jtoro (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Boston College Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of South Carolina Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Indiana University Bloomington Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
College of William and Mary Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Emory University Accepted W Type: RA $22,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Miami F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Mercer University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Georgia Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 Columbia University F WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/06 Upd: 16 years
#3 Duke University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/10/06 Upd: 16 years
#1 Harvard University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
#2 Georgetown University F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 09/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Georgia State University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Virginia Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 16 years
Vanderbilt University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Florida Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.86
  • Degree GPA: 3.86
  • School Type: Medium-sized Public
  • Major: Philosophy, English, and Polit

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

-Debate Team Vice-President
-Philosophical Society President
-Philosophy Honor's Society
-Prelaw Society Founding Father, PR Director, and Treasurer
-Intramural Soccer champion
-Volunteer Tutor for Geology, Microeconomics, and Latin
-Activities Coordinator at local elementary after school program
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Interested in Litigation, esp., Appellate Litigation. So, GULC's clinic in this area is really sounding nice. Also, possibility of obtaining a Judicial clerkship is of prime importance to me. Please leave me any advice on which schools would be best for these goals.

-As a random point, I just wanted to mention a problem I have with the USW&N Rankings: They indubitably influence the rankings just as much (if not more) than they "accurately" reflect the best national law schools. In other words, the same schools are ranked T14 years after year because they were ranked in that highly-coveted group in the previous years, and people take that into consideration when gauging a school's "prestige." That said, I admit that I do consider rankings as one of the factors I consider.

Additional info & updates

-National Who's Who/National Dean's List
-Hope Scholarship Recipient
-Research paper symposium presentor
-Nominated for outstanding Junior
-Dean's/President's List
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-Baylor: Dean's Excellence Scholarship (full tuition)
-Mercer: Full Tuition Scholarship
-IU-Bloomington Full Scholarship
-Miami: 16k for 3 yrs
-William and Mary: 14k anually
-UGA: 3k per yr (in-State).
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-Letter from Georgetown 11-23!!! I'm elated.
-Email from UVA informing me that my application status has been changed to "decision." Cross your fingers for me!!
-Recent Rejection from UVA has narrowed my options a bit. I am leaning towards GULC at this point, but a Duke acceptance and/or scholarship could make me rethink that. Let me know if you're GULC-BOUND! ( I am assuming, safely I am sure, that Harvard and Yale and Columbia, though waitlisted, are no-go's.)
2-17: Deferred at Harvard. . ..Guess they are just delaying the inevitable
4-2-06: It's getting close to decision-making time. Looks like I'll be heading to GULC this Fall. I still don't know what Duke is doing; they are taking way too damn long. Right now, I plan to send my deposit to GULC by 4-18-06. I plan on living on campus and enrolling in curriculum B, the philosophical study (if I can get in it). Finally, I excitedly anticipate meeting my fellow GULC 09'ers!
-It's finally over!! I sent in my deposit today (4-17) to GULC. See you there in the fall.

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Congrats...and Thanks...
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

on the acceptances...and...for the encouragement

IU-B
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your spread! How'd you hear from IU-B?

I hear ya!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm tempted to, but I would just have a real hard time passing up on somewhere like G-town just because it's expensive.

Curriculum B
Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. Despite "more" reading, it might be "better" reading for types like us. I think it would be a great curriculum and a change from the standard (read: oft dreaded) first year courses. You are having a great season so far. Congrats and good luck - I'll be keeping an eye on your profile!

Thanks
Sunday, November 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats on Columbia! Congrats on your 8 acceptances, and good luck with your pending applications!!!

Tks!!
Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

For your encouragement! Hey, we are both waitlisted at Columbia. Do you buy the "we will evaluate the application in June again" thing seriously? What are the odds?

Q re: UVA
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

May I ask when you went complete at UVA? Sorry to bring up a sore spot (so far your only one, though -- congrats!), but I have almost the same numbers and am waiting to hear from them. Thanks!

Withdrawls
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I will withdraw from a school when I am 100% sure that I won't attend it. Right now, I am in the process of withdrawing from several. However, I am going to wait on W&M as I am not completely sure that I won't go there. That scholsrship is enticing. So, while I appreciate your admonition, I will continue going by the method that I have laid out. No hard feelings, and, like I said, once I am completely sure that I won't attend, I will promptly withdraw from W&M to free up space for other fellow '06 1L's.

Top Pick
Thursday, July 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

My #1 is Michigan right now. I am still hoping for a Chicago or Penn acceptance. It would be a tough choice between those three. I have a good feeling that a H ding is on its way. What about you?

Congrats
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, its Chris, Andrew's buddy from Mercer. Congrats on your impressive acceptances especially to Georgetown. I guess Georgetown puts UGA out of the running, but it is still where I plan on ending up. Also I was wondering if you retook the LSAT? Good luck at G-Town if you end up there.

GULC vs Duke
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

First off, congrats on your acceptances so far. I'm sure you will have the "pleasure" of getting to choose between Duke and GULC as well. There are a couple of reasons why I am considering GULC over Duke right now. 1) financial aid.. I've been talking to GULC's office and it looks like I'm going to be getting a significant amount of need based grants. 2) Location, location, location.. I'm much more a DC boy than a rural NC guy. 3) Visit. When I visited GULC I fell in love with it and I'm not too sure I'll get the chance to visit Duke. That said, nothing is set in stone. The joint-degree program at Duke sounds incredible to me, and I do sort of like the small, intimate feel I think you'd find at Duke. But I'm rambling. Best of luck!

Emory Scholarship
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

The scholarship was included in the acceptance letter. Congrats on all of your acceptances!

thanks =)
Monday, October 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey- Thanks for the congrats on GULC, same to you! Did you attend the admitted students weekend? I was there - fell in love with the school. I can't wait to be there in the fall... Anyways, you have my email address - feel free to email if youd like to talk more. I almost never check this site anymore since I'm decided, but it would be great to get in touch with some future classmates... Good luck with your decision!

Congrats.
Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Georgetown. It's a great option. :)

Duke Waitlist
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I already informed Duke that I shall not remain on the waitlist. Good luck with getting off of it yourself.

I suppose I could have . . .
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

remarked on the rankings more laconically, but I wouldn't be thinking like a lawyer if i did, now would I? Come one, it's never to early to start preparing for a career in pontificatory long-windedness.