firstcor1313 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Suffolk University PT Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/28/09 Rec: 10/28/09 Comp: 01/04/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/10 Upd: 14 years
Charlotte School of Law F PT Accepted W Type: SP $10,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
New England School of Law PT Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/28/09 Rec: 11/01/09 Comp: 01/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.95
  • Degree GPA: 3.59
  • School Type: -
  • Major: Engineering

Demographic Information

  • City: Sutton
  • State: New Hampshire
  • Race: Pale
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

It is important to note that my LDAS GPA included a very, very crappy run in my first 2 years of community college. So from 2000 to 2001, I was averaging a 1.47 - HORRIBLE. From then on I was a 3.59 average and completed my B.S. in electrical engineering at UNH in 2007. In a strange twist, I now am a member of the industry advisory board for the engineering program I got a 1.47GPA in.

My softs are strong. Excellent resume with constant advancement. Over 6 years of working full time and going to school at night (and keeping a 3.59ish GPA).

Additional info & updates

Tips on Suffolk:
My focus thus far has been gaining admittance to Suffolk University. Along the way I have acquired a few tips that others might find helpful.

1. Ask for a tour QA with admissions. They will always assign a member of the admissions committee to greet you. This gives you an excellent opportunity to make a good impression.

2. Get a 157 on the LSAT. It seems as though any 157 and GPA over 2.7 is auto-admit. Odd note: I have seen a few people with very low LSAT's get in this year. If you look at years prior, acceptances were only given with a score of 152ish and better. I would venture to say that 99% of people who score below a 150 on the LSAT get rejected. (Check the graphs on this site if you don't believe me)

3. If you receive an acceptance letter, but no scholarship offer, write a letter to the Dean of Admissions. In Suffolk's case, that would be Gail Ellis. I have read several accounts of others getting good results using this tactic. On a side note, quite a few people have reported receiving an offer up to a month after the acceptance. Note: I'm not going to be afraid to request scholarship reconsideration even prior to a month elapsing from acceptance. We're in March, dangerously close to deadlines for other scholarship offers received, and there is no point in holding back.

4. If your LSAT GPA is too high (163 a 3.5ish), you will probably not see a scholarship offer. It seems that this phenomenon is due to most people withdrawing from Suffolk because they have secured admittance in a more competitive school. If this is you, and you want a scholarship offer, use my suggestion in point 3.

Fine print: Do not take my words as the gospel. You are welcome to email me on this site if you want.

Good luck to all Suffolk applicants. Also, for NESL people, you may be seeing me if Suffolk is unable to provide scholarship funding.

HISTORY:

3-18-10 The verdict is in. It looks like there will be no scholarship from Suffolk. Received an email today in response to my letter. It looks like NESL is my best (and only) option now.

3-3-10 After getting rather impatient, I went ahead and called Suffolk Admissions. It takes generally 2 days for mail from Boston to reach my NH Address. The lady was kind enough to inform me the letter was sent Monday Morning - not the prior Thursday they had told me. *ARGHHH* I am so impatient! I don't blame them though, last week was a nightmare weather wise.

UPDATE: Letter arrived today. Large color folder containing acceptance letter, letter of intent and financial aid notices. I will be drafting a letter to the Dean and mailing it in a few days.

2-27-10 After getting a little concerned with Suffolk's delay, I called them to determine application status. They said a letter was mailed Thursday - nothing came this afternoon (Saturday). The lady told me I would be 'very happy', so I know I got in... however... lets see if they have a scholarship offer.

On a side note, the mail-lady pulled past my house. I eagerly trudged through the fresh snow only to find my mailbox empty...

2-9-10 For the sake of being accurate, I adjusted the complete date on my Suffolk application. I technically 'sent' everything on the 28th, but they didn't get a revised LDAS report until the following work week of 1/4/10.

2-6-10 Letter received from NESL. Extremely gracious offer of 15k/year scholarship.

1-28-10 Large envelope received from NESL. First acceptance! Mentions merit scholarship info inclosed, however, I couldn't find anything. The acceptance letter included a nice hand-written reference to my personal statement, nice touch.

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Suffolk
Saturday, September 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! You should definitely get into suffolk. Is that where you want to go if you get in? And when you get your decision you should e-mail the dean and ask her about scholarships...Thats what I did and it worked very well. Good Luck!

Thanks!
Wednesday, December 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

I am so excited! Thank you for the congrats! I hope Suffolk shows you some money love too! I will keep you on my radar! Thanks again!

Thursday, January 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Although I think I might choose Suffolk of NESL?! I'm actually praying for a miracle at Northeastern... Good luck, Hope you hear back soon.

Wednesday, March 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I know my LSAT sucks but believe it or not I studied for it for about a year, took Kaplan, Powerscore, etc etc. I'm just not good at standardized tests I guess =) Suffolk looks like a great school, and I'm really interested in moving up north so hopefully I can get in. Congrats on New England by the way, and good luck with Suffolk! Maybe if I am lucky we'll see each other there!

Suffolk
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

I most certainly am looking at a packet from Suffolk Law. One of my letters of rec came from my professor who graduated at Suffolk. He knows the dean really well. I guess it was a case of not what I knew but who I knew. :)

Suffolk PT
Monday, December 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hi! Really good chance I'll choose Suffolk. Is that your first choice?

New England Law Moneys
Saturday, February 06 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comment! :D As of 2/10/10 I have gotten no word from New England Law about scholarships. However, I found out about a week ago that I needed to fill out a separate Financial Aid Application in addition to the FAFSA. They said that I wouldn't get any award letter until I did that.

suffolk
Friday, November 13 2009 at 07:00 PM

i had an incident on my app i knew would give me problems. still, the suffolk rejection was a surprise. i think it was a combination of the incident and the fact that based on my #s, they knew i probably wouldnt attend. good luck on the rest of your cycle!!

also
Friday, November 13 2009 at 07:00 PM

also, i believe youre in at suffolk. :) my bf is an engineer and he knows some people who went to suffolk for patent law. they liked it and are doing really well now

Thanks!
Thursday, June 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Are you going to Diversity Day at NESL? I plan to go. Hope to see you there.

thanks
Wednesday, July 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

hey thank you for your nice comments. I am probably going to suffolk but i need to wait and find out the outcome of my apps at a few highly ranked schools first. I wish you the best. Have u visited NESL? I want to go visit NESL and Suffolk in March.

Congrats
Thursday, June 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Suffolk

Suffolk
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey from what I can tell, Suffolk gives more aid to the full time admitted students, you might wanna either retake the LSAT and try for Full-Time or just simply reapply for full-time. This would better your chances at more aid.

congrats on suffolk!
Wednesday, July 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey i am in the same predicament as you with the scholarship issue. If i don't get some major help with paying the tuition at suffolk it will be very tempting to take the scholly offer from NESL. Please let me know if u come to find out anything about either school and I will do the same. Hopefully it works out for the best for the both of us!

Thank you!
Thursday, February 18 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. Congratulations on your acceptances!

Suffolk
Monday, February 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

I also got accepted to PT at Suffolk. You picking Suffolk over New England?