goalkeeper0389 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Iowa Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/09/10 Rec: 11/09/10 Comp: 11/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/10 Upd: 11 years
University of Kentucky Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/04/10 Comp: 11/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/17/10 Upd: 11 years
University of Alabama Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of Utah F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/09/10 Rec: 11/09/10 Comp: 11/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/11 Upd: 11 years
University of South Carolina Accepted W Type: RA $18,600 Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/05/10 Comp: 11/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/10 Upd: 11 years
Georgia State University F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/28/10 Rec: 11/05/10 Comp: 11/17/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/04/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Tennessee Knoxville Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/04/10 Comp: 11/28/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/06/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Georgia F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/18/10 Comp: 11/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/11 Upd: 11 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Maryland Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/29/10 Rec: 11/30/10 Comp: 11/30/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/11 Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.65
  • Degree GPA: 3.81
  • School Type: Top 20 Public
  • Major: International Affairs

Demographic Information

  • City: Suburb of Atlanta
  • State: Georgia
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

NCAA athlete; SGA (held position); Internships; Multiple Volunteer; Multiple Part-time Job; Fraternity (held position); Leadership in extracurricular groups

Additional info & updates

Scholarship amount is per year.

11/10- South Carolina Status Checker Reads: "Decision Mailed"

11/15- Accepted at South Carolina via snail mail. One down. God is good.

11/17- Accepted at UK Law via email telling me they will send me an official letter soon. So thankful! (I guess I'm going to Law School)

11/26- UK packet came in mail.

12/23- Accepted to Iowa via email/status checker reads "Admitted"...only one thing to say..."Black and yellow Black and yellow."

01/04- Accepted to Georgia State Law via status checker

01/14- Accepted to Penn State via status checker

01/14- Maryland Status Checker Reads "Decision Made"

01/29- Waitlisted at Maryland via snail mail. Will decide in the next few weeks if I will accept the waitlist or withdraw my application.

01/31- Scholarship at Penn State via Snail Mail

02/06- Decided to withdraw from Maryland and not accept the waitlist. Decided with my family that it was in my best interest, and fair to others, not to remain on the waitlist.

02/07- Withdrew from Penn State. It is not where I am suppose to be. Little too expensive.

02/23- Utah date change on the Status Checker. First movement since Nov/Dec.

02/26- Call from Assistant Dean Aguilar. Accepted into Utah.

03/06- Waitlisted via Status Checker at Tenn.

03/15- UGA Reject via Status Checker. First Rejection, happens to be from my Alma Mater, Not too much of a surprise. Go Dawgs.

03/19- Scholarship received via snail mail from USC for 18,600 a year (at least). No stipulations. It is a nice scholarship for sure. Withdrew from UTK Waitlist. Its down to GSU, Iowa, UK, USC. Probably leaning towards GSU.

03/24- Sent in my deposit to GSU. Prayer, Family, and Future all pointing me towards the fact that this is the best investment.

Withdrew from everywhere but GSU.

If you want me you can find me in the A.

God Bless.

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Fee Waivers
Tuesday, November 02 2010 at 08:00 PM

I also received a bunch of fee waivers from schools that didn't make sense for me to apply to. I didn't apply to any of them because I didn't want to waste the $12 law school report fee or the time to fill everything out and do the personal statement for it. I guess it just depends on if you want to spend the $ on the report fees and the time on the application. Good luck with your cycle!

Tennessee/USC
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

Sorry it took me so long to reply. Tennessee notified me by phone. They haven't actually sent me any financial aid information. USC is a decent school, but it has a lot of problems. It's only worth going to if you know for sure that you want to practice in SC or if you want to get into SC politics. The professors and students there are great and of higher quality than the school's rank would indicate. However, the building is garbage and the university doesn't give the law school much support. The clinical offerings are weak, and the school has switched deans 5 or so times in the last 10 years. The financial aid situation isn't terrible, but it isn't great. That's just my take. It's worth noting that every prominent judge in SC went to USC. If you are interested in getting on the bench, then USC may be great. Good luck on your cycle!

Money from Ole Miss
Sunday, August 29 2010 at 08:00 PM

I just received an acceptance letter and a packet with information about the school but nothing about money. On their website they say that they start making scholarship decisions in December. Hopefully I can get a little something even being from out of state because I applied so early. Best of luck with all of your apps.

Sc law
Tuesday, September 28 2010 at 08:00 PM

Sorry for the late reply. I assume that you already got your letter by now depending on where you are. As far as schools $ they said they don't make the offers until march or April.

UGA
Wednesday, September 08 2010 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks for the message. Georgia is pretty high on my list, so I'm really hoping to get in. I may shoot you an e-mail in the future with some questions about Athens and your experience on campus, if you don't mind. You never know whether a school will accept you or not - I wouldn't be at all surprised to see you get in to UGA with your GPA and the fact that you're doing your undergrad there. No matter what, it looks like you'll have some solid options. UK would be cool, I'm thinking about visiting. Anyways, good luck!

Vols
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I had a ton of fun picking off UGA QBs left and right, but its just not the same in the pros. Congrats on your perfect cycle so far!

Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

Truth be told, I haven't heard from my top choices yet. I'll start making my decision when I hear back from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, and my extreme reaches. Realistically, I'd guess that I'll end up at Ole Miss next fall (assuming rejection at Tennessee). If I had to choose right now, it would be Mizzou due to cost of attendance and job prospects. Scholarship offers could change that. What about you? You Iowa and Kentucky acceptances are awesome!

Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

I'd say there's a very good chance I'll be at UK. If I somehow get in to an extreme reach (IU-B, Wisconsin, Wake, W&M, UGA, Minnesota, SMU, Tulane), I'll go there. Tennessee is my top choice outside of the extreme reaches, but I don't think I have a great chance. It'll probably come down to a choice between UK, Ole Miss, and a more cost effective option (Memphis or another school with a good scholly). I'd say there's a 50% chance that I'll be in Lexington next Fall, but I probably won't know for a few months.

Iowa
Thursday, January 20 2011 at 07:00 PM

I did my undergrad at Iowa and loved Iowa City. If Iowa is among your top three choices, I would highly recommend you visit as it is nothing like you would imagine. The town is very European-ish.. in the sence that it is very walkable, clean, and beautiful. I would describe it as a hybrid city (part urban part rural) in the sense that it is much larger and more diverse than your steriotypical Iowa "farm town," but it is small enough to be comfortable. I lived with two law students throughout their law school career at Iowa, and they really enjoyed the program. Profesors always seemed to be very responsive and outgoing and the quality of education was top notch. Their only complaint about Iowa Law was job placement outside the midwest. If you are looking to work in the midwest, then Iowa is a GREAT school. If you are looking for the coasts, it is not the best choice. Hope this helps! Congrats on your cycle!

UI, Mercer
Tuesday, December 21 2010 at 07:00 PM

I visited GSU and really liked the campus and the location downtown. Atlanta in general seems like a great place to live, I have a friend at Emory right now and another who just finished at GSU. What is Macon like? How is Mercer Law's reputation in GA? I've heard mixed reviews. U of Iowa definitely has a Big 10 atmosphere, but there is a very local flavor as well; large campus in a small midwestern city. There is plenty to do, performing arts, tailgating, nightlife and otherwise. Even though Iowa City itself is much different than most of Iowa, it still has a small Iowa town feel, for better or worse. U of Iowa's facilities are nice, and the law library is purportedly the best in the country. It would be a great place to spend three years studying. I just got accepted to Iowa today and hopefully I'll hear from Penn State soon, maybe we'll be at the same school in the fall. Let me know if you have any more questions about Iowa and good luck on the rest of your cycle!

Tuesday, December 28 2010 at 07:00 PM

URM

Tennessee
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

I just looked back at previous cycles and it's not uncommon for Tennessee to wait until March to make a decision. I was thinking about emailing to update them on what I've been up to, but I think I'm going to hold off in case I'm waitlisted (pretty sure that's going to happen). Hopefully we'll find out soon.

Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the optimism, man. I just don't know what to think because my numbers would be auto-waitlist in previous years. Same for a lot of the people who got the updated status. I'm hoping for Tennessee, but I'm very comfortable with some of my other options. Check your PMs, BTW.

UTK
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear that, man. As a Georgian, you'd be crazy to choose UTK over GSU anyways. That's pretty wild that you were accepted at Iowa and not Tennessee.

FSU
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

I'm guaranteed in-state tuition for 2 years at FSU so I wouldn't have to stress about keeping a scholarship. FSU is also the highest ranked school I got into and I loved my visit this weekend. Any idea where you'll be yet?

GSU
Tuesday, September 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

GSU seems like the perfect option for you. It always seems to be up there with a bunch of higher tier 1 schools in employment stats. If I had in-state tuition and wanted to work in GA, I'd be there for sure. To clarify about FSU: I didn't get a scholarship (except for a $1,000 grant). The reason I'd be guaranteed in-state for 2L and 3L is that you can gain residency after 1L.