bricolage (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
37 University of California Berkeley graph Accepted A 11/26/07 11/27/07 12/18/07 12/20/07 12 years
99 College of William and Mary F graph Accepted W $51,600 12/03/07 -- 12/10/07 12/13/07 13 years
41 Columbia University F graph Pending D 12/04/07 -- -- -- 13 years
36 University of Chicago F graph Pending D 11/24/07 11/24/07 12/13/07 03/10/08 13 years
73 University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted 11/24/07 11/28/07 -- 03/03/08 13 years
92 University of Southern California F graph Accepted 12/04/07 -- -- 02/22/08 13 years
72 University of Texas Austin graph Accepted $21,000 11/24/07 11/26/07 12/06/07 01/31/08 13 years
54 Cornell University F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
67 Duke University F graph Waitlisted SP 10/25/07 10/26/07 -- 12/06/07 13 years
99 Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Accepted $120,000 12/03/07 -- -- 01/23/08 13 years
56 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
71 Georgetown University graph Accepted 11/24/07 11/26/07 12/07/07 12/21/07 13 years

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Some club leadership, departmental awards, PS and DS that went through zillions of revisions and false starts. Strong, but not unusually strong LORs.


Choice rank = Chiashu %.
Scholarship amount = total for 3 yrs.

03/28/08: Columbia sent an email talking about my situation (being on hold). What? I never got a hold letter! Cycle ovr, man.

03/10/08: Got an "on hold" letter from Chicago. Suggested I write an essay on one of three prompts. That's a deferral, right?

03/03/08: In at UCLA via phonecall.

02/22/08: in @ USC

02/05/08: UT offered $7k/year as well as resident tuition - a similar offer to W&M's. That means it would cost me only around $11k/year to attend there.. sigh.

01/31/08: In at UT via phone call (they left a voicemail).

01/23/08: In at Cardozo with Paulsen scholarship (full tuition & stipend). Hmm.

01/04/08: Visited Berkeley (and the rest of the bay area) before the new year. Loved it, am stoked.

So what happens now? I'm going to start withdrawing in a couple of weeks, though I'm waiting to hear from a few other schools. Almost thinking of applying to Cornell and Penn and Michigan, which all sent me fee waivers recently, just to keep my options open.

12/28/07: Accepted to GULC via an envelope the size of 3 hydrogen atoms laid end to end.

Also, my acceptance package from Berkeley came on the 26th - with the pretty Cal folder all crushed by my mailman.

12/23/07: Beginning to regret not applying to NYU. Think it's too late? Also I took away my numbers completely because.. because. Will add them & my real ECs when I hear from a few more schools ;)


12/13/07: W&M acceptance via snail mail, large FedEx envelope. Offered $17,000/yr and a fellowship (they'd give me in-state tuition + $4k stipend + another 3k). Pretty psyched.

12/06/07: Cycle off to a tepid start with a waitlisting from Duke. Uh.. fuck.

12/06/07: UT status checker says I'm complete.. cool?

12/04/07: Pressed send on Columbia and predicting it to be the speediest rejection of the lot. Pressed send and sent in my certifying statements to UW and USC. Applied to Cardozo and W&M last night after looking over their viewbooks.

12/03/07: It's December?

11/26/07: Pressed send on Boalt. This is me dreaming a little dream.

11/24/07: After weeks and weeks and weeks of totally avoiding anything related to law school, I pressed "send" on UCLA, Chicago, Texas, and Gtown. Both my LORs have been sent to LSAC, too; just waiting for them to be received and processed..

11/03/07: Michigan fee waiver, snail mail. Convinced me to apply!

10/31/07: Harvard spammed me today. Whatever, Toby.

10/29/07: Chicago fee waiver. :)!

10/25/07: Transmitted Duke application; still waiting on LORs.

10/24/07: UCLA FEE WAIVER! Mmm.

10/23/07: LSAC finally receives my CC transcript. Amusingly, that extra .03 gave me a weird little boost in Chiashu numbers. Fee waiver & priority track invitation from Duke (!!! :D).

10/22/07: Columbia fee waiver by e-mail! Well, that was nice of them. I've heard some cynical ideas about fee waivers, but right now it just means 70 more bucks in my pocket. Also, somewhat less thrillingly, a U. St. Thomas fee waiver.

Visitor Comments

  • Be happy about that LSAT!
  • Friday, October 19 2007 at 02:58 PM

Awesome frickin' job, congratulations. With that GPA/LSAT combo this should be a great year for you, good luck!

- SharkWeek
  • CHP?
  • Friday, October 19 2007 at 07:28 PM

Are you in the CHP? If so, good luck from one anteater to another!

- flyguyuci
  • In the same boat...
  • Sunday, October 21 2007 at 06:34 AM

Congrats on your Sept LSAT score, although I know you were hoping for 170+. I scored a 168 and am seriously considering retaking...scholarship $$$ is a significant concern for me. What are your thoughts? Either way, best of luck in this cycle! :)

- randyjay419
  • GL!
  • Monday, October 22 2007 at 09:24 AM

Good luck with all your apps. You are going to be SOOOOOO surprised with your results, I guarantee you.

- tl2
  • Hey, I didn't know you were here!
  • Monday, October 22 2007 at 10:41 AM

I would have written on your wall earlier. You're going to rock this cycle, I just know it. Better get that trunk fitted out soon. If I don't retake well, I'll definitely need it ;).

  • Best Best Best of Luck
  • Monday, October 22 2007 at 04:14 PM

Thanks os much for all your help with my PS, addendum etc. I hope your cycle goes MILES better than you could ever hope for!

- papercranes
  • Howdy
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 11:17 AM

I'll be pulling for you! I think you'll do great this cycle; that extra .03 in the GPA will probably put you over the top :)

- hipcathobbes
  • Let's Hope
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 05:52 PM

We're not number twins, but schools might look at us with the same gaze because of the LSAT. Are you trying to stay in Cali? You could probably nail the T14 if you wanted. Anyway, good luck!

- Wallace Stevens
  • ~
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 07:32 AM

hey stevens! i'm not trying to stay in cali necessarily, but i want to have some options for staying once decisions start stomping in. i'll probably choose from between Hastings and Davis to apply to as a CA safety. most of the t14 seems like a long shot to me.

- bricolage
  • your apps
  • Thursday, November 08 2007 at 03:05 PM

T14 is long shot? Certainly the bottom 4 are givens. Probably more, especially with the high GPA. Anyway dude, you should get all your apps out! What's the holdup!?

- reezy
  • dude?
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 03:44 PM

what gives, man? we miss you; come home to us.

- reezy
  • LS
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 08:59 AM

I am a huge tool.

- Wallace Stevens
  • Hey
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 05:13 PM

Don't damn yourself! Your numbers are awesome and I thank you for the kind remark.

- wallacestevens
  • NU
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 05:14 PM

Definitely apply. Amazing school. Good luck with your cycle.

- tl2
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 02:08 PM

Thanks for the congratulations. I'm leaning more toward California each day as a terrible NYC winter kicks in. Good luck with Boalt, too! As long as your GPA is fudged down, it looks like you'll probably get it.

- wallacestevens
  • Doesn't it feel nice??
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 07:17 PM have all of yoru apps finally in? Best of luck everywhere you apply!

- rabbit9198
  • USC
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 05:13 PM

being from California, would you by any chance happen to know how heavily USC weighs the GPA/LSAT combo? I hope it's alot. Good luck with your cycle btw, if you decide to attend Duke you will absolutely love the campus. Durham is a dump though.

- bezzin
  • USC
  • Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 04:08 PM

USC is probably my 2nd choice if Georgetown Part-Time doesn't work out. My soft factors are pretty unimpressive but oh well. Anyways, best of luck with your cycle!

- bezzin
  • You'll Do Better Next Time!
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 03:46 PM

I'm sorry to hear about your Duke waitlist, but, if you're tempted for whatever reason to leave beautiful Cali for Durham, I'm sure that you'll easily get off the waitlist with a good letter of interest.

- wallacestevens
  • waitlist?
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 04:01 PM

how could they?

- papercranes
  • ...
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 05:29 PM

Sorry about Duke. Keep your head, homie. It's early and you got plenty of good news waiting for you.

- tl2
  • Boo on Duke
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 05:13 AM

ya the only reason I can think of for being WL is I have a class C misdemeanor on my record...what about you?

- ironmo23
  • Worried?
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 02:18 PM

I've got the same (disappointing) LSAT of 169 and a GPA of 3.37. I'm hoping to get into at least one T14 school. Keep in mind that your LSAT is in the top 25% for a lot of the T14, and your GPA is above most (if not all) medians. With some good soft factors you will be a valuable asset. At the very least, when you worry, you make me worry more. So stop worrying. ___ .|E|R|S. (LSN- spaceinvaders)

- Tetris
  • boalt = big time
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 10:45 AM

Many congrats to you! That must be a huge relief; it's great gift for the holidays. Enjoy it!!

- hipcathobbes
  • um...
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 10:46 AM

can I just say you rock?! Congrats on the acceptance - I am definitely jealous!

- drew82abndiv
  • Boalt
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 10:56 AM

I always knew Boalt was a smart and sophisticated school. As a matter of fact, I think Boalt is also a very attractive and desirable school. :-) Hehe. Congrats. They really are smart if they saw what a great candidate you are. I'm sure many more will, too.

- dotlyn
  • Grats on Boalt!
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 06:51 AM

Congrats! What a great start to the holidays :)

- saradsun
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 03:00 PM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • WHOOO!
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 07:42 AM

Georgetown, too? Awesome. Congrats.

- dotlyn
  • Yup
  • Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 12:23 AM

"Ugrayedd," which he spells thusly, for a double dose of his pimping. Good luck on the rest of your cycle. I hope Boalt let's me in... but it would be hell for me to choose between Boalt and NYU

- Upgrayedd
  • ASD?
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 01:47 PM

I do plan on going. You? And you liked Berkeley? My decision is going to be between Berkeley, NYU, and maybe Columbia it looks like... unless someone throws a scholarship in the mix and makes it even harder!

- Upgrayedd
  • Way to go!
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 06:47 AM

Congrats on GULC and Boalt and best of luck for the rest of this cycle! :)

- randyjay419
  • eagewadsfawe
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 08:37 AM

why don't you just put out your numbers? you think admissions people have enough time to get on here and scope you out? that's stupid

- ohgov2020
  • Flippery
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:00 AM

Is your major a River Runs Through It reference?

- AVandelay
  • hahaha
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 11:14 AM

big lulz at space-dragons. nice touch bric.

  • !
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:09 PM

120k?! DAMN. Maybe I should have applied just to see that type of sum offered to me by a school. Good luck with Chicago! I have no doubt that your LORs painted you as some sort of eclectic SoCal genius, a la Rodia.

- wallacestevens
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 08:05 PM

On Texas!

- PinkTiki
  • Re: cal
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 03:00 PM

Thanks! I'm really liking Chicago at the moment, but there's a decent chance I'll end up at Berkeley due to personal circumstances. Have you narrowed down your list of schools yet? And Jeff Goldblum hasn't been in anything good since ID4, sorry.

- meemster6464
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 02:03 PM


- PinkTiki

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