maria3 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
John Marshall Law School - Chicago graph Accepted 10/21/07 11/14/07 12/04/07 12/13/07 13 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law graph Accepted 10/21/07 -- -- 12/08/07 13 years
Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted $33,000 10/21/07 10/22/07 11/02/07 12/06/07 13 years
American University graph Pending 10/21/07 10/25/07 11/26/07 -- 13 years
Ohio State University graph Accepted 10/21/07 10/26/07 10/29/07 11/19/07 13 years
Georgetown University graph Pending 10/21/07 10/22/07 11/04/07 -- 13 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Pending 10/30/07 -- 11/13/07 -- 13 years
University of Miami graph Accepted 10/21/07 -- -- 11/09/07 13 years
University of Connecticut graph Pending 10/21/07 10/22/07 11/07/07 -- 13 years
Baylor University graph Pending 10/21/07 10/21/07 10/22/07 -- 13 years
University of Toledo graph Pending 10/21/07 11/06/07 -- -- 13 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Pending 10/21/07 10/22/07 11/02/07 -- 13 years
Temple University graph Pending 10/24/07 10/25/07 10/31/07 -- 13 years
George Mason University graph Pending 10/21/07 10/22/07 10/31/07 -- 13 years
Pepperdine University graph Pending 10/21/07 10/24/07 -- -- 13 years
Case Western Reserve University graph Pending 10/21/07 -- -- -- 13 years
DePaul University graph Pending 10/21/07 -- -- -- 13 years
George Washington University graph Pending 10/21/07 -- -- -- 13 years

Applicant Information


Demographic Information

not really sure

Extra Curricular Information

President of Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Insurance Verification at Sleep Disorder Clinic
- part time during undergrad

Secretary at Pulmonary & Critical Specialists
- part time during undergrad

Project Assistant/Research Assistant at large international law firm
-full-time position
-currently taking fall semester off of undergrad to
work at this firm

Soccer coach in 04 and 05

Choir leader at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church

Dean's list 04-07

Tilitson Academic Scholarship

Weekly volunteer at Cherry Street Mission and Sparrow's Nest

Diverse Curriculum
-changed my major 4 times
-took pre-med courses, secondary education courses,
and drama courses


Hoping that my soft factors will help me out with my reach schools. If they don't, maybe re-take LSAT in feb?

11/09 Acceptance to Miami, small envelope

11/16/07 Visited Georgetown, George Mason, and George Washington to jk...well not really kidding...
I recommend visiting schools very strongly, you can't get a feel for the environment unless you go there personally.

11/19 Acceptance to Ohio State!! Unexpected phonecall at work! amazing news!

11/27/07 Interview at Georgetown --maybe to decide whether to reject me or put me on the waiting list?? not really sure why I got one...but I considered it my only chance at even being on the waiting list so I went prepared...and I believe it went well.

12/03/07 Status at Georgetown changed to DECISION
I wonder how long it will take to get here!

12/06/07 In at Loyola Chicago via phonecall from Dean at around 12:30!!! yay!

Visitor Comments

  • Feedback
  • Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 07:09 PM

I have you on my watchlist because we have similar stats and applying to some of the same schools. Have any of the schools already requested your packet from lsac?

- biggame
  • Good Question
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:42 AM

I don't have a real #1. Obviously, I would love to go to a top school where just by going there you will get a great job. At this point it really depends on who will give me the most money, including in the financial aid package. The truth is a lot of these schools aren't worth the investment unless you go there for free or really discounted. I am open to go anywhere basically.

- biggame
  • Minority Status
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 03:14 AM

Unfortunately, I dont think we are considered a minority in terms of AA. However, I wouldn't worry... it must count for something that were not the traditional applicant, especially since we have good extracurriculars. Good luck... :) btw, i applied ED to American!

- alimania
  • Pepperdine
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 12:59 PM

How long was your "miision statement" essay? I wrote mine yesterday mine is a little over 1 page double spaced. they didn't specify right?

- biggame
  • Minority Status
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 08:00 AM

Done some reading on minority status with regards to law schools, and from the very little of what I have read, I believe that A) people of Middle Eastern decent are a minority (Asian I believe), but B) Asians are not an underrepresented minority group in the legal field. I have even read some material which seems to suggest that Asians are even at a disadvantage and adversely discriminated against in the admission process. Seems that Asians are overrepresented at many law schools. Though I bet a solid case could be made that your actually African American, as Egypt is located in Africa.

- tokenpuertorican
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 09:13 AM

Congrats on OSU. Good luck on the rest!

- steveclank
  • GULC interview
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 11:07 AM

I have heard it's because they want to find out more about you. I interviewed with an alumna, but actually live in DC. The alumna and I talked more about the practice than the study of law, so we'll see how that pans out. My theory is they were on the fence about admitting me full time, and wanted to gauge my interest in going part time. We'll see.

- ny28
  • OSU
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 11:25 AM

Congrats on OSU.

- jomallix
  • Loyola!
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 11:00 AM

Hey there, congrats! Must have been a great phone call to get on a Thursday afternoon! Good luck the rest of the cycle!

- kmhenry42
  • Loyola
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 12:46 PM

Congrats on Loyola! Got my call 2day too!

- sbarker3
  • congrats
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:17 PM

Loyola! nice! We have similar #'s. I hope I get the call tomorrow! good work on the scholarship!

- samsdeadfishclub
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 04:34 PM

You're really kicking butt now, congrats.

- jomallix
  • Loyola
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 12:03 PM

We have a lot of similar schools. Big congrats on Loyola. Thats my top choice!

- larapooh22
  • Congrats!!!
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 08:14 PM

Congrats on Ohio State! We have identical numbers so I am hoping that my soft factors give me a boost too! Just curious to know if there is anything special to add to my application that may give it an extra boost and hopefully a few acceptances. Thanks and good luck!

- rrmosqu
  • congrats on OSU
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 04:26 AM

congrats on Ohio State. can I pls ask you something. Did you ask for the interview at georgetown? and was it over the phone? what kind of questions did they ask?.

- lionheart
  • Loyola
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 07:10 AM

Does attending law school at La bother anyone else but me? Not sure if this is sheer ignorance, but doesn't Louisana rely more than any other state on the Code Law System, as opposed to the Common Law system? I know according to the constitution all courts are made inferior to the Supreme Court and their rulings, but has any one else wondered about the possible differences when studying for the bar in their own home state? If nothing else ppl in La live in parishes, and that just about summarizes my knowledge of the legal system in La, but again remember, I proclaimed my at the onset of this message. So humm, anyone have any thoughts on this matter??

- tokenpuertorican
  • Louisiana
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 07:18 PM

If you go to LSU you get a JD just like everybody else but you also get another professional degree in civil law (or as you have more appropriately referred to as code law). I was worried about this for a while but then realized that if you get a JD you're good to go anywhere and to be honest studying for the bar isn't really what you learn in school (this is my understanding from practicing attorneys I have talked with). Hope that helps.

- ndlutz
  • LSU
  • Saturday, January 12 2008 at 03:33 PM

Yeah I did alittle research into this and discovered that like all other schools in the country schools in La teach the same courses as all other schools in the country are mandated to teach, requirement for ABA accreditation. I know a degree from LSU was definately a respectable JD degree, I was just worried about the possible implications of studying for the bar.. Now I know it's all the same..

- tokenpuertorican
  • congrats
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 07:58 PM

so, who called you from the osu law? great job..

- iwill
  • g'town
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 10:13 AM

how did you go about asking for interview at georgetown,? do you live in the DC area? what type of questions did they ask? If you dont mind sharing this info I would really appreciate it!!

- lionheart

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