benashja (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Penn State University (Dickinson) Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/06 Upd: 16 years
Michigan State College of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 11/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/28/05 Upd: 16 years
Rutgers State University Newark WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/06/05 Inter: -- Dec: 07/12/06 Upd: 16 years
Case Western Reserve University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/11/06 Upd: 16 years
St. Louis University PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/06/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/06 Upd: 16 years
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/06/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/02/06 Upd: 16 years
Gonzaga University Accepted W Type: RA $5,500 Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/12/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/27/05 Upd: 16 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 11/29/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Denver Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/06/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Miami Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/12/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/09/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Tulsa Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/05 Upd: 16 years
University of New Mexico Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/19/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 16 years
Albany Law School of Union University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/05 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.01
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: James Madison University
  • Major: Poli Sci. & Philosophy

Demographic Information

  • City: Princeton
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (Co-Founder & Publicity Chair)
Pre-Law Society
Published in Pre-Law Journal
Double Major
College Democrats
Ultimate Frisbee team

Worked for Law Firm (Summer '04)
Internship with Governor of NJ (Summer '05)

Average LOR's
Very Strong Personal Statement

According to http://www.chiashu.com, these are the chances I have at each school (from 2004):

Acceptances:
Tulsa - 83.4%
Florida Coastal - 76.2%
Michigan State - 74.6%
Albany - 65.2%
Gonzaga - 41.0%
St. Louis - 32.6%
Rutgers - 25.5%
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Waitlists:
Penn State - 37.3%
Case Western - 17.9%
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Rejections:
Indiana - 27.8%
Denver - 24.6%
New Mexico - 23.8%
Miami - 18.1%

Additional info & updates

12-2-05: $12,000 Renewable Scholarship from Florida Coastal. 13th Choice. Only going there if it's the only place I get into.

12-7-05: Received a regular-sized small white envelope from Michigan State (dated 11/28/05) and thought it was going to be a "We received your application" letter, but it was an acceptance. Received a phone call the next day congratulating me.

12-12-05: Received acceptance letter and a $10,000 scholarship in large sized white envelope from Tulsa.

12-16-05: Received acceptance to Albany in large envelope with folder of information in it.

12-27-05: Received acceptance letter and $5,500 scholarship from Gonzaga (don't know what it came in because my roommate read it to me over the phone).

1-4-06: Received letter from Miami dated 12-22-05 telling me that my "application has been reviewed and no final decision has been made at this time." I'm assuming that means it's a deferral... better than a rejection I guess?

1-24-06: Another deferral... Rutgers this time. I'm sending my fall grades later today and hoping for the best.

1-26-06: Received rejection letter from Denver.

2-13-06: Rejected from New Mexico. I think it's funny that the average rejection from UNM on this site has higher numbers than the average acceptance. I had no interest in going there anyways.

2-18-06: Waitlisted at Penn State. Guess I'm not going there.

2-21-06: Saint Louis decided to take a chance on me. I will be visiting over Spring Break. Maybe I'll see Nelly.

2-24-06: I will be visiting 3 law schools in a week over Spring Break. I will be DRIVING with a friend up to my parents house in New Jersey, then to Albany, Michigan State, St. Louis, and back to school in Virginia. It is a grand total of over 3,100 miles in a week

3-11-06: Back from the roadtrip. It's between MSU and SLU right now, with Miami and Rutgers still pending.

3-22-06: It's looking like I'm headed to MSU... still waiting on a few more pending apps... don't think I'll be getting into any of them though

4-3-06: Got placed "on hold" by Case after they reviewed my file... i'm very surprised I wasn't outright rejected

4-11-06: Still waiting on Rutgers, IUPUI, and Case... MSU deposit going in at the end of the week if I still haven't heard from any of those

4-14-06: Sent MSU deposit in. Still waiting on Rutgers and Indiana for the time being.

5-2-06: IUPUI Admissions are the rudest most incompetent people I've dealt with in this process. Indiana is a weird state anyways.

5-9-06: Waitlisted at Rutgers. Going to call today to see what my chances are. I would drop everything and go there if they let me in. Otherwise, looks like I'm going to be finding an apartment in East Lansing pretty soon.

7-12-06: Got into Rutgers! Going there! Woohoo!

*Well, 7 acceptances, 2 waitlists, 4 rejections isn't so bad for somebody with my numbers!*

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good info
Sunday, January 15 2006 at 07:00 PM

your area is thorough and i appreciate that as i look at so many of these so called candidates. for all those: the point of this website is information... if you area has no information than you are just a selfish greedy pig who cares only about the information he/she needs not about what the fellow man is looking for ...HA ha..hah.haha

Tulsa
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Is your 10k renewable for 3 years at Tulsa? Send me an email so we can discuss.

Penn State
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about Penn State, hopefully St Louis comes through for you. I should be withdrawing there soon if that helps!

Nelly
Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

My friends call me Nelly.

SLU
Thursday, March 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

hey bro, can you post a review of your trip to St. Louis?

MSU
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

hey, great to hear from a fellow MSU classmate-to-be! Are you attending the open house thingy next weekend? I am from the EL area, went to MSU undergrad and live here now (ack!), so if you have any questions about the area let me know!

Re: SLU
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

I know what you mean about SLU. It was disappointing. Where do you want to practice? Are you still interested in Miami? If you are I'm about to withdraw so hopefully that'll open up a seat for you. Congrats on all your acceptances, especially MSU! Still, I don't think you should count yourself out on your pending apps...

Congrats
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm sitting in a similar boat. I attended the open house at MSU but I'm still holding out for IU Indy. Best of luck.

?
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Did you change your mind about SLU? Why? I decided on SIU.

KmS
Limbo
Sunday, January 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Deferred at Case! I feel your pain.

case
Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey, looks like were in the same boat. are you still interested in case? i was thinking about sending them a letter? our numbers are pretty low to be held at case...just curious on what you think our chances are / what we should do. congrats on the rest of your acceptances

case
Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

looks like they havent rejected anyone either...maybe they just like drawing out the rejection process...

SLU PT
Sunday, March 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am thinking about applyiyng to the PT program to get into SLU. Can you tell me about it, like how many students are in the PT program, etc?

IU Indy....
Thursday, May 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

I saw your comment about IUPUI Admissions being rude and I am wondering what the story is with that.... what happened? I was just waitlisted there and I am trying to figure out what I need to do to get in.... I don't want to piss off anyone in the admissions office, so I was hoping you could let me know what happened with you so I can figure out how to proceed... thanks!

MSU
Tuesday, March 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am still holding out for Penn State, but I don't think that will happen. I love MSU and can't wait to be there!

Looking for fellow Spartans!
Thursday, March 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hello! Congrats on all your acceptances! Looks like I might be attending MSU too. I'm just trying to make some friends, before I head over. I left you my email address. Let me know if you decide to go and what section you are in.

Congrats
Wednesday, September 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Rutgers. Talk about just making it! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Rutgers Newark
Saturday, March 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

I saw that you were accepted from the wait list...just wondering if you did anything special to be chosen for an acceptance? Waitlisted yesterday...and desperate to change their minds!

JMU
Sunday, October 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I hope so!

congrats!
Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

we have similar stats. wishing you the best of luck at rutgers!

lol
Saturday, August 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

i didn't look at the dates at all - i feel stupid....so, as a 2L, have any advice for me? =)