|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|Baylor University F||Accepted D W||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 01/02/06||Comp: 01/03/07||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Wake Forest University||WL, Accepted A||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 01/03/07||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Missouri Columbia||Accepted W||Type: RA||$6,000||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/21/06||Comp: 01/05/07||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Arkansas Little Rock F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$9,000||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/26/06||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Arkansas Fayetteville F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$3,000||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/26/06||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Washington University in St Louis||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/26/06||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|College of William and Mary||Waitlisted||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/28/06||Comp: 01/04/07||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Emory University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/26/06||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
|Vanderbilt University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 12/21/06||Rec: 12/27/06||Comp: 01/05/07||Inter: --||Dec: --||Upd: 16 years|
We have similar numbers, and are applying to some of the same schools. Good Luck and congrats on Missouri.
Congrats on UA-Fayetteville. I'm finishing my undergrad UA-Fayetteville right now, but I think I'm going to attend UALR for law school. For me, I just liked the atmosphere at UALR better than here at UA. Fayetteville's alright, but UALR is in the state capital, they've had better bar passage rates lately, and I just like Little Rock. The fact that my scholarship was better there doesn't hurt either :)
Hey, congrats on the acceptances so far, we have pretty similar numbers and a few schools in common. Are you inclined to go to Fayetteville or UALR if it comes down to those two? Hopefully we'll not have to worry about it and both get into W&M : )
lol...I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. But I do stuff like that all the time. No word on aid from UALR? From what I understand they're really looking at giving out quite a bit this year, so hopefully you'll be able to snag some of it. How are you leaning at the moment?
I read that you are going to visit UALR. I am very interested in the school, but I got info from another poster that it is like a "prison" and that if you have kids, better stay away. Sounded like one step above Bagdad in terms of safety and quality of life. Can you give me some perspective on LR and the area around the school? I was interested in possibly living in Barrister Hall which is adjoining, but don't really want to have to don a bullet proof vest to run to the store. Perspective?
Barrister Court is for law students only and is $450 a month all inclusive, air conditioning, utilities, etc. Apts are small one bedrooms (360 sq ft) but where I come from that is a bargain. Parking is locked behind a fence with the lot sitting between Barrister Court and the law school. It sounds like a viable option at least for starters. Please keep me informed about what you find out when you visit - I need eyes and ears.
Well...I guess there were several reasons I chose UALR over UA. These are in no paticular order... #1) Better clerkship opportunities during the summer and during 2L and 3L years. You can't exactly do an externship with the legislature in Fayetteville during the school year. #2) I worked in the law library here (U of A) for a while, and just didn't care for the atmosphere. #3) I'm finishing my undergrad at U of A, and I'm just ready to get out of Fayetteville. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place and all...but it's not "the south." I don't know how to describe it, other than to say that the culture is less "southern," like I was accustomed to, having lived in Northeast Arkansas nearly all my life, and more "Texas." I can't really justify that, and it's probably a personal thing, but I just like the culture/atmosphere of Little Rock much better. This is kind of the same thing as the aforementioned "atmosphere" in reason #2. #4) This may sound stupid, but parking. Seriously...you will never encounter parking problems like you will at U of A. I went to ASU for two years, and thought parking there was bad, but had yet to encounter parking at U of A where you have to park, then still ride a bus to get to campus. It sucks, and UALR has their own parking lot, where the furthest spot is probably 150 yards from the door. This may sound trivial, but when you drive to campus, spend 20 minutes waiting for a bus, 5-10 minutes on the bus, then still have to walk to your building EVERYDAY, it gets old. Umm....#5) The scholarship offer from UALR was better. #6) From all of the attorney profiles I viewed at the biggest firms in Little Rock, a majority of the younger people got their degrees from UALR. I assume this has to do with the fact that they clerk there, and therefore, are more likely to be hired after law school. At any rate...I could probably go on, but this is already probably the longest post in LSN.com history. From the way I looked at it, they are back-to-back in "ranking," and UALR just seemed to be the "better deal." It does sadden me to leave Razorbacks athletics though. I guess I'll be commuting for football games.
Did you get that chance to visit UALR? If so, what'd you think? Sorry about the huge post on your wall, but I decided to err on the side of too much information than not enough.
First off, you're question's not dumb :p It's actually something I've had a time dealing with when choosing a school. Primarily, go to Tulane and rack up $30,000 a year in debt, or go to UALR where I have a decent scholarship. But, for me, it basically came down to me deciding that I'm most likely going to practice in this area (Little Rock/Memphis/NW Arkansas). I checked out a lot of the firm profiles for larger firms in Memphis, and was surprised to find quite a few UALR as well as UA grads working there. So for me, no, the debt wasn't going to be worth it. Had I gotten into a Top 20 school, I may have been able to justify it. But honestly, the difference between a school that's hovering around 100 (UALR) and one that's around 50 (Tulane), wasn't going to be worth the debt. As far as I understand, if you do well, and graduate toward the top of your class, you're probably going to be able to find a job at a lot of places, no matter where you went to school. Especially if you have some good clerkships and things such as Law Review under your belt. Also, about withdrawing, I just called the admissions offices, told them I wanted to withdraw my applications, and they just asked for my name and LSDAS Number. It wasn't a hassle for me at all.
So, are you leaning towards UA or UALR? I'm having a little trouble too, but I think it'll be UA. It seems like a lot of people choose UALR over UA - guess the location. But Mizzou is a good school - do you get a waiver for out-of-state tuition if you have a scholarship?
Made a decision yet on where you're headed?
Just wondering when you got in off the waitlist? I'm still on it...
my fiance and i have an apartment in the historic west end district, but its hard to find a vacant place there, they just go so quickly. i'd suggest crowne oaks, the corners, or crowne polo, many people live there. i would stay away from ashton oaks, its in a sketchy part of town. there are also tons of private houses and if you got a couple roommates, would be reasonable. hope this helps! winston isn't the best college town... not much to do... especially if you're from a big city. but my fiance and i have enjoyed being here for the past four years!
Just noticed that you're applying to a couple of the same schools that I am, and that you're from my part of the state. Congrats on Missouri, and good luck with the rest.