gclemen1 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
13 Cornell University graph Rejected 11/05/07 -- 12/07/07 03/26/08 11 years
82 Georgia State University graph Accepted W 11/03/07 -- 11/06/07 12/22/07 11 years
25 Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $47,400 11/04/07 -- 11/16/07 12/07/07 11 years
25 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Accepted W $45,000 11/03/07 -- 11/19/07 12/19/07 11 years
10 Duke University graph Rejected 11/16/07 -- 11/28/07 03/13/07 11 years
31 College of William and Mary graph Pending W 11/05/07 -- 11/14/07 -- 11 years
36 Wake Forest University F graph Pending W 11/03/07 -- 11/09/07 -- 11 years
22 Emory University graph Accepted A $90,000 11/03/07 -- 11/19/07 12/18/07 11 years
16 Vanderbilt University F graph Waitlisted W 11/03/07 -- 11/13/07 01/19/08 11 years
53 Baylor University graph Accepted W 11/30/07 -- 12/04/07 01/25/08 11 years
31 University of Wisconsin Madison F graph Accepted W 11/04/07 -- 11/15/07 01/07/08 11 years
36 University of Georgia graph Waitlisted W 11/03/07 -- 11/28/07 01/18/08 11 years
10 University of Virginia F graph Rejected 11/03/07 -- 11/12/07 01/26/08 11 years
14 Georgetown University graph Rejected 11/07/07 -- 12/04/07 01/23/08 11 years
28 University of Notre Dame F graph Rejected 11/03/07 -- 11/12/07 01/18/07 11 years
8 University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 11/07/07 -- 11/29/07 01/11/07 11 years
31 Ohio State University F graph Rejected 11/06/07 -- 11/20/07 01/04/08 11 years

Applicant Information

166
3.61
3.9
Large Public
Political Science
N/A

Demographic Information

Kennesaw
Georgia
White
Male
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

HOPE Scholarship, Private Scholarship
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
Golden Key International Honour Society
Presidents List (4.0 Semester, 4 times)
Resident Assistant 1 year
Expect to Graduate Summa Cum Laude
Had to write criminal addenda for multiple misdemeanors and written up for drinking in dorms freshman year (2 possession of marijuana and 2 reckless driving charges) - My sincere turnaround in life seems to have mitigated the seriousness of these offenses)
GPA boosted by .08 after 4.0 GPA for 19 hours last semester...previously 3.53
Taking 15 hours in the Spring and final semester of my undergraduate career!!!

Just found out HOPE scholarship for college will no longer pay because I have passed the 127 attempted hour mark :-( Now I have to scrounge for 2000 bucks tuition this semester, but hey, HOPE has payed for most of college and I am very thankful for that.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNTS ARE 3 YEAR TOTALS

NUMBERS ARE USNEWS RANKINGS

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Received many fee waivers, did not apply to all of them.

11-07-07 - ALL APPS ARE IN!!! what a relief! just waiting to go complete now!

12-07: All Apps complete

12-07: In at Washington and Lee via email! First one

12-18: In at Emory via Phone Call!!! I was in the doctors office and missed it, but much to my surprise, I received a voicemail from the dean of admission saying she just signed my letter of acceptance!!!!!I didn't think they were going to start making decisions before January!

12-19: In at UIUC! I called them because my status checker said letter mailed on the 13th and I still didn't have it. I talked to suzanne, and she said I was in with a15k a year scholarship! I can't believe how well this cycle is going!!

12-20: I called UGA, and they said they weren't makin any more decisions before the holiday break :-( I am perplexed as to why I haven't gotten in yet, Ive been in review for weeks!! I don't really expect anymore before Christmas, except for maybe Ohio State, because I went to decision there a few days ago, but I am really excited about the 3 T25 acceptances so early in the game! I am a lucky man!!! :-)

12-23: I didn't think there were any more acceptances comin my way, but my mom called on Sunday and said a big package from Ga. State arrived on Saturday. She opened it, and sure enough, it was an acceptance!! I am really hopin for a full scholly there, coming out of law school with zero debt is very attractive to me!

01-04: Went and picked up mail, and much to my dismay, my first ding appeared from Ohio State dated 12/21. I was kind of surprised, but I will guess that I was a yield protect, or dissed by a in-state quota system. I really thought I would get in there! To quote from Bad Santa: "well they all can't be winners now can they"

01-15: Received two letters yesterday, one from Michigan and one from Wisconsin. As I was expecting, I was rejected at Michigan, and rightly so, as I was far below their numbers. Hey, at the only reason I even took a shot was because I received a fee waiver, so its only 12 bucks down the drain. However, I was accepted at Wisconsin, which is very nice! I needed this to counter the fluke rejection at Ohio State! The people from Wisconsin have been very nice ever since the LSAC forum!!! Also, I emailed UGA today to see about my file. It has been in review for a month and a half, and I am becoming VERY anxious!!

01-18: Emailed UGA a few days ago and asked what was up with my app bc it had been a month and a half in review. Checked today on Friday and I was WAITLISTED!!! I am 99% sure this has to do with my criminal record and the fact that I did poorly at UGA while at undergrad there for my first year at college. I am going to try to have a sitdown with someone and write a LOCI. I really want to show them that I am an excellent candidate and that my past does not reflect who I am today! :-(

01-19: Picked up the mail and received an envelope from vanderbilt. It was more than one page, so I knew then that it was a waitlist. I am pretty happy with a waitlist from Vandy. I thought I was going to get outright rejected. This is a good waitlist, yesterdays depressing news with the Georgia waitlist was not a good waitlist. I guess I will ride that Vandy waitlist out with a bunch of my other 166ers ;-)

- Interesting sidenote, I went out with some buddies to Virginia highlands to go barhopping, and I ran into a girl I was arrested with in Athens. Small world story, but she actually is going to law school next year too, and her wanting to be an attorney was started with the bad treatment we recieved in court. That is also when i really started to want to be an attorney. It really is a small world!!

-Also, while I was writing this, there was about an inch of snow on the ground in Georgia. What the heck?

01-22: Thin white envelope arrived from Notre Dame. I knew that was bad news. Surely enough, it was a rejection letter. Oh well, you can't win them all. Also, talked to Georgia Law, and I am going up to Athens in a few weeks to talk with the admissions committee about my file. I am going to try to show them the real me, and convince them that accepting me would be the best thing they ever did.

01-25: Received an email from Baylor Law saying I was accepted with a half tuition scholarship!! I am pretty excited, because I have had a string of bad news letters for a little while now, but hopefully I am back on track.

01-26: Received a thin white envelope from GULC and knew it was a rejection. I am totally cool w/ that as I was expecting it. I am way below the numbers there. Also recieved a letter from Washington and Lee stating some of their schools objective. W & L has been very nice, and I hope to go to ASW up there soon!

01-30: Received an email from Washington and Lee saying I have received a scholarship in the amount of $15,800 per year! That is big news and I am really excited :-)

02-05: Withdrew application from UGA along with a lengthy letter explaining how rude and indifferent the admissions committee has been. Georgia Law wins the award for the rudest and most unorganized admissions committee. I am completely fed up with their rediculousness, and cannot imagine attending a school that treats prosepective students how they have treated me.

****UPDATE - about 20 minutes after I sent the long email explaining my withdrawal and how offended I was by the treatment I recieved from the UGA admissions office, I received a call from the assistant director of admissions (who I guess is the de facto head of admissions while the spot is empty) Gregory Roseboro. He was very nice and apologetic about the rude behavior of the admissions office, and explained that I was not waitlisted, but rather administratively flagged for question 24 about criminal history. He wanted me to go up there and to talk with the admissions committee. I decided to go ahead and still withdraw from the school, because the treatment that I received from the admissions office was unacceptable to me. Director Roseboro's phone call was the first bit of attention I have received from Georgia, and although he was nice, I cannot get over the many bad-faith actions I witnessed throughout the months of waiting for a decision.

02-13: All seems quiet on the homefront. I have recieve emails from both Ga. State and Emory inviting me to attend various speakers. I really wanted to see Sandra Day O'Connor at Ga. State, but I RSVPed too late :-( Scholarships should be coming out anytime now, and I can't wait to find out the (hopefully) good news.

02-24: Still earily quiet. Scholarship offers from Emory and Ga. State should be comin any time now. The wait is KILLING me!!

03-12: Pretty much today was one of the best days of my life. I received a scholarship letter from Emory Law informing me that I was awarded 90,000 dollars over the course of 3 years if I decide to enroll there; this has been my dream...actually, come to think of it, actually attending Emory Law is beyond my dreams. So I really have no choice but to enroll there. I never thought Emory would have been a remote possibility because of fiscal constraints. Emory is a great school, but if I would have have to take out 60,000 (that is if I got the familiar 60,000 dollar scholarship they have given out the most in the past) plus another 30,000+ for living expenses and my previous undergraduate debt of...we will say around 15k, Emory would have been impossible for someone who wants to become a prosecutor. I told myself over and over that I loved Emory, I loved the prestige of it, the campus, the whole atmosphere, but that I could not attend unless they were able to offer 90,000 dollars out of the 120,000 or so total tuition. Sure enough, that exact amount was awarded to me. I feel lucky to be applying the same year they have given out the most they have ever given, and I also am very excited that I scored a 166 on the LSAT, because apparently Emory is trying very hard to attract this range of applicants. This must be fate. People like me aren't supposed to do things like this. The whole process being ended so abruptly yet so beautifully has made me become very reflective since it happened. I can not believe that 5 years ago I was gettin in trouble all the time with the law and simply not giving a..well you know the words. At one point in my life, I really did not care at all about what I was going to do with the rest of my life or what happened to me. I lived from day to day, making stupidly terrible life decisions and screwing up anything I touched. God, and I just got a letter in the mail the Emory freakin law school is giving me 90,000 dollars to go to law school. Me now and that person I was before could not be any more polar opposites. I told a couple buddies I used to hang with back in the day when I was at my worst, and they were just floored that the piece of crap person that they knew before had transformed and gone from the bottom to the top(Emory is top enough for me ;-)) I can't get over the fact that Emory is shelling out so much dough right now and that somehow it is the year I applied. Its just downright fate for me. I was pretty much expecting to get 60,000 from Emory, but having to turn it down and go to Georgia State for affordability. Don't get me wrong, I love Georgia State, but the opportunity to go to Emory Law for State Law prices is the opportunity of a lifetime. Plus, it is pretty much impossible to lose the Emory Scholarship as well, so that makes it even sweeter. I guess I am kind of rambling, but I guess I should because this will probably be the last substantive post I will make on my LSN account. This journey to law school has been a long one. I guess it was around last March or April that I first took the free Kaplan timed LSAT and scored a 151. Boy, that seems so long ago. From the part-time job that studying for the LSAT really was, to the killer 3 week wait for the scores, to the elation of receiving a score that I feel was a good score that I truly earned, to the volumes of application paperwork (computer documents I guess), to the even more waiting that was done while expecting acceptances, to the first acceptance (W&L - I remember the joy that the email you wrote me saying I was accepted to a T-25 schools right off the bat! - that felt incredible), to the even more waiting, to the completely unexpected call in December from Dean Cadray at Emory saying I was accepted, to the painful waiting until even more acceptances came, to the MORE waiting for important scholarships to come out, to now - now I don't have to worry about this stuff any more....it has been one hell of a rollercoaster. I would have never thought I would have gotten so dedicated and borderline compulsive about the law school admissions process. This has been one crazy year, and I would like to thank all of you on here for riding along this crazy experience with me. Emory Law, here I come, and the rest of you, best of luck with your upcoming tough decisions. I support you fully. Thank you once again.

03-14: ATTENTION ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DECIDED ON EMORY AS YOUR SCHOOL CHOICE AND YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THERE: There is the Emory School of Law Class of 2011 on facebook, so join up!

Visitor Comments

  • Same schools
  • Wednesday, October 10 2007 at 11:45 AM

Hey, I'm hoping for a 164 at least, so we might have very similar numbers and schools. Good luck this cycle. I'm adding you to my watchlist. It makes me feel a little stalker-ish though, lol. So I guess I feel the need to disclose it.

- gowi
  • Yay!
  • Saturday, October 20 2007 at 04:41 AM

Congratulations! Definitely will be rooting for you this cycle. I have the feeling we'll both be pretty happy.

- gowi
  • Awesome!
  • Saturday, October 20 2007 at 12:12 PM

Well done! I think you'll be staying in Atlanta in a very good way. ;)

- cabra
  • :)
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 01:59 PM

hi G, thanks for the note. I'll be watching your cycle. Best of luck to you!

- papercranes
  • #1 choice...?
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 03:18 PM

I don't know what my #1 is yet. I have to visit the schools to get a feel for them before I commit my life and money.

- papercranes
  • Good luck:
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 04:35 PM

Hmmmz, you should consider more schools in the 20-50 range, since you're a lock at some of em and might be limiting your options man. Best of luck to you though.

- Pyke
  • Fee waivers
  • Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 05:14 AM

Congratulations on all of those fee waivers! I'd love to have Vanderbilt and Alabama, but I guess my multiple LSAT's locked me out. You expect more fee waivers after the law school forum? Should we just ask for them or do they take names?

- gowi
  • UGA
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 01:10 PM

Good luck on UGA! I'm there for undergrad and love it, it's a great school.

- klb614
  • UGA
  • Saturday, October 27 2007 at 05:19 PM

I still have a year left before I start applying, so it all depends on my LSAT. I'd like to go to school out of Georgia, but it will be hard to leave Athens!

- klb614
  • I'm jealous
  • Sunday, October 28 2007 at 03:36 PM

Nice work on all those fee waivers. I just blew way too much money on submitting my apps, and I'd really like to apply to a couple other schools just in case. Good luck this cycle, we have similar numbers.

- TheDecider
  • hi
  • Monday, October 29 2007 at 07:14 AM

thanks for your encouraging words in my base. Good luck for you too. As an international student I am not quite clear how to get fee waivers. Would be appreciate if you could share some experiences on it. Thanks~

- Johnnysis
  • thanks!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 05:23 PM

right back at ya ;)

- salo
  • thx!
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 01:38 PM

thanks for the well wishes... we do have really similar #s so good luck!

- jobu2378
  • 11-03
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 06:07 PM

No doubt, that's the date to apply! You're looking good for a lot of these schools! All those EC's are solid, you're ballin' dude!

- lukecwaters
  • emory
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 01:58 PM

hey man, how's it going. I'm interested in your opinions of Emory--how were the facilities? nice folks? I guess you're a native Georgian, so you really like the employment prospects; I wish there was a T25 in my state (I've got to settle for one of the rollin' 36s if I want to stay at home). anyway, let me know what you thought; Emory is on my list!

- reezy
  • Vandy
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 05:14 PM

I expect a WL there, too. Glad to hear a positive review of Emory; maybe I should move it up my list. T25 sounds pretty fancy, too.

- reezy
  • My boy
  • Wednesday, November 07 2007 at 05:59 AM

There's my boy! I hope all is going well.

- lukecwaters
  • Apps
  • Thursday, November 08 2007 at 08:35 AM

You should add Wash U and/or GW.

- nate
  • Thanks for the luck
  • Sunday, November 11 2007 at 04:28 PM

I am going to need every bit of luck if I am going to get into michigan or duke. But hell the apps were free so I just started slangin 'em. I figure someone might want a lowly physics major. Good Luck to you.

- sirisaacnewton
  • Good luck!
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 05:31 AM

Looks like we got our apps out around the same time. Hopefully the LS gods will be friendly to both of us.

- Bumbinhagan
  • Thanks G!
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 01:13 PM

looks like your starting to go complete!

- papercranes
  • Thanks
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:51 PM

We'll see what happens with Cornell, I hope I neither of us get waitlisted, but its better than a ding i guess. Good luck to you too.

- 6062
  • Georgia
  • Thursday, November 15 2007 at 04:31 AM

Looks like you're getting a lot of completes now too. Has Georgia requested your LSAC report? They haven't even requested mine yet.

- gowi
  • Protection
  • Thursday, November 15 2007 at 06:37 AM

You're right about that. I'm just trying to protect myself. After I get 1-2 decisions I might start putting them back up, who knows?

- lukecwaters
  • good luck
  • Thursday, November 15 2007 at 10:02 AM

good luck to you too!

- pleasegetin
  • ATL
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 08:27 AM

yeah I went complete 11-9; got an e-mail. had to send in the signed cert letter with the check, that was the only wrinkle they had. anyway, the e-mail says they begin app review in mid-December, and decisions begin in mid-January, so you've got some time to sort things out.

- reezy
  • You too!
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 05:52 AM

Thanks for the well wishes. Yeah I had a rough ride my first few credits, then moved/transfered and was at the top of my class. However, schools have been VERY positive about having a huge turn around like that, and they have all said they put more weight on the later years in this situation. Good luck this cycle!

- PennyLane
  • LSAT
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:18 AM

None of us are ever happy with our LSAT scores, are we? I wanted a 170! It's ok, though. Thanks for the good luck, I'll send some back to you. 16 schools, huh? You're sure to have quite a few tough decisions at the end of this cycle.

- dotlyn
  • good luck g
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 03:42 PM

ridin the paranoid train, huh? I suppose I ought to as well. and yeah man, we'll have ample time to kick it on the Vandy WL. talk to you then! and good luck to you, man.

- reezy
  • really?
  • Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 05:52 PM

a little paranoid? bit much perhaps ;) ?

- papercranes
  • Wow
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 06:23 AM

You've blocked everyting from view my brother... drop me a hint as to whats your top choice?

- virusny
  • Funny
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 03:06 PM

Funny Picture... How come your apps are hidden?

- dissident
  • Agreed
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 08:38 AM

I actually just thought of the same thing. Congrats on UGA review... may we get in quickly!

- dissident
  • OSU
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 08:30 PM

Yeah, under status it still just says 'Decision.' It actually went to decision about 4 days before my acceptance phone-call.

- TheDecider
  • uga
  • Saturday, December 01 2007 at 09:49 PM

hmm must have been 2-3 wks ... you also a ga native/ think we'll sneak into bcs?

- dinosaur
  • Actually
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 03:59 PM

I deferred at Rutgers last cycle... only 1 acceptance this cycle so far. They have started accepting people who applied after me at my top choice.. so we will see how that goes. How are things going for you? It's hard to tell with your apps hidden. :)

- PennyLane
  • Hey
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 04:29 PM

Thanks! Good luck to you, too. I would put you on my watch list except there's nothing to watch. :) How come you're hiding your apps? Just curious.

- csmurray
  • ga/ uga
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 03:05 AM

re kennesaw i went grade 1-12 in cobb co public schools. but doubt i'd withdraw from uga -- some t14 i would pay full price for but if i don't land any scholarships or bigger acceptances athens is still possible. you trying to stay local?

- dinosaur
  • Thanks
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 03:46 AM

So still no acceptances for you? That's surprising. Or are you just holding out on us? :P

- gowi
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 04:16 AM

Thanks for the well wishes! Good luck to you, too!

- PhishyEel
  • Acceptances
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 05:32 AM

Schools seem to be taking their time. A lot of my schools don't sent anything out until after the new year. I am really trying to minimize cost for law school and am crossing my fingers for at least 1 of 3 state schools. No word from them yet. Less than 100K debt will make the years after graduation seem less bleak.

- PennyLane
  • thanks
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 05:58 AM

I'm sure you'll do great as well, even though I have no idea what your numbers are.

- stotan12
  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 08:08 AM

hey man, I remember we have similar numbers but how come your files are hidden now? Anyway, all the best to your wishes.

- Johnnysis
  • Clem
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 05:42 PM

I'm very proud of you... you are completely paranoid, CONGRATULATIONS! Ha, good luck man!

- lukecwaters
  • Aww
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 06:25 AM

You poor thing. I kid, I kid. Seriously though dude, you're going to get in easily somewhere, don't sweat it!

- lukecwaters
  • helllll yes
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 12:47 PM

awesome dude! that's a pretty badass acceptance, man.

- reezy
  • Hey brother...
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 01:57 PM

The applications are back up again! Congrats on W&L man, you are going to rock this cycle! I see Vandy in your near future.

- virusny
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 02:45 PM

Congrats to you too!! Yeah 166ers!! Good luck on the rest of your cycle!

- ElaineBenes
  • Thanks man :)
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 03:58 PM

Appreciate the well wishes, and congratulations on W&L as well. It's a good start I guess, but I'm sad that I'm likely getting deferred at Michigan, but oh well. I was really surprised when I got $ from Illinois, especially with how much I got, but meh. Let's hope that we both keep it up and get some sweet acceptances :).

- Pyke
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 06:43 PM

I bet you're happy to see that acceptance...you can breathe easier now! Good luck with the rest of your apps.

- HopefulApplicant
  • $
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 12:25 PM

Well, the $ is a bit misleading since - it's $25k/yr, $75k total. However yeah, it's pretty sweet. I also emailed you, fwiw.

- Pyke
  • Awesome!
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 04:56 AM

I bet you're relieved! Yeah, this cycle is going extremely well for me compared to last time I applied. The LSAT boost really helped me.

- HopefulApplicant
  • Wow
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 04:28 AM

Congratulations on W&L. That's a great first acceptance. I'm sure they'll start rolling in soon (even if Georgia is taking forever.)

- gowi
  • w&l
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 07:14 PM

aye dood nice hit. stay hydrated.

- dinosaur
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 12:18 PM

I wish you luck too! :)

- BearlyLegal
  • Hey
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 01:31 PM

You're off to a good start too! Good luck, man.

- SharkWeek
  • Emory
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 06:15 PM

hey I see you are from Georgia. I'm applying to Emory and would like to know how they place in Atlanta/the rest of the Southeast. Since that's where they are located I'd guess the hiring rates with biglaw are pretty good.

- bezzin
  • I forgot
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 06:16 PM

good luck with your cycle!

- bezzin
  • Emory
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 12:38 PM

I am very excited about the way this cycle is going! I honestly didn't think I would hear from any more schools until January. Congratulations! Now we just have to wait to hear about scholarship.

- gowi
  • Emory
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 02:54 PM

look at big ballin' clement, dude is rolling with an Emory admit. that's awesome, bro. congrats, big.

- reezy
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 03:00 PM

to you too...still waiting for my Dean's Cert to make it to W&L.

- geauxgators
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 04:10 PM

Thanks for the LSD message(s)! And no worries : ) And congrats to you too, on Emory!! We're applying to a lot of the same schools - best of luck with the rest of your cycle!! You're off to an awesome start w/W&L and Emory!

- sydneyb2007
  • We're almost identical
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 03:06 AM

I'm keeping an eye on you buddy - we're almost identical! Congrats on Emory!

- newjaytdot
  • you too!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 05:06 AM

looks like you're getting some serious LSN love too. congrats again on the emory admit, that's awesome!

- papercranes
  • W&L, IUIC, AND Emory!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 05:28 AM

Congrats!

- cellardoor
  • Emory
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 08:29 AM

Congrats on Emory! Atlanta is up there as one of my top choices for after law school. Congrats on Illinois too.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • well...
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 10:17 AM

I keep dead kittens in my freezer. I think they found out...

- stotan12
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 06:05 PM

Thanks for the note. You got some jack as UIUC today I see as well -- good work. :) Which is your favorite of the 3 places accepteed so far?

- rsr28
  • Congrats man
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 05:01 AM

Havent checked LSN much lately and just saw you got two more great choices. If you go to Atlanta and root for the Braves there will be war with me though (Mets fan) :)

- virusny
  • Hey
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 04:08 PM

Thanks man, I try! I'm excited for you getting into Emory, that's awesome man!

- lukecwaters
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 03:08 PM

And congrats to you on Emory!!! That's awesome - its my first choice, though I doubt I get in. I am copying and pasting the portion about my decision from the GSU status checker below. Requested Enrollment Date: Fall Semester 2008 Application Type: Graduate (GSU) Application Status: Decision Made Decision: Accepted Degree: Juris Doctor College: College of Law Major: LAW

- jalex519
  • dude!
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 02:11 AM

GPA boost?! that's awesome, man. and it should definitely help you. congratulations!!

- reezy
  • Emory
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 04:47 AM

I'll donate $3 to your cause. We can call it the ATL-Scholly!

- lukecwaters
  • UGA
  • Sunday, December 23 2007 at 02:11 AM

Hey, thanks for the info. I'll be honest, I hope they're holding out on kind of high LSAT in-staters because of scholarships. It's the only thing I can think of since they've admitted a 170+ instater and lots of 160's out of staters. It just seems to me they'd feel pressure from Emory and Alabama to go ahead and let us in.

- gowi
  • Hey Thanks!
  • Sunday, December 23 2007 at 08:37 PM

I'm pullin for you too, and it looks like you aren't doing too shabby! I hope to hear from W&L next, but it took the Dean so long to get the certification in I just went complete their a few days ago. What are your personal rankings for where you want to go?

- Kissourkilts18
  • 166 Club
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 06:22 AM

Ha thanks dude. Looks like you're well on your way, congrats! My sister goes to Emory law and LOVES it!

- DrewNT5
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 04:28 PM

And that is pretty weird, did the letter come to your campus or permanent address?

- jalex519
  • thanks
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 07:19 PM

Thanks fellow 166'er. No I'm technically not a URM, but law schools love to put me under their "students of color" statistic right? Did you get your Illinois scholarship along with your decision or separately? I just applied to Illinois and Loyola last week, whereas the rest I sent in my app in early November. I wonder there is still scholarship money left at Illinois.

- dougmatic
  • Emory
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 04:57 PM

She is a 2L now and studied at Oxford Law last summer. She's thinking Chicago or ATL for an internship this summer. Emory is sick, I hope I get in too...Do you know where you want to go?

- DrewNT5
  • nice
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 05:20 AM

nice run so far. i've got similar stats and hope for similar success. good luck with the rest of this cycle!

- washdc23
  • balls
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 10:03 PM

I know, right? I feel like I'm really tempting fate. But I have an acceptance in hand that I love (OSU), so I think I'm in good shape no matter what happens. Am not, however, excited to return to preptests...

- reezy
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 06:33 AM

Thanks and congrats on all your acceptances! Did you go to GSU for undergrad?

- blueskies6
  • GSU
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 05:48 AM

Congrats on GSU! I'm hoping for them or FSU (UGA is a long shot:-(). I noticed on your profile you exceeded your 127 maximum for school. I did too! I just kept finding classes I wanted to take!

- lwsch30
  • You talked me into it.
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 06:40 AM

I just put in my app to GSU.

- pennylane
  • GSU
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 12:43 PM

Congrats! Could use your input... I desperatly want to go to GSU...I have an index of 79.2...GPA 2.45 and LSAT 162...what is your opinion on my chances? Do you have any idea if the admissions council meets monthly...maybe a decision by the end on Jan? Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

- mgkoefod
  • AMAZED!
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 07:32 AM

I am amazed that you were rejected from Moritz Law! It makes me seriously question my chances there as my numbers are lower than yours are! I guess I can only hope for the best and hope your predictions are right! Good luck on the rest - you have some awesome acceptances under your belt already!

- drew82abndiv
  • osu
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 08:24 AM

Sorry about the ding, but at least you have some excellent choices so far.

- lwsch30
  • Emory
  • Saturday, January 05 2008 at 10:23 AM

I know! It feels great to know that I am in someplace that I could definitely see myself going.

- beltzies64
  • OSU
  • Saturday, January 05 2008 at 12:27 PM

dude. what the fuck? that's obviously total, complete yield protection. they don't think a Georgia boy would come to Ohio. shit, man, I'm sorry.

- reezy
  • re: emory
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:24 AM

Congrats to you too! When is the first ASW? And sorry to change subject, but are you a little perplexed about Wake? I sent mine around the same time you did, and have heard nothing...

- rmd08app
  • OSU
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 01:59 PM

haha did you truthfully answer the question on your app asking where else you were applying or something?

- blar
  • OSU you must be joking
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 03:04 PM

What are they thinking? Good job on your acceptances so far. 3 top 25's that is awesome. Do you have a preference?

- TigerFan
  • OSU
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 09:13 AM

Aren't you glad that wasn't your first decision? That would have sucked. At least you know it's not at all indicative of the rest of your cycle.

- gowi
  • UGA
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 04:42 PM

I wouldn't worry about it to much, you will surely get in. I can't really figure out their timing on decisions. They offered me the tution equalization scholarship. I am really excited about it but like you I am going to wait and see what other schools have to say. Good Luck on the rest of your cycle!

- TigerFan
  • Yup
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 11:27 AM

166ers are having great cycles!

- gowi
  • Submit dates
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 02:56 PM

Yup, took the Dec. LSAT. Hope the submit dates won't hurt me. Good luck!

- washdc23
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 06:03 AM

Madison is aboslutely awesome. I thought I knew what a great college town was until I was there for homecoming/halloween one year. Granted, it never snowed the entire time I lived in Wisconsin. Hey, that Michigan rejection just says you didn't underestimate yourself. You'll never wonder "what if..." And I'm glad to hear you emailed UGA. Maybe it'll speed things along for you.

- gowi
  • Yikes
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 10:41 AM

There are others who say Vandy went to decision for them on 1/15 too. Not me. I think it's waitlists, and they're holding off on rejecting others (me, lol.) Who knows though, maybe you've been accepted already. UGA never emailed me back either. Until they admit the majority on LSN though, I think you're best bet is to assume their deciding scholarships and you're being considered. Good luck! I still haven't received my letter from them yet.

- gowi
  • Vandy
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 06:23 PM

Has your decision been mailed from Vandy yet? Mine was on the 15th, and me freaking out would be an understatement.

- Kissourkilts18
  • UGA
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 04:42 PM

Sorry about UGA. I'm pretty pissed too but my numbers are lower. Best of luck to you off of the waitlist. I'm staying on as well but they have really gone down in my mind due to their actions today.

- jcheste8
  • Wow
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 02:59 AM

I can't effing believe UGA waitlisted you. Your criminal record and poor academic performance was years ago, right? Good luck with the LOCI. Congrats on the Vandy waitlist. I think I'm expecting a ding there now that they've sent out waitlists to most. I just wish they'd get it over with, lol.

- gowi
  • Hey Twin
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 04:42 AM

Has your decision been mailed from UVA yet? Mine was apparently mailed out yesterday...

- Kissourkilts18
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 04:51 AM

You're a fellow member :) Not sure if fellow members of honor societies are as close as brothers in a fraternity, but either way, I'm pulling for you more than ever now :)

- virusny
  • Vandy Waitlist
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 08:11 AM

Good luck on there. It was a tough cycle to be a 166 :-/

- geauxgators
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 02:39 PM

That's great news from W&L! Congratulations.

- gowi
  • are you going to Emory?
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 05:41 AM

Don't sweat UGA, Emory is much better IMHO.

- bezzin
  • Long wait
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:39 AM

Any news from W&M yet? They sure seem to be taking their time with both of us while they accept later applicants in :-`,

- cellardoor
  • UGA
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:58 AM

What happened with UGA? What did they do to you?

- blueskies6
  • Georgia
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 09:40 AM

That was an interesting experience you had with Georgia. I don't blame you for withdrawing though. Which schools are at the top of your list?

- gowi
  • Emory
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 11:10 AM

Thanks dude, I'm def interested in going there. Still waiting on USC and the infamous Vandy waitlist. Sorry about UGA, that story is kinda hilarious (no offense). Prolly better though, Emory is by far better in every way.

- DrewNT5
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 04:41 AM

Congrats to you as well! Best of luck in the future :)

- banana05
  • emory
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 01:16 AM

nice work playa - where you leaning these days?

- dinosaur
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 10:53 AM

Ya to bad Emory isnt being at all generous with their scholarship money. I am probably going to end up there as well. Going to ASW at ND only bc ive seen Emory 3 or 4 times already and want to be sure ND isnt where I want to be. Again congrats, Emory is soo $.

- DrewNT5
  • Emory
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 02:53 PM

Yeah, I'm thinking about it. I'm visiting on Monday, so I'll really know something then. Congrats on getting the big money...you sure sound fired up!

- stoney732
  • emory visit
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 01:23 PM

Congrats on your decision! I followed the Emory thread on LSD and was hoping it would work out for you. Emory is in my top 2 now, and I'll most likely visit during ASD. I've never been to Atlanta before, but hopefully I'll like the school and city as much as you do. Let me know if you have any advice on what to see/look for.

- abbiecarmichael
  • Emory
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 08:30 AM

Thank you, and congrats to you to - on the scholarship and on your decision to attend Emory!! Such an amazing opportunity! The scholarship was a complete shock to me, and definitely bumped Emory way up on my list (esp since GW - my first choice - has offered zilch). I'm really impressed by Emory, but I'm worried about moving so far away. Plus, I know I want to practice in DC...and I'm still on the fence about whether or not staying in DC (but having to take out massive loans) would be better in the long run. I'm definitely considering attending ASW, but I want to see how my visit next week to W&L goes first before I book plane tickets. But...the Emory scholarship will be extremely difficult to pass up...amazing school, ability to graduate with minimal debt...I've never been to Atlanta, but have a feeling I would love it there.

- sydneyb2007
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 17 2008 at 12:38 PM

Hey thanks and congrats to you as well! If you are from Georgia, Emory is definitely the place to be. The scholarship they offered is really generous, but I think I am going to stay on the west coast and go to UCLA. Have fun at the ASW!

- sanddunes
  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 05:12 PM

hey congratulations on emory man. Did you get the georgia scholar too? You definetely deserve it, you look like you've overcome a lot

- galactic
  • hollllaaa
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 06:37 PM

great work man -- dinosaur

- dinosaur
  • Congratulations
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 04:32 PM

Interesting Cycle for sure. But that is a great end result. Emory is a fantastic school and for that price an absolute steal. Through reading your lengthy ordeal I feel that we are similar in the way we think and approach this difficult decision. It is refreshing to see someone else feel blown away with oppurtunities being presented to them whether they be acceptances or scholarships. I feel to often the people on these websites take them for granted or simply are to arrogant to realize how fortunate they are. I am fairly close to making a similar decision of accepting a full scholarship at a school that was honestly a dream school to me. I could not feel more fortunate or appreciative and is nice to see someone else feels the same way.

- TigerFan
  • Wake
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 05:34 PM

I'm 90 percent sure I will be at Wake Forest. I was offered a Full Scholarship and I think that is just too much to turn down. I also was blown away when I visited. I am getting more and more pumped the closer it gets. People complain about the 166 being in "no mans land" as far as schools, but I am pretty happy where has gotten me. Congrats once again about Emory, and good luck!

- TigerFan
  • see you this fall
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 11:12 AM

thanks for your comment, it looks like I'll be joining you at Emory in the fall!!! I loved the school after visiting and the money certainly didn't hurt

- lawtalkingguy
  • Emory and LSN
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 12:04 AM

I enjoyed reading your LSN log (so much of what you wrote resonated) and wanted to wish you luck on your journey!

- USCTrojan84

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