I graduated in 2005. I am currently working as a Financial Analyst for a large company.
PLEASE WITHDRAW YOUR APPLICATIONS AT SCHOOLS YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ATTEND. THE WAITING GAME IS KILLING ME!
Top Law School Choices:
1. SMU (WL) ** Not holding my breath** If I get in, I'll explode with happiness.
2. Mercer (Waitlist) ** 34% according to Chiasu**
6. Pacific PT - I applied very late. So, I'm still pending.
8. Gonzaga (WL - shocking)
SMU - I got a WL letter from SMU today. This is obviously better than a rejection. At the same time, I'm pretty sure it's a funcitonal 'no.' I've heard SMU apps are way ahead of what they had planned on. So, they won't be dipping into the WL much at all this year.
Tech - Deferred before Christmas. This is the school that would probably be the best fit for me. I have a 53% chance according to Chiasu.
I had an interview with Tech on friday. It went well. I guess it truly is a waiting game now. I got a funny vibe from the Prof at the end, though - which really made me worry.
I called the admissions lady today, and she said it would be another 2-4 weeks before they even started moving on waitlisters. I'm beginning to feel like law school might not be happening for me this year honestly. :/
Baylor and Houston - dinged the same week. Ouch. From what I hear, Baylor = Hell, and I hate Houston. So, I got over it pretty quickly.
Arkansas - Rejected. Pssh. Probably has something to do with my crappy response to their request for more info. I moved a couple of weeks before they sent me a letter requesting information. It took a while to get forwarded to me. So, by the time I got it, the deadline was already upon me. I hastily threw something together and emailed it in (they requested it in letter form). Well, they sent back a rejection about a week later.
Mercer - bleh... I'm a little surprised to say I don't think I'll be getting good news from them.
Gonzaga - I called them again today, because I was getting a little fed up with not hearing news. They didn't answer their phone (it was 10:30 AM). After 4 attempts, I left a voicemail that wasn't returned. I called again on my lunchbreak, and they said they would send something out that would amount to a Waitlist letter, and then HUNG UP ON ME! Wow... not exactly blowing me away with customer service.
I applied at Pacific extremely late in the process because I have still yet to hear a yes.
Geeze, I understand attempting to get the best class possible, but this is silly. Waitlisted at this many schools especially Gonzaga. I know, I know their apps are up this year. Come on. Say yes. Say no. I dont really care at this point. What a bunch of turds.
Also, I may or may not have applied at Loyola New Orleans. I do crazy things when I'm tired, but they requested my LSDAS report.
INFO REGARDING WL'S (all dates at the earliest):
SMU: the end of June
Texas Tech: Mid to Late May
Gonzaga: In Progress
Mercer: Middle of June
Arkansas: evidently in progress as I have been rejected.
Well, my cycle effectively ended today with Texas Tech's rejection letter. I feel a little shocked.
All of Mercer's admission staff was extremely friendly. The lady said there were about a 100 people on the waitlist. Seeing as their class is only about 450 people... it's not looking promising, but I still have that word: hope.
I won't lie. I'm begging here. I really want to go to law school. I'll give anything. If anyone from Mercer or SMU's adcom staff reads this, I will give 1 lung, 1 kidney, and any other extra organs I have to go to your school. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE... admit me.
I'm leaving for Europe on the 27th of June. I should have heard back from Mercer and Pacific by then (hopefully) and hoping to hear back from SMU by then.
Right now, I'm thinking if I don't get a 'yes,' that I'll take the CFA exam and then go for an MBA. We'll see how that goes.
Called Mercer today. They said their class is completely full.
Accepted at Univ. of Pacific. I'm not just extremely excited about going to Sacramento for a Part Time school. Today I was offered 100% tuition to attend Baylor Graduate School, and barring an SMU miracle acceptance that's where I'll be attending. It's been fun talking to you guys, though. GOOD LUCK IN LAW SCHOOL!!! I might just have to give it another shot here in a couple of years.