ShastaInman (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Arizona State University F Accepted W Type: RA $65,000 Sent: 12/07/11 Rec: 12/07/11 Comp: 12/07/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/12 Upd: 10 years
University of Florida Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 10/11/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 11/03/11 Inter: -- Dec: 11/26/11 Upd: 10 years
Lewis and Clark College F Accepted W Type: RA $87,000 Sent: 10/10/11 Rec: 11/30/11 Comp: 12/05/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/11 Upd: 10 years
Ohio State University Accepted W Type: RA $48,000 Sent: 10/11/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 11/30/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/11 Upd: 10 years
University of Colorado Boulder Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/06/12 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 12/07/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/12 Upd: 10 years
University of Arizona Accepted A Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/26/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 12/19/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/11 Upd: 10 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/12/12 Rec: 01/12/12 Comp: 01/13/12 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/12 Upd: 10 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/10/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 11/03/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/12 Upd: 10 years
University of Nebraska Lincoln F Accepted W Type: RA $97,500 Sent: 11/30/11 Rec: 11/30/11 Comp: 11/30/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/11 Upd: 10 years
Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $66,000 Sent: 11/30/11 Rec: 11/30/11 Comp: 11/30/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/11 Upd: 10 years
University of Cincinnati F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/10/11 Rec: 12/21/11 Comp: 12/05/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Oregon Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 10/10/11 Rec: 11/01/11 Comp: 11/01/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/12 Upd: 11 years
George Washington University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 11/10/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/11 Upd: 11 years
College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 10/11/11 Rec: 11/03/11 Comp: 11/03/11 Inter: -- Dec: 11/07/11 Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.95
  • Degree GPA: 3.95
  • School Type: fmr Big 12
  • Major: English, WGS

Demographic Information

  • City: Lincoln
  • State: Nebraska
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Heavy club participation freshman and sophomore years; worked part-time at one job sophomore and junior years; worked 35-51 hours at 3 jobs with full-time class schedule senior year.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa.

Served on multiple campus committees as a student rep.

Conference Presentations: panel/paper presenter at academic conference 3 yrs. (going on 4)

Multiple awards and honors from department and graduated with highest distinction.

Internships: State Department of Health & Human Services-Child Protection & Safety/Juvenile Services (summer).
I personalized my PS to each school, in at least so much as changing the name of the school in the heading and conclusion paragraph. For the four I applied dual-degree I did a little more. Then of course each was changed to fit length and content requirements/suggestions. I wrote the optional addendum later in the cycle to kind of explain the interdisciplinary nature of my second major, and how it would add to the intellectual diversity of the schools.

Visit my blog for more details on my law school decision process:


Law School Predictor:

7. University of Michigan-Deny, 15%...WAITLISTED
9. University of Virginia-Weak Consider, 37%...WAITLISTED
20. George Washington University-Consider, 57%...WAITLISTED
& Admitted to MA in Women's Studies
27. College of William & Mary-Strong Consider, 70%...ADMITTED
30. Washington & Lee University-Strong Consider, 72%...ADMITTED
35. Ohio State University-Admit, 78%...ADMITTED
40. Arizona State University-Admit, 80%...ADMITTED
42. University of Arizona-Admit, 89%...ADMITTED
& Admitted to MA in Gender & Women's Studies
47. University of Colorado-Strong Consider, 71%...ADMITTED
47. University of Florida-Admit, 76%...ADMITTED
& Admitted to MA in Women's Studies

University of Cincinnati...ADMITTED
& Admitted to MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality
University of Oregon...ADMITTED
Lewis & Clark College...ADMITTED
University of Nebraska...ADMITTED


11/01: Oregon email: file complete, no status checker.
11/07: W&M status checker "mailings:" Congratulations! Admit Packet Mailed.
11/12: W&M admit packet: Fellowship for the $10k/yr out-of-state tuition, $4k/yr stipend to work 8 hrs/wk; that's about 38% tuition. Debt load over 3 yrs about $66k w/ just tuition.
11/21: UF status checker: Final Decision Reached, Notice Mailed.
11/26: UF admit packet. No $ offered until Dec. or later
11/30: Ohio State: File Complete, Under Review.
*Decided to apply to UNL and W&L.

12/2: UNL status checker: In review, could take up to 15 weekdays.
12/5: W&L email: In review, should have a decision Dec. 16.
Cinci email: complete but no status checker.
12/7: AZ status checker: Under Committee Review.
*Decided to apply to ASU.
-Ohio State voicemail: admitted.
12/8: OSU email: $ & other info in Jan. ASW not up.
12/9: AZ status checker: now has no status at all.
12/12: UNL voicemail from the Dean: admitted with $28,500/yr scholarship (out-of-state, 97% tuition...only $3k debt load in tuition after 3 yrs...hard to turn down!).
12/15: W&L email & status checker: Admitted. Scholarship information mailed tomorrow.
12/16: GW email: waitlisted. Slightly disappointed, but not really.
12/20: W&L letter: $22k/yr! That's more than 1/2 tuition and makes it cheaper for me to attend there than to attend W&M (about $54k tuition debt after 3 yrs).
-L&C date changed again. Had also changed on 12/12, but they don't release decisions online.
12/21: Cinci email: admitted. More info mailed in Jan.
*Left town--won't get my mail until Jan. 3.
12/24: AZ status checker: Decision Rendered and Letter Sent 12-19.
12/29: L&C voicemail from the Dean: Admitted w/ $29k/yr! That's 80% tuition (only $30k debt load in tuition over 3 yrs)!

Additional info & updates

Scholarships are 3-year totals.


1/4: Picked up held mail at Post Office.
Arizona snail mail: Adorable little USB-Key admit packet with letters in pdf form. $20k/yr if stay in top 10%. That's about 50% tuition (but still about $60k debt load in tuition over 3 yrs). Postmarked 12-23.
1/6: Colorado status checker: Decision Rendered and letter sent; also due dates for tuition deposits, so I assume it's an admit!
1/7: L&C admit packet: wasn't postmarked until 1/4, even though the Dean called me 12/29.
1/9: Michigan email: nice note thanking me for my patience and letting me know my app has been reviewed at least once.
Colorado snail mail: Admitted! scholarship offers start later this month.
1/10: Cincinnati: snail mail w/ more admit information; also had an unfortunate experience with their incredibly disorganized MA program today.
1/11: Wow--received a Merit Based Fee Waiver via email from University of Virginia today.
1/12: Applied to UV.
1/23: Silly me! I forgot to assign letters to go with my LSAC report to Virginia. NOW the app is complete.
UNL: went to their Law School Preview Day today. Not all too impressed, really.
1/25: OSU email: $16k/ yr Diversity Enrichment Scholarship (a little under 40% tuition). Interesting that I was given a Diversity Scholarship, but it still means OSU is going to be hella expensive (like $75k tuition debt over 3 yrs).
1/27: Sent in application for the OSU Moritz Merit Scholarship.
-Taxes done and FAFSA sent to schools. May have to go back in in a couple weeks and send to others (can only do 10 at a time).
1/29: My fiance was unanimously voted to be admitted to the Oregon Ph.D. program for physics! He hasn't heard from any other schools, but we've booked our hotel in Portland for March visit days for L&C Law and OU Physics!
-Also waiting to book my flight to Virginia to visit W&L in March. Their admitted students website and FB group have been incredibly helpful.
1/30: Booked our flights to Oregon!

2/1: Arizona snail mail & email--admission to WGS MA/JD Dual Degree Program. Wishing the law school gave me more $.
-Maxwell got into Michigan graduate program; I'm not holding my breathe for a law admission.
2/2: UNL snail mail: upped my scholarship to 100% .
2/6: Oregon snail mail: Admitted. $10k/yr Dean's Scholarship and info to apply for a 1L Fellowship in Family Law with only a $4200 stipend. With L&C's offer, I probably won't bother.
Cinci email: Admission to WGSS MA/JD Dual Degree program.
-Maxwell got a $26/k Fellowship to Ohio State's Physics Program over the weekend.
2/24: no news for me in a while, though Max has gotten into 7 of 10 schools and hasn't heard from 3. Sometime during this month I was admitted to the Florida dual-degree program. We have it pretty much narrowed down to five places now...
-Michigan email: waitlisted! This is better than my realistic expectations! I will stay on it for now...

3/1: Virginia/W&L/W&M: I have made the executive decision that I don't want to live in the middle of nowhere (W&L).
3/6: Withdrawn from Oregon, UNL, W&L, GW, W&M, and Cinci. Waiting to hear decisions from Va and ASU; waiting for scholarship info from Fl, Co, and OSU.
3/9: UF snail mail: scholarship @ about 37% tuition--$14k/yr. Still haven't heard from CO or from Fl's MA program regarding financial aid.
3/14: Virginia email: Waitlisted. That means NO rejections this cycle! AMAZING! Looks like only my LSAT score prevented those WLs from being Acceptances. (Advice to all the future applicants: STUDY for the LSAT!) Withdrawn from UVA.
3/17: Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Max visited OSU last week--not disappointing, but not impressive, either. This week he visited Florida and was pleasantly surprised, despite them not having his exact subfield. Next week we visit Oregon (I am visiting L&C), and then we wait to hear more about financial aid...but I've started looking into apartments in Tucson.
3/21: GW snail mail: accepted to MA program, but no funding. Withdrawn.
3/23: Fl email: $8k Fellowship and a tuition waiver for the first year of the MA (dual degree program).
3/26: Arizona State email: accepted. More info in mail.
Colorado email: $18k scholarship the first year, $6k each for 2nd and 3rd yrs.
3/27: All withdrawals in the mail (except for ASU--their paperwork hasn't come in yet). Going tomorrow to get the money order for my Arizona seat deposit! Cycle over!

4/2: ASU snail mail: $35k scholarship first year (90%), $20k second year (51%), and $10k third year (25%), so $65k total.
*The lessening scholarship over 3 years, combined with how Tucson is prettier than Tempe/Phoenix and we would have to commute, means I'm still sticking to my decision (and $500 already-submitted seat deposit) to attend UA.

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Friday, October 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! GWU sent a 1-page letter in a small envelope. The status checker didn't update to reflect this so it was a complete surprise.

Tuesday, November 01 2011 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, bombed is a relative term considering how I was testing at home. It's not a bad score, but it's not the score I wanted, since I'll need serious $$$ to be able to afford law school at all. Good luck to you! Maybe we'll both get into GW!

You too!
Monday, September 12 2011 at 08:00 PM

I was class of 2010

Monday, March 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on UF and W&M! Best of luck with GW... I haven't heard anything from them yet either... here's to hoping they like former State Dept interns!

Monday, August 22 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thank you Shastalman! the reasoning behind my various geographical regions is a combination of fee waivers and scholarship fishing. lol Im very much interested in minimizing any debt I will incur in law school. Try not to think about it as much as you can, thats what I do, because it is still so early in the cycle, you can drive yourself crazy checking that status checker :-D. (aww who am I kidding I check that shit every day lol). Anyway, Good luck to you too on the rest of your cycle!

Monday, August 22 2011 at 08:00 PM

Shastalnman I feel you 100%. Thats the exact same answer I give when asked. lol I'm not trying to mess with too much debt, if any of these schools is talking big scholly money I'm there ASAP! I hope you and your dude get in to schools near each other, that would be perfect. Oh and congrats on OHIO!

Tuesday, November 01 2011 at 08:00 PM

I'm not really sure what to do about GW. I need a scholly to afford law school, so even if I got in off the WL they wouldn't be offering me any aid, making it out of my reach. I think you not hearing from them is probably a good thing. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, November 01 2011 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear it! Well good luck with the rest--I hope you and the fiance can land something great together.

Thursday, October 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, and I believe that is full tuition for out of state. I was totally shocked. It is very appealing, but I really want to stay in the southeast, which makes it even more complicated. Congrats on your acceptances so far. What do you think about W&M and W&L? I only ask because right now they are two of my top choices.

Saturday, May 21 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your cycle and thanks for the heads up about the status checkers. You have gotten into a lot of good schools. Which are you leaning toward?

Saturday, May 21 2011 at 08:00 PM

Yeah money is a big thing for me too. Ill take a lower ranked school for some more money. I am from Arkansas it woult be really cheap but I dont want to be there anymore. It was my safety school. Illinois is top 25 but they are only giving 25% and its more expensive than Wake Forest which is #39 and giving 40%

Good Luck Fellow Husker
Tuesday, November 01 2011 at 08:00 PM

Wishing good luck to 1 of the 3 Nebraskans I found on search for 11/12. Are you on TLS?

Thanks to anonymous ^^^
Thursday, June 30 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. You're probably right about the job prospects and possibly right about me getting in ED, but UVA doesn't have the selection of classes in which I am most interested and my fiance's opportunities are not the highest at the schools in that area. I also don't think I would be happy living in Virginia, and probably can't afford to, either. All-in-all I am pretty happy with this cycle and I know whatever decision we make will put us in the right place.