Jawrady (2021-2022)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Hofstra University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/26/07 Rec: 03/01/07 Comp: 03/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Alabama F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/05/07 Rec: 03/06/07 Comp: 03/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/31/07 Upd: 15 years
Samford University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 02/09/07 Rec: 02/12/07 Comp: 03/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/23/07 Upd: 15 years
Syracuse University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/19/07 Rec: 03/26/07 Comp: 04/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 02/09/07 Rec: 02/14/07 Comp: 02/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/28/07 Upd: 15 years
Georgia State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/17/07 Rec: 03/19/07 Comp: 04/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/17/07 Upd: 15 years
Quinnipiac University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/24/07 Rec: 02/28/07 Comp: 03/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/07 Upd: 15 years
Western New England College School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 02/14/07 Rec: 03/02/07 Comp: 03/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/07 Upd: 15 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 03/13/07 Rec: 03/13/07 Comp: 03/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/17/07 Rec: 02/21/07 Comp: 03/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.23
  • Degree GPA: 3.23
  • School Type: small/state
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Florence
  • State: Alabama
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Captain of the Mock Trial National Team
Vice-Pres. SGA
3 years SGA experience
President of Kappa Sigma
Omicron Delta Kappa
A few Freshman Honor Societies
Order of Omega

Additional info & updates

I've considered waiting another year, re-taking the LSAT and trying to get into some other schools that I am interested in attending. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated! Also, does anyone have any info (good or bad) about Testmasters prep course? I registered in 2005 for their full-length course and it was canceled the day before it was to begin. I have heard both good and bad.

Scholarship amounts are three year totals.

(04/16/07) Called Syracuse and found out that I am in!!!! This is a big acceptance for me. Barring anything crazy happening - like Alabama, GSU, or Cumberland offering me a spot - I will be heading up North to Syracuse!

(04/13/07) Waitlisted at Cumberland; I will remain on this one for a little while.

(04/11/07) I called and spoke with several admission offices today (Syracuse, Cumberland, and Hofstra) all have confirmed that my application is in review and that I should hear something very shortly.

(04/03/07) Quinnipiac threw me on the waitlist. Don't they know who I think I am?

(04/03/07) Withdrew from Arkansas. I left a message for the assistant director of admission. I let him know that I did not appreciate the tone of the letter I received, after having spoken with Associate Dean, Miller, who was very positive about my chances of getting in. I'm sure he had a laugh at my expense.

(03/30/07) The University of Tennessee said "oh hells no!" Notice arrived at my permanent address, which happens to be different from my present address. This makes me very much more unsure about my reaches.

(03/26/07) Contacted Cumberland ... they still haven't reviewed my file b/c it was Spring Break last week.

(03/26/07) Received an e-mail from Hofstra confirming that my application was complete. I thought that it had been complete!

(03/22/07) Today, I received a letter from Associate Dean, James Miller, from Arkansas Law. The letter seemed to be written in an attempt to get me to withdraw my application. The letter cited that my index was not high enough for them to offer me admission; and that, due to the fact that I was not an Arkansas resident, I would probably not get accepted. It was strange because, if you don' want to offer a candidate admission, why not just deny them? I think that if you are below the index, they want to see how badly you really want to go to Arkansas. They basically gave me one week to return a "different" personal statement and a current resume'. If anyone else has received a letter from Arkansas similar to the one I described, please let me know. Thanks.

(03/22/07) Today I received a phone call from Dean Johnson offering admission and an $18K/ yr. merit scholarship. High-Five.

(03/20/07) I contacted Cumberland today to inquire about the status of my application file; they told me it would be a couple more weeks before I hear anything ... they said that two weeks ago!

(03/20/07) Apparently at some schools if you don't call and make sure that your file is complete, it will just sit there. At one school, my application has been complete for a while; however, when I called and double-checked my status they had no idea whether or not it was complete. Finally they figured out that it was ... now I have to wait four to six MORE weeks for a decision ... not happy.

(3/19/07) Called Florida Coastal and spoke with Admission advisor; accepted with $10,000 per year scholarship.

(3/17/07) Received a letter from Hofstra informing me that there would be a new dean at the LS.

(03/14/07) Received solicitation from Florida Coastal and responded the following day. I spoke with Steve Jones at FCSL and he informed me that I would be accepted with a scholarship without any review. He said that letter should be mailed out by 03/19/07.

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WNESL
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Don't know too much. I know Springfield is a bit of a rough area. I heard the school was nice, but have yet to visit. They are low on my list, although with a 149, I am not in a place to be too picky. Still, they are 9/10 on my top choice list

thanks!
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the heads up! some of my best guy friends were in Kappa Sigma at UNC...I'm a KKG. This waiting thing is killing me. I'm planning a couple of trips to visit a few schools in April. Keep me posted on how your apps are coming. Good luck!

thanks!
Sunday, January 28 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I wish you all the luck as well.

true
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

The waiting should be over soon. I just want to know where I'll spend the next 3 (or more) years of my life! What is your first pick?

no idea
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Arkansas would be nice...I've got a few friends at UAB and a couple at Mississippi College too. Although, since I'm out of state my chances are not that great. Realistically, probably Vermont or NESL. I've been trying not to choose and just see where I'm accepted first. Any idea what kind of law you're interested in?

syracuse
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

I thought and thought about it, but in the end decided not to. I had already sent 12 applications and decided that was enough. Not to mention it was the most expensive school on my list and I don't think I could handle all that lake effect snow. Did you?

acceptances?
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Any acceptances yet? I got mine from FCSL yesterday with a $5,000 yr scholarship. The letter was dated March 12...pretty quick turnaround. At least we know we're going somewhere!

my choices
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am going to visit MSU this weekend, so they are high on my list. I also applied to the part-time program at Denver. I visited Drake, William Mitchell, and Hamline last week and liked all of them. As you can see I have no idea where I will end up! It will depend how the waitlists turn out. I am sure with your numbers you will be very competitive at the schools on your list!

FCSL
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

I think I may go visit in a couple of weeks, April 1-3 I think. I've heard good things about their facilities. They want a seat deposit by April 15 and I'd like to check it out before then and maybe buy myself some time to hear from a couple other schools. I'd prefer somewhere more established but living on the Florida coast for 3 years would be nice! Anyway, 1-1 so far...keeping my fingers crossed for Vermont, Valpo, Arkansas, and NESL. Hope you get some good news from FCSL this week...let me know!

NESL
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Oh, and why didn't you apply to New England?

Congrats!
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Feels good to have at least one option! Are you planning to visit? I'm headed down with a friend April 1-3. If you are thinking about visiting around that same time, let me know, we could all hang out!

NESL
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

I think you should definitely give it a try, things are looking good there for people with our numbers and its in a good area of Boston. Also, I hear Western New England is kind of sketch. Sounds good for that first week, we're trying to find a place to stay right now...having a hard time choosing between somewhere at the beach and just driving to visit the school or somewhere downtown. Let me know what you decide!

NESL and Syracuse
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Good luck at NESL and Syracuse! Definitely keep me posted about NESL, we may also have to plan a visit to Boston!

PS
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

BTW, I got an acceptance from Campbell today! 2-2 so far!

Boston
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Definitely, that would be awesome! Do you have instant messenger? Shoot me an im!

IM
Monday, March 12 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, tried to IM you ... I'll try again later.

IM
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

hey, got your im...I was getting ready for work. Hope to hear from you later!

congrats!
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

congrats on western with the scholarship to boot! looks like the cycle is being good to you so far.

Valpo Waitlist
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

No kidding - how does Indiana-Bloomington give me $$$, and Valpo WL me? You should consider waiting a year, re-taking the LSAT, and getting your apps in earlier. If you can get that into the 160 range, and get your apps out in December, you'd definitely give yourself a better shot (not that you don't have a shot now...). Good Luck!

NESL
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear about NESL...oh well. I haven't heard anything from Arkansas...I saw where they requested my report from LSDAS but thats it. That seems kind of interesting that they would send out a letter like that, especially since they don't see anything but numbers unless they request your personal statement. Let me know what else you hear. BTW, I'd definitely choose 3 years at the beach over 3 years of snow also.

LSAT
Sunday, September 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

The first time I took the LSAT was completely cold...I'd looked at a test or two but nothing too serious. I took a Kaplan course this summer and it helped a lot, probably in just forcing me to study. The most important thing they taught me, and the info that really helped me the most, is that there are four wrong answers and one right one. Thinking about it like that really helped me. Good luck!

Hofstra legger
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

I recieved the same Hofstra letter about the new dean. Which totally threw me off...I saw a small envelope and of course I thought it was a rejection but it started out positively. Anywho, I guess I'll just have to wait. Best of luck!

news?
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Any new developments? No letter from Arkansas, or anywhere else to speak of. We're road tripping to Jacksonville this Sunday to visit and staying until Tuesday. Hope you are having a good week!

A->B
Wednesday, January 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

It's been going pretty good for me, about what I expected. I think I'm going to go to George Mason. What chapter are you from? I'm at Alpha-Iota in Chattanooga.

yay!
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

In at Duquesne!

Exactly
Monday, March 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

It seems like that's the case in some circumstances (maybe most). All of the attorneys in my office came from families who paid for them to go to college. None of them worked through undergrad, and they did not have to work while studying for the LSAT. Being an attorney is actually some of the assocaites and partners first "real job." Additionally, their parents also paid for tutors and prep courses. I'm not sure if that is indicative of anything, but it is nonetheless material for an interesting perspective. However, this does not explain those who are just damn good test takers, or that are good with the material asked on the LSAT. It just busts my ass sometimes when an attorney can't understand concepts like why an engine needs oil...

Loyno
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

In at Loyola...this cycle is going much better for me than I expected. Where are all your acceptance letters?

Blueprint Test Prep
Tuesday, April 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yes, Blueprint is an in-class course. They offer an extensive course that lasts over 2 months (2-3 times a week for 4 hours per time), and they also offer compacted weekends only version. I haven't taken a 2nd practice yet so I can't tell you exactly how much I've improved, but after only 2 weeks of the course I'm already able to easily answer a lot of question types that I had trouble with on the first test.

Postmark date
Wednesday, April 05 2006 at 08:00 PM

When was the letter from Samford postmarked?

Cumberland
Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 07:00 PM

It took about 6 weeks.

what do you think...
Saturday, September 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

of quinnipiac and hofstra? I saw your repsonse to someone else and you mentioned briefly that you were considering hofstra and quinnipiac. I could use some comments/insights regarding these schools. lemme know thanks

Cumberland
Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

I was deferred in late Feb. and was accepted on Friday.

thx
Saturday, September 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

for the input. congrats on SU. so this probably means hofstra is out for you

Waiting
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

What is taking everyone so long????

hahaha
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, you should probably work on that spelling before you go to law school. I'm going down to New Orleans this Saturday-Tuesday to catch some of the jazz fest and visit the school...I'll probably make a decision after that. What about you?

decisions?
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

any new developments? looks like the cycle is over for me. I wish I had applied to a few different schools now. Still thinking Syracuse?

decisions
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

looking like loyola unless i get off the vermont waitlist very soon. the visit was great, the university is in a really pretty area and im very interested in the international programs they have. hope you hear from your last few schools soon...keep me posted!

Samford
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

i would bet that you will get off of samford's waitlist. if you get in do you think you will go there or would you still go to Syracuse?

Samford WL
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Samford may say that there class is full but there big seat deposit is due june 15th and I gurantee several spots will open from deposits not paid. As far assitting out a year being sound, i don't know.. i know i couldn't move to syracuse, too cold and yankee for me though i'm sure it's a good school. If that was my only other choice I might wait out a year but I must say that I did sort of like Florida coastal and think i could have been happy there.

FCSL
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

did you get an email from coastal upping your scholarship offer? before that, loyno and fcsl would cost about the same and going to loyno was a no brainer. but the loans and interest are staggering, and knocking $30k off that is a big deal. so confused....any new developments for you?

its loyno
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

i thought for $30k i'd give it some thought, but i know my job prospects will be much better coming out of loyola. after all, that is what will be paying back all those loans, regardless of where i go. so, still set on loyola and getting pretty excited about it. good luck on cumberland...staying down south was part of my decision too. i just don't think i could hack it in the cold and snow with no sweet tea. whats the deal with hofstra and bama?

Congrats
Thursday, March 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

Awesome man it's a really good school and glad you can stay in state and be closer to your folks. I'm going to be new to Bama but I've been down already and liked the Birmingham area a lot. What kind of law are you looking to go into? Have you thought about housing stuff yet? Throw a party or something at home this is your best law school news yet. Congrats again and look forward to meeting you in the fall.

Kappa Sig
Tuesday, May 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks bro. I'm working for Powerscore now, so let me know if you end up retaking it and want help. AEKDB

Congrats!
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I knew you would get in. Our #'s are almost identical and spots always open up. I will probably end up seeing you in the fall, are you definately going to Cumberland?

woohoo!
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Cumberland! I know you are excited. It seems like everything is finally falling into place for all of us. I can't believe you still haven't heard from Bama and Hofstra...crazy! I have some friends in B-ham so I might make a couple visits up that way...keep in touch!

mikeau cannot follow directions.
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I should know in the next 2 weeks whether I'll be at Cumberland or LSU. Are you looking for a roomate? I'd would prefer to have one that is a law student and save some money not having to pay for a single so let me know if you would be interested.

LSU
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

yeah, I'll be going to LSU. I visited today again and that locked up my decision. Good Luck at Cumberland, it's a great school and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!