laferson (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Washington WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/10/08 Rec: 01/11/08 Comp: 01/20/08 Inter: -- Dec: 05/30/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Colorado Boulder Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/08/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/08 Upd: 16 years
College of William and Mary WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/22/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/21/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Utah Accepted W Type: RA $5,300 Sent: 01/13/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/08 Upd: 16 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/12/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/22/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Maryland Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: 01/16/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/08 Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/08 Upd: 16 years
Florida State University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/15/08 Rec: 01/16/08 Comp: 01/21/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 16 years
George Mason University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/08 Rec: 01/10/08 Comp: 01/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 16 years
Pepperdine University Accepted W Type: RA $17,000 Sent: 01/22/08 Rec: 01/23/08 Comp: 01/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/07 Upd: 16 years
Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/07/08 Rec: 01/09/08 Comp: 01/25/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Oregon Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/15/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/08 Upd: 16 years
Washington and Lee University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 16 years
Lewis and Clark College Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/15/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/07 Upd: 16 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/22/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/08 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 160
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.7
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of work experience that should qualify me as diverse, but we'll see...

Applying to law school is like dating a girl with commitment issues who thinks something better might come along, and then thinks she can figure that out by looking at the car you drive...

Additional info & updates

05-30-08 Received an email from UW today that up until last week I would have been estatic to receive. They accepted me but for various geographical reasons I'm going to stick with W&M.

05-21-08 Called W&M to see if they received my email detailing my continued interest, and the Dean told me then and there that they were offering me a seat. I was basically speechless but managed to thank him while assuring him of my intent to matriculate. To think that this crazy process finally ends with a phone call I initiated...

05-20-08 Received an email from W and M stating they wanted to place me on their priority waitlist if I was still interested. This threw me for a loop as I thought I had no chance considering the size of their waitlist. Has anyone else received this email, and if you have, do you have any inkling of what your chances are after being placed on their priority waitlist...


01-31-08--Accepted by Florida was my first response and I'm really glad it was positive. Plus, I'm actually excited about going there if some of my other options go away.

02-04-08 Rejected by George Mason...I was initially surprised to not even be waitlisted but after looking over their website and some of the numbers on this website, I've come to the conclusion that they're just number whores and are more concerned about improving their reputation with the law school rankings. Never trust a free application...

02-11-08 Received a nice big acceptance envelope from Pepperdine. The half scholarship was unexpected and honestly makes it much more attractive...

02-22-08 Thin rejection envelope from U of Texas. Texas was always a stretch, but I am still bothered by the trend towards numbers and the lack of regard for soft factors.

02-26-08 Rejected via thin envelope by BU...

02-27-08 Rejected by surprise there...but accepted at Lewis and Clark without any money--though they said there may be some available later if I really wanted to attend...

03-03-08 Waitlisted at Maryland via a medium sized envelope...This one hurt as I thought it was my best shot at going to the East Coast...

03-07-08 Withdrew from Lewis and Clark...I would love to live in Portland but the lack of money made that impossible...

03-09-07 Accepted at Colorado-large envelope-I'm stoked about this one!

03-12-08 Accepted at Utah...Phone call from Dean Reyes...He also said scholarship decisions would be announced within the next three weeks..

03-21-08 Small first year only scholarship offer from Utah.

03-24-08 Waitlisted at William and Mary... And thanks to this site, it was expected as it seems they waitlist everyone who falls within a certain range.

03-26-08 Waitlisted at U of Washington via email which stated I was to be part of a pool of about 100 others...This was a surprise as I expected a rejection. I would love to live in Seattle...

03-28-08 Openhouse at Utah was very impressive! The faculty, especially the Dean, left me with a ton of confidence in the U's future. I honestly believe that by the time I graduate Law school in 2011, Utah will be a top thirty school. Their leadership, student to faculty ratio, and resources will continue to propel them upward. Too bad my wife started crying when I told her I was seriously considering living in Utah...

04-14-08 Hand delivered my deposit to CU-Boulder, and withdrew from all other acceptances. It's been a crazy ride, but I feel truly fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a high quality school.

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Friday, January 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on FSU, I sent my application to them in December and haven't heard anything, what did the online status checker say on the website and how did they notify you?

Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah Seattle's the greatest place on earth. Residency isn't the biggest deciding factor for Washington. I think the mission will help you a lot if it was abroad(I served in Detroit) and the military can't hurt. Best of luck, and maybe they'll accidently let two Mormon philosophers in this year.

Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm in southern Afghanistan with the Theater Task Force 1-508th PIR. I am a Captain and infantry officer (right now the BN S4). I'm not too worried about GMU b/c I will probably be going to UCONN (free for in-state veterans so not a bad deal!) Keep in touch and let me know of your progress! SWAT - nice!

Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

"amen!" to the 02-04

Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

PS. Above was me. Again, if it's feasible, I'd recommend visiting before committing; if only to prove to yourself "hrm, this place is really nice." Don't stay in Boulder proper though, unless you're made of money. Try the Comfort Inn in Louisville, it's like 5 miles from the law school but because it's not in Boulder proper, rooms are 1/3 what you'd pay staying in Boulder.

Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

I get where your wife is coming from with regard to the career placement stats of Boulder, and I agree to a certain extent with you about career placement being influenced by the choices students make in where they choose to go in the first place, but I think a major factor boils down to...efficiency in the hiring process, I guess is what I'd call it. Outside of the top 10 schools (where most of what they will do for your career happened on the day they admitted you), where you get a job boils down in large part to how much legwork firms are willing to do to hire new blood. I don't buy in to the whole theory surrounding the "we went to the same law school, so therefore i like you more; you're hired" mentality, but what I do buy into is a recruiter for a firm in, say, Richmond, saying "why should I fly all the way out to Colorado to interview students from a school ranked #32 when I can sleep in and drive down the street to find a student from U. Richmond? Yeah, they're only #68, but that means he's likely to accept a job offer at a much lower salary than what we'd have to throw down in order to get someone from Harvard. Plus, since he's already here, we won't have to throw money at him to get him to relocate, nor do we have to pay for him to take a bar review course for our state because he's already taking the bar exam here. His problem's solved, now he gets to go home early. With schools between, say USNWR #18 and #40 or so, I think it boils down to a) you're likely to get the better jobs in the regional markets over most anyone from a lower-ranked school, esp if it's not a huge hub that can pull in T-10s on a regular basis; and b) if you do well there, and you're willing to do the legwork that the recruiters aren't willing to do, you can most likely get a job elsewhere in the nation, especially in places that aren't near a higher-ranked school. Meaning, if you wanted to work in Orlando, and you cold-call firms down there and can demonstrate that you actually want to work there for more than a year or two, they'll probably look at you more closely than they would someone from Barry or Florida International. I mean, I could be way off base, but it passes both the common sense test and the human nature test in my book. But anyhow, I'd be interested in hearing how the ASD at CU goes, enjoy yourself!

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Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

If it wasn't obvious, above was me.