jamesspader (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Washington and Lee University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/17/08 Comp: 10/24/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Waitlisted D Type: ED Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/17/08 Comp: 10/24/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Akron F Accepted Type: RA $49,500 Sent: 09/11/08 Rec: 09/18/08 Comp: 11/25/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/08 Upd: 15 years
Ohio State University Accepted Type: RA $22,500 Sent: 09/16/08 Rec: 09/17/08 Comp: 10/21/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/19/08 Upd: 15 years
Indiana University Bloomington F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 09/22/08 Rec: 10/23/08 Comp: 10/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/09 Upd: 15 years
Duke University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/15/08 Rec: 09/16/08 Comp: 09/22/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/08 Upd: 15 years
Northwestern University F Pending D Type: RA Sent: 12/18/08 Rec: 12/19/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/09 Upd: 15 years
Vanderbilt University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/19/08 Rec: 10/21/08 Comp: 10/27/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
George Washington University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/01/08 Rec: 10/02/08 Comp: 10/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/09 Upd: 15 years
Case Western Reserve University F Accepted Type: RA $66,000 Sent: 09/11/08 Rec: 10/23/08 Comp: 10/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 12/04/08 Rec: 12/05/08 Comp: 12/09/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/23/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/22/08 Rec: 09/29/08 Comp: 10/09/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/09 Upd: 15 years
Michigan State College of Law F Accepted Type: RA $100,000 Sent: 12/22/08 Rec: 12/05/08 Comp: 12/08/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/08 Upd: 15 years
George Mason University F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/12/08 Rec: 10/14/08 Comp: 10/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 09/11/08 Rec: 09/12/08 Comp: 09/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 09/11/08 Rec: 09/12/08 Comp: 09/16/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/08 Upd: 15 years
Georgetown University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/29/08 Rec: 09/30/08 Comp: 10/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/08 Upd: 15 years
Emory University Pending Type: RA Sent: 08/12/08 Rec: 08/27/08 Comp: 11/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 162
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.9
  • Degree GPA: 3.99
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Non URM
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Average soft factors, haven't cured any diseases.

I graduated last year and have worked full-time in the investments industry since then.

A lot of volunteer work.

Worked part-time while getting my undergraduate degree.

Solid LORs from professors I worked with closely.

Additional info & updates

Sent Date = Date I sent the application
Received Date = Date the school was sent my LSDAS report
Complete Date = Date I was notifed my application went complete

Fee waivers I used: Northwestern, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State and Indiana...all the others were free through LSAC.

I was able to have all three LORs sent in early and my personal statement done. Now it is time to just sit back and watch the cycle develop.

Good luck to everyone. Feel free to leave a message or send one if you have any questions!


10/13/07 - Duke status changed to a deferral. It said I had "completed the initial review and will be further reviewed. There is no set time frame for this process."

10/27/07 - Duke status changed back to being my application is under review. Is this good news?

11/19/08 - Acceptance phone call from OSU! Certainly one of my top schools. Admissions packet coming this week with financial aid information coming in February. I am officially going to law school!

Record: 1-0-0

12/3/08 - Email from The University of Texas stating "the Admissions Committee has decided to hold your file for additional consideration with the general applicant pool. Your status as a 'hold' should not be viewed as a denial, a deferral, or an invitation to the waitlist."

Record: 1-0-1

12/5/08 - Checked my Georgetown status checker and have officially gone to decision. Keeping my fingers crossed but I know an acceptance is not likely.

12/8/08 - Came home to find a rejection letter from Georgetown. It came in a normal sized envelope.

Record: 1-1-1

12/9/08 - Acceptance phone call from University of Akron. Scholarship information and admission packet to come!

Record: 2-1-1

12/9/08 - Checked my email from home and noticed a fee waiver from Northwestern. I am out of their wheelhouse but will certainly apply and interview.

12/10/08 - Email from UVA. Waitlisted! I am thrilled to have been waitlisted at such a great school as Virginia.

Record: 2-1-2

12/15/08 - Came home to a large envelope from UIUC. Accepted!

Record 3-1-2

12/18/08 - Received a phone call from Asst. Dean of Admissions. Accepted to GMU! The decisions just keep getting tougher.

Record 4-1-2

12/22/08 - Email acceptance from Michigan State. Phone call with an offer for a full tuition scholarship!!

Record 5-1-2

12/23/08 - Email acceptacne from Penn State. We Are...Penn State.

Record 6-1-2

12/30/08 - I called Indiana to check on the status of my application as I had yet to hear anything from them. I went complete on 10/29 and no decision has been made. Please Indiana, give me an acceptance with one of those nice scholarships!

1/12/09 - So the rejections are about to start coming in. I wondered when it would happen. It is to be expected.

Record 6-2-2

1/23/09 - Acceptance email from Case Western. The packet should be coming in the mail and I hope it is a nice scholarship offer.

Record 7-2-2

1/23/09 - Vanderbilt letter. I guess that is to be expected but I don't have to like it.

Record 7-2-3

1/27/09 - Acceptance email from George Washington. I cannot believe that I got into such a great school. Still completely shocked. I will definitely have to go visit. Thank you so much GW.

Record 8-2-3

2/3/09 - Placed on Hold at Northwestern. I will certainly be staying on and contacting them at some point to see if what I can do to get in. They will be contacting again in April to give their decision

Record 8-2-3

2/13/09 - Decision made at Duke. I am expecting this one to be a rejection. Letter should be coming shortly in the mail but Monday is Presidents Day so the wait will long.

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Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Super interesting choices, are you planning to apply for more? What's your first choice?

Tuesday, September 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

We have similar numbers and similar school choices! Good luck on your cycle!

other twin
Monday, October 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

we have similar numbers too. keep us updated. good luck!

Tuesday, September 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

from ohio and former student at an ohio school.

Monday, September 15 2008 at 08:00 PM

Status checker still says "File Complete/Review Pending". It was updated on 12/10/08.

Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 07:00 PM

we have simliar numbers too! congrats on getting into UIUC and everywhere else so far!! I got the same email from Texas as you...i hate waiting!!

Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey! at the moment ohio is looking pretty good...but i applied all over the page (mainly because of my undergrad majors (two pretty intense honors programs for a dual degree)) so i guess just waiting! ideally tho I loved my interview with Vandy and have always loved the idea of DC - kind of a longshot but we'll see!! you?

Penn State
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances so far! I am waiting for that e-mail from Case myself. How did find out about the scholarship? Also, how did Penn State notify you of your scholarship? Did it come with your acceptance or after? Thank you!

Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

The e-mail finally came! Thank you so much and good luck with the rest of your cycle and congrats on GW!