thatwaywardguy (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 North Carolina Chapel Hill Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: 01/08/08 Comp: 02/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/02/08 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Maryland Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/05/08 Rec: 01/08/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/08 Upd: 16 years
#1 Wake Forest University F Accepted A Type: RA $15,750 Sent: 01/04/08 Rec: 01/08/08 Comp: 01/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 16 years
#1 George Washington University PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/11/08 Rec: 01/14/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/08 Upd: 16 years
#3 Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 01/08/08 Rec: 01/10/08 Comp: 01/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/08 Upd: 16 years
#2 Emory University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/08 Rec: 01/07/08 Comp: 01/24/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 16 years
#3 George Mason University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/08/08 Rec: 01/09/08 Comp: 01/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/08 Upd: 16 years
#3 American University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/11/08 Rec: 01/15/08 Comp: 02/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/08 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.55
  • Degree GPA: 3.54
  • School Type: Lower Tier Public University
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

-- High School English/Theatre teacher (3 years -- straight out of undergrad)
-- Many leadership activities within a prestigious learning community at the university I attended.
-- Biased towards urban/biotech job opportunities (moving with SO)
-- Biased towards scholarship $$$ (listed as per year when awarded)

Additional info & updates

1/6/08: Just finished my first batch of applications, and man does my list look small compared to some others on here. Then again, what can I say? I am poor. I can only afford to apply to so many schools, and while a 164 LSAT is solid I have some specific regional biases. As of now, I'd be happy to go to any of the schools I've applied sure beats teaching. May still apply to UGA, W&M, and GM.

1/8/08: Another excitingly mundane update. Applied to Temple and GM and received twice as many fee waivers as I expected. I love (those kind of) surprises!

1/11/08: Decided to apply to GW even if I'm not confident in my ability to get in. Also applied to American. Looks like the SO has some nice job leads in the DC area, so I better broaden my search there.

1/18/08: I'm finally going complete at a few places, and have already received one acceptance email. Unfortunately, it was from Florida Coastal (which I wasn't even considering), and unfortunately their email read like a standard "fill in the blank" advertisement. Oh well, I'll get some good news in a month or so.

1/23/08: My dates are a little off because the mail ran a bit slow, but great news! Got my first acceptance today to Wake Forest. Hooray! I finally have a ticket out of teaching!

1/25/08: Wow, I feel like I'm having a fast cycle. Accepted at UMD.

2/2/08 Received an acceptance package from Temple's Beasley School of Law today. While I applied there more for the fee waiver, getting a $15,000 a year scholarship is both nice and worth considering.

2/4/08 Some big news: I just got accepted to GW's law school. I wasn't expecting to get into the full time program, so I applied part time. I was already going to visit the DC area schools this weekend, so call this another place to stop and say hello.

2/25/08 The news pipeline has been quite dry. That being said, I was accepted to American University today, but I am going to go ahead and withdraw my acceptance (if that's what it's called). American was my backup option in DC, and obvious was an option that I did not need.

2/27/08 Adjusted my rankings based on information about the school, location, and my own personal preferences. I have never really been one to go with the crowd, and it would appear that choosing which law school to attend is no exception.

2/28/08 A flat out rejection from GM! I'm a little surprised that it was a straight-up ding, but I don't feel bad about it. The school was starting to really slip off my radar.

3/26/08: Just when I was expecting to not know anything else until April, I get a small envelope from Emory saying I'm on their waitlist. I'm not terribly surprised, considering that it took them so long to get back to me. However, I've had them ranked in my "2nd tier" for how long? No tears here.

4/2/08: My cycle is over...hooray! I guess I did okay. Just got an acceptance email from UNC. While I would rather go to Wake if I decide to stay in state because that would mean that I wouldn't have to relocate, it does bring up what's going to be a deciding factor: financial aid. So far I've only heard from Temple (when I got my acceptance) and American (after I withdrew...ironically). That's going to play a big role for who I'll be mailing my check to on April 15th. I'll post those updates as they come, but for now it's nice to hear from everyone.

4/7/08: Surprising news! Got a half tuition scholarship from Wake. Hooray! Have to stay within the top 2/3 of the class to get full benefit, which could be stressful. But I'm confident! And if I don't make that cut, I still get quarter it's not like I lose it. Can I get a sigh of relief?

4/12/08: And now all there is left to do is wait for law school to start. I've visited so many places and have thought long and hard, but Wake, especially with the scholarship, is the best fit. I love UMD's clinical opportunities and GW's campus, but it's Wake for me.

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Good luck!!!
Tuesday, July 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

That's a nice list. I'd recommend you apply to at least a few more though just in case.

Thursday, September 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you too! I would definitely suggest applying to UGA. No other college town compares with Athens, undergrad or law.

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! you should definitely apply to GW. You're numbers are a little better than mine. Do it!! Good luck.

Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah we have similar numbers but your ECs look much better than mine(nothing significant). GL with your applications.

Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

for the good wishes . . . but I'm starting to get a little bit discouraged. Good luck to you, too, I'll keep my eye out!

best of luck
Friday, August 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yes, very similar numbers... I think that you are right about GWU being a difficult to get into. Still, I'd say you have a good chance.

you got it
Saturday, January 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

hey, you probably have a solid shot at some of those "not applied" schools in CA, you should go for it! i know it's expensive, i'm feelin the pain too. best of luck!

Tuesday, March 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks. We have pretty similar numbers. Good luck to you, let me know how it goes.

Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

^oops sorry I was logged out! That was me!

Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats, I feel really LUCKY considering my first LSAT. Looks like congratulations is in order for you as well! WF is a great school! Good luck with the rest of your cycle :)

Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

congrats on your recent acceptance!

Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the comments. Good luck with UNC, GW, and Emory. UNC In-State (assuming you are) seems like a great deal.

Re: You rock
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks! I didn't think I posted enough on TLS to get noticed there. What's your user name on TLS? Your numbers are great and I'm sure you've got way more than a solid shot at Emory. Your cycle also seems to be moving along really quickly. Good luck on everything and yes, we may be classmates at Emory next year.

Saturday, November 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

thanks. : ) congrats to you on wake forest.

Tuesday, December 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I was more than shocked!! If you end up at Wake, and your SO needs help finding a job, my current job is at a great biotech company in Winston and I also know of a few others.

Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM


Friday, August 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Nice acceptance. Apparently its the place to be in DC. Congrats

Congrats on GW!
Sunday, February 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I definitely want to get LS over with ASAP so I dunno about part time programs but if things don't go as planned I'll definitely look into it :)

Tuesday, October 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Heyy.. Congrats on getting in! Are you heading to DC?

Friday, January 11 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks, you too!

Saturday, November 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

congrats on gw!

Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

hope you hear from UNC soon too!

Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

hope you hear soon too

Why Maryland over UNC
Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hi I am also a NC instate who has been accepted to Maryland, but am still waiting to hear back from UNC and was wondering why you prefer Maryland to UNC. Any info would be great. Congrats on all your success.

Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the info. I too am hearing a lot of negative about UNC and when I called to check on my status they were very rude. Are you planning on attending maryland or are you leaning towards GW??

Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just wondering what all you have heard about Maryland and the area??

PT Jobs
Friday, February 08 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on GW. I'm also thinking of going to a PT program in DC and I was wondering what type of job you were planning on getting in the area? I am wary of over committing....

Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your support. I think people forget if you are an NC resident its a lot easier to get into NC. I really really like maryland and have to wait until the financial aid package comes out in mid april to see if its realistic. I do know from a source at the law school they are behind but will make decisions by May 1st. Are you planning on going to any of Maryland's addmitted student days in any of the cities?? Good Luck with the rest of the cycle and always nice to hear from a fellow Carolinian.

wake forest
Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the congrats ! youve got some great options as well! I actually got it last thursday but i went to the ASD on saturday and they said they would be sending out a lot this week!

Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

yeah i was really impressed with the ASD, i just cant stay here for 3 more years. haha yes i got a ton of questions about the area

Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, and good luck to you, too. Have a good summer; I'll see you at Wake in the fall

Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! Congrats to you, too. Any idea of where you're headed? I wish UNC had gotten back to us a few weeks earlier. I'd have a lot more time to research them.

Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Wake and best of luck there. I think its maryland for me; its hard to turn down instate at UNC but I really like the clinics and the area of UMD so its what is. Good Luck again!

Monday, December 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

congrats on wake! ill be joining you, check out the class of 2011 group on facebook.

Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your decision to attend Wake! Good luck during 1L :)

Thursday, September 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

What an amazing cycle! Awesome scholarship to WFU. Good luck during 1L!

Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

I hope you enjoy Wake -- now that our cycles are over, we can look forward to being 1Ls!