|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|#3||University of Notre Dame||Waitlisted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/06/07||Upd: 15 years|
|#4||George Washington University||WL, Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/07||Inter: --||Dec: 07/18/07||Upd: 15 years|
|#2||University of Wisconsin Madison||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/05/07||Upd: 15 years|
|#1||University of Minnesota Twin Cities||WL, Accepted A||Type:||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 07/18/07||Upd: 15 years|
|#5||Vanderbilt University||Waitlisted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/29/07||Upd: 16 years|
|#8||University of Washington||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 02/06/07||Upd: 16 years|
|#6||William Mitchell College of Law F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$30,000||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 11/15/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/03/07||Upd: 16 years|
|#10||University of Denver||Accepted W||Type: RA||$30,360||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/07||Inter: --||Dec: 01/09/07||Upd: 16 years|
|#9||American University||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/30/06||Upd: 16 years|
|#7||Pepperdine University||Accepted W||Type: RA||$23,000||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 12/04/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/23/07||Upd: 16 years|
|#11||University of Connecticut||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/25/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/09/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Georgetown University PT||Rejected||Type: ED||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 11/10/06||Inter: --||Dec: 12/20/06||Upd: 16 years|
I think it's less that we're out of the range entirely, than it is being more of a sure thing. I probably won't attend myself unless I can get some degree of assurance that I'll be able to switch programs after a semester, so I'll head out to the admissions office and ask them (presuming I get in of course.) I guess we'll see - good luck on Minnesota though! And congrats on American.
I actually changed my mind about ND and Minn. Just looking at past acceptances, I don't think I'll have the greatest shot at ND, and there are other places I'd rather go than Minn. I would like GW, though, as I've heard they have a great IP program, which is what I'm looking to do.
Thanks for the encouragement. The MN letter just said the committee was placing my application on hold and would defer my decision until later in the application cycle. The latest I'll hear back is May 31 (woah!), but they said the decision may come earlier. Best of luck with your apps and the GULC decision.
Hi there! Yep, I definitely asked around when I got the email from UW. The general consensus was this was not an official "on hold" or deferral letter like UMN's was. I do have a feeling, though, that we're in the middle ground of students that aren't auto-admits but are certainly also by no means auto-rejections. I truly think they want to spend the time looking over our application materials and getting to know us as the people we've presented ourselves as before they make a final decision. I think we'll probably hear back in late January to early February but this, of course, is just a guess on my part. Maybe our acceptance letters are in the mail already. Who knows for sure? :) Congrats on American, by the way! I'll probably keep an eye out on your profile throughout the cycle. Our GPAs are identical, but you did really much better than I did on the LSAT. I think you'll have a good cycle! Good luck to you. :)
for the kind words. I didn't apply p/t for George Washington, just because I want to concentrate on school, get it done in 3 years, and get out. I don't want it dragging on longer than necessary. As far as chances at GW, I looked at people over the last year or so, and for numbers in our range they accepted 6, waitlisted 5, and rejected 2. I am cautiously optimistic, but I feel really good about getting a legal education at W&M for a steal, so I can always go to Washington from Virginia, and save some money in the process. Good luck on your other apps. Yale... way to aim high.
Hey, Thanks for the note. I think Minnesota is probably a reach for us, although not a complete impossibility. I figured I would be deferred when they let me know that my application would be considered for Early Action (I didn't realize at the time I applied that I was going to be considered for early admission). It seems to me that with our numbers, particularly our LSAT, if a place like Minnesota takes us it will be later in the cycle, when they've already accepted as many applicants as possible that scored in the high 160s or low 170s and they're looking to round out the class. At this point I'm just hoping it is all resolved as early as possible (as opposed to hoping for some sort of waiting list miracle in August). As far as top choices I would probably say it's between George Washington and Vanderbilt, although both of those are obviously a little bit of a stretch for me as well. Best of luck with the process and Happy New Year!
Thanks so much - I'm definitely excited (and a bit surprised) by BC working out so early. Although I will probably prefer BC over UW in the long run, my brother is currently a 3L at UW and he really likes it there. If you haven't been to Madison, I'd recommend visiting - it's a really down-to-earth place with a lot of great bars and a fun college atmosphere. The law school is also quite good, although employment opportunities from there are significantly better if you're hoping to end up in Chicago, the Twin Cities, or Madison/Milwaukee than they are for coastal cities. I applied FT to GWU - I know I'd probably have a better chance of getting in PT, but I'd much rather be FT at a slightly less prestigious law school. Congrats on UW, and best of luck!
Plus, you probably got the really fat scholarship from DU anyway. It comes a few days after...at least it did for me. Yeah, I really feel like I'm in the same boat...if MN or UC-Boulder (in my case) is interested, I might change my mind, but I sure do like that school. Have you had the chance to visit?
It came via email. I haven't even gotten my packet yet since the snowstorms and all. It did come as something of a surprise. Let me email you to tell you more. Look for something from a "James" peace,
They are both pretty awesome options, congrats on your UWisc acceptance. I think I prefer UMinn because it has a more developed joint degree program in the field I am most intersted (public health). However, Madison is a great school as well. Either one sounds like a great option to me.
Saw your note re: Minnesota. I was happy and surprised to say the least -- I thought I'd be waiting a while to hear a second decision, but hey... I'll take it! At any rate, on your question of what I did to get their attention, I did not do a letter of continued interest or any of that. I do happen to know a very recent UM-TC law school alum who I spoke with and who I believe contacted her dean on my behalf. No clue if that had any impact at all on my acceptance, but I'll put it out there FWIW. Good luck with the rest of the cycle!!
Congrats on a full scholarship at DU. I'm still waiting to hear back from them. Just out of curiousity, but did you receive the Chancellor's Scholarship?
Way to go! But you still need to go to Madison with me :-( Just playin, congrats.
but you got in a week before I did. I'm sure I'll get it. Right now, yeah, it is the top choice, but I want to wait until my other top schools come in. What else was in the packet?
Have you been to Pepperdine yet? It is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen! Congrats on getting in....I hope I can join you!
If it is at all possible, you should absolutely come visit Pepperdine. You need to judge how you feel while you're are actually there before you can absolutely say that it's not for you. My girlfriend and I live in Santa Barbara - only about an hour or so from Malibu - and we'd be happy to let you crash here to help take away some of the $$$ of traveling. If you don't mind me asking, why do you want to practice back in Minnesota? I grew up and went to college in Michigan, but Cali has ruined me....I'll probably stay here forever....I love it. Top choice, for me, would probably be Berkeley, but that's a reach. Hastings is feasible, and would be no. 2. Then San Diego and Pepperdine tied for #3. P.S. I will take your scholarship $$$ to Pepperdine, if you don't want it, haha, just tell them to transfer it to me.
Hey thanks! I applied to the full-time program and extremely early. I am sure more acceptances are on their way. I did take the lsat twice, and my second score was the 162 (much higher than my first score). GW takes the higher score though, and in my case, I feel like they stand by this. Good luck this cycle!
I'm not sure. I've heard that since theyre a state school that they can be a bit stingy with the scholarship funds, but that they give good loans like everyone else. I got that FAFSA out, so I feel ok either way I suppose.
I applied in early september, and GW is rolling, which I figured helped a little bit. I participate in a sport in college and have a lot of tutoring experience with a local community, so that may have helped as well. I think you have a good shot of getting in, because you have solid numbers and involved on your campus. Hopefully I'll cya at school next yr :)
I didn't get any scholarship info in the packet so I guess not. It kind of surprises me, but oh well. In regards to MN I am from the state, but I went to school in Chicago, and now I am back working in the Twin Cities. And I agree that it would be nice to hear back from UMN, but I just hope they come to the correct conclusion. :) Cheers!
At least they have kept me in the loop, George Mason has been MIA for more than 2 months now. I hope that means I am at the margin and that I will make it in eventually, but the waiting is killer.
At least I can use my veteran status to my advantage. Hope it was a good read. I'll also send you my PS and see if you think it's a true-ism. I'm wearing them right now and I know it is.
I fabricate...uh, create fantastic resumes, too.
I'd definitely consider it if I got in. I doubt it though. Right now I am leaning towards re-taking the lsat in june and working for another year. That will probably change every week for the next couple of months.
our numbers are near same hope i get wisconsin too have a good one
It seems like UW is high on your list--I go there for undergrad right now, so if you have any questions about it, feel free to e-mail me.
In response to your question, I actually haven't applied to GW, and I'm not sure if I will, although I wanted to, but I couldn't finish my GW essay, so I don't know. But good luck with everything. ~4cat100
I have been wrestling with whether or not to apply to the U for a while, I know my GPA and LSAT are both way low, and given how late I took my LSAT I think I'm going to save the app fee money. I have thought about going to one of the other twin cities schools and trying to transfer, but I think that would be pretty tough to do, so I'll have to wait and see if my 1L GPA is any good...but if it is, it's definitely worth a shot. I see you have a lot of options, good luck with your choice, and congrats on all the acceptances!
PS, I just checked ChiaShu, my probability for the U is 4.568%. :( Doesn't look very promising.
We applied to 4 of the same schools. I hope I get American too like you have. And yes, let's hope for some GW love!!! lol
Yeah, I am totally stoked about it. The first sign that I had was a strange email received yesterday afternoon about an accepted students event in Seattle (strange given that I live in the Twin Cities). But when I got home I checked my voicemail, and thats when I got confirmation. The message said they would be sending out a packet today, and I assume if there is ay financial aid info it would be in that. I thought there was a decent chance to get in because I was on their deferral list last year, and then their waitlist all summer, so I knew I was kind of close. Plus I did a better job of staying connected with letters of continued interest, etc. Best of luck, I hope this is the beginning of a lot of people getting off of the deferral list, I know how tense that can be.
I got a phone call from Julie Tigges (I think that's her name) yesterday evening. I had written a letter giving personal reasons why I had to receive a decision before May (as those generic deferral emails said), and apparently my reasoning was convincing! Good luck with MN, it seems like a great school and I'm definitely excited!
for the congrats and I hope you get in as well! Check your email.
You were absolutely right about UMN. It's a fantastic school. I swear I am not trying to rub it in, but I just got back from ASW and they were phenomenal. They made UW look like backwards villiage people. Whatever you can do to get in, do it. Send them letters. Postcards. Flowers. Go for it. I hope you get in and wish you all the best. Btw, did you ever get my email from awhile back?
May I ask why?
Hey there :) I'm a MN resident too and actually just got in there with similar numbers. My average LSAT would be a 161.5, though I do think they probably considered the higher of the two. In any case, I think you have a good shot. I am going up there for ASW April 20-21, so we'll see what I think of it. I saw that someone posted on your wall about a tuition deposit due there on the 15th, but I have heard absolutely nothing about that. I am guessing maybe they have two different deposit due dates depending on when you got accepted and when you had your ASW... In any case, I am excited about MN but feel strongly about staying in Chicago, so this will be a tough decision. Any idea how possible it is to get a job in Chi after going to MN? Good luck!
You should go to the school thats right for you. I've got no stake in it.
I saw your post on laconicplatypus' page about Madison. I graduated there in 04 but don't know too much about the law school. I am out of the country right now and will be unable to visit before I have to decide. Is there anything else you can tell me about UW law school? Thank you and congratulations on a great cycle.
Don't give up hope yet on getting into MN. People are still withdrawing and making decisions. I may be holding up your spot... I sent in my UW paperwork but they are being very, very difficult with their financial aid (I am on additional form #239420384 for FinAid office!!!), and I am not withdrawing from MN until I am certain everything at UW is kosher. Who knows, maybe you'll get that spot after people drop off the admitted lists by July 13th 2nd deposit deadline. If not, we'll be classmates at UW. That's not such a bad thing, is it?
Pretty much a sure thing. I think it is a little late now to even find an apt in DC.
Hey, Congratulations on Minnesota!! We are number twins so I am hoping they will show me the same love as they are my #1 choice. Pretty rough waiting until the end of July to find out though but I'm sure it's worth it. Did you send any follow-up letters/phone calls while you were on their wait list?
With your numbers, you should consider applying P/T to GW as well. It's only five slots lower than Georgetown in the USNWR rankings - we have pretty similar numbers and I was told I'd have a good shot at the evening program (and to switch between them after.)