cambrian11 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 University of Oregon Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/25/07 Upd: 16 years
#3 University of Denver PT Accepted A Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/07/07 Upd: 16 years
#4 Santa Clara University PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/07 Upd: 16 years
#5 University of San Francisco PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/03/07 Upd: 16 years
#1 Lewis and Clark College PT Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/11/07 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 156
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.37
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Ivy
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Non-traditional student - out of undergrad since 1996. Master's in Environmental Science. 3 years working abroad (Eastern Europe) with WWF and volunteer work in E. Africa. Can't wait to move closer to the mtns (Cascades or Rockies). Crazy about my tri-lingual, Viennese-born dog (Ibizian-hound mix).

Sorry to join the party late - not much news until recently. Hope to be of any help I can.

Additional info & updates

5/26 - officially enrolled at DU and withdrawn from the other schools. I hope this helps those on waitlists at UO and SCU. This was an agonizing decision but there are so many other things I want to do with my life than just focus on studies or work as I have in the past (i.e. my art, pre-wildlife vet stuff, being outdoors, ) that DU's pt program made the most sense. A year ago - a month ago - I never thought I'd be moving to Colorado - now I have another great adventure ahead of me!

5/23 - back from a visit to DU. Great new 'green' buildling with plenty of study space. Had extensive conversation with an e-law professor Friday night - SO down-to-earth and charismatic. Even though it would be quite a commute, Boulder would be perfect for wildlife work opps, hikes with dog, general quality of life. This trip made me realize that I do need to be in a PT program. So barring some extraordinary new insights into OU with my discussions today, it's DU vs. SCU.

If I know I'm headed back to the NGO world/independent consulting route and I'm fairly certain I want to end up in N. California, do I go for the school with the better e-law reputation (DU) or a slightly lower-ranked school with few e-law offerings based in N. Cal???? Hilfe!

5/14 - broke off great momentum with my job in europe to come home for law school, and I have very solid reasons for going, so I'm going. Buying time at UO, Denver and SCU - major drawbacks to all of them for different reasons. Will be discussing all of this with students and staff from the schools this week.

5/11 - sure L&C uses the 'holistic approach' - thanks for stringing me along for 3 extra months when it was a numbers game all along! i'm mortified but moving on quickly.

Now I need advice desperately re UO vs. Denver. Won't have time to visit Denver before they want a decision from me. Like their facilities but would prefer to live and work in Boulder (I have good contacts at Nature Conservancy there). Any advice on whether this is possible??Eugune/UO are okay but leary of a FT program in my early 30s and wouldn't be able to continue my environmental ngo career momentum or do much fieldwork. we know where the boarding is better, but which is the dog-friendlier location?? What is Denver as a city like??? How do the schools' international programs match up??? Help!!

5/8 L&C is the only school that really makes sense for me at this stage in my life and for the lifestyle I want, and of course, they are the only hold-outs at this point. ;) But open to last-minute compelling reasons for doing environmental law at any of the other schools!

I will be working in ecology part-time in the field and writing appeals briefs at night. I can't understand what the difference is between waiting to admit students until late in the cycle (late April/May) and deferring them earlier in the cycle and waiting to make a final decision even later (!!L&C!!), but I hope they sort things out soon. Have put the first half of a seat deposit down on UO but will gladly open up seats at UO, Denver and SCU if L&C sees the light. If not, I'll have some very serious soul-searching to do. I may just end up a wildlife vet after all.

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Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on your recent acceptance. Denver is my dream school, and I hope they take me of the waitlist for the evening division soon! Good luck with your decision whatever you decide to do!!

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Sunday, April 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the vote of confidence regarding UO. I really hope they take me off their waitlist. Hopefully Lewis & Clark will come through for you. Istanbul is amazing, and living here is so fun, but it's hard because I don't know where I am going next...everything is so up in the air. Anyway, good luck to you (and your dog)!

lot of options
Sunday, September 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. I think LC weighs lsat scores relatively high. Its too bad people miss out on certain law school opportunities because they answered a couple questions wrong on a standardized test. Oh well, thats how this system works. Congrats on UO! Its a pretty selective school, you should be proud. I don't know much about denver except that I heard the city is supposed to be good for singles. For me, I love the Northwest.. Seattle or santa clara would be perfect.

uo vs. ud
Sunday, December 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

so, my opinion, for what it's worth... first (and most importantly) eugene is a VERY dog friendly town. my dog (corgi-huskey-shepard) is living there now while i am in ist and loving it. although i have never been to denver or boulder, i have heard similar things about both places, but can't say for myself. i think both schools have good enviro. law programs. the uo campus is really nice, and eugene is surrounded by some really beautiful places for hiking, which i assume is the same with denver/boulder. i don't know, you have quite a tough decision on your hands. as for me, i would take a seat at ud, scu and l&c (which is probably a very close second behind uo) but i just really love eugene and small college towns in general. anyway, good luck!! if you don't mind me asking, how were you notified by L&C?

Sunday, April 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

well, i haven't spent a whole lot of time in eugene myself, i was only there for a week last fall, and for the states it is pretty pro dog. granted, its not like many European cities where you can allow your pooch to run free just about anywhere, but there are several off leash parks and even the trails that are technically on-leash are pretty lenient. Also, there is lots of forested area around and i'm sure t least a portion of it is off leash. as for in-town, while i didn't take my dog anywhere i the town itself, i saw lots and lots of dogs when i was walking around. my sister is watching him now, and she says she takes him everywhere with her. believe me, i understand your concern :) now, if i could just get uo to accept me...

Sunday, April 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

i am so excited! let me know what you decide, and if its Oregon, I will show you some of those dog trails...good luck with your decision!!

DU visit
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I am actually not visiting the school until Thursday. Let me know what you think of the school and area though and Have fun!

Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm not sure what my ill-founded logic was but I guess most of your comments were positive, so thanks. I wasn't the first to compare L&C to a hot girl, I just added onto what someone else had already said. I'm glad that my comments are making this cycle easier for you but I hope that you're laughing with me and not at me. It sucks that we didn't get into Lewis and Clark but I was over them and that's why I didn't want to be on the wait list. How do you like Cambria? I bet it's very beautiful over there. Which school are you leaning towards? They're all in different regions so you'd better decide which one you prefer. My bet is that you're going to Santa Clara because it's closer to home. I actually have an Australian Cattle Dog so I guess your assumption was close enough since they both herd. Do you have a dog? Thanks for your comments, I kind of quit posting on both sites because of the trolls that constantly pick fights with me but now I'm going to come back since several people have thanked me for advice or other comments that I've made.

DU Visit
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

It sounds like your visit to Denver went well! I just got back from my visit as well. I loved the school also! I drove from Estes Park to Denver twice to check out the school and look for housing, so all I would say about trying to live in Boulder is make sure that you know what driving in heavy traffic on I-25 is like before you make a decision. From my experience, I-25 can be brutal during rush hour. I have driven through Boulder several times and it seems like a great place to live...I would live there during law school but I am afraid of the commute! I am going to live south of the city and take the light rail to class everyday, since DU gives everyone a free pass. Congrats on your decision, and don't let me discourage you from living in Boulder, I just wanted to make sure you understood that traffic is a big issue in Denver.