NiceWithTheJD (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Case Western Reserve University F Accepted A Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/03/11 Rec: 01/05/11 Comp: 02/03/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/11 Upd: 11 years
William Mitchell College of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 01/27/11 Rec: 01/28/11 Comp: 01/28/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/11 Upd: 11 years
#10 University of Pittsburgh F WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/11 Rec: 01/04/11 Comp: 01/19/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/11 Upd: 11 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/10/11 Rec: 01/13/11 Comp: 01/19/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/11 Upd: 11 years
#6 Washington and Lee University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/12/11 Rec: 01/12/11 Comp: 01/12/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/11 Upd: 11 years
#5 American University F PT Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/03/11 Rec: 01/05/11 Comp: 01/12/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/11 Upd: 11 years
#3 Indiana University Bloomington Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/05/11 Rec: 01/05/11 Comp: 01/15/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/19/11 Upd: 11 years
#8 Loyola University Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/13/11 Rec: 02/15/11 Comp: 02/22/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Iowa F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/12/11 Rec: 01/12/11 Comp: 01/20/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/11 Upd: 11 years
#6 University of Cincinnati F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/08/11 Rec: 01/11/11 Comp: 01/27/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/11 Upd: 11 years
#11 Hofstra University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/11 Rec: 01/11/11 Comp: 01/16/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/11 Upd: 11 years
Texas Southern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/27/11 Rec: 01/28/11 Comp: 02/08/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/11 Upd: 11 years
#9 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/08/11 Rec: 01/11/11 Comp: 01/18/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/11 Upd: 11 years
#7 Catholic University of America F PT Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/10/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/11 Upd: 11 years
#4 College of William and Mary F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/07/11 Rec: 01/11/11 Comp: 01/18/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/11 Upd: 11 years
#2 Fordham University F PT Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/05/11 Rec: 01/07/11 Comp: 01/10/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/11 Upd: 11 years
#1 University of Maryland F PT Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/05/11 Rec: 01/07/11 Comp: 01/14/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/11 Upd: 11 years
Seton Hall University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 01/10/11 Rec: 01/11/11 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.58
  • Degree GPA: 3.68
  • School Type: Top 15 Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: African American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

-Numerous Honor Society's
-Exec board of a legal group
-Worked part-time during school
-Academic Liaison
-Internship at a Law Office
-Unique summer work experience ___________________________________________________

Law school predictor vs. reality...

Additional info & updates

Hoping for the best but expecting the worst... life goes on though.

-*01/12/2011*I am all done with the application portion. I figured I apply to 40 schools since I received the LSAC fee waiver and I am a reverse splitter and a URM, so my cycle will be very unpredictable. I'm hoping that at least one top 30 program that I applied to will look beyond my low LSAT score and see all the other wonderful things that I have to offer.

-*01/18/2011* Rejected from DePaul via e-mail. I am still optimistic about my cycle but the first CUT is the deepest!

-*01/20/2011* Wait-listed at Washington and Lee via Online Status Checker. I definitely feel a lot better after my first rejection from De Paul. Hopefully I will eventually get in!!!!

-*01/24/2011* Waiting, waiting, waiting...

-*01/25/2011* Wait-listed at Hofstra via online status checker. I'm kinda disappointed because I was expecting an acceptance but its better than a rejection!

-*01/26/2011* Rejected at Georgetown but I was expecting that.

-*01/27/2011* Rejected at Minnesota via e-mail but they game me a fee waiver to apply as a transfer student. I'm guessing they don't want to accept me because they don't want to mess up their first year class stats with my LSAT score, but its whatever. I didn't really want to go their anyway I just thought I had a slight shot since I did my undergrad at another Big Ten school. I think I should apply to some more safety schools.
Just sent out 4 more Apps to some safety schools!

-*01/28/2011* Rejected at Miami via e-mail... GREAT way to start my day! I would really like to see an acceptance even if its from a school that I'm not too crazy about!
Also Rejected at Illinois via e-mail suggesting that I should apply as a transfer student, but where is the BIG TEN Love at?
Well I still have 13 more shots at a top 30 school, and tomorrow is my Interview with Indiana hopefully they'll show me some BIG TEN Love!

-*01/31/2011* I hope the month of Feb will bring in some nice acceptances!

-*02/02/2011* I guess I'm gonna have to crack open the LSAT books again! :(

-*02/04/2011* The last couple of days have been fairly boring no new responses.

-*02/06/2011* I hope I get some decisions this week... and positive ones at that!

-02/07/2011* After work today I am going to write my letters of continued interest to those schools I have been waitlisted on. If you have any tips or suggestions please message me thanks! So I come home to two rejection letters in the mail GREAT!

-*02/08/2011* GWU sent me like the sweetest rejection letter. I can't even be mad at them plus I knew that school was a reach. Waitlisted at Pitt via e-mail... lets see how this one goes!

-*02/09/2011* Nothing today!

-*02/10/2011* Sent out my LOCI for Washington and Lee and will work on the others later on this week.

-*02/11/2011* I'm considering applying to two more schools to make it an even 45. Any suggestions on some good safety schools?
-Washington and Lee cut there wait-list down today, and admitted some students. While I didn't get extended an offer just yet I am happy that I did not get rejected off of their wait-list and will continue to see this one out!

-*02/13/2011* Sent out hopefully my last Application to Loyola Chicago. LSAC has already taken too much of my money lol but it is an investment in my future!

-*02/15/2011* Complete at Loyola Chicago but other then that its been a fairly quiet few days!

-*02/18/2011* After a very quiet week I received word from UMD that I have been wait listed. This is my first choice so I hope I really do get offered a seat!!!!!

-*02/24/2011* Wait-listed at Catholic via e-mail... better then a rejection!

-*02/27/2011* The month of Feb. is now wrapping up and many law schools have deadlines of March 1st and 15th so I suppose I will be receiving the bulk of my decisions in the next upcoming weeks. ... This should be interesting!

-*03/01/2011* Its the first of the month! Sidenote: wait-listed at Cincinatti via snail mail.

_*03/07/2011* Decided to just withdraw from Seton Hall since they keep insisting that my file must have my fall semesters grades to be complete and I didn't exactly have law school candidate grades last semester... besides I really don't wanna go there.

-*03/08/2011* Wait-listed at Loyola Chicago and dinged at Michigan but that was an extreme reach so no worries at all!

-*03/09/2011* Deferred at Chicago-Kent via status checker.

-*03/10/2011* Waiting on my decision from Duke and Texas Southern...

*03/13/2011* Wash U app and Case Western Review is in the final stage of review!

Hoping for the best for these next 3 weeks!!!

*03/15/2011* Wait listed at William and Mary I'll take that!
So basically I have some really nice wait lists and NO acceptances. I really hope one of the good ones really pulls through!

*03/16/2011* Emory sent out e-mails talking about their drop in rankings (from 22 to 30) based on the new methodology for calculating employment post grad, and that we should still consider attending despite the drop in rankings... interesting!
Also waiting on my decisions in the mail from William and Mitchell and Texas Southern!

*03/17/2011* I FINALLY GOT ACCEPTED INTO A LAW SCHOOL YAAAAA!!!! Rejected from Loyola and U Penn BOOOOOO!!!!
Also wait listed at American U! WOW 4 decisions in one day!
-Just Wait listed at FORDHAM YAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Make that 5 decisions in one day! Now I gotta make some time and send out these LOCI's for these new wait lists.

*03/18/2011* No new decisions today.

*03/19/2011* Working on some more LOCI'S!

Where are the rest of those decisions at?

I really enjoyed my Law school visit this week!!!

*03/24/2011* Surprised I haven't had a decision in a week! I suspect the rest of the dicisions will come pouring in the next week and a half.

*03/28/2011* Rejected from Boston U, WASH U, and Temple. The only one that really bothered me is Temple that was definitely a perfect example of yield protection.

*03/29/2011* The thing that really sucks about being wait listed is that when everyone else's cycles ends around April 1st wait list's cycles are really just beginning and the cycle can extend all the way to the end of August. I wonder when I know which school I'll be going to! Eleven more schools to hear from!
I just deleted all the schools I was dinged but keeping my own commentary. Just so I can keep up with all the schools that matter at this point!

So its March 31st and I still haven't heard from a number of schools!

*04/09/2011* Haven't been here in a while but while I've been gone I finally received my rejection letter from Columbia ( I knew that) and was accepted to Case Western reserve with a $30,000 scholarship and accepted to William and Mitchell! : )

*04/10/2011* 7 more schools to hear back from, but I have honestly heard back from the schools I really care about. I'm really really really hoping to get off the wait list at UMD or Fordham, I'd also like to attend American or Catholic. When I went to visit UMD they told me that they let all of there wait lists know by the end of June. I guess that's a good thing because I can reach closer sooner and adjust accordingly!

*04/12/2011* Wait listed at Iowa and a decision letter sent from San Diego.

*04/19/2011* Rejected from Alabama and San Diego via snail mail. I don't know if I really want to attend CWRU. I have nothing against the institution, my only worry is that it is a regional school and I don't really care to study in that region. I'm really trying to get myself off of one of these DC/MD OR NY schools wait lists. Does anyone have any suggestions???
I've also been notified that I have been wait listed at Indiana!

*04/24/2011* I decided to make the seat deposit at CWRU and ride out these wait lists. At least I will be attending law school next year and if none of these wait lists work out I will apply to transfer next year or maybe I will stay at CWRU if I do find out that it is more beneficial than I think it is now. I also think I am going to start withdrawing from some of these wait lists (The schools that are ranked in the 60's and higher with the exception of Catholic)

*04/26/2011* I am pretty much withdrawing from half of my wait lists. Its way to time consuming to be an active applicant on all of those wait lists. I think I will work hard on Indiana, William and Mary, Fordham, Washington and Lee, University of Maryland, and American. That's 6 and that's enough!
Just wait LIsted at UNC its a top 30 program so I will probably wait this one out.

*05/05/2011* I believe by June 30th my cycle should really be over and then I will post more info about myself, to help others on their cycle. Feel free to message me though if you have some detailed questions. I still try to log on a few times a week.

*06/01/2011* I sent out a 2nd round of LOCI's for the schools that I'm really eager to get accepted in. I also will be attending the accepted student day next week at Case Western Reserve to see how the campus and the community are.

*06/12/2011* Accepted to U PITT off the wait-list. I may consider if they give me substantial amount of scholarship money or grants!

*08/06/2011* After writing many LOCI's, and visiting law schools I only managed to get off of 1 wait list. Not to discourage others but if your numbers aren't any where near at least the 25% don't put to much hope in being selected of the Wait list. With that said, I am very happy to be attending Case Western in the fall and I am looking forward to all the wonderful opportunities that are awaiting me! If you do have any questions about my cycle feel free to PM me.
Good luck to all my 1L's!

Visitor Comments

Monday, November 01 2010 at 08:00 PM

when you open up your online status checker for Umaryland, does it give you a box in the lower left saying if you paid your first seat deposit and your second seat deposit?

good luck
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Looks like we submitted around the same time to many similar schools. I'm not really a splitter myself (they just both kinda suck ass) and not even URM, but hey heres to an unpredictable ride right? Though at least your gpa is definitely workable so I'd wager you faring much better than I

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I hope that you get into the school of your choice.

Same Boat
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Looks like were in the same boat. You'll do fine though, hope you have a great cycle.

Large
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Yeah i noticed, i figure if i cast a large enough net someone will bite. But, this is driving me nuts i just want a response. Acceptance, denail or wait i dont care i want on get the show on the road

that would be great
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Yea that would be great, the only thing keep me sane is beer, this site and tls lol.

Good luck!
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Yay for the shotgun approach! Good luck and hope your cycle turns out well!

Depaul
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Hey, are those dates for depaul accurate? Man they got back to you within 3 days of being complete huh? I'm waiting for depaul too but I figure I'll get rejected as well but I gotta hope right?

Surprised
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

It's kind of weird yo haven't heard back from American, we have similar numbers and they got back to me last week

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

It first updated the checker then i got an email a couple hours later

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

When did you go in review?

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

they dont send out financial info until march i believe, there pretty stingy

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

I went to review on the 15th

Keep your head up
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Its going to be a good month for you i can feel its, still surprised you haven't heard back from some of your schools, but nothing is better than a rejection.

GULC
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

How many times did you go complete?

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

It's all about the Pac-12! =P Good Luck on your cycle though!

Don't get discouraged
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

You still have plenty of school left on your list, do go beating yourself up yet it's still early in your cycle.

Kent
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I found out via status checker actually. Didn't receive an email or snail mail yet...I just discovered it during one of my hourly status checker visits haha.

Kent
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

It actually wasn't a waitlist, it was simply a defer. I couldn't find an option for deferral so I just chose waitlist instead.

Nice things
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Nice things happen to those that wait, as that being said its the time when decision should start to roll considering most school are hitting their deadlines

Don't lose hope!
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I know it must feel demoralizing but hang in there, people like us who shotgun applications will undoubtedly receive a majority of rejection letters but you'll get your acceptances soon.

Hmmm
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

I don't know really, as of right now I am leaning towards American because money isn't a big issue for me considering I have no undergrad debt. I'll wait and see how everything plays out up until April 1.

Thank you
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! TBH it was not my top choice but that all depends on the rest of my unpredictable cycle. I might just end up having to go there if that's the best I can do, ya know? Hang in there!

wondering
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Do you have an idea why all of the other shot-gunners that applied around the same times us are hearing back faster than me? And also you haven't had any updates from american they usually have a quick turnaround

Splitters
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I think it's a testament to the fact that splitter cycles are always unpredictable. Not that I'm really a splitter, my stats just aren't that good in general haha. Yea no kidding on the American, I seriously thought we would have heard back like 2-3 weeks ago, but they're taking their sweet time on us. But damn WL at W&L and Pitt? Send that LOCI pronto if you haven't already!

GMU
Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

sent you a sweet rejection letter. Mine was a generic yada yada yada letter. GU sent me a nice rejection letter. Still stinks being rejected, but at least it's nice when you feel like they actually thought about you as a person. Good luck with your cycle.

American
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I don't think I'm hearing back from American today, the only 6 people I see who received decisions today on LSN have a very narrow range of numbers. In fact, they were all admitted with a 165 and a gpa higher than 3.6 so...:(

The school
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

The schools were GULC, Chi kent, GW, hostra and my new york schools

School
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Give me an region you wouldn't mind practicing and I will give you some good safe schools

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Utah, Syracuse,pacific, San Fran and the university of akron. These school would all be safe schools for you so take your pick

Wisconcin
Monday, November 01 2010 at 08:00 PM

Email, if it says desicion made on your online status checker, I would check your spam folder cause an email should go out.

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I know you'd rather have acceptances, but those are some VERY impressive WLs...and at least a couple of those should pull through for you. GL!!

Sunday, January 09 2011 at 07:00 PM

im pulling for UMD too..im quite frankly delighted to even be on waitlist :) goodluck with the rest of your cycle!

Sunday, January 09 2011 at 07:00 PM

hi! yep, i'm from the area so it would definitely be great if i can make it off waitlist! you have some great waitlist options! i'm sure u'll pull through on them!

Thank you
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Let's really really hope for the best this upcomming week...c'monnnnnn

LOCI
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

have u sent out ur LOCI yet im about to start mine

American
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I hope you receive better news than I did, just got dinged =\

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear that, but she fine as long as she hears nothing today.

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Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

what was the Seton hall decision curious?

Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

just make sure u send them all, you mind pm'ing me an example i need to do mine? thx

Congratz
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Contratz on your first acceptance. Nice to get it out the way miss law student. Wow four decisions in one day nice

Congrats :-)
Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

on getting that first acceptance. I am so happy for you!!! You also have a nice list of Waitlisted to wait and hear back from. Best of luck in LAW SCHOOL!!!

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your recent acceptance!

Wow
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I am late to the party. Congrats on your recent acceptances and WL at American and Fordham!!!

Btw Maryland
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Are you on the regular WL or the preferred WL there? Can't seem to find the commentary on it :P I only ask since that's the one school I'm really hoping to go to and I'm on their preferred WL

Columbia
Sunday, December 05 2010 at 07:00 PM

It was email, I think at this point in the cycle they're all via email.

wow to your cycle
Friday, March 11 2011 at 07:00 PM

I have to admit, 45 law school apps. Gotta admire your persistence. Good luck!

OHHH YEA
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

you got into case congratz T2 great acceptance!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

HEY! Congrats on Case Western and the $$$!

It's Official
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Barring an acceptance off the waitlist of GW,but overall I am happy with my decision

???
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

did you deposit at case?

Gotcha
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

I gotcha, if can afford it I would deposit and wait out my waitlist. I would send in more loci and visit school your able to, I would send in a lsat addendum and update transcripts from the spring when available. But, if you dont want to sit out a year i deposit at case which is a good school but regional. In the end it is all about who you know anyway. I'm am confident you should be able to get off some of those list if you hit all the waitlist steps. Have you ever been on tls?

advice
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Its good advice on how to get off a waitlist

great decision
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hopefully, you get off one of your select schools but u cant go wrong any way congrats

Hope....
Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

.... you get off of a waitlist. Nice cycle either way. Great Job.

As
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

AS happen as i can be with finals next week lol

above post.
Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

I dunno about the last poster, but I've certainly gotten a lot out of following your posts as they are.

American Waitlist
Saturday, October 30 2010 at 08:00 PM

I had sent a LOCI after I was wait lsited in February. Honestly, I had low expecations for anything coming of it. They emailed me in late april asking if I was still interested in attending, and I responded that I was. Two days later I got a call and an offer. The only thing that I did in my LOCI to seperate me from the pack was tell them that if they accepted me, I would attend. Best of luck!

Thank you : )
Thursday, October 28 2010 at 08:00 PM

submitted LoCIs to all the schools I was waitlisted to and I now believe that those letters really do play an important role when schools begin to look over their waitlists. It is clearly not as important as your stats, but it definitely may get you admitted over a similar or slightly more qualified applicant!

UNC waitlist
Thursday, January 20 2011 at 07:00 PM

Dean States emailed asking me to call him b/c my phone number had changed. Then we spoke on the phone. Best wishes.

Sunday, November 21 2010 at 07:00 PM

Good luck this fall

Preferred Wait-list?
Monday, November 29 2010 at 07:00 PM

I wasn't aware of a preferred wait-list. I was just told in a correspondence that I was placed on "the wait-list." When I received the wait-list notice and accepted it, I asked a prof of mine to write a letter on my behalf and I also wrote a "Letter of Continued Interest." To tell you the truth, I am surprised at the acceptance. I truly am thankful.

wow
Saturday, May 14 2011 at 08:00 PM

SO you going to the military huh? Honestly..for someone with a lsac waiver I dont think you applied to enough schools. I mean u didnt even try to apply to any real good schools. No USC, no UCLA, Florida state, memphis, St.Johns..I mean like schools that have a history of of accepting blacks with split numbers. Anyway..wish u luck..im watching to see what happens with you.

LSAT
Saturday, May 21 2011 at 08:00 PM

what was your LSAT score

I'm Torn
Monday, November 29 2010 at 07:00 PM

I put the deposit down for UMD to play it safe, but I will still be participating in the GMU Summer Trial prgm. If I get into GMU, (I should know if I did or not by June-ending) there is a strong possibility that I will enroll there instead. Until then, I am still in limbo.

hola
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

No new news

Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 07:00 PM

Congrats of Pitt!

nm
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Not much, other than GW asked the whole if offered would i accept thing. I said yea of course

nm
Wednesday, December 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

I pretty set on American at this point you?