jemans (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#4 George Washington University F WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/07 Upd: 15 years
#5 Brooklyn Law School F Accepted W Type: RA $118,000 Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/07 Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Washington WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#6 Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/30/06 Upd: 15 years
#7 Seattle University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/07 Upd: 15 years
College of William and Mary F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
#2 Fordham University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/07 Upd: 16 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/07 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/07 Upd: 16 years
Cornell University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/06 Upd: 16 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/11/06 Rec: 11/14/06 Comp: 11/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/06 Upd: 16 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/07 Upd: 16 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: ED Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.41
  • Degree GPA: 3.72
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New York
  • Race: white/pac.island
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

2 years-Working at top NY law firm
Senate Internship
Study Abroad
Lots of extra-curricular as a musician (hope it counts for something)

Additional info & updates

06/22 - Well it appears the application process has come to a close for me. UW came through with an offer at the very end, but despite my very strong interest in being back in Seattle and practicing on the West coast, Brooklyn's offer was too good to refuse. Unless UW or Fordham drops significant chunk of money on me (which is not going to happen), I'm heading to Brooklyn in August.

05/04 - Brooklyn just sweetened the deal for me. I'm still waiting on U. British Columbia but, it looks like Brooklyn will probably be my destination next year. Even if Fordham accepts me, I don't think they can compete with 35k per year.

04/23 - Cardozo bumped again! What am I going to do?

04/05 - Cardozo bumped to 25k per year. This will be a tough choice. I would love to hear what the LSN community has to say regarding the choice between Brooklyn and Cardozo.

04/03 - Cardozo is back on the table. I sent an email withdrawing my application and a few hours later received a reply from Dean Martinidez asking if increased scholarship money would make a difference. I said yes seeing how Fordham, UW and U. British Columbia are maybes at best. I should hear something this week.

Called Brooklyn Law and was informed that I had recieved two scholarships and a grant totalling $26,000 in all for the first year. If I decide to stay in NY, Brooklyn looks like a really good choice (perhaps even on par with a Fordham given the scholarship amount). Also, I think that my career prospects would be bettter at Bklyn than at Cardozo.

Called up UW and was told that my application was on hold. I really like the idea of being in Seattle, but I'm not sure I could pass up such a good scholarship at Cardozo to go to Seattle U. Hopefully I'll receive some positive news from UW come April that will settle it for me.

Decision deferred at Fordham. Ok, this is starting to suck. On a positive note, I've been admitted to the Masters portion of the U. British Columbia LLB/MA. Now all I need is admission to the law school.

In at Brooklyn via email a day after receiving a big packet from them thanking me for applying and encouraging me to apply for fellowships.

I could really use some advice about how to get off the waitlist at GW. Should I submit another personal statement, reccomendation letters from GW alumni? Help me out LSN Community.

So now I'm trading the inside spread. I'm in at the schools I expected to get into, rejected by the long shots and waiting on the ones where I stand a decent change, but by no means am guarenteed acceptance. I would ideally like a choice between UW, GWU and Fordham. I've got a chance, but I think it will really come down to whether the schools are impressed by my soft factors.

So far this cycle is playing out exactly as I expected. I went for hail marys on such schools like Harvard, NYU and Columbia not out of some sadistic desire to see rejections, but to say I tried. Acknowledging the reality that I'm not going top 10 was a bit difficult, but it has not deterred me. I'll take the best school I can get and kick ass wherever that may be.

What!? Harvard rejected me!? I can't believe it. I thought it was a gimme!

Just got back from vacation to find a big packet from Cardozo.

Another rejection, this time from Cornell. This is becoming an unfortunate albiet somewhat expected trend.

Received letters from Columbia and Georgetown today...the small kind. I was expecting as much, but it is still a blow to the ego.

Email from Baylor and a packet in the mail a week later. It's a start.

Also applied to the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

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Cornell Complete
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Noticed you applied on 10/31 and went complete 11/01. How did you hear? They still haven't requested my report...

hey
Thursday, July 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

we have pretty similar numbers, very similar extracurriculars and are applying to very similar schools. i'd love to apply to u of wash, but i guess they take 70% of their class in state, so i'm not sure if it's worth it.

Good luck
Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

to you, too! Let's hope our high aims pay off!

GL
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, good luck on the ED Columbia! Gotta play to win!

Good Luck
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too. I guarantee with those numbers you aren't going to Baylor. Good luck, I'll be watching.

Good Luck
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Fellow 165-er. Nice scholarship. Is Baylor the backup? What's your first choice UDub?

Seattle
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Seattle. I am dying to hear from them. Sorry to hear about Harvard.

re:Ditto
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks firstamendment, good suggestion.

re:Ditto
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks firstamendment, good suggestion.

Did you...
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

get any advise about getting off the waitlist at GW? I have a very strong feeling I'm heading for waitlist town with them too and any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks for the advice!
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

I already sent them four LORs (I know, I went overboard)...but I'll definitely schedule a visit with the dean and maybe submit an additional, GW-specific essay/PS. Thanks again for the advice and good luck with the rest of the cycle!

UBC
Sunday, April 30 2006 at 08:00 PM

No word from UBC yet? I think you are a shoe in with your numbers.

BLS
Thursday, March 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

Well I'm focusing on international law and while both schools had a strong curriculum and journals for that area, BLS has a fellowship program and an international business law center. Plus scholarships did play a role. Good luck with your decision! It is a hard one.

Similar Situation
Sunday, August 27 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the increase in $$. Looks like we are in the same boat as I also had Brooklyn off the table until the scholarship increase. Congrats again!