hoogguns (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Widener University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Toledo Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Texas A&M University School of Law Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Ohio Northern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Missouri Kansas City Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Hofstra University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
William Mitchell College of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Loyola Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Arkansas Little Rock Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
North Carolina Central University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Akron Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Touro College Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/08 Upd: 13 years
University of New Hampshire School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/08 Upd: 13 years
Creighton University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/08 Upd: 13 years
Roger Williams University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/08 Upd: 13 years
St. Thomas University - Florida Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/08 Upd: 13 years
Charlotte School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Dayton Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: 11/01/08 Comp: 11/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
New England School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/25/08 Upd: 13 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/08 Upd: 13 years
Appalachian School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/08 Upd: 13 years
Ave Maria University School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/08 Upd: 13 years
Washburn University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/05/08 Rec: -- Comp: 11/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/18/08 Upd: 13 years
Florida Coastal School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/08 Upd: 13 years
Phoenix School of Law Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: 11/04/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/08 Upd: 13 years
Cleveland State University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Utah Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Willamette University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Gonzaga University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 152
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.11
  • Degree GPA: 3.19
  • School Type: State
  • Major: Health Admin

Demographic Information

  • City: Ogden
  • State: Utah
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

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Additional info & updates

6/25/2009 - Well after much thought and prayer, I have decided to stay in New Jersey and attend school at Widener. I currently work in Wilmington, DE, and am not ready to quit in order to go to a "better" school. I work for a tobacco company that will pay for a good percentage of my education, and the experience of working in the law department of a tobacco company has got to be more valuable than the monies they will pay out for my education. It was a hard decision, but we feel the right one. I will attend widener for 1 year and then hopefully transfer to a more well respected school. Any thoughts from current widener students would be greatly appreciated!!!

11/14/08In at PhoenixLaw, received 2 small envelopes in the mail today, 1 with acceptance, 1 with scholarship info.

11/15/08 In at Florida Coastal, Steve Jones sent email stating: "scholarship and acceptance to be mailed out week from monday."

....it's nice to know I've been accepted, yet i'm not too certain about either school. Any info on these schools would be much appreciated, I'd also appreciate suggestions on tier 2 or 3 schools I might have a chance at. I'm starting to feel like I have applied to too many "safety schools."

11/18/08 Was in Connecticut at a convention and received a call from Washburn, extremely nice message from the admissions director! Probably my #1 choice thus far -- kansas ewwww!

11/21/08 In at Ave Maria via email w/ scholarship money.

11/21/08 In at Thomas M Cooley, large envelope in the mail

11/21/08 In at Appalachian, large envelope in the mail

11/25/08 Received a phone call from New England School of Law saying I was accepted to the Fall '08 full time program (all scholarship info is being sent via snail mail).

12/2/08 U of Arkansas letter in mail...REJECTED! Arghh! My first rejection, oh well, wouldn't have attended anyways, just applied because it was a freebie.

12/5/08 Received phone call from Univ of Dayton, accepted

12/5/08 Received letter from charlotte school of law, accepted w/scholarship money

12/16/08 Received large envelope from St. Thomas today, accepted. Is St. Thomas ranked above Washburn? I know they are both tier 3 but any idea if 1 is better than the other? -- please email

12/20/08 Got home from the gym and two large envelopes in the mail, Roger Williams, and Creighton. So far my list of "maybes" includes: Washburn, Creighton, and Univ. of St Thomas

12/22/08 Accepted at Franklin Pierce. So far I am 4/5 from T3 schools. This school will be added to my "maybe" list.

12/22/08 Checked Wider's online application status checker, and was accepted. It works out cause I work in wilmington, de, and I was accepted to the evening program, so if I decide to continue working, I have the option of going part time. I am still up in the air on whether or not I am going to work while attending law school, I'm leaning toward focusing all my attention on my studies, and letting my fiance do the working :)

12/29/08 Accepted at Touro College w/money.

1/9/09 Accepted at U. of Akron after a few days w/o any word. Very excited, this may be my top choice at this point.

1/15/09 Rejected at Loyola, U. of Arkansas, and waitlisted at NC Central, lost interest in all of these the past few months.

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Good Luck!
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

We have a couple of the same schools. Good luck with your applications. I went to undergrad in RI, if you want more info on Roger Williams.

Friday, August 15 2008 at 08:00 PM

Both Florida Coastal and Phoneix are for profit law schools run by the InfiLaw Corporation. I know they are not the most well respected in the country, but I applied FCSL also. It is complete backup for me, but it is nice to know you have an option. Still it seems like kind of a scary place to attend like they accept you and get all the money they can out of you and don't do much to help the students. I don't know that for a fact, but just knowing they are for profit law schools run by a corporation scares me.

Washburn
Friday, September 05 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! Just wondering if you were accepted for the spring or fall. Thanks

Ave Maria
Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrants, can I ask you how much scholarship money they gave you? Did they ever request more info from you before your acceptance? Thanks!

Washburn
Saturday, December 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

First, I love Washburn and don't think I could have picked a better school. Everyone here is so friendly and while we all realize that we want to do better than everyone else, it's not overly competitive. The teachers are all really friendly and helpful as well. As far as housing goes when I looked I was searching for a two bedroom apartment and found many around $600 a month, though many of the students found each other on a discussion board prior to school starting, I'm getting married in January so we wanted the extra space. The scholarship was an added bonus, I never applied for it and had already decided I was going to attend Washburn when I got it, I think they waited until July to even tell me I had one. I'm not sure if you know, but one of the big bonuses for choosing Washburn is you get in state tuition after 6 months of being here. The school also has several programs that are nationally ranked rather high. Our law library, moot court team, and Legal writing program are all ranked within the top 40 in the nation. I know we also have a couple other things ranked well. Our Dean is also the former head of JAG. As for Creighton, that was the only hard choice I had to make not to attend. The school sent me a very nice personalized acceptance letter, but money was the major decisive factor for me. It certainly costs more to attend Creighton and it costs a little more to live there. I didn't personally visit Creighton, but many students have also told me they seemed rather snooty when they did visit. Thus, I am happy with Washburn and truly don't believe I could be receiving a more enriched education anywhere. Oh, and you can pretty much get free lunch every day from some organization or another, just something to keep in mind as a cost savor. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I resent that Kansas comment! lol But yeah if I hadn't lived here my entire life I probably wouldn't want to move here either. Washburn is great school with a great reputation just so you know. I would suggest visiting, you might like it.

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

I don't really have a top choice but I would prefer to go to a local school. Either Oklahoma City, Washburn or UMKC.

Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

Beware of a number of these schools, Florida Coastal, Appalachian, Phoenix, Cooley, New England, Roger Williams, and Thomas Jefferson, are all very poor law schools. Cooley, RW, and Appalachian have all made many so called "shit lists" for law schools and like a previous commenter noted Coastal and Phoenix are for profit and not to be trusted. Degrees from any of these schools will likely result in as much debt as you'd have from any other school with far diminished job possibilities. Many employers won't even look at a resume of a person who attended these schools. You'd be much better served to skip law school all together than to attend these places. However, there are a number of schools you can get into with your numbers that aren't of such law quality (depending on what your interested in). At this level, state schools will almost always be a better choice than private schools. It appears to me that you simply just went to the LSAC website and did this solely by the numbers, I would do a little more research into job prospects, bar passage, etc. As for the schools you already got into, the only one I would even consider is UST-Minneapolis.

Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm interested in Environmental Law as well as public interest and government. The only school I've gotten into so far is Vermont but I'd be happy to go there as it has an excellent environmental law reputation. As for further suggestions, you've got some decent choices left on your list. I'd put Hostra and Gonzaga at the top (in that order), if you manage to get into either I wouldn't even think twice. Hostra may not be the highest ranked school in the NYC area but doing well there can open doors to high paying jobs in Manhattan and the Tri-state area. Franklin Pierce is also alright if your interested in Intellectual Property Law and the quality of living is high in New Hampshire. It's not all about the numbers (tiers, etc), for example New Hampshire only has that one law school, so job prospects will be good in that area when you graduate, and around the country for intellectual property jobs. Some schools that are tier three are barley out of the top one hundred in the first place and have similar job prospects to schools ranked 60-100. You just have to know where to look, pay attention to the market in the area and obviously have a good PS and Resume, etc. Good Luck.

Washburn
Saturday, December 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

So I feel as though I need to defend my school after an above comment that only certain schools should be considered. Washburn is a tier three, we had a 92% bar passage rate last year, they have more employers come to the school than many tier three's, the midwest is substantially more stable that the more urban areas of the country and it's a lot cheaper to live here, I do agree that Phoenix and Florida Coastal would be a total waste of your money. Washburn also has one of the top ranked law libraries in the country, one of the top legal research programs, one of the top moot court teams and one of the top advocacy programs. I will however admit the school isn't as well known outside of the midwest and if you don't necessarily want to stay in the midwest it may be more difficult to find a job. Whatever you choose though do your research and for the love of god visit the school before you set your decision in stone, law school is all about debt and student loans anyway so just plug down the extra $300 for a plane ticket and go visit. Good luck

Thx
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

I like Creighton, and I like that they offered me some money. I want a school that will travel, eventually, and I feel that Creighton would be a tough choice if I wanted to leave the midwest. I still have much research to do on the schools. What do you think?

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Wow, you have tons of acceptances now! Congrats! Any thoughts on a top choice school yet? Or are you still waiting to hear from a particular school?

prospects
Saturday, December 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

Honestly I've only just completed my first semester so you're not far behind me. I can tell you that Washburn is constantly sending me e-mails of updates of job listings both for students and attorney's. However, you have to keep in mind that a majority of them are for Kansas and the midwest has not been hit as hard by this economy. The average Washburn grad only makes somewhere around $40K where as somebody that graduates from a school like ASU generally makes $60K. A lot of that is because of the cost of living associated with where those schools are. The biggest thing I would encourage you to remember is that you don't have to be a lawyer with a law degree it's as good as an MBA. And as for job prospects over all it's primarily the economy, my fiance just graduated with her nursing degree and several of her friends that graduated with her cannot find jobs as nurses in the Phoenix area, one guy I know has applied for 40 different positions, so if the economy sucks for nurses it's going to suck for all of us. I know very few people right now that are finding there's much to do with an undergraduate degree, the economy will turn around. Feel free to e-mail me if you need any additional info (or words of encouragement) quickly. Good luck.

Cold
Saturday, December 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

You do realize that if you go to Ohio for school that you're going to freeze to death right? I mean I know they talk about "global warming" during the summer, but we're also experiencing record lows in the northern U.S. of which Ohio would be a part.

seth
Sunday, November 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all of the acceptances. I would look at St. Thomas. A good school with a decent undergraduate program can get you far. They are also moving up in the ranks pretty heavily. Also, I was researching and a lot of corporate offices are in Minneapolis so good chance of summer internships and then perhaps jobs anywhere in the country. just some ideas... good luck and again congrats!

NE Ohio
Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

A good amount of people have been discussing Ohio on here. I thought I would leave you some thoughts on the Greater Cleveland area......... Cleveland actually is a very intersting city with more culture than other cities (people just do not know about it). In the 1950's it was the fourth largest city in this country. Many famous people made their home here and left their mark. Rockefeller, Firestone, Goodyear built many theaters, museums, and parks. Only New York has more theaters than Cleveland. It has one of the best orchestras in the world......etc. The Cuyahoga ational Valley National Park is the only national park in the midwest. However the city has declined with the rest of the midwest whose economy was based on industry since the 1970's. Akron does not have as much history as Cleveland but has not declined as much either. Winters are cold and snowy but spring summer and fall are nice. I have lived here for 4 years and know a lot about the area so message me if you want an informed opinion.

NE Ohio w/o typos
Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

A good amount of people have been discussing Ohio on here. I thought I would leave you some thoughts on the Greater Cleveland area......... Cleveland is actually a very interesting city with more culture than other cities (people just do not know about it). In the 1950's it was the fourth largest city in this country. Many famous people made their home here and left their mark. Rockefeller, Firestone, Goodyear built many theaters, museums, and parks. Only New York has more theaters than Cleveland. It has one of the best orchestras in the world......etc. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the only national park in the midwest. However the city has declined with the rest of the midwest whose economy was based on industry since the 1970's. Akron does not have as much history as Cleveland but has not declined as much either. Winters are cold and snowy but spring summer and fall are nice. I have lived here for 4 years and know a lot about the area so message me if you want an informed opinion.

Saturday, December 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

well I know for me one of the big reasons why I chose Washburn was because current students were really nice to me. As for moving to KS, I just got married and my wife had never lived anywhere but AZ and she is doing ok with it, especially because the people are so nice. Also, FYI I'm going to assume being from Ogden there's a high chance you are Mormon, if you are there is a Mormon student law group which you could join. If you're girlfriend would feel better talking to my wife about it feel free to have her e-mail her, my wife's name is amber and I left her e-mail with this message. Good luck and let me know if you need anything more.

Washburn
Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances. I disagree with Holden C re: Washburn; it is a VERY good school. I do side with him on his other opinions about FL Coast, etc... The only reason I would chose UMKC over Washburn is because I live 20 min away from UMKC and an hour away from Washburn. Otherwise, I'm not sure where I would choose. Here in the Midwest both schools are very highly regarded. UMKC would benefit you over Washburn only if you wanted to stay here in KC. A lot of alum work in the city. And as far as KS being boring...it's not that bad, you'd be in the Capital. And if anything, it's probably better to be in a "boring" environment so you can stay better focused on your studies! Ha. But seriously, KS isn't that bad.

UMKC
Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear about UMKC. Doesn't give me much hope!