Rutgers4me (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Northwestern University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/15/08 Upd: 13 years
Albany Law School of Union University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Rutgers State University Camden Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/08 Upd: 13 years
Northeastern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 13 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/08 Upd: 13 years
Washington and Lee University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 13 years
Syracuse University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University at Buffalo Accepted A Type: RA $13,200 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Brooklyn Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Roger Williams University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Western New England College School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/08 Upd: 13 years
Villanova University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/08 Upd: 13 years
Rutgers State University Newark Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Pace University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
George Mason University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Boston College Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 146
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.98
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New York
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Too many to list here...SERIOUSLY!

Additional info & updates

October and November: Sent out all applications through LSAC.

December 14: First rejection-Georgetown. I was expecting it though, and since I'm not really kin about going there; it's all good. This cycle should be interesting.

December 22: Acceptance letter from Buffalo! A big, white envelope came in the mail. I was so happy!

December 31: Rejected at Boston. I wasn't too pleased about this. I really wanted to attend Boston. Oh well, it's one of those things. We'll see what happens with the remaining pending schools.

January 16: Got a call from the dean of admissions at Roger Williams about my acceptance, a half tuition scholarship and a $500 stipend for books. I will be receiving information in the mail in 48 hours.

January 18: Is anyone tired of waiting, 'cos I am. It's driving me crazy. For days now, I've been obsessed with checking my status on law schools' websites, for those schools that provide the opportunity. I almost cannot wait any longer!

January 23: Got a call from New England. Scholarship offer is per year.

January 24: I kind of expected to be rejected from GM but I was disappointed about Pace. I'll stay on Albany's wait list. This is a strange turnout!

January 28: Received an e-mail from the University of Iliinois that my application has been put on hold. At least, there's still hope!

January 28 8:00pm: Deferred at Northwestern. This simply made my day! I will have to send my recent transcripts and another LOR. This is great.

January 30: Amount for Florida Coastal is annual.

February 4: Rejected from Rutgers-Newark. I sure was disappointed but I've moved on and accepted it. All will be well; I know it!

February 8: Called Villanova because I couldn't wait for the decision letter to get to the mail. "It was a denial" the admission's person said. Well...there we go again!

February 27: Got a call from Buffalo that I have been awarded a fellowship. Amount is per year. This made my day, week and month. Law school without loans? You can't beat that!

March 8: Considering all factors, I've finally decided to attend Buffalo. I'll be visiting next month...I know it's the right school for ME. Good luck to everyone else during this circle; mine is finally over!

March 12: Got an e-mail from UIUC that I've been put on the waiting list. It does not really bother me at this point....

March 20th: Decided to withdraw from Cuse today so that someone else can take the opportunity. GOOD LUCK!

April Fool's Day: Got a call from a 1L at Northeastern about their decision...at last! Anyway, I don't know about this.

April 7th: With Wash & Lee, I was so expecting it. Haaaaaaaa....To be honest, I completely forgot about it until my dad told me.

April 16: So I decided to call Cardozo today since I've been waiting for months now to hear from them. You can imagine that I was not surprised when the lady at the other end told me that I was rejected. I simply smiled and thanked her for the information.
As it stands now, it is obvious that I'm off to Buffalo in the Fall. I'll be driving up there with my family next weekend for the last ASD...Yay!

UB: This is just to let anyone who is still on the fence about Buffalo know that it is indeed a great school. After attending the accepted students visit, I am confident that the legal education that I will receive there will be comparable to any.

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Hang in There
Thursday, October 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

My advice to you: Hang in there and try your best, it will all work out in the end. I recently got accepted to RWU Law and start in the Fall - so please have hope and belive me you'll get threw it!

hey!
Monday, June 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

It looks like we have a lot in common. I have taken the LSAT but my number are stuck between 145-155 for the pass few months. I am planning to attend a prep class.

I have not taken
Monday, June 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

I mean not talen the LSAT but the numbers are not going up on my practive tests.

RU Newark
Monday, March 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am going to attend Rutgers Newark this fall. I had countless people review my personal statement. I performed a lot of extracurriculars in school, worked for a non-profit right out of school and then went on to work for one of the largest law firms in the country as a legal secretary. I think that with your GPA you stand a pretty strong chance. You may want to retake the LSAT if that is an option. If you need any further assistance, I'd be happy to help. Good luck! I hope to see you there in the future.

RU Newark
Monday, March 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am going to attend Rutgers Newark this fall. I had countless people review my personal statement. I performed a lot of extracurriculars in school, worked for a non-profit right out of school and then went on to work for one of the largest law firms in the country as a legal secretary. I think that with your GPA you stand a pretty strong chance. You may want to retake the LSAT if that is an option. If you need any further assistance, I'd be happy to help. Good luck! I hope to see you there in the future.

RU Newark
Monday, March 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am going to attend Rutgers Newark this fall. I had countless people review my personal statement. I performed a lot of extracurriculars in school, worked for a non-profit right out of school and then went on to work for one of the largest law firms in the country as a legal secretary. I think that with your GPA you stand a pretty strong chance. You may want to retake the LSAT if that is an option. If you need any further assistance, I'd be happy to help. Good luck! I hope to see you there in the future.

advice
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, love the GPA. Are you thinking about writing an addendum for your LSAT score? I think something saying that your GPA is a better reflection on your academic potential will bode well for you. If you want to talk more about applications let me know. good luck!

addendum
Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I do have an example of an addendum that I could email to you. Do you have a history of low standardized test scores?

hey
Thursday, April 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

hi! well my advice for you would be to retake the LSAT. the prep course i recommend is testmasters, which helped me score 8 points higher the second time. i also attached a statement explaining why the disparities in the scores (in my case, because of the language). make a good and long personal statement, mine was 8 pages long, very personal and was edited by essayedge. if you have something in your life, your family, etc. that makes you unique, use that and try to connect it with the law and how your perspective will contribute to the diversity of the school. i wish you the best luck. people in r-camden are reallyyy nice and i would've gone there but newark was closer to where i live. again, best of luck!

TITLE REQUIRED
Thursday, August 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

haha thanks for the 'sw rules' comment! No I haven't even taken the LSAT yet, those are just practice scores.

Power to the youth!
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

haha awesome, I was worried. I keep have dreams about the first day of law school. Everyone decides to go out after class for drinks. Sadly I can't join them. This happens every day for the entire year and I am left alone in the corner drinking my orange juice. :-P haha. Well good luck with your apps. Are you retaking the lsat?

PS
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I would not write a long personal statement as suggested above. Do you think the committees really have time to read that from every single person. Most schools have a two to three page clearly expressed expectation anyway.

I think so
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yea, I was going to mention it in my personal statement. I have to explain how I completed a 4 year degree in 2 years. I really don't know what to write for my personal statement... that's the hardest part of applying.

Good Luck
Monday, August 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

wow, you and i are in a similiar boat..super high gpa and an iffy LSAT score. a general rule of thumb for URMs(blacks) is that schools add 10 pts to the LSAT score. I understand not wanting to retake and I think you might have a good shot at many of these schools. A friend of mine got waitlisted at UVA with a 150, 3.4..so just kill your PS and you might get into a GREAT school. are you coming straight out of college?

good luck
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think your gpa will surely make up for your LSAT!! Good luck!

good luck
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think your gpa will surely make up for your LSAT!! Good luck!

good luck
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think your gpa will surely make up for your LSAT!! Good luck!

sorry for the triple post
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Sorry for the triple post, I just refresh the page it posted 3 times!!!

University of Buffalo Law
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your note. If I had it to do all over again, I WOULD DEFINITELY PICK UB LAW ! The profs are terrific and top notch ! Our Bridge Program with three weeks of work in practical lawyering in January is a great idea. The tuition makes it so I will not be drowning in debt. And our search for a new dean has attracted Fabulous candidates ! Hope to see you here next year !

University of Buffalo Law
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

I forgot to respond to your question about how competitive is the student body. Being the only SUNY law school, we have a WIDE DIVERSITY of students. Many in our class are Ivy League grads ! But it is NOT A CUT THROAT PLACE....They do not grade on a curve ! So there can be as many "A"s in a class as there is outstanding effort. This allows folks to really collaborate with one another rather than cut each other's throats.

CONGRATS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO THE UNIVE
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo Law School ! I am a first year student there and the place is amazing ! All my profs have Ivy League Credentials ! Hope to see you in the fall !

Congrats on Buffalo!
Monday, August 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your first acceptance! I am rooting for you..

Congrats.
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations... Happy Holiday

q
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

did u ever receive email regarding ABA scholarship information?

q
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

did u ever receive email regarding ABA scholarship information from the buffalo?

q
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

just out of curiosity, Did u apply straight out of undergrad? congrats~

q
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

how soon did buffalo notify you? what was the length of their review process?

buffalo
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

did buffalo ever sent you an application completion notice? thanks

Congrats!
Thursday, January 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

I hope Northwestern works out for you!

GOOD LUCK!
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just wishing you the best with Northwestern! I haver my fingers crossed for you!

Way....
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

Up north, a town called Gouverneur. It is like 2 hours north of Syracuse, the REAL Upstate NY...

Re: Numbers Twins
Tuesday, April 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey! looks like we do have similar numbers, and similar schools. Where are you leaning towards right now? I'm waiting to hear back from Coastal...they re sooo slow ahh!!

Congrats!!!
Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, congrats on your acceptances. Thanks so much for proving that guys like us with LSATs in the 140s still have hope!!!

wow
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

congrats! what's your top choice? could u please let me know when your syracuse application was completed? how were u notified? thanks

Congrats
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you very much! Congrats on your acceptances; you're doing very well this cycle!

Hey
Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm so glad you find inspiration from my acceptance! I know it's so hard to not become mesmerized by law school rankings and to define personal success through acceptances. The truth really is that LSAT scores and GPA's are nothing more than superficial measurements of students' true potential, particularly for URMs. Best of luck! Let me know where you decide to attend!

Congrats on the fellowship!
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey Rutgers4me, Congrats on the fellowship! That has to feel great. Which fellowship did you get? I am seriously considering Buffalo as well.

Cool!!
Tuesday, August 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the fellowship!! It's great that we're going to be classmates! I'm def going to aim you, i haven't really had a chance, since i can't go on aim at work.

Cool!!
Tuesday, August 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats, BIG CONGRATS!!! Doesn't it feel WONDERFUL!! I just tried to aim you, but it didn't go thru for some reason, so i'm leaving you my email address. Just so you know, i usually log onto LSN at work, which is why it's taken my so long try to aim you. Please pm me, and i'll be glad to tell you what my experience at UB was like.

Leaning towards
Monday, October 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think right now i'm leaning toward UIUC, still waiting on a couple schools. Congrats on buffalo too.

top choice
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

so, what's your top choice?

UB
Sunday, July 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Awesome, hopefully I will see you there! I will be living on campus and received my assignment. I'm really excited about it. I left my email, be in touch! :)

hi
Sunday, July 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

For some reason I don't see your email! Do you have a housing assignment yet? Or are you not yet sure you're going? I'd be happy to talk about it with you over email. I do plan on going to ASW, I'd love to see you. Which one are you going to?

Congrats....
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

on your decision to attend UB. I wish you the best!

Classmate at UB?
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am flying out next week to tour the school and area for 4 days. I really like what I know so far and am looking forward to "kicking the tires" as I have never been to NY. UB is tied for my first choice.

UB for me?
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I would have to say Utah is tied with UB. Tuition is cheap and it is a great school (where I am doing my undergrad). I should know where I want to go by the end of my trip to UB next week. I won't be able to go to the ASD as two tickets from Utah to New York (want to take my wife) is pretty expensive. It is such a good feeling to know that we are going to law school!

Thanks!
Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances!

Hey!
Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey Rutgers4Me! Congrats on all of your acceptances and Good Luck at Buffalo! I honestly have NO IDEA of where I'm going. I feel so blessed to have so many good options, but now I'm trying to decide where I should be (and its scary). If you have any suggestions, please let me know! Take care!

Thank you!
Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

It really depends on how the financial aid shapes up. Right now between Wash U, Wisconsin and Marquette. I see your going to Buffalo, I wish you the best of luck there!

UB scholarship
Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hi rutgers4me. Can you tell me the name of the scholarship/fellowship you were awarded? I got the dean's scholarship and it's nothing close to yours. Thanks.

Fellow NYer
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey thanks for the comment. I see you did pretty well for yourself. I am really intrigued by your acceptance and subsequent decision to attend Buffalo. Besides the $$ they offered-- what other incentives did you take heed of? Im so down right now-- i really hope that something comes through the wire this year..

Thanks
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yea doing a dual degree is serious business and has limited applications. But if you know what you want to do with it-- it can really work to your advantage. Thanks for your encouragement-- and who knows-- the decision is back in Buffalo's hands.

Congrats!
Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your fellowship and good luck at Buffalo next fall!

Top Choice
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

From the onset-- St. Johns was my top choice. But once I got denied-- I realized that Buffalo would be a good school. Actually last year this alum from my school who went to buffalo and transferred to Fordham came to speak and I remember being intrigued. He said buffalo was a good school but he wanted to be closer ti home. Also after I met with the dean at the NY Law Forum, I was very impressed. basically buffalo became my top choice because I realized that I would easily fit into a state school (being a city school student now)-- and also cheap tuition. But now that Im on the waiting list-- I really dont know what to feel or expect. If they offered me admission I think i would take it VERY seriously.

Hey!
Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

It's between Wash U, Cornell and Indiana right now. Hopefully I can make up my mind after I visit Indiana and Cornell over the next 2 weeks.

Buffalo
Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey there. congrats on UB law. you know, i'm taking the negatives i heard with a grain of salt. i'm certainly no expert, as i've never been the Buffalo area. overall, i've just heard negatives about the city regarding it's economy. most people have compared to it to Detroit, stating that it's a 'dying city'. i've also heard negatives about the weather, but i don't really mind snow, so that doesn't bother me. most of the negatives were told to me by someone who was very much over NY, both the state and the city. they had lived there for a most of their life, and they were just happy to be out. the other negative thing i heard was in regard to UB law grads' job prospects in NYC. i was hoping to use Buffalo as a wormhole to the city, and that's just not apparently how it works. at least, it's not that easy, from what i've been told. but again, this is all information that people have told me, so take it as you like. that being said, however, i have a friend who has lived in Buffalo for about five years. she really likes it. she notes that the city isn't for everyone, but she said that it's inexpensive and there's a lot to do. Buffalo remains one of my top choices; the negative comments haven't swayed me too much. so who knows really? ha. it all depends on the person, i'm sure. best of luck to you.

UB law drops to 100
Thursday, March 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

check out the new rankings <a href="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" title="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" class="data">http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search</a> I also heard from a ub student that the dean emailed them the bad news

UB law drops to 100
Thursday, March 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

check out the new rankings <a href="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" title="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" class="data">http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search</a> I also heard from a ub student that the dean emailed them the bad news

Why Utah over Buffalo
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey Rutgers4me, Deciding Utah versus Buffalo has been one of the toughest decisions I have had to make this cycle. I went out to Buffalo, met with the Dean, toured the city and loved it. Buffalo is a great school and regardless of what others say about the ranking issue, I think it does not diminish the school at all. The reason I chose Utah over Buffalo is, after my trip, I was offered free housing in Utah from a family friend and as my wife and I want to return to Utah for a job, staying in Utah makes the most sense. When I did the math on how much it would cost to go to Buffalo or stay in Utah, Buffalo was slightly cheaper (because we would have to pay for housing), but after taking in all considerations (also because all my wife's family are here and my family in Nevada) we decided (over a loooong two week period of time) to stay in Utah. I know you will love it there and the people there are so friendly. When you get a chance, go to Duff's (right by the law school) for arguably the best buffalo wings I have ever had. Keep in touch and let me know how everything goes. I am just glad you and I have great options to choose from and WE ARE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!

options
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks--- I am really happy that at least one school accepted me this cycle. At times I really felt hope was lost--but now I at least have options-- I can choose to work or attend law school-- and none are forced decisions- thanks again!

update-
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey just wanted to give you an update. Ive had 2 more acceptances- and hopefully more to come- now its time to start preparing!!

decisions...decisons
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

its either gonna be hoftra or nylaw- syracuse is too expensive and far--- and hofstra is P/T- so nylaw by default--but thats not necessarily a bad thing

reply
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

well yes nylaw is just as expensive as Syracuse. But I live in NYC and theres no justification for going to Syracuse--- However Syracuse is top 100- I am just happy that I actually some options now- your definitely going to Buffalo right?