|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/18/06||Rec: 02/10/06||Comp: 02/28/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/07/06||Upd: 17 years|
|Washington University in St Louis F||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 03/06/06||Rec: 03/08/06||Comp: 03/17/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/30/06||Upd: 17 years|
|University of Minnesota Twin Cities||Accepted A||Type: RA||Sent: 03/06/06||Rec: 03/07/06||Comp: 03/22/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/25/06||Upd: 17 years|
|University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 03/06/06||Rec: 03/07/06||Comp: 03/08/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/22/06||Upd: 17 years|
I just used the report processed date on LSDAS. I also called the director of admissions to ask some questions, but this was prior to submitting the application. The interim director was very receptive and helpful. Assuming that the decision dates on LSN are real, it's looking like the review process is running about a month between complete and decision dates.
Congrats on your hefty scholarship! at WM! Did it come with your letter of admission or separately?
I may just call them. I think they may have run out at this point, considering how recently I applied. Perhaps if you end up at the U, yours will be thrown back in the pool! I'm sure you'll get in. If no money at UMN, where do you think you'll go?
Minn - thanks for the feedback. I've chatted w/ the interim admissions director, staff and have visited the campus. No budging on the $$$'s, but at this point I'm strongly leaning there based on reputation and the fact that I already live there. If you don't mind divulging, where did you attend?
WUSTL made me a scholarship offer a month after acceptance. Then again, seat deposits arecoming up..
Go to MN. The quality of a legal education is inversely related to the number of students playing solitaire in the class I visit while touring the campus. In my analysis MN is better than Notre Dame is better than William Mitchell is better than St. Thomas. This study is limited by the consideration of only those four school and the assumption that the students were not so well prepared for class that they were bored.
There are a couple TC firms that start 1st year associates at 125k (130 for IP at Dorsey). That is pretty high for MN. I doubt WM or ST students are going to be nailing those positions.
I went to the one last weekend. Nothing is scheduled Friday evening, you just talk to current students and a few faculty. They have information sessions and a mock class on Saturday. Also a student liaison will give you a tour of the premises. I tried unsuccessfully to locate a current student who had prepared for law school. It may be noteworthy that none of those who did not prepare were on Law Review. It was a good weekend but I would not recommend going Friday night unless you have so many questions you wont be able to have them all answered on Saturday.
i'll be coming to admit day. did WUSTL ever offer you money? i'd be very surprised if they didn't.
that's already better than most scholarships. that said, your numbers are so solid for UMN that i'd expect they'd STILL show you some love. but i'm not surprised they haven't.
I'm thinking about moving to the Roseville area. Now in Woodbury.
Thanks and congrats to you as well. I'm definitely not sad to be leaving the engineering world though. Are you considering IP?
I agree, I hate being railroaded to a conclusion. I think I'll go into health law.
Question: how did MN notify you of complete status? I applied 2/22, and still haven't received ANYTHING from them...not even a "thanks for applying" email. Seems like a good sign for you...not so good for me ;o) Good luck!