University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) c/o 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

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University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) c/o 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby jza1994 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:52 pm

I don't think that T2 qualifies UARK as a "top" law school, but I've seen some T2/3 schools with threads, and I'm curious if other TLS members are applying here, so I started a thread anyway.

I was accepted with a conditional $6k/year offer (~80% of tuition+fees). Anyone else? I'm seriously considering this school as it's my alma mater, so I've got a lot of great connections here. Also, the employment rate is pretty good as long as you don't have aspirations of big law or out of state work. And it's cheap. Very cheap.

Who else is applying or has applied here?

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Postby woopig2017 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:54 pm

I got accepted here w/ a good scholarship for this cycle. Ark is a great law school if your aspiration is to stay in the NWA area (possibly move to Little Rock, maybe even Dallas if you were to be in the top of your class). The education is a great value for the money, however you do have to be realistic about your employment opportunities from the U of A. If you have any other goal than working in Arkansas/possibly surrounding states and are OK with never doing BigLaw then Arkansas might work for you. I know a lot of alums who are very successful, and in the NWA area at least it seems like they do pretty well.

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Postby mintme » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:25 pm

jza1994 wrote:I don't think that T2 qualifies UARK as a "top" law school, but I've seen some T2/3 schools with threads, and I'm curious if other TLS members are applying here, so I started a thread anyway.

I was accepted with a conditional $6k/year offer (~80% of tuition+fees). Anyone else? I'm seriously considering this school as it's my alma mater, so I've got a lot of great connections here. Also, the employment rate is pretty good as long as you don't have aspirations of big law or out of state work. And it's cheap. Very cheap.

Who else is applying or has applied here?


Checking in...I was accepted with a pretty tempting scholarship offer. I visited a few weeks ago and loved Fayetteville. Also, isn't tuition and fees approximately $15k a year for in state? Did you mean to say they gave you $6k a semester?

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Postby jza1994 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:18 pm

mintme wrote:
jza1994 wrote:I don't think that T2 qualifies UARK as a "top" law school, but I've seen some T2/3 schools with threads, and I'm curious if other TLS members are applying here, so I started a thread anyway.

I was accepted with a conditional $6k/year offer (~80% of tuition+fees). Anyone else? I'm seriously considering this school as it's my alma mater, so I've got a lot of great connections here. Also, the employment rate is pretty good as long as you don't have aspirations of big law or out of state work. And it's cheap. Very cheap.

Who else is applying or has applied here?


Checking in...I was accepted with a pretty tempting scholarship offer. I visited a few weeks ago and loved Fayetteville. Also, isn't tuition and fees approximately $15k a year for in state? Did you mean to say they gave you $6k a semester?


I love Fayetteville- it's the school that I'm not sure about.

Yeah, I meant per semester. Oops!

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Postby jza1994 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:46 pm

Well, UofA bumped up my offer to $8k/semester (just over full tuition + fees) without me negotiating with them at all. They just randomly increased my scholarship. Hard to pass up...

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Postby mintme » Wed May 10, 2017 1:02 pm

Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?

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Postby jza1994 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:32 pm

mintme wrote:Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?


I am going!

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Postby mintme » Wed May 10, 2017 4:53 pm

jza1994 wrote:
mintme wrote:Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?


I am going!


Me too! I wonder when we will get more information...I haven't heard anything since I sent in my deposit.

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Postby jza1994 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:11 am

mintme wrote:
jza1994 wrote:
mintme wrote:Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?


I am going!


Me too! I wonder when we will get more information...I haven't heard anything since I sent in my deposit.



Me, neither! I wish that they at least had an official Facebook group.

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Postby audreyann72 » Thu May 18, 2017 3:50 pm

jza1994 wrote:
mintme wrote:Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?


I am going!


I'm going too! Haven't heard from anyone else, I really wish there was a Facebook group or at least more communication from the admissions office! Either way, excited to get there in the fall and meet everyone :)

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Postby jza1994 » Thu May 18, 2017 4:09 pm

audreyann72 wrote:
jza1994 wrote:
mintme wrote:Anyone else heading to Fayetteville this fall?


I am going!


I'm going too! Haven't heard from anyone else, I really wish there was a Facebook group or at least more communication from the admissions office! Either way, excited to get there in the fall and meet everyone :)


Same here, on all accounts!

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Postby hey_isla » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:55 pm

Sorry, I know this is an old post but I’m lurking :)

I went to the U of A for undergrad and am considering going for law school as well. I’d like to go to another state, but the cost makes it so tempting to stay in good ole’Fay.

Did you end up going there? Also, if you don’t mind my asking, what were your numbers that earned you the scholarship?

I hope your law school career is off to a good start! Thanks!

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Postby jza1994 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:13 am

hey_isla wrote:Sorry, I know this is an old post but I’m lurking :)

I went to the U of A for undergrad and am considering going for law school as well. I’d like to go to another state, but the cost makes it so tempting to stay in good ole’Fay.

Did you end up going there? Also, if you don’t mind my asking, what were your numbers that earned you the scholarship?

I hope your law school career is off to a good start! Thanks!


I did end up going here! I have not regretted the decision to stay in-state and definitely recommend it. I'll PM you numbers.

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Postby jza1994 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:15 am

hey_isla wrote:Sorry, I know this is an old post but I’m lurking :)

I went to the U of A for undergrad and am considering going for law school as well. I’d like to go to another state, but the cost makes it so tempting to stay in good ole’Fay.

Did you end up going there? Also, if you don’t mind my asking, what were your numbers that earned you the scholarship?

I hope your law school career is off to a good start! Thanks!



I did end up going here and do not regret it! I definitely recommend staying in-state for the money. If you live nearby and haven't already, you should shadow a class or two. Dean Miller's office will set it up for you!

I'll PM you numbers.

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Postby jza1994 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 am

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Postby jza1994 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 am

I have not been on here in forever, and now I cannot find a way to PM. Oh, well. My LSAT was 161 and my GPA was 3.87.



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