joshualyman (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Washington and Lee University F graph WL, Accepted W 10/31/07 -- 11/30/07 -- 12 years
George Mason University F graph Accepted W ED 10/25/07 11/01/07 11/02/07 -- 12 years
American University graph Accepted W 10/25/07 10/29/07 11/29/07 11/21/07 12 years
University of Maryland graph Accepted W 10/31/07 11/01/07 11/02/07 12/06/07 12 years
George Washington University graph Accepted A 11/03/07 -- 12/12/07 12/27/07 12 years
Catholic University of America graph Accepted W $45,000 11/04/07 -- 11/09/07 12/24/07 12 years
University of Richmond graph Accepted W 11/04/07 -- -- 12/02/07 12 years
University of Virginia graph Rejected 10/31/07 11/01/07 11/07/07 01/24/08 12 years

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Extra Curricular Information

My decision is more or less set in stone, so here are my EC's.

President of College Republicans

Presented Philosophy Paper at National Conference, also was topic of my PS

Worked 20+ Hours Per Week in UG

Resident Assistant

2 Years WE at DC firm

Strong letters of rec - one from founding partner at firm, one from professor who oversaw my independent study

That is about all, I am pretty average - as my LSAT score indicates.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

So far acceptances from the following:

WCL - priority mail package
UMD - priority mail package
Richmond - phone call from dean of admissions
Catholic - email, on Christmas eve, no less.
GWU - Email accepting me to the part time division. Totally not expecting that!

12/30/07 - After much internal debate, I withdrew from GMU. Since the GW acceptance, I did not want to mess around with getting locked into ED at a worse school. So, for now, I am attending GW unless, of course, UVA comes calling. Total pipe-dream, I know, but, hey, I thought GW was too.

1/2/07 - Email from GMU confirming my withdrawal.

1/4/08 - Received acceptance packet from GWU. Honestly, I am psyched about this school.

1/15/08 - Email from Catholic offering me a Faculty Merit Scholarship in the amount of 15k per year w/ top 25% requirement. Exciting!

1/22/08 - Well, I got the status update email from UVA. A decision has been made on my application. I fully expect a rejection, but here's to hoping. Hey, at least I will know where I am going to law school in the next few days.

1/24/08 - Oh well, first rejection from UVA. Can't be too disappointed considering it was a super-reach.

1/30 - Decided to withdraw my name from consideration at Catholic and Richmond. Both schools were, what I like to call, "disaster schools." That is, I would have attended them if some disaster or another befell my other applications and I did not get accepted. I appreciate the $ from Catholic, but GW is very hard to turn down. American and UMD are still in the running for financial leverage reasons.

2/21/07 There really is no way that I am not going to GWU, so I have changed its status to Attending, but am still waiting on W&L and want to peek at financial aid packages from American and UMD.

3/28/2008 - I have to say that I am psyched that the rankings came out and GW is up two spots.

4/1/08 - WD from W&L today. Honestly, I didn't particularly want to attend, but not hearing a peep from them about my application for over 5 months really leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

Visitor Comments

  • President Bartlett should be real...
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 09:40 AM

Hey, from one west wing fan to another, congrats on your acceptances so far. MNore to come, surely.

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • Hero
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 03:05 PM

You are mine. Congrats on GW - my numbers are similar and I would LOVE an acceptance from them. Best of luck with Mason!

- Buttonish
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 04:38 AM

on GW!!

- sydneyb2007
  • GW
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 12:37 PM

Congrats on GW. May be seeing you in the PT division if I'm lucky! Good luck the rest of the way. -Toby Ziegler

- achtung
  • WOW
  • Saturday, January 05 2008 at 07:36 AM

You are on a roll...congratulations on all of your acceptances so far! You are having an awesome cycle! I can only hope to get into some of the schools that you have already been accepted to!

- drew82abndiv
  • HOLY CRAP DUDE
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 10:39 AM

THIS WAITING FOR UVA THING IS KILLING ME!!!! IT NEEDS TO GET HERE QUICKLY!!!! MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED FOR YOU!! AND THANKS FOR THE PROPS WITH OHIO STATE! GOOD LUCK!

- drew82abndiv
  • GW
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 04:18 AM

I'm also going to GW - see you there next year!

- wisher23
  • GW
  • Wednesday, December 10 2008 at 05:43 AM

Hi. I don't know if you check this site anymore now that you are in school. But, we have eerily similar numbers and experiences such as working at a firm and presenting research paper, etc. Were you surprised about GW? Do you have any guesses what "sealed the deal" for you? I am hoping to have a similar success story. Thanks and congrats on your successes.

- hoffb86

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