gordonrhoads (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#8 University of New Hampshire School of Law Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/15/07 Comp: 02/27/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/08 Upd: 15 years
#10 Drexel University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/25/07 Rec: 03/03/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/07 Upd: 15 years
#9 Hofstra University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/25/07 Rec: 02/27/07 Comp: 03/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 Hamline University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/16/07 Comp: 02/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/07 Upd: 15 years
#7 Capital University Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/27/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 Pace University Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/16/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 Cleveland State University Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/14/07 Rec: 02/21/07 Comp: 03/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#2 Widener University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/21/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 New England School of Law Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/14/07 Rec: 02/15/07 Comp: 03/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/19/07 Upd: 15 years
#6 Vermont Law School Pending Type: RA Sent: 03/05/07 Rec: 03/07/07 Comp: 03/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 148
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.55
  • Degree GPA: 3.55
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Glenside
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Manager Full Time for Limited Brands
Student Government
Worked for Governor Rendell Successful Campaign
Intership at tax-collecting law firm.
International Model UN Beijing China
Studied abroad in Germany for 1 year
Delta Epsilon Phi German Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
GLBT Organization Founder
21 Y/O

Additional info & updates

Looking for a school that looks past the LSAT. I was pushed into it from my adviser. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to prep much. I worked full-time in college. wanted to teach abroad, but my funding fell through. I planned to go to law school after a little time, but I decided to dive in. I really like my list of schools that I applied to and now I'm just crossing my fingers.

Any advice or tips help! The law school that is closest happens to be Widener.

I am a big fan of Pace Law as well as Capital and Cleveland Marshall.

Unfortunately I havent had a chance to visit Hamline, Franklin Pierce, New England or Pace. So if anyone can give me insight beyond the catalog's that would be awesome!

Applied to:
PACE
CAPITAL
HAMLINE
WIDENER
CLEVELAND-MARSHALL
FRANKLIN PIERCE
NEW ENGLAND
HOFSTRA
DREXEL
VERMONT

2/22/07 Requested material from the University of The District of Columbia, haven't received them yet... so no application

2/23/07 Good time in Columbus. I had an interview with an alumnus who was pretty candid.

2/25/07 Completed a Hofstra application. Threw my hat in there because its a 2nd tier school with a good reputation that looks beyond just numbers and index. I didn't like too much the 500 word statement requirement. I originally had 1000 words (2 1/2 pages) for my other applications. All schools had a page maximum instead of word maximum except for Hofstra thus far.

Applied to Drexel because they probably spent over 20 bucks just mailing me information... I don't know how I feel about it. I do live 10 mins away from the campus. But... still... I don't know.

3/5/07 Nova Southeastern sent me information in the mail. I'm considering applying to them. Also, removed University of the District of Columbia from my application pool. I will be applying to Vermont tonight. I'm really starting to get nervous about my apps out there.

3/19/07 Today Hofstra sent a letter advising me of their new interim dean of admissions. Is it a waste of postage or a good sign?

3/26/07 Drexel is lame lame lame. Their letter was also disgusting... Empty seats anyone?

3/31/07 Got a waitlist letter from Capital: "We have placed a limited number of applicants on our "waiting list," and your application is among them. Any decision to admit an applicant from our "waiting list" depends upon the competitiveness of our applicant pool and whether seats become available in our entering class." Fiddlesticks.

4/14/07 Two more waitlisted letters came today. Vermont & Hamline... 4 down 6 to go.

4/16/07 Rejected at Franklin Pierce.

4/19/07 Waitlisted at New England School of Law. Kinda disappointed on this one. I'm sending my senior thesis to the waitlist schools, if anything that will change their minds

4/25/07 A+ on senior thesis. 2 years of intense legal research and interviews. Preparing to send that out. I checked on Widener's application that I would take the June LSAT, but I had taken it in December. I called and was told that I have not been considered yet because I indicated that I planned on taking the June LSAT, but the application said nothing about it holding up a decision. Other law schools told me that they would only require a June LSAT if my current LSAT and application materials was not significant enough for admission... GRRR, so now I need to send Widener a written statement and my thesis.

04-26-07 Rejected at Hofstra... Sad Face :-(

4/30/07 Sent FedEx package containing letter of intent and Thesis to Capital in Columbus. I hope that helps with the waitlist. My thesis was an amazing piece of research and took a lot of time. Taxes and fees assessed by various government entities, including school districts, are crucial to the operation and delivery of goods and services, primarily public education, to the population. My thesis established that the collection of taxes and fees by private entities is a healthy thing for the taxing entities in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania students may face a significant decrease in resources because of delinquent taxes and a current legal conflict. The thesis sheds light on the nature of choices that government entities face when competing for essential revenue, as well as point out the judicial and legislative history involved. Research compiled over two years and opinions of four attorneys, who are authorities on this conflict, present their opinion throughout the thesis. A resolution is necessary for the fiscal health of the Pennsylvania School Districts and my thesis explains why.. Sent the same package to Widener to consider my December LSAT score and indicate my choice preference.

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KatieLady22 cannot follow directions.
Tuesday, February 20 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm interested in CSU as well. I sent my application in last October and I still have not heard anything. They seem to be taking their time so don't freak out!

Check my profile
Tuesday, January 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

I left you an answer to your question you left for me in my profile. Good luck with Capital!!! Just curious, why are you a big fan of Capital? I am not familiar with the school at all.

Thank you
Saturday, December 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

It took capital about one week. Best of Luck :)

Thanks man
Thursday, September 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate the comments. I know you will get some good news soon. But yea this period is real anxious. I submitted my app to Capital 12-13 and they requested my report on 12-19. So yea kinda like golexia said about a week. Be blessed with everything!

Capital
Monday, June 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

It did not take long for them to request it at all. If it is taking long you may want to call them.

Ohio Info
Friday, October 27 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi there! I am most likely attending CSU. I actually withdrew from Capital about a week ago. I visited Capital two years ago, when I first applied. The school is nice and it's right in downtown Columbus. I like the school, but the tuition is expensive. Since I live in Ohio, in state at CSU is what I am thinking. Plus, CSU is making a lot of positive changes (increasing admission standards, bar passage going up, renovating law school). However, Capital's last bar passage rates were among the highest in the state. If you attend CSU, after a year I believe you can get in-state tuition, which is very reasonable (around $15,000). Best of luck to you and keep in touch if you decide on CSU!

Ohio Info
Friday, October 27 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi there! I am most likely attending CSU. I actually withdrew from Capital about a week ago. I visited Capital two years ago, when I first applied. The school is nice and it's right in downtown Columbus. I like the school, but the tuition is expensive. Since I live in Ohio, in state at CSU is what I am thinking. Plus, CSU is making a lot of positive changes (increasing admission standards, bar passage going up, renovating law school). However, Capital's last bar passage rates were among the highest in the state. If you attend CSU, after a year I believe you can get in-state tuition, which is very reasonable (around $15,000). Best of luck to you and keep in touch if you decide on CSU!

Hofstra
Sunday, December 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

I really like the faculty and staff at Hofstra. The family law program is reknowned as well. The only negative thing I have to say about the school is that it is located in a sketchy area and may be a bit unsafe at night. Otherwise I would say it is one of my top choices thus far!! Good luck, I'm sure you'll see many acceptances!!!

drex
Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

good luck with your apps first off! drexel is lame lame lame...!

thank you :)
Saturday, December 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm going to visit both capital and penn state. I have never been to either state and hopefully I will like one over the other. I'm very greatfull to capital for their scholarship and honestly it is a great incentive over penn. However I can make a decision unless I compare both. Thank you again for our advise and good luck with everything. :)

stats
Sunday, January 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

good luck we have very similiar stats. I was thinking about putting in a last minute app to hofstra. What have you heard about hofstra??

widener..
Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey! I am hoping that I won't be attending either, but instead attending St. Mary's in San Antonio. Have you heard a response from Widener yet? I am sure you will get in. Be on the lookout for a large white packet and it's a great sign! Good luck!

St. Mary's
Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

The best thing about St. Mary's is that it is HOME! I grew up in San Antonio, and just moved a few years ago. Being able to go back and attend law school at home would be tremendous. Besides that, it is an up and coming school that is really looking to rectify alot of the issues it has had in the past. I attended St. Mary's undergrad for three years, and I know my way around the law school and some of the faculty there. Overall, it is regarded as a tier 3 school, but it is moving up! So have you heard anything from Widener yet?

THANKS
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the good luck, I feel like I am gonna need it. Unrealistically my top choice is BU and BC, but realistically it's Suffolk. What about you??

hey
Thursday, June 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

similar numbers and im very interested in pace and hofstra. I heard hofstra looks past low lsats but does pace?

mikey9902 cannot follow directions.
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

FEELS GREAT! Now I pray for Suffolk.

DECISIONS DECISON
Tuesday, January 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

WELL...AT THIS POINT...I'M AT A CROSS BETWEEN USC AND UALR....ugh....

CSU
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

I see from another profile that you visited CSU. I have been accepted there and was wondering if i can get some information from a first hand visitor to the school :) Did you get a chance to look at their on campus housing? I have checked out the on campus housing website, it looks impressing but a visitor's impression is always better. Godo Luck on your apps

HTH!!!
Thursday, September 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

I am not sure what I can do to help, but with your grades someone should have tried to suggest that you retake the LSAT. If you are set on going to school this fall, the June LSAT is your next chance to retake and hopefully your score goes up and that will be more incentive for them to accept you off of the waitlist. Unfortuantely the schools use that test as a HUGE indicator and they want to see at least a 150. If that is not an option, Writing a LOCI to all of your schools is a MUST!! You did a good job on the package you sent to Capital. I think you would have a good chance of getting in there. Also like someone sort of said telling schools that you would be open to being admitted to the part time programs if they have them are another way to increase your chances of admittance. Capital has one and the Limited Brands headquarters is in Columbus. So maybe you could get transferred to a store they have here in the city. I am not sure anytihgn else to tell you. But I hope what I have said is useful. If you have any other questions feel free to hit me up!! I will be praying for you.

Advice
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Call the schools you've been waitlisted at and ask if you can send any additional info (recommendations, why x school, etc.) and HOW (e-mail, fax, post). Depending on what they say, send it and then send a thank you letter via email to the admissions' committee for their continued help during this admissions cycle. Pending schools - call and reaffirm your interest (If one is your #1, subtly let them know how committed you are to attending and why - location, programs; including asking if a prof in your area of interest would mind speaking with you). Your numbers are decent, but the date you applied is what may be hindering you. I withdrew from Widener, so hopefully you can late admit there. Good luck and God bless!