Covidcycle20's profile - Class of 2024
For what it’s worth...
Applying to law school in the year of Covid has been stressful and unpredictable. Will next year be as competitive? IMO yes. LSAT Flex has increased averages and with so many applicants applying due to Covid/economy there will be deferrals.
Apply as early in September as possible. Non 170+ applicants did better early on than later. Acceptance rates and scholarship amounts. December is still considered early but in a competitive cycle not early enough and it only became more competitive each month.
Apply broadly. Not everyone knows where they want to practice or what type of law they are interested in. And that’s O.K. Don’t listen to those who say you must attend school where you want to practice. Big Law, probably but not everyone is Big Law. Law Schools aren’t big enough to accommodate this. Use your Summers to network and intern where you think you want to practice.
It’s ok if you aren’t a 170+ applicant. You can still be very successful. Interview a few local lawyers about their education and career path.
Be open minded and flexible because you may not get into your target/reach/dream school. You’ll be ok.
Take on as little debt as possible or only if it’s equitable to your career path.
Visit campuses before making your decision. Formally or on your own. You’ll get a feeling of belonging or not, choose wisely because this is where you’ll be for three stressful years.
Apply to more than 6 schools if you can. You’ll need negotiating schools plus you don’t want to have to stress apply late.
FAFSA - if you add your parents income only those schools who require it use it. If you’re under 26 more than likely you’ll need it. If you apply to more than 10 schools, you start the process again and add the next ten - a week or more later.
At this point if you’re questioning if law school is for you or if you should wait another year , then no... law school isn’t for you and or you aren’t ready. I’m not talking about the typical stress question. I’m referring to those who seriously post these questions on the Reddit admissions group. Do not post a chance me on Reddit. No one knows more than anyone else if you have a chance. Just. Do. It.
Bottom line - it’s the numbers. Softs, addendums, personal statements matter less than you think. Yes, write the personal statement, addendums, extra why? Because if it just may be the extra push you need for that school. Keep in mind even you have the best softs, PS, addendum - numbers come first. Study for the LSAT and retest until you’re happy. Your gpa matters, especially when scholarships are awarded.
|Result||App type||FW||Resident||Schol...||Sent||Sent raw||Received||Received raw||Complete||Complete raw||UR||UR raw||UR2||UR2 raw||II||II raw||Decision||Decision raw|
|31||Boston College||WL, Withdrawn||RDregular decision||nono||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Feb 10||2021-02-10||Feb 18||2021-02-18|
|50||Florida State Univer...||Accepted, Wi...||RDregular decision||yesno||no||$61,042||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Mar 05||2021-03-05||Mar 05||2021-03-05|
|38||Indiana University -...||Waitlisted||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Jan 27||2021-01-27||Mar 02||2021-03-02|
|38||Ohio State University||Pending||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 15||2020-12-15|
|60||Texas A&M University||Accepted, Wi...||RDregular decision||yesno||no||$131,955||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Jan 06||2021-01-06||Feb 25||2021-02-25|
|50||UConnecticut||Waitlisted||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 29||2020-12-29||Jan 29||2021-01-29||Mar 12||2021-03-12|
|24||UFlorida (Levin)||Withdrawn||RDregular decision||nono||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 21||2020-12-21||Feb 10||2021-02-10||Mar 10||2021-03-10|
|31||UGeorgia||Waitlisted||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Jan 14||2021-01-14||Mar 16||2021-03-16|
|31||UIllinois—Urbana Cha...||Accepted, Wi...||RDregular decision||nono||no||$101,250||Oct 31||2020-10-31||Nov 03||2020-11-03||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Jan 13||2021-01-13|
|27||UIowa||Accepted||RDregular decision||nono||no||$104,065||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 18||2020-12-18|
|9||UMichigan||Rejected||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Feb 19||2021-02-19|
|21||UMinnesota||Rejected||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 21||2020-12-21||Mar 17||2021-03-17|
|27||UNorth Carolina||Rejected||RDregular decision||nono||no||Jan 22||2021-01-22||Apr 02||2021-04-02|
|38||UWisconsin||Accepted, Wi...||RDregular decision||yesno||no||$90,000||Oct 31||2020-10-31||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Dec 15||2020-12-15||Jan 19||2021-01-19|
|18||Vanderbilt University||Hold, Rejected||EDearly decision||nono||no|
|62||Villanova University||Waitlisted||RDregular decision||nono||no||Dec 13||2020-12-13||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Jan 20||2021-01-20||Mar 05||2021-03-05|
|42||Wake Forest University||Pending||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Oct 31||2020-10-31||Nov 02||2020-11-02||Nov 03||2020-11-03||Jan 04||2021-01-04||Feb 24||2021-02-24|
|17||Washington Universit...||Pending||RDregular decision||yesno||no|
|31||William & Mary Law S...||Waitlisted||RDregular decision||yesno||yes||Oct 31||2020-10-31||Nov 02||2020-11-02||Nov 03||2020-11-03||Feb 15||2021-02-15|
|53||Yeshiva University (...||Withdrawn||RDregular decision||yesno||no||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Dec 14||2020-12-14||Feb 12||2021-02-12|