crossesfingers (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted W 10/15/07 -- 10/30/07 03/28/08 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted D A $36,000 10/15/07 -- 10/22/07 01/25/08 13 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W $48,000 10/15/07 -- 10/22/07 01/04/08 13 years
New York University F graph Accepted W 11/08/07 -- 11/28/07 12/13/07 13 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $54,000 10/15/07 -- 10/22/07 10/25/07 13 years
Columbia University F graph Pending D W 10/15/07 -- 10/19/07 -- 13 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted W 11/08/07 -- 11/14/07 11/28/07 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Pending D W 10/15/07 -- 10/24/07 -- 13 years
Northwestern University F graph Pending D W 10/21/07 -- 10/29/07 -- 13 years

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Extra Curricular Information

Applying straight from undergrad. No work experience, except for some fun jobs during the summers. A few volunteer positions and limited involvement in a few student organizations. Many of both pertain to medicine, as I spent a good deal of my undergraduate career trying to convince myself that that's what I wanted to do.


I'm so pleased about the Michigan acceptance that I've decided to abandon adcomm paranoia and open up my cycle (including retroactively, for the benefit of future applicants):

10-25-07: In at Duke via email; this means I'll officially be going to law school next year. Folder of materials arrived shortly thereafter.

11-28-07: In at Georgetown. A relatively nondescript letter in fact contained an acceptance, and a personal note from Dean Cornblatt.

12-13-07: Received a large envelope containing a purple folder from NYU. Flat-out shocked to be hearing this quickly. Though NYC was very low on my list (I considered not applying to either NYU or CLS), both NYU and NYC grew on me over the course of the cycle.

01-04-08: Letter (small, possible cause for worry) arrived from UVA informing me of admittance. No mention of Dean's scholarship. Though it's a great school, regional preferences/issues mean that $ would probably be necessary to draw me there.

01-10-08: "Deferral" email from Michigan. Though it's the subject of some controversy (on LSD), I consider this a deferral. It contained much the same language of my subsequent Penn "hold", and a respected LSDer indicated that the same email was used for deferrals last year. Having been complete for 2+ months, it was expected. Despite expectations, I am VERY disappointed. For those who are wondering, I did write Why Michigan. It contained information from campus/city visits and why placement stats fit my career plans nearly perfectly. Made the deferral that much more disappointing, because I believed it a very genuine essay.

01-11-08: Held at Penn. Never wrote Why Penn because I honestly couldn't figure out why. Having gotten into NYU, I'm not overly concerned. Withdrew a few days later.

01-17-08: Sent LOCI to Michigan via email. Contained my impressions of their class, and why I believe I'd be a good fit.

01-21-08: Held at Northwestern. With no WE to speak of, it's not a surprise (a law fair rep told me not to bother actually). I also didn't interview, and chose not to write an NU-specific essay. I applied because of a fee waiver, and the (unlikely) prospect of a full-ride/defer-for-a-year scholarship. Printed and sent in withdrawal card.

01-25-08: Status checker went to decision at Michigan.

02-03-08: Held at Chicago. ****.

02-??-08: Held at Columbia. Unsure when; I was out of the country for a couple weeks.

02-21-08: I'm not sure I've come across such a deferral-heavy LSN profile before. Not sure what that says about me.

2-28-08: $54k from Duke. Wasn't giving Duke a whole lot of consideration; now I don't know what to think.

3-24-08: $48k at UVA. Probably a new frontrunner; what can I say, money talks.

3-28-08: WL at Chicago. Was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle, but as loans approached, became less and less true. Would be a lot more disappointed had the UVA letter not arrived.

4-2-08: Michigan's admissions office offered a Dean's scholarship to remain competitive with UVA. With considerable personal factors pointing to Michigan, that's the end of it.

Visitor Comments

  • Boo
  • Saturday, September 15 2007 at 06:55 PM

Hello coworker. I found you, despite your efforts to hide your state.

- s0rtie
  • Boo
  • Saturday, September 15 2007 at 06:56 PM

Hello coworker. I found you, despite your efforts to hide your state.

- s0rtie
  • s0rtie
  • Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 07:16 AM

I'm not in Florida; your coworker must be one of my numbers twins.

- crossesfingers
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:52 AM

On Duke!

- pinktiki
  • thanks
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 10:30 AM

Undergrad admissions with its months of excruciating wait was enough for me; was definitely not looking forward to another round of that. Congrats on your good numbers and best of lucks this cycle!

- evermore17
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 03:39 PM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • congrats on nyu!!
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 01:31 PM

although i'm pretty sure you'll sweep this cycle :)

- moosedrop
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:47 PM


- PinkTiki
  • ...
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 03:44 PM

Thank you. Thank you. You'll having quite a cycle yourself. NYU is a great school. I'd love to get an acceptance from them.

- tl2
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 02:29 PM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • michigan
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 01:12 PM

Michigan is my 2nd choice, after Cornell. Although to be honest, I would have to think long and hard before turning Michigan down even for Cornell. If Cornell accepts me I don't know what I'll do! I kind of hope they reject me and make it easy on me!

- spaceinvaders
  • aw, thank you
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 11:24 AM

Yeah, I think (or hope...) that some of it is in jest. It does not really bother me, and I try to be nice to everyone and not an arrogant ass. I guess to some people, if you mention H or S, then automatically you come off as arrogant. Eh, whatever. I appreciate the congrats and extend them to you. Who is the early leader between NYU and Michigan for you? (not that you asked my opinion, but I have a thing for Michigan...)

- saasen
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 12:52 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • wow
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 08:22 PM

thank you thank you. The mail has yet to arrive for you too. Haha. let's hope this is for real. Any idea how to access the PDFs? What's the username/password?

- gjrmf
  • A~
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 06:22 PM

Congrats on Mich! I hope I get to see you there =)

- beanie13

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