deserveanothertry7 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Southwestern University School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/25/07 Rec: 02/25/07 Comp: 03/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 08/01/07 Upd: 15 years
Northern Illinois University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/24/07 Rec: 02/24/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/21/07 Upd: 15 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School PT Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 03/03/07 Rec: 03/03/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/14/07 Upd: 15 years
Michigan State College of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 05/15/07 Rec: 05/15/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/14/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Nevada Las Vegas Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 02/07/07 Rec: 02/07/07 Comp: 04/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/14/07 Upd: 15 years
Ohio State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/01/07 Rec: 03/01/07 Comp: 03/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 150
  • LSAT 2: 151
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.76
  • Degree GPA: 3.8
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Business Management

Demographic Information

  • City: Chicago
  • State: Illinois
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Master's Degree in Mathematics, emphasis in Teacher Education (8/2005)

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management (12/99), graduated one semester early

2nd Bachelor's (BA) with Honors in Mathematics, minor in Secondary Education (5/2006)

Substantial Amounts of Scholarships and Honors during undergraduate and graduate level work

Work Experience as an Assistant Manager and Teaching Secondary and College Level Mathematics

Junior Achievement volunteer teaching Business and Economics to 2nd and 8th graders for one semester

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Proficient in Web Design, having designed web pages for both schools and businesses

Assist low-income individuals prepare tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Assist underprivileged individuals fill out and file forms in the district and county courts

Operate my own business as a personal and corporate tax advocate. Currently have about 15 clients in 3 states.

Additional info & updates

This is my third cycle and I'm hoping three times will be a charm. I have been able to overcome several hardships, so hopefully I can overcome this one as well.

I was accepted at 4 schools for the Fall 2005 class, but I didn't get into any schools in my dream place to live and work in Chicago. So I decided to try again after my Master's was finished for the 2006 cycle.

I was accepted to the January 2006 class at John Marshall Law School in chicago for the full-time day program and decided to attend.

I had also applied for the August 2006 class at Florida Coastal School of Law after an invitation to re-apply from the Director of Admissions (was admitted to the Fall 2005 class, but chose not to attend) because I was already accepted at John Marshall and had sent in the deposit of $400 and had already made plans to move to Chicago.

I went to Orientation and first week of classes at John Marshall, only to fall ill with chronic bronchitis. This was my second bout with that in ten years. To top that off, at the end of the first week of classes, I got an acceptance e-mail from the Dean at Chicago-Kent with a scholarship offer for the Fall 2006 class.

Since I didn't really like the classes I went to at John Marshall anyway and I didn't want to start law school being so ill and falling behind, I withdrew from John Marshall on 1/27/2006 for medical reasons. The Torts professor Kandaras for the day division outright sucked, but the Property Professor (Lewis) was OK. I took the evening Contracts class for schedule reasons and Spanbauer was OK, but very tough. I took the Saturday Lawyering Skills section and that teacher was just a joke.

I attended Chicago-Kent in the part-time evening division for Fall 2006. Both teachers for the substantive courses (Brill for Torts and Rudstein for Criminal Law) were excellent. But I again ended up battling medical and family issues and my grandfather also died. Not making excuses, but my grades were not as good as I had hoped for. I also despised the Legal Writing Program at Kent and did not have much luck with that, either.

After speaking with my family, I decided to attempt to go for another cycle and attend law school closer to my family. I have no family in Chicago and, although I love it here, I think the change in weather and bitter cold, compared to where I used to live in California and Las Vegas, is just not for me and perhaps has adversely affected my health.

2-7-2007: Applied to UNLV for the full-time day Fall 2007 class. I'm still considered a Nevada Resident, since I graduated from a Nevada high school and they consider you a Nevada resident for life for tuition purposes. I figure I have a pretty good chance to get in there, seeing as I now have my second bachelor's in addition to all my other qualifications.

UNLV requested my LSAC transcript on 2/8/2007. Hopefully by the end of March or early April, I will have some news.

Received e-mail from NIU that they'd received my application on 2/27/2007.

2/28/2007: Received a phone call from UNLV stating that, despite the fact that I was re-applying as a first year student, I would still have to send them a copy of my transcript and a letter of good standing.

3-1-07: Looked around on the Internet, trying to find information about any schools that would be slightly friendlier to accept students who have matriculated at another law school, but are attempting to re-apply as first year students. I was quite impressed with Ohio State University's program, so I sent off an application at the deadline. Hopefully it will mean something.

3-3-2007: Decided to apply to Thomas Cooley, in case I can't get into one of the other 4 schools. I've heard that regardless of your past performance, they will pretty much take just about anyone. And my undergraduate numbers are pretty good. Any school is better than none at all.

3-3-2007: Received two letters from UNLV. One said they needed my Letters of Recommendation to be complete. The other was a complete notice, dated 2-27-07.

3-7-2007: Thomas Cooley finally requested my LSDAS report. Hopefully I'll have a positive decision within a few weeks. Their open house is next week, and I'm hoping to go.

3-9-2007: Finally complete at Southwestern. My family in LA would love for me to get accepted and agree to move home and go there, but..I really don't know. I still list Cooley as choice 5, but I think I'd switch Cooley for Southwestern. Living with family isn't always what it's cracked up to be!

3-12-2007: Finally received an e-mail from Ohio State thanking me for applying. Don't really care much anyway though anymore, I'd much rather go to UNLV or Cooley.

3-15-2007: Attended the open house at Cooley's campus in Lansing. What a difference between Cooley and Kent!!! I was so impressed!!! Cooley is WAY UNDERRATED and Kent is WAY OVERRATED! It's looking like a much more feasible option for me because I still qualify for the 50% tuition scholarship based upon my index and the commute really isn't that bad. Cooley is also much more flexible when it comes to scheduling. They are very strict with attendance and grades, but at least you get the grade you earn, not some BS lower grade just because of some stupid BS curve. The mock classroom experience in Criminal Procedure was so great, I stayed for the actual Criminal Procedure class. Professor Krause was EXCELLENT!!! It's an amazing difference between Cooley's classes and Kent's classes. I wish I'd known that. All I can say is don't be fooled by bogus reports about Cooley's reputation. You should go and see the school for yourself and talk to some of the current students and professors. It's an excellent school if you give it the chance. Don't waste your money on crappy overrated schools like Kent which teach you absolutely nothing and don't care about knowledge. Cooley is where it's at.

3-20-2007: It's almost funny to read outright pathetic comments from certain individuals. And therefore, I am going to fall in the footsteps of some other individuals and delete any negative comments at this time. So...Mr. KMA, whoever you are, your comments are being deleted and so will any other negative comments in the future.

3-21-2007: Mr. (or Mrs., you can't really tell from his/her post) KMA posted some more negative, unethical and unprofessional comments. I decided to leave that comment in, despite the negatively, because it shows how unethical, unprofessional, and jealous this person really is. Pretty sad and pathetic, but his/her time will come. What goes around comes around. Karma is great!

3-27-2007: Checked OSU's website. Went to decision. Hopefully that is a good sign; but I guess we'll just have to see. It says I went complete on 3-13. I guess they don't send out completion letters.

4-17-2007: So...I guess certain individuals seem to think that just because they create some bogus account, their comments will stay. Well why waste everyone else's time? Talk about a joke...But, like with most people, UNLV is still taking their time.

4-30-2007: Spoke with the Admissions officer from UNLV twice today. She said the committee is meeting on Wednesday and all remaining applicants should have a decision letter by the end of next week. Hopefully mine gets here by next Wednesday.

5-4-2007: Recieved a thin white envelope from UNLV. Figured that was too fast of a turnaround time. So the small scary envelope ended up being a second completion letter, dated April 30, 2007. Yikes. Well, that means here in Chi-Town, we get letters from Vegas 4 days after they're sent out. So hopefully the decision letter is sent out by today, so I can get it on about Tuesday or Wednesday.

5-9-2007: Spoke with the head of the Admissions Office from Cooley today. Explained to her about my adverse semester and having to finally withdraw for medical reasons. She said I have to write an addendum and she'll forward my information regarding our conversation to the Associate Dean, who will return next week. She said they've never accepted anyone as a transfer student in my situation. But, just as with legal rules, there are always exceptions. So I guess it's time to write an addendum.

5-10-07: Received an e-mail from the Assistant Director of Admissions at Southwestern. They were requesting more information, since I was supposedly still attending another law school. I returned the e-mail stating that I was no longer attending another law school (had to withdraw for medical reasons-AGAIN), but would send the transcripts anyway. I walked down to Kent and filled out the form to have the transcripts and letter of good standing sent to them. She also told me to write an addendum explaining the situation. At least I heard from them after all this time!

5-14-2007: Sent out Addendums to UNLV and Southwestern, and an updated transcript to UNLV. Hopefully after they receive these materials, they'll actually make decisions within a reasonable period of time. Sent out updated materials to Cooley, NIU, and Michigan State. I am going to finish the Michigan State Application process tomorrow. Just one more school, applying as a transfer. We'll see if any of these Addendums will yield positive results.

5-16-2007: There's an old saying, "If you can't say something nice about SOMEONE ELSE, then don't say anything at all." Sharing OPINIONS about schools is one thing; bashing other people is another. So...those of you who still can't understand what an OPINION is or what the different between failing out of school and withdrawing for medical reasons, is well...you're the people who need to learn how to READ and you're the ones who will fail. I will continue to voice whatever OPINIONS I want, where I want to. Anyone can take them or leave them for what they're worth and they can have their own opinions as well. So if you don't like that...too bad.

Reminder: Negative comments will be deleted off my page. So you might as well not even waste your time here. If you want to have an attitude problem and make negative comments about me, do it somewhere else. And before you do, GET A DICTIONARY OR LEARN HOW TO READ.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE POSITIVE COMMENTS AND HAS BEEN RESPECTFUL!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

05-18-07: Received letter from UNLV (thin white envelope) with the waitlist decision. 2 years ago, I got the same thing and was offered a seat in July. So...all those people who think I had no chance, THIS ISN'T A REJECTION, so think again!!!

6-22-07: Finally summertime. Perhaps some good news will come. But heck, worse comes to worse, just go back to the lame a$$ school I went to last year. Not a big deal.

7-23-07: No news from anyone. So supposedly, just going back to the BS School I spent one semester at....hopefully I'll transfer in the Spring to a REAL school.

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Impressive Background --
Thursday, April 13 2006 at 08:00 PM

I think you might want to call or email the schools you might be interested in applying and ask for a fee waiver. You might be surprised of how many schools might be willing to help you out. Have you also considered schools in Florida? Regardless, I think you have a very good chance of being admitted to the schools of your choice. You have an excellent background. Feel free to send me an email.

LSAT Twin!
Wednesday, October 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yes Loyola for the past 2 years has not been kind to my application, thank God it was free. You have a good shot at NIU, however, I would go back to Kent. In terms of higher salary, name recognition, and employment opportunities. Back to NIU, they factor both the LSAT and GPA. You're a splitter, which is good. If the LSAT is a little lower, then they want to see a high GPA. I think you have a great shot at NIU. Hurdles- Must fully explain why you withdrew from 2 law schools, but I'm sure you did. I would have applied earlier, but it's definitely not too late. He is right call the school and ask for a fee waiver, a lot will be willing to give it to you. PS: UNLV likes to take NV residents. I think its better than NIU and would be better for you in terms of weather and family. Email or message me anytime. I think you have a great background and in my opinion I know you "deserve another try!" Good Luck to you!

Restored
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thnx for the encouragement. You are definetly a survivor. I believe if you got in once you will get in again. U deserved and will be granted another try. I applied late because I was trying to finalize my plans, as well as, had to help my family save their home from foreclosure. Fighting lawyers and speaking before Chicago Judges.

Personal Statement
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

No, I did not put that in my personal statement. However, an not for profit organization I volunteer for wrote about it in my recommendation. Do u think they will infer? Yes, I am currently in IL. I relocated in august. Working and living at a not for profit in IL. It's cool. Do u think Kent will infer from my recommendation that was written? Also, what LSAT do u think would put me in contention for Kent's Part Time evening program? So are you planning on working and travelling? Are u considering De Kalb?

NIU
Saturday, June 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Initially, I decided to apply to all law schools in Illinois. Afterwards, I did a research and found that NIU has just one advantage before other law schools I applied to, and that is a low in-state tuition. In terms of employment opportunities, salary, and other aspects, this school is far from what I expect a good law school should be.

NIU
Saturday, June 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I think that when the decision should be made between 3rd and 4th tier law school, the ranking of the school cant be the foremost reason to choose one law school over another. The fact that one law school is 3rd tier and another is 4th tier, by itself, means nothing. It does not automatically imply that school from 3rd tier is much better than law school from 4th tier. The U.S. News and World Reports ranking has proved to be a subject for criticism for many years, because it does not reflect the real image of some law schools. IMHO, JMLS is a better law school than NIU, because the John Marshals graduates have better employment opportunities due to location of the school and alumni network. In terms of tuition, NIU has an advantage before JMLS; however, in my eyes, it is better to invest more money in your education and to find a job after graduation that pays you well. Anyway, if you want to practice the law and dont want come out from law school with huge debts, may be NIU is an right law school for you.

Understand
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

I understand. Just do not give up hope. This may sound like a cliche, but speak as if you were accepted again; talk like ther is no doubt. For example, i scored a measly 145 on my LSAT; but i know i will get accepted into a law school. Yes it looks grim but life is not based on what it looks like. So you keep the faith and dont you dared tuck your head and give up on me. Even if it looks bad believe it to be good.

UNLV....
Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I guess you're right... UNLV only accepts people earlier than April if they have very hgih LSAT scores... but damn it, I wanna know right now!!!! But I must wait and see.........

NIU
Saturday, March 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

I only totally considering it, based on the fact that it is relatively inexpensive, however I know very little about the school. I see that you're from Illinois. Do you know how they place out of state and whatnot?

NIU cont...
Saturday, March 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

PS Good luck! I'm sure you'll hear soon. To tell you the truth, I called the other day to see if my application was complete and they told me I was in so I haven't received anything on paper yet.

NIU
Saturday, March 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

So have you heard weird things about NIU's grading curve or do you just mean about other law schools in general?

Hmmm
Monday, December 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the input regarding Kent. However, I can't help but notice you had a tough personal life while at Kent. Could that have influenced your poor grades while at Kent? I know you mentioned the grades are due to the "BS curve" and bad classes -- but is this really the truth. Are you trying to keep me away from Kent because you are bitter toward them or because you really think it is a poor school? Thanks for your response.

hi
Wednesday, July 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

Im sorry about your hardships, I share a very similar story like you, almost identical but a little different, I hope it works out for you this cycle, just keep the faith and you will succeed. God bless

Opinion vs. Fact
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

It is quite obvious the several people who are applying to law school can't even tell a fact from an opinion. This is a website that allows you to post numbers and give out information. There's nothing wrong with expressing an opinion. You don't have to agree with what I have said, but the least some of you can do is respect me and other members. If you're not able to do that, then you shouldn't be using this website.

Opinion
Monday, December 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

I apologize if the opinion I stated seemed hurtful toward you. I was simply trying to determine what your comments were based on. Best of luck in your decisions.

Thanks
Tuesday, April 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

I like your spirit. I took the time to hop around and read some of the things you've written elsewhere. Very cool reading. Good luck. Hopefully I'll see you around town. :)

Just because...
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just because you're a loser yourself, mr. KMA, doesn't mean you know anything. You won't even share your username. Talk about a secretive loser! The only time you don't share your username is when you know you have something to hide. Besides which, you obviously can't read. I didn't FAIL out of two law schools. I'm simply transferring schools. Just because I have had medical hardships does not make me a failure. And secondly, none of my degrees are from the University of Phoenix. They are from well-respected public institutions. And I graduated with my all of my degrees in the top 10% of my class. To top that off, I got my Business degree from a school which is considered to have a program in the top 10 in the nation for undergraduate business schools. So...just because you are the obvious bitter one doesn't mean you know anything. Do some research first and learn how to read. And if you do go to UNLV, I hope I do see you there. Because even if I don't attend that school, I have tax clients in Vegas and take several trips there. I'd love to meet you, simply so I can show you how wrong you really are. You're the obvious bitter one. And yes, you're entitled to an option. Even if you're an obvious idiot yourself.

E-mail address
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Oh, and obviously, your "e-mail address", if it's even a real e-mail address, shows what kind of a person you are. Professionals don't have e-mail addresses that suggest a negative attitude. So that obviously shows what kind of person you really are in the first place, Mr. KMA. I wouldn't even waste my time sending you an e-mail, even if that address was real.

Thanks a bunch...
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

For wasting your time, Mr. KMA whoever you are. And since you provided a different e-mail address, you know it's fake. What an unethical and unprofessional person. Even if you ever do graduate from law school and pass the bar, you are the type of person who is going to be disbarred for unethical or unprofessional conduct. People can tell by your posts that you have a serious attitude and negativity problem. Your real problem is that you are jealous. Since you continue to "hide" and provide false information, your postings obviously provide false information as well. That's the type of person you are-a jealous, unethical, and outright unprofessional person who won't succeed long in the law profession. Secondly, because I am a college math professor and a law student, my tax business is the last of my priorities. Therefore, I don't make much money because I spent more time helping other people succeed in life through teaching than I do in the tax profession. Just an FYI: Last year I had 4 clients in one state. Now I have over 15 clients in two states. So if that's what you consider a failing business, then you might want to think about your decision to attend law school. The numbers and the math show the exact opposite. Lastly, I was only looking for free apps for one short period of time and I paid for every single one of my applications, with the exception of Cooley, because they do not charge an applicatoin fee. I could have easily talked to the schools and asked for a fee waiver, but did not. Probably because I knew there were jealous and unethical people out there, like yourself, who simply would have thought that the reason I got in would have been because of my fee waiver status. What's even funnier is the names of the schools and e-mails which you make up that are completely fake. Any real person could spot jealousy. I'm sorry you're so jealous of an individual like myself, but jealousy never gets a person anywhere in life. You obviously need some serious counseling. Good luck to you at UNLV. Your unprofessional and unethical attitude is not going to allow you to succeed there-or anywhere else for that matter.

Hey
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

I saw your post on plus44's page, and I noticed that you said you are a current student who is planning to transfer. If I may ask, where are you attending now, and to where are you transferring? TIA Oh, and if you restrict posts only to registered LSN users you'll keep the idiot trolls from posting on your LSN page.

Thanks
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. You are definitely right that only registered users should be allowed to post on the site. That was very helpful and a great suggestion.

Good Luck!
Wednesday, October 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the note. I am definitely excited about UNLV. Good luck with UNLV. I am sure you will get in with no problems!

OSU
Sunday, January 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Most of the accepted applicants received telephone calls, but a significant number of accepted candidates were not. It usually takes a week from the date of the status change for the decision to reach its intended destination. Goodluck with the rest of your cycle!

Thanks
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm definitely keeping the faith, but I'm not unhappy with the choices I have so far. I like Capital (COL, rep in OH, proximity to home) but UDC has been impressive (programs, PI focus, location, clinics, cost). So even if I don't go to Howard I'd probably be just down the street. Cooley SO YP'd you - they know you'll go somewhere better :-)

Cooley's Crazy
Sunday, January 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

to defer you. . . what's their damage?

UNLV
Thursday, January 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

Curious, any contact from UNLV?

Thanks for the comment!
Monday, November 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

It's good to actually hear someone say go to the school you like instead of the highest ranked one. You said some schools are overrated; what do you think about University of San Diego, University of the Pacific, and Hastings? I go to a really small school in a tiny town with no pre-law advisor so any help is greatly appreciated. I am kind of shooting blindly here.

Thank You
Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congratulations on my UNLV acceptance... it is a very competitive school and only accepts about 15% of applicants. I was probably pretty lucky because there is a lean towards Nevada residents. Anyway, good luck to you. You have a good chance of getting into one of the schools on your list, and I'll be watching.

Email
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Ciao, Yes I did recieve an email stating my application was complete. I then contacted them to determine had I been admitted. Now comes the financing! How are you doing? How are things fairing? Remember believe it, and achieve it!

Now is the time ...
Tuesday, April 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

If last year is any indication, almost everyone should get a letter or packet over the next few days. Good luck :)

southwestern
Tuesday, February 20 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I'm definitely considering southwestern, but MSU seems like the best option currently. Cost of living/finances are not the concern. It just seems to be a better fit, still waiting on pepperdine/loyola but those two are crapshoots. We'll have to see.

UNLV
Thursday, January 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

It seems alot of people are on the waitlist for UNLV, and I'll be happy to stay on it, it's much closer to home. As I've researched from what people wrote in the past cycle and last year, UNLV rarely takes waitlist student. But I wish you the best, if you haven't heard back, that can always mean a good thing, right?

Gracias!
Sunday, November 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the kind words of affirmation! Your credentials are impressive and evidently deserving of another try. Best wishes for a positive return on your UNLV application.

UNLV
Thursday, January 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

Have you called this week? Is it still in committee, maybe because of the distance situation, they can give you your decision over the over the phone. Waiting outright sucks, but things always work out, don't stress too much!

fingers crossed
Wednesday, May 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

I hope you get into your schools your grades are high enough and you seem like you have a well rounded application. my fingers are crossed for you good luck

fingers crossed
Wednesday, May 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

I hope you get into your schools your grades are high enough and you seem like you have a well rounded application. my fingers are crossed for you good luck

fingers crossed
Wednesday, May 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

I hope you get into your schools your grades are high enough and you seem like you have a well rounded application. my fingers are crossed for you good luck

UNLV
Sunday, May 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm surprised that you still haven't heard from UNLV - especially since they are supposed to notify candidates sometime in April and it's already mid-May. Maybe they're taking an extra hard look at your app - I know the wait must be driving you crazy! Hang in there, and I hope that you hear something positive from them. I have no intention of attending Kent - I only applied because of the fee waiver. I appreciate your advice, though, and agree that rankings don't mean anything. I have a few friends who are practicing attorneys, all of them attended 3 & 4 tier schools, and all are successful. I think that there are so many applicants that don't realize that rankings are merely opinions, and that not every candidate is looking for the same qualities in law schools. Picking the right school is a very subjective process, and candidates should assess what they consider to be most important in their pursuit of a law degree. Do you have any idea how likely it is to get off the waitlist as a part-time applicant at UNLV? I'm thinking it's not very easy, as many of the part-timers are probably local and less likely to withdraw. I wish you the best of luck, and I think that UNLV would be lucky to have a student with your credentials. Keep me posted on how things turn out for you!

Denver
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I saw your post bashing Denver...just wondering what that is based on? Everyone I have talked to has nothing but great things to say about the school, and all the firms in CO on NALP are saturated with Denver grads. Please tell me what the problem is, cause I am obviously missing it!!!!

Southwestern
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

I hope we both get off of the wait list and into SW! Life throws all of us curve balls and you DO deserve another chance. You have a great academic resume, and I know you will excell in law school. I hate that law schools use the LSAT more than GPA when determining acceptances. You would think that 4 years of outstanding academics would trump standardized test scores, but alas, that is not the case. I'll be rooting for both of us!

I completely agree!!!
Wednesday, February 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

You're exactly right. There are so many people who think just because they scored marvelously on the LSAT, but had terrible undergraduate GPA's, that they are better than we are. At least we have proven through our studies that we work hard and don't slack off. Unlike these people. They simply have no respect for hard work. So they scored high on one test. Big deal. They don't have the qualifications we have or the resume we have. Besides, RESPECT is an important quality that these individuals seem to be missing. Thank you for the TRUE AND POSITIVE POSTING. Keep up the good work!

UNLV Yeah!
Tuesday, April 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm so happy for you! Come late June or July you will get that full acceptance in the mail and make the run for Sin City. Good things DO happen to good people.

UNLV Yeah!
Sunday, May 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm so happy for you! Come late June or July you will get that full acceptance in the mail and make the run for Sin City. Good things DO happen to good people.

Very cool
Tuesday, April 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Glad to hear that you made it on the waitlist. I look forward to chatting with you about your 1L year at UNLV.

Waitlists
Tuesday, April 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hope your vacation was relaxing with no papers to grade! Have you heard anything more about UNLV? I've been hoping to see you post some positive news. Let us all know.

Incredible story
Sunday, March 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

I just was nosing around the UNLV stuff and happened to click on your profile. I'm astonished at the twists and turns your law school experience has been filled with. Good luck at getting into UNLV!

LSAT
Sunday, January 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

I agree that you have an amazing story. I don't know if you still check this page but i would love if you would email me about your mathematical brain and your LSAT score. Do you have any ideas why your score isn't higher? I would love any insights you have as well as any experiences you can share about your time with the LSAT, and how you studied the second time around.