gbhopeful (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Maryland Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/30/09 Rec: -- Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/10 Upd: 13 years
Indiana University Bloomington F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/02/09 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/19/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Iowa F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Wisconsin Madison WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 12/01/09 Rec: -- Comp: 12/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/10 Upd: 13 years
Michigan State College of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $100,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/09 Upd: 13 years
Florida State University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/08/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 158
  • LSAT 2: 158
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.99
  • Degree GPA: 3.99
  • School Type: public
  • Major: pol sci, pub admin, env policy

Demographic Information

  • City: GB
  • State: Wisconsin
  • Race: white
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Student Government (accomplished alot)
-Senator 2 years
-Vice Pres 1 year
Law Society
Phi Kappa Phi
Commencement Speaker
Chancellors Leadership Medallion
Alumni Outstanding Student Award (awared to one graduating senior)
Public and Enviro Affairs Outstanding Student Scholarship Award
Who's Who award
Provost's Student Advisory Council
honors project on section 404 of CWA (SWANCC and Rapanos)
intership with emergency management
first generation college student
worked throughout college

I think that is about it... Hopefully the above information with my numbers helps to show people that success is still possible despite a poor LSAT score. Furthermore, hopefully it demonstrates how important involvement and a solid GPA can be.

Additional info & updates

Pretty much tanked the June LSAT. I scored way lower than what my practice tests have indicated... for this reason I will be retaking in Sept. with better results... hopefully.

I just retook the LSAT not exactly sure on how I did... Sort of messed up on the RC section but the rest of the test went well. I am fairly confident that I did better than last time. I am anticipating a range of 157-165 for a possible score. I guess I will find out in a couple weeks.

I just got my results back for the Sept LSAT... not good I only got a 158. I was practice testing around a 166-167 towards the end. I am really upset and am considering retaking in Dec :(

Accepted at U of Iowa via email on 1-29 and via status checker and snail mail today (02-01)!!! Very excited and suprised!

Feb 11: Just sent in my application for Indiana's MPA program as a joint degree student. Hopefully I will hear back from Indiana soon!

Feb 15: I was wait listed at UW Madison today. I am sort of disappointed by this but at least I did not get rejected, I guess. I am just hoping to get accepted. I am planning on sending them all kinds of stuff to help make my case!

Feb 17: Decison made at the University of Maryland. I hope it comes in the mail soon so I can see what it is!

Feb 19: I was wait listed by Indiana today. I am rather disappointed by this because I actually thought I had a pretty good chance of getting in. I will send a LOCI like i plan on doing with Madison.

Feb 22: And the wait lists keep coming... WL at Maryland today...

April 5: The waiting is getting really old! I really just want to get into UW so I can end my cycle!

May 5: IN AT UW VIA EMAIL!!!! My cycle is finally over I am so excited!!! best of luck to everyone else!

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Wisconsin
Friday, July 31 2009 at 08:00 PM

I have similar numbers to you and was wondering if you are planning on applying to UW's Law School? I would love to go there.

Thursday, August 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

The same thing happened to me. What are you thinking about retaking? I'm considering it quite a bit too. I think we have an ok shot right now at most big midwest schools (Madison, OSU), and those are the ones I'm hoping for. Then again, I would love to feel more confident about it.

Congrats!
Thursday, August 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thats an awesome scholarship from MSU!!!

Good luck!
Monday, March 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

Almost-numbers twin!

Iowa
Friday, December 11 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on the Iowa acceptance. They seem to look favorably on us high GPA people. Maybe I will end up seeing you there.

Congrats!
Thursday, August 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

On Iowa!!!! How did you find out? Was it on the status checker? I sent my app in around the same time as you.

Iowa
Thursday, February 04 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances thus far. I had a quick quesiton for you (or anyone else that reads this), Does "in progress" on the Iowa status checker mean that the app is complete and under consideration? I want to make sure that that status doesn't actually mean my application is in progress but incomplete. Thanks.

lcw
UW
Friday, December 11 2009 at 07:00 PM

As you say at least a waitlist is not a rejection. Good luck getting off the waitlist. I am working them hard as well. Hoepfully we both can get accepted there yet.

Congrats!
Monday, March 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

It's nice to see a storybook ending to your cycle. Good luck at UW!