ARteacher (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Indiana University Bloomington F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/10/10 Comp: 01/25/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Iowa F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/14/10 Comp: 01/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/10 Upd: 12 years
Seton Hall University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/20/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/10 Upd: 12 years
Washington and Lee University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/27/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Denver F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/10 Rec: 01/06/10 Comp: 01/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/04/10 Upd: 12 years
St. Louis University F Accepted W Type: RA $18,000 Sent: 01/03/10 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/10 Upd: 12 years
#3 University of Missouri Columbia Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 12 years
#2 University of Arkansas Fayetteville Accepted W Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 12/28/09 Rec: 01/14/10 Comp: 01/14/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 12 years
#1 University of Arkansas Little Rock Accepted A Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 01/03/10 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Virginia F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/06/10 Comp: 01/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/10 Upd: 12 years
Baylor University Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/03/10 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/10 Upd: 12 years
Louisiana State - Baton Rouge F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/06/10 Comp: 01/14/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/10 Upd: 12 years
Gonzaga University F Accepted W Type: RA $48,000 Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/15/19 Comp: 01/26/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/10 Upd: 12 years
George Mason University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/10 Rec: 01/12/10 Comp: 01/14/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/10 Upd: 12 years
Michigan State College of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 01/05/10 Rec: 01/06/10 Comp: 01/17/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 156
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.99
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: State
  • Major: Journalism

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Arkansas
  • Race: W
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Full-Time Work Experience:
Secondary Teacher in rural Arkansas, 2008-Present

Volunteer Experience:
Team Captain, Relay for Life 2003-2008
Camp Counselor, Camp WOW Summer 2007
Blood Services Coordinator, American Red Cross 2006-2007
Volunteer Action Council Chair, XXX University 2005-2007

Activities:
XXX University Alumni Board 2010-2013
Centennial Planning Committee, XXX University 2008-Present
President Student Government Association, XXX University 2005-2008
Newspaper Staff Writer, XXX University 2007-2008
Presidential Leadership Cabinet, XXX University 2006-2008
Delta Zeta Sorority, XXX University 2006-2008

Additional info & updates

*All scholarships are total for three years.

**Although Little Rock has always been my first choice because of it's closeness to UAMS (my husband is attending), I thought it would be interesting to apply to a variety of schools to see what happened. Missouri is the only school I applied to that was not free or did not offer a fee waiver. I will continue to update this section for the benefit of future applicants who may be curious, although my decision has been made!

1-14: When I didn't hear from the UofA after two weeks, I sent an email to make sure my application was complete. Today I got an email stating my file is complete and a decision letter has been mailed. Although they have an online status checker, I was never given any sign-in information.

1-15: I attended UALR's law preview day today, and everyone was very friendly. Although this school is not ranked as high as some of the others I am applying to, it is my first choice because of location. My husband and I are both native Arkansans, and this is the only location in the state that offers a law degree for me and a medical degree for him--in-state tuition for both is very appealing.

1-15: Accepted to the University of Missouri via mail in regular envelope.

1-15: Accepted to the University of Arkansas via mail in regular envelope. Offered $2,000/semester.

1-21: My online status checker for UALR changed to "Congratulations! You have been admitted" today. Should receive more information in the mail soon. Now we just have to wait for my husband to hear from UAMS! Sending up prayers.

1-21: Just got a voicemail from George Mason congratulating me on being accepted. Should receive more information in the mail soon. My online status checker for GM changed to "You should expect to receive a decision letter in the mail in two to four weeks. Please note that applicants' requests for decisions via phone or e-mail will not be met." It does not indicate admit or reject, so I am glad they called.

1-22: Received acceptance email from UALR at about 1:30 this morning.

1-25: George Mason acceptance folder arrived in a large packet today.

1-27: Received UALR acceptance letter today. Offered $9,000 divided among 90 credit-hour course study.

2-2-10: Accepted to Baylor's summer term via snail mail in mid-sized envelope. Even with $30,000 scholarship, I would graduate $81,000 in debt! I wish this was an option, but in-state tuition is too tempting!

2-5-10: Decision made at SLU via status checker. My secondary email address is ___@slu.edu, so that's probably a good sign!

2-8-10 Accepted to MSU via voicemail with a quarter tuition scholarship.

2-8-10: Accepted to LSU via large packet in mail.

2-8-10: Accepted to Gonzaga with $48,000 scholarshop via large packet in mail.

2-10-10: Mailed withdraw letters to Bayler, Gonzaga, GM, LSU and MSU.

2-11-10: Rejected at Illinois via email. Even though it's my first rejection, I'm not upset about it because it was definitely a reach. All of the schools I applied to outside of AR and MO were mainly just out of curiosity. We are still waiting to hear if my husband has been accepted to UAMS.

2-16-10: Accepted to SLU via large packet in the mail. Offered $18,000 scholarship and must remain "in good standing."

2-19-10: I missed a call from a Baylor 2L today. He left a voicemail with his number, and said I could call him if I had any questions about the school. I thought this was a nice personal touch.

2-19-10: My husband received his acceptance letter to UAMS today! Thank you, God! Little Rock, here we come :)

2-22-10: Received a nice packet from MSU today. It included a 25% scholarship for the first year, renewable with a 3.0 GPA. If my GPA is about 3.5, it would be increased to half or whole tuition. Also included $5,000 non-renewable for first year.

2-23-10: Received a call from an MSU L2 today.

2-24-10: Rejected to Virginia via email.

3-4-10: Accepted to Denver via email.

3-5-10: Received phone call from MU law student.

3-8-10: After reading about students' success with scholarship negotiation, I decided to give it a try. I sent an email to the Dean o f Admissions at Bowen in late January. He responded quickly and was very friendly. He said they could not increase the scholarship amount at that time, but to check back in a few weeks. I followed up, and was told to wait two more weeks (my guess is that people who withdraw have their scholarship money put back in the "pot"). Today I received an email that offered a scholarship increase of $6,000. Not bad for a few emails! I will mail my official acceptance letter this week.

3-12-10: Waitlisted at Washington and Lee via email. Letter in the mail.

3-15-10: Waitlisted at Seton Hall via letter.

3-16-10: Received an email about Bowen's Admitted Students Day. It is Friday, April 16 from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Planning to attend.

3-26-10: I received an acceptance letter and scholarship offer to the Clinton School of Public Service today. It is located in Little Rock, and I would pursue a master's of public service concurrent with my JD from Bowen. This would put me in school for a total of four years. My first year is entirely at Bowen, second and third mainly at Clinton with electives at Bowen, finish fourth year at Bowen. I am interested in non-profit work, so this could be a good fit for me. I was told they only accept 3-4 JD/MPS students per class (about 30 students), so I am very happy about this acceptance. If I change my mind during my first year, I can always opt out of the concurrent program.

4-21-10: Just received an email from Indiana asking if I was still interested in their program. They said my application was "in review" and I could receive a decision in 10 days. I let them know I have made plans to attend school elsewhere. I can't imagine anyone waiting this long to hear a decision from a school.

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Delta Zeta
Monday, December 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hi ARteacher, I was looking at your profile because I, too, have applied to Iowa Law, and I noticed that you are a Delta Zeta. I'm also currently an active member of the Iota chapter here at the University of Iowa. I'd love it if you emailed me to talk about the admissions process. I'm sure you're back teaching after winter break already, but if you do have time feel free to contact me. I would really love to have someone to compare notes with, especially a DZ! In the flame, Liz elizabeth.smith89@gmail.com

Friday Visit Day
Thursday, December 18 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the congratulations! I am attending the preview on Friday and really looking forward to it. Good luck to you with all your applications!

nargster
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Ahoy ARteacher, I'm similar numbers and also from Arkansas. I'll be watching to see how everything unfolds. If you don't mind me asking, how did you get a waiver to Univ. of Virginia? Best, -Ryan

UALR
Saturday, September 26 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, ARteacher! Just saw your note on my page re: UALR. They let me in 1/11 (only delay was for me to waste time and re-take LSAT). You're a UALR lock. Good luck!

UALR
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for the congrats on getting into UALR! I sm super excited about that school, especially with the great scholarship. Nothing like an affordable legal education! Also, don't worry about how long it took for me to hear. I applied really early, and I don't have the numbers you do. I am sure you will hear soon. Good luck and let me know if you decide on UALR! :)

Similar Situation
Tuesday, July 28 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey ARteacher! I saw a comment you left on another person's page but I couldn't resist saying hello because of our similar situations! My fiance and I are getting married in May and we're both going to grad school--me to law and him to med. Best of luck with your cycle!

Sunday, August 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

yes, we have a long but exciting road ahead of us!! my boyfriend and i are most likely both attending tulane in the fall. where are you and your husband wanting to end up? congrats on your acceptances so far!!

Congrats!
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to UALR!

nargster
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

You too! I think I should go ahead and withdraw from UALR though. I'd go to Fayetteville in a heartbeat (not because I think UALR is bad, but I love Fayetteville and most of my friends are there)

UALR
Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I plan on doing the J.D/MPH Dual degree program with UAMS. The scholarship offer came via email first. It came in the regular mail a couple of weeks later.

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

Do you know what specialty of law you wish to study?

Sunday, August 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats to you as well. I received my email at 0130 as well...weird.

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

I'm actually hoping to go the healthcare executive route. If I do practice, it will hopefully be oriented towards healthcare law. The MPH dual degree program will hopefully prepare me for this.

Congrats!
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

From a fellow teacher to another, congratulations on your cycle thus far! I teach elementary school in a low-income public school in NYC. Nice to know there are others making the transition from teaching to law school as well. Are you interested in pursuing education law? Anyway, I was wondering what your thoughts are on George Mason. I didn't expect to get in with my LSAT score, so I'm just now doing serious research into the school. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

nargster
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

I have several "first choices," depending on what you mean! My first choice is Virginia by default of signing the ED agreement. My first choice by location is NYU. My first choice by personal preference is Northwestern My first realistic choice is UA lol

wow.
Saturday, September 26 2009 at 08:00 PM

Just checking back to see how your UALR app went, and you're 5-0. Congratulations. (Told you were in.) I assume, given your husband's situation, that UALR is it for you, then?

Thanks
Thursday, May 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. I see that you got into the Baylor summer session. I've applied for that session, but I haven't heard back yet. I'm like you.

J.D/MPH
Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

The J.D/MPH concurrent degree program is a common pathway to health administration. I personally want to have a career as a healthcare executive. The healthcare system is saturated with legal issues, so a law background comes in handy if one wants to work in managing a healthcare institution. UALR has a health law course concentration, and combining it with UAMS's MPH program allows one to gain a multitude of healthcare experience. At least, that's what I'll be getting out of it. The legal market right now is tough. I'd recommend obtaining a dual-degree in order to become more marketable.

Thanks!
Wednesday, February 03 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you too. It's impressive that your husband will be going to medical school at the same time.

Thanks and Congrats
Sunday, February 07 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on all of your acceptances as well. Looks like you are having an awesome cycle so far.

nargster
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

So is it off to Little Rock with yee?

nargster
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Right now.. I'd want George Mason. But waitlisted =(

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

So, I am guessing you will be attending UALR also?

Oh..btw.
Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

Previous message was me in case there was any confusion! :D

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

Well, I'm hoping to live in Little Rock, which is going to contribute to more loan money needed. Little Rock is expensive. I am lucky to have a nice scholarship though. Now...if UAMS would just contact me back...Have you made any decisions concerning getting a dual-degree?

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

Nice! Glad to see you will be a fellow classmate. Now...if only there was a Facebook group...class of 2013! :]

Congrats to you, too.
Saturday, September 26 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good to see UALR is working with folks on those $$ offers. It does certainly make things interesting that they upped my offer, but I'm trying to work the other schools, too. And my "pendings" could really change everything. I certainly envy you in that you can go ahead and plan for August. I'm worried that my cycle might drag into the summer.

Thanks!
Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your congratulations! Umm, I'm pretty sure we'll be classmates in August. I'm not passing UALR up, they were my true blue top choice.

Thanks
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

It was a tough decision, but I am excited about it.

UALR
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Who did you contact to negotiate your scholarship? Was if Aaron Taylor or Financial Aid?

Probably
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Its only a 2 hour drive for me, so I will probably go if I don't have to work.

Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

I was actually about to send you a message concerning Admitted Students Day! I believe I will attend. I'm just hoping I won't have any exams during that time. I'm curious as to who will be my peers.

Admitted Students Day
Thursday, December 18 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm undecided. It's a lengthy drive, but if I don't have any thing important going on in my Friday classes, I might go.