stoney732 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 03/28/08 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Waitlisted W 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 02/29/08 13 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted A $45,000 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 11/20/07 13 years
University of Texas Austin graph Accepted D W $7,500 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 03/06/08 13 years
George Washington University graph Accepted W 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 12/20/07 13 years
Emory University graph Accepted W $96,000 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 12/18/07 13 years
Georgetown University graph Waitlisted W 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 02/06/08 13 years
College of William and Mary F graph Accepted W $57,600 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 11/14/07 13 years
Harvard University graph Rejected 10/11/07 10/23/07 11/09/07 01/28/08 13 years

Applicant Information

Liberal Arts

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

All scholarships indicate 3 year totals.

summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
2 recs (both teachers)
fraternity, honor society, and student org leadership positions
random work during summer
Capitol Hill internship

Fee Waivers (no particular order)
Washington U.
William & Mary
George Mason
Washington & Lee
Ohio State
Notre Dame
some others, not really notable



Impressions/thoughts on schools and my cycle:

Vanderbilt (visited 2x) - visited right after admitted and at ASW; perfect (read: small) class size, excellent facility, wonderfully helpful/friendly people everywhere; students were happy to be there and pleased with job prospects/professors/etc.; Nashville is a great city that will only get better; got an offer I couldn't refuse

UVA (didn't visit) - my initial number 1; great city, great rep, huge OCI, journals/clinics just what I wanted; too far away from home and too expensive to beat 45K from Vandy; if Vandy's offer would have been less, would have interviewed and rode WL, but alas, not to be

Texas (didn't visit) - previously visited UG and know people in Austin - great city and school; lots of journals/clinics to get involved with; they don't give hardly any merit aid, which broke the tie with Vandy

Emory (visited) - nice campus, ATL pretty cheap but Horrible traffic; people seemed friendly and happy; located in good legal market (which means alot, whatever anyone tells you); would have gone there but their focuses (Crim Law, Corp Law) not really what I want to do

GW (visited) - good area of DC; WAY big and lots of people always buzzing around; everyone seemed somewhat cramped; will always be second fiddle to GULC, fairly or not; too expensive if you don't get merit/need grants; plus is that everyone OCIs there

Michigan (didn't visit) - great admissions department; huge OCI and awesome reputation, but very cold and somewhat large class size; WL agony and 44K/yr tuition not worth it in the end

GULC (visited) - location not as nice as GW, actually somewhat sketchy; VERY big and expensive as well; BUT great clinics/journals and academics and OCI is huge; got WLed and didn't think paying full price was worth it over 45K from Vandy

W&M (didn't visit) - small, isolated; great history and focuses on Con Law and other interesting aspects of law; good rep in Mid-Atlantic, but not national; OCI rather small; need to be top 25% realistically for BigLaw; W'burg not for everyone

Here's how my cycle went, chronologically:

11/14 - In at W&M via priority mail!

11/20 - Deferred by UT via e-mail

11/23 - Phone interview with GULC alumna

11/24 - In at Vanderbilt via snail mail!

12/12 - Deferred by GULC via snail mail

12/18 - In at Emory via phone call!

12/20 - In at GW via e-mail!

1/10 - Deferred by Michigan via e-mail

1/28 - And the inevitable ding from Harvard via e-mail

2/9 - Preferred WL from GULC via snail mail

2/29 - WL from Michigan via e-mail

3/1 - Vandy scholarship offer arrives via snail mail

3/6 - Emory scholarship offer arrives via snail mail

3/7 - Withdrew from W&M and GULC

3/11 - In at UT via e-mail!

3/19 - Vandy increases scholarship offer via e-mail
Withdrew from Emory

3/24 - UT scholarship offer via e-mail

3/25 - Withdrew from UT and GW

4/3 - Priority non-resident WL at UVA

4/6 - Withdrew from Michigan WL

4/8 - Withdrew from UVA WL
Submitted Vanderbilt seat deposit

Visitor Comments

  • JR
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 02:00 PM

Hey congrats on Vandy! Hope to be hearing from them soon myself!

  • Hey!
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 02:52 PM

Congrats on Vandy! I hate to annoy you but I was wondering if they sent the letter to your permanent or temporary address? also do you know if your status changed on the virtual vuls thing?

- gator424
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 06:04 AM

ON VANDY! I actually have the same question as gator re: VULS.

- AmericaTriumph
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 12:23 PM

Thanks a lot bro, you're doing pretty well yourself. What's your top pick?

- RevJesseJakeson
  • Vandy
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 12:32 PM

Yeah, it's supposed to be good. That student life thing that they sent was pretty interesting I thought.

- RevJesseJakeson
  • .
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:46 AM

I'm leaning toward Georgetown because of its location, but it's going to be a really tough decision to make because of some of the offers I've gotten from other schools. Congrats on your acceptances!

- courtz1686
  • GW
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 06:34 PM

Congrats on GW!!!

- sydneyb2007
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 01:50 PM

congrats to you too! I am really happy about the emory acceptance b/c I still haven't heard from vandy or wash u and I was beginning to wonder if I had somehow really messed up my applications. I really don't know what to do or where I want to go. Staying at Florida would be easy and extremely cheap. I guess it depends on if I get any scholarships or if I actually get in to UVA, GULC, etc. Anyway, happy holidays and yay for GW!

- gator424
  • thanks
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 06:11 PM

I see you've got some great acceptances yourself. it's already a tough decision between W&M and GW -- hopefully it'll get tougher. I don't really have a top choice yet, UVA/gtown/Vandy would all be excellent. Good luck with the rest of your cycle -- I hope you get a yes from Gtown soon!

- abbiecarmichael
  • LSU
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 09:23 PM

Wow, congrats on a full ride to Tiger Land! Are you going to accept it, and was there an interview process for the scholarship?

- YoungLawyer
  • U of M
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 02:21 PM

Hey. I noticed a lot of people got deffered recently. You seem to have taken it in stride. My best friend goes to Michigan Law and passed on the following advice: "If you really want to go there, I would suggest sending a letter expressing your continued interest to the person that sent you the deferral. Use it as a chance to talk about how you want to go there and your experiences. It is a good thing, though, I bet." I hope that helps. Good luck!

- lawmaster
  • hi!
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 04:20 PM

Yea they said by Feb. 15. It's getting close! Good luck and im still jealous of your vandy acceptance =)

- gator424
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 09:11 PM

Good luck with Michigan! I just sent them a letter of continued interest. Looks like it has been a good cycle, and I hope you keep finding success.

- fullofanxiety
  • i hate waiting...
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 11:30 AM

mine still says complete. oh well - i will continue checking my mail obsessively anyway

- gator424
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 03:38 PM

You too stone... you got some ballin ass schools accepting you. hook me up with that lsu scholarship

- tbasse1
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 10:30 AM

On Texas!

- PinkTiki
  • Emory
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 01:09 PM

Congrats on Big Money from Emory! How are you feeling about the school after that? Its a really awesome school

- gclemen1
  • Emory
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 04:52 PM

haha, I am pretty excited. A top 25 law school is giving me 90k! For real though, after you take that visit you will see why I am so excited. Amazing school

- gclemen1
  • Withdrawing from Emory
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 11:52 AM

Congrats on all of your scholarships! I was just wondering what made you decide to withdraw from Emory in favor of Vandy when Emory was giving you the larger scholarship. Just hoping your reasoning might help me in making my decision as well.

- kb08
  • UVA
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 04:50 PM

Nope, I'm on the general waitlist at UVA, so interviews are not an option. My guess is that what distinguishes general from priority is the relationship between our numbers and the goal medians. Both of my numbers are below median (general). One of yours is above the median (priority). Good luck if you decide to interview!


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