I am really excited to start applying and find out where I get in. I know some of the places I am applying are long shots...but you never know. I was a little disappointed how much my GPA dropped because of LSDAS but I guess those are the breaks! I am interested in anything anyone has to say about the schools I am applying or just any advice!
I will be so glad when the applications are in and I am waiting to receive the letters. I am currently working on a very large medical malpractice case for an attorney in North Carolina. I have learned a lot about researching and writing briefs. Hopefully the experience will be applicable.
10-31-06 --> All applications are in. Now the wait begins. Hopefully I will start to get notices that everything is complete before too long. This might be the hardest part. I will update any time I get something.
11-01-06 --> I received notice that all of the schools I have applied to have received my application. They have not received the entire package...just the application portion. I read that it would be approximately 3-4 weeks before I could become complete at any school, I will keep this updated. Good Luck everyone!
11-4-06 --> I recieved a small white envelope from Campbell today, I was kind of nervous when I saw it only a few days after they had received my application. I am not complete at any school yet. Campbell wants to set up an interview...
11-9-06 --> I keep getting emails from schools that they have received my application and have requested by LSDAS report. I am thinking my Thanksgiving I should be complete at all 20 schools unless there is some issue.
11-22-06 --> Had my interview at Campbell. It seemed to go well and the professor I interviewed with was very cool. Sounds like I might have a pretty good chance there. When I got home there was a white envelope from Arkansas, thought it might be to let me know I was complete...but they rejected me. I guess it said that I wasn't index admitted and therefore would need to submit various other things if I wanted to be considered further...I felt like from their letter they didn't encourage me to do so, so I went ahead and took that as my first rejection. I liked the school but I am not sure if had been able to choose between that one and any of the others are my list I would have went there...so I was not too heartbroken.
11-30--06 --> Big envelope says "Welcome to Florida School of Law." I got my first acceptance and $12,000 with it. That was very exciting!
12-01-06 --> Small white envelope from Tulsa. Accepted to another school. No money offered here. Still an option though.
So far things are looking good...1 denial and 2 acceptances...hopefully I can keep that up!
12-10-06 --> I also got rejected from LSU. Haven't heard much else, a few Christmas cards and some letters letting me know I am complete. The first couple coming in early were teasers now I am getting anxious about the rest. I guess no matter what though I am going to law school.
Hope all is going well for the other LSN users out there! Good Luck.
12-19-06 --> Haven't had much luck since the first two...kind of a bummer right before Christmas but I hope that I will get some good news after Christmas. I hope everyone else is having better luck than I! Have a Merry Merry Christmas!
1-10-07 --> Well I received a disappointing letter from NCCU. I guess that was one school I had no idea what answer they would return. Waitlisted. It seems hard to believe when my numbers are well above theirs...but they are one school that bases their acceptances on SO many other factors. When I went to visit, they told me even with my numbers my chances of getting in were slim. They have a 13% acceptance rate. Sad day at my house...but I guess that means I am so supposed to attend law school elsewhere...maybe Florida Coastal...but I will have to see what the MidWest Schools bring. I hope everyone else is starting to get some acceptances back!
1-16-07 --> So I got into Texas Wesleyan...but didn't send them my information...not sure how something like that happened. Anyways I guess another acceptance is another acceptance. I emailed all 5 schools that I hadn't heard from yet...just to find out if I was complete. Heard back from UMKC, Nebraska and Washburn immediately. I am complete at Nebrask and Washburn. UMKC said give them 90 days...that gives them a couple more weeks. Washburn said they sent their decisions letters today...guess that means should be seeing those by early next week. Nebraska said I should have an answer from them by the beginning of Feb. Didn't hear anything back from DU or IU...hopefully something later today. People have given me ideas to apply to a few more schools, but I think I did enough research in the beginning and did a great job of picking schools...now I am just going to sit back and let it flow...in the end when I have all the black and white from the schools I will make a decision and be happy with it! Hope cycle is going well for everyone else....
1-30-2007 -- Well I have to say at this point...if nothing else happens I am pretty satisfied with my situation. I am super happy about Washburn and UMKC and still really like Coastal. I plan to withdrawl from Tulsa and Weslyn to give those waiting for them to have a chance. What I have left:
Wake: no way
UNC: no way
I am going to hold out for a couple more weeks and wait to hear from Indiana and Nebraska. Then I am planning a visit to Washburn, UMKC and either of Indiana and Nebraska if I get into those.
BTW: UMKC $12,000 it is first year only. It is so that I can pay instate tuition for the first year without being an instate resident and then they will help you estbalish residency so the rest of the two years you can pay instate as well. That is the best I can explain and hope that helps.
Just an update -- I haven't seen a whole lot of movement in like 4 weeks. I am hoping the rest of the answers will come soon so that I can just make a decision and get on with this whole law school thing...I am getting so excited. I am very excited about my trip to visit Washburn and UMKC this weekend and I hoping it will help me decide at which one to put a seat deposit and which one to withdraw from so the rest of you still waiting to hear from them will have that spot. Right now I am going to go out on a limb and say that I am leaning towards Washburn and UMKC. I like the location and I think I would fit in well. I guess only time will tell. If you have any advice for my trip please let me know. Hope cycle is treating everyone well.
After the long process and several visits...I am goig to Washburn. If you are too hit me up and let's get together sometime this summer before classes start! Can't believe we are all going to law school!!!!!!!!!!!