Oh2BWilfordBrimley (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Washington WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/15/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 06/05/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted D W Type: $24,000 Sent: 10/15/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/14/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Colorado Boulder Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Iowa Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: 09/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/16/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Arizona Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 09/15/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Hastings Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Davis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/09/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/08 Upd: 14 years
Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 09/03/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/07 Upd: 14 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/14/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/07 Upd: 14 years
Vanderbilt University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Notre Dame Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/08 Upd: 14 years
Indiana University Bloomington Accepted W Type: RA $25,500 Sent: 09/15/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: 167
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.72
  • Degree GPA: 2.53
  • School Type: BA T-5 Public, MA Tier3 Public
  • Major: Govt/Secondary Ed.

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

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Additional info & updates

And UW it is...

Soft factors --
5-6 yrs. out of undergraduate.
Resident of underrepresented state.
Low undergraduate GPA, upward trend, addendum.
Fairly significant undergraduate EC leadership.
High graduate GPA, publications.
Fairly unusual work experiences.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been offered admission to these schools. I don't know where I'll wind up yet, but it will almost certainly boil down to how much debt I'll be having to stare down three years later.

Good luck, everyone.

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You said it
Wednesday, July 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the response. You're comments support my assumption: UIUC wants a high LSAT and cares little about anything else. I have an applicant friend who is similar to my profile in every way: journalist, nontraditional student, took long time to complete his B.A. But he got a 169, so they let him in right away. I'm not too upset about the deferral; I applied to UIUC for in-state tuition. Of the three Big 10 schools I applied to, I like it the least. I visited DePaul last weekend and feel like I could fit there. I have a four-year-old son, so I've got other considerations besides a school's rank. We'll see what UIUC does with me later in the cycle.

Oh, one more thing
Wednesday, July 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Where do you think you'll go?

Iowa and $$$
Wednesday, July 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Do you have any idea how or when Iowa notifies you about financial aid? I get the impression from the acceptance letter that any award notices could be forthcoming. You have no idea how important getting into Iowa was for me. It was my long shot, my dream school. I can't believe it...

Alaska
Monday, January 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

Not actually an Alaskan. I accidentally hit the wrong state when I first created the account, and now every time I change it, it changes back. I guess LSN wants me to be an Alaskan. I wouldn't mind it either, and I would definitely work in AK. My sister lives up there and has for about six years now. She did her grad. work in Fairbanks. It looks like you have a lot of schools to choose from. Any idea where you are going?

...
Monday, January 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the offer of tips on W&M. If they let me in, I will definitely ask. Colorado and U Washington would both be great choices. I can't remember right now why I didn't apply at CU-Boulder...hmmm?? My sister, the one in Alaska, did her MA at CU-Boulder. When I visited, Boulder was loads of fun. She studied atmospheric sciences at UAF, by the way. If you need information on U Washington or life in Seattle, let me know. I did my MA there. It has been a few years, but I would be happy to share.

UW
Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I have two theories about the UW delay: 1-I know that they have a secondary review for maybes, so maybe that just takes a really long time. 2-They don't send out waitlists until March, so we may just be in the waitlist pile. In either case good luck, and I hope to see you there.

UW
Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey I'd take a waitlist at this point. Seattle's my number 2, so that's an easy transition for me even late. CO is a great school, I definantely considered it. Good luck there.

Colorado
Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm pretty set on Colorado as well and was interested in hearing your reasoning behind choosing Boulder...Have you checked out the campus yet...

Thanks for the info...
Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for all the information! It's always nice to bridge that information gap, which is why I like this site. I'll be visiting Boulder this weekend, and like you, think campus visits are really important. As to the my waitlists, I don't have a lot of hope for W&M since they waitlist everyone, but I'll definitely hit you up if I somehow make it off since my wife really wants to end up on the East Coast. Obviously Colorado makes that difficult, though I think the job placement statistics are largely a function of the choices students make before attending law school, i.e. students are more likely to attend a school in a region they want to work in. What I really want is a school with a solid reputation with a more diverse environment than what Utah offers...Colorado fits the bill I guess, at least if you count the ultra liberal rich kids :)I'll be in touch and thanks again...

Boulder
Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

Okay, so the law school bldg is beautiful, and I enjoyed the students and faculty I was able to meet. I even gave them my deposit rather than relying on the mail. Honestly though, the University of Utah did a much better job selling themselves...I wanted Colorado to make my decision easier. Instead, I found myself with a lot of doubtful feelings. It bugged me that they cut every activity short due to time constraints because they only planned for half a day. I couldn't figure out why they were in such a hurry especially when most of us in attendence spent more time traveling there than they spent introducting us to the school. Even with those complaints, I feel good about living in Boulder, and attending the law school. I'm still hoping for Washington though...How about you, are you going to keep UW as an option? And I agree with pretty much everything you said about job placements. If you want to work in the region, I think it's much easier to get a job because all those reasons you mentioned. If I want to work out of their sphere of influence, I would need to domost of the work myself...contacting them, traveling for interviews and so forth. But, I also believe it's not that hard either. My brother-in-law went to one of the worst schools known to mankind but did okay, targeted an area, past the bar, and got a job in fairly short order.

And that was me...
Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

I hate how this site makes me do this...

UMN
Wednesday, August 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats. How were you notified by UMN? Thanks.

UH vs CO & AU
Wednesday, August 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

My wife\\\\\\\'s family is all in Houston and they\\\\\\\'re all attorneys with connections. UH is also in the 4th largest legal market (at least that\\\\\\\'s what I read). We also wanted to end up in Houston. Plus, it\'s going to be a ton cheaper than CO & AU. When it came down to it they\'re all regional schools and I had to take other factors into consideration other than ranking. UMN would be a different story though, and thats my first choice. I don\'t plan on getting in, but I\'m happy with UH either way.

UMN
Wednesday, August 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. Looks like I got the WL email. I guess I can\'t complain. It appears you\'re trying to decide between UMN and CU? My 2 cents would be to go to UMN, even though CU has a sick new building and moving up in the ranking. Although if you really want to end up in the Colorado area and they gave some $$ then you\'d have a tough decision. Other than that UMN is a sweet school that you\'ll never have to apologize for. Again, Congrats, hopefully i get the call.

UMN
Wednesday, August 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Do you happen to know if the chances of getting off the wait -list are relatively good or not?

Waitlists
Monday, November 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Looks like you\'ve had a great cycle as well! I\'m still waiting to see what the financial aid package will look like. If it is pretty good I might have to reconsider BU. Are you headed to UW for sure?

congrats!!!
Sunday, September 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey there, I\'ve been kind of following your profile, rooting for you to get into UW, and you did. So a great big congrats!!! I\'m planning on heading there myself so I guess we\'ll be classmates in the fall. Make sure you join the yahoo group, its great! I\'ll talk to you later.