gengiswump (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Columbia University F graph Pending W 11/04/06 -- 12/05/06 -- 13 years
1 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted A $120,000 11/04/06 -- 11/20/06 11/28/06 14 years
New York University graph Accepted W 11/04/06 -- 12/08/06 12/22/06 14 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Intend to Apply 11/15/06 -- -- -- 14 years
Stanford University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 14 years

Applicant Information

Private Uni.

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

A lot.

Graduated Honors.


2/9/07 - Everybody knows already, but for the sake of accuracy, I've been held at Columbia. Look to see some exciting withdraw action pending Michigan's ASW.

12/22/06 - In at NYU. I'm not going, but it's nice to know that, technically, I've my choice of law schools. C'mon Columbia. what's taking so long?

12/21/06 - Technically I got the call yesterday, but I'm the [email protected] who didn't answer the phone . . . FULL DARROW. I almost told Dean Zearfoss to Shut. Up., but in retrospect, I'm glad I managed to keep that one to myself.

12/11/06 - Darrow essay's confirmed in . . . and every available body part is crossed.

12/08/06 (Pt.2) - Got an invite to apply for the Darrow at Michigan. Really excited, but man, I thought I was done with the essays.

12/08/06 - Email confirmation of completion from Columbia on the 6th, NYU today.

12/05/06 - I'm verbally complete at Columbia, just waiting for the email, which should arrive in a day or two. According to the office it's apparently straight to the adcomm for me, since my app's been this close to complete for over a month. Fingers crossed and all that.

So no Penn or Stanford; getting my LORs is way too much of a hassle. Still haven't heard from NYU, but whatev.

12/04/06 - It's official, complete with big envelope; I'm in at Michigan!! Now I can finally breathe a bit easier, I know I'll be going somewhere, right? And they accepted me for the summer start program, which is a HUGE draw . . . and hence why they're now my #2 choice. Dean Zearfoss might be the coolest admissions officer ever, she actually hand wrote a note to me on my acceptance letter. I'm sure she does that for tons of folk, but it definitely made it feel special, you know?

If Columbia actually recieved the latest incarnation of my LOR via e-mail (I am really, really horrified by the USPS in New Orleans, I have to say), I will likely withdraw my apps to Stanford and Penn - if I'm moving, there's honestly only one place I really want to go. So, essentially, it's down to Columbia, Michigan and money.

11/30/06 - Got mail from Stanford today, nothing spectacular. The freakin' weird thing though (and pretty much the only reason the mail call's of note) is that, according to Stanford, at the request of their BLS, some example resumes and personal statements were included with my prospectus. Is that the law school equivalent of a Hint from Heloise? Seriously? I think if it weren't so funny I'd be a bit insulted.

11/28/06 - Pursuant to UMich's online status checker, blessing to obsessive/compulsive law applicants everywhere, I've got a decision. I feel like the speed with which they decided is a good thing, but I've still got 10-14 days before I know yea or nay. Arggg.

11/20/06 - My application is officially complete at U Mich; still haven't heard a peep from NYU. Man, do I hate the waiting.

11/14/06-I'm a moron; I just realized that my cycle was still marked as 2005/2006. Whoops. So really, I'm in this cycle. I swear I deserve to go to law school, honest.

Kiki asked a good question, so please note that, since pretty much everybody and their mom thought it was a stupid idea, I opted not to apply to Columbia ED. :) Thanks y'all.

Also, there've been a few fee waivers in the mail of late (UMich, Illinois, Indiana in the last couple of weeks and Penn today), but I've pretty much decided that, if it isn't a T14, I'm not really interested. (God, I hope that doesn't make me a snobby bitch.) So it's possible that my app list could keep growing, but I really have no idea who's interested.

Oh, and two of my LORs still haven't made it to LSAC, so I'm not looking to go complete anywhere but NYU and possibly UMich anytime soon.


I'm also an evacuee, so please feel free to factor in pity points to any acceptances I recieve.

Visitor Comments

  • Do NOT do Columbia ED!!
  • Friday, June 02 2006 at 06:12 PM

With your numbers, you are FOR SURE in at Columbia, ED or not, thanks to your URM status. In fact, you stand an amazing shot at Harvard, Stanford, and potentially Yale! At Columbia, you might even expect to get a full-ride Hamilton Scholarship.. but you certainly won't get that if you apply ED.

- Concerned!
  • Hi!
  • Sunday, June 04 2006 at 07:16 AM

Good luck! We have similar numbers so I\\\'ll definitely be keeping and eye on you. ! )

- serenity1
  • Hmm...
  • Tuesday, November 07 2006 at 12:45 PM

Is this flame?

- J
  • Umm. . .
  • Thursday, November 09 2006 at 08:59 AM

No, not really. Not so much with the flame. Why do you ask?

- gengiswump
  • Hi
  • Thursday, November 09 2006 at 10:55 AM

Are you from new orleans or just went to school there?

- Hi
  • curious
  • Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 08:07 AM

Hey, I'm just curious, but why did you ED to CLS? You would have definitely gotten into HLS.

- kiki123
  • Re: Hi
  • Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 08:09 AM

Much of my family is from New Orleans and the surrounding area, but, due to my parents' work, I moved very frequently as a child. So, though my roots are there, I didn't live in New Orleans until I moved for college. After Newcomb I'd opted to remain in New Orleans, but there was a spot of inclement weather, so I had to move. Ermmm . . . is that what you wanted to know?

- gengiswump
  • ED
  • Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 08:12 AM

At the last minute, I actually opted not to go ED at CLS. It's my number onw because I'm currently in New York, and moving annoys the crap out of me. As I'm extremely poor :), the only way I'm applying to schools outside of New York is if they waive the fee, hence the applications to UPenn and UMich. If HLS sends me a fee waiver, I'll certainly apply, but otherwise, that's November's grocery money.

- gengiswump
  • I feel you
  • Tuesday, November 14 2006 at 09:19 AM

Totally understand about the money situation. I'm sure you would qualify for a need based waiver from HLS if you asked though!! Good luck with this cycle and I hope that you get into both CLS and NYU.

- kiki123
  • Thursday, November 30 2006 at 03:31 AM

Hey girl!! The cycle is....going. Waiting to be complete at 4 more places. The waiting is killing me and making me eve more neurotic. LSN & LSD are on constantly!!! What about you?

- kiki123
  • Re: NYU
  • Thursday, November 30 2006 at 04:54 AM

I haven't heard a word. I wouldn't worry though -- from what I've hearn on LSN they take a pretty long time. A lot of people have waited a month between submitting their app and getting a complete notice.

- WeeSqueak
  • congrats
  • Monday, December 04 2006 at 11:30 AM

Congrats on Michigan girl!!! I hope to get in as well, it's one of my top choices!!! If I get in, maybe we'll meet at the ASW

- kiki123
  • Standford
  • Monday, December 04 2006 at 11:37 AM

Oh yea, I got that same package from SLS and the BLSA. I don't think it was insulting--I think they just really want blk students to apply and get in (from what I've head, SLS loses the blk cross admit battle with HLS and YLS).

- kiki123
  • Michigan
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 01:29 AM

Congrats on the Mich acceptance! It's definitely a great school!

- tl
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 08:28 AM

Congrats on the acceptance to Michigan. I see that we applied to a few of the same places. I hope that you continue to get positive responses.

- chrisrahosiris
  • Well...
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 01:55 PM

I would really like to go to NYU or possibly Michigan. I would like a chance to go to Harvard though. But to be perfectly honest, I'm happy as long as it is within the top 10. lol, at least I think I am.

- chrisrahosiris
  • lol
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 02:52 PM

Thanks girl, I needed that. Sigh...I wanna get IN somewhere. But I guess no news is better than a rejection...which I'm sure to get a few off! :-(

- kiki123
  • Thursday, December 07 2006 at 10:42 AM

on Michigan and good luck with Columbia!

- gemini5165
  • Definitely
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 05:57 AM

I was looking at Chicago because I heard that it was noted for not being overly competitive. Because I don't want to be in that type of atmosphere if I don't have to be.

- chrisrahosiris
  • mich
  • Wednesday, December 13 2006 at 04:45 AM

My Mich app went to decision!!! I do hope I get in...we could meet at the ASW!

- kiki123
  • in!
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 03:52 PM

I'm in at Michigan!!! I'm so excited!

- kiki123
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 05:20 AM

on the full Darrow!!!! That's awesome!

- monili
  • Congrats to you too!
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 08:38 AM

That is such an exciting opportunity, especially for your top choice!!!! I think a large part of my law school decision depends on if my SO can find a good job and where we can relocate. BTW, I think Dean Zearfoss is awesome too! She's already sent me follow-up information on the programs I am interested in, and when she says "We'd love for you to come to Ann Arbor," you can hear that "love" is underlined by the tone of her voice. =) Good luck on your decision!

- mike245
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:19 PM

on all that Michigan $$$$$. That should make your decision very easy :-)

- gemini5165
  • Good luck Gengis!
  • Friday, December 22 2006 at 08:11 PM

I'm sure you'll do great this cycle! You should go to Columbia!

- hank rearden
  • Darrow!
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 08:13 AM

Congratulations! This is terrific news. Now let's see if Columbia can't woo you to this (far superior) city.

- Miss P
  • Sweet Darrow, yo
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 12:34 PM

I think you definitely should have told Dean Zearfoss to Shut! Up! and also maybe to Get out! And pushed her over. Over the phone. Congratulations!

- goaliechica
  • congratulations
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 02:17 PM

on the darrow! that is AWESOME!! good luck with columbia.....but im sure u would love michigan too :)

- songndance
  • Miss P
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 03:12 PM

I already live in this (far superior) city. It was my evacuation destination of choice. :) Columbia has to convince me to stay here.

- gengiswump
  • ooo
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 06:38 PM

summer starter too! haha i didnt come you wanted to do summer start?? im not sure about ASW, although i DO want to visit still.....are you going to it? icant believe u only have ONE school left!! pretty fast cycle. haha did you really only apply to four schools...?

- songndance
  • o i mean
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 06:38 PM

did u only apply to THREE schools? haha

- songndance
  • yeah
  • Monday, December 25 2006 at 10:00 AM

i totally understand what u mean about wanting to do something as soon as possible, once you want it~ me too! so im excited to start early....and likewise, i am on a year off, so....i feel ready to go! happpy holidays, i used to live in NY and the City, is def the best place to be during the holidays :)

- songndance
  • :)
  • Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 10:22 PM

congrats on NYU!!! i'm still waiting to go complete :( and thus am jealous (in the happy way!) is it your first choice?

- lovelyavocado
  • Re: Black People
  • Thursday, December 28 2006 at 05:26 AM

Ewww . . . you got sarcasm allover my LSN account! :)

- gengiswump
  • what the!
  • Thursday, December 28 2006 at 01:38 PM

Congrats on the DARROW. WOW! :D How distinguished. ;)

- stradgirl
  • congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 02 2007 at 08:56 AM

i'll be keeping my fingers crossed for columbia to pull through :)

- jeriatric
  • Belly dancers are the SH!T!
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 01:16 PM

:D! MAGNA! Perofrmance majors are cool yes. I hope they think so, too. Thanks Gengis... you know you rock, right? :) I hope we end up at some close distance. Maybe we can jam together, me on the cello and you dancing! We'll be the touring law school babes. Whaddaya think about that? I think it's HAWT. Xoxo, Love, STRAD

- stradgirl
  • Belly dancers are the SH!T!
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 01:16 PM

:D! MAGNA! Perofrmance majors are cool yes. I hope they think so, too. Thanks Gengis... you know you rock, right? :) I hope we end up at some close distance. Maybe we can jam together, me on the cello and you dancing! We'll be the touring law school babes. Whaddaya think about that? I think it's HAWT. Xoxo, Love, STRAD

- stradgirl
  • shizat!
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 01:17 PM

I do that all the time. I refresh one too many times and end up looking an idiot that I AM! GAWD! Hahah.. :) Good day GENGIS!

- stradgirl
  • great job
  • Friday, January 05 2007 at 06:30 PM

hey what was the process and how long did you study for the lsat? how do you get fee waivers? thanks

- eakaeykit
  • hidin'!
  • Monday, January 08 2007 at 06:02 AM

hee hee you really think I'd keep hiding if I got accepted to Mich!? Even if I decided to for some strange reason, though, I will be sure to let you know first thing. ;) O GENGIIISS!!! I started receiving "receipt" e-mails from schools now. this is really happenin'!

- stradgirl
  • w/drawal
  • Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 05:05 PM

I heard that if you are not wanting to go to a specific school and you are already in, you should withdraw for the school and others' sake. FYI.

- lulu
  • Well . . .
  • Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 10:35 PM

I'm not officially withdrawing until I've attended ASWs, because I'd hate to cut and run only to realize it was a bad plan.

- gengiswump
  • .
  • Saturday, January 13 2007 at 08:27 PM

"I heard that if you are not wanting to go to a specific school and you are already in, you should withdraw for the school and others' sake. FYI." STFU noob. It is her choice. No pressuring. If they deserve to be accepted, they will anyway, even after they get off the wait list when G withdraws. You don't make requests like that. jsyk. HTH.

- truthbearer
  • you'll see...
  • Monday, January 15 2007 at 05:14 PM

I'll meet you at the Michigan ASW and want to be your BFF so I'll go to Michigan and then you'll abandon me to head off to Columbia! That's just how my life works. :)

- sillyberry
  • There's still time
  • Wednesday, January 17 2007 at 08:26 AM

to apply to Penn so you can be in by ASW! Don't you want to hang out with me? ;-)

- monili
  • in at smu!
  • Friday, January 26 2007 at 09:45 AM

i did a little dance when i heard from smu. then i realized i could really use some dance lessons. /just sayin'

- jer2911tx
  • Mich
  • Sunday, January 28 2007 at 01:47 PM

not yet! They are so slow!! :P

- stradgirl
  • Mich
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 10:47 AM

yes, as of today!

- stradgirl
  • Mich
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 08:14 AM

Yeah, ASW is gonna be a lot of fun! However, Columbia is gonna accept you soon, and since that is where I'm leaning right now, you should got there instead. Think of how much fun we'd have shopping in NYC!

- monili
  • ASW
  • Sunday, February 04 2007 at 11:56 AM

are you going to the ASW?? if you get into columbia :) are u definitely going there?

- songndance
  • cls
  • Friday, February 16 2007 at 05:28 PM

i dunno how they held you and accepted me. sigh...

- kiki123
  • the coolest
  • Tuesday, February 20 2007 at 07:59 AM

Wanted to come give some love to the fro. Gotta love the fro.

- sillyberry
  • Gengis
  • Wednesday, February 28 2007 at 05:22 AM

Gengis pillage law school... ;o)

- deathandtaxes

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