BathingJesus (2019-2020)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Chicago graph Accepted A $36,000 10/25/07 10/26/07 10/29/07 01/26/08 12 years
Northwestern University graph Accepted W $75,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/21/07 01/30/08 12 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/05/07 11/16/07 12 years
New York University graph Waitlisted W 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/21/07 04/21/08 12 years
Boston College graph Accepted W $60,000 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/05/07 12/17/07 12 years
Boston University graph Accepted W $30,000 10/25/07 10/26/07 -- 03/18/08 12 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/06/07 01/23/08 12 years
George Washington University F graph Accepted W 11/14/07 -- 12/10/07 01/16/08 12 years
Fordham University graph Accepted W 10/30/07 10/31/07 12/06/07 12/18/07 12 years
Duke University graph Waitlisted W 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/09/07 02/21/08 12 years
Columbia University graph Pending D 10/25/07 10/26/07 11/13/07 02/07/08 12 years
Harvard University graph Rejected 10/25/07 11/06/07 11/15/07 01/25/08 12 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

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Extra Curricular Information

- Member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society
- U.S. Senate Internship

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Fordham - The complete date is when I checked after their status checker was finally updated.

GW - The complete date is when I e-mailed to ask about my status. It probably went complete before that.

11/16 - Small envelope from Georgetown with acceptance!

12/17 - BC packet with acceptance

12/18 - Fordham e-mail with acceptance

01/16 - GWU e-mail with acceptance

01/23 - Penn waitlist e-mail. I didn't write a Why Penn? essay, so I'm going to go ahead and do that.

01/25 - Harvard e-mail with rejection... I can't say that I'm surprised (in fact, I was expecting it), but it still sucks.

01/26 - UChicago packet waiting at the door! (I guess I had a missed call from UChicago earlier in the week, but I wasn't able to check my work voicemail until today)

01/30 - Northwestern e-mail with acceptance!

02/07 - Columbia letter saying I'm deferred until May.

02/21 - E-mail from Duke offering a position on the waitlist. I declined.

03/13 - Scholarship from NW!

03/18 - Phone call from BU

04/21 - Manila envelope with a waitlist from NYU. I don't think I'll bother to wait around for it, which means that I'm going to UChicago!

All in all, it wasn't too terrible of a cycle and I can legitimately claim that the only school I was rejected from was Harvard.

Visitor Comments

  • Maryland
  • Wednesday, March 14 2007 at 01:16 PM

Congrats on Maryland!

- iplawyer3
  • congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 14 2007 at 02:35 PM

Congrats on your many acceptances! I am a (normal)waitlist @ Maryland. Were you in the preferred category? And did you make any specific attempts to get yourself off the waitlist quickly (LOCI, submit additional info, etc)? Good luck with the rest of your apps! Thanks.

- onearsenewenger
  • Congrats Indeed
  • Thursday, March 15 2007 at 08:22 PM

Despite my low numbers I am hoping desperately to get off the waitlist. As the person before, I must inquire as to what, if anything, did you do to help your chances? Congrats again, and good luck as a first year Terp.

- jamesdold
  • Maryland
  • Tuesday, March 20 2007 at 11:05 AM

Thanks! To answer your questions, I was on the preferred waitlist and... didn't really do anything. They just sent me the rest of the acceptance information

- bathingjesus
  • U of U
  • Tuesday, April 03 2007 at 03:23 PM

Before considering Utah, consider that the U keeps dropping in rankings. In 2002 they were ranked about 37, now only five years later they are 57. Just my opinion, but you should go to the highest ranked school you can.

- redlaw
  • U of U
  • Thursday, April 05 2007 at 09:12 AM

Actually Utah is a really good school that is on its way back up the rankings. I am waitlisted there and just hoping to get people to withdraw by posting to all the accepted applicants.

- redlaw
  • maryland waitlist
  • Monday, April 09 2007 at 10:39 AM

i am also on the preferred waitlist and have no heard anything yet..i did however apply early (early November) and was told the waitlist is ranked by when you applied...how early did you apply?

- Aminah
  • hls
  • Thursday, November 15 2007 at 06:48 AM

did you get the interview email from harvard, too, or just complete? i just got complete, but no phone interview one. do you think that means i'm not getting a phone interview? sorry, i'm spazzing.

- nyc123
  • gt
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 07:43 AM

congratulations on the georgetown acceptance. did they e-mail you or did you get something in the mail?

- trafficstreet
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 09:27 AM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • Thanks for your congratulatory message
  • Sunday, December 30 2007 at 08:50 AM

Hi "bathingjesus," Thank you for your message and the congratulations! Congrats to you on BC and G-town! Those are great schools! Your message alludes to the possibility that you graduated from the U of U, but your profile says you're in Chicago. Did you go to the U and you're just in Chicago now? Either way, it's great to receive congrats from another nice LSN person. In answer to your questions, I did the Capitol Encounter mini-internship in D.C., a condensed 1-week internship for those of us that work too much to leave for a whole semester. During the internship, I felt so fortunate to have some amazing experiences, one of which was being able to have a 1-hour Q&A session with Justice Alito; although I think I stayed in the same apartments that you did from the sound of it. Have you heard of the C.E. internship before? Also, as for your LSAT comments, thank you for the vote of confidence. I would have liked to retake the LSAT, but I've had to work and take so many credits at school I couldn't devote adequate studying time to a retake. Additionally, since all of my other standardized test scores throughout history have not been representative, I was hoping law schools may be able to look past my score and see everything else about me that I feel makes me an excellent, competitive candidate. I don't think I am the type of person that would want to go to a law school that only looks at numbers and not the applicant as a whole person, anyway. I feel blessed that U. Michigan is the type of school that sees the whole person and that they saw fit to give me a chance to do well at their law school. We should stay in touch. Please feel free to message me again if you like. I'll keep an eye on your profile throughout this cycle. Best of luck to you and take care! Sincerely, aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • Thanks for your congratulatory message
  • Sunday, December 30 2007 at 08:53 AM

Hi "bathingjesus," Thank you for your message and the congratulations! Congrats to you on BC and G-town! Those are great schools! Your message alludes to the possibility that you graduated from the U of U, but your profile says you're in Chicago. Did you go to the U and you're just in Chicago now? Either way, it's great to receive congrats from another nice LSN person. In answer to your questions, I did the Capitol Encounter mini-internship in D.C., a condensed 1-week internship for those of us that work too much to leave for a whole semester. During the internship, I felt so fortunate to have some amazing experiences, one of which was being able to have a 1-hour Q&A session with Justice Alito; although I think I stayed in the same apartments that you did from the sound of it. Have you heard of the C.E. internship before? Also, as for your LSAT comments, thank you for the vote of confidence. I would have liked to retake the LSAT, but I've had to work and take so many credits at school I couldn't devote adequate studying time to a retake. Additionally, since all of my other standardized test scores throughout history have not been representative, I was hoping law schools may be able to look past my score and see everything else about me that I feel makes me an excellent, competitive candidate. I don't think I am the type of person that would want to go to a law school that only looks at numbers and not the applicant as a whole person, anyway. I feel blessed that U. Michigan is the type of school that sees the whole person and that they saw fit to give me a chance to do well at their law school. We should stay in touch. Please feel free to message me again if you like. I'll keep an eye on your profile throughout this cycle. Best of luck to you and take care! Sincerely, aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, December 30 2007 at 01:39 PM

"Bathingjesus," Congrats on your big Chicago law firm job and graduating from the U of U! I'd love to know what your experience in Chicago has been like. I've never been there, but often thought of visiting. It's great to meet another Hinckley intern and fellow Ute! I'm glad to hear you had a great time during your Senate internship. That's great! As for D.C., I agree - it's a marvelous (but expensive) city. I was only there a few weeks and I really enjoyed my time there. I considered applying to schools there because I loved D.C. so much, but camaraderie and close-knit collegiality are among the things most important to me in a law school; so I applied to schools that were smaller and/or more collegial than I thought D.C.'s schools were (e.g. G-town). As for recommendations, I opted to send schools recommendation letters from less-well-known professors and other individuals, but people that knew me better and could speak at greater length about my abilities/attributes. Since I hadn't taken a class from or worked for Kirk, I decided I did not feel right about asking him for a recommendation. Thanks for the suggestion, though. Great to hear from you! Talk to you soon, aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 10:37 AM

Hi "bathingjesus," Thanks for your reply. It's great to hear what Chicago is like from someone that's there. I have another friend going to U. Chicago Law School this year; but he's so busy we haven't talked since he started the semester and I haven't been able to ask him. Chicago's weather does sound crazy from how you describe it, but I've always been a Cubs fan so I plan to visit at some point. And I totally agree with you about SLC's restaurant scene. Some little "mom and pop" places are great; but on the whole SLC is lacking for food. As for law schools, thanks for the recommendation but I'd rather go to U. Mich. (where I'm already admitted) than NYU or N-western. Thank you for the suggestion, anyway. Talk to you soon, aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • NYU
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 08:36 AM

looks like we have pretty similar numbers and have both been waiting a while on them! any thoughts? i worry that my application might have looked hurried.

- paulsimon
  • sigh
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 06:37 AM

yeah, i'm pretty sure that my specific NYU app was a mess, although my others were okay. i'm not in a position where I can send them any extra materials, I don't think. They've got a really awesome criminal law program I'd love to be a part of, so despite CLS I'm still hoping for some good news from them. good luck with penn. i learned two years ago that they really, really care about the Why Penn. not that I had a chance there two years ago, anyway...

- paulsimon
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 01:58 PM

On Chicago!

- PinkTiki
  • Preferences at this point
  • Friday, March 21 2008 at 08:38 PM

Hi BathingJesus, Congratulations on your acceptances to so many great schools! So, what are your preferences at this point? Where do you think you'll go? Feel free to e-mail me privately if you want. Best wishes! -aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • Preferences
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 04:37 PM

Hi bathingjesus, Good to hear from you. Congrats again on your great choices! You will have to let me know which awesome school you end up at. As for me, it looks to be Michigan for now unless I hear from Columbia or Yale. I withdrew from all the other schools to open up room for others. We'll see what God has planned for me, I guess! -aniedrich84

- aniedrich84
  • NYU
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 07:06 AM

Ah, I see you got your waitlist, too. It would have been nice to have the option, but I can't say I'm too disappointed. So are you set on Chicago? Would word from CLS change that for you?

- paulsimon
  • woo!
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 01:28 PM

congrats on making the decision!!!!!!!!!

- paulsimon

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