G0NEFISHIN (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
St. John's University F graph Waitlisted 01/02/19 01/03/19 01/03/19 03/07/19 1 year
Seton Hall University graph Accepted $135,000 01/02/19 01/02/19 01/10/19 02/01/19 1 year
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Accepted $105,000 12/31/18 01/01/19 01/02/19 01/30/19 1 year
Brooklyn Law School graph Accepted $129,000 01/03/19 01/04/19 01/04/19 01/22/19 1 year
Rutgers Law School graph Accepted $69,000 01/03/19 01/04/19 01/04/19 01/15/19 1 year

Applicant Information

PoliSci/Legal Studies
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

New Jersey
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Nothing noteworthy


I have some C&F liabilities (pretty long criminal record, 3 yrs recovered drug addict). I was forthcoming about everything so we'll see.

1/10/19 - Received an invitation from the Dean of Admissions @ Cardozo to come for an interview with him

1/15/19 - Admitted to Rutgers via email with $23k/yr scholarship included in the email

1/22/19 - Admitted to Brooklyn via email with $43k/yr scholarship included in the email

1/30/19 - Admitted to Cardozo via email with $35k/yr scholarship included in the email. I am going to try negotiating with them to get a more generous offer.

2/1/19 - Admitted to Seton Hall via status checker with $40k/yr Chancellor's scholarship. Not sure of the stipulations, awaiting the acceptance packet.

2/22/19 - Seton Hall upped my scholarship by $15k after I asked them for more $$. Still waiting to hear back from Brooklyn and Cardozo vis a vis scholarship increases.

3/6/19 - Brooklyn emailed me back declining to increase my scholarship.

3/7/19 - St. John's FINALLY made some kind of decision, emailing me today to let me know that I've been wait listed. I find this pretty amusing, considering my stats should presumably be worth a sizable scholarship there. The only reason why they'd waitlist me is my criminal record, which tells me that they're very regressive philosophically and certainly not an institution that I'd want to attend.

Visitor Comments

  • Monday, February 11 2019 at 11:48 AM

You should be VERY proud of where you stand today, post-drug addiction. As someone that has dealt with similar issues, I am cheering you on!

- RomeIsBurning
  • Thursday, March 07 2019 at 04:05 PM

@RomeIsBurning Thank you, plenty of people overcome far greater obstacles than I have. With that said, I am proud of my accomplishments and I appreciate your kind words.

  • Thursday, March 14 2019 at 10:05 PM

You killed that LSAT bro. I think you hit the nail on the head regarding St. Johns regressive philosophy. They new my LSAT and GPA from the jump due to LSAC and solicited me with a CAS and Fee waiver, stating that applicants with my similar scores have received half tuition and more. I applied and got waitlisted LoL and i'm also a Felon so I've got the gut feeling that, that influenced their decision.

- TheStreetsEsquire
  • Saturday, March 16 2019 at 12:24 PM

@TheStreetsEsquire Yeah it's an informal policy they have against admitting people with drug related records. They got sued over it a few years ago. Ultimately it's their loss IMO. Best of luck with your applications. You can probably relate to this feeling; it's hard to believe that I'm actually going to law school, what a long strange trip it's been!

  • Monday, March 25 2019 at 07:24 PM

Definitely their loss, they'll never truly produce a complete representation of society if they block out certain portions of it they don't like. Haha I can totally relate. I did 26 months all together, used to be involved in gangs/drugs, had a public defender and went through almost every harrowing aspect of the gambit. So whenever I look back in retrospect it's definitely surreal. Gluck with everything and give em hell on the battle field!

- TheStreetsEsquire

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