newcritic (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/16/09 Rec: 01/15/09 Comp: 01/15/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Oregon Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 11/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/09 Upd: 15 years
Lewis and Clark College Accepted W Type: RA $16,000 Sent: 11/13/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Notre Dame Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/09 Rec: 01/02/09 Comp: 01/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/09 Upd: 15 years
Boston College Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/09 Rec: 01/12/09 Comp: 04/01/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Willamette University Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 11/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/09 Upd: 15 years
Gonzaga University Accepted W Type: RA $15,500 Sent: 01/02/09 Rec: 02/04/09 Comp: 01/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Florida Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/09 Rec: -- Comp: 01/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/09 Upd: 15 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/03/09 Rec: 01/13/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/09 Upd: 15 years
Cornell University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/13/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: 165
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.38
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private Liberal Arts
  • Major: English/Spanish

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Washington
  • Race: Guero
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Been in the workforce for several years (public education).
Fluent in Spanish.

Additional info & updates

Originally only applied to UO, Willamette, and LC, but a higher second LSAT made me toss my hat into the ring at some higher rated schools.

Why o why do we need to get these "Dean's Affadavits"? Sigh....

01/24/2009 - In at Willamette. Acceptance came in a envelope along with a $20,000/year renewable scholarship. I'm going to law school!

01/28/2009 - My status at Lewis and Clark changed to Decision Processed. Now I'm sweating the fact I haven't gotten a call or a letter yet.

02/03/2009 - Status Checker at UW says Decision and that the decision letter was mailed out today. Now here comes the waiting...still nothing from LC.

02/06/2009 - ACCEPTED AT U-DUB! I never thought I would have had more than a snowball's chance. I also got a letter version of the email I received from Notre Dame about scholarships.

02/09/2009 - "Decision Letter in Transit" says Florida. Hope that's good news. Still nothing from LC....

02/11/2009 - A good day. Accepted at my alma mater and at Lewis and Clark, both with scholarship money.

02/14/2009 - Accepted at Florida and waitlisted at Notre Dame. I'm not too surprised about that, but it still hurts a little.

02/16/2009 - Saw my status at Cornell change to Decision.

02/18/2009 - Rejected by Cornell. Expected, but I was still hoping.

02/23/2009 - Accepted at Oregon! Along with a (small) scholarship.

03/10/2009 - My Georgetown status checker just changed to "decision." Headed to UW to visit campus tomorrow. What's up with BC?

03/12/2009 - Rejected by Georgetown.

03/16/2009 - Withdrew from Florida. It's highly unlikely I'll attend BC, but what's going on there?

03/24/2009 - Withdrew from Gonzaga and Willamette. U of Oregon is likely to go next. I'm still not 100% ready to commit to UW, so it's basically down to Portland vs. Seattle.

04/3/2009 - Finally heard back from BC, although it doesn't matter as I'm going to either LC or UW. Nothing like nearly three full months to get waitlisted. Cabrones...

04/10/2009 - Withdrew from ND's waitlist today. There's no sense in taking time and attention away from people who would attend if admited from that list (staying on it was purely a vanity excercise for me). It all comes down to the Northwest. Lewis and Clark moved my deposit date back and is reconsidering their scholarship award. I still haven't recevied any financial info from UW. I'm sending a letter requesting a review of my award to Oregon. I'm hoping that perhaps I can get the tuition costs under 5k somewhere.

04/17/2009 - U of Oregon increased my scholarship award to $5000 per year.

04/22/2009 - Lewis and Clark can't increase my scholarship award. I withdrew.

04/30/2009 - Withdrew from Oregon. This long cycle is at an end. Go Huskies!

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Sunday, December 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

UO is my first choice, I did my undergrad there, and would love to spend another three years in Eugene. I'm not interested in a career anywhere but Portland - I was born and raised here, and have lots of good networking contacts. Choice will ultimately come down to $$$$ - hope Willamette likes me as much as they liked you.

Lewis & Clark
Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm in the same boat with L & C...says Decision Processed, but nothing else. Hoping to hear something in the next week. Not sure if they will mail something, email, or call. Anyway, I'll keep an eye out to see if you hear so I will know it's coming.

Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

Decision processed for me too .. same deal, very similar #'s. Here's hopin eh?

Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I'm sure my mailman thinks I'm stalking him by now...I run out and check the mail right after it shows up...and now the status checker has changed to "Application File Complete" which I am not sure is exactly a step forward...

Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

So, I just checked my mail and there was a big envelope from L&C so naturally I got excited. I eagerly opened it up and found...a booklet on their legal clinic. I was a bit disappointed to say the least...not that the information is bad, but come on...

Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on U-Dub! I thought about applying there, but scholarship hopes played a big role in my considerations and I thought my chances would be slim there. Anyway, hopefully we'll get similar good news from l&c soon. As you said, with our LSAT scores and work experience, I am not sure what the hold up is.

Thursday, February 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

My Status Checker for UW says Decision too and I'm anxiously awaiting the letter. I'm pretty sure I got in but I'm still really nervous. Congrats on UW.

Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

wow i didnt think UF would get back to anybody else any time soon...hope u get in! :)

Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Got my acceptance for L&C today in the mail. Hopefully yours is on it's way...Good luck.

Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

I just noticed you updated with both L&C and Gonzaga...Congrats...That's great news.

TM Scholarship
Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

No, I haven't applied for it. At the moment I am not sure which direction I will be going in school and can't really commit to the public interest law at this point. I'm not ruling it out, but I'm not sure and if I'm not mistaken that would be a bit of a deal breaker for that scholarship. Good luck with it though... Speaking of Gonzaga, I went and took a tour today and sat in on a class. It was pretty cool.

To answer your question
Sunday, December 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

I sent my app into Georgetown on Dec. 10th, and heard back on February 14th

UW vs. the rest
Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

So what's your first choice so far? I'm struggling with UW vs. fat scholarship at L&C.

Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

Similar thoughts here. We live in Portland now and I want to eventually practice here regardless. I was thinking definitely UW up until I got the L&C scholarship. I think since I want to go in to patent law, it doesn't matter QUITE so much where I go, but it will still matter. Whether not it matters more than the extra debt plus my husband finding a new job in this economy -- therein lies my conundrum. At this point, I think UO is out of the question, though. I am jealous of your residency! UW is so cheap for residents!

UW in Portland
Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

From what I understand, UW places quite well in Portland, and really anywhere in the NW, but you still need to be in the top 25% or so of your class. I think the only drawback would be bar exam studying -- I have to imagine it's easier to study for the Oregon bar in Oregon with a bunch of other Oregon bar students. I spent about 3 days thinking I was headed back to Arizona for sure, but my husband finally came out and said that he really really doesn't want to move to Tucson. So I think it's still L&C right now. Too bad, it's an amazing offer...but I think Portland will be much better for our marriage. :)