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Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: corbabe on December 01, 2005, 06:42:15 AM

Title: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 01, 2005, 06:42:15 AM
I started this thread for everyone out there like me, who is not even an auto-admit at tier 3 or 4  :-X  So we can see how the cycle is going.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bobbykurva on December 01, 2005, 07:33:44 AM
Allow me to take first honors... Dinged @ Quinnipiac.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: mcleod13 on December 01, 2005, 06:16:18 PM
I was accepted at Southern Illinois University and waiting on Florida Coastal School of law.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on December 01, 2005, 06:23:45 PM
Awaiting Florida Coastal, Valparaiso and Widener. West Virginia, Michigan State, and Duquesne are waiting for my second LSAT score to come in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 01, 2005, 07:06:42 PM
Hey all! I like this thread, it is definatly for me! So far I was just waitlist for St. Thomas. The rest are still up in the air, Like you guys, i have a decently long school list, hopefully my results will be good. I expect to hear from Widener next b/c last year they sent out rejections/ admits first week of Dec. Actually the letter was dated tomorrow, "Dec 2nd". I wish you all luck and will be checking this thread a lot, I hope a lot of people join it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ellay on December 11, 2005, 10:54:12 PM
Accepted to Southwestern
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 12, 2005, 12:16:43 AM
Waiting impatiently for all of mine to come in.  I know I am complete at Valpo, Quinnipiac, Albany, Widener, Catholic, St Thomas, Dayton and Rutgers-Camden.

I wish I could hear something soon, the waiting is driving me nuts. :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ellay on December 12, 2005, 11:12:05 AM
Thanks...Applied 10/31, accepted on 12/07... Never received a complete notice..
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on December 12, 2005, 11:22:58 AM
Thanks...Applied 10/31, accepted on 12/07... Never received a complete notice..

They have an online status check - did yours change to decision? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ellay on December 12, 2005, 03:31:41 PM
I did the status check and it says this:

A final decision was mailed to you on 12/07/05
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: billthethrill on December 12, 2005, 03:44:34 PM
Don't get disappointed if you get an early ding from a school you thought was a safety.  My experience is that you will get into some schools that you never dreamed you would  and you will get rejected by some you thought were locks.  The whole process is very random, 3rd and 4th tiers especially.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on December 12, 2005, 03:48:37 PM
Still waiting on my results - waiting to be dinged at Cardozo, Brooklyn, and St. Johns.  Ready to plead with NYLS, Hofstra, and Seton Hall.  Do any of these have online status checkers?  I haven't found any.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on December 12, 2005, 05:19:22 PM
I should add that if I get into West Virginia, I'd be likely to do the traditional celebration at the school, which is burning a couch...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Fierfly on December 12, 2005, 06:12:03 PM
When I try to do the online status check at Southwestern, it tells me that my name is not found. However, Loyola already sent me my student ID number in the mail and I can easily check my status (though I'm still listed as incomplete). I applied on 11/27 - so maybe I still have a couple weeks. I'm jealous of people already getting acceptances! :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on December 12, 2005, 06:24:54 PM
Me too, although I know it'll be awhile.  The worst part is frantically opening large envelopes to find info I've already received - such as an invite to check out Hofstra's PT eve program, after I've applied to it, or more Brooklyn info packets.  Just let me in!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 13, 2005, 04:56:16 AM
I got into St. Mary's yesterday.

Congratulations!! 

I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston - right outside of San Antonio - for approximately 1 year. It's a pretty fun town.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 13, 2005, 07:16:20 AM
Applied to Cooley on 12/2 and received a letter yesterday.  I though it might by some chance be a decision but they just wanted an official document from my school for my disciplinary actions.  Sent it off, still waiting for my first acceptance.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 13, 2005, 07:52:33 AM
In at Appalachian with a full scholarship!

In at Albany, hopefully scholarship information will follow.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: melloo653 on December 13, 2005, 08:30:26 AM
Hey Akc pup,

   Is that your sheltie in that picture?  I have a sheltie also (named Shelby), AI love her to death.  Congrats on Appalachian.  I applied there a long time ago (beginning of Sept.) and received a phone call not too long ago about them not being able to request my report.  Got it worked out, so hopefully they are mailing out a bunch of decisions.  Any insight?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 13, 2005, 08:46:22 AM
Yes, thats my boy Sidney!

Shelties are great... they are so smart, it amazes me sometimes.

Appalachian seemed to process my app. very quickly. I actually received my acceptance a while ago, but I just found this great board to post it on. I would stay in touch with them, they are very friendly there and easy to deal with. I'm very excited about the scholarship, but I've heard that the school is located in a very very rural area. I don't know if I could handle that. Perhaps, I'll go visit and see for myself what it is like.
Good Luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on December 14, 2005, 09:16:42 AM
I just checked Law School Numbers for the first time ans was surprised to see 5 people reporting acceptances to Suffolk already (they all wen complete before me) and one guy just got accepted to New England yesterday.  So I guesss when I check the mailbox daily, I can feel like I catually have a reason to do so. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarcastic1 on December 14, 2005, 09:23:43 AM
In at Michigan State...still waiting on DePaul and Wayne State. I applied to several tier 2's but knowingly as reaches.

Good luck to everyone! :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 14, 2005, 10:19:01 AM
Congrats sarcastic, hopefully i will get in there too.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on December 14, 2005, 11:16:48 AM
What a coincidence.  I went home for lunch and saw a thin envelope from Suffolk.  I'm in!  My first acceptance!  Whoo hoo!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 14, 2005, 11:31:25 AM
Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 14, 2005, 02:22:53 PM
Matthies - Thanks a lot for being so forthcoming in your post.  I have a DUI, and I have been a bit leery regarding how it will impact my chhances for admission. I have applied to many of the schools which have accepted you into their programs, and it is quite a relif to know that those schools are not going to simply toss my application into a wastebasket upon reading my criminal addendum. Lots of Luck.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on December 14, 2005, 05:06:09 PM
Hi all,

Glad to see your banding together to support each other, there are far fewer of us in the lower LSAT range on these boards then there are in the general population of LS applicants, nice to see a group forming for mutual support.

Iíll chime in with some advice from someone who was in your spot last year, and the year before. I have an LSAT of 150, and 2.9 CUGPA. I failed out of not one, but two colleges in the early 90ís, thus I have more than 10 Fís on my transcripts. Add in a few DUIís during the same perioed, and I was certainly NOT a stellar applicant. Yet, I got my stuff together, dealt with my learning disability (serve dyslexia) and went back to school in the late 90ís and got over 100 credits, all Aís, graduating Suma Cum Laude. Still with the Fís from before my LSAC GPA was/is miserable.

In í03/04 I applied to 23 schools, getting into just 2, Roger Williams and Gonzaga. Neither was a place I wanted to spend the rest of my life, so I passed. Instead I got offered a chance to get my Master of Law Studies (basically an LLM before the JD, but because itís before they call it a Master of Law Studies, rather than a Master of Laws) at the University of Denver College of Law or Vermont Law School. I chose Denver because I was from AZ. Basically you take 2nd and 3rd year law classes, at the law school, with law and LLM students, and compete for the same grades under the same circumstances. Itís not easy, especially since everyone lese in the class has 2-3 years of law school experience on you. Anyway, once I figured out how LS works I did well, getting an A- average my first semester and 4.0 my second. Even sending off a law review article to get published.

So I applied again for 04/05 to 25 schools. This time, with LS grades and a masterís degree from a LS to prove I could do the work. The other thing I did differently from before was I applied to more PT programs. What I did not know in 03 was that PT LSAT scores are NOT submitted to US News, so donít affect ranking. Thus adcoms DO look at your whole ďpackageĒ for admission. Last year I was accepted at Indianapolis, Houston, UNLV, Denver, Seattle, Creighton and a bunch of others.

Anyway, it CAN be done, and you can get in, and you can do well with a ďlowerĒ LSAT score. I have friends from my program last year who have mid 140 LSATs and found the same success I did. Hang in there, and if you donít get in anyplace this year, try again next, but apply to PT programs as well!


Thanks for this great inspirational post. I've applied to several part time programs because my numbers are not amazing. I'm hoping that some of the PT programs I've applied to will look at my whole package and accept me. I like reading stories like yours because it proves that soft factors can make a difference when applying to PT programs.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 14, 2005, 08:44:32 PM
Thanks Matthies!  Congrats on your success!

I wish I had checked off the part-time box as well on some of those apps now!  :-\

Congrats to everyone who's heard so far!  I was invited to an applicant receiption in DC for Albany, any thoughts akcpup?  The school seems great!

PS- This is a great thread!!!!!  I'm so glad it cropped up, thanks!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 14, 2005, 11:04:13 PM
congrats to everyone on their acceptances, good luck in the future!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 15, 2005, 05:49:04 AM
Hey Arhdog!

Congrats on the Albany reception... I'm a little hurt that I wasn't invited :(. I like that school a lot... their health law program is especially appealing to me. I haven't been up there to visit yet, but I plan on going soon. Will you be attending in the fall? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 15, 2005, 08:35:33 AM
SWM- I actually think the DUIís helped me not hurt me, since there were 10 years ago. I wrote an addendum, took full responsibility for my stupidity, and then discussed how that was a turning point in my life and all that stuff. As a side note, the Judge who handles all the ethics cases for lawyers getting disbarred here spoke at my orientation. He is also past president of the ethics committee. He was nice enough to meet with me a few weeks ago for lunch and talk about how my DUIís might affect my bar admission. The short of it is, it wonít. Keep my nose clean, donít dink/drive anymore, and it should not be a problem, FYI.

Arhodg- if you start to get a rash of rejections for your reaches, you can always contact a school and ask to be considered for their PT program as well, or just have them move your app to PT exclusively (Personally I think apply to either/or is not as good an option as just PT, as they may hold you app trying to see how both classes fill out, then not have anyplace for you).

By the way, my experience last year was the same as the year before; I really did not start to hear ANYTHING from most of my schools until late March, April and into May. And all of my apps where complete by Thanksgiving both years.

Anyway, I just finished my last exam, Contracts, so the first semester of the JD program is over for me. If anybody has any questions about law school in general, shoot away and Iíll try to answer them if I can.


So is law school what you thought it was going to be?  How is the workload?  Are you still glad that you are doing it?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 15, 2005, 08:46:14 AM
Matthies - thanks for the straight dope on the DUI scene. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 15, 2005, 12:09:48 PM
Hey Arhdog!

Congrats on the Albany reception... I'm a little hurt that I wasn't invited :(. I like that school a lot... their health law program is especially appealing to me. I haven't been up there to visit yet, but I plan on going soon. Will you be attending in the fall? 

Well, from what I saw the reception was for applicants, not admitted students, so my hopes aren't up just yet (though of course I really hope it's a positive sign).  If anyone has hear otherwise though, that would be great to hear.

Also, I' not sure how many areas they're doing them in.  Are you in the DC area?


Arhodg- if you start to get a rash of rejections for your reaches, you can always contact a school and ask to be considered for their PT program as well, or just have them move your app to PT exclusively (Personally I think apply to either/or is not as good an option as just PT, as they may hold you app trying to see how both classes fill out, then not have anyplace for you).


Matthies- THANK YOU for the incredibly helpful brief synopsis of LS.  I'm sure a lot of readers appreciate it.

As far as FT/PT goes, this may be a dumb question, but can I switch my status after a rejection or do I have to do it before?  Will some schools automatically consider you for PT if you're rejected FT? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 15, 2005, 12:18:36 PM
arhdog, I think it depends on the school. At SMU, for instance, one may apply to both PT and FT at the same time. At Houston, one may apply only to one or the other, but I've heard of them giving those who aren't admitted FT an option to go PT. Check with the schools you're interested in and see how they do things.

Matthies is right, though -- PT can help your chances. Look at the ABA data on lsac.org for your prospective schools -- there's usually a few points' difference in the 25-75 LSAT scores between PT and FT.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 15, 2005, 12:31:29 PM
Thanks kruddler.  I'm going to work on pulling something together after this final, then call tomorrow.  Matthies, your input would still be very much appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 15, 2005, 08:07:58 PM
SWM- I actually think the DUIís helped me not hurt me, since there were 10 years ago. I wrote an addendum, took full responsibility for my stupidity, and then discussed how that was a turning point in my life and all that stuff. As a side note, the Judge who handles all the ethics cases for lawyers getting disbarred here spoke at my orientation. He is also past president of the ethics committee. He was nice enough to meet with me a few weeks ago for lunch and talk about how my DUIís might affect my bar admission. The short of it is, it wonít. Keep my nose clean, donít dink/drive anymore, and it should not be a problem, FYI.

Arhodg- if you start to get a rash of rejections for your reaches, you can always contact a school and ask to be considered for their PT program as well, or just have them move your app to PT exclusively (Personally I think apply to either/or is not as good an option as just PT, as they may hold you app trying to see how both classes fill out, then not have anyplace for you).

By the way, my experience last year was the same as the year before; I really did not start to hear ANYTHING from most of my schools until late March, April and into May. And all of my apps where complete by Thanksgiving both years.

Anyway, I just finished my last exam, Contracts, so the first semester of the JD program is over for me. If anybody has any questions about law school in general, shoot away and Iíll try to answer them if I can.


So is law school what you thought it was going to be?  How is the workload?  Are you still glad that you are doing it?

Law school is both easier and harder than I expected. Itís easier in that the law is really not all that complicated its pretty common sense stuff. Granted, there are demanding rules out there, UCC 2-207 comes to mind, as does perpetuities and NEPA issues, but they are few and far between, for the most part the law part is pretty simple. The harder part is adjusting to teaching it to yourself. They donít teach you the law in law school, you need to learn to do that for yourself, and quickly. The professor is not going to stand up there and say this is the rule, here is how it works, here is why itís important, thatís not going to happen. By the way, neither are your text books, they donít really teach you anything, you need to adjust to learning things in context, pulling a general meaning out of a specific case, and being able to apply it to a completely different fact pattern that seems like its in no way related what you learned. There is a huge learning curve, in just learning how to learn the law. Itís hard to explain, but somewhere during your first semester it just ďclicksĒ and you get it. Hopefully before exam week. :)

Youíre also surrounded by very smart, dedicated people. There are few slackers, your taking classes with people, like you, who are used to getting the top grades. That makes doing well, really well, really difficult. To achieve top grades LS really needs to be your life. In two years I have not seen a movie, taken a vacation or had more than a weekend off, and Iím part-time and not working. To be honest I should have worked HARDER than I did, I have a feeling, after exams, that at BEST Iím going to end up with straight B+ís this semester.

The workload is intense, but not all consuming. Plan to read 15-50 pages per class per day you have class. Then plan to brief 1-3 cases out of that reading. Staying up on your outlines and doing outside reading so you really get this stuff adds about 8-12 hours a week. Your LP class will be a HUGE time sink for few credits, but is important stuff. Youíll end up spending too much time on stuff that does not matter in the end, and too little on what really does, until, someday (again hopefully before exam week) you realize that all along you should have been working for the end, the exam, and not doing so much busy work preparing for class so you donít look stupid when that really does not matter for squat. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE EXAM! Scream that out loud 50 times, I wish I had kept that in my mind more than I did.  At first it will seem a bit overwhelming, but you get better with experience and time, and you learn what shortcuts you can take. Because Iím dyslexic I read and write slower than most, so it takes me longer. To meet the curve, at my school a B/B-, itís doable and you can still have a normal life. To end up top 5-10% or so takes a Herculean effort, or just being really frikin smart, which Iím not.

Would I do it all over again? Ask me after grades are posted :). You do really need to WANT to do this to stay motivated in the face of the work load and self induced stress. My last exam was yesterday, and today I got up at 7AM like I usually do, but I have nothing to do! I feel like I should be studying, something, anything, but there is nothing to do. LS becomes, if you let it, all consuming, and when its over, itís like a drug, you want more.

I do envy my friend who went to Pharmacy school, not near the work load, they donít try to fail you out, and heís picking between 10 offers, with starting bonuses of $10-50k, a six figure salary and a 40 hour a week job. Plus all the drugs you want! :) But then I sucked at math and science, so all thatís left is law school for me.



180 information...thanks.  I have been accepted to a few full time programs already, but my wife and I are moving (probably) to Oklahoma soon, so I am waiting to hear from two of the schools there.  I have been considering switching to PT though, in the attempts that I might get to see my family once in a while. 

Thanks again for the insight, and good luck with those grades.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: loddus on December 15, 2005, 09:24:45 PM
Accepted at Florida Coastal School of Law
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 15, 2005, 09:44:33 PM
I'm getting together that list of schools to move to PT from FT...  for those of you using PT as an option to getting into the more competitive schools, what do you think is a good cut off?  That is, at what percentage chance of getting in do you generally cut off and move to FT?  I was thinking maybe those schools at which I have over a 25% chance would stay FT.  Not sure about my alma mater...  :-\

Any thoughts?   
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 16, 2005, 10:28:12 AM
I'm in at PACE! I got accepted into their enviro law program! I'm at work right now and I need to go home! How can I sit in this chair till 5!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on December 16, 2005, 10:29:38 AM
I'm getting together that list of schools to move to PT from FT...  for those of you using PT as an option to getting into the more competitive schools, what do you think is a good cut off?  That is, at what percentage chance of getting in do you generally cut off and move to FT?  I was thinking maybe those schools at which I have over a 25% chance would stay FT.  Not sure about my alma mater...  :-\

Any thoughts?   

I applied pt to the second tiers in CA that had a part time program and the top 3rd tiers that had a part time program. The ones I didn't apply pt to either didn't have a pt program or I felt like I had a good chance of getting into their ft program.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on December 16, 2005, 10:53:52 AM
Accepted at Ave Maria with $20,000 scholarship.

Good thread idea for us dullards.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 16, 2005, 11:04:09 AM
Score, AKC. The first of many, I predict.

Piraeus, nice job. Remember, the first one is the most special..
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 16, 2005, 11:13:07 AM
Congrats akcpup!  I applied there too!  Great school!

I'm calling today about PT for school w/ 25% chnce or less.  Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on December 16, 2005, 11:21:27 AM
Score, AKC. The first of many, I predict.

Piraeus, nice job. Remember, the first one is the most special..

Actually it was awkward and then it was over before I knew it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 16, 2005, 11:37:47 AM
Good Luck Arhdog!

We have a few schools in common! Pace is beautiful! I loved it when I interviewed there and have been dreaming of admission ever since (pathetic I know). Did you go early decision? If so, they are sending out letters today. I called there and kinda conned them into telling me over the phone.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on December 16, 2005, 11:54:01 AM
I just found this thread.

In at Florida Coastal for Spring.

That's the only school I applied to because I can't leave JAX so it was my only option. Thenk god I got in!



GPA 2.6 (lsac bastids!)
LSAT 154
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: wowand135 on December 16, 2005, 12:02:36 PM
 This seems like an interesting post, but I haven't heard of most of the schools mentioned here. What kind of gpa/lsat are we talking about with these schools? Are any of these T3/4 in california?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 16, 2005, 12:12:14 PM
This seems like an interesting post, but I haven't heard of most of the schools mentioned here. What kind of gpa/lsat are we talking about with these schools? Are any of these T3/4 in california?

T3s and T4s tend to be regional in nature. GPA and LSAT 25-75s (speaking broadly) tend to be somewhere around 2.9-3.5 and 152-157.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 16, 2005, 01:27:07 PM
Received a call from Ave Maria admissions office this morning informing me I had been accepted and offered $15,000 a year. 

This is my first acceptance...I'M GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 16, 2005, 03:23:19 PM
Congrats Moon and Lost!

wowand135-- Yes, lots in California.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_tier3_brief.php

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_tier4_brief.php

Congrats akc!  No, I didn't do early admission, they did just email me to say my file is complete, though.  I'm calling Monday to try and set up a local interview.  I'm glad to hear good things aout the campus!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on December 17, 2005, 02:18:25 PM
Accepted at Ave Maria with $20,000 scholarship.

Good thread idea for us dullards.

Good for you, and that's great to hear.  I was wondering if I was crazy to hope for some money out of Suffolk or New England with my ridiculous GPA and all.  You've given me hope!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: wowand135 on December 17, 2005, 02:31:22 PM
Do schools offer you money at the same time that they give you acceptance? It would make senese esp. if it were a lesser ranked school, to help you make your decisions. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 17, 2005, 02:41:20 PM
Some do and some do not.  Like much else, it seems to depend on the school.

Q just sent me info. on various merit scholarships and how to apply, even though I haven't gotten an acceptance or denial yet.

Congrats on Suffolk upNdown!  Maybe they're not becoming total numbers whores afterall.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Kittyl30 on December 17, 2005, 04:18:18 PM
how do you check you file status online? am i really retarded i have never heard of this??? how do i do it?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 17, 2005, 06:20:08 PM
For which school?  Some of themofer it and others don't.  It usually is on their website.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 18, 2005, 09:54:05 PM
Congrats all!! I hope to be posting here soon. I am swearing to myself that between the last minute shopping to finish my last proofs and changes of my PS and start submitting.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on December 19, 2005, 06:32:31 AM
Do schools offer you money at the same time that they give you acceptance? It would make senese esp. if it were a lesser ranked school, to help you make your decisions. Anyone know?

If you really want to know about a particular school, take a look at their acceptances for last cycle on LSN.  Many LSNers update their profiles frequently to include offers of money from schools.  I did this for suffolk and found that most money offers came in march and all of them seemed to come well after the actual acceptances. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 19, 2005, 11:07:21 AM
well my first ding came in it kinda sucks, it makes me not so excited to see mail from law schools anymore!

DING @ University of Arkansas (Fayettville) :-X
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 19, 2005, 11:51:09 AM
That's harsh, but at least you are still in the running at all of those schools in and around PA. Keep your chin up, and don't let it discourage you.  The reality is that most of us who poat on this thread are going to be receiving rejection notices before we recieve any acceptance letters.  Good Luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 19, 2005, 01:15:12 PM
My mom called me and said that I was dinged at University of Toledo, they sent it through snail mail to my permanent address...

2 in one day you think they could all talk it over and spread them out abit.  I'm just glad neither of these are anywhere near my top choices.  Good luck everybody
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Saphyrva on December 19, 2005, 01:29:17 PM
First acceptance today - University of San Francisco.  Big yellow envelope.  It may be third tier, but it's in San Francisco!  I'm happy.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 19, 2005, 01:31:14 PM
Third tier's better than fourth tier.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 19, 2005, 02:21:25 PM
My mom called me and said that I was dinged at University of Toledo, they sent it through snail mail to my permanent address...

2 in one day you think they could all talk it over and spread them out abit.  I'm just glad neither of these are anywhere near my top choices.  Good luck everybody

Sorry to hear that Corbabe, I am sure some of your other choices are going to come through and might even be on the way.  Have I asked if you considered Oklahoma City University?  I think you might have a good shot there, JSIA

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 19, 2005, 02:23:50 PM
First acceptance today - University of San Francisco.  Big yellow envelope.  It may be third tier, but it's in San Francisco!  I'm happy.
Congrats!  The first one is always the best, enjoy and celebrate for all of us.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 19, 2005, 02:29:25 PM
Letter today, I am in at Oklahoma City University full time day program.  No mention of $$$.  But it is one of the two schools I have been really hoping, for family and spouse issues, would come through. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SkullTatt on December 19, 2005, 02:30:46 PM
Letter today, I am in at Oklahoma City University full time day program.  No mention of $$$.  But it is one of the two schools I have been really hoping, for family and spouse issues, would come through. 

Congrats... !
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 19, 2005, 04:13:51 PM
Way to go on OKC. Glad that acceptance settled things with Beatrice. I've heard good things about OkCU's reputation in Oklahoma.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kree on December 19, 2005, 06:02:21 PM
accepted @ widener today
but they didn't offer me any money
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 19, 2005, 06:51:16 PM
Way to go on OKC. Glad that acceptance settled things with Beatrice. I've heard good things about OkCU's reputation in Oklahoma.

Yeah, OCU seems to have a decent rep in OK.  To top things off, I go in a couple of weeks to speak to a firm in the town that I am moving about some part-time work during LS that might work into an associate position later on.  Things are looking up.  I have been thinking about doing this for over a decade, now that it is finally happening it is amazing.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 19, 2005, 08:39:57 PM
Congrats Dante!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarcastic1 on December 19, 2005, 08:52:48 PM
Waitlisted at DePaul...  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 19, 2005, 09:50:42 PM
in at Oklahoma City University. $22,000/year renewable scholarship offered.

OCU does have a decent reputation in Oklahoma (at least from what i've heard living in oklahoma). it ranks below OU but above tulsa. also, OCU grads typically place well in oklahoma city firms. FWIW.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 19, 2005, 10:03:22 PM
Congrats on OKC all!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 19, 2005, 11:43:46 PM
Anyone hear anything out of West Virginia?  I looked on the status page and it said that my status was updated, but no decision has been made.  I've been complete there for about a week or so.  Any thoughts anyone?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 20, 2005, 12:54:24 AM
Congrats Dante!!

Thanks...I am pretty pumped about it...it really made this Christmas season brighter.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 20, 2005, 06:32:42 AM
CONGRATS DANTE AND GOOD LUCK WITH TULSA AS WELL
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 20, 2005, 10:28:06 AM
Via telephone call from admissions...I am in at Tulsa!  I now have a choice between OCU and TU.  Both seem to be really great schools with wonderful people.  I am leaning toward TU at this point, but will know for sure after my campus visits.  Looks like 2006 is going to be a great year!  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 20, 2005, 01:23:59 PM
Dante Congrats on TU I hope to be joining you there in 2006
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 20, 2005, 01:55:03 PM
Dante Congrats on TU I hope to be joining you there in 2006

That would be very cool.  We could suffer through 1L togehter... :D 

Hope you hear from your apps soon, I am sure that you are going to start seeing some acceptance letter soon.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 20, 2005, 02:58:11 PM
I spoke to someone at Widener today to ask if they could wait until after fall grades come out to make a decision, because my grades will raise my GPA from a 2.38 to a 2.58 (3.7 since fall 2004 with a full-time job after 10 years out of school, lest anyone think I'm a total deadbeat.).  She said a decision has already been made and that I should hear something soon.  Great, I thought waiting for a decision to be made was bad, but waiting for that decision, knowing it has been made, is ten times worse.

As a side note, I wish they could tell you over the phone, at that point, what the decision was.  Is it a bad sign that she didn't tell me what the decision was, or is this pretty much standard operating procedure?

Lastly, why has this whole process reduced me to a 13 year old kid again who is waiting for Jimmy to give the new girl my note in study hall?  This is friggin demeaning!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on December 20, 2005, 03:17:10 PM
Keith, I'm being the same way with my LSAT score...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on December 20, 2005, 03:47:19 PM
I got good news from Stetson today.  No mention of $$$ - they'd have to come up with some to make me consider them, though, considering I can pay 1/3 of their tuition and go to Florida instead...

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on December 20, 2005, 08:41:27 PM
I spoke to someone at Widener today to ask if they could wait until after fall grades come out to make a decision, because my grades will raise my GPA from a 2.38 to a 2.58 (3.7 since fall 2004 with a full-time job after 10 years out of school, lest anyone think I'm a total deadbeat.).  She said a decision has already been made and that I should hear something soon.  Great, I thought waiting for a decision to be made was bad, but waiting for that decision, knowing it has been made, is ten times worse.

As a side note, I wish they could tell you over the phone, at that point, what the decision was.  Is it a bad sign that she didn't tell me what the decision was, or is this pretty much standard operating procedure?

Lastly, why has this whole process reduced me to a 13 year old kid again who is waiting for Jimmy to give the new girl my note in study hall?  This is friggin demeaning!!

They won't tell you stuff over the phone due to privacy laws etc.

From one school:

Federal law prevents us from releasing information about admission decisions by telephone or facsimile transmission. The Admissions Office can verify that your application file is complete, but that is the extent of information that can be released other than by a formal letter.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 20, 2005, 08:52:17 PM
i wonder why there's a federal law against it. i mean, privacy sure. but anyone can open your mail... but of course that's a federal offense if i'm not mistaken to tamper with mail.

at any rate, i have heard of schools saying a decision "unofficially" over the phone...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 21, 2005, 05:52:33 AM
Pace told me over the phone... The woman I spoke to told me that I could be expecting a very large package in the mail from them and congratulations... she left it at that.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 21, 2005, 06:14:38 AM
Pace told me over the phone... The woman I spoke to told me that I could be expecting a very large package in the mail from them and congratulations... she left it at that.

Congratulations at PACE and all of your acceptances!!!

Does Sidney howl with Fire Engine and Ambulance sirens?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 21, 2005, 06:25:04 AM
No, he howls at bagpipes though!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 21, 2005, 06:39:40 AM
I love it when Shelties howl; they are so cute. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 21, 2005, 06:51:35 AM
that is so cute...congrats akc!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 21, 2005, 11:29:10 AM
in at ave maria school of law with a full tuition scholarship by phone call.

don't know much about them. they're pretty new, so i thought i'd give a twirl.

all i gotta say is, it's fun to get a phone call with an offer.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on December 21, 2005, 11:35:33 AM
in at ave maria school of law with a full tuition scholarship by phone call.

don't know much about them. they're pretty new, so i thought i'd give a twirl.

all i gotta say is, it's fun to get a phone call with an offer.

Congrats. Maybe I'll see you there . . . or maybe not.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: chrisfield on December 21, 2005, 11:48:51 AM
in at ave maria school of law with a full tuition scholarship by phone call.

don't know much about them. they're pretty new, so i thought i'd give a twirl.

all i gotta say is, it's fun to get a phone call with an offer.

Please don't go to Ave Maria with a 163/3.7  Please...?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 21, 2005, 12:01:53 PM
Please don't go to Ave Maria with a 163/3.7  Please...?

i doubt i would go there. but i also doubt any of my other apps will offer me a full ride. and a free education? it's very appealing.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on December 21, 2005, 01:04:55 PM
I don't know what you think of SMU, but with your numbers, you're almost a dead lock there, and I wouldn't be surprised if they threw some money your way.

If you want to be a disastrous Supreme Court nominee, SMU's the way to go. Even if you don't aspire to Harriet Miers-dom, it's a really good school with pretty buildings and a solid faculty.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 21, 2005, 02:23:37 PM
I don't know what you think of SMU, but with your numbers, you're almost a dead lock there, and I wouldn't be surprised if they threw some money your way.

If you want to be a disastrous Supreme Court nominee, SMU's the way to go. Even if you don't aspire to Harriet Miers-dom, it's a really good school with pretty buildings and a solid faculty.

i applied to SMU. i'm not sure what kind of money they'd offer me. it'll be hard to top OU's offer as far as ranked schools go.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 22, 2005, 09:19:39 AM
I just got a rejection today from Florida Costal School of Law.(regular addmissions - small white bad envelope)I thought I had a good shot there.  I don't get it, i'm getting dinged by the lower tier schools first. Can someone explain this to me!?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 22, 2005, 09:50:15 AM
I just got a rejection today from Florida Costal School of Law.(regular addmissions - small white bad envelope)I thought I had a good shot there.  I don't get it, i'm getting dinged by the lower tier schools first. Can someone explain this to me!?

you applied to a lot of schools. you never know what might happen. a lower ranked school might not necessarily mean that they would be more apt to accept you. sometimes a school is lower ranked because it's new (as is florida coastal). i think you might have one bite, considering the number of schools you've applied. for me, i've had one lower ranked school defer me and a higher ranked school accept. although the ranking differential is inconsequential, it kinda makes you wonder.

hang in there. sometimes a longer wait means rejection, but sometimes it can bring good news. it may mean that other schools are more seriously considering soft factors, etc.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: flydog on December 22, 2005, 04:25:03 PM
Your LSAT score is a 144. Why does that surprise you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on December 22, 2005, 04:44:24 PM
Your LSAT score is a 144. Why does that surprise you.

That's a really rude comment.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 22, 2005, 05:22:32 PM
ding at florida coastal, i guess things can only get better this cycle, i was alittle surprised they didnt accept me
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 22, 2005, 05:39:43 PM
flydog - buzz off

Corbabe and Latin Lord - Sorry to hear about Florida Coastal; Although FC is currently tier 4, they seem well on their way to becoming a more competative school: they have the highest bar passage rate in the state; they are the only law school in the greater Jacksonville area; and, they will be relocating to a brand new facility in the fall.  It seems to me that they can afford to up their standards - even though their recruitment flyer was clearly 4th rate.  Best of Luck with your apps.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 22, 2005, 05:45:07 PM
i got that flyerr and the app was in there too...i was like wtf?

though a new facility is huge for them
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 22, 2005, 06:01:27 PM
i got that flyerr and the app was in there too...i was like wtf?

though a new facility is huge for them

Yeah, that was hands down the worst mailing from an ABA law school I recieved thus far. The quality was just pathetic; I was instantly turned off.  Judging from the flyer the school seems like it might be some fly by night diploma mill. Just a Bad first impression. I've recieved some really nice and informative brochures and catalogues from some tier 4 schools (New England School of Law and ST. Mary's). The Admissions people at FC might want to check these brochures and catalogues out since these schools are competing for the same students.  Nevertheless, The school really does seem to be on the rise as evidenced by their bar passage rate and the new campus, but their recruitment efforts need to be overhauled. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 22, 2005, 06:08:25 PM
definitely...hell maybe i should work in marketing for them  :D kidding

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 22, 2005, 06:10:46 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 22, 2005, 08:38:12 PM
ding at florida coastal, i guess things can only get better this cycle, i was alittle surprised they didnt accept me

Sorry to hear that Corbabe...but hang in there, you have quite a few more school to go.  I am sure you will have many choices in the future.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 22, 2005, 08:38:56 PM
In at USF and Southwestern.  Got both acceptances today - USF through email, Southwestern through snail. 

Congrats...two in one day is very nice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Saphyrva on December 23, 2005, 11:53:37 AM
In at Santa Clara!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 23, 2005, 12:26:14 PM
I just got the big envelope from Widener, so its official...I'm going to law school.  You guys were right, the first one is special and I can honestly say that I've never experienced this kind of natural high before.

As a side note, I know a lot of folks are getting responses that they don't really want to get.  I also know that some of our fellow posters can be jackasses in their putdowns and whatnot.  I implore you not to let these pompous bastards get to you.  You will get into law school and you will all become lawyers.  Believe me, if you are familiar with my story, there is no way in Hell that I should be going to law school, yet I am.  So, if I can get in so can you.  Keep your chin up and good luck to all of you.

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Haunakkah(sp?), Happy Kwanza and have a great and glorious New Year!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on December 23, 2005, 12:29:46 PM
Congrats kmpnj.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 23, 2005, 12:38:10 PM
I just got the big envelope from Widener, so its official...I'm going to law school.  You guys were right, the first one is special and I can honestly say that I've never experienced this kind of natural high before.

As a side note, I know a lot of folks are getting responses that they don't really want to get.  I also know that some of our fellow posters can be jackasses in their putdowns and whatnot.  I implore you not to let these pompous bastards get to you.  You will get into law school and you will all become lawyers.  Believe me, if you are familiar with my story, there is no way in Hell that I should be going to law school, yet I am.  So, if I can get in so can you.  Keep your chin up and good luck to all of you.

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Haunakkah(sp?), Happy Kwanza and have a great and glorious New Year!!!!

i wish rejections were just as exciting.

and well said. not everyone scores 170+ and has a 3.9. and not every good lawyer scored a 170+ and had a 3.9 in UG. the people who waste their time putting others down in a non-constructive manner only come out looking like idiots. but they will always troll around here. they will always issue insults to pad their ego.

and i will continue laughing at their insecurity.

congrats everyone on your acceptances...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 23, 2005, 03:06:00 PM
Thanks kmpnj and some1!  Those were great posts!

Just in case any other arrogant pricks come on this thread, just an fyi but there was a Newsweek article that gave the SATs of a bunch of celebrities-- Al Gore got a 1320.  Not exactly impressive (same score as me actually).  Obviously it didn't stop him.  I wish someone would come out with politician lsats.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 23, 2005, 03:18:27 PM
that would be great  :D :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on December 23, 2005, 03:35:30 PM
Thanks kmpnj and some1!  Those were great posts!

Just in case any other arrogant pricks come on this thread, just an fyi but there was a Newsweek article that gave the SATs of a bunch of celebrities-- Al Gore got a 1320.  Not exactly impressive (same score as me actually).  Obviously it didn't stop him.  I wish someone would come out with politician lsats.

It's more impressive than you think because back then it was harder to get a high score. I don't know for sure what today's equivalent of 1320 would be, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were in the 1400s.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 23, 2005, 03:42:26 PM
i heard it is even very different from when i took it n 95  :-[  old i am
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 23, 2005, 04:32:53 PM
I wish I had gotten a 1320.  I only got an 880.  I had a ridiculous split though.  I got a 500 on the verbal and only 380 on the math.

I've never been a big fan of standardized testing.  I would much rather take a 20 question essay test than a standardized test.  I think that an essay test is a better way to demonstrate a deep knowledge of a particular subject, law for instance.

Having said that, I realize the need for the testing as a means of leveling the playing field.  I just wish there was a better way.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 23, 2005, 04:33:34 PM
Thanks kmpnj and some1!  Those were great posts!

Just in case any other arrogant pricks come on this thread, just an fyi but there was a Newsweek article that gave the SATs of a bunch of celebrities-- Al Gore got a 1320.  Not exactly impressive (same score as me actually).  Obviously it didn't stop him.  I wish someone would come out with politician lsats.

It's more impressive than you think because back then it was harder to get a high score. I don't know for sure what today's equivalent of 1320 would be, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were in the 1400s.

I took it in 1990-91. I got a 1210, which was good enough to get me into most any school with the exception of the Ivies and a few other very selective schools. Back then the average score was 850-900, and hardly anyone ever scored a perfect 1600. I remember people claiming that the test was unfair to minorities, and I believe that some agency intervened and altered the test in an attempt to ensure that there was not any "racial bias" to any of the questions. That was approximately 10 years ago - maybe longer. I haven't taken the SAT in it's new form, but based on the differance between todays nationwide average, 1000+, and the average score from 10 years ago, it seems to me that the test has been "dumbed down" somewhat; it's simply easier to perform better on the mew form of the SAT then it was prior to the change. Furthermore, it's not like there has a been a quantum leap in the quality of public education that would account for the increase in average score.  1320 back in the day was a great score - good enough to get you into an Ivy league school.

KJ and Coppala - nice.

Next time I'll tell you about when i used to walk to school in 3 feet of snow and.....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on December 23, 2005, 09:40:48 PM
Received my Vermont acceptance today! Very excited and surprised!!!! I have such a tough decision to make... I don't know where to go@!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 23, 2005, 09:59:57 PM
i took the ACT. i guess i'm just of a totally different school...

and congrats on vermont.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 24, 2005, 07:10:05 AM
Received my Vermont acceptance today! Very excited and surprised!!!! I have such a tough decision to make... I don't know where to go@!!!

Congrats pup, you good dog you... ;D

Merry Christmas, now go celebrate!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on December 24, 2005, 08:21:12 AM
Congrats pup...Enjoy Killington!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 24, 2005, 10:21:04 AM
Congrats pup!  You're in an enviable position.

As far as the sat is concerned, it has def. dumbed down (after 98 or so they can no longer be used to test into mensa like the lsat).  Sadly, my score was the highest in my high school.  That def. says something about public education.  :D

I wish I would get some news already.  :(  Though, I'm sure once I get it I'll be wishing I hadn't.  I wasn't able to schedule an interview with Pace b/c the closest alum is 3 hours away, so my application went on to the committee at the end of the week.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 24, 2005, 11:20:39 AM
Received my Vermont acceptance today! Very excited and surprised!!!! I have such a tough decision to make... I don't know where to go@!!!

Congratulations AKC!!  I might be heading to Vermont in the Fall too!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on December 24, 2005, 10:11:44 PM
i got my ave maria packet today. very nice. it may be a tier 4, but it is a very impressive tier 4. i checked LSAC's ABA guide and their 75/25 LSAT is 161/152. so, they are a definitely attracting strong candidates, at least as far as LSATs are concerned. i just thought i'd lay that out there. i doubt i would attend, but it's definitely a school to watch, in my opinion. anyway, i don't know why i shared this. i guess i just wanted to give some props to the school and to any one else who applied there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on December 25, 2005, 05:09:36 AM
Was accepted to Hofstra yesterday - came home and had a friend open the envelope - no $$$, but I am so excited - regardless of anything else, I'm going to law school! (I cried like a child!!)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 25, 2005, 09:16:59 AM
I just got the big envelope from Widener, so its official...I'm going to law school.  You guys were right, the first one is special and I can honestly say that I've never experienced this kind of natural high before.

As a side note, I know a lot of folks are getting responses that they don't really want to get.  I also know that some of our fellow posters can be jackasses in their putdowns and whatnot.  I implore you not to let these pompous bastards get to you.  You will get into law school and you will all become lawyers.  Believe me, if you are familiar with my story, there is no way in Hell that I should be going to law school, yet I am.  So, if I can get in so can you.  Keep your chin up and good luck to all of you.
 
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Haunakkah(sp?), Happy Kwanza and have a great and glorious New Year!!!!


I would love to hear your story, it may give a some inspiration. FYI I only got a 910 on my SATS b/c of it I was put in remedial SAT college courses, I thought they were the stupidest classes I'v ever taken. B/c of them though, I started out my first college semester with a 3.9 GPA.Obviously that test didn't mean anything/ b/c i graduated magna cum laude honors.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on December 25, 2005, 07:15:32 PM
Was accepted to Hofstra yesterday - came home and had a friend open the envelope - no $$$, but I am so excited - regardless of anything else, I'm going to law school! (I cried like a child!!)

 ;D  I was just accepted as well, it was my first acceptance and I was crying while smiling, if nothing else, because of the timing.  WE are going to law school!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on December 25, 2005, 09:21:49 PM
Was accepted to Hofstra yesterday - came home and had a friend open the envelope - no $$$, but I am so excited - regardless of anything else, I'm going to law school! (I cried like a child!!)

 ;D  I was just accepted as well, it was my first acceptance and I was crying while smiling, if nothing else, because of the timing.  WE are going to law school!  Congrats!

Congrats you two...way to go. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 26, 2005, 02:05:01 PM
Congrats to drama and lawgirl!!!  When did you go complete?  I'm still waiting.  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on December 26, 2005, 02:23:00 PM
Congrats to everyone that's been accepted so far!  I just sent in my apps so won't be hearing for many moons I imagine, but reading of these successes will tide me over for now. :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on December 26, 2005, 02:27:26 PM
Congrats to drama and lawgirl!!!  When did you go complete?  I'm still waiting.  :-\

Thanks and Good Luck to you!

App sent 10/19, went complete via postcard 12/9. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 26, 2005, 04:34:06 PM
Thanks drama!  I went complete on 12/15, so hopefully I'll hear shortly after the new year!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on December 26, 2005, 06:04:51 PM
complete 12/8 here...waiting  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on December 27, 2005, 08:32:04 AM
Thanks everyone!
I sent my file in 11/28, and went complete on about 12/10.  It was actually kinda odd, I kept getting paperwork in the mail about Hofstra after I went complete, encouraging me to apply.  Are any of you PT. or just FT?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: help on December 27, 2005, 10:01:01 AM


I was just accepted to Hofstra's Part time day program today. Does anyone know if Hofstra offers campus housing to part-time day students?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 27, 2005, 02:16:40 PM
Well there is nothing quite like your first acceptance, and I got a 2 for 1 special. In at Gonzaga with $6500 renewable scholarship, and in at Louisville. Now it's just time to kick back and relax, get those tax returns in and complete the financial aid forms.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 27, 2005, 03:33:39 PM
It was a good day for me:

Accepted at Hofstra with $10,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Vermont with $8,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Quinnipiac with no money...WTF??? Small letter sized envelope (I thought they were rejecting me at first).

Now not only am I going to Law School but I have choices!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 27, 2005, 04:18:05 PM
Congrats moon!  I'm so jealous.  Don't worry about Q, they decide all their aid after the fafsas come in (or so the woman I spoke to at finaid said).  You should have also received an application for consideration for the Dean's Fellow scholarship.  A huge congratsa again!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 27, 2005, 08:06:39 PM
just wanted to say congrats to everyone i am still waiting to hear back from most schools.  I hope i have as much luck as you guys.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 27, 2005, 08:15:14 PM
Corbabe, I am truly shocked at the FC rejection. I am submitting this weekend. Do you think there was some kind of mistake. I would have thought you would be in. Now I am a little nervous. Damn, I shouldn't have obsessed so long over this stupid PS>
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 27, 2005, 08:53:10 PM
It was a good day for me:

Accepted at Hofstra with $10,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Vermont with $8,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Quinnipiac with no money...WTF??? Small letter sized envelope (I thought they were rejecting me at first).

Now not only am I going to Law School but I have choices!

Jesus! and i thought i had a good day.  Congratulations!!  When did you go complete at Vermont?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 28, 2005, 07:51:53 AM
Nell,

I was shocked too about florida coastal the only thing I can think of was maybe they thought even if I was accepted I wouldn't attend.  So maybe they didnt want to take a chance on me, since they probably have alot of people apply with my same numbers.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawschoolcandidate on December 28, 2005, 09:29:07 AM
Anyone hear from St. Johns Law? If so when did you get your acceptance? I am waiting on the edge of my seat. . . .
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 28, 2005, 09:43:22 AM
It was a good day for me:

Accepted at Hofstra with $10,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Vermont with $8,000 per year scholarship.

Accepted at Quinnipiac with no money...WTF??? Small letter sized envelope (I thought they were rejecting me at first).

Now not only am I going to Law School but I have choices!

Jesus! and i thought i had a good day.  Congratulations!!  When did you go complete at Vermont?

I went complete at Vermont on 12/13 and the acceptence letter was dated 12/20
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on December 28, 2005, 10:29:17 AM
Did you get the Deans recipe for Apricot Cobbler?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 28, 2005, 03:28:43 PM
Did you get the Deans recipe for Apricot Cobbler?

Yeah, I got something absurd like that plus a "Holiday" card from the admissions office, it promptly went in the trash
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 28, 2005, 05:07:05 PM
For those that applied to florida coastal. Did you use their schools website or LSAC to apply?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawschoolcandidate on December 28, 2005, 05:28:52 PM
Hi Guys, hate to bring it up again--but has anyone heard anything from St. John's Law FT/PT acceptances/rejections? I have heard of only one acceptance (12/26) from someone who went complete over a month after I did. I am going nuts waiting.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pandamafia on December 28, 2005, 05:52:59 PM
Hey! I got into Western New England, Widener, and John Marshall. Any insight on these schools? I'm still waiting on some other schools Albany, University of the Pacific, and Rutgers Camden (all reaches) but I have a feeling this might be the final list.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 28, 2005, 08:11:46 PM
panda, John Marshall ATL or CHI?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on December 28, 2005, 09:43:55 PM
Haven't heard a thing from St Johns.  Nothing from Brooklyn (ED) or NYLS either.  Hopefully, something good will be coming our way soon!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on December 29, 2005, 08:06:36 AM
hey i just wanted to let everyone know i was starting a blog for only people applying to 3rd and 4th tier law schools.  I figured it would be an easy place for everyone to know how the cycle is going, and to help people out who are trying to decide where to apply with their numbers.

http://tier3and4law.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pandamafia on December 29, 2005, 10:28:37 AM
panda, John Marshall ATL or CHI?

Chicago!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawschoolcandidate on December 29, 2005, 11:19:47 AM
Haven't heard a thing from St Johns.  Nothing from Brooklyn (ED) or NYLS either.  Hopefully, something good will be coming our way soon!

Hi Law Girl....looks like we are applying to all the same schools (SJ law, Brooklyn (reg) and NYLS) and our scores are comparable. Please keep me posted if you hear anything. I am waiting anxiously and nothing has come in yet. SJLaw is my number one choice--and someone has already been notified that went complete after me. Good Luck  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 29, 2005, 04:56:41 PM
Thnaks corbabe!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 29, 2005, 09:22:22 PM
Don't mind me, I just thought I would bring up yet another rejection this time from Drexel  a non aba first year class. Oh yea, even though my father is an alumni I still got rejected, but what else is new. :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on December 29, 2005, 11:01:37 PM
Latinlord, don't give up hope.

Have you thought of Charlotte school of law. It has been started by the same company that started florida coastal.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: JB7091 on December 30, 2005, 04:44:58 AM
Anybody have any thoughts on John Marshall in Atlanta. They have just been provisionally accredited. My numbers are terrible but I have 8 years experience as a paralegal. I really don't think they look on that very much. Anybody hearing from John Marshall or even know anything about them.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve Butabi on December 30, 2005, 05:20:56 AM
Don't mind me, I just thought I would bring up yet another rejection this time from Drexel  a non aba first year class. Oh yea, even though my father is an alumni I still got rejected, but what else is new. :(

suprised to hear that latinlord. your lsat is low, but your gpa is not. do you think there may be something wrong with your PS or letters of rec?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on December 30, 2005, 05:55:37 AM
Latin Lord, I'm sure you'll get in to at least one school this year.  With your quality GPA, someone will take you.  Plus I think you'll kick some ass once you get there seeing as how motivated you are to go to law school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on December 30, 2005, 06:04:29 AM
Don't mind me, I just thought I would bring up yet another rejection this time from Drexel  a non aba first year class. Oh yea, even though my father is an alumni I still got rejected, but what else is new. :(

suprised to hear that latinlord. your lsat is low, but your gpa is not. do you think there may be something wrong with your PS or letters of rec?

That's what I was wondering.  Sure, his numbers are pretty below-average (says he of the sub-3.0 GPA) but to be getting rejected from all these places suggests some sort of other problem with his applications. 

I'd like to see your PS, latinlord.  It seems like you should have a pretty good one, I can't understand why all these places are rejecting you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 30, 2005, 08:30:36 AM
Don't mind me, I just thought I would bring up yet another rejection this time from Drexel  a non aba first year class. Oh yea, even though my father is an alumni I still got rejected, but what else is new. :(

suprised to hear that latinlord. your lsat is low, but your gpa is not. do you think there may be something wrong with your PS or letters of rec?

That's what I was wondering.  Sure, his numbers are pretty below-average (says he of the sub-3.0 GPA) but to be getting rejected from all these places suggests some sort of other problem with his applications. 

I'd like to see your PS, latinlord.  It seems like you should have a pretty good one, I can't understand why all these places are rejecting you.


I just sent you  a copy of my personal statement. I had it read by numerous people including so called experts. I was commended on it many times, but from what you are saying I am pondering at the thought of it truly being only mediocre. Thank you all for your input and encouragement. This is not a happy time for me. But I shall stay strong for the time being. Right now I am going out to my mailbox yet again.  I shall let you know of todays delivers if there are any. Thanks again PS: if anyone else would like to read it, please let me know. I will gladly show it to you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 30, 2005, 08:32:26 AM
Latinlord, don't give up hope.

Have you thought of Charlotte school of law. It has been started by the same company that started florida coastal.

I'll look into it. I heard they started one in Charlotte and Charleston. I don't know if I have any money for more applications at the moment. Plus it is getting pretty late to think about adding to the list. What info do you have on the school?? Thanks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: melloo653 on December 30, 2005, 08:48:48 AM
Latin Lord,

  There is no application fee right nmow for Charlotte, so go ahead and apply!  God Bless you.  You are definitely motivated.  Remember, don't give up!  I didn't.  I had to apply to my # 1 choice 3 times and get a Master's degree before they took me in this year.  Anything is possible through God.  Don't let anyone tell you differently.

* For the haters and anti-Christians, I am not saying God will get you into Yale with a 140 LSAT.  I am saying that there is definitely a road each of us is supposed to go down.  I had to deal with the fact that maybe I was not cut out for law.  But it was not a question of if, it was a question of when!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on December 30, 2005, 09:16:49 AM
Latin Lord,

  There is no application fee right nmow for Charlotte, so go ahead and apply!  God Bless you.  You are definitely motivated.  Remember, don't give up!  I didn't.  I had to apply to my # 1 choice 3 times and get a Master's degree before they took me in this year.  Anything is possible through God.  Don't let anyone tell you differently.

* For the haters and anti-Christians, I am not saying God will get you into Yale with a 140 LSAT.  I am saying that there is definitely a road each of us is supposed to go down.  I had to deal with the fact that maybe I was not cut out for law.  But it was not a question of if, it was a question of when!

Wow thanks soo much for you comment. I just applied to Charlotte school of Law today it was free (except for the $12 LSAC report) and the easiest application yet. Thanks! Also I do have a graduate back up plan. I applied to Middlebury college in Vermont language school. It is a study abroad program, where I would get my masters in only 1 year in Madrid Spain. I was there once, I would love to go back and am highly concidering it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on December 30, 2005, 10:17:58 AM
Hang in there latinlord, I'm sure there are alot of people on this board rooting for you, including myself.  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve Butabi on December 30, 2005, 10:23:32 AM
Don't mind me, I just thought I would bring up yet another rejection this time from Drexel  a non aba first year class. Oh yea, even though my father is an alumni I still got rejected, but what else is new. :(

suprised to hear that latinlord. your lsat is low, but your gpa is not. do you think there may be something wrong with your PS or letters of rec?

That's what I was wondering.  Sure, his numbers are pretty below-average (says he of the sub-3.0 GPA) but to be getting rejected from all these places suggests some sort of other problem with his applications. 

I'd like to see your PS, latinlord.  It seems like you should have a pretty good one, I can't understand why all these places are rejecting you.


I just sent you  a copy of my personal statement. I had it read by numerous people including so called experts. I was commended on it many times, but from what you are saying I am pondering at the thought of it truly being only mediocre. Thank you all for your input and encouragement. This is not a happy time for me. But I shall stay strong for the time being. Right now I am going out to my mailbox yet again.  I shall let you know of todays delivers if there are any. Thanks again PS: if anyone else would like to read it, please let me know. I will gladly show it to you.

I'll read it. also, do you have copies of your letters of rec? with your numbers, it's difficult to have any true safeties, but I'm confident you'll get a good acceptance.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on December 30, 2005, 11:36:44 AM
I feel VERY fortunate to have an acceptance under my belt.  I'm rooting hard for Latinlord and Arhodg.

(and that's saying a lot because I'm usually a bitter, misanthopic, schaedenfreudistic bastard) 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 30, 2005, 01:04:47 PM
Thanks upNdown!!!!  I just heard from Northeastern who picked now to tell me they hadn't gotten my app fee (even though I sent in a fee waiver over a month ago).  No word yet from anywhere and the fact I'm satill missing two lors isn't helping. :(  Knowing I even have the hardcore cynic behind me though is the greatest thing ever, thanks!  :)  I'll report back after the Albany reception next Wednesay.

Latinlord, Middlebury is AWESOME you'd have a great time there and their language school is top-notch (my French prof went there).  It should def. add a gold star to your app if you don't get in anywhere you're happy with this cycle!  I'm thinking very happy thoughts fr you. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rjf0018 on December 30, 2005, 02:57:28 PM
Latin lord, I would like to read your personal statement also.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dtuthill on December 30, 2005, 03:00:37 PM
Accepted at NESL.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 30, 2005, 03:02:17 PM
Congrats hill!  When did you go complete and wha are your stats?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dtuthill on December 30, 2005, 05:23:55 PM
Thanks arhodg.  I went complete on 12/13.  My stats are LSAT 154, LSAC GPA 3.24.  I didn't really understand how important the LSAT is until it was too late.  I spent 10 years in the Marines and decided to leave because I promised myself that when I ceased to train men and women to be better Marines and citixens I would leave.  It was hard to walk away after all of those years but it was the right thing to do.  Men and women enter the Armed Forces for various reasons and they deserve to be challenged by interested leaders.  I couldn't do that any longer so I decided to change careers.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on December 30, 2005, 06:12:25 PM
Thats awesome hill.  Thanks for the info, it gives me an idea where I stand--I'm pretty hopeful about NESL.  It's in an enjoyable part of town if you aren't familiar with the area.  Where else are you applying?  Hopefully your experience in the Marines will help, I'm sure it made a great ps if you decided to write about it.  My mom is a vet (so is my dad), I also have a friend at a military college now and they all have mad respect for Marines, it's not an easy life.  Thanks for your years of service and best of luck with your career change, I'm sure you'll get in some place great!   
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on January 02, 2006, 08:06:02 AM
dtuthill, congrats on the acceptance and thanks for your service.  Have you thought of doing JAG after you get your JD?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 02, 2006, 10:51:53 PM
received a call from the Oklahoma City University dean earlier this evening. as flattering as it is to be called by the dean, it was a little bit odd. he called to invite me to their "high ideals scholarship preview" in a few weeks, however, it seemed as if he knew nothing about me.

he didn't seem to know i was admitted. didn't know where i went to school, or whether or not i had graduated.

he really only knew my phone number and my name.

kinda a turn-off IMO.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 03, 2006, 09:39:55 AM
i still haven't heard anything though i expected to wait at least until mid january to begin hearing anything.  it just seems like an eternity already!   :-\  what's worse is that even my safeties aren't really safeties, lol.  out of 13 schools, i think 1 or 2 are safe enough to be considered safeties.  it may only be one.  ugh!   ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 03, 2006, 09:43:26 AM
I still haven't heard anything either.  :(

I did go complete at NYLS today, though.  I've been tryin to call LSAC about a LOR they should have all day, but I can't get through!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 03, 2006, 09:45:59 AM
I like the new av, madprops. Bust the Trojans!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 03, 2006, 10:03:53 AM
me too...f(&*(&(& USC!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dtuthill on January 03, 2006, 01:24:28 PM
dtuthill, congrats on the acceptance and thanks for your service.  Have you thought of doing JAG after you get your JD?

Thanks, unfortunately at the ripe old age of 34 and with my years of service I'm ineligible.  If the military is going to pay for your degree they expect their pound of flesh.  It's a young persons game.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 03, 2006, 02:08:35 PM
Finally went complete at NYLS, too.  Was hoping to hear back quickly, but LSN shows most people hearing from them in Feb. and March.  I have to stop harassing the mailman.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 03, 2006, 04:01:27 PM
dtuthill, congrats on the acceptance and thanks for your service.  Have you thought of doing JAG after you get your JD?

Thanks, unfortunately at the ripe old age of 34 and with my years of service I'm ineligible.  If the military is going to pay for your degree they expect their pound of flesh.  It's a young persons game.


I am pretty sure they raised the age by like 5-7 years now. I think it is either 40 or 42 now. Just FYI in case age was the only thing holding you back.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bellaiz81 on January 04, 2006, 02:57:12 PM
In at Loyola Chicago!!!! And to think, I applied there for the hell of it, thinking there is no freakin way I would get in.  But I did!!!! I received a phone call from Dean Bloomquist congratulating me on my acceptance. 

I hope this gives hope to all that are worried. 

btw (152, 3.53 PT program)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 04, 2006, 03:01:59 PM
congrats!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 04, 2006, 07:37:57 PM
Congratulations!  That's wonderful news!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 04, 2006, 08:39:34 PM
Congrats!! Can't wait until I can finally post an acceptance here!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 04, 2006, 08:56:16 PM
Finally went complete at NYLS, too.  Was hoping to hear back quickly, but LSN shows most people hearing from them in Feb. and March.  I have to stop harassing the mailman.

hah!  my mailman recoils in pain at the sound of my voice.  i'm surprised he hasn't gotten a protection order.  it's almost as bad as checking email 50 times a day, even though i know i haven't even gone complete yet anywhere.  sigh.

i think you're obsessed.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: vitaminwater on January 04, 2006, 09:04:15 PM
Congrats!! Can't wait until I can finally post an acceptance here!


me too !! me too !!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 05, 2006, 05:48:02 AM
congrats bell, that is awesome.  I am sure people will start to get decisions rolling in by the end of the month  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 05, 2006, 06:04:02 AM
yep....by my vacation i should know more...scary  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 05, 2006, 10:16:07 AM
For those that applied to florida coastal. Did you use their schools website or LSAC to apply?

I used the website. I met with the admissions director and he told me if I did it that way, it would be free. 2.6/154 with 10 years+ out of undergrad and work experience. Also have already completed 2 years of law school. He told me they are looking for people who would suceed in law school (duh, thanks captain obvious) and I had already shown I could so I just needed to retake the LSAT (last one too old) and get 150 or up and go from there... My guess is soft fators are important to them... good thing because they were my only option.. I can't move from the Jax area any time soon!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 05, 2006, 12:15:32 PM
Big congrats bell!!!

When do you leave maka?  I'm sure your vacation will be a great break from freaking about LS.  ;)

Here's my update:

I attended the Albany function last night, pretty good, not what I expected.  There was a Syracuse function in the same hotel, so I'm guessing there is no chance I'm in there.  :-\  Everyone was really nice though.

FINALLY GOT MY LAST TWO LORS!!!!!  So, I should go complete everywhere as soon as they send for my reports.

Does anyone know if there is any site that tells when schools request them (some ask every 2 weeks, once a week, once a month, etc.)?  Thanks... good luck all... hopefully they weren't TOO late and I should know soon!
 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 05, 2006, 12:19:31 PM
march 3rd...hopefully i'll have most decisions by then and i am PRAYING that the one i have is not all  :-\

not sure but all of the schools i appled to requested within a few days.....and since app season is really going now i'm sure they request every week at the least!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 05, 2006, 01:39:31 PM
For those that applied to florida coastal. Did you use their schools website or LSAC to apply?

good thing because they were my only option.. I can't move from the Jax area any time soon!

No. Mostly though because I applied for the spring class (I start next week)
The admissions director had told me at our meeting in August that they were pretty much tapped out as far as funds went for Spring entering students and I have seen many people with similar numbers who applied for fall get scholarhip offers. I am willing to bet I would have too had I applied for fall when they had money again. But alas, I wated to start now so no money.
did they offer you any $$$?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 05, 2006, 04:24:05 PM
Completed at West Virginia. If I get in there, I may partake in a WVU tradition, which is burning couches.

FWIW, FCSL got my updated LSAT score and upped their scholarship offer to $12K instead of the $5K from before.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 05, 2006, 04:25:19 PM
Congrats matt!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 06, 2006, 01:01:20 AM
In at Duquesne and Widener Deleware... waitlisted at Seton Hall
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 04:53:24 AM
Congratulations! It seems that the admissions cycle is finally beginningh to gain a little momentum.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 06, 2006, 04:55:07 AM
AWESOME THREAD!  This is the first time I've seen it - thanks for starting it!  I too am a Not-so-"In"-ANYWHERE-Girl.  Just finished the December LSAT so my files are just starting to go complete.  Here is what I have so far...

Florida Coastal - In w/ $$$
Barry U. - In w/ $$$

Still waiting on:
St Thomas (Minn.) - My #1 right now!
Hamline
William Mitchell
Georgia State
Mercer - Accepted back in '01
Emory
Northern Illinois
Loyola Chicago

Due to my unstellar stats - 2.74 in engineering and a 157 - my chances are slim at all, so ANY acceptances are welcome :)

Know of any others I should try?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on January 06, 2006, 05:36:47 AM
Dinged at Seton Hall. OUCH! My first rejection. Although I must say, their rejection letter was rather sweet and almsot touching at times.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 05:54:09 AM
Sorry to hear that akcpup :(.  I'm surpreised they turned you down. Could you please tell us what was "sweet and touching" about the rejection letter?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 05:55:27 AM
AWESOME THREAD!  This is the first time I've seen it - thanks for starting it!  I too am a Not-so-"In"-ANYWHERE-Girl.  Just finished the December LSAT so my files are just starting to go complete.  Here is what I have so far...

Florida Coastal - In w/ $$$
Barry U. - In w/ $$$

Still waiting on:
St Thomas (Minn.) - My #1 right now!
Hamline
William Mitchell
Georgia State
Mercer - Accepted back in '01
Emory
Northern Illinois
Loyola Chicago

Due to my unstellar stats - 2.74 in engineering and a 157 - my chances are slim at all, so ANY acceptances are welcome :)

Know of any others I should try?

How much money did Florida Coastal give you?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on January 06, 2006, 06:09:02 AM
Seton Hall rejection said such things as

Well Ms. Curry we get sooooo many applicants that we just can't possibly choose them all. This is not a reflection of your abilites as we know you are capable blah blah blah but we just don't have room for you. Don't be discouraged... good luck in the future.

Although the end said something to the extent of "this decision is final!" I felt like I was back in high school and my mom was yelling at me... NO YOU CAN'T GO OUT TONIGHT AND THATS FINAL! Like I was gonna call up and beg them... please let me in your school, I'll be good I PROMISE!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 06, 2006, 06:17:03 AM
Welcome jvan!  Congrats so far... Since you're new, do you know about the stats websites?  They would be very helpful in determining in where else you want to apply.  It all depends on your personal interests and palcement.  BTW, your lsat is great, at least a lot bette than many apply to T3 and T4, congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 06:18:35 AM
Seton Hall rejection said such things as

Well Ms. Curry we get sooooo many applicants that we just can't possibly choose them all. This is not a reflection of your abilites as we know you are capable blah blah blah but we just don't have room for you. Don't be discouraged... good luck in the future.

Although the end said something to the extent of "this decision is final!" I felt like I was back in high school and my mom was yelling at me... NO YOU CAN'T GO OUT TONIGHT AND THATS FINAL! Like I was gonna call up and beg them... please let me in your school, I'll be good I PROMISE!

Perhaps they are simply hedging their bets that even if accepted you would most likley not attend.  Did you tell them anything regarding your interest in environmental law?  If so, they might be assuming that you will go to Pace, Vermont, or somewhere else.  Perhaps, they even have a connection with Cardozo.   ;)  
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 06, 2006, 06:27:47 AM
congrats everyone, it sounds like the admission cycle is going to start picking up for everyone...

Now i just have to hope for the same luck as almost everyone else  :o
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 06, 2006, 06:30:11 AM
Thanks all!  Glad to be here :)  I have checked out the stats sites, but am so unclear as to how my degree, UG school, and life "stuff" will play in.

SWM - $5k at Florida Coastal and $15k at Barry.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 06, 2006, 06:34:16 AM
jvan, you ca always start a thread to ask for info. on how your soft factors will come in to play bc some work for you, others against you and there's always degrees of helpfulness even among those that are helpful!  The stats sites I find are basically a good starting point, but, of course, have flaws.  Best of luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 08:33:59 AM
Accepted at West virginia via status update check.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: akcpup on January 06, 2006, 08:35:31 AM
Congrats on West Virginia! Where do they rank among your schools?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 09:10:21 AM
Congrats on West Virginia! Where do they rank among your schools?

It's hard to say.  My final; decision will be primarily based on 2 variables - location and cost.  I used to live in Utah and Wyoming for several yaers and i loved it out there.  Utah is my first choice, I love the mountains and the canyons, and the university is a first rate school with a great reputation in environmental law.  Utah is my reach, and if I am accepted there, I will attend regardless of whatever options i have.  I ahve been accepted to the University of Louisville, and I may be entitled to in-state tuition - that's 9000 dollars a year to attend law school.  Moreover, Louisville is a very affordable city, and the school has a good reputation; from a financial standpoint, I really can't go wrong.  I've also been leaning towards Idaho, for I know that I can acquire instate tuition after my first year; however, I have to get accepted there first.  Gonzaga gave me 6500 a year, but even with the scholarship tuition alone still tops 20,000 dollars.  West Virginia could be a player - Being an outdoorsy type, I like the location better than Louisville - but, for WVU, it's all going to depend on what type of financial aid package they offer me in conjunction with their competitors offers for my enrollment. ;)   
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 06, 2006, 11:04:15 AM
Hello all.

I, too, am waiting with baited breath.  Like Jvan, this is my second time around the block, and I'm very apprehensive after last year's debacle.

Anyhow, 157 LSAT, 3.6 GPA.  Dinged at UNLV, Vanderbilt, and WLed at Southwestern last year.  I was actually WLed at UNLV, but never got off the list.  The Southwestern WL was due to me applying in April.  Oops!

So here's this year's list:

Southwestern
Cardozo (Winter class, which starts in three days.  I have a feeling I've been dinged)
Chapman
Davis (Not gonna happen)
Franklin Pierce

All my apps went in in early Nov.  I'm in SoCal, so I would like to remain local.  Pray for me folks!  I need answers NOW!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 06, 2006, 11:23:26 AM
mailbox...NOTHING again!

damn FSU...i've been complete there for two full months... :'( and they are not a school that said "march, april" etc

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


welcome military!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 06, 2006, 11:29:27 AM
Hello all.

I, too, am waiting with baited breath.  Like Jvan, this is my second time around the block, and I'm very apprehensive after last year's debacle.

Anyhow, 157 LSAT, 3.6 GPA.  Dinged at UNLV, Vanderbilt, and WLed at Southwestern last year.  I was actually WLed at UNLV, but never got off the list.  The Southwestern WL was due to me applying in April.  Oops!

So here's this year's list:

Southwestern
Cardozo (Winter class, which starts in three days.  I have a feeling I've been dinged)
Chapman
Davis (Not gonna happen)
Franklin Pierce

All my apps went in in early Nov.  I'm in SoCal, so I would like to remain local.  Pray for me folks!  I need answers NOW!

I'm assuming you are a veteran?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 06, 2006, 03:59:25 PM
Hey military... even though you want to stay local, I think you have a great chance at FP.

If you're into IP the move wouldn't be that horrible.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 06, 2006, 04:02:54 PM
Just got my acceptance to DePaul. Didn't expect that!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 06, 2006, 04:35:44 PM
Yes, I'm a veteran.  Marine Corps from 94 - 98.  With the military, I've got about 8 years of WE under my belt, and a fair amount of strong ECs and academic awards. 

I'd love to go to FP, but I am getting married in August, and my future wife does NOT want to move.  I'm pretty sure I'll be accepted, but I doubt I'll attend unless they make me an offer I can't refuse.

The waiting sucks, but it sucks even more the second time around.  Another day, another empty mailbox.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 06, 2006, 05:50:13 PM
I've been waiting impatiently for my last recommender to hurry up and get his letter in - I asked over a month ago, and when I started sending status check emails, he did finally respond a couple of days ago saying he'd try to get it sent Wednesday - which he didn't.  GAH.  It doesn't need to be *good*, it just needs to be *in.*  Three of my four schools have already requested reports and of course nothing will be released until he turns in his letter.

(sigh.)

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 06, 2006, 06:07:08 PM
In at Cal Western!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 06, 2006, 06:07:46 PM
congrats pira on depaul!
!
congrats pinky!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 06, 2006, 09:21:32 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 07, 2006, 12:36:33 AM
Dinged at Seton Hall. OUCH! My first rejection. Although I must say, their rejection letter was rather sweet and almsot touching at times.

Hey AKC... what are ur numbers? i applied to SHU law and got waitlisted today. I wasnt too happy either but I thought your numbers were a little better then mine.. im surprised they dinged u
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rider06 on January 07, 2006, 07:58:02 AM
Dinged at Seton Hall. OUCH! My first rejection. Although I must say, their rejection letter was rather sweet and almsot touching at times.

Hey AKC... what are ur numbers? i applied to SHU law and got waitlisted today. I wasnt too happy either but I thought your numbers were a little better then mine.. im surprised they dinged u

You guys got dinged completely or were you offered a PT space?  My numbers are weak for that school (3.3/154) but I was offered a PT seat instead automatically...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Fierfly on January 07, 2006, 12:30:30 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 07, 2006, 12:59:14 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...

Lucky, when I checked my status @ southwestern, it said my file was complete and being reviewed.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 07, 2006, 12:59:40 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...

Firefly - Are you in CA?  I think Loyola won't be until Feb at least.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 07, 2006, 01:52:17 PM
Today after my parents got home from a realestate meeting, my father came up to me and said that he has been holding the decline from Pitt law for me since xmas. He said he knew how much I wanted to go there and didn't want it to kill my holidays. (he did it to me last year too). I thanked him and took the decline and read it. Feeling sad, I laid it in the pile with the rest, shed a tear then walked away saying, "Pittsburgh too f*cking cold there anyway"!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Fierfly on January 07, 2006, 02:04:48 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...

Firefly - Are you in CA?  I think Loyola won't be until Feb at least.  Good luck.

Yes, I'm in CA... and I just called home, and my acceptance to Southwestern had just come!!! :)

Thanks... best of luck to you and to Pinkybella!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Poetgrl21 on January 07, 2006, 06:50:38 PM

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You guys got dinged completely or were you offered a PT space?  My numbers are weak for that school (3.3/154) but I was offered a PT seat instead automatically...
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I'm so glad you posted this.  I absolutely love Seton Hall.  I have a 153 average LSAT and a 3.9 GPA so I'm hoping I will be accepted to their part-time (I applied for that) program.  Can I ask, are you a URM or have any other special circumstances that may have contributed to you being offered a part-time seat? Also, when did you send in your application and when did you hear back? Thanks in advance, and congrats! :)

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 07, 2006, 08:18:43 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...

Congrats!   Have you been to the campus yet?  The building is pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 07, 2006, 08:24:59 PM
For those that have applied to many schools (latinlord you come to mind), have the majority been the type where you have to send them a check? The first three I have now finally completed were either free or you had to send in money. I was hoping more took debit/credit card payments. Especially when going through LSAC. I think I will be writing more paper checks for this app process than I do in the whole year as I pay all bills online through my bank.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Fierfly on January 07, 2006, 11:11:55 PM
I checked Southwestern's online status check today and it said "a final decision has been mailed on 01/06/06" so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's coming today AND that it's going to be positive...

I'm assuming Loyola's decision won't come for another couple weeks, as it seems like nobody's gotten word yet...

Congrats!   Have you been to the campus yet?  The building is pretty amazing.

Thanks! :) Yeah, I tried to get in and walk around a couple weekends ago, but they kicked me out! (I think they were hosting the SATs or something :p) But it's a very nice building, yes... I liked the surroundings of Southwestern alot better than Loyola's.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 08, 2006, 06:15:36 AM
For those that have applied to many schools (latinlord you come to mind), have the majority been the type where you have to send them a check? The first three I have now finally completed were either free or you had to send in money. I was hoping more took debit/credit card payments. Especially when going through LSAC. I think I will be writing more paper checks for this app process than I do in the whole year as I pay all bills online through my bank.

yes, I sent in tons of checks. Only like 3 or 4 schools accepted credit cards. It didn't matter much anyway. For most schools I sent in a paper application. Only till the end of my list did I start applying online or using the LSAC website. Good luck, I agree it is a hassel.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: vitaminwater on January 08, 2006, 10:15:28 AM
Today after my parents got home from a realestate meeting, my father came up to me and said that he has been holding the decline from Pitt law for me since xmas. He said he knew how much I wanted to go there and didn't want it to kill my holidays. (he did it to me last year too). I thanked him and took the decline and read it. Feeling sad, I laid it in the pile with the rest, shed a tear then walked away saying, "Pittsburgh too f*cking cold there anyway"!!


i'm sorry to hear that latinlord. :-[
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: JES on January 08, 2006, 11:28:19 AM
Militarygrade - You spend your time at Pendleton? Did 6 years there myself.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 08, 2006, 01:15:44 PM
Militarygrade - You spend your time at Pendleton? Did 6 years there myself.

My enlistment was spent at Pendleton.  13 Area.  Bldg 1160.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 08, 2006, 02:07:43 PM
I did an FTX there (SOI) when I was Army ROTC at SDSU.

I love San Diego. Miss it. Spent 12 years there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 08, 2006, 03:57:47 PM
piraeus, you really scored with that DePaul admit. Enjoy ChiTown.

Pinky, way to go!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on January 08, 2006, 09:22:19 PM
I got shafted at Tech. I guess I was way off base thinking I had any shot.

Not even a deferal. It has put some things in perspective for me and I'm not that discuraged.

I guess now I'll have to chose between St. Mary's and South Texas.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: massive08 on January 09, 2006, 06:06:44 AM
Oh yeah! In at St. Thomas in Minneapolis w/ ($)

Congratulations to all on their acceptances, this is such a great feeling.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 09, 2006, 09:45:17 AM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on January 09, 2006, 09:50:34 AM
Hang in there Latinlord, your acceptance day will come soon.  We're all rooting for you here.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 09, 2006, 09:57:04 AM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


Don't worry. It's true, all you need is one acceptance. I'm rooting for you as well.

P.S. Did you try applying to any part time programs? The numbers are a little more forgiving and you could easily transfer to full time.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 09, 2006, 10:06:19 AM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


Don't worry. It's true, all you need is one acceptance. I'm rooting for you as well.

P.S. Did you try applying to any part time programs? The numbers are a little more forgiving and you could easily transfer to full time.

Yes most of them actually. I wrote addendums telling them that I wanted to be concidered for any part time program if I was able to be admitted into their full time program. A couple schools actually let me apply to both programs, one school charged twice. But we shall see what pans out.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 09, 2006, 10:13:13 AM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


Don't worry. It's true, all you need is one acceptance. I'm rooting for you as well.

P.S. Did you try applying to any part time programs? The numbers are a little more forgiving and you could easily transfer to full time.

Yes most of them actually. I wrote addendums telling them that I wanted to be concidered for any part time program if I was able to be admitted into their full time program. A couple schools actually let me apply to both programs, one school charged twice. But we shall see what pans out.

Hmmm, you should make sure the schools are able to consider you for both. I know most of the schools I applied to only let you choose full time or part time not both. Maybe you should call the schools that have turned you down and make sure they considered you for both full time and part time. Because it is possible that they were only considering you for full time. What does everyone else think?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on January 09, 2006, 11:20:56 AM
Hows everyone doing?

Latinlord, I been following you here and on LSN, I sincerely hope you get an acceptance soon.  I hate this watiitng game.  Anyone know when NYLS or CUNY will be sending out notices?  Just wanna know I'll be going to LS this year.  Its my second time around. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bobbykurva on January 09, 2006, 11:29:18 AM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


latin lord.. How did you get the NESL rejection? Mail, email, phone? I applied there and I'm trying to get a heads up of what's to come.

Thanks and good luck on the rest of your cycle.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 09, 2006, 11:41:14 AM
In at Pace (is it 3rd or 4th tier?)!! They offered me 18K/year, which is really forcing me to consider their offer. We'll see how this admissions cylce goes.

P.S. Latinlord -- I too have been following your progress on LSN and I'm rooting for you!!  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 09, 2006, 01:57:01 PM
Congrats all!

Massive08 - I am especially jealous of your St. Thomas acceptance.  I've been waiting to hear from them!  When did your file go complete?  Did you get your letter in the mail or by Email?

Toodles!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 09, 2006, 02:05:33 PM
Congrats lilacs!  I'm waiting to hear from Pace too.. it is T4, but I think places well in the area.

I am really rooting for you Latinlord!  Way to keep your head up!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 09, 2006, 02:30:47 PM
A couple schools actually let me apply to both programs, one school charged twice.

Let me guess, New England?  I applied PT through the LSAC.  Then, after I got my suffolk acceptance, I was feeling cocky and thought that maybe New England would offer me money, and if they offered me enough money, it might be worth it to go there full time.  But when I called and they told me I'd have to send them another check to be considered for FT, it kinda put a bad taste in my mouth, so I left it as it was. 

Anyway, hang in there Latin Lord, hopefully you'll get something soon.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 09, 2006, 02:35:24 PM
stetson charges twice
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Poetgrl21 on January 09, 2006, 02:40:28 PM

I asked Rutgers, Brooklyn, and St. John's to consider me for part-time if unable to offer me a seat full-time.  Should I call each of them and now ask if I need to send another check?  What do you all think?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 09, 2006, 02:47:27 PM

I asked Rutgers, Brooklyn, and St. John's to consider me for part-time if unable to offer me a seat full-time.  Should I call each of them and now ask if I need to send another check?  What do you all think?

I don't think you should call to ask if you need to send another check but you should make sure that they will really consider you for both. Like I told Latinlord, only one of the schools I applied to let me apply to both programs. The rest made me choose between pt/ft.

That's why I was telling Latinlord that he should make sure that the schools that dinged him, really did consider him for both ft/pt.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 09, 2006, 03:32:17 PM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


latin lord.. How did you get the NESL rejection? Mail, email, phone? I applied there and I'm trying to get a heads up of what's to come.

Thanks and good luck on the rest of your cycle.

Hello- Yes today it came in the mail dated December 9th. It was the usual small white envelope. I knew as soon as I saw it. Good luck to u, i'm sure boston is a wonderful place to live, from what I hear.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 09, 2006, 03:35:45 PM

FSU and NEW ENGLANDMonday January 9th 2006 9:36am
Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!" 
 


latin lord.. How did you get the NESL rejection? Mail, email, phone? I applied there and I'm trying to get a heads up of what's to come.

Thanks and good luck on the rest of your cycle.

Hello- Yes today it came in the mail dated December 9th. It was the usual small white envelope. I knew as soon as I saw it. Good luck to u, i'm sure boston is a wonderful place to live, from what I hear.

Opps I ment it was dated January 5 on the letter. I don't know where I got that date, lol
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 09, 2006, 03:41:02 PM
stetson charges twice

Yea Actually I do think it was stetson. DAme I didn't know that I would have to send money twice for NE. I would have if I had known that. I think I might call the schools that dinged me. But isn't it too late??? Could they really change a decline? - Gracias
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 09, 2006, 03:47:49 PM
stetson charges twice

Yea Actually I do think it was stetson. DAme I didn't know that I would have to send money twice for NE. I would have if I had known that. I think I might call the schools that dinged me. But isn't it too late??? Could they really change a decline? - Gracias


If I were you, I would call to find out if you were considered for both programs. If you were NOT considered for both programs, I would ask if it possible to reapply for the part time program (and mention your addendum requesting to be considered for pt). If they couldn't consider you for both, they should have at least informed you of that policy and had you decide if you still only wanted to be considered for ft.

Since numbers are more forgiving for pt programs, I think you would have a decent shot at getting into the pt programs at the schools that dinged you. Personally, I don't think it's too late. And since you got dinged so early, it makes me wonder if you really were considered for both. I don't think they would have dinged you so early if your application was considered for both programs. But that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 09, 2006, 03:52:24 PM
Yea, it won't hurt to call and just ask.  I second pinky's advice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: omachoomar on January 09, 2006, 10:03:46 PM

I asked Rutgers, Brooklyn, and St. John's to consider me for part-time if unable to offer me a seat full-time.  Should I call each of them and now ask if I need to send another check?  What do you all think?

St John's has on the application the option to check here if you want to be considered for another program if you are not accepted to full time. So you don't need to call them or send them a check if you checked that box.  I don't know about brook and rutgers since I did not apply to those schools.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 10, 2006, 02:12:21 PM
Rejected from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Letter said that non-residents have to meet an index of 205, which I don't have, or offer something in the way of diversity, which apparently I don't.

Second rejection in two days, I am really stating to worry now....



Congrats to everyone who is hearing better news though!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 10, 2006, 02:20:07 PM
Rejected from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Letter said that non-residents have to meet an index of 205, which I don't have, or offer something in the way of diversity, which apparently I don't.

i like that honesty from U of A. very nice of them to explain their logic, rather than saying some BS about how wonderful you might be but the field is so competitive.

hang in their Kirsten. your numbers will get you in somewhere soon.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 02:26:51 PM
I'm hoping my rejection letters are as honesty as U of A.  Best of luck Kirsten, something will surely come through 9your index is way better than mine, afterall ;))!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 10, 2006, 06:49:03 PM
I'm hoping my rejection letters are as honesty as U of A.  Best of luck Kirsten, something will surely come through 9your index is way better than mine, afterall ;))!

I'm sure you will get into some great school, it sounds like you have a very interesting story!  At least, you haven't gotten dinged by maryland and have had your app in longer than me (and i got the big NO yesterday), so that's a good sign!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 08:07:35 PM
Thanks Kirsten, but my app with them still isn't complete. For some reason they haven't pulled my lors yet and they've been in for over a week (and over a month late, blah!  :P).  I'm not expectin much from Maryland, though, they don't even do need based fee waivers, so I'm guessing they're not too interested in soft factors.

UPitt is reviewing my app right now though!!!  :o :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 10, 2006, 08:09:56 PM
UPitt is reviewing my app right now though!!!  :o :-\

this late in the evening?!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 08:17:13 PM
UPitt is reviewing my app right now though!!! :o :-\

this late in the evening?!


haha yes.  my ps is that gripping. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 10, 2006, 08:21:19 PM
haha yes.  my ps is that gripping. ;)

i can only imagine.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 08:39:09 PM
I was actually a little suprised when I emailed admissions to let them know my final two lors came in last week.  My app was under review, but I was never notified I went complete (they told me they'd get the final letters to the committee).  Thank goodness I contacted them, I'm hoping one of the recs will really make a difference.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 10, 2006, 08:43:12 PM
i hope you get in!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 10, 2006, 09:21:10 PM
Thanks maka!  As soon as I got that email from Pitt I got that horrible anxious feeling knowing that decisions should be on their way soon!


 :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ! B L U E WAR R I O R..! on January 11, 2006, 02:03:45 AM
I got shafted at Tech. I guess I was way off base thinking I had any shot.

Not even a deferal. It has put some things in perspective for me and I'm not that discuraged.

I guess now I'll have to chose between St. Mary's and South Texas.

if you wish...stop over at the general discussion board...any thoughts on Julie Fern...scratch them down...

hope all is well.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 11, 2006, 06:31:16 AM
Thanks maka!  As soon as I got that email from Pitt I got that horrible anxious feeling knowing that decisions should be on their way soon!


 :-\ :-\ :-\


they should be! i just can't wait to near from NU  :-X
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 11, 2006, 07:31:00 AM

they should be! i just can't wait to near from NU  :-X

Me either!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 11, 2006, 09:49:05 AM
I just got shafted by phone from Brooklyn.  Ugh, I feel sick.  I applied ED, and hadn't heard from them other than a request for more info, which I supplied, then nothing.  I called today and was told the decision.  I'm grateful to be in at Hofstra, but I really thought I had a chance.  This sucks.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 11, 2006, 09:56:45 AM
They told you over the phone? That sucks.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 11, 2006, 10:05:26 AM
Yep, by phone.  Was told the letter had been sent about 2 weeks ago, and must be lost.  I could tell by her tone of voice (pity) before I heard the actual decision when she looked up my file. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 11, 2006, 10:07:14 AM
i'm sorry  :-\ and they told you by phone!? haven't heard of any other schools doing that so far....ick
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 11, 2006, 10:15:56 AM
Yep, by phone.  Was told the letter had been sent about 2 weeks ago, and must be lost.  I could tell by her tone of voice (pity) before I heard the actual decision when she looked up my file. 

So you called them? That makes more sense. At first I thought you meant they called you for the specific purpose of telling you that you had not gained admission to their school. Which would be about at a-hole as you can get.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 11, 2006, 10:21:49 AM
ah me too...and lsd is so slow i missed the reply
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 11, 2006, 10:25:12 AM
Are Brooklyn and Cardozo (can't mention one without mentioning the other) really Tier 3? I thought they were Tier 2 for some reason.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 11, 2006, 10:31:55 AM
they are tier 2.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 11, 2006, 10:34:08 AM
I know this is a DUMB question, but how do you know which tier they are in?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 11, 2006, 10:53:32 AM
Sorry for the confusion - I called them b/c I hadn't received notification of completion from them.  Thanks for the laugh tho - it would have sucked even more if they HAD called to tell me. 

Brooklyn and Cardozo are Tier 2, and although my numbers suck I had hoped for some good luck.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 11, 2006, 11:18:23 AM
lawgirl, at the risk of being trite: keep your chin up! This process can be demoralizing but we have to stay positive!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 11, 2006, 11:38:00 AM
Lilacs04 -

No doubt, we all have to keep a positive perspective.  Congrats on your acceptance to Pace - did they offer you enough $$ to sway you from your other prospects?  Your numbers will get you into most of your schools, IMHO - good luck!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on January 11, 2006, 12:24:15 PM
I agree that this process is very demoralizing.  This is my second try at it.  Hopefully I will get in somewhere this time. So far I am actually doing better than last year.  I've been waitlisted at Brooklyn.  But not having high hopes of getting off .  According to adcom, only a couple of people got off the list.  I just wanna get in somewhere.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rider06 on January 11, 2006, 12:31:44 PM
Lilacs04 -

No doubt, we all have to keep a positive perspective.  Congrats on your acceptance to Pace - did they offer you enough $$ to sway you from your other prospects?  Your numbers will get you into most of your schools, IMHO - good luck!!

Hey law girl you'll be fine...i got into seton hall PT with a 3.3/154...i actually want to go to hofstra though but didnt get a response yet...wanna trade? lol
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 11, 2006, 12:49:51 PM
Lilacs04 -

No doubt, we all have to keep a positive perspective.  Congrats on your acceptance to Pace - did they offer you enough $$ to sway you from your other prospects?  Your numbers will get you into most of your schools, IMHO - good luck!!

Thanks, lawgirl! Pace offered me 18K/year which is slightly more than half their tuition (I think their range of merit scholarships is 5K - 24K, so I didn't do too poorly). Even though they're a Tier 4, I'm sorely tempted to take them up on their offer -- will be even more tempted if Brooklyn, Cardozo, and Fordham all say no. I think this is a very unpredictable year for apps, with increasingly harsh lsat scales tempered by an overall decrease in applications...it's really feeling more and more like a crap shoot.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 11, 2006, 02:38:16 PM
Lilacs04 -

No doubt, we all have to keep a positive perspective.  Congrats on your acceptance to Pace - did they offer you enough $$ to sway you from your other prospects?  Your numbers will get you into most of your schools, IMHO - good luck!!

Thanks, lawgirl! Pace offered me 18K/year which is slightly more than half their tuition (I think their range of merit scholarships is 5K - 24K, so I didn't do too poorly). Even though they're a Tier 4, I'm sorely tempted to take them up on their offer -- will be even more tempted if Brooklyn, Cardozo, and Fordham all say no. I think this is a very unpredictable year for apps, with increasingly harsh lsat scales tempered by an overall decrease in applications...it's really feeling more and more like a crap shoot.

wow pace is tier 4? i always thought it was tier 3? has it always been in the 4's??
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 11, 2006, 03:29:27 PM
wow pace is tier 4? i always thought it was tier 3? has it always been in the 4's??

It used to be Tier 3; in fact, as recently as a few years ago, it was Tier 3. Don't know when/why it ended up dropping to Tier 4. It's a shame because I really do like a lot of the admin at the university; I was accepted there as UG (attended the NYC campus for one semester on scholarship but transferred after the 9/11 chaos) and I remember being surprised by how helpful and accessible the professors and higher-ups were. I've also heard the White Plains campus is beautiful...but, it's still Tier 4. Damn you, USNWR!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 11, 2006, 06:17:49 PM
Rejected at Cardozo for the winter program that started two days ago.  Haha.  So nice of them to notify me in such a timely matter. 

Doesn't hurt much - I only applied because they asked me to.  Didn't particularly want to go there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: revelareveritas on January 12, 2006, 07:35:37 AM
Okay, folks. Since I'm too busy to dig through the board right now, perhaps somebody can tell me if they've heard yea or nay from the following schools. I'm beginning to wonder, considering that I submitted all my application by October 10th:

Gonzaga University
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming
California Western
Arizona State University
New England School of Law
Western New England College
University of West Virginia

Thanks for the tips!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 12, 2006, 07:44:34 AM
New England is the only one on your list that I'm watching.  They send out a bunch of acceptances around December 14, and then nobody heard anything from them until Latinlord got a rejection from them this week. 

From LSN, I can't see much of a pattern for the people they accepted.  They all have higher numbers for the most part, but they went complete anytime between late October and Early December, if LSN profiles are to be believed. 

When people started getting acceptences from them a month ago, I figured I'd hear from them any day.  I'd like to hear from them, especially if they'd like to throw a bit of money my way.  It would be nice to have some options.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 12, 2006, 08:36:59 AM
Okay, folks. Since I'm too busy to dig through the board right now, perhaps somebody can tell me if they've heard yea or nay from the following schools. I'm beginning to wonder, considering that I submitted all my application by October 10th:

Gonzaga University
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming
California Western
Arizona State University
New England School of Law
Western New England College
University of West Virginia

Thanks for the tips!

I heard from Cal Western last friday 1/06 and it was a small yellow envelope telling me I had been accepted.

But as an FYI, I live in CA (San Diego to be more specific) so it may have gotten to me a lot quicker than everyone else.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 12, 2006, 08:46:49 AM
jealous...i love SD  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: marnster on January 12, 2006, 10:27:56 AM
Okay, folks. Since I'm too busy to dig through the board right now, perhaps somebody can tell me if they've heard yea or nay from the following schools. I'm beginning to wonder, considering that I submitted all my application by October 10th:

Gonzaga University
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming
California Western
Arizona State University
New England School of Law
Western New England College
University of West Virginia

Thanks for the tips!

I've heard from Willamette (accepted with $$), but that's the only one of your schools I've received anything from.  According to Idaho, they won't be sending out anything until Feb.  Also, I believe on my complete notice from Oregon they said they wouldn't start reviewing until mid-January.  Best of luck on all those schools. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 10:57:08 AM
My first decisions came today...

Wailisted at Albany (so much for being a safety school)
Rejected at Temple

I know, I know, admissions is fickle, but I'm guessing if I can't even get into my safety I'm pretty much screwed.

Happy Birthday to me!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 12, 2006, 11:07:25 AM
awww I'm sorry..Happy Birthday!!!!

(did you apply to NESL?) sorry as I am typing this i can't click your LSN
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 12, 2006, 11:12:40 AM
That sucks. Assuming you identify with your Native American background (check the box, have the paperwork, etc.), I'm surprised you haven't heard better news already.

But happy birthday!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 11:17:53 AM
awww I'm sorry..Happy Birthday!!!!

(did you apply to NESL?) sorry as I am typing this i can't click your LSN

Thanks maka.  Yea I did.  My chances are slightly better there last cycle than Albany, so we'll see.

That sucks. Assuming you identify with your Native American background (check the box, have the paperwork, etc.), I'm surprised you haven't heard better news already.

But happy birthday!

Thanks kruddler.  I did check the box, but I checked the Caucasian box as well b/c I identify with both.  I got some crap from friends (also NA, less than me actually) who said I should have only checked NA b/c that's what they do, but I've also heard the other side that since I'm more white, I should only check that.  I felt good about checking both, though, because I was being honest and not denying any aspect of my heritage.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 11:27:45 AM
Yea, on the schools that only let me check one, I didn't check anything then included it in my extra information addendum.

FWIW, I applied to Temple under the spACE program.  Obviosuly didn't matter much.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 12, 2006, 11:42:00 AM
I felt good about checking both, though, because I was being honest and not denying any aspect of my heritage.

that always pissed me off when a school would only allow you to check one box -- had a big fight with my kid's high schools because they would not let them declare as bi-racial.  i had them mark 'asian' because i felt they would have more opportunities as urm's.

Just as an FYI, asians aren't considered URMs.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ScreamingInfidelities on January 12, 2006, 11:43:48 AM
How'd Temple notify you?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 12, 2006, 11:46:19 AM
My first decisions came today...

Wailisted at Albany (so much for being a safety school)
Rejected at Temple

I know, I know, admissions is fickle, but I'm guessing if I can't even get into my safety I'm pretty much screwed.

Happy Birthday to me!

happy birthday. for real.

and what one school decides is not indicative of what other schools will decide. so, a WL at alabany isn't necessarily a ticket to get WL or rejected everywhere else.

hang in there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 12, 2006, 11:53:08 AM
Okay, folks. Since I'm too busy to dig through the board right now, perhaps somebody can tell me if they've heard yea or nay from the following schools. I'm beginning to wonder, considering that I submitted all my application by October 10th:

Gonzaga University
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming
California Western
Arizona State University
New England School of Law
Western New England College
University of West Virginia

Thanks for the tips!


Yes from Gonzaga w/6500 renewable scholarship dated 21 December and yes from West Virginia University dated 06 January.   I'm still waiting to hear from Oregon, Wyoming, Willamette, and Idaho.  Good luck with your applications.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 11:53:35 AM
thanks much madprops, I mean logically, I know that, but it's hard to think logically getting your first notices and having them be a WL and a rejection.

Albany's admissions officer even wrote a note on my WL about how they enjoyed meeting me at the function in DC and hoped I Was still considering Albany!  If you enjoyed meeting me that much, why didn't I get in?!

Screaming-- Sorry I forgot to write that.  Letter-sized envelope.  The date on the letter is what's on LSAC, so it took a week to reach me in southern VA.  Points for the letter though, it was nice.

Albany: also letter-sized envelope.  One page for letter, one for the WL acceptance form.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ScreamingInfidelities on January 12, 2006, 12:00:21 PM
Thanks. I'm just obsessed with waiting. Did it come to your permanent or current address? I'm at home for break and wondering if Ill have a ton of LS mail when I head back to school. Keep your head up.. I'm sure you will have luck elsewhere.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 12:01:39 PM
Unfortunately, my permanent and current address are one in the same (independent student), sorry I can't help you there.  Thanks for the support.  Best of luck!

BTW, Temple rejected me before my final two LORs arrived, even though I wrote them letting them know to expect the letters soon.  I'm guessing they aren't too interested in soft factors afterall.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 12, 2006, 12:04:15 PM
So what does it mean if I have received ANY decisions from ANY of my schools?  10 total
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 12:07:40 PM
When did you apply?

I applied in mid-Nov. (some still haven't gone complete though :\) and got my first two notices today.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 12, 2006, 12:13:10 PM
i went complete almost everywhere by mid november..some early December....

my daily walk to the mailbox yields the usual crap
i spent $15 to subscribe to Vogue to give myself something to look forward to other than JUNK and the occasional decision]  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 12, 2006, 12:22:58 PM

Just as an FYI, asians aren't considered URMs.

depends on where you apply

Really...I haven't seen any school consider Asians to be URMs. It is my understanding that all law schools universally consider URMs to be Black, Hispanic and Native American - it doesn't depend on the law school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 12, 2006, 12:39:43 PM
When did you apply?

I applied in mid-Nov. (some still haven't gone complete though :\) and got my first two notices today.

Early Oct
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kree on January 12, 2006, 01:46:44 PM
So what does it mean if I have received ANY decisions from ANY of my schools?  10 total

I've only received a decision from 1 school, and it was Widener. I hate begging my parents to look through the mail everyday, and then finding out that there is no mail from schools. gahhhh.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 12, 2006, 03:28:53 PM
Anyone heard anything (yay or nay) from Chapman in OC?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 12, 2006, 09:45:05 PM
Kinda random, but I received my 3rd e-mail from NYLS that my application is complete.  The first came about a month ago, the second last week, and another today.  Not sure what this is all about, other than random errors.  Each one is exactly the same.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on January 12, 2006, 09:47:32 PM
Lawgirl, NYLS sent me my second complete notice today and they sent my first one last week -- funny, huh? They must really want us to know that our application is being thoroughly reviewed. Hey, it's better than nothing: I'm looking at you, Brooklyn, Cardozo and St. John's!!  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 12, 2006, 09:48:09 PM
I only got one!!!

Oh well... :-/
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 12, 2006, 09:50:41 PM
one here too! 12/12....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 13, 2006, 08:44:00 AM
Okay, folks. Since I'm too busy to dig through the board right now, perhaps somebody can tell me if they've heard yea or nay from the following schools. I'm beginning to wonder, considering that I submitted all my application by October 10th:

Gonzaga University
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of Idaho
University of Wyoming
California Western
Arizona State University
New England School of Law
Western New England College
University of West Virginia

Thanks for the tips!

I got a NAH from the New England School of Law. booo
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 08:45:42 AM
I have post rejection stress disorder.

I am afraid to g t mailbox because what if I don't get anything today, espite the fact that I got something yesterday?! (I am tired of waiting!)  Also, what if I do get something and it is another rejection?!

:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 13, 2006, 08:49:47 AM
My first decisions came today...

Wailisted at Albany (so much for being a safety school)
Rejected at Temple

I know, I know, admissions is fickle, but I'm guessing if I can't even get into my safety I'm pretty much screwed.

Happy Birthday to me!



sorry to hear that. Especially since it was close to your birthday. I got a few rejections on mine too. Don't worry, you will get in somewhere. Plus your really cute, so you go that going for you also. Good luck this cycle!!  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 08:50:34 AM
ohh i hear you....i HATE going to the mailbox because i have such expectations! and really...what am i waiting for 13 more decisions? and how many mail days are there? what are the chances...i need to stop being so sad when all i get is junk  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 08:55:01 AM

sorry to hear that. Especially since it was close to your birthday. I got a few rejections on mine too. Don't worry, you will get in somewhere. Plus your really cute, so you go that going for you also. Good luck this cycle!!  ;D

Thanks latinlord!  Yea, my bday was a lot of fun.  Fortunately, the day after is shaping up to be much better.

Good luck to you!  I'm def. still one of those hardcore latinlord supporters. ;)

ohh i hear you....i HATE going to the mailbox because i have such expectations! and really...what am i waiting for 13 more decisions? and how many mail days are there? what are the chances...i need to stop being so sad when all i get is junk  :-\

seriously!  AND BILLS... ugh

i keep getting fee waivers for schools where i am in the 25% category.  i wonder if applications are down that much, they're scraping the bottom of the barrel  :(

latest one was from quinnipiac, where i couldnt afford to go anyway, i'm afraid

Q sent me a dean's scholarship application, even though my stats def. didn't qualify me!  (And I still haven't heard from them!)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 13, 2006, 08:56:05 AM
i keep getting fee waivers for schools where i am in the 25% category.  i wonder if applications are down that much, they're scraping the bottom of the barrel  :(

Me too!  I've received two fee waivers in the last week from schools where LSAC shows me having almost zero chance of admission.  It struck me as quite odd.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 08:57:01 AM
Me too, I really think they are trying to spike numbers (how on earth would I get into Michigan or Notre Dame)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 13, 2006, 09:14:26 AM
Well ladies and Gentlemen. I'm afraid it is about that time again.....  :'(
I just took my usual trip to the mailbox and noticed a letter from Stetson University College of Law. Small white envelope. I figured it was a decline and my hunches were correct. I was declined for full-time addmission. Although, I am still concidered for part-time. I called them and they said that letters for full and part time are sent at different times. So I guess I still am in the runnings for part-time, but I am not expecting anything.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 09:15:23 AM
So sorry to hear latinlord!!!  Don't worry too much, I def think you have a shot at PT!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 13, 2006, 09:19:26 AM
Well ladies and Gentlemen. I'm afraid it is about that time again.....  :'(
I just took my usual trip to the mailbox and noticed a letter from Stetson University College of Law. Small white envelope. I figured it was a decline and my hunches were correct. I was declined for full-time addmission. Although, I am still concidered for part-time. I called them and they said that letters for full and part time are sent at different times. So I guess I still am in the runnings for part-time, but I am not expecting anything.

I am so sorry. Please, keep your head up. You still might get into Stetson for PT.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 09:20:51 AM
i dont even get recruitment flier...let alone fee waivers...i really suck!  :)

you def have a shot at part time!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 13, 2006, 10:30:26 AM
sorry to hear that latinlord, but ya never know what will happen with the part time decision.  Just keep your head up.   I know like everyone else that the wait is driving me crazy but it is alittle better when people on here are posting about their decisions.  That way I at least know somebody is hearing something.

Also I got the stuff from Quinnipiac as well, but i dont think I would get in there, so I am not going to waste the 12 bucks for a report, I kinda think these schools are looking to up their numbers because I have gotten two emails today from U of Minnesota HAHA (maybe they want my 150 LSAT  ;) )
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 13, 2006, 11:00:54 AM
Hang in there Latinlord - I think you have a good chance at the PT program as well!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 11:18:19 AM
i got NO decisions..of course but i received THREE victoria's secret catalogs...geesh
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 11:19:16 AM
HAHAHA!  I got a VS coupon but no decisions!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: ScreamingInfidelities on January 13, 2006, 11:20:04 AM
Yesterday I got two VS cataloges. I guess they are going all out with the mailings.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 11:28:57 AM
damn VS!!! I swear they send me stuff at least once a week  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 11:29:40 AM
they do!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 11:35:28 AM
i got NO decisions..of course but i received THREE victoria's secret catalogs...geesh

feel free to model any of that stuff for us -- it will give us something to take our minds off of our empty mailboxes! ;D

also got an email from regent offering a fee waiver, but nothing from minnesota


:D :D :D

unnecessary
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 13, 2006, 11:36:54 AM
Been gone for a little over a week.  Came back and had 3 rejections sitting in my mailbox.  The losers are:

Albany
U of Maine
Catholic

I was also deferred at West Virginia

Friggin losers, I didn't want to go to their crap schools anyway!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 11:38:28 AM
I feel so much better kmpnj, I got Albany's decision yesterday too!

I really like your outlook much better.  :D ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 11:39:08 AM
i got NO decisions..of course but i received THREE victoria's secret catalogs...geesh

feel free to model any of that stuff for us -- it will give us something to take our minds off of our empty mailboxes! ;D

also got an email from regent offering a fee waiver, but nothing from minnesota

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 13, 2006, 11:41:30 AM
Been gone for a little over a week.  Came back and had 3 rejections sitting in my mailbox.  The losers are:

Albany
U of Maine
Catholic

I was also deferred at West Virginia

Friggin losers, I didn't want to go to their crap schools anyway!!!

Damn dude, sorry to hear about that. Good luck with the rest.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Yank23 on January 13, 2006, 12:46:10 PM
What's going on in Albany? Are they aggressively trying to crawl out of the 3rd tier? With Arhodg's numbers I would have thought accepted not waitlist.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 12:51:39 PM
They are evil.  Please see my "Are ls's cruel and unusual?" thread
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 01:07:45 PM
chapman is definitely trying to get out of the 4th tier as well
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 01:09:32 PM
They are evil.  Please see my "Are ls's cruel and unusual?" thread

i knew a guy named al bany.  he was evil, too.

 :D :D :D

chapman is definitely trying to get out of the 4th tier as well

i didn't realize they were!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 01:12:30 PM
yep....i hear they are doing well but i saw a few WLs that don't really belong...i think anyway!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 01:13:57 PM
they WL a girl with a 154/3.5 i was so surprised

yet a guy with a 159/2.86 got an 80% scholarship
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 13, 2006, 01:14:12 PM
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!

Acceptance from Franklin Pierce.  I'm so damn relieved, I can't explain it.  I know FP is only 4th tier, but this is my second shot around the block, and I'm just happy to know that I WILL go to law school in the fall.

I'm damn happy right now.

3.62, 157.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 01:14:38 PM
congrats!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 01:15:50 PM
CONGRATS military!  It IS a big deal, if you're into IP FP is an AWESOME school! 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 13, 2006, 01:19:34 PM
CONGRATS military!  It IS a big deal, if you're into IP FP is an AWESOME school! 

Not into IP, and my fiance (who will be my wife by the time law school starts) does NOT want to go to NH.  But, I know that I'll be going to LS regardless, which is a massive weight off my shoulders.

Thanks for the congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 01:20:53 PM
they WL a girl with a 154/3.5 i was so surprised

yet a guy with a 159/2.86 got an 80% scholarship

LS IS WEIRD

I'm jealous military!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 13, 2006, 01:22:26 PM
sooooooooo weird...crapshoot!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 13, 2006, 01:23:18 PM
Way to go militarygrade. It is a huge weight off ones shoulders when that first one comes.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 13, 2006, 01:48:06 PM
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!

Congratulations!  (doing a happy dance for you)   ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 13, 2006, 01:52:24 PM
Complete at Widener, Valpo, Drexel, and Michigan State. The waiting game begins...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 13, 2006, 04:35:26 PM
FYI, I got 2 emails, apparently I JUST went complete at Whittier. Gosh, they're taking their sweet time for being on ABA probation. I turned my application in early november and they were one of the first to request my report.


I wish I had known that they were on ABA probation when I applied because I wouldn't have applied there.......That money could have gone to Thomas Jefferson, which is NOT on ABA Probation.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 13, 2006, 04:53:58 PM
FYI, I got 2 emails, apparently I JUST went complete at Whittier. Gosh, they're taking their sweet time for being on ABA probation. I turned my application in early november and they were one of the first to request my report.


I wish I had known that they were on ABA probation when I applied because I wouldn't have applied there.......That money could have gone to Thomas Jefferson, which is NOT on ABA Probation.

Same here - I got two emails from them as well.  ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: vitaminwater on January 13, 2006, 05:25:46 PM
Way to go militarygrade. It is a huge weight off ones shoulders when that first one comes.

thats a cute baby you got there piraeus.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jenstarr on January 13, 2006, 05:36:26 PM
Does anyone know anything about conditional programs?  I got into a conditional program and it seems that these greatly vary from school to school.  Most ake 50 students.  Some schools end up acceptign 5 people for the regular program, some (the one I'm doing) take about half..What do you guys think?  Do it or not do it? 

It's $3,000 dollars BTW...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 13, 2006, 05:41:20 PM
If it's half and the credits count toward your degree (and it's a school you really want to go to) do it!  Nothing wrong with getting some practice and getting ahead of the game!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jenstarr on January 13, 2006, 06:01:02 PM
Ad comm. said that it "depends on the student" as to if they get the 2.5 GPA.  I know that at Albany, they accepted like 5 or so out of 50.  So when I grilled my (hopeful) school a bit further for some good hard numbers, they said last year a little over half were invited to the full program. 

It counts towards nada unlike most schools.  NYL counts it financally, other schools for credit.  However, as stated above, it seems like here I have a good shot at the real deal. 

Uggg.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 14, 2006, 10:50:30 AM
In a Widener with a $14K scholarship.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 14, 2006, 10:57:04 AM
I got two letters today I was accepted at Tulsa and dinged at Michigan State :( sad about michigan state, but I am happy to be in at Tulsa, still have about 30 apps pending so we will have to see what happens good luck everyone
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 14, 2006, 11:01:19 AM
Congrats Matt and corbabe!!!

Matt are you considering Widener?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 14, 2006, 11:04:45 AM
It's pretty much my backup if I get dinged at Nova, Pitt, PSU, FSU, and Rutgers. Them throwing me that $14K helps too.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 14, 2006, 11:24:55 AM
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!

Acceptance from Franklin Pierce.  I'm so damn relieved, I can't explain it.  I know FP is only 4th tier, but this is my second shot around the block, and I'm just happy to know that I WILL go to law school in the fall.

I'm damn happy right now.

3.62, 157.

according to USNews FP is a tier 3... http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/lawindex_brief.php
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 14, 2006, 11:37:28 AM
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!

Acceptance from Franklin Pierce.  I'm so damn relieved, I can't explain it.  I know FP is only 4th tier, but this is my second shot around the block, and I'm just happy to know that I WILL go to law school in the fall.

I'm damn happy right now.

3.62, 157.

according to USNews FP is a tier 3... http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/lawindex_brief.php

So it is.  Thanks for that.

Congrats Matt and Corbabe!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 14, 2006, 11:56:57 AM
Opened my box to find a big envelope... got all excited... ended up being a guide for Mississippis College WHAT THE HELL!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 14, 2006, 12:01:50 PM
Opened my box to find a big envelope... got all excited... ended up being a guide for Mississippis College WHAT THE HELL!

Heh there can be some major teases with waiting for decisions this time of year.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 14, 2006, 12:06:13 PM
I finally got my second letter of recommendation faxed in today (the original person totally flaked, but the new person wrote it in 4 days), so hopefully it will get processed by LSAC when they re-open on Tuesday.  Only one school's received a report so far as they don't require recs; the other three are being held up because I only had one rec submitted prior to today.

So - for me - I'll probably get to wait a couple more months before any decisions come my way.    Blech.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 14, 2006, 12:06:59 PM
they WL a girl with a 154/3.5 i was so surprised

yet a guy with a 159/2.86 got an 80% scholarship

It is the sad truth about Law school admissions. I have and still am learning the hard way. I had a 3.6 but my 144 LSAT is all they see and look at. It is such a shame!!  :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 14, 2006, 12:12:50 PM
Does anyone know anything about conditional programs?  I got into a conditional program and it seems that these greatly vary from school to school.  Most ake 50 students.  Some schools end up acceptign 5 people for the regular program, some (the one I'm doing) take about half..What do you guys think?  Do it or not do it? 

It's $3,000 dollatrs BTW...
s
ONly do it, if is your only shot at going to law school. Those programs are very hard to do, and schools only take average of like half, basically it is another way for them to make money. But if you really want to go to that school but Sat into another. Tell the other school that you want to go to their school. Pay both seat deposits, but still go to the conditional program to see if you were admitted. If you are then you get to go to that school after you cancel your seat at the other school, but if not, then at least you still have a spot at the other school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 14, 2006, 12:54:02 PM
Of the schools that I am applying to where I have been complete for over a month (Q and Richmond have been complete the longest), a lot of acceptances have gone out already for people who applied the same time and me and later.

How does this bode for me?  (I'm guessing not well)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on January 14, 2006, 01:11:54 PM
Opened my box to find a big envelope... got all excited... ended up being a guide for Mississippis College WHAT THE HELL!

Don't worry yours will come...promise ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kree on January 14, 2006, 02:15:33 PM
how has everyone found out about widener $$? i received my acceptance in very early december but it didn't mention any money and i have 156/3.6
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 14, 2006, 02:27:36 PM
I got my scholarship info through my acceptance letter today.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 14, 2006, 05:51:19 PM
nothing but work mail...ugh worse than bills
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 14, 2006, 08:19:49 PM
Got a big envelope from Western State - it was a view book  :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Manwithaplan on January 14, 2006, 09:46:27 PM
i got in at southwestern in LA and Uni. of SD. both not the greatest schools out there   :-\, but oh well, i take what i can get. im just babysitting the mailbox until i get those UC letters!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Manwithaplan on January 14, 2006, 09:54:12 PM
chapman is definitely trying to get out of the 4th tier as well

seems like usd is trying to get out of 3rd tier hell as well. they've become numbers whores, on LSN they accept all these 167+ lsat ppl....who do they think they are? where do they get off comparing themselves to the ivy leagues? i just want to tell their adcomm to get over themselves.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on January 14, 2006, 09:55:36 PM
chapman is definitely trying to get out of the 4th tier as well

seems like usd is trying to get out of 3rd tier hell as well. they've become numbers whores, on LSN they accept all these 167+ lsat ppl....who do they think they are? where do they get off comparing themselves to the ivy leagues? i just want to tell their adcomm to get over themselves.

USD is ranked 63 so its technically tier 2 already, and high in it....js
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Manwithaplan on January 14, 2006, 10:02:21 PM

[/quote]
USD is ranked 63 so its technically tier 2 already, and high in it....js
[/quote]

hmmm good to know i suppose, still doesnt change my perception of usd... what does js stand for?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on January 14, 2006, 10:05:59 PM

USD is ranked 63 so its technically tier 2 already, and high in it....js
[/quote]

hmmm good to know i suppose, still doesnt change my perception of usd... what does js stand for?
[/quote]

js = just saying
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 15, 2006, 04:27:31 AM
Got my acceptance yesterday from William Mitchell!!!!  Yea!!!!  While most wouldn't find this as exciting as I do, I'm married with a six month old and have to take "location" in to consideration so I am THRILLED!!!!

:)

Finally I can breathe easy!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: FossilJ on January 15, 2006, 06:18:12 AM

USD is ranked 63 so its technically tier 2 already, and high in it....js
[/quote]

hmmm good to know i suppose, still doesnt change my perception of usd... what does js stand for?
[/quote]

I don't understand.  USD is easily the best school in its area, and has the strongest placement in the entire San Diego region.  It even beats out Stanford, UCLA and Boalt in that regard.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 15, 2006, 08:34:00 AM
then withdraw...i applied to USD PT and I'd love to go there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on January 15, 2006, 08:46:35 AM
I got two letters today I was accepted at Tulsa and dinged at Michigan State :( sad about michigan state, but I am happy to be in at Tulsa, still have about 30 apps pending so we will have to see what happens good luck everyone

Congrats on TU...maybe I will see you there this fall.  Good luck on your other apps.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: TC on January 15, 2006, 09:58:28 AM
Hi all,

I'm new to this board. It's very interesting. I just started applying around the first week of January due to a transcript that I had to appeal. My LSAT score was 151, and my GPA is 3.73 (Major 4.13). I've applied to Stetson, Quinnipiac, New England, Western New England, Roger Williams, Albany, Suffolk, Franklin Pierce, and Gonzaga. Anybody have a clue of my chances? Do you think my late applications will cause problems?

Thanks for any advice you have to offer. Good luck to all.

TC
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Manwithaplan on January 15, 2006, 10:04:52 AM

USD is ranked 63 so its technically tier 2 already, and high in it....js

hmmm good to know i suppose, still doesnt change my perception of usd... what does js stand for?
[/quote]

I don't understand.  USD is easily the best school in its area, and has the strongest placement in the entire San Diego region.  It even beats out Stanford, UCLA and Boalt in that regard.

[/quote]

i guess in san diego, everyone knocks down the local schools bc we are so close to la. if you ask most pre law kids here, they want to go to ucla or usc.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rjf0018 on January 15, 2006, 11:16:52 AM
Accepted to Ave Maria and University of Tulsa. Both with scholarships, 7K (Ave maria) and 10K (tulsa). I am going to law school! I also got accepted to CLEO.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 15, 2006, 02:10:02 PM
Waitlisted at Valpo
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 15, 2006, 04:41:34 PM
Hi all,

I'm new to this board. It's very interesting. I just started applying around the first week of January due to a transcript that I had to appeal. My LSAT score was 151, and my GPA is 3.73 (Major 4.13). I've applied to Stetson, Quinnipiac, New England, Western New England, Roger Williams, Albany, Suffolk, Franklin Pierce, and Gonzaga. Anybody have a clue of my chances? Do you think my late applications will cause problems?

Thanks for any advice you have to offer. Good luck to all.

TC

have you tried lawschoolnumbers.com or the gpa/lsat calculator on lsac?  that's generally all the info. most people have to go by on these boards unless they can give you detiled info. on a school they attended/live nearby.  I can guess that you'll get into RWU, but I would strongly recommend not going there.  If a beautiful campus is the best thing you have going for you, then there is a problem.

I applied to five of the same schools as well, good luck! 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 15, 2006, 04:54:15 PM
i was hoping my first letter, regardless of where it came from, would be an acceptance letter.  it was not to be so, lol!  my own alma mater (DePaul University) rejected me.  oh well.  i'm hoping to not get stuck in chicago for another 3 years anyway.

here's to hoping my next letter is better news (and from a san francisco school).  congrats to all those hearing good news and good luck to those still waiting!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 15, 2006, 04:55:11 PM
There should be a club for us jbs

Best of luck elsewhere (especially SF ;))!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on January 15, 2006, 06:07:51 PM
Waitlisted at Valpo

Same here, I was very suprised I thought I would easily get in and actually get some money.  They actually said my status was switched over to "admission pending" and asking for a follow up email stating my continued interested.  Did yours also say this?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 15, 2006, 08:07:36 PM
Waitlisted at Valpo

Same here, I was very suprised I thought I would easily get in and actually get some money.  They actually said my status was switched over to "admission pending" and asking for a follow up email stating my continued interested.  Did yours also say this?

Yeah.  I think I'm going to tell them not to hold the spot for me.  If they didn't want me the first time, then I'm not going to sit around, hoping that they want me.  Its like high school, waiting for some girl that you like to like you, but having her tell you that she'll go out with you only if it doesn't work out with the other guy.  Screw that, if she doesn't want to be with me now, then I don't want her.  Same deal with law school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kree on January 15, 2006, 08:13:07 PM
Waitlisted at Valpo

Same here, I was very suprised I thought I would easily get in and actually get some money.  They actually said my status was switched over to "admission pending" and asking for a follow up email stating my continued interested.  Did yours also say this?

Yeah.  I think I'm going to tell them not to hold the spot for me.  If they didn't want me the first time, then I'm not going to sit around, hoping that they want me.  Its like high school, waiting for some girl that you like to like you, but having her tell you that she'll go out with you only if it doesn't work out with the other guy.  Screw that, if she doesn't want to be with me now, then I don't want her.  Same deal with law school.

i love the analogy. so true.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 15, 2006, 10:35:35 PM
[quote author=kmpnj
Yeah.  I think I'm going to tell them not to hold the spot for me.  If they didn't want me the first time, then I'm not going to sit around, hoping that they want me.  Its like high school, waiting for some girl that you like to like you, but having her tell you that she'll go out with you only if it doesn't work out with the other guy.  Screw that, if she doesn't want to be with me now, then I don't want her.  Same deal with law school.
[/quote]

I agree with the emotion in your sentiment, but I would advise you to go on the waitlist (unless you've already been accepted somewhere else).  I did refused a WL spot last year (for the same reasons, I might add), and ended up no where.  By the time I got my last rejection, it was too late to go on the WL and have a shot.

I sucks to be rejected, and it bruises the ego, but ask to be put on just in case. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 16, 2006, 05:38:17 AM

[/quote]

Yeah.  I think I'm going to tell them not to hold the spot for me.  If they didn't want me the first time, then I'm not going to sit around, hoping that they want me.  Its like high school, waiting for some girl that you like to like you, but having her tell you that she'll go out with you only if it doesn't work out with the other guy.  Screw that, if she doesn't want to be with me now, then I don't want her.  Same deal with law school.
[/quote]

That is PERFECT!  I swear I feel like this whole process is putting me back to my high school days.  Can't WAIT until it's over.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 16, 2006, 06:29:16 AM
I've heard that law school itself is much like high school, what with the gossip and backbiting and what have you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 16, 2006, 06:54:25 AM
me too...i've heard that a lot
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 16, 2006, 07:13:42 AM
I've heard that law school itself is much like high school, what with the gossip and backbiting and what have you.

Yeah, but I bet the sex is better in law school.

there's sex in law school?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 16, 2006, 07:15:22 AM
there's sex in law school?

Not for me. I'll be married.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 16, 2006, 08:27:35 AM
there's sex in law school?

Not for me. I'll be married.

Oh! So I can have sex even if my H isn't?  I'll be the one in LS... :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 16, 2006, 08:35:45 AM
there's sex in law school?

Not for me. I'll be married.

Oh! So I can have sex even if my H isn't?  I'll be the one in LS... :P

If it's with my wife and you let me watch, you can do whatever you want.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 16, 2006, 08:38:47 AM
i think this just got a bit more interesting.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 16, 2006, 09:23:24 AM
Anyone apply to University of Miami and received forms for financial aid without getting an acceptance yet? 

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 16, 2006, 09:51:23 AM
there's sex in law school?

Not for me. I'll be married.

Oh! So I can have sex even if my H isn't?  I'll be the one in LS... :P

If it's with my wife and you let me watch, you can do whatever you want.

HAHA I'll think about it  :-*
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 16, 2006, 02:01:44 PM
Yay, I got into Suffolk! My first acceptance. They only requested my report on the 4th and the letter was dated the 12th - pretty quick turn around. Actually, it was a number 10 envelope with two pages in it so I thought it was a completion notice (although rejection briefly crossed my mind). I'm going to law school!!! Only eleven more to go...

GOOD LUCK to everyone  :)

-T (3.39, 161)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 16, 2006, 02:18:37 PM
Yay, I got into Suffolk! My first acceptance. They only requested my report on the 4th and the letter was dated the 12th - pretty quick turn around. Actually, it was a number 10 envelope with two pages in it so I thought it was a completion notice (although rejection briefly crossed my mind). I'm going to law school!!! Only eleven more to go...

GOOD LUCK to everyone  :)

-T (3.39, 161)

That was quick!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 16, 2006, 04:30:37 PM
Yay, I got into Suffolk! My first acceptance. They only requested my report on the 4th and the letter was dated the 12th - pretty quick turn around.

Congratulations!  That is FABULOUS turn-around time!  I can only hope for the same rapidity with my schools. :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 16, 2006, 06:05:27 PM
Yay, I got into Suffolk! My first acceptance. They only requested my report on the 4th and the letter was dated the 12th - pretty quick turn around. Actually, it was a number 10 envelope with two pages in it so I thought it was a completion notice (although rejection briefly crossed my mind). I'm going to law school!!! Only eleven more to go...

GOOD LUCK to everyone  :)

-T (3.39, 161)

Congrats.  What was on the second page?  (My Suffolk letter was a single page.)

Edit - nevermind, I checked my file this morning, the second page was the depostit/committment form.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 16, 2006, 08:22:40 PM
Congrats on Suffolk! I heard Florida Coastal is pretty fast and I could actually maybe get a decision already this week, that is IF it is an acceptance. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 17, 2006, 07:12:55 AM
CONGRATS TOBIAS ON SUFFOLK!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 17, 2006, 07:54:32 AM
cyberrev,

yeah I am probably going to around 11:45 or so, during my lunch hour at work. U?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 17, 2006, 11:02:42 AM
Same post as in the non-auto-admit club, but I wasn't sure who checks what, so here goes (still a little in shock):

In at New York Law (dated 1/12) and Q (dated 1/11).  Both envelope-sized and somewhat thick.

$20,000/yr for three years at Q!!!!!!  That's a little unbelievable, I may be reading it wrong!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 17, 2006, 11:06:50 AM
congrats arhodg!!!!! on Q and New York :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 17, 2006, 11:09:58 AM
wow arghs!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 17, 2006, 11:11:17 AM
Thanks guys!  I still cannpot believe anyone would give me a merit schoalrship, this needs to go in the miracles thread!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 17, 2006, 11:12:57 AM
Congrats arhodg!!!!  That scholarship is awsome!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 17, 2006, 11:19:50 AM
Score, arhodg. Have you thought about sending your Q letter and offer to Albany and telling them to suck it?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 17, 2006, 11:27:57 AM
Same post as in the non-auto-admit club, but I wasn't sure who checks what, so here goes (still a little in shock):

In at New York Law (dated 1/12) and Q (dated 1/11).  Both envelope-sized and somewhat thick.

$20,000/yr for three years at Q!!!!!!  That's a little unbelievable, I may be reading it wrong!

Wow! That is great news!! I'm very happy for you! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 17, 2006, 11:28:08 AM
Congrats arhodg!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 17, 2006, 11:29:43 AM
Same post as in the non-auto-admit club, but I wasn't sure who checks what, so here goes (still a little in shock):

In at New York Law (dated 1/12) and Q (dated 1/11).  Both envelope-sized and somewhat thick.

$20,000/yr for three years at Q!!!!!!  That's a little unbelievable, I may be reading it wrong!

Holy Crap!  Good for you!  Guess I won't be seeing you at Suffolk. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 17, 2006, 11:33:31 AM
Score, arhodg. Have you thought about sending your Q letter and offer to Albany and telling them to suck it?

haha now maybe if Q were T3 I would. ;)  I'll wait to see if I get any need-based from NYLS for that.

Holy Crap!  Good for you!  Guess I won't be seeing you at Suffolk. 

No way! I <3 BOSTON!  Let's see if they let me in.  :-\  Though I doubt I'll be getting any offers from them!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 17, 2006, 11:41:57 AM
Waitlisted at Valparaiso
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 17, 2006, 11:42:43 AM
Waitlisted at Valparaiso

I got waitlisted at Valpo also.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 17, 2006, 11:45:08 AM
Waitlisted at Valparaiso

I got waitlisted at Valpo also.

I was probably going to withdraw anyway after the Widener acceptance and scholarship offer came in. I'm awaiting what the Pitt, PSU, Nova, FSU, and St. John's decisions are.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 17, 2006, 11:48:23 AM
Thanks for the congrats, guys...Way to go on the scholarship, arhodg, congrats to you!!! I'm looking forward to reading lots of "i'm in" posts from y'all.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 17, 2006, 11:48:35 AM
$20,000/yr for three years at Q!!!!!!  That's a little unbelievable, I may be reading it wrong!

When Ave Maria told me I was getting $20k over my staticy cell phone I had a similar reaction: "I must be hearing this wrong. She must mean $2,000 or $20k over three years." When I got the actual letter confirming it was a relief.

Many congrats arhodg. Well done on both counts.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 17, 2006, 11:51:42 AM
$20,000/yr for three years at Q!!!!!!  That's a little unbelievable, I may be reading it wrong!

Wow!  Congrats!  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 17, 2006, 12:25:27 PM
Score, arhodg. Have you thought about sending your Q letter and offer to Albany and telling them to suck it?

haha now maybe if Q were T3 I would. ;)  I'll wait to see if I get any need-based from NYLS for that.

Holy Crap!  Good for you!  Guess I won't be seeing you at Suffolk. 

No way! I <3 BOSTON!  Let's see if they let me in.  :-\  Though I doubt I'll be getting any offers from them!

Well I love Boston too, but I think I'd have a hard time justifying it if Suffolk didn't give a similar award.  They both cost 31K per year.  20K is a lot of money. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 17, 2006, 02:49:43 PM
today was a bad day, lol!

rejections from 3 schools.  all of them were schools i expected to get rejections from but a little encouragement would have been nice.  i need a school...any school at this point, lol...to send me some good news. 

anyway, loyola chicago, american, and uc hastings are all out of the picture.  like i said, i expected this so it doesn't have much of an impact on me.  i do hope, though, that i get an acceptance sometime this week to make up for the bruised ego.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dtuthill on January 17, 2006, 03:31:39 PM
In at Suffolk and WNEC.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 17, 2006, 03:38:10 PM
Congrats hill!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dtuthill on January 17, 2006, 03:48:45 PM
Thanks to all.  That's the last good news for me.  I applied to UCONN PT as stretch dream and Yale so that I have a nice rejection letter to frame for my office when I'm really successful!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 17, 2006, 04:43:09 PM
I got a call from Texas Wesleyan today. They said my application had gone through the committee, but they wanted a reason why my grades tanked one year in college. I didn't send them an addendum because they didn't ask for it. I can't decide whether I'm cranky that they can't just blow it off and decide that my record has been more or less stellar in the past 6 years (outside of that one year, my GPA is above their 25th %ile of 2.88, not to mention I've got decent ECs and WE), or that I'm impressed that they're giving me the chance to respond to their questions.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 17, 2006, 04:44:17 PM
Nice plan hill ;)  maybe hell will freeze over and I'll see you at UConn!

krudd, be happy they're giving you a chance, they must really like you to want additional info. and be willing to seek it out!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 17, 2006, 06:21:35 PM
well add me to the list of rejections today DING at AKRON
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: amorse2183 on January 17, 2006, 06:46:30 PM
I was accepted to Appalachian's conditional summer program thing.  I am not sure I will go there, but at least it leaves with another choice so I don't have to say Cooley or nothing. I have no problems attending Cooley, but I just want as many options as possible.  now I am 2/2 for admission.  really makes me wish I realized I was a sorry drunk a year earlier adn then my grades woudn't have sucked as much. oh well.  good luck everybody!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 05:27:32 AM
In at Hamline!  Find out about scholarship amounts next week. Now 4 for 4 :)  Although all of my reaches (and MIRACLE reaches) are still undecided.

Congrats to all - there is still a lot of time left in the admin cycle for more acceptances :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 05:45:09 AM

[/quote]

hope to hell so, all i have is jack and sh!t, and jack left town

i dont have a lot of hope for georgia state -- have you had any luck with their online status checker?  mine has read incomplete for ages and i know they have my stuff
[/quote]

Cyberrev-  I KNOW you'll get in :)  Best of luck!

Not a damn thing from Georgia State!  It looks like they haven't started sending out decisions based on lawschoolnumbers.com.  What are they waiting for!!!!  Do you know anyone who has heard back???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 18, 2006, 05:45:49 AM
The status checker at GSU is reaaaaaally slow - they had my stuff for months before it was updated to show that they had received anything.  And now it shows that they "received" half of my stuff a week later than the rest of it, even though they got it all at the same time (and well before the dates they have listed online).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 05:49:23 AM
The status checker at GSU is reaaaaaally slow - they had my stuff for months before it was updated to show that they had received anything.  And now it shows that they "received" half of my stuff a week later than the rest of it, even though they got it all at the same time (and well before the dates they have listed online).


To add to that...my file dates showed "complete" before the December LSAT scores came out!  HUH?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 07:58:00 AM
In at Hamline!  Find out about scholarship amounts next week. Now 4 for 4 :)  Although all of my reaches (and MIRACLE reaches) are still undecided.

Congratulations!  That's great news, and how wonderful it is to have so many options! :D
Title: Oh Crap...
Post by: SplitFinger on January 18, 2006, 08:44:28 AM
Well, I *had* pretty much figured out what I was going to do - I was down to deciding between UGA, Emory, Mercer, and possibly Florida.  But I just got a phone call telling me that I was being awarded a full ride at Stetson. 

Now what the hell do I do?  I'm pretty much certain that I ultimately want to practice in Georgia - either Atlanta or in the Statesboro/Savannah area.  But the prospect of saving $40,000 in tuition is very, very tempting... argh!
Title: Re: Oh Crap...
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 09:47:29 AM
Well, I *had* pretty much figured out what I was going to do - I was down to deciding between UGA, Emory, Mercer, and possibly Florida.  But I just got a phone call telling me that I was being awarded a full ride at Stetson. 

Now what the hell do I do?  I'm pretty much certain that I ultimately want to practice in Georgia - either Atlanta or in the Statesboro/Savannah area.  But the prospect of saving $40,000 in tuition is very, very tempting... argh!


Thanks jashdey!!!!
Now that is a hard decision Split~!  What an awesome predicament to be in!!!  I applied to Stetson as well - haven't heard back yet.  From what I HEARD (to emphasize, this is only rumor) Stetson is great if you want to stay in Florida.  Especially the Tampa area, but haven't heard much about how it transfers.

What do you thing you'll do???????
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 09:48:43 AM
too much traffic around here  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 18, 2006, 10:05:19 AM
I really have no idea what I'm going to do.

If I was planning on staying here in Tampa, then I'd have a tough time deciding between Stetson and Florida.  Of course, in-state tuition at Florida is ridicuously cheap...

But if I'm leaving the area, and I'm pretty sure that I am, I don't think a Stetson degree will travel all that well.  Crap!

Then again, since I have no interest in Biglaw, how much difference is that going to make?  Enough to justify paying an extra $40K-$60K in tuition? 

But yes, there are worse problems to have!  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 11:17:26 AM
Then again, since I have no interest in Biglaw, how much difference is that going to make?  Enough to justify paying an extra $40K-$60K in tuition? 

I'm not sure.  Although I have no decisions yet (not even complete anywhere - though my 2nd letter of rec *finally* was processed this morning), I would be hard pressed to turn down a full ride somewhere, and I'm also not interested in big law at all.  However, I am only applying to schools that are all in the same geographic area where I plan to work after school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 11:25:18 AM
Congrats, Caliman!  An acceptance AND art!  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 18, 2006, 01:00:39 PM
I just found this board yesterday.  I'm not applying till next year, but dammit, I want Latinlord to get in dammit!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 01:02:11 PM
me too  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 01:02:49 PM
me three!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 18, 2006, 01:06:36 PM
I just found this board yesterday.  I'm not applying till next year, but dammit, I want Latinlord to get in dammit!

Hurray for repeating words.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 18, 2006, 01:10:59 PM
I feel for Latinlord but I want myself to get in somewhere too  :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 01:17:02 PM
The status checker at GSU is reaaaaaally slow - they had my stuff for months before it was updated to show that they had received anything.  And now it shows that they "received" half of my stuff a week later than the rest of it, even though they got it all at the same time (and well before the dates they have listed online).


Didn't realize you were in Tampa!  So am I :)  Best of luck, and congrats again to everyone!

Latinlord - looks like everyone is rooting for ya!  That has got to count for something!  Maybe we can all write you recs  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 01:18:02 PM
I say we start a letter of petition where he is waitlisted and force everyone who got in to withdraw a la Boy Meets World.

EVERYONE is in Tampa!  My mom will be in Tampa by the end of the week!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 01:23:40 PM
I keep expecting to check Georgia State and see a big "rejection...your file wasn't worth our time".I have a sister in Atlanta and she about died when I told her that Georgia State is a far "reach" for me.  I think she is still laughing :)  Her roommate said, "Why wouldn't you want to go to Emory?"  Dumb ass.  She clearly hasn't seen my stats.

I'm all for a Latinlord petition man!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 01:29:53 PM
Yea the people aat my apartment complex I don't think grasph that it is pretty impossible that I will get into W&M, the figure since I got in undergrad there's no reason I can't get into the ls.  If I applied this year, I couldn't even get into undergrad there!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 18, 2006, 01:39:46 PM
Yea the people aat my apartment complex I don't think grasph that it is pretty impossible that I will get into W&M, the figure since I got in undergrad there's no reason I can't get into the ls.  If I applied this year, I couldn't even get into undergrad there!

ha ha, yeah, maryland is my undergrad, and they wouldnt look at me.  i'm in baylor for a phd, but their law school wouldnt touch me either

I went to the University of Texas...wouldn't be surprised if they delete me from their alumni mailing list if I dared to send them my LSAT score.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: PreLaw99 on January 18, 2006, 01:57:18 PM
I say we start a letter of petition where he is waitlisted and force everyone who got in to withdraw a la Boy Meets World.

BEST SHOW EVER!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 01:59:06 PM
haha I am glad someone even knew what I was talking about PreLaw

cyber- with a PhD, youshould have a big heads up practically anywhere, right?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 02:04:29 PM
Someone (who has no clue about any of this stuff) asked me the other day if I was applying at Boalt.  I had to resist the urge to laugh out loud before responding.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 18, 2006, 02:09:14 PM
Didn't realize you were in Tampa!  So am I :)  Best of luck, and congrats again to everyone!

Yeah, there are actually a few of us from the Cigar City on here.  My personal theory is that watching the antics of Ronda Storms and Joe Redner inspires people to just want to go out and be able to sue the both of them.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: PreLaw99 on January 18, 2006, 02:16:08 PM
arhodg- I see that you have applied to alot of schools. How come Buffalo isn't on your list? Its a solid school and I think you would have a shot, their 25th and 75th LSAT is 152-157 and your GPA is right in the middle.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 02:21:09 PM
congrats to your mom!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 02:21:36 PM
Nice observation prelaw.  It actually was originally on my list and this is a bad reason, but I did their whole app, then got to the extra essays part and was NOT in the mood.  I don't like the whole, which non-school books have you read, too tricky (mine was the Anti-Federalist papers for one and I didn't want anyone to think I was sucking up).  It really wasn't one of my top choices (not huge on staying in upstate NY to practice either), so I didn't want to go through the extra work basically.  It's a great school though, it seemed very nice!

Thanks maka!  We'll have to hang if I go visit!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 02:25:41 PM
definitely!

heh that was me and vermont...though they didnt ask BOOKS?!?! i have read...how odd.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 02:27:47 PM
Yea VT too and Seton Hall.  Come on guys, you're not T1, why are the apps so involved?

Welcome dodo!  I went across the board as well!  Good luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 02:41:49 PM
One of the schools to which I applied has a scholarship for the type of law I want to practice.  Great, right?  Well, I was annoyed because they wanted a totally separate essay talking about why you wanted to do this kind of law, which was a problem for me, because everything I wished to say about the matter was already in my personal statement.  So, I didn't apply for the scholarship because I didn't want to write another essay saying the exact same thing.  The other schools that had similar scholarships (all higher tiers) just had you check a box indicating your interest in being considered for the scholarhip as part of the review process.  I liked that much better. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 18, 2006, 03:59:34 PM
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad that we have this thread where I can post my first and hopefully not last acceptance (althought I will live if it is). I got into fl coastal. I called just to see if I was complete and she told me a letter went out today! I even got a little cash.

I am so excited. Some would laugh but I am thrilled.  ;D

My friend that is down here from Jax is taking me to red lobster for a celebratory dinner.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 18, 2006, 04:05:34 PM
Has anyone gotten decisions from Chapman? In Novemeber, I received their postcard that I was complete by I haven't heard anything since.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 04:10:17 PM
congrats nell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 04:18:31 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 18, 2006, 04:40:04 PM
FYI, I got 2 emails, apparently I JUST went complete at Whittier. Gosh, they're taking their sweet time for being on ABA probation. I turned my application in early november and they were one of the first to request my report.


I wish I had known that they were on ABA probation when I applied because I wouldn't have applied there.......That money could have gone to Thomas Jefferson, which is NOT on ABA Probation.

Same here - I got two emails from them as well.  ???



If you look closely at the two emails that whittier sent, the first email says "you will be notified of a decision within 2-3 weeks". The second one says four to six weeks. I wonder which one it is.... ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 04:48:21 PM
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad that we have this thread where I can post my first and hopefully not last acceptance (althought I will live if it is). I got into fl coastal. I called just to see if I was complete and she told me a letter went out today! I even got a little cash.

I am so excited. Some would laugh but I am thrilled.  ;D

My friend that is down here from Jax is taking me to red lobster for a celebratory dinner.

Congrats!  The odds are good that I'll end up at Florida Coastal. Perhaps I'll see you there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 18, 2006, 04:55:04 PM
arhodog,
 
    the "anti-federalist papers" you say? come on now. i really don't think that it was what they had in mind when they constructed the question. unless you read these documents for fun, i think that you should have went in a different direction. i really get the impression that they are trying to get a feeling for what your personal interests are. it's much like asking what kind of movies you enjoy watching. it also allows you a great opportunity to express your writing style.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 04:58:13 PM
Didn't realize you were in Tampa!  So am I :)  Best of luck, and congrats again to everyone!

Yeah, there are actually a few of us from the Cigar City on here.  My personal theory is that watching the antics of Ronda Storms and Joe Redner inspires people to just want to go out and be able to sue the both of them.  ;)


Tampa here
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 18, 2006, 04:59:31 PM
That's exactly why I didn't do the essays.  I DID read the Anti-Federalist Papers for fun and it was actually the only book I had time to read for fun over the summer break b/c I was plugging through my reading list for one of my classes.  I could have just picked one of my favorite books, but that wouldn't have turned out much better either (I am an academic nerd and like books such as "Modernity and Progress") and, after my PS I was tired of being creative.  It's for the best, really.  I have enough apps!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 18, 2006, 05:02:56 PM

i digress.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 05:10:54 PM
tampa here too hopeful!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 05:14:32 PM
tampa here too hopeful!

I guess all you tampa folks are the reason the USF and HCC seats were filled for the October LSAT.  I had to drive over to Lakeland  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 05:19:05 PM
heh yup  :D but USF had TINY desks and a FREEZING test room!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 05:23:57 PM
I stayed the night in lakeland to avoid the morning drive.  Of course my room was right over the airconditioning unit outside..noise all night.. I blame that for my lousy LSAT score (among other things)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 05:26:46 PM
 :-\ that sucks...i could NOT sleep the night before...i was not at all nervous until that nght...probably got about 2.5 hours total...so glad that is over!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 18, 2006, 05:33:40 PM
Congratulations Nell!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 05:39:13 PM
I shanked it, but I'm not going to take it again. During the exam, I got up to go to the bathroom. I swore I'd never do it, but I did it out of defiance. I laugh now, but during the first section, I actually had a little moment to myself where I said "are you sure you want to go to law school?"

I got the score email one night and sighed when the score was lower than all of my practice exams.  

Looking on lawschoolnumbers.com, it looks like all the 160+ LSATS get the first crack at admission.  MY GPA is strong, but it hurts to realize that one miserable day in Lakeland may make the difference between Florida Coastal and a higher-ranked school.  I'm not aiming too high, but I'd be content to get into FSU.  I'm confident i'll get into Stetson and some of the other "safety" schools, but they're all priced higher.  So, I'm probably looking at Florida Coastal.  

Good times!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 05:42:13 PM
i had the same thougt during my first section (RC)...i wonder how many others did!

Ahhhh FSU...8k a year...oh how i wish
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 05:45:23 PM
i had the same thougt during my first section (RC)...i wonder how many others did!

Ahhhh FSU...8k a year...oh how i wish

are you in the florida coastal camp?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 05:48:47 PM
no...well...i figure if i am going to stay in FL...I'll be at Stetson...don't really want to  move to JAX
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 18, 2006, 05:54:56 PM
yeah..I'm not a huge fan of Jax.  If I got money at Stetson, i'd like to stay here. I'm not holding my breath though 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 18, 2006, 06:35:44 PM
i know they are so expensive!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 18, 2006, 07:11:55 PM
tampa here too hopeful!

I guess all you tampa folks are the reason the USF and HCC seats were filled for the October LSAT.  I had to drive over to Lakeland  :)

Don't blame me bro, I had to haul my rear end all the way over to Eckerd College in south St. Pete from where I live up in north Hillsborough County.

The real pisser is that there was someone in my LSAT prep class who signed up to take the test well after I did who got assigned to USF.  After I heard that I tried to change my test site to USF, but no dice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 18, 2006, 10:18:34 PM
Hey thanks for the congrats all!!

I am not Tampa but north of Tampa 50-60 miles or so, in the happening county of Hernando. I had to take the LSAT in Lakeland the first time as St. Leo was full. I had a bad experience and cancelled. The next time wasn't so great. I as well ended up 8-10pts below my practice scores. I changed my mind the day of retaking once again, not a cancel but a refund and decided to face the music. Time was ticking away and just was afraid (seems silly now) of actually doing worse or something as I was kind of sick that day. I applied to Stetson as well, but even if I have a chance, I am not sure I would make a good fit especially with the cost. But, I doubt I would even get accepted. I only applied to FSU as a hail mary, so don't laugh at my profile too much. My grad degree is from there and my letters of rec are from there. So, I figured what the hell. T

Well the waiting begins once again..... :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 18, 2006, 11:15:38 PM
That's exactly why I didn't do the essays.  I DID read the Anti-Federalist Papers for fun and it was actually the only book I had time to read for fun over the summer break b/c I was plugging through my reading list for one of my classes.  I could have just picked one of my favorite books, but that wouldn't have turned out much better either (I am an academic nerd and like books such as "Modernity and Progress") and, after my PS I was tired of being creative.  It's for the best, really.  I have enough apps!

yea i did my essay on Plato's Republic for Buffalo, so Im sure the Anti-Federalist Papers wouldnt have been too bad. All i did was relate why the book affected me, which I am sure you could do for the AFPs as well...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 19, 2006, 06:07:02 AM
DAMN!  There are a TON of Tampa folks here!  Way to represent the Bay Area :) 

I took mine in December at USF - registered really early, but the room we were in was pretty crappy. 

Back in 2001 I took it at Northwestern in Chi-town (parents live there)...June...103 degrees (heat wave hit)...room surrounded by glass...NO AC!  I'm not kidding...people took off their shirts.  Half way through the test the proctors had us stop and move rooms...to the CAFETERIA!  Needless to say my second time around at USF was a much better experience, but got the same damn score...TWO 157s!  I have officially gotten dumber, which I fully blame on my mindless job. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 06:26:05 AM
jvan i am with you on the mindless job!!!

I'm actually in Riverview....it is a lot weasier to say Tampa  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 19, 2006, 06:29:49 AM
Yup - I think I could truly do my job in two hours a day :)

I'm not actually in tampa either - Feather Sound...across the Bay...MUCH easier to say Tampa.  I'm moving north though so that I can escape the ridiculous insurance increases due to our "hurricane problem"!  Just kidding...actually going for hubbys work.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 06:31:11 AM
ohhh Feathersound is so nice....well...cookie cutter nice but what isn't around here?  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 19, 2006, 06:49:26 AM
Totally agree!  Florida is the home of cookie-cutter :) 

Anyone here applying to Mercer?  If so, did you write your essays for the scholarships they have?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 07:03:12 AM
it really is...ick! except the old northeast neighboorhood in St pete...i love that area
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 19, 2006, 08:01:11 AM
Just got my e-mail acceptance from Texas Wesleyan. Funny thing is, their PR guy is my high school journalism teacher, and his name was on the e-mail.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 19, 2006, 08:03:33 AM
Just got my e-mail acceptance from Texas Wesleyan. Funny thing is, their PR guy is my high school journalism teacher, and his name was on the e-mail.

Congrats!  That's almost like coming full circle! Freaky.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 19, 2006, 08:13:32 AM
THAT IS GREAT KRUDDLER!!!! 

PS - Love the T50 and under thread...you and I are a lot alike :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 19, 2006, 08:23:28 AM
Congratulations, Kruddler!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 08:27:57 AM
congrats!!

ugh - i want a decision before i am away from my mailbox for two days!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 19, 2006, 09:07:00 AM
Totally agree!  Florida is the home of cookie-cutter :) 

Anyone here applying to Mercer?  If so, did you write your essays for the scholarships they have?

I'm supposed to be working on those... hopefully I'll get inspired this weekend and come up with something brilliant.  Or at least not embarrassingly dumb.

If I get dinged at UGA and Emory, I'm seriously considering going there.  I can't decide if Mercer or UF would be the best school for what I think I want to do with my life - and that's not even considering how I'd make things work with RL responsibilities (wife, kids...).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 19, 2006, 09:09:08 AM
Go to Florida. It's still cheap, and it'll leave more options open. I'm not hung up on rankings, but I know that a relatively better school attracts a better faculty and a better student body, which will give you a better edumocation regardless of what you want to do.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 19, 2006, 09:14:49 AM
Congrats, Kruddler!  That's great news! :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 19, 2006, 09:19:17 AM
Yeah, except we've basically decided that we're going to move our family up to Atlanta regardless of where I decide to go to school (for various RL reasons, that's really the best option).  I plan on living wherever I go to school and going home on weekends to see the wife and kids.  Mercer is about 2 hours from Atlanta, and UF is 5-5.5 hours.  Since I plan to go into private practice in Georgia, I think the alumni network that Mercer would give me access to may well trump UF (in south Georgia anyway - one attorney I've talked to who is a bigwig in the area tells me that the Mercer alumni really look out for each other in the area, so much that he jokingly refers to them as the "Mercer Mafia".  :) )

Sigh.  I wish UGA or Emory would get off their arses and let me is, so that this dilemma would be moot.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 19, 2006, 09:24:44 AM
Yeah, except we've basically decided that we're going to move our family up to Atlanta regardless of where I decide to go to school (for various RL reasons, that's really the best option).  I plan on living wherever I go to school and going home on weekends to see the wife and kids.  Mercer is about 2 hours from Atlanta, and UF is 5-5.5 hours.  Since I plan to go into private practice in Georgia, I think the alumni network that Mercer would give me access to may well trump UF (in south Georgia anyway - one attorney I've talked to who is a bigwig in the area tells me that the Mercer alumni really look out for each other in the area, so much that he jokingly refers to them as the "Mercer Mafia".  :) )

Sigh.  I wish UGA or Emory would get off their arses and let me is, so that this dilemma would be moot.


I'm pulling for ya on Emory!  That would be great if you didn't have to go back and forth.

On another note...I have a relative who went to Mercer.  His family moved halfway between Atlanta and Macon and were very happy with breaking up the commute.  His wife was able to work in Atlanta :)  Just a thought!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 19, 2006, 10:11:15 AM
In at Ohio Northern

Ms. Wilcox called me this morning.

Now the hard part...I have to decide where to go.  Ugh!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 19, 2006, 10:25:42 AM
In at Ohio Northern

Ms. Wilcox called me this morning.

Now the hard part...I have to decide where to go.  Ugh!!!

Getting in is the hard part. Deciding where to go is the fun part.  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 19, 2006, 10:30:10 AM
Congrats, kmpnj!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 19, 2006, 10:31:22 AM
In at Ohio Northern

Ms. Wilcox called me this morning.

Now the hard part...I have to decide where to go.  Ugh!!!

Congrats Keith! Yeah now you do have the hard part of deciding where to go...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 19, 2006, 11:43:12 AM

hey corbabe,

    what exactly constitutes an "auto admit"? i'm not at all familiar with this concept. would you define it as when both your GPA and LSAT transcend their 75% from last year's figures?

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 11:46:06 AM
another day...another load of crap in the mailbox
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 19, 2006, 11:55:11 AM
here's my understanding of an auto-admit (as well as an auto-reject).

every school runs an index number on applicants. it's essentially a formula of your GPA and LSAT. everyone who hits a certain index and higher are in. everyone who misses a certain index and below are rejected. everyone in between is then considered based on other factors.

for example, at XYZ law school, the auto-admit index may be 50 (i'm making this up entirely). so if you have a 51, you're in. the auto-reject may be a 42. so if you have a 39, you're out. if you have a 47, you may be in or not, more likely in, but not necessarily.

if you look at LSN, you can figure out what index number is what i call the "magic number" whic means you are in if you have that index or higher. and essentially, if you're an auto-admit, then they barely look at your app... only long enough to get your address to mail you an acceptance.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 11:56:06 AM
here's my understanding of an auto-admit (as well as an auto-reject).

every school runs an index number on applicants. it's essentially a formula of your GPA and LSAT. everyone who hits a certain index and higher are in. everyone who misses a certain index and below are rejected. everyone in between is then considered based on other factors.

for example, at XYZ law school, the auto-admit index may be 50 (i'm making this up entirely). so if you have a 51, you're in. the auto-reject may be a 42. so if you have a 39, you're out. if you have a 47, you may be in or not, more likely in, but not necessarily.

if you look at LSN, you can figure out what index number is what i call the "magic number" whic means you are in if you have that index or higher. and essentially, if you're an auto-admit, then they barely look at your app... only long enough to get your address to mail you an acceptance.
yes!

that is it
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 19, 2006, 12:02:02 PM
Nothing in the mail for me today.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 19, 2006, 12:09:36 PM
Do pt programs use index #s to auto admit and auto reject? I would not because it seems that they give much more weight to soft factors like WE. But maybe they do and their index # for auto reject is much lower, so that a person with good soft factors can still overcome mediocre numbers.

What do you all think? Do pt programs use index #s to auto admit and auto reject?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 19, 2006, 01:09:09 PM
pistolpete, I like the explanation by madprops.  As you can see I am just as new to all the law school stuff as anyone else.  I probably have the most apps out of everyone however, cause my gpa and lsat are not all that great.  I just started this thread hoping to gain alot of information about the schools that we are interested in, cause it seems like most of the talk on these boards consists of the the top 14 or top 50 schools, and I really dont have a shot at those schools.  I just wanted a place where people with similiar numbers, that weren't guaranteed admission schools could come and get some info.  Also I think it makes reading the posts more fun, when you can relate to the people getting accepted and hoping they will be some of your classmates.
GOOD LUCK
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 01:33:35 PM
yes i agree...thanks for starting this thread corbabe!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Yank23 on January 19, 2006, 01:48:49 PM
Corbabe, did you get the waiver from Buffalo in the mail or email or what? My numbers are similar, hope you get accepted.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 19, 2006, 01:57:49 PM

tragically, i was denied admission from cooley today. they apparently had seen some of my unsavory comments made here on LSD.

watch out...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 19, 2006, 01:59:46 PM

tragically, i was denied admission from cooley today. they apparently had seen some of my unsavory comments made here on LSD.

watch out...

Are you joking?? Maybe they were yield protecting?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 02:01:13 PM
i dont know what i hate more...cooley jokes or princeton law jokes...i suppose they are equally corny
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 19, 2006, 02:01:30 PM
In at Ohio Northern

Ms. Wilcox called me this morning.

Now the hard part...I have to decide where to go.  Ugh!!!

At least you have some say in the matter now. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 19, 2006, 02:03:14 PM
Cooley jokes. Making fun of them serves no purpose.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 19, 2006, 02:03:41 PM
cooley jokes? i've never heard any...  8)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 19, 2006, 02:06:15 PM
cooley jokes? i've never heard any...  8)

Q:  What do penguins get when they sit too long on the ice?

A:  Polaroids!!!

(That's one of the two jokes my wife knows.)


Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 19, 2006, 02:07:25 PM
cooley jokes? i've never heard any...  8)

Q:  What do penguins get when they sit too long on the ice?

A:  Polaroids!!!

(That's one of the two jokes my wife knows.)

i'm not sure what that has to do with cooley...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 02:16:06 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 19, 2006, 02:23:09 PM
cooley... ice... penguins...

oh, never mind.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 19, 2006, 02:24:54 PM
cooley... ice... penguins...

oh, never mind.

oh. that sailed right over my head.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 19, 2006, 02:26:21 PM
Well if you do end up here, know that it isn't all bad. Plus you wouldn;t have to deal with the current building(s) we are in (and I use that term loosly because these 2 buildings hardly constitute multiple buildings, but I digress) 1100 students in this place ain't pretty. But at least they valet park your car for you when they run out of spaces ;)


I shanked it, but I'm not going to take it again. During the exam, I got up to go to the bathroom. I swore I'd never do it, but I did it out of defiance. I laugh now, but during the first section, I actually had a little moment to myself where I said "are you sure you want to go to law school?"

I got the score email one night and sighed when the score was lower than all of my practice exams.  

Looking on lawschoolnumbers.com, it looks like all the 160+ LSATS get the first crack at admission.  MY GPA is strong, but it hurts to realize that one miserable day in Lakeland may make the difference between Florida Coastal and a higher-ranked school.  I'm not aiming too high, but I'd be content to get into FSU.  I'm confident i'll get into Stetson and some of the other "safety" schools, but they're all priced higher.  So, I'm probably looking at Florida Coastal.  

Good times!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 19, 2006, 02:49:20 PM
cooley jokes? i've never heard any...  8)

Q:  What do penguins get when they sit too long on the ice?

A:  Polaroids!!!

(That's one of the two jokes my wife knows.)





Oh my god!  Ha ha hahahahahahahaha.  I read that while I was eating ravioli and I almost spit it all over my laptop.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 02:52:02 PM
that was cute :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 19, 2006, 02:53:52 PM
In @ Whittier via snail mail in a small envelope (my mom told me over the phone) w $15,000 schoolarship for the first year (and its renuable if I am in the top 25% of the class).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 19, 2006, 02:57:35 PM
congrats! slow USD should take a page from the other socal schools
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 19, 2006, 02:59:05 PM
In @ Whittier via snail mail in a small envelope (my mom told me over the phone) w $15,000 schoolarship for the first year (and its renuable if I am in the top 25% of the class).

Congrats pinky
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 19, 2006, 03:00:37 PM
CONGRATS PINKY!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 19, 2006, 03:07:16 PM
In @ Whittier via snail mail in a small envelope (my mom told me over the phone) w $15,000 schoolarship for the first year (and its renuable if I am in the top 25% of the class).

W00t! Looks like they're dishing out $$$ to smart people to get themselves back into good standing with the ABA.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 19, 2006, 03:13:27 PM
Congrats Pinky way to go!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 19, 2006, 03:16:05 PM
Well if you do end up here, know that it isn't all bad. Plus you wouldn;t have to deal with the current building(s) we are in (and I use that term loosly because these 2 buildings hardly constitute multiple buildings, but I digress) 1100 students in this place ain't pretty. But at least they valet park your car for you when they run out of spaces ;)


Are you at Florida coastal right now? If so can I PM you with some questions?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 19, 2006, 03:29:01 PM
Well if you do end up here, know that it isn't all bad. Plus you wouldn;t have to deal with the current building(s) we are in (and I use that term loosly because these 2 buildings hardly constitute multiple buildings, but I digress) 1100 students in this place ain't pretty. But at least they valet park your car for you when they run out of spaces ;)


When are they moving locations?  Should I look for a place near the new site, midway between,or does it really matter?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 19, 2006, 06:10:43 PM
[quote ]

Are you at Florida coastal right now? If so can I PM you with some questions?
[/quote]

I am here now and you most certainly can PM me. :)

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 19, 2006, 06:13:52 PM
They are set to be in the new campus by the start of Summer Term this year (They all laugh when they say that, but that is what the admin is all saying).

As far as where to look, the new location is much better. Though it isn't far from its current location, it will still be better. It is closer to UNF, and the Southside of town which is a nice area. Lots of good shopping, apartments, housing, etc. Not ghetto like the current location.

Plus you can't beat a 7 level parking deck, full cafeteria and a fitness room!

I MUCH prefer the location of the new campus. Close to the freeway, near other business-like companies, blah blah


When are they moving locations?  Should I look for a place near the new site, midway between,or does it really matter?
[/quote]
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 19, 2006, 08:39:57 PM
Are the students generally happy there (FL Coastal)?  Does is seem like a quality place or is it struggling? 

I haven't read anything negative about the school, but all I really know about it is from their website and brochure.

I plan to visit in the next few weeks.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 20, 2006, 06:01:25 AM
Yank23, I got the fee waiver through email.  I am not sure why I got one though, cause I have showed no interest in the school and my lsat is below their 25% so i guess we will have to wait and see... it seems like a really solid school though.  Good LUCK
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 20, 2006, 06:14:17 AM
Are the students generally happy there (FL Coastal)?  Does is seem like a quality place or is it struggling? 

I haven't read anything negative about the school, but all I really know about it is from their website and brochure.

I plan to visit in the next few weeks.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Well, I have only been here for a few weeks now since I am a Spring Admit, so my views are fairly limited to that, but that that....

It does seem like people are happy here. So far, I really like my professors. They seem like they really know what they are talking about, though I could do with a little less power point in a few classes, overall I am very happy with the quality of the professors and instruction. They give a lot, and I mean a LOT of talk time to their 'student centeredness' and I thought it was just a bunch of hype but I have to say so far it really is true. They have an "Academic Success" program that blows me away.. they really work with you and really care about you doing well. They even have every supplement known to man and let you check them out for af ew weeks to see which ones you like before you go spend your money on them.
My biggest complaint is about the facilities, which will change come summer session, so that's a moot point. My other complaint is the class size is really large. I think there are 90 or so people in 4 of my 5 classes (the 5th is Legal Writing which is divided into groups of 20 per section). But that large of class size isn't atypical for first year law classes. I do wish there were fewer so we could have a little more interaction with the discussions but what can you do?

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 20, 2006, 06:32:10 AM
That is such wonderful information to hear about FL Coastal!  Congrats on starting your first semester...keep us posted :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 20, 2006, 06:41:03 AM
That IS very encouraging (about FL Coastal).. Thank you very much for your response!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 20, 2006, 06:45:42 AM
Lost MY:   How's the whole Socratic method thing, btw?  Is it as horrible as people say, or are your classes too big?

thanks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 20, 2006, 11:07:33 AM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 20, 2006, 11:09:45 AM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...

arhodg!!! That is wonderful news! Congrats hun!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 20, 2006, 11:12:05 AM
That is awesome arhodg!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 20, 2006, 11:12:26 AM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...

Wow. I mean, WOW. That is awesome! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 20, 2006, 11:25:43 AM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...

Fantastic!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 20, 2006, 11:26:06 AM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...

Awesome news...Congratulations.

Did they notify you by phone or mail?

Just curious.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 20, 2006, 11:27:43 AM
np kmpnj, i forgot to post it in my excitment.

snail mail dated 01/18, large white envelope
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 20, 2006, 11:28:08 AM
awesome arhdog!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 20, 2006, 11:30:00 AM
Congrats arhodg!

Ugh, no mail for me today....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on January 20, 2006, 11:31:44 AM
arhodg yay for you! schools are really loving on you now!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 20, 2006, 11:32:59 AM
Yea for now, I'm sure the tides will turn once I go complete at my reaches.  Why am I not complete at my reaches, btw?  I turned in everything weeks ago!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 20, 2006, 11:37:21 AM
No mail for me today, except bills.

I thought for sure Rutgers-Camden would have rejected me by now.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 20, 2006, 12:21:01 PM
Congratulations, arhodg!  That's wonderful news!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 20, 2006, 12:28:54 PM
For those of you who were wondering about Chapman (like me), I read in another thread that someone with a 3.1 and 158 was rejected by them today via snail mail.

I dont't know what's wrong with Chapman, but it seems to me that they are acting like they are a Tier 2 school or something....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 20, 2006, 12:33:27 PM
Maybe the popularity of "The OC" and "Laguna Beach" is increasing their number of apps.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 20, 2006, 12:37:55 PM
arhdog, That is awesome CONGRATS TIMES A BILLION
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 20, 2006, 12:43:52 PM
thanks corbabe!  everyone is SO nice!  :)

I haven't told the non-bf about ANY of my acceptances, I'm showing him al the letters tongiht when  see him, hopefully he is as supportive as yall!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 20, 2006, 01:00:56 PM
I'm sure he will be :)  Congrats!!! 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 20, 2006, 01:05:26 PM
Congrats arhodg, that is amazing!!!!!  I hope some more great acceptances come your way!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: amorse2183 on January 20, 2006, 01:07:26 PM
thanks corbabe!  everyone is SO nice!  :)

I haven't told the non-bf about ANY of my acceptances, I'm showing him al the letters tongiht when  see him, hopefully he is as supportive as yall!

he should be supportive.  at the very least, since you got the scholarship you can afford to pay for dinner for the both of you....so thats a good thing ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 20, 2006, 02:28:27 PM
IN at SYRACUSE!

with Dean's Scholarship ($17,400/yr)

off to post in the miracles thread...

Wow, you are rocking!  I think you'll have to find another class of people to post with - you've clearly outclassed us. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 20, 2006, 02:30:06 PM
NO WAY upNdown!  Idk how I got so lucky and not too sure I can keep it up.

Not tha I'd want to even if I could ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: *shell* on January 20, 2006, 06:48:21 PM
congrats on syracuse arhodg!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 21, 2006, 10:04:29 AM
In at Drexel with a Trustees Scholarship of $25,000.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 21, 2006, 12:09:05 PM
In at Drexel with a Trustees Scholarship of $25,000.

Congrats Matts!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 21, 2006, 12:17:53 PM

how'd SU end up on this thread?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 21, 2006, 12:30:57 PM
In at John Marshall w/a $4k per year scholarship.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 21, 2006, 01:17:00 PM
Congratulations to both Matts and Piraeus!  Great news!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 21, 2006, 01:26:02 PM
Yesterday I got another rejection. This time from Appliachian School of Law. I don't really care that much though. To me it is just another addition to the list. I'm still hoping for the best though. The main schools I am hopeing to hear better news have yet to ding me.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 21, 2006, 01:28:53 PM
Yesterday I got another rejection. This time from Appliachian School of Law. I don't really care that much though. To me it is just another addition to the list. I'm still hoping for the best though. The main schools I am hopeing to hear better news have yet to ding me.

It just takes one, homeskillet. Just watch -- you'll end up at Villanova.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 21, 2006, 01:29:48 PM
Yesterday I got another rejection. This time from Appliachian School of Law. I don't really care that much though. To me it is just another addition to the list. I'm still hoping for the best though. The main schools I am hopeing to hear better news have yet to ding me.

It just takes one, homeskillet. Just watch -- you'll end up at Villanova.

That would make me the happiest person in the world!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 21, 2006, 01:33:32 PM
If you don't get in, I'm going on a murderous rampage.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 21, 2006, 01:50:30 PM
Ive been on leave for a couple of weeks, and when I returned to post this morning, I discovered that my p.o. box was stuffed with mail to include the following notification from schools:

-  Accepted university of Tulsa dated 03 January 2006 via snail mail w/$8000 renewable scholarship

- Accepted at Valpo dated 11 January 2006 via snail mail

- Accepted at Vermont Law School via snail mail dated 13 Jan 2006

- Accepted at Willamette via snail mail dated 13 January 2006 w/ $14,000 renewable scholarship

- Accepted at Western New England via snail mail dated 13 January 2006 w/ 20,000 renewable scholarship

I'm 8 for 8 so far, and I am beginning to think I may have been a bit conservative with my approach durring this application cycle.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 21, 2006, 02:02:15 PM
Wow - Congrats SWM!

Latinlord - I'm sure something will work out for you, and hopefully sooner than later. :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 21, 2006, 03:35:28 PM
I'm 8 for 8 so far, and I am beginning to think I may have been a bit conservative with my approach durring this application cycle.

There's still time. Your numbers aren't atrocious (though they won't get you into Harvard), and there's something in your app that schools like. You've already written the essays, filled out the common form and secured the recs -- send a few more out. You've got nothing to lose.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 21, 2006, 06:38:19 PM
I'm 8 for 8 so far, and I am beginning to think I may have been a bit conservative with my approach durring this application cycle.

There's still time. Your numbers aren't atrocious (though they won't get you into Harvard), and there's something in your app that schools like. You've already written the essays, filled out the common form and secured the recs -- send a few more out. You've got nothing to lose.

Yeah, I'm thinking about applying to Colorado; they are one of the few schools that utilizes the DEGREE GPA - as opposed to the CUM GPA - in the tabulation of index numbers.  This is a huge advantage for me. Nevertheless, I originally eschewed Colorado, thinking that my DEGREE GPA would not be enough to offset my marginal LSAT score. My results are beginning to lead me to believe otherwise. If I had known that things would have turned out the way that they have, I would have applied to a few more reaches and cut a few safeties from ther list.  Perhaps Lewis and Clark too, even though I do not have the DEGREE GPA advantage there. Like you said, I'm not gettting into Harvard; I am well aware of my limitations - from a numbers standpoint anyway. But, as you have pointed out, I have nothing to lose.   ;)

Congratulations to everyone on their acceptances, and my condolences to those who have yet to be accepted.     
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 21, 2006, 07:04:18 PM
Some greats new since I last checked this thread - congrats arhodg, matts, piraeus, and SWM (!). CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hang in there, latinlord, we are all pulling for you!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 21, 2006, 07:33:25 PM
HUGE congrats SWM!

Latinlord- I second the wise krudd, it only takes one.  I am certain your great attitude and perserverance will pay off!

Waitlisted today at Hofstra (snail mail dated 1/18).  Exact same rank as Syracuse, go figure!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 21, 2006, 10:49:42 PM
Hey do any of you got any information on Touro College of Law in NY?? I was told by someone that I might have a shot there, I don't know though, I think it may have been too late to send another application. I mainly did it b/c it is soo close to NYC and I love Manhattan. Plus I thought, what the hey?! You never know, plus it evened out the denial I got today so we will see. Though now I seriously think I have a probelem with all the applications I have sent out. Wow last year I only sent out 11 this year 30. If I was a rich person and i'm not I would send one out to every law school in the country.  ;D  Just b/c I like getting all this mail in my mailbox (except of course denials). It gives me something to do, and maybe some hope. But i'v always enjoyed getting the mail.  You know.  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 21, 2006, 10:52:49 PM
They have a rolling admission and admit students in the spring and fall, so even if you missed the fall deadline (if there is one), the spring is still open for you.  I plan on applying there next year.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: PreLaw99 on January 21, 2006, 11:32:40 PM
Latinlord, I know it has been asked before, but have you let anyone take a look at your personal statement and other essays that were turned into your schools? It seems like with the schools you have already heard back from you should have at least a couple acceptances. Perhaps there is an error in your PS or something along those lines. Whatever the situation, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in the remainder of the cycle. Like everyone else, I am sure you will get in somehwere!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on January 22, 2006, 05:46:40 AM
I read his PS - and while I haven't read a lot of them, I didn't find any mistakes in there, and in fact I thought it was very very good.

I simply can't understand why at least *1* school won't give him a shot. 

But hang in there latinlord - there are still plenty more fish out there in the sea of applications - and it just takes one bite.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 22, 2006, 07:06:41 AM
Lost MY:   How's the whole Socratic method thing, btw?  Is it as horrible as people say, or are your classes too big?

thanks

I would say it's a mix. Several professors use it primarily, which in classes this size, is really the only way you can reasonably have a meaningful discussion on the material. They call on a particular student for say, the case brief, and stick with them for a bit, but then they move on to call on other studetns and also take volunteers. They tend to have good control of the class, good mix of encouraging student comments/questions, but not letting it take over so that every dickhead who wants to hear himself talk gets a chance to.

Overall I would say it is a good mix so far. I also am in the frame of mine that the Socratic method is not a negative thing. Its not like the professors browbeat a student to the point of humiliation. Its focused questioning designed to encourage the student to think critically about the material.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 22, 2006, 07:55:51 AM
Latinlord- I think the entire board is pulling for you.  Maybe we could sign one massive LOR  :D??

I got my huge XL Hofstra t-shirt in the mail yesterday.  Nice touch, but way too big to be anything more than PJ's.

Offtopic - but I need some advice.  Was randomly reviewing my online app to Cardozo, which is a major, major reach.  Realized on regular app I signed up for Sept admission, but on my signed certification letter I marked the PT division.  Not sure how I should explain such an error, or if I should just let it go and hope for the best.  If it's gone by unnoticed, I don't want to call attention to such a glaring error. 

Anyway, congrats to all on their acceptances!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: MrSmittie on January 22, 2006, 08:45:46 AM
Hello,

I think this thread is awesome. I am an old(er) white male (38), married w/3 kids. I have a decent job as a govít contractor, making (50-60k yr), and have always wanted to go to law school. Life simply had other plans for me until now.  

Iím finally finishing UG in Bus. (two classes remaining) 4.0 Degree GPA (LSDAS gpa damaged by withdrawals many years ago -'86/87)

I have worked full-time and lived in SoCal since '90, Live about 1 1/4 hr from L.A.  Applying PT to Loyola, Southwestern, and UNLV (can probably transfer job to Vegas) Applied FT to Tenn (will sell home in Cal and live off profit).Wife + kids only willing to move to NV and possibly TN.

LSAT 156
GPA 3.6 (4.0 degree)

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=MrSmittie

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 22, 2006, 09:11:02 AM
Hello,

I think this thread is awesome. I am an old(er) white male (38), married w/3 kids. I have a decent job as a govít contractor, making (50-60k yr), and have always wanted to go to law school. Life simply had other plans for me until now.  

Iím finally finishing UG in Bus. (two classes remaining) 4.0 Degree GPA (LSDAS gpa damaged by withdrawals many years ago -'86/87)

I have worked full-time and lived in SoCal since '90, Live about 1 1/4 hr from L.A.  Applying PT to Loyola, Southwestern, and UNLV (can probably transfer job to Vegas) Applied FT to Tenn (will sell home in Cal and live off profit).Wife + kids only willing to move to NV and possibly TN.

LSAT 156
GPA 3.6 (4.0 degree)

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=MrSmittie



Good Luck, I look forward to seeing some posted acceptances from you. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: MrSmittie on January 22, 2006, 09:21:26 AM

[/quote]

Good Luck, I look forward to seeing some posted acceptances from you. :)
[/quote]


Thanks, me too!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 22, 2006, 11:23:27 AM
i'm late but congrats ARGHS and SWM and any others i missed!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-* :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: revelareveritas on January 22, 2006, 01:01:40 PM
Oh, the HORROR! I was waitlisted at NESL! Of all the places to get dissed by! Dangit! Will i ever get into law school?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on January 22, 2006, 01:33:37 PM
Oh, the HORROR! I was waitlisted at NESL! Of all the places to get dissed by! Dangit! Will i ever get into law school?

At least is wasn't a ding!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 22, 2006, 01:35:41 PM
Latinlord, I know it has been asked before, but have you let anyone take a look at your personal statement and other essays that were turned into your schools? It seems like with the schools you have already heard back from you should have at least a couple acceptances. Perhaps there is an error in your PS or something along those lines. Whatever the situation, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in the remainder of the cycle. Like everyone else, I am sure you will get in somehwere!

Yes a few people have read it. If you or anyone else would like to read it, I would be glad to sent it to you.  :)

Latinlord- I think the entire board is pulling for you.  Maybe we could sign one massive LOR  :D??


That would be awesome!! Thanks you all are the best, I can't tell you enough how much it touches my heart everytime I come on to this board. I have learned soo much about the law school application process. Sadly I might concider myself an old head of it. Mainly b/c of the large amount of applications w/denials. But I still got a decent amount left. I'm still going strong or at least am trying  ;)

They have a rolling admission and admit students in the spring and fall, so even if you missed the fall deadline (if there is one), the spring is still open for you.  I plan on applying there next year.

Wow I didn't know that about Touro, I just applied there. I sent them a note asking if I was dinged for Fulltime then maybe I can try part time. Also now though witht the idea of starting in the spring, that would be great. Do you think I should call and ask them to look at me for Spring term also???? I probibly would have a better shot then. Or should I jsut wait and see if I am dinged, b/c I may have to apply for that separate. What do you all think  ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 22, 2006, 01:38:26 PM
Latinlord, I know it has been asked before, but have you let anyone take a look at your personal statement and other essays that were turned into your schools? It seems like with the schools you have already heard back from you should have at least a couple acceptances. Perhaps there is an error in your PS or something along those lines. Whatever the situation, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in the remainder of the cycle. Like everyone else, I am sure you will get in somehwere!

Yes a few people have read it. If you or anyone else would like to read it, I would be glad to sent it to you.  :)

Latinlord- I think the entire board is pulling for you.  Maybe we could sign one massive LOR  :D??


That would be awesome!! Thanks you all are the best, I can't tell you enough how much it touches my heart everytime I come on to this board. I have learned soo much about the law school application process. Sadly I might concider myself an old head of it. Mainly b/c of the large amount of applications w/denials. But I still got a decent amount left. I'm still going strong or at least am trying  ;)

They have a rolling admission and admit students in the spring and fall, so even if you missed the fall deadline (if there is one), the spring is still open for you.  I plan on applying there next year.

Wow I didn't know that about Touro, I just applied there. I sent them a note asking if I was dinged for Fulltime then maybe I can try part time. Also now though witht the idea of starting in the spring, that would be great. Do you think I should call and ask them to look at me for Spring term also???? I probibly would have a better shot then. Or should I jsut wait and see if I am dinged, b/c I may have to apply for that separate. What do you all think  ???

*Edit* I misread your post.  I think you have sent them enough for now, wait and see what happens.  If they wait list you, then I would notify them that you would be interested in the Spring term as well.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: vitaminwater on January 22, 2006, 02:25:03 PM
I read his PS - and while I haven't read a lot of them, I didn't find any mistakes in there, and in fact I thought it was very very good.

I simply can't understand why at least *1* school won't give him a shot. 

But hang in there latinlord - there are still plenty more fish out there in the sea of applications - and it just takes one bite.



Thats right! all it takes is just ONE BITE !!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 22, 2006, 03:50:56 PM

dear latinlord,

   you have a 3.59 from connecticut college, right? i would think that such an outstanding GPA from a top liberal arts school would count for something. you're also a URM which should work in your favor. i would be shocked if you don't get into detroit mercy, north carolina central, or at least cooley. according to chiashu, you would have had almost a 40% chance of getting into tulsa. judging by those odds, i think you should have applied there. i'm still amazed by the fact that you go rejected by both D.C. and Appalachian.

i don't get it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 22, 2006, 04:04:09 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 22, 2006, 04:17:40 PM
Let me know if you get in there and decide to go.  If you do, I may see you there!

Latinlord, I know it has been asked before, but have you let anyone take a look at your personal statement and other essays that were turned into your schools? It seems like with the schools you have already heard back from you should have at least a couple acceptances. Perhaps there is an error in your PS or something along those lines. Whatever the situation, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in the remainder of the cycle. Like everyone else, I am sure you will get in somehwere!

Yes a few people have read it. If you or anyone else would like to read it, I would be glad to sent it to you.  :)

Latinlord- I think the entire board is pulling for you.  Maybe we could sign one massive LOR  :D??


That would be awesome!! Thanks you all are the best, I can't tell you enough how much it touches my heart everytime I come on to this board. I have learned soo much about the law school application process. Sadly I might concider myself an old head of it. Mainly b/c of the large amount of applications w/denials. But I still got a decent amount left. I'm still going strong or at least am trying  ;)

They have a rolling admission and admit students in the spring and fall, so even if you missed the fall deadline (if there is one), the spring is still open for you.  I plan on applying there next year.

Wow I didn't know that about Touro, I just applied there. I sent them a note asking if I was dinged for Fulltime then maybe I can try part time. Also now though witht the idea of starting in the spring, that would be great. Do you think I should call and ask them to look at me for Spring term also???? I probibly would have a better shot then. Or should I jsut wait and see if I am dinged, b/c I may have to apply for that separate. What do you all think  ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 22, 2006, 04:27:14 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?

I had 2 professors write me lOR's. One of them let me see it. It was amazing, the other one, I never got to see, but I am sure that it was good because I had her for 3 classes and she really seemed to like me. Also I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania not the one in CT.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 22, 2006, 04:35:39 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?

I had 2 professors write me lOR's. One of them let me see it. It was amazing, the other one, I never got to see, but I am sure that it was good because I had her for 3 classes and she really seemed to like me. Also I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania not the one in CT.

Did you waive your rights to see them on the LOR form?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 22, 2006, 04:42:37 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?

I had 2 professors write me lOR's. One of them let me see it. It was amazing, the other one, I never got to see, but I am sure that it was good because I had her for 3 classes and she really seemed to like me. Also I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania not the one in CT.

Did you waive your rights to see them on the LOR form?

Does that really make a difference?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 22, 2006, 04:47:17 PM
For what it's worth, I've always been under the impression you should waive your right - otherwise the schools might think the professor won't be as candid as they might otherwise. Some professors will show you their letter anyway, but I don't consider it a bad sign if they don't.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 22, 2006, 04:49:20 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?

I had 2 professors write me lOR's. One of them let me see it. It was amazing, the other one, I never got to see, but I am sure that it was good because I had her for 3 classes and she really seemed to like me. Also I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania not the one in CT.

Did you waive your rights to see them on the LOR form?

Yea I really don't think it makes a difference either, but yes I did waive my rights. I didn't want to see inconspicuous in anyway. One professor as I said was kind enough to show me the one he wrote and as I stated it was exceptional. If I can find it somewhere in my house I think I will post it, I must have read it 100 times though, to give myself a pepup :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 22, 2006, 05:06:28 PM
Lawgirl -

I found a similar discrepancy in my application to Cardozo with regard to which class I was applying to. I emailed the admissions office, and the dean of admissions wrote me back - I was concerned that it had gotten to that level, but he was very cool about the whole thing. Anyway, he called with an offer a few weeks later so in retrospect I don't think it was a big deal at all. I'd let them know so there is no confusion on their end. Good luck!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 22, 2006, 05:10:54 PM
First, the lor's make a huge difference in how your application is viewed. Yes, it is better to have Professors write them since they are in academia.  Yes, it is better to waive your rights to view your lor, especially if it is glowing.

However, while it seems his lsat score is his major setback, he does have a strong gpa and is considered a urm. Is it unreasonable to think it is not something else, if also in fact he has a good PS?

My point is: If in fact minorities are able on average to get into a number of schools with lower lsat scores, the fact that he has a 141 and the school's range that he is applying to are in the 140's, I just can't seem to understand why he has not got into at least one school yet.  Although, we are midway through the cycle and there is still hope, I would think he would have been accepted to at least one school so far since he applied so early when there were alot of seats available.  It just seems more likely that is when they would take some one with lower numbers.  Not necessarily at the end of the cycle with fewer seats available.

All of which just made me curious to other aspects of his application, that's all, such as his lor's. 

But then again, all he needs is one acceptance and when it comes I think the board is going to rock. ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 22, 2006, 05:48:22 PM
For what it's worth, I've always been under the impression you should waive your right - otherwise the schools might think the professor won't be as candid as they might otherwise. Some professors will show you their letter anyway, but I don't consider it a bad sign if they don't.

I waived my rights to see mine as well, I just didn't no if it made that much of a difference to the school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 22, 2006, 06:33:13 PM
I have to say that I am extremely pleased by the good feelings generated by this board.  It's nice to see that there are some decent, soon to be 1Ls on this site.

Latin Lord-

     I know you're going to get in somewhere.  you seem like a reasonably intelligent guy and there is something to be said for persistence.  When a law school is finally smart enough to admit you, let me be the 1st to volunteer to buy you a brew.  My man, you deserve it.

Keep the Faith, Good News is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: vitaminwater on January 22, 2006, 06:37:46 PM
latinlord,

i'm buying you the second brew!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Skeptic on January 22, 2006, 09:07:51 PM
hey latinlord,

just so you know, im rooting for you!


i don't think these schools know how dedicated and optimistic you've been in this whole process


best wishes ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on January 22, 2006, 09:19:39 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

I posted this in another thread, that this means you should highlight your non-Spanish achievements. I have an Iranian friend who took Farsi classes to boost his GPA and he told me just how easy it is for a native speaker to get straight As in the subject so I bet adcomms know this too. It seems that the strongest thing youve got going for you is how bad you want this and how hard youd try. And from what I've read about this process it seems like your GPA shows more of how hard a worker you are while your LSAT is supposed to show how well you'd do. So make sure you let them know that you didn't just coast in Spanish classes your whole UG career. Good luck!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on January 23, 2006, 04:03:44 AM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

I posted this in another thread, that this means you should highlight your non-Spanish achievements. I have an Iranian friend who took Farsi classes to boost his GPA and he told me just how easy it is for a native speaker to get straight As in the subject so I bet adcomms know this too. It seems that the strongest thing youve got going for you is how bad you want this and how hard youd try. And from what I've read about this process it seems like your GPA shows more of how hard a worker you are while your LSAT is supposed to show how well you'd do. So make sure you let them know that you didn't just coast in Spanish classes your whole UG career. Good luck!

I have to agree with this. My guess is the adcoms aren't putting much weight on your GPA because they don't view it as being very challenging for you. They probably don't see you having to work too hard to get that GPA. (not saying it WAS super easy or that you're not capable of getting good grades, but that is likely the view of the adcoms). Combine that with your LSAT score...which I imagine they are viewing "he took it TWICE and still is in the low 140's" showing that one low score isn't like, a fluke or something.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 23, 2006, 01:12:27 PM
Although Latin Lord has a 3.5 gpa, they may think his major was not challenging enough for him since he is already of Latin descent.  Also, one other key factor, we do not know what his lor's state. 

Just curious Latin Lord, and I apologize if you already disclosed this information on the board, but who did you get to write your letters of recommendation, were you privey to view them before they were sent, and did you waive your rights to view them?

I had 2 professors write me lOR's. One of them let me see it. It was amazing, the other one, I never got to see, but I am sure that it was good because I had her for 3 classes and she really seemed to like me. Also I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania not the one in CT.

Did you waive your rights to see them on the LOR form?

Yea I really don't think it makes a difference either, but yes I did waive my rights. I didn't want to see inconspicuous in anyway. One professor as I said was kind enough to show me the one he wrote and as I stated it was exceptional. If I can find it somewhere in my house I think I will post it, I must have read it 100 times though, to give myself a pepup :)

I'm still pulling for you, dude.  Hang in there - the acceptance will come.  Its only a matter of time.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 23, 2006, 01:57:03 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 23, 2006, 02:20:54 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(

Whittier screwed pinkybella by not giving her a scholarship when she was more than deserving. I guess they're trying to continue their tradition of producing graduates who can't pass the bar.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 23, 2006, 02:22:21 PM
Dude...your avatar creeps me out.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 23, 2006, 02:23:51 PM
Did your PS address the questions they asked?  They ask some specific questions, then say they attach significant value to the statement.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: revelareveritas on January 23, 2006, 02:25:45 PM
I'm glad someone's optimistic around here... I'm so depressed that I actually filled out two applications for Art History grad school... How low I have sunk!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 23, 2006, 02:26:41 PM
Ewwww.......  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 23, 2006, 02:26:53 PM
Dude...your avatar creeps me out.

If I had a nickel for every time someone's said that...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 23, 2006, 02:27:27 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 23, 2006, 02:29:56 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.

That's what it is. More figuratively than literally, though.

Check out the video here (http://www.interpolnyc.com/video.php).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 23, 2006, 02:31:30 PM
Did your PS address the questions they asked?  They ask some specific questions, then say they attach significant value to the statement.

Honestly, right now I can't even find the instructions for the personal statement.  But I feel confident that I would have only sent a statement that did answer the questions asked.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 23, 2006, 02:32:57 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.

That's what it is. More figuratively than literally, though.

Check out the video here (http://www.interpolnyc.com/video.php).

Gotcha.  Nice job.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Skeptic on January 23, 2006, 02:55:47 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.

That's what it is. More figuratively than literally, though.

Check out the video here (http://www.interpolnyc.com/video.php).

I love interpol.  Do you like Joy Division, or She wants revenge? How about Arcade fire?

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Skeptic on January 23, 2006, 02:59:18 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.

That's what it is. More figuratively than literally, though.

Check out the video here (http://www.interpolnyc.com/video.php).

Gotcha.  Nice job.


I must say Mr. Shears, you have the weirdest selection/ranking of schools on LSN..I don't think i am capable of understanding it
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 23, 2006, 03:02:08 PM
I've never been big on Joy Division, but I like New Order.

I've never heard She Wants Revenge; I'll check them out.

I had a brief dalliance with Arcade Fire a couple months ago. I was burning their CD from songs I downloaded, then my computer died. I took that as an omen and I now avoid them at all costs.

And I don't really like Interpol that much; just the video. I miss the days of creative videos, where the point was to create an art at the intersection of sight and sound, rather than to just promote singles with girls in bikinis.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Skeptic on January 23, 2006, 03:06:46 PM
I've never been big on Joy Division, but I like New Order.

I've never heard She Wants Revenge; I'll check them out.

I had a brief dalliance with Arcade Fire a couple months ago. I was burning their CD from songs I downloaded, then my computer died. I took that as an omen and I now avoid them at all costs.

And I don't really like Interpol that much; just the video. I miss the days of creative videos, where the point was to create an art at the intersection of sight and sound, rather than to just promote singles with girls in bikinis.

well check out SHE WANTS REVENGE through this link

www.myspace.com/shewantsrevenge (http://www.myspace.com/shewantsrevenge)

i only said to check them out because a lot of interpol fans like em

they are pretty good


but in terms of girls in bikinis, i think those are just rap/hiphop videos, i mean sure it might get my attention, haha, but ur right, its not art.

fav. music video: tonight, tonight = smashing pumpkins
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 23, 2006, 03:12:23 PM
well check out SHE WANTS REVENGE through this link

www.myspace.com/shewantsrevenge (http://www.myspace.com/shewantsrevenge)

i only said to check them out because a lot of interpol fans like em

they are pretty good


but in terms of girls in bikinis, i think those are just rap/hiphop videos, i mean sure it might get my attention, haha, but ur right, its not art.

fav. music video: tonight, tonight = smashing pumpkins

I'll check out She Wants Revenge.

The girls in bikinis are more pervasive then you'd think. Of course, the video stations only play hip-hop/Top 40 anyhow.

SP had some great videos. I wish more bands would realize you don't have to just jump-cut from concert footage to you playing in a studio to have a good video.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 23, 2006, 03:25:35 PM
It looks like a suffocating muppet.

That's what it is. More figuratively than literally, though.

Check out the video here (http://www.interpolnyc.com/video.php).

Gotcha.  Nice job.


I must say Mr. Shears, you have the weirdest selection/ranking of schools on LSN..I don't think i am capable of understanding it

LOL.  I haven't put most of them up there.  I just don't feel like it.  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 23, 2006, 04:11:12 PM
I wonder how much weight the personal statement is REALLY given.  Looking at the lawschoolnumbers site, at least for the schools i'm considering, an LSAT of 160 seems to be an admit regardless of the GPA.  True, I haven't seen many 160's with a 2.0, but it seems like the LSAT is the gauge.  Are all 160+ LSATS coupled with EXCELLENT personal statements? i doubt it.

i have a friend who used to work for the princeton review. he taught the lsat course.  his grades in college sucked and i almost have to translate everything i've read that he has written.. poor grammar, spelling, etc.. He rocked the lsat and went to law school for free. Someone else would have had to have written his personal statment, and i can't imagine him getting good letters of recommendation.  I think it all boils down to the lsat. Of course, mine was low  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 23, 2006, 05:20:05 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(

What was your LSAT? I know they are getting more competitive because they want to up their bar passage rate so they can get off of probation (there is a direct correlation with LSAT score & passing/failing the bar). So that may be why you were waitlisted. But I wouldn't worry about it - they are going to accept a lot of people with high LSATs and they are going to go to a better school, making a spot for you in the class. PM me if you want to talk more about this....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 23, 2006, 06:10:59 PM
Waitlisted at Ave Maria today! I guess that is better than a rejection  ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 23, 2006, 06:12:29 PM
Waitlisted at Ave Maria today! I guess that is better than a rejection ???


Of course corbabe!

FWIW, I was also WLed at one of my biggest safeties.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 24, 2006, 07:12:00 AM
i'm not sure when I went complete, they never notified me that I was. Sorry I am no help
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on January 24, 2006, 07:16:53 AM
Accepted at Denver with no mention of money.  Money would be nice with their tuition rates  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 24, 2006, 08:30:46 AM
Congrats Moon on Denver! Seems like a great area.  But I am from Pittsburgh so I dont know how great their football team is!!!! jk :P

GO Stillers!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on January 24, 2006, 09:05:44 AM
Congrats Moon on Denver! Seems like a great area.  But I am from Pittsburgh so I dont know how great their football team is!!!! jk :P

GO Stillers!!!!!

Hey corbabe,

i am looking into Duquesne in Pittsburgh but I dont know anything about the city... how is it? wanna gimme some info on the area. i would really appreciate it!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 24, 2006, 09:18:53 AM
i'm not sure when I went complete, they never notified me that I was. Sorry I am no help

you sent your app in the same day i did.  were you a december lsat taker?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 24, 2006, 11:17:19 AM
pardon my language but i am sooo fuking SICK and tired of nothing in my mailbox...if it weren't for getting work mail here i would check it every few days! >:(

i bet i get 4 decisions while i am on vacation  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 24, 2006, 11:18:02 AM
Same here!  NOTHING again today!  BLAH!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 24, 2006, 11:21:55 AM
blah is right!@!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 24, 2006, 11:24:16 AM
i bet i get 4 decisions while i am on vacation  :D

I'm not even complete anywhere yet, but I'm going to be out of the country for the second half of February - so I'm sure that's when I'll hear something from at least one of them. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 24, 2006, 01:27:34 PM
I was getting nervous about not hearing from Tx Wesleyan so I called today and got the news that I'd been accepted as of yesterday. Phew!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 24, 2006, 01:31:35 PM
Congratulations. Wait until you get the e-mail with the link to the video.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 24, 2006, 01:32:11 PM
CONGRATS PIRAEUS!!!!!  Is it one of your top choices?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 24, 2006, 01:33:06 PM
She told me that was coming. I can't tell you how excited I am about that.

By the way, I can't remember Krudler, did you get in $$ from TexWes?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 24, 2006, 01:35:35 PM
CONGRATS PIRAEUS!!!!!  Is it one of your top choices?

Well TxTech is definetly my top choice but I'd really like to return and practice in Ft Worth (the Yankee wife not so much) so Texas Wesleyan was high on my list.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 24, 2006, 01:38:31 PM
Congrats moon and piraeus!!  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 24, 2006, 01:42:25 PM
She told me that was coming. I can't tell you how excited I am about that.

By the way, I can't remember Krudler, did you get in $$ from TexWes?

No $$. See if I attend that TTT...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on January 24, 2006, 01:55:21 PM
She told me that was coming. I can't tell you how excited I am about that.

By the way, I can't remember Krudler, did you get in $$ from TexWes?

No $$. See if I attend that TTT...

I got $$ and I won't even be considering it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 24, 2006, 01:59:44 PM
It's kind of sad, really. I'm from Fort Worth, and I'd rather go to school in San Antonio or Lubbock -- two cities to which I have minimal connection -- than at Wesleyan. I just care too much about my future to do that.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 24, 2006, 02:06:42 PM
It's kind of sad, really. I'm from Fort Worth, and I'd rather go to school in San Antonio or Lubbock -- two cities to which I have minimal connection -- than at Wesleyan. I just care too much about my future to do that.

Oh. I'm going to say "Ouch!" for Texas Wesleyan.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bobandweave on January 24, 2006, 02:43:23 PM
Does paying the full tuition play a part in the decision making process? If so how much.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 24, 2006, 02:53:08 PM
Does paying the full tuition play a part in the decision making process? If so how much.

I don't think it is the paying the full tuition per se that matters but what your bottom line tuition is at a particular school compared to what kind of professional options it will give you. And coming up with that equation is not something I've figured out yet.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: mmill385 on January 24, 2006, 06:20:57 PM
in at campbell --anyone even heard of it?? probably not unless youre from eastern NC
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 24, 2006, 06:57:48 PM
in at campbell --anyone even heard of it?? probably not unless youre from eastern NC

Congrats - did you have to interview?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: mmill385 on January 24, 2006, 06:59:35 PM
yeah
it went really well. much better than expected
i got the acceptance letter about a week after my interview
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 24, 2006, 07:05:55 PM
yeah
it went really well. much better than expected
i got the acceptance letter about a week after my interview

Did they ask you why Campbell was your first choice?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: *shell* on January 24, 2006, 07:22:09 PM
actually i had a customer from NC who i was talking to about law school...turns out he's a professor at UNC undergrad...he told me to check out Campbell, says they're great.  I'm not looking to move to NC though. congrats!

in at campbell --anyone even heard of it?? probably not unless youre from eastern NC
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: good livin on January 24, 2006, 07:26:40 PM
I'm interviewing with them next week.  Is there anything I should be prepared for?  I know someone who just graduated and called it the fifth ring of hell.  Said to stay far away.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 24, 2006, 08:11:26 PM
in at campbell --anyone even heard of it?? probably not unless youre from eastern NC

I've heard of it. I think.

Well, congratulations, at any rate.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 24, 2006, 08:14:04 PM
It's kind of sad, really. I'm from Fort Worth, and I'd rather go to school in San Antonio or Lubbock -- two cities to which I have minimal connection -- than at Wesleyan. I just care too much about my future to do that.

Oh. I'm going to say "Ouch!" for Texas Wesleyan.

Yeah, I can be blunt sometimes.

Of course, I don't want to dissuade someone from going there based on my opinion. The school's got a lot going for it -- they finished their renovation, they've got a good library, a good facility, and they're in the middle of a huge legal market. I just got a little freaked out when I saw that only two employers were listed as on-campus interviewers there according to NALP (and one of them was the state public defender's office). That, compared to 30-50 at St. Mary's and South Texas.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: aldicarb on January 24, 2006, 10:04:08 PM
In at Whittier - $20,000 scholarship.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 24, 2006, 10:05:35 PM
CONGRATS! awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 25, 2006, 06:40:15 AM
It's kind of sad, really. I'm from Fort Worth, and I'd rather go to school in San Antonio or Lubbock -- two cities to which I have minimal connection -- than at Wesleyan. I just care too much about my future to do that.

Oh. I'm going to say "Ouch!" for Texas Wesleyan.

Yeah, I can be blunt sometimes.

The "ouch" line is just a favorite Simpsons quote of mine.

Of course, I don't want to dissuade someone from going there based on my opinion. The school's got a lot going for it -- they finished their renovation, they've got a good library, a good facility, and they're in the middle of a huge legal market. I just got a little freaked out when I saw that only two employers were listed as on-campus interviewers there according to NALP (and one of them was the state public defender's office). That, compared to 30-50 at St. Mary's and South Texas.

Do you have link to access the NALP info?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on January 25, 2006, 06:41:10 AM
you can find the nalp info here:

http://www.nalpdirectory.com/default.asp
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 25, 2006, 07:12:59 AM
Thanks for the link, moonchigger.

I also look at Martindale-Hubbell (http://www.martindale.com) to see where people end up.

According to NALP, the two listed on-campus interviewers for Wesleyan are Kelly Hart & Hallman (http://www.khh.com) in Fort Worth and the state public defender's office. At KHH, they list one attorney as a graduate of Texas Wesleyan. A look at Martindale shows that most grads of Texas Wesleyan have hung up their shingles or are in small firms.

I like the idea of working in a smaller firm, but I also like the idea of having at least an option of working at a larger firm for a few years to make some bank. Wesleyan doesn't offer that chance. Of course, I'll give them an opportunity to refute that assessment when I visit, but things aren't in their favor for me right now.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 25, 2006, 12:19:39 PM
P-man, did you get your TexWes e-mail yet?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: piraeus on January 25, 2006, 12:23:58 PM
P-man, did you get your TexWes e-mail yet?

Nope. I keep checking my email which is really kind of silly since I already know i got in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: shaz on January 25, 2006, 01:37:15 PM
widener said yes!  (my first yes. i'm psyched!)

bad gpa
mediocre lsat
all the potential in the world (someone agrees with me)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 25, 2006, 01:38:49 PM
widener said yes!  (my first yes. i'm psyched!)

bad gpa
mediocre lsat
all the potential in the world (someone agrees with me)

Nice. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 25, 2006, 01:44:59 PM
Congrats shaz! Enjoy the first aceptance!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 25, 2006, 03:07:28 PM
Congrats!!! The first is always the most exciting even if it is not your first choice even.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 25, 2006, 03:09:02 PM
Is Texas Wesleyan located right in Fort Worth? If so, I had no idea!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 25, 2006, 03:53:39 PM
Is Texas Wesleyan located right in Fort Worth? If so, I had no idea!

It's in downtown. I think most area legal employers aren't aware it's there, either.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: BearGirl on January 25, 2006, 03:55:39 PM
In at Northern Kentucky and Indianapolis (technically tier 2, but borderline)!

I have been so stressed out, and this was such a huge relief for me as these 2 schools are in my top 3 choices!   I can't believe it.  I started looking into apartments at Indianapolis, and I shed a couple of happy tears because everything has finally come together.  I am on cloud 9!  I'm going to violate my no-going-out-on-a-weekday policy, and celebrate tonight!

Congrats to everyone!  It's a great feeling, right?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 25, 2006, 03:57:41 PM
kruddler - the creepy dieing muppet's gone!  I can sleep again!  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 25, 2006, 03:58:07 PM
Congrats, BearGirl. Have fun tonight.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: BearGirl on January 25, 2006, 04:00:33 PM
Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 25, 2006, 04:27:00 PM
Congrats to everyone who has received responses this week.  Whoo hoo! :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lagirlie on January 25, 2006, 06:38:29 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(


I got waitlisted there too today and I'm really pissed! :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 25, 2006, 06:40:44 PM
In at chapman today (1/25) via snail mail. Large yellow envelope. No mention of money (do they send scholarship  info later..?).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 25, 2006, 06:51:30 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(


I got waitlisted there too today and I'm really pissed! :(

I'm sorry!  I don't get what they are thinking... that their probation problems are all because of the students they admit and not the quality of teaching going on...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 25, 2006, 06:54:36 PM
congrats pinky!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lagirlie on January 25, 2006, 08:19:12 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(


I got waitlisted there too today and I'm really pissed! :(

I'm sorry!  I don't get what they are thinking... that their probation problems are all because of the students they admit and not the quality of teaching going on...

i dont know what they are thinking either... i'm making myself believe that the rest of the schools aren't going to be like Whittier or else i'll really be screwed!!  good luck! :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 25, 2006, 08:22:29 PM
I'm so f-ing pissed right now... I just got waitlisted at Whittier  ??? I am well above their median LSAT and even the 75% GPA and I got put on a damn waitlist... what the hell is up with that?

ETA: and Chiasu gave me like 95% of getting in  >:(


I got waitlisted there too today and I'm really pissed! :(

I'm sorry!  I don't get what they are thinking... that their probation problems are all because of the students they admit and not the quality of teaching going on...

i dont know what they are thinking either... i'm making myself believe that the rest of the schools aren't going to be like Whittier or else i'll really be screwed!!  good luck! :)

Thanks, you too!  I think Pinky is right that they are trying to make a statement to the ABA by changing their admission standards.  I just wonder if they will find enough of the applicants they appear to be looking for.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 26, 2006, 05:43:43 AM
Congrats Beargirl!!!! I am hoping to get into Northern Kentucky too.

Awesome Pinky, Good luck to both of you on your remaining apps. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on January 26, 2006, 10:56:18 AM
Dinged at Cardozo today via snail mail.  Way out of my # range, but I hoped to be at least misfiled in the acceptances. 

I need to break the app habit.  I spend way too much time checking LSD, my e-mail, and LSN.  I should get extra credit for being so obsessive-compusive. 

I'm not greedy - can't I get a little more love?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 26, 2006, 11:02:16 AM
me too...i appled to another school last week - just in case

i'm getting very tired of checking mailbox/email and nothing
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 11:03:37 AM
i did too!  just to see what would happen, though i am not w/i range at all!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 26, 2006, 11:12:15 AM
break the app habit.  I spend way too much time checking LSD, my e-mail, and LSN.  I should get extra credit for being so obsessive-compusive. 

I know what you mean. I'm not even complete at half my schools yet, and I still keep thinking, "Well, maybe...." It's gonna end up giving me an ulcer!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 11:13:30 AM
dodo your avatar scares me.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 26, 2006, 11:17:22 AM
In at chapman today (1/25) via snail mail. Large yellow envelope. No mention of money (do they send scholarship  info later..?).

Congratulations Pinky. You're going to pwn The OC someday.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 26, 2006, 11:19:41 AM
dodo your avatar scares me.

That's the idea... I'm hoping the admissions officers will see it and think to themselves, "Oh no, we better let Dodo in, or else The Burger King might come after us!!!"
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 26, 2006, 11:22:29 AM
In at chapman today (1/25) via snail mail. Large yellow envelope. No mention of money (do they send scholarship  info later..?).

Congratulations Pinky. You're going to pwn The OC someday.

Thanks Kruddler!!! I hope so!  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 11:24:04 AM
dodo your avatar scares me.

That's the idea... I'm hoping the admissions officers will see it and think to themselves, "Oh no, we better let Dodo in, or else The Burger King might come after us!!!"

 :D :D :D :D :D
I have nightmares about the Burger King coming after me and I'm a vegetarian!

CONGRATS pinky!  One of my great friends from hs went to Chapman undergrad and LOVED the area!  I'm sure you'll have a great experience if you choose to go there!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 26, 2006, 11:30:31 AM
I love how supportive people on this post are. I truly hope that I have some of you (or people like you) in my law school class.

You all rock!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 11:35:09 AM
dodo your avatar scares me.

That's the idea... I'm hoping the admissions officers will see it and think to themselves, "Oh no, we better let Dodo in, or else The Burger King might come after us!!!"


has anyone been dying to see mcdonalds make a commercial where ronald mcdonald comes flying through the line and just lays the burger king out on his a$$?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 11:49:31 AM
you rock too pinky!

the last thing i need is another scary spokesman giving me nightmares cyber. :P

NO MAIL TODAY!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 11:51:14 AM
you rock too pinky!

the last thing i need is another scary spokesman giving me nightmares cyber. :P

NO MAIL TODAY!



at least ronald mcdonald can change his facial expression... the bk cant and that's just creepy.

finally went complete at georgia state, 28 days after my lsdas was mailed. go figure.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 26, 2006, 11:53:35 AM
Accodring to the Southwestern online status check, a decision was made and mailed on the 25th - which was yesterday.  So I suppose I can look forward to something in the mail today or tomorrow (I'm local - 35 minutes away.)

I'm pretty sure I've been accepted, just a matter of how much money they plan on giving me.   
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 26, 2006, 11:57:34 AM
Anyone know when Georgia State plans on sending theirs out?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 26, 2006, 11:58:19 AM
Accodring to the Southwestern online status check, a decision was made and mailed on the 25th - which was yesterday.  So I suppose I can look forward to something in the mail today or tomorrow (I'm local - 35 minutes away.)

I'm pretty sure I've been accepted, just a matter of how much money they plan on giving me.   

That #&&$(! Southwestern Status checker STILL says that my application is complete & being reviewed.

When I went to the law school forum last Saturday, the representative from Southwestern said that if you checked the box where one program is your first choice and another is your second choice, if you weren't accepted in your first choice program you wouldn't even be considered for your second choice...I know that makes NO sense at all but that's what she told me.

If that's true, I guess it could be good news for me (maybe they're considering me for both programs & that's why it's taking so long...?)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 12:00:46 PM
Anyone know when Georgia State plans on sending theirs out?


no idea.  did you just go complete also?  according to my not-so-scientific research, last year they took more than a month from complete to decision
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 26, 2006, 12:02:31 PM
has anyone been dying to see mcdonalds make a commercial where ronald mcdonald comes flying through the line and just lays the burger king out on his a$$?

That's absolutely hilarious! Outstanding idea!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 26, 2006, 12:03:20 PM
Anyone know when Georgia State plans on sending theirs out?


no idea.  did you just go complete also?  according to my not-so-scientific research, last year they took more than a month from complete to decision

Well, their online status checker says that I was complete on 12/20...oddly enough, my LSAT score didn't come out until 12/27.  Hmmmmm.  I guess then that I would be right on track for the month decision process!  How about you?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 12:05:16 PM
Anyone know when Georgia State plans on sending theirs out?


no idea.  did you just go complete also?  according to my not-so-scientific research, last year they took more than a month from complete to decision

Well, their online status checker says that I was complete on 12/20...oddly enough, my LSAT score didn't come out until 12/27.  Hmmmmm.  I guess then that I would be right on track for the month decision process!  How about you?

no, it took them a month after my lsdas was supposedly mailed
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 26, 2006, 01:29:36 PM
Well It has been a week since my last denial. I was thinking, maybe it is good that I don't get any mail for a while. I mean, I'm obviously a longshot and if admitted, will probibly be one of the last to know i'm admitted, which may or may not be for a while. So maybe the schools are actually concidering me? Maybe not though, I mean, if the schools are going to reject me, why can't they just do it sooner than later?! Than at least I would know. Some school are obviously faster than others, that is easy to see. But, from what I hear, the expression, "no news is good news" plays well in this law school acceptance game.Why do law schools take soo long in looking over your file if they are going to deny you anyway? I mean sure they say they are reviewing your file critically, but some applicants are obviously out of range, yet instead of sending a fast denial, they hold on to the application forever, only after giving the applicant hope do they then deny them. Are they just mean, or rediculously slow?! I'm not sure though, what do you all think?? This could be a conversation starter, hummmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 26, 2006, 01:48:48 PM
Mail came!  In at Mercer and $6500/yr at Hamline :)

Latinlord - I'm pulling for you man!  I just know that tomorrow is your day for acceptances :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 01:50:45 PM
CONGRATS JVAN!

latinlord, i WISH i knew what they were up to.  can someone PLEASE tell me what is up with Richmond!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on January 26, 2006, 01:53:46 PM
Mail came!  In at Mercer and $6500/yr at Hamline :)

Latinlord - I'm pulling for you man!  I just know that tomorrow is your day for acceptances :)

Congrats on the blingbling!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on January 26, 2006, 06:19:19 PM
Burger King Man, you remind me of that muppet from the movie SAW.  If I ever were to thrust open my Venetian blinds and see that muppet starring at me, i would be paralyzed by fright.  I felt that way ever since BK first innitiated that advertisement campaign; it's terrorism: i swear to GOD it is.  A whole new fear.  Change your avatar man, that just gives me the creeps,
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 06:21:02 PM
Burger King Man, you remind me of that muppet from the movie SAW. If I ever were to thrust open my Venetian blinds and see that muppet starring at me, i would be paralyzed by fright. I felt that way ever since BK first innitiated that advertisement campaign; it's terrorism: i swear to GOD it is. A whole new fear. Change your avatar man, that just gives me the creeps,

:D :D :D :D :D

awesome!  so true ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 26, 2006, 06:22:51 PM
Burger King Man, you remind me of that muppet from the movie SAW.  If I ever were to thrust open my Venetian blinds and see that muppet starring at me, i would be paralyzed by fright.  I felt that way ever since BK first innitiated that advertisement campaign; it's terrorism: i swear to GOD it is.  A whole new fear.  Change your avatar man, that just gives me the creeps,

I swear to God that's so true. It's like the muppet has either a Whopper or a severed head behind him that he's ready to show you. So creepy...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 06:43:43 PM
Latinlord - I'm pulling for you man!  I just know that tomorrow is your day for acceptances :)


same here, latinlord -- all you need is one!


you know, that kinda gives me an idea.  for all of us with numerous applications in, we're bound to get more than one acceptance.  how about, on our withdrawl letters, we plug latinlord for schools close to his numbers?  he could pm us his real name, and we could say something like how we have gotten to know him, his desire to go to law school, etc, etc...  and if he has already been declined, to recommend that his file be reopened.  it would just be an additional lor.

what do you think?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 26, 2006, 07:00:56 PM
You know, that's actually a really good idea, it could very possibly work.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 07:13:30 PM
i'd be in!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 07:21:51 PM
i mean it's worth a shot, it certainly can't hurt, and if they get enough of these letters from all over the country, it ought to say something...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 26, 2006, 07:29:55 PM
Latinlord - I'm pulling for you man!  I just know that tomorrow is your day for acceptances :)


same here, latinlord -- all you need is one!


you know, that kinda gives me an idea.  for all of us with numerous applications in, we're bound to get more than one acceptance.  how about, on our withdrawl letters, we plug latinlord for schools close to his numbers?  he could pm us his real name, and we could say something like how we have gotten to know him, his desire to go to law school, etc, etc...  and if he has already been declined, to recommend that his file be reopened.  it would just be an additional lor.

what do you think?
i mean it's worth a shot, it certainly can't hurt, and if they get enough of these letters from all over the country, it ought to say something...
i mean it's worth a shot, it certainly can't hurt, and if they get enough of these letters from all over the country, it ought to say something...
You know, that's actually a really good idea, it could very possibly work.



You all are so awesome!!! Seriously the best, I don't know what to say but thanks soo much for the support it means the world to me.  :) :) :) 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 26, 2006, 07:43:20 PM
an idea like that sounds like it could work. I would be up for it anyday!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 26, 2006, 08:45:35 PM
Burger King Man, you remind me of that muppet from the movie SAW.  If I ever were to thrust open my Venetian blinds and see that muppet starring at me, i would be paralyzed by fright.  I felt that way ever since BK first innitiated that advertisement campaign; it's terrorism: i swear to GOD it is.  A whole new fear.  Change your avatar man, that just gives me the creeps,

Hey, I agree... it's the scariest thing I've ever seen as part of an advertising campaign. But for some reason I'm oddly drawn to it, and when I saw this pic I couldn't resist putting it up as my avatar! I'm really not sure what market BK is aiming for by putting a new version of the bogeyman up on TV!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 08:48:39 PM
it is so true dodo!

i seriously have not heard a single person say anything positive about it!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 26, 2006, 08:50:38 PM
in that one commercial, i'm surprised the fans don't throw him back
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 27, 2006, 06:23:24 AM
Thank you for the "congrats's" (not a word, I know).

Latinlord - Here is what I say we do...for those who were accepted to schools that they are not going to you can pick one and we can call and submit your information for change of address requests...then change of name requests...then change of social security number requests.  Think they'd buy that??????

:)  Seriously, best of luck :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 27, 2006, 08:31:00 AM
Latinlord - I'm pulling for you man!  I just know that tomorrow is your day for acceptances :)


same here, latinlord -- all you need is one!


you know, that kinda gives me an idea.  for all of us with numerous applications in, we're bound to get more than one acceptance.  how about, on our withdrawl letters, we plug latinlord for schools close to his numbers?  he could pm us his real name, and we could say something like how we have gotten to know him, his desire to go to law school, etc, etc...  and if he has already been declined, to recommend that his file be reopened.  it would just be an additional lor.

what do you think?

Hey, I try to be supportive too, but this is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever read.  Perhaps I'm too much of a cynic, but if I was an Adcomm and I got that letter, I'd be real annoyed. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 10:00:38 AM
nothing today, of course, but i'm less annoyed because i got my W2 and 1098-T...just waiting for 1099 then i can file taxes and stupid fin aid forms!  oh and a little WHY VLS thingy...cute...like 2 days after i applied  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LubedPumpkin on January 27, 2006, 10:06:04 AM
Accepted to Albany Law today! Big white envelope. Wooo!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 27, 2006, 11:11:31 AM
congrats on albany! I am hoping to get in there, I have heard good things about it!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 11:51:54 AM
congrats! go celebrate ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 27, 2006, 11:54:49 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 27, 2006, 11:59:50 AM
Congratulations!  That's great news heading into the weekend. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 27, 2006, 12:30:17 PM
checking this thread out today, i've seen a lot of new acceptance letters!  congrats to everyone who's hearing the great news!!  i've not heard anything definitive lately but i'm sure my time is coming. 

i did get an email from USF telling me i would be "better served" if i applied through their special admissions program.  they attached a questionnaire which i responded to and emailed back to them.  i don't know if this is good news or not but the fact that they showed interest and did not simply reject me provides a little encouragement.  here's to hoping!

anyway, congratulations to everyone!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 27, 2006, 12:37:13 PM
checking this thread out today, i've seen a lot of new acceptance letters!  congrats to everyone who's hearing the great news!!  i've not heard anything definitive lately but i'm sure my time is coming. 

i did get an email from USF telling me i would be "better served" if i applied through their special admissions program.  they attached a questionnaire which i responded to and emailed back to them.  i don't know if this is good news or not but the fact that they showed interest and did not simply reject me provides a little encouragement.  here's to hoping!

anyway, congratulations to everyone!!

Aunt Esther!  Now there was a scarey broad.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 27, 2006, 02:36:54 PM
DING DING DING at Pitt... I know that it is not a tier 3 or 4 but it was my number 1 choice.  My numbers really didnt give me a shot.  who knows though, maybe I will get lucky somewhere else.  Good luck everyone
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 02:43:36 PM
i just noticed acceptances is spelled wrong  :D


i'm sorry corbabe  :-\  you will get lucky somewhere else!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 02:46:08 PM
and when you google "aceptances" you get this thread! sweet  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 27, 2006, 02:46:40 PM
i just noticed acceptances is spelled wrong  :D


i'm sorry corbabe  :-\  you will get lucky somewhere else!

Wow, I didn't notice that.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 03:06:58 PM
i'm surprised no one came in and cracked on it  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 27, 2006, 03:07:57 PM
i'm surprised no one came in and cracked on it  :D

I'm surprised I didn't notice it.  :P

I'm particularly receptive to typos.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 27, 2006, 03:18:44 PM
me too....though i am one to talk!  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on January 27, 2006, 09:19:41 PM
In at Southwestern.  I figured as much - my online status checker indicated that a decision had been mailed on the 25th.  Got the big white envelope today.

There was no mention of $$$, so I called the admissions office and they said that I will be notified sometime between now and April 1st of any money I will receive.

So we have a ding at Cardozo (winter program, no surprise), an acceptance at Pierce (with $7,600/year), an acceptance from Southwestern ($$$ to come).  I am still waiting on UC Davis (won't happen!), Chapman (hoping for a full ride), and Pepperdine.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 27, 2006, 09:32:52 PM
Congrats!

Good luck with the rest!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 28, 2006, 07:57:28 AM
Congrats Military!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 28, 2006, 11:14:11 AM
Rejected American dated 01/25

Not disappointed because I visited and wan't impressed at all, but thought I'd give it a shot b/c of my low lsat.

Judging from LSN (and the letter which they flat out state they're basically all about numbers this cycle), they're trying to move up in ranking and ditch the reputation as a dumping ground for Ivy and other top tier grads who didn't make the upper first tier cut.  Just  heads up for anyone wait to hear!

Seriously doubting I'll make it past the low T2 now though. :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 28, 2006, 03:46:32 PM
 :-\ i'm sorry....but you didn't want to be in DC anyway right  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 28, 2006, 04:32:38 PM
DC yes, American no.

I am sure some people will read this and think, "yea, sure, I'm sure she's just making herself feel better," as soon as the schools tha I really want to go to start sending their dings, I promise you'll be able to tell I am upset. ;)

I think I made it clear why I applied even though I wasn't too keen on actually going there. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 29, 2006, 10:15:17 PM
Thank you for the "congrats's" (not a word, I know).

Latinlord - Here is what I say we do...for those who were accepted to schools that they are not going to you can pick one and we can call and submit your information for change of address requests...then change of name requests...then change of social security number requests.  Think they'd buy that??????

:)  Seriously, best of luck :)

Wow that is quite an idea, I doubt it would work though, plus it is completely unethical. I really could not go through with it.  Thanks for the support anyway. Thank you everyone. This has been a very tough time for me, not so much with the declines but also with me breaking up with my girlfriend. It was forseen though, but the breakup was brutal with ended with a hotel security being called and me leaving the country of Canada for a flight back to the states. (It was a miserable fraternity formal) Sorry if I sound sad, i'v been drinking a bit (probibly not a good idea). Still though, tomorrow is another day   :) maybe something great will come in the mail. I'll keep you all posted mis amigos  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on January 30, 2006, 05:47:30 AM
So sorry to hear about your breakup latinlord!  I predict good news for you this week :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 30, 2006, 08:37:32 AM
So sorry to hear about your breakup latinlord!  I predict good news for you this week :)

Thanks! The week is still young, it is only Monday Yet Howard university School of Law decided to pour salt into my wounds. Today I was denied my them, some people told me I had a decent shot there b/c they are favorable toward minorites. I guess not  :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 30, 2006, 08:40:30 AM
*&^%.  hang in there, latinlord, the week is still young.

have you tried talking to any of the rejections and asking about their pt programs?  i remember it came up before, but i didnt see the answer...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on January 30, 2006, 08:42:00 AM
So sorry to hear about your breakup latinlord!  I predict good news for you this week :)

Thanks! The week is still young, it is only Monday Yet Howard university School of Law decided to pour salt into my wounds. Today I was denied my them, some people told me I had a decent shot there b/c they are favorable toward minorites. I guess not  :'(

Without knowing the heartbreak of rejection, one could not know the joy of acceptance.  Hang in there, my friend.  Things will brighten up.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 30, 2006, 08:44:31 AM
sh*t.  hang in there, latinlord, the week is still young.

have you tried talking to any of the rejections and asking about their pt programs?  i remember it came up before, but i didnt see the answer...

Yes I called all the schools, only one said that they will send me another letter letting me know about part time. The other said that if I get rejected for one program than automatically it is the same for the other. Howard specifically stated in its rejection letter that there is no appeals process and the decision is final.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 30, 2006, 09:11:28 AM
Ill hurt a bit today, but will be better tomorrow.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on January 30, 2006, 09:11:48 AM
Hey Latinlord, how about those places that have a summer program and if you do well there, they let you into the law school?  I don't know much about them, but have you looked into any of those situations?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 30, 2006, 09:18:48 AM
Hey Latinlord, how about those places that have a summer program and if you do well there, they let you into the law school?  I don't know much about them, but have you looked into any of those situations?


yeah, cleo it's called.... south dakota is one of the schools that is pretty generous with this.  a lot of schools will say that completion of the cleo program doesnt guarantee acceptance, but i think sd says otherwise.  worth checking into.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on January 30, 2006, 02:14:35 PM
Got my first two decisions today... both acceptances! In at William Mitchell with a 75 percent scholarship (expected to get in; didn't expect that much money). Also in at DePaul with 8k/yr if I maintain a 3.30. A positive start!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 30, 2006, 02:17:13 PM
Congrats, dodo!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 30, 2006, 04:18:09 PM
Congrats dodo what an awesome way to start!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: MrsABD on January 30, 2006, 05:15:31 PM
dinged at NKU - Ouch!  My first decision of the cycle....hopefully it looks up!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 30, 2006, 05:32:20 PM
my first decision was a ding too, don't fret too much!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on January 30, 2006, 05:35:11 PM
I got rejected at NYLS.  I thought I had a chance. Guess I'm not what they looking for. 12 more to go.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawapp05 on January 30, 2006, 05:35:44 PM
what's up, everyone?!? i'm relatively new here...though i have received from great help from folks on this board. i'm in the same boat as most of the people in this thread so i've been following all of your progress. i wish everyone the best of luck and i (like everyone else) am really rooting for latin lord! i just received my first decision today and am excited to finally be able to participate in this discussion. i was accepted at hofstra with 25k renewable scholarship. sweet. it's a relief to know that i will be attending law school somewhere next year.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 30, 2006, 05:37:57 PM
that is AWESOME lawapp!  Congratulations!

Welcome to the board and thanks for the well-wishing!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: BearGirl on January 30, 2006, 05:39:37 PM
Great job, Dodo!

I also heard from DePaul today, and was waitlisted. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on January 30, 2006, 05:42:11 PM
Hi lawapp, congratulations! What a way to kick off your hearing-back  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: revelareveritas on January 30, 2006, 05:47:17 PM
I got waitlisted at West Virginia...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: shaz on January 30, 2006, 06:36:49 PM
in at toledo! plus a 1 year grant covering tuition and fees! say what?!

only thing is they put me in some reduced load transitional program.  i realize it's their way of hiding the ball from u.s. news but it still makes me feel weird.  weird, as in "hey, mr. kotter..." ;)




Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 30, 2006, 08:50:26 PM
in at toledo! plus a 1 year grant covering tuition and fees! say what?!

only thing is they put me in some reduced load transitional program.  i realize it's their way of hiding the ball from u.s. news but it still makes me feel weird.  weird, as in "hey, mr. kotter..." ;)






Thanks for the info about toledo, I just sent in my application. If you don't mind telling is your LSAT close to mine?? Do I really have a chance, they are tier 3, I did mention the program in my personal statement. Reduced load I would definitely take that!  I hope they accept me, I hope it isn't too late! Thanks so much for the info.  :)

what's up, everyone?!? i'm relatively new here...though i have received from great help from folks on this board. i'm in the same boat as most of the people in this thread so i've been following all of your progress. i wish everyone the best of luck and i (like everyone else) am really rooting for latin lord! i just received my first decision today and am excited to finally be able to participate in this discussion. i was accepted at hofstra with 25k renewable scholarship. sweet. it's a relief to know that i will be attending law school somewhere next year.

Welcome and Congrats on the Hofstra Acceptance!! I applied there too and am still waiting to see what happens also thanks for the kind words of encouragement.  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 30, 2006, 08:53:44 PM
latinlord, did you try campbell in nc?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on January 30, 2006, 09:04:28 PM
latinlord, did you try campbell in nc?

Thats school is really hard to get into I hear. I hear they still care about numbers and don't really have any programs for low LSAT. I never tried it though, is it free??? Then maybe i'll try it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 30, 2006, 09:05:31 PM
Maybe I was confused.  I thought they were one of the easier schools to get into (that is where I usually get the info. from, lol) .  If you're willing to put up with them, I bet Regent would give you a shot.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on January 31, 2006, 05:58:10 AM
latinlord, did you try campbell in nc?

Thats school is really hard to get into I hear. I hear they still care about numbers and don't really have any programs for low LSAT. I never tried it though, is it free??? Then maybe i'll try it.

Campbell has a summer start program for certain applicants, but you have to be invited to be in it and you still have to go through the interview....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 31, 2006, 08:46:22 AM
latinlord, did you try campbell in nc?

Thats school is really hard to get into I hear. I hear they still care about numbers and don't really have any programs for low LSAT. I never tried it though, is it free??? Then maybe i'll try it.

I think the schools you have pending in the tri-state area, you should plan a road trip and visit ASAP.  Perhaps, if they could put a face and personality with the application, it may help.  I certainly don't think it could hurt at this point.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rider06 on January 31, 2006, 09:02:19 AM

latinlord

you should really try CUNY Queens...they have a very low avg. LSAT and are strictly public interest.  You would be a good match and would have a much better shot than any of those other schools you applied to.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on January 31, 2006, 10:02:56 AM

judging by CUNY Queens numbers on Chiashu, they are actually pretty selective.

maybe it has something to do with the $ 7,130 in-state tuition.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on January 31, 2006, 10:04:22 AM
I'm finally complete (as of today) at the three schools to which I'm most interested.  One of them said it would take 6-8 weeks "once my application was submitted for review," but of course did not say when the review might even begin.  That seems like a crazy long time, but a review of LSN shows this school really hasn't done much at all yet in terms of notifications.

I also somewhat hope that my reach school hurries up and dings me rather than stringing me out for months and dinging me then.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 31, 2006, 10:08:22 AM
Quote
I also somewhat hope that my reach school hurries up and dings me rather than stringing me out for months and dinging me then. 

oh yes

me too
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on January 31, 2006, 10:09:54 AM
Quote
I also somewhat hope that my reach school hurries up and dings me rather than stringing me out for months and dinging me then. 

oh yes

me too


Agreed. P.S. Maki I love your avatar!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on January 31, 2006, 10:12:18 AM
thanks pinky!! brings back memories  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 31, 2006, 10:17:09 AM

latinlord

you should really try CUNY Queens...they have a very low avg. LSAT and are strictly public interest.  You would be a good match and would have a much better shot than any of those other schools you applied to.

Ditto, I agree.  I suggested the same thing a couple of months ago.

In addition, after doing some quick research for you, there really is hope.  Here are a couple of schools who has taken the lowest lsat scores in recent years and you may have a real shot at: Texas Southern University 138 †and Thomas M. Cooley 141

A couple of other real possiblities may be at: Southern University 142
and North Carolina Central 143

If you could visit Cooley very soon, it may be worth it for reasons stated above. Also, another outstanding letter of recommendation from an employer this time may help.

Keep your head up, we're still rooting for you! :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 10:19:49 AM
I'm wondering why he hasn't heard from Cooley or NC central yet!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 31, 2006, 10:26:18 AM
I'm wondering why he hasn't heard from Cooley or NC central yet!

The full applicant pool isn't in yet.  The fact that he is still lingering around is good news for him.  If they are going to take him, I am pretty sure it would be at the end of the cycle, not before.  Right now acceptances go to the most competitive applicants at that particular school you are applying to. 

However, if in fact law school applicants are down as rumor has it, it's good news not only for latinlord but for everyone! ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 10:30:47 AM
Thanks drama.  I think I am as intvested in latinlord's apps as my own (well, almost).  It seems we all are!!!  That positive energy has to do SOMETHING!

So, I'm guessing, for right now every day that goes by without mail is a good day.  Maybe?  I hope?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on January 31, 2006, 10:32:50 AM
Deferred at Dayton.  No big deal since I don't really want to go there anyway.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: chrisfield on January 31, 2006, 04:10:50 PM
Deferred at Dayton.  No big deal since I don't really want to go there anyway.

Ha!  Take that Dayton  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: BearGirl on January 31, 2006, 04:12:15 PM
In at Akron!   ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on January 31, 2006, 04:49:17 PM
No mail for me the last 2 days  :(  CONGRATS BEARGIRL!!!! on akron
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on January 31, 2006, 04:52:11 PM
I'm wondering why he hasn't heard from Cooley or NC central yet!

The full applicant pool isn't in yet.  The fact that he is still lingering around is good news for him.  If they are going to take him, I am pretty sure it would be at the end of the cycle, not before.  Right now acceptances go to the most competitive applicants at that particular school you are applying to. 

However, if in fact law school applicants are down as rumor has it, it's good news not only for latinlord but for everyone! ;D



and some schools <most of the ones i've applied to> havent accepted anybody yet.  bet then they havent denied anybody either, so....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 31, 2006, 05:31:06 PM
no mail in a week :-X  ugh!

i wish the remaining schools that were my biggest reaches (cardozo and UT) would just get it over with and send me the rejection letters already!  :D

my lease is up on 31 march and i'd love to know where i'm moving.  its the little things that help out the most.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: BearGirl on January 31, 2006, 05:57:33 PM
no mail in a week :-X  ugh!

i wish the remaining schools that were my biggest reaches (cardozo and UT) would just get it over with and send me the rejection letters already!  :D

my lease is up on 31 march and i'd love to know where i'm moving.  its the little things that help out the most.  ;)

I know...With some of my reaches (Case, University of Kentucky), I wish they would just put me out of my misery.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: mmill385 on January 31, 2006, 06:26:52 PM
latinlord--
try charlotte and charleston schools of law...
oh and campbell (which i was accepted to yay!) is about 30 grand a year. really expensive! (private)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on January 31, 2006, 06:32:50 PM
I haven't heard anything in the past week and a half. Damn, I was expecting maybe another decision this week...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on January 31, 2006, 06:33:20 PM
Me either matt!  no word in over a week!

oh wait! i was dinged at American.  :D haha if i can't even remember i guess it doesn't count. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Poetgrl21 on January 31, 2006, 06:41:38 PM
no mail in a week :-X  ugh!

i wish the remaining schools that were my biggest reaches (cardozo and UT) would just get it over with and send me the rejection letters already!  :D

my lease is up on 31 march and i'd love to know where i'm moving.  its the little things that help out the most.  ;)

I'm assuming (since LSN says you applied to Cardozo PT) that you applied to the May PT program.  I called the admissions office yesterday and they told me that they just began reviewing our files and that decisions should be coming out in 2 to 3 weeks.  Good luck to you. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rjf0018 on January 31, 2006, 06:55:54 PM
accepted to the university of wisconsin law school.
152 lsat, 3.6 gpa, URM
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on January 31, 2006, 07:23:18 PM
no mail in a week :-X  ugh!

i wish the remaining schools that were my biggest reaches (cardozo and UT) would just get it over with and send me the rejection letters already!  :D

my lease is up on 31 march and i'd love to know where i'm moving.  its the little things that help out the most.  ;)

I'm assuming (since LSN says you applied to Cardozo PT) that you applied to the May PT program.  I called the admissions office yesterday and they told me that they just began reviewing our files and that decisions should be coming out in 2 to 3 weeks.  Good luck to you. :)

yes, i applied for may admission.  thanks for the update!  hopefully they will give a response sooner rather than later.  i'm also hoping due to the subject matter of my personal statement and in my letters of rec that the school uses my degree granting gpa rather than LSAC's.  LSAC is including poor grades from 7-10 years ago and it is not at all indicative of my work.

good luck to you and to me...and to all of us suckers waiting around in limbo!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 31, 2006, 08:22:35 PM
Congrats all.......and Latinlord keep the faith!


I know no news is good news, but damn it is hard to think that I may be waiting a month or two, or even more to have all decisions in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on January 31, 2006, 08:26:52 PM
Congrats all.......and Latinlord keep the faith!


I know no news is good news, but damn it is hard to think that I may be waiting a month or two, or even more to have all decisions in.

 :D  I have been waiting around since October for a handful of reaches.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 31, 2006, 08:28:28 PM
no mail in a week :-X  ugh!

i wish the remaining schools that were my biggest reaches (cardozo and UT) would just get it over with and send me the rejection letters already!  :D

my lease is up on 31 march and i'd love to know where i'm moving.  its the little things that help out the most.  ;)

I know...With some of my reaches (Case, University of Kentucky), I wish they would just put me out of my misery.


I hate to be negative here, but please don't let any rejection from the University of Kentucky make you feel bad. I went there as an undergrad and can generally say it was a good experience, but the law school acceptance process there is very political + very LSAT driven.  I've seen many lackluster candidates (former classmates) get accepted and many great candidates (in my opinion) end up at the University of Louisville or NKU.  

The arrogance of their website/materials kept me from applying.  
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on January 31, 2006, 08:32:03 PM
It really does suck to check the mail each day to just see pizza coupons, missing children notifications, and bad furniture ads. 

Keep the faith!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on January 31, 2006, 08:47:51 PM
Congrats all.......and Latinlord keep the faith!


I know no news is good news, but damn it is hard to think that I may be waiting a month or two, or even more to have all decisions in.

 :D  I have been waiting around since October for a handful of reaches.


What do you think some of the latest decision dates are?, barring waitlist decisions.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 01, 2006, 05:41:37 AM
me too drama....about 6 or 7 from late Oc Early November completions  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 01, 2006, 07:25:03 AM
I'm amazed I haven't heard from New England yet.  I went complete there in mid November, so I really expected to hear from them by now.  I wonder if the fact that I applied PT makes a difference - I suppose they might do all their FT apps first as a courtesy, since those folks are probably comparing more schools than the typical PT applicant.  Who knows?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 01, 2006, 09:26:41 AM
There are three waves to the application cycle. Approximately September to late December, late December to mid February, and mid February to the end of April. They are reflective from the occurence of LSATs in Oct., Dec., and Feb. when people receive their scores and apply to schools accordingly.

If your apps were sent in the first cycle to a particular school, and that school has already started sending out rejections and you are still lingering around, I think one is in good shape, especially if you survived a couple of cycles and I would guess even better than a deferred or waitlisted candidate because they won't get looked at again until the end of the entire cycle in most cases. 

But if your app is still pending, and you see people on LSN who have been rejected and have went complete after you, that is a good sign and they are actively still considering you.  I stated this before, the most competitive apps get the acceptances first, that's why you also see people get accepted who have went complete after you. 

As the cycle progresses, statistically, the apps tend to be weaker and thus borderline apps and/or cookie cutters ( those depending on soft factors to help them out) would start to hear back and often with good news.  The bad news is that it is usually close to the end of the cycle, more specifically, after the school's application deadline and after the Feb. LSATs.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 11:19:34 AM
dram- GREAT post!  Thank you!

In at NESL dated 01/30, large white envelope
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 01, 2006, 11:33:21 AM
Congrats AH.  Good to hear more acceptances are coming in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 01, 2006, 11:36:34 AM
dram- GREAT post!  Thank you!

In at NESL dated 01/30, large white envelope

Congrats hun!!  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 11:38:35 AM
thanks!  i am REALLY excited to finally be in at a Boston school.  They seem awesome at NESL, but with the 'Cuse aceptance, I'm kinda hoping a higher ranked school will bite. :-/ 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 01, 2006, 11:49:10 AM
In at NYLS - PT eve - thick white envelope.  So nice to be wanted!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 01, 2006, 11:49:36 AM
there is still time  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 11:51:02 AM
congrats lawgirl!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on February 01, 2006, 11:53:28 AM
Congrats AH and lawgirl.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 01, 2006, 12:01:39 PM
Thanks kruddler and AH (name change???)!!!
Any thoughts between NYLS and Hofstra?  Hofstra is ranked a bit higher, I believe, but would also constitute moving and buying a car.  Beyond that, any  ?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on February 01, 2006, 12:06:57 PM
Congrats arhodg!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 01, 2006, 12:13:30 PM
I thinking the biggest factor is where you want to end up after LS.  If you want to go to big law youll have to be on top at both schools, but i think NYLS has more alum throughout NYC.  I know a couple of NYLS 1L and 2L doing summer associateships at biglaw.  Cant really speak too much about Hofstra but I hear they place better in LI than they do in NYC.

Did you get anymoney from either school.  COL is probably much higher in NYC than LI.

I do hear a lot of complaints from current 1Ls ay NYLS.  The biggest one is the high tuition and the fact that there will be no real library there for the next couple of years.  They closed up the library and moved it across the street; very cumbersome to ge to.  Also hear the school is more concerned in building the new campus by wall street than addressing current students needs.  If you need more specifics I can find out for you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 12:16:34 PM
Thanks meow!

I really want to practice in the NE/Boston area, so from what I've heard I should probably abandon Hoftsra and NYLS for the other schools.

I don't think NE is sending out packages for a while.  I have money at Cuse and Q, though.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 01, 2006, 12:18:07 PM
meoxmis hehe i love that name
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on February 01, 2006, 12:25:06 PM
Congrats AH and lawgirl, hopefully many more great acceptances to come!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 01, 2006, 12:40:12 PM
Congrats AH and Lawgirl!!! both awesome acceptances, I hope I am as lucky as you guys. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 01, 2006, 12:41:52 PM
Yes, congrats to all the new accepts.  Funny that the day I complain about NE, somebody gets an acceptance from them.  I've been to the mailbox already and all I got were those scholarship offers from Charlotte and Florida Costal.  Too bad I live here where few schools want me and nobody's offering me any cake ($$).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 01, 2006, 01:27:14 PM
Congrats AH and lawgirl, hopefully many more great acceptances to come!

Ditto.  CONGRATS once again!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Lilacs04 on February 01, 2006, 03:14:52 PM
In at NYLS today. They're offering me 25K/yr. Hmm...why must these offers be so tempting?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 01, 2006, 03:22:27 PM
Congrats lawgirl, AH, and lilac!

another nothing day at the mailbox. Although I did get an email from Stetson saying that I am missing something so they can most likely reject me.... :-X
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 01, 2006, 03:44:16 PM
Yes, congrats to all the new accepts.  Funny that the day I complain about NE, somebody gets an acceptance from them.  I've been to the mailbox already and all I got were those scholarship offers from Charlotte and Florida Costal.  Too bad I live here where few schools want me and nobody's offering me any cake ($$).

I know!  As soon as I saw your post earlier, I was like, oh, I'll never hear now!  I want to hear from Suffolk!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 01, 2006, 06:05:14 PM
Congrats for all the recent acceptances!  Whoo hoo! :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 02, 2006, 10:09:47 AM
I thinking the biggest factor is where you want to end up after LS.  If you want to go to big law youll have to be on top at both schools, but i think NYLS has more alum throughout NYC.  I know a couple of NYLS 1L and 2L doing summer associateships at biglaw.  Cant really speak too much about Hofstra but I hear they place better in LI than they do in NYC.

Did you get anymoney from either school.  COL is probably much higher in NYC than LI.

I do hear a lot of complaints from current 1Ls ay NYLS.  The biggest one is the high tuition and the fact that there will be no real library there for the next couple of years.  They closed up the library and moved it across the street; very cumbersome to ge to.  Also hear the school is more concerned in building the new campus by wall street than addressing current students needs.  If you need more specifics I can find out for you.

Thanks everyone for all the congrats!!

Meowmix - no $$ from either school.  Does anyone ever ask for money after the decision?  I would, but then I imagine them somehow retracting the acceptance, as if I should have been grateful enough just to get in.  But then again, I'm insane.

Usually, I would say the COL would be higher in NYC than LI, but I have a rent controlled apt and no need for a car, so NYC would be MUCH cheaper than moving.  I'm def gonna check out each campus myself, tho, and see what I am more comfortable with.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 02, 2006, 10:11:54 AM
just a USD fin aid postcard  :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 02, 2006, 11:02:57 AM
dram- GREAT post!  Thank you!

In at NESL dated 01/30, large white envelope

Congrats.....got the same large white envelope dated o1/30 with a cute note from the Director of admissions M Etoile ...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 02, 2006, 11:08:44 AM
What did your note say?  I got one too, I thought it was such a sweet touch!

lawgirl- wait till a school offers you money, then let NYLS know you'd like to go there, but...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 02, 2006, 11:11:24 AM
mine was cute too...i like that about them
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on February 02, 2006, 12:12:20 PM
I just got an $8,000 dollar Deans Scholarship at St. Mary's.

I wasn't expecting anything, made my day.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on February 02, 2006, 12:18:06 PM
I just got an $8,000 dollar Deans Scholarship at St. Mary's.

I wasn't expecting anything, made my day.

That's nice. What's the stipulation for keeping it?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on February 02, 2006, 12:20:15 PM
I just got an $8,000 dollar Deans Scholarship at St. Mary's.

I wasn't expecting anything, made my day.

That's nice. What's the stipulation for keeping it?

It's a one time for 1L's
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on February 02, 2006, 12:21:48 PM
Did you get that letter introducing you to your "mentor?"
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sarmstrong806 on February 02, 2006, 12:22:41 PM
Did you get that letter introducing you to your "mentor?"

Yeah, I got an e-mail from him too. A 2L, haven't made contact with him yet.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 02, 2006, 03:27:26 PM
What did your note say?  I got one too, I thought it was such a sweet touch!

lawgirl- wait till a school offers you money, then let NYLS know you'd like to go there, but...

It made reference to the theme of my personal statement something about admiring my determination.....that was very sweet of her.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 02, 2006, 07:27:28 PM
awesome!  mine was just a basic message, but i thought it was nice of them to write a note in ink.

syracuse on the other hand sent me a shirt today!!!  now i know how the harvard kids feel. ;)

Congrats to everyone who got good news today!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 02, 2006, 07:29:18 PM
yay for tshirts!

i want to be wanted  :-\

but no

yay for AH  :D

(forgive me...I'm so overtired (is that even a word) like my parenthesis within parenthesis)

 ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 02, 2006, 07:35:10 PM
maka is awesome.

i will send you a shirt!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 02, 2006, 07:37:22 PM
hehe  :D :D :D
did they send you XL - isn't it funny how things like that are always XL
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: rider06 on February 02, 2006, 10:44:07 PM
Deferred from NYLS....154/3.3 for pt day

already got into a T2 but wow...wasn't expecting that
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:35:08 AM
hey rider...similar #s dinged for PT day...weird huh
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 03, 2006, 05:47:28 AM
rider06 and maka nani  -
Before I applied to NYLS, I sent an e-mail asking about the PT day vs PT eve, and they said the PT day was reserved for rare cases (there were supposedly only 16 last year?) and was advised to apply to PT eve.  I also recall reading (maybe under the NYLS school thread) about someone who applied for that section, but was being told it was going to be ending.  Maybe call and request to be considered for the eve?

rider06 - congrats on the 2nd tier - which school did you get into?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 03, 2006, 05:52:41 AM
Man! I haven't got anything this week, not even a postcard from any of my 39 schools haha! this has been a very boring week for me, but CONGRATS to all the people who got awesome acceptances and scholarships.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 05:53:47 AM
Man! I haven't got anything this week, not even a postcard from any of my 39 schools haha! this has been a very boring week for me, but CONGRATS to all the people who got awesome acceptances and scholarships.


me too.  i'm beginning to think that all of my schools just laughed and flung my applications into the shitter.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:59:46 AM
rider06 and maka nani  -
Before I applied to NYLS, I sent an e-mail asking about the PT day vs PT eve, and they said the PT day was reserved for rare cases (there were supposedly only 16 last year?) and was advised to apply to PT eve.  I also recall reading (maybe under the NYLS school thread) about someone who applied for that section, but was being told it was going to be ending.  Maybe call and request to be considered for the eve?

rider06 - congrats on the 2nd tier - which school did you get into?

that sucks that they offer it on the app w/o some sort of note...I was hoping to work at night waitressing or something....ah well I didn't really want to move to NYC anyway  :D but thanks for the info!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 03, 2006, 06:31:24 AM
rider06 and maka nani  -
Before I applied to NYLS, I sent an e-mail asking about the PT day vs PT eve, and they said the PT day was reserved for rare cases (there were supposedly only 16 last year?) and was advised to apply to PT eve.  I also recall reading (maybe under the NYLS school thread) about someone who applied for that section, but was being told it was going to be ending.  Maybe call and request to be considered for the eve?

rider06 - congrats on the 2nd tier - which school did you get into?
Thats exactly why I was checking out the PT day program - but even within the PT eve program, I'll be working Fri/Sat doubles. 
that sucks that they offer it on the app w/o some sort of note...I was hoping to work at night waitressing or something....ah well I didn't really want to move to NYC anyway  :D but thanks for the info!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 06:37:03 AM
i haven't waitressed in almost 6 years but I do remember doubles...sooo tiring but sooo much $$$  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 06:46:19 AM
Man! I haven't got anything this week, not even a postcard from any of my 39 schools haha! this has been a very boring week for me, but CONGRATS to all the people who got awesome acceptances and scholarships.
39 schools...woh..my accountant told me that the money I spent applying to law schools is tax deductable....I was like ok...deduct the damn thing..even my lsat fee....lsat prep..just wanted to mention this
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 06:47:32 AM
crap really? and i could have done home office deductions if i had any patience...i just wanted my return dammit!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 06:49:51 AM
Yup..deducted it all..even the pencils I bought for lsat....the figure for all came up to 3.7k....some nice chunk reduction on my income... ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 06:54:20 AM
that is nice...i suppose i could do an amendment but nah...the home office is too much of a PIA for only 6 months worth...enxt year!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: chrisfield on February 03, 2006, 07:05:39 AM
Yup..deducted it all..even the pencils I bought for lsat....the figure for all came up to 3.7k....some nice chunk reduction on my income... ;D

So I can deduct LSAT, LSDAS, application fees, etc.?  How can I prove all of this?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 07:22:17 AM
So I can deduct LSAT, LSDAS, application fees, etc.?  How can I prove all of this?

Well I have all mine on one credit card...never knew I could deduct just happened to mention it to my accountant when he was doing my taxes and he said.."yup you can deduct it all...I ran my numbers and gave it to him....ask your accountant.

Edit: I deducted LSAT, LSDAS, APP FEES, TWO LSAT PREP COURSES, ALL THE BOOKS AND MATERIALS I BOUGHT FOR THE DAMN EXAM
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 03, 2006, 07:26:11 AM
woah that is great news! I will definitly have to talk to my accountant.  Thanks Alot for the info!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 07:27:09 AM
crap crap that is a lot of money

 :-\ i wish i had patience

oh it says you cannot deduct for the Lifetime learning and higher ed expenses...hmmm

i wish i had an accountant  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bama on February 03, 2006, 07:27:33 AM
I don't have an accountant, but I would like to know more about this.  What from does this info go on?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 08:00:18 AM
I don't have an accountant, but I would like to know more about this.  What from does this info go on?

I really don't know anything about accounting...I keep a spreadsheets of all  my expenses cos of the type of work and business I do. Didn't know that lsat and yadadayada will be deductible..but I kept all the expense on one card cos I wanted to track how much it cost me to get into law school...so when he was doing my itemization or whatever accountants call it...I told him I spend so so and so trying to get into law school and he said yeah I can deduct them all....so I gave him the figure don't know if it really made a difference on what I owe uncle sam..but I know it reduced my income by $3720
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 03, 2006, 08:14:11 AM
So I can deduct LSAT, LSDAS, application fees, etc.?  How can I prove all of this?

Well I have all mine on one credit card...never knew I could deduct just happened to mention it to my accountant when he was doing my taxes and he said.."yup you can deduct it all...I ran my numbers and gave it to him....ask your accountant.

Edit: I deducted LSAT, LSDAS, APP FEES, TWO LSAT PREP COURSES, ALL THE BOOKS AND MATERIALS I BOUGHT FOR THE DAMN EXAM

Is there a certain income level that you have to fall under to be able to deduct all this stuff? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on February 03, 2006, 08:20:24 AM
That is great news on the taxes!  I was just working on mine :)

In at St. Thomas (minnesota)!!!!  YEA! 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 08:21:25 AM
That is great news on the taxes!  I was just working on mine :)

In at St. Thomas (minnesota)!!!!  YEA! 


did they give you any $$$?  how were you notified?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 03, 2006, 08:25:55 AM
WfP- no, I think it works for everyone (theoretically, if you feel under a certain income level you would get fee waivers).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 08:30:57 AM
WfP- no, I think it works for everyone (theoretically, if you feel under a certain income level you would get fee waivers).

I think so too
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on February 03, 2006, 08:32:29 AM
That is great news on the taxes!  I was just working on mine :)

In at St. Thomas (minnesota)!!!!  YEA! 


did they give you any $$$?  how were you notified?

No money for me :(  I was hoping there might be a little, which would make my decision easier, but they didn't.  The second letter actually says, "Since you did not receive any scholarship monies..." so I know for sure that I did qualify. It came in a big white envelope with a great "Newcomers" magazine for the area.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: bama on February 03, 2006, 08:33:47 AM
I cannot find anywhere to input this on my tax form, anyone got a clue?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on February 03, 2006, 09:20:18 AM
I'm wondering where to deduct this also, anyone have any clues on where to enter it on turbo tax?  Under education expenses it really only asks for money you spent on tuition.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 09:24:45 AM
I'm wondering where to deduct this also, anyone have any clues on where to enter it on turbo tax?  Under education expenses it really only asks for money you spent on tuition.

Don't have a clue about Turbo taxes....but I just called my accountant and was rudely told that he is busy with a client....but if I recall correctly he asked me for the figure when he was inputting my educational expenses..don't know whether is same as tuition expenses.  Any CPA on this board should be able to tell you
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 03, 2006, 09:30:05 AM
jontor7 - I assume that you already itemize your deductions on your tax return because of your business?

For everyone else - normally all these nifty deductions only kick in if you itemize (i.e. have deductions greater than the standard deduction).  Since I don't itemize, I can't deduct anything related to applying for school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 09:35:30 AM
yea that is what my mother told me for the home office deduction...I only have 6 months and really can't itemize...

that is ok I'm good with my tuition credit  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 03, 2006, 10:04:52 AM
Now i'm upset about being rejected at NYLS.  I didnt think that PT day was a special program.  They never mentioned it.  Unless its somewhere on the intructions or catalogue.  It might not have made any different but I feel like i just donated the school 60 bucks.  Im gonna stop by the Admin office and give em my two cents.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 10:06:26 AM
yes meow! and for me too  :D ;)  bastards
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 10:34:19 AM
jontor7 - I assume that you already itemize your deductions on your tax return because of your business?

Jashdey:
Your assumption is correct
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 03, 2006, 11:38:27 AM
jontor7 - I assume that you already itemize your deductions on your tax return because of your business?

For everyone else - normally all these nifty deductions only kick in if you itemize (i.e. have deductions greater than the standard deduction).  Since I don't itemize, I can't deduct anything related to applying for school.

I already itemize because I have a house, kid and all that other 'adult' bs.  I'll definitely deduct my LSAT and LSDAS expenses. Whats the deal with the tuition deduction? how does that work?

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 11:42:33 AM
your school sends you a 1098-t and you get a credit of 20% of your tuition...up to a certain amount i think it is $2,000
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 03, 2006, 11:49:50 AM
your school sends you a 1098-t and you get a credit of 20% of your tuition...up to a certain amount i think it is $2,000

Awesome, though I can't use it this year.. but I can next year.  How does that work with student loans?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 12:04:56 PM
i have student loans that pay for my UG....when i did my taxes it just asked me how the tuition on the 1098T was paid for and I said loans.

that was it! 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 03, 2006, 12:22:44 PM
your school sends you a 1098-t and you get a credit of 20% of your tuition...up to a certain amount i think it is $2,000

Awesome, though I can't use it this year.. but I can next year.  How does that work with student loans?

All H and I are able to claim at this point is the interest on our student loans.  But for me it's pretty substantial since I went to an undergrad school out-of-state!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 12:32:32 PM
You can claim a tuition and expenses interest deduction, a tuition deduction, a hope credit, or a lifetime learning credit...the hope credit is for two years maximum and is a 1500 dollar limit this year for each person.  the lifetime learning credit is 2000, but it's per tax payer.  That doesn't really affect any of you unless you're claiming dependants and more than one of them are students.  Also, if anyone is claiming you, you cannot take the credits/deductions.

Personally, I'm claiming the lifetime learning credit because I'm not being claimed by my parents, and if I didn't take the credit I'd owe the IRS 500 bucks.  :P

EDIT:  Also, the credits are non-refundable, so you only get the amount up to what tax you owe, e.g., if you only owe 1330 in tax, you won't get that 70 bucks refunded.  You get the 1098-t form, fill out the 8863 and attach it to the 1040 (for the credits; the deductions you add up on the 1040).  So much paperwork.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 12:40:11 PM
if you do it online there is no paperwork!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 12:41:28 PM
if you do it online there is no paperwork!

I don't trust computers when money is involved.  The last time I did my taxes online, the site wouldn't load my tax report so I couldn't print it, and the next year I had to go through this whole ordeal to find my previous AGI.

No thanks.  I'll take a pen and a form anyday.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 01:00:21 PM
to each his own i guess

i get my return next friday  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 01:03:49 PM
to each his own i guess

i get my return next friday  :D

I guess that's supposed to make me feel inferior in that my old school ways have yet to yield me my return?  I haven't even gotten my W2s yet, so I dunno when I'm going to get mine--stupid inconsistency with employers.  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 01:06:40 PM
noo...relax dude  :P

It is just funny to me people who do things like refuse to use ATMs for deposits because they are scared the money will disappear...or are afraid to do oter things electronically.  I suppose if i had troubles two years in a row, I would do it paper and pen as well.

I was surprised I had all my documents by 1/27...that hasn't happened before. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 03, 2006, 01:12:17 PM
This probably isn't an issue for the younger people on this board, but there are income caps on all of these educational credits/deductions as well.  So, if you make over that cap, you can't take the student loan interest deduction even if you were charged such interest and receive a 1098 form.

married, but no house and no kids = no deductions = having to pay additional taxes every year and never getting a refund ever ever ever.

not that I'm bitter or anything. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 01:49:54 PM
noo...relax dude  :P

It is just funny to me people who do things like refuse to use ATMs for deposits because they are scared the money will disappear...or are afraid to do oter things electronically.  I suppose if i had troubles two years in a row, I would do it paper and pen as well.

I was surprised I had all my documents by 1/27...that hasn't happened before. 

Notice the  :P in my post.   :P = joking.

But I'm old like that.  No ATM deposits, no online banking, no online filing, nada.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 01:52:18 PM
This probably isn't an issue for the younger people on this board, but there are income caps on all of these educational credits/deductions as well.  So, if you make over that cap, you can't take the student loan interest deduction even if you were charged such interest and receive a 1098 form.

married, but no house and no kids = no deductions = having to pay additional taxes every year and never getting a refund ever ever ever.

not that I'm bitter or anything. ;)

Yeah.  I didn't think many of the UG students or just out of school students were making 43-53 grand, or 87-107 grand for joint filers.  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 01:52:44 PM
first official notices:

washburn - rejected.  after they offered me a fee waiver.  bah.

nebraska - tier 2 - deferred.  a pyrric victory, but i'll take it.  supposed to hear from north dakota tomorrow or monday

score so far:  0-1-1

*&^%.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on February 03, 2006, 02:03:10 PM
washburn - rejected.  after they offered me a fee waiver.  bah.

You don't want to live in Topeka anyhow. I lived there for a couple years when I was a kid and still visit sometimes, and the town just gives me the creeps. Bad karma, man, bad karma.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 02:09:12 PM
notice the  :P in my post?  js
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 03, 2006, 02:22:51 PM
This probably isn't an issue for the younger people on this board, but there are income caps on all of these educational credits/deductions as well.  So, if you make over that cap, you can't take the student loan interest deduction even if you were charged such interest and receive a 1098 form.

married, but no house and no kids = no deductions = having to pay additional taxes every year and never getting a refund ever ever ever.

not that I'm bitter or anything. ;)

I've been there man, it is painful.  But now, with a house and 2 kids, I pay practically no taxes.  Seriously.  So if you plan on having kids some day, you'll make it up.  If not, well then, you'll be getting screwed for a long, long time.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 03, 2006, 02:45:53 PM
is this 1098T school credit going to do me any good if I am already getting a refund?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 03, 2006, 02:58:40 PM
is this 1098T school credit going to do me any good if I am already getting a refund?

Unless the interest you paid this year is substantial.....but you could have easily downloaded it from your loan online account...I have direct loan and I did my taxes on the 18 an dit was already there online for me to print
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 03:29:13 PM
is this 1098T school credit going to do me any good if I am already getting a refund?

The 1098-T is just a thing the school sends you to use on your taxes.  For the most part, if you are getting a refund, then claiming any of the tax breaks will be pointless.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 03, 2006, 03:30:44 PM
thanks, thats what i figured.  i did pay  a few hundred dollars in interest and loan payments, but i knew the credits gnerally didnt do much with a refund.  i am eligible for the ez, so i am always paranoid that in only doing one page i am missing something. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kruddler on February 03, 2006, 03:51:11 PM
Got a one-year, non-renewable $6k scholarship from St. Mary's today. Doesn't make me as cool as strong, but it takes private loans out of the equation.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 03:52:49 PM
Got a one-year, non-renewable $6k scholarship from St. Mary's today. Doesn't make me as cool as strong, but it takes private loans out of the equation.


hey, thats better than a kick in the ass.  and youre right.  @#!* topeka, anywhoo  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 03, 2006, 04:07:40 PM
fwiw, my cousin lives in topeka (half the family is from the midwest).  most unpleasant place on the face of the planet.  and i spent time in guam.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 04:13:45 PM
fwiw, my cousin lives in topeka (half the family is from the midwest).  most unpleasant place on the face of the planet.  and i spent time in guam.


i lived in guam from 91-92.  hated that f-ing rock.

my wife, on the other hand, loved it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 03, 2006, 04:18:42 PM
me too!  except our friend the monitor lizard (some kind of dragon or other?)  I lived there in 88-89.  odd!

while i am off-topic, let me take a minute to female dog.  ok, so this girl i know partied ALL ug.  when i was working she was flying to exotic places and getting drunk.  while i was busting my ass getting apps in before thanksgiving, she was throwing parties.  well, she must have kicked some lsat ass cause she is already in at a T10 and getting an invitation to apply from a T5 (apps in after Jan. 1).  I hate my life.  That is all.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: sofa king on February 03, 2006, 04:44:56 PM
Cyberrev, if you ever regret not being in Topeka, just google Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Actually, don't, he doesn't deserve the attention. Just some hate monger posing as a religious zealot...

AH, I know people like that lazy-ass party wench. Wish I could say she'll get hers, but I'm cynical. Still, you can only think about yourself. You seem pretty driven and I'm sure your life will turn out okay.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 04:46:20 PM
i'm sorry but the 1098-T DOES matter even if you are getting a refund....for the past three years I have used it AND gotten my regular refund, if you will...it helps to reduce your tax liability.


This year my fed return was 265 and my "life time learning" credit got me another 388

EDIT: unless you make over a certain amount a year...i think it is 80,000 but i cannot recall that figure for sure. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 03, 2006, 04:48:43 PM
Cyberrev, if you ever regret not being in Topeka, just google Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Actually, don't, he doesn't deserve the attention. Just some hate monger posing as a religious zealot...



is that the moron who screams at gay people?  and the only members of his church belong to his immediate family?

gah.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 04:49:02 PM
i'm sorry but the 1098-T DOES matter even if you are getting a refund....for the past three years I have used it AND gotten my regular refund, if you will...it helps to reduce your tax liability.


This year my fed return was 265 and my "life time learning" credit got me another 388

EDIT: unless you make over a certain amount a year...i think it is 80,000 but i cannot recall that figure for sure. 

I put the figure in an earlier post.  The 1098-T, like I said before, is important if you're going to take advantage of the tax breaks or the deductions.  The educational tax breaks are NOT refundable.  They will not increase the amount of your refund.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 04:53:14 PM
um ok...without the lifetime learning i would have gotten 265

with it i got 653

how is it that it doesn't affect your refund?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:06:34 PM
um ok...without the lifetime learning i would have gotten 265

with it i got 653

how is it that it doesn't affect your refund?

 :P  Sorry.  I meant just the Hope tax break.  The Lifetime Learning phaseout is 43000-53000 (87000-107000 for joint filers) for 2005.  I saw you ask that earlier.

There's an above-the-line deduction for tuition et al, with a 4,000 limit with up to 65000 AGI, or 2,000 for 65000 - 80000.  Just some useless info.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:09:26 PM
ok, so i am safe for a few years, income wise  :D :P

i haven't been able to do the hope for years...i dont think it even existed in my first two years of school  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:10:30 PM
ok, so i am safe for a few years, income wise  :D :P

i haven't been able to do the hope for years...i dont think it even existed in my first two years of school  :)

The hope sucks.  It has a 1,500 limit.  The only good thing about it is if you're a parent, you can get 1,500 for each dependant; the lifetime learning only lets you do 2,000 per tax payer.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:11:49 PM
that's right! that is why my parents took us on vacation when i first started...they said something about getting pretty good tax break (for my sister and I)  :)

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:13:28 PM
that's right! that is why my parents took us on vacation when i first started...they said something about getting pretty good tax break (for my sister and I)  :)

Yup.  1,500 a kid is pretty good.

I'm doing the above-the-line deductions.  I want my whole 3000 back dammit.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:22:16 PM
I tried that...ok the hrblock thingy tried that and it came out to be not more than my lifetime...not sure how..maybe since my tuition was only 1,944. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:23:16 PM
I tried that...ok the hrblock thingy tried that and it came out to be not more than my lifetime...not sure how..maybe since my tuition was only 1,944. 

My tuition just for last semester was over 12 grand.  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 03, 2006, 05:24:57 PM
ohhhhhh...yea ...  :o
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:26:48 PM
ohhhhhh...yea ...† :o

That wasn't quite the reaction I had when I saw the bill.  It was more like:

"WHAT THE [explative deleted]!!?!?!?!"

Oh well.  Tax break, here I come!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 03, 2006, 05:46:38 PM
I think it is funny everyone is talking about taxes and stuff. If anyone has any questions you can ask me. My father works for the IRS,  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Mr Shears on February 03, 2006, 05:48:18 PM
I think it is funny everyone is talking about taxes and stuff. If anyone has any questions you can ask me. My father works for the IRS,  ;D

Nice.  I used to want to do tax law, but I don't see myself ending up there.  I like other areas too much.  A bunch of my friends are accountants, and one of my profs gave me a shitload of his tax books.  The RIA sends me free fed. tax manuals every year for some reason too.  lol.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 03, 2006, 05:50:59 PM
Man! I haven't got anything this week, not even a postcard from any of my 39 schools haha! this has been a very boring week for me, but CONGRATS to all the people who got awesome acceptances and scholarships.

Wow you do actually have more applications out than me. I thought I had the most. wow, well i'm not that far off, lol. Sadly though I still haven't gotten an acceptance yet. What school do you weally want to go to?? Are you concidering telling any of the schools to cancel your application??
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on February 04, 2006, 11:48:48 AM
I sent one more application out today to Syracuse, they take my high score since its 8 points or higher, so hopefully with my 3.44/159 they still have some scholarship money left.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 04, 2006, 11:58:10 AM
Hopefully they will!

They seem like an awesome school.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 04, 2006, 12:00:03 PM
I think it is funny everyone is talking about taxes and stuff. If anyone has any questions you can ask me. My father works for the IRS,  ;D


you oughta put that in your ps....  they wouldnt dare to reject you then.


send an addendum.  my dad works for the irs and he knows where you live!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on February 04, 2006, 12:10:14 PM
i got a rather useless letter from nyls today.  it is not a rejection letter nor is it an acceptance or waitlist letter.  they wanted to tell me my app has been reviewed and placed on "hold" for further review AFTER more apps come in.  it said this will lead to a letter of admission, denial, or a waitlist option.  

it seems redundant to send a letter out telling me they have yet to make decision.  "Your application is very much under active consideration and the admissions committee wishes to provide every opportunity nfor a good outcome."  then just accept me!   :)

to me, this is the equivelant to phoning someone  just to say "i'll call you later."
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawapp05 on February 04, 2006, 03:38:31 PM
i just received an acceptance from willamette! they also offered a 16k renewable scholarship. nice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on February 04, 2006, 04:06:04 PM
Congrats on Willamette!  I'm still waiting to hear back from them.  What are you numbers and when did you go complete?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawapp05 on February 04, 2006, 06:40:13 PM
thanks moonchigger. my numbers are: 2.5 gpa/163 lsat. i went complete a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on February 05, 2006, 01:15:20 AM
In at Chapman.  I'm jazzed - it's probably the school I want to attend most.  I'd go to Davis or Pepperdine over Chapman because of rankings, but I wouldn't do it happily.

Anyhow, I am a bit dissapointed in the offer:  50% first year tuition.  I assume this means it is not renewable, which bums me out, and it's not a full ride, which bums me out even more.  No big deal--at least I got in!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 05, 2006, 07:49:29 AM
In at Chapman.  I'm jazzed - it's probably the school I want to attend most.  I'd go to Davis or Pepperdine over Chapman because of rankings, but I wouldn't do it happily.

Anyhow, I am a bit dissapointed in the offer:  50% first year tuition.  I assume this means it is not renewable, which bums me out, and it's not a full ride, which bums me out even more.  No big deal--at least I got in!

Congrats on getting into your top choice!  As far as the $$ offer, you could always ask for more.  Afterall, you having nothing to lose, you've already been accepted.  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 06, 2006, 06:00:24 AM
i'm not sure if I posted this yet but I got an "acceptance pending" letter from VALPO LAW on friday, the letter says that it is a step higher than the traditional waitlist.  So I am taking this as good news.  GOOD Luck everyone this week on all your apps.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 06, 2006, 06:19:02 AM
Another week of waiting begins...Good Luck everyone.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 06, 2006, 06:29:34 AM
i'm not sure if I posted this yet but I got an "acceptance pending" letter from VALPO LAW on friday, the letter says that it is a step higher than the traditional waitlist.  So I am taking this as good news.  GOOD Luck everyone this week on all your apps.


hey corbabe, i hear und stuff is coming out this week, they told me to expect a letter today!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 06, 2006, 06:35:28 AM
that is good news corbabe!

since my last three decisions have been dings...i'm not pissed at an empty mailbox as i once was  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 06, 2006, 07:11:31 AM
Thanks for the update cyber.  Now I am sure I will be even more nervous heading to the mailbox after work. 

Maka I know what you mean...  :-X
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 06, 2006, 10:33:08 AM
Today was so far the most painful rejection. I got denied my Rutgers- Newark. People kept telling me how good a shot I had b/c they  are extremely favorable toward minorities. Obviously not to this one. I swear I actually had a dream last night that I got denied from Rutgers I guess it was really a preminition. This has been an all around bad week not only b/c of denials but other things too. I am trying to look up, but today was by far the toughest denial yet. I am right now going to the gym to try and work off todays disapointment.   :'( >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 06, 2006, 10:37:13 AM
That sucks latinlord!  You have plenty of schools left though!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 06, 2006, 10:40:15 AM
Today was so far the most painful rejection. I got denied my Rutgers- Newark. People kept telling me how good a shot I had b/c they  are extremely favorable toward minorities. Obviously not to this one. I swear I actually had a dream last night that I got denied from Rutgers I guess it was really a preminition. This has been an all around bad week not only b/c of denials but other things too. I am trying to look up, but today was by far the toughest denial yet. I am right now going to the gym to try and work off todays disapointment.   :'( >:(

I am so sorry. I'm still rooting for you though. Keep your head up.  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 06, 2006, 10:55:40 AM
Today was so far the most painful rejection. I got denied my Rutgers- Newark. People kept telling me how good a shot I had b/c they  are extremely favorable toward minorities. Obviously not to this one. I swear I actually had a dream last night that I got denied from Rutgers I guess it was really a preminition. This has been an all around bad week not only b/c of denials but other things too. I am trying to look up, but today was by far the toughest denial yet. I am right now going to the gym to try and work off todays disapointment.   :'( >:(

Rooting for you.....have a cousin in same almost number predicament like you..yours is higher...he applied to way too many schools...so far he got like 14 rejects but he is still hopeful that someone will look beyond the numbers....so keep your head up you will land somewhere in no time.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Scott_Baio on February 06, 2006, 01:19:25 PM
I'm new to this, but I'm in at Northern Kentucky, and pumped.

Don't crucify me here, but a 141 seems highly unlikey to get in anywhere even with great soft factors.  The test is for judging reasoning and analytical skills.  Like it or not, if you're not good on the test, chances are you will be weak in real-life.  Those are skills you either have or you don't.  Not a lot of room for leeway.  Being a lawyer is all about that.  I'm not trying to demean anyone, but that skill doesn't have much to do with intelligence.  It's something either you are good at or not.  A school isn't going to take a chance on someone 10 pts below the average.  Why would they?  Just because they are feeling nice that day?  That being said, I still admire anyone that is willing to try and get into law school with that low of a score.  It's a true fight against the odds!  You have me rooting for you!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 06, 2006, 01:48:56 PM
in at north dakota, no mention of scholarship

declined at texas tech
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 06, 2006, 01:49:45 PM
I'm new to this, but I'm in at Northern Kentucky, and pumped.

Don't crucify me here, but a 141 seems highly unlikey to get in anywhere even with great soft factors.  The test is for judging reasoning and analytical skills.  Like it or not, if you're not good on the test, chances are you will be weak in real-life.  Those are skills you either have or you don't.  Not a lot of room for leeway.  Being a lawyer is all about that.  I'm not trying to demean anyone, but that skill doesn't have much to do with intelligence.  It's something either you are good at or not.  A school isn't going to take a chance on someone 10 pts below the average.  Why would they?  Just because they are feeling nice that day?  That being said, I still admire anyone that is willing to try and get into law school with that low of a score.  It's a true fight against the odds!  You have me rooting for you!


LSAT scores are known to be correlated to first year performance in law school; nothing more, nothing else. This means that people with high LSAT scores are more likely to have better first year grades than people with lower LSAT scores. Adcomms do not make the claim that LSAT scores are related to likelihood of bar passage or even how good of a lawyer one will be.

So maybe Latin Lord isn't good at taking tests; maybe english wasn't his first language; maybe he didn't study enough or didn't study the right way. But the idea that he won't be a good lawyer because he got a low LSAT score is a stretch. The purpose of law school is to learn the skills needed to become a good lawyer and if he does well in law school, I wouldn't doubt that he could be an excellent lawyer.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 06, 2006, 01:55:58 PM
i'm not sure if I posted this yet but I got an "acceptance pending" letter from VALPO LAW on friday, the letter says that it is a step higher than the traditional waitlist.  So I am taking this as good news.  GOOD Luck everyone this week on all your apps.

Hey Corbabe, I just thought I'd let you know that I am going to withdraw my application to Valpo; perhaps, it will open up a spot for you.  I'll let you know when i withdraw; I've been slammed at work and I've been busy with taxes and financial aid packets to other schools so it's not my top priority.  Good Luck.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 06, 2006, 02:10:43 PM
I'm new to this, but I'm in at Northern Kentucky, and pumped.

Don't crucify me here, but a 141 seems highly unlikey to get in anywhere even with great soft factors.  The test is for judging reasoning and analytical skills.  Like it or not, if you're not good on the test, chances are you will be weak in real-life.  Those are skills you either have or you don't.  Not a lot of room for leeway.  Being a lawyer is all about that.  I'm not trying to demean anyone, but that skill doesn't have much to do with intelligence.  It's something either you are good at or not.  A school isn't going to take a chance on someone 10 pts below the average.  Why would they?  Just because they are feeling nice that day?  That being said, I still admire anyone that is willing to try and get into law school with that low of a score.  It's a true fight against the odds!  You have me rooting for you!

I generally don't post on this thread, and I rarely brag, but I felt a need to respond to this...

You seem to mean well, but what you said just isn't true...

In high school GPA was analagous to LSAT...in that it was the predictor of success in college, and it was an indicator of intelligence, work ethic, so and so forth...basically if you didn't have a decent GPA you were going nowhere fast.

My GPA in high school was atrocious to say the least...I applied to 14 or 15 schools that got rejected from all but one...and even there I got waitlisted before accepted.  I'll never know why I got accepted (adcomm was drunk, just won the lottery, misread my file, act of god, etc)...but the point is that I got in.

If I had a dollar for every person who told me I couldn't do it or I wasn't smart enough, or I should just give up, or I couldn't do better than community college than I could go to LS in a jet ;)

I ended up with the highest GPA in my major (by far - next person down is at 3.68).  I also ended up with the highest LSAT here in the past decade.  I know the vast majority of people in my major and most of them were in the top 10% of their class with stellar grades, and yet I beat them all.  So much for the status quo...this is not to brag so much as it is to show that indicators like the LSAT aren't infallible in fact they are often wrong...and if I had given up well I don't know where I would be but I wouldn't be here.

For the sake of posterity, my GPA was something like 10-12 points below the median on a 1-100 scale...

As cliche as it sounds, if you don't try you will never achieve....:)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 06, 2006, 04:07:45 PM
I have to agree with steve.

My lsat sucks to say the least and here I am taking a class at a T1 law school and already the proff has noted how much I contribute to the class, etc.

You can bet your ass these people all scored at least 10 points higher than me on the lsat, yet none were able to pick up that point I hit last week. ;) (please see ranting elsewhere on the board. :D)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 06, 2006, 04:23:15 PM
I have to agree with steve.

My lsat sucks to say the least and here I am taking a class at a T1 law school and already the proff has noted how much I contribute to the class, etc.

You can bet your ass these people all scored at least 10 points higher than me on the lsat, yet none were able to pick up that point I hit last week. ;) (please see ranting elsewhere on the board. :D)

LSAT is evil...its like a mythical beast...destroyer of dreams  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 06, 2006, 05:10:18 PM
Not mine! :D

Even if I have to transfer, I will get into T1!!!

Had to do it for UG why would LS be any different? ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: J-Forizzle on February 06, 2006, 05:12:01 PM
Man, rejections just f-ing hurt.  These admission committees have me questioning my desire to go to law school.  My GPA is somewhat misleading.  I went to school for six semesters, racked up a bunch of W's and a 1.96 GPA.  I came back to school after three years and finished out a different degree in 3 semesters and summer school and got a 3.87 in 17 classes.  I ended up with a 2.56 and three good letters of recommendation.  I thought for sure this would be viewed as two different students.  I applied to 9 schools total.  I've been accepted into my two safeties but rejected from 2 of my top 4.  I haven't heard from the other five yet.  One of the schools that rejected me was a tier 2 in my state.  Not a hold, not even a waitlist, just a straight up rejection.  My LSAT was above their 75th percentile.  I didn't want to believe it but I'm starting to think that this whole process is just about numbers.  I began to even question if I wanted to even go to one of these two safeties I've gotten into.  After calming down I decided to view these two acceptances as a blessing rather than a curse.  If the trend continues I'm going to take the opportunity to attend my tier 4 in-state law school.  I will use this pain of rejection as motivation.  It just f-ing hurts, got me questioning myself.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 06, 2006, 06:23:00 PM
Dinged @ USF...  :'(

It wasn't anywhere near my first choice but I felt like I had an ok shot of getting in there.....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 06, 2006, 06:45:35 PM
i'm sorry pinky  :-\

and J i hear you on the second guessing - happens to me more than it should...the cold reality of the "numbers game" f-ing sucks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 06, 2006, 07:52:30 PM
Man, rejections just f-ing hurt.  These admission committees have me questioning my desire to go to law school.  My GPA is somewhat misleading.  I went to school for six semesters, racked up a bunch of W's and a 1.96 GPA.  I came back to school after three years and finished out a different degree in 3 semesters and summer school and got a 3.87 in 17 classes.  I ended up with a 2.56 and three good letters of recommendation.  I thought for sure this would be viewed as two different students.  I applied to 9 schools total.  I've been accepted into my two safeties but rejected from 2 of my top 4.  I haven't heard from the other five yet.  One of the schools that rejected me was a tier 2 in my state.  Not a hold, not even a waitlist, just a straight up rejection.  My LSAT was above their 75th percentile.  I didn't want to believe it but I'm starting to think that this whole process is just about numbers.  I began to even question if I wanted to even go to one of these two safeties I've gotten into.  After calming down I decided to view these two acceptances as a blessing rather than a curse.  If the trend continues I'm going to take the opportunity to attend my tier 4 in-state law school.  I will use this pain of rejection as motivation.  It just f-ing hurts, got me questioning myself.

You and I have similar stories, although you did better on the LSAT than I did.  Don't give up on your dream.  Go to the T4 school, kick ass and transfer if you want to.  That's my plan.  If I get rejected from all the schools I want to go to, then I'll go to Widener, kick the crap out of the 1st year program and transfer to a better school.  Or, I'll just edit the law review at Widener.  Either way, I refuse to be defined by a stupid test given over one 4 hour period. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 06, 2006, 08:11:34 PM
AMEN kmpnj.

I can see myself being very happy at Syracuse right now.  I will just have to bust my ass and prove yet another supposed predicator of success wrong. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 06, 2006, 08:15:34 PM
Man, rejections just f-ing hurt.  These admission committees have me questioning my desire to go to law school.  My GPA is somewhat misleading.  I went to school for six semesters, racked up a bunch of W's and a 1.96 GPA.  I came back to school after three years and finished out a different degree in 3 semesters and summer school and got a 3.87 in 17 classes.  I ended up with a 2.56 and three good letters of recommendation.  I thought for sure this would be viewed as two different students.  I applied to 9 schools total.  I've been accepted into my two safeties but rejected from 2 of my top 4.  I haven't heard from the other five yet.  One of the schools that rejected me was a tier 2 in my state.  Not a hold, not even a waitlist, just a straight up rejection.  My LSAT was above their 75th percentile.  I didn't want to believe it but I'm starting to think that this whole process is just about numbers.  I began to even question if I wanted to even go to one of these two safeties I've gotten into.  After calming down I decided to view these two acceptances as a blessing rather than a curse.  If the trend continues I'm going to take the opportunity to attend my tier 4 in-state law school.  I will use this pain of rejection as motivation.  It just f-ing hurts, got me questioning myself.

There is no need to 2nd guess yourself or beat yourself up.  You knew what you were doing when you applied to so many schools, this is a crap shoot.  You got into 2 safties, so you achieved your basic goal, getting into law school.  Remember, nearly half of law school applicants are not accepted to any of the schools they applied to.  There are also people who post on this board who have no acceptances yet.  Take it all in stride, because no matter what, you will be going to law school. :) And also do not forget, you can transfer after 1L.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mmill385 on February 06, 2006, 08:39:59 PM
like latinlord, i too was dinged at Rutgers-Newark. pretty humiliated even though i know i would never really go there (im a southern girl at heart)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: J-Forizzle on February 06, 2006, 08:57:40 PM
Thanks for the kind words.  I think it's very easy to fall in love with the idea of going to your top school.  My first response was an acceptance (which was a huge relief), then I built myself up and began to think that I was a shoe in at the two schools that eventually dinged me without any hope.  I don't mind the t4 that I've been accepted into, a law degree from any university is still a law degree.  I just put myself in position for this huge disappointment.  I actually started to believe the hype.  My own greatness hype.  At the end of the day I think these rejections really bring the reasons behind my ambition for earning a J.D. to the forefront. Do I really want to be in position to help people, or was this disappointment brought about because of the thought of earning less money when graduating from a lower ranked school.  I start to wonder if I'm a fraud, saying all the right things when being asked "why law school" while at the same time having an alterior motive in the back of my mind.  I do want to make a difference, and I do agree being offered admission to any law school should be viewed as the honor it is.  It's only a disappointment if you fool yourself into thinking that what you have isn't enough.  I'll be the hardest working motherf-er in that t4.  Good Luck to the ones who really want it, who live and die with each decision that enters their mailbox.    
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 06, 2006, 11:00:19 PM
J - I can relate.  I was actually much more healthy about the decision to go to law school and taking the LSAT before I found this frickin' website.  Now I'm paranoid.   :D  I am trying to remember the reasons why I chose to apply to law school rather than get continually sucked into the hype - especially considering that I'm non-trad and the hype wouldn't apply very well to me, anyway.

Pinky, I'm sorry about the USF rejection.  May I ask when you applied?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 07, 2006, 03:13:19 AM
J - I can relate.  I was actually much more healthy about the decision to go to law school and taking the LSAT before I found this frickin' website.  Now I'm paranoid.   :D  I am trying to remember the reasons why I chose to apply to law school rather than get continually sucked into the hype - especially considering that I'm non-trad and the hype wouldn't apply very well to me, anyway.

Exactly how I feel....before I took the LSAT I would have been more than hapy to attend any ABA accreditated Law school didn't know sh**T about T1 T4 or T-whatever...then I was doomed when I discovered this great website before my actual lsat exam then paranoia kicked in. I have been accepted to 2 schools....one gave me some good money..i should be celebrating but look at me, I'm here dreaming of getting into a T1.....but all said..I know for me it's an honor been accepted into a Law School..if only I can remember to pinch myself everytime I start dreaming of T1(something I didn't know exist last october).  Goodluck to all will go back to bed now and hopefully won't dream of been accepted to Harvard.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 07, 2006, 06:02:25 AM
DING DING DING at Northern Kentucky and I was put on "HOLD at Saint Mary's.  I guess the good thing as that neither of these were my top choices, but not getting any acceptances lately is really starting to take its toll.  But Alot of my top choices are still left so I am hoping for a miracle.  At least I know I am going to law school somewhere though
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 07, 2006, 06:16:10 AM
At least I know I am going to law school somewhere though

The thought that you are going somewhere supercedes all....there are folks out there that wish to be you at this point....Goodluck...will be rooting for you!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 07, 2006, 06:29:28 AM
Congratulations to everyone on their acceptances and condolences to those who have recieved rejections.  Well, it's back to reality for me after recieving 8 straight acceptances; rejected at Seattle via snail mail in an envelope so thin and flimsy, there was no doubt regarding the contents.  The rejection letter was well written and  designed not to offend.  They claimed to be anticipating roughly 2500 applications for 330 slots, and they praised my soft factors while implying that my numbers were not strong enough to warrant admission.  A pretty decent and professionaly written rejection letter overall. Oh well, I probably couldn't afford the cost of living in Seattle anyway.   :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 07, 2006, 06:37:37 AM
I think rejection letters should just say "Thanks for applying, you are rejected!" For me I think a rejection is a rejection....if you can find it to praise my soft factors..why the hell are you rejecting me. There is no way of making a rejection letter nice. But we as realistic individuals should not over extend our reaches and then set ourselves up for disappointments. I am anticipating some rejections cos I'm a realist,if the expected rejections turns out to be acceptances then even better but these are always exceptions to the norm and we all hope to be that exceptions.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on February 07, 2006, 08:04:34 AM
Remember, nearly half of law school applicants are not accepted to any of the schools they applied to. 

Is this really true?  Do you remember where you read or heard this?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 07, 2006, 08:16:00 AM
Remember, nearly half of law school applicants are not accepted to any of the schools they applied to. 

Is this really true?  Do you remember where you read or heard this?

The data regarding final admissions cycle Law school matriculants on the LSAC site supports this claim.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 07, 2006, 08:25:46 AM
Hey J, I think may of us feel like you. Im in a similar situation.  It ook me ten years to get my UG.  My freshman year was actually four years long. When i finially decided to settle down and thought about LS i went back and did 75 credits in one year one summer. But regarldess my UGPA is lower than my LSN number.  Same goes for LSAT.  I know i applied to many very far reaches but i just hope they can see past the numbers and see other things ive accomplished. 

I know im a very long shot but the rejections do get me down.  I just wanna get in, anywhere. 


mmill & latinlord, did you guys apply fulltime or partitme to RU-N?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 07, 2006, 09:05:42 AM
J - I can relate.  I was actually much more healthy about the decision to go to law school and taking the LSAT before I found this frickin' website.  Now I'm paranoid.   :D  I am trying to remember the reasons why I chose to apply to law school rather than get continually sucked into the hype - especially considering that I'm non-trad and the hype wouldn't apply very well to me, anyway.

Pinky, I'm sorry about the USF rejection.  May I ask when you applied?


I sent my application to USF at the beginning of November (Nov 7th I believe).

Nor Cal must hate me or something...0/3 so far for all the nor cal schools with 1 Nor Cal school left to go and 3/3 for all the so cal schools....

Oh well, if my #1 choice takes me; all will be well....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 07, 2006, 09:28:49 AM
Hey J, I think may of us feel like you. Im in a similar situation.  It ook me ten years to get my UG.  My freshman year was actually four years long. When i finially decided to settle down and thought about LS i went back and did 75 credits in one year one summer. But regarldess my UGPA is lower than my LSN number.  Same goes for LSAT.  I know i applied to many very far reaches but i just hope they can see past the numbers and see other things ive accomplished. 

I know im a very long shot but the rejections do get me down.  I just wanna get in, anywhere. 


mmill & latinlord, did you guys apply fulltime or partitme to RU-N?

I think I applied to both, I asked that if I am not admitted into full time that they consider me for part time. I did that for all my applications, some schools wanted me to pay twice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 07, 2006, 09:42:00 AM
I should call and find out what's up with my rejection.  I've been complete at RU-N since early November.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on February 07, 2006, 12:51:00 PM

Holy Toledo!

yea, hella lame. well, i've finally got accepted somewhere though it's PT. i'm going to write them a letter and try to enter into their "transitional" program. i hope it works. i don't see how it would change my status as a PT admit.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on February 07, 2006, 01:45:25 PM

has anyone out there been rejected by Syracuse?

according to LSN, that has not been the case thus far...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on February 08, 2006, 10:37:55 AM
In at Drexel with a half tuition scholarship... i dunno about the accredidation tihng, but 14k and a very well known undergrad is mighty tempting. Any thoughts on Drexel Law?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 08, 2006, 12:53:46 PM
In at Drexel with a half tuition scholarship... i dunno about the accredidation tihng, but 14k and a very well known undergrad is mighty tempting. Any thoughts on Drexel Law?

They will be accredited by the time you graduate so I wouldn't worry about that...don't expect them to do well in the rankings for awhile though
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 08, 2006, 03:34:21 PM
In at Hamline with $48k over three years with a 3.00. I can't really consider it since, if I'm gonna go to the Twin Cities I'd rather be at William Mitchell and was offered roughtly $10k more a year from there. Regardless, nice to feel wanted!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 08, 2006, 03:36:25 PM
Full first year tuition at NESL (New England School of Law) they must have sent the award out before they received my withdrawal letter...hope someone else gets the award
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 08, 2006, 05:20:48 PM
jontor is SET!  I can see the NUSL acceptance coming from a mile away... ;)

how long after you were admitted did you receive scholarship info.?
(wondering if i should expect something or my time has passed)

CONGRATS dodo, your king theory is working!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 08, 2006, 05:30:29 PM
jontor is SET!  I can see the NUSL acceptance coming from a mile away... ;)

how long after you were admitted did you receive scholarship info.?
(wondering if i should expect something or my time has passed)

CONGRATS dodo, your king theory is working!

Thanks AH ... I received the sholarship info today dated 02/07 but I sent m,y withdrawal letter on 02/01
NUSL sent me another email today to tell me that I'm complete kind, of weird since they already sent me one before on 01/23 ...don't know what that suppose to mean.

Edith: AH I checked your lsn we received acceptance the same day
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 08, 2006, 05:53:35 PM
Thanks jon!  The decision took about 2 days to get to me, so I'll hold out till Friday. ;)  I hope they'd throw something my way since Q did, but I ahve come to learn that you never know with these things.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 08, 2006, 05:54:34 PM
i need $$ or i might not get to go  :'(

im gonan go wallow in my sidekick  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 08, 2006, 06:16:18 PM
Anyone here receive two emails from NUSL telling you that you are complete? KInd of getting me worried why they will sent me two emails (17 days apart) saying exact same thing.... ???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 08, 2006, 06:21:47 PM
no...but i was complete three months ago tomorrow.  must just be a screw up with their admins or something
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 09, 2006, 05:54:07 AM
DING @ TEXAS TECH! but congrats to everyone else.  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 09, 2006, 06:00:58 AM
DING @ TEXAS TECH! but congrats to everyone else.  :-\
Corbabe:
Take heart there is still alot more pending still rooting for you and other believers on here
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 09, 2006, 07:48:37 AM
DING @ TEXAS TECH! but congrats to everyone else.  :-\

Sorry to hear that man, but i'm sure you'll get a nice surprise acceptance somewhere down the road.  38 applications?  I think that's the most i've ever seen.  I dont know whats more impressive: that fact, or that you actually ranked them all. :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on February 09, 2006, 08:39:48 AM
In at West Virginia via the status check. This calls for a WVU tradition.....COUCH BURNING!:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a88/matts720/wvucouchburning.jpg)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 08:42:17 AM
DING @ TEXAS TECH! but congrats to everyone else.  :-\

yeah, me too.   bah!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 09, 2006, 08:55:20 AM
haha, yeah I know seems like ranking them was a waste of time considering I will be DINGED at most places, but I have to much free time at work lol. 


In at West Virginia via the status check. This calls for a WVU tradition.....COUCH BURNING!:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a88/matts720/wvucouchburning.jpg)

CONGRATS THEY ARE THE SCHOOL THAT I AM HOPING WILL COME THROUGH FOR ME!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 11:38:38 AM
Dinged at GW (PT/PT), no suprise there.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 09, 2006, 11:44:36 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 09, 2006, 12:25:27 PM
Dinged at GW (PT/PT), no suprise there.

sorry :(

They suck anyway :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 09, 2006, 12:31:13 PM
agreed!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 12:50:07 PM
haha thanks guys, but it realy is no biggie.

i was seriously hoping for a WL for PT.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 09, 2006, 12:54:42 PM
haha thanks guys, but it realy is no biggie.

i was seriously hoping for a WL for PT.

you're too good for them anyhow ;)

P.S.  I know your name  :o
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 09, 2006, 12:55:11 PM
i know her name too!  ;D

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 01:46:40 PM
I know how maka knows, but what about steve?!
Is it cause he is clever like most all Cornell students?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 02:30:56 PM
in at tulsa!

hey corbabe, did they give you any $$$???
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 09, 2006, 04:11:02 PM
I know how maka knows, but what about steve?!
Is it cause he is clever like most all Cornell students?

It was actually pretty easy - once you gave away your school.... :P ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 04:13:57 PM
yay! I have online stalkers! ;)

CONGRATS CYBER!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 09, 2006, 04:27:15 PM
Double ding @ Hofstra and Syracuse...bastards.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 06:53:56 PM
AH, cyberrev, kmpnj, corbabe - sorry to hear about your rejections.

matts720, jontor7 - congratulations on your acceptances

cyberrev -  Tulsa gave me 8000 renewable.

Burger King Man - Are you intimidating those schools into offering you all of that money?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 06:56:11 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 06:56:55 PM
AH, cyberrev, kmpnj, corbabe - sorry to hear about your rejections.

matts720, jontor7 - congratulations on your acceptances

cyberrev -  Tulsa gave me 8000 renewable.

Burger King Man - Are you intimidating those schools into offering you all of that money?

dang.  that still leaves a 14k tuition bill...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 06:58:18 PM
Congrats SWM!

(and nice consolidation of posting)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 06:58:31 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

congrats, maybe the far west is going to start sending stuff out now!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: moonchigger on February 09, 2006, 07:10:59 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

Congrats!  Hopefully mine is coming also since we have very similar numbers and almost applied on the same day.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 07:11:42 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

congrats, maybe the far west is going to start sending stuff out now!

It seems to be the case.  I've already heard from Gonzaga, Willamette, Seattle, and Montana, and, according to LSN, decisions are rolling in from Utah, McGeorge, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon. The only school that is currently drawing a blank according to LSN is Wyoming. Also, it seems that state schools take a bit longer in making decisions - at least out west anyway; I don't think that it is a mere conincidence that 5 of the 6 schools I'm still waiting on are state universities.

AH - If I only could have merged those 2 posts together.  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 07:15:32 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

congrats, maybe the far west is going to start sending stuff out now!

It seems to be the case.  I've already heard from Gonzaga, Willamette, Seattle, and Montana, and, according to LSN, decisions are rolling in from Utah, McGeorge, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon. The only school that is currently drawing a blank according to LSN is Wyoming. Also, it seems that state schools take a bit longer in making decisions - at least out west anyway; I don't think that it is a mere conincidence that 5 of the 6 schools I'm still waiting on are state universities.

AH - If I only could have merged those 2 posts together.  :)

i've heard nothing from utah, idaho, new mexico or wyoming.  been complete there since jan 6th.  willamette went complete earlier this month.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 07:20:18 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

Congrats!  Hopefully mine is coming also since we have very similar numbers and almost applied on the same day.

I'm loving that Montana location.  I might be moving to Montana soon....grow that funky dental floss...cut the wax...melt it down...yeahhhh.  I'd be stretching my budget, but the location is ideal for me.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 09, 2006, 07:23:00 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

Congrats!  Hopefully mine is coming also since we have very similar numbers and almost applied on the same day.

I'm loving that Montana location.  I might be moving to Montana soon....grow that funky dental floss...cut the wax...melt it down...yeahhhh.  I'd be stretching my budget, but the location is ideal for me.


you're gonna be a dental floss tycoon?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 07:26:50 PM
Back on track after my first rejection: Accepted at montana via snail mail inn large 8 1/2 x 11 envelope.

Congrats!  Hopefully mine is coming also since we have very similar numbers and almost applied on the same day.

I'm loving that Montana location.  I might be moving to Montana soon....grow that funky dental floss...cut the wax...melt it down...yeahhhh.  I'd be stretching my budget, but the location is ideal for me.


you're gonna be a dental floss tycoon?

Yes, just like Frank Zappa, but only if I move to Montana.  ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 07:29:43 PM
Anyone want to place bets on when I'll hear from anyone again?

I am guessing not till I get a dozen rejections in April.

UGH
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 07:35:58 PM
Anyone want to place bets on when I'll hear from anyone again?

I am guessing not till I get a dozen rejections in April.

UGH

Tuesday, 14 February 2006. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 09, 2006, 07:38:06 PM
heh arh i initially found out through your school too :D :D

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 09, 2006, 07:55:00 PM
Thanks SWM, but, traditionally, not a good day. ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 09, 2006, 08:19:46 PM
Burger King Man - Are you intimidating those schools into offering you all of that money?

I definitely think that is the case. No admissions office worker wants to face the wrath of the Burger King.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 08:27:13 PM
Burger King Man - Are you intimidating those schools into offering you all of that money?

I definitely think that is the case. No admissions office worker wants to face the wrath of the Burger King.

Like I said man, it's terrorism. No doubt it's working for you, but it's terrorism nonetheless.  Keep shaking them down with the King.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 09, 2006, 08:50:46 PM
When/if I get the acceptance I REALLY want, then the BK will have finished his job and will come down!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 09, 2006, 08:54:50 PM
When/if I get the acceptance I REALLY want, then the BK will have finished his job and will come down!

No wonder why you are "so oddly drawn to it."  ;)
 It's getting late, and i'm turning in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 10, 2006, 04:54:24 AM
Congrats SWM on your acceptance you are looking real good so far, I don't think you need seatle anyways...too much rain out there.

No letters for me this week from any of the school just got another email from NUSL for the 3RD FREAKING TIME TELLING ME I'M Complete...do they think I'm a moron that I need 3 emails to understand that.....maybe when they reject me they will send me like 10 letters to get the point across. Funny enough I called the admissions office yesterday asking how come I received two emails 17 days apart telling me that I'm complete and then another one came yesterday. How come noone else is getting multiple/triple/who knows quadruple emails from them but me.  That doesn't look good if you ask me
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 10, 2006, 05:43:08 AM
well jontor I guess I am the opposite of you this week.  I got another DING last night from Syracuse.  That makes Dings this week at Texas Tech, Syracuse, and Northern Kentucky.  I also was held at Saint Mary's.  I think I could do with no mail for the rest of this week.  It doesn't seem to be my best week.  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: likewise on February 10, 2006, 05:47:32 AM
Anyone want to place bets on when I'll hear from anyone again?

I am guessing not till I get a dozen rejections in April.

UGH

This is my fear, too.  Whew, how can release all this tension!?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 10, 2006, 06:23:55 AM
Corbabe sorry about the dings..the future still holds great hope for us all....in retrospect maybe not getting any letters this week is a good thing after all.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 07:11:19 AM
That was maka (and my) general sentiment about Northeastern this week, though I am not sure exactly when the rejections stop (for now).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 10, 2006, 07:19:30 AM
i know right! i applied 10/25...was complete 11-9....sigh i hope they at least have mercy on me and send it soon...i can't take it that and the USD acceptances this week  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 10, 2006, 07:43:43 AM
Congrats SWM on your acceptance you are looking real good so far, I don't think you need seatle anyways...too much rain out there.

No letters for me this week from any of the school just got another email from NUSL for the 3RD FREAKING TIME TELLING ME I'M Complete...do they think I'm a moron that I need 3 emails to understand that.....maybe when they reject me they will send me like 10 letters to get the point across. Funny enough I called the admissions office yesterday asking how come I received two emails 17 days apart telling me that I'm complete and then another one came yesterday. How come noone else is getting multiple/triple/who knows quadruple emails from them but me.  That doesn't look good if you ask me

Jontor, I think NUSL is gonna take you.  But do you really want to go to a lovey-dovey group-hug school like that anyway?  (I was undecided if I wanted to go there until they rejected me.  Now I see things much clearer.)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 10, 2006, 07:59:29 AM
UpNdown:
Don't know if I wanna go there yet, will like to get my decision from them. Like I have said b4 based on my limited research on this board and from 5 attorneys(4 from the Boston area, 3 of 4 of them choose Suffolk over NUSL and they seem pretty happy with that decision classes of 04 & 05) and one attorney from NY that went to NUSL. Overall Suffolk still tips the scale. Will like to know what their offer to me will be based on $$$ i.e assuming that I got in.

NB:
UpNdown: did you get my mail? sent you one I believe yesterday concerning the line of credit thing.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 10, 2006, 08:16:41 AM
UpNdown: did you get my mail? sent you one I believe yesterday concerning the line of credit thing.


I did.  I sent you a reply about an hour ago, but it is a hotmail account, so there's no telling when you'll get it.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 10, 2006, 09:21:41 AM
Ding by Syracuse today, obviously nothing new. With each new rejection comes a step closer of me having to walk back into that room again and sit again for another  6hours to take that Freaking LSAT again.  (That is the easy part, the hard part is trying to study for it again and not doing anything productive for yet another year!!) But I will not give up, you all inspire me too much Thanks for everything! :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 10, 2006, 09:47:50 AM
Ding by Syracuse today, obviously nothing new. With each new rejection comes a step closer of me having to walk back into that room again and sit again for another  6hours to take that Freaking LSAT again.  (That is the easy part, the hard part is trying to study for it again and not doing anything productive for yet another year!!) But I will not give up, you all inspire me too much Thanks for everything! :)
Latinlord just a suggestion....I met someone that got into WNEC with almost identical number like yours and a lower GPA than yours and was able to transfer out after her 1L. WNEC is Western New England College of Law.  Goodluck
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 10, 2006, 09:52:33 AM
Hey Latinlord, I am not sure if you comb LSN and read some of the profiles and comments, but take a look at this one.  I hope it inspires you even more.   :)

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=Proudmother
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 10, 2006, 10:01:12 AM
Hey Latinlord, I am not sure if you comb LSN and read some of the profiles and comments, but take a look at this one.  I hope it inspires you even more.   :)

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=Proudmother
Yes I know here, we talk a lot. She just got admitted into 2 schools one of the FCSL. I am soo happy for here. I told her that one day I will be as happy as she is it is just a matter of when.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 10, 2006, 10:02:23 AM
That blows, latinlord. Not to be too pessimistic at this point, but are you willing to go to Cooley if it's your only choice?

I am not sure, but as of right now Cooley hasn't even accepted me yet. So I guess we will have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 10, 2006, 11:29:35 AM
Dinged @ Buffalo.  This rejection thing is getting old.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Yank23 on February 10, 2006, 12:05:51 PM
Sorry to hear KMPNJ...Just curious, what did their rejection letter look like?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 10, 2006, 12:44:11 PM
In at Chicago-Kent via email from the Dean. My first upper-tier acceptance. Said to expect an official letter shortly... curious if there will be any money offered or not.

I have to say that this whole process is going much, much better in the early going than I thought it would. I think I underestimated just how much a decent LSAT score can offset a crummy GPA.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: JES on February 10, 2006, 12:54:35 PM
Latinlord - I have been reading this board off and on and am praying that you get an acceptance. I realize that this is very much a numbers game we are playing, but have you done anything above and beyond the usual application to get in to any of these schools?

For example, admissions to part time programs is typically easier because they do not have to report LSAT scores to US News, and they tend to consider the 'whole person' and not just the numbers. For this reason, I applied to 6-7 PT programs and have had some luck. I never would have gotten into their FT programs. I can always transfer to the day programs, and alot of students go full time at night and don't even work. You probably already know this...

Secondly, you might try to network your way into the admissions office and try to get a meeting with an admissions director/officer. Forgive me if you have already done this - I don't remmeber all of the previous posts. I targeted one of my schools that I really want to attend and called to request an interview. I was told that they were not doing them this year, but the lady went ahead and set me up with a meeting with the director of admissions anyway! I flew out, interviewed and I believe that I increased my chances enormously (we will have to see!)

Lastly, not sure if you are a URM, but based on your online name I am guessing you might be? Work it to your advantage to the max if you are able. Every school seems to have diversity recruiting POCs, organizations for every group imaginable...contact them, tell them your compelling life story (I'm sure you have one, and if not create one!) Find yourself an internal 'champion' at one of these schools who can push your cause, perhaps influence the admissions office, write a letter on your behalf etc. EG: Is there a Latino student org? If so there are bound to be many respected 2L, 3L students, perhaps staff advisors etc. who I'm sure would love to hear from you. On your LSAT, tell them you have a plan to retake this summer and apply again next year, but that you are determined to go to law school next fall.

You need to find a way to stand out and to give just one of these schools a reason to admit you. Target two that offer part time programs, do some of the things above and I think you just might have some luck. Especially if a few of these schools are admitting some people with similar numbers...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 10, 2006, 01:19:16 PM
Yeah!!!!! In at Franklin Pierce via email......3 for 3 so far
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 01:20:04 PM
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


email me FRANKLIN PIERCE!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mbajd2b on February 10, 2006, 04:29:15 PM
Rejected at New York Law School >:(

Although it was the last school on my list in terms of attending...it still pinches as this is the first response I have received from any school....Oh well
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 04:30:03 PM
Don't fret mbaj!  My first response was a rejction and second response was a WL!  Good things will come!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mbajd2b on February 10, 2006, 04:31:59 PM
Don't fret mbaj!  My first response was a rejction and second response was a WL!  Good things will come!

Thanks alot for the support.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 04:33:51 PM
np, we all need it every now and again!  when did you apply?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawschoolcandidate on February 10, 2006, 07:35:28 PM
Anyone get accepted to St. Johns Law that was not an auto-admit. Any rejections? Sent my info out in november and am still waiting hear from them.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mbajd2b on February 10, 2006, 07:49:15 PM
np, we all need it every now and again!  when did you apply?

Sent my application on Jan 7th. Went complete Jan 12-14.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 07:50:39 PM
ugh@ I hate it when its clear they don't even look at your app.  That's already happened for me with a few schools.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Seminolegrl305 on February 10, 2006, 07:52:28 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mbajd2b on February 10, 2006, 07:53:55 PM
ugh@ I hate it when its clear they don't even look at your app.  That's already happened for me with a few schools.

I hear you...Best of Luck with the remainder of the application cycle. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 07:54:20 PM
you too mb!  please let us know the second you hear something good!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 10, 2006, 08:05:27 PM
ugh@ I hate it when its clear they don't even look at your app.  That's already happened for me with a few schools.

What makes you think your app wasn't even looked at?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 08:08:52 PM
by not looked at i mean they looked at the index number and trashed it.  two things:

1 very quick turnaround
2 specific reference to relying exclusively on numbers is made in the letter
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 10, 2006, 08:52:50 PM
Ding by Syracuse today, obviously nothing new. With each new rejection comes a step closer of me having to walk back into that room again and sit again for another  6hours to take that Freaking LSAT again.  (That is the easy part, the hard part is trying to study for it again and not doing anything productive for yet another year!!) But I will not give up, you all inspire me too much Thanks for everything! :)

Latinlord,

Iím really pulling for you.

This is your second app season right? I went threw twice as well. The second time I had much better luck due to what I did between the two years in applying to schools, something I would encourage you to possibly look into if, god forbid, nothing comes out for you this year (I did not retake the LSAT, as my score was the best I could do). The thing is few people know you can still go to an ABA law school this year, that there are other options, even if you get dinged by every place you apply. A backdoor too law school if you will, but more about that later.

First a bit about what my app was like. I have a slightly higher LSAT, 150. But my CGPA was a craptastic 2.9. Most of that from my miserable performance the first time I went to college many moons ago. My ECís from that time perioed primarily consisted of drinking heavily and getting arrested on semi-regular basis. I am also dyslexic, so standardized tests or writing in the days before word processors was quite a challenge. So I gave up on education, I figured I was not ďsmartĒ enough because that what the tests and grades said. Later on after my personal life shaped up, and I could afford a personal computer, I went back to school, and earned over 100 credits ending up with a 3.92 GPA and graduating Summa Cum Laude. But even that was not enough to pull my CGPA over 3.0 because of all the Fís I earned the first time. As well my work experience was equally unimpressive; Iíve been a slumlord most of my life. :)

I applied to all FT programs my first year, got two acceptances, Gonzaga and Rodger Williams. Decided neither was a place I wanted to spend the rest of my life, so I looked at other options. Denver dinged me, but since I was interested in Natural Resource Law, they sent me an invite to apply to their Master of Resource Law Studies (MLS or Master of Law Studies degree).

The MLS is essentially identical to the LLM (Master of Laws) degree; except for the LLM designation you must already have the JD, as itís an advanced law degree. Other than that the programs are identical at DU. Most of my peers in the MLS program had LSATs between 146-157, my good friend took it twice and got a 146 and 147. About half were trying to use the degree as a springboard to law school, the other half had jobs related to Natural Resources where an in-depth legal education would help their careers.

Anyway, I took 24 credits as a law student in elective law classes. I took classes like Water Law, Environmental Law, Ocean and Coastal Law, Public Land law etc. The majority of my classmates were 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year law students. I did the same work, was graded the same, and curved the same as the law students in the class. The only difference between them and I was their prior law school experience and  that they already had all the doctrinal first year classes.

It was not easy, and I was at a distinct disadvantage, but I did well anyway. Getting an A- average my first semester and a 4.0 my second, including winning an award for highest grade in one of my classes. The rest of my MLS peers, the ones who really wanted it, did well also. I was able to make friends with some of my law Professors and got three of them to write LORs for me, and another to personally speak to the admissions officer at DU about me.

Since the program was only one year, august to May, I was able to apply again while I was in school. This time I had a semesters worth of law grades, taken in law school, against ďbetterĒ law students to show I could out perform my 150 LSAT. I also had 3 LORs from law profs who taught me. The last thing I did differently was apply primarily to PT law schools (as they donít have to report PT numbers to US News, so they look at your whole app). Iím not sure if one thing worked better than another, or if it was a combination of things, but I did much better the second time. I got into schools like DU, Houston, Seattle, Indy and UNLV. I think I got into nine or ten total out of 25 I applied to, many who had dinged me the year before. I believe there was only 1 PT program that did not accept me, Lewis and Clark, but I also got into a few FT programs as well.

My suggestion would be if you donít get in this year, you might want to think about applying to some MLS programs as a back up plan B. Most are 1 year, giving you something to do between now and next years apps to at least prove you can outperform your score, rather than just taking the year off.

However, I would be remiss if I did not mention some of the drawbacks. Itís a gamble, there is no guarantee if will mean an acceptance at the school you attended or any other. Although, all of us who did apply to JD programs got into schools, some of them even T1. Its tough work. Itís hard to do really well, and itís not cheap. But it seemed to me the best thing I could do between app seasons to better my admissions prospects, and it paid off better than I could have ever expected. Iím now a 1L at DU PT, and I have law school degree that shows I have advanced knowledge in the area of law I want to specialize in. Plus I can apply for PT legal work because I already have the advanced classes most donít get a chance to take until they are near graduation.

Anyway, itís something to consider. The programs I know the most about are the ones I applied and got admitted to; Denver and Vermont. But there are others throughout the country at all sorts of schools including Yale Law. The requirements, focus and conditions vary between programs, so if your interested search out an MLS degree that might interest you.

Good luck this season though, hopefully you wonít even need a plan B. :)



Wow, thank you soo much I have never heard of these kind of programs. I will definitly look into it. My only question so far is Do you have to retake those classes that you already took while in the MLS program?? Or do you actually get to skip them??  Thank you soo much again, Tomorrow I will start my search of new schools and programs like this.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 10, 2006, 09:20:04 PM
by not looked at i mean they looked at the index number and trashed it.  two things:

1 very quick turnaround
2 specific reference to relying exclusively on numbers is made in the letter

Oh ok - I'm just wondering why everyone seems to be getting decisions while I continue to get none. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 09:21:34 PM
trust me, it's not always a bad thing.  Though some schools do toss you aside and just decide not to tell you till april (which is the case at at least a few for me I am sure).

when did you turn your apps in?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 10, 2006, 09:23:09 PM
trust me, it's not always a bad thing.  Though some schools do toss you aside and just decide not to tell you till april (which is the case at at least a few for me I am sure).

when did you turn your apps in?


Around mid October
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 10, 2006, 09:25:53 PM
did it take you a while to go compelte?

depending on your numbers and soft factors (as well as where/how many schools you applied to), it probably isn't a bad thing at all you haven't heard.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 10, 2006, 10:00:44 PM
I've only been complete at my schools for a couple of weeks, but I still find myself anticipating getting the mail (and checking the one online status checker waaaay too often).  The thing that sucks is that I'm going to be in Europe for 2 weeks, so no mail and very little internet as well.  I wonder if I'll get mail while I'm gone.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 11, 2006, 07:34:53 AM
did it take you a while to go compelte?

depending on your numbers and soft factors (as well as where/how many schools you applied to), it probably isn't a bad thing at all you haven't heard.

It only took a while to go complete at Carolina, but they are my in state school and they decide residency first, and Loyola LA.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 11, 2006, 07:48:08 AM
Sorry to hear KMPNJ...Just curious, what did their rejection letter look like?

Plain white envelope, same old crap about too many well qualified applicants and whatnot.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 11, 2006, 09:51:35 AM
Received a letter from Franklin Pierce welcoming me with a $10k renewable scholarship.  YEAH!!!!!!.....feels nice...real nice too!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 11, 2006, 09:52:47 AM
awesome jon!

this is a great cycle for you!  some tough decison ahead ;)

what an amazing problem to have! ;)

CONGRATS!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 11, 2006, 09:58:37 AM
awesome jon!

this is a great cycle for you!  some tough decison ahead ;)

what an amazing problem to have! ;)

CONGRATS!

Thanks AH, Yeah it's gonna be a real tough decision, Franklin Pierce is only about 35-40 minutes from where I live in Mass....but I'm still leaning towards Suffolk ..who knows, will hold off my decision until I hear from the rest then hit the road and visit each school atleast twice.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 11, 2006, 10:15:43 AM
In at Rutgers!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 11, 2006, 10:32:20 AM
In at Rutgers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!! MeowMix ..more goodnews on the way for you I bet.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 11, 2006, 10:34:55 AM
Thanks Jontor.

I really considered most of the schools I applied to long shots, but god thing they also look at soft factors.  I did ask for and was granted interviews at a few.  Soo excited!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 11, 2006, 11:11:20 AM
Latinlord,

The easy answer to your question is; yes, no, maybe. Itís been awhile since I looked at other programs. I seem to remember most that I saw did not let you use MLS credits towards the JD. Meaning you would have to re-take those classes in a JD program. And that makes sense because youíre getting a degree when you graduate; you canít double count credits when youíre also getting a degree for them. But at a lot of programs, like mine, all you can take is elective classes anyway. I could choose from like 35 classes that dealt with natural resource law. If the program was business law MLS you could choose from electives in that area from that school (each school that offers the degree will likely have MLS/LLM degrees tailored to what they specialize in).

There are a few that require you to take doctrinal courses (doctrinal course are the first year law classes, Torts, Contracts, Civ Pro etc.) Those I would avoid, because you will have to take them again in the JD. I would look for programs that allow you to just take elective or upper level law classes.

So here is how it worked out for me. After 24 credits I got a degree from the law school; a Master of Resource Law Studies. I basically took 8 classes specializing in environmental and water law. So I got a Masters degree in one year (where else can you do that?). But I canít double count those because I have this HUGE diploma on my wall (law school diplomas are like twice the size of UG ones, itís an ego thing I think). But now that I am in the JD program, I donít have to worry about electives in natural resource law, because I have taken most of them. I can now use the elective credits I would have had to use in the JD program on natural resources on something else instead, like specialized classes in real estate law, or taking more ďbar coursesĒ. Itís basically like getting an extra year of law school to specialize in some legal field. So when youíre all done, youíll have both a Masters in law, and a JD, and firms love extra credentials they can put next to your name on the webpage :). Does that make sense?

If you find some programs youíre interested in post the links here and Iíll be glad to take a look at them and see how their program compares to mine.


So far I am having trouble finding programs. I have emailed a few schools asking if they have a MLS program. So far the only one I am sure about near me is Drexel. Here is the link to check out, I emailed them asking for more information. Do you know of any schools with programs around the North Eastern part of the US?? Thanks

http://www.drexel.edu/law/mlsprogram.asp
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: JES on February 11, 2006, 11:34:12 AM
Latinlord,

I did some research on schools with your numbers and came up with these three that show a 50% chance of admissions for you:

1.  University of Detroit - 13 of 23 admitted with your numbers range. Evening program offered.
2.  University of North Dakota - 3 of 7 admitted with your numbers. Diversity tuition waivers advertised and they have VERY few minorities at this school. They show zero enrolled Hispanic students.
3.  Vermont Law School - 3 of 8 admitted. May have PT option.

I'm sure you know some of this, and actually I think you will get some admits from the schools you applied to. I see you did apply to Detroit...you might consider asking them to consider you for part time. A late app to North Dakota (if you can handle the weather) may be an idea. It is a state school, and you may get in-state tuition, a waiver etc. If not right away, then in year two if you don't transfer. Just some ideas....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: rider06 on February 11, 2006, 12:57:05 PM
in at touro with 8500 renewable if im in the top 25%...

how do i withdraw so i can let someone else have it?  I'd hate to tie up the waitlist or something if I know for sure i'm not going.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on February 11, 2006, 01:38:37 PM
Michigan State sent me an invite to a New Student Reception/Open House for Fall 2006 students on March 25th. I haven't even gotten a decision from them yet, so I'm wondering if this is something they send to all applicants or to only admitted students.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Dante on February 11, 2006, 03:26:10 PM
Hi all.  I have been gone for a while, in the process of moving, so I thought I would catch everyone up.  Congrats to everyone on their acceptances, sorry to hear about any dings, and hoping that everyone gets their #1 choice.

Washburn, reject from my alma mater (thanks guys).
Western New England, waitlisted, wrote and withdrew.
U of Dayton, file put on hold, said that they would review it later.
U of North Dakota, accepted.
Mississippi College, accepted.

Good luck to everyone on the rest of the cycle, keep you chin up and your head down.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 11, 2006, 05:02:20 PM
CONGRATS everyone!  Lots of good news today!

Again nothing in my mailbox.  Though I am a bit angry at Richmond.

Been complete there since 11/29 and I got a postcard today (computer generated) from the pres of the Student Bar Association noting how beautiful the campus is (picture on front) and that he hopes I have a successful application process, then closed the letter by saying he hopes I have the opportunity to join the Richmond Law Family.  Now, this is really sweet and all, but I know how beautiful the campus is!  I hope I have the opportunity to attend as well!  Why have you still not looked at my app two and a half months later?!?!?!

WHY ARE YOU TEASING ME RICHMOND! WHY!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 11, 2006, 05:10:58 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 11, 2006, 05:51:34 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!

What is Jacksonville like?  I don't think I could live there...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on February 11, 2006, 06:27:01 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!

What is Jacksonville like?  I don't think I could live there...

It's HOT. And HUMID. There is very little to do if you don't like being out in the hot weather. Actually, there isn't that much to do regardless. If you think that the predominant culture won't be "southern" just because it's in Florida, think again. Thank god for air conditioning and Barnes and Noble.  :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: gordonma on February 11, 2006, 11:56:09 PM
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


email me FRANKLIN PIERCE!!!!!!!!!

hey ah, how bout I trade u my Franklin Pierce acceptance for your Cuse acceptance lol...

come on syracuse! wheres my decision lol
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 12, 2006, 09:22:31 AM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!


I might be going there as well. How did you like the tour? Did you get to see the new building?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: JES on February 12, 2006, 11:59:28 AM
Question for anyone who might know:

When you look at Lawschoolnumbers.com you can see what date people were accepted, rejected, waitlisted etc. last year.
I am seeing alot of dates in April, May, June and later. Will most schools at least notify you of your status earlier?
EG: Even though some profiles say waitlisted and the date says May, did they actually get notified about the waitlist status earlier?

I have yet to hear from 12/15 schools and am just wondering what my expectations should be. I applied at the end of December. I will need to make a decision for my own sanity and also due to the relocation of my family asap.

Case in point - No decisions are listed yet for UNLV on LSN and they sent a notice saying that most decisions will be made in April. That might be fine for them, but considering that virtually all schools have already started sending responses they stand to lose applicants who decide to send that first deposit to a school that was efficient in their admissions process and just as well ranked, if not better or slightly less. At least for me, it would take a more compelling acceptance than UNLV to get me to change my mind, lose my deposit and accept their offer three months from now.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 12, 2006, 02:09:03 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!

What is Jacksonville like?  I don't think I could live there...

It's HOT. And HUMID. There is very little to do if you don't like being out in the hot weather. Actually, there isn't that much to do regardless. If you think that the predominant culture won't be "southern" just because it's in Florida, think again. Thank god for air conditioning and Barnes and Noble.  :P

Based on your answer I KNOW I could not live there.  Thanks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 12, 2006, 05:35:14 PM
DING at University of Saint Thomas (Minnesota) chalk it up on the list  :-X
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 12, 2006, 05:57:39 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!

What is Jacksonville like?  I don't think I could live there...

It's HOT. And HUMID. There is very little to do if you don't like being out in the hot weather. Actually, there isn't that much to do regardless. If you think that the predominant culture won't be "southern" just because it's in Florida, think again. Thank god for air conditioning and Barnes and Noble.  :P

Based on your answer I KNOW I could not live there.  Thanks


I am currently attending FCSL.... if there is anything I can help with.

And Jax is very definitley not hot and humid all the time.  So far this winter we have hit in the 40's a few times, 50s on a regular basis, and 60's with a cold breeze. Been this way for a few months. Of course wearing shorts and flip flops on new years day was a nice plus :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on February 12, 2006, 06:24:26 PM
You're right of course - jax is not hot and humid all year round but few places are.

Have you guys moved to baymeadows yet?

Local color: when I was in the fifth grade, my best friend's french bulldog had the misfortune of being eaten by an alligator. They are way quicker than you think.  :'(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 12, 2006, 07:18:53 PM
DING at University of Saint Thomas (Minnesota) chalk it up on the list  :-X


bastards!  not even waitlisted?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 12, 2006, 08:40:58 PM
Here's to another week of stalking the mailbox.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: marnster on February 12, 2006, 08:43:53 PM
You're right of course - jax is not hot and humid all year round but few places are.

Have you guys moved to baymeadows yet?

Local color: when I was in the fifth grade, my best friend's french bulldog had the misfortune of being eaten by an alligator. They are way quicker than you think.  :'(


Haha - I lived in Jax until 2002, and when I was a kid my cat got eaten by an alligator.  My mom told me that he was sick and just died, but a few years ago she told me the truth.  Apparently one of our neighbors saw it. 
Jacksonville isn't that bad of a place to live.  It's hot and humid, but there's usually a good seabreeze and there are some really pretty parts.  There are worse places to spend a few years.  Just don't let your small animals out of your sight when you live on the edge of a lake. :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 12, 2006, 08:50:31 PM
Is anyone planning on attending Florida Coastal?


i just visited there for the tour this weekend.. it was encouraging!

What is Jacksonville like?  I don't think I could live there...

It's HOT. And HUMID. There is very little to do if you don't like being out in the hot weather. Actually, there isn't that much to do regardless. If you think that the predominant culture won't be "southern" just because it's in Florida, think again. Thank god for air conditioning and Barnes and Noble.  :P

Based on your answer I KNOW I could not live there.  Thanks


I am currently attending FCSL.... if there is anything I can help with.

And Jax is very definitley not hot and humid all the time.  So far this winter we have hit in the 40's a few times, 50s on a regular basis, and 60's with a cold breeze. Been this way for a few months. Of course wearing shorts and flip flops on new years day was a nice plus :)


I bet you are lower than 40's or 50's tonight! and tomorrow night. I know we are down here, north of Tampa.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jashdey on February 12, 2006, 11:32:09 PM
Here's to another week of stalking the mailbox.

Totally.  Though I leave on Friday to be out of the country (I just like saying that) until March, so if nothing comes through this week, I will have to try to forget about it for awhile.  (sigh.)

Congrats to everyone who's received admits this week, and to those who've received other info - better days will come!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 13, 2006, 04:17:45 AM
You're right of course - jax is not hot and humid all year round but few places are.

Have you guys moved to baymeadows yet?

Local color: when I was in the fifth grade, my best friend's french bulldog had the misfortune of being eaten by an alligator. They are way quicker than you think.  :'(


Haven't moved yet, but it's under construction and still on track for us to move by the start of summer classes.

The other thing about Jax that I have learned since I moved here, is that no matter what it is like outside, you have to dress for inside weather.  They crank the AC all day every day, even if its 30 degrees out (like this morning) so if you need to dress like you are going into a blizzard just to try to stay comfortable.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 13, 2006, 07:31:05 AM
You're right of course - jax is not hot and humid all year round but few places are.

Have you guys moved to baymeadows yet?

Local color: when I was in the fifth grade, my best friend's french bulldog had the misfortune of being eaten by an alligator. They are way quicker than you think.  :'(


Haven't moved yet, but it's under construction and still on track for us to move by the start of summer classes.

The other thing about Jax that I have learned since I moved here, is that no matter what it is like outside, you have to dress for inside weather.  They crank the AC all day every day, even if its 30 degrees out (like this morning) so if you need to dress like you are going into a blizzard just to try to stay comfortable.



lostmy:  i went to jax last weekend to visit the school.  When we were about to begin our tour outside the admissions office, the admissions person introduced us to someone who was a student there..The student told us how great the school is, etc, and as we were leaving she said "don't live where they tell you"

Can you shed some light on that?  I went to Leasing Jacksonville per FL Coastal's suggestion, and they highlighted some places in the touchton/gate area.  Would you recommend that area? Any horror stories?  I was told to avoid baymeadows near the new school location

thanks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 13, 2006, 07:55:02 AM
Waitlisted @ Albany (not too bad considering my 4 rejections last week, maybe this week will be the total opposite!!!!!)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 13, 2006, 07:58:41 AM
Waitlisted @ Albany (not too bad considering my 4 rejections last week, maybe this week will be the total opposite!!!!!)


one of the few schools we dont have in common.  nothing from ndak yet?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: matts720 on February 13, 2006, 08:00:01 AM
Accepted at Michigan State by way of a phone call.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on February 13, 2006, 08:43:07 AM
Congrats Corbabe & Matts.  Hope this week bring good news to everyone here.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 13, 2006, 08:50:52 AM
No cyber no word from North Dakota yet.  However albany sent the letter to my parents house.  I have yet to check my mailbox at my apartment until after work.  So ya never know.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:19:34 AM
My week is off t a running start.

Dinged at Maryland, with a pretty uppity letter.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 13, 2006, 11:23:43 AM
My week is off t a running start.

Dinged at Maryland, with a pretty uppity letter.

sorry :(

uppity how?  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:26:30 AM
Basically UMD is great you suck, etc. etc. very odd.

LSN isn't working- I can't report my ding!

matthies, yes, THANK YOU!  I just got home after a weekend out of town!  I planned to respond as soon as I finished this FinAid letter that needs to go out today!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 13, 2006, 11:29:45 AM
i'm sorry AH  :-\

it's working for me!  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 13, 2006, 11:38:47 AM
Basically UMD is great you suck, etc. etc. very odd.

LSN isn't working- I can't report my ding!

matthies, yes, THANK YOU!  I just got home after a weekend out of town!  I planned to respond as soon as I finished this FinAid letter that needs to go out today!

I got something similar when I get dinged at UNC for UG...in fact I have the letter ;)

Just to read part of it:

Dear Steve,

UNC is an amazing institution of academic excellence.  Located in beautiful chapel hill, UNC recruits the finest professors and spares no expense in your education to prepare its students to confront the challeneges of the next century.  Incorporating both academic excellence and a host of extracurricular activities allows UNC students to be well rounded, and in high demand in both the public and private sectors.

Due to these many advantages UNC attracts very talented and able students for its incoming class.  The admissions committee sets a high bar that includes the potential to excel academically, leadership ability, ....etc.  Unfortunately, the committee found that you did not possess these qualities and therefore we cannot grant you admissions.  Do not feel too bad Steve, most people like yourself are simply are not good enough to join our lively academic community at UNC-Chapel Hill.......
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:43:11 AM
I feel better!

I think UMd has a complex because they are the best school in Baltimore.  That's quite different than the best school in the country (or even a 60 mile radius :D).  It's ok, I coulsn't have gone anyway, theur football team sucks ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 13, 2006, 11:45:05 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:53:27 AM
btw, so glad I didn't go to Chapel Hill... ;)

You should mail them your ls acceptances.  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 13, 2006, 11:55:10 AM
btw, so glad I didn't go to Chapel Hill... ;)

You should mail them your ls acceptances.  :D

Did you get into UNC?  You were one of the CHOSEN few  :D ;) :-*

I should...I don't think I'm that mean/vindicitive though  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 11:57:54 AM
haha you're not steve.

and no, W&M was the most southern school I applied to. :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 13, 2006, 12:00:32 PM
In at St. Thomas-Minnesota.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 13, 2006, 12:06:04 PM
haha you're not steve.


thanks  :-*
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 12:09:39 PM
CONGRATS kmpnj!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 13, 2006, 01:43:39 PM
I've read this post from start to finish while sitting here at work today.  I have looked at this website throughout the process of sending applications.........waiting. .......hoping, etc. and never seen this particular thread.  I am sure glad that I did, you guys are great, almost like a support group for those of us w/ numbers that we all wish were better.  Here is my rundown so far;

Acceptances:  Appalachian
Denials:  Maine, Louisville, Gonzaga
Holds:  Samford, St. Mary's, Seattle, Creighton

Got the Samford letter today, seems I recieve the bulk of my decision/non-decisions on Monday!

Btw, my numbers are 153/2.76, I wish I could have Latin's gpa w/ my lsat and he have my lsat w/ his gpa!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: likewise on February 13, 2006, 02:04:04 PM
In at St. Thomas-Minnesota.

Congrats, man!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 13, 2006, 02:33:08 PM
Thanks Matthies!  :)  When you apply to go part time, can you then change to full time status after a certain point in time?  How is the parking situation at Denver?  I have a pretty serious physical handicap that makes the answer to my second question very relevant in my decision making process.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 13, 2006, 02:36:25 PM
OH!! and to answer your other question, I'm waiting on New Mexico, Texas Wesleyan, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Mississippi College, Ole Miss, UMKC, UARLR, Kansas, and Northern Kentucky.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 13, 2006, 03:16:35 PM
My week is off t a running start.

Dinged at Maryland, with a pretty uppity letter.

Sorry to hear that AH....there is still light at the end of the tunnel.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 13, 2006, 03:17:37 PM
Waitlisted @ Albany (not too bad considering my 4 rejections last week, maybe this week will be the total opposite!!!!!)

Corbabe:
Hopefully it will turn out great
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 13, 2006, 03:24:24 PM
In at St. Thomas-Minnesota.
Congrats Kmpnj
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on February 13, 2006, 04:49:24 PM
In at Georgia State
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 13, 2006, 05:09:54 PM
Congrats Split!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 13, 2006, 05:33:35 PM
Thanks Matthies!  :)  When you apply to go part time, can you then change to full time status after a certain point in time?  How is the parking situation at Denver?  I have a pretty serious physical handicap that makes the answer to my second question very relevant in my decision making process.

Yes, at most schools you can switch from PT to FT easily, but this varies by school. At Du there just needs to be an open slot in 2L and you need to take a summer class to catch up, plus fill out some paper work (so I have been told). But PT does have some nice advantages, so Iím not switching. Also your numbers are not reported to US NEWS for part time applicants, so they look more at your ďwhole packageĒ.

DU is a great school for those with disabilities. There is a parking garage right next to the law school, actually attached to it with evaluators. Also all the doors have buttons to push to open them automatically, and there are ramps at each outside door. The building is only two years old so itís very modern. Each classroom has in it, or can be moved too, desks designed for those with disabilities if they need them, that are highly adjustable. I THINK, each classroom has both ramped and stairs, but I will check for sure when I get to class tonight. We have several wheel chair law students and they seem to get around fine. It seems to be one of the most accessible buildings/schools I have ever been in actually.



Thanks man, let me know!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 13, 2006, 06:45:58 PM
I've read this post from start to finish while sitting here at work today.  I have looked at this website throughout the process of sending applications.........waiting. .......hoping, etc. and never seen this particular thread.  I am sure glad that I did, you guys are great, almost like a support group for those of us w/ numbers that we all wish were better.  Here is my rundown so far;

Acceptances:  Appalachian
Denials:  Maine, Louisville, Gonzaga
Holds:  Samford, St. Mary's, Seattle, Creighton

Got the Samford letter today, seems I recieve the bulk of my decision/non-decisions on Monday!

Btw, my numbers are 153/2.76, I wish I could have Latin's gpa w/ my lsat and he have my lsat w/ his gpa!

 Thank you for the kind comment, I agree about the Monday letter thing. Mondays are when I get most of my letters from schools. Sadly most all of them have been rejections including today's. Yep add Hofstra to my long list of rejections. To tell you all the truth I don't know really how I feel, of course it is sadness but I might be numb to the rejections by now (lol). I figure it won't really really really hurt until the last school rejects me, then I will realize that this cycle too was a failure. I'm still fighting though, thanks for keeping me in all of your prayers, it means "el mundo" to me :)



 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 13, 2006, 06:54:24 PM
latinlord, I am not sure why I didn't mention this earlier, but here is a happy story to you from me.

When I applied to college, I applied to 10 schools.  I was rejected by EVERY SINGLE ONE.  At the last minute, I applied to two T4 safeties and went to the one that gave me the scholarship.  Even with the scholarship, it was INSANELY expensive and I had to leave, despite the fact I didn't get into the college I applied to transfer to.  I moved there anyway, and long story short, after a semester of busting my ass I got in and graduate from a great school!  So I know these are hard times and this is your second go at it, but in case you were not ABSOLUTELY sure, you will not only find a place that will make you happy, you will excel!

We are all pulling for you!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 13, 2006, 08:19:05 PM
Hey Latinlord -
     
        There's not too much advice I can give you beyond what's already been posted, but I just wanted to let you know that i've been following your cycle for a while now and am truly pushing for you.  Our GPAs are similar and I understand the hard work and dedication required to earn a 3.6 (especially in your major).  You should be proud of the feat and may find solace in the fact that your options beyond law are LIMITLESS.  The fact that you're a URM w/ a high GPA makes you an extremely marketable candidate for virtually every sector in the business world.  Did you check which minority placement programs are available at your UG?  I have a Black friend w/ a 3.7 that tried to get into law school but couldn't because he bombed the LSAT and then landed a position in a Fortune 500 firm making $70/yr.  However, if law is your sole aspiration, I am sure you will still have options once everything is all said and done (an MLS-type program seems like a plausible backdoor route to LS).  In any event, I wish you all the best of luck and here's to an awesome 2006!

(http://www.drugquest.ie/alchohol.jpg)

...my next toast will be to: "F*ck the LSAT!"   
         
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 14, 2006, 05:53:47 AM
Received a letter yesterday from FCSL saying that I was accepted, however they rejected me about a month and a half ago.  I have to send them an email to see whats up.  Best of luck this week to everyone
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on February 14, 2006, 06:00:15 AM
In at John Marshall - Chicago!!!

Still waiting on a few others, but I'm 7 for 7 so far!  Congrats to every one :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 14, 2006, 06:22:40 AM
Rejected at University of New Mexico via snail mail in a flimsy white regular sized envelope with perhaps the shortest rejection letter ever. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 14, 2006, 06:25:24 AM
Received a letter yesterday from FCSL saying that I was accepted, however they rejected me about a month and a half ago.  I have to send them an email to see whats up.  Best of luck this week to everyone

that is odd!! I hope it is an acceptance!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 06:33:39 AM
Received a letter yesterday from FCSL saying that I was accepted, however they rejected me about a month and a half ago.  I have to send them an email to see whats up.  Best of luck this week to everyone

that is odd!! I hope it is an acceptance!

cosigned.  WEIRD!  let us know!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 14, 2006, 07:21:22 AM
Rejected at University of New Mexico via snail mail in a flimsy white regular sized envelope with perhaps the shortest rejection letter ever. 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be on the lookout for mine, too.


new mexico seems to be very odd in their acceptances/rejections this cycle.  except for the obvious urms, it doesnt make a lot of sense. i'm expecting my flimsy white regular sized envelope any day now
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 07:22:12 AM
:D :D :D

just saw the tar, that's hot cyber.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 14, 2006, 07:23:41 AM
:D :D :D

just saw the tar, that's hot cyber.


geez, it's about time!   ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 07:25:55 AM
I know, I am slow this week.  sorry ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 14, 2006, 07:26:37 AM
Dauntless,
      
I'm in contracts talking about the Parol Evidence Rule, which has turned my brain mush, so I might as well respond now :)
      
Here is the seating set up in the LARGE (100 students) class rooms:
      
There are stairs between the levels of the seating rows (its raised theater type seating so everyone has a good view). But there are doors at the front and rear of the classroom. In the front there are 8 seats at three tables. Then at the back there is a ramp going up to top row where there are about 20 seats. So it accessible except the middle rows between top and bottom.
      
In the smaller rooms (40 students) there are at least two rows that are accessible, if not all the rows on the same level.
      
Also I noticed that in the garage, on all levels, there are two reserved handicapped spots directly across from the elevators. If you park on the second level there is a tunnel directly from the garage to the main floor of the law school.

Like I said, the building is really new, so they built it to be acessable from the get go, instead or renovating it to be afterwards.
      
Let me know if you have any other questions.
      
      


Thanks Matthies!  I am still able to walk, with difficulty, so the description of the garage and its relationship to the entrance to the building, as well as the location of the parking spots were particularly helpful.  I think I will shoot an app to DU as a result of your endorsement and assistance.  Question.. if you are considered part time are you limited in the # of hours you are allowed to take?  Could an individual concievably graduate in 3 yrs as a pt'er?

SWM, sorry to hear about the UNM rejection.

Jvan, congrats!

Latin, I did pray for you last night, keep the faith and here is one of my favorite quotes for you;
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.  

-Theodore Roosevelt

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 14, 2006, 07:36:08 AM
Rejected at University of New Mexico via snail mail in a flimsy white regular sized envelope with perhaps the shortest rejection letter ever. 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be on the lookout for mine, too.

Not necessarily, perhaps they did not like my DUI. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 14, 2006, 08:03:38 AM
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.  

-Theodore Roosevelt



That's a good one.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SWM on February 14, 2006, 08:06:59 AM
Rejected at University of New Mexico via snail mail in a flimsy white regular sized envelope with perhaps the shortest rejection letter ever. 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be on the lookout for mine, too.

Not necessarily, perhaps they did not like my DUI. 

I doubt it. I think DUIs are a prerequisite for political office in New Mexico.


Being a non-URM, I don't think you can trust the LSAT percentiles for UNM.  I read somewhere that they admit a lot of native american students, particularly from the Navajo Nation, and these students, as a whole, have historically scored pretty low on the LSAT.  I know their 25% LSAT is like 153 or something like that, but it seems to me that unless you are a URM and especially native american, you will most likley need a 160+ or at least a high 150 and a strong GPA in order to gain admission. However, I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. Don't underestimate the weight of the DUI; I think it had a lot to do with my rejection from Seattle.  
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 14, 2006, 08:09:42 AM
Rejected at University of New Mexico via snail mail in a flimsy white regular sized envelope with perhaps the shortest rejection letter ever. 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be on the lookout for mine, too.

Not necessarily, perhaps they did not like my DUI. 

I doubt it. I think DUIs are a prerequisite for political office in New Mexico.


Being a non-URM, I don't think you can trust the LSAT percentiles for UNM.  I read somewhere that they admit a lot of native american students, particularly from the Navajo Nation, and these students, as a whole, have historically scored pretty low on the LSAT.  I know their 25% LSAT is like 153 or something like that, but it seems to me that unless you are a URM and especially native american, you will most likley need a 160+ or at least a high 150 and a strong GPA in order to gain admission. However, I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. Don't underestimate the weight of the DUI; I think it had a lot to do with my rejection from Seattle.  


i was way above the median for washburn, and i think my legal issue was a major factor there
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 14, 2006, 09:20:33 AM
Received a letter yesterday from FCSL saying that I was accepted, however they rejected me about a month and a half ago.  I have to send them an email to see whats up.  Best of luck this week to everyone

Weird. Would you like me to go beat them about the head for you? They are in the same building I am in :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 14, 2006, 09:31:04 AM
You're right of course - jax is not hot and humid all year round but few places are.

Have you guys moved to baymeadows yet?

Local color: when I was in the fifth grade, my best friend's french bulldog had the misfortune of being eaten by an alligator. They are way quicker than you think.  :'(


Haven't moved yet, but it's under construction and still on track for us to move by the start of summer classes.

The other thing about Jax that I have learned since I moved here, is that no matter what it is like outside, you have to dress for inside weather.  They crank the AC all day every day, even if its 30 degrees out (like this morning) so if you need to dress like you are going into a blizzard just to try to stay comfortable.



lostmy:  i went to jax last weekend to visit the school.  When we were about to begin our tour outside the admissions office, the admissions person introduced us to someone who was a student there..The student told us how great the school is, etc, and as we were leaving she said "don't live where they tell you"

Can you shed some light on that?  I went to Leasing Jacksonville per FL Coastal's suggestion, and they highlighted some places in the touchton/gate area.  Would you recommend that area? Any horror stories?  I was told to avoid baymeadows near the new school location

thanks

Well, I can't speak very intelligently about the rental communites around here because I have never rented. I moved here this summer and we built a house in St. Augustine out in the boonies, so my knowledge of the college rental market in this area is limited. I do (well, did really, I just quit) work in the area as well though so this is what I can tell you..
"Baymedows" is pretty encompasing of several areas... several colorful areas. There are some nice complexes but also a lot of areas that I personally would not live in. Kinda depends on which way down the road you go. In general, the Southside area is fairly nice. Tinsletown, Deerwood, Deerpark, etc. I don't know where the school tells you to live, but I could defnitely see not living in some of the areas considered "Baymedows".  Gate/Touchton is nice. Lots of brand new apartment and condo complexes. Don't have a clue on price but they look nice and I would look into them if I were in the market. Walking distance from movies, food, etc. I like the area on Southside between 95 and Beach. Wouldn't go further north of Beach though. As I am sure you saw when you visted, the school is on Beach and it is "colorful". The new location is better though.. did they show you that or did you find it?
Another thing to look at is UNF housing. UNF is right in the same area, so there is lots of stuff geared towards their students (who all have money apparently as evidenced by the kinds of cars they drive) and might be more student oriented than some of the other areas. I honeslty don't see anything wrong with the stuff on Gate and Touchton.
There are some students.. a lot of them... who think that if you aren't living on the beach, then you just aren't living. That nothing east of the Intercoastal is worth it. Personally, I love the beach but I hate living on one, so there is the matter of personal preference. If you like that sort of atmosphere, (casual, party, beachy) then pay the higher prices to live there.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 14, 2006, 09:40:40 AM
In @ Pace w/ a conditional $15K scholarship.  The 30th anniversary viewbook they sent is very slick looking.  They even included the official FAFSA worksheet from the gov.  Is $15K the normal going rate for applicants w/ my #s?  Anybody considering attending?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 14, 2006, 09:55:31 AM
I've read this post from start to finish while sitting here at work today.  I have looked at this website throughout the process of sending applications.........waiting. .......hoping, etc. and never seen this particular thread.  I am sure glad that I did, you guys are great, almost like a support group for those of us w/ numbers that we all wish were better.  Here is my rundown so far;

Acceptances:  Appalachian
Denials:  Maine, Louisville, Gonzaga
Holds:  Samford, St. Mary's, Seattle, Creighton

Got the Samford letter today, seems I recieve the bulk of my decision/non-decisions on Monday!

Btw, my numbers are 153/2.76, I wish I could have Latin's gpa w/ my lsat and he have my lsat w/ his gpa!

 Thank you for the kind comment, I agree about the Monday letter thing. Mondays are when I get most of my letters from schools. Sadly most all of them have been rejections including today's. Yep add Hofstra to my long list of rejections. To tell you all the truth I don't know really how I feel, of course it is sadness but I might be numb to the rejections by now (lol). I figure it won't really really really hurt until the last school rejects me, then I will realize that this cycle too was a failure. I'm still fighting though, thanks for keeping me in all of your prayers, it means "el mundo" to me :)



 


Latinlord,

Did you check out any of those MLS schools I posted for you? I still think your going to get into someplace, but it might give you something to do so you don't have to dwell on the rejects.


I am still waiting to hear from Drexel's MLS program. My question to you is this, do you think it is better to do the MLS program than hopefully transfer into a school. Or to take my chances at Cooley?? I live in PA so drexel would be great in that aspect, i'm just trying to weigh my options. I haven't gotten accepted to anywhere yet, but I was just curious on your thoughts and everyone elses thoughts too on the subject. BRB i'm going to check my mailbox to see if any new news comes today. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 14, 2006, 10:03:00 AM
In at FCSL after they rejected me I guess my first 148 wasn't enough to get me in but my 151 was hmmm, i dont know what to say other than I think I am still favoring Tulsa anyway!   
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 14, 2006, 10:07:44 AM
In at FCSL after they rejected me I guess my first 148 wasn't enough to get me in but my 151 was hmmm, i dont know what to say other than I think I am still favoring Tulsa anyway!  

What is that?  A difference of 4 LSAT questions out of 100?  Geez, that test is f*cking ridiculous.  In any event, FCSL is a pretty damn good school.  I was browsing through some NALP data and law firms in Florida, including some of the $100K+ starting salary firms, regularly recruit from FCSL.  There is generally wonderful opportunity for entry-level lawyers in FL... just something to consider.  Newayz, Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 14, 2006, 11:05:06 AM
Remember though that Cooley isn't the only school with a tough curve. Pretty much all of the T4s have rough 1L curves and a lot of the T3s... FCSL has a wicked one. I don't know what Cooleys is offhand but if its anything like FCSL's, then it's rough..Just something to think about...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 14, 2006, 11:31:43 AM
I got a big white envelope in the mail today.  Finally got into NESL.  PT evening division.  It is really only a backup plan in case I can't swing FT at Suffolk (financially), but it is nice to have options. 

BTW, my handwritten note said "Welcome to NESL!".  Pretty lame - not personal at all. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 14, 2006, 11:40:29 AM
I got a big white envelope in the mail today.  Finally got into NESL.  PT evening division.  It is really only a backup plan in case I can't swing FT at Suffolk (financially), but it is nice to have options. 

BTW, my handwritten note said "Welcome to NESL!".  Pretty lame - not personal at all. 

Outstanding!  Sounds like you have both your primary and back up plans in place................I'll be a happy fellow when I finally get to that point.  Congrats!
 ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 14, 2006, 11:49:07 AM
I just updated my LSN profile and noticed something trivially interesting.  I applied to 4 schools, and BC doesn't fit this pattern, but of the other three schools I applied to, I received decisions on 12/14/05, 1/14/06 and 2/14/06.  I can hardly wait until March 14, what will happen then? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 12:03:50 PM
congrats corbabe!

They keep sending me "scholarship offers"  in the mail.  I had no idea they had the #1 bar passage rate in FL.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 14, 2006, 01:26:35 PM





Latinlord,

I canít give you any advice on Drexel, as I know nothing about the school. My gut feeling is that if you are not going to retake the LSAT and do not have any plans for the summer, than any MLS program could be better for your app next year than doing nothing. Does Drexel have a PT program? If so making connections and grades there might help get you into that next year.

I donít know how far away you are from Pittsburg, but I think this is an interesting program:

University of Pittsburg School of Law MLS degree:

http://www.law.pitt.edu/academics/msl.php

They have 20 different areas of law concentrations. Be sure to check out their MLS FAQ, itís really good.

Like I said before, there is a risk that the MLS may not payoff for you. Youíll at least have a masters degree when its done, but it may not be the linchpin that gets you into better schools. If you have options for JD programs, I would seriously consider those first. I choose the MLS because I was not happy with the JD options I had the first time round, so it was go nowhere or do something to try and boost my odds for next year.

If you will be happy at Cooley, then go there by all means. I think itís a fine school for those of us with out a lot options. The only thing that scared me was their brutal curve (Iím not as smart as many of my fellow classmates, so I just have to work harder then them to get better grades :).  This year I helped give the MLS and LLM orientation for the new students at DU. I met a graduate of Cooley who was getting an LLM at DU, and he was one sharp guy. I guess you have to be to graduate high in your class and doing that in the face of the curve is pretty impressive in my book.

In the end itís your decision, regardless of what any of us may suggest, it needs to be the right one for YOU. Whatever you do I know all of us here will support your decision 100% and back you up with any help we can.

[/quote]
 Thanks again as always you guys are the best. I have so much to concider and about 15more schools to hope that I get into. Truthfully the anxiety is really starting to get to me. All the negative rumors about school like Cooley and how it is impossible to transfer out and the crazy curve. The weird thing is though after looking over the ranking, I believe Cooley is not the lowest ranked school. Forexample Case Western in CA have an even worst bar passage rate and employment rate. Something just don't make sence to me. I am trying to obtain as much information as possible. So far I have been accepted to a summer graduate program in Middlebury College language school in VT. I still think I would trade it in for any conditional acceptance for a law school. Thanks again for any info you can give me. I'll definitly look into Pitt (even though that is where my ex girlfriend is from lol) , I already got rejected for their JD program. I would like to start a discussion if I could, to talk about the ranking of schools 3rd and 4th tier and to talk about the validity of the rummors that surrounds them. As we all know, Cooley has been the but of almost all bad media. Why? As stated CAse Western seems lower?? I know some of these rummors are true like the acceptance rate of Cooley and large class size, but how true is the rest ie.. never finding a job, never getting out, not worth the money. May we discuss negative rummors of not only Cooley but of other schools as well?? It may put to ease a lot of applicants minds. Thank you all Seriously I feel we are in some way a family. - Chris
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 14, 2006, 01:34:43 PM
congrats corbabe!

They keep sending me "scholarship offers"  in the mail.  I had no idea they had the #1 bar passage rate in FL.

I've been getting the same from them. I'm not sure if they are just trying to get apps up or what.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: sofa king on February 14, 2006, 01:50:00 PM
 May we discuss negative rummors of not only Cooley but of other schools as well?? It may put to ease a lot of applicants minds. Thank you all Seriously I feel we are in some way a family. - Chris
[/quote]

I say a law school is a law school. The town where I live may not be typical - a resort town in the Rockies with more money than it knows what to do with - but there are dozens of successful lawyers here who went to "Tier 3" and "Tier 4" schools. One guy I know makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and graduated from one of the lowest-ranking state schools in the country. Of the three prosecuting attorneys I know well, one went to Stanford, one went to Boulder and one went to U Wyoming, and I can't say any one is a better lawyer than the other. If the school is ABA accredited (and maybe this is an issue for a few schools), anyone can do well after graduation. Sure, maybe not in urban areas with a billion high-ranked law schools, but there are places in this country that don't care too much where you went to school.

By the way Latinlord, that's a cool language program at Middlebury. Very pretty too. And if you stay for the winter, you'll be right near the best skiing in the East (Mad River Glen/Sugarbush).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 14, 2006, 01:50:33 PM
Congrats to Corbabe & UpnDown
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 14, 2006, 03:10:57 PM
latinlord-  That Middlebury acceptance is AMAZING!  The are a PHENOMENAL school. Really, if you end up going there for a year, you would have an AMAZING experience.  Just to give you an idea, my French prof went there and has had an aazing succesful
career and has nothing but amazing things to say about it.
 
From what I hear Q and Franklin Pierce are great schools, despite their ranking.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on February 14, 2006, 03:26:16 PM

hey,i'm back

i just wanted to announce that i was accepted to drexel's inaugural class with a $7,000 scholarship. i immediately proceeded to throw the acceptance letter in the trash.

no thanks.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: JES on February 14, 2006, 04:16:47 PM
Sofa King -

Where in the Rockies are you living? Sounds like a good life - practicing law in the Rockies, perhaps near a ski resort. How does one go about becomming a lawyer in a place like Steamboat Springs, or Vail? Any ideas? I am thinking that you either make a ton of $$ then move there, maintain a second home there, or practice something like real estate development law, estate planning/elder law etc...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Steve.jd on February 14, 2006, 04:24:12 PM
latinlord-  That Middlebury acceptance is AMAZING!  The are a PHENOMENAL school. Really, if you end up going there for a year, you would have an AMAZING experience.  Just to give you an idea, my French prof went there and has had an aazing succesful
career and has nothing but amazing things to say about it.
 
From what I hear Q and Franklin Pierce are great schools, despite their ranking.

Yay for giving in to me ;)

Sorry, hijack over  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: sofa king on February 14, 2006, 05:48:18 PM
Sofa King -

Where in the Rockies are you living? Sounds like a good life - practicing law in the Rockies, perhaps near a ski resort. How does one go about becomming a lawyer in a place like Steamboat Springs, or Vail? Any ideas? I am thinking that you either make a ton of $$ then move there, maintain a second home there, or practice something like real estate development law, estate planning/elder law etc...

I live in a small Idaho town right on the state line and work in Jackson, WY, about 45 minutes away. Jackson was the town I was talking about, although my town is currently in great need of real estate development lawyers, as is probably any area within an hour of any Rockies resort town. People are migrating outwards from resort towns due to increasing real estate prices (I'm one - I traded in a one BR condo in Jackson for a home on five acres 45 minutes away).

I've got a great life: flexible schedule, mildly meaningful work, 60+ ski days a year. I sometimes wonder why I'm going to leave for law school (closest school is six hours away). But I've plateaued here (sorry to use a noun as a verb). I moved here 13 year ago thinking I'd ski bum for a year then move on, haw haw.

Anyway, as dar as securing a job in a resort town - I'm not sure how to do it with no connections; I'd say start researching and send stuff out in the summers before law school. A guy who works in my officewho graduated from Northeastern in the last couple years came out here cold; got a good job within a few weeks in a small practice doing a little of everything (depending what you call good - probably started at 50K or so, but he works no longer than 50 hrs/wk and has a great quality of life).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 14, 2006, 06:12:26 PM
Remember though that Cooley isn't the only school with a tough curve. Pretty much all of the T4s have rough 1L curves and a lot of the T3s... FCSL has a wicked one. I don't know what Cooleys is offhand but if its anything like FCSL's, then it's rough..Just something to think about...

The other poster commented on Cooley's curve, and you responded by comparing FCSL's.  Can you elaborate on the "curve" and how to assess one school's curve vs. another?  How does one know if a school's curve is tough?  thanks
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 14, 2006, 06:20:22 PM
lostmymonkeys: also, the scholarship letter from FCLS says i'd need to stay in the top 1/3 of the class or maintain a 3.0 to keep the scholarship. In general, how realistic is a 3.0?  Is FCSL betting that most people will just get the money the first year, or is it "doable" to maintain that level throughout the 3 years?  I know it's a tough question and it depends on the student, but I wanted to get your view on the scholarship offering/maintenance in general.

thanks!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 14, 2006, 07:22:45 PM
lostmymonkeys: also, the scholarship letter from FCLS says i'd need to stay in the top 1/3 of the class or maintain a 3.0 to keep the scholarship. In general, how realistic is a 3.0?  Is FCSL betting that most people will just get the money the first year, or is it "doable" to maintain that level throughout the 3 years?  I know it's a tough question and it depends on the student, but I wanted to get your view on the scholarship offering/maintenance in general.

thanks!

Well let me answer this one first (cause I am still pulling up the curve from the student handbook)

Honestly, I don't know. At our oriantation, there were a bunch of upperclassmen talking to us (without any faculty or staff around) and your very question came up. All but one of the people talking to us had maintained they scholarship. One hadn't. He was also the SBA president, on Moot Court and did a few other things. That said though, one of my TA's is a 3L, married with a kid, has a part time law job, TA for 2 courses, study group leader, is on Law Review and she just made Dean's List. I honeslty don't have any numbers as to how many people maintain their scholarships. From my gut reaction to my classmates, not having taken any exams yet (midterms are in a few weeks) it seems about 1/3 of the class are slackers, (skipping class to work on LP papers in the first month of classes), about 1/3 is the vocal group half of which sound compleltey retarded no matter how much time they spent reading the material and the other 1/3 if made up of people who if I ran into in the hallway I wouldn't know there were in my class, so you can't know what they offer. My gut says staying in the top third isn't going to be the challenge it would be at Harvard. Not to say you won't have to work hard to stay there, but chances are there are a good number of people who aren't going to put forth the effort. But what the hell do I know..I've only been here a few weeks...

that all said, here is the curve...


The recommended grade distribution for first-year courses is:
A, A- 15%
B+, B, B- 25%
C+, C, C- 45%
D+, D, F 15%
This policy does not apply to Lawyering Process I and II.
The recommended grade distribution for second and third year courses is:
A, A- 15%
B+, B 25%
B-, C+, C 45%
C-, D+, D, F 15%

Now I don't do numbers all that well, but from the looks of it, in the first year courses, 60% of people get C's or below. The math geeks on here can tell you what all that means, but I've been told (by geeks on the other side of the board) that its a tough curve, but not unusual for T4's. You have to consider a lot of those in the bottom tier will be there by their own accord, they self select, meaning they are the ones who miss class, do the bare minimum, book brief, read High Court Case Summaries instead of reading the actual cases, general slackers. You can spot them in the first few weeks. If you put forth the required effort, you will be ok. I think that tends to be the case at a lot of T4's.

As far as the Bar Pass rate, I was told by the Commisioner of Bar Examiners that FCSL has the highest bar pass rate, so whatever sources that information is coming from, the Bar Examiners relies on it. FWIW.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 14, 2006, 08:06:33 PM
thanks for the info lostmy and matthies!  Call me naive, but it's interesting to read lostmymonkey's description of the group of ppl who skip class, etc.  I'd think with all the bs you had to get through to get into law school that you'd take it seriously, but i guess some folks will always skate by. 

oh well.. thanks again!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: likewise on February 14, 2006, 09:59:05 PM
In at Quin w/ 20K per yr.  Another back-up to pocket!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: likewise on February 14, 2006, 10:07:04 PM
In at Quin w/ 20K per yr.  Another back-up to pocket!

Grats! 20k would be hard for me to pass up anyplace.

True.  Thanks for the congrats!  I'm just going to wait a bit longer to hear from some more schools.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: militarygrade on February 14, 2006, 10:55:44 PM
Latinlord,

I might suggest applying to the University of Laverne School of Law.  They've been up and running for a couple of years now, and received (two or three days ago) provisional ABA approval.  They want full accredidation and are fighting hard to gain it and keep it.  Now might be the right time to squeeze your way in.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 15, 2006, 04:22:35 AM
thanks for the info lostmy and matthies!  Call me naive, but it's interesting to read lostmymonkey's description of the group of ppl who skip class, etc.  I'd think with all the bs you had to get through to get into law school that you'd take it seriously, but i guess some folks will always skate by. 

oh well.. thanks again!

Yeah, it still amazes me how lightly some people take this. Like they went to law school on a lark and didn't and still don't appreciate the amount of work it takes to do well. Heck, just to do it right. A lot of them won't skate by though. They will either drop out themselves at some point or get forced out (thanks to the tight curve). My personal belief is that the hard 1L curve is designed to do just that; get rid of those people who just don't work at the level they need to. As you see, the curve gets better after 1L, so by that point they have washed out those who weren't meant for law school. Which is why I generally don't worry about the curve. I work my tail off, work hard to understand the material, I take advanage of the academic success office (have I sung their praises yet? I walked out of their office yesterday with a free PMBR Torts finals study book), I generally do what you need to do in law school to suceed, and it will show in my grades. Whether I get A's or low B's or hell, even C's, I know I won't be one of those who gets below the curve. Those grades will go to the ones who skip class, do their work at the last minute, pull briefs from westlaw instead of reading the cases, etc.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 15, 2006, 07:03:35 AM

hey,i'm back

i just wanted to announce that i was accepted to drexel's inaugural class with a $7,000 scholarship. i immediately proceeded to throw the acceptance letter in the trash.

no thanks.

Then why did you apply?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on February 15, 2006, 07:18:02 AM
In at arkansas-fayetteville, via email, after they pseudo-rejected me last month.  Oh well, still nice to get an acceptance.

Congrats to everyone hearing great news, and best of luck to those still waiting!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 07:18:42 AM
CONGRATS likewise!

You don't have any dirt on Q do you?  I got the same package and agree that $20k is hard to resist!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 07:22:53 AM
yay for real tars


carry on
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 07:26:09 AM
Congrats Kirsten191  looking like is gonna be a great week for people on this thread
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 07:29:15 AM
i just want some kind of mail -- i've had nothing in 5 days!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 07:32:00 AM
Where would you apply:

Lsat June 2004: Absent  (it's on file)
Lsat June 2005: 139

GPA: 3.33
LORs: Three from Business Associates, none from a professor
Volunteer: None
URM status: Yes
Softfactors: none that I know of

This is for a friend that I have been encouraging to atleast apply, Please keep it positive, if all you have is negative comments please move onto another thread, I choose this thread cos of the caliber of people using it and I hope we keep it that way.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 07:41:18 AM
Where would you apply:

Lsat June 2004: Absent  (it's on file)


what do you mean by that?  did your friend register and then miss the lsat in june?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 07:42:20 AM
Where would you apply:

Lsat June 2004: Absent  (it's on file)


what do you mean by that?  did your friend register and then miss the lsat in june?
Yeah he registered and never showed up and never cancelled so on his lsac acoount it shows "Absent"

Edith: Yeah I know that might show that he really isn't serious about law school but he was in a situation at that time that he the exam was the last thing on his mind
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on February 15, 2006, 07:45:35 AM
Where would you apply:

Lsat June 2004: Absent  (it's on file)
Lsat June 2005: 139

GPA: 3.33
LORs: Three from Business Associates, none from a professor
Volunteer: None
URM status: Yes
Softfactors: none that I know of

This is for a friend that I have been encouraging to atleast apply, Please keep it positive, if all you have is negative comments please move onto another thread, I choose this thread cos of the caliber of people using it and I hope we keep it that way.


He really needs to retake the LSAT, that 139 will be extreamly difficult to overcome, even if he cured cancer or saved starving children in africa....If he could just get up to 145 or so, he would prolly have a good number of options, being a URM.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 07:47:53 AM
geez, i dunno.  with a 139 and no soft factors, maybe urm status would be enough at some of the t4's.  of course everyone would probably say cooley, but i might also try some of the 'new' schools that are looking for aba accredidation in the next 3 years.

someone also recommended to latinlord, i think, that he go for one of the one-year masters programs first as a back door.  not bad advice, i think.

one thing is certain, though:  if you dont apply, you wont get in.  if your friend has the money to apply to multiple schools, go for it!  my lsat isnt particularly stellar, and i applied for some hail mary's.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 07:58:45 AM
Kirsten: I have talked to him into taking the lsat again...he actually cancelled his february cos he didn't think he will do any better, at first I have been telling him dude..with that 139 you aiin't going nowhere which is almost the truth and with the fact that he lacks soft factors, that makes it even more daunting.

Cyberrev: Yeah he wants to apply (actually I iwll be sending in the apps cos he doesn't have online access where he is currently), he wants me to spend about 1600 bucks on apps so that is why I posted this, I know I will go with part-time programmes but I need advice on where to cast his net....I know his prospects is next to nothing and he knows that more that I do...but atleast I'm encouraging him to swing
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 08:02:20 AM
part-time is definitely the way to go.  look for schools that offer a cleo program over the summer -- south dakota is one, i know -- if he does well in that, many schools will let him in for regular admission
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 08:13:14 AM
Jontor, mayhaps some of the T4 HBCUs with law schools, i.e. Florida A&M, Southern, or Texas Southern? He may not have "soft factors," but you said he had more going on than the LSAT when he missed it; has he overcome significant personal or economic hardship?

Kruddler: Ok...well he was in a car accident in morroco that was why he missed the first lsat, I don't know if that will count, he never have economic hardship ....but I willling to swing at school that he might have 1% chance of getting it ...he asked to spend 1600 bucks so that will be approx 18-22 schools
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Coreysmommy on February 15, 2006, 08:29:50 AM
Well I am in the same boat as your friend. I however took the test in Oct cancelled and took the test again in DEC 139. I went into a total depression state being that I had been studying for the test since April and all of my pratice test were 155 and higher. I still applied to 15 schools and pray that I get into one. However I do have soft factors being a single mother, URM, worked over time while in college and while studying for the LSAT. I still took the chance and applied what's the worse that can happen besides I won't go to school this year. I have already received some rejections explained to some of the schools that I would like them to hold my applications until I retake in June. Now it's up to me to do something about it. I wasted $$$ I din't have but if I didn't take the chance of not applying because then I would of never known. I still have yet to hear from 9 schools. Tell your friend to study, study, study and retake when he feels it is time. Truthfully I haven't picked up a LSAT book since I took the DEC test. I have weighed out other avenues and thought of getting my Masters in I dunno. I came to realize that Law School is what really matters most and that by any means the LSAT will fail to destroy me!  
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 08:51:51 AM
Thanks guys for the responses, do appreciate it. Coreysmommy about telling him to take the lsat again...he has been studying but chickens out when the tme comes...I think the 139 horrified him soo much that he doesn't think he can get over it.  Prior to december lsat I was studying with him, took a prep course with him too, btw he has taken 3 different prep courses and he always scores between 152-158. Then he took the febraury exam, he think he prolly did worse than 139 cos he couldn't sleep nor eat 48 hrs prior to the exam, you see why I call that exam "beast" and why I plan not to retake it after I got my score that was 7 points below what my average pract tests were.
I will apply to all the schools you mentioned Krudler, still needs atleast 10-15 more
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 15, 2006, 09:27:23 AM
This is in no way a constructive response. 

What a strange situation.  First off, you must be one good friend if you're willing to do 20 apps for this guy.  That alone is worth $1600 just for the time you'll spend on it.  But the question that comes to mind is this - if he's unwilling to take the TEST again, and he won't bother completeing the applications himself (I know, you said he doesn't have internet access, but how hard is it to get into a library or cafe or something) does he really want to go to law school?  Should he? 

Again, my apologies for being non-construcive and if I'm way off base, feel free to ignore me or put me in my place.  The entire situtation just doesn't sound right. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 15, 2006, 10:43:29 AM
Hi all,

With everyone sharing their good news, I thought I would share bit of my own. A few weeks ago I competed in the write on competation for a law review at my school. I found out last night that I was offered a position on the staff! It means a lot more work, but Iím glad I got a shot at doing it. Not bad for a person who got rejected from 36 schools or so over two years, has a 150 LSAT and a sub 3.0 CGPA.

The point of telling you all this is donít let the law school admissions process spoil you on law school or make you start to doubt your potential. Youíre LSAT/GPA or what the schools think you can achieve means nothing once you actually get here. If your motivated, dedicated and have perseverance you can prove them all wrong. You are not ultimately defined by your pre-law school numbers; youíre ultimately defined by your results in law school and afterwards.


Good for you.  Now accept the position and get to work.  Yeah, its time consuming, but from everything I've read, that is the one thing that will separate your resume from the rest of the pile.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on February 15, 2006, 11:15:32 AM
Thanks for the posting matthies :)  I know it makes ME feel better.  Best of luck - make us <3.0 'ers proud!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 11:50:48 AM
This is in no way a constructive response. 

What a strange situation.  First off, you must be one good friend if you're willing to do 20 apps for this guy.  That alone is worth $1600 just for the time you'll spend on it.  But the question that comes to mind is this - if he's unwilling to take the TEST again, and he won't bother completeing the applications himself (I know, you said he doesn't have internet access, but how hard is it to get into a library or cafe or something) does he really want to go to law school?  Should he? 

Again, my apologies for being non-construcive and if I'm way off base, feel free to ignore me or put me in my place.  The entire situtation just doesn't sound right. 

UpNdown:
You are not off base, he doesn't have access to any form of internet, he is currently in Trinidad. I know it will take me time to do about 20 apps and been that I'm the one doing it I might not probably convey all the information that some of the apps will be asking me...he is aware of that.  On the question of whether he wants to go to law school/should he? He wants to go / should he? The time it will take me to do those apps...I know it will be hell, but that will be my own sacrifice for a friend who I doubt is willing to sacrifice that much for himself. But like I said before he is a friend and I'm the one that actually has been encouraging him to atleast take a swing at some schools.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 15, 2006, 11:57:24 AM
This is in no way a constructive response. 

What a strange situation.  First off, you must be one good friend if you're willing to do 20 apps for this guy.  That alone is worth $1600 just for the time you'll spend on it.  But the question that comes to mind is this - if he's unwilling to take the TEST again, and he won't bother completeing the applications himself (I know, you said he doesn't have internet access, but how hard is it to get into a library or cafe or something) does he really want to go to law school?  Should he? 

Again, my apologies for being non-construcive and if I'm way off base, feel free to ignore me or put me in my place.  The entire situtation just doesn't sound right. 

UpNdown:
You are not off base, he doesn't have access to any form of internet, he is currently in Trinidad. I know it will take me time to do about 20 apps and been that I'm the one doing it I might not probably convey all the information that some of the apps will be asking me...he is aware of that.  On the question of whether he wants to go to law school/should he? He wants to go / should he? The time it will take me to do those apps...I know it will be hell, but that will be my own sacrifice for a friend who I doubt is willing to sacrifice that much for himself. But like I said before he is a friend and I'm the one that actually has been encouraging him to atleast take a swing at some schools.

Here's my imput:

He should retake the LSAT.He'll be hard pressed to even get into Cooley with that LSAT.

If he doesn't want to retake the LSAT, he sound apply to some provisionally ABA approved law schools.

He should also apply to some non-ABA schools in CA (and other states that don't require you to go to an ABA approved school to sit in on the bar). NOTE: he should only do this if he wants to practice in CA or any other state that doesn't require you to go to an ABA approved school to sit in on the bar.

He/You need(s) to write an addendum for that low LSAT score.

Good luck to him!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 12:16:54 PM
CONGRATS MATTHIES!  That is amazing and inspirational!

IN at Pace w/ $4,000/yr diversity scholarship.

FINALLY some good news again!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 12:18:49 PM
yay congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 15, 2006, 12:30:04 PM
CONGRATS AH!!!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 12:37:49 PM
IN at Pace w/ $4,000/yr diversity scholarship.

FINALLY some good news again!

Congratulatiooooooon!!!!  AH
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 12:45:28 PM
thanks all!  now if only I cold get some word from those reaches.  maybe it is a good thing, gives me time to write them pleas. ;)

good luck to yur friend jontor, I wish I had some good advice!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 15, 2006, 01:04:46 PM
Hey AH - Congrats on Pace!  Are you considering attending or does Syracuse have the edge? 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 15, 2006, 01:05:04 PM
Thanks Matthies for the burst of hope and congrats on the offer!  

Congratulations AH!!!

Went by my house during my lunchbreak and the $^&#*#@* mailman had not been there yet, he and I really need to work out a schedule........perhaps he doesnt understand the depth of my obsession!  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 01:06:55 PM
Thanks Ivan, I noticed your acceptance, you don't happen to have any insight?

Syracuse def. has the advantage, but I am really not ruling anyone out yet, esp. those who offer some money (except NYLS, I'm almost positive I'm going to wdraw).  I really want to visit, I think it's the best way to know for sure.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 15, 2006, 01:15:26 PM
Unfortunately, I have no insight on the school except for the fact that I love the location and many of my HS friends now live in downtown NYC and rave about it.  Based on the brochures, the school looks beautiful but when do they not in those things?     
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 01:18:00 PM
Yea, I almost didn't apply, but the location and post-grad opportunities seemed really amazing. Hopefully I can lure someone into driving up there if we go into the city or something and I can let you know how it works out!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 15, 2006, 01:28:20 PM
Yea, I almost didn't apply, but the location and post-grad opportunities seemed really amazing. Hopefully I can lure someone into driving up there if we go into the city or something and I can let you know how it works out!

Thanks.  You know, I haven't really visited any schools yet.  Can you just show up anytime you want or are there certain hours allocated for visits?  Maybe there is a "Law Day" or something we can all go to.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 01:34:22 PM
Well they have open houses or admitted students day whre they have events to meet other admits, etc., but I heard from an adcomm that it is best to schedule a visit on a random day to get a feel for real day to day functioning
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: ScreamingInfidelities on February 15, 2006, 01:35:57 PM
It looks like there is a lot of good news going around. So congratulations to everyone hearing positive stuff. I got waitlisted at Northeastern today so that pretty much sucks. Lets hope one of my remaining applications gives me something good.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 15, 2006, 02:46:13 PM
Any one feeling DOWN? Maybe this will cheer you up.. I went to Jacksonville last weekend to visit FL Coastal.  I was so excited to have 2 days off from work, to tour the school, and to scope out places to live.  I drove to JAX (3.5+ hours), checked into the hotel, went out to get dinner, and totalled my car! I had an appointment the next morning at the apt place and a tour scheduled for FCSL. That's all i could think of as i called 911 and the insurance company (was i even going to be able to get to FCSL the next morning?). Fortunately, my car was drivable (still totalled), so i rode around jax with a crunched front end and 0 pride.  Despite the dark cloud over me last weekend, i left feeling pretty good about FCSL and will probably go there.  I picked up the check from the insurance place and I may go get a happy meal with the proceeds :)

My sh#tty LSAT score isn't so bad when I compare it to how I've felt for the past few days.

If we go to our first choice of schools or not, we're all going to be attorneys!! Keep that in mind!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 02:51:11 PM
Any one feeling DOWN? Maybe this will cheer you up.. I went to Jacksonville last weekend to visit FL Coastal.  I was so excited to have 2 days off from work, to tour the school, and to scope out places to live.  I drove to JAX (3.5+ hours), checked into the hotel, went out to get dinner, and totalled my car! I had an appointment the next morning at the apt place and a tour scheduled for FCSL. That's all i could think of as i called 911 and the insurance company (was i even going to be able to get to FCSL the next morning?). Fortunately, my car was drivable (still totalled), so i rode around jax with a crunched front end and 0 pride.  Despite the dark cloud over me last weekend, i left feeling pretty good about FCSL and will probably go there.  I picked up the check from the insurance place and I may go get a happy meal with the proceeds :)

My sh#tty LSAT score isn't so bad when I compare it to how I've felt for the past few days.

If we go to our first choice of schools or not, we're all going to be attorneys!! Keep that in mind!!



will the new campus be ready by fall?  did you find out what their curve was?  what did you think of jacksonville?

you have 35 minutes to answer these questions, i will notify you when there are 5 minutes remaining  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 15, 2006, 03:18:24 PM
Any one feeling DOWN? Maybe this will cheer you up.. I went to Jacksonville last weekend to visit FL Coastal.  I was so excited to have 2 days off from work, to tour the school, and to scope out places to live.  I drove to JAX (3.5+ hours), checked into the hotel, went out to get dinner, and totalled my car! I had an appointment the next morning at the apt place and a tour scheduled for FCSL. That's all i could think of as i called 911 and the insurance company (was i even going to be able to get to FCSL the next morning?). Fortunately, my car was drivable (still totalled), so i rode around jax with a crunched front end and 0 pride.  Despite the dark cloud over me last weekend, i left feeling pretty good about FCSL and will probably go there.  I picked up the check from the insurance place and I may go get a happy meal with the proceeds :)

My sh#tty LSAT score isn't so bad when I compare it to how I've felt for the past few days.

If we go to our first choice of schools or not, we're all going to be attorneys!! Keep that in mind!!



will the new campus be ready by fall?  did you find out what their curve was?  what did you think of jacksonville?

you have 35 minutes to answer these questions, i will notify you when there are 5 minutes remaining  ;D


they don't know for sure about the new campus (lack of workers/materials due to hurricane)

no idea about curve... just learned about it recently (see about two pages ago)

i didn't get to see much in jacksonville becuase of my wreck. the area around the new campus is like any other suburban area in america..malls/home depot/strip malls

i went to jax a few years ago and saw more.. it's ok, but i anticipate not having much of a life anyway.  I live in Tampa now and like Tampa better.

Jax is spread out more geographically, but it's a "smaller town"

check it out, because my opinion of it may vary greatly from yours.  I'm from a small town in kentucky originally, so any town with a major sports team and a mall is a huge step forward
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 15, 2006, 03:34:16 PM
thanks hopeful  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 15, 2006, 03:39:27 PM
Waitlisted at Capital!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 03:55:49 PM
ahhhh northeastern why must you toy with us

send a decision already!

wow hopeful  :-\ that is terrible!! is the traffic worse then here in tampa? it is horrible here in brandon area!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 15, 2006, 03:59:07 PM
Hi all,

With everyone sharing their good news, I thought I would share bit of my own. A few weeks ago I competed in the write on competation for a law review at my school. I found out last night that I was offered a position on the staff! It means a lot more work, but Iím glad I got a shot at doing it. Not bad for a person who got rejected from 36 schools or so over two years, has a 150 LSAT and a sub 3.0 CGPA.

The point of telling you all this is donít let the law school admissions process spoil you on law school or make you start to doubt your potential. Youíre LSAT/GPA or what the schools think you can achieve means nothing once you actually get here. If your motivated, dedicated and have perseverance you can prove them all wrong. You are not ultimately defined by your pre-law school numbers; youíre ultimately defined by your results in law school and afterwards.


Seriously that is awesome!!! Congrats you are an inspiration to all of us, especially me. Truthfully it comes at no surprise to me. After reading your posts you come across as a highly articulate individual one that is well above the average student. I again commend you on your accomplishments and wish you many more in the future. One huge accomplishment you can be proud of is giving students like me hope and aspiration in this very lonely depressing and tedious process. I thank you again for that and for being on my side throughout this long process. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 15, 2006, 04:13:13 PM
Thanks guys for the responses, do appreciate it. Coreysmommy about telling him to take the lsat again...he has been studying but chickens out when the tme comes...I think the 139 horrified him soo much that he doesn't think he can get over it.  Prior to december lsat I was studying with him, took a prep course with him too, btw he has taken 3 different prep courses and he always scores between 152-158. Then he took the febraury exam, he think he prolly did worse than 139 cos he couldn't sleep nor eat 48 hrs prior to the exam, you see why I call that exam "beast" and why I plan not to retake it after I got my score that was 7 points below what my average pract tests were.
I will apply to all the schools you mentioned Krudler, still needs atleast 10-15 more

I guess my question is if he has $1600 to throw out the window (which in my eyes it is with his numbers, LatinLord has higher numbers and has yet to get an acceptance) then why doesn't he take that cash and put it towards an LSAT prep course and get a better score, and then apply later to fewer schools?

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 04:30:15 PM
I got waitlisted at Northeastern today so that pretty much sucks.

Screaming when did you apply and when did you go complete...if you don't mind throwing in your numbers too. They have sent me like 3 emails telling me I'm complete, kind of weird  huh...I know
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 04:32:19 PM

If we go to our first choice of schools or not, we're all going to be attorneys!! Keep that in mind!!


I definetly agree with you on that
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 15, 2006, 04:35:36 PM
Any one feeling DOWN? Maybe this will cheer you up.. I went to Jacksonville last weekend to visit FL Coastal.  I was so excited to have 2 days off from work, to tour the school, and to scope out places to live.  I drove to JAX (3.5+ hours), checked into the hotel, went out to get dinner, and totalled my car! I had an appointment the next morning at the apt place and a tour scheduled for FCSL. That's all i could think of as i called 911 and the insurance company (was i even going to be able to get to FCSL the next morning?). Fortunately, my car was drivable (still totalled), so i rode around jax with a crunched front end and 0 pride.  Despite the dark cloud over me last weekend, i left feeling pretty good about FCSL and will probably go there.  I picked up the check from the insurance place and I may go get a happy meal with the proceeds :)

My sh#tty LSAT score isn't so bad when I compare it to how I've felt for the past few days.

If we go to our first choice of schools or not, we're all going to be attorneys!! Keep that in mind!!



will the new campus be ready by fall?  did you find out what their curve was?  what did you think of jacksonville?

you have 35 minutes to answer these questions, i will notify you when there are 5 minutes remaining  ;D

See my post a page or so back.. I posted the curve for 1L and 2L and 3L.

Also, new campus will be ready by summer classes...June, baby!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 04:39:06 PM

Finally I think - from your description - thatís Fís confidence in the whole LSAT, law school and application process is at a pretty low point already. There is a good chance, based upon his score and the lateness of his application, that he may get dinged at all 20 schools. This would only add to his fears about the whole process, and probably do more harm than good for his consideration on if to try again next year.


Matthies,
Thanks alot for your well-thought constructive response. I will take your advise and will pass that to him when I talk to him tommorrow. everything you said, my instincts tells me will come to pass if he did apply for this cycle. Once again thanks alot!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: ScreamingInfidelities on February 15, 2006, 07:44:06 PM
Quote
Screaming when did you apply and when did you go complete...if you don't mind throwing in your numbers too. They have sent me like 3 emails telling me I'm complete, kind of weird  huh...I know

I applied in early December. I'm not sure about the complete date. I don't even know if I ever got an email on that one. My numbers are 159 and 3.55. I hope that helps you.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 15, 2006, 08:03:58 PM
Thanks Screaming....well I applied late december and we have almost identical numbers, same lsat with 3.7 gpa ...don't know I'm having a bad feeling about the school but I wanna hear from them but sick of getting same emails over and over and over
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 15, 2006, 08:05:35 PM
Northeastern doesn't contact anyone ever.

I am not going to get in or on the waitlist and I am going to cry.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 15, 2006, 08:09:16 PM
ahhhh northeastern why must you toy with us

send a decision already!

wow hopeful  :-\ that is terrible!! is the traffic worse then here in tampa? it is horrible here in brandon area!



It wasn't any worse than tampa or brandon. I have to drive through some part of brandon each day.. i get violent each time i do it. I went near the town center at lunch today. Mistake!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 15, 2006, 08:11:00 PM
hahaha that is soooo how i feel...i went to target during the holidays in the town center...took me over 20 minutes just to get out of the center...ahhhh


so much rapid development...disgusting really
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 15, 2006, 08:55:14 PM
hahaha that is soooo how i feel...i went to target during the holidays in the town center...took me over 20 minutes just to get out of the center...ahhhh


so much rapid development...disgusting really

are you going to stetson for sure? they accepted me, but i can't justify spending the $ when fl coastal offered a scholarship. better school, but...
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: john83 on February 15, 2006, 09:35:16 PM
p.s. i withdrew from OCU today. i don't know if anyone was interested in that school. ironically, after i emailed the withdrawal, i got a letter with their accept offer/withdraw name form. i wonder if i should mail that, too?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 16, 2006, 06:25:38 AM
p.s. i withdrew from OCU today. i don't know if anyone was interested in that school. ironically, after i emailed the withdrawal, i got a letter with their accept offer/withdraw name form. i wonder if i should mail that, too?

You emailed your withdrawal? I sent mine in through snail mail. Is email acceptable form of withdrawal?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 06:27:11 AM
hahaha that is soooo how i feel...i went to target during the holidays in the town center...took me over 20 minutes just to get out of the center...ahhhh


so much rapid development...disgusting really

are you going to stetson for sure? they accepted me, but i can't justify spending the $ when fl coastal offered a scholarship. better school, but...

nope...i haven't heard from Stetson yet....and they are so $$$
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on February 16, 2006, 08:10:11 AM
I got waitlisted at Northeastern today so that pretty much sucks.

Screaming when did you apply and when did you go complete...if you don't mind throwing in your numbers too. They have sent me like 3 emails telling me I'm complete, kind of weird  huh...I know

Not screaming but I applied around Dec 27th and I heard on Feb 4. It's funny because I never had any communication with them about being complete or anything else before they sent me a very thin envelope with an acceptance. 161/3.39 Good luck :) Would you choose NE over Suffolk with all that money they gave you?? It'd be hard!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: 1Laspirant on February 16, 2006, 08:19:50 AM
Man, that is so good to hear. I'm currently beating myself up for getting dinged at one school I wanted to get into (WFU), so it's good to get some encouragement from someone already in the game. Thanks for taking the time to post that, and congratulations.

One question, what was "writing on" like? Do you have previous, professional writing experience (journalism, copy writing, pr, etc.?) and does that help at all in law school?

You are not ultimately defined by your pre-law school numbers; youíre ultimately defined by your results in law school and afterwards.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: 1Laspirant on February 16, 2006, 09:57:08 AM
Thanks for the lenghty explanation. And good luck to you.

Good luck with the rest of your applications!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jbs on February 16, 2006, 10:07:49 AM
i just want some kind of mail -- i've had nothing in 5 days!

I feel you there, friend.  My last letter from anyone came on 4 feb.  sadly, that was only a useless letter from nyls informing me that no decision had been made yet and my application will be revisited closer to their 1 april deadline.  disregarding that letter, i've received nothing for weeks!  it wouldn't be so annoying if my apps weren't all sent out in the first 2 weeks of november!

anyway, good luck to everyone who's still waiting to hear!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 16, 2006, 10:43:50 AM
Would you choose NE over Suffolk with all that money they gave you?? It'd be hard!


No, my application to New England is already Withdrawn
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 11:25:34 AM
this is getting so old...i've been complete for 2 or 3 months at 5 schools...and a month at three more...wtf....i hate going to the mailbox now
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 16, 2006, 11:52:53 AM
this is getting so old...i've been complete for 2 or 3 months at 5 schools...and a month at three more...wtf....i hate going to the mailbox now

where have you been accepted so far?

are you in school now? working?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 11:57:17 AM
i just graduated in December (USF)...been working FT since 2000 (I'm 26...long story).  Soooo, I'm working and fundraising/training for a marathon....the latter is taking up much of my free time...which is good!

NESL, CAL West, and Hofstra.

Call me crazy (and my parents will freak because they love Florida) but I really want to go to VLS.  :-\
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:00:13 PM
YAY VERMONT!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:10:44 PM
 :D yay!!!

BOOO NU!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:16:47 PM
oops

i should say

i'm not in there yet..only applied 1/19   :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 16, 2006, 12:19:57 PM
i just graduated in December (USF)...been working FT since 2000 (I'm 26...long story).  Soooo, I'm working and fundraising/training for a marathon....the latter is taking up much of my free time...which is good!

NESL, CAL West, and Hofstra.

Call me crazy (and my parents will freak because they love Florida) but I really want to go to VLS.  :-\

31 here.. ready to quit work and be a student again!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:22:17 PM
me too!  I never got to be a student in the traditional sense...commuted...worked all the time...so i'm looking forward to it as well  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:24:04 PM
I only lived on campus one semester!!!!

:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: rontrose on February 16, 2006, 12:25:55 PM
Rejected by stetson today.  I'm suprised because I have a 162, applied early and visited the school.  They were thoughtful enough to write how much they hoped "my ambition to pursue a legal education will be fullfilled".  I wanted to scream it will, at penn state or a t2 sec school.  But i decided to just throw the letter away instead.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:28:07 PM
WTF?!?!?!?!?!
Rejected by stetson today.  I'm suprised because I have a 162, applied early and visited the school.  They were thoughtful enough to write how much they hoped "my ambition to pursue a legal education will be fullfilled".  I wanted to scream it will, at penn state or a t2 sec school.  But i decided to just throw the letter away instead.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:31:05 PM
sorry - that wasn't nice

i just cannot believe they rejected a 162

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 12:32:03 PM
what are they ranked?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: rontrose on February 16, 2006, 12:35:38 PM
I can't believe it either.  It would have a been a nice option because it's close to family and we have a baby. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:35:53 PM
3rd tier
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: rontrose on February 16, 2006, 12:36:44 PM
I don't know exactly, but it's below fsu, usc, lsu, and ol miss.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 16, 2006, 12:43:23 PM
me too!  I never got to be a student in the traditional sense...commuted...worked all the time...so i'm looking forward to it as well  :D

You don't even know how much I'm looking forward to going back to school...commutted...didn't belong to any stdnt organization..for me it was just from class-->parking lot-->some miserable worksite...so can't wait
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 12:45:16 PM
oh yes...circle looking for a spot...class...work...repeat

then it was work...circle looking for a spot at night....class...repeat

sigh

yay for school
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on February 16, 2006, 02:24:55 PM
Would you choose NE over Suffolk with all that money they gave you?? It'd be hard!


No, my application to New England is already Withdrawn

I meant when you get in to Northeastern  :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 16, 2006, 02:38:03 PM
me too!  I never got to be a student in the traditional sense...commuted...worked all the time...so i'm looking forward to it as well  :D

god, me too, both for undergrad and masters
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawapp05 on February 16, 2006, 03:31:37 PM
what's up everyone??? well, it seems like people have had a lot of good news lately, so congrats on everyone's acceptances. personally, i am flying high today because i received an acceptance from lewis & clark which is definitely my first choice! they left a message on my voicemail and didn't mention any money. i sure hope they offer me some sort of scholarship (though my numbers don't make that likely) since willamette has already offered me $16k a year. nevertheless, i am super juiced just to be accepted. sweet.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 16, 2006, 03:42:51 PM
what's up everyone??? well, it seems like people have had a lot of good news lately, so congrats on everyone's acceptances. personally, i am flying high today because i received an acceptance from lewis & clark which is definitely my first choice! they left a message on my voicemail and didn't mention any money. i sure hope they offer me some sort of scholarship (though my numbers don't make that likely) since willamette has already offered me $16k a year. nevertheless, i am super juiced just to be accepted. sweet.


Congrats!! No love here. I got that first acceptance from FCSL about a month ago and then nothing.


I am in shock about that Stetson rejection. Mistake maybe? You didn't put anything about really wanting to attend "The Florida State University School of law" in your letter or anything, did you? :P


For all you Tampa folks, Anybody know of any backdoor way that I can get to west brandon area without taking I-75. I hate that road now. Almost got creamed on the way home today and tomorrow is day 2 of the workshop.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 06:02:18 PM
by real student i don't mean being drunk every day...i have no desire to do that, never did

i mean not working...concentrating on class, joining a group im interested in ...things like that

whatever

nell where are you coming from?  there seems to be no good way to get to west brandon (near where i am)...75 is likea frickin nascar race...everyone drives SO fast and they  never move over to let you merge
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 06:10:52 PM
cosigned maka ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 06:12:24 PM
 :D ;)

yay for LB!!!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: evergreatful on February 16, 2006, 06:34:53 PM
Waitlisted at Quinnipiac....damn

3.28(LSAC)/149
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 16, 2006, 07:09:22 PM
does anyone know what the average apartments would cost in jacksonville for florida coastal?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 16, 2006, 07:12:04 PM
by real student i don't mean being drunk every day...i have no desire to do that, never did

i mean not working...concentrating on class, joining a group im interested in ...things like that

whatever

nell where are you coming from?  there seems to be no good way to get to west brandon (near where i am)...75 is likea frickin nascar race...everyone drives SO fast and they  never move over to let you merge


I am coming from happening Spring Hill in Hernando County. I was coming off of MLK to go back North and that first lane that I had to squeeze into in front of a huge Semi is an exit only to I-4. So basically you have to immediately not only merge right into traffic you then have to get over another lane so you are not in the I-4 lane that is then all of a sudden coming to a stop with the other lanes zooming by. It was crazy.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:13:53 PM
i know exactly what you are talking about!!!

i know that 301 goes north for awhile

sorry - i'm not all that familiar with anything but pinellas :(

hey corbabe you could try apartmentguide.com

homestore.com

my apartment in the Tampa area is 850 sq feet...35 sq foot lanai and a garage for 835

and it is 2 years old...jacksonville should be similar or even cheaper
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:14:30 PM
damn maka!

how many bedrooms?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:16:00 PM
just one! but it is bigger than my old one (730 sq foot...25 lanai no garage....730 month)

it has a little office area for my crappy job  :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 16, 2006, 07:17:07 PM
does anyone know what the average apartments would cost in jacksonville for florida coastal?


Ditto on the homestore

Google rentclicks Jacksonville too.

That is one that I have been looking at as well when scoping out potential places. I have been using that more as I am hoping to get something...whether it is an old house, duplex or townhome with some kind of fenced yard or area for my boys (dogs).
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:18:21 PM
me too on the dog front...i have a greyhound and the So has a lab....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 16, 2006, 07:20:28 PM
Would you choose NE over Suffolk with all that money they gave you?? It'd be hard!


No, my application to New England is already Withdrawn

I meant when you get in to Northeastern  :)

It will really be hard assuming I get in.....I think it's probably gonna boil down to money if I have to choose between Northeastern and Suffolk...Suffolk is great in Boston which is where I wanna live atleast for the next 5 years...but we shall see...fingers still crossed only if that person that keep sending me a complete email from Northeastern will just send me  my acceptance!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 16, 2006, 07:24:22 PM
My mom rents in Tampa for $1,200/mo (apprx) It's a 4 bdr with a yard.

She was going for something smaller, but had to hae a yard for the doogies.

I am sure you'll be in at Northeastern jon!  I'm hoping they're holding out on me for the wl :-/
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:24:55 PM
that is such a good deal!

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 16, 2006, 07:35:29 PM
Florida Coastal:
This is the 2nd time they are soliciting me to apply with a fee waiver..should I just dash them 12 bucks(lsac report fee) they send me something that said "To initiate your $5000-$12000 scholarshi offer, apply within 7 days for priority review"  Wow they have the #1 bar passage rate in Florida!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 16, 2006, 07:45:21 PM
Corbabe,

I just realized you are a guy. For some reason I thought you were a girl, not sure why. Maybe the screen name. I was thinking corbabe like marine corps chick or something. Maybe I just need more sleep!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 16, 2006, 07:48:31 PM
i'm with you nell...i need more slee though so it could just be us
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: SplitFinger on February 17, 2006, 04:19:05 AM
301 pretty much runs parallel to I-75 north to about Gainesville or thereabouts.  (After that it sort of drifts northeast.)

Your other option would be to take I-4 west thru Malfunction Junction towards the airport, and from there get on the Veteran's Expressway and head north into Hernando.

But really the best way to get from point A to point B is to take 75.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 17, 2006, 06:07:20 AM
haha, nell...I was thinking about that one time, that the name does sound like I should be a girl, but it is just a nikname/joke that my friends gave me in college.      :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: jvan2619 on February 17, 2006, 06:59:24 AM
On the Tampa rent...we live in St. Pete...$1135 for a 2 bedroom, no yard, no garage, 1100 sf. 

I've heard that Jacksonville has cheaper housing rates though.  Hope that helps!

Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but www.craigslist.com is awesome too :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 17, 2006, 07:37:01 AM
me too!  I never got to be a student in the traditional sense...commuted...worked all the time...so i'm looking forward to it as well  :D

Heh...I was a "real" student and then some the first time around. I had enough of a social life (and experimentation and road trips and general mischief) to fill several college careers. I'm looking to do the ACADEMIC side of things right this time.

You speak the truth brother! Itís probably for the best that I long ago drowned the brain cells in a giant vat of Bourbon which held the memories of those days. From the way my old friends tell it - the ones that are still alive and not in prison - I got straight Aís in partying and razing hell in UG the first time round.

Yes, count me amoung the "was fortunate enough to be a dedicated fulltime student before but was only dedicated to partying" club, who is now estatic to have a second chance.  I can't wait to flex my brain!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 17, 2006, 07:42:07 AM
 ::) :D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 17, 2006, 08:18:17 AM
yeah i am looking forward to studying this time around.  I dont think I even bought my textbooks for most classes in college.  I really want to see what I can do if i apply myself, and still party alittle :P
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: upNdown on February 17, 2006, 08:51:36 AM
me too!  I never got to be a student in the traditional sense...commuted...worked all the time...so i'm looking forward to it as well  :D

Heh...I was a "real" student and then some the first time around. I had enough of a social life (and experimentation and road trips and general mischief) to fill several college careers. I'm looking to do the ACADEMIC side of things right this time.

You speak the truth brother! Itís probably for the best that I long ago drowned the brain cells in a giant vat of Bourbon which held the memories of those days. From the way my old friends tell it - the ones that are still alive and not in prison - I got straight Aís in partying and razing hell in UG the first time round.

Yes, count me amoung the "was fortunate enough to be a dedicated fulltime student before but was only dedicated to partying" club, who is now estatic to have a second chance.  I can't wait to flex my brain!

Dude, your 2.095 rocks. I can't imagine how much fun you must have had back in the day. And you still managed to graduate.

Maka, you don't have to be a drunk to enjoy college. You can be a stoner, too.

I can't imagine how much fun I had either.  The memories are a bit foggy . . .

I will say that of the other two guys I lived with for the majority of my time, I am the only one who graduated.  So at least I have that.  I'm not proud of that 2.095,  but the fact is, I am the person I am today because of the person I was then.  And since I'm pretty happy with who I am today, its tough to second guess my past.  But I think the point to all this is that I'm excited to take a different approach to law school. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 17, 2006, 09:37:38 AM
Matthies

 Your avatar is hilarious!! I remember feeling like that when having to type term papers. Nothing in the mail again today, It seems only on Mondays is when I get anything interesting.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pinkybella on February 17, 2006, 09:39:37 AM
Matthies

 Your avatar is hilarious!! I remember feeling like that when having to type term papers. Nothing in the mail again today, It seems only on Mondays is when I get anything interesting.

Sometimes no news is good news. :)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 17, 2006, 09:40:59 AM
I'm certainly hoping so! ;)
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: maka nani on February 17, 2006, 09:56:12 AM
 :-* such a great tar

no mail again...it seems to be Monday for me too...and no mail this Monday!  >:(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 17, 2006, 10:53:36 AM
I get most of my stuff on Wednesdays and Saturdays, for some reason.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on February 17, 2006, 01:25:45 PM
In at Loyola New Olreans, with $10,000/year....

I was kind of expecting more money from them, since people on LSN with much lower numbers are getting like $30,000 :(

Oh well.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: WfPck05 on February 17, 2006, 01:29:30 PM
dinged at UCLA today - not a surprise I applied before I got my Oct score
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: LostMyMonkeys on February 17, 2006, 01:52:21 PM

I can't imagine how much fun I had either.  The memories are a bit foggy . . .

I will say that of the other two guys I lived with for the majority of my time, I am the only one who graduated.  So at least I have that.  I'm not proud of that 2.095,  but the fact is, I am the person I am today because of the person I was then.  And since I'm pretty happy with who I am today, its tough to second guess my past.  But I think the point to all this is that I'm excited to take a different approach to law school. 

Amen, brotha, amen.

Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 17, 2006, 01:53:40 PM
In at Loyola New Olreans, with $10,000/year....

I was kind of expecting more money from them, since people on LSN with much lower numbers are getting like $30,000 :(

Oh well.

i'll bet the 30k on lsn is 10kX3
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Tulane1L on February 17, 2006, 01:58:17 PM
In at Loyola New Olreans, with $10,000/year....

I was kind of expecting more money from them, since people on LSN with much lower numbers are getting like $30,000 :(

Oh well.

i'll bet the 30k on lsn is 10kX3

ooohh that is sneaky.....
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Nellbelle on February 17, 2006, 02:46:58 PM
After a month with no acceptances. Finally got one. Barry in Orlando with 7k renewable (2.8gpa) and upgradable depending on grades. Great hearing something heading into the long weekend.

I wonder if Florida Coastal ups any scholarships due to good academic performance in the first year. I think I was a thousandth of a gpa point from getting 10k from there. Very frustrating.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dodo97 on February 17, 2006, 08:21:42 PM
In at Marquette today. Just a single letter in small envelope, and said to expect more info soon. Still not sure what I'm going to do yet, but I like having options!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: boalty-faulty on February 17, 2006, 08:23:57 PM

dodo97 can't get anough of your fries
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on February 18, 2006, 09:26:12 AM

tragically, i was waitlisted at SU. i then proceeded to request that i be withdrawn from their waiting list. don't get me wrong, i love the cuse. i'm just not very excited at the prospect of $33,000 tuition without any scholarship offer.

what are ya gonna do?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: lawgirl79 on February 18, 2006, 09:41:21 AM
In at Seton Hall!!!!!
So excited and so happy I got this now - wil be away from home for the next week, so no access to my mail.  Also got info on admitted students day - would love to meet up with others interested in going.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: drama gal on February 18, 2006, 09:46:43 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 18, 2006, 09:55:56 AM
Congrts all!  So many acceptances, I forgot I was in the T3/T4 thread!!!

Seton Hall, that's awesome lawgirl!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 18, 2006, 10:01:15 AM
In at Seton Hall!!!!!
So excited and so happy I got this now - wil be away from home for the next week, so no access to my mail.  Also got info on admitted students day - would love to meet up with others interested in going.

Congrats!  I got in there today, as well.  Are you considering attending?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: corbabe on February 18, 2006, 10:37:02 AM
IN AT TOURO!!!!!!!!!!   but I was rejected by Rutgers-Newark :(
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: MusicMan on February 18, 2006, 12:05:03 PM
In at UMKC.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 18, 2006, 12:21:58 PM
Congrats Corbabe and Lawgirl, sorry for all the dings guys ....no mail for me this week not even another complete email from Northeastern.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: michelleinsea on February 18, 2006, 01:04:02 PM
So I've been watching these boards for about two months now - so I fugured now that some of my acceptances and rejections are coming in, I might as well join in all the obsessing and post too. :)This is my favorite thread, so I thought I would start here and catch up with you guys . . .

So far I've been accepted at:
Gonzaga (15k/yr)
Seattle U (10k)
Drake (12k)
Suffolk (18k)
Michigan State (still waiting to hear about $$$, but they say it's coming w/in a week)
U Maine (worst school and no word of $$??? )

Deferred:
Northeastern

And I've been rejected at:
Loyola Chicago
De Paul

Waiting to hear from:
USF
Golden Gate
Hastings (pipe dream)
Hofstra
Both Chicago schools rejected me fast and furiously, but that's okay, since I didn't have my heart set on going there.  My first realistic choice was Northeastern, but I'm not sure about that anymore, and I don't think they are going to let me in, so it may not be an issue.  I applied to Hastings as my big reach, and thought I had no shot at all, when last week someone called me from admissions and said that after an initial review of my file, they wanted to recommed that I send in the extra essay and questions and apply throught the LEOP program.  I took this to be a good sign that they didn't just give me the boot, and it's gotten my hopes up a little bit, so I may be in for a major blow if and when their rejection comes.  If I'd thought I had a shot at hastings at all, and hadn't been so pissed off after my LSAT score, I would have read their site more carefully and would have applied LEOP anyway -- so I felt stupid when they called . . . but relieved they haven't rejected me yet.

So as for now, I have no idea what to do or where to go, assuming I don't get any more acceptances.  I chose my schools based on their locations, and the proximity of them to other specific schools my partner can go to in fall 2007, so I was a little limited by that. 

My #s are: 158/3.5(3.83 degree) and I'm in the last year of my undergrad at Seattle U after transfering back here from NYU.  I'm older than most people graduating this year (28), but I try and look at as a positive, because I had another career of sorts before I went to school, so maybe that helps with the soft factors.  Also, my biggest soft factor and the focus of my personal statement is that when I finally did decided to go back to school I was diagnosed with cancer, and was going through chemo the first 2.5 years of my undergrad, and had major surgery weeks before I took the LSAT, so maybe this will help as well. 

So I know it was a long post, but just wanted to say hi, share all the pertinent details, and let you all know that I've been inspired by your acceptances and have really enjoyed hearing all the feedback, etc. that gets shared here.

Best of luck to everyone, as we wait, wait, and wait some more for the mail to bring good news!   
 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: Jontor on February 18, 2006, 01:43:23 PM
Michelle:
Welcome aboard...we have almost identical numbers(159/3.7(3.87))...damn those ppl at Northeastern huh..still waiting to hear from them....they were initially my first choice because they were the only school I have visited so far other than Harvard(I know I have no shot there but still have dreams)..I actually have my three recommenders write a special lor for NUSl. But right now I don't even know if they will take me, but if they do I doubt if I will go except if they match what Suffolk gave me which I doubt that they will.  Where are you leaning towards?
As per me I plan to stay in Boston which limited my apps to mostly Boston Schools, maybe I could have had a fair shot at some T20 or t40 outside of Boston if I had applied but i didn't.
Goodluck
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: cyberrev on February 18, 2006, 02:04:06 PM
dinged at oklahoma city.  :(

accepted at st thomas mn with personal letter from dean  ;D
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: catalyst81 on February 18, 2006, 03:57:18 PM
I haven't heard anything for a few weeks...starting to get a little anxious.  Anyone have info on Albany, Syracuse, or Pace.  I've been accepted to all three but since I'm from the west coast I don't know too much about the schools or the area.  From what I can tell they all sound like decent regional schools with Syracuse being ranked in the top 100...I think.  I hoping to visit the schools but any info before hand would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: pistolpete23 on February 19, 2006, 12:19:18 PM

greetings all,

a very eventful week for me. yesterday, i found out that i was accepted at suffolk and deferred at akron. i have not received any rejection letters thus far which is pretty encouraging.

congratulations everybody, good luck from here on out
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: tobias on February 19, 2006, 01:14:49 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 19, 2006, 08:20:22 PM
I haven't heard anything for a few weeks...starting to get a little anxious.  Anyone have info on Albany, Syracuse, or Pace.  I've been accepted to all three but since I'm from the west coast I don't know too much about the schools or the area.  From what I can tell they all sound like decent regional schools with Syracuse being ranked in the top 100...I think.  I hoping to visit the schools but any info before hand would be appreciated.

I'm in at Syracuse and Pace as well.  Syracuse is #95.  Check around the boards for info., several people have posted (I don't know much about either school).  I heard Cuse's rep is really good in the midatlantic/new england area and that Pace places well in NYC.

In at UMKC.


congrats! my grandparents live in MO, so if you are unfamiliar with the area and have questions let me know!
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: michelleinsea on February 19, 2006, 09:10:04 PM
hey jontor - yeah, damn those people at Northeastern!!!  I visited there in August, went to an open house, etc.  I was really impressed with it, the co-op, liked the location, etc.  I also visited Suffolk when I was in town, and their building is really nice, but I wasn't as impressed with the person I met with (but that was just one person and not an open house).  Suffolk did give up some nice $$$ and I feel like if NUSL actually does let me in, it won't match that.  They were pretty upfront about not giving out much in terms of 1L $$ unless you get one of the few public interest scholarships.  So, that being said, if I come to Boston it will likely be to Suffolk.  But I sure did like NUSL after my visit there . . . I was really psyched about it for awhile.  And that gym they have is great so that was a nice plus.  After my visit I felt like I could imagine myself going there and liking it.  
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: mmill385 on February 20, 2006, 06:25:27 AM
is there no mail today? i have no idea... i go to a private school and we get NO breaks, no not even a SPRING BREAK...so i just heard about itbeing President's Day. im assuming there is no mail today?
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: IvanTrbl on February 20, 2006, 06:31:15 AM
is there no mail today? i have no idea... i go to a private school and we get NO breaks, no not even a SPRING BREAK...so i just heard about itbeing President's Day. im assuming there is no mail today?

F*ck!  I just called my post office in Jersey... nothing today.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: hopeful2006 on February 20, 2006, 07:21:34 AM
Anyone apply to Nova Southeastern?  It was one of my "safety" schools where i was hoping to get $$, but i've never heard anything from them. 
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 20, 2006, 08:03:56 AM
Rejected by Texas Tech.......................bu t I guess I really didn't expect them to say yes anyway.  I sort of held out a slight modicum of hope, since I drove all the way to Lubbock from Kansas, to kiss hind end and put a face behind my app, oh well.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: dauntless452003 on February 20, 2006, 08:40:52 AM
Rejected by Texas Tech.......................bu t I guess I really didn't expect them to say yes anyway.  I sort of held out a slight modicum of hope, since I drove all the way to Lubbock from Kansas, to kiss hind end and put a face behind my app, oh well.

That blows. At least you got a decision from South Texas. I haven't heard anything from them yet.


I have a feeling you will be accepted, no worries.  Also, to everyone else, forgive the selfishness of my previous post, congrats to all who recieved acceptances and condolences to those who recieved rejections over the past few days.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: AH on February 20, 2006, 10:12:25 AM
WOW, congrats all, lots of good news this weekend. ;D Others hang in there, I did not get most of my admits until late March last year, 5 or more months after i applied to most schools. ???

thanks matthies!  i am currently fraking out seeing (what i think is)another batch of w&m acceptances go out today, so it is nice to hear that good news is still possible for us borderline apps into next month!

no mail this weekend, just a letter from an IP prof at NESL.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: kmpnj on February 20, 2006, 11:09:56 AM
In @ Western New England via phone call.  I'm probably not going there, but its nice to be wanted.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: bobbykurva on February 20, 2006, 12:57:16 PM
In @ Western New England via phone call.  I'm probably not going there, but its nice to be wanted.


KMPNJ - I wrote you a PM, check your inbox.
Title: Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
Post by: latinlord on February 20, 2006, 02:44:35 PM