Mike101985 (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Fordham University Accepted A Type: Sent: 09/08/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: 11/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/06 Upd: 17 years
Brooklyn Law School Accepted Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 09/08/06 Rec: 09/13/06 Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/07 Upd: 17 years
Widener University F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/16/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Miami F Accepted W Type: RA $23,000 Sent: 10/11/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/06 Upd: 17 years
Quinnipiac University F Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 10/01/06 Rec: 10/04/06 Comp: 10/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Arizona F Accepted W Type: RA $14,000 Sent: 09/13/06 Rec: 09/26/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/06 Upd: 17 years
Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA $35,260 Sent: 09/08/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/23/06 Upd: 17 years
Drexel University F Accepted W Type: RA $28,900 Sent: 08/18/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 12/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 17 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 09/08/06 Rec: 09/12/06 Comp: 12/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/19/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Notre Dame F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/28/06 Comp: 12/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 17 years
Rutgers State University Camden Accepted Type: RA $7,500 Sent: 10/01/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Connecticut F Accepted Type: RA $18,000 Sent: 11/02/06 Rec: 11/03/06 Comp: 12/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/07 Upd: 17 years
Seton Hall University Accepted Type: RA $27,000 Sent: 09/12/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 12/11/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/07 Upd: 17 years
Temple University F Accepted Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 10/01/06 Rec: 10/03/06 Comp: 10/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/06 Upd: 17 years
Rutgers State University Newark Accepted Type: RA $8,000 Sent: 10/01/06 Rec: 10/04/06 Comp: 10/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/06 Upd: 17 years
St. John's University F Accepted Type: RA $35,900 Sent: 09/08/06 Rec: 09/13/06 Comp: 09/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.79
  • Degree GPA: 3.82
  • School Type: Rutgers (Large Public Ivy)
  • Major: History/Poli Sci & Spanish

Demographic Information

  • City: Upper-Middle Class Suburbia
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: Italian Stallion
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

NOTE: Cardozo, Brooklyn, RU-Camden, and Notre Dame will be able to see my updated GPA- 3.82- with my fall semester grades- before making a decision.


*Spanish Honors Society, History Honors Society, Foreign Language Honors Society

*Upward grade trend including 4.0s since sophomore year

*Fluent in Spanish, Conversant in Italian and Portuguese

*First in family to complete college

*Worked in a law firm for a summer

I wrote my PS on my work in the firm and how it inspired me. I tied this to my Spanish knowlegdge.

I did not do a DS. While I do feel that being an Italian-American from a family without degrees should have some consideration as we are underpresented with the exception of two certain somebodies on the SCOTUS.

I had one write up in a college dorm for having booze in my fridge.

Additional info & updates

Looking to go where i can get a good job in the NYC or Philly metro areas. Feel free to leave comments and or suggestions.

*Fee Waivers*

University of Cincinatti
University of Arizona
St. Louis University
St. Thomas
Santa Clara
Ave Maria
Western New England
St. John's
Notre Dame
Penn State

Also, I got one from Seton Hall in July...for students enrolling Fall 06! Hopefully they'll send me another...

Sent Drexel in early cause it didn't require a PS
Applied to Drexel and Hofstra online for free...

9/2- So apparently, I'm applying to Fordham EA by virtue of getting my stuff in before October 15...found this out from their website.

9/8 Sent out Fordham, Cardozo, Brooklyn, St. John's, and Hofstra online.

9/12 Sent out Seton Hall online. Sent Dean's Certs.

9/12 Officially have two LORs heading out soon. My LSAT, transcripts, and apps are in at Sept accepting schools, so I'm anxious for answers!

9/13 Sent out University of Arizona online

9/21 Called St. John's and found out my app is complete. (They don't require LORs). I should hear soon...I'm get really anxious

9/25 My first LOR is in

10/1 Sent out both Rutgers, Temple, and Qunnipiac (got my fee waiver in the mail)

10/6 Got a fee waiver from Temple- after I submitted my app! Hopefully they will reimburse me, I sent them an email asking for reimbursement

10/9 Got an email from Temple saying my app is complete

10/10 Sent out Widener (free online)

10/11 Sent out Miami

10/12 Got a postcard from Quinnipiac saying my app is complete

10/18 Got a letter from Hofstra saying I'm complete

11/13 Accepted at Fordham via email!

11/20 St. John's says send them the fee waiver with a letter attached for a reimbursement

11/28 My second rec is in so all my other decisions should be in soon

12/2 Accepted to St. John's with full scholarship via snail mail

12/4 Accepted to RU-Newark via email

12/6 Package from RU-Newark, 8k a year in scholarships

12/9 Accepted at Miami via snail mail

12/21 Accepted at Drexel via phone and Widener via snail mail, full scholarships at both

12/23 Accepted at Hofstra via express mail with free t-shirt

12/26 In at Arizona with 14K for first year- 12K for second and third. In at Qunnipiac with 25K a yr

1/6 In at Seton Hall with 27K a yr and U Conn, both via snail mail

1/9 LSAC processed my new transcript and my GPA increased

UConn sent me a letter offering in-state tuition sometime in January. I'm not sure what day, because my mom let me know after I actually got it.

1/29 In at Rutgers-Camden with $7500 for the first year, and $7000 each year subsequent to that

1/31 In at Brooklyn via email

2/12 Placed on Notre Dame Provisional Waiting List, via snail mail

2/19 Accepted at Cardozo via voice mail. END OF THE CYCLE!!!

Week of 3/15: Got back from Mexico to find a 25,000 total award from Brooklyn plus guaranteed housing for 1L.

Since it's over I'll take this time to address some of the most popular debates in my messages.

1. Rutgers, "The Public Ivy". While I felt I gave a heartfelt response to Disinformation, I see the debate has persisted. Note that most of the responses are anonomous. I'll make a few comments anyway. I contribute them to a few things namely, 1. Envy of the success of the football team *cough penn state cough*. 2. Regret from others for having gone out of state and not being able to find jobs in NJ and NYC as a result. 3. Jealousy because these people have visted their friends at RU and know they are having a overall better experience for less dough.

2. Me vs Rankings: Yes, you may note that I didn't apply to some very highly ranked schools. Reasoning? I want to work in the NYC area. IMO it's one of the few places in the US that is culturally diverse beyond anyone's imagination, fun at 5AM, and just all around offers a better way of living. I know the T14 was closed to me and I also know that the best school outside of the T14 for NYC is Fordham. Do I really care that some schlub judge or "peer" in the boondocks of the South or Midwest thinks that some other school their region is better? No. So let me share this advice with future applicants. GEOGRAPHY TRUMPS RANKINGS OUTSIDE OF T14. There are very few exceptions (ND being one). Work where you want to practice is the general rule, as even the t14s have some regional tendencies. Most major cities have certain feeder schools. Nalpdirectory.com is an awesome and crucial resource that will prove me right on this.

3. Posting my info. I added some stuff now, but honestly, adcomms have a lot better things to do than search your LSN and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Don't award yourself so much self importance to think they're going to come after you. If your qualified numerically, and you're not an axe murderer and don't write your PS on how you decided to become a lawyer after a shroom eppiphany, you can generally figure out where you'll get in. If you don't post your numbers, you are useless on this site. Use an Excel spreadsheet. And if your dad is the dean of admissions or your a URM, don't think you're being coy by not posting that information. You're just disillusioning people with LSATs and GPAs way below where they will get admitted into thinking they have a chance. Stop being so paranoid and starting using the site for what it should be used for.

4/8 Attending Fordham. Will withdraw from everyplace else shortly.

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Tuesday, August 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

apply to g-dubs.

Tuesday, August 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

i'm trying to get cheat to apply to law school

Tuesday, August 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, we were in Amsterdam and some Spaniard took Alex's hostel bed and I saved the day speaking to him in Spanish. That's proficient! If Drexel and Hofstra have free online registration, I'm on it.

Saturday, February 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

good luck to you too! here's to getting through what's going to be a spectacularly fun wait. ; )

Sunday, September 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

It's complete, I dont have anything waiting to be sent to them or plan to take the LSAT again. Isn't that what the complete section is? I mean they wont look at it for a while, but it's done on my end.

Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

With numbers like yours, I don't stand a chance...but congrats/good luck anyway :)

Thursday, November 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey- did your fordham online status go from complete to decision before you got the acceptance email today?

if $$ isn't an issue...
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

you can get in to way better schools. think T25

T25 schools
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

Last year with a 163 and 3.72 I got into Minnesota (19), WashU (19), UIUC (26), wait-listed at GW (19), and wait-listed at UT-Austin. UIUC even offered me a scholarship of 8k/year, which was pretty cool, though I had to call and ask them to throw a little my way to help in the decision-making process. I adore UIUC, actually. The law school community is wonderful, the professors were really nice, and downtown Urbana is really quaint. Either way you go, best of luck--you'll have a lot to choose from, I think! Sarah

Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the early acceptances. How were you notified of the 8K Rutgers scholarship? I received the acceptance package in the mail today, but no mention of $$ ;(

Sunday, November 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I just got the full scholarship call today too, congrats! Are you considering it or is it too risky? I can't decide...

Sunday, July 23 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, how did you hear about quinnipiac? did they email you? or was it a letter/package? sorry to be nosy, just getting impatient! -steve

Sunday, November 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I LOVE this Rutgers debate going on in your comments. LOL! I'm glad you are proud of your school, but I hope you have a thick skin about it, because you're going to take crap about it. In fact, if we end up at the same Law School, I will give you a TON of crap about it. Love your Alma Mater dude. (but Rutgers IS NOT "Public Ivy")

re: Fordam
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

I found out about money from Fordham with the actual aceptance package. Mine went to my permanent address so I haven't actually seen it yet but it was a good month after I got my acceptance e-mail

Congrats on tons of acceptances!
Thursday, March 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

Never underestimate the power of a facebook group haha

Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

What I think makes your profile arguably the best on this site during this cycle is the fact that people are a) questioning your beliefs about your own school and b) somewhat upset by it (See: samiam and disinformation). Here is a guy that has listed all of his information on this site. The point and mission of this site is so everyone can have equal access to the site and the information provided by it for personal use. Those that free-ride in fear of an adcomm that doesn't know you from the f*#%ing pizza man...get a clue. (Used your wall to informally push my agenda...feel free to do the same)

Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thansk for the congrats on hofstra...not full ride...12k a year... Good luck on your apps.

you must have a big
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

house to fit all those big envelopes in it ;) Congrats!

St. John's
Friday, February 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey Mike, I actually found your LSN site via the lawschooldiscussion board for St. John's. I was wondering if you decided to go there... I have similar numbers as yours (your GPA is higher), and I received the same scholarship you did (free ride). I've applied to 20 schools and so far (out of the 8 responses I've received) the free ride seems too good to pass up, especially for a school with a 91% bar pass rate. So do you plan to take it? I applied to all the big name NY law schools, as well as to a bunch of nationally recognized ones elsewhere and I want to practice in NYC. If you were in my position would you follow the $$ and go to St. John's, or would you go to a school like Fordham without offering any? Thanks and congrats on those amazing offers.

Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Haha....happy to be your number twin, considering that you got into my number one choice (Fordham). Which school you thinking of going to?

Drexel Accepted Students Day
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Are you planning on hitting up the accepted students day @ Drexel? Are you watching any Big East college hoops this year? I have no idea who is going to win the Big East tournament. Seems like every team is vulnerable. I even hear Rutgers doesn't suck this year!

Sunday, September 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

I love the comments in your profile about posting information. I agree 100%. Now that you're cycle is over, what are you thinking? Fordham, or are other options still open?

Sunday, November 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'll see you in the fall :)

Thursday, March 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

CONGRATS!!! wow so u totally got accepted to the schools that are in the area I'm looking to go to. I'm applying next year, but I can't wait!!! U got any suggestions Mr. Italian Stallion on how to do well on the LSAT and how to get in to all these NY schools? lol Better make em good suggestion cuz we're neighbors! Parli Italiano?