alexb240 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Yale University graph Accepted A 10/19/07 -- -- -- 12 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Accepted W 10/01/07 -- -- 12/17/07 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Accepted W 09/22/07 -- -- 12/01/07 12 years
University of Chicago graph Accepted W 09/28/07 -- 10/01/07 01/22/08 12 years
Stanford University graph Pending W 10/12/07 -- 10/23/07 -- 12 years
New York University graph Accepted W 09/28/07 -- -- 12/03/07 12 years
Harvard University graph Accepted W 10/08/07 -- -- 11/21/07 12 years
Columbia University graph Accepted W 10/07/07 -- -- 01/25/08 12 years
Duke University graph Accepted W 09/12/07 -- 09/22/07 09/28/07 13 years

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I've done a poor job of keeping this updated with information about merit aid won. If you have a question about a specific school, let me know and I'd be happy to look it up. Otherwise, I'll assume no one cares.

One day Master Ungo said to the congregation, "If you want to attain such a thing, you must be such a person. Since you are such a person, why trouble about such a thing?"

-- Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), "Shobogenzo"


4-22-08 Withdrew from everywhere but Yale, which I'll be attending in the fall. Go Bulldogs!

3-21-08 Withdrew from Duke.

2-29-08 Levy scholarship at Penn. And the plot thickens! Also, I never called Stanford, so still no word from them. Is this one of those things where the girl says she'll call but then she never does, and you leave one too many voicemails on her phone before you realize what's happening?

2-08-8 Considering calling Stanford as I haven't heard a peep out of them since going complete almost four months ago. C'mon guys, I know you're mysterious and all, but what's the deal?

1-30-08 Phone call from Michigan -- offered a full Darrow!

1-25-08 Accepted at Columbia as a Butler Fellow via letter. Half-tuition for three years! Me likey.

1-22-08 Accepted at UChicago with a phone call! I optimized my celebration by determining that the Pareto efficient outcome (assuming no transactional costs and strictly defined property rights) was to write a letter to my senator advocating the abolishment of all 'fair trade' laws.

12-19-07 Accepted at Yale with a phone call!

12-17-07 Accepted at UPenn with a phone call!

12-08-07 Accepted at NYU! With a letter dated 12/03.

12-01-07 Accepted at Michigan!

11-21-07 Accepted at Harvard. But in even bigger news, I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico!

10-29-07 Phone conversation with Dean Stock.

10-25-07 Email notification of a Harvard phone call next week.

My favorite book is Helen DeWitt's "The Last Samurai". My favorite color is blue. My favorite soccer team is Boca. My favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. And that's me.

Visitor Comments

  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, July 31 2007 at 11:31 AM

On getting accepted to all of those schools. It might not have happened yet, but it will.

- tja310tja
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, August 01 2007 at 08:55 PM

Your soft factors are great (URM and founding a corp), and your numbers are way above the median. I would say you have nothing to worry about. My preferences are close to the rankings but not exactly. Location counts to an extent.

- tja310tja
  • 4 majors and a nonprofit!
  • Sunday, August 26 2007 at 12:11 PM

thanks! though your softs trump mine by quite a bit. best of luck to you too :)

- meesawoosa
  • oh lord
  • Thursday, August 30 2007 at 07:22 AM

There's no way this profile is for real.

- seamusoflannery
  • preferences
  • Friday, August 31 2007 at 11:19 AM

hmm not quite. several personal things playing into preferences... location being one, the possibility of pursuing hobbies of mine being another... it throws off the US News ranking quite a bit.

- meesawoosa
  • Thx for note
  • Tuesday, September 11 2007 at 03:08 PM

yeah we're twins. And yes I'm directed by numbers, a desire to be in east coast maybe do a joint degree. HYSCCN would all fit. I'm looking for funding for JD so I guess NYU And Columbia are most likely. May put off a year to work a little

- calguy
  • Yale boy for sure.
  • Monday, September 24 2007 at 06:05 PM

You're obviously a genius... I hope you're putting all of those skills to work by tutoring.

- laika9
  • Real Check for Seabiscuit over there
  • Friday, September 28 2007 at 02:35 PM

I can tell if you're "for real." Who is Jack Wilson...What full sized athlete is in statue form at your airport... and what do they put on a Primanti's sandwich that makes it unique?

- sckern
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, September 30 2007 at 07:03 AM

On Duke.

- mabengi001
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 12:37 AM

On Duke! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, October 08 2007 at 12:29 PM

Thanks for the congrats and same to you! Uhhh...not that you need it lol! ; )

- Ataraxia
  • title.
  • Wednesday, October 10 2007 at 02:01 AM

thanks, congrats to you too. the other apps are coming along slowly. i tend to be a procrastinator. they'll get out eventually. i hope.

- meesawoosa
  • Proof accepted
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 09:16 AM

Yep, you know your stuff! Nicely done! (LSAT is in December for me btw, I balked on the Oct. one)

- sckern
  • You're from Pgh? Cool!
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 09:21 AM

Congrats on Duke, good luck on the rest. GO STEELERS!!!!

- sundevil4ever
  • h.s.
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 12:55 PM

I went to North Hills. I know where Taylor Allderdice is, though - my aunt went there.

- sundevil4ever
  • Heh
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 04:28 PM

I'm jealous of your numbers man. Have fun at Yale.

- Pyke
  • harvard
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 03:20 PM

I got that e-mail too! ahh I'm so nervous!

- student86
  • True
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 03:36 PM

Yet - it's fun nonetheless. In any case, it's not real jealousy. I'm envious, sure, but I mean, who wouldn't be? You're set at wherever you want to go, people would kill for that position :). I'm happy for you though. Choose the school that you like best, it's yours :)

- Pyke
  • congrats in eskimo?
  • Thursday, October 25 2007 at 03:42 PM

I love The Last Samurai! I haven't run into anyone else who has read it before . Congrats again on the HLS email.

- ulfrekr
  • Boca eh?
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 11:07 AM

Entonces sos xeneize. Yo tambin. Una lstima que los mejores siempre se van (Tevez, por ejemplo, y muchsimos ms) pero todava podemos ganarles a los gallinas de river!

- snap82
  • Boca eh?
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 11:08 AM

Entonces sos xeneize. Yo tambin. Una lstima que los mejores siempre se van (Tevez, por ejemplo, y muchsimos ms) pero todava podemos ganarles a los gallinas de river!

- snap82
  • Good luck
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 02:01 PM

On your Harvard phone call!

- PinkTiki
  • congrats!
  • Saturday, October 27 2007 at 10:59 AM

congrats to you too on Duke! Yeah, I know, I'm a little nervous that he'll call during class or something.

- student86
  • re:
  • Sunday, October 28 2007 at 11:02 AM

Yeah, I'm just leaving my phone on vibrate. I'll leave class for a few minutes if necessary. Honestly though, I'm not worrying too much. When it comes down to it, I'm not really that competitive of a candidate, so I'm thinking that Harvard just plans to lead me on prior to waitlisting/rejecting me. You, however, have amazing stats, and I'm sure you have great news in store for you! :)

- student86
  • You are amazing!
  • Monday, October 29 2007 at 06:23 PM

Wonderful interview with Toby over on LSD. Congratulations!

- virusny
  • good luck
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 03:57 PM

I see you on TLS... congrats on duke, and good luck with your cycle!!

- gravity
  • Suprised to see you on here...
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 01:31 PM

...wouldnt have pegged you for law school. best of luck, though, and congrats on the harvard interview. for those skeptics, i can vouch for alex's 'realness'... -former brack fellow

- pitt06
  • The wait begins...
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 01:42 PM

congrats on the HLS interview. It looks like we got a long couple of weeks ahead of us before we find out. Best of luck this cycle...though you def. won't be needing it!

- MVPQuaker
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 06:46 PM

...on Duke & HLS progress so far! You're the closest thing I have to a numbers twin, I think, so I'm hoping some of your luck rubs off on me - if only I could give up on my quest for the "perfect" PS and submit my apps already.

- rabbit9198
  • james harrison is a god
  • Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 04:05 AM

project was on left-libertarian theory...

- pitt06
  • Hey!
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:22 AM

I didn't post my numbers but they are very similar to yours, so I wanted to say good luck! And I was going to ask did you by any chance write your thesis on the new wittgenstein?

- 1986
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 07:17 AM

put down accepted, dammit!

- lizzy1280
  • Congrats on Harvard
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 07:18 AM

It was obvious you were in after that wonderful interview with Toby!

- virusny
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 10:15 AM

On Harvard!

- PinkTiki
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 11:18 AM

on harvard!!!!!!!! i don't know why i'm so excited good luck with the rest.. altho' you won't need luck

- gravity
  • awesome
  • Thursday, November 22 2007 at 08:05 AM

Congratulations on all your success. Do you mind if I pick your brain a little bit? Do you have any LSAT study tips? Any LSAT-related wisdom? Much appreciated

- musilthemuse
  • Harvard!!
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 10:32 AM

Congrats!! I'm not surprised at all.

- mabengi001
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, November 24 2007 at 07:28 AM

That's funny, me too. I'm especially interested in his discussion of the games and later authors that picked up on him. Have you read any Stanley Cavell? Hope you had a great Thanksgivig!

- 1986
  • thanks
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 01:11 PM

If powerscore is a good starting point, is there anything else, besides practice tests, to "end" with? Kaplan 180? Nova? A course?

- musilthemuse
  • lol
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 05:10 AM

at your harvard/geico announcement. but seriously, congrats!!! are you set on harvard or are you going to look for $$$$?

- moosedrop
  • hahaha
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 09:12 PM

you know me. i'm a hustler.

- lizzy1280
  • oh and
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 09:14 PM

i owe you a drink. my life is insane until classes end. are you still around the 12th?

- lizzy1280
  • Ben
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 01:14 PM

You really need to tell Big Ben that he needs to throw all over the field this week. I need him to have a big fantasy day :) Congrats on Hah-vahd.

- dadric
  • Cute...
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 04:33 PM

I love the Geico plug. Gives a little perspective to all the other big things we should be paying attention to, other than our mailboxes/phones!

- rabbit9198
  • For a Pirate man.....
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 07:00 PM

I think you've got reason to be happy about your new GM. Some sense of organizational direction is the baseball equivalent of a Harvard acceptance......almost......

- STLCardinals
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 09:13 AM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!!!
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 06:45 PM

On NYU!!!

- Ataraxia
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 07:08 PM

On NYU! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 04:09 PM

Hey, fellow TSLer. Congratulations on your great acceptances.

- sonofcicero
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:25 PM

for all of your support!

- rabbit9198
  • Facebook
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 09:40 AM

Alex, You don't know me, but I've seen a lot of your posts on TLS. Can you send me the link for the HLS 2011 facebook group? Like some others, I can't find it in a search and I couldn't find the link others referenced for it. Thanks. Also, since I haven't gotten my acceptance packet, can you email me the date of the ASW for HLS? Thanks in advance.

- eclectcism
  • Congrats
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 10:12 AM

on UPenn. That's awesome.

- atomnc
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 01:41 PM

On Penn!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats...
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 04:36 PM

on Penn!!!

- Ataraxia
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 11:35 AM

On Yale!

- dstd2008
  • update!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 11:44 AM

yale! now!

- lizzy1280
  • lol
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 11:45 AM


- lizzy1280
  • Wow!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 12:08 PM

Congrats on Penn and Yale!!! I'm not surprised at all.

- mabengi001
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 12:38 PM

Hey numbers twin- great cycle- gives me hope for next year when I get around to applying

- calguy
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 12:41 PM

On Yale!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!!!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 03:34 PM

...on Yale and Penn!!!

- Ataraxia
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 06:48 PM

I knew this was coming for you. Enjoy everything great that you've earned!

- tja310tja
  • wow!!!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 08:18 PM

congrats on yale!!!

- gravity
  • Top Choice
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 07:15 PM

I have a couple of top choices, but I've only visited one of them and I really want to visit the schools before deciding. How about you?

- PinkTiki
  • congrats
  • Sunday, December 23 2007 at 10:30 AM

On your entire cycle so far! You should probably toss a couple of reaches on there, though. ;)

- hegemonyhog
  • Top Choices
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 08:59 AM

Of the ones I've gotten into so far, I;m considering UT, UCLA, and Harvard the most. I try not to even worry about the schools that haven't let me in yet, but there are a couple more of those that I really like too.

- PinkTiki
  • aww
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 04:44 PM

haha... i don't know... it's a dilemma. i just really like harvard, and i really don't think i have a shot. (and other reasons. will discuss later)

- lizzy1280
  • oh also
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 04:46 PM

my entire family (and pretty much everyone i know) has been told by my parents that i'm going to harvard... so it would be hard to correct all of that.

- lizzy1280
  • Question
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 02:22 PM

good numbers man, I myself come from an Argentine background and will be putting hispanic despite my European blood (as are most Argentines), were you born there?

- utexas2010
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 06:21 AM

Looks like we have similar choices so far. Did you get your Yale package yet? I just want it in my hand to believe it exists.

- sduck30
  • No top choice
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 11:31 AM

Hoping I'll find one in the next few months =) What about you? I'll probably be going to Harvard and NYU in March and Yale in April.

- sduck30
  • Congrats! Please Withdraw
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 02:57 PM

Can you withdraw from Boalt please once you make a clean sweep of HYS?

- firetitan
  • hehe
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 07:02 PM

with your numbers you dont need "the box." i love argentines, and i love you from TLS--enjoy yale ;) katkins

- friendofkat
  • Penn
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 04:55 PM

I don't know -I was pretty careless with their application, which no one should be for a school as good as Penn. I don't remember writing a Why Penn essay. I wouldn't be surprised if they rejected me, but I'm sure it will sting a little =)

- sduck30
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 07:54 PM

On Chicago! You've inspired me to get back to the three chapters of Friedman's Price Theory that I've been putting off to stare at LSN.

- sduck30
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 10:21 PM

On Chicago!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 02:09 PM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki
  • grats
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 12:41 AM

on columbia! have you decided where you'll be going?

- gravity
  • Wow
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 10:36 AM

Wow dude, you are my idol. any interest reading my yale 250?

- und3r3stimat3d
  • Dewitt
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 02:50 PM

Last Samurai! We can be friends. That's probably the one book I've committed to purchasing an Owning copy and a Lending copy. I'm shocked it isn't more well-known -- everyone I've given it to has loved it. (And this is where I channel Natalie Portman with my 'It'll change your LIFE.') Anyway. Yay, good taste.

- dinei
  • Stanford
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 07:35 PM

Judging by the cycle so far, I'd be SHOCKED if it was anything but a reject. On the bright side, maybe I will end up at a lower ranked school in the same city that you end up in, and we can figure out where to catch Steelers games in the fall. Oh, who am I kidding,..there's no T1/T2 in New Haven! Congrats on everything, man.

- OctaShields
  • DeWitt
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 06:48 PM

Shame if she doesn't publish again. It's so rare to find a book that makes you feel like you really have company in the world, you know? As it is, I shared it with my SO - now whenever the world gets on his nerves he says he's going to write a letter and sign it 'XX, age 28'.

- dinei
  • Darrow
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 10:13 AM

Congrats! I got the call yesterday as well (full + stipend)- the decision just got about 10x more difficult...ugh. Where are you leaning?

- micawber
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 07:57 PM

Congrats on the Darrow. They always make decisions so complicated, huh? Great predicament to be in (especially with a few months to think it over, instead of a few week), but still.... I try hard to keep the LSN updated, in part for other people but mostly for me (and my neuroticism)!

- rabbit9198
  • Stanford
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 06:58 PM

I wish Stanford would hurry up and accept you so that my first prediction will be true! Congrats again on all of your great acceptances!

- tja310tja
  • stanford
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 07:03 AM

they're frustrating me too. i'll see you in a few :)

- lizzy1280
  • P-I-T-T
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 09:57 AM

Nice meeting you at Mich and Harvard. Maybe you'll hear from Stanford soon? Our undergrad doesn't really seem to be a problem. Good luck with your decision. I'm leaning toward Harvard right now, so maybe I'll see you there. Just kidding. Go to Yale. (Just kidding.) Burn a couch for me if Pitt makes the Final Four.

  • fin aid
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 09:28 AM

Hi numbers twin. Curious about the fin aid offers you got. I deferred apps to next year. Congrats on Butler, what are details?Any $ from YLS, HLS or CLS??

- calguy
  • End of cycle
  • Monday, April 21 2008 at 10:57 AM

Congratulations from a number twin. I decided to defer apps to next year. if you get a minute let me know what the fin aid looked like. I'm also curious whether you appplied URM. And of course whats ypur final decision.

- calguy
  • amazing cycle
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 09:03 PM

good luck at yale!

- gravity

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