casebonk (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Minnesota Twin Cities F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/27/18 Rec: 10/28/18 Comp: 11/01/18 Inter: -- Dec: 11/30/18 Upd: 2 years
Cornell University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/18 Rec: 10/30/18 Comp: 10/30/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/19 Upd: 2 years
University of California Los Angeles F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/11/18 Rec: 11/13/18 Comp: 11/15/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Texas Austin F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/18 Rec: 10/29/18 Comp: 10/29/18 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/19 Upd: 2 years
Albany Law School of Union University F Accepted W Type: RA $139,000 Sent: 10/25/18 Rec: 10/30/18 Comp: 11/05/18 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/18 Upd: 2 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $1 Sent: 11/23/18 Rec: 11/23/18 Comp: 12/10/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/19 Upd: 2 years
Northwestern University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/29/18 Rec: 10/30/18 Comp: 11/20/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/19 Upd: 2 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted A Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/26/18 Rec: 10/29/18 Comp: 10/29/18 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/18 Upd: 2 years
Vanderbilt University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/18 Rec: 10/29/18 Comp: 10/29/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/05/18 Rec: 11/07/18 Comp: 11/07/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Alabama F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/18 Rec: 10/25/18 Comp: 10/29/18 Inter: -- Dec: 11/09/18 Upd: 2 years
University of California Berkeley F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/04/18 Rec: 11/05/18 Comp: 11/05/18 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/19 Upd: 2 years
Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $69,000 Sent: 10/27/18 Rec: 10/29/18 Comp: 10/29/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/19 Upd: 2 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/11/18 Rec: 11/13/18 Comp: 11/14/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/19 Upd: 2 years
University of Southern California F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/03/18 Rec: 12/04/18 Comp: 12/05/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/19 Upd: 2 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: 161
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.93
  • Degree GPA: 3.95
  • School Type: SUNY
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New York
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

AmeriCorps Service 1 year, 8 months. Strong recs. Very strong PS.

Additional info & updates

My LSATs were disappointing, given how much studying I did, but they were a 15 and 17 pt increase over my diagnostic. Idk. It's whatever at this point.

I sent my apps in no particular order, if anything, it was just about which app was easier to complete.

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October 29 - invited to interview at WashU.

November 9 - waitlisted at Alabama. Why'd you waive my CAS fee, exactly?

November 12 - complete interviews at WashU and Northwestern.

November 16 - multiple apps listed as under review including Northwestern, Berkeley, and UCLA, I believe.

November 21 - in at WashU! And an email about a fellowship at Notre Dame, which sounds pretty cool (but no acceptance email from ND)!

November 26 - invited to interview at Cornell.

November 29 - received WashU scholarship email.

November 30 - in at Minnesota via the status checker! $40K/year scholarship to boot!

December 1 - Cornell online interview. Didn't do as well as the Northwestern interview, but still serviceable.

December 10 - sent LOCI to Vandy, they allow you to do this even if you're pending. It was a LOCI/Why Vandy statement.

December 14 - in at Albany! It's a solid option if I want to practice in NYS, particularly upstate (where I'm from).

December 17 - ED dinged by Northwestern. Found out because status checker did not include seat deposit.

January 2 - status checkers: UR at USC, UT, and Berkeley. I already have asked Northwestern to consider me for RD. Filled out that form the day my ED app was dinged.

January 10 - in at BU! Got the call mid-afternoon.

January 14 - donged at Cornell :( by email.

January 15 - MICHIGAN!! HOLY HECC! Via status checker.

January 25 - $0 at Michigan (shoot). Waitlisted at UCLA. Not a great day.

January 26 - in at Emory!! Award came with admissions offer: 23K/year.

February 5 - in at NDLS! Ice cream time (via status checker - seat deposit indicated)

February 7 - rejected at USC. I remember it not being a great app, I was so tired of applying by the time I hit send for them. Also, rejected for BU PI full ride scholly. Not a great day, once again. Sorry BU that's also a low-ball offer you gave me...

February 13 - a few updates: LOCI to UCLA; also rushing to complete CSS/FAFSA by deadlines.

February 14 - NDLS admissions packet. Included a $25K/year scholarship. Definitely a good option!

February 22 - I will have a bone to pick with NU. Waitlisted. But more so how long it took! I think they waited for the January LSAT even though their letter said I would hear back by the end of January.

March 1 - waitlisted at Texas. Looking like mostly waitlists at the T14 to 15. Not hopeful about negotiating with Michigan.

March 18 - successfully negotiated WashU up from 90K to 120K!

April 1 - decided I don't have enough time to hear back from Vandy, and we've already narrowed down to our top three options. I'm in a unique situation since my SO needs to start job-searching and learning about licensure in other states for PTs. Withdrawn.

April 8 - decision made after visiting WashU. Really enjoyed my visit, no big red flags (just people gunning already and name dropping higher-ranked law schools they got into) and got to really see STL thanks to some friends who live there!

In the next couple days I will have withdrawn all my apps. This will be my last update here on LSN. Wish me luck, and thanks for following.

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Tuesday, September 12 2017 at 06:31 PM

Good luck on your applications! I'll be joining in the waiting game after I take the LSAT in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 23 2018 at 03:31 PM

Thanks. You too!

Alabama
Tuesday, July 17 2018 at 05:20 PM

Any idea why you were WL at 'bama? Your numbers are pretty strong there.

Re: Alabama
Tuesday, October 23 2018 at 03:31 PM

It's only speculation, but I did send them an email thanking them for the CAS waiver and saying "it made me take a more serious look at Alabama Law." I think they may have read between the lines and figured out that there's next to zero chance I'll actually attend.

Alabama
Monday, August 13 2018 at 04:43 PM

Same thing happened to me with Alabama! The only decent school to provide a CAS waiver just to waitlist me!

Re: Alabama
Tuesday, October 23 2018 at 03:31 PM

I wonder if anyone else who got a CAS waiver was waitlisted. It came pretty quickly, too. Idk this reads like yield protecting...

Thursday, January 24 2019 at 02:25 PM

howd you hear from USC? Congrats on all your acceptances!

Tuesday, October 23 2018 at 03:31 PM

USC rejected me via email.