M51 (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Columbia University graph Accepted A ED 10/01/07 -- 11/08/07 12/04/07 13 years
2 New York University graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 11/05/07 -- 13 years
2 University of Chicago graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 10/03/07 -- 13 years
4 University of Pennsylvania graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 10/12/07 -- 13 years
4 Georgetown University graph Accepted W 10/01/07 -- 10/05/07 11/02/07 13 years
6 Cornell University graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 10/19/07 -- 13 years
6 University of Virginia graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 10/04/07 -- 13 years
8 Fordham University graph Accepted W 10/01/07 -- -- 11/20/07 13 years
8 George Washington University graph Pending W 10/01/07 -- 11/03/07 -- 13 years

Applicant Information

College of William and Mary
Philosophy and Government
250 out of 1000

Demographic Information

New Jersey

Extra Curricular Information

I'm headed to Columbia! =P

Philosophy Professor - My major adviser, analytic philosopher, Columbia Grad Alum (targeted letter), 4 classes including 2 seminars.
Government Professor - Political philosophy concentration, continental philosopher, 2 classes including 1 seminar.

Personal Statement - Nothing special, centers on the applications of philosophy, with a final paragraph tailored toward Columbia Law: ~800 words
Diversity Statement - About my transition to the US as an immigrant from China: ~1000 words

Model UN - Various Awards, Secretariat Member
Social Fraternity
Princeton Review Teacher (SAT, LSAT) - 15 hours/week
Law Internship - Beijing, China
Moderate Community Service Involvement

Winter Graduation
Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
Minor Disciplinary Record (Underage Possession x2 + Reckless Driving)


05/01 - Received need-based financial aid award from Columbia. It's not much, but it's something. For the record, they don't totally screw you over on the $$$ if you ED. It was pretty much what I expected to get.

12/08 - Received my physical letter from Columbia. Promptly withdrew from all other schools via e-mail. Good luck everyone!

12/04 - At 4:35PM, Columbia Law e-mailed me a .pdf of my acceptance letter for Early Decision. My cycle is now over.

11/20 - Fordham did not notify me about going complete. Straight to decision for an early Thanksgiving surprise. Their status checker also doesn't work.

11/02 - First acceptance of my cycle. Georgetown by snail mail, w/ a personalized note. I am officially in law school.

10/19 - Cornell has a status checker which I didn't know about until today. No e-mail for completion, so I really don't know when my file was actually completed.

10/03 - Chicago has my complete application now. That was really fast. Probably because they went paperless this year.

10/01 - Just finished hitting the submit button 9 times for the 9 Law Schools I'm applying to. Total time for generating applications, checkout, directing LORs took almost an hour. Total bill came out to ~$800 (no fee waivers). Now we play the waiting game...

09/26 - LORs received by LSAC. They were sent out only 4 days prior. Nice work LSAC.

09/09 - Finished editing on all applications, personal statements, attachments, etc. Will continue to error-check until LORs come.

07/30 - Transcript GPA problem is fixed, GPA .01 lower than what my college reports, due to me receiving more A-s than B+s.

07/18 - LSAC missed one of my classes on the transcript, resulting in 3 less credits and a lower GPA (of course, they forget the class I got an A in).

Visitor Comments

  • hi
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 11:47 PM

good luck with your cycle! i wish i had your lsat :) as you from china/taiwan or born here?

- jtliou
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 10:40 AM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 01:49 PM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 05:27 PM

See you at Columbia! I'm so excited!

- darkknight
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 12:56 PM

because Columbia is amazing. I would know :)

- sarahbell127
  • Columbia
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 11:10 AM

I see that you were accepted at Columbia and are attending. I have not heard anything from them and I'm wondering whether you know if all acceptances are sent via e-mail first or not... Thanks!!

- geojo123

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