motownsaint (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Washington University in St Louis graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/04/08 11/06/08 -- 12 years
Vanderbilt University graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/03/08 -- -- 12 years
University of Southern California graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/03/08 11/21/08 -- 12 years
Georgetown University graph Pending W 10/30/08 10/30/08 -- -- 12 years
Duke University graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/04/08 -- -- 12 years
University of Chicago graph Pending W 11/03/08 11/04/08 -- -- 12 years
Cornell University graph Pending W 10/31/08 11/04/08 -- -- 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Accepted A ED 10/31/08 11/06/08 11/18/08 11/22/08 12 years

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Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of the usual. Edited for multiple school publications while in college. Went out to participate in the wide, cruel world of publishing and discovered it was a little more boring than painting houses for a living.


In at UMich! That's it, I'm calling it. This cycle is a success!

Nov. 25, 2008 - Received my blue folder!

Nov. 22, 2008 - Status with Michigan changed to "Decision"!

Oct. 2008 - Received 2nd LSAT score: 169! All right!

Oct. 2006 - Took LSAT for the first time, scored 165 :( SEVEN points below practice average T_T.

Visitor Comments

  • Monday, October 27 2008 at 06:21 AM

Thanks! Northwestern is not on my list because 90% of their admits are at least one year out of college (and I'm a college senior). I thought about it, but it's a bit of a reach school anyone, and with my odds cut down to 10% of the class anyway, it just didn't seem worth it. As for the other T14s...honestly, I kind of have my heart set on moving to Chicago or maybe DC. I did my research and I really wanted to get my list down to just 10 schools. My litmus test was "would I really want to go here even if I did miraculously get in?" Good luck to you on your cycle!

- becca87
  • Fee Waivers
  • Monday, October 27 2008 at 07:23 AM

I took the test in June 08...I'm guessing this gave law schools plenty of time to send out fee waivers after getting my info through the lsac candidate referral service. They are all 'merit-based' lsat and gpa?

- jag01
  • Good Luck
  • Monday, October 27 2008 at 09:48 AM

Just wanted to say good luck on your cycle. We have pretty similar numbers and are applying to several of the same schools. Congrats on the LSAT jump!

- buckeyefan03
  • Monday, October 27 2008 at 05:11 PM

I actually want to get into sports law (contracts, sponsorship agreements, real estate transactions). My internship was cool for the most part, it was pretty much a one on one thing with him kind of showing me the ropes. It's a lot more work than the glitz and glamor of Hollywood would lead you to believe. What type of law do you want to get into?

- swmontgomery
  • Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 03:44 AM

Thanks. I didn't apply to Northwestern because 1) I'm straight out of undergrad and it'd be quite an uphill battle, 2) I don't like their business-oriented approach and 3) I like UT a lot and may go there over a few of the T14, including NW.

- semperfi1860
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 05:34 PM

Good luck on your cycle!

- BarackObama
  • No ED
  • Wednesday, October 29 2008 at 07:00 AM ED for me. I am just not at a point where I can say 100% that I know I want to go to a specific school although I am pretty sure I would like to end up in Boston. What about you...ED anywhere? I'm freaking out b/c I noticed a typo on my personal statement to BC and BU. Ugh...I called BC and they said no biggie. Hopefully that's true. And hopefully my state gets it right this election!!!

- buckeyefan03
  • Wednesday, October 29 2008 at 10:41 PM

I don't know everything about legal practice either. I'm taking Intellectual Property Law now and we are going over copyrights., If you want more excitement you could always represent authors as an agent/lawyer, but that's a little more cutthroat. I think it's good to keep an open mind about what you eventually want to do.

- swmontgomery
  • Tuesday, November 04 2008 at 09:00 PM

good luck with Michigan! it's one of my top choices too -- I was wondering what you themed your why mich essay? I spent four days thinking about it and only managed to crank it out today. just out of curiosity/to find out more about the school. did you write about the quadrangle / the big state school + wolverine atmosphere / transnational law / interdisciplinary approach? or something else? if you wouldn't mind sharing. . .

- granitemuse
  • Thursday, November 06 2008 at 08:41 AM

thank you for your extensive response. I think the "let them know more about me as an applicant" and "sound genuine and not like a viewbook" was what I went for. no, no word from michigan. they haven't even requested my report from LSAC -- all my other 11 schools have a day or two after submission. I read their JD FAQ on their website, and it's the most friendly one so far -- in stark contrast to Chicago's which is pretty cold. more bonus points, I guess, for me to want them. we'll see. good luck to you too!

- granitemuse
  • michigan
  • Saturday, November 22 2008 at 04:44 PM

i think i'll be seeing you this summmer :-)

- PendingRejection
  • Sunday, November 23 2008 at 04:17 AM

i'm melda on tls

- PendingRejection
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 06:06 PM

On Michigan...hopefully I'll get a Holiday present like

- swmontgomery
  • Michigan
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 10:48 AM

Yes! I'll see you in the summer!

- jag01
  • Congrats!!
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 02:24 PM

Congrats on UMich yourself! This has definitely been a validating acceptance, I was very down on myself previously. I'm so excited I was at my local Modell's type store and seen a UMich sweatshirt that I had to buy today. See you in May.

- vidhartha
  • go blue!
  • Thursday, November 27 2008 at 06:24 AM

Congratulations to you, too! See you in Ann Arbor in May!

- LindseySaurus
  • Thursday, November 27 2008 at 06:35 AM

Congrats! See you in May!

- leotrotsky
  • Saturday, November 29 2008 at 12:08 AM

Definitely during the summer! I can't wait to start using my brain again...

- chickitywickity
  • Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:09 PM

congrats on UMich. Yeah I'm working in Seoul currently for the Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE). Teaching at a public school here...sixth grade. So you wrote for a textbook publisher? Interesting. God knows we need a new textbook here.

- itsthefacts

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