adgilbert81 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 University of Missouri Kansas City Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 09/04/10 Rec: 09/05/10 Comp: 09/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 10/07/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 149
  • LSAT 2: 149
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.95
  • Degree GPA: 3.1
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: Kansas City
  • State: Missouri
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Pros:
3 years work experience as a paralegal
3 strong work-related reference letters
8 years military experience (Army Reserve) - Honorable dis.
Volunteer for several philanthropic organizations
Strong personal statement
Degree GPA (3.67)
Phi Theta Kappa Nat'l Honor Society

Cons:
LSAT score (149)
Cumulative GPA (3.10 University, 2.95 LSDAS)
Lapse in schooling (due to military trainng)

Additional info & updates

9/5/2010:

Last cycle, I applied to 15 law schools or more. I was waitlisted at two (resulting in declinations at the end of the cycle). I was also admitted to a private law school in Minnesota, but declined admission due to the cost of school, the cost of living, and to the fact that I would have to sell my house and move to a state that I had only visited twice. I was not accepted to any of the local law schools near Kansas City (where I live and would prefer to practice law).

I am taking a VERY different approach to my application cycle this year. I applied to ONE lonely, little law school (UMKC) which is just a mile from my house. Almost everything is the same on my application from last year. I added a few evaluations and have one extra reference letter coming in a few weeks. Otherwise, it's the same credentials - my life hasn't changed a whole lot since last year.

10/7/2010:

Well wonders never cease... I was waitlisted at UMKC! The letter was very positive, although it states that waitlist decisions will not be made until April - August. Ugh! Oh well - there is light at the end of the tunnel!

11/9/2010:

Hello! So, I scheduled a tour with the law school several weeks ago and went on the tour today. I met two great law school emissaries who gave me insight into the life of a student. It never hurts to have that knowledge on the forefront. I also got the opportunity to meet the Assistant Dean of Admissions. I was able to ask her questions about the programs and organizations at UMKC Law for roughly 30 minutes. Of course, as soon as I left, I felt there were so many other (perhaps better) questions I could have asked! I can't decipher if it went well or not - I believe it behooves her to be as vague and unopinionated as possible - she has to weed through a lot of people. Now the waiting game begins...

11/29/10

The holidays were great! Still waiting...

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good luck
Wednesday, May 19 2010 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with your app. hope you get in there!!

UMKC
Tuesday, August 24 2010 at 08:00 PM

No problem. I know exactly how you feel, I was waitlisted at my number one school last cycle and it resulted in a declination. I am hoping that the cycle is better this time around. Good luck to you! Have you thought about going to Mizzou?

good luck!
Friday, November 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hello! Like you, I am also planning to apply to just one school. I might have to apply next cycle too. Have you considered taking the LSATS again? That will raise your chances. It might be worth taking it again in february if the law school accepts feb scores.

hey again
Friday, November 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

Sorry it's been awhile since I came on this site. I know what you mean. I got 2 points lower than my first score. I spoke to an admissions counselor at UB and he told me to take it again. Wish you the best of luck with your cycle!