pauly680 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
14 Touro College graph Rejected 12/28/07 01/03/08 -- 07/08/08 12 years
11 Hofstra University PT graph WL, Accepted W 12/30/07 01/03/08 -- 02/13/08 12 years
7 Albany Law School of Union University graph Accepted A 12/30/07 01/03/08 -- 02/08/08 12 years
18 St. Mary's University graph Waitlisted W 01/02/08 01/10/08 -- 05/09/08 12 years
Suffolk University PT graph Waitlisted W 01/10/08 -- -- 05/06/08 12 years
16 Quinnipiac University PT graph Rejected 01/05/08 01/10/08 -- 04/07/08 12 years
15 CUNY Queens College PT graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/10/08 -- 04/09/08 12 years
2 John Marshall Law School - Chicago PT graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/30/08 -- 04/07/08 12 years
DePaul University PT graph Rejected 02/14/08 -- -- 04/07/08 12 years
17 Valparaiso University PT graph Waitlisted W 01/10/08 01/30/08 -- 02/09/08 12 years
10 Loyola University New Orleans graph Rejected 12/30/07 01/03/08 -- 03/14/08 12 years
13 California Western School of Law PT graph Rejected 01/10/08 01/30/08 -- 03/13/08 12 years
8 Michigan State College of Law PT graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/10/08 -- 03/08/08 12 years
1 University at Buffalo graph Rejected 01/05/08 01/10/08 -- 03/08/08 12 years
12 Pace University PT graph Rejected 01/05/08 01/10/08 -- 03/06/08 12 years
4 Syracuse University PT graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/30/08 -- 03/03/08 12 years
20 University of Baltimore graph Rejected 12/28/07 01/30/08 -- 02/21/08 12 years
5 Rutgers State University Newark graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/03/08 -- 02/20/08 12 years
9 Chapman University graph Waitlisted 01/05/08 01/10/08 -- 02/09/08 12 years
6 New York Law School PT graph Rejected 01/05/08 01/10/08 -- 02/08/08 12 years
3 St. John's University PT graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/03/08 -- 02/07/08 12 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

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Extra Curricular Information

Club Sports : Judo and Wrestling
Work : I worked between 30 and 40 hours per week for most of my college career .
I have worked for several large companies since graduation in their IT departments .

Bilingual : English and French .
Also a little older then the most applicants ; almost 28

MY GPA is pretty bad due to the fact that I never withdrew properly from my first college almost 10 years ago and the fact that I worked full time and went to school full time almost my entire college career.......Lets hope a good lsat and some work experience helps me overcome it !

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

02-05-08 - All apps are sent out..and now begins the waiting game . Im realistic ..im not expecting to get into most of these schools with my stats , but all I need is 1 !

02-05-08 - Rejected at St. Johns...small envelope today . Not really surprised .

02-08-08 - Rejected NYLS . Small envelope .

02-08-08 - Accepted at Albany !!! WooHooo....its a huge relief to know that im in somewhere . I received an email today letting me know I had been accepted .

02-09-08 - Waitlisted at Chapman U and placed on an "admission pending " list at Valpo.....I think thats their fancy way of saying waitlist but ill take it !

02-13-08 - Waitlisted at Hofstra . Its better then no .

02-20-08 - Rejected at Rutgers Newark via snail mail . Im a little bummed but not surprised really , it was a reach .

02-21-08 - Rejected at University of Baltimore via the small white envelope . I dont really care about this one because I considered UB as a backup...I am however a little confused . I have been accepted or waitlisted to schools with way better reputations than UB , yet I was rejected there !? This kind of goes to show that this whole process is more or less a crapshoot and you never know what might happen

02-25-08 - The start of a new week ! The anticipation is all but killing me at this stage.....if I can get 1 acceptance letter this week , I will consider it an excellent week !!

03-03-08 - Ding at Syracuse

03-06-08 - Ding at Pace

03-08-08 - Dinged at Buffalo and Michigan State . Im bummed about it but not all to surprised .

03-13-08 - Ding at Cal Western . Pretty indifferent about this one

03-14-08 - Ding at Loyola New Orleans - The rejection letter sucks but whatever .

04 -07 -08 - Ding at JMLS, Quinnipiac and DePaul via snail mail . Sucks !!

04 -09 - 07 - Ding at CUNY Law WTF !?

sooo..a little update since its been a while ;

05-06-08 - Withdrew from the waitlist at Suffolk

0 -09 -08 - Withdrew from waitlist at St. Marys and Valpo

06-24-08 - Phone call offering me admission into Hofstras full time day program . Politely declined .

08-08-08 - Rejection letter from Touro ?? Im glad it took them the better part of 8 months to figure it out

If anyone in subsequent years with similar circumstances reads this....the best advice I can offer you after having gone through this whole thing is APPLY TO AS MANY SCHOOLS AS YOU CAN REGARDLESS OS YOUR NUMBERS !!! I got into a T2 and a T3 yet I was dinged at arguably some of the worst schools in the country ........my numbers were low for the places I got in and my numbers were right in the middle of the pack for a lot of the places i got rejected ....... The whole thing makes no sense !! So apply apply apply to places no matter what US news tells you or people on discussion boards......the whole process is somewhat irrational and you have a chance no matter what !

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck to you
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 04:49 AM

I am fighting the same GPA battle for the same reasons..ie working during school. I hope the work experience pulls it out for you, I will be watching since we have applied to some of the same pt programs

- ngeiger
  • Best Wishes
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 08:49 AM

You will be fine. Best wishes this cycle.

- justpraying
  • Congrats
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 12:21 PM

Hey Pauly, Congrats on getting into Albany! We have very similar numbers, so it's very encouraging to see someone else get accepted. I'm hoping to post a "woo hoo" myself soon...

- chizema
  • You too
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 07:54 AM

Good luck to you as well... Were you as suprised as I was about Albany?

- Patrick33
  • congrats
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 10:24 AM

On Albany, you give me hope. Its a solid school. I hope to be in your shoes with an Albany aceptance.

- justpraying
  • Schools?
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 12:52 PM

Really I have no idea, I like the fact that I have been accepted to a 3rd tier, and I really just want to go to the highest rated school that I can get in to.

- Patrick33
  • Albany
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 12:53 PM

You are from new york... Have you been to Albany? What is the school/city like?

- Patrick33
  • School Visit
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 04:37 PM

Yeah, that sounds great... I'd be really interested to hear what it is like.

- Patrick33
  • DePaul
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 10:43 AM

Hey Pauly, How are you feeling about your chances at DePaul? I'm 2.25/155, would love to go there, but don't think I have a snowball's chance in hell. Not to say you don't, but just curious as to what your opinion is...

- chizema
  • Snowball
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 05:21 AM

Hey, at least you're being honest. I just wanted to get your take on where you stood. I actually live about 5 mintues from DePaul, so I figured I may as well take a shot...Godspeed!

- chizema
  • Albany
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 02:32 PM

Are you considering Albany? I visited in the summer and it's really a great school; the staff is really amazing!

- utfingerscrossed
  • JMLS
  • Sunday, February 17 2008 at 09:57 AM

I'd say JMLS is obviously the lowest of the 4 schools in Chicago, but it still has an upside. The location is very helpful for internships, and if you're interested in clerking for a judge. I'm really hoping to get accepted, b/c I think my chances at the other 3 (DePaul, Loyola, Kent) are slim to none.

- chizema
  • St Mary's
  • Monday, February 18 2008 at 05:37 PM

It's a beautiful school and San Antonio is a cool city- close to Austin and Houston, a big selling point for me. Anyway, I took my LSAT there and it seemed like a calm, quiet place. Pretty nice and they let anyone in it seems. Maybe the above average lsat score will get us some scholarships. :)

- utfingerscrossed
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 07:42 AM

thanks for the encouragement. lol, how did you know it was TLS =)

- eddiesgirl29
  • Snail Mail?
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 08:22 AM

Hey Pauly, What exactly is Snail Mail? I figure I should know this by now, but I'm still unsure.

- chizema
  • Snail Mail?
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 10:15 AM

Ah, I figured as much. Oh well, I'm sure there are more acceptances on the way...

- chizema
  • Sorry
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 08:30 AM

about Pace...How did they let you know? I am assuming I have one coming soon (although I really really hope not)

- bobolaws
  • thanks!
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 06:18 PM

Hey there, thanks for your comment...Congratulations on Albany- I'm actually living up in Albany now, are you from around here? Good luck to you and may the acceptance letters come rolling in!

- lk881298
  • Congrats
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 10:01 PM

Hey congrats on Albany! Nice school with good opportunities. I'm from NC but have been to Albany about 10 times for work in the last year. There seem to be some many opportunities within exp. in the govt sector. If your other choices don't pan out, I wish you the best...looks like you have a good shot at JM in Chicago. Good luck.

- cjcleave
  • my email
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 03:59 AM

I'd be happy to answer your [email protected]

- lk881298
  • Hofstra
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 04:57 PM

I got rejected. But I think you got more leadway beacuse you are older and have 5 times as WE as me. I wish you the best.

- justpraying
  • Hofstra
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 09:01 AM

If you say is true thanks for the heads up. Whatts your take on Albany? How is the Area? Does it place in biglaw in NYC?

- justpraying
  • Albany
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 09:54 AM

Hey, did you ever go up and visit Albany?

- Patrick33
  • Albany
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 10:01 AM

I really do not know... I will be going up to albany next week, as it is my spring break, so I will get a chance to see it before first deposits are due... I hope I see something that can help make my decision, because I really don't have a clue where I am going to end up...

- Patrick33
  • St.Johns
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 08:35 PM

Did you express interest in the Summer Institute with your app?

- justpraying
  • St.Johns
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 11:15 AM

Yes I did, but it is still a reach with my stats, lol. just like you I figured what the hell. I mean I rather apply and know something, than to look back in retrospect acking myself would I have gotten in?

- justpraying

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