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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/06 Upd: 18 years
Temple University Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 11/07/05 Rec: 11/08/05 Comp: 11/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/05 Upd: 18 years
University of Pennsylvania Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 11/26/05 Rec: 11/29/05 Comp: 12/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/06 Upd: 18 years
Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/05 Rec: 10/21/05 Comp: 11/07/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/06 Upd: 18 years
Emory University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/20/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 11/19/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/06 Upd: 18 years
Duke University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/02/05 Rec: 11/07/05 Comp: 11/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Georgetown University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/26/05 Rec: 11/29/05 Comp: 12/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/06 Upd: 18 years
George Washington University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/20/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/05 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.83
  • Degree GPA: 3.84
  • School Type: Top 20 Private
  • Major: Economics/Religion

Demographic Information

  • City: Washington
  • State: Washington D.C.
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Phi Beta Kappa
Employment - 3 Yrs. Economist - Federal Gov't Agency
MA Candidate in Applied Economics

Additional info & updates

Any chance good work experience and graduate study helps overcome a so-so LSAT score? Comments appreciated.


12.21.2005 - GW Acceptance via e-mail.

1.9.2006 - Temple Acceptance via e-mail - Letter stated an acceptance package was sent on 12.15.2005 but many applicants did not receive the package.

1.16.2006 - Temple Law Faculty Scholarship - 12k per year with top half class ranking.

1.31.2006 - Emory acceptance via white flat package - Henry L. Bowden Scholarship - 15k per year.

2.14.2006 - Fordham acceptance via e-mail.

2.21.2006 - Vanderbilt acceptance via small white envelope.

3.21.2006 - Georgetown "Preferred Waitlist" via small white envelope.

4.15.2006 - Penn rejection via small white envelope.

4.19.2006 - Duke waitlist via small white envelope. Will accept invitation to remain on the waitlist.

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I hope so!
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

I hope having a really strong application can overcome a so-so LSAT score. I'm in the same boat. I think that since you have an MA and strong work experience you have a very good shot. Once you've been out of school for a while, your LSAT becomes much less important. Good luck!

Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I sure hope I hear from GWU soon. I see it as the most likely school for me to go to, so I am a little nervous waiting. I would be surprised if either of us didn't get in (maybe wishful thinking???). Good luck.

good call
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on GWU. You were right about me, too, thankfully.

Dang man
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

You're tearing it up. Congrats on Vandy and GW

Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

HL, Wow, that's a bold prediction...Penn would be an incredible acceptance. Thanks for the very kind words. Since my LSAT was in that dicey range, I wasn't quite sure of my standing with some of the T1s. I beleive the work experience and the MA work has really helped. I applied to Temple because I am from Philadelphia and they have a great Trial Advocacy program, which is something I'm seriously considering. I am also thinking about practicing in Philadelphia as well.

Tuesday, May 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

where are you thinking? I have no freakin' clue where to go!!

Tuesday, May 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

I definitely hear what you're saying about potential employers "knowing" I went part time...but I couldn't care less. They will see that I have been working while going to school and it is not like the PT program is inferior to FT, it is just less popular and hence, easier to get into. good luck with your decisions...

Gtown waitlist
Wednesday, October 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Looks like we're in similar situations with Georgetown. Are you going to stay on the waitlist?