casebonk (2018-2019)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Minnesota Twin Cities F graph Accepted W $120,000 10/27/18 10/28/18 11/01/18 11/30/18 6 months
Cornell University F graph Waitlisted W 10/26/18 10/30/18 10/30/18 01/14/19 6 months
University of California Los Angeles F graph Waitlisted W 11/11/18 11/13/18 11/15/18 01/25/19 6 months
University of Texas Austin F graph Waitlisted W 10/27/18 10/29/18 10/29/18 03/01/19 6 months
Albany Law School of Union University F graph Accepted W $139,000 10/25/18 10/30/18 11/05/18 12/14/18 6 months
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $1 11/23/18 11/23/18 12/10/18 01/15/19 6 months
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted W 10/29/18 10/30/18 11/20/18 02/22/19 6 months
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted A $120,000 10/26/18 10/29/18 10/29/18 11/21/18 6 months
Vanderbilt University F graph Pending W 10/26/18 10/29/18 10/29/18 04/01/19 6 months
University of Notre Dame F graph Accepted W $75,000 11/05/18 11/07/18 11/07/18 02/05/19 6 months
University of Alabama F graph Waitlisted W 10/25/18 10/25/18 10/29/18 11/09/18 6 months
University of California Berkeley F graph Rejected 11/04/18 11/05/18 11/05/18 03/28/19 6 months
Emory University F graph Accepted W $69,000 10/27/18 10/29/18 10/29/18 01/26/19 6 months
Boston University graph Accepted W $60,000 11/11/18 11/13/18 11/14/18 01/10/19 6 months
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 12/03/18 12/04/18 12/05/18 02/07/19 8 months

Applicant Information

Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

New York
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

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


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.


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.

Visitor Comments

  • Tuesday, October 30 2018 at 12:56 PM

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

- David_Jennings
  • Monday, November 05 2018 at 10:36 PM

Thanks. You too!

- casebonk
  • Alabama
  • Friday, November 16 2018 at 11:56 PM

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

- brianster123
  • Re: Alabama
  • Wednesday, November 21 2018 at 02:01 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.

- casebonk
  • Alabama
  • Monday, December 03 2018 at 12:58 AM

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

- kp1985
  • Re: Alabama
  • Monday, December 03 2018 at 03:01 PM

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

- casebonk
  • Thursday, February 07 2019 at 05:07 PM

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

- ambiemills
  • Tuesday, February 12 2019 at 10:50 AM

USC rejected me via email.

- casebonk

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