Rendus (2021-2022)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#5 University of La Verne College of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/02/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 07/15/06 Upd: 15 years
#6 St. Thomas University - Florida Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 03/29/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
#3 Western State University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/07/06 Rec: 03/08/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/10/06 Upd: 15 years
#4 Ave Maria University School of Law WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/26/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/24/06 Upd: 15 years
#8 Ohio Northern University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 03/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/06 Upd: 15 years
#2 Cleveland State University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/10/06 Upd: 15 years
#255 Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA $25 Sent: 03/08/06 Rec: 03/17/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/06 Upd: 15 years
#1 Loyola University New Orleans WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 03/27/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/24/06 Rec: 03/08/06 Comp: 03/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 06/14/06 Upd: 15 years
#9 University of Detroit Mercy Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/27/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/15/06 Upd: 15 years
#12 Florida A&M University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/26/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/27/06 Upd: 15 years
#7 Nova Southeastern University Pending Type: RA Sent: 03/01/06 Rec: 03/03/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#11 University of Dayton Pending Type: RA Sent: 03/27/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Missouri Kansas City Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/28/06 Rec: 03/01/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/07/06 Upd: 15 years
Southwestern University School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/05/06 Upd: 15 years
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/23/06 Rec: 02/24/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/31/06 Upd: 15 years
Texas A&M University School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/15/06 Rec: 03/16/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/30/06 Upd: 15 years
Gonzaga University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/28/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/05/06 Upd: 15 years
Barry University School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/22/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/13/06 Upd: 15 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/20/06 Rec: 03/22/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/05/06 Upd: 15 years
Chapman University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/26/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/04/06 Upd: 15 years
Hamline University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/20/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/04/06 Upd: 15 years
Florida Coastal School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/27/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
Texas Tech University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/02/06 Rec: 02/03/06 Comp: 03/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
Valparaiso University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/21/06 Rec: 03/24/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/29/06 Upd: 15 years
California Western School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/27/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/06 Upd: 15 years
William Mitchell College of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/20/06 Rec: 03/21/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/06 Upd: 15 years
Whittier Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/07/06 Rec: 03/09/06 Comp: 03/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/06 Upd: 15 years
DePaul University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/23/06 Rec: 02/24/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/25/06 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 146
  • LSAT 2: 148
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.69
  • Degree GPA: 3.72
  • School Type: 1st Tier Private
  • Major: Acct. & Finance

Demographic Information

  • City: Chicago
  • State: Illinois
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

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10/1/07
I'm now at Minnesota as a transfer student and super happy with the way things are turning out for this 146 LSAT kid at a Top 20 school :)

ONE YEAR LATER 6/27/07
After attending Loyola New Orleans for a full year, I have made Top 10% and Law Review. But I'm giving all that up. I have applied to 15 schools (with plans for 3 more) for transfer admission. Some of these include: NYU, Boalt, Northwestern, GULC, UCLA, Minnesota, Illinois, Tulane, etc. Wish me luck. It IS POSSIBLE to fail the LSAT and still win at life. Good luck to you all!
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Old stuff starts here:
None. Not one extracurricular activity. Well I mean I had girlfriends and gargantuan amounts of homework, but nothing considered an extracurricular activity for application purposes. Apparently, I haven't learned from my mistakes, because in high school I didn't have any extracurriculars, either. Thats why I didn't get into a better school, despite my SAT and my secondary school academic performance.

Also, I am applying late in the admissions process, which is NEVER a good thing. The reality of law school apps kinda came on me all of a sudden. There I was, a second year senior and suddenly, "Shit, I forgot that I had to apply first!" So yeh. If you are just starting out, know that it takes at least 2 months to perfect a personal statement, get all college transcripts to LSDAS, get your driving record from the secretary of state, talk to your advisor, etc.

POINT: If you are considering applying to one of the schools that I did, you have similar numbers, and you see I got in, know you have a good chance. I'm just good at school and not at the LSAT, and am not a URM, so law schools turn the other cheek to me.

Additional info & updates

Graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 3 years. I am a first generation college graduate; my parents never attended highschool. In fact, they emmigrated from Poland. I had a 1320 SAT and graduated high school as an Excel Honors Scholar with a weighted GPA of 5.55/5.00. I am graduating from Loyola with a BBA in Accounting and Finance and a laudatory status of Magna Cum Laude. As I mentioned before, I completed my undergraduate degree in 3 years and am seeking admission to law school to study tax law and real estate law. Oh, I forgot to mention that I am a licensed real estate salesperson. I got my license at 20 and was the youngest person at my office of more than 250 agents. I would prefer to get away from Chicago and move to California, at least for law school.

My plan is to go to law school and graduate in Spring 2009. Take the summer off to study for the bar and the CPA exam. Beginning in fall, get a job with either one of the Big 4 or a small law firm doing tax/estate planning/real estate work. After 3-4 years or whenever I get fired, about 2012, apply to some of the Top 50 MBA programs either for Accountancy or Finance. So by about 2014, I should be done with school. Then I can start up my own bank and go on from there.

3/27/06
I'm getting exhausted from filling out apps. Got something like 7 done in 2 days. Now I only have 6 left, I have 23 done. Funny thing today, I got a call from Texas Tech. They had a problem getting payment from my credit card. I had a new one issued, so the expiration date changed. But that's not the funny thing. The funny thing is that the Texas Tech app was the first one I sent out! I got rejected from DePaul, which get 5000+ apps in less time than it took Texas Tech to process my application. Sexay!

3/29/06
What a relief. I am finally done with all my applications. All 29 of them. Now I can go back to reality: a partnership tax return, SFAS research, 3 exams next tuesday and 1 next wednesday, AIS work, and portfolio management. Go me!

3/31/06
Got three envelopes in the mail, two big ones and one No.10 (business) envelope. The little one was from TexWes to tell me they got my app. One of the big ones was from Valpo. I thought, "rejection already?!" but it was about their MBA program (cuz I selected joint J.D./MBA) and they used my middle name as my first name. The other big envelope was from Western State. I was like, "Oh crap, not a rejection from them too," but it was just the viewbook I requested back in January. Yeh, not expecting to hear from them anytime soon lol.

4/7/06
Got accepted to Cooley, so I am definitely going to law school yay. Got rejected from Whittier. Made me sad. I really liked Whittier. Assholes.

4/14/06
Guess I didn't update in a while. I sent out my seat deposit to Cooley, just because it is refundable until august 1st. Got rejected from William Mitchell...I forgot I even applied there. It kinda gives me a bad vibe about the other schools I applied to. Oh well, 4 down, 25 to go!

4/17/06
Rejected from CalWest. I had like a 9% chance of getting in, so not too surprised. But that leaves only 5 California schools left. 5 more California rejections and the dream is shot down *tear*. I'm batting 0.200 right now with these schools. 24 to go!

4/24/06
Got my waitlist letter from Ave Maria. Now I'm really getting scared. According to LSAC, I had a 54% shot at getting in. So if I got waitlisted there, I'd have to have above a 54% to get accepted anywhere. Cooley, I had a 79% shot. Florida Coastal, St. Thomas, and Detroit Mercy are the only ones where I have a shot at acceptance, then. I even got rejected from William Mitchell, where I had a 41% shot! I'm so screwed. I think it might be time to start working on next years applications. :sadface:

4/26/06
Got an email from Ohio Northern that I'm on the wait list.

4/29/06
Rejected from Valpo. They can burn in hell.

5/1/06
Things come in fours around here JEEZ! TexTech reject after waiting 3 months. Florida Coastal reject - I was actually surprised at this one! St. Thomas waitlisted me, I kinda liked them. LUNO Law sent me an invitation to their Summer Conditional Program. I'm considering signing up...

5/4/06
So I sent out my money and stuff out to LUNO Law for the summer program. I hope I'm one of the 65 allowed to go and I'm not too late. Also, got rejected from Hamline (surprise) and Chapman (sigh). If only I had a higher LCRAP I could have gone there. Chapman looks like a beautiful place and has a great law school. Guess the dream is slowly waning. 14 down, 15 to go.

5/5/06
Got rejected from Gonzaga and...TJ. WHY! With Thomas Jefferson down, that only leaves 3 Cali Schools. And 1 of those I have no chance at anyway. So its really down to Western State and U of La Verne. And only 13 left to hear from.

5/8/06
Western State sent me an invitation to a Wine and Cheese Soiree to network with fellow admitted students. "FELLOW ADMITTED STUDENTS" I shouted to noone in particular. Bbbbbbut I never got an acceptance letter. So I call the admissions office. "Yeh, you were accepted on May 1st." Fuck Yeh, Cocksuckers! Guess where I'm goin to law school? Im like 75% sure I'll go there. Still waiting on 13 more...and the WSU acceptance letter hahaha

5/10/06
Got a waitlist letter from cleveland state. Cathy Kim called me from WSU to let me know of my admission there. They are freakin awesome. I think I'm going to visit there in late may and check it out.

5/13/06
Crashed my Porsche this morning on the way to turn in a final exam. Then got rejected from Barry. I'm changing my mind, I think I'll push for LUNO. Their a Tier 3 while Western State is Tier 4.

5/15/06
Got accepted at UDM. No scholarship money, so I don't think I'm going there. Considering withdrawing in the coming week. They have an open house on May 18, but I don't think I'll have my car back by then to make the trip. Got my LUNO SCP letter. 6 days a week and 2 hours a day of law. Week 1: Torts, Week 2: Contracts, Week 3: Civ Pro. Tests at the end of each week. I'm gonna book my flight to Los Angeles today to visit WSU and LaVerne. Also got my final grades for college. 3.733 cumulative GPA. For the semester I had a 3.778. Not bad.

5/30/06
Got back from visiting WSU and ULV. ULV was built in October of 2001 but has a small library. Other than that, the school seemed pretty good. Entering class is only like 70 students! WSU was nice. They give you a good education and have tons of connections in SoCal. It will be a tough choice. UDM acceptance expires on Thursday, and I'll just let it expire. Got accepted to Florida A&M and that acceptance expires on June 9th. I don't know what I'll do!

5/31/06
John Marshall rejected me. That means I have no choice but to go to school away from home. Unless, by some miraculous act of God, Chicago-Kent accepts me, then I'll stay here.

6/06/06
Got rejected from Southwestern yesterday. I'm on my second day at LUNO law. The professor is really good. I'm having trouble breifing cases. IRAC. I get this stuff in class, but in briefing, it is incredibly challenging to me. I guess there was a reason behind my bad LSAT score. I have met some incredible people here. I love my study group! Wish me luck.

06/15/06
FINALLY got my Chicago-Kent letter and it was a reject. So now I officially cannot go to law school in Chicago. LUNO law is a really great experience, even if I don't get in. I have taken a real law school exam and I was confident, so I know I can succeed in law school, despite what school I attend. Also, I have determined that law school is definitely for me. This program has reasured me.

6/19/06
I'm still waiting for 7 schools to make up their friggin minds! Meanwhile, my reassurance last week has been knocked to hell this week. This Professor is much more Socratic and bland and could not be teaching a stupider topic, criminal procedure. Blah. Now I am rethinking if law school is really necessary for me? I hate the Socratic. I feel like I am learning nothing because the whole 2 hours I am freaking out that she will call on me and I won't know the answer. I mean if this was contracts or something else easy, I wouldn't mind. But CrimPro? No wonder only 20% of the Summer Conditional Admit Program students end up getting offers of admission. Probably because of her.

6/21/06
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/22764/tips_for_your_first_year_of_law_school.html
^^Its funny how true that article is (pages 3-5). And I've only been through 2.5 weeks of law school

6/30/06
Got the call today that I'm in at LUNO. 99% chance that I'm attending. I mean I could be overexcited. Wouldn't you go to a school ranked 108 than one not ranked at all?
http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_school_ranking__third_tier

7/11/06
Got a call from Ave Maria that I am accepted off of the waitlist.

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good luck!
Saturday, March 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just wanna wish you luck...btw i know cal western, whittier and golden gate have midyear programs as well...

Responses
Friday, March 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

I did so well on the SAT because it is 50% math and 50% other crap. Got a 710/800 math and a 610/800 verbal score = 1320/1600. Whereas the LSAT is 100% other crap...plus I didn't prepare at all for it...both times. I like Ohio Northern, but I don't like the fact that its in a college town. Too far from networking and too much incentive to party. I'm still considering ON because it is a great school, as you put it.

Seems like we're similar
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Although my LSAT is only slightly higher than yours, I'm right there with you regarding Math. I had a 730 math score, but only a 510 verbal score. And although I now have a Master's Degree, last cycle didn't do me any good. If you really are serious about law school, you really might want to do what others have suggested and simply re-apply early next cycle. That's what I did. I had no luck last cycle, applied in October for this cycle and finally got into a reasonable school that I'm happy with. But I agree with you that the LSAT is nothing but crap and it is NOT going to reflect how you'll really do in law school at all. You'll do very well, no matter what score you got on that dumb test.

wsu congrats
Thursday, April 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

congrats on wsu! they waitlisted me :/

E-mail
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

I sent you an e-mail with regards to your response on my post.

FAMU
Friday, February 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on FAMU, maybe I'll see you there!

Good Luck!
Wednesday, January 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just wanted to say good luck to a fellow countryman! Sorry about your rejection from JMLS. I'm hoping to go there.

Loyola
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

I noticed you said you were at LUNO. Does this mean you are doing some summer program at Loyola or just visiting? We have similar numbers. I wish you the best!

CSU Waitlist
Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Have you heard anything from CSU's waitlist? Know anyone that has?

Me Too
Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

I received the same Cleveland-Marshall letter. I am staying on the waitlist. They are my top choice right now.

CA
Thursday, June 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

You're funny! I wish you could have my spot at Cal Western!

WSU
Thursday, April 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm going to go to Western State. Cathy called me yesterday and she was super nice so i should get the materials sometime this week...and GOOD LUCK to you! hope you get in off of the waitlists :-)

Loyola
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

I have been keeping up with your profile. I got into Loyola today only because of God's grace and I am sure you will be able too if you want to go there. Can you give me the pros and cons of the school whenever you get a chance? I have been trying to do as much research as possible. My main concern is job placement outside of New Orleans. Does having Tulane right next door a pro or con? I am pretty happy of getting in and there is a high possibility I will go, but I want to make the best decision. Hope your last few weeks go well for you.

Response to ^
Friday, March 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

Let me just tell you about my experience. Two of the Three professors I had were not what I expected. The one I have now (Lunney) leaves as soon as class is over, and likes to hear herself talk. When she is saying something during class and someone tries to ask her something, she snugly says "Im not finished" and then 5 minutes after the topic discussion was over she remembers that the person had a question. I don't think she is that great of a professor. The professor I had for Contracts (Ciolino) was a polar oposite. You WANTED to go to his class. He had great illustrative discussions that really clarified contract law. But when it came to the test, he was hush-hush; he would not answer any emails and wouldn't do a review when asked for one. The first professor (LeCesne) would stay after class as long as it took to help a student understand tort law. He answered emails, held a review on two occasions. He was not as exiting as Ciolino, but he was a very effective teacher. As for the school itself. They are adding on to the law school building, but I haven't found out what the extra space would be used for. The law library is four stories; the first has a nice quiet study area that I frequent, and a large computer lab adjacent. The second and third floors are also great places to study and the librarians are very helpful in finding the professor's old exams and other things. We have no access to the fourth floor, so that's just a big mystery. Tulane: I haven't seen Tulane as a detriment. I go study in Tulane's library once in a while and eat an occasional lunch on their campus. Their food tent thing is probably the only place in walking distance where you can eat a meal for under $5. And if you are a fast food junkie, like me, you have to bring a car, because all the nearby fast food places (if any existed) are boarded up from Katrina. Katrina: I can't tell any damage to the school. Church: I don't know what religion you are, but there is a Baptist church next door and a beautiful Catholic church sandwiched between Tulane and Loyola's main campus. Summary: I like LUNO Law; enough so, that I changed it to my #1 choice. It is a Tier 3, so its better than many of the schools I applied to. But I see you don't have many Tier 4s so that doesn't mean anything to you. If there is something I missed, don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks a lot for all of the info. I greatly appreciate. I have a fellow classmate from undergrad who is attending too. I am still uncertain on whether or not I will attend. I have another week to decide. Really the only thing holding me back is the ranking. I am extremely fortunate just to be admitted; however, I am wondering if one of the higher ranked schools will admit me or by attending Vanderbilt for graduate school will significantly boost my chances of being admitted into a top 100 law school. From what I have heard though and researched Loyola is a great school and they have the new additions coming up. Hopefully this next week something will trigger and I will know for sure on what to do! Keep in touch and thanks again.

Thanks
Wednesday, January 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks for your comment. I applied to John Marshall as I work downtown Chicago and would be only going to school part time. I know John Marshall is not as fancy as other schools but it would be great for me to go there.

Congrats
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey congratulations! I looked at the ranking web site you posted. I am still confused. Vanderbilt grad school seems to good too pass up, but I am beginning to think maybe Loyola would be too.

Congratulations on New Orleans!
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Go to Loyola! Take the offer, it is a great school!

Quick question
Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

It looks like everything is going well for you. Congrats! I have a quick quetion for you. Did you have to explain your low lsat score when applying to Nola? Thanks