insomniac (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Columbia University F graph Accepted W $70,000 11/05/07 11/07/07 11/27/07 01/25/08 13 years
University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W 11/06/07 -- 11/20/07 11/26/07 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted A $135,000 11/06/07 11/12/07 11/27/07 12/13/07 13 years
University of Chicago F graph Accepted W $36,000 11/05/07 11/05/07 11/19/07 02/07/08 13 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $40,000 11/07/07 -- -- 11/26/07 13 years
Harvard University graph Pending D W 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/29/07 02/07/08 13 years
Stanford University graph Pending W 11/05/07 11/14/07 11/15/07 -- 13 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W $60,000 11/08/07 11/09/07 11/15/07 01/16/08 13 years
Cornell University F graph Pending W 11/07/07 -- 12/03/07 -- 13 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 11/07/07 11/10/07 11/14/07 12/02/07 13 years
University of Washington graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/19/07 11/27/07 12/20/07 13 years
New York University F graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/06/07 11/21/07 12/03/07 13 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W 11/05/07 11/07/07 11/13/07 11/19/07 13 years

Applicant Information


Demographic Information

10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Advanced degree (sciences)


7/24 FINALLY finished paperwork. Heading for AA on Monday...
4/19- Finally visiting Ann Arbor- really enjoying the campus and area. Knew I'd love the school itself. Hoping 75 degree weather not unduly influencing me, but will go ahead and make it official.
4/15- Berkeley will not be matching- not at all surprised- somewhat relieved, actually.
3/3- Now counting down the weeks until I can destroy my pager- suggestions welcome.
2/15- offer of Dean's scholarship at UCLA one week after withdrawal. Honored, but feeling obscurely ungrateful
2/11- Cornell letter about interview dated day after they acknowledged my withdrawal. Odd.
2/8- Looked at email suggestion for writing "why Harvard" essay, realized I had nothing to say, and withdrew
Withdrawing from remaining schools except for UM, Berkeley, Chicago, and Columbia.
UM is by far the most likely at this point, but I'm going to visit these four before signing on the dotted line.
2/7- In at U Chicago- very pleasant phone conversation with Anne Perry.
Time to figure out visits....hope flight prices are going down.
2/4- Made it official- ending my job in July. Weird feeling...
Withdrawing from a few schools, as my list consolidates (UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, UW).
1/30- Yay Michigan! Thank you Dean Zearfoss!!!!!!
1/25- Columbia acceptance with a Butler's Fellowship (est. 70,000).
1/22- Received UVa acceptance with Dean's Scholarship.
1/4- Saw "Darrow Scholarship Invitation" mailed on admitted students site. Got so excited that had celebratory cocktails before late haircut- now have bangs.
12/20- U Washington by mail. Thin envelope (so no worries, all)
12/13- Michigan to decision....finally! Now, to haunt the mailbox again...12/15- packet arrived with very nice handwritten note. Totally excited to play with CD (don't expect to get anything else productive done this weekend).
12/8- NYU packet arrived. Date of letter 12/3. Very cool.
12/3- UCLA packet arrived. Had missed phone call from admissions office on 11/26 (caller ID), so dating it from then
12/2- Status checker to decision on GULC. 12/7- acceptance letter with very nice handwritten note
11/26- Berkeley call from Dean Tom- flabbergasted at efficiency, given that only complete on 11/20. Very pleased that GPA not deal-breaker! Packet on 12/1
11/19- E-mail from Duke. Found self inappropriately singing ringtone (I Wanna Be Sedated) in grocery store. Guess I'm really going back to school.

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 08:21 AM

Impressive numbers! Good luck this cycle!

- lukecwaters
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 02:05 PM

On Duke!

- PinkTiki
  • Re
  • Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 01:58 PM

I don't know, just waiting to see where I get in! How about you?

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats To You, Too!
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:27 PM

Your splitter status is fascinating. You have a higher index than me for Columbia, but I'm higher than you at Stanford and Berkeley. We're equal at Duke and Cornell. Well, let's hope we get into all of those schools (besides the ones where we're already accepted)!

- wallacestevens
  • What School?
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 07:50 AM

I'm at UO and otherwise we are quite similar, what school are you at?

- carrickflynn
  • Thanks and Congrats!
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 09:29 PM

Thank you for the good luck! Your name is pretty awesome as well (and relevant considering the hour). Well done on the LSAT. Congratulations on Berkeley and Duke, and I am sure you will do well elsewhere as well.

- FullOfAnxiety
  • Good luck
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 12:06 AM

Similar numbers. Good luck to you

- RichieAprile
  • Congrats...
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:33 PM

on all your acceptances so far. I love your add'l info on Boalt and Duke - hilarious! Best of luck!

- rabbit9198
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:33 PM

On UCLA and Cal!

- PinkTiki
  • :)
  • Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 06:14 AM

I have no clue what is going on with Michigan but I really think UCLA should let me in, I mean I go there! I'm just hoping it is the mail or something!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 01:52 PM

On Georgetown! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 06:13 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • Thanks!
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 09:10 PM

And I made it to Texas ok! :)

- PinkTiki
  • U-W?
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 12:22 PM

You're having a great cycle! I wish I was ready to withdraw from my backups already. Good luck with Harvard and all too!

- socfan
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 04:32 PM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • Age
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 05:15 PM

I'm 21 so not super young (at least I don't think so) :P I can relate to you about UVa, I was getting annoyed when UCLA hadn't let me in yet. Do you have a top choice yet?

- PinkTiki
  • Undecided
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 07:35 PM

Still fairly undecided. I'll probably need to visit some places before choosing.

- PinkTiki
  • Chicago
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 06:03 PM

Thanks! :) Hopefully you'll be hearing from them soon! :D

- PinkTiki
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 03:55 PM

And congrats on Columbia! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 09:38 PM

This literally made me LOL: "1/4- Saw "Darrow Scholarship Invitation" mailed on admitted students site. Got so excited that had celebratory cocktails before late haircut- now have bangs." Congrats on Columbia (the scholarship, too!) and all your fantastic acceptances so far. Best of luck with the rest!

- rabbit9198
  • Haha
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 07:25 PM

Great follow up story! If only you wrote your Darrow essay about writing your Darrow essay with an eye patch! Congrats on Columbia and the Butler money...I'm still to hear from them (I'm on the east coast), but hopefully in the next few days....and then I think we're supposed to hear from Michigan by the end of the week, too! Eek!

- logged user
  • Darrow antici........pation!
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 04:43 AM

I lol'd too when I saw your Darrow/booze/bangs reference. I checked my admitted student site again on Friday (ok, so I check it every day), and it said "Darrow Scholarship Invitation" AGAIN, this time with date 1/24. First got excited, then freaked out. Dean Z calls the people they make offers to, right? I feel like there's a letter making its way to my house that says "Thanks for applying. But no." Ugh. Does your admitted student site say the same thing? This is killing me! -mm Oh, and P.S., congrats on all your fantastic news so far!

- mysterymeat
  • I do the same thing...
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 09:10 AM

...searching for big scholarships on the LSN Michigan acceptances. Every time I see one, I get all worked up, until I realize it's STILL one of the same 5 from two months ago. Anyway, the wait will soon be over. I kinda have a feeling today might be the day...although I say that every day. I'll show you my soft factors if you show me yours! J/k...I'll email you in a bit.

- mysterymeat
  • Good things come to those who wait.
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 12:17 PM

Even if the wait is only one day. Congrats! P.S. I'm really not stalking your LSN. I'm just very excited for both of us!!

- mysterymeat
  • COngrats!
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 08:04 PM

On the Darrow today - that's awesome! No scissors for me (a drink or two) - hopefully you're in the midst of safely celebrating. I'm sure we'll meet up at some point- are you going to the Michigan ASW?

- rabbit9198
  • Thanks (UW)
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 01:08 PM

You're the best

- socfan
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:18 PM

On Chicago!

- PinkTiki
  • Yay Chicago!
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:57 PM

And the plot thickens... :)

- mysterymeat
  • Not really
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 05:13 PM

I'm not really much closer to making a decision. What about you?

- PinkTiki
  • Chicago
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 05:50 PM

I'm visiting Chicago next Friday. Sine you mentioned extravagent flight costs, know that they offer some travel reimbursement for these Friday visits: see <a href="" title="" class="data"></a>

- MaggieHall
  • Beach = fabulous
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 05:58 AM

And I wouldn't be so sure about you being done. S/H still have time see the light. Stranger things have happened!

- mysterymeat
  • Michigan
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 10:47 AM

It was just kind of weird. The woman I talked to seemed kind of snippy and asked me some strange questions like why wasn't I involved in any activities my first quarter of college. I told her I'd had pneumonia so I was just concerned with trying to keep up with school and not end up in the hospital. I'm still not sure what it was about, I guess I'll find out soon enough...

- PinkTiki
  • Withdrawing...
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 11:59 AM

I'm thinking of getting started on that too. Did you just send emails to the admissions offices?

- mysterymeat
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:17 PM

On all your great acceptances and scholarships. Good luck wherever you end up!

- Olto
  • Michigan
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 08:14 PM

It was just kind of a bizarre experience because I don't know why they'd call me if they weren't considering admitting me but I don't know why someone would be that antagonistic if they were. Maybe she was just in a bad mood? I guess I'll find out sometime. Good luck with making a decision! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Bored too...
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 03:58 PM

I need another admissions decision fix. Still ironing out travel plans...darned Stanford hasn't sent any info about travel subsidy (and I'm sure not going anywhere without one!). In other news, I just found an old friend on LSN - didn't even know he was applying for law school. Go write on his wall! (M2008)

- mysterymeat
  • Combining Berk & Stan visits
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 05:13 AM

That's my plan. Which is why I'm waiting to see how much travel $ Stan offers, and how strict their timeframe is. (I thikn Berk only gives like a 2 day margin around their ASW.) What did you talk about on the phone with the Mich student?

- mysterymeat
  • They could call...
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 09:41 AM

but no one has yet. No biggie, though. I'm feeling pretty saturated (in a good way) with Michigan info at this point.

- mysterymeat
  • UCLA
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 10:01 PM

Was the scholarship in the mail? I'm hoping for one.

- PinkTiki
  • Science-based grad school
  • Monday, February 18 2008 at 07:34 AM

Hey -- are you on LSD? I can PM you there.

- devilishlyblue
  • Mich ASW
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 06:45 AM

I'm actually going to the March ASW. I'm hurrying to make my decision!

- maggiehall
  • Thanks re: Darrow
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 03:11 PM

I was basically speechless, which is probably better than the rambling that was going through my head. Congrats on the new bangs and the Darrow, and good luck with your decision!

- ajg305
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, February 23 2008 at 09:11 PM

on your T14 acceptances!!

- TheAmericanDream
  • Congrats...
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 10:42 AM

on your Darrow as well! And money to the other T14s...nice.

- ulfrekr
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, March 07 2008 at 05:01 PM

Fantastic accomplishments...sincere congrats. Please withdraw from Berkeley if you really just want to go to Columbia or Chicago. Even better is the Darrow! Go to law school for free in a low COL area!

- firetitan
  • Oregonian?
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 06:16 PM

same here. What school are you at? Also can I ask how you prepared for the LSAT? Congratulations! It must be so incredibly exciting to have the choices that you do! Well-deserved I"m sure!

- shamilt1
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 02:40 PM

I was really excited to get that. The Yale rejection was what I was expecting, so I wasn't too upset about that. Have you narrowed it down between those four yet?

- PinkTiki
  • Schools and stuff
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 11:07 AM

I'm not really sure yet- I plan on visiting some this next month after I graduate. I'm not sure if I want to live in the northeast and deal with snow all the time, so some of the southern schools have that appeal. But Harvard is Harvard and that is appealing too. I like the schools that have bigger classes, like Texas and Harvard. I'm thinking more people to meet is always good and I'd be more likely to find some good friends than in a class of 150 or so. I wish I had that full ride offer to help influence my decisions- haha. The only one of the schools you're considering I know much about is Berkeley- it's in a very liberal area so if you're cool with that you'd probably like it. Have fun making your choice! :)

- PinkTiki

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