10/28/2010: Retook the LSAT 10/2010. Scores come out 11/1. I will have a better idea what schools will accept me. I'm not nervous about my score. I did the best I could, and if it ends up being 146 again, so be it. I'm in a law school - first, of what I hope will be many.
11/3/2010: Accepted into Cooley Law. I placed my $25 deposit to hold a seat. My "first deposit" is due April 1, and is $500. I selected the Ann Arbor campus. I'm waiting to hear on the other schools.
11/12/2010: I have been receiving emails and paperwork from other law schools. Several 4th tiers have invited me to apply. This includes Ave Maria, Phoenix, Charlotte, and a school in KY. Actually, Chapman sent an email yesterday to visit their school. I wrote to see if I could get a fee waiver. If so, I'll include Chapman on the list. They were initially, but I was running low on funds.
11/16/2010: I received an updated letter from Cooley Law today. They informed me that with my revised LSAT score, they would offer me a 50% Honors scholarship for each academic year, provided I maintain a constant GPA and remain in good standing.
11/17/2010: I decided to submit to one school on the east coast - Penn State Law. It has a good program and has a strong program in public interest. I checked my application status on the law programs that sent my log in information. My applications are "under review." Let's hope for some positive words soon, as I saw several students already received notification from MSU.
11/25/2010: Accepted to PT program at Creighton! Woot!!
UPDATE: 12/2/2010: Via status tracker, it says "re-review in February" at Michigan State. I scoured a few known law school webpages and found from Top Law Schools that it means my application is an admissions deferral to be looked at again in February for further consideration. I will wait for the official letter - hopefully in the next week or so. I hope to hear from one of the T1 or T2 schools with more positive news. At least its not a rejection, but still. Very unnerving.
12/3/2010: I had a phone call with the Admissions person for the CLEO program. I applied for the six week summer institute, and if a law school recommends me, I think I am in. For those interested in CLEO: http://www.cleoscholars.com/.
12/7/2010: Via status tracker, it says "Preliminary Waitlist." So now I'm wait listed at Iowa. Hurrah! I can hear from now until next April if I am accepted. It would be nice to attend the UI. It's a great school and a good community.
12/8/2010: Working on my why essays. I don't have much to add for my resume, except continuation dates. I also plan to have LSAC send one more letter to each of my wait listed schools so far. I called MSU and UI to find out the above items to send.
12/13/2010: Submitted my LOI and "Why X." Received email responses later that day from admissions thanking me for the information and informing me the material will be placed in my file.
12/17/2010: Through email, I received an acceptance letter for the PTD program at Whitter Law in Costa Mesa, California. They also offered me a scholarship of ~$5,000 or so. Yay. Come on Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools (UM, MSU, UI, UN, Penn, USC)...one of you give me an acceptance!!!
1/24/2011: Well, as expected, the rejections came in troves. I received a rejection letter from Michigan and USC. Penn sent a rejection email. UN-Lincoln I found out by status tracker. I have yet to hear from UCI (will find out by April), Williamette, Drake (2/1), MSU (2/15) and Iowa (anytime during the spring). I'm alright about it. I am accepted to at least a few law schools. Here's to hoping everyone else gets more "yeses" than "nos."
1/31: I had a campus visit with Drake scheduled, but cancelled it when I received the rejection letter. Oh well. Two weeks or less of nail biting to find out about MSU. I am really doubting I will be accepted to Iowa and Irvine, but feel I do have a chance at the PT program at MSU. We will see. Good luck everyone.
2/1: Counting down the days until I hear from MSU. I am feeling hopeful. I found out a few grants I could apply for even before I hear back from the Admissions. If anyone is applying for MSU, you may want to apply to. Here is the information: http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/scholarships.html
2/9: There you have it. Rejection from MSU. I doubt Iowa, Irvine will fall through then. Waiting on Southwestern and Williamette. Either or, at least I am in Creighton and Whittier. Of those two, I'd rather go for Creighton. Good luck everyone.