Receiving, Understanding, & Accepting Denial

January 2019 I decided I wanted to go to law school.

I thought long and hard, watched The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Legally Blonde (1&2), researched, and finally made my decision.

I studied the LSAT for 5 months through 3ish programs.

June 3, 2019 I took my LSAT at West Texas A&M University (I got my undergrad here, whoo!). This was a HARD 5 hours. My brain was tired, my legs were sore, my hand was cramping, but I did it.

I accomplished the big road block ahead of me. Now I waited.

I waited.

I waited.

I waited.

Three weeks later I got my score. 145.

Not great. Not what I wanted. It’ll have to do. I’ve got to apply if I want to be in school by the fall.

I submitted my applications (most wanted to least wanted) to:

  1. Texas Tech University
  2. Oklahoma City University
  3. University of Tulsa
  4. Kansas State University
  5. Washburn University

These were the only schools still accepting applications. I really, REALLY want to go to Texas Tech since it’s the closest to me.

I got my first denial today. I’m feeling strange.

Kansas State University denied me on July 12, so I should get a tiny envelope soon with “we’re sorry to inform you…” written in black.

I didn’t really want to go there, but it’s one less school that I have the opportunity to go to. It’s one less place that will take me this late in the acceptance game. It’s one school that didn’t want me.

I didn’t impress them enough or maybe my score wasn’t good enough. Perhaps my writing sample didn’t measure up or my college GPA reflected my great social skills.

Maybe they found my Twitter and didn’t think I was funny. Maybe they thought I was too funny and couldn’t take law seriously.

Anyway you put it, I was denied. And it really sucks.


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