jll24601 (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
American University graph Waitlisted 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/07/20 03/09/20 12 months
Syracuse University graph Accepted $30,900 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/07/20 03/10/20 12 months
Georgetown University graph Pending 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/07/20 -- 1 year
Vanderbilt University graph Pending 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/07/20 -- 1 year
Belmont University College of Law graph Accepted 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/07/20 02/12/20 1 year

Applicant Information

N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Worked full time all the way through college and graduate school.

Top scholar award in graduate school.

Significant, tangible business awards.

Experience with international policy development while living overseas.

10+ years of volunteer experience in the fields of advocacy, teaching under resourced communities (nationally and internationally), as well as volunteering in nonprofit organizational development.

Experience serving on the Board of Directors for an international nonprofit as well as a national corporation.


Undergraduate GPA low (particularly LSDAS) due to a significant health condition that I had throughout my undergraduate, but that was corrected in my first year of graduate school. This was noted in my extenuating circumstances addendum.

My LSAT score was also noted in the extenuating circumstances document as I am in the middle of highly public, documented legal proceedings. The proceedings stem from being sexually assaulted by one of my graduate school professors (which has been substantiated). I had an unexpected call right before the LSAT that was quite disruptive.

While the two most crucial scoring elements are definitely working against me, my soft application elements are strong. I have a Master's Degree and my GPA in that (highly competitive) program was a 3.79. I also have 15 years of significant work experience following the completion of my graduate degree. I was a VP who led a multi million dollar business and am a published author (of a book).

Those who wrote my LORs sent me copies and they are specific, strong, and strategic.

Vanderbilt is my first choice, but most definitely a massive longshot if they rely on my (20 year old) undergraduate GPA and the LSAT score despite the addendum, so I'm hoping someone takes an interest in my writing, resume, and LORs.

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats re: Syracuse
  • Tuesday, April 28 2020 at 05:12 PM

Could you please indicate if your scholarship award was annual or cumulative? Did you apply to the JDi program or the residential? Generally, did you enjoy the application process with Syracuse? Thanks from a fellow old person. ;)

- HouseOrdos

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