My background is heavy in environmental, however, I am not positive that I will be going into environmental law.
I am primarily interested in government and administrative law.
Didn't do well on LSAT....guess we will see how the admissions process turns out.
I added Denver because of the fact that it has rained here in Portland for 23 out of the last 30 days (being from AZ, I don't like that), the fact that I've given serious thought to living there in the past and have not talked to one person who didn't love it, and they look like they have some really great programs. Additionally, they look like they have some good contacts with resource agencies. It's a late application, but hopfully my desire for PT status will help me out.
1/17: For those of you interested in school in Portland, there have been 2 days that it has not rained in the last month. It's been at least a month since the sun has been visible for more than 5 minutes. I spent almost $200 this weekend installing special light bulbs throughout my house. Beware, it's one thing to "like the rain" and another to tolerate this climate. Just an FYI.
2/2 Very late in the process but I'm applying to McGeroge. Another good program in Government Affairs in a doable location as my previous employer is headquartered there. I hope I'm not too late!
2/3 Wow! McGeorge is johnny-on-the-spot! They requested my report the same day I transmitted my application. I'm sure they won't make a decision quite as quickly but it is refreshing having be most of my other schools have not been so quick about it. In another week I'm going to have to call Oregon so see if I'm complete (I read somewhere to give them at least 6 weeks before following up).
2/10 In at Willamette. Regular letter sized envelope that was a little on the heavy side. It was expected but I had hoped for some $$$. Will appeal to their good graces for some cash.
2/24 Willamette has no good graces. Am getting very antsy to see if I get accepted anywhere else. I've heard they are a good school but the way that things were explained to me just rubbed me the wrong way. The administrator had not put any information in my file into the context of the discussion. They really only seem to care about students that will improve their rankings. What's new.
2/28 Denver waitlist via e-mail. Better than a ding but I'm not sure I want to wait that long to make the decision.
3/7 Called L&C to check on application status and found out I was deferred. For the other deferrees, he told me that this means that if they don't get enough matriculated admits, then they will review our files again. IMO this is worse than a waitlist, but better than a rejection. If memory serves, there have not been any waitlisted people so maybe they aren't doing that this year.
3/15 Got the official deferral letter from L&C. States that my application is still active.
3/30 In at McGeorge. Large envelope date 3/27. Honors at Entrance pays for books.
4/4 Withdrew from McGeroge and Willamette. I'm 99.9% sure that I've changed my mind about law school and decided not to go. If I get into L&C or Oregon, I will reconsider and I'm staying in the Denver hunt out of curiosity.
5/4 Received call from L&C informing me that I'm in. This was my first choice so that is good. I now have until next Friday to decide if I really want to go to law school. I haven't withdrawn from the rest of my schools because, as another poster said "I paid for that decision". I'm very interested if Oregon will ever make a decision on me as they will not respond to my emails.
5/4 Received letter from Oregon today. I can't believe I didn't get flat out rejected anywhere. That give some hope to the mediocre non-trad students of the world!
5/12 Well, the L&C acceptance has swayed my previously decided mind in the other direction. Looks like I'm going to law school!! Now if I could just find $80,000 in change in my car or in my couch, that would truly make my day.
5/15 U of Oregon had asked for a letter of continued interest and since I'm not going to send one, I guess that means that I've withdrawn.
8/8 I guess U of Oregon didn't get my withdrawl hint. No biggie though. I do kinda wonder if I would have been accepted if I had sent a letter of interest.