Iffy (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Lewis and Clark College Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/18/05 Rec: 02/18/05 Comp: 03/01/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/05 Upd: 16 years
#3 Ohio State University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/26/05 Rec: 02/26/05 Comp: 03/24/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/04/05 Upd: 16 years
#2 University of Colorado Boulder Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/14/05 Rec: 02/14/05 Comp: 03/03/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/05 Upd: 16 years
#2 Case Western Reserve University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 03/31/05 Rec: 03/31/05 Comp: 04/25/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/25/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 Indiana University Bloomington Accepted W Type: RA $8,000 Sent: 02/23/05 Rec: 02/24/05 Comp: 03/08/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/05/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Wisconsin Madison WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/24/05 Rec: 01/24/05 Comp: 03/01/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/23/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Minnesota Twin Cities Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/29/05 Rec: 01/29/05 Comp: 02/24/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/05 Upd: 16 years
#3 Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/31/05 Rec: 01/31/05 Comp: 03/03/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/28/05 Upd: --
#3 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/25/05 Rec: 01/25/05 Comp: 03/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/05 Upd: --
#1 Washington and Lee University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/15/05 Rec: 02/26/05 Comp: 03/07/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/05 Upd: --
University of Akron Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: --

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.97
  • Degree GPA: 3.74
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

EXTRACIRRICULAR INFO:

Worked at least two jobs all through undergrad. (40+ hrs/week)

I have worked as a paralegal for 6 years while putting myself through college.

I am the first college grad in my family, and will be first ever lawyer in my entire extended family.

I have been to 30 different states in the past 10 years.

Additional info & updates

OTHER INFO:

Fee Waiver from Bloomington and Washington and Lee. Only used the one for Bloomington. The other schools that sent fee waivers were not ones that I wanted to apply to.

By the way, my Degree Granting GPA is very different from my LSDAS because I am using my GPA from the second half of my education only (past 5 years). I have crappy grades from the first few years that are reflected in my "real" LSDAS GPA. While I have been told by many that schools will give me credit for the more recent excellent grades, I tend to think that it won't help me too much. We shall see!

3/22/05 - My first "peep" is a Waitlist from UC Boulder? I can't believe it! They also sent a pile of little colored postcards to send in at intervals to confirm I want to remain on the waitlist. Having to keep track of the damn colored postcards makes me feel like a loser.
3/28/05 - While I have gotten more humble from this whole process, I don't want to give anyone the impression that I have given up. I NEVER give up.

4/5/05 - Logged on to the IU chat tonight and got a message from the Asst Admissions Director that I am in! I am thrilled! Maybe I am not so iffy after all!

4/6/05 - Rec'd denial from MN. Not a huge shock.

4/6/05 - Rec'd acceptance letter from IUB today with $8,000 merit scholarship inside. This certainly helps make the MN rejection not so tough.

4/7/05 - Rec'd "Hold" letter from Wisconsin. Not pleased at all with that. Says that "it is a category reserved for a group of students whom we cannot yet admit, but do not want to place on the wait list". I just contacted another professor and requested an addt'l LOR from him. WI truly is my first choice. I am trying to stay positive about this. If you have any positive energy to send my way, it would be appreciated.

4/15/05 - Found out from a post on LSD tht OSU isn't accepting anyone who hasn't heard from them yet. I really don't care much, b/c the school didn't have too much appeal to me and was a last minute app. They took months to get my LSAC report and seem unorganized. Fuck um!

4/22/05 - WITHDREW from L & C after getting no $$ from them.

4/23/05 - Got rejected by W & L this week. I was expecting it. Looks like things are starting to move toward me working another year. I can't keep saying I want to do Public Interest law and then take on an amount of debt which will make it impossible to work in the field!

4/28/05 - Oh the shock of getting rejected by Harvard!!! I think Chiashu actually gave me 0.0000000001% chance of getting in there.

5/9/05 - Rec'd WL from OSU. Honestly, I have little to no interest in this place. I am a little freaked that it's one of the lowest ranked schools I applied to and even they said "maybe".
5/20/05 - Found out that most of the WI holds are going to get rejected soon. I assume that's going to be the case with my app, but I am strangely hopeful. Really, I just want the waiting to be over! I didn't know how impatient I am until I went through this process. I need a drink!

5/25/05 - I am a fucking idiot! Why did I choose to travel instead of get my apps in earlier? Why did I listen when my boss told me I didn't need to retake the LSAT?

Here's another rant: Why don't all schools have decent LRAPs? It seems like everyone believes that this work is needed for the betterment of society, yet no one wants to put their $$ where their mouth is! I hope every person that makes loads of cash in big law considers this in the future!

My chances of getting in (per Chiashu)
1. Boalt .4% (better than chance of winning million in lotto, but pretty damn slim)
2. Colorado-Boulder 14%
3. W & L 18.9%
4. Minnesota 27.6%
5. OSU 37.3%
6. Wisconsin 46.2%
7. Indy-Bloomington 61.4%
8. Lewis & Clark 66.7%
9. Case Western 86.3%

The fact that I got waitlisted on the second most unlikely school to admit me gives me a little hope.

*****For a more entertaining LSN profile, please check out the one by "power".

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My rankings
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

The reason for them is $$$. I live in WI and get reciprocity tuition at MN. I also have a SO to consider who can't support us in CA, MA, etc I also will adjust those rankings depending on whether someone actually accepts me! Its a long shot!

Thanks, iffy
Tuesday, June 14 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for your kind comment in my profile. Like tencigars, I am not upset at all now about ND reject. Boalt accept more than makes up for it. Good luck with your apps!! I am sure you will receive some good offers soon!

Good luck
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

You have some impressive EC's hope the process is full of Accepts!!

Waiting is Killer...
Sunday, June 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

...but I'm sure you will come out the other side with some great acceptances. You sound really dynamic with a lot to offer any school. Out of curiosity, if you didn't have the SO consideration, where would you want to go? CA and MA are really out of the question financially? (well, to tell you the truth, I work at Harvard and it's not all it's cracked up to be anyway) However it pans out, I'm rooting for you! Hope they don't keep you hanging too long. Thanks for the congrats on my page :) I'm over the moon about Boalt (woo hoo!)

Ohio State
Tuesday, August 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

It took them almost 1.5 months to order my transcript/LSAT from the LSAC. As soon as they do, they will send you an email with a link to check your status

still waiting...
Tuesday, August 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

good luck with app season! can't wait til we can celebrate with all the other acceptees. you'll do well!

You are a solid applicant!
Tuesday, August 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Wow, A school has to be insane not to accept you! However, you got screwed by LSAC (they really took 1.5 months to transfer your stuff?). If you have a comfortable job, you might want to consider taking a Princeton review or Kaplan course and getting your LSAT score to where it should be and at the same time giving yourself the option of applying very early so LSAC doesn't hose you again. That way you will get some great scholarships or some great offers. The way I see it, there is no way someone like you should settle on a school that isn't Top 20! If it makes you feel any better: (1). I will pray for you and (2). Ohio State hasn't asked for my LSAC account either.

gib9: LSAT
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

You won't believe this, but I did take Kaplan. It was pointless. I ended up w/same score as my diagnostic. I am starting to get used to the thought of working another year and retaking that damn test! Thanks for your support!

thank you
Tuesday, July 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the kind words I hope that your prediction is right, we'll definitely have to keep in touch. I've been sweating out this deferrment since January and it's stressing me out like mad. My girlfriend already goes to marquette law school so if I get in we were thinking of trying to live in catholic knights but I dont know much about it and I have to get in first..........ya know. She is looking for an internship in milwaukee this summer if your friend knows anyone that's looking let me know and I'll tell her. Keep in touch, good luck with your applications you've got great numbers and experience and should have no trouble getting in somewhere awesome.

Tensions of Empire
Wednesday, April 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

The title was the coolest Autofill had to offer at the public pc I'm using. Appreciate found diversity. Are you, actually, "iffy"? Fear of decisions? Like the taste of medicine? Thanks for your complliment on the name and all. Seriously-- Send Boulder ALL your political activist work; any perceived mercuriality by the short tenure of your stays will be more than offset by the great passion they demonstrate, which is, after all, the essential thing about your application. Word.

Thanks for your comment
Sunday, April 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

You have amazing ECs, you dserve to get into your top picks. I'll also be the first college grad/lawyer in family. Good luck

thanks, iffy!
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

good luck to you, too!

lewis and clark
Sunday, August 14 2005 at 08:00 PM

i, too am able to logon to l&c admitted students site... does that mean we're in??

sjo
congrats
Sunday, August 14 2005 at 08:00 PM

that would be quite cool! congrats on l&c! and the best of luck with the rest of your schools :)

sjo
vibes
Thursday, June 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the good ones. here's to getting a hot date for the law school prom.

PTK
Monday, May 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I'VE heard of PTK..VP of Pi Lambda chapter 2002!:) You've done some great things and seem to be a great person...I hope you get to Madison in August!

The 'Hold Letter"..didn't you feel sp
Monday, May 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Wasn't your disappointment in being on hold tempered by a judicious amount of hope as you thought: "This isn't a typical hold letter!" Weren't you filled with consternation when you realized everyone has received the same letter!!:) It's like a guy who whispers sweet nothings in your ear, telling you how he's never met anyone like you before..you're special. The next day you see him saying the same things to smoeone else. Ugh. Ok, well probably it was just me who felt like that!! That said, you'll get in! I'm sure of it.

W&L
Friday, July 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

I withdrew from W&L, per your request.

hey iffy
Tuesday, July 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

cograts on your acceptances so far I'm sure there are many more to come. I'm still sweating out Marquette but hopefully I'll be in soon, Im supposed to hear by the end of the month and a waitlist or denial would be a crushing blow. My girlfriend is still looking for a summer job working for a firm so if you still need someone let me know or drop me an email and I'll have her get in contact with you.....she's smart, would do well. Let me know. Thanks. Killa

hey iffy
Tuesday, July 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

cograts on your acceptances so far I'm sure there are many more to come. I'm still sweating out Marquette but hopefully I'll be in soon, Im supposed to hear by the end of the month and a waitlist or denial would be a crushing blow. My girlfriend is still looking for a summer job working for a firm so if you still need someone let me know or drop me an email and I'll have her get in contact with you.....she's smart, would do well. Let me know. Thanks. Killa

Answer and Congrats
Tuesday, May 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey iffy, Congrats on your acceptances thus far. I left an answer to your question about the W&L scholarship bump on my page. Take Care.

W&L
Monday, June 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

i am assuming you were waitlisted at W&L? when did you hear back that you were rejected?

W&L
Monday, June 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

i am assuming you were waitlisted at W&L? when did you hear back that you were rejected?

I wish I knew!
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I think I have done all I can about Madison at this point. If I don't get in there, I am most likely going to work for another year at the firm and do some volunteer stuff with Legal Aid that I have always wanted to do but didn't have time with school and work... Madison or Bust!!!!!!!!!

Madison?
Tuesday, August 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Any word from Madison yet? I'm waiting too. Rumors are somethings should shake out this week. Where is it!?? This is killing me.

I feel your pain
Tuesday, August 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

I hear you about having to move on with your life (rent - job -etc). I have to make a decision about daycare for my kids this week! I'm really not used to having so little control over my fate.

Marquette
Tuesday, July 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

you were right, I got in, thank you so much for your support. Any housing tidbits you wanna give would be great, thanks.

Thanks...
Wednesday, August 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

...for the kind words...many happy thoughts in your direction! Good luck!

Thanks...
Wednesday, August 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

...for the kind words...many happy thoughts in your direction! Good luck!

if..
Monday, August 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

you are my numbers twin, I also took Kaplan and received the same score as my diagnostic (the worst part is that I got really really stoned before my diagnostic); what has prompted you to reject IU's acceptance?

2006
Monday, July 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Although I'm biased (I have a 163 on the LSAT), frankly I think your rejections are based on your tardiness more than the LSAT. Seriously, a 163 is not that bad. For all the pain taking the LSAT is, I don't think you need to do it unless you expect a significant score increase. Just send your applications in in September/October.

thanks!
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

i hope you're right, though i'm not convinced. i'm sorry to hear you're not going this year, though it sounds like you're in a good position to put it off - not that that maks it any less disappointing. the admissions process seems so arbitrary despite everyone's insistence that it's only about the numbers. anyway, good luck next year! ps: perversely - did you get into l&c?

you too!
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

hey thanks and congrats to you too!! hope to see you in the fall!

Blog or LSN account?!
Thursday, February 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

I love this account! Thanks for the comment. My Yale app went in a few minutes before the deadline, so.... :-) I'm very happy for you, re: Wisconsin!