Buttonish (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W 11/04/07 11/06/07 11/20/07 03/28/08 12 years
George Washington University graph Waitlisted W 11/23/07 -- 12/13/07 02/02/08 12 years
Washington and Lee University F graph WL, Accepted A 11/05/07 11/08/07 12/12/07 07/01/08 12 years
Washington University in St Louis graph Waitlisted W 11/23/07 12/03/07 12/07/07 04/05/08 12 years
Vanderbilt University graph Waitlisted W 11/04/07 11/05/07 11/21/07 01/22/08 12 years
University of Maryland graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/17/07 -- 12/06/07 12 years
George Mason University graph Waitlisted W 11/04/07 11/06/07 11/26/07 01/22/08 12 years
College of William and Mary F graph Waitlisted W 11/23/07 11/28/07 12/04/07 03/21/08 12 years
Ohio State University graph Accepted W $21,000 11/04/07 11/09/07 12/03/07 02/11/08 13 years
University of Richmond graph Accepted W $22,500 11/23/07 11/26/07 -- 12/16/07 13 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Accepted W 11/11/07 11/19/07 11/29/07 12/05/07 13 years
American University graph Accepted W 11/23/07 11/26/07 12/15/07 01/24/08 13 years
Duke University graph Rejected 11/05/07 11/07/07 11/28/07 03/14/08 13 years
Catholic University of America graph Accepted W $15,000 11/04/07 11/07/07 11/27/07 12/22/07 13 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected 11/04/07 11/05/07 11/16/07 02/19/08 13 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected 11/23/07 -- 12/03/07 01/17/08 13 years

Applicant Information

Private, Top 20

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Varsity athlete for four years, a smattering of pleasant-sounding academic titles and professional experiences

Scholarships are totals for three years.


10/19 - Got my score.

11/4 - Sent out the first round of applications. I'm still waiting on an LOR, so nothing will go complete until LSDAS receives that.

11/15 - LSDAS received my second (and final) LOR. Anxiously awaiting my first "complete" file.

11/16 - Complete at my first school!

12/5 - Learned via a skinny envelope that I'm in at Tennessee! Nice turnaround, Vols.

12/6 - In at Maryland! This is a nice way to kick off December.

12/16 - Very nice phone call from Richmond offering me admission to the law school. I feel like Richmond is on the rise. Keeping my fingers crossed for scholarship money.

12/22 - Thick packet from Catholic notifying me of my acceptance.

1/15 - Decision mailed from Vanderbilt today. For those who are curious (I was), I learned of this change in my application status via neurotic online status checks, not any notification from Vanderbilt.

Also, e-mail from Catholic offering me some dough.

1/17 - First rejection from Georgetown.

1/22 - Flattered to be waitlisted at Vanderbilt, a tad miffed to be waitlisted at Mason.

1/24 - Yay American!

2/2 - Waitlisted at GW. Fine by me.

2/11 - In at Ohio State! Buckeye blood runs in the family, so I'm excited about this. Could I stand three more Midwestern winters?

2/19 - I visited Maryland today and I LOVED it. None of the sites I've seen do justice to the law school or Baltimore. If you want to hear me blabber about my impressions, send a message.

Not going to Chicago. Don't really care.

3/14 - Dinged by Duke, rewarded by Richmond.

3/21 - 2008: Year of the Waitlists?

4/7 - Maryland it is! I know most of us - waitlisted as we are at so many schools - don't feel that this process is over yet. If I get off any of the waitlists I will reconsider my options. I'm blessed, however, to have found in Maryland a law school that I really like and am excited to attend.

7/1 - W&L ACCEPTS ME! SO EXCITED! On Friday (6/27) they sent me an "Are you still interested in us?" e-mail. I shot back an "absolutely." Now I am happily headed to rural Virginia!

Visitor Comments

  • yay classics!
  • Monday, August 13 2007 at 04:29 PM

Thanks. Good luck to you too! I do hope our major counts for something. I literally have no idea how many Classics majors apply to law school. Did you take any latin or ancient greek?

- sosueme
  • athletics
  • Tuesday, September 18 2007 at 05:24 PM

I spoke with a professor who bounces on and off the admissions committee and he told me that it looks just as good as a high profile academic extra curricular; he said that most admissions members will place importance on the time commitment aspect and the strains that travel, practice, etc. puts on academics.

- mtfl
  • athletes and law
  • Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 11:02 AM

Thanks! I'm just anxiously awaiting my LSAT results from last Saturday. That will help me narrow down my schools a lot. Have you taken it yet?

- futureGSrainmaker
  • LSAT score
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 06:53 AM

I just looked online and I get my score on Monday, what about you?

- futureGSrainmaker
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 11:50 AM

Thank you for your best wishes! I do hope the military experience helps out and the fact that I took the LSAT while in a combat environment. With your GPA I wouldn't worry too much about scores, you will do great! I just updated my list a lot since the Army will only pay for state schools! Keep in touch and BEST OF LUCK!!

- drew82abndiv
  • Athlete!
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 06:56 PM

Hi! I'm so glad you messaged me. I really think being an athlete helps significantly - whole time management, discipline, handling pressure, etc... We're applying to a lot of the same schools (I still have to update mine) Good luck this cycle!!

- guiness19
  • soft factors
  • Monday, October 22 2007 at 11:28 AM

hey! thanks for the message. hear hear to soft factors, good luck!

- barrister2b
  • hey thanks
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:10 PM

thanks for the good wishes. you go to w&l undergrad?

- syntheticapriori
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 05:39 AM

Thanks for the consolation. You look like you changed some schools you were applying to? Are you going with all the schools that are on your list?

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Good Luck!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 09:53 PM

Good luck with your applications too! I have already hit a bump in the road during this application cycle; UGA rejected me! I will add you to my watchlist as well. Good luck once again!

- dreamingbig08
  • why mason ED
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 07:24 PM

i am borderline at best with my numbers there. no real chance at gw, let alone gulc. i figure get in there and transfer up if i don't think ill have great job prospects.

- syntheticapriori
  • UVA
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 05:49 PM

Well you never know with the big schools either, you may have certain attributes which UVA desires. You never know until you apply. Good Luck! Georgetown and Vanderbilt are both a few of my "dream" schools. I'm not sure where I want to end up practicing law. I am actually looking to leave California and would not mind practicing law in any of the states (or D.C.) that I applied. I was in N.C. a month ago to visit Wake Forest and UNC, and I could definitely see myself practicing there. So I am still uncertain of where I would want to end up. What about you?

- dreamingbig08
  • Any word yet?
  • Saturday, November 10 2007 at 07:50 AM

Hey there, haven't heard from you since your initial message, did you hear anything yet? I just heard from Florida State - good news - at least I know I will go SOMEWHERE next year!

- Drew82abndiv
  • hey
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 05:36 AM

I'm still waiting on an LOR from a professor too. It's really frustrating because he offered to do it in the first place. And here it is almost the middle of November..he is really starting to stress me out.

- cookiecrisp83
  • Numbers match
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 11:46 AM

Hi numbers match. It also looks like we have some schools in common. I added you to my watch list.

- DarthSanta2
  • Thanks
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 04:47 AM

for the good wishes. I'm sure you'll be hearing from them soon.

- syntheticapriori
  • hola
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 06:15 PM

thanks for the shout out, dude. good luck with the cycle; I'll try to keep up with your apps. I like the athlete angle--I wish LS admissions was more focused on soft factors.

- reezy
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 06:57 PM

You have a really interesting list of schools...lots of them where it seems like a great place to spend 3 years of LS. What sport did you play?

- rabbit9198
  • Just a suggestion
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 04:56 AM

Don't know your story, don't know anything not on this page... but I'm thinking maybe an LSAT retake could pay off in a huge way. I have a classmate who went from your stats to a higher 160s number on the Feb. LSAT, and it meant tens of thousands of $. Of course, it might not be right for you.

  • ?????
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 09:18 AM

I thought you applied to Cooley?

- Madballs5000
  • *
  • Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 06:41 PM

Haven't been an athlete since middle school, but I've always been amazed by how dedicated college athletes are...I was an RA for a bunch of D1 championship lacrosse players, and it was amazing how much work they did. Congrats on TN, btw!

- rabbit9198
  • WOW
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 08:20 AM

unreal - you are on a roll! I'm so happy for you!!!! Keep in touch and I hope to hear from those schools soon myself!

- Drew82ABNDIV
  • congrats
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 09:25 AM

on umd. perhaps a letter is waiting for me when i get home from work.

- syntheticapriori
  • UMD/Tenn
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 05:06 AM

Congrats!! Must be the best feeling!

- guiness19
  • Congrats and Thx!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 06:55 AM

I saw your profile during the day yesterday and it gave me hope that maybe, just maybe, an MD letter would be on the way for me too! I want to go to Cali if someone over there is willing to accept me... if not I'm happy to go anywhere that I get in. Here's to hoping for more good news for both of us.

- chaos123
  • rower
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 02:06 PM

Good luck on your cycle from one Fitzgerald fan to another. =)

- anthonypatch
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 08:59 PM

You're hearing from the schools that I can't wait to hear from and I keep hearing from schools that I would only attend if I didn't get into my top choices...I'm jealous...haha! I guess I should just be happy that I'm getting in somewhere!

- drew82abndiv
  • ...
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 07:26 AM

I would say that Maryland is pretty high up there - Tennessee would be nice as Nashville is AWESOME but I would certainly pick Maryland over my current choices! Again, CONGRATS! Oh yea and how did you hear from Maryland?

- drew82abndiv
  • Thank you!!
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 09:45 AM

I'm still in shock. I can't believe that just happened. Best of luck with the rest of your cycle. I'm withdrawing asap - maybe that will help it go a tiny bit faster!

- guiness19
  • Sunday, December 16 2007 at 10:25 PM

...on Richmond - hope you see some $$ - you are on a roll!

- drew82abndiv
  • Congrats
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 01:13 AM

On your success so far in this cycle. I hope more is to come for you!

- futureGSrainmaker
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 12:36 PM

For the congrats, but I still need quite a bit of luck to get into any t-14s (my ultimate goal) it's so late in the cycle!!! I'm sure you'll do a lot better than you expect, hopefully we both exceed even our best expectations! Did you apply to all the schools on your list?

- futureGSrainmaker
  • numbers
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 07:54 AM

hi, we have similar numbers and schools, best of luck and i'll be looking out for you!

- camdiz
  • yea for soft factors
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 05:22 AM

Good luck to you this cycle! I'm completely in the "please look beyond the numbers" boat.

- olderandwiser
  • Thank you
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 11:40 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words. I guess I didn't write that as a plea for sympathy but more just expressing my frustrations in writing in one of the only forums that I am on. I really hope that I start getting more decisions soon (and hopefully positive ones). I am keeping my fingers crossed for both of us! Again, congrats so far and keep em coming!

- drew82abndiv
  • Thanks and W&M
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 05:38 AM

Thanks for the good wishes - same to you. W&M had a really quick turn around and your app was complete pretty early on, so i bet you'll hear soon. W & L on the other hand was a huge pain b/c of that Dean Certification form, so you'll probably hear before me. Good luck.

- tennis19
  • First rejection
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 11:57 AM

I got my first rejection this week, too. I guess you can't win them all. You've got some good ones already though. Good luck on the rest.

- Darthsanta2
  • You'll be fine!!!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 03:57 PM

I'm excited for you and Vandy! With a little patience I'm sure you'll get the result you were looking for.

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Maybe patent, but more likely environmen
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 03:36 PM

I'll give IP law a shot, but right now my thought is to do environmental law, especially as it applies to high tech industries and energy policy. What about you?

- Darthsanta2
  • WCL
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 05:57 PM

hey hey! Congrats there!

- onfo
  • not bad
  • Saturday, February 02 2008 at 09:32 AM

I was hoping you would get into GW as that would give me hope with my chance given my numbers! At least you fared better than I did with George Mason which means I am probably doomed w/ GW! Finally heard from Maryland though and was pretty stoked but UCONN sounds really good now as it is in-state and I am a veteran so it would be 100% FREE! That is most definitely appealing! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP ME POSTED! I haven't heard from you in a while, thought you had disappeared!

- drew82abndiv
  • Congrats
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 01:09 PM

Saw you got another acceptance. Hopefully they keep coming in!

- futureGSrainmaker
  • Congrats on OSU!
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 05:21 AM

Did you get an e-mail inviting you to the ASW the same day you received your acceptance?

- iamback
  • Maryland
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 02:22 PM

I'm curious to know what you loved about Maryland. .. My wife really wants to be on the East Coast so I'm trying to figure out if it is worth my while to stick it out on the waitlist....

- laferson
  • Maryland
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 11:20 AM

I'd love to hear you talk about Maryland. Blabber away! In all seriousness, I suspect I have some of your concerns about UMD, baltimore, selecting the right school, etc. Looking forward to hearing from you. steve

- tennis19
  • Leading candidate
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 08:46 AM

Where are you considering favorably? Are you going to be in the DC area next year?

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 01:28 PM

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to visit GMU this weekend, but I am already leaning towards MD for the reasons you mentioned as well as their highly ranked enviro law program. So we'll see. One other consideration for me was I have several friends at MD who were able to get in-state residency by their second year... not sure if it's that easy in VA (I'm a NJ res) Have you made any decisions?

- mclarke1
  • Waitlists
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 10:49 AM

I'm sick and tired of these schools waitlisting you. I'm rooting for you though!!!

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Waitlists
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 04:13 PM

Here's an idea. Let's both go to Charlottesville and let them know why student-athletes are superior law school candidates and that we deserve more than a waitlist!!!

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Maryland
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 07:15 PM

Congrats on Maryland. I was wondering if you know how well maryland holds up in Va and the Dc area. I have been aaccepted by both UNC and maryland and I really like Maryland, but don't know a lot about it. I am from NC and would practice on the east coast between new york and va. Good Luck and maybe we will both end up at maryland.

- stallion
  • UVa
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 06:55 AM

Haha, I like your humor. Today marks the day I am withdrawing from UVa. I wish you the best of luck!!! p.s. I'm much stronger than you, and I'll give you the benefit on the looks.

- futuregsrainmaker
  • maryland
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 02:23 PM

it looks like we'll be in the same class next year ... congrats on maryland!

- pnent123
  • Chaperone
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 05:43 PM

I fully expect that if I come to Baltimore that you will have a handle on the city and be able to show me a good time. The effort will be reciprocated if you ever come to DC.

- futureGSrainmaker
  • yay md!
  • Wednesday, April 30 2008 at 10:07 AM

thanks for your congrats! congratulations to you too! i'm so excited! :D

- ilovemonkeys
  • baltimore
  • Wednesday, April 30 2008 at 03:39 PM

yes, i visited baltimore last year and i re-visited baltimore to check out the school and stuff about a month ago for the admissions reception. i was very impressed with both the school and the area!

- ilovemonkeys
  • W&M
  • Tuesday, May 06 2008 at 07:25 AM

Hi. I noticed we have a similar index for William and Mary. Have you heard anything from them about the waitlist? Jsut trying to figure out how they are going to handle this big WL :)

- soccerchica146

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