and money, though NW is notorious for forgiving a weaker GPA for work exp

Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

i agree, it seems you should try for a couple of schools a little higher ranked with your LSAT and work experience... gL with cycle!

Depaul notice?
Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hi, I was wondering if DePaul sent you an email saying that your application was complete? I sent mine on 10/02 and they haven't sent me any sort of notification. I've tried calling but their phone lines are always busy. Thanks! Justine P.S. You will be getting that John Marshall letter any day now :)

Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for being so optimistic. I sure hope you're right. Best of luck with the rest of your cycle.

Saturday, August 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances!

Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

i'm thinking specifically UIUC, Kent, IU-Bloomington, others... the key would be to make your work experience sound amazing, and to downplay your UGPA... then i think you'd definitely have a good shot at breaking the t-40.

Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

i understand. in that case, get that loyola application off!!

bar exam
Saturday, September 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

haha to be honest i am not exactly sure... i know they do a full police check for criminal record... and they do a check with the DMV/BMV... but other than that i am not sure congrats on DePaul!! maybe i will see you there or Loyola next year! ps I LOVE 30 ROCK the show

Friday, June 06 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on DePaul and the nice fat scholarship....I pray for at least an acceptance every night lol

Wednesday, October 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

First and foremost, Congrats on your acceptance and scholarship. Which school is your first choice? Also may I ask (if you don't mind) your ethnic background? And if you care to share about how did you play up your diversity statement and personal statement.

Wednesday, October 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sorry that anonymous post was from me, I forgot I wasn't logged on. Sorry

Wednesday, October 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

One more thing, Do you say that the pool is going to be huge because of the bad economy, (you know everyone is losing their jobs and now going back to school)?

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats to you too on DePaul. And congrats on Northern! That's great!

Thank you!
Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

Though hopefully I will be able to join you at DePaul

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the Congrats! I found out about Loyola via phone. I received an email about 2 weeks ago telling me they weren't even going to look at apps til after the holidays, so I was very (pleasantly!) surprised to get the call. And I got a big envelope from JM via snail mail. Good luck with the rest of your cycle! :)

Thursday, November 13 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I submitted my app in early to mid October and received the decision via e-mail. Good luck!

Chicago style!
Thursday, August 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey I'm from Chicago, and I see you're applying to a lot of schools there. I don't blame you. I would love to go back home for school. What are your top choices?

Re: Question About JMLS
Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

You're correct - I received $10,000/yr for living expenses. Congrats on your scholarship offer!

Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

The deferment/waitlist on my Kent application was definitely sobering. I'm hoping for the best, though (in addition to writing some rockin' LOICs). Anyway, good luck with the rest of your applications!

Saturday, September 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

well within chicago city limits... i would def choose loyola... but i am still considering ohio state and wiscon madison

Not yet
Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

I'm kinda hoping that I get into Kent/Loyola/DePaul and then I'll be able to make those visits. Where are you leaning towards?

Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

They do! Now we even have the same LSAT score, I guess we really think alike!Congrats on your acceptances!

Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I'm really excited about it.

Great Cycle
Monday, November 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey I posted a reply to your question on my wall. Congrats on the great cycle. You've got some really great options. Its refreshing to see that you'll be able to find the kind of job you want debt free (or close to it). Best of luck to you and your family!

dunno yet
Saturday, September 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

well i am going to tour wiscon and beg for money.... but since i dont think i am going to get any chances are i am going with loyola (their office said they were giving me at least 7k).. what about you!! come to loyola with me and lets watch 30 rock! haha jk

Thursday, February 19 2009 at 07:00 PM

First, congrats on your cycle! I'm still waiting for a bunch of decisions, but Kent does look appealing at the moment, for a variety of reasons. Will you be going to the admitted students' weekend? Will be my first time in Chicago.=)

Sunday, March 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hi- sorry I didn't see your message until today, but yeah, as of now we're the only two on here attending Kent in the fall. I hope more people show up in the fall! Have you attended any of the dean's programs at Kent? I'm looking at going up to Chicago soon and wondering what they're like.

Tuesday, March 31 2009 at 08:00 PM

on a nice cycle... looks like applying early was a smart move.