bilweav (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Harvard University graph Waitlisted W 10/13/06 -- 11/16/06 04/23/07 7 years
University of Chicago F graph Accepted A $50,000 10/13/06 -- 10/20/06 01/19/07 7 years
Yale University graph Rejected 10/13/06 -- 11/09/06 04/26/07 7 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted W $50,000 10/13/06 -- 10/25/06 01/29/07 7 years
New York University F graph Accepted W 10/13/06 -- 10/31/06 12/11/06 7 years
Northwestern University F graph Accepted W 10/13/06 -- 11/14/06 01/19/07 7 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted W 10/13/06 -- 11/08/06 01/29/07 7 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending W 10/13/06 -- 11/07/06 -- 7 years
Stanford University graph Rejected 10/13/06 -- 10/23/06 01/29/07 7 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted W 10/13/06 -- -- 11/13/06 7 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W 10/13/06 -- 10/20/06 10/27/06 7 years

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Paralegal at small law firm, Interned for UT State Courts, Interned w/ even smaller law firm, Published in BYU Prelaw Review, Instructor at BYU Writing Center, Research Assistant for Philosophy Dept., Custodian, Served 2 year LDS Mission to Mexico, Volunteer Writer for BYUSA, President and Founder of Mormon Coke Drinkers Anonymous (2 members).



"Complete" dates are when I received the "Your application is complete" email.

Duke's acceptance: Big, packet-type envelope.
Georgetown's acceptance: Standard envelope (quite light).
NYU's acceptance: Standard, large manila envelope.
Northwestern's acceptance: Email
Chicago: Call from a Dean of Admissions, followed by a small, standard envelope.
UPenn's acceptance: HUGE, bubble-wrapped, gray envelope/package.
Columbia's acceptance: Large packet-type envelope.
Stanford's rejection: small, light, smelly enevlope.

1/8/07: Withdrew from Duke and Georgetown. Hopefully that'll hope those who are still waiting.

1/19/07: Call from Chicago, woohoo! Bonus points for a very pleasant phone voice.

1/26/07: Invited to University of Chicago Facebook Group.

1/29/07: The mail was full today: Acceptance packets from UPenn and Columbia and small little letter from Stanford announcing that yes, my freshmen grades were a factor (it didn't say that explicitly--just a theory).

2/21/07: FAFSA, Needaccess, and Columbia FA Questionnaire completed. Unless I get into Harvard or Yale, my choice will come down to grant-size, apartment-size, quality of campus, or whoever sends me a free t-shirt. It makes sense. If I got a nice t-shirt, I'd have to wear it. People would then see my wearing that school's t-shirt, and then voila! I'm committed. Has anyone ever used "voila" without an exclamation?

4/20: Visited Chicago and Columbia. There was no comparison. I'll see you all at Chicago!

4/23: Waitlisted at Harvard. No surprise there.

4/24: Withdrew from Columbia. That even feels weird to type out.

4/25: In a pre-emptive strike against Yale, I sent in my decision to Chicago.

4/26: Rejected from Yale. Ha ha! I rejected you yesterday (I wonder if they saw that?). Oh well, there goes my dream of teaching law or being made a Biglaw partmer during my 1L summer. I'll just have to wait until after I graduate now.

4/27: Applied for Chicago housing at Regents, it's like the Yale Law of Chicago housing, except people get accepted.

6/4: Withdrew from the Harvard waitlist (to truthfully commit at Chicago). I'm now 2 for 2 in my pre-emptive strikes.

SEE YOU ALL AT CHICAGO (or at the UVA softball tournament)!

Visitor Comments

  • Duke
  • Friday, December 01 2006 at 01:41 PM

Hey Bill, this is Russ. I just got an acceptance from Duke, too. Hope we both seem many more.

- russfarr2000
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 10:46 AM

Have you been called by Harvard yet? All the people who have been accepted were interviewed over the phone. Tell me if you get a call.

- russfarr2000
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 11:28 AM

No. It seems that they're calling mostly VIPS first: 175+/3.9+, students who would potentially turn Harvard down for Yale and Stanford.

- bilweav
  • I'm keeping my eye on you
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 02:25 PM

because we're pretty similar. Although I'm a chick and not LDS. Hope you get in everywhere!

- sarahbell127
  • I'm keeping my eye on you
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 02:26 PM

because we're pretty similar. Although I'm a chick and not LDS. Hope you get in everywhere!

- sarahbell127
  • NYU
  • Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 10:59 AM

Congrats on NYU. Maybe I'll see you there.

- russfarr2000
  • Bill
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 09:29 AM

Withdraw from Duke. We both know you aren't gonna go. Just kidding, its my dream school as you know. You, Russ, and Tully may want to be a little more subtle in the info you put out here. Rumor has it admissions committees have come onto LSN, figured out who the candidates were and have used that info to influence admissions decisions. Hope to hear back from ya.

- yobyor
  • And...
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 09:45 AM

There's nothing here that they wouldn't already know. Good luck on your December score.

- bilweav
  • Club
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 11:27 AM

I just wanted to ask if I could apply to Mormon Coke Drinkers Anonymous.

- yobyor
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 11:35 AM

Bill, y'all are probably right about the Admissions officers. Plus if all your info is in you app then there is nothing to hide. Thanks for the encouragement. I imagine there is some Harvard love coming your way.

- yobyor
  • Harvard
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 02:00 PM

Alright, you're now a member. For Harvard, it's pretty nerveracking to know that they're making calls. I never thought I'd have Cambridge's area code memorized without ever making a call there. I hope you're right.

- bilweav
  • WOO
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 02:16 PM

Took it in December, hopefully I didn't suck it up too bad. We'll see how it goes. Pontifical Catholic here I come.

- Tully
  • Thank you
  • Saturday, January 06 2007 at 04:41 PM

Thanks for the comments. We will have to see how admissions goes. Are you in town? We should go to lunch or something with the philosophy crew. I'll be back soon.

- Tully
  • Good Job
  • Friday, January 19 2007 at 11:31 AM

Good Job--You Suck! Love, Tully

- Tully
  • weather
  • Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 06:05 AM

Yeah, Chicago is an awesome school. I think it should be #2 behind Yale. But the weather there sucks! I'd still go there if I got accepted.

- russfarr2000
  • great numbers
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:36 AM

Great scores and schools. How did you study for the LSAT and for how long? Any personal advice? Thanks.

- eakaeykit
  • PENN
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 11:49 AM

Congrats on Penn!! I'm so jealous. You were RD right?

  • Choice
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 12:17 PM

Out of the schools you have been accepted to so far where are you leaning?

  • Good question
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 12:25 PM

Unless Harvard or Yale think more of me than Stanford (yeah right), it'll come down to Columbia and Chicago. I'll visit both in April, but I am leaning toward Chicago. It's smaller and sends a higher % into clerkships. But it is colder, more ivory-tower, and more economically based, while Columbia would be awesome in regard to living in Manhattan (but not the Village).

- bilweav
  • Congrats on Penn and CLS!
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 01:46 PM

Sorry about Stanford, though. :( But you have CLS!

- EEtoJD
  • UPenn
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 02:12 PM

Yes, I was regular decision for U Penn, and I didn't do the optional essays. I also didn't do them for Michigan. Maybe that's why I'm still waiting for a decision. Not that I care. At all.

- bilweav
  • Re: Simpsons Reference
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 06:50 PM

Second one, I think. Disappointing. Nice catch, though!

- EEtoJD
  • harvard
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 01:08 PM

what is the deal? we are some of the only people who haven't been contacted by them with a decision of any kind. I can't figure out if it's good or bad. I'm thinking it means waitlist...what do you think?

- sarahbell127
  • I think...
  • Monday, February 05 2007 at 05:38 AM

I think that it means we should be expecting a fatty rejection.

- bilweav
  • Decision
  • Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 01:17 PM

I'll send you a sweater to come to the Tully Minoski school of law Bill!

- Tully
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, April 10 2007 at 12:49 PM

Have you talked to Jeff? He said that when he visited Harvard, Josh told him those who are still on the hold list are all probably going to be accepted. Of course, you should make your deposit at whatever school you choose, but be ready to break it.

- russfarr2000
  • chicago
  • Sunday, April 22 2007 at 07:38 PM

what was it about Chicago that sold you? I think you made the right choice, but I still want to know your reasons.

- russfarr2000
  • People do get accepted to Yale
  • Monday, April 30 2007 at 04:14 PM

But I don't think they like Mormons. Although Russ and I managed it, it is still seems to be kind of a fluke.

- safado
  • People do get accepted to Yale
  • Monday, April 30 2007 at 04:15 PM

But I don't think they like Mormons. Although Russ and I managed it, it is still seems to be kind of a fluke.

- safado

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