ESQintraining (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 North Carolina Chapel Hill F graph Rejected 10/27/09 11/09/09 11/20/09 05/11/10 10 years
7 Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted D 10/23/09 10/26/09 11/13/09 02/03/10 10 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Waitlisted W 10/16/09 10/19/09 11/12/09 01/20/10 10 years
University of San Diego F graph Rejected 10/23/09 10/26/09 11/23/09 04/19/10 11 years
Temple University F graph Accepted W 10/22/09 10/23/09 11/11/09 03/17/10 11 years
Northeastern University F graph Waitlisted W 10/23/09 10/26/09 11/10/09 01/11/10 11 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Waitlisted 10/22/09 11/06/09 11/16/09 03/22/10 11 years
Touro College F graph Accepted W $56,400 10/23/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 12/17/09 11 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville F graph Waitlisted W 10/23/09 10/27/09 11/11/09 03/12/10 11 years
College of William and Mary F graph Waitlisted 10/17/09 11/05/09 11/19/09 -- 11 years
2 Emory University F graph Waitlisted 10/22/09 10/30/09 11/23/09 03/22/10 11 years
4 Duke University F graph Rejected 10/27/09 10/27/09 11/11/09 03/17/10 11 years
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 10/23/09 10/23/09 11/25/09 03/12/10 11 years
Georgia State University F graph Rejected 10/25/09 11/09/09 11/13/09 03/08/10 11 years
3 Columbia University F graph Rejected 10/22/09 11/02/09 11/11/09 03/02/10 11 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Rejected 10/27/09 10/27/09 12/01/09 02/11/10 11 years
George Mason University F graph Waitlisted W 10/27/09 11/11/09 11/18/09 01/11/10 11 years
Howard University F graph Pending W 11/19/09 11/20/09 -- -- 11 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Rejected 10/27/09 10/28/09 11/17/09 02/03/10 11 years
New York University F graph Rejected 10/22/09 10/27/09 11/25/09 01/27/10 11 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Waitlisted 10/22/09 11/06/09 11/19/09 01/26/10 11 years
Boston University F graph Rejected 10/22/09 10/22/09 11/16/09 01/26/10 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected 10/23/09 10/30/09 11/18/09 01/15/10 11 years
6 University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected 10/23/09 10/23/09 11/10/09 01/12/10 11 years
5 University of Virginia F graph Rejected 10/16/09 10/19/09 11/10/09 01/11/10 11 years
American University F graph Rejected 10/22/09 10/23/09 11/17/09 01/08/10 11 years
Boston College F graph Rejected 10/21/09 10/22/09 11/11/09 01/06/10 11 years
Cornell University F graph Rejected 10/22/09 10/23/09 11/18/09 12/28/09 11 years
University of Maryland F graph Accepted 11/11/09 11/19/09 11/23/09 12/22/09 11 years
University of Miami F graph Rejected 10/16/09 10/19/09 11/17/09 12/17/09 11 years
Brooklyn Law School F graph Pending W 10/23/09 11/05/09 -- -- 11 years
Georgetown University F graph Rejected ED 11/03/09 11/10/09 11/10/09 12/15/09 11 years
Florida State University graph Pending W 10/27/09 10/29/09 -- -- 11 years
Pepperdine University F graph Pending W 10/24/09 10/28/09 -- -- 11 years
Fordham University F graph Rejected 10/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 12/09/09 11 years

Applicant Information

Big Public
Within the Social Sciences

Demographic Information

Medium Urban
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

My particular focus is influencing change in federal health and education policy (particularly disparities and early childhood). To this end, I have completed multiple internships that have provided insight into how public policy is formed, influenced, and put into action. In addition, I blog on issues pertaining to these areas and interview emerging leaders and dedicated practitioners.

I worked in mortgage finance and title insurance for a few firms. One of which was the largest VA refinance company in the country (3 years).

- CASA volunteer (almost a year)
- Associate Board Member of a charity (just started...literally)

- Resident Assistant (2 yrs)
- Paid legislative fellowship w/ State Delegate
- State Attorney General Internship
- Current paid legislative fellowship (ends in March)
- Published author -- over 20 articles (articles, op-eds, and daily blog)
- Student Government Association (2 yrs)
- Appeals Board (2 yrs)
- Mock Trial Assoc. (2 yrs)

Excellent recs: Dean of university, chair of major dept., and
a professor with whom I did an independent study.

- Pennsylvania Public Health Association
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Association of Health Care Journalists
- Pennsylvania Education Association
- National Education Association


**Cycle is done, done, done. Headed to Emory for my MPH, and deferred Maryland Law until fall 2011.

Considering a joint degree? Check this roundtable interview w/ 4 attorneys who are dual degree holders:

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5/04 - Sent out 2nd LOCI to Northwestern, Emory, WashU, and William and Mary.

4/29 - Withdrew from Cardozo's waitlist. Notified of placement on Northwestern's summer waitlist. Still holding out hope for that.

4/27 - Accepted to Emory's MPH program. Should help w/ getting into Emory Law.

4/17 - Withdrew from Temple.

4/ 16 - Letters of continued interest (LOCIs) emailed to William and Mary, Northwestern, Emory, Washington and Lee, UNC, and WashU.

4/13 - Decision rendered at San Diego. Should be interesting. Almost done revising the LOCI for Northwestern. Started the Emory LOCI.

4/11 - Mailed Maryland deposit. Still working on Northwestern LOCI.

4/8 - Withdrew from Northeastern. Maryland deposit going out tomorrow.

3/28 - Withdrew from Tenn. waitlist and Touro admission. Visited Maryland yesterday for Admit Day. Very nice. Gearing up for Northwestern interview on Mar. 30.

3/22 - Wait listed at William and Mary and Emory. Deferred at Washington University in St. Louis. The cycle is coming to a close. Only UNC awaits.

3/17 - In at Temple. Dinged at Duke. Guess you can't win them all.

2/12 - I contacted Northwestern and it looks as though I'll be able to interview on campus. I'm told I need to schedule it after 3/12.

2/3 - On "hold" at Northwestern. I'm told this is very similar to a waitlist. I'll be sending in additional materials including the following: informing them of a scholarship I won in Dec., my current internship w/ a state delegate, my acceptance to Maryland Law, and possibly an additional rec.

1/23 - Decision made at W&L. Put on their waitlist. They say it's unranked so we'll see what happens.

1/11 - Decision made at Michigan. George Mason offered a waitlist position. I decided to decline.

12/23 - Cornell decision reached. Waiting on the mail. Got the big package from Maryland, no scholly info.

12/22 - In at Maryland!!! Full-time program. This was huge. They are ranked second in health law, and that is an area I am particularly interested in.

12/17 - MD decision made. Rejection from Miami. In at Touro with a $56,400 scholarship over 3 yrs. Shaping up to be a rough cycle.

12/15 - Ok, 0 for 2. I'm going to need the holidays to bring me some good tidings. For real.

12/14 - Georgetown decision rendered. Not sure if that's good or bad.

12/11 - Touro says decision has been mailed. Brooklyn wants me to un-withdraw.

12/9 - Fordham reject. No biggie. Withdrew from FSU, Pepperdine, and Brooklyn. No real interest in attending/they were asking for too much extra info.

12/4 - Under review at G'town, UVA, BC, W&M, Maryland, Tennessee,

11/25 - Under review at Maryland, UVA, and Duke.

11/21 - Won't be going complete at Pepperdine (why did I even apply?) or Brooklyn. They both want additional material I'm not inclined to send.

11/17 - Vandy interview today. Went well. Complete at Miami, W&M, and Boston U.

11/11 - Maryland is out. One left to go. Became a board member of a charity today. Too late to impress adcomms, however I'm interested in making a long-term contribution. And I'm tired.

11/3 - G'town submitted. Waiting on fee waivers from Howard and Maryland. All MPH apps submitted. Thinking about sending out one more app.

10/23 - Michigan, Penn, and USC sent. Not taking any chances this cycle. Added safeties and options for good measure. Touro, Pepperdine, San Diego, Brooklyn, Tennessee, and GA State sent out.

10/22 - WashU, Boston, NYU, Emory, American, Columbia, Cornell and W&L sent. Iffy on applying to Texas. Working on Why Michigan, Columbia, Duke, Penn, Northwestern, Cornell and UCLA essays. Everything is out in 7 days!

10/21 - Boston College sent out. Northwestern off campus interview complete - went really well. Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar app is out.

10/16 - PS is done. Cardozo, UVA, Miami and Fordham apps sent.

10/14 - On to the 7th draft. 3rd and final rec is going out on Fri.

10/10 - On the 4th PS draft. Mailed out MPH fee waiver requests for Columbia and Dartmouth. Fordham early app is due on the 15th!

10/9 - Working out fee waiver issue w/ LSAC. Starting on 3rd draft of PS.

10/7 - Working on PS draft. Looking pretty good.

Visitor Comments

  • Thanks
  • Monday, February 05 2007 at 07:45 PM

for your post. I took an LSAT prep course (Testmasters), which definitely got me familiarized with the test and equipped me some some great strategies for approaching the LSAT. I would recommend it if you are able to take it. For me it was well worth the cost. Your best weapon against the LSAT is familiarization, as the LSAT is a very easy test in which to notice patterns and commonalities that will go a long way in helping you answer questions and recognize which strategies to employ. Best of luck!

- CitySlicker4Life
  • response to question
  • Sunday, May 06 2007 at 03:31 PM

I bought a book with 10 lsats in it and took it with me to mexico during the week prior to the test. The book has only the tests--no hints, tips, or explanations. I think it's published by LSAC or LSDAS or someone like that. I took the 3-4 tests during the week and broke it up into sections. I graded each section as soon as I was done, so my rationalizations were still fresh in my mind. Then I figured out why I got each question wrong. No classes or Kaplan books for me!

- sarahbell127
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 09:36 AM

Just get a high enough LSAT, show character and most of all integrity and writing ability in your personal statements and supplementary materials. I showed a strong commitment to my family and community which made me sound like a leader. My numbers werent autoadmit material, but I was accepted about 2 weeks after I sent my application out.

- RTP2008
  • LSAT
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 06:12 AM

I did very little prep, I took a dozen or so practice tests and scored high on each of them. I figured anything on top of that would be superfluous. Sorry I can't offer any wisdom.

- velikimajmun
  • Thanks
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 10:24 AM

Thank you :) To prepare for the LSAT, I took a prep-course and self-studied for several months. If I had to give you any advice, I would say take a Powerscore or Testmasters prep-course to start with. I would follow that up by taking practice tests under actual conditions. Come up with a strategy for taking the test (i.e. will you try to get to every question per section? How much time are you left with usually? What kinds of questions do you struggle with? How will you deal with those?) Also, don't take the prep-course as a run-up to the test. Give yourself a little bit of time between the end of the course and the test to self-study. If you have any other questions just let me know.

- TallisUmbras
  • Sunday, April 13 2008 at 01:47 PM

I used both Powerscore bibles and a bunch of the official practice tests. I'd try this route before paying for an expensive prep course.

- sizemore
  • Studying
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 08:02 AM

I took my first diagnostic in March 07. I scored a 163. Put everything aside but really hit the books at the end of May. I was able to get myself up to 169. At the end of June, I purchased Blueprint Self-Study. I sat in on a Testmasters course at one point but found myself wanting to correct the teacher way too often. I hit a wall in August and couldn't break 170. I took a 1.5 week break towards the end of August and did nothing LSAT related. Early September, I studied hard again and consistently hit 171-175. 3 days before the test, I stopped studying again. I ended up peaking on the real thing. You get out of the test what you put in. It's very learnable.

- Mightyhim
  • good luck
  • Thursday, June 12 2008 at 11:23 AM

Good luck man. get a 170+ and you\'ll be sitting pretty!

- mcds
  • !
  • Tuesday, July 01 2008 at 09:02 AM

Break a 170 and you will for sure hit one of the T14\\\\\\\'s!! I might just follow your lead and shoot for that too!

- moriphd
  • You are ED'ing at so many places?
  • Friday, October 16 2009 at 05:01 AM

I was curious if you can ED at more than one place?

- cualquien06
  • Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 01:42 AM

good luck! did you apply for the fee waivers you received or did schools give them to you?

- fasttrack226
  • Wednesday, December 16 2009 at 08:25 PM

Sorry about GULC and Fordham!!

- 2013esq
  • Congrats on Touro!
  • Thursday, December 17 2009 at 10:39 AM

I knew you were going to be in there! I'm so excited for you and am waiting excitedly for the rest of your cycle.

- cualquien06
  • Congratulations!
  • Tuesday, December 22 2009 at 12:11 PM

What did I say? And it won't stop at Maryland, even if MD is a top choice for you. ;)

- BangBang
  • UM
  • Monday, January 11 2010 at 02:31 PM

Man, I'm surprised you got rejected from the University of Miami, and then you were accepted to the University of Maryland which is much harder...Admissions are strange sometimes.

- dustyfootphilosopher
  • Monday, January 25 2010 at 10:42 AM

Good luck on the rest of your cycle!! We have really similar numbers and similar schools. And I'm a CASA too!

- 2013esq
  • Northwestern
  • Thursday, February 25 2010 at 10:28 AM

Wishing you lots of luck at Northwestern, and congrats on U of Maryland. It is a great school!

- Mslanee1
  • northwestern
  • Friday, April 02 2010 at 07:25 AM

how did your interview go at NU? is it still a contender?

- MirandaHobbes
  • northwestern
  • Wednesday, June 02 2010 at 05:01 PM

I was waitlisted 4-29-10 - Telemakeus

- Telemakeus

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