kittiesontoast (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 University of New Mexico Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/21/07 Rec: 01/05/08 Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/29/08 Upd: 14 years
#4 Roger Williams University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/21/07 Rec: 01/04/08 Comp: 01/04/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of the Pacific Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/21/07 Rec: 01/05/08 Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/13/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 St. Thomas University - Florida Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/24/08 Rec: 01/26/08 Comp: 01/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/08 Upd: 14 years
#2 University of Nevada Las Vegas Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/21/07 Rec: 01/10/08 Comp: 01/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/08 Upd: 14 years
#5 Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA $6,000 Sent: 11/20/08 Rec: 01/21/08 Comp: 01/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.67
  • Degree GPA: 3.55
  • School Type: UCLA
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

No real extracurriculars but I worked my butt off 40+ hours a week while going to school. Earned Dean's List honors a couple times. Played water polo for the first two years and was an Academic All-American.

Worked for a political fundraising company, while in school and out. Met the Prez a couple times and such...maybe not on the top of everyone's list with this President...but I still thought it was cool.

Taught ESL for awhile in Japan. Not through a JET program or anything, I just went by myself. I speak a little Japanese, but I'm not fluent by any means.

Now working as a legal assistant which is pretty much what made me decide to go to law school. Originally I was so bored with poli sci that I was going to go back and do a BioChem degree....yuck.

Additional info & updates

Totally bombed the LSAT. So much so that I'm too embarrassed to report it on here. I came out thinking I did really well, but that obviously was misguided.

2/1- Acceptance to St. Thomas. I'm excited about this one due to the fact that I didn't think I'd get in anywhere with my LSAT score. I'm considering this one while I wait for the others, but they do offer a nice tax law program and the people who work there seem nice...

2/28- Ok, is anyone else stressing out?!?! I've been checking the mail everyday and nothing...AGH!!!!!!! My number one is UNM because my husband happens to be attending pharmacy school here. Not so much for the spending the next three years apart...

3/5- Acceptance to Cooley today. Large manila envelope. Although I won't be attending their school, I love how many choices they give you on which campus, how many units, etc, etc.

3/17 Decided to take the LSAT again. I'm not giving up hopes for UNM this cycle...but I know I can do better. Maybe it's a little bit for my pride...but also a little bit for the fact that I'm safeguarding myself. If I take it in June, I can get my apps in nice and early for next year. Lets hope that next year they don't take as damn long as they are now...

3-27- First rejection today. UNLV in a small white envelope. I knew it when I saw it in the mailbox. A little bummed by this because I liked the school, but I hear it's tough to get in out of state and I certainly didn't have the stats to compete with the other out of staters applying. Hope though that this isn't going to be a trend and the first of four rejections....my cycle started off decently. Still looking for that New Mexico letter!!!

4/13- Withdrew from St. Thomas. After a visit to Miami, I decided that I don't want to leave my husband just to go over there. St. Thomas wasn't all that impressive to me and I don't want to spend $40k a year to go. Nothing against those of you who are...it just wasn't the right school for me. Nothing yet from NM but it's either them or nothing this year...

4/14: Waitlisted at McGeorge. I'll take it. Debating on whether to take my chances. If I had gotten in right away, I would have asked to defer for two years so I could go...but I don't know if they'd even allow me to defer. I'm going to sit and think about this for awhile.

4/17: Waitlisted at Roger Williams. Seriously?? This was my original backup school so it kind of burns that they waitlisted me. Oh well. Don't want to hang around on the waitlist so it's withdraw time...

4/29: So I got the official reject today. Soooo burned by this. I'm amazed that a school like New Mexico, while good, but not top 12, could be so dismissive of its applicants. Responses to my questions (all two of them!) were always answered with a short, clipped response and overall, they just didn't seem to care that I applied at all. Granted, my first LSAT score is not good so maybe I didn't deserve as much attention as some other applicants, when I retake the LSAT..I will not be wasting my money applying to UNM again. My husband and I agreed that we will wait two years (until he's done) and then I'll try again in places I like. Giant F YOU to UNM.

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Best of Luck!
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

Don't know what your LSAT score is, but mine is on the low side. Don't give up and hang in there! Email me any time!

$$$
Monday, October 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

I did it to two schools. JMLS never responded, and U of D mercy didn't give me anything, but I think it was fairly convincing if I would have tried other schools. It went a lil something like this: "Over my years of research into law schools, my investigating has always brought me back to the The John Marshall Law School. The John Marshall Law School is my first choice school and I would love to attend, unfortunately with previous student loans from undergrad I will simply not be able to afford it and will most likely be forced to accept a financial aid package from Thomas Jefferson offering me $22,000/per year unless The John Marshall Law School can reevaluate my financial aid/scholarship package. Chicago is basically my second home, and I would love to stay here and attend law school, and eventually practice in the Chicago area. Thank you in advance for your understanding." From my understanding, its always a little more beneficial to leverage schools with same rankings or higher rankings. Your GPA is phenomenal. No matter how much you bombed the lsat, it might be worth looking into retaking it again to get into some of your top choice schools, even if it means waiting a year. Hell, I took that devil of a test 3 times (I was pretty set on Cooley at the time), and I figured another go wouldn't kill me, in fact if you do better you will get a substantial more money scholarship wise from Cooley if that is at all where you want to go.

Say, thanks buddy! :D
Saturday, January 26 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! You raise a good point; I've been kind of a jerk for not following proper withdrawal etiquette. My reasoning is a cross between laziness and hoarding. "I can't withdraw! What if my seat deposit for school X gets lost in the mail? What if I don't get any loans from school Y? What if some school comes through with more money at the 11th hour? What if WUSTL gets washed away in those Missouri floods and Duke rejects me and Boyd burns down and aliens blast Loyola with a laser Independence Day style and I need to fall back on some other school!? etc. etc." In other words, crazy talk. I'll withdraw my apps on Monday, I swear. :) Good luck with the rest of your cycle! Lemmie know how it ends up.

you!
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Oh you'll totally get in! It does seem like an awful long time to wait though... I'm more concerned about losing a 500 tuition deposit at Northeastern... holding out til the very last minute. It is all very exciting though! I got a large envelope in the mail today--almost passed out... of course, it was a subpoena for a trial I have coming up in California. >:op

Any news?
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

I had an uproarious dream about the university of new mexico last night that included religious fanatics, gorgeous cliffs and riveting musical numbers. Perhaps it has something to do with all of the desert spores I've involuntarily ingested lately, along with this incredible wait. I have yet to hear from five more schools. Anyway my well wishery still stands.

!!
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Why didn't you apply to UCLA!? I'd imagine since you did well there, you'd have an excellent chance. You really summed it up in the last message. I too am not prepared to uproot for either of my acceptances so far. Northeastern has been amazing, but whoa. I was considering sending a postcard to the schools just to say that my interest remains... Maybe instead of moping around, I'll do that. :)

UNM unofficial status checker
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Same boat a la UNM. Wife and son can't move, so if I don't get in, it's separation city. My wife figured out a cute little trick I thought I'd share.... go to UNM loboweb and try to create a new web ID. If you were admitted this week, it should allow you. My letter was sent on Friday and didn't make it up here to Santa Fe....and I can't log in. Pretty sure I didn't get a spot, because UNM states that one should be able to log in the same day as one's admissions file is finalized. GOOD LUCK!

P.S.
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Let me know your results, would you? I'm so curious.

unm
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm rooting for you, too. After almost six months of hang-wringing, I finally emailed on Friday and Laura Delwiche responded and said my letter was put in the mail that morning. (Her email was extremely curt, which only added to my stress.) Then my wife tried the my.umn.edu loboweb thing, and it didn't recognize my social security number. She then called the IT dept. and they said the SS# are put in immediately, the same day as admitted. Granted, it's not an official "no", but it's enough to set off a mild depression. Any luck on your part?

oof. that hurt, UNM.
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Don't be discouraged. Are you a New Mexico resident? If so, I bet you'll get a seat. You also have the distinct advantage of being a woman , which is considerable at UNM. I have a pretty good feeling about your candidacy. As for Creighton, I'm actually really excited about it. They have an outstanding reputation, a Supreme Court judicial clerkship program, and they offered me $$. They also have a "loan forgiveness" program and are very generous with 2L & 3L scholarship funds for good students. Cool school. Too bad it's in Nebraska. We're going to hit the road to go see University of Louisville and Creighton and then decide. As for UNM...they've been rude and discouraging from the start. Other schools have been so much more welcoming. As a third generation New Mexican, it's sort of depressing to think my home state is presenting itself so poorly. It's also not the best fit for me from an idealogical perspective, as I'm pretty conservative. All that being said, I still would have gone there if admitted. Sucks. Now we have to figure out what to do with our house in this market. So, are you really going to wait on law school if you don't get a seat? Did you look at Texas Tech? It's only 5 hours from Albuquerque, in beautiful, vibrant Waco.

sorry
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Bad news. It's their effing loss, really. I hate them. Not for the rejection letter but for the snotty, arrogant treatment and their racist practices. Go retake your test. (the first time I took it I scored a 144. I couldn't believe it. Second time, I added 20 points.) Then reapply (with no intention of attending) and PEPPER their office with emails and calls. Every little question you can think of. HA! Take that you snarky admin nobodies. Good Luck!

Hey
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey girl, just through our postings I can tell that you are a kind intelligent and motivated person. I think they dropped the ball this go round and were probably not going to even notify a lot of us. Anyway it is better to see how a school treats everyone before you are stuck there. I learned that last cycle with a school that just wanted my money, of which I already have very little. So, don't forget U of the Pacific but don't jump into anything to quickly. I sincerely wish you the best.

ooh, ooh
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm actually quite certain that I didn't get in. I too received a poorly written response to my inquiry, saying that a letter was printed "today" that should go out to me in the next couple of days. I got the same response from U of Arizona, and when I wrote back they dropped the hint of the somewhat good news. I honestly don't know who New Mexico has their sights set on, but after looking at the people on here who have been accepted and rejected it appears to be all over the place. I'm going to continue forward with Northeastern and if U of Arizona decides to let me in, then I'll probably do that since it's in state. :)

LSAT
Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hilarious. You know that there's a non-stop flight between ABQ and Sacramento, right? Maybe do McGeorge for a year and transfer back. (I'm sure you've thought this through but we fly to Sacramento often and it's so easy there and back.) As for the LSAT- I just studied like a madman for a couple of months. I took at least one or two practice tests a week and did practice sections whenever I had a spare 30 minutes. The most helpful tool I found (after taking the TestMaster prep class- worthless!) was the " Powerscore LSAT BIBLE" series. I bought all the books off Amazon, worked through them, and my score totally skyrocketed.