hmiller721 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
2 University of Georgia graph WL, Rejected 12/05/07 -- 01/24/08 06/11/08 12 years
1 Georgia State University graph Accepted A 10/12/07 -- 01/11/08 02/07/08 13 years
3 Emory University graph Rejected 01/23/08 -- 02/07/08 03/05/08 13 years
5 John Marshall Law School - Atlanta graph Accepted W 10/26/07 -- 12/26/07 02/12/08 13 years
4 Mercer University graph Accepted W 10/26/07 -- 01/11/08 01/15/08 13 years

Applicant Information

156
2.73
3.72
public/ GSU!
political science
N/A

Demographic Information

atlanta
Georgia
african american
Female
Yes
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

Wow guys, it has been a long, long, long ride. In the end, I got into my top choice which I am so happy about. If you are reading this and you are applying to schools, don't give up! I've had a lot of hardshipsand struggles, but they have paid off. See you in 3 years!!!!!!!!! God Bless!

I work in insurance.
Mother of two
Wife of 1 (haha)
Full time employment throughout college
published writer (fiction), GSU literary journal
Excellent personal Statement and LOR's
4.0 English minor
Mock Trial team GSU
Golden Key Honor Society
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Major

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

tanked first few years, at a small liberal arts school.transferred to GSU, cleaned up and graduated Magna Cum laude from Georgia State University (top 15%). GSU is my number 1 choice. Crappy LSAT score, 151 first 156 second time. hoping GSU will accept me part time if nothing else.

Changed GSU app status to Part-time, just because I think it will be easier to get in that way!

12/27/08 December lsat test scores sent to schools (156 yuck)

1/11/08 GSU said my files complete today!
1/11/08 Mercer emailed me files complete!
UGA is just now ordering my LSDS report...

1/15/08 recvd acceptance letter to Mercer! Thin white envelope

1/18/2008 GSU emailed me suggesting I apply for a minority scholarship. Does this mean they like me or that I may be accepted? Who knows! I hope so!

1/23/2008 Applied to Emory. Don't really know why. Reach School, but I said what the hell!

1/24/2008 UGA status reads: Your application for admission has entered the committee review process. This process usually takes several weeks.
.... Jesus its already taken several weeks!

1/28/2008 UGA finally decided to cash the app fee check I sent... 2 months later!

2/05/08 no word from anyone... not even John Marshall, Jeez I'm starting to feel so unloved!

2/6/08 Got an email from GSU inviting me to some speaker events and congratulating me on my application and welcoming me to GSU!!! no acceptance letter yet, so I won't get too excited.

2/7/08 In at my number 1 choice GSU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got my letter today. small envelope. WOOOHOO!

2/7/08 complete at Emory, not that it matters sure I won't get in

2/12/08 In at John Marshall Law, very large Envelope/Packet

2/16/08 Mailed my deposit to GSU for full-time, unless Emory offers me a ton of money, this is where I'm going.

2/23/08 Withdrew from Mercer and John Marshall by mail today.

3/05/08 rejected at Emory, not too upset.

3/05/08 GSU status checker finally says decision made accepted! lol

3/11/08 Recvd letter from GSU inviting me to reception and some other info.

3/20/08 No word from UGA, whats up with them, God they are slow!

3/21/08 Online status checker at UGA says Waitlisted

4/10/08 Attended the GSU admitted student reception, it was pretty nice. Met faculty, students, alums etc.

6/11/08 rejected from UGA.

Wow guys, it has been a long, long, long ride. In the end, I got into my top choice which I am so happy about. If you are reading this and you are applying to schools, don't give up! I've had a lot of hardshipsand struggles, but they have paid off. See you in 3 years!!!!!!!!! God Bless!

theres a GSU board for new students started on law discussion at
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/board,118.0.html
if anyone is interested.

Visitor Comments

  • GSU
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 06:41 AM

Good luck with GSU! Heard anything from them yet?

- mgkoefod
  • Good Luck!
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 01:14 PM

Way to go on Mercer! I guess you have to stay in Georgia. GSU is tough to get into, but it's a great school. I know a JD grad from GSU who started at $70K. We both could have used a little higher score on the LSAT , but we'll make it! And once we do, they better look out!

- aaron443
  • Good Luck!
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 05:22 PM

Good luck with GSU. I'll keep an eye on your profile to see what happens.

- sc5mu93
  • GSU
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 10:23 AM

No word yet! I just checked my status checker and it still says complete ready for review...but the mailman hasn't come yet today so my fingers are crossed. How do you feel about that commute to Mercer? I just applied and if I don't get into GSU which is my #1 choice, I am thinking about Mercer vs. JM. Any thoughts?

- mgkoefod
  • GSU
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 12:52 PM

I hear GSU sends a letter about a week and a half before the status checker changes - good news = big envelope - I am holding my breath! I guess if we both don't make it and Mercer accepts me - we could always carpool?

- mgkoefod
  • Emory
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 11:13 AM

I applied there as well but it is such a long shot - especially if you look at the ChaiShu chances - good luck - let me know if you hear anything from anyone.

- mgkoefod
  • Haniyah!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 09:58 AM

Hey!! It feels like a lifetime ago that we were in mock trial together! Getting Tom Jones to write you a letter is very impresive. As far as I know, nobody else ever got him to write a letter. It sucks that the LSAC screwed with your GPA. I hope the schools you applied to know that you're a different student than you were before GSU. If GSU offers me some $$, I'll see you there!

- ragstoriches
  • GSU
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 10:01 AM

By the way, I got a small envelope from GSU, so don't get scared if you don't see a big package in the mail. -Fabian

- ragstoriches
  • UGA
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 02:07 PM

Nah - not at UGA - I owned a bar in Athens for a while and got completely tired of Athens.....but I hope you have some good news soon! Keep me posted!

- mgkoefod
  • Mercer
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 08:51 AM

Well - 1st acceptance yesterday to Mercer! It is a relief to be in somewhere! Any word from Emory or GSU? Emory email came today saying I just went complete. Good Luck!

- mgkoefod
  • GSU
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 12:08 PM

ya i would think that if you got it you're in. unless there was some mass mistake, which i am sure they would have corrected with an 'opps' email by now, then i think we are in. it really would feel a lot better if it was more of an acceptance email, but this happened to my friend at santa clara and he got their packet like three days later.

- chammon2
  • GSU Email
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:40 AM

Just thought I'd let you know that I did not get the email you got yesterday, so it didn't go out to everyone. I feel left out. :) Here's hoping it's good news for you.

- connelly
  • GSU
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 05:05 AM

Congrats on your acceptance! It's nice to be in at your first choice. I see that you go/went to GSU for undergrad. Do you have any opinions on the school? Obviously if its your first choice you must like it.

- sms
  • Atlanta
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 07:07 AM

I was born there and visit family there very often. I never feel safe there no matter where I am and I have too much family (that I don't like) down there. LOL. I love big cities but ATL is not for me unfortunately. GSU sounds like a great school at a great price.

- sms
  • GSU
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 07:16 AM

Awesome! Still waiting to hear myself, but here's hoping we're classmates next year!

- connelly
  • GSU
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 01:30 PM

Hey, how long did your GSU status checker say "being reviewed by committee" before they actually sent you that email?

- NAME REQUIRED
  • GSU
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 01:31 PM

sorry, that was me that left that last comment about the status checker... forgot to put my username.

- HAS03
  • GSU!
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 02:19 AM

That's Awesome news! I didn't get a letter telling me about a minority scholarship but, I did get one about a scholarship for those who are going into the IP field. Is GSU it for you or will you go to UGA or Emory if all goes well with them?

- ragstoriches
  • Top Pick
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 04:49 AM

I truly understand about graduating with little to no debt. My wife and I got the Hope, so I feel that I can spend a little when it comes to law school. Thus, I think I might end up at UGA. Emory's financial aid offers are not mailed 'till march, so that may change things if I get enough $$$ so that I'm going to Emory at UGA/GSU prices.

- ragstoriches
  • GSU
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 02:50 PM

yeah, you're probably right. I guess what I thought was they compare you to the pool of applicants that applied around the same time... but I guess not. It would be more beneficial for them to accept some ppl at first and then the questionable ones later... I'm kinda worried though considering I applied in December and I still haven't heard anything yet... maybe it means I wont be accepted? :(

- has03
  • Moving
  • Monday, February 18 2008 at 03:04 AM

My wife is going to graduate from GSU with a degree in Math and unless she finds a math job that doesn't require a master's degree or PhD, she'll be a high school math teacher. The good thing about being a math teach is that she can pretty much find a job anywhere. So to give you a long answer to your question, we'll be moving to Athens or wherever I end up. Also, the rent in Athens is dirt cheep!! I'm currently paying $1064/month for a 1 bedroom apartment in midtown and a bigger 1 bedroom in Athens is $600-700/month!

- ragstoriches
  • GSU...
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 07:12 PM

hey, yeah I guess you're right... i'm going to keep on praying but i'm so stressed out... I really wish they didn't take so long. I'm pretty sure my seat deposit for Mercer is due 3/1 and I thought I would have an answer from GSU by then... i'm so confused. I don't know what to do. I live in Atlanta and I'd have to commute to Mercer if I went there... I don't even know if that's possible.

- has03
  • GSU
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 10:06 PM

heyyy you were right... it is april. i don't know where I got march from... well that makes me feel a little better.

- has03
  • IP
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 01:49 AM

I got a letter from GSU about an IP scholarship that gives out 3 prizes: One full-ride and two $10k/year for 3 year prizes. I got a letter about that same scholarship from other schools too, so it's probably a big scholarship fund. You should look into it since you want to do IP. I don't know if you remember Tim Blair (white, older guy from mock trial) but him, Thomas Wong from GSU, and me are probably going to start an immigration practice on the side since between us we speak 5 languages and Thomas has worked for an immigration firm before. Other than that, I don't know what I'll practice. Whatever seems interesting after my 1st year I guess. Good luck with GSU! Hopefully they cough-up some money for you.

- ragstoriches
  • Congrats
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 07:22 AM

Congrats on GSU!!! Good luck with Emory and UGA. I've been wailisted, deferred, and rejected but no acceptance yet.

- aaron443
  • GSU
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 09:43 AM

rejected... is south asian (not chinese or japanese or anything) not considered an URM? im so upset.

- has03
  • Congrats on GSU
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 09:57 PM

Congrats on GSU. You acceptance gives me hope!!

- mberg42
  • UGA
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 04:47 AM

I decided to go with UGA because even though I got $54K from Emory, I'm still $65K in the hole. Without any scholarships, UGA's tuition is around $36k for all 3 years. Unless, one of the out-of-state schools that has put me on their waitlist accepts me, I'll be going to UGA. Good luck at GSU!

- ragstoriches
  • you got in!
  • Thursday, June 05 2008 at 06:31 PM

Congrats on GSU!!!

- haemiya

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