jsbowen (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Akron Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 01/14/07 Rec: 01/16/07 Comp: 01/23/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/07 Upd: 16 years
West Virginia University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/14/07 Rec: 01/16/07 Comp: 01/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/07 Upd: 16 years
Wake Forest University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/07 Rec: 01/16/07 Comp: 01/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/07 Upd: 17 years
Appalachian School of Law Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 01/15/07 Rec: 01/16/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Dayton Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 01/17/07 Rec: 01/31/07 Comp: 02/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Toledo Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/15/07 Rec: 01/25/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/07 Upd: 17 years
Campbell University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/14/07 Rec: 01/15/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.15
  • Degree GPA: 3.15
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: MIS

Demographic Information

  • City: Huntington
  • State: West Virginia
  • Race: W
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Awarded Music Scholarship but turned it down to major in CJ.

Went two years into CJ program, then switched to Computer Technology.

Finished the two year CT program in one year.

Enrolled in the four year MIS program and finished in two and a half years.

Hired by a well-respected law firm half way through the MIS program as their Technology Coordinator. I've been with the firm for more than five years.

Attended night school part time to complete Master's in three years. Graduate GPA = 3.6

I've been married for six and a half years and have two children.

Additional info & updates

1-17-07 - Campbell asked for an interview via email and letter.

1-23-07 - Email from Akron stating I was complete.

1-24-07 - Email from Wake stating I was complete. Decision no later than 3-1.

1-25-07 - WVU status checker states I'm complete as of the 24th.

1-30-07 - Deferred at Akron. Notified via email.

2-5-07 - Accepted at Toledo. Notified via regular mail. Looks like I'm going to law school.

2-14-07 - Accepted at Appy. Notified via regular mail.

2-15-07 - Accepted at Campbell. Notified via regular mail dated Feb 6. Accepted at WVU via online status checker.

2-16-07 - WVU acceptance letter received via regular mail. Email from Dayton stating I was complete.

2-21-07 - Appy scholarship letter received via regular mail. Trustees Scholar Merit for full tuition, given I stay in the top 20% of the class.

2-28-07 - Sent in my withdrawal letter to Toledo. The reduced load, transitional program just wouldn't work for me.

3-10-07 - Accepted at Dayton via email late Friday. Packet to arrive in a few days.

3-21-07 - Received acceptance packet from Dayton, which included a 15K per year scholarship.

3-22-07 - Sent in withdrawal letters to Appy and Dayton. Both offered money, but not enough to matter.

4-4-07 - Received Wake rejection via regular mail. To be expected, but sure took long enough.

6-1-07 - Officially decided WVU. Campbell didn't come through with any scholarship money.

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WVU
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

How well does WVU place outside of WV? Any idea?

Thanks!
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

No word at all yet, eh? You'll get into Dayton for sure with those numbers...the question is, how much scholarship money will they offer? I've all but ruled Dayton out at this point unless they offer major scholarship money, as it is a very expensive school. What is your first choice?

Campbell
Thursday, September 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks for your insight on the campbell intervew, I am scheduled for Feb. 9. I see that you applied to Wake, it is a great school, I took my LSAT in the law school there and I was pretty impressed, the campus is beautiful. I seriously considered applying but I thought it was a real long shot for me so I decided to save my money and apply somewhere else I had a decent shot. Best of Luck to you.

WVU
Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks. Good luck to you also. Is WVU your first choice?

WVU Price
Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

I know what you are talking about when it comes first choice and price. Even out of state for the first year for me, WVU would be cheaper than mostly any other school.

Appalachian?
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Are you considering? Offer is generous. Do you know anything about placement opps in the region for Appy grads? Reputation? Grundy? Thanks

Campbell
Wednesday, November 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Are you seriously considering attending the law school? If so I can give you some inside info on the school if you would like. Just e-mail me anytime.

Oh
Wednesday, November 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

And Buies Creek too....

Campbell again
Wednesday, November 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah Kivett recently was condemned and they are debating whether to repair it or to just move the school to Raleigh. Also, they just got a new dean and she's really nice. I don't know if you had a chance to meet her. And you are right. Campbell is great for people who wish to practice in NC. Most of the students there are very nice (some of them I went to UG with). I think there are only 4 sections for first year students. Sometimes due to space two sections will be combined to take one or more classes together. Buies Creek I must say has absolutely nothing in it. There's a Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Wendy's and a couple of local restaurants in neighboring areas. But it's not that far from Raleigh so it's not that bad. (I wouldn't recommend frequent visits to Fayetteville) COL is really inexpensive too. Parking on campus would reallty be a problem because the school recently decided to become more of a "walking campus". You might have to fight with some undergrads for a good spot or just walk. But walking isn't that bad because the school is so small and everything is so close. Some teachers practice the Socratic method heavily and can be really intimidating. I'm not even a law student and they have been really helpful with me whenever I had to do research for u-grad. All in all it's a great atmosphere and not a bad school. I'm glad you are considering. Everyone hear is really proud of it.

Campbell
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

are you seriously considering Campbell? I thought of applying there as well...but their attrition rate (22%) scares me to death!

Any closer to a decision?
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

It's down to 2 for me.

WVU
Sunday, December 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

I was betting you'd wind up there all along! :P I'd go there in a heartbeat myself. FIU is gonna wait until the very last minute it seems...