Graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 3 years. I am a first generation college graduate; my parents never attended highschool. In fact, they emmigrated from Poland. I had a 1320 SAT and graduated high school as an Excel Honors Scholar with a weighted GPA of 5.55/5.00. I am graduating from Loyola with a BBA in Accounting and Finance and a laudatory status of Magna Cum Laude. As I mentioned before, I completed my undergraduate degree in 3 years and am seeking admission to law school to study tax law and real estate law. Oh, I forgot to mention that I am a licensed real estate salesperson. I got my license at 20 and was the youngest person at my office of more than 250 agents. I would prefer to get away from Chicago and move to California, at least for law school.
My plan is to go to law school and graduate in Spring 2009. Take the summer off to study for the bar and the CPA exam. Beginning in fall, get a job with either one of the Big 4 or a small law firm doing tax/estate planning/real estate work. After 3-4 years or whenever I get fired, about 2012, apply to some of the Top 50 MBA programs either for Accountancy or Finance. So by about 2014, I should be done with school. Then I can start up my own bank and go on from there.
I'm getting exhausted from filling out apps. Got something like 7 done in 2 days. Now I only have 6 left, I have 23 done. Funny thing today, I got a call from Texas Tech. They had a problem getting payment from my credit card. I had a new one issued, so the expiration date changed. But that's not the funny thing. The funny thing is that the Texas Tech app was the first one I sent out! I got rejected from DePaul, which get 5000+ apps in less time than it took Texas Tech to process my application. Sexay!
What a relief. I am finally done with all my applications. All 29 of them. Now I can go back to reality: a partnership tax return, SFAS research, 3 exams next tuesday and 1 next wednesday, AIS work, and portfolio management. Go me!
Got three envelopes in the mail, two big ones and one No.10 (business) envelope. The little one was from TexWes to tell me they got my app. One of the big ones was from Valpo. I thought, "rejection already?!" but it was about their MBA program (cuz I selected joint J.D./MBA) and they used my middle name as my first name. The other big envelope was from Western State. I was like, "Oh crap, not a rejection from them too," but it was just the viewbook I requested back in January. Yeh, not expecting to hear from them anytime soon lol.
Got accepted to Cooley, so I am definitely going to law school yay. Got rejected from Whittier. Made me sad. I really liked Whittier. Assholes.
Guess I didn't update in a while. I sent out my seat deposit to Cooley, just because it is refundable until august 1st. Got rejected from William Mitchell...I forgot I even applied there. It kinda gives me a bad vibe about the other schools I applied to. Oh well, 4 down, 25 to go!
Rejected from CalWest. I had like a 9% chance of getting in, so not too surprised. But that leaves only 5 California schools left. 5 more California rejections and the dream is shot down *tear*. I'm batting 0.200 right now with these schools. 24 to go!
Got my waitlist letter from Ave Maria. Now I'm really getting scared. According to LSAC, I had a 54% shot at getting in. So if I got waitlisted there, I'd have to have above a 54% to get accepted anywhere. Cooley, I had a 79% shot. Florida Coastal, St. Thomas, and Detroit Mercy are the only ones where I have a shot at acceptance, then. I even got rejected from William Mitchell, where I had a 41% shot! I'm so screwed. I think it might be time to start working on next years applications. :sadface:
Got an email from Ohio Northern that I'm on the wait list.
Rejected from Valpo. They can burn in hell.
Things come in fours around here JEEZ! TexTech reject after waiting 3 months. Florida Coastal reject - I was actually surprised at this one! St. Thomas waitlisted me, I kinda liked them. LUNO Law sent me an invitation to their Summer Conditional Program. I'm considering signing up...
So I sent out my money and stuff out to LUNO Law for the summer program. I hope I'm one of the 65 allowed to go and I'm not too late. Also, got rejected from Hamline (surprise) and Chapman (sigh). If only I had a higher LCRAP I could have gone there. Chapman looks like a beautiful place and has a great law school. Guess the dream is slowly waning. 14 down, 15 to go.
Got rejected from Gonzaga and...TJ. WHY! With Thomas Jefferson down, that only leaves 3 Cali Schools. And 1 of those I have no chance at anyway. So its really down to Western State and U of La Verne. And only 13 left to hear from.
Western State sent me an invitation to a Wine and Cheese Soiree to network with fellow admitted students. "FELLOW ADMITTED STUDENTS" I shouted to noone in particular. Bbbbbbut I never got an acceptance letter. So I call the admissions office. "Yeh, you were accepted on May 1st." Fuck Yeh, Cocksuckers! Guess where I'm goin to law school? Im like 75% sure I'll go there. Still waiting on 13 more...and the WSU acceptance letter hahaha
Got a waitlist letter from cleveland state. Cathy Kim called me from WSU to let me know of my admission there. They are freakin awesome. I think I'm going to visit there in late may and check it out.
Crashed my Porsche this morning on the way to turn in a final exam. Then got rejected from Barry. I'm changing my mind, I think I'll push for LUNO. Their a Tier 3 while Western State is Tier 4.
Got accepted at UDM. No scholarship money, so I don't think I'm going there. Considering withdrawing in the coming week. They have an open house on May 18, but I don't think I'll have my car back by then to make the trip. Got my LUNO SCP letter. 6 days a week and 2 hours a day of law. Week 1: Torts, Week 2: Contracts, Week 3: Civ Pro. Tests at the end of each week. I'm gonna book my flight to Los Angeles today to visit WSU and LaVerne. Also got my final grades for college. 3.733 cumulative GPA. For the semester I had a 3.778. Not bad.
Got back from visiting WSU and ULV. ULV was built in October of 2001 but has a small library. Other than that, the school seemed pretty good. Entering class is only like 70 students! WSU was nice. They give you a good education and have tons of connections in SoCal. It will be a tough choice. UDM acceptance expires on Thursday, and I'll just let it expire. Got accepted to Florida A&M and that acceptance expires on June 9th. I don't know what I'll do!
John Marshall rejected me. That means I have no choice but to go to school away from home. Unless, by some miraculous act of God, Chicago-Kent accepts me, then I'll stay here.
Got rejected from Southwestern yesterday. I'm on my second day at LUNO law. The professor is really good. I'm having trouble breifing cases. IRAC. I get this stuff in class, but in briefing, it is incredibly challenging to me. I guess there was a reason behind my bad LSAT score. I have met some incredible people here. I love my study group! Wish me luck.
FINALLY got my Chicago-Kent letter and it was a reject. So now I officially cannot go to law school in Chicago. LUNO law is a really great experience, even if I don't get in. I have taken a real law school exam and I was confident, so I know I can succeed in law school, despite what school I attend. Also, I have determined that law school is definitely for me. This program has reasured me.
I'm still waiting for 7 schools to make up their friggin minds! Meanwhile, my reassurance last week has been knocked to hell this week. This Professor is much more Socratic and bland and could not be teaching a stupider topic, criminal procedure. Blah. Now I am rethinking if law school is really necessary for me? I hate the Socratic. I feel like I am learning nothing because the whole 2 hours I am freaking out that she will call on me and I won't know the answer. I mean if this was contracts or something else easy, I wouldn't mind. But CrimPro? No wonder only 20% of the Summer Conditional Admit Program students end up getting offers of admission. Probably because of her.
^^Its funny how true that article is (pages 3-5). And I've only been through 2.5 weeks of law school
Got the call today that I'm in at LUNO. 99% chance that I'm attending. I mean I could be overexcited. Wouldn't you go to a school ranked 108 than one not ranked at all?
Got a call from Ave Maria that I am accepted off of the waitlist.