Cranberries (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Stetson University F graph Accepted A $97,500 11/20/07 -- 01/18/08 01/29/08 12 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Accepted W $22,500 12/03/07 -- 01/07/08 03/10/08 12 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W 11/20/07 -- 11/27/08 03/24/08 13 years
University of Richmond F graph Accepted W $45,000 12/13/07 -- -- 12/30/07 13 years

Applicant Information

Big 12 Public
Sociology (w/ Philosophy minor

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Now that I've confirmed, here are my stats.

Worked full time throughout almost all of undergrad. Graduated in 2005 and now have completed almost 3 years high responsibility professional work experience.

Strong PS to Virginia and UNC. Not as strong of one (my great one didn't fit the question) to Stetson and Richmond.

Strong LOR's from professors I worked extensively with during undergrad.

Zero interest in "big" corporate law. Currently planning civil/public interest/education law in the Tampa area.


Good luck to everyone else still deciding. This decision process has been more difficult than I originally thought it would be. I wish you all the best.

4/12/08- Accepted offer at Stetson. I like the trail advocacy and elder law programs, love the staff, faculty, and students I've been in contact with so far, adore that area (and only that area) of Florida and, of course, very much appreciate the free tuition and books stipend.
4/6/08- So... I just sent a withdraw to Virginia. It all made sense in my head when I did it. No free money, even from a T14, just added up to too much debt. $170K in loans (aka: $2200/month student loan payments)?? Even with the guaranteed job prospects, that number is just ridiculous for someone interested in public service. Now that I've had some time to think for a few hours, that may have been a hasty decision. Oh well, too late now. But, I think I'm OK with that decision. We'll see if I still feel that way in 3 years.
4/1/08- Scholarship offer via e-mail from UNC.
3/28/08- Sent a letter of withdraw to Richmond.
3/24/08- In at UVA. Once again, another small evil looking envelope. (I think they're intentionally trying to scare people.)
3/21/08- Lovely conversation on the phone with UNC about scholarships!
3/17/08- Letter from Richmond confirming scholarship.
3/14/08- Scholarship offer via e-mail from Richmond.
3/10/08- Finally some more news. In at UNC. Small white (evil looking) envelope, with a fabulous surprise inside!
2/2/08- Phone call from Stetson professor to confirm receipt of envelope.
2/1/08- Overnighted Fed Ex envelope from Stetson- Accepted.
1/29/08- Stetson online tracker went to "Decision Mailed"
1/7/08- Two large cream envelopes from Richmond.
12/30/07- In at Richmond, per phone call from the Dean! YAY, I'm going to law school!

Visitor Comments

  • Stetson
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 10:55 AM

I am not sure yet... FSU has one on the same weekend. It is possible though...

- everlast08
  • Stetson
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 05:38 PM

If I am correct (I know someone who received the same scholarship several years ago and has since graduated) there is only about 10... So I think it is pretty selective. So congrats to you as well!

- everlast08
  • Stetson
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 05:46 PM

I live about 3 miles from Stetson, so I'm probably going to at least go and check it out. The dinner they are having the first night is at a place that is pretty good. Where are you from?

- sennecrib
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 10:53 AM

hope you hear from UNC soon too!

- abbiecarmichael
  • Housing
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 08:22 AM

I believe, the market was a good time to buy. The rent in the area is similar to where I live in MD but it is a lot more affordable to buy which is why I bought a house. It is 3 bedrooms so I am hoping to rent atleast one room out to a fellow student, it is close to the school, the busline, and downtown. 2/3 of an acre for 186,000. Good luck with the rest of your cycle.

- adamneal1984
  • UNC
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 07:29 AM


- everlast08
  • Stetson
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 06:55 AM

Yah, it is between FSU and GW right now. Unless Michigan comes through lol.

- everlast08
  • FSU
  • Friday, March 21 2008 at 02:00 PM

Yah, I went... It was pretty good. Honestly, I was not impressed with the campus itself. However, the faculty and staff are really nice and I want to go into government work, so that is really drawing me. I am gonna call them next week - hopefully I can draw some money out of them... lol Do you know where you are headed?

- everlast08
  • Oh yah...
  • Friday, March 21 2008 at 02:01 PM

the $100,000 less in tuition is a big draw too... lol

- everlast08
  • FSU
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 05:02 PM

Yah I am pretty much set on them. If they offer some additional money I'll probably even withdraw from the waitlists as I do not even want to be tempted. By the way I hope those UNC scholarship talks produce some money

- everlast08
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 09:10 PM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 09:37 PM

on all of your acceptances. Don't regret the decision, free tuition is free tuition. Public interest work is admirable and there is no way you would be able to go into it with nearly 200,000 in debt. Good luck in Stetson, its a great school!

- everlast08
  • FSU
  • Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 07:01 PM

Yah I know right. I even ASKED them for money. I was like "I'm thinking either FSU or GW, if you offer some money, then I will deposit" (in nicer words though) They gave me nothing! (the $1,000 was before I asked) So, needless to say, I feel I got ripped, and I say that as non-pretentiously as possible) In reality, I screwed up... They offered scholarships in the beginning but I never applied. My error though! Yes, we should definitely keep in touch!

- everlast08
  • OOOOhhhhh
  • Friday, April 18 2008 at 06:08 AM

I understand now. No I meant GW is about 210,000, and FSU is about 60,000. So yah, I really have no room to complain there!

- everlast08
  • UNC
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 04:33 PM

Congrats on a great cycle. If possible, could you please withdraw from UNC since you're not headed there?

- unchopeful08

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