goose22j (2020-2021)

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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
2 Harvard University graph WL, Rejected 10/30/07 11/06/07 11/29/07 -- 12 years
13 Columbia University F graph Pending D W 10/30/07 -- 12/17/07 02/13/08 12 years
3 Northwestern University graph Accepted W $120,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/13/07 01/25/08 13 years
4 University of Virginia F graph Accepted W $63,000 10/30/07 10/30/07 11/06/07 01/10/08 13 years
6 Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted A $125,000 10/30/07 10/30/07 11/07/07 12/10/07 13 years
12 University of Chicago F graph Waitlisted W 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/15/07 04/07/08 13 years
10 Georgetown University F graph Accepted W 10/30/07 10/31/07 -- 11/21/07 13 years
7 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted D W 10/30/07 11/05/07 11/20/07 02/02/08 13 years
11 University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted W 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/13/07 01/15/08 13 years
15 Arizona State University F graph Accepted W $25,000 10/30/07 11/07/07 11/19/07 12/28/07 13 years
8 University of Notre Dame F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/30/07 10/30/07 11/06/07 11/30/07 13 years
12 Cornell University graph Accepted W $105,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/14/07 12/14/07 13 years
14 Baylor University F graph Accepted W $90,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/03/07 11/19/07 13 years
5 Duke University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/30/07 10/31/07 11/06/07 11/13/07 13 years
1 Yale University graph Rejected 10/31/07 11/01/07 11/09/07 02/08/08 13 years

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  • NW
  • Monday, July 09 2007 at 09:33 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I didn't do anything special for the scholarship - but they actually deferred my admission for the class of '11. I was applying straight from undergrad, so they wanted me to take a year off and get work experience, etc. I just applied regularly, wrote a "Why NW" essay, and did the interview in Boston. Let me know if you have any other questions about anything.

- bosco1386
  • Re: Northwestern $
  • Tuesday, July 10 2007 at 01:34 PM

I also was offered the scholarship contingent on waiting a year and gaining work experience. I did not do anything extra really, no extra essays and I did not interview, I basically applied because of the Fee Waiver. But I would warn you that it is difficult to be outright accepted to NW without work experience, regardless of your numbers. Hope that helps.

- bgh2000
  • Re: Followup on Northwestern
  • Wednesday, July 25 2007 at 04:27 PM

Nothing special, really it was just the same as ones I had written for other schools. Since you have had many years of work experience, you will be very likely to get into NW as long as you have an LSAT score in line with their averages, you will have no problem.

- bgh2000
  • About Northwestern
  • Sunday, September 02 2007 at 10:17 AM

You had asked if I did anything special for Northwestern and I wanted to let you know I actually did everything against the norm. I did not do an interview, I did not write a school-specific essay, and I was not several years out of undergrad when I applied. In fact, I was still going through my final semester when I sent in my application. Hopefully that bodes well for you. Good luck in your cycle .

  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 07:09 AM

On Duke!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 03:26 PM

On Georgetown and Baylor!

- PinkTiki
  • Re: UVA
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 08:51 AM

Hey, sorry, just saw your comment on my board now...haven't really been using this thing this cycle ;-) Re: Dillard, I went there undergrad and knew some professors there, so I think that helped. Also, my little bro goes there, and that might have contributed a bit. Sorry I can't be more help. Best of luck!

- sra2m
  • Darrow
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 04:38 AM

They sent me a nice little emailing saying I needed to write them a short essay along the lines of why do you want to go to law school within the next two weeks. I got it in the next week, after I had a weekend to work on it. Dean Zearfoss started her call with "The Darrow faculty committee met yesterday" so I'm assuming my earlier submission didn't do anything to the timing. Timing seemed to match last year's, but last I checked only 3, 4 people on LSN have the Darrow posted this year versus 15 or so last year, so I imagine there are several waves? Congrats on your acceptances so far - I'm sure you'll have more to come once people get back to work...

- sandphire
  • A reply
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 06:08 AM

Hey goose--you posted on my old account about Vanderbilt, and I just happened to see it. You probably have already applied by now--if not, do it before the deadline for merit scholarships! The only relevant advice at this point is to try to visit in the next month or so. I know it's quite a trip, but not only do I think you'll love the school, my own experience is that informal chats with the admissions office seems to play very well for top scholarship consideration. At any rate, sorry for the delay, and let me know if there are any more specific questions I can answer. Good luck!

  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 03:42 PM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • Penn Deferral
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 12:45 PM

It was an email too. Kinda funny, two deferrral emails in two days.

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 02:36 PM

On Penn!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 06:07 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • thanks!
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 04:36 AM

Congrats to you too! It's kind of nice when a school opens its coffers, isn't it?

- lmcplatte
  • Decisions
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 07:29 PM

Hi there. For me, it came down to a look at what I wanted from my life. I've read tone of stuff that tell you that prestige of a school really matters, that you need to go to the best school you get into, provided you can stand it. I am humbled to have some of the opportunities that I was offered. I know that if I had wanted to teach law, or pursue the big money, or shoot for top positions in government or the corporate world, my choice was a poor one. But I decided that what I really wanted to do was practice law in Indianapolis or somewhere close, and I wanted to have a good family life. The state of Indiana is filled with IU-trained lawyers who make a very respectable living. It was still an extremely tough decision, but it came down to my desire to go to school with people who I can relate to. I would suggest that you try to keep your goals mind firmly both now and through school-- have your own priorities and not adopt ones that it seems like everyone else wants. Also, I should add that things could have easily been different for me. I probably would have gone to Michigan if I had been offered a Darrow. And I likely would have gone to Notre Dame if it were in a little bit of a different location. I loved Chicago, too. Good luck! And feel free to email me if you'd like.

- lmcplatte

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