Drackoe (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 University of Notre Dame Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Indiana University Bloomington WL, Accepted A Type: RA $25,500 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of Iowa Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/24/06 Rec: 02/25/06 Comp: 03/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
DePaul University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Loyola University Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 02/25/06 Rec: 03/15/06 Comp: 03/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/06 Upd: 16 years
Washington University in St Louis Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Pittsburgh Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Wayne State University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Kentucky Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 02/27/06 Rec: 03/02/06 Comp: 03/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/06 Upd: 16 years
Tulane University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 03/01/06 Rec: 03/13/06 Comp: 03/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Alabama F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/27/06 Rec: 03/02/06 Comp: 03/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/06 Upd: 16 years
Case Western Reserve University Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 02/23/06 Rec: 03/07/06 Comp: 03/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/06 Upd: 16 years
Boston College Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Ohio State University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
American University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Vanderbilt University Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Miami F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/27/06 Rec: 03/02/06 Comp: 03/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/06 Upd: 16 years
University of San Diego F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 03/01/06 Rec: 03/02/06 Comp: 03/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/28/06 Rec: 03/02/07 Comp: 03/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.1
  • Degree GPA: 3.1
  • School Type: Top 5 Public
  • Major: Economics

Demographic Information

  • City: Ann Arbor
  • State: Michigan
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Write in a Weekly Campus Newspaper
Fraternity Positions
Plenty of Volunteer Work (Mostly dealing with Detroit)
Worked in a county Economic Development Department over summer Full-Time

Freshmen year GPA: 3.4, followed by a steady alcohol laden decline.

I've had notes written on a few of my acceptance letters about my personal statement, so I would imagine its above average or the schools are trying to flatter me.

I've Native American heritage, but definitely identify myself as a Caucasian. Therefore, put myself as Caucasian on all Apps that allowed one choice and clicked Caucasian and Native on the ones that allowed it more than one choice.

Additional info & updates

I applied really late, at the deadline for a lot of them. LOR confusion. That being said, it hasn't seemed to make much of a difference yet, with the exception of being waitlisted at Miami (hah hah, ok.) I'm getting into the places I figured I would and being waitlisted where I figured I would... and will probably will get rejected where I figured I would. In some cases, it seems to have hastened the decisions of the schools that liked me to begin with. Kentucky sent me about 7 pieces of mail in a matter of two weeks. I've only heard back from about half the schools I applied to. We'll see how it pans out. I don't recommend applying so late, its fucking stressful.

Indiana - Call followed by letter
Tulane - E-mail
Tennesse - Letter
San Diego - Package
Kentucky - Package, scholarship in later letter
Alabama - E-mail
Miami - Letter
Case - E-mail for acceptance and scholarship
Loyola - Package
Wayne - Letter
Pitt - Call asking if I was still interested. She seemed kind of pissed that it took so long. Letter to follow.
Notre Dame - Letter

I think I'll be in Indiana.

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it's kinch
Monday, October 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

yeah, the michigan rejection was really just a formality, but i figured i had to apply to at least 1 top 10 and michigan is the most subjective of all of them. alabama wrote me a letter waiving my fee randomly, and i had an extra report on lsdas so i figured why not. i wish i could go to miami but i think IU is calling my name, they sweetened the deal with $$ so it's hard to turn down...unless i get into ND. where are you going?

miami
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

I too was shockingly waitlisted at the U. Fuck em.

Tulane!
Thursday, November 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hope to see you at Tulane!

Why does LawSchool Numbers have a Exclud
Tuesday, November 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

I think its obvious rollingthedice wasn't an AA admission because she got a 174, admissions officers forgive a poor GPA pretty quickly for a great LSAT. I can't respond to you, but look the point is this: You're making just as many assumptions as anyone else is. You're right I have idea what his socioeconomic status or what he may or may not have endured in his life. But neither do you. He may have grown up dirt poor and subject to brutal prejudice or for all I know he could be rich off his ass and never really felt an ounce more racism than I have in my life. The point is, and its an undeniable one, is that its considerably easier for minorities to gain acceptances into colleges than whites or ORMs, purely because there are typically fewer qualified minority law applicants (I mean anyone with over a 160 could do just fine at Harvard, its the same material as what they teach at Elon), for whatever reason. Because there is some hazy conception of diversity that colleges are clamoring to create, they do battle over this smaller applicant pool. If you're trying to refute that fact, that there is a separate set of qualifications for URM and ORMs, its you who are the blind one. For all your talk about great stories gaining admission, I hope you would you realize that perhaps this stupid insistence on racial numbering(which we really have no idea if really amounts to diversity in thought or idea) distracts from all these great stories you're talking about. Personally, I'd love to think a story could sway an entire application into acceptance, I've got a damn good one, but just like everything in law school its entirely about numbers, LSAT, GPA and percentages of minorities.

Your response
Monday, October 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

You couldn't have said that any better...I wholeheartedly concur

tulane
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

I visited this weekend and loved it. The campus and the main parts of the city are in great shape. The faculty and administration were nice. The other accepted students i met were chill and friendly. Just overall got a really good vibe from both the city and the people. I will be sending my deposit this week and will be attending barring any unforeseen acceptances at the top schools. Hope to see you there.

title required
Tuesday, November 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

Loyola's my top choice!

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Tuesday, November 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

Loyola's my top choice!

Re: Kent
Saturday, March 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

I chose Kent because I really liked the faculty and their building. Loyola was fine, but just didn't appeal to me. I think you will love Chicago no matter which school you choose. Good luck!

From a fellow wolverine
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the advice. To me it's basically a coin flip.

Loyola v Kent
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

So why did you like Loyola so much better than Kent? I mean, after all, you withdrew from Loyola also, so why do you think it's so much better than Kent? When I went to visit Loyola, the people were nothing but rude there. I guess it depends on the type of law you are planning to study. But I certainly was less than impressed with Loyola's law school. The people and professors at Kent made me feel like I was really wanted over there. Granted, I applied to Loyola and am still on the waitlist, but unless they gave me a decent chunk of change, I wouldn't go there over Kent.

Loyola and Bloomington
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well, you definitely made the right decision to go to Bloomington instead of Loyola. Bloomington is an excellent school. I met the assistant dean personally and I visited the school and it was just great. I probably should have tried to re-apply this year, but I was just too devestated to try after being turned down last year. Sorry about what happened at Loyola, but that doesn't surprise me. They are always rude when anyone calls and when I scheduled my tour and class visit, none of it worked out at all. Bloomington is very reasonably priced and so is the housing. The housing in Chicago, of course, is not nearly as reasonable. So enjoy your time at Bloomington. You made the right decision.

Thanks
Sunday, September 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the good thoughts. I liked IU when I was there. Everyone was very warm and friendly. I haven't decided between Wisco and Wash yet. I'm hoping Wisconsin will still give me a scholarship. I liked both schools a lot, but right now Wash is a fair amount cheaper because I can get instate tuition 2nd and 3rd year. So are you happy with your IU choice? How are the job prospects?

Thanks!
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny how many times at Spring Law Day they mentioned the $25M grant and the recent (meaningless) Vault #14 ranking. They say that all the money is going into faculty development, so it should be fun to see who they can land. I decided to come to IU because I'm planning on working in Indy, the school is a good fit for me, and moving back to Bloomington will be easier for my wife than many other places. I know that searching for employment will be an undertaking, but I wouldn't have made the decision to attend if I didn't think I could make it near the top of the class. But yeah, a bump in our ranking would be nice :)

TITLE REQUIRED
Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comment, its good to know others who were in the same boat I'm in now. Keeping my fingers crossed!

IU-B
Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

if IU gives me scholarship money to bring tuition under $20k, it'd be hard to pass up. you at Indiana? i visited over the summer, and absolutely loved it! any words of advice as far as dealing with admissions for scholarship money, if i do get in??

Understood
Sunday, October 03 2010 at 08:00 PM

I'm not saying it doesn't help, but I know that my current work experience is tied directly to my success. That's all I'm saying. Folks get so caught up in the numbers but there are other non-URMs who have been accepted to great schools with less than stellar numbers. They obviously have something going for them outside of their numbers. That's all I'm saying. Congrats on your cycle so far and good luck in the future.