cassise (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
2 University of Chicago graph Accepted W $50,000 09/25/06 09/27/06 10/06/06 01/22/07 13 years
7 University of Virginia graph Accepted W 09/25/06 09/25/06 09/29/06 01/12/07 13 years
Yale University graph Rejected W 10/08/06 10/30/06 11/06/06 04/01/07 13 years
4 University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted W 10/02/06 10/06/06 10/31/06 12/19/06 13 years
1 Harvard University graph Accepted A 09/25/06 09/26/06 10/26/06 11/21/06 13 years
3 Northwestern University F graph Accepted W $120,000 10/01/06 10/02/06 11/01/06 01/30/07 13 years
5 Stanford University graph Pending W 10/10/06 10/10/06 10/19/06 -- 13 years
6 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W 09/29/06 10/05/06 10/23/06 11/21/06 13 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted W 10/01/06 10/02/06 10/12/06 01/26/07 13 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $60,000 10/04/06 10/12/06 10/20/06 10/30/06 13 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $78,000 09/24/06 09/30/06 11/11/06 01/24/07 13 years
Cornell University graph Accepted W 10/03/06 10/03/06 10/17/06 12/09/06 13 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Accepted W $60,000 09/24/06 09/25/06 10/10/06 01/06/07 13 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 09/26/06 09/26/06 10/03/06 11/10/06 13 years
University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W 10/04/06 10/06/06 10/23/06 11/20/06 13 years
University of Notre Dame graph Accepted W $60,000 10/03/06 10/03/06 10/25/06 12/19/06 13 years
Indiana University Bloomington F graph Accepted W $46,000 09/25/06 10/02/06 10/25/06 12/20/06 14 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

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Illinois
White
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Extra Curricular Information

Pretty Standards Stuff:

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
President, Treasurer
Chapter Man of the Year

Awarded National Award for being one of the top 7
scholar/leaders in the national fraternity
(approximately 6000 undergrad students).

Interfraternity Council President
Greek Man of the Year

Dean's List every semester

Student Activity Budget Review Committee

Student Advisory Council

Co-taught a 100 level class.

Peer Mentor/faciliator for a Leadership Camp

Planned Leadership Training Conference for approximately 60 students.

On committee with faculty to develop a new center of excellence in partnership with a government program.

Attended a conference on ethics in america hosted by West Point.

Some Honors Societies including: Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa.

I currently work at a law firm as a runner.

Contributed Research to a professional presentation/Publication.

2 LOR's deal with EC's and leadership while maintaining academic success 1 deals with purely academic performance. A final is a weak letter dealing with academic performance. I will send both academic letters and one EC letter to each school that I apply to.

Personal Statement isn't anything special at all.

Diversity statement is ok for a white middle class kid.

Why Penn deals mostly with the various programs I like Statement of purpose talks about interest in appel-lit, pub policy, and corporate law and ties them together.

Why NW is about location, job placement, and corperate training.

Why Mich is about cross-dis approach and some programs that interest me.

Wrote seperate PS and DS for Boalt.

Stanford is an expanded DS

I wrote a school specific essay for duke that is similar to my SOP that I gave to LOR writers and then expanded to be Duke specific.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Fee Waivers (Worth mentioning):
Pennsylvania
Columbia
Duke (Applied through the priority track)
Northwestern
University of Michigan
University of Texas
Washington University - St. Louis
Vandy
UCLA
Indiana - Bloomington
Case Western
Arizona
University of Illinois
Emory
Loyola-Chicago
DePaul
Penn State
Cardozo
Miami
Temple
Peperdine
W & L
Utah

I spoke with my pre law advisor and he said that all the Ivys (including Cornell) were a stretch along with Chicago and a few others. I hope he is wrong. UPDATE: Guess he was wrong.

Sent Date: Date I finished with the Application on LSAC and clicked "Checkout" the final time

Received: The date the school ordered my report from LSDAS or contacted me to inform me they received my application.

Complete: When the school contacted me to tell me my package was complete.

Decision: When I found out.

Scholarship awards represent three year totals.

Freak Out Alert: I just realized I sent every school asking for a diversity statement a diversity statement that had a typo in the last paragraph. Any chance they will be skimming by that point?

Harvard: Please please please let me in. I would pick you over those other schools in New Haven and Palo Alto in a second.

10-20-06: Complete at Duke. This means I should have a decision by the first week of November. Hopefully its an accept and I can rest easy knowing I can go to a top law school.

10-25-06: I was bored today so I started calling schools that I thought I should be complete at. I have no idea when I went complete at IU-B, but today I found out for sure so that is the date I will use. Also IU said they aren't issuing decisions till the end of January, I wonder how true that will be. Notre Dame also said I was complete.

10-27-06: This morning I received an email from the director of admissions at Duke informing me that they had mailed my admissions decision. This Priority Track program is awsome, had I not slacked off I would have had a decision by the end of October. It makes me feel greedy and want all my decisions sooner. Hopefully this one will be a good one!

10-30-06: Accepted to Duke today, details to follow.

11-3-06: Received the email from Toby Stock saying he wanted to call about my application.

11-8-06: Received a phone call from Toby Stock, Director of Admissions at Harvard law school. He asked what I am doing this semester and clarified some things on my resume. I don't think it went that well. We shall see!

11-10-06: GULC Letter today. A plain creame envelope with Georgetown on the top left and a neat seal on the bac.

10-18-06: Status checker at Michigan changed to "decision"

11-20-06: Received (and missed) a phone call from Boalt Hall today. Called back and was informed of my admission. They also sent an email to follow up offering to pay up to $350 of a plane ticket.

11-21-06: Accepted at Michigan. Large white envelop with a CD, Postcard, letter from the dean, file folder, and administrative paperwork.

11-21-06: More importantly, at 1:45 today I received a call from Toby Stock from Harvard admitting me into the HLS class of 2010! I didn't answer the phone but he left a messege saying materials were on the way.

12-9-06: Harvard acceptance packet and 3 DVD's came, Cornell notified me of my acceptance by mail along with an opportunity to apply for the deans scholarship, and Duke law school sent me notification of selection for their dean's scholarship as well.

12-19-06: Accepted by Penn, notified with a phone call from the director or recruitment, no mention of money said follow up information would be mailed and emailed.

12-19-06: Notified of admission to Notre Dame by email, said they would be mailing an admissions packet. I will be interested to see if there is a fellowship offer. If there isn't I may withdrawl.

12-23-06: ND package in the mail including a 20K/year fellowship assistance offer.

1-1-07: Got back to school, checked my mail and received an acceptance package from IU-Bloomington with a 46K scholarship offer contingent on maintaining standing in the top third of the class.

1-06-07: Letter from UIUC received in a big envelope, offer of a full tuition scholarship.

1-12-07: Letter from U Va notifying me of acceptance and consideration for dean's scholarship, stated I will find out about scholarships in March.

1-19-07: Phone call from University of Chicago asking me to call them back. I missed the call and plan on returning it monday.

1-22-07: Received a letter in a standard white envelope from the University of Chicago, notifying me of admission. The letter does not mention money.

1-24-07: Notified of acceptance via email, also informed that I will be notified by the scholarship committee in early February.

1-27-07: Schools continue to actually send decisions! Received a package from Columbia containing information about the school in a folder with an acceptance letter on top.

1-30-07: Received a scholarship offer and notification of acceptance from Northwestern. The terms: 40K/year if I defer until next year and spend the year gaining professional experience.

2-5-07: Received offer to apply for the Dean's scholarship at GULC, too little too late.

Harvard it is!

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 05:09 PM

on the LSAT AND the GPA. You'll have a great cycle, I'm sure. ^_^

- rarara
  • i wish
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 05:20 PM

hahah i'm pretty sure you have absolutely nothing to worry about on that. how about you give me a few GPA points? i could use a couple of tenths. have fun at harvard next year.

- stotan12
  • You too!
  • Saturday, July 01 2006 at 01:36 AM

But honestly, you won't need it much. :)

- Groundhog
  • You have HSY locked
  • Saturday, July 01 2006 at 11:30 AM

We just need to find you a tragedy to write about in the next couple months...

- andrewvw
  • Leave it to LSN to shed light on these l
  • Wednesday, July 05 2006 at 01:36 AM

I always thought you were a chick. Oh well, good luck regardless... Be sure to apply to PENN very early.

- GreyStreet
  • Bah
  • Friday, July 07 2006 at 08:06 PM

Say what you will, but our numbers are nowhere near close. I would kill for your GPA or your EC. Good luck this cycle, I'm sure you will get into one of HYS!

- LoveTheBomb
  • Thanks for the encouragement
  • Tuesday, July 11 2006 at 08:33 PM

You have the GPA and the LSAT. Don't screw that Harvard acceptance up! You're in great shape.

- reload
  • u got a lot goin on ur side
  • Tuesday, July 11 2006 at 09:50 PM

work ur ass off writing essays this cycle and u'll be able to go to a top school without going into debt... I wish u the best

- True and Friendly
  • u got a lot goin on ur side
  • Tuesday, July 11 2006 at 09:51 PM

work ur ass off writing essays this cycle and u'll be able to go to a top school without going into debt... I wish u the best

- True and Friendly
  • nice ECs and great numbers...
  • Thursday, July 13 2006 at 10:34 AM

as long as you don't write a bad ps, you're going to have a great cycle. good luck!

- mike245
  • hey
  • Thursday, July 13 2006 at 01:13 PM

i'm the guy who asked the question about the silent timer..... wow, those are great numbers

- azfan
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, July 18 2006 at 03:52 PM

That's what I'm shooting for! Good luck!

- zephyr
  • Good luck
  • Tuesday, July 18 2006 at 11:08 PM

Your EC's and #'s look great...where do you think you'll end up? I'm sure HYS has room for frat guys too.

- reardenmetal
  • Pi Kapp
  • Wednesday, July 19 2006 at 01:30 PM

Good to see a brother of America's Leading Fraternity doing well. I will be watching to see your results, good luck bro.

- dominic
  • Ditto...
  • Thursday, July 20 2006 at 02:55 PM

Nice job representing the letters... I like seeing a Pi Kapp like urself making strong strides... It's in the bag for u this cycle, good luck.

- canthardlywait
  • Good luck!
  • Friday, July 21 2006 at 12:22 PM

but really do you need it? You will have a great cycle!

- zhyue
  • HEY CASSIE!
  • Wednesday, July 26 2006 at 10:31 AM

Good luck on ur cycle. Thanks for signing my wall first =)

- Paige
  • thanks
  • Friday, August 04 2006 at 01:33 PM

thanks for the congrats and good luck with your cycle! you'll do great :)

- demingh
  • good luck...
  • Wednesday, August 09 2006 at 09:43 AM

and thanks for the encouragement. although let's both hope to meet at harvard, with or without money!

- strivergirl
  • Thanks. . .
  • Thursday, August 10 2006 at 06:18 AM

Goodluck!

- bpelcs
  • Hello from a fellow Illinoian
  • Friday, August 11 2006 at 06:27 AM

Good luck writing your PS. Doesn't look like there is anything else in your app that needs work. It looks like you will have your pick of the litter.

- xyha4
  • good luck
  • Friday, August 11 2006 at 07:40 AM

to you, too! You look like you have a pretty good handle on this, though!

- diamondinthesky
  • :)
  • Thursday, August 17 2006 at 12:24 PM

Great numbers! I'm sure you'll do well this cycle

- historigal
  • Great numbers
  • Wednesday, August 23 2006 at 12:57 PM

I was surprised to see U of Chicago so high on your list until I saw your location. Best of luck with HYS

- MITEngineer
  • thanks
  • Tuesday, September 05 2006 at 06:30 PM

for the good luck. i might take your advice and apply for the sake of bargaining power, but i hate the thought of spending money on schools i'm not too interested in attending. however, a couple fee waivers would more than persuade me to apply. i guess we'll wait and see. best of luck to you this cycle. your numbers look fantastic!

- logged user
  • oops
  • Tuesday, September 05 2006 at 06:31 PM

logged user is me.

- ameliabee
  • Hi!
  • Thursday, September 07 2006 at 02:07 PM

Hey Cassie! So no apps went out yet? But then again, you're pretty much an auto-admit everywhere... take your time and give the rest of us the advantage of "applying early!" =))

- Paige
  • pre-law advisor
  • Thursday, September 14 2006 at 08:50 AM

There is no way that you won't get in at cornell. Your numbers are high for them. Also I would say you have a better shot than most at HYS so don't worry

- WeeSqueak
  • i smell a gunner
  • Monday, September 18 2006 at 04:38 AM

look at those effen ecs man. wtf mate?

- dunson
  • Right back at ya.
  • Monday, September 18 2006 at 02:16 PM

Thanks. I do, however, wish I had your numbers rather than mine. Those two LSAT points could make a big difference for admission to Harvard and possibly Yale. I'm sure we'll both end up at places that we want to be through. Thanks again for your comment. Take care.

- tommyhollywood
  • Your pre-law advisor...
  • Friday, September 29 2006 at 10:47 AM

...sounds like an idiot. You have great numbers and you stand an excellent chance at pretty much every school. Good luck again!

- mike245
  • ?
  • Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 05:00 AM

If your advisor thinks it's a "stretch" for you to get into Cornell, he should probably start looking for other work.

- todd
  • Nice Numbers!
  • Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 09:10 AM

Your profile looks so strong. I am just looking into the process and waiting on my LSAT score...I took it last week...and would love if you could share any info on your fee waivers. How do I go about looking into those?

- aggieblake
  • nice
  • Thursday, October 05 2006 at 09:41 AM

Congrats on getting almost all your apps done. In a couple days, you can join the ever-exciting Waiting Forever Club.

- lawschoolisevil
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, October 05 2006 at 05:39 PM

I'm sure you will hear something from Duke very soon. Did they give you the priority track?

- lovethebomb
  • NW
  • Tuesday, October 10 2006 at 11:04 AM

I'm going to apply to NU, sans interview. With my split, though, an (optional) interview may have helped a little bit. I think it might be worth $12 just to see what happens, though...

- rickster
  • Re: good luck
  • Thursday, October 12 2006 at 12:32 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think Harvard would be crazy to not want you.

- WeeSqueak
  • nice work
  • Thursday, October 12 2006 at 05:54 PM

i bet it's nice to get that first one out of the way. it should be a fun few months as the acceptances roll in. - Bucky

- jlanky
  • You're just too good to be true...
  • Friday, October 13 2006 at 06:21 AM

Can't take my eyes off of you..... =)

- paigeroo
  • Awesome Job
  • Tuesday, October 17 2006 at 03:41 PM

Getting out all those apps so quickly. Best of luck this cycle.

- LegalLatin78
  • hurry up
  • Wednesday, October 18 2006 at 10:50 AM

Complete at Duke yet?

- LoveTheBomb
  • Retake
  • Saturday, October 21 2006 at 04:54 AM

You left me a good-luck post a while back for my retake. Just wanted to share that I went from a 162 to a 168!!

- zephyr
  • If only...
  • Sunday, October 22 2006 at 08:06 PM

If only, I had your LSAT, I think I'd feel a lot better about applying around! ;-) Good luck with what looks like will be an excellent cycle for you!

- zone
  • A true friend
  • Tuesday, October 24 2006 at 01:39 PM

good luck in this cycle. with solid numbers and a good ps you have little to worry about. ALWAYS good to see a fellow Pi Kap do well.

- dominic
  • YAY!!
  • Monday, October 30 2006 at 12:18 PM

congrats!!

- stradgirl
  • Nice work
  • Monday, October 30 2006 at 05:15 PM

We all knew you'd get in!

- homersboy6
  • It's a test account
  • Tuesday, October 31 2006 at 11:02 AM

not real.

- test
  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, October 31 2006 at 11:47 AM

Glad to see you are joining the rest of us as a Duke admit. BTW, have you no fear of being recognized by adcoms and being yeild protect. This thing is like an encyclopedia, man. Best of luck.

- LoveTheBomb
  • Congratulations
  • Sunday, November 05 2006 at 01:14 PM

on your Duke acceptance and TS call! You're going to have a great cycle.

- monili
  • CONGRATS!
  • Monday, November 13 2006 at 03:48 PM

Great numbers! Just wanted to comment cuz my brother is a Pi Kapp too down in Miami...Good luck w.schools!! But u are pretty set...early applications and impressive stat =D

- beachgirl85
  • Cassie!
  • Thursday, November 16 2006 at 06:33 AM

All my love puddin- Congrats congrats and congrats!

- paigeroo
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 11:11 AM

Cassise I'm totally gonna be the first to wish you congrats on HLS on LSN (wow the acronyms...haha). You absolutely deserve it and get ready for slush and snow in Boston!

- mpark86
  • solid
  • Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 11:16 AM

Grats man. See ya at the admit days, if not for the next three years.

- lawschoolisevil
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 05:34 PM

you are too

- indychamps
  • Stanford
  • Friday, November 24 2006 at 08:27 PM

is much better than Harvard. You should hope that you get in.

- Leland
  • Cassie - WOW!
  • Monday, November 27 2006 at 05:04 AM

I knew I shouldn't have taken my eyes off of you. Look what you've gone and done... Harvard! Cassie my luv what an achievement. Seeing as that's your first choice- dare I say you're headed to Cambridge?

- paigeroo
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, November 27 2006 at 07:56 AM

So have you told your pre-law advisor about Harvard yet? =)

- mike245
  • dtm733 cannot follow directions.
  • Tuesday, November 28 2006 at 05:28 AM

Congrats on H!! Also, feel free to withdraw from Chicago and Michigan. ;)

- dtm733
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, November 28 2006 at 09:39 AM

Congrats on all your acceptances!

- PhiMuAmberkins
  • :-)
  • Thursday, November 30 2006 at 01:45 PM

Congrats to you too! I'm SO HAPPY to have heard so early... I'll most likely end up there, but I'm waiting to here from Columbia to see if I get a scholarship offer/better finaid package. You?

- mufich
  • :-)
  • Thursday, November 30 2006 at 01:49 PM

Congrats to you too! I'm SO HAPPY to have heard so early... I'll most likely end up there, but I'm waiting to here from Columbia to see if I get a scholarship offer/better finaid package. You?

- mufich
  • Congratulations!
  • Saturday, December 02 2006 at 09:52 AM

Congrats on Harvard man! That's awesome. I hope to be joining you there!

- hank
  • Test
  • Monday, December 04 2006 at 04:12 PM

It's a test account for LSN administrators; not a real person.

- test
  • hey
  • Monday, December 04 2006 at 10:23 PM

Congrats on Harvard dude. I take it that's your first choice?

- S2X
  • Re:
  • Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:35 AM

Thanks, Cassise! I'm sure your Harvard binder will be coming soon, along with even more acceptances. =)

- mike245
  • dumb advisor
  • Saturday, December 09 2006 at 03:12 PM

"I spoke with my pre law advisor and he said that all the Ivys (including Cornell) were a stretch along with Chicago and a few others. I hope he is wrong." seriously, tell your school to fire that dude congrats!

- bamf
  • Congrat from fellow Pi Kapp
  • Saturday, December 09 2006 at 07:31 PM

Congrats on Harvard...Always good to see a fellow pi kapp succeed...

- dominic
  • Wow,
  • Sunday, December 10 2006 at 03:21 PM

congrats on all your wonderful acceptances; you really are rocking this cycle!

- historigal
  • I smellllllll
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 12:07 PM

a clean sweep for you. Congratulations on everythin thus far!

- sarahbell127
  • question about ND admissions
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 02:29 PM

Hey- congrats on all the great acceptances. Did you apply to Notre Dame through Early Decision? And, in any case, have they given you a decision? Thanks! Chris

- cpage1000
  • Why so many?
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 09:27 AM

Hey...great cycle so far. Looks like you have your first choice in your back pocket. That brings me to my question though. Why are you still keeping such an extensive roster of schools with active applications? Oh, and I think NYU must be feeling very left out LOL.

- tooearlyinthegame?
  • Why Keep So Many Active
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 12:39 PM

I was never big on the New York Schools. Columbia waived my fee so I applied, but NYU was not so kind. As for the long list, I figure I paid for a decision, so I want one!

- cassise
  • soo
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 01:19 PM

It would seem that your advisor is a bit of a 'tard when it comes to law school admissions. Here's three cheers for incompetent advising! (I got into a CCN school after being told I was just wasting my money. My own research suggested otherwise. Hah. We could all probably make a bundle doing admissions consulting now...)

- haha
  • Congrats from a fellow Pikapp
  • Friday, December 15 2006 at 10:44 AM

Are you considering $$ to Duke or another top school, or are you locked on Harvard?

- demersgr
  • ND
  • Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 03:13 PM

Congrats on the ND acceptance!

- lb23
  • Thank you
  • Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 12:11 PM

I would try to troll and bring you to Chicago, but Harvard has probably seduced you with their email address that nobody would ever want to give up. Congrats on a great cycle, you may very well sweep.

- somewhere
  • lovelyavocado cannot follow directions.
  • Thursday, December 28 2006 at 07:39 AM

you're a baller. and your pre-law advisor was a freaking idiot :)

- lovelyavocado
  • So awesome!
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 02:25 PM

I'm so happy for you! You have so many great choices!

- cajunbabe11
  • Congrats
  • Friday, January 05 2007 at 01:46 PM

Wow, what a selection you have to choose from! Congrats to a fellow Pi Kapp!

- mw834
  • pretty please
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 08:09 PM

take all your letters to your pre-law adviser and tell him/her to shove it!

- Lydgate
  • hopefullylucky cannot follow directions.
  • Wednesday, January 31 2007 at 11:31 AM

my brother is a Pi Kappa Phi also! he's going to med school...well anyways, congrats on your acceptances! Are you leaning towards a decision yet?

- hopefullylucky
  • woooo
  • Sunday, February 18 2007 at 08:22 AM

dude, you're tearing it UP

- zephyr
  • hard to say
  • Thursday, February 22 2007 at 02:00 PM

I visited Georgetown and really liked it, but I haven't seen their financial aid package. BU made a big splash with 30k/year, so that is very enticing. I assume I could get similar money from BC, which would put them back into the picture as well. I'd say those are my top three at the moment. I'm still waiting on Michigan (again, not sure if I want to take on 120k+ in debt) and the aid packages from elsewhere. Do you think I'd be crazy to accept nearly full tuition from BU/BC over nothing at Georgetown? I'm from the Boston area, so staying in the area does have its perks. How about you? Is it down to Cambridge v. New Haven (potentially)?

- zephyr
  • ?
  • Thursday, February 22 2007 at 08:37 PM

"I spoke with my pre law advisor and he said that all the Ivys (including Cornell) were a stretch along with Chicago and a few others. I hope he is wrong. UPDATE: Guess he was wrong. " What is it with prelaw advisors and saying things like that?

- drv208
  • great job
  • Monday, April 23 2007 at 08:47 AM

hey great numbers and great acceptances. how did you study for the lsat and for how long? any advice for the lsat or the application process? thanks.

- eakaeykit
  • diversity?
  • Monday, May 21 2007 at 11:36 PM

What did you put on your diversity statement, if you don't mind my asking?

- jdkale

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