joelogs (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/06/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/07 Upd: 16 years
#3 Brigham Young University Accepted W Type: RA $24,600 Sent: 12/21/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/07 Upd: 16 years
#2 Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 12/21/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/07 Upd: 16 years
#4 Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 12/06/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/07 Upd: 16 years
#3 College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $57,600 Sent: 12/07/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/07 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/06/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/07 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Virginia F Accepted A Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 12/06/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/07 Upd: 16 years
#4 University of Arizona F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 12/06/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/07 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.83
  • Degree GPA: 3.84
  • School Type: Religious Private
  • Major: Physics

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Why I'm different / EC's / Soft factors:
Physics major.
Lived overseas for 11 years.
Volunteer tutor.
Some time spent as a translator.
Served as a missionary for two years in the Philippines after first semester of school.
Captain of two Ultimate teams.
Received "Outstanding Student Presentation" award at APS Regional meeting.
Worked at an internal communications research firm every summer since I was 17.
TA'd for 4 semesters.
Working studying thin film crystallization in physics lab.
Worked 20 hrs/wk during undergrad.
Three-time "Rock, Paper, Scissors" state champion.

Additional info & updates

Pennsylvania resident.

01-05-07: Got my acceptance packet from William & Mary. Offered in-state tuition (equivalent to 10.2k scholarship), graduate fellowship (4k stipend for working 10 hours/wk), 5k scholarship. It's good to be in somewhere! When are the others coming?

01-12-07: Received acceptance email from BYU, indicating formal letter with scholarship offer is on its way.

01-13-07: Small cream envelope from UVA indicating acceptance and consideration for Dean's scholarship. Notified that a decision was made by online status check on 01-09-07.

01-17-07: Small envelope from Temple. Accepted with a Beasley scholarship (full tuition). Rock.

01-20-07: Chubby small envelope from Arizona. Accepted with Dean's Scholarship (15k renewable, which goes down if I get any need-based scholarships). I'll probably withdraw and free up the money for someone that's going to use it.

01-20-07: Also received formal acceptance letter from BYU. Nice letter that referenced my personal statement, apologizing in advance for any unintended flashbacks to kindergarten my 1L year may trigger (you'd have to read my PS for that to make sense...) and offered a full tuition scholarship. So, my safeties are turning out well.

01-23-07: Received email notification from Duke that a decision is being mailed today. Should get it before the week is over!

01-29-07: No official letter from Duke yet, but I got an email saying "Congratulations on your acceptance; we're sending you these emails now." I guess they assumed I'd already received the letter.

02-03-07: Finally received Duke acceptance packet. I need to send in an updated scholarship application, because now I'm planning on getting married in May! They say once they receive that they can make me a scholarship offer.

02-08-07: Email from Dean Zearfoss at Michigan saying, "We know! We know you're waiting! Thanks for being patient!" We'll see how things fly. They're definitely one of my top choices, but I need to start making plans NOW for summer and fall.

02-24-07: Letter from Duke offering 60k scholarship. I sent my updated scholarship app about ten days prior.

03-08-07: No news for a while. I wish Michigan and Penn would offer some signs of life. Especially Michigan.

03-19-07: Oh, Michigan. Giver of that cold and bitter waitlist. I probably won't stay on, since my fiancee and I would like to know where we're going by early April.
I probably should have written the "Why Michigan?" essay.

03-27-07: Penn deferral. Not worth staying on, in my opinion, if they can't come to some sort of decision in 15 weeks.

03-30-07: UVA ASW. Totally awesome. Loved the school, the town, and everyone I met. Started apartment hunting. Cornered Jason Trujillo and found out what my scholarship $$ was going to be. Very pleased. 98% sure that I will be at UVA in the fall.

05-??-07: Penn waitlist, after I had already decided to go to UVA. Told them no thanks.

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Good luck
Thursday, October 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you too Joe. You're applying to an odd selection of lower-ranked schools, in addition to the T14 ones...

Congrats on BYU
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the BYU scholarship, I was offered a less substantial one but it did not say the terms for it being renewable. Did yours?

great job
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Great numbers. How long did you study for the LSAT and how? Any personal advice? Thanks.

Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the advice. that's the exact same book I am using. I just ordered another LSAT book to complement the learning. Thanks for the luck. Take care.

re: prophecy
Tuesday, October 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

hopefully you're right about the scholarship. I probably won't go to BYU but it's nice to have should I decide to stay in state in the next few months. Why didn't you apply to Harvard (or Stanford and Berkeley if you are looking at IP--are you)? I was a physics major too, but up at the U.