Tuski (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#3 University of Alabama F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/04/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 Washington University in St Louis F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: 01/15/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Denver Accepted W Type: RA $66,000 Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: 11/04/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/09 Upd: 14 years
#1 University of Colorado Boulder Accepted Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/10 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Utah F Accepted Type: RA $85,125 Sent: 10/31/09 Rec: 11/16/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/10 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/03/09 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/09 Upd: 14 years
#4 Drake University F PT Accepted Type: RA $92,250 Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: 11/02/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/10 Upd: 14 years
#4 Baylor University F Accepted Type: RA $110,250 Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: 11/16/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 Duke University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 University of California Berkeley Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/09 Rec: 11/02/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Arizona Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/31/09 Rec: 11/04/09 Comp: 01/19/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 Lewis and Clark College F Accepted Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: 162
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.8
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Poli Sci & Rhetoric

Demographic Information

  • City: Medium-Size Midwest
  • State: -
  • Race: white
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

No significant Extracurricular activities.

consistent volunteer work

Worked throughout undergrad, 30-40 hrs/wk

Solid resume - promotions, etc.

underprivileged background

One bad semester; otherwise my GPA would be 3.9
Pres List 9/12 semesters
Deans list 2/12 semesters

Academic LORs probably week, as been out of UG for a while.

Additional info & updates

The top 20 schools are far reaches. (really only applied to these because I somehow allowed myself to be persuaded to do so. Apparently, I have somewhat of a masochist streak in me that only just came out now. Why else would I pay money to have top schools that I actually don't even have any great desire to attend, tell me they don't want anything to do with me??)

Probably end up at a lower tier 1 - like U of A or CU Boulder or a Tier 2 with $$$ & in a great location (or if my cycle goes even worse than I'm expecting and I don't get in anywhere else!)

-----------------Scholarship Info is 3-years total----------------------

11/16/09 - Rcd first decision. Acceptance to Baylor with full-tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 2.5. While not a top choice, or even really a surprise, it is reassuring to know that worst-case scenario I'll be attending Baylor and graduating with very little debt :-)

12/03/09 - Accepted at Denver. 22k/year scholarship w/maintenance of 3.0

12/03/09 - Rejected at U of Texas. Ah,well. I was expecting that, with my relatively low #'s and UT's low ratio of OOS applicants. Wasn't really that interested in Austin, anyway (but it still sucks)

1/8/10 - Accepted at Lewis & Clark. 25k/year scholaship w/maintenance of 2.95, and travel stipend to attend LS Preview Day in March. The scholly, location & programs there make this one of my top choices.

1/13/10 - Accepted at CU Boulder. This is the acceptance I'm most exited about so far - it's my first Tier 1, a top choice for me (if $ was of no consideration at all, CU would be my #1 choice, for sure - I love Colorado!), and also because I was not at all confident about getting in there. Scholarship info supposed to come in late Jan. 3/8/10 - received $50k scholarship offer at CU! 22,000 IL, and 14,000 2L & 3L

*1/15/10 - rejected from Michigan. Not a big deal, I was going to withdraw anyway.

1/19/110 - Accepted at Arizona via status-checker (the day after I submitted my "Why Arizona" essay that was requested 1/15). Rcd packet in mail 1/26 - 20k/yr scholarship if stay in "Good Standing"

1/21/10 - Accepted at Drake w/full tuition scholly offer - but only if I go full-time. I was really only interested in Drake as a PT option, so I could keep my job. (I got accepted PT, too, but no scholarships available for PT students, the letter said) If I'm going to quit working to go FT, anyway, I don't think I'll be picking Drake!

2/5/10 - Accepted at Utah via voicemail from Dean Aguilar. Still waiting on acceptance packet. 2/13/10 - got acceptance letter (just one page, small envelope) in the mail. Large binder came two weeks later - it had been returned as insufficient address and resent. 3/8/10 - notification of Merit Scholarship from Utah - involves a fee waiver to make tuition equal to resident, then another waiver and scholarship. Works out to tuition being just over $5000 a year. Makes Utah a more attractive offer than I anticipated.

3/24/10 - withdrew from the two schools I haven't heard from yet. At this point, I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up at CU or L&C, and that's a tough enough choice as-is - don't need to complicate it any further!

* In light of the CU decision, I've decided to withdraw from my far reaches (Duke, Mich & Berkeley). I don't stand a chance at them, and on the miniscule chance I do get in any of them, i couldn't afford it anyway. I'm at a point in the cycle where the rest of my decisions aren't really that crucial anymore, so I'm going to save myself the torture of waiting/rejections. I was really only interested in the "national" schools if for some reason I didn't get in at a regional school I liked. EDIT: I just went to withdraw from Michigan, and my status-checker says DR. They beat me to it... they've rejected me before I have a chance to tell them I don't care, anyway... and for some reason, that makes me care...:-P I did withdraw from Duke & Berkeley 1/14

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Numbers twin!
Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

We're very similar! Out of school for a few years, same numbers, stinky background growing up. Best of luck! I'll be keeping an eye on how you do!

thanks and good luck!
Thursday, March 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I'd expect DU to get back to you sooner than later. You've got an ambitious list here, and I wish you the best of luck!

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

Well I'd hate to spoil your view but here it goes- The reason I didn't like it at CU was mainly because the ppl. They were so rude and stuck up...trust fund babies. Maybe it was because I grew up in KS where everyone is pretty nice and humble, but everyone at CU seemed to think they were God's gift to Earth. Also, the classes were horrible. My professors never responded to emails, wouldn't answer my questions etc etc etc Another HUGE thing was that everyone smoked out there. I'm not kidding. Even the police sat down with my roommates and took a hit of a joint. I saw it with my own eyes. CU is a huge party school and if you can't hang with them, you really don't fit in. One last thing-If you are conservative, go as far away from CU as possible. lol oh and there is a TON of homeless ppl. worse than Seattle. really gross. I strongly suggest visiting over a weekend and just walking around the Hill and Pearl Street and the campus. You will totally get the vibe. Good luck to you and if you have any specific questions, let me know!

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

oh sorry lol ya I went there for part of my undergrad... about the school: -teachers do NOT help you with anything -campus is huge and hard to get around (except if you use the buff bus... it's awesome!) -The law school (what I've seen of it) is really crappy... compared to other schools like KU, Penn State, MSU, etc CU looks outdated and gross. Also, it smelt like must. :( -the admissions/transcripts/registrars office is very unorganized. Ya they are close together, but the ppl working aren't the brightest crayons in the box so it takes forever to get stuff done. Hope this helps. From the looks of it, you will be better off at a different school on your list! Good luck!

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

ya-I've heard amazing things about U Denver. Great teaching staff, great building, and a much better edu for the money. But good luck regardless of where you end up! I just got accepted to the last school I'd ever go to, but I was still excited! lol

Thursday, March 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I'm not technically "rejected," yet. The reason my update is a rejection is because I'm trying to help others out with info. As for CU law, I have to disagree with the above poster. The Wolf Law Bldg is fantastic. Went there on a campus visit a few yrs back. It's also in a corner of the school so you are a bit isolated from the UG.

Texas resident?
Thursday, December 24 2009 at 07:00 PM

Are you a TX resident?

Thursday, March 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats! Hope I can say the same here soon!

Denver Scholarship
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

About how long after you received your email from DU did you get your official packet in the mail? Also, how did they notify you of scholarship money? Thanks!

Friday, March 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

don't know if you are still considering it, but I just read the stuff lawgirl told you about cu and I have to come to its defense. I think she painted a really unfair picture that is not completely accurate of the experience you'll have there as a law school student. -the building is beautiful, both exterior and interior. it is also a LEED certified green building. -the admissions office was full of the most helpful, friendly people i've come across in this admissions process. i visited during the week by myself about two months ago, and i was personally given a tour, introduced to directors, counselors and professors, had all of my questions answered, and even had the admissions dean helping me search for housing! it really says a lot about the school and its attitude when the staff is willing to give that much personal attention to even a potential student. -the law school is in one corner of the campus, so you do not even need to speak to undergrads if you don't want to (which apparently is the advice of the law students). -yes, the undergrad is a party school, and they all smoke. but the people you are meeting, the law students, are not a bunch of stoner slackers. they are motivated, active people. basically know you'd have a much different experience as a law student than the experiences people have had as an undergrad. if you already have written off cu, i hope it wasn't for those reasons! good luck!