floridacoastalorbust (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $165,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/15 Upd: 6 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $195,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
Northwestern University F Accepted A Type: RA $210,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 2: 169
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.92
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: TTT
  • Major: Philosophy

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

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3 years policy & journalism W/E

Softs probably made a meaningful difference for me. And having a consistent message in my app, from my "Why X's," recommendations, transcripts and personal statement.

Good, but not great softs. Along the softs hierarchy:

Olympian>Rhodes Scholar>Fulbright>Me>TFA>President of law fraternity

Additional info & updates

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Snatched nearly $1 million in scholarships!

I negotiated very hard with every school I was accepted to (save UVA/Duke/Mich), generally with ideal results. The idea was to tell them I was committed to going to their school if they could provide me with a scholarship equal-or-greater to the offers I received from their peer schools. Once they matched I would then renegotiate. It was kind of like a snowball effect.

Scholarship Negotiations:

Georgetown: They told me they offered me the max amount and could not go higher. I pushed hard, they pushed back harder.

Duke: I did not submit the required scholarship form, and did not receive a scholarship as a result. I had no interest in Duke, but forfeited potential leverage by failing to submit the necessary form. Kinda like Elvis Dumervil going from the Broncos to the Ravens in 2013.

UVA: Dillard. Did not negotiate.

Harvard: Withdrew before JS1. Was originally waitlisted.

Penn: Originally offered 45k, bumped to 75k after discussions with their scholarship people. I pushed them very hard -- called up their financial dean more than once, plead my case to him personally, but it was to no avail.

NYU: Originally offered 25k, bumped to 45k after discussions with their scholarship people. I felt they were the least willing to negotiate, especially given my other offers.

Mich: Darrow. Did not negotiate.

NU: Originally offered 165k, bumped to 210k after discussions with their scholarship people. The award pays for tuition, and the remaining amount is given to me like a stipend. The total amount of the scholarship indicated to me that they are most willing to negotiate.

Chicago: Originally offered 15k, bumped to 75k after discussions with their scholarship people. They were very receptive to negotiations. But I tried to get them to give me 100k or more and they didn't take the bait.

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Applied in October for all schools. Don't have dates handy.

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lol
Wednesday, November 02 2011 at 01:05 PM

lol, if u apply to Florida coastal, then you should be kicked in the chin by Chuck Norris himself

Friday, November 11 2011 at 09:39 AM

Grats on UVA!

Saturday, December 03 2011 at 07:12 AM

congrats on UVA! are you curious what other decisions you would have received?

Tuesday, December 06 2011 at 06:13 AM

@countrystrong, thanks! I am curious as to what other decisions would have been. My guess from how this cycle is turning out is UT, Cornell, and perhaps even UM through RD

Tuesday, December 06 2011 at 11:35 PM

Congrats on UVA! :)

Friday, January 06 2012 at 04:31 AM

Nah, I do have ties to Conn but I'm going to Michigan. I wasn't processing the information properly.

Monday, March 02 2015 at 11:15 PM

Look at all that $$$. Good luck!