joflo2005 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Cornell University Accepted D W Type: $21,000 Sent: 10/02/06 Rec: 10/03/06 Comp: 10/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/07 Upd: 17 years
Baylor University Accepted W Type: $100,000 Sent: 09/02/06 Rec: 09/11/06 Comp: 09/11/06 Inter: -- Dec: 10/09/06 Upd: 17 years
Northwestern University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: 11/01/06 Comp: 12/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/04/06 Rec: 10/20/06 Comp: 10/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/02/06 Rec: 09/18/06 Comp: 10/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 17 years
Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/03/06 Rec: 10/05/06 Comp: 10/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/06 Upd: 17 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/17/06 Rec: 10/31/06 Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
University of Texas Austin Accepted W Type: RA $21,000 Sent: 10/04/06 Rec: 10/20/06 Comp: 11/03/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania Accepted D W Type: RA Sent: 10/03/06 Rec: 10/13/06 Comp: 10/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Notre Dame Accepted W Type: $36,000 Sent: 10/04/06 Rec: 10/06/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 09/02/06 Rec: 09/25/06 Comp: 11/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/06 Upd: 17 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/17/06 Rec: 09/19/06 Comp: 10/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
George Mason University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/15/06 Rec: 11/16/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/07 Upd: 17 years
Washington University in St Louis Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 09/02/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/02/06 Rec: 09/07/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/07 Upd: 17 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/18/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/07 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 168
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 4.0
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Decline to share

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Variety of EC involvement

Additional info & updates

Fee waivers:

Vanderbilt
Baylor
University of Illinois
Washington University
University of Virginia
Pepperdine
George Mason
University of Michigan
William and Mary
Valparaiso
Indiana University
Washington & Lee
Some others, too

Fee waiver from Michigan included a lovely HAND-WRITTEN note from Dean of Admission, Sarah Zearfoss, complimenting my academic history. Michigan has an amazing PR "campaign". Very nice personal touch!

A few "completes" are approximate as didn't keep close tabs on it.

Two pages from UT in business envelope with acceptance letter and some other details arrived via USPS on November 13, ten days after completion notification.

Large envelope with nice Michigan blue folder, acceptance letter, specifics of acceptance, and a DVD arrived via USPS on November 11, four days after the status checker changed from "complete" to "decision". Another personal, handwritten note from Sarah Zearfoss was included. Michigan really takes extra pains to make one feel welcomed. Thanks, Michigan, Sarah Z., and your excellent staff! Great news to get early in the cycle.

12/08/06 Received a letter by snail mail with a scholarship in the amount of $15,000 ($5,000 a year) from the University of Texas. They need to be notified by April 1, 2007 if the scholarship is going to be accepted.

12/13/06 Got a call from the dean of Vanderbilt Law School telling of acceptance. NICE!

12/22 Called Cornell and learned I am deferred

12/22 Thin white envelope, dated 12/15, received today from Penn with deferral notice and opportunity to send more info

01/03/07 - Just got a call from George Mason congratulating me on my acceptance. It was a friendly, personal phone call. Left me with a favorable impression.

01/07/07 - Received large white envelope from Illinois congratulating me on my acceptance and offering me $25,000 a year. Also received a small envelope from ND placing me on their "provisional list". I'm kind of disappointed about that, but maybe it won't make that much of a difference in the long run.
01/09/07 Rejected by letter: Harvard

01/15/07 Rejected by letter: Chicago. I LOVED Chicago!!

01/28/07 Large portfolio from Notre Dame with acceptance and a $36,000 scholarship. Very exciting!!!!!

01/29/07 Vanilla-colored business size envelope with nice acceptance letter from Virginia: WOW!!!

In mid Feb. got an email congratulating me on acceptance to Penn and giving a deadline for app for public service scholly.

03/01/07- Had nice phone interview with an admissions director from Cornell...about 20 minutes long.

03/07/07 got an acceptance email from Cornell today.

About a week later, got a phone call of acceptance from a lovely British lady at Penn....she was quite complimentary of the file. Nice.

Also got a mid Feb letter of deferral from Wash. U.

Seriously question the notion that most schools read/decide on apps in the order they are received. Mine were all, except for a few, sent the first 2 or 3 days they could be sent, and I'm in the LAST group to hear, Early Action, from both Penn and Cornell. So much for "going to the mat" to get the apps in the door first!!!!

3/28 UT sent a letter awarding the Townes-Rice scholarship which increases the UT scholarship by $6,000. Very generous when considering the very low instate tuition.

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Good luck too!
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey -- Just wanted to tell YOU good luck as well and again, congrats on the Baylor scholarship.

Admissions offer
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hi, Lin; Yes, the status checker gave my complete message on 11-03. The offer of admission came in a business sized cream-colored envelope in today's mail. Any merit money offers are to be mailed two weeks after the admissions letter was mailed. HOpe this helps, Joflo2005

On ND
Thursday, November 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Great job on Notre Dame (with $$ at that)...and big congrats on the many of your other acceptances.

penn
Friday, November 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on penn, I assume the date is a mistake but no biggie. How did you hear?

Penn Law
Thursday, November 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Same numbers...acceptance into Penn differed by only about 2 minutes...cool...

Penn!
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your Penn acceptance!!! How did you find out? Did you submit any additional material after your deferral letter?

penn!
Thursday, July 13 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats!!!! Did you submit additional materials after your deferral? Is so, what did you send?

Thanks
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats, guys. I actually didn't send in any additional materials and was contacted by phone and email about the decision.

Thanks
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats, guys. I actually didn't send in any additional materials and was contacted by phone and email about the decision.

OOPS!
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Actually forgot: did send a cover letter with an acceptance letter for a D.C. internship...as a follow-up after deferral from Penn.

cornell!
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

wow! the first of the deferred to be admitted! congratulations? any idea where you're leaning towards - michigan, penn?...

hmm
Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

is this joseph florence?

decision...
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm really struggling with the decision: Penn, UMich, and UVA (and Cornell, for that matter) are all enticing, each in its own way. And, no, I'm not Joseph Florence...

Cornell
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Cornell indicated that they would like to talk with me, but I had to initiate the phone call. Apparently, they have two days a week on which they do phone interviews, so I called in response to their indication of continued interest and set up a phone interview with them.