mcelligott1 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/22/07 Rec: 01/29/07 Comp: 02/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/07 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Pennsylvania Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $63,000 Sent: 01/22/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/07 Upd: 15 years
Duke University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 177
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.84
  • Degree GPA: 3.84
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: History and Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Student Body President of the University of Iowa

Member of Presidential Search Committee

Co-Chair of the United Way Students Campaign

Member of the Lecture Committee

Executive of University Democrats

Former intern for Senator Tom Harkin

Letters of Rec from:

The Provost

Faculty Senate President and constitutional law professor (and text book writer)

Additional info & updates

Love Yale. Love New Haven. Withdrawing from all other schools tomorrow! YLS 2010!

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Index
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

What is the "INDEX"? I am the least prepared person for applying to law school

thanks
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

I have no clue what im doing. obviously

Advice
Wednesday, July 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Does anyone have advice to what schools I should be applying to? A couple of my schools may be out of reach I dont really know. I am trying to gauge things from looking at other user's information

impressive
Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Even though you applied later in the cycle, I'm sure with your #'s and being student body prez you're a sure thing at most schools. Early congrats!

nothing
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

is out of reach for you! Good luck, though you definitely don't need it.

someone with MY numbers?
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

says the better-lsat score and better-gpa person. I am very jealous, by the way. I love checking for Iowans and Misourians; they are so underrepresented in law schools outside the midwest. I did inded go to Grinnell, and I gotta tell you...Vilsack gave our commencement address and WARNED US TO BE PREPARED TO KILL TERRORISTS IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM. It gets capitals because 1) he's a democract and 2) he was talking to one of the most left-wing, hippie, tree-hugging, pacifist schools in the country. So I'm glad you worked for Harkin and not for Vilsack. Way to go on that one :) So I'll wrap it up and just say this: 1) You are awesome 2) Iowa City is awesome 3) taking the lsat during the homecoming game in 10/05 was not the smarted idea I've ever had 4) Iowa is so cute. Fin.

ha
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

smarted = smartest wow.

yikes
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

okay, you're cleared in my book. If it's not too invasive a question, I was wondering why you went to Iowa instead of Grinnell, if you like it so much?

sword fighting
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

that would Dag. You probably visited on Field Day. That's hilarious! I didn't know anything about Grinnell before I went there. I went to a college counselor who said, "Go to Grinnell" and I said, "Okay." The end.

Duke Scholarship
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Nah, the scholarship offer was a few weeks after the acceptance letter. Good luck with that and with your other schools! I'm sure you'll get in everywhere with those numbers and soft factors.

There is nothing more productive...
Sunday, September 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

...than the last minute. As a Duke alum who lived off campus senior year, do yourself a favor and live halfway down 15-501 toward Chapel Hill in any of those developments behind the Chili's area.

don't freak out!
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yes, my interview with TStock was preceded by an email that said something like that. You really shouldn't worry - especially with your numbers! Just try to be personable, and stay relaxed (I know, easier said than done).

you're welcome~
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm sure you have many acceptances coming your way, too. Good luck with T-STock!

re: wildly
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the note! I'm sure you'll cycle will be just a positive if not more so. Congrats on Duke, UVa, and many more to come.

no worries
Tuesday, July 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

its literally a phone call to just chat, he asks about a thesis if you have one, and he talks about your jobs etc.

yes to the party
Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

There should most definately be a midwest party! In Iowa City, perhaps? Congrats on Virginia and Duke. I'm sure you'll have more acceptances soon.

phone call
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

there are definitely a few people on here who got the phone call and were deferred (this cycle). I haven't checked too much into last year's cycle, so I don't know how many people get the phone call but don't get in. In general, it seems that you can't get in unless you get the phone call, so you are a step ahead of most everybody :) Even the waitlisted-accepted people from last year got a phone interview prior to being offered admission. I can't think of names right off the bat, but I definitely found them. I'll have to get back to you on that one.

BTW
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

mucho congratulations on getting the phone call! And how do you have people that don't like you? I also had a question for you regarding iowa student debt--does that include Iowa residents who study elsewhere, students from everywhere who come to Iowa to study, or iowa residents who stay in Iowa for school? Also, is it only public school attendees, or does it include private schools students as well?

Response
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yep, I did have the phone convo with Toby Stock before the HLS acceptance. It was short, casual and very low stress. Way back in November though so I don't remember everything we talked about.

!
Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Harvard!

re: which school
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Leaning toward HLS right now, although CLS is still in the running (the Hamilton makes the decision more difficult). Congrats on the H-bomb!

hls, etc.
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

As far as I can tell, almost everyone had a "bad" Harvard phone interview. Mine certainly seemed pretty disastrous at the time. Didn't make a difference. Or maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought. Anyway, the important thing is, now I get to consider HLS. And I am. Quite seriously. Will be visiting in the next month. Also visiting SLS and YLS. Waiting to hear about money from Chi and UVA. SLS and YLS are the ones I'm feeling best about this week, though.

Harvard
Saturday, March 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Do you recall whether you received the phone interview email before or after you went complete? Thanks

re: grades
Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Ya, I know what you meen. I am still in undergrad, but I guess I don't have much to complain about b/c I'm only taking 3 hours this semester (ya, 1 class, I know, my roomates give me quite a bit of slack). It's tough to get motivated my job or the 1 class. Next fall will be a reality check, I think.

Harvard
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

I may not be a farm boy, but it would be cool to have another midwesterner at HLS. You should be hearing from UMich and Columbia soon, they just got back to me within the week.

fabulous!
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

congrats on YLS! My advice: visit both schools.

Surprised about Michigan
Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Even though I love and adore Michigan, I'm shocked that they waitlisted you! I'd say that even though I've heard New Haven kinda sucks, you should go to Yale.

Congrats!
Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on making a decision!

:P
Thursday, September 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

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