PottedPlant (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Washington F graph Waitlisted W 11/19/14 11/26/14 11/27/14 01/02/15 2 years
Georgetown University F graph Waitlisted W -- -- 11/20/14 02/12/15 3 years
Columbia University F graph Pending W -- -- 12/01/14 -- 3 years
1 University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W -- -- 11/19/14 02/06/15 3 years
5 New York University F graph Accepted W $25,000 -- -- 11/20/14 12/10/14 3 years
1 Cornell University graph Accepted A $165,000 -- -- 12/04/14 01/26/15 3 years
2 Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $75,000 -- -- 11/18/14 11/28/14 3 years
2 University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $120,000 -- -- 11/21/14 12/04/14 3 years
6 University of Southern California F graph Accepted W $135,000 -- -- 11/19/14 12/18/14 3 years
7 University of Wisconsin Madison F graph Accepted W $86,088 -- -- 11/21/14 12/17/14 3 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W 11/17/14 -- 11/24/14 03/27/15 3 years
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W -- -- 11/23/14 03/31/15 3 years
Stanford University graph Rejected -- -- 11/20/14 03/22/15 3 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W -- -- 11/21/14 01/26/15 3 years
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted -- -- 11/19/14 02/04/15 3 years

Applicant Information

172
3.77
N/A
University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Non-URM
Male
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Very soft softs.

Strong LORs.

After fall grades my LSDAS GPA went to 3.77

Advice:
Start studying for the LSAT early and take it under as close to test conditions as possible. It is tough to simulate the pressure you will feel during the real test, but I think it is advantageous to try and do so. I used the Powerscore Bible series to study on my own and I thought it was pretty effective. I took a lot of practice tests and scored several 180's prior to my actual exam. I am usually a pretty calm test taker, but I definitely was nervous when taking the LSAT and I think my score suffered because of it. Best of luck to everyone applying next year and feel free to message me or comment if you have any specific questions!

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

11/28 In at DUKE via email. Woot!

12/04 In at UCLA via phone call. Very excited!

12/10 In at NYU via phone call!!

12/17 In at Wisconsin via email!

12/18 In at USC via email.

1/2 Waitlisted at U Wash via email. Smells like yield protection to me.

1/16 Invited to interview with Columbia

1/16 Invited to interview with Cornell

1/23 Invited to interview with UChicago

1/26 Waitlisted at Penn via email

1/26 Accepted at Cornell!! Decision via email.

2/4 Waitlisted at UChicago via email.

2/6 In at BERKELEY!! Feeling super excited!

2/12 Waitlisted at Georgetown. Grr.

3/22 Rejected at Stanford via Snail Mail

In the end it's all about the money. I loved Berkeley, but they gave me nothing. Oh well!

Visitor Comments

  • Thursday, December 18 2014 at 10:25 PM

Hey no problem asking! Northwestern was my top choice because I want Chicago biglaw, no other schools have a huge advantage in getting that, and ED admits all get $150k scholarships. I was not likely to get that kind of money from anywhere else in the t14, with the exception of maybe big money at Cornell. I had to give up a shot at Harvard to apply ED, but getting the ED scholarship was likely very close to my best possible outcome given my relatively weak GPA. I am admitted to a great school with great prospects for doing what I want, and I will graduate with little to no debt. Thrilled with the outcome.

- far4127
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, December 18 2014 at 11:22 PM

Makes total sense to me. Congratulations on your acceptance and the best of luck to you in law school and beyond!

- PottedPlant
  • Thursday, December 18 2014 at 11:29 PM

Thanks! Congrats on your acceptances so far and best of luck this cycle!

- far4127
  • Tuesday, January 20 2015 at 12:46 PM

Thanks! Looks like we have really similar numbers. Fingers crossed that we'll both have a kickass cycle.

- twitterati
  • Cal Berkeley
  • Saturday, July 18 2015 at 03:29 PM

California Berkeley usually matches scholarship offers from certain schools including Cornell. Did you try that? Also, did you ever get a reply from Columbia?

- Hayden932
  • Berk and Columbia
  • Monday, July 20 2015 at 06:34 PM

Hey, I sent you a message with some info about my cycle and whatnot

- PottedPlant

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