sarcasticintj (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Lewis and Clark College Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Cincinnati Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/08 Upd: 14 years
Indiana University Bloomington Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/08 Upd: 14 years
Wake Forest University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Oregon Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Kentucky Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 11/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Iowa Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 14 years
Ohio State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Georgia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/11/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/19/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Connecticut Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Nebraska Lincoln Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/08 Upd: 14 years
Loyola University Chicago Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/08 Upd: 14 years
University of South Carolina Accepted Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/07 Upd: 15 years
Case Western Reserve University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 161
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.8
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Small Private
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

GPA killed by health problems in the last year. If schools focus on previous grades and extracurriculars, I may have a better chance than it would otherwise seem.

Even so, I'm expecting at least 10 rejection letters. No big deal. I'll see what shakes out and make the most of it.

I've accepted that my cycle probably won't be very pretty since I decided not to delve into Tiers 3 and 4. Hopefully this was the right decision, though if anyone has an informed opinion on either side of the argument, I'd love to hear it.

Schools I've visited so far:

DePaul
Loyola Chicago
Indiana - Bloomington
Lewis & Clark
University of Oregon

So, if I can answer any questions about any of those schools, fire away...

Additional info & updates

***NOTE: Scholarship amounts are per year.

12/10 - Accepted at South Carolina! They sent the letter (big envelope) to my permanent address for some reason but I think my mom was excited that she got to open it for me. :)

12/31 - Home from break and had a deferral waiting from Kentucky. To be honest, I was surprised it wasn't a rejection based on some other LSN profiles. My file will be considered again in February, so we'll see what happens. Happy New Year!

01/12 - Waitlisted at Loyola Chicago. Hmm. Considering that means pretty much no $$, I think that eliminates LU-C for me but I'm going to stay on the waitlist until I know more.

01/14 - Rejection from the other other OSU. It's okay, I could never have brought myself to cheer for the Buckeyes anyway. (And they really weren't high on my list.)

01/17 - Deferred at IU, application probably not considered again before April 15. I'm both hugely flattered and hugely disappointed. Since Indiana is pretty high on my wish list, I'll probably start begging via another LOR and midterm grades in March. Any other ideas?

01/18 - Tennessee rejection by mail. Not a big shock but still a bummer. Trying to stick to my "make the best of it" mantra after a pretty crappy week...

01/22 - I believe I get the honors of being the first rejection from U. of Nebraska on LSN. I wasn't expecting this one but fine... who wants to live in Nebraska anyway? (10 points for maturity.)

01/25 - Looks like I get to be LSN's first reject for Iowa too! ISIS status checker now says "Not Accepted" instead of "In Progress" so I think it's safe to assume that's a ding. I'm sure there will be something in the mail shortly to confirm. Iowa was always a huge stretch anyway so I'm not surprised. Good luck to everyone else! --- Later: I came home to a rejection from Wisconsin, another big stretch. So much for a lucky fluke!

01/30 - The predicted letter from Iowa arrived. (Small envelope.) At least their rejection was one of those flowery nice ones...?

02/04 - UConn rejection by mail. Small envelope. Morale unfazed.

02/12 - Kentucky rejection after 2nd review. I'll take partial credit for this one as I didn't bother to follow up with a LOCI or anything other than fall grades. Persistence may have helped but the spot is better suited for someone more enthusiastic about UK anyway. Good luck if you fit that description!

02/19 - Georgia reject via status checker. Finally!

03/03 - Waitlisted by UO. My first non-rejection in a month and a half but this stings a bit as I'm an OR resident. C'mon now, Eugene. Guess UO will be added to the list of schools receiving another LOR and midterm grades. Not sure what else I can do.

03/15 - Wake Forest rejection in little envelope. Eh, okay. Over it.

I welcome comments, suggestions, questions, whatever. Hope everyone else's luck this cycle is better than mine so far. :-)

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Congrats
Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 07:00 PM

SC is a great school. I would definitely be excited about that one.

RE: UTK
Friday, August 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thank you! Yeah, I will mostly decide based on visits. Cost will also be a factor in my decision. If UTK offers some money that would make it number one on my list.

Indiana
Friday, August 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

That sucks about the deferral. I got it as well.

Deferral
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

At least you got something from Indiana. I'd be really pumped to get in there, but we'll see. It's tough.

Nebraska
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

I am considering it, however, after an offer from Pittsburgh I would say I need to see some green from them.

RE: Bloomington
Thursday, December 13 2007 at 07:00 PM

I visited IU at the end of May when the weather was perfect so it was pretty easy to fall in love with the campus. (The landscaping, etc. is gorgeous... they're constantly winning awards for that, I think.) The law school is pretty impressive, too. The law building is in a nice location on the southwest corner of campus. The facilities all looked up to date and the overall atmosphere was very comfortable, I thought. (Some places feel a bit stuffy, no?) I think what impressed me most was the law library. That's another thing I know they've won awards for and topped rankings, etc. Plenty of study spaces and a great open building. The only thing that I can readily think of that would turn someone off of Indiana is Bloomington. If you're not into the rural medium-sized college-town thing, Indiana would probably make a very different impression.

Nebraska
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear about Nebraska. The only thing I can think of here is they are into high GPAs.

columbia
Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

noticed you asked about cola on someone else's wall... i'm currently living here... basically, columbia isn't as bad as most of the rest of the state; however, sc is not very progressive on the whole (excluding charleston). columbia's substantial legal community, though, is much more liberal than the general populous. the city itself is like most other state capitals, with several high-end restaurants and bars, but it also has a distinctly southern college town feel to it. let me know if you have any other questions, and best of luck!

RE: SC
Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hi there! I'm a SC native so I know a lot about USC and the Columbia area. Overall, it's a good school (much better than its ranking indicates). The actual campus is very nice, but the law school building is not. They are in the process of building a new law building which will be the best in the country. Columbia is a very friendly city. I'm very liberal and although USC is a conservative school I don't think you'd have any problems. There are plenty of Democrats. I hope you like it! The SC legal market is growing so it's a great place to work/live.

UK
Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too! I'm waiting very impatiently for some decision. It's my top choice. What's your top choice? Anyways, Good luck!

Loyola Chicago
Thursday, January 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

How was the campus? Did you like it?

RE
Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Leaning toward Tulane at this point if I can get in(headed down there for a visit in a couple weeks), but if I sneak into UGA/Wake/Emory/Boulder I'm not sure what I'd do. Also, I'm in-state at USC, so the cheap factor may be tempting. Where are you leaning toward?

Favorite?
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Which campus did you like the most of all the schools you visited?

keep your head up!!
Saturday, December 15 2007 at 07:00 PM

Sorry for not saying hello sooner. Congrats on you acceptance!! Keep your head up!! You are still going to law school next year!

just checking in...
Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

to see if you have decided to move to columbia or not... hope all is well.