WDE83 (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Alabama F Accepted A Type: RA $72,600 Sent: 11/16/11 Rec: 11/17/11 Comp: 11/17/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/11 Upd: 8 years
Vanderbilt University WL, Accepted W Type: RA $74,000 Sent: 11/21/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/12 Upd: 9 years
#1 Northwestern University F WL, Accepted W Type: ED Sent: 11/15/11 Rec: 11/15/11 Comp: 11/15/11 Inter: -- Dec: 05/24/12 Upd: 9 years
Georgetown University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/22/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 9 years
Samford University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/16/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 9 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 11/16/11 Rec: 11/17/11 Comp: 11/18/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/27/11 Upd: 9 years
University of Georgia F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/16/11 Rec: 12/01/11 Comp: 11/18/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/11 Upd: 9 years
University of Houston F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/21/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/12 Upd: 9 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/17/11 Rec: 11/21/11 Comp: 11/21/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/12 Upd: 9 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.54
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Engineering

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Alabama
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information


Additional info & updates

Partied away the first couple of years of school. Changed major into engineering as I knew I would still be likely to find employment despite the low GPA.

Upward trending GPA.

4 yrs WE on matriculation.

I am probably not applying to as many schools as someone with my terrible GPA should, but ultimately I am not 100% committed to attending school, so I am only planning to go if I manage to luck my way into the right schools/scholarships. I am gainfully employed as an engineer, but due to some recent opportunities at work I have fallen in love with becoming a lawyer. As such I figured taking the time to crush the LSAT and a few application fees are well worth the chance at pursuing something that I am actually much more passionate about than engineering.

12/2 - in via status checker at Georgia, definitely excited to start out with a win at a strong regional school....now here's hoping that they mail me some $$$

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Monday, November 28 2011 at 03:19 PM

Hey there! We have similar stats :D (sub 3.0/over 170), so I'll be following your cycle closely. Good luck this year, hope that the schools show us splitters some love ^ ^

UVA Waitlist
Sunday, January 22 2012 at 01:28 PM

I'm curious about the UVA waitlist. Did they give you an idea about whether or not a spot will open up for you? Good luck!

Monday, January 23 2012 at 08:30 AM

I got the same generic WL email that you can find copied over at TLS that everyone else got over the past couple of days. I'm toying with the idea of switching to ED, as I understand you can do that even from the WL. Would like to hear something back one way or the other from NU first though. I think I have to be one of the last ED holds out there. I doubt I'll get in (maybe WL) but not hearing anything is depressing.

Saturday, March 10 2012 at 03:19 PM

Looks like we get some similar results with our numbers. Are you leaning towards going to school or sticking with the job for now?

Sharing thoughts on your law school admi
Monday, June 11 2012 at 02:12 AM

Congratulations on Northwestern. I need an advice from somebody like you. I too went through an engineering curriculum to bring myself up for career prospects, and also went very active on fraternity officer work and club sports, but all this seemed to have been a kiss of death on my gpa as it's hovering at 2.6. I only have another semester to go before graduating. Ive had heart set on going to law school but chances look dim, much less finding something to do doing gap year. I know NW values work experience a lot, but with a gpa this low, I'm finding it hard to even land an internship. What did you do for gap year, and do you have any advice you can give? Any comment will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Saturday, July 14 2012 at 12:13 PM

Hey, So i am very curious about what you did to study for the LSAT? I was really high on so many thing EXCEPT the logic games and recieved only a 140 my first time around on a Practice LSAT EXAM a year or so ago. I had never seen it before so I am feeling slightly discouraged. Understanding that your method might not work for me I am curious what you did that might also help me out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated ! Thank, Jared