Summer '11----POST SCRIPT...
Took the Bar Exam last July (7/10) and Passed on my first try ! Was admitted to the NYS Bar this past March ! Now am being groomed to be an in-house attorney for a significant financial house.
ALL THE BEST !!!!
I AM GRATIFIED THAT MY PROFILE HAS BEEN VIEWED OVER 10,000 TIMES ! AND I THANK SO MANY OF YOU WHO HAVE PERSONALLY TOLD ME HOW HELPFUL THIS PAGE IS WITH REGARDS TO REVIEWING ONE OF THE TOP PUBLIC LAW SCHOOLS IN THE NORTHEAST: UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL ! I URGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THEIR WEB SITE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW THIS LAW SCHOOL IS REALLY "ON THE MOVE"....
Graduated this past May....took the Bar Exam last month....Am now signing off from active participation with lawschoolnumbers.com
Thanks to all of you who have checked out my page...and best wishes in your law school careers..
April 2010......Less than two months now to graduation...
WISH ALL THOSE APPLYING MUCH LUCK ! OUR SCHOOL IS FAST BECOMING NATIONALLY KNOWN !
I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU APPLY AND ENROLL !!!
Spent entire junior year studying in England.
Interned at both a major art gallery and a public defender's office.
Received an e-mail 2/6 from Michigan State congratulating me on being accepted !
2/24---Big envelope from Pace...accepted and awarded $12,000 a year scholarship
2/24--Thin envelope from Penn State...Am waitlisted but the tone of the letter was positive and indicated that I was a "strong candidate".
2/12--Received acceptance to New York Law School (snail mail business sized envelope)
2/20---Contacted Penn State--they indicated that my application is now under review.
2/20---Hofstra is "Complete"
2/20--Contacted Albany--they didn't have references which had been requested--they are obtaining them ASAP.
2/27---BIG ENVELOPE FROM SUNY BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL ! ACCEPTED !!! HURRAH !!!!
3/12---Withdrawing from New York Law School, Pace, and Michigan State. These are fine places but my acceptance at University of Buffalo Law School clearly trumps my going to these schools.
3/14---Received e-mail from U of Denver that I had been waitlisted. Asked if I wanted to remain on the waitlist..the message included the comment that they "did not anticipate' accepting anyone off the wait list.
I contrasted this less than positive message with Penn State's almost "upbeat" message in their wait list letter.'
I am withdrawing from U of Denver as there seems to be little hope of anyone getting accepted from their waitlist...wonder why they waitlist anyone if they are not accepting anyone off it.
Bottom line is Thumbs up to Penn State for their tone and their message on this.
I am thrilledl for U of Buffalo acceptance....they are a great law school ---Strong Tier 2 !! USNews rates it 80th in the USA and Law School 100 rates it 65th !
and with SUNY tuition...most affordable--$20,000-$30,000 a year less than private law schools !!....I think more and more this is where I will be 'hanging my law school hat' !
3-17--Hofstra...the sequel...received two letters from them today...one letter of two pages extolling the virtures of their interim dean. The other a letter indicating that I am wait listed. Starting out with sending an e-mail to all that applied, including me that we were accepted, then letting us know it was all a mistake.....well, I am withdrawing my application...
3/19--Accepted at "CUSE" ! They are an up and coming law school...From what I've read they are the top rated Tier 3 school and should get into Tier 2.
Postscript on "CUSE"....with my UB acceptance I withdrew my app from Syracuse...but do note that IF I had been waitlisted at UB...my deposit would have been in to "CUSE"....they are a classy school....lots of communication and the shirt was a nice touch !
3/22--Vermont sent e-mail that they never got my application....so I guess I will mark "Withdrawn" . Good school for environmental, but not one I would have finally attended.
UPDATE ON RANKINGS:
US News and World Report just came out with latest rankings on law schools:
University of Buffalo moved up to 77th. Tied with University of Denver. Penn State is 91st.
My University of Buffalo acceptance is looking better and better !!!!
In Feb I checked with Albany and they said they had not sent for info and were about to do so....got a letter from them 4/9 that they still needed info.
4/15--Received letter from Albany Law School saying everything is there for them to make a decision.
4/16---RECEIVED LARGE ENVELOPE with acceptance to CUNY Law School. They are enrolling 150 students in their class.
As of 4/17 I am waiting on Albany Law School as well as awaiting word from Penn State with regards to getting off their wait list and receiving an offer of admission.
4/19--Faxed CUNY Law School. Thanked them for their offer of admission but withdrew my application.
Go to www.ilrg.com and find that University of Buffalo is 33rd in the nation with regards to employment after graduation !!!!
4/28--Checked stats on those waitlisted by Penn State..my numbers appear to be at the top of the range, but one never knows what will happen in this law school admissions journey. My undergrad college is Top Tier National Liberal Arts--hope they consider that.
5/2--Received letter from Penn State asking if I would still like to be on their wait list. I am replying that I appreciated their consideration of my candidacy but that I am withdrawing my name from their wait list. Penn State is a good school...but bottom line it's 91st vs U Buffalo being 77...and the price differential each year is probably $30000...so no brainer. Would be interested in hearing from folks currently on Penn State wait list...how their journey is going.
AM GOING TO UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO ! Room deposit was sent in long ago as was deposit for a fall seat in the class of 2010 !!!
Curious fact: Albany Law School never sent me anything after their letter I received on 4/15 that they had everything for admission decision. My numbers for that school are what I consider VERY STRONG....maybe the application got lost in the shuffle....and so it goes...
Good luck everyone !
Just received an e-mail from the Dean at UB Law School. They have added 5 VERY HIGH POWERED faculty members for this year and will be adding more next year !
One new addition is both an MD and JD who will be heading the joint MPH/JD Program !
LATE JULY NEWS...
7/25--Got my classes/professors for UB Law ! EVERYONE HAS IVY LEAGUE CREDENTIALS...One prof from Yale Law, Two Profs from Harvard Law, one prof from Cornell Law !!!!!
I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HITTING THE BEACHES AT UB !!!!!!
Outstanding experience so far at UB Law ! My criminal law professor wrote the text we're using !!
ilrg.com index NOW RATES UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL 29th IN THE NATION WITH REGARDS TO EMPLOYMENT AT GRADUATION !!!!!!!!!!
UB LAW SCHOOL RAISES THE BAR !!!!!
Class of 2011 Profile
Introducing the most highly selective class in the history of the University at Buffalo Law School. From a national application pool of 2,304 %u2013a 52% increase from last year%u2013 this talented group attended some of the best undergraduate schools in the country. We look forward to their upcoming contributions to the law school.
Median LSAT: 157
Median GPA: 3.48
Applications Received: 2,304 ( 52%)
Entering Class: 222
Percentage of Applicants Admitted: 31%
Age Range: 20-39
Average Age: 24
Age 25 : 30%
Advanced Degrees: 12%
Ethnic Diversity: 16%
Out of State Population: 16%
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Colleges Represented: 91 plus foreign-educated students
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APRIL '09----2010 UB LAW RANKINGS !!!:
UB LAW HAS RISEN FROM 100th to 85th ranking on the 2010 USNWR Rankings ! Our new dean has us ON THE MOVE !
FOR A LOT LESS MONEY, YOU GET A STELLAR LEGAL EDUCATION FROM A LAW SCHOOL RANKED HIGHER THAN: HOFSTRA, SYRACUSE, ALBANY, PACE, or NY LAW SCHOOL !!!
Our LSAT MEDIAN IS ON THE RISE...
Class of 2012 Profile
Introducing the most highly selective class in the history of the University at Buffalo Law School. From a national application pool of 2,104. This talented group attended some of the best undergraduate schools in the country. We look forward to their upcoming contributions to the law school.
Median LSAT: 157
25th - 75th percentile: 153-159
Median GPA: 3.52
25th-75th percentile: 3.19 - 3.73
Applications Received: 2,104
Entering Class: 208
Percentage of Applicants Admitted: 31%*
Age Range: 20-58
Average Age: 25
Age 25 : 35%
Advanced Degrees: 11%
Ethnic Diversity: 16%
Out of State Population: 14%
Foreign Languages French German
Health Care Administration
Political Science Pre-Law Pre-Med Psychology
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Get your application in soon !!!