eslnyc (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#6 University of California Berkeley F WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/01/09 Rec: 10/02/09 Comp: 10/05/09 Inter: -- Dec: 06/03/10 Upd: 14 years
#35 University of Wisconsin Madison Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/25/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/10 Upd: 14 years
#77 Seattle University Accepted W Type: RA $25,500 Sent: 11/03/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/10 Upd: 14 years
#94 Northeastern University F Waitlisted D W Type: Sent: 10/01/09 Rec: 10/05/09 Comp: 10/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/10 Upd: 14 years
#45 American University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/11/09 Rec: 09/14/09 Comp: 09/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 14 years
#61 University of San Diego WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: 09/01/09 Rec: 09/07/09 Comp: 09/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#85 University at Buffalo Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 10/25/09 Rec: 12/01/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/09 Upd: 14 years
#41 George Mason University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/09 Rec: -- Comp: 01/06/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/10 Upd: 14 years
#77 University of Denver Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/09 Rec: 10/25/09 Comp: 10/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/10 Upd: 14 years
#52 University of Connecticut F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/21/09 Rec: 09/22/09 Comp: 09/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/10 Upd: 14 years
#87 Rutgers State University Newark Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/01/09 Rec: 09/21/09 Comp: 10/30/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/09 Upd: 14 years
#100 Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: $90,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/09 Upd: 14 years
#85 Santa Clara University Accepted W Type: Sent: 09/01/09 Rec: 09/07/09 Comp: 09/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/04/09 Upd: 14 years
Drexel University F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 09/01/09 Rec: 09/07/09 Comp: 09/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 14 years
New York Law School Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/01/09 Rec: 10/05/09 Comp: 10/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 14 years
Suffolk University Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 10/26/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 11/04/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/30/09 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 157
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.8
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Top 25, Small Liberal Arts
  • Major: Politics

Demographic Information

  • City: Metro-NYC area
  • State: New York
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-I have decent"softs" (work study during college, internships/jobs every summer, leadership positions in a few campus organizations)
-attended an all women's college
-consistent grades
-a strong personal statement
-4 strong LORs (plus 2 additional ones for separate scholarship applications).
-Strong demonstration of commitment to public service, including current job teaching in a low-income community in NYC with a prestigious national teaching program (you can probably guess, there's a three-letter acronym for it).
-Working full-time while pursuing Masters in Education part-time.
-Hoping my GPA, work experience, and grad school counts for something.

Law School Predictor Info (Hourumd percentages in parentheses):

-Berkeley: Deny (7.14%) - WAIT LISTED, ACCEPTED

-American: Consider (19.23%) - WAIT LISTED
-U Buffalo: Consider (LSP doesn't take residency into account, though, so this was most likely a "strong consider") (100%) - ACCEPTED
-Wisconsin: Consider (0%) - again, seems like a mismatch, "consider" but a 0% chance...seems more like a "Deny" to me, especially since I'm a non-resident. - WAIT LISTED
-George Mason: Consider (38.89%) - ACCEPTED

-Santa Clara: Strong Consider (100%) - ACCEPTED
-Rutgers Newark: Strong Consider (75%) - ACCEPTED
-USD: Strong Consider (I don't really get this one, it should definitely be more of a "consider...") (22.22%), WL, ACCEPTED
-Northeastern: Strong Consider (27.27%) - also this one seems like a mismatch, "strong consider" on LSP but only a 27% chance on Hourumd...
-Seattle: Strong Consider (100%) - ACCEPTED
-Denver: Strong Consider (77.78%) - ACCEPTED

-NY Law: Admit (100%) - ACCEPTED
-Suffolk: Admit (100%) - ACCEPTED
-Hofstra: Admit (91.67%) - ACCEPTED

My stats so far:

Deny: 1/1
Consider: 4/4
Strong Consider: 6/6
Admit: 3/3

Additional info & updates

Scholarships are total over 3 yrs.
"Choice" is USNWR ranking

6/4/10 -reflecting on my application cycle : Wow, just, wow. As of 6/2 I was convinced I was going to Seattle U, which I was happy about. Then, on 6/3, literally my dream came true and I was admitted to UC Berkeley. As much as I love Seattle and SU, I can't pass on an opportunity like Berkeley - massive, ridiculous, huge debt and all. I went through the entire process with Berkeley - faculty committee, wait list, then acceptance, so please message me or post a comment if you have any questions about the admissions process. I also definitely spent more time on my Berkeley application than any other, sent them a total of 6 letters of recommendation (4 via the LSDAS, and 2 extras I had reserved as scholarship LORs that spoke to my background in public service), an addendum about my LSAT score (including my old SAT scores), and what I thought was a very personal, heart-felt, well written letter once I found out I was being reviewed by the Faculty Committee. I imagine I was towards the top of the 1st quartile, because Berkeley said they would take action after June 1st, and I was admitted on the 3rd. This application cycle could not have gone better - only 1 rejection (silly UConn), and I was admitted to quite literally my dream law school, with a 7.14% chance of getting in, according to Hourumd. Take that, LSAT. So PLEASE, do NOT sell yourself short or be discouraged if you're a typical splitter like me - high GPA with low LSAT. If you went to a good school, pursued interesting work opportunities, perhaps have an advanced degree, etc., you don't need a 170 to get into a top 10! I think what helped me most with Berkeley was a strong personal statement, my LSAT addendum, and an abundant amount of strong LORs. Good luck to everyone in completing their 09-10 application cycle, and best of luck to the upcoming 10-11 applicants!

6/3/10: ADMITTED TO BOALT! Received an e-mail around 8:30 pm east coast time, on my phone, in the middle of a crowded commuter train. I was so excited I immediately began crying and jumping for joy. In at Berkeley with a 157, I'm amazed. Literally this was my DREAM school -- goes to show you LSAT isn't everything!!

5/21/10: received an e-mail from UC Berkeley saying they will most likely be using their waiting list in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed!

5/17/10: Came home to awesome news - I was accepted to USD off the wait list, for the full-time program, no scholarship money. Decided not to attend - SD has beautiful weather, but I visited the school twice and I get a better feeling at Seattle, plus despite the weather, I actually like Seattle better as a city.

5/3/10: Found out I'm in the 1st quartile of the UC Berkeley waiting list...I'm pretty pumped, considering this means there's still a (small) chance I'll make it in off the wait list! Won't hear anything from them again until after June 1.

4/30/10: WL'd at USD. My cycle is officially over. Final count: 10 acceptances, 1 rejection, 5 wait lists. Not bad!

4/7/10: Mailed my 1st deposit to Seattle U today, and put the static cling sticker they sent me on the back of my car, right underneath the one from my college. It's official!! I will be calling Seattle my new home by the end of the summer.

4/6/10: Had a great visit at Buffalo, but its just not for me. Am mailing my seat deposit to Seattle this week. Not withdrawing from any wait lists, but the only one id really consider is Berkeley's at this point, and even then not 100% sure id go b/c its SO expensive. Will post my final thoughts on my cycle here soon.

4/5/10: Waitlisted at Northeastern. A little disappointed, but it makes my decision easier.

4/4/10: Happy Easter :) Visiting Buffalo tomorrow and Tuesday. Going to meet with someone who did the same teaching program in NYC as me and sit in on a class with her Monday evening, then do the formal tour, class visit, meeting with admissions on Tuesday morning, then it's back to work on Wednesday - busy week! We'll see how Buffalo compares to Seattle. Anxious for my letter from Northeastern to arrive.

4/3/10: Northeastern status checker says Decision Letter Mailed on 4/1/10. No idea what to expect here. I applied EA and was deferred. I really love Northeastern, but at this point truly cannot afford to attend law school without any scholarship money (i.e. "free" money) from a school. If I am accepted, not expecting any money since I was deferred and am hearing so late in the cycle. We'll see. Also still no movement on status checker at USD. Starting to think they forgot about me.

4/1/10: Just returned from Seattle, and loved every minute of it. Not only is it an amazing city (a nicer, cleaner, prettier version of NY, in my own opinion), the school itself is great. Gorgeous new facilities, every student I met was friendly and articulate, and I sat in on two excellent classes with very engaging professors. Overall I had an amazing visit and truly love SU Law as well as the city of Seattle. Keeping an open mind for my upcoming visit to Buffalo.

Visiting Seattle 3/27-4/1, Visiting Buffalo 4/5-4/6. I'll give myself the rest of that week to mull it over, which gives me just a few days before the seat deposit deadlines to make my final decision. Hopefully that's all the time I'll need. Here's to hoping that I can make up my mind by April 15th. Considering withdrawing from the Wisconsin WL, probably going to stay on at American in case they accept me part-time that would provide an interesting option, and obviously staying on the WL at Berkeley (will find out more related to my rank on the WL in May).

3/21/10: When I began this process in August, I *never* thought my top two would be Seattle and Buffalo, but here I am, at the end of March, and I'm visiting Seattle at the end of the week, and Buffalo the following week. Both have very different pros/cons, and I have no idea which I'm leaning towards as it changes on any given day. I'm hoping my visits are eye opening, and that by April 15th I'll be able to make an informed decision and choose one of the two. My reasons for withdrawing from the rest of the schools include: why go to a T3 when I got into Top 100 schools, and at this point I refuse to pay sticker price at any school, because I do not want to be tied down to debt upon graduation. Basically Buffalo is the cheaper option, but Seattle has an arguably "better" location. Other than that, I need to objectively compare the classes I sit in on, and the students and faculty I meet in order to make a decision.

3/19/10: My first rejection, from U Conn, a school I had no intention of attending anyway. Doesn't even sting a bit. Moving on. Now only waiting on two more - Northeastern and USD. Expecting a rejection from USD, and not really sure what to expect from Northeastern. I know Northeastern will make a decision before April 15th, so hopefully I'll have heard back from everywhere within the next few weeks.

3/18/10: deferred at L&C. It's clearly because I applied extremely late, and my LSAT isn't outstanding. They said they would notify me in "late April or early May" about whether there are any seats available, and at that time i could either be admitted, denied, or wait listed. I'm withdrawing because I'm already in at Seattle, so I have the PNW covered, and L&C was a last minute application anyway. I really can't play these waiting games any more. Also decided if I don't hear from USD by April 15th I'm withdrawing (which is very possible, no movement on my app since September). Also wasn't offered any money at GMU, so most likely not going there. Only 3 more schools left!

3/17/10: making plans to visit Buffalo the week before seat deposit is due, and a few days after I get back from Seattle, so I'll be able to compare the two. Although Buffalo loses for location, it has a good reputation in NY State and is so incredibly cheap that I need to go visit and give it a fair chance.

3/16/10: another update to L&C online status. Date changed from 3/9 to 3/16. Not sure if this means i'm still in review or if a decision has been made. Last date change indicated I was in review, which is why I'm thinking perhaps this means a decision has been made. I e-mailed admissions to inquire about the change in date. We'll see! I'd love to know before I visit Seattle, so I can plan a day-trip to Portland! *Update: L&C says I will hear from them "very soon." I love how communicative their admissions representatives are, seriously, they reply really fast and are always detailed in their e-mails. A little goes a long way.

3/9/10: My application status date at L&C changed from 3/4 to 3/9, but the status didn't change. I'm sure this is an indication of something, just not sure what. Either it means my application is being reviewed, or a decision has been made. Anyone who applied to L&C have any insight?

3/1/10: WL'd at Wisconsin via e-mail. Happy to still be in the running, frustrated that my WL count is now up to 3.

2/26/10: Officially bought my plane ticket to Seattle. Traveling in late march/early april. If I like SU enough when I visit, and I've heard from everywhere else by then, I plan on putting my seat deposit down during my trip. Hopefully I'll have heard back from L&C by then, so I can make a quick day-trip to Portland to check it out. If get in to L&C and I like both L&C and Seattle the same, I'll probably put a deposit down at both, and wait and see if L&C comes through with any scholarship money. However, all schools I haven't yet withdrawn from are still in the running. Waiting to hear about a scholarship from U Denver and GMU, still need to give UB a fair chance because of how cheap tuition would be, but Seattle still comes out on top in terms of location/mid-price range/generally a good fit

2/25/10: Applied to Lewis and Clark after a lot of last minute research. I kicked myself for not applying to U Washington, so I looked into L&C and realized it would be a very good fit, and is slightly higher ranked than Seattle, plus Portland looks beautiful and I've taken a keen interest in the Pacific Northwest. I e-mailed L&C and they gave me a fee waiver because of my teaching program, and I asked them upfront whether my relatively late application would prevent me from getting any merit-based scholarship money, and as I predicted they said yes, as of right now, because they've given out all their award money. However, after April they will re-consider me for a merit based award depending upon who has withdrawn at that point...that is if I get in.

2/18/10: wait listed at uc berkeley...things just got very interesting! *just read that they usually put 200-300 applicants on the WL, and admit very few (one year they admitted 12, the furthest into the WL they've ever gone was 40). The Faculty Committee determines your personal rank when they evaluate your application, and I'll know my quartile ranking (not exact personal ranking) on May 1st. Because of the ranking system, there's nothing you can do to increase your chances of admission off the wait list. So the waiting game continues. I'm honored to be WL'd at such an amazing school, and this is really the one school I'd change my plans for if I'm admitted off the WL later in the summer. I found out via a very nice and informative e-mail.

2/15/10: visited GMU today. Very impressive facilities, and sat in on a great class. Overall got a very good impression of the school. Did notice way more men in the class than women, and the prof. only cold called men...very different atmosphere from the womens college I attended, but not sure this is really indicative of anything. Glad I visited, GMU is still at the top of my list.

2/1/10: received official updated scholarship info. from Seattle. $7,500, renewable each year as long as I stay in the top 25% of my class.

1/29/10: Officialy withdrew from Santa Clara, but still get their e-mails, wondering if my e-mail went through?

1/28/10: "The Committee will begin deliberation on your application on January 29th. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around February 19th" - PLEASE send good thoughts my way tomorrow! Berkeley's Faculty Committee reviews my application in the 2nd round and I can use all of the luck I can get. Going to keep my fingers crossed all day long, avoid any potential jinxes, and generally send some good vibes to the west coast. At least either way the pain and suffering of waiting for a decision will be over by Feb. 19th, only a few weeks away.

1/28/10: Told by Denver that I'm not being considered for scholarship money right now. Bummer. Applied for separate scholarship, no idea what my chances are. Fingers crossed for some money from them.

1/27/10: Making travel plans to visit schools. GMU in Feb., perhaps UBuffalo in March, and Seattle in late March/early April. Trying to get as many in before 4/15 as I can.

1/26/10: Note: GMU hasn't awarded any scholarship money yet, they begin sending out awards around March.

*1/25/10: was awarded more money from Seattle! Found out via e-mail, which also included extremely helpful information about how the school supports students interested in pursuing public interest law. Seattle rocks.

*1/23/10: Received official acceptance packet from GMU. No scholarship information.

*1/22/10: Got my official acceptance packet from NY Law. $15,000/yr Dean's Scholar award, if in top 15% of class by end of year can join the Honor's Program. Will most likely withdraw soon.

*1/21/10: IN AT GEORGE MASON! via phone call. SO excited that I made my way into the Top 50! (GMU is ranked #41)! Plus, the location is really fantastic, my boyfriend is looking into a PhD program at UMaryland, so this is a great option for me. Will receive official packet soon. Only 5 more schools left!!

*1/21/10: In at Denver via e-mail. My status check said "decision processed" since yesterday, although my decision status date said 12/12/09 for some strange reason.

*1/15/10: Wow, Waitlisted at American! Found out via status checker. So many decisions on one day. I'm SO happy not to be rejected. *Update: I chose to be placed on either the part-time or full-time waiting list, since it increases your chance of admission.

*1/15/10: Accepted to NY Law. Status checker says "Admitted with Scholarship" but it doesn't say how much.

*1/15/10: Received my official acceptance packet from Seattle U. $3,000 Community Service stipend, but otherwise no scholarship information, which is pretty disappointing. I'm going to e-mail/call to see if I can appeal. I'd love to go to Seattle, but I can't afford to finance law school solely via loans .
*Also Accepted to Drexel via phone call and e-mail. $10k/yr contingent upon a 2.67 GPA or higher.

1/11/10: My application was sent to the Faculty Admissions Committee at Berkeley, which means it passed an "initial administrative review." Applicants are either automatically admitted or denied by the Dean's office, then the remaining ones are sent to this committee. I think this is noteworthy considering my LSAT score. According to the e-mail, my app. will be reviewed on January 29th, and a final decision should be reached by February 19th. I'm really thrilled that I wasn't an automatic reject at Berkeley - even if I'm rejected (which I likely will be) at least I know they gave me their full consideration!

1/9/10: Deferred into the regular admission applicant pool at Northeastern. I'm disappointed, but it's better than a rejection. In the letter they said a decision will be reached by April 15. Got the letter one day after status checker said "decision letter mailed," came in small thin envelope.

1/8/10: In at Seattle via status checker! So excited :) I actually checked because I saw someone else on LSN recently got accepted via status checker. I checked earlier in the day and it still said "pending" but I figured I'd check later since they're on west coast time. 6 for 6, i'm pretty pumped!

1/8/10: Decision mailed from Northeastern. Stauts date says "1/4/2010" and under mailings it says "Decision letter mailed, 1/8/2010" I am going to be obsessively checking the mail next week. Also my file went into committee at Drexel today - i noticed my status date changed so I email admissions, they emailed me back within 2 minutes, a very nice & informative reply.

*12/26: Received scholarship info from Hofstra - $30,000/yr, renewable each year as long as I maintain standing in the top 40% of the class.

12/22: applied to GMU because it was free and my boyfriend is looking at U Maryland for grad. school. And because it's an amazing school, duh.

*12/21: Hofstra status checker says "Honors Scholarship" info. mailed - no word on how much yet.

*12/17: Received a generous scholarship offer from Suffolk! $30,000 Trustee Academic Scholarship. Renewable each year with a 3.0 GPA or higher. That brings tuition per year to about $9,000/year. This is the first offer that can actually compete with Buffalo. I'd definitely rather be in Boston than in Buffalo, but Buffalo is arguably a much "better" school in terms of ranking. Either way, I'm excited about this offer.

*12/15: In at Hofstra via status checker. Nothing about money yet, hoping there will be something when the big envelope comes in the mail. Still, it's going to be hard for any lower ranked school to compete with Buffalo's offer. I'm thrilled to be 5 for 5 right now, but I'm still very anxious to hear back from my top choices.

12/9: Got my official acceptance packet from Rutgers Newark today. No $ info. *update: found out i'm not being considered for any merit scholarships at Rutgers. This makes it hard for them to compete with Buffalo.

*12/7: In at SUNY Buffalo!! I'm feeling some SERIOUS love for my home state right now! Came in large envelope via regular mail, and my acceptance also came with a personal note from the Dean of Admissions. They also sent me a very attractive offer: a $5,000 merit scholarship per year AND a position as a "Faculty Research Scholar" to do research with a faculty member the summer after my first year or during my 2nd year. Research position is contingent upon getting a B plus average or higher throughout my 1st year.

*12/3 - 3rd acceptance! Got an email today from Rutgers Newark!! I'm thrilled! Rutgers has really strong clinical programs in education/special education law, and the Education Law Center is based out of Newark.

*11/30 - A post-Thanksgiving present - I got accepted to Suffolk today. This makes me 2 for 2...that first rejection letter is going to sting. I'm glad I now have options on the west and east coast.

*FIRST ACCEPTANCE: On 11/4 my Santa Clara status checker said "Admitted.' Later in the week it said "Decision Mailed' and today on 11/9 I finally got the big envelope in the mail! I'm going to law school! It finally feels "real."

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Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Similar numbers plus NYS resident, I'll be checking in with your status through out this process. Good luck!!

Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

We can't fill out FAFSA until January 1, 2010. However, it would be helpful to make sure you have all the information before hand to fill it out. Also, you will need to have your taxes for 2009 ready to go, so I would start working on that stuff for now. Especially since all the law schools seem to want the FAFSA filled by February.

Friday, July 03 2009 at 08:00 PM

My American U application status just says "complete" even though they sent me a decision today. Good luck with everything!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I don't know what to think. If I don't get anything tomorrow then I'll sit back, relax and wait. However, I do want something so badly tomorrow!!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

OMG CONGRATS!!! You got an acceptance, good for you!

Saturday, November 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the advice! I just looked into it a bunch and it sounds like a better safety choice BUT, also far more expensive- plus the expenses of living right in the city. So, I guess I need to think more. I'd give you some suggestions on local schools but unfortunately I live in NH.

Saturday, June 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

On getting into Santa Clara! Good luck on the rest of your applications. I'm in the same boat. So, I know how ya feel =)!

Monday, August 03 2009 at 08:00 PM

When I checked my status checker on Tuesday it said "application processed." Because I wasn't exactly sure what that meant, I called and apparently I was supposed to receive an email saying they are offering me a seat in the Fall 2010 day class. The woman I spoke to ended up re-sending the email. I hope you find out soon! Best of luck!!!

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Rutgers to you as well! In all honestly my part time apps are just to increase my chances. However, I do have to finance law school on my own, so it will be good to be able to work during the day. Also, you can transfer after a year to full time, I don't understand why more people don't do it. Good luck on your cycle!

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

I am from the Santa Clara area and it's not that wonderful (a bit boring), I say go to Rutgers :).

Wednesday, September 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

I mean I do think I have some decent softs (but almost everyone says that I try not to play that up too much). Also, I feel like my undergraduate degree might be a factor (my school is usually ranked pretty high). Good luck on your cycle.

Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

Wow. Interesting article! Haha... I'm glad you like my updates. I'm really just trying to give future applicants information that might help them, also I think I may updating this thing to release some stress. You're doing great so far. Sounds like you have been at it awhile now. It'll be worth it! Also I think it's funny how you narrowed your list regionally. I did the same (although it may not look like it). I have been in Kansas my whole life and want to get outta here!!! But KU is a smart choice financially and its a good school so we'll see! GOOOOOOOD LUCK!!!!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Same to you! Yeah, while I don't want to admit it, I'm pretty sure I'll end up at Buffalo. I'm going to contact the admissions office someday this week and find out whether that 5 grand is yearly or not, I'd bet it is though. Good luck and it would be awesome if we end up at the same place!!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, so I sent an e-mail to Buffalo today and they it was 5 grand per year for three years. 15 grand in total! I was pretty excited when I saw that e-mail.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'm in the same boat. I'm pretty sure I'm going to Buffalo. Where do you teach?

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Yeah thats the reason I asked where you worked. I'm at school upstate now, but I live on the south shore of Long Island (Nassau County). Have you visited UB?

Sunday, March 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

After getting in off the waitlist, I conveyed how badly I wanted to go to UW, but reiterated that because of the price I didn't think I'd be able to attend. It was then that they offered me the option of deferring for a year to get in-state residency, which I debated and then accepted. So anyways, I moved out to Madison in August, got a surprisingly well-paying full time job (turns out those good grades can really help!), and will be biding my time until next fall when I'll be a 1L. Hopefully that helps...any other questions, just ask!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Hofstra, when you get scholarship info. let me know how much you get. It should be a ton and we'll be in the same ballpark.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Seriously I'm so pumped with the way my cycle is going so far, but I think I'm going to be getting A LOT of rejections in 2010. I also saw the Honors Scholarship Letter thing on my status checker so I hope it's a big amount!

Happy Holidays!
Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Happy Holidays to you too!

Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

In response to your 12/21 rant : please see my 12-19 post (I think that's the correct one) I feel ya dog. we just need to hang in there!

Friday, October 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! It actually changed to decision rendered and it said decision sent in the mailings box. Then it took over 2 weeks to reach me. Good luck with USD and the rest of your cycle!

I know.
Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

I am really nervous. Don't think my chances are very good but I think I would love Boston. I'm a little leary about Northeastern's grading system. Do you know much about it? I just really hate group work and I feel like there would be ALOT of group work there. It probably won't matter anyways...haha.

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

OH MY GOSH! Sorry! My girlfriend stayed logged in to her account. THis is actually Phi4Life940.... haha. SORRY! GOod luck with the rest of your apps! You're doing great!

Seattle U's rep in WA
Monday, October 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

To answer your question: Seattle is definitely second fiddle to UW in the area. It's been improving in the USNWR rankings lateley, so it is slowly gaining a stronger reputation. The local big firms (Perkins Coie, DLA Piper,K&L Gates) seem to recruit heavily from both UW and Seattle, but I'm pretty sure you have to be in the top 25% of the Seattle class in order to be competitive. If you plan on practicing outside the PNW, a Seattle Law degree doesn't do much good. Hope this helps and good luck on your applicatons!!

Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

Oh ok. I think I would like written evaluations because I think professors would recognize effort more. Sorry that you got deferred.... but it's better than a rejection. I still haven't gotten anything so It'll probably be on Monday or Tuesday.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

There is no way youre actually worried, would you even go there? They called me and were telling me how I can celebrate now, and I'm just thinking geee well, there is zero percent chance I go to your school so I was faking excitement on the phone. So yeah! You're already in way better schools (Buffalo) so everything else is just gravy.

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, ya I was bummed, but now I think I am more inclined to stay in Cali, which is nice. Status checker didn't change and I got my letter in the mail on Saturday. I hope you have better luck than me, and congrats on all your acceptances and $$$!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

I keep telling myself I'm going to withdraw from schools, but for some reason I just never get around to doing it. I probably will sometime in late January, but I wouldn't let you feeling bad for someone else make you withdraw from a school before you're ready to do so.

Monday, October 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances so far! The level of detail in your profile is extremely helpful. I'm at the edge of my seat awaiting Drexel...we'll see what happens.

Seattle U has a great rep
Sunday, June 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

I saw your question about Seattle U's reputation in the Northwest. I have lived in Seattle my whole life and I can tell you that the law school is very well respected in this area. That said, I can't vouch for it's reputation outside of the Pacific Northwest. Best of luck with the decision making!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

You know, when I first started this my plan was to go to the best law school I got into, no matter the cost. My mind as slowly changed to going to the cheapest! lol. With AU's HUGE cost it would put me in monster debt, well over 100k. So being in at UB, and possibly getting a full ride to MSU, there was just no way I could see myself spending 60k a year. I don't know my number 1, but I'd say my top 3 at this point are UB, MSU and PSU in no particular order. What about you? I guess you're in love with AU?

Sunday, November 01 2009 at 07:00 PM

Found out via e-mail It was not a fun thing to come home to :(

Sunday, December 06 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks, Congrats to you as well!!! It took about a week and a half until i received the packet in the mail

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good job! Thats a pretty good school, what's tuition for it?

Monday, October 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on GMU! I share your reservations about the school, and I'm definitely going to try to make it to the Feb ASD. I'm excited to see your decision :-)

Saturday, September 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances so far! I hope they continue to come in.

Thursday, December 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances! I accidentally deleted your comment instead of clicking your name but thanks! USD is awful to communicate with. They just give general responses that do not remotely answer my questions so I may start leaning toward other schools. Keep me posted and good luck with the rest of your cycle! Do you know where you want to go yet?

Thursday, October 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

I received the admissions packet in the mail the week after I got the acceptance e-mail. If I remember right, it was postmarked the day after the e-mail. As for scholarship info, it came in a separate e-mail from the acceptance e-mail, and was also indicated in the admissions packet received in the mail.

Tuesday, November 24 2009 at 07:00 PM

The scholarship came in a separate email right after the acceptance one, and there was another paper in the acceptance package they sent by mail. Congrats on all the acceptances!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

No I dont know if my checker changed. I've basically stopped checking status checkers b/c I'm not worried about law school anymore. If you get rejected there, the e-mail they send might make you cry. It was so mean!

Visiting Seattle
Sunday, June 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your SU acceptance and the scholarship $! :) Yes, you could see Seattle in less than 5 days, but I recommend spending as much time as possible here. I've lived here my whole life and there are always new things for me to do. For sure check out: Neighborhoods: University District, Capitol Hill, Belltown, Fremont Places: Pike Place Market, Lake Washington, Space Needle/Seattle Center, Waterfront, "The Troll" If you have any more questions, please feel free to message me. I love being a "tour guide." :p

more about Seattle
Sunday, June 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Also, you won't need a rental car. The bus system and the light rail can take you most places. You can take the light rail from the airport into downtown. Cabs are more expensive than in NYC, but busses are clean and safe because most downtown commuters bus it to work everyday. If you are used to NY subways, busses here will seem very nice (although somewhat complicated). If you want to check out suburban, family living in the area, you could check out Bellevue, Renton or Shoreline. I hope that helps! :)

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

No, the UW e-mail wasn't like go F yourself you suck. I was exaggerating a bit with it making you cry. It was just they said I was rejected multiple times and it just wasn't a friendly rejection. It was almost they didn't think I was smart enough to realize that when they say "I'm sorry we cannot offer a you spot" that means rejected so they had to emphasize it. I'm basically down to Buffalo and MSU (assuming im rejected from all the other schools im waiting on). Once I hear back from MSU regarding $$ then I'll have to see where I stand.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Nope, but I have reason to believe they'll give me a full or close to full. I would only go there on a full ride though.

Monday, September 28 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the input! What i'm most worried about is graduating with 100k debt and not being able to find a job. I saw the local report (MD&DC) of the most recent bar exam results, which consisted of 65 pages of newly admitted attorneys, most of which haven't found a job. I just see a high risk of taking out that big of a loan with this economy. So i'm considering just entering the work force full time and waiting to attend law school, unless I get into a school high on my list.

Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your cycle so far! It seems we have some stuff in common, particularly Seattle. I would really like to practice, and that's why UW and SU are my top choices. I toured both schools in October and preferred UW, of course, but SU was not bad at all. I have heard they have a pretty good reputation. It's not as great as UW, but they are up and coming. Good luck with everything! You should definitely visit Seattle. It's a fabulous place!

Monday, January 04 2010 at 07:00 PM

Always great to hear from a fellow teacher and to know someone else is going through this experience! Congratulations on your many acceptances. You are having an excellent cycle! I applied to GM because it was free, and I was curious. I was surprised to get into a top 50 school. It's not really in the running for me because of location. My husband and I are very tied to Arkansas because of family. Also, he wants to attend medical school, so we are hoping to both attend Little Rock (only location in AR that offers law and medicine, plus in-state tuition for both of us). I am interested in education law, or working in a non-profit setting one day. I do not see myself as a trial lawyer :) Keep in touch and good luck with this difficult decision!

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

You're close to making a decision?(assuming you get dinged at Cal) Thats so awesome! Seattle is so far, if I did better on the LSAT I wanted to go to Washington but obviously that didnt happen. Anyways it's super cool youre close!

Tuesday, September 29 2009 at 08:00 PM

Well passing up on scholarship money was not an easy decision. I also really liked Tulane's programs and thought living in NOLA would be great. In the end ND won out because the career prospects are so much better. ND places better for clerkships, big law and I think is one of the more portable degrees outside T-14. The ND alumni network is great. I also visited the school and felt very comfortable there and like the sense of community. In making your decision I would evaluate whether the career prospects are worth the extra money as well as where you feel you will be most successful. Good luck!

I'm Loving it!
Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Well, I'm sure it's tough for you having to deal with your bf as well. It almost "sucks" to have a significant other at this point b/c you almost have to do what's best for both rather than just for yourself, which might be UB. I should probably do the on-campus thing too, I just really like the idea of living off campus, but we'll see I guess. Did you join the UB Facebook group? It made me laugh b/c theyre like 20 people in there, and I'm like that's it? Greatt

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

That's hilarious, no one messaged me though :/.

Thursday, October 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your cycle so far! At this point I am leaning towards Seattle U as well. I visited them in October it is a small school, but the staff is friendly and the campus is nice. I did not get a chance to sit in on a class, but I hope to soon. Good luck with the rest of your applications! Maybe I will see you in the fall.

Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

No word from Denver so far. I really just need Nova and I'll be thrilled. My job is across the street so it would really work out for me. Congrats on your cycle thus far as well.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

I was actually hiding from specific people, which I'd rather not talk about on here but if you want to know you can message me. Yeah, I need to do the FASFA stuff, I also applied for on-campus housing today at UB. I'm going to take a visit to MSU sometime in March probably and then make my decision after that. BTW...I love snow! UB just way more appealing today :P

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

That's nuts you got WL'ed at UC. You could totally see that coming though, b/c you would have been rejected already at this point.

Sunday, March 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

First of all--congrats on getting WL'd at Berkeley! A feat like that is truly impressive. As for the waitlist at UW--pretty much the morning after I was waitlisted, I sent a LOCI to UW stating that, "If accepted, I will attend." UW admitted a few off the waitlist in January (before I was put on it), and then didn't make another round of admissions until the end of April (this is where I got in). I visited with Dean Hall, updated my grades and resume--I wanted to make it very clear where I wanted to be and that I really wanted to attend. On April 23rd, I put in my deposit to Illinois. On April 26th, Wisconsin admitted me. I was thrilled, yet simultaneously a bit upset that I had just flushed $200 down the drain. ANYWAYS, I opted to defer and get residency, which brings me to the present. Hope this helped!

It's Complicated!
Saturday, January 23 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hi-- thanks for the good wishes. I just sent you a longer message since my response is longer than space really allots for, here. Let me know if you didn't receive it-- someone else did not receive a couple messages I sent a while ago.

Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

I am going to be visiting SU in the end of the month as well! Maybe we'll be there around the same time. My fiance just got an amazing job in Seattle, so it's pretty much set I will go to SU. I did spend the weekend at Florida at Stetson Law, and I was so blown away by them. I would probably go there if I didn't have something set in Seattle. It actually made me turn away from UW a bit, which was well timed with the rejection! I hope we end up classmates! Drop me an email if you do go to SU. And big congrats on being Waitlisted at UCBerkeley! That is awesome!

Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

I see you are getting a lot of stupid comments from the peanut gallery too. I imagine anyone that would make comments like that are generally immature and unaware of life outside of school in general. For me, this was a calculated decision based on my fiance's job (he got an amazing offer in Seattle and he has a lot of connections there), as well as other factors. Someone complained to me about citing the residency issue, which made me scoff a little, as we'll be buying property soon and paying far more taxes than they probably have paid in their young lives. Don't let them get you down. I also find deleting anonymous comments quite satisfying. :) BTW - I have an unemployed friend who graduated from Harvard Law. Life is what you make of it. Are you going to be in Seattle for the Admitted Students Day in late March?

Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

I'm glad to help. :) I completely understand the concerns we have when we have other people in our lives. Things worked well for us because Seattle is choice for my fiance's career and Im glad I found a school that I like too! I've heard plenty of positives about the school fro unbiased sources and school is all what you make of it. Our timing sucks bc I'll be there Thursday to Monday (then back here for a few days to get the movers taken care of). I would have loved to have met for coffee and talked more. I've included my email. keep in touch!

Wednesday, December 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

Out of curiosity, have you seen anyone from anywhere else questioning why you are interested in the area? I applied in several states, but people are only questioning Seattle, which seems really strange to me. Also, they all seem to not have registered accounts. Have you had anyone email you with similar questions from a legitimate account?

Monday, February 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

I have heard and am familiar with the phenomenon called the "Seattle Freeze." Basically it's a covert hostility to newcomers in the city. I have never seen it manifest with overt hostility. Despite this, the higher than average amount of bus creepers, and the fact that they do the wave (the Chicagoan in me will always think that is uber lame), I still loved the city the both times I was there. Having some friends there beforehand would help thaw the freeze. I can help ya with some fun places to eat and hang out if you do plan on heading to Seattle. Probably won't meet you there as an SU student, but perhaps in the city itself if UW admits me. Good luck!

UB Visit
Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I actually visited UB over the summer. My brother was looking there for undergrad so I wanted to go to check out the LS. It's just a one building place but it's nice. I liked the area around the campus, and the campus is nice too.

Sunday, June 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, glad to hear you liked Seattle! You were probably at the same event I attended last Friday! :) Let me know if you decide to attend SU. I will probably be starting there in June unless I hear back from UW.

Saturday, June 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your choice!! I will also not be attending UB. Going to MSU, hard to turn down that full!

TFA strikes again!
Saturday, November 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey I saw your profile. I'm a CT cm with similar stats and all that. It looks like you've taken quite the wild ride. I can feel you about the low LSATs and high GPA. Just out of curiosity, what made you go with Seattle ultimately? I'm also a NY resident (or was before moving to CT) and I wouldn't have chosen Buffalo either.

I hear ya...
Saturday, November 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Yeah! I know what you're saying about just feeling it out. I visited Indiana and felt that way. Although I am paying for school myself, I'm still ultimately going to pick the best school I get into, because I think it will give me the best shot of being debt-free the soonest and thus allow me to focus on my commitment to social justice as well! Well, good luck in Seattle!

Friday, March 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

props to you for going where you heart tells you to, not your savings account. honestly, all the talk here and on TLS worries me. "i would love to go here but it's not worth sticker price..." just go where you will have the best time! if you get into your dream school, take it. if you know they are a perfect fit, go! that's what you'll be thanking yourself for later.

Monday, April 19 2010 at 08:00 PM

Hi, I'm really interested in applying to Boalt. Can you elaborate more about your LSAT addendum and your letter of interest once you realized you were under faculty review? Thanks and congratulations -- what an inspiration! :)

Friday, March 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

congratulations!!! that is really amazing. i wish you the best of luck at berkeley!

Monday, February 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Holy shit! You are Berkeley bound!!! Sooooooo happy for you. You give me hope for the next cycle even if I bomb the LSAT the third time.