Actorman13 (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/19/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/11 Upd: 9 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/12 Upd: 9 years
University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/12 Upd: 9 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $86,500 Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/11 Upd: 9 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/11 Upd: 9 years
Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/12 Upd: 9 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/11 Upd: 9 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/11 Upd: 9 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/20/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/11 Upd: 9 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/19/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/04/11 Upd: 9 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/19/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/11 Upd: 9 years
Cornell University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/09/11 Upd: 9 years
Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/20/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/05/12 Upd: 9 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/19/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/12 Upd: 9 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.94
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Philosophy and Political Scien

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Now that my cycle is over and I'm attending my dream school (Stanford!!!!), I thought I would add further information to clarify my cycle and (hopefully) provide help-by-example to future applicants.

I believe my softs were what set me apart:

2011 Marshall Scholar
3-Time National Debate Champion
Published articles in philosophy and information systems journals
Critical Language Scholar- Korean

I also had the normal list of awards and distinctions from my university (top graduate, summa, departmental awards and scholarships, national merit, etc), (IMO) outstanding letters of recommendation, and tons of institutional support. Equally, I worked extremely hard on my personal statements. I basically used my marshall scholarship essay and adapted it for law school. I discussed homophobia, korean culture, and debate. I personalized each essay to the school and wrote a four-page Berkeley PS. I also wrote all supplemental essays and did Why X essays for every school except Stanford, Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, and NYU. If you'd like to read any of my essays, please let me know and I'd be happy to forward them to you.

I also applied early in the cycle. I think this made a dramatic difference.

Please let me know if I can provide any advice or insight into my cycle or your own applications. GOOD LUCK!

Additional info & updates

So excited, just got an email from Berkeley today (12/12/2011) and an admit call from NYU!! I'm floored by the early NYU call, seeing as my LSAT is so borderline.

Oh wow! Northwestern acceptance by email today. I'm shocked; I have no post-graduate work experience.

Dean Deal called this afternoon (1/5/2012). I don't know if I've ever been so excited. Head over heels...gah!!!!!!!

And in at Chicago! This cycle is shaping up to be pretty amazing...and wonderfully weird.

Penn called! The woman who called was exceedingly friendly. A very nice surprise.

And waitlisted at Columbia. Cycle over and I am going to Stanford!

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Tuesday, January 10 2012 at 04:55 AM

Congrats on Stanford!!!!!!! Hopefully leaves you drooling at the mouth.

99anonymous
Wednesday, January 11 2012 at 02:03 PM

Thank you so much! I have to say, I'm pretty damn thrilled. It is an absolutely amazing school.

Wednesday, January 11 2012 at 05:10 PM

Did you do a Northwestern interview?

99anon
Thursday, January 12 2012 at 09:04 PM

@anon: yes, I did an interview in early November for Northwestern. It was with an alumni though, not on campus.

Problems
Friday, January 13 2012 at 06:58 AM

I wish I had your cycle.

Personal Statement Advice?
Friday, January 04 2013 at 11:27 AM

Hi Actorman13, First, congrats on getting in and completing your first semester at Stanford Law! What a feat! Based on your Extracurricular Information on LSN (thank you for sharing your experience btw), I was really curious how you strategized your personal statement. I'm an Asian American female, studied Poli-Sci at Columbia (graduate of 2011) currently working as a financial consultant. Given that Stanford is also my dream school, I wanted to ask you if you could be kind enough to share your personal statement. I understand that you're probably extremely busy right now as a LS student, but please let me know if this is possible. Thank you.

99hrho88
Personal Statement Advice?
Friday, January 04 2013 at 11:29 AM

Hi Actorman13, First, congrats on getting in and completing your first semester at Stanford Law! What a feat! Based on your Extracurricular Information on LSN (thank you for sharing your experience btw), I was really curious how you strategized your personal statement. I'm an Asian American female, studied Poli-Sci at Columbia (graduate of 2011) currently working as a financial consultant. Given that Stanford is also my dream school, I wanted to ask you if you could be kind enough to share your personal statement. I understand that you're probably extremely busy right now as a LS student, but please let me know if this is possible. Thank you.

Essays
Thursday, January 31 2013 at 02:14 PM

I'm applying this coming cycle and would love to read your essays.