Griffneedslaw (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
1 University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted A ED $55,000 09/06/12 09/06/12 09/14/12 -- 5 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
2 University of Virginia F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
University of Oregon F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
Northwestern University F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
New York University F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W -- -- -- 12/03/12 5 years
George Washington University F graph Accepted W -- -- -- 12/05/12 5 years
4 Brigham Young University F graph Accepted W $15,000 09/04/12 01/14/13 -- -- 5 years
Boston College graph Pending W 09/04/12 -- -- -- 5 years
3 Cornell University F graph Rejected 08/16/12 08/17/12 -- 11/27/12 6 years

Applicant Information

Econ (Pl Sc minor)

Demographic Information

In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Intern with Judge
2 years volunteer
Research experience
Good Recommendation


Scholar ship is total amount offered for the 3 years I'll be in school. I am assuming Penn's offer was need based mostly!

Law School Predictor (Predict/Result):

UPenn - 16% (Deny/Accepted)
Georgetown - 27% (Deny/Accepted)
George Washington - 52% (Consider/Accepted)
Cornell - 29% (Consider/Deny)
Withdrew from all other schools

9/4 - Sent out Cornell app a day after it opened. All my other apps have been sent within a week of applications opening up. I am hoping this gives me some what of a boost. We'll see what happens, I hear that we should expect good things for splitters but I'm still a little nervous. Wish I could have earned a few extra points on the LSAT

Interviewed with NU addcom. Enjoyable interview, very casual. Exactly what I head heard and read to expect.

Interviewed with an Alumnus from Georgetown. The guy was awesome and really did a good job selling Georgetown.

11/20 E-mail from BU saying my App is under review and I should expect an answer soon

11/27 Rejected from Cornell. Sad wasn't really set on Cornell but I wasn't expecting to get dinged right off the bat.

11/3 just received my acceptance letter in the mail. GULC is becoming more and more appealing it is still just way too expensive.

12/6 Received an invite to do a phone interview with Dean Post. Was surprised since I had never heard of this before. I know of at least one other person who had the the interview (ED as well)

12/7 Had the interview with Dean Post. Immediate reaction: Couldn't get a read from Dean Post on how they were feeling about my application. Asked why law right now, why do I want to move to Penn, how do I plan to participate in on campus activities. To be honest I thought I did poorly seeing as how Dean Post was mostly neutral in her reaction to my answers.

12/8 ACCEPTED TO UPENN!!!!! I couldn't believe it. Especially after the interview. I cant wait to go to Philly. UPenn is seriously my number 1 by far.

1/14 Accepted into BYU. I don't really understand since I emailed them asking to withdraw my application. But oh well I guess it provides an extra data point for LSN.

As a side note I was accepted into GW on the same day Via E-mail but I am withdrawing my applications from all other schools and taking my talents to PHILLY!!!

Good luck everyone else on your cycles!!

1/14 Accepted into BYU. I don't really understand since I emailed them asking to withdraw my application.

2/25 Just received an e-mail linking me to UPenn's aid decision. 50,000$ need based over the next three years! This is way more than I had expected.

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, September 06 2012 at 09:01 PM

Good Luck on your cycle man. Hopefully Penn shows you some love.

- lilCali24
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, November 29 2012 at 07:18 PM

Greetings from California! We have similar numbers so I'll definitely be following you : ) Good Luck

- raekaya
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 10 2012 at 09:34 AM

Wow, congratulations on Penn! If you don't mind sharing, what do you think was most special about your application that secured acceptance for you?

- Hope
  • Wednesday, December 12 2012 at 07:55 AM

Thanks hope. Yeah I think what stood out was my why Penn essay. I really like the interdisciplinary emphasis of UPenn. They really are just a solid school across all of their graduate programs. Other than that I cant really say what might have stood out. Median LSAT 170 but below 25% GPA 3.2 I was expecting WL at best. Good luck!

- Griffneedslaw
  • BC
  • Sunday, December 16 2012 at 09:30 AM

hi there, congrats on Penn!! just wondering if you've heard from BC yet? theyre making me nervous :-/

- tarohead
  • Monday, December 17 2012 at 03:34 PM

Taro I withdrew my other apps once I got Penn ED! Your numbers seem competitive so I would say you shouldn't worry much!

- Griffneedslaw
  • Friday, January 04 2013 at 12:30 PM

Hope the FOB is treating you well ;) Are there a lot of people from the department headed to law school this year?

- hohenheim
  • Thursday, January 10 2013 at 03:23 PM

@hohenheim haha the FOB is as ugly as ever. I always wonder if BYU will ever pony up and get the Econ department a real building. From what I can tell there are a handful. I personally know 3 other Econ majors and I am sure there are a few others.

- Griffneedslaw
  • Thursday, February 07 2013 at 05:45 AM

Congrats on Penn, thanks for withdrawling from WUSTL (it's my #1). Good luck!

- dsharp
  • byu scholarship
  • Thursday, February 07 2013 at 03:20 PM

did you really get a scholarship to byu? i thought you need to have at least a 236 index number in order to be considered for a scholarship there. have they changed their requirements?

- zcngawaka
  • Monday, February 11 2013 at 03:07 PM

@zcngawaka Yep I really did. I don't know why but it was offered in my acceptance letter.

- Griffneedslaw
  • Wednesday, February 27 2013 at 09:00 PM

Congrats on UPenn!

- reachingfort14

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