thatkid000 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Villanova University graph WL, Rejected W 11/21/07 11/29/07 12/12/07 02/08/08 12 years
George Washington University graph WL, Rejected ED 11/21/07 11/23/07 11/30/07 02/08/08 12 years
College of William and Mary graph WL, Rejected 11/28/07 12/03/07 12/07/07 03/23/08 12 years
University of California Hastings graph WL, Rejected 11/21/07 11/29/07 01/02/08 04/03/08 12 years
Catholic University of America graph Accepted W 11/25/07 11/26/07 11/29/07 12/24/07 12 years
University of Miami F graph Accepted W 11/21/07 11/27/07 12/11/07 12/14/07 12 years
Fordham University graph Rejected 11/21/07 12/03/07 12/13/07 02/29/08 12 years
St. John's University graph Accepted W 11/21/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 02/08/08 12 years
American University graph Waitlisted 11/21/07 11/27/07 12/11/07 02/18/08 12 years
Quinnipiac University F graph Accepted W $15 11/21/07 11/23/07 12/12/07 01/04/08 12 years
University of San Diego graph Waitlisted W 11/21/07 11/23/07 11/30/07 04/17/08 12 years
Rutgers State University Newark graph Accepted W 11/21/07 11/23/07 12/03/07 12/13/07 12 years
Rutgers State University Camden graph Accepted A 11/21/07 11/29/07 12/06/07 03/28/08 12 years
Drexel University F graph Accepted W $5 11/27/07 12/11/07 12/19/07 01/24/08 13 years

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12/13- 1st acceptance, Rutgers-Newark via email.

12/21- In at Miami via standard mail.

12/24- In at Catholic, thick packet via standard mail.

1/4- In at Quinnipiac via email.

1/24- In at Drexel via email.

2/8- In at St. Johns with large envelope, waitlisted at Nova

2/29- Out at Fordham, status checker.


Visitor Comments

  • Thanks
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:16 AM

Good to hear from you...hopefully you're right. Good luck this cycle!

- slinkman116
  • thanks
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 04:50 AM

Good luck to you as well. I would love to go to uconn or mason. I'm crossing my fingers wtih those two. Other than that I also like villanova, baylor and st. johns.

- chrisny7
  • good luck
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 10:28 AM

What do you think your chances are at American?

- djd5005
  • yeah..
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 08:21 AM

Same with me, the lsat really makes it tough, i was thinking around 40% chance. Well, good luck getting in there and into George Washington.

- djd5005
  • Chances of getting in
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 06:42 PM

If I were to rank your schools in chances of getting in it would go: QU, Catholic, Miami, St. Johns, Rutgers, (Drexel, Nova, American= shot of getting into either one, all comparable schools) Then William and Marry then (Fordham, GW) I would HIGHLY suggest applying to some safetys unless you are a minority, but I think Catholic may be a safe bet. Good Luck

- Little insight
  • thanks
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 09:36 AM

thanks for the insight! i know my top choices will be tough, but im hoping for some magic. i figured that i would take a shot, and if things dont work out ill take a year off, retake, and work. im still not sure why people are in favor of drexel, it makes me nervous that their not accredited yet

- thatkid000
  • Drexel
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 12:29 PM

I actually am a student now at Drexel and applied to very similiar schools as you. I chose Drexel over Nova and I made a good decision. Accreditation is suppose to come latest by June. All the 2L's I know have summer jobs a couple of big firms as well. Also, the students seem to really like the co-op and Drexel is making a good effort on the job front and in the classroom, from what I can see, the risk is not that large. Of course others will have there own opinions. FYI Drexel has plans to build a new and larger law school in 5yrs.

- Little Insight
  • thanks again
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 12:38 PM

very helpful info.

- thatkid000
  • Hey
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 01:29 PM

Im a 1L at Golden Gate Law. just a heads up, i had a 3.71 gpa, a kick ass essay, and a 153 lsat (not to mention im a minority and had lots of extracurrics in college which i finished in three years). My point being that lookin at ur stats, i know ur gonna be borderline in at most schools u apply to. U need a couple of safety ones. I was waitlisted at hastings, loyola, USf, Chapman, like 10 diff't schools waitlisted me and they got back to me too late when they finally accepted ( iw as three weeks into school at golden gate) Anyways just so u know even though GGU may look terrible on paper, it is not a bad school at all. They teach bar style, probation has been lifted and our new passage rate is 68%. Plus they gave me a 25k scholarship. Anyways call them up and ask to have ur app fee waved. trust me u r in for months of waiting, u might as well ahve some safety schools. Also, I just finished my sem here at GGU and although it was tough i think i made deans list. the teachers are amazing (my fav. teacher is from Harvard) and so are the students. seriously consider GGU as a back up. trust me. and let me know if u have any other q's about the admissions process.

- rlerma21
  • Rutgers
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 09:21 AM

why do you have a decision date for newark if you are still pending?

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • Ranking...
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 04:07 AM

Well, I want to practice public interest. So, a lot of the rankings have to do with how well career services and faculty seem to focus on public interest/government work. Schools with great clinics and externships rank high with me. I'm hoping to go into a field that doesn't pay much (compared with things like corporate law, etc) overall. So, I'm looking to get all the practical experience I can as an advantage that I can play towards a better starting salary. I don't really care where I practice at this point. I realize that might change. If I ever want to come back to Ohio I have a lot of ins in state government so I'm not too worried about that. As far as sitting for the bar, I'll have to take a review course no matter where I sit. Both schools I've applied to in Louisianna have a track for common law. So if I don't think that I'd 99% want to stay in Louisianna I will not take the civil law route at those institutions. I did take location and natural beauty/local culture into account as well. Obviously with places like Miami, Boston, Santa Clara, etc there are other draws besides career prospects. Ha. UC, my only Ohio school was applied to because of its great dual degree program in Women's Studies (which was my undergraduate major). They have a great law school which is focused on international public interst work more than domestic, but I feel I could really carve out a great niche for myself there by being part of their dual degree program. I'd love to get out of Ohio, but if by some miracle I got in at UC in both programs it would be very, very difficult to say no to the in state tuition. Sorry for the rant, hopefully that helped.

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • Catholic/Rutgers
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 04:09 AM

P.S. Are you worried that you didn't hear from Catholic via e-mail yesterday. They are required to render a decision on early action today...I'm guessing the people getting mail are rejections or waitlists... AND, Rutgers' website says decision will only be sent via snail mail. Why do people LIE?!

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 04:56 AM

I appreciate it. I think you picked a good mix of schools, based on your LSAT and GPA. If you're going to apply to any other schools, pick places where you'd like to live AND you have a decent chance. Most schools are regional schools. Good luck!

- HopefulApplicant
  • thank you!
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 07:18 AM

I was so happy! Good luck to you as well, I am sure you will be fine!

- lineallowsfor
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 08:25 AM

And good luck to you too!!!!

- sydneyb2007
  • CUA/Rutgers N
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 11:18 AM

Yeah you made it just under the early decision deadline. We'll hear soon enough, I guess. I'll cross my fingers for you. Newarks' website says decisions only by got an e-mail? Gosh, this process is crazy frustrating and filled with misinformation. Congrats and good luck with the rest of the cycle.

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • ED
  • Sunday, December 16 2007 at 10:07 AM

Only Georgetown was binding. The other schools called it ED, but that just meant I got a decision sooner than other applicants

- whylaw
  • RE: Rutgers
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 06:05 AM

Thanks for the info. Rutgers is higher ranked but I'm still hoping we both get good news from Catholic early this week. Their admissions blog says they sent out all the decision on Friday. I should get mine today if they sent them in the morning, and tomorrow if they sent them in the afternoon. We'll see...

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • G-dub
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:05 AM

WM and GW both let me know by email. I applied ED to GW for the Presidential Scholarship. Didn't get it, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quick decision. Good luck this cycle!

- bertoli
  • Decisions
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 06:54 AM

If you were to choose between Rutgers and Catholic, which would you choose?

- djd5005
  • Yeah..
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 12:16 PM

That's about we're I'm at too, I'm not too sure either. The wait at American and these other long.

- djd5005
  • yearly
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 03:56 PM

yeah, the money for drexel is per year

- fightinphils93
  • WL today
  • Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 11:49 AM

you might have a better chance with your numbers, but I got the WL today

- lineallowsfor
  • nova
  • Sunday, February 10 2008 at 03:01 PM

Yeah was a bit surprised, sorry about yours too.

- djd5005
  • American
  • Sunday, February 24 2008 at 01:16 PM

At least I wasn't regected...umm I found out last Thursday via regular mail.

- djd5005
  • American
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 01:01 PM

Sorry about that, it looks like our cycle is going about the same way. Are you going to stay on the waitlist?

- djd5005
  • yeah..
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 06:36 PM

I'm really hoping to get lucky with American I guess otherwise I'm chosing one I already got accepted to. I'm going to visit them soon and decide, but none of my choices are too exciting.

- djd5005
  • villanova
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 03:58 PM

I'm curious...why did you lose interest?

- djd5005
  • St. Johns
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 07:00 AM

I don't know if you're interested in moving to queens, but I visited St. Johns and very impressed with the Law School building. It seems like a real top flight school.

- djd5005
  • Other schools
  • Sunday, March 16 2008 at 04:42 PM

I checked out Rutgers, which I like esp. because of its location close to New York and Catholic, which I was impressed with at all on first impression.

- djd5005
  • Rutgers
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 11:25 AM

I meant uimpressed with Catholic and I'm 95% sure I'm going to Rutgers by the way

- djd5005
  • waitlists
  • Thursday, March 27 2008 at 08:58 AM

I know...I probably should have taken the lsats twice. Our numbers are perfect for waitlists.

- djd5005
  • WL
  • Friday, March 28 2008 at 06:13 AM

I visited American and asked them about their waitlist. They woulddn't come out and say it, but the chances to get in seemed slim to none. Best thing to do is write a letter of continuing interest and keep bothering them by calling them so that they know your name when a spot opens up.

- djd5005
  • sure
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 01:43 PM

Email it to me when you get a chance.

- djd5005
  • Thank you
  • Friday, May 30 2008 at 12:57 PM

Thank you. In both cases, I got an e-mail from the dean of admissions. With AU, they said they would be looking at a few candidates to admit from the wait list; with GW, the dean just said to call her back ASAP. I talked to both deans and they offered me admission.

- apruit1

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