4/20/09-Well, my cycle is finally over. On Wisconsin's dime, I took a trip to Madison to check out the school. Was pretty impressed, but ultimately it makes no sense money-wise to pick it over Tulane since they would be about $20K a year more than tulane, and I really don't think I can handle the harsh winters (plus big-10 football culture confuses me, as I come from a college with a relatively crappy football team). Sent in my second deposit to Tulane, and am ready to move to NOLA in the fall!
4/8/09-withdrew from SU as of this week. very sad to let that one go, as I LOVED seattle. however, going to a school with sketchy employment prospects/shaky scholarship conditions is not a good enough investment for me. I also visited Tulane this past week and loved it. New Orleans is a really neat city. My one regret is that I was incredibly sick/tired upon getting to the ASD, so I didn't really maximize my time there. oh well, went ahead and put down my initial deposit. just have one more visit to go at uw. but unless they really impress me or actually show me some scholly love, i think it's gonna be tulane.
3/25/09-Just got back from my L&C/Seattle U visit. Was much more impressed with Seattle (both the school and the city) than I was with L&C. I am withdrawing from L&C at this point, but Seattle is still definitely in the running. REALLY wish I had gotten into U Washington, as I really like the U District area and going to the best school in the PNW would definitely be a no-brainer, since I liked the area so much. My one hesitation with SU at this point is job prospects.....(and I didn't get many answers while I was there visiting)
In other news, American waitlisted me for the second year in a row. Since this most definitely means no scholly money from them, and I have other good options at this point, I think it is time to withdraw. Laters, WCL
3/3/09-Getting a little impatient with American, so I emailed them. Got a very short response, letting me know that they have not made a decision yet. Sigh.
3/1/08-got my acceptance tote from Tulane, and was very surprised at the scholly offer (was expecting about $10K and got double that). I think at this point, unless Emory accepts me or American accepts me and throws some money my way, Tulane is looking like the best option. I went ahead and filled out the scholarship application at Wisconsin, but unless they offer some serious money, Tulane will definitely make more sense money-wise.
Extra excited about my Seattle U and L&C trips, though. There's still a chance the draw of the PNW will lure me in.
Oh, and I have decided to withdraw from NUSL, UPitt, and U Oregon, for all of you hopefuls on their waiting lists....
2/25/09-ACCEPTED AT TULANE!!! after waiting for 3 months for them to even look at my application, it only took them three business days to accept me. i am hoping for some scholarship money from them. extra excited about Tulane because they started the first Law and Sexuality Law Review.
Really happy with how this cycle has turned out. Now just waiting on AU and Emory!
2/23/09-Got my final "shoo-in" acceptance today from UO. Very confused on the paltry $2K scholarship-has this school run out of money?
In other news, I'm about to buy my plane ticket to Wisconsin, and I am finally under review at Tulane after 3 months.
2/14/09-Rejected by UW on Valentine's Day. Love hurts sometimes. Hoping this means I get the rest of my decisions soon, though, so I can start to whittle the list down.
2/9/09-I've gotten some calls of congrats from both L&C and Seattle, which is a nice touch. I've also decided to go to the U Wisconsin ASW in March, so that I can check out the QLaw Gala. Waiting to hear back from the admissions office to see if they will offer a travel stipend.
2/4/09-Checked my UWashington status checker. Looks like I should be getting a decision letter from them in the mail. I'm pretty sure it will be a rejection, but I can still dream, can't I?
2/3/09-Recently got back from a tour of UPitt and Northeastern. Was not too impressed with UPitt, but Pittsburgh seemed like a cool city. Definitely matched up with the good reports I have heard. I will probably withdraw from UPitt soon though. I liked Northeastern, but am a little wary to go there, seeing as the COL in Boston is sky-high and job prospects out of NU might not be as strong as some of the other schools I have gotten into (plus they kind of scrimp on the merit scholarships). Super bummed about that, though, because I LOVED Boston. Such an amazing place. And definitely way gayer than Nashville.
Also, when we got back into town, I had a letter waiting for me from L&C. In with $10,000. I'm hoping I can negotiate a little more money out of them, but happy they finally got out a decision.
Still patiently waiting for Tulane and American...
1/13/09-Bought our plane tickets to Seattle and Portland. I know it's sort of jumping the gun to book one for Portland at this point, but based on last year's numbers I should be in at L&C. Plus we got a good deal on our tickets.
1/4/09-In at Wisconsin as of a few days ago, no info on money yet. Definitely a solid school, and the idea of not having to take the bar is definitely appealing. The chance at Chicago is also intriguing, but not sure if myself or my girlfriend would want to live in Wisconsin for three years.
1/2/09-Got half tuition at Pitt and Seattle, and money at Northeastern. Sooo excited to visit Northeastern later this month! Their co-op sounds great and Boston seems incredible. Hopefully I will hear back from some other schools soon, but I'm jazzed that I have these options already and so happy that I took a year off to improve my score and get some work experience to make these options even possible!
12/18/08-First acceptance to UPitt. Decent school, and I'm glad I got in. Hoping to hear from Northeastern before the year is up since I did EA non-binding.
10/25/08-Let the mass application-submission process begin!
10/24/08-Got my score back. A little lower than my average, but within the range of what I was hoping for, so I'll take it.
Interested in family law/employment law for LGBT community or possibly environmental law.
This is my second application cycle. The first one didn't turn out too hot, so I retook my LSAT, bumped up my score 5 points (with an addendum to explain the discrepancy in scores), and am now hopefully more competitive for the schools I am interested in. Would love to live either in DC, Boston, Portland, or Seattle, seeing as they all have large LGBT communities (and thus a large pool of potential clients!).