ContinentalOp (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Stanford University F graph WL, Rejected 10/17/09 -- 10/22/09 08/31/10 7 years
Harvard University F graph WL, Rejected D 10/17/09 -- 10/21/09 08/17/10 8 years
Columbia University F graph WL, Rejected D 10/17/09 -- 10/28/09 08/12/10 8 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted A $78,000 10/17/09 -- 10/22/09 12/14/09 8 years
University of California Berkeley F graph Accepted W $75,000 10/17/09 -- 10/22/09 12/04/09 8 years
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W 10/17/09 -- 10/19/09 03/11/10 8 years
Yale University F graph Rejected 10/17/09 -- 10/27/09 01/27/10 8 years
University of Southern California F graph Accepted W 10/17/09 -- 10/26/09 12/21/09 8 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $45,000 10/17/09 -- 11/05/09 12/10/09 8 years
University of Chicago F graph Accepted W 10/17/09 -- 10/23/09 01/14/10 8 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $144,000 10/17/09 -- 10/27/09 11/17/09 8 years
New York University F graph Pending W 10/17/09 -- 11/03/09 -- 8 years
George Washington University F graph Accepted W $105,450 10/17/09 -- 11/06/09 01/06/10 8 years
Fordham University F graph Accepted W $75,000 10/17/09 -- 11/03/09 12/03/09 8 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted W $105,000 10/17/09 -- 10/23/09 11/16/09 8 years
Duke University F graph Pending W 10/17/09 -- 10/25/09 -- 8 years
Cornell University F graph Accepted W $90,000 10/17/09 -- 10/30/09 12/08/09 8 years
Boston University F graph Accepted W 10/17/09 -- 10/29/09 12/03/09 8 years

Applicant Information

Large Public
Two Social Sciences

Demographic Information

Puerto Rican/White
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Nothing too impressive.


I had a JR1 in November 2009.
My financial aid awards are need and merit combined over three years (but most of the funds are need-based). My award from Berkeley is a matching scholarship (based on Penn's offer).

Visitor Comments

  • Sunday, November 22 2009 at 08:27 PM

So jealous of the JR1. Really hoping I get one soon. Congrats man!

- anonymous
  • Hey
  • Monday, November 23 2009 at 06:29 AM

I trust that the JR1 interview went well, I'm anxiously awaiting one. Your cycle should turn out just A OK. Nice numbers by the way, they look familiar.

- MunnerExtraordinaire
  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, November 24 2009 at 10:17 AM

Congrats on Georgetown (and UCLA with scholly!), my near number twin!!

- starrydecisus
  • Tuesday, November 24 2009 at 03:42 PM

I'd give it a few more days for your JR2.... four days is a bit quick ;) Congrats with everything else though! We have close stats...I'm waiting for my JR1! Best of luck.

- HLS2012
  • Harvard
  • Wednesday, November 25 2009 at 04:06 AM

Hey man, yeah you too. I sort of doubt more are coming today, but maybe we'll sneak into one of the December batches.

- crackberry
  • thanks!
  • Wednesday, November 25 2009 at 09:32 PM

I was checkin you out a few days ago I think. It seems like JR sent a bunch of JR1's to URMs recently, so maybe he is considering us all together. Anyways I think you'll get good news soon enough ;) Check your pm's for my stats. Best of luck!!!

- booby87
  • yay!
  • Thursday, December 03 2009 at 05:21 PM

Congrats on BU, twin! Now, if only I could get MY phone call.... :)

- starrydecisus
  • Congrats on the JR1!
  • Monday, December 07 2009 at 04:18 PM

I hope a JR2 is on its way for you! Also, for my sake, since I'm in the "not usually accepted this early but had an early JR1" boat. I guess admits traditionally go out on Mondays?

- bottomshelf
  • woo!
  • Monday, December 07 2009 at 07:43 PM

You're just racking up the acceptances! Awesomeeeee getting into Berkeley!!!! I love when law schools give 168s some love :)

- starrydecisus
  • woop!
  • Thursday, December 10 2009 at 07:30 AM

More 168 love :) Congrats on Michigan!!!! I just got accepted to UVA!!!!

- starrydecisus
  • hmmm...
  • Thursday, December 10 2009 at 11:27 AM

good question! It varies with the school. I was strong considering applying ED to GWU for the scholly chance, but wanted to wait until I received as many decisions back as possible before the Dec. 15 deadline. I've pretty much decided to just apply there RD now that I'm in at GTown and UVA. The rest of the schools had something complicated about their application--i.e. additional essays, etc.--that I just haven't been able to really focus on with the semester of school winding down/finals/etc. Applications just suck the life out of me! I know it usually helps to apply earlier rather than later, but since I applied to many schools, I slowed down.

- starrydecisus
  • You just keep piling them on
  • Friday, December 11 2009 at 03:50 PM

Evidently Berkeley wasn't enough for you in early December, clearly you needed Michigan and Cornell too, lol. Congrats man I'm very happy for you. I dont even know you yet I feel like your success is my success, must be the bond of number twins.

- MunnerExtraordinaire
  • Looks like you don't have to be jealous
  • Saturday, December 12 2009 at 07:01 AM

about Michigan anymore! congrats!

- bottomshelf
  • Stanford / Harvard
  • Sunday, December 13 2009 at 08:39 AM

Hey thanks man, I appreciate the well-wishes. I'll be watching closely to see if you and some of the other JR2-less people get a call from Harvard, so hang tough.

- crackberry
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 14 2009 at 09:48 PM

I'm in love with you. Will you marry me?

- D.V.B.
  • woo!!
  • Tuesday, December 15 2009 at 06:47 AM

congrats on Cornell, Michigan, Penn, etc.!! You're just pullin in the acceptances :)

- starrydecisus
  • haha...
  • Tuesday, December 15 2009 at 06:23 PM

I promise I'll get them in within the next two days!!!!

- starrydecisus
  • Sakura3210
  • Thursday, December 17 2009 at 02:10 PM

Congrats on your cycle so far, and good luck with the rest!

- Sakura3210
  • Tuesday, December 22 2009 at 08:24 PM

Hey congrats on your success so far! Just wondering what your softs were(PM me if you don't want to post it publicly)? Your numbers are solid, but I'm wondering what you thought made you stand out?

- HLS2012
  • Monday, January 04 2010 at 09:58 AM

AA male. Huge splitter though so my cycle was bound to be unpredictable. Congrats on all your great acceptances thus far. Hope HYS work out for you.

- slightlystoopid
  • Wednesday, January 06 2010 at 04:13 PM

Hey thanks :) Here's to good news for the both of us!

- HLS2012
  • Thanks
  • Monday, January 11 2010 at 10:37 AM

Hey thanks, congrats to you too on your acceptances so far, and good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- SR86
  • Harvard
  • Monday, January 11 2010 at 02:36 PM

Haha honestly I wish I knew the answer to that.

- crackberry
  • Hey sucks
  • Saturday, January 30 2010 at 04:31 PM

About Yale huh? Ah well, I guess there's still Harvard and Stanford, right?

- Sakura3210
  • Nope
  • Monday, February 01 2010 at 05:57 AM

JR apparently hasn't found me interesting (yet?) :( Gotta say, I'm suprised you haven't heard from NYU yet. I wouldn't worry though - they've probably got you in a money pile :)

- Sakura3210
  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, February 02 2010 at 03:35 PM

Wow - great cycle! Funny about Duke asking for an interview and your already into Stanford and Berkeley! I'm in the Harvard hold club too so best of luck!

- winterwonderland
  • ucla maybe?
  • Wednesday, February 03 2010 at 07:49 AM

hmm clearly I've spent a little too much time on TLS/LSN and maybe am thinking about Stanford a little too much too. but yes congrats on all the great acceptances anyways

- winterwonderland
  • Monday, February 08 2010 at 09:08 AM

hi Core- it's hannah87 from TLS. the one who went to the same "TTT Public" as you ;) wondering if you're in MHC? Also, I'm betting you're getting into NYU this week!

- braceypie
  • TTT
  • Monday, February 08 2010 at 09:59 AM

i am working full time, but it's not a legal's in the quality improvement dept at a hospital, which is sort of indirectly related to medical malpractice law, but i'm not particularly interested in that. i think the school name made it difficult for me to get a paralegal job post-grad. the BALA program at our TTT is actually what got me interested in law though, so i am grateful for that :)

- braceypie
  • nyu 168 acceptance
  • Tuesday, February 09 2010 at 09:56 AM

i'm going to go with good news,if only to make myself feel a little better! either way, you have some fantastic options to "fall back" on. GOOD LUCK!

- braceypie
  • columbia
  • Wednesday, February 10 2010 at 06:10 PM

boo. i have a feeling they're just trying to gauge your interest, though. i'm rooting for you!

- braceypie
  • Thursday, February 11 2010 at 01:15 PM

reserve at CLS. i think i'll ride it out. i have a good feeling about your hold!

- braceypie
  • Sunday, February 14 2010 at 11:13 AM

Thanks man! Good luck to you too! One question, how long after you went under review for Harvard did you get contacted for a JR1?

- CG614
  • Saturday, March 20 2010 at 09:27 AM

Lol, thanks. Congrats on your acceptances as well! I think someone from HSCN is going to bite for you. Besides you have Berkeley and Chicago, to name just a few, youre in a great position right now. Are you still going to the Berkeley ASW?

- MunnerExtraordinaire
  • Saturday, March 20 2010 at 10:25 AM

Makes sense, I would probably choose Chicago over NYU as well. I've already attended Harvard's ASW, it was great. They did an amazing job "selling" the school, not that they needed to. I plan on attending both Stanford's and Berkeley's ASWs. Of course if I get into Yale I will be attending their ASW as well.

- MunnerExtraordinaire
  • Saturday, March 20 2010 at 04:19 PM

thanks!!! the fordham $ is really great. i'm visiting UVa in april, but i'm leaning toward fordham now, just because virginia is pretty unrealistic in my situation. are you thinking chicago?? more nyu acceptances should be coming in the next week or two- i hope you get one!!

- braceypie
  • ...
  • Tuesday, April 06 2010 at 05:01 AM

Not a word from Harvard over here. But, silence is at least better than a ding. You were held by Columbia? Hopefully you hear something soon. You definitely leaning Penn with scholarship over Chicago?

- CG614
  • NYU slowness
  • Tuesday, April 06 2010 at 09:04 PM

it's so painful! i can't believe you haven't heard, either. big congrats on the michigan and upenn scholarships!!!!

- braceypie
  • Wish I knew, but...
  • Wednesday, April 07 2010 at 10:35 AM

I have a theory - our awesomeness shines like the sun, and they fear going blind if they look at our apps too long :D Thanks, and congrats to you too - that Penn scholly is nothing to frown at!

- Sakura3210
  • Tuesday, April 13 2010 at 09:14 AM

Haha, thank you. It was a single take and I have nothing terrible on my record. Completely free of disciplinary issues. There are a couple minor weaknesses and I guess my personal statement was kind of risky, but I think it's also that it's a really tough year. I feel really lucky and flattered that a T14 offered me so much money in this economy and cycle though, and a lot of people are telling me that this is better than Harvard at sticker, and maybe even Yale (I would definitely still take Yale over this though. Good luck with your top choices!

- CoaltoNewCastle
  • Waaaaitlist time!
  • Monday, April 19 2010 at 01:18 PM

Are you planning to stick it out to the bitter end like me? XD

- Sakura3210
  • Friday, June 25 2010 at 12:08 PM

Currently going to Penn... decided I'd rather be on the east coast this fall. What's your plan? Will I see you around?

- HLS2012
  • Sunday, July 04 2010 at 09:44 AM

It appears that the top schools didn't give you a URM boost :(

- anonymous
  • reply to anon
  • Wednesday, July 07 2010 at 10:55 AM

I think they did - i.e. the fin aid I got, my acceptance at Chi, and my HLS interview. I think it was a just a tough cycle. I am also half white and indicated as such in my app.

- ContinentalOp
  • Saturday, October 02 2010 at 09:23 AM

Which box did you check for ethnicity? Just Hispanic or also Caucasion? I'm curious because I'm half Argentinean half Greek and I don't know what to check. Thanks!

- anonymous

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