futureGSrainmaker (2018-2019)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 California Los Angeles graph Accepted W 01/15/20 01/16/20 -- 04/22/08 11 years
1 University of Chicago graph WL, Accepted $60,000 01/02/08 01/16/08 02/06/08 04/19/08 11 years
2 University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 01/10/20 01/16/08 02/07/08 04/22/08 11 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted W 02/29/08 03/03/08 03/20/08 03/31/08 11 years
3 Georgetown University graph Accepted A $90,000 01/03/20 01/16/20 01/29/08 02/20/08 11 years
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W 01/02/08 01/16/08 01/21/08 04/03/08 11 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Waitlisted W 01/22/08 01/23/08 02/04/08 03/28/08 11 years
Boston College graph Accepted W $105,000 01/02/08 01/16/08 02/07/08 03/28/08 11 years
Fordham University graph Accepted W $30,000 01/07/20 01/16/20 01/22/08 03/28/08 11 years
George Washington University graph Accepted W 01/10/20 01/16/20 01/30/08 02/04/08 11 years
University of Southern California graph Accepted W 01/10/20 01/16/20 01/29/08 03/28/08 11 years
University of California Berkeley graph Waitlisted W 01/16/20 01/17/20 02/14/08 03/19/08 11 years
Duke University F graph Waitlisted W 01/11/20 01/16/08 01/30/08 03/11/08 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 01/18/08 01/22/08 02/13/08 03/28/08 11 years

Applicant Information

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3.65
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Big East
How corps and nations make $$$
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Demographic Information

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400M Hurdles
Male
Yes
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Extra Curricular Information

Truncated my extracurriculars to avoid unveiling my true identity. If you want to know details, PM me, but here's a short list: varsity athlete, president of this and that, student government exec, part-time work for a long period, more community service than a room full of DUI convicts. Few scholarships here, a fellowship there, yeah yeah you get the idea, people like to give me money to study.

Strong LOR
Strong and very unique PS (some people quote ancient proverbs, I quoted Jay-Z).

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I guess the best way to put it about my LSAT was that I performed like Michigan vs. Appalachain St. Heavily favored, only to lead to a historic choke job. Definitely not putting up a performance like that when I retake in December.

Retake: 162. Time to re-enter the t-20 discussion.

1/15/08: Everything is complete. Now we wait...

02/04/08: My sorrow at seeing the Patriots run at history and the destruction of Tom Brady's infallibility was ameliorated by a nice acceptance e-mail from GW. What a hell of a way to wake up!!!

2/20/08: Decision at GULC. In an attempt to assuage my anxiety about a decision at my first T-14, I went back and reviewed my application. To my horror, I realized that I did not include the optional statement. I didn't help my cause to that effect. GULC will give me a first, either my first T-14 or my first rejection. However, I'm pretty confident that it won't be the last of either result.

02/21/08: Anxiety has subsided. Accepted at Georgetown. Personal note from the dean. I'll update more when I wake up on Saturday from tonight's celebration.

02/23/08: Brief respite from my T-14 celebration to log in to the Georgetown Admitted Students website and IT WORKS!!! Logging in and out of this site will now comprise 99% of my internet activity until I become bored of doing so, which will probably be never! I know there are probably many people who say with my numbers, I shouldn't be accepted to such a school. I don't really care neither why I got in and others didn't nor what they have to say about me being accepted. I am who I am and I succeed at anything I want to do. Adcomms can either believe in that through the various aspects of my background and application and offer me admission or they can fail to see this promise and deny me. However, I do know that whatever school I attend when I graduate, my position in my class will not reflect my numbers entering that class. So feel free to hate now if you so please.

02/24/08: Personal aside. I drove home today to pick up my letters (I have all my correspondence sent to my parents house) and I thought I was excited until I saw how much my mom couldn't stop smiling. The best decision I made this cycle was to have my letters sent to her house instead of my apartment at school, but I only wish that somehow I could see her face when she opens them. Talk about priceless. The irony is that she won't even let me have my own acceptance letters! She says she takes them to work as her office "bragging rights". Oh well, she deserves it.

03/04/08: I am suffering from chronic status checker syndrome with no foreseeable cure on the market other than absolute fulfillment by the dozen or so adcomms of remaining schools.

03/11/08: Decision at Duke. In the absence of other favorable decisions, this will make or break my Spring Break. I heard that the acceptance e-mails are mailed out around 6, so if I go to sleep without one, I'll know what that means. If I do, however, hear from Bill Hoye then I will definitely celebrate until exam week.--UPDATE: Waitlisted. Ambivalent about my current status.

03/19/08: Waitlisted at Berkeley. Prospects for a second T-14 school are becoming bleek. Trying to maintain a bit of hope for the remaining four schools.

03/28/08: A lot of action over spring break. The denial at Michigan hurts a lot. Visited GULC, however, and I absolutely loved it. More likely than not, you'll see me in DC next year. 3 T-14s left and two fringe t-14s. If I can pull 60% from those five I'll be happy.

03/31/08: No less than 15 min after I make housing reservations at GULC, I get a 35k a year scholarship from BC. I've never been more upset at getting awarded money in my life. As Frank Costello would say, "that's what they call a paradox."

04/02/08: In at Vandy. Not surprising considering they sent me a fee waiver with 2 weeks left in the cycle. I am, however, surprised at the quick turnaround. With a little bit of money, I'd be hard pressed to turn them down with my current options. The saga continues. Still hoping for one more T-14.

04/03/08: Decision at UVa. My top school. All I can do is hope. There has never been anything false about hope. EDIT: While waiting for my UVa correspondence I received a nice half-tuition scholarship from GULC. That's going to be pretty hard to turn down.

04/07/08: Priority waitlist at UVA. Time to turn on the charm and knock out this interview. First stop? Brooks Brothers for a "Thank You for this Acceptance" outfit.

04/09/08: GULC bumps the scholarship to 75% tuition. Everybody but UChi and UPenn might be out of the race.

04/14/08: The GULC scholarship letter gives me an ultimatum. By April 24th, I must either sign or decline. It seems as if they are the only T-14 willing to take a chance on me so I figure I might as well take a chance on them. Hopefully it'll work out for the both of us. I only hold out for Chicago and Penn because of their world class business schools. I have, however, already paid a deposit for student housing at GULC. Looks like DC will have two new black men in power this fall ;)

04/19/08: Send in my scholarship acceptance letter to GULC. Waitlisted by UChicago. I love Chicago. Considering my prospects as a transfer.

04/22/08: Final results come in from UCLA and Penn. Acceptance and waitlist respectively. I'm riding out the waitlists to see where I get in then talking to admissions departments about a transfer if Chicago or Penn eventually say yes. To be continued.

05/05/08: A serious paradox. Chicago accepts me. My dream school said yes. Now how do I get Georgetown cancel my binding agreement to let me fulfill that dream? I thought Chicago had forgotten about me and never withdrew because I hadn't heard from them.

05/13/08: Chicago scholarship. The painful irony. I am sick to my stomach.

Visitor Comments

  • Athlete
  • Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 10:54 AM

I've been looking for other athlete applicants. You've got way more than athletics to back up your app - good luck this cycle!

- Buttonish
  • La LSAT
  • Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 04:00 PM

I took the LSAT this past Saturday as well. I honestly have no clue how I did... I was full of nervous (though not necessarily negative) energy for the first two sections, but was much more calm for the last two sections. Hopefully my athletic I-perform-best-under-pressure schtick still holds true after I see my score.

- Buttonish
  • Where?
  • Thursday, October 18 2007 at 04:38 AM

Where did you see that you'd get your score on Monday? When I go to LSAC>My Docs>LSAT, I just see a list of things I cannot yet print (response sheet, answer sheet, etc.) and an empty box to the right.

- Buttonish
  • Oops
  • Thursday, October 18 2007 at 04:42 AM

The 'Account Status' tab makes all the difference! Blonde moment there. LSAC says I'll get my score on Monday too. I've read on unreliable (online forum) sources that scores are sometimes released earlier. I'll be checking LSAC feverishly this weekend.

- Buttonish
  • I feel your frustration
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 03:42 AM

I was very frustrated upon receipt of my LSAT score. I've decided not to retake, but wanted to wish you good luck. No matter what you get, your soft factors are incredible - do not underestimate the strength of your overall application!

- Buttonish
  • School List
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 04:47 AM

Yeah, I'm boldly applying to a few dream schools. I do like my safeties, though, so I won't be distraught when the T20s snub me.

- Buttonish
  • Best Wishes
  • Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 08:14 AM

hey..just saying hi and wishing you the best of luck this cycle..you will do great!

- herogirl
  • Yay!
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 04:26 PM

Congrats on your 8 POINT JUMP! I'm excited to see how the cycle turns out to you. If I'm lucky, we'll get into some of the same schools ;-)

- Buttonish
  • Good luck
  • Sunday, December 23 2007 at 04:32 PM

I'll be watching your cycle...

- mabengi001
  • Hello there
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 09:31 AM

Great news are on the way for you. Good luck with the cycle and Happy Holiday

- haitian
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 11:30 AM

Thanks for your encouragement and a big congrats on your new...and improved...LSAT score. Your score and GPA are solid...you'll be competitive in the t20 and t14 for sure. Happy Holidays!

- lawesome
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 05:59 PM

...for the best wishes. If Michigan is really ur 1st choice I'd say ur in! U have a great GPA and that 162 is solid. Good luck to u as well. I'll be watching ur cycle...

- TopTenHopeful
  • thanks man
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 10:00 PM

nice work on the retake... best of luck

- bradpennyheater
  • Thanks and Good Luck
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 11:26 AM

You're good. From what I can tell your 154 gets thrown out. It all comes down to how your perceived from your application. I quoted Frank Lucas in mine.

- RTP2008
  • Thanks and Good Luck
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 11:28 AM

You're good. From what I can tell your 154 gets thrown out. It all comes down to how your perceived from your application. I quoted Frank Lucas in mine.

- RTP2008
  • ...
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 03:43 PM

Thanks, dude! Congrats on the score increase! You're definitely in a very good position now. You got nice factors, so I can see your cycle being real successful. And HAHAHA @ the Jay-Z quote. I'd be interested in seeing how you pulled that off. Good luck.

- tl2
  • hey
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 05:35 PM

You are going to rock ths cycle. :)

- lawschoolplease
  • T5
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 07:06 AM

Yeah, I definitely plan on doing that. Best of luck to you on your cycle and I'd love to know which Jay-Z quote you went with

- lupethekiller
  • ...
  • Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 06:28 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I actually did apply to most of those schools. It's just that my applications without decisions are hidden. Good luck with your top choices, especially UMich!

- tl2
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 08:08 AM

I'm very excited about UVA, it's one of my top choices. Best of luck w/ your schools....and dealing w/ your registrar....that sucks that they haven't sent your transcripts out yet.

- lawesome
  • Thanks
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 04:33 AM

for the kind words. My last two acceptances have me feeling much better after a stretch of unfavorable decisions.

- lupethekiller
  • CONGRATS!
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 05:09 AM

...on GWU! That is so awesome! I am in agreement with you on the PATS! Being a die hard Pats fan and seeing that debachaury of a game frustrated the hell out of me last night! I hope you see many more acceptances roll your way as I am sure you will! WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START OFF THOUGH!!!!

- drew82abndiv
  • Good luck to you as well!
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 08:48 AM

Thanks, man! Good luck. Here's hoping we both have the ability to be classmates at UMich together.

- 4re
  • Congrats on GW!
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 01:57 PM

Hey Thanks! Congrats on GW! DC is a great place to study law..

- herogirl
  • THANKS!!
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 09:46 AM

I am still in shock over my acceptances! It only confirms my belief that one should not be afraid to shoot for the stars in the admissions process. Good job on GW! And good luck with the rest of ur cycle.

- TopTenHopeful
  • Hi
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 06:57 AM

Hey, some overlap in schools and our numbers are close. I'm pending at some of the same places... Congrats on GW!

- tsukifune
  • good luck!
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 08:23 AM

just emailed you... it looks like your numbers are fine. if anything, the late timing of the apps could (not necessarily) become an issue. but i think you'll get into a t10 school! good luck!

- jesustakethewheel
  • GW and Fordham
  • Sunday, February 10 2008 at 09:57 PM

I am not really hooked on the idea of living in NYC, and DC seems like it'd be more my kind of place, so I am leaning toward GW at the moment. They both have exciting programs, though, so it's not an easy choice!

- tsukifune
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 07:46 PM

Best of luck to you too! My goodness, I'm so ready for all of this waiting to be over... Hope that you receive lots of good news in the coming weeks!

- pointegirl99
  • Hello
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 04:35 PM

Congrats on your acceptance...! Yeah, WSU can be very tempting. Nevertheless, due to the fact that I plan to work while going to school; thus IndyLaw offers me the best opportunity. My plan is to have a solo practice in my community; you could understand why I am taking it easy. Good luck, and do keep in touch.

- haitian
  • I sent you an invitation
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 11:47 AM

I sent you an invitation to connect through Linked in.

- haitian
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 02:35 PM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 03:31 PM

Hey Congrats on Georgetown..is their business school any good? Enjoy the celebration..

- herogirl
  • GULC
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 03:54 PM

Thanks for the condolences. Not surprised about UMich. Congrats on GTown! That's just a taste of things to come. Good luck, man.

- 4re
  • Schools
  • Saturday, February 23 2008 at 01:30 PM

There's a few I'm really considering but I'm waiting on scholarships and visits to decide for sure.

- PinkTiki
  • whadup
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 02:46 PM

I dont know, I was thinkin of goin this week, but that didnt really work out. I have 3 day weekends tho so it souldnt be too hard to get out there. I am leaning toawrd international law butnot for sure yet, how bout u?

- sbarker3
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 05:22 AM

I am continually shocked and surprised! Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- jesustakethewheel
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 01:18 PM

Thanks man. Im sure youll be hearing similar news soon.

- sbarker3
  • Checking In..
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 02:08 PM

Hey Man, how are you doing? I visited NU a few weeks ago and loved it! Sorry to hear about Duke.

- herogirl
  • Thanks!
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 08:16 PM

Thanks so much for your kind words! God has really blessed me over the past few weeks, and it looks like you've been blessed as well! Congrats on all of your acceptances! I'm sure you'll be blessed with many more. Do you have any school that you're leaning towards right now?

- lookingforanswers
  • Boalt
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 02:49 AM

Hey..here's to riding out the Boalt waitlist together. Boalt was actually my dream school for awhile! Ugh! I know another t14 will come through for you..gotta keep the faith. I am pulling for you.

- herogirl
  • GULC
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 09:15 AM

I see that you visited GULC. I don't have a chance to go to DC before the deposit deadline. Do you mind sharing a few impressions of the school/environs? Thanks!

- luckyshot
  • AWESOME!
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 10:26 AM

There is only one way to describe Boston and that is AWESOME! I had an amazing time at BC! There are so many things to do and so many great places to go in Boston and the surrounding areas, it is unbelievable. Chestnut Hill is a GORGEOUS town just outside of Boston and serviced by the "T" or trolly/subway. The law school is on the Newton Campus which is about 1.5 miles further into Chestnut HIll than BC main. I wouldn't heasitate to go there - the only reasons why I did not apply are: a) I don't think I would have gotten in b) too expensive c) wanted to experience somewhere different Good luck with your decision and know that BC comes HIGHLY recommended! Drew

- drew82abndiv
  • Maryland
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 05:52 PM

I'm leaning toward Maryland. I don't consider Baltimore to be in the D.C. area, but it's damn close. If you're ever in the D.C. area to check out GULC, get in touch with me. I love commiserating about he admissions process over alcohol!

- Buttonish
  • A Flaw in the Plan
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 05:10 PM

What if we get to UVA and they say they only need one athlete - the stronger, faster, better-looking of us? Why, your heart would break! Kidding, of course. I'm sure you're faster.

- Buttonish
  • Thanks!
  • Sunday, April 13 2008 at 12:37 PM

You seem to be doing well yourself! Good luck at Virginia. Would you go to Penn or Chicago if you get in? Knock out that interview but G-town (w/ $$) is a GREAT back up!

- jesustakethewheel
  • Which one
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 04:16 PM

I'm still not completely sure. I visited Harvard this weekend and really liked it, but I'm still trying to convince myself I could survive winter in Boston. I'm also planning on visiting UVA before I make a decision. Good luck at Georgetown! :)

- PinkTiki
  • decisions
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 05:14 PM

It's looking like Northwestern. I liked GULC a little bit more, but their scholarship offer was a.) binding and b.) not enough money so I couldn't pass up the chance of getting off a WL at some of the places I expect on being WLed. What about you? Are you certain about GULC?

- lupethekiller
  • Yeah,
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 05:27 PM

I've already sent them my deposit. Hopefully its not unbearably cold there, but its still worth it for that JD! Congrats on GULC scholarship and good luck there this fall!!!

- lookingforanswers
  • ...
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 07:33 AM

I like your two new black men in power comment...LOL. Good luck at Gtown, or whatever other school you decide on.

- angeltwin
  • ...
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 09:36 AM

Depends. My SO is starting B-School in NYC this fall. I'll try the long distance thing to see how it works, but two years in Ann Arbor shouldn't be that bad, and I'll just do the third year as a visiting student. Good luck with the rest of your cycle.

- tl
  • Heartfelt Thanks and Congrats Back!
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 11:45 AM

Thanks for the Congrats! It is so weird how this cycle turned out! Yay for GU! It's such a great school and having lived in the DC area for most of my life, I can honestly say it's a great place to study law! Yes, I will most likely be spending summers in DC! You must add me as a friend on facebook. I am all about supporting other folks on color during their law school journey!

- herogirl
  • Heartfelt Thanks and Congrats Back!
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 11:51 AM

Thanks for the Congrats! It is so weird how this cycle turned out! Yay for GU! It's such a great school and having lived in the DC area for most of my life, I can honestly say it's a great place to study law! Yes, I will most likely be spending summers in DC! You must add me as a friend on facebook. I am all about supporting other folks on color during their law school journey!

- herogirl
  • Absolutely
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 07:11 PM

Cornell def changes my mind. Originally I was set to go to GW but now I am seriously considering Cornell. I'm trying to visit at the end of the month and waiting on fin aid. Cornell is def a great school but I haven't made my mind up 100% yet.

- angeltwin
  • Leanings
  • Friday, April 18 2008 at 08:28 AM

Good luck with Penn and Chicago. I think I am leaning toward Penn but it is still up in the air. I was disappointed by the CLS decision.... so we'll have to see!

- jesustakethewheel
  • Congrats on GULC!!!
  • Sunday, April 20 2008 at 06:57 AM

That is an impressive scholly, Im sure you will excel during your time there!!!

- royalt3240
  • I just read through your posts...
  • Monday, April 21 2008 at 07:53 AM

Great cycle! "Looks like DC will have two new black men in power this fall ;)." I love it : ) Thanks for your kind words and best of luck at GULC!

- lawesome
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 09:02 PM

On UCLA!

- PinkTiki
  • congrats!
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 09:26 AM

congrats on gulc!! that's awesome, especially the scholarship they're offering you. will you be going there? penn and chicago are awesome schools too, though the 75% tuition scholarship would be so great, and it'll be hard for penn/chicago to match that off the waitlist. now if only gulc would let me in too! ^_^ congrats again!

- stupid33
  • I don't know that you get it...
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 05:40 PM

I am in D.C. right now. There's no "if I ever come to D.C." about the situation. The District is home. And it's your home now too. Welcome!

- Buttonish
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, May 06 2008 at 07:38 AM

On Chicago!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats on UCHI!
  • Wednesday, May 14 2008 at 07:41 AM

So, how is this playing out? Are you going to be able to get out of the GULC agreement? Good luck.

- tl
  • ...
  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 04:24 PM

That sucks, man! Well, GL @ GULC and GL with transferring.

- tl
  • GULC or Chicago?
  • Monday, July 21 2008 at 10:23 AM

Were you able to get out of GULC?

- DrinkWater

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