JNSL (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 F graph WL, Rejected 11/13/07 11/14/07 11/21/07 03/28/08 12 years
Georgetown University graph WL, Rejected 11/21/07 11/21/07 11/30/07 01/11/08 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph WL, Rejected 12/05/07 12/11/07 01/09/08 04/04/08 12 years
George Washington University graph WL, Rejected 11/21/07 11/21/07 12/14/07 01/31/08 13 years
Boston University graph Accepted W 12/05/07 12/06/07 01/09/08 03/18/08 13 years
Boston College graph Accepted W $60,000 11/14/07 11/15/07 11/28/07 01/08/08 13 years
University of Southern California graph Waitlisted W 11/13/07 11/14/07 01/02/08 03/20/08 13 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $75,000 11/21/07 11/26/07 12/07/07 12/17/07 13 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted A $45,000 11/14/07 11/15/07 11/28/07 01/21/08 13 years
Emory University graph Accepted W 11/13/07 11/14/07 01/03/08 01/10/08 13 years
Cornell University graph Accepted W $35,100 11/13/07 11/13/07 12/03/07 02/14/08 13 years
University of Texas Austin graph Accepted W $36,000 11/21/07 11/26/07 12/06/07 02/05/08 13 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $59,400 11/16/07 11/20/07 11/29/07 01/04/08 13 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Rejected 11/14/07 11/14/07 01/08/08 02/06/08 13 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted 11/13/07 11/15/07 12/05/07 01/31/08 13 years

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After the cycle.


Sent: Date I submitted the application on LSAC
Received: Date school requested package from LSAC
Complete: Date school told me I had a complete file
Decision: Date of Letter

Scholarship = amount over 3 years

12/17 I'm going to law school! Email from WashU. Funny thing about the acceptance: I received an email 40 minutes before the acceptance talking about the admitted students weekend and chat. Includes $200 stipend.

01/03 Finally starting to go complete at a few other schools. 3 left!

01/04 In at W&L via email! Mention of stipend (amount TBD)

01/10 In at Emory via phone call! Woken up from a nap to a nice surprise

1/11 In at BC via mail at the permanent address

1/11 Decision at GULC. I don't feel good about this, considering all decisions in 2008 (so far) have been WLs or Rejections.

1/11 I haven't been this obsessive all cycle. I've overturned every stone available to me to find some evidence either way about what to expect from Georgetown. The best I have is that the last decision on LSN was 4 days ago, so maybe they're making different *kinds* of decisions now. Maybe???

1/11 Just checked the mail (late). Complete at BU! This is significant only because I am officially complete everywhere! YAY! Post-marked on the 9th, so I'm putting that as my complete date.

1/16 WL at Georgetown. Expected.

1/22 Went to decision yesterday (somehow didn't notice yesterday) at Vanderbilt. I feel nauseous.

1/24 25k/year at WashU!

1/24 In at Vanderbilt!!! Priority Flat Rate box. I am SO excited.

1/30 20k/year at W&L!

2/04 Waitlisted at UCLA and GW today, both dated 1/31. UCLA was expected...GW not so much. Very confused about it. It would have taken a full ride, or close, to get me there I think...so I shouldn't be too distraught over it. But I am. Argh.

2/07 In at Texas!!!!! (by phone call) Oh how I would love to go back to Texas. This is good. This is very good.

2/08 Dinged at Penn by snail mail. Expected. On the bright side, got my UT acceptance package! Letter dated 2/05. Also got my scholarship letter from WashU. They double packed it, so I had two scholarship letters and two reply-letters in one envelope. Do you think that means it's 150k instead 75k?

2/14 In at Cornell via email!! How exciting!

2/29 Scholarship from Vanderbilt! It's interesting...10k/year scholarship + 5k/year need-based scholarship. Put it down as 15k/year since both are called scholarships.

2/29 I was predicting that I would be waitlisted at Mich on 3/1. However, it doesn't seem that's happening with all the waitlists that went out today. I am taking this as a positive, insofar that it says that I wasn't put in the first WL batch. There are only a handful of people who are still pending (that I can trust to update LSN asap) and complete near or before me. Hmm..

3/16 Dear Michigan,
Where are you? I'm confused. The second wave of WL went out on 3/14 and I've still not gone to decision. I'm one of very few to still be pending from pre-February completion. Please let me know soon.
With Love,

3/17 UT money!

3/18 In at BU via phone call!

3/24 Waitlisted at USC. Letter to permanent address.

3/24 20k/year at BC! The "Law Scholarship" was first presented to me in their financial aid award.

3/27 35k at Cornell over 3 years. Unfortunately pretty underwhelmed.

3/28 12:03 am. Just went to decision at UVA via status checker. I think it'll be a waitlist, but who knows? I'm just glad to finally have a decision coming.

4/01 Withdrawn from WashU. Not by telling them, of course, but by missing the first deposit.

4/03 Waitlisted at UVA, duh. Post-marked 4/01. Not April Fools, unfortunately.

4/03 Just waiting on numero uno. I have no reasons to hide anything now, as I already told Michigan they were my number one in a recent LOCI to Dean Zearfoss. I am also finished leveraging scholarships. As of right now, it will be Vanderbilt in the fall. I think the only schools that I would consider instead are UVA and Michigan, and since I am not holding my breath with UVA's general wait list...

4/04 *sigh*

4/07 Sent my deposit to Vanderbilt!

4/09 Withdrew from Emory. I missed the deadlines on WashU and W&L, so I also have the W there too. Further, I didn't bother submitting the affirmation to USC about the WL, so I am considering that a W as well. As for the others, I am going to just let the deposit deadlines happen. No school has bothered to remind me (besides Emory), so I don't see a pressing need. I might change my mind later when I don't have work to do.

4/12 Took the little A down from Vandy.


4/15 The little A is back. Pocket withdrawal at Cornell, BU, BC, and Texas.

5/24 WL, Rejection letter from GW. I'm entertained and wouldn't have considered them anyhow.

7/6 Released from GULC's waitlist by snail mail. Wouldn't have gone anyhow, but it still stinks. Only UCLA and UVA WLs are pending. UVA would make me think long and hard, but I wouldn't go to UCLA.

Visitor Comments

  • wustl
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 11:45 AM

See you're basically a lock at WUSTL, GW, emory, BC, and BU...so i mean..at least your "safety" schools are pretty good shots, i wish i'd done something over the past 4 years and had the same GPA lol.

- hwmyones
  • visits
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 10:07 AM

So your safeties are pretty much my reaches, but let me know if you ever wanna take a trip to any of these schools.

- TheDecider
  • LSN Twin
  • Friday, November 09 2007 at 08:22 AM

LOL, I clicked on your name on LSD to comment on your LSN and you had already commented on my LSN account (Tetris=spaceinvaders). Anyway all the fee waivers on my account were unsolicited merit based waivers except for Minnesota and Michigan which were merit-based waivers that I solicited for myself. Good luck this cycle! We're pretty much # twins so your success= my success. What kind of school did you go to and how strong are your ECs? I went to a small state school and have pretty good ECs.

- spaceinvaders
  • Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 06:33 AM

GOOD LUCK ON THE CYCLE! I wish my LSAT was a bit higher but I have a pretty good reason for the low score! Keep me informed and I hope you sweep!

- drew82abndiv
  • Good Luck!
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 11:32 AM

Thank you and good luck to you too! What's your LSD nickname?

- BearlyLegal
  • Location and money...
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 05:10 PM

Nice work on the LSAT! I'm not sure what "location" means to you, but I can figure out the "money" part! I would strongly recommend you apply for the named scholarships at Vanderbilt (merit awards) and visit the school, if you haven't already (this certainly does not hurt your scholarship chances). Assuming your GPA is pretty decent, you'd be in good shape for great scholarship consideration at a top 20 school in a great location.

  • Good luck!
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 05:25 PM

Good luck to you I Don't Know Law. What are your thoughts on UVA?

- rsr28
  • complete dates
  • Saturday, December 01 2007 at 09:21 AM

not only are we #s twins but we are applying/ going complete at the same time! hahaha! and applying to a lot of the same schools! hilarious.

- spaceinvaders
  • wustl
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 12:19 PM

I got into WUSTL, so i'm sure you're a lock for there like i said. I'm excited though haha. it was a good 21st birthday present

- hwmyones
  • list
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 03:19 PM

To be honest, really high. It looks like i'm going to be going to either vandy (if i get in), wustl, tulane (with a big scholarship if i get it) or miami (only for a full ride). I'm sure you'll be fine for wustl, i've been to st. louis it's awesome.

- hwmyones
  • in at w&m
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:55 AM

I got accepted to w&m today... this bodes well for us as far as mid-range T1s go!

- spaceinvaders
  • acceptances
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 09:47 AM

Thanks for the MN congrats. I am very surprised by the quick turnaround. It looks like you just started going complete-- I bet you'll get your first acceptances before Xmas or shortly after. Our other numbers "triplet" just got into Vanderbilt. I think us 3.4/169ers are going to have a great cycle. ____ .|E|R|S.

- spaceinvaders
  • Thanks
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 10:21 AM

I'm sure it bodes well for you too. I'd love to hear something good from Cornell soon...

- jfq4999
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 10:56 AM

good work on WUSTL! what are your thoughts of richmond and the surrounding area? i understand williamsburg (w&m) is very close. does the area have a metro feel to it at all? i know williamsburg is small but is it "close enough" to the action to give it a medium-city feel? is the area pretty?

- spaceinvaders
  • one more thing
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 11:02 AM

...we went compelte at the same time at vanderbilt w/ the same #s... most people who applied before us have already received decisions-- so i think we are right on the cusp of getting accepted IF we are going to get accepted right away. i'm checking my virtual vuls several times a day now :S

- spaceinvaders
  • stipend
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 06:04 AM

Yessir. I'm going January 25.

- hwmyones
  • congrats
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 10:27 AM

on emory. Don't think i'm going to get in there. i think i'd rather go to WUSTL anyway

- hwmyones
  • emory
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 03:50 PM

How do you know applications are down?

- hwmyones
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 07:14 AM

well i started a successful business and have alot of overseas experience, but nothing like a grad degree (only one yr out of UG). To be honest i think my Why Mich essay may have made the difference. Best of Luck!

- roman44
  • bc
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 02:35 PM

congrats on BC!

- bringtheraine
  • come on GULC...
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 10:04 PM

good luck with GULC! i'll definitely be rooting for you! and I think we should both consider ourselves strong numbers wise...keep the faith bud, and try not to get dismayed by the recent string of WL/Def/Rej....hopefully new week= new and different news! good luck!

- hiphoppopotamus
  • vandy and mich
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 03:23 PM

decision at vanderbilt and michigan today for me... i'm way worried. how are you on vanderbilt?

- spaceinvaders
  • Georgetown
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 12:48 PM

I'm waiting to find out what the decision is too! This is almost worse than having no online status checkers, as far as OCD checking for clues about whether it'll be a yes or a no 24/7. I was also quite concerned that they havent admitted a single person this whole month... But my best wishes are with you!

- baileyd10
  • Vanderbilt
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 07:23 AM

Hi, I see your status checker changed too. Good Luck! I think you have a great shot. I'm really very scared -- it seems very soon for me to be receiving a decision. Do you have any idea how long it will take them to mail us something?

- i1der
  • Congrats on Vandy
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 11:27 AM

My status checker changed on the 21st as well. I've been waiting for something to show up, and now that you got the stuff today... well, lets just say I'm going to be useless at work for the rest of the day. Once again, congrats, I hope my news is good like yours!

- Chizwheeze
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 03:41 PM

You were right. I'm in at Vandy too! Now I have to get to reading all this stuff they sent.

- Chizwheeze
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 08:16 PM

On Vandy! The big box was beautiful. =)

- i1der
  • Congrats on Vandy!
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 09:48 AM

We're numbers and school twins (and both holding out on UMich) so good luck to you and congrats on your cycle so far!

- spsteadman
  • Sorry!
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 05:38 AM

I'm sorry to see that you were WL'ed at GW and UCLA. I have a feeling that you're going t get some good news soon, though! (BTW, I'm UnbiasedObserver.) Take care.

- HopefulApplicant
  • #4???
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 05:10 AM

Wow, you've had quite the meteoric rise to the number 4 spot!

- logged user
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:23 PM

On Texas!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 07:22 AM

on Cornell!

- cellardoor
  • cornizzles
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 08:38 AM


- rezipsa
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 10:43 AM

On Cornell! I'm still rooting for you for UMich though!

- spsteadman
  • Cornell
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 02:04 PM

I see you got into Cornell-- awesome! What would you choose if Michigan accepted you to? Is it safe to say that Vanderbilt is out of the picture now?

- spaceinvaders
  • as they say...
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 11:30 AM

While awaiting decisions, one can either: 1. Wait 2. Wait impatiently I guess I only know how to do the latter; I suppose it's a moral victory to see others get their decisions. Anyway, thanks and congrats on all your acceptances so far!

- gengar
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, March 07 2008 at 12:05 PM

It is definitely nice to get one out of the way, especially when it comes with $$$$. Now back to impatiently waiting...

- gengar
  • waitlists
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 03:59 PM

i'm with you on UVA and Michigan...those are the only 2 schools I would take over Vandy $...are you gonna interview with UVA?

- stoney732
  • Why?
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 12:04 PM

Wow, with only a 10k difference, why'd you choose Vandy over Corny? (just curious)

- woeisme
  • leaning
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 03:10 PM

Right now it's looking like either Cornell or WUSTL. The money factor makes the decision a difficult one though. I think I'm going to put a deposit down at both schools, ... and hope to decide (somehow) soon thereafter.

- woeisme
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 06:16 AM

Heh, it did pass on the 1st. I put a deposit down. Good question though, I sort of assumed the same as well ... it'd make sense, right? :P Thanks, JNSL. I'm sad you're not going to Cornell, ... but good luck at Vandy/Mich (both awesome schools)!

- woeisme
  • Thanks for the tip!
  • Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 06:22 AM

Actually, that's what I did. They didn't meet the UT scholly though, ... they gave like 3/5ths of it (as you can see). Better than nothing for sure! Are you sold on Vandy or still vacillating?

- woeisme
  • re: Michigan
  • Saturday, May 24 2008 at 01:10 PM

Thanks! It was kind of a fluke. I called up Michigan on Monday to check on their waitlist status and they had no more offers to make at that point but I guess someone withdrew over the weekend or that day and they called me back to make the offer. I flew out to visit on Friday and accepted the offer after talking to admissions staff for a bit. Would you go if you got in off the waitlist? If so, hope to see you this fall!!

- fallenfrom

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