tjcollins (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Mississippi graph Accepted A 12/02/08 -- -- -- 12 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Rejected 12/05/08 -- -- -- 12 years
Jones School of Law graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 12 years
Samford University graph Accepted W 12/02/08 -- -- -- 12 years
University of Alabama F graph Rejected 12/12/08 -- -- -- 12 years
University of Georgia graph Rejected 12/22/08 -- -- -- 12 years

Applicant Information

University of North Alabama

Demographic Information

In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Many Honor Societies and Academic Awards
An economic publication (working on more)
Mock Trials Association
Many leadership roles
Good work experience
Good community involvment
Political Science Minor


God has a plan

Visitor Comments

  • On U of Tenn
  • Tuesday, May 20 2008 at 09:22 PM

About the advice you sought, probably my unique background and work experience have helped me get the attention I need from admissions committee, and how I portrayed my sense of goal and purpose, not to mention certain eagerness, with that specific background and experience. In sum, I would probably say that my PS and diversity statement set me apart from other applicants with similar numbers. Having said that, I\'m equally curious as to why your \"dream and goal is to attend University of Tennesssee Law School\". Are there any specific reasons other than (oh, well) ranking that you so like about the law school that it is your \"dream and goal\"? I see that you were on 2006-2007 cycle, are you planning to reapply for fall 2009 (seeing that you sought my advice so late in the cycle) or are you waiting for decisions to begin studies on fall 2008?

- blueapple
  • UTK
  • Thursday, May 22 2008 at 06:41 AM

I had a really weird application process at Tennessee. I forgot to include the 2nd essay, but I did have an addendum. They thought that my addendum was my 2nd essay, and did not realize that my application wasn\'t complete until it went into committee review. I had already been accepted to my #1, GSU, so I just said f-it and withdrew rather than writing the other essay.

- jimmymcnulty
  • Hey!
  • Friday, May 23 2008 at 07:33 PM

I just got your message out U Tenn and I\'ll be sending you an email shortly. I hope I can offer you some good advice.

- lookingforanswers
  • lsat
  • Saturday, May 24 2008 at 12:48 PM

Hey bro. Yeah, I taught for them last fall- I definitely think they have the best program, so you made a good choice picking Powerscore. My biggest advice is just to take tons and tons of the practice tests that they sell on the lsac site- if you do it enough, you can literally predict the questions that they\'re going to have merely reading the stimulus. Also, I don\'t know if you\'re a TN resident or not, but that might help you out with that if you\'re from the area, since state schools usually try to get more people from in their state (as far as residency, not just where you went for undergrad). Hope that helps! AEKDB

- RevJesseJakeson
  • UT
  • Sunday, May 25 2008 at 11:31 AM

The best advice I can give you about UT-make sure that you take time to write really good essays-I believe there are 2 additional essays as well as the standard personal statement, with your high GPA you should have no trouble getting in if you can score above the 50th percentile for them and if you can get the 75th then you should be able to get in with some scholarship money, also make sure your fall grades are up to your usual standards-hope this helps you and good luck!

- oldpro55
  • On U of Tenn
  • Monday, May 26 2008 at 10:41 AM

I don\'t know how you should portray your goals and eagerness, mostly because people are each so very different and unique. You might find some application guideline books useful. But with all these things that may help you, it is you who are actually going to tailor your PS and/or diversity statement to your life experience and your goals in life. I would think that the point of PS is not really to show your goal of attending UT(but I gather it helps), I would think it\'d be more on what motivated you to study law and what you plan to do with it. But seeing that you are studying for LSAT right now, if I were you, I will focus on the exam alone and worry about application later when you finished the exam. Good luck with LSAT and your future application to U of Tenn. I\'d say Powerscore prep books are nice, and be sure you take as many practice tests as you can, better timed but OK not to time them when you are just starting.

- blueapple
  • Univ. of Tenn
  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 12:26 PM

Hey tjcollins, I was going to send you an email, but I couldn\'t find your email address. When I applied for Univ. of Tenn my goal was to really try to make myself stand out in my personal statements. I tried to use some of my experiences to show why I want to study law and how I plan on helping people in the future with my legal eduation. In another essay I submitted, I tried to show how my experience as a political science research assistant fit into the law school\'s focus on research. I would really focus on producing quality personal statements (in addition to doing your best on the LSAT and maintaining your great GPA) and revising them over and over again. Also make sure that you really know who will be writting your letters of recommendation and that they really know you. I am sure that the letters written on my behalf helped me get into a lot of great schools. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have about UTenn or about the process in general. Take care and good luck! P.S.- Stick to your goal of applying early! It makes a huge difference!

- lookingforanswers
  • What\'s your email?
  • Sunday, June 08 2008 at 01:51 PM

Sorry about the delayed response, I haven\'t checked my profile in a while. What\'s your email address, I tend to write a lot.

- pbe011
  • Greatness
  • Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:59 AM

Hey buddy. Sorry for the way long delay on checking this site. UT is the best, I\'m incredibly happy that I got in, and I\'ll tell you more via e-mail.

- Redemption08
  • sorry for the long delay
  • Tuesday, October 21 2008 at 08:22 PM

i haven't been on the site since the summer. if you are still seeking advice about ole miss, let me know.

- hscgolfer06
  • Numbers Twin
  • Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:59 AM

It appears that you and I have identical numbers! I am applying to a couple of the same schools as you (UNC and University of South Carolina), so I will keep an eye on your profile!

- hopeforthebest
  • similar numbers!
  • Saturday, January 10 2009 at 07:11 AM

We have very similar numbers and soft factors! Let's cross our fingers that our great GPAs will impress them as opposed to our LSAT scores, ha ha. We are both applying to Samford and UGA--what is Cumberland's status in Alabama?

- chiomercer
  • samford
  • Thursday, January 15 2009 at 12:51 PM

hey man lemme know what happens with you and samford. we have similar numbers and you applied a week or so earlier.

- dem5567
  • Good luck
  • Sunday, February 01 2009 at 11:17 AM

We have similar numbers, and I applied at Ole Miss, Samford, and Bama, too! Good luck!

- kbtaft
  • ole miss
  • Wednesday, March 25 2009 at 10:34 AM

received an acceptance package from Ole Miss through the mail.....good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- bigrob24
  • UTK
  • Wednesday, April 08 2009 at 10:37 AM

My status checker never changed- stayed "in review" the entire time. I did get a phone call. Best of luck!

- jrice6858

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