optimusbjork (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
College of William and Mary Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/18/06 Rec: 12/18/06 Comp: 01/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/07 Upd: 15 years
Hamline University F Accepted W Type: RA $15,700 Sent: 01/05/07 Rec: 01/06/07 Comp: 01/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/07 Upd: 15 years
Marquette University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/17/07 Rec: 01/18/07 Comp: 02/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 15 years
Temple University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/10/07 Rec: 01/11/07 Comp: 01/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
DePaul University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/07 Rec: 01/10/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/07 Upd: 15 years
Indiana University Bloomington Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/07 Rec: 01/24/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 01/29/07 Rec: 01/30/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Georgia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/20/06 Rec: 12/21/06 Comp: 02/06/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Toledo Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/07 Rec: 01/05/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA $18,000 Sent: 01/04/07 Rec: 01/05/07 Comp: 01/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville Accepted A Type: RA $3,000 Sent: 12/31/06 Rec: 01/02/07 Comp: 01/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 15 years
Southern Methodist University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/31/06 Rec: 01/02/07 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Catholic University of America Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/07 Rec: 01/05/07 Comp: 01/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/07 Upd: 15 years
George Mason University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: 12/19/06 Comp: 01/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Maryland Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/18/06 Rec: 12/20/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/18/06 Rec: 12/18/06 Comp: 01/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/07 Upd: 15 years
University of New Hampshire School of Law Accepted W Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 12/28/06 Rec: 12/28/06 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 15 years
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F Accepted W Type: RA $8,000 Sent: 12/27/06 Rec: 01/03/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/07 Upd: 15 years
Pace University Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 12/28/06 Rec: 01/03/07 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/07 Upd: 15 years
Lewis and Clark College Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 02/05/07 Rec: 02/06/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/07 Upd: 15 years
Baylor University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/07 Rec: 01/05/07 Comp: 01/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
American University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/20/06 Rec: 12/20/06 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/20/07 Rec: 01/22/07 Comp: 02/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/07 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 157
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.35
  • Degree GPA: 3.67
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

I did a few things outside of class, but most of my free time was spent working through school.

Went to undergrad at a public university in TN. B.A. in English.

Graduate degree--MLS

157/3.35 (3.67 degree)

Additional info & updates

1/3/07--Still waiting on Maryland to request my report. I haven't received any "complete" notices yet.

1/4/07--Email from W&M stating that my application is now complete.

1/5/07--Maryland finally requested my report. Yay! Email confirmation from Baylor with my status check password info.

1/8/07--Email from Illinois stating that my application is now complete.

1/9/07--Email that I'm complete at UTK. That was fast!

1/11/07--More complete notifications via email from SMU, Pace, Franklin Pierce, and American.

01/24/07--Got three emails from GMU yesterday telling me that my app is complete.

*Phone call from admissions rep at Hamline congratulating me on my acceptance and offer of Dean's Merit scholarship: $15,700/yr renewable. Details forthcoming in the mail! Yay!

01/26/07--Email from Pierce. I'm in! No mention of money, but they're sending me an official letter with "further information," so I'm hoping they offer me a scholarship or something. :-)

01-26-07--Came home to two rejection letters from American and Maryland. I knew they were dings from what I've read on this message board. Oh well...their loss, right?

01-29-07--Letter from Pierce came today. Offer of $12,000/yr scholarship with 3.2 GPA. Cool!

01-30-07--Email from Temple stating that my file is complete.

02-02-07--I was among those who got the now infamous Hofstra email on Friday. I was able to login, but I'll wait for their official acceptance notification before changing my status on here from "pending" to "accepted" just in case it was a glitch.

02-05-07--Got my Hofstra acceptance in the mail today. Came priority with $18,000k/yr scholarship and free t-shirt. There was a very nice hand-written note about my work experience and professional background.

02-06-07--Got my rejection letter from Illinois today. I was expecting it soon, so no big surprise there. *sigh* I'm really starting to wish I was retaking the LSAT this Saturday.

*Complete at UGA via status checker.

02-09-07--spoke with very nice admissions rep from UTK on the phone. I'm in!!! With in-state tuition. YES!

02-10-07--Rejection letter from DePaul. Don't care. I got into Tennessee!

02-12-07--UTA status checker says my file is complete. Got my acceptance letter from UTK in the mail! I actually squealed with delight when I opened it. I also got an acceptance letter from Marquette today--thin envelope in case you were wondering. No mention of $$$ though. With each acceptance so far, I get one rejection to balance it out. I'm at 5 and 4 now,so I expect a rejection from somewhere this week to balance everything out again. I hope it's not from Catholic.

02-16-07--In at Pace with $15K/yr scholarship. Came in large Priority Mail envelope.

02-19-07--Sending out four withdraw forms tomorrow for Pierce, Pace, Hofstra and Marquette. Pierce was a tough decision to make since I want to do IP law. Hopefully, this will make some room for others on waitlists.

02-20-07--FINALLY heard from Catholic today with a waitlist letter. It's starting to look more and more like I will be Knoxville-bound in August. I'm still very excited about Tennessee. It's a solid school PLUS I scored in-state residency.

02-21-07--Email from Penn State. I'm in! More info to follow in the mail. Rock on.

02-23-07--Came home to two large packets--one from Penn State and one from St. Thomas. St. Thomas offered me $8,000 merit scholarship/yr. I'm narrowing down my choices, so I'll be withdrawing from St. Thomas next week. No word on money from Penn State, but I'm hoping that will come later.

02-28-07--Scholarship letter from Penn State came today. $5K/yr renewable as long as I'm in top half of class. I was kind of hoping for a little more dough.

03-05-07--Ok, DC, I get it! You don't want me. Fine. Your cost-of-living is too expensive anyway, so there.

Got accepted at Toledo. No mention of $$$, but it's nice to get an acceptance to balance out the George Mason ding. *sigh*

03-19-07--Came back from vacation to find a rejection letter from UTA (shocked!) and a deferral letter from L&C. Found out about the Georgia ding via status checker.

03-26-07--I've decided I will be attending UTK. I'm still going to leave my application status up since I'm still curious about the remaining schools I haven't heard from. Good luck to everyone and hopefully I'll see some of you in Knoxville!

03-28-07--Waitlisted at W&M. Do you have any idea how relieved I am that I wasn't rejected? They've been my top choice from the beginning, and it's validating enough to know that I *could* possibly, maybe get into a T1 school.

07-22-07--Moving to Knoxville in 3 weeks. Orientation begins Aug. 20th. Good luck to everyone with your first year!

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LSAT in Dec?
Tuesday, September 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

are you still taking the lsat in Dec? If you are, would you like to do some timed tests together? I have some extra preptests I can share. let me know

It's Starting
Tuesday, September 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

I've applied to six schools so far. I think I'm going to cool it for a bit until I know my LSAT score. I kinda feel like I'm jumping the gun, but then again I feel like I've at least got to get my apps in. I don't think I could have picked a worse time to take the LSAT and apply to law schools. *sigh*

LSAT Finally!
Tuesday, September 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

I was shocked to get my LSAT score yesterday afternoon. While a 157 isn't anything special, it's much better than my diagnostic score of 148. I've decided not to retake in February and just see where I can get in w/my GPA & LSAT. I'm hoping that my personal statement and professional work experience will help round out my application package.

Pierce
Friday, December 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks, Pierce notified me within 15 days after sending in the application. They actually sent me an email and said that the letter would be coming in the mail

good luck
Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

i think you'll get into Maryland. best of luck this cycle!

Catholic Law
Sunday, July 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

Re: Catholic - they notified me with a HUGE packet in the mail. I also got an email a few weeks ahead of time with financial aid information in it. I wasn't sure though if everyone got that or if it went out to admitted students only. Good luck!

Maryland
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

I applied to MD as well and they just pulled my LSAC file today. Good Luck!

No problem
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I noticed we've applied to some of the same schools! GMU is next on my list and then I might be done. You applying to any PT programs or just full time?

UST
Saturday, December 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks-The UST scholarship is $5000 a year for three years, with little contingency. Good luck with this process!

Good luck!
Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey! Thanks for the comments. I'm all over the board on where I'm applying to, but hopefully I get some good news. Good luck to you as well. I see we're applying to some of the same schools.

Congrats!
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

On your first acceptance and on the $$$! Did you withdraw your apps from SMU and Catholic?

DePaul
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I have to say family appeasement was part of the reason I applied. I just hope it's not telling of what I will hear from other school...gotta love the waiting! : )

Congrats! & Condolences...
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yay on your 2nd acceptance!!! Yup, American and UM's loss!

you too
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yea good luck with the rest of your cycle. We really did apply to a lot of the same places. Hopefully, we will be selecting a lot more "accepted" in our status before the cycle is over! Good luck!

Catholic/Thanks
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Yeah, I am really looking forward to that acceptance e-mail from Catholic. feel like we might have a lot in common in terms of score and hoping the work experience and personal statements make the difference. I'm pretty sure Catholic is a good fit for me, especially with the Institute I applied to. And it is their loss, regarding Maryland and American. We went complete at Catholic the same day, I think the e-mail might come this week, don't you?

UTK
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thank You! Tennessee notified me through a one page letter. It took about three weeks from the time I sent my application through LSAC for them to reach a decision. Good luck!

Thanks for the words
Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

College Park sucks anyways.

CUA
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm noticing activity with Catholic...I'm pulling for you, me, and mzarypzat!

hey
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

All my scholarship listings are totals for all 3 years...but it would be really cool if they were for each year ;-) Congrats on Hamline, Franklin Pierce, and the other acceptances coming your way!

GMU
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Did your complete notice say not to expect a decision before March 1st? Well, at least I won't worry about that one for awhile.

hofstra
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I could login too- I think that means that we are actually in, but I'm not 100%, I guess we'll find out for sure when the acceptance letter comes in.

UTK
Sunday, December 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your note about UTK. I could hardly believe the letter when I got it. It was almost too quick. Hopefully they will let you know soon too. Waiting is hard. :) Did you ever check the Maryland status checker? Mine has been the same (application recieved) for what feels like forever. Did you get any completion info from them, or just the final decision?

UTK
Sunday, December 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your note about UTK. I could hardly believe the letter when I got it. It was almost too quick. Hopefully they will let you know soon too. Waiting is hard. :) Did you ever check the Maryland status checker? Mine has been the same (application received) for what feels like forever. Did you get any completion info from them, or just the final decision?

Don't worry
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. I would assume from when you sent out your apps that it will probably be about one or two weeks before the decisions REALLY start rolling in. With so many of our apps in the same place (I know a lot of mine ar hidden), who knows, we may end up as 1Ls together. Good luck with everything!!!!

Catholic
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

This is the week...I hope.

Hamline
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

I did consider Hamline, but decided I really didn't want to move to St. Paul, Minn. Lol...kind of a lame reason, but a reason nonetheless.

Thank you!
Monday, November 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Best of Luck with Catholic! I was very surprised. No word on scholarship money yet.

Pierce
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

Pierce is my top choice. my lsat is terrible, but everything else on my app is really good. how did you rank against the normal ranges at pierce? (above or below) with my lsat, i dont even know if i have a chance

CUA Thanks!
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I got the email around 2:30 EST time. Good luck...I'm pulling for ya'll. It seemed to be a blast email (went to my junk mail actually) to part-time applicants.

CUA
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good to hear that e-mail was only to part timers. Now I don't feel so nervous. Still crossing my fingers for us! Maybe today!?

pierce
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

i hope youre right. i just sucks that one test is holding me back. do you have any real interest in going to pierce or was it just a safety?

UTK
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations! :) Did they call you or did you call them?

UTK
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

That's awesome!! I'm assuming you're not from TN if they're offering you instate? I hope this means that the letter they sent out to everyone includes scholarship info! (They keep emailing about the "delay" in "The Business Letter") Everyone at UTK has been so ridiculously nice to me, it's keeping them at the top of my list, that's for sure! I guess it pays off to be bold sometimes :)

UTK
Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on UTK! DePaul can suck it.

UTK
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

congrats on UTK and thanks for withdrawing from pierce...opens up some spots for ppl like me!

Tennessee
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the nice comment! So are you pretty sure you are going to UTK? Some friends of mine went there for undergrad and really loved it. Good luck with the rest of your cycle.

Congrats!
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Looks like you've gotten quite a bit of good news since I last checked this board! That's great about TN! I bet you'll be pulled off the waitlist at Catholic soon though!

Pierce
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I just found out that I am accepted at Pierce!

Congrats!
Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances. It sounds like you're happy with the choices you have so far. Stupid American for rejecting both of us. They don't know what they're missing. Hope the rest of your cycle goes well.

Congrats too!
Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your schools too! Have it narrowed down at all? American stung because it was my first rejection. I got my waitlist from Temple today which was a bit of a surprise since I had a fee waiver from them. Oh well. Hope the rest of your cycle goes well and you end up where you want to be.

not sure
Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm still waiting on a few schools before I make up my mind. But it's kind of narrowed down to Santa Clara and Rutgers Camden right now. And if DePaul decides to take me off the waitlist I might go there. But of course if UCLA decides to be crazy and offer me admission then I'd go there in a heart beat.

Congrats
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all the acceptances so far. Have you decided where you are going to attend? I'm really leaning to UTK, but I still don't know for sure.

99.9% sure
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yea, I'm pretty sure I'll be at the law preview day. I guess it just all depends if I can get off work or not. I visited the campus over the weekend and was VERY impressed. I really think I'll be sending in my seat deposit pretty soon.

May 25th
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

I think I'll probably end up going to the May 25th law preview day.

UT
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yaaaay, a fellow TLSer at UTK! We will have to meet up and grab some lunch or coffee sometime!

UTK
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yes. The scholarship basically evens it out to where I would pay in-state tuition, and I have heard that getting in state at UTK while a student is nearly impossible. Congratulations on making a final decision. I am still going back and forth and patiently :) waiting for UGA and UNC and U of M

Can't wait
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'll see ya there!

UT
Tuesday, August 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I didn't meet you yesterday, did I? I tried to mingle around a bit to see if anyone from here or LSD was around, but I figured it would be strange if, after meeting someone for the first time, I ask them if they are on LSD. Heh. Looks like I'll be in Knoxville this fall, though. I was quite impressed.

UTK
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on making your decision--it must feel so good. Do you move down there soon? I am considering UTK more and more each day--any thoughts?

UT 2007
Tuesday, March 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am really interested in UT this cycle... any advice?