Thorpe429 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
George Mason University F PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/13/06 Rec: 01/14/06 Comp: 01/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/28/06 Upd: 18 years
Loyola University Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/07/06 Rec: 01/10/06 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Pittsburgh WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/04/06 Rec: 02/06/06 Comp: 03/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/22/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: 01/23/06 Comp: 02/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/18/06 Upd: 18 years
#9 St. John's University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/06 Rec: 01/17/06 Comp: 02/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/06 Upd: 18 years
#4 Cardozo-Yeshiva University WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/06 Rec: 01/16/06 Comp: 02/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/06 Upd: 18 years
#10 Suffolk University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/13/06 Rec: 01/23/06 Comp: 02/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/06 Upd: 18 years
#5 American University PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/09/06 Comp: 02/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/06 Upd: 18 years
#1 Indiana University Bloomington WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/30/06 Rec: 02/03/06 Comp: 03/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/03/06 Upd: 18 years
#3 Case Western Reserve University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/07/06 Rec: 01/10/06 Comp: 02/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/06 Upd: 18 years
#11 University of Denver Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/19/06 Comp: 02/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/06 Upd: 18 years
#14 Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA $66,480 Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/20/06 Comp: 02/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 18 years
#13 John Marshall Law School - Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 02/04/06 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/06 Upd: 18 years
#12 Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 01/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 18 years
#7 Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 01/07/06 Rec: 01/10/06 Comp: 01/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/06 Upd: 18 years
#6 Catholic University of America Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/09/06 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/06 Upd: 18 years
#8 DePaul University Accepted W Type: RA $10,500 Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 02/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/06 Upd: 18 years
#2 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 02/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/19/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 02/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Maryland Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/25/06 Rec: 02/02/06 Comp: 02/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/05/06 Upd: 18 years
College of William and Mary Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/13/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 02/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/06 Upd: 18 years
George Washington University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: 01/17/06 Comp: 03/24/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/06 Upd: 18 years
Washington University in St Louis Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/06 Upd: 18 years
Georgetown University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 02/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/06 Upd: 18 years
Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/30/06 Rec: 01/31/06 Comp: 03/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 158
  • LSAT 2: 159
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.82
  • Degree GPA: 3.77
  • School Type: Top Public
  • Major: Economics and Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: Chicago
  • State: Illinois
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Worked for two years in college (15-20 hours per week).

Began double major the summer after Junior year by taking all introductory and intermediate Economics courses required for the major.

Research assistant under Psychology professor for two and a half years. One project I worked on with a graduate student in my lab is to be published in a national journal. It dealt specifically with law school admissions data.

First generation college graduate.

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2006 US News (2004 Chiashu Percentages):

14. Georgetown (5)
19. Minnesota (35)
20. George Washington (15)
20. Boston University (15)
22. Iowa (38)
24. Washington University (19)
27. William & Mary (24)
32. Wisconsin (25)
36. Indiana - Bloomington (42)
41. George Mason (20)
41. Maryland (57)
47. American (45)
49. Case Western (68)
52. Pittsburgh (90)
58. Brooklyn (46)
58. Cardozo (42)
65. Chicago-Kent (63)
69. Loyola Chicago (57)
77. St. John's (93)
85. Catholic (89)
95. Denver (47)
95. Hofstra (97)
95. Indiana - Indianapolis (92)
T3. DePaul (96)
T4. John Marshall (99)
T4. Suffolk (95)
T4. Thomas Cooley (95)

Additional info & updates

October 2005: 156
December 2005: 159

Note: I know that I applied to way too many schools, but when I was filling out applications I was completely freaked out that I wouldn't get into anywhere that I liked and would have to attend a safety school.

I have only given ranks to schools that I have been accepted to.

Class rank is my calculated approximation based on LSDAS Report of GPA percentile and U of I enrollment data.

If the complete date and decision date are the same it means that I did not receive a complete notice from that school.
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"Sent" is the day I submitted my electronic application on the LSAC website.

"Received" is the day the school requested my LSDAS report.

"Complete" is the date listed on the letter, e-mail, etc.

"Decision" is the date listen on the letter, e-mail, etc.

"Scholarship" is the total value of scholarships I have received.

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FEE WAIVERS:

George Mason: merit-based. received in mail before LSAT.

Suffolk: merit-based. received in mail along with brochure.

Hofstra: LSAC online application fee waiver.

Case: LSAC online application fee waiver.

Loyola Chicago: LSAC online application fee waiver.

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COMPLETE NOTIFICATIONS:

01.12.06 IU-Indianapolis: regular mail. white envelope.

01.18.06 Wash. U: regular mail. medium-sized white envelope.

01.30.06 George Mason: e-mail indicating complete.

01.30.06 Hofstra: postcard at school address indicating complete.

02.01.06 William & Mary: e-mail indicating complete.

02.01.06 Cardozo: e-mail indicating complete.

02.02.06 Chicago-Kent: postcard to school address indicating complete.

02.10.06 Loyola Chicago: e-mail indicating complete.

02.10.06 Catholic: e-mail indicating complete.

02.13.06 Georgetown: online status check says complete.

02.14.06 American: e-mail indicating complete.

02.15.06 Wisconsin: e-mail indicating complete.

02.16.06 Maryland: online status check says file is complete and being reviewed. It is now 03.16.06 and the status check has just changed to "In Review."

02.20.06 Minnesota: Complete notice via e-mail.

03.01.06 Boston University: Complete via postcard.

Never received complete notifications from: Cooley, Suffolk, John Marshall, St. John's, Denver, Case, Indiana-Bloomington, Pittsburgh, George Washington, or DePaul.
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DECISIONS:

02.06.06 Cooley: received via snail mail to school address. big biege envelope.

02.07.06 DePaul: received via snail mail to school address. big white envelope.

02.08.06 Suffolk: small biege envelope via snail mail at school address.

02.08.06 St. Johns: thick, white, business-sized envelope delivered to school address.

02.10.06 John Marshall: thick, white, regular-sized envelope delivered to school address.

02.14.06 Denver: thin white regular-sized envelope delivered to school address.

02.15.06 Hofstra: big white package sent to permanent, home address.

02.20.06 Case Western: e-mail from director of admissions with subject "Great News from Case School of Law" indicating admission and stating that a formal letter will be sent soon.

02.23.06 Loyola: waitlisted via a normal-sized white envelope containing a request for me to state whether or not I wish to remain on the waitlist, which I intend to do.

02.27.06 American: ACCEPTED!!!! via large and thick USPS envelope delivered on Friday March 3rd ( U of I's greatest party day of the year, UnOFfIcial St. Patrick's Day). It could not be a better day. This will likely result in the withdrawal my applications at everywhere else I have been admitted, other than Case Western.

02.28.06 George Mason: small, thin, white envelope received in the mail with a waitlist letter and waitlist response card.

03.03.06 Catholic: e-mail offering a position in the Fall 2006 class. E-mail states that an admissions packet has been sent to my home address.

03.06.06 Minnesota: small white envelope via snail mail. Application on hold, decision won't likley come until the end of May. Ah! I don't think there's really a chance I am going to get in, but still, some closure would be nice.

03.14.06 Washington University: received waitlist letter via snail mail in a small white envelope. Will return the waitlist request form.

03.14.06 Indiana - Bloomington - received priority waitlist letter via snail mail in a small white envelope. Will return the waitlist request form.

03.16.06 Georgetown: online status check changed to "Decision".

03.20.06 Pittsburgh: received Pittsburgh waitlist notification via e-mail with the subject heading "Pitt Law Application Status."

03.14.06 Cardozo: waitlist letter in a thin white envelope. Also included is an invitation to be considered for the part-time May start program

03.15.06 Boston University: rejection letter in a small white envelope.

03.16.06 Georgetown: rejection letter via snail mail in a small white envelope.

03.23.06 Indiana-Indianapolis: acceptance letter in small white envelope.

03.24.06 George Washington: ding in small white envelope.

03.27.06 William & Mary: waitlist in a relatively thick small white envelope.

04.05.06 Maryland: odd rejection (and not waitlist) via snail mail in a small white envelope. Online status check never changed to decision, still says "In Review."

04.14.06 Wisconsin: rejection in a small white envelope.

04.19.06 Chicago-Kent: e-mail with the subject "Chicago-Kent" received offering congratulations on being admitted, also saying that an admissions letter is on its way. Looks like I am going to have to open up the decisions process again. Yay. At least my cycle is finally over.

04.27.06 Cardozo: Admitted off the waitlist via a phone call. Admissions letter is in the mail.

05.03.06 Indiana-Bloomington: Admittted of the waitlist via a phone call. Letter in the mail.

05.18.06 Minnesota: received rejection letter via snail mail at my permanent home address. Small white envelope.

05.22.06 Pittsburgh: Admitted off the waitlist via phone call.
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WAITLIST TIMELINE:

02.28.06 Received waitlist letter from Loyola, plan on sending in the waitlist reply form indicating that I wish to stay on the waitlist.

03.03.06 Received waitlist letter from George Mason. I applied for both FT and PT and I assume it is for both. The letter came with a waitlist acceptance postcard to send back to them. I will send it back indicating that I wish to remain on the waitlist for both the FT and the PT programs.

03.06.06 Sent the Waitlist Response Card back to GMU.

03.17.06 Sent the waitlist response forms back to both Washington University and Indiana-Bloomington. The IU-B letter I got stated that I was placed on the priority waitlist and most students put on this list in the past had been admitted. On the WUSTL response form I indicated that I wish to remain on the waiting list up until the first day of classes.

03.20.06 Responded to the Pittsburgh waitlist e-mail to indicate that I do wish to remain on the wailist. E-mail indicates that in past years 10-25% of the applicants on the waitlist have received offers for admission.

03.24.06 Received the Cardozo waitlist offer in the mail after being gone for Spring Break. I am still deciding whether or not I should accept consideration for the May start program, but plan on sending a letter indicating my wish to remain on the regular waitlist very soon.

03.27.06 Sent letter to Cardozo indicating that I wish to remain on the waitlist for the full-time program, but not for the part-time program.

03.30.06 Received the William & Mary waitlist letter and e-mailed the admissions office expressing my desire to remain on the waitlist.

04.05.06 Sent a letter of continued interest to WUSTL.

04.24.06 Received a postcard from George Mason stating that, due to an increase in application numbers, waitlist candidates would not receive a decision until after 05.20.06.

04.27.06 Received a phone call from the Associate Dean of Admissions at Cardozo offering me a spot in the 2009 class.

05.03.06 Received a phone call and offer of admission from Indiana-Bloomington. Letter in the mail.

05.10.06 E-mail from Loyola-Chicago indicating that after an initial review of the waitlist pool, they have asked me to stay on the waitlist. E-mail also indicates that a letter stating the same is in the mail.

05.22.06 Phone call from Pittsburgh letting me know that I was accepted off of the waitlist. I informed them that I will be attending IU-B.

June 2006: Withdrew from George Mason and Loyola Chicago by failing to return second waitlist interest letters.
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SCHOLARSHIPS:

Cooley: Full Tuition Honors Scholarship

DePaul: $10,500 over 3 years based on maintaining a GPA of 3.3

Hofstra: $60,000 over 3 years based on maintaining a GPA of 3.25.

John Marshall: $30,000 over 3 years based on maintaining top 20% class rank.

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WITHDRAWALS:

02.15.06 Thomas Cooley: sent the admissions office an e-mail requesting that my application be withdrawn.

02.15.06 John Marshall: sent e-mail requesting withdrawal.

02.24.06 DePaul: sent e-mail.

03.01.06 St. John's: sent admissions reply form indicating that I would not be attending St. John's. I cannot see a scenario in which I pick St. John's with no money over Hofstra with the scholarship.

03.03.06 Denver: sent e-mail.

03.05.06 Hofstra: sent e-mail. I hope that frees up some scholarship money for someone else.

03.06.06 Suffolk: sent in notice of intention form indicating that I will not be attending.

03.06.06 Catholic: sent e-mail.

03.29.06 IU-Indianapolis: sent e-mail.

04.08.06 American: tough decision that I have finally made for sure. Unless one of the waitlists that I am interested in comes through I will be attending Case Western. I sent American an e-mail with the information that they requested in order to withdraw an application.

04.25.06 Case Western: I guess it wasn't technically a waitlist that came through, but Chicago-Kent's offer will allow me to stay in my native Chicago - and actually living in the city is something too good to pass up.

05.01.06 Case western: Sent actual withdrawal e-mail.

05.10.06 Sent withdrawal of application notifications to Chicago-Kent and Cardozo. I am still holding out for final decisions from waitlist schools before I can fully consider withdrawing from them.

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goodluck
Thursday, December 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

best wishes.

Thanks
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the detailed info - especially about scholarships. Good luck!

hey
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, We have really similar numbers and are applying to 11 of the same schools! Good luck in all of your applications...I hope you get in where you want (I hope I do too)!

UIUC
Monday, December 26 2005 at 07:00 PM

gradudate of uiuc but didn't apply for COL? anyways, congrats on American. DC should be fun.

Re: UIUC
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

I did not apply to UIUC because (1) I didn't think there was any way I would get in and (2) I would prefer to go to law school in the city - something a little different than Champaign.

Congrats
Tuesday, November 29 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances thus far, and good luck with those that are pending.

cardozo
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

would you mind withdrawing from cardozo if you don't intend on going? that frees up a spot for someone dying to go (like me!) i'd really really appreciate it. good luck at law school in the fall!

Decision
Thursday, November 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Just curious, how did you decide on where to attend? I am still in consideration for Kent, but I'm already in at Case Western. Case Western is higher ranked than Kent but for some reason is easier to get in. American is also a higher ranked school. Just curious how you made your decision.

Decision
Thursday, November 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Just curious, how did you decide on where to attend? I am still in consideration for Kent, but I'm already in at Case Western. Case Western is higher ranked than Kent but for some reason is easier to get in. American is also a higher ranked school. Just curious how you made your decision.

Decision
Thursday, November 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Just curious, how did you decide on where to attend? I am still in consideration for Kent, but I'm already in at Case Western. Case Western is higher ranked than Kent but for some reason is easier to get in. American is also a higher ranked school. Just curious how you made your decision.

Congrats!
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Bloomington! During last year's cycle, that was my dream school. But I applied way too late during the last cycle and was outright rejected. I was so devestated, I didn't even bother re-applying for this year's cycle. Perhaps things would have been different and I have my regrets, but I had a job opportunity to work in a law firm here, which I would not have had anywhere else, so I chose to move to Chicago, rather than take my chances and apply to Bloomington this cycle. But I've visited the school, the dean and professors are great and I know you'll enjoy your time there. Congrats again!

Hey Mike!
Monday, July 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Long time no talk - it's Allison Markoski. I hope you're doing well. Good luck to you!