TheDecider (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Southern California graph WL, Accepted W 10/27/07 -- 12/07/07 03/22/08 12 years
Georgetown University PT graph WL, Rejected 11/03/07 -- -- 12/12/07 12 years
Vanderbilt University graph WL, Rejected 10/27/07 -- 11/05/07 01/24/08 12 years
Emory University graph Accepted A $90,000 10/27/07 -- 11/27/07 12/19/07 12 years
Cornell University graph WL, Rejected 11/13/07 -- 12/04/07 04/01/08 12 years
George Washington University graph WL, Rejected 01/03/08 -- -- 02/11/08 12 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Waitlisted 11/05/07 -- 12/05/07 04/04/08 12 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Accepted 10/27/07 -- 12/04/07 04/07/08 12 years
Brooklyn Law School F graph Accepted W $111,000 11/03/07 -- 11/28/07 01/23/08 12 years
University of San Diego F graph Accepted W $133,000 11/07/07 -- -- 12/13/07 12 years
University of Alabama F graph Accepted W 11/05/07 -- 12/05/07 12/10/07 12 years
University of Miami F graph Accepted W $69,000 10/27/07 -- 11/27/07 12/03/07 12 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $47,400 10/27/07 -- 11/29/07 01/04/07 12 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Accepted W $112,000 10/30/07 12/05/07 01/09/08 01/09/08 12 years
Wake Forest University F graph Accepted W 10/30/07 -- 11/08/07 12/11/07 12 years
University of Arizona F graph Accepted W $47,000 10/30/07 -- 11/14/07 12/26/07 12 years
Ohio State University F graph Accepted W $27,000 10/27/07 -- 11/13/07 11/15/07 12 years
Fordham University graph Accepted W 10/27/07 -- 11/27/07 12/10/07 12 years
University of Tulsa F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Seton Hall University F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Indiana University Bloomington F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of the Pacific F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Temple University F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 12 years
Boston College graph Waitlisted 10/27/07 -- 11/05/07 01/31/08 12 years
University of Texas Austin graph Rejected 10/27/07 -- 11/10/07 02/28/08 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 11/13/07 11/21/07 12/07/07 12/14/07 13 years
Northeastern University F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Connecticut F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

I had a pretty good summer internship. I had some volunteer work, joined a couple clubs, and wrote a thesis.

I had a relatively minor alcohol violation through my university, although I was put on probation because of it.

I included a 1-page Resume for all of my applications that allowed it. I also wrote a "Why x" for most of the schools.


I stayed on all the waitlists all the way through. I was legitimately considering them all. That said, for the most part, I just followed up one time with a Letter of Continued Interest and then went several months without corresponding with the university.

For the Waitlists, I have listed the date I received the Waitlist letter.

Also, when I sent Withdraw e-mails, Cardozo's Dean sent me a reply asking me to reconsider and wondering if there was anything they could do. I'm guessing they would have upped the assistance if I asked for it.

BC waitlisted me and I wrote a letter saying I wanted to stay on the Waitlist. They never responded as far as I can tell.

I asked for a scholarship from Fordham, and they told me I was below their median numbers and would not be able to give me $$.

Updating this on the fifth week of school, I'm very happy with Emory.

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck buddy!
  • Sunday, October 28 2007 at 06:00 PM

damn, we do have very similar numbers! WHere are you looking at practicing? I think I wanna stay in GA, but not a positive. I am applying to alot of the same school lol..glad im saving the money I guess...Im going to my school's financial aid office to get a letter from them, so hopefullyI will be able to only to have to pay the 12 for every application and no actual fee!!! Well good luck man, and maybe Ill cya at emory if you get in and want to go and so do i lol

- gclemen1
  • Good luck
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 03:22 PM

It looks like you and I are the same in terms of numbers and opposite in terms of coasts... you have a few on the west coast and I have a few on the east. Good luck with your cycle. I'm excited to see where you end up getting accepted.

- cuspid
  • Cheers!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 12:03 PM

Well considering your slight edge GPA-wise, expect to find me begging you to withdraw from schools in a few months so that I can have YOUR spot! Good luck to you too, here's hoping for a good cycle for both of us!

- cellardoor
  • numbers... er... septuplets?
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 10:32 AM

there's definitely a lot of us 3.5/166ers around. Hopefully we'll all get in where we want to! Best of luck to you

- papercranes
  • Gtown PT
  • Sunday, November 11 2007 at 08:10 AM

Hey! I hadn't really thought about it. Is it easy to switch into the full-time division? Do you know anything about the avg. LSAT/GPA for it?

- lindst
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:31 AM

Thanks for the advice and all, I think I'm going to take it.. What's $92 at this point? Good luck, I'm sure you'll have some great options come Spring.

- lindst
  • Buckeyes
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 10:21 AM

Hey, Hey! Congrats on OSU!

- lukecwaters
  • Yup
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 06:57 PM

I had heard that FSU had a fast return, and boy was that the truth! I'm so excited that I am actually going to law school!

- lukecwaters
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:38 PM

Congrats on'll have 11 great weeks of college football each fall before they get trounced by the BCS. On another you have any idea where you want to practice?

- geauxgators
  • status checker
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 08:25 AM

hey what did your status checker say on OSU's website when you got accepted. did it say decision pending?

- gclemen1
  • awww...
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 04:03 PM

can't tease me like that :( this wait is driving me insane!

- papercranes
  • thanks.
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 09:00 PM

... for the congrats. I'll be watching you this cycle. Best of luck!

- BoldAsLove
  • rockin this cycle.
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 12:54 PM

yeah dude, I'm only in a couple places. the 3.5/166 with the best acceptance so far is gclemen with W&L today. that bodes well for all of us, right?

- reezy
  • Duke
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 01:48 PM

ya i will definitely have to visit if it ends up being one of my top choices. Not being in a city kind of freaks me out so if you have some extra insight, I'd love to hear it!

  • Top pick
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 05:26 PM

Thanks for the note! Looks like you're off to a good start, hope the acceptances keep comin'. :) I have a favorite, but I don't want to jinx it! Plus, I haven't officially visited any of the schools with law school in mind, and "fit" is a big factor for me. Hope that answers your question well enough!

- vivid
  • GULC
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 06:16 AM

I did only FT.

- ilovecheese
  • schools
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 02:11 PM

thanks for the wishes! i'm still waiting on michigan which is killing me right now. i see you getting into a lot of schools on your end :) what is your top choice?

- jtliou
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 06:59 PM

Your list is very exhaustive, together we might be bell weather candidates for the cycle.

- geauxgators
  • still at "complete"
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 03:40 PM

at GULC. don't know what's going on....?!?

- papercranes
  • Wake Forest
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 05:50 PM

Bro! You got into Wake! That's awesome--I'm mucho jealous. Anyway, that makes a pretty good early Christmas present (or late Hanukkah present, or whatever). Congratulations!!

- reezy
  • USD
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 03:14 AM

I sure hope they do! It was definitely the most random of my applications but their virtual tour worked its magic. Hey I just noticed that you applied & were accepted as well. Congrats! Now let's hope they throw some $$ our way.

- cellardoor
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 06:18 AM

Congrats on Emory Bro! You are killin this cycle w/ all of those acceptances! I was so excited to hear from the Dean!!

- gclemen1
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 02:12 PM

Thanks so much! Maybe I'll see you there!

- meliss1086
  • Wake
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 01:18 PM

hey, you hit Wake first. and if you're right about more $$ on the visit, then ASW here I come.

- reezy
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 01:50 PM

On Cardozo!

- cellardoor
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 04:20 PM

hey how long b/t going complete at cardozo and fordham did you hear from them??? nice work so far! :)

- stephster416
  • BC Waitlist Question
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 08:43 AM

I'm curious - are you on the regular waitlist or the priority waitlist for BC? Do you know if there's a difference. I'm also on the WL so I'm curious - thanks!

- wisher23
  • USC
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 01:11 PM

I'm working on it. ;)

- pambeesly
  • $$
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 01:59 PM

What's up man? I wish I had seen your LSN post a couple days back; I didn't know about the 90 for our numbers yet, and I was totally surprised to get the letter today. It sure does make Emory seem appealing, doesn't it? I think my first order of business will be to forward the letter on to W&L to see if I can't get them up from the 47. Other than that, I'll wait out my Vandy WL, and wind up picking between W&L, Emory, and Vandy if I get them. It would be hard to accept a waitlist in like July if I've already gotten settled with the idea of going to Atlanta or Lexington, and with the full price tag, but I still really want Vandy. Good luck, man! Keep me up to date.

- reezy
  • Congrats on Emory Scholarship
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 05:24 AM

Congrats dude! I can't wait till ASW, we will have to ball out.

- gclemen1
  • Congrats
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 05:41 AM

Congrats on all you admits. Are you leaning towards one school?

- ortiz25
  • re: thanks
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 12:43 PM

My head says GW, my heart says WUSTL, and my ego says Georgetown. I've be going back an forth with this decision for a month now. If I had to answer today, I would say that I am leaning 60/40 towards Georgetown over WUSTL. I think GW is pretty much out. I see you are on the WL at both GW and Georgtown. Not sure if yo are wanting one, but I hope my withdrawing from one of the two schools opens a spot for you soon.

- ortiz25
  • First Post
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 11:53 PM

Haha, i was just readin the first post on your wall, and it looks like my little line at the end is pretty much coming to fruition.

- gclemen1
  • thanks!
  • Saturday, April 12 2008 at 07:16 PM

You had an awesome cycle as well. See you in August!

- bezzin
  • UNC
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 04:25 PM

Congrats on a great cycle. If possible, could you please withdraw from UNC?

- unchopeful08
  • Congrats!!!
  • Friday, August 15 2008 at 11:24 AM

Congratulations on your acceptan into Fordham. I am also targeting the same school. I am wondering what was your LSAT score? Thank you.

- Mike
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, November 01 2008 at 07:08 PM

Seems like you had a great cycle last year, nice to hear that you're pleased with your decision to attend Emory. Emory is close to the top of my list, my numbers are very similar to yours and I was wondering if you did/said anything that helped you get so much scholarship money. Scholarship money may end up being a deciding factor in my decision and $90k @ Emory or close to that would make my decision pretty easy. Thanks for your help and good luck on your exams coming up!

- FLJDHopeful

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