jkhockey (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Boston College graph Rejected -- -- 01/13/11 -- 9 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted -- 01/10/11 01/13/11 -- 9 years
4 New York University graph Waitlisted -- 01/07/11 02/09/11 -- 9 years
2 Columbia University graph Waitlisted -- 01/04/11 01/14/11 04/20/11 9 years
3 University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted A $42,000 -- 01/11/11 01/20/11 02/04/11 9 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W -- 01/21/11 02/16/11 04/08/11 9 years
University of Southern California F graph Accepted W -- 01/12/11 01/12/11 02/28/11 9 years
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted W -- -- 01/07/11 03/09/11 9 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W -- 01/04/11 01/07/11 02/18/11 9 years
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted -- 01/10/11 01/12/11 03/24/11 9 years
Duke University graph Accepted $67,500 -- 01/07/11 01/24/11 02/26/11 9 years
Boston University graph Waitlisted W 01/04/11 -- 01/21/11 04/05/11 9 years
Harvard University graph Rejected -- 01/10/11 01/25/11 03/21/11 9 years
1 Stanford University graph Rejected -- 01/10/11 01/21/11 03/16/11 9 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected -- 01/10/11 01/10/11 03/10/11 9 years
Cornell University graph Pending -- 01/11/11 03/08/11 -- 9 years
Northwestern University graph Pending W -- 01/07/11 01/07/11 02/25/11 9 years

Applicant Information

Tier 1 State School

Demographic Information

Near NYC
New Jersey
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Average softs, pretty good personal statement (IMO haha).
No real work experience other than internships.


** Things to take away from my cycle **

1. Don't apply as late as I did. It really does have an effect on your results.

2. Write specific "Why X" essays for schools you really want to go to.

3. See point 1 again.

Submitted all applications after the December LSAT scores were released. I had previously cancelled my October score. Apps went out around 1/8/11.

4/20 - Finally WL at Columbia, and so ends my cycle. I still haven't heard from a few schools, but at this point I'm going to Penn.

4/13 - After a busy week of negotiating, Penn came through with some money. Absolutely thrilled to end up there. The only thing that could pull me away is that elusive Columbia dream. Also, thank you so much for the kind words in my comments section. I hope all of you are having / will have an awesome cycle! You guys are great.

4/8 - WL at Michigan.

4/5 - Haven't updated in a while, not much news to report. I was waitlisted at Chicago while at the Penn ASW, unfortunate but not the end of the world. I'm still waiting to hear from Columbia about my hold, and I still don't have a decision at a lot of schools (I'm assuming this is not good news this late). I did receive my first scholly of the cycle from Duke for 67.5k yesterday. This makes my decision really tough because I doubt Penn will give me anything, and I could really use some money. All in all, I like Penn a lot but I feel that if I were to reapply next fall, I'd do a lot better than this cycle. Unfortunately that's not really an option for me at this point.

3/16 - Just received an email from Columbia informing me that I have been held and will receive a decision by April 22. I'm actually really excited about this. I believe it means that my application will get another look before the cycle is over. I will probably send a LOCI in the next few days. ---- DLS just showed up at Stanford. Game over.

3/10 - Received a straight up rejection from Berkeley after being selected to CR2. Honestly, this is the first surprise of my cycle. I really thought I had the interesting softs and extracurriculars that they were looking for. I also really wanted a California option a bit better than USC. I certainly wouldn't bet on my chances with Stanford. To add injury to insult, Georgetown is giving me no merit money. Clearly I'm not considering GTown without a significant chunk of money when I have both Penn and Duke available.

3/9 - Waitlisted at UVA. First waitlist of the cycle. Pretty much expected it based on the slaughter yesterday.

3/4 - Received acceptance from USC via email and snail mail today. Also, I sent a LOCI to Stanford which has become my first choice school. My numbers are a bit low, but I still believe I'm at least somewhat competitive if they look at the application holistically.

2/28 - USC Status Checker shows that a decision has been rendered.

2/26 - Got the email acceptance from Duke late in the evening, on a Saturday no less.

2/25 - Held by Northwestern today. About what I expected with no work experience. I will be withdrawing since I don't have much interest in waiting until May to get a decision. Besides, I already have two great schools to choose from, and hopefully quite a few more to come.

2/18 - Got an acceptance letter via snail mail from GULC. Wasn't expecting it at all since I had only gone under review a week or so earlier. No interview either. Short handwritten note at the bottom of the letter from the dean was a nice touch.

2/4 - Just got my acceptance call from Penn! They flew through my application, which is surprising since my numbers are good, but certainly not stellar for them.

Visitor Comments

  • Sandrew
  • Saturday, February 19 2011 at 03:52 AM

Congratulations on GULC. How did you hear?

- Sandrew
  • Monday, February 21 2011 at 03:21 PM

Thanks! Got the acceptance through snail mail. I'm guessing I could have gotten into the ASW a few days earlier, but I wasn't checking.

- jkhockey
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, March 22 2011 at 07:17 PM

Thanks for the comment! Best of luck on the rest of your cycle and I'd love to hear where you end up!

- texaskk
  • Good, Bad & Ugly
  • Friday, April 01 2011 at 05:11 PM

Boalt and Stanford are bad and ugly, especially with your #s. Penn is awesome though! Good luck with the rest!

- anonymous
  • Thanks Anon
  • Tuesday, April 05 2011 at 01:56 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! At this point, I'm ok with no Cali schools. I'd really love to snag Columbia though.

- jkhockey
  • Sunday, April 10 2011 at 04:46 PM

Columbia should SNAG you! You will choose what is really best for you. At least you have some great choices. I do have to wait for next year, personal reasons. Looking forward to see how you narrow it down! GREAT CYCLE!!!!!

- anonymous

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