ESQintraining (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/20/09 Inter: -- Dec: 05/11/10 Upd: 11 years
#7 Northwestern University F Waitlisted D Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 11/13/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/10 Upd: 11 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/16/09 Rec: 10/19/09 Comp: 11/12/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/10 Upd: 11 years
University of San Diego F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 11/23/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/19/10 Upd: 12 years
Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/10 Upd: 12 years
Northeastern University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 11/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/10 Upd: 12 years
Washington University in St Louis F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/10 Upd: 12 years
Touro College F Accepted W Type: RA $56,400 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 11/16/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/10 Upd: 12 years
College of William and Mary F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/17/09 Rec: 11/05/09 Comp: 11/19/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#2 Emory University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/30/09 Comp: 11/23/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/10 Upd: 12 years
#4 Duke University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Southern California F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/10 Upd: 12 years
Georgia State University F Rejected Type: Sent: 10/25/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/13/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/10 Upd: 12 years
#3 Columbia University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 11/02/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/10 Upd: 12 years
University of California Los Angeles F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 12/01/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/10 Upd: 12 years
George Mason University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 11/11/09 Comp: 11/18/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/10 Upd: 12 years
Howard University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/19/09 Rec: 11/20/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Vanderbilt University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 10/28/09 Comp: 11/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/10 Upd: 12 years
New York University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 11/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/10 Upd: 12 years
Washington and Lee University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: 11/19/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/10 Upd: 12 years
Boston University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/22/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/30/09 Comp: 11/18/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 12 years
#6 University of Pennsylvania F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/10 Upd: 12 years
#5 University of Virginia F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/16/09 Rec: 10/19/09 Comp: 11/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/10 Upd: 12 years
American University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/10 Upd: 12 years
Boston College F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/21/09 Rec: 10/22/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/10 Upd: 12 years
Cornell University F Rejected Type: Sent: 10/22/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/18/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/28/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Maryland F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/09 Rec: 11/19/09 Comp: 11/23/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Miami F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/16/09 Rec: 10/19/09 Comp: 11/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/09 Upd: 12 years
Brooklyn Law School F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 11/05/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Georgetown University F Rejected Type: ED Sent: 11/03/09 Rec: 11/10/09 Comp: 11/10/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/09 Upd: 12 years
Florida State University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/09 Rec: 10/29/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Pepperdine University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/09 Rec: 10/28/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Fordham University F Rejected Type: Sent: 10/16/09 Rec: 11/16/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/09 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 158
  • LSAT 2: 158
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.8
  • Degree GPA: 3.0
  • School Type: Big Public
  • Major: Within the Social Sciences

Demographic Information

  • City: Medium Urban
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

LEGAL INTERESTS:
My particular focus is influencing change in federal health and education policy (particularly disparities and early childhood). To this end, I have completed multiple internships that have provided insight into how public policy is formed, influenced, and put into action. In addition, I blog on issues pertaining to these areas and interview emerging leaders and dedicated practitioners.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
I worked in mortgage finance and title insurance for a few firms. One of which was the largest VA refinance company in the country (3 years).

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
- CASA volunteer (almost a year)
- Associate Board Member of a charity (just started...literally)

EXTRACURRICULAR:
- Resident Assistant (2 yrs)
- Paid legislative fellowship w/ State Delegate
- State Attorney General Internship
- Current paid legislative fellowship (ends in March)
- Published author -- over 20 articles (articles, op-eds, and daily blog)
- Student Government Association (2 yrs)
- Appeals Board (2 yrs)
- Mock Trial Assoc. (2 yrs)

RECOMMENDATIONS
Excellent recs: Dean of university, chair of major dept., and
a professor with whom I did an independent study.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Pennsylvania Public Health Association
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Association of Health Care Journalists
- Pennsylvania Education Association
- National Education Association

Additional info & updates

**Cycle is done, done, done. Headed to Emory for my MPH, and deferred Maryland Law until fall 2011.

Considering a joint degree? Check this roundtable interview w/ 4 attorneys who are dual degree holders: http://www.soeducated.com/2010/11/pursuing-joint-degree.html

Clear Admit has an interesting interview w/ four law students about how to succeed as a 1L. - http://blog.clearadmit.com/law/2010/03/first-year-reflections-advice-offered-from-blog-post-interviews/#respond

5/04 - Sent out 2nd LOCI to Northwestern, Emory, WashU, and William and Mary.

4/29 - Withdrew from Cardozo's waitlist. Notified of placement on Northwestern's summer waitlist. Still holding out hope for that.

4/27 - Accepted to Emory's MPH program. Should help w/ getting into Emory Law.

4/17 - Withdrew from Temple.

4/ 16 - Letters of continued interest (LOCIs) emailed to William and Mary, Northwestern, Emory, Washington and Lee, UNC, and WashU.

4/13 - Decision rendered at San Diego. Should be interesting. Almost done revising the LOCI for Northwestern. Started the Emory LOCI.

4/11 - Mailed Maryland deposit. Still working on Northwestern LOCI.

4/8 - Withdrew from Northeastern. Maryland deposit going out tomorrow.

3/28 - Withdrew from Tenn. waitlist and Touro admission. Visited Maryland yesterday for Admit Day. Very nice. Gearing up for Northwestern interview on Mar. 30.

3/22 - Wait listed at William and Mary and Emory. Deferred at Washington University in St. Louis. The cycle is coming to a close. Only UNC awaits.

3/17 - In at Temple. Dinged at Duke. Guess you can't win them all.

2/12 - I contacted Northwestern and it looks as though I'll be able to interview on campus. I'm told I need to schedule it after 3/12.

2/3 - On "hold" at Northwestern. I'm told this is very similar to a waitlist. I'll be sending in additional materials including the following: informing them of a scholarship I won in Dec., my current internship w/ a state delegate, my acceptance to Maryland Law, and possibly an additional rec.

1/23 - Decision made at W&L. Put on their waitlist. They say it's unranked so we'll see what happens.

1/11 - Decision made at Michigan. George Mason offered a waitlist position. I decided to decline.

12/23 - Cornell decision reached. Waiting on the mail. Got the big package from Maryland, no scholly info.

12/22 - In at Maryland!!! Full-time program. This was huge. They are ranked second in health law, and that is an area I am particularly interested in.

12/17 - MD decision made. Rejection from Miami. In at Touro with a $56,400 scholarship over 3 yrs. Shaping up to be a rough cycle.

12/15 - Ok, 0 for 2. I'm going to need the holidays to bring me some good tidings. For real.

12/14 - Georgetown decision rendered. Not sure if that's good or bad.

12/11 - Touro says decision has been mailed. Brooklyn wants me to un-withdraw.

12/9 - Fordham reject. No biggie. Withdrew from FSU, Pepperdine, and Brooklyn. No real interest in attending/they were asking for too much extra info.

12/4 - Under review at G'town, UVA, BC, W&M, Maryland, Tennessee,

11/25 - Under review at Maryland, UVA, and Duke.

11/21 - Won't be going complete at Pepperdine (why did I even apply?) or Brooklyn. They both want additional material I'm not inclined to send.

11/17 - Vandy interview today. Went well. Complete at Miami, W&M, and Boston U.

11/11 - Maryland is out. One left to go. Became a board member of a charity today. Too late to impress adcomms, however I'm interested in making a long-term contribution. And I'm tired.

11/3 - G'town submitted. Waiting on fee waivers from Howard and Maryland. All MPH apps submitted. Thinking about sending out one more app.

10/23 - Michigan, Penn, and USC sent. Not taking any chances this cycle. Added safeties and options for good measure. Touro, Pepperdine, San Diego, Brooklyn, Tennessee, and GA State sent out.

10/22 - WashU, Boston, NYU, Emory, American, Columbia, Cornell and W&L sent. Iffy on applying to Texas. Working on Why Michigan, Columbia, Duke, Penn, Northwestern, Cornell and UCLA essays. Everything is out in 7 days!

10/21 - Boston College sent out. Northwestern off campus interview complete - went really well. Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar app is out.

10/16 - PS is done. Cardozo, UVA, Miami and Fordham apps sent.

10/14 - On to the 7th draft. 3rd and final rec is going out on Fri.

10/10 - On the 4th PS draft. Mailed out MPH fee waiver requests for Columbia and Dartmouth. Fordham early app is due on the 15th!

10/9 - Working out fee waiver issue w/ LSAC. Starting on 3rd draft of PS.

10/7 - Working on PS draft. Looking pretty good.

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TITLE REQUIRED
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Just get a high enough LSAT, show character and most of all integrity and writing ability in your personal statements and supplementary materials. I showed a strong commitment to my family and community which made me sound like a leader. My numbers werent autoadmit material, but I was accepted about 2 weeks after I sent my application out.

LSAT
Thursday, May 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

I did very little prep, I took a dozen or so practice tests and scored high on each of them. I figured anything on top of that would be superfluous. Sorry I can't offer any wisdom.

Thanks
Friday, June 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thank you :) To prepare for the LSAT, I took a prep-course and self-studied for several months. If I had to give you any advice, I would say take a Powerscore or Testmasters prep-course to start with. I would follow that up by taking practice tests under actual conditions. Come up with a strategy for taking the test (i.e. will you try to get to every question per section? How much time are you left with usually? What kinds of questions do you struggle with? How will you deal with those?) Also, don't take the prep-course as a run-up to the test. Give yourself a little bit of time between the end of the course and the test to self-study. If you have any other questions just let me know.

TITLE REQUIRED
Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I used both Powerscore bibles and a bunch of the official practice tests. I'd try this route before paying for an expensive prep course.

Studying
Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

I took my first diagnostic in March 07. I scored a 163. Put everything aside but really hit the books at the end of May. I was able to get myself up to 169. At the end of June, I purchased Blueprint Self-Study. I sat in on a Testmasters course at one point but found myself wanting to correct the teacher way too often. I hit a wall in August and couldn't break 170. I took a 1.5 week break towards the end of August and did nothing LSAT related. Early September, I studied hard again and consistently hit 171-175. 3 days before the test, I stopped studying again. I ended up peaking on the real thing. You get out of the test what you put in. It's very learnable.

good luck
Friday, March 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck man. get a 170+ and you\'ll be sitting pretty!

!
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

Break a 170 and you will for sure hit one of the T14\\\\\\\'s!! I might just follow your lead and shoot for that too!

You are ED'ing at so many places?
Monday, March 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

I was curious if you can ED at more than one place?

Monday, November 09 2009 at 07:00 PM

good luck! did you apply for the fee waivers you received or did schools give them to you?

Saturday, March 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about GULC and Fordham!!

Congrats on Touro!
Monday, March 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

I knew you were going to be in there! I'm so excited for you and am waiting excitedly for the rest of your cycle.

Congratulations!
Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

What did I say? And it won't stop at Maryland, even if MD is a top choice for you. ;)

UM
Thursday, January 07 2010 at 07:00 PM

Man, I'm surprised you got rejected from the University of Miami, and then you were accepted to the University of Maryland which is much harder...Admissions are strange sometimes.

Saturday, March 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck on the rest of your cycle!! We have really similar numbers and similar schools. And I'm a CASA too!

Northwestern
Monday, November 09 2009 at 07:00 PM

Wishing you lots of luck at Northwestern, and congrats on U of Maryland. It is a great school!

northwestern
Friday, July 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

how did your interview go at NU? is it still a contender?

northwestern
Sunday, April 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

I was waitlisted 4-29-10 - Telemakeus