Magnifique1908 (2014-2015)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted $126,000 10/31/08 11/03/08 11/06/08 -- 5 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted A $36,000 10/31/08 11/06/08 01/06/09 01/17/09 5 years
University of Florida graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/13/08 -- -- 5 years
University of Miami F graph Pending W 10/29/08 11/01/08 -- -- 5 years
Duke University F graph Pending W 10/29/08 10/31/08 01/10/09 -- 5 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Accepted $45,000 11/19/08 12/16/08 02/07/09 02/13/09 5 years
Case Western Reserve University F graph Accepted $90,000 10/24/08 11/03/08 02/20/09 -- 5 years
College of William and Mary F graph Waitlisted 11/04/08 11/07/08 01/06/09 -- 5 years
Indiana University Bloomington F graph Accepted 11/19/08 12/03/08 -- -- 5 years
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 10/29/08 10/30/08 -- -- 5 years
University of Arizona F graph Accepted 11/03/08 11/03/08 01/12/09 -- 5 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Waitlisted 11/04/08 11/06/08 01/07/09 -- 5 years
University of Georgia graph Accepted $30,000 11/03/08 11/04/08 01/09/09 01/15/09 5 years
Ohio State University graph Accepted $30,000 12/21/08 12/24/08 01/08/09 01/20/09 5 years
Georgetown University PT graph Accepted 12/21/08 12/22/08 01/07/09 02/26/09 5 years
Emory University F graph Accepted $60,000 10/29/08 11/29/08 01/08/09 01/23/09 5 years
Arizona State University F graph Accepted $90,000 10/28/08 11/13/08 01/12/09 02/06/09 5 years
Northwestern University F graph Accepted 11/03/08 11/05/08 01/12/09 01/30/09 5 years
University of Richmond F graph Accepted 11/20/08 11/21/08 -- 01/25/09 5 years
University of Toledo F graph Accepted 11/20/08 -- -- 01/20/09 5 years
Wake Forest University F graph Accepted $102,000 10/29/08 10/30/08 01/12/09 01/20/09 5 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Accepted $108,000 10/29/08 10/29/08 11/11/08 12/19/08 5 years
Cleveland State University F PT graph Accepted $50,000 10/24/08 10/30/08 11/17/08 01/17/09 5 years
George Mason University F graph Accepted 10/24/08 10/27/08 01/07/09 01/15/09 5 years
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted 10/29/08 10/30/08 11/04/08 01/14/09 5 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted 10/24/08 10/27/08 01/07/09 01/12/09 5 years
University of Dayton F graph Accepted 10/31/08 10/31/08 -- 12/05/08 5 years
University of Notre Dame F graph Pending 10/31/08 11/03/08 01/08/09 -- 5 years
University of Akron F graph Pending W 10/24/08 10/27/08 11/25/08 -- 5 years
University of Arkansas Little Rock F graph Accepted $52,000 10/24/08 10/27/08 -- 12/22/08 5 years
Boston College F graph Pending W 10/29/08 11/03/08 11/07/08 12/12/08 5 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph Pending W 10/15/08 10/16/08 -- -- 5 years
Capital University F graph Accepted $75,000 10/23/08 10/29/08 11/20/08 12/08/08 5 years
University of Cincinnati F graph Pending 11/19/08 11/21/08 -- -- 5 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

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Female
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Extra Curricular Information

NPHC Sorority Membership
Scholarship Recipient
Legal background
Work Experience that extends back to high school (all law related)
Worked throughout undergrad
First Generation College Student (mom started but didnt finish)
History of significant community service

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

LSDAS GPA is different than Degree GPA.
Have a blemish that I'm looking to overcome so I will be casting a wide net. I am applying to National Reaches, as well as regional schools in areas where I would like to practice.
Very happy with my new test scores...come on reach schools!!!

Apparently the blemish wasn't as big of a problem as I thought and I am now realizing that I applied to WAYYYY too many schools. Will probably start withdrawing soon.

So I decided to go BLUE!!! For those that are wondering my blemish was not criminal or academic dishonesty related. It was merely a transcript issue that I thought would hinder the completion of my apps. It did for a few schools, but the surprising majority didn't care at all. Thankfully most of my apps were free and I was admitted to the only two schools that I paid for (OSU and Georgetown). My advice would be to not second guess yourself, we tend to make bigger deals out of some things than adcomms do....only apply to schools you want to go to, don't cast a net based on a perceived issue.

Still not sure if I want to post my stats, but I did have multiple LSATS (2), one in the 150s and the second in the 160s, never did break 170 and I still did very well. I did jump 8 points and did not write an addendum.

Personal Statements matter!!! I believe mine pushed me over each time. Every school that included personal comments, commented on my writing. Master that!

Hope my profile helps someone else.

Apps are hidden. Scholarship Amounts = 3 yrs

Dayton - 12/5/08 - Phone Call, never notified of Complete, Scholarship Information Forthcoming

Capital - 12/8/08 - Snail Mail Packet w/ Scholarship Info

Boston College - 12/12/08 - Notified that EA App Held, via email

Illinois - 12/19/08 - Snail Mail Packet w/Full Non-Resident Scholarship Info

Arkansas - 12/22/08 - Snail Mail Packet, never notified of Complete, Scholarship Information 12/23/08 - In State Tuition plus $6,000 per year

Washington & Lee - 1/12/09 - Regular Envelope, One sheet of paper, scared the crap out of me, very quick turnaround.

UVA - 1/14/09 - Midnight Disappointment, Waitlist via Email, I'm holding on to this one...probably not til the bitter end though.

George Mason - 1/15/09 - Phone Call, I missed the call but now I have the voice mail to keep! Acceptance Package being mailed tomorrow.

UGA - 1/15/09 - Via Status Checker, It changed to review on Tuesday and to Congratulations today.

Michigan - 1/17/09 - Large Blue Portfolio via Snail Mail!!! I am so excited!!!

Cleveland State - 1/17/09 - Regular, though stuffed, Envelope via Snail Mail. Almost missed it because of the Michigan acceptance. PT program. Full In State Tuition Scholarship.

Ohio State - 01/20/09 - Via Phone Call, Received a congratulatory letter from Career Services on the same day, dated 01/14/09...weird

Wake Forest - 01/20/09 - Medium First Class Snail Mail, I'm excited about this one since I - 01/23/09

Richmond - I knew I was accepted but I have been playing phone tag with the Dean for about two or three weeks. Finally spoke to her on Sunday. Recieved invitation for the Marshall Scholarship on 01/29/09

Northwestern - In Via Email!!!!!! 01/30/09

Arizona State - Large, really cool Binder via Snail Mail (also missed a call from the Dean a few days before), full non-resident scholarship for the first year and full resident scholarship after - 02/06/09

Visitor Comments

  • lsat
  • Monday, November 10 2008 at 12:25 PM

you're URM, how bad can your LSAT really be to be "unacceptable?" with your GPA, a 165 would get you in all of your schools but Harvard.

- koopatroopa
  • Sunday, November 16 2008 at 12:20 PM

ah, I didnt mean to offend. some people just get really obnoxious about their scores. like "oh nooooooo I got a 170 I think I'll go cryyyyyy" that kind of thing.

- koopatroopa
  • Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 06:55 AM

Thank you. Let's hope both of our cycles turn out the way we want them too. Do you know what type of law you want to practice?

- swmontgomery
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 02:27 PM

Sports law would be my dream job, although commercial real estate law is interesting (I am taking that class right now) and there are definitely some aspects of it in sports law.

- swmontgomery
  • Friday, November 21 2008 at 04:48 AM

Thank you. I'm not doing anything too big, but I hope it's fun. Good Luck on the December Test.

- swmontgomery
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 10:40 AM

Thanks! Someone from Dayton actually called to let me know I was accepted, a nice gesture instead of a generic letter, I thought! Good luck on your apps as well!

- johnnyd1187
  • Major kudos
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 12:35 PM

on Dayton. You're going to law school!

- zippadeedodah
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 08:28 PM

Congratulations on Illinois with a full scholarship...Christmas came early for you.

- swmontgomery
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, December 20 2008 at 06:58 AM

Congrats on UIllinois! I'm kinda in the same boat as you. I have a "blemish" on my record, and I wasn't sure how schools would respond, so I applied to a LOT of places. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the cycle!

- NOLAbball
  • Monday, December 22 2008 at 11:26 AM

Thank you. So do you know what type of law you want to practice already? Is Hastings your top choice.

- swmontgomery
  • Thank you...
  • Thursday, January 15 2009 at 02:45 PM

I'm not sure if it changed because I just got it early last week and hadn't checked it because I didn't expect a decision that soon. When I logged on after getting the decision Tuesday, the checker had been changed that day.

- macjags07
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 08:21 AM

Thank you. Congrats on your continued success. I don't mean to be nosy, but why did you withdraw from the BC waitlist if you applied Early Action?

- swmontgomery
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 03:58 PM

Well BC can kiss it....I am glad schools are seeing whole person rather than isolated incidents. Here's to getting into our dream schools.

- swmontgomery
  • Monday, January 19 2009 at 08:37 AM

Thanks. That could very well be in our future

- swmontgomery
  • Congrats...
  • Monday, January 19 2009 at 10:16 AM

On UMich and the scholarship to U of Illinois. Looks like things are looking up for both of us. The decision making begins.

- macjags07
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 23 2009 at 12:36 PM

congratulations on all of your acceptances! I see you were accepted at CSU which is my number one choice. We both turned in applications around the same time, so my fingers are crossed! Good Luck on the rest of your applications!

- poobearnb
  • ...
  • Monday, January 26 2009 at 08:05 AM

thanks soror! looks like you had an amazing cycle. good luck on deciding where you will end up!

- royal34
  • NPHC
  • Friday, January 30 2009 at 06:09 AM

Hi!! Are you thinking about going to UALR?

- 1920Esq
  • Monday, February 02 2009 at 09:17 AM

Congratulations on Northwestern!!!!!!!! You obviously deserve it.

- swmontgomery
  • Thursday, February 05 2009 at 06:57 AM

Thanks....I'm hoping so...Did you write an LOCI for UVA? If so, do you have any tips? I want mine to be perfect.

- swmontgomery
  • WOW
  • Friday, February 06 2009 at 04:58 AM

Is all i can say.. what an amazing cycle!!!

- soldiva
  • Sunday, April 19 2009 at 01:31 PM

Have you decided where you are going yet?

- swmontgomery
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, June 24 2009 at 02:11 PM

thanks for the note... congrats to you also on UMich!

- missv463
  • Huh?
  • Friday, December 03 2010 at 07:37 AM

I am so confused...you got accepted into ALL of the awesome schools last year and yet I am still following you around on the Decisions section of TLS? HAHAHA...actually you're following me...but I digress. good luck this cycle too girl

- Spinozist21

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