RevJesseJakeson (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Columbia University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Florida State University F graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
Washington and Lee University graph Accepted W $89,400 -- -- -- -- 12 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted W $60,000 -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Chicago graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Texas Austin graph Accepted W $28,500 -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
New York University graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W $48,000 -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted A $30,000 -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Southern California graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
American University graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Yale University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Harvard University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 13 years

Applicant Information

History, American Studies

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

A few honors societies (inc. Phi Beta Kappa).
Honors program.
Job experience at an elementary school during high school.
Taught a prelaw class to freshmen.
Worked as a Powerscore LSAT instructor and tutor.
Active in a fraternity.


7-11- Received email from Duke stating that I'm on Priority Track- fee waiver and guaranteed response within a week of finishing the application.
9-21- My status-check opens up at Duke; according to the letter, I should know by Friday.
9-28- Received email saying that I'm accepted at Duke.
10-04- Get the big Duke packet in the mail. It's in a nice little blue legal binder- seems kinda professional, lol.
10- 25- Reports have been sent and processed to everywhere except for USC.
10-28- Went home- FSU mailed my acceptance letter to my house address, not PO Box. Weird. Also receive an email saying that I'm eligible for scholarships and should fill out the application.
11-03- Received letter at my home (not school) address from Georgetown saying that I'm in- the dean handwrote a little congrats at the bottom. Sweet.
11-13- Got a call from the Dean of Admissions and Fin-Aid at Texas, saying that I'm admitted and will get a scholarship.
11-24- Got the official admit letter from Texas, along with their offer; not too bad. Also, got the big packet from Vandy- two envelopes, one just about student life and that sorta stuff. Over ten pages just on the bar scene there- pretty cool. Nashville looks fun, so it's a thought.
12-10- Received NYU acceptance packet. Now I'm really excited- didn't think I'd get in, and their tax law program rocks.
12-13- Phone interview with Penn; not exactly sure how that went, since it was hard to read the interviewer. They said I should hear back before the new year. Hmmm...
1-11- After a month, I still haven't heard anything from Penn. Super lame. Also, I got the same stupid deferral email that everybody else got from Michigan. Oh well, can't really do anything about it.
1-16- Got a call from Byrax who interviewed me at Penn saying that I'm in. Pretty awesome! To celebrate, bought a new disc golf set.
1-21- Got an email form Northwestern saying that they've put my application on hold; if I want to stay in consideration, I need to let them know. It wasn't really a top choice for me, so I'm just gonna withdraw; I hear they're big on work experience anyway.
1-28- Received rejection email from Harvard, offset by phone call saying that I'm in at Chicago.
2-7- Receive letter from Columbia saying that I'm on the Reserve list. Have to consider if that's worth staying on or not- not the most flattering response. On the other hand, I am in first reserve, which seems to indicate better odds...
2-9- Receive letter at home from Yale- rejection. Not really surprising, but oh well.
2-25- Receive rejection letter from Berkeley. Went to Penn last week for the first admitted student weekend and completely loved it- definitely attending! Done with the decision process!
2-28- Letter from Duke with scholarship offer. Pretty cool to get rejected from undergrad but offered a scholarship for law school, lol.
2-29- Get an email from Michigan saying that I'm waitlisted, not surprising considering I didn't submit any of the additional essays. I'm just going to let them do automatic withdrawal, since I never had a great reason for applying anyway.
3-1- Received scholarship offer from Vandy. Considering I wanna work in the south, this is definitely a good sign.
3-18- Receive letter from American putting me on the waitlist. Pretty obvious yield protection- I'm just gonna let them withdraw me.
3-21- Get an email from Penn saying that I don't qualify for financial aid- that's a shocker, lol. Also, receive email from W and L saying that I'm admitted, pending receipt of the dean's form which I never submitted; awesome.
4-3- Get big scholarship offer from W and L- nice.
4-8- Receive notification that I'm on the USC waitlist. Didn't apply for the scholarship they recommended, so I think that kinda shows I wasn't that interested. Withdrew my application.
4-18-Fax UPenn with my other scholarships to see if I can get an offer.
4-24- Receive new offer from Penn- 10 grand a year with Dean's Scholarship. Definitely better than nothing- I'm set for the fall!
6-20- Didn't think I'd be updating again, but figured this was worth mentioning. Received another letter from Columbia about the reserve list- sent copy of my completed transcript, as well as a letter of interest. My current roommate/ lil bro in the frat is thinking about transfering there for undergrad, so it would be pretty sick for us to be in NYC together. Should be really interesting if I get in. Or, I could just get rejected, lol.
7-12- Get letter from Columbia saying that I'm rejected. End of the process.
Overall, I have to say the law school admissions process is a whole lot more exciting and nerve-wracking than the undergrad admit competition, but it's also much more rewarding. Good luck in the fall guys!
AEKDB Brothers.

Visitor Comments

  • Kappa Sig
  • Wednesday, May 09 2007 at 12:55 PM

AEKDB. Maybe you could show me how you put that 172 together. Nice numbers.

- Jawrady
  • LSAT
  • Thursday, May 24 2007 at 06:41 AM

Actually, I just got accepted into a school that I really wanted to attend. But thanks for offering, and I would have definitely been re-taking if I hadn't gotten accepted. Thanks again, best of luck, and A.E.K.D.B.

- Jawrady
  • ucla
  • Sunday, September 09 2007 at 08:01 PM

how did you find out about your fee waiver from ucla?

- cchr
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, November 24 2007 at 06:02 PM

On all the acceptances!

- PinkTiki
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 01:28 PM

A brother from Gamma Chapter sends congrats on all the good accepts...

- stoney732
  • Rev
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 12:16 PM

Congrats on FSU and UT! Not like you needed it though!

- lukecwaters
  • Not sure
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 12:25 PM

Depends on who accepts me and how much money they offer...but I visited Vandy and really liked it...hope they offer me a decent aid package

- stoney732
  • Where
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 01:53 PM

I'm not really sure yet.

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 09:25 AM


- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 09:05 AM

On Penn!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 09:00 AM

On Chicago!

- PinkTiki
  • wow
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 09:30 AM

awesome cycle! congrats on all of your acceptances -- I'm sure you'll be happy at Penn. Make sure to withdraw from the other schools though!

- scc
  • re: wow
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 03:21 PM


- scc
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Wednesday, May 21 2008 at 09:26 AM

I saw your post through my brother/friend Jawrady page. AEKDB. And now that I see you work for powerscore I am taking a weekend class coming up with them. Do you have any tips or pointers on how I can get a good LSAT score? My goal is to get into UTK and my pratice tests I have been taking are not what I want but hopefully powerscore will help out alot. If any advice or help you can give on PS or LSAT or getting into Tennessee and other schools let me know if you do not mind. Thank you. AEKDB

- tjcollins
  • duke
  • Wednesday, June 25 2008 at 04:20 PM

what is the priority track at duke?

- dm

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