jnicole1983 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
1 Drexel University graph Accepted A $45,000 10/24/07 -- -- 01/07/08 12 years
Widener University graph Accepted W $42,000 11/16/07 -- -- 01/14/08 12 years
2 Rutgers State University Camden graph Waitlisted 11/28/07 -- -- 03/06/08 12 years
St. Louis University graph Accepted W $66,000 11/18/07 02/09/08 02/07/08 02/18/08 12 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Rejected ED 11/02/07 -- -- 12/31/07 12 years
Temple University PT graph Rejected 11/16/07 -- 11/29/07 03/25/08 12 years
2 Villanova University graph Waitlisted 11/16/07 11/29/07 01/14/08 04/07/08 12 years
Boston University graph Rejected 12/07/07 -- 01/10/08 04/07/08 12 years
Harvard University graph Rejected 11/19/07 11/21/07 01/17/08 03/24/08 12 years
Suffolk University graph Accepted W 11/18/07 -- -- 01/09/08 12 years

Applicant Information

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3.49
3.46
Private-Ivy League
Medical Anthropology
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Demographic Information

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Female
Yes
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Extra Curricular Information

If anyone is interested in Drexel OR has decided to go there, let's talk!!! Leave me a message....

Does anyone know anything about Nova and its health law courses??? If so, contact me please...

For anyone who has a similar UGPA to mine (which is somewhat lower because I was pre-med until Junior year in college), has strong soft factors and an average LSAT, my success in this cycle should show you that you CAN get ACCEPTED to reputable institutions. When applying, I was told (because of my low LSAT score) to apply only to TIER 4 schools. If you will notice, I ignored that advice and applied to TIER I-IV. My advice to those applicants with lower LSAT scores:

1) Have SOLID soft factors
2) Have STRONG recommendations
3) Master your personal statement--maybe get assistance with revising it
4) Have a STRONG resume/CV--maybe get assistance formatting it
5) ALWAYS include extra essays when allowed--i.e. diversity essay, LSAT score essay, etc...
6) Contact professors at schools you are TRULY interested in...so you can make yourself known--you never know, one of those profs might just be on the admissions committee...This I think really helped me at SLU, Rutgers-C, Drexel and Suffolk.

If you perfect your application your LSAT score WILL NOT be the only deciding factor...my cycle is PROOF of this. So, maybe TIER I schools are a reach, but you never know unless you try....

If anyone wants advice with the application process, please dont hesitate to ask me. Im a pro at this point because Ive already applied/completed two graduate programs and have now had a successful Law school cycle as well

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

1/7/08: Accepted to Drexel! Large white envelope...yay! First acceptance, which also came with a "Drexel Law" tag to put on my car!!

1/9/08: Get a phone call from my dad asking me what Suffolk is...got in as well! Package was fancy, but no gifts :(. The acceptance also came in a large white envelope. I love choices....

1/14/08: Acceptance #3--Widener! This too was in a big, white envelope. Ok, so maybe it isn't my first choice, but it has a well established health law program. Plus, they also gave me the most money thus far--definately a nice break.

2/25/08: ACCEPTED AT SLU!!! It came in a big white envelope with a snazy little pen...Yay!!!

3/5/08: Received a phone call from Rutgers-Camden offering me a seat in the "jump start" summer program OR being put on the waitlist. Ahhh....so I chose to be waitlisted...

3/8/08: I received the official "wait list" letter in the mail from Rutgers--I will call to confirm that I would like to be on the list.

3/8/08: For those of you who were accepted to Drexel I would STRONGLY consider it.

3/24/08: Finally! I heard from Harvard via email--a rejection, but at least I got the decision! Only Temple, BU and Nova left...

4/7 Email from Villanova--I've been waitlisted, which isn't so bad because Nova is a tier 2 after all.....Snail Mail in small white envelope from BU--rejected, but no surprise.

4/9 Received additional scholarship from Drexel!!! To say that I am even more impressed with the school would be a true understatement....

Finally my cycle is complete ;)

Visitor Comments

  • Hello there
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 11:19 AM

If I were you, I would start applying as soon as possible, so that I could get the best out of this cycle. I wish you good luck and happy holiday

- haitian
  • SLU
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:35 PM

What's your top choice?

- bdeauman
  • SLU again
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 11:02 PM

I've heard good things about Temple. SLU's the #1 health law school in the nation if I remember correctly. Did you apply to their PT program? How about their Summer program? Don't hesitate to email and I wish you the very best luck :)

- bdeauman
  • Follow-up with SLU
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 07:06 PM

Hey jnicole1983, I actually sent an email to SLU as I never heard from them. They responded within a day or two saying I was complete. I recommend you email their admissions to find out if you are complete or not. (I am sure you are) Good luck to you!

- a224932
  • Congrats
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 05:05 PM

Congrats girl! SLU is an excellent school (and don't let anyone tell you different!)...... Good school, nice money = Not too tough of a choice if you ask me! Great job and best of luck to you!

- dominrrican
  • general question
  • Monday, February 25 2008 at 09:06 PM

What us medical anthropology? Sounds interesting!

- dominrrican
  • Rutgers Jump Start
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 04:59 AM

What is the Jump Start program at Rutgers? I really want to go to Rutgers but I feel like my LSAT score puts me out of the running, even though my UGPA is good. I never heard of the jump start program though. What is that?

- mlieggi
  • Rutgers Camden Jumpstart
  • Monday, March 17 2008 at 05:12 AM

Hey, Thank you for you response regarding the Rutgers Jumpstart. I inquired with the admissions office regarding the program and this is her response: "Hi Melissa, Thank you for your interest in Rutgers School of Law- Camden. The Summer Jump Start program is an opportunity for admitted students to start a core law class in the summer. You have to be admitted into the law program to be considered. It is not a conditional law program, however Widener and Temple do offer conditional law programs (if interested, you can always transfer to Rutgers after your first year at any ABA law school). If you need additional information, please feel free to call me at 1-800-466-7561." I see that you are leaning towards Drexel but just figured I'd let you know that based on what Nancy said to me, I am thinking that you are off waitlist and accepted at Rutgers. Melissa

- mlieggi
  • Re: Drexel Law
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 12:01 PM

Hey! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. No I did not go to either of the Accepted Student Days. But I had went to Law Society Day on Feb 1st which is when they told me I was accepted. I chose Drexel because it was the only school I applied to lol. Well I was going to send in my application to Temple the day I found out I was in at Drexel. And they offered me 20,000/year for the 3 years and I had def wanted to go to school in Philly so I just figured why not. Also one of my parents friends is a federal judge in Philly and sits on the Board of Trustees at Temple Law but he wants his son to go to Drexel instead of Temple b/c he thinks its a really good program. Hope this helps!

- amk204
  • hey there!
  • Friday, March 21 2008 at 08:47 PM

I was also at the ASD @ Drexel earlier this month, maybe I saw you there! I am going with Drexel because I love the school and the energy they are putting into making it a great program, plus the $ did not hurt. I really wanted a place I could sit down and talk with profs/the dean, and they are SO willing/ready to meet my educational needs. I just got a great vibe, I visited about 6 times before I put down my deposit, so I knew I was making the right choice. Let's keep in touch!

- lineallowsfor
  • Application process
  • Wednesday, September 24 2008 at 07:19 AM

Hey i really like your profile. i was wondering if you could give me as much information as possible to successfully make it through my cycle. Thank You

- mbalde
  • lsat?
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 06:09 AM

hi, just wondering if you would share your lsat score. i'm in a similar position in terms of numbers and schools applying to. thanks.

- rosieposie

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