benashja (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Penn State University (Dickinson) graph Waitlisted 11/16/05 11/16/05 12/02/05 02/13/06 12 years
Michigan State College of Law graph Accepted W 11/14/05 11/16/05 11/22/05 11/28/05 12 years
Rutgers State University Newark graph WL, Accepted A 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/06/05 07/12/06 12 years
Case Western Reserve University graph Waitlisted 01/02/06 01/03/06 01/18/06 05/11/06 12 years
St. Louis University PT graph Accepted W 11/16/05 11/16/05 12/06/05 02/21/06 12 years
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law graph Rejected 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/06/05 05/02/06 12 years
Gonzaga University graph Accepted W $5,500 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/12/05 12/27/05 12 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F graph Accepted W $12,000 11/14/05 11/16/05 11/29/05 12/02/05 12 years
University of Denver graph Rejected 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/06/05 01/19/06 12 years
University of Miami graph Rejected D 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/12/05 04/09/06 12 years
University of Tulsa graph Accepted W $10,000 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/02/05 12/05/05 12 years
University of New Mexico graph Rejected 11/14/05 11/16/05 12/19/05 02/06/06 12 years
Albany Law School of Union University graph Accepted W 11/16/05 11/16/05 12/02/05 12/16/05 12 years

Applicant Information

James Madison University
Poli Sci. & Philosophy

Demographic Information

New Jersey

Extra Curricular Information

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (Co-Founder & Publicity Chair)
Pre-Law Society
Published in Pre-Law Journal
Double Major
College Democrats
Ultimate Frisbee team

Worked for Law Firm (Summer '04)
Internship with Governor of NJ (Summer '05)

Average LOR's
Very Strong Personal Statement

According to, these are the chances I have at each school (from 2004):

Tulsa - 83.4%
Florida Coastal - 76.2%
Michigan State - 74.6%
Albany - 65.2%
Gonzaga - 41.0%
St. Louis - 32.6%
Rutgers - 25.5%
Penn State - 37.3%
Case Western - 17.9%
Indiana - 27.8%
Denver - 24.6%
New Mexico - 23.8%
Miami - 18.1%


12-2-05: $12,000 Renewable Scholarship from Florida Coastal. 13th Choice. Only going there if it's the only place I get into.

12-7-05: Received a regular-sized small white envelope from Michigan State (dated 11/28/05) and thought it was going to be a "We received your application" letter, but it was an acceptance. Received a phone call the next day congratulating me.

12-12-05: Received acceptance letter and a $10,000 scholarship in large sized white envelope from Tulsa.

12-16-05: Received acceptance to Albany in large envelope with folder of information in it.

12-27-05: Received acceptance letter and $5,500 scholarship from Gonzaga (don't know what it came in because my roommate read it to me over the phone).

1-4-06: Received letter from Miami dated 12-22-05 telling me that my "application has been reviewed and no final decision has been made at this time." I'm assuming that means it's a deferral... better than a rejection I guess?

1-24-06: Another deferral... Rutgers this time. I'm sending my fall grades later today and hoping for the best.

1-26-06: Received rejection letter from Denver.

2-13-06: Rejected from New Mexico. I think it's funny that the average rejection from UNM on this site has higher numbers than the average acceptance. I had no interest in going there anyways.

2-18-06: Waitlisted at Penn State. Guess I'm not going there.

2-21-06: Saint Louis decided to take a chance on me. I will be visiting over Spring Break. Maybe I'll see Nelly.

2-24-06: I will be visiting 3 law schools in a week over Spring Break. I will be DRIVING with a friend up to my parents house in New Jersey, then to Albany, Michigan State, St. Louis, and back to school in Virginia. It is a grand total of over 3,100 miles in a week

3-11-06: Back from the roadtrip. It's between MSU and SLU right now, with Miami and Rutgers still pending.

3-22-06: It's looking like I'm headed to MSU... still waiting on a few more pending apps... don't think I'll be getting into any of them though

4-3-06: Got placed "on hold" by Case after they reviewed my file... i'm very surprised I wasn't outright rejected

4-11-06: Still waiting on Rutgers, IUPUI, and Case... MSU deposit going in at the end of the week if I still haven't heard from any of those

4-14-06: Sent MSU deposit in. Still waiting on Rutgers and Indiana for the time being.

5-2-06: IUPUI Admissions are the rudest most incompetent people I've dealt with in this process. Indiana is a weird state anyways.

5-9-06: Waitlisted at Rutgers. Going to call today to see what my chances are. I would drop everything and go there if they let me in. Otherwise, looks like I'm going to be finding an apartment in East Lansing pretty soon.

7-12-06: Got into Rutgers! Going there! Woohoo!

*Well, 7 acceptances, 2 waitlists, 4 rejections isn't so bad for somebody with my numbers!*

Visitor Comments

  • sorry
  • Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 08:38 PM

about DU. How do you plan to appeal? That sounds compelling to me. Is MSC looking like a front runner now?

- daniburhop
  • good info
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 11:36 PM

your area is thorough and i appreciate that as i look at so many of these so called candidates. for all those: the point of this website is information... if you area has no information than you are just a selfish greedy pig who cares only about the information he/she needs not about what the fellow man is looking for ...HA ha..hah.haha

- jerichosun
  • Tulsa
  • Saturday, February 11 2006 at 09:03 AM

Is your 10k renewable for 3 years at Tulsa? Send me an email so we can discuss.

- BigEyedFish
  • Penn State
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 04:34 PM

Sorry about Penn State, hopefully St Louis comes through for you. I should be withdrawing there soon if that helps!

- 05lawyer
  • heehee
  • Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:28 AM

maybe you'll see Nelly... *snort* good accepts--congrats!

- daniburhop
  • Nelly
  • Tuesday, March 14 2006 at 04:54 AM

My friends call me Nelly.

- nelje
  • SLU
  • Tuesday, March 14 2006 at 07:52 AM

hey bro, can you post a review of your trip to St. Louis?

- birdieman
  • MSU
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 11:41 AM

hey, great to hear from a fellow MSU classmate-to-be! Are you attending the open house thingy next weekend? I am from the EL area, went to MSU undergrad and live here now (ack!), so if you have any questions about the area let me know!

- sharpette
  • Re: SLU
  • Thursday, March 23 2006 at 08:07 AM

I know what you mean about SLU. It was disappointing. Where do you want to practice? Are you still interested in Miami? If you are I'm about to withdraw so hopefully that'll open up a seat for you. Congrats on all your acceptances, especially MSU! Still, I don't think you should count yourself out on your pending apps...

- Bet27
  • Congrats
  • Monday, March 27 2006 at 06:49 AM

I'm sitting in a similar boat. I attended the open house at MSU but I'm still holding out for IU Indy. Best of luck.

  • ?
  • Monday, March 27 2006 at 12:56 PM

Did you change your mind about SLU? Why? I decided on SIU.

- KmS
  • Limbo
  • Monday, April 03 2006 at 01:31 PM

Deferred at Case! I feel your pain.

- zbttoken
  • case
  • Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 04:16 PM

hey, looks like were in the same boat. are you still interested in case? i was thinking about sending them a letter? our numbers are pretty low to be held at case...just curious on what you think our chances are / what we should do. congrats on the rest of your acceptances

- alexquay
  • case
  • Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 04:17 PM

looks like they havent rejected anyone either...maybe they just like drawing out the rejection process...

- alexquay
  • SLU PT
  • Wednesday, April 05 2006 at 02:51 PM

I am thinking about applyiyng to the PT program to get into SLU. Can you tell me about it, like how many students are in the PT program, etc?

- dalmatia
  • IU Indy....
  • Monday, May 08 2006 at 10:13 AM

I saw your comment about IUPUI Admissions being rude and I am wondering what the story is with that.... what happened? I was just waitlisted there and I am trying to figure out what I need to do to get in.... I don't want to piss off anyone in the admissions office, so I was hoping you could let me know what happened with you so I can figure out how to proceed... thanks!

- mandabrook
  • MSU
  • Monday, May 08 2006 at 05:43 PM

I am still holding out for Penn State, but I don't think that will happen. I love MSU and can't wait to be there!

- rebeccaann
  • good!
  • Thursday, May 11 2006 at 07:25 AM

where ya headed? Somewhere lovely I hope.

- daniburhop
  • Looking for fellow Spartans!
  • Thursday, June 29 2006 at 05:37 PM

Hello! Congrats on all your acceptances! Looks like I might be attending MSU too. I'm just trying to make some friends, before I head over. I left you my email address. Let me know if you decide to go and what section you are in.

- waitingpatiently
  • Congrats
  • Friday, July 14 2006 at 11:11 AM

Congratulations on Rutgers. Talk about just making it! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

- KLR123
  • rutgers
  • Friday, August 04 2006 at 09:19 AM

yeah i did visit, and while i liked what i saw, i still think shu kills it as previously said (have you seen shu's building etc? not to mention its next to nwk penn!!).. however, RU-N is a great school and i would be as thrilled if not more to get in and receive instate tuition

- scblooming
  • Rutgers Newark
  • Tuesday, April 24 2007 at 06:40 PM

I saw that you were accepted from the wait list...just wondering if you did anything special to be chosen for an acceptance? Waitlisted yesterday...and desperate to change their minds!

- lastminutedecision
  • JMU
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 04:11 PM

Thanks! I hope so!

- livinginkorea
  • congrats!
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 05:33 PM

we have similar stats. wishing you the best of luck at rutgers!

- eddiesgirl29
  • lol
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 10:45 AM

i didn't look at the dates at all - i feel, as a 2L, have any advice for me? =)

- eddiesgirl29

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