PHDtoJD (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 01/07/09 Comp: 01/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/09 Upd: 15 years
University of California Los Angeles F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/20/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 01/07/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/09 Upd: 15 years
Vanderbilt University F Accepted A Type: RA $81,000 Sent: 12/13/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/19/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 15 years
Washington University in St Louis Accepted W Type: RA $108,000 Sent: 12/13/08 Rec: 12/13/08 Comp: 12/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/04/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Accepted W Type: RA $68,000 Sent: 12/13/08 Rec: 01/13/09 Comp: 01/13/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/09 Upd: 15 years
Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $84,000 Sent: 01/05/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Accepted W Type: RA $40,000 Sent: 10/28/08 Rec: -- Comp: 11/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/08 Upd: 15 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA $110,250 Sent: 01/05/09 Rec: 01/07/09 Comp: 01/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 170
  • LSAT 2: 170
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.94
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Michigan
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

** Undergraduate **
- Honors thesis (summa cum laude)
- Rhodes Scholarship, District finalist
- Junior year abroad in England

** Graduate **
- Academic advisor for undergraduate students
- Supervised undergraduate research assistants and several undergraduate honors theses
- Nominated for outstanding graduate student instructor teaching award

Additional info & updates

Finished undergrad in May 2003. Spent a year off from school working in a mental health treatment facility, then enrolled in graduate school in Fall 2004.

Currently completing a PhD in behavioral neuroscience, expect to finish in Summer 2009.

Displayed LSAT is my Oct 08 retake. Also took the June 08 test (162).

Scholarship amounts are 3 year totals and include the value of any in-state tuition waivers.


4/22 - And that's the ball game! I'm fortunate to have had a number of great offers, and very excited to be headed to Vanderbilt in the fall.

4/22 - Email from Penn informing me that I was not selected as a Levy Scholar. This pretty much wraps things up for me...will likely withdraw from my three remaining schools (Penn, UVA, and the foot-dragging UCLA) tonight.

Also emailed Vanderbilt to confirm that the Law Scholars Merit Award process was over...and it is (tear).

4/15 - Withdrew from UT-Austin and WUSTL. UT was a particularly tough one to swallow...loved the city and the school, but Nashville just seems like a slightly better fit. Still waiting to hear back from Penn re the Levy, but signs are pointing toward Vanderbilt.

4/6 - And the streak is broken. Snail mail letter from Chicago indicating that my application is on Hold. I plan to withdraw my application.

Additional withdraws mailed today/tomorrow for Arkansas, Emory, and Baylor.

3/25 - Snail mail scholarship notification from Virginia, $20k per year for three years ($60k total), roughly 1/2 tuition. Also applied for need-based aid, which was not included in this offer.

3/18 - Email invitation from Penn Law to apply for the Levy Scholars Program (an additional essay, due 3/25).

3/12 - Email notice of a Scholar in Law Award from WUSTL. $36k per year for three years ($108k total), guaranteed for three years regardless of grades, etc. Hooray!

3/06 - Snail mail scholarship notification from Vanderbilt offering a Chancellor's Scholarship for $27k per year ($81k over three years). I put in the additional application for the Law Scholars Merit Awards, but there is no mention of this in the letter (i.e. you were considered for those, didn't get one, but got this instead).

3/04 - Email acceptance from WUSTL (finally!)! Also indicated that I am under consideration for a Scholars in Law Award. Received a second email almost immediately with ASD information, including a $200 travel stipend.

2/20 - Snail mail scholarship letter (dated Feb. 13th) from Emory, awarding me an Emory Law Scholarship for $84,000. I did not apply for the Woodruff Fellows program, so I'm happy with this offer.

2/17 - Voicemail acceptance from Bayrex Marti (! - what a wicked name) at Penn. My online status checker said my application went to committee on 1/29, then again on 2/11. I did not write any of the optional essays, but did include some Why Penn info in my PS.

2/13 - Snail mail acceptance packet from Emory. Surprised because although I received an email a month ago that they received my certification letter, I never got the promised follow-up saying that my application was complete. No scholarship information included.

2/7 - Snail mail letter from Texas that I have been awarded the Townes Hall Society Scholarship. $7,000 per year over 3 years PLUS the ability to pay in-state tuition (which would save ~$15,000 per year), total value of just under $67k. Woo hoo!

1/30 - Telephone acceptance from Texas-Austin, noted that formal letter should follow soon, and scholarship information a week or so later. A good week!

1/30 - Snail mail acceptance from Vanderbilt. Huge priority mail box with lots of viewbooks, etc. What a day!

1/28 - Status checker at Vanderbilt says a decision was mailed today. Wish they would just send an email or call, but the tension of snail mail has an ol' fashioned appeal.

1/27 - Telephone acceptance from UVA. Nice, short chat with Dean Jason Dugas, who forwarded along some helpful links regarding their intellectual property program.

1/15 - Email acceptance from Baylor. Also awarded the Dean's Scholarship for full tuition, renewable for 3 years.

11/13 - Snail mail acceptance from Arkansas, and another snail mail notice of financial aid ($16,000 first year, $12,000 for second and third years). Expected the admission notice, but good to know I have somewhere to study law next year!

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Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you this cycle!

Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 08:00 PM


Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

well, good luck with your cycle! i feel confident you will emerge with many attractive offers.