mike245 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of California Berkeley graph Accepted $75,000 10/17/06 11/19/06 11/14/06 11/22/06 13 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted $132,000 09/19/06 09/20/06 10/06/06 01/23/07 13 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted 09/25/06 09/26/06 10/04/06 11/06/06 13 years
Harvard University graph Accepted $27,000 10/07/06 10/17/06 11/16/06 11/22/06 13 years
Yale University graph Accepted $24,500 10/18/06 10/30/06 11/10/06 01/11/07 13 years
Stanford University graph Accepted $32,000 09/13/06 09/13/06 10/04/06 12/04/06 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted $120,000 09/20/06 09/27/06 10/17/06 11/15/06 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted 10/06/06 10/12/06 10/31/06 12/19/06 13 years
University of Chicago F graph Accepted $64,000 10/24/06 10/25/06 11/10/06 02/02/07 13 years

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Extra Curricular Information

In the interest of anonymity, I've taken down my extracurriculars and diversity information. If you have questions about my activities, my statements, or anything else, feel free to leave me a comment or PM me.

Good luck to everyone applying this cycle!



Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:12 AM

Hey, man, I'm CD2 from LSD, just wanted to wish you good luck...hopefully we can score the same as we've been doing on practice tests -- or better!

- cdtew
  • Apply to H&Y
  • Thursday, June 29 2006 at 04:20 PM

If you go to NYU, Penn, Columbia, etc., you're going to be surrounded by HYP alums sitting next to you in class anyway -- they're going to be your colleagues wherever you end up. The "elitist" cultural mystique of HYP, by the way, bears no resemblance to the actual experience of going to those schools. You go into a building, you take classes -- same as everywhere. It's just the rest of the world that thinks something magical is going on. Whatever you decide, you deserve a great cycle -- best of luck!

- Princeton alum
  • Congratulations on the terrific MENSA-qu
  • Thursday, June 29 2006 at 09:23 PM

Hello there, I am retaking the LSAT in September and was wondering how you prepped. Do you have any secret tricks in your arsenal? If you're willing to share, I'd really appreciate any advice. Congratulations again! It looks like you'll have your pick of the holy trinity (HYS).

- doormat
  • Oops
  • Thursday, June 29 2006 at 09:25 PM

The subject line should have read, "Congratulations on the terrific MENSA-qualifying score."

- doormat
  • on June LSAT...
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 06:27 AM

Congrats on the 179 Mike! It looks like you'll have your pick of the litter.;)

- Saja
  • Mike Ivy bound
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 08:17 AM

Good luck Mike although I KNOW you don't need it! You were so helpful on LSD. So glad I ran into you!

- Paige
  • west coast...
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 08:35 AM

Thanks Mike.:) Considered some Cali schools, but decided I'm really an east coast type of gal in the end; plus, the family is here and all.;) But the weather alone makes it very tempting...

- Saja
  • Kudos again
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 02:29 PM

Can you say "Clean sweep in the making"?

- GygesRing
  • Congrats
  • Friday, June 30 2006 at 04:07 PM

on the great LSAT score, and you have a star GPA. I'm sure you will have a great cycle.

- rarara
  • Good luck
  • Sunday, July 02 2006 at 06:03 AM

Good luck this cycle, you have awsome numbers, I think you are pretty well set.

- cassise
  • Thanks for the post
  • Sunday, July 02 2006 at 07:28 PM

I missed #9 in the games section, one of the mail questions, and the rotten fruit! You? Anyway. good luck with your cycle!

- jackietob
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, August 01 2006 at 12:11 PM

Congrats on the great LSAT score. Any special hints? The acceptances are going to come rolling in.

- jpiesel44
  • Georgetown...
  • Thursday, August 17 2006 at 06:46 PM

Any actual interest or just a free application?

- Cavalier135
  • Nice safeties
  • Friday, August 25 2006 at 06:53 PM

Good to see Georgetown on there as a safety :P. Any ideas on where you want to go? I'd imagine you'd have first pick of the litter this cycle.

- MITEngineer
  • UVA over YS?
  • Saturday, August 26 2006 at 08:04 PM

I've got a pretty strong affinity for UVA in general, and I certainly wouldn't mind spending three years in a more relaxed learning environment. With that said, and depending on money, if I were offered a spot at YS, which is pretty unlikely, it would certainly be a difficult decision...I'll just assume it won't be a decision I'll be forced to make.

- cavalier135
  • LSAT prep
  • Wednesday, August 30 2006 at 02:41 PM

Wow, good luck on your aps. I'm sure you'll do great. On that note, I was wondering how you prepped for the LSAT. I'm having troubles breaking 175 on practice exams. How'd you do it? Thanks in advance!

- tamc1l2b
  • student
  • Thursday, September 14 2006 at 11:31 AM

Hi, the June 2001 prep test game #4 is driving me nuts. I saw a comment you left about it, any chance you would be willing to help me out? I am a mom of 3 small children studying, prep tests range from 168-175. (out of 4 tests)

- Theresa
  • Good luck!
  • Saturday, September 23 2006 at 04:08 PM

Though you don't need much of it with your credentials. Are you hoping to stay on the West Coast or thinking to brave the east coast weather?

- xyha4
  • yes
  • Saturday, September 23 2006 at 06:16 PM

I did some advertising for BP. Good luck this cycle!

- Veeleigh
  • Mike
  • Saturday, September 30 2006 at 11:45 AM

I'm getting nervous! How ya holdin' up?

- paigeroo
  • Saturday, September 30 2006 at 08:51 PM

I think I did better this time around; best of luck on your cycle dude!

- stormandstress
  • thanks mike
  • Sunday, October 01 2006 at 01:55 PM

Thanks for the well wishes Mike, and good luck yourself. I predict you might be returning to Palo Alto...

- Hank
  • East Coast
  • Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 10:13 AM

I'm sure if I lived in sunny california I would also have a hard time justifying moving. As it is I'm from Chicago, the weather can't get much worse than there but I love that City so that's where I would like to end up. I like both UChicago and Northwestern and in Chicago they have roughly the same reputation so either one would be fine.

- xyha4
  • No Luck required..
  • Friday, October 06 2006 at 04:18 PM

You are gonna do great! Good Luck anyway though!

- cajunbabe11
  • =)
  • Thursday, October 12 2006 at 11:17 PM

HLS. no way im getting in there because people with your numbers will kill me :(

- pondereplay
  • Hey!
  • Friday, October 13 2006 at 06:26 AM

All my apps went out!! Gosh I'm so nervous now. Nothing to do but wait...!

- paigeroo
  • re: has hls requested...
  • Monday, October 23 2006 at 03:12 PM

no! they sent me an e-mail saying they had gotten my app and had requested my report, but they have not actually requested it yet. it's comforting to know you're in the same situation because it was beginning to worry me. good luck on your cycle! -s

- szerena
  • Thanxs & GL
  • Wednesday, October 25 2006 at 08:30 AM

Thanks for leaving my 1st comment. Good luck to you on this cycle too, although with your stats you don't really need it .

- contiki07
  • NYU?
  • Thursday, October 26 2006 at 06:27 AM

Hey Mike- Why no NYU? Fee waiver snub? -k

- bic
  • re: NYU
  • Thursday, October 26 2006 at 08:28 AM

If didn't apply to a school because of a fee waiver snub, I'd only be applying to Michigan, lol. You should feel pretty confident about your HYS chances (easier said than done, I know). I am applying to NYU. Chicago, actually, is quickly moving up my personal rankings. We'll see what happens.

- bic
  • NYU Fee Waiver
  • Saturday, October 28 2006 at 05:12 PM

Hey Mike, I remembered that you, like me, got the NYU snub first time around. I just wanted to let you that mine just popped up on LSAC for no apparent reason, so you might want to check! Good luck! :-)

- wcm108
  • One month later...
  • Monday, October 30 2006 at 06:12 AM

Why, it appears I haven't bothered scrolling down my LSN page for the entire month of October... A belated thanks for the support, nevertheless! As for the west coast, I dunno -- I don't have the GPA for Stanford. On top of that, I'm interested in international law, but my understanding is the western schools focus more on Asia than on Europe and Africa. Though that's probably better for jobs (Asian century and all), it's not my preference right now. Plus, I'm a masochist for cold weather. Anyway, good luck! You're my bet for the first admit to YLS Class of 2010!

- eastofannarbor
  • Good Luck
  • Friday, November 03 2006 at 04:56 PM

with your cycle! I'm sure you'll be hearing from Georgetown soon.

- monili
  • No reason to be nervous!
  • Friday, November 10 2006 at 02:27 AM

Pretty soon you'll have more acceptances than you know what to do with. Me however, I'll be lucky if one lower Ivy decides to go slummin' =D

- paigeroo
  • G-town
  • Saturday, November 11 2006 at 06:18 AM

Knew it had to be coming any day now, congrats! Mine are finally done, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

- wcm108
  • Thanks!
  • Sunday, November 12 2006 at 04:02 PM

Thanks for the well wishes. I would wish you good luck but you hardly need it. Congratulations on all of your future acceptances!

- iwannagotoschool
  • Congrats in advancw
  • Wednesday, November 15 2006 at 07:47 PM

On Michigan! I got my letter today, and we're both in Cali, so I'm sure you'll get yours post-haste. Good luck this cycle!

- apresh8
  • MIKE!
  • Thursday, November 16 2006 at 06:34 AM

Congrats!!!! YAY!!!!!

- paigeroo
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, November 20 2006 at 03:57 PM

Mike, you rock! Congrats! May both of our cycles continue to be good news from here! I'm sure you'll be hearing from Harvard already - they probably bypassed faculty review for you :)

- apresh8
  • Wednesday, November 22 2006 at 12:02 PM

So happy for you -- congrats on Harvard!!

- mufich
  • woo hoo!
  • Wednesday, November 22 2006 at 07:39 PM

Congrats Mike! November is def your month. GL with the rest!

- Contiki07
  • Turn around...
  • Monday, November 27 2006 at 05:00 AM

...And next thing ya know you've been accepted to Harvard AND Boalt! Mike, are you gonna go to Harvard?? I am so excited for you I can't even stand it!

- paigeroo
  • haven't told him
  • Monday, November 27 2006 at 10:55 AM

yet, will when I see him. Congrats on the great start to the cycle,screw Yale!

- cassise
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, November 27 2006 at 11:07 AM

Congratulations on Harvard Mike! That's really fast turn around from your interview. Is Harvard your top choice?

- bic
  • Screw Yale??
  • Tuesday, November 28 2006 at 04:23 AM

I heard that Cassie! :D :p

- Paigeroo
  • I forsee...
  • Wednesday, November 29 2006 at 11:10 AM

..a(n) H vs Y vs S decision in your future! Congrats on all the acceptances so far and others sure to still be on the way!

- Saja
  • Re: Boalt
  • Saturday, December 02 2006 at 08:18 PM

Thanks Mike. Got the call on Thursday. My gf has gotten into all the schools I have, only earlier... We plan to visit Boalt on the 13th, maybe we will see you there. We both like Michigan a lot, but Harvard is Harvard... We'll see. Good luck with the rest of your apps!

- bic
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, December 04 2006 at 02:52 PM

Thanks Mike! Many, many congrats to you, too! You really do win the prize for sweetest applicant ever.... Boalt is the top choice at the moment, but who ever knows for sure in this topsy-turvy world of applications... I'm pretty happy, though, and I'm sure you must be too! -GC

- goaliechica
  • Mike!
  • Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 12:37 PM

You are a stud, good luck as you attempt to sweep this admissions cycle.

- cassise
  • wow
  • Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 07:59 AM

very impressive...how do you do it! congratulations on all your awesome awesome acceptances! you are going to have some difficult choices to make!

- songndance
  • Top Choice
  • Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 11:30 AM

Hi mike. My top choice (and definite reach school) is NYU. Wish me luck; I'm holding my breath right now. Congrats on the great acceptances.

- mike07
  • Congrats on Stanford!
  • Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 01:37 PM

I think Michigan might be at the top of the list right now. I don't really know that much about Boalt...if only that info packet would come.

- justphyllis
  • Thanks...and CONGRATS!
  • Wednesday, December 06 2006 at 06:24 PM

Thanks man! SF is fabulous- I should know, I live there! Oh and CONGRATS ON YOUR AMAZING ACCEPTANCES!!! That is really quite impressive, and it looks like you've got some difficult- albeit, pleasant-decisions ahead of you!!! Thanks and Congrats again!

- truman3891
  • question
  • Thursday, December 07 2006 at 09:02 AM

what are your top three schools at the moment? Feel free to PM me on LSD if you don't wanna post it, im just curious though.

- cassise
  • yes
  • Thursday, December 07 2006 at 01:04 PM

i mean, originally my top choices were like ucla and georgetown, but then anything 'higher' would have sufficed to me as even bettter. haha seriously i hear it's like impossible to get into stanford, but u did it! haha how are you going to decide???

- songndance
  • Congrats :)
  • Thursday, December 07 2006 at 03:54 PM

Yep, these are my somewhat grudging but very sincere congratulations on Stanford (not to mention all the other ridiculously amazing schools that've accepted you already). So what /are/ these amazing diversity factors, really?

- letylyf
  • Stanford
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 05:44 AM

Congrats on your admission! If you don't mind my asking, how long did it take for the admissions package to get to you? I got in yesterday and am still in disbelief that this is real!

- TheShadow
  • congrats
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 09:24 AM

Hey, congrats on the great cycle you're having. It can only get better!

- johnson
  • SLS
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 11:35 AM

Thanks, Mike! It's definitely one of my top choices and I couldn't be more excited. I'm eagerly awaiting the package.

- TheShadow
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 11:59 AM

I definitely need some luck for some of my schools :) And good luck to you as well, if you need any more of it :))

- orangie
  • are you
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 04:22 PM

asian. haha random.

- songndance
  • Harvard
  • Friday, December 08 2006 at 07:29 PM

Thanks Mike! What are the odds I see you there next year? :-)

- wcm108
  • yes!
  • Saturday, December 09 2006 at 03:58 PM

is it obvious? i just "guessed" cuz of your email address. haha just wondering if you have a first choice....im sure you've been asked that before~

- songndance
  • Would your mind throwing a few words of
  • Sunday, December 10 2006 at 07:24 AM

Congrats on a great cycle! Any suggestions taken from your success?

- dominic
  • Congrats.
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 03:53 PM

5 down, 4 to go. Prove my prediciton right.

- GygesRing
  • Thanks mike!
  • Monday, December 11 2006 at 04:26 PM

You're such a sweetheart. Congratulations about the Darrow! That is fantastic. So I know there are still a few biggies for you to hear back from, but do you know where you're leaning? Are you waiting to find out about scholarships? Congratulations, again. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy....

- goaliechica
  • Stanford Package
  • Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 05:02 AM

Just got it--thanks for your message earlier! Certainly calmed my nerves.

- TheShadow
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, December 12 2006 at 07:57 AM

The odds are pretty high for me too! Location and $ will also figure in bigtime as well though, so definitely not for sure. (I am pretty sure we went to the same school for undergrad by the way..) :-)

- wcm108
  • Congrats on Penn...
  • Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 06:51 PM

Nice job Mike! Only three schools left.

- bic
  • Yay!
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:57 AM

Hey, congrats on the Darrow! Do you think it'll really affect your decision?

- gengiswump
  • Feelin' the Love.
  • Friday, December 22 2006 at 06:07 PM

I completely believe in the love, and you absolutely can hear it in her voice; that woman just comes off as incredibly real. I remember you mentioning something about your SO possibly needing a larger city for employment in a thread, I just spaced it. :) Hopefully y'all can work something out!

- gengiswump
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, December 23 2006 at 07:52 AM

After the first score I think my mom was actually kind of shocked. I forwarded the e-mail from LSAC with just, "I knew I could do better than 167..." She was pleased. ; )

- mantis
  • congrats...
  • Wednesday, December 27 2006 at 09:54 PM

on all your success so far! your "softs" make me think you'd be a fascinating person to have dinner with. if we end up in the same city some day, my treat: ) see you around!

- idealist
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 01 2007 at 09:26 PM

You're the most impressive candidate that I've seen. Congrats and good luck on the rest of the cycle!

- EEtoJD
  • I appreciate
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 12:04 PM

The kind words. That they come from LSD's resident rockstar is all the more flattering. You've got the good grace to compliment your outstanding achievements, and you're one of those rare few who are already at the top and yet I can't help but root for your continued success. In answer to your question, I went into this cycle with three schools on my mind and in my heart: Penn, Michigan, and Virginia. Penn and Michigan have both done a great deal to help me make up my mind - though in opposite ways - but I won't commit to anything without visiting prospective schools. I already know I'm going to give everything I have during my time at law school, and I want to know I'm in a place where I feel a similar commitment from the faculty and school. The short answer though? Yeah, Michigan is looking _extremely_ good and it's made all thebetter by my initial desire to go there. How about you? I sense you're interested in something more grand than simple institutional happiness...are Stanford and Yale your primary targets?

  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, January 03 2007 at 08:15 PM

I'm leaning toward Stanford, but many of its pros are also its cons (small size, west coast, great clinical programs, but I'm more interested in ones at Mich and Harvard). How about you?

- forthefunofit
  • Thank you
  • Thursday, January 04 2007 at 02:50 AM

I would love to go to Michigan but I don't think it will happen since my husband already accepted a position in Chicago. So my best bet will be to bargain with NU and/or UChicago and see what happens. Congrats to you on the Darrow as well. With all your awesome acceptances so far I don't know how you will make your final decision :)

- xyha4
  • Wow
  • Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:11 AM

Congrats on the UofM $$! Free ride to one of the greatest law schools, sounds like a good deal to me. Of course the other acceptances are great too.

- LegalLatin78
  • President?
  • Friday, January 05 2007 at 10:14 PM

Were you born in the US? I'm sensing from your background / community service whatnot that you may be democrat. If you're liberal and were born in the US, will you please be our president some day?

- Hopeful
  • impressive
  • Saturday, January 06 2007 at 03:18 PM

Hey you have gotten into my two dream schools. I'm taking the LSAT in FEB. Any advice to the studying process and application procedures? thanks and best wishes.

- eakaeykit
  • You are fun to watch!
  • Wednesday, January 10 2007 at 06:40 AM

I enjoy watching your cycle , and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your last three.

- Britomart
  • Well...
  • Wednesday, January 10 2007 at 09:43 AM

The most cowardly of reasons: I didn't think my soft factors were nearly impressive enough to set me apart from the masses with my numbers. I also thought Harvard was enough of a reach (which appears to be quite true), though, in retrospect, Stanford might have been a better pick. In any case, Chicago is probably my top choice.

- Britomart
  • Yale!
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 10:45 AM

Congratulations! I'm pretty sure I predicted this.;) You've got a tough decision ahead of you!

- Saja
  • Yale
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 10:53 AM

Congrats! Having avoided the deadly UPenn YP ding, I smell a sweep!

- Lydgate
  • yale!
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 11:13 AM

congratulations!!! that is just too crazy. what a cycle! :D

- songndance
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 01:19 PM

on HYS and the rest. 3 more years in Palo Alto?

- cal2005
  • on Penn
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 01:25 PM

Yeah, Penn has been my goal since before I took the LSAT, so I'm definitely leaning toward it, depending on $ of course.

- Saja
  • Yaaaaay!
  • Thursday, January 11 2007 at 10:20 PM

Although, like everyone else on LSD, I'm still hoping for vindication by way of the Hamilton. :)

- mantis
  • NU
  • Friday, January 12 2007 at 06:19 AM

I don't know about yp, but it is a bit disappointing. We interviewed in Chicago, and I thought we made it clear that we really love Chicago and would give them fair consideration should we be offered admission. In any case, I can't complain. Oh, btw, congrats on Yale! I just saw that. Dude you rock.

- bic
  • Congrats, friend!
  • Friday, January 12 2007 at 08:54 AM

I'm in awe. Congrats on such an amazing cycle and Yale. Now, if you decide not to use either Yale or Stanford, go ahead and pass them off to me. Pay it forward, right? Hope to see you at Harvard's March Admit Weekend!

- apresh8
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 12 2007 at 10:19 AM

Looking good for a clean sweep! So...which school will have the lucky "A" next to it?

- LePoissonTimide
  • first choice?
  • Tuesday, January 16 2007 at 03:54 AM

I have no idea what mine is. as to teh west coast question, I don't really see myself as a california gal. Berkeley was mildly impulsive but is gaining favor, and UCLA has the Williams Institute. Think you'll be able to transplant yourself come August?

- idealist
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, January 18 2007 at 10:14 AM

You've had about the best cycle I have seen so far! Congraulations on overcomin so much, and here's to an even brighter future!

- zotzot11
  • Thanks and congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 04:55 PM

Cheers for the both of us. Go Stanford! (And go Yale!)

- nerdphanie
  • CLS
  • Thursday, January 25 2007 at 05:59 PM

Congrats! NYC!

- Lydgate
  • Hammie
  • Thursday, January 25 2007 at 06:22 PM

Yeah for CLS and the Hammie! You are a superstar!

- shannysor
  • CLS & Hamilton
  • Thursday, January 25 2007 at 06:55 PM

Congrats!!! Everyone wants you! haha

- contiki07
  • Yeah...
  • Friday, January 26 2007 at 05:09 PM

CLS is probably my first choice right now. You thinking about going there with your Hamilton?

- reardenmetal
  • thanks
  • Friday, January 26 2007 at 07:35 PM

it's easier to sweep when you don't apply to yale, but all the same, i feel lucky to have had the cycle i did. congrats on the hamilton. we will prob. visit CLS during their second preview weekend. we will be at michigan's second preview weekend and stanford's too. hope to see you around. k

- bic
  • congrats!
  • Sunday, January 28 2007 at 11:23 PM

i also am a hamilton scholar. how has the scholarship changed your thought process? thinking about columbia more? i'm really torn..

- moglidabear
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 10:44 AM

Hey man, thanks for the kind words. Again, congrats on all your success, and good luck deciding where to attend.

- goosenesque
  • Hmm
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 11:54 AM

I find it comical you haven't gotten into UofC yet. Soon, though, you have that long-awaited clean sweep. Congrats on Columbia, even with the essay! I love it.

- danvichgs
  • nice
  • Friday, February 02 2007 at 06:03 PM

Congrats on the sweep! Any idea where you'll be heading? With HYS and the Darrow and Hamilton you've got a tough decision.

- i41m
  • Yay Mike!
  • Saturday, February 03 2007 at 02:05 PM

Great job on the sweep! But now where will you go???

- reardenmetal
  • stanford stanford, here i come..
  • Monday, February 05 2007 at 07:56 PM

i think you'll have a wonderful time there. i'm talking to a SLS friend right now, and she's making a really good sell! still not convinced i can turn down 132k. but i'd welcome any convincing arguments apart from location and the san fran ladies (already thought of those two :)

- moglidabear
  • how to choose?
  • Tuesday, February 06 2007 at 08:42 AM

so i'm making a similar decision (darrow vs hls) to a few you're going to have to make... any ideas?

- hes906
  • Aw, thank you...
  • Tuesday, February 06 2007 at 09:53 AM

You are sweet, and I hope you're right.

- Britomart
  • hey
  • Saturday, February 10 2007 at 06:50 PM

Mike, you totally PWN3D this cycle and I'm so happy for you! I miss you on LSD tho :-( ~MCB

- kiki123
  • stmt of purpose
  • Tuesday, February 13 2007 at 10:07 AM

Hey Mike, I am curious about how you said you submitted a pstmt, stmt of purpose, and diversity stmt to every school. I've done that when the school said to submit the stmt of purpose as well, but I haven't otherwise. I am working on the MN app now, and it says to write a personal stmt including why you want to go to MN. This is frustrating me because I really like the personal statement I have, and it doesn't seem to flow as well when I include the reasons I want to go to MN. Anyway, I guess I was just wondering what your advice would be on this. Is this an instance where i could submit a separate stmt of purpose? Or do you think I should definitely just combine it all into my personal stmt? Sorry for the long winded question! You seem to know exactly what you are doing in this process, so I thought you'd be a great source!

- april
  • Oh, thank you sooo much!
  • Tuesday, February 20 2007 at 07:56 AM

I am pretty sure I'll go to Harvard, unless I get a really bad vibe when I visit. I feel a little guilty about making such an obvious choice, but also very excited. I think I would have a wonderful time at Harvard.

- Britomart
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, February 28 2007 at 03:27 PM

Haha, we'll see, Yale is taking its time to let me know one way or the other. Top choice is likely Harvard though either way... how about yourself? Congrats on UofC btw. I knew it'd come through sooner or later.

- danvichgs
  • You were right
  • Thursday, March 01 2007 at 08:03 AM

You're predictions for my cycle were right on target. I'm a little disappointed that you moved down to 6 on the top users list... Congrats again, and I will see you at the Harvard ASW in a few weeks.

- calstudent
  • amazing
  • Friday, March 02 2007 at 11:12 PM

you must be one incredibly intelligent, motivated person good luck with law school and everything aftewards - doubt you'll need any though :)

- thoroughly impressed
  • Decisions, decisions
  • Saturday, March 03 2007 at 09:49 AM

Nice to see you too Mike! I'm sorry we didn't get to chat more, though. I actually have no idea where I want to go anymore, but as of right now am leaning more CLS (sans $ from Penn, although that might change.) What are you thinking right now? I must say, I visited San Francisco for the first time two weeks ago and I don't know how anyone could leave that area for the east!

- Saja
  • Thanks Mike!
  • Saturday, March 03 2007 at 12:49 PM

Nice seeing you too! Enjoy choosing H vs Y vs S!

- reardenmetal
  • HLS
  • Saturday, March 03 2007 at 10:37 PM

Thanks, mike! I'm so thrilled - I never thought I'd be accepted to Harvard. Unfortunately I have a conflict and I won't be able to make the March ASW. But I'm 99% sure I'll be at Harvard in the fall. I know you've got some tough decisions ahead of you, but I'd love to see you there!

- shannysor
  • HELLO!
  • Sunday, March 04 2007 at 12:49 PM

Hi, First, I would like to congratulate you on all your acceptance. I read your extra. cirr. list and it is very impressive. I am very involved in the community and graduated UW with a 3.59. However, I did poorly on the LSAT and need to retake and reapply. I know that your. prob. get asked this a lot, but it would be great if you could help me by providing me with some of your studying tips, how did you study for the exam, what did you do that helped and didnt help your score, etc. Thank you so much!!!

- ttn
  • hey
  • Sunday, March 04 2007 at 03:05 PM

What's up Mike?? You;ve been so MIA, I've missed you on LSD. Thanks for the CLS congrats. I'm still in a bit of shock over it. I'm leaning towards CLS as entertainment law is an option that I'd like to keep open, and they have lots of courses in that area as well an a journal and clinic. Plus, the idea of having a double ivy pedigree is appealing to the prestige whore inside of me! But I'm visiting Mich, UVa, and CLS and hopefully, the visits will cement the choice.

- kiki123
  • question abt statements
  • Saturday, March 10 2007 at 06:33 AM

Congrats on some amazing acceptances! I'm going to be applying next cycle, and was hoping you could tell me more about the three statements you submitted. What was the general purpose and length of each? I was planning on submitting only one so as not to overwhelm the admissions committies with essays, but now I'm thinking twice. Thanks!

- paradox1600
  • yls
  • Monday, March 12 2007 at 03:43 PM

hey, thanks for the congrats. i'm really undecided right now, especially after coming back from a lovely weekend in ann arbor. yls has been my dream school for quite a while, but money is a huge concern for me as i want to do public interest. i'm going to wait until i hear about financial aid and finish my visits.

- szerena
  • wow
  • Tuesday, March 20 2007 at 08:35 PM

That is really all I can say. Very impressive profile and I really dig your humble attitude.

- hkm6315
  • hys fin aid
  • Friday, March 23 2007 at 04:10 AM

Mike - is the yls grant really so bad when you take into account sls's cost of living? I'm in a vaguely similar situation: smaller loan burden from SLS, but will the estimated student budget go as far in Stanford?

- annieg
  • well well
  • Thursday, March 29 2007 at 03:40 PM

You are practically perfect in every way! You had an amazing cycle...congratulations. I know what you mean about not wanting to leave CA. Unless I get an offer that I cannot refuse (which I doubt), I'm staying in CA forever! Good luck with your difficult choice!

- turtle1066
  • Stanford
  • Wednesday, April 04 2007 at 05:02 PM

Hey. I haven't been around much, but congratulations on all your financial aid awards. Will you be at SLS's ASW? If so, I'll see you there. k

- bic
  • ASW
  • Friday, April 06 2007 at 08:06 PM

Yeah, I was much too timid about meeting folks at Harvard - I stuck with the same people pretty much the entire time. I plan to be a lot more outgoing over the next few weeks. I'll see you (and actually introduce myself) in Cali :-)

- forthefunofit
  • Undecided
  • Saturday, April 07 2007 at 06:12 AM

I guess we are undecided. I'd say it's between CLS, NYU or Harvard at this moment. (Of course, we haven't seen SLS yet.)

- bic
  • Thank you!
  • Saturday, April 07 2007 at 11:12 AM

And congrats to you on Stanford, that's some very pretty money! I actually will be attending Yale's ASW! They gave me some plane money and are letting me stay w/a student. Shall we see each other there? :)

- letylyf
  • facebook
  • Wednesday, April 11 2007 at 10:53 AM

yep, just friended you (I think anyway...)

- letylyf
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, April 18 2007 at 09:19 AM

Thanks Mike! I think it's between NYU and Michigan at this point. My bf had an interview at Mich's dental school last week, so we'll see... How about you?

- monili
  • congrats :)
  • Saturday, April 21 2007 at 02:01 PM

I'm a candidate for next year... I am planning on taking the LSAT in June, and I was wondering how long u had to study for the LSAT... I am going to commit to the LSAT for a full 5 weeks.. do you think this is enough? Thank you

- Will
  • great acceptances
  • Monday, April 23 2007 at 08:42 AM

hey great numbers and great acceptances. how did you study for the lsat and for how long? any advice for the lsat or the application process? thanks.

- eakaeykit
  • hey!
  • Tuesday, April 24 2007 at 03:25 PM

Thanks for the congrats, it's great to be settled and done with this process. So are you settled on SLS??? You had an amazing cycle! I wish we shared an ASW though!

- kiki123
  • HLS
  • Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:26 PM

It was very close between Harvard and Stanford, but in the end, Harvard won out. I think I would have been happy at either school, but M really wanted to be on the east coast. So are you attending SLS for sure?

- bic
  • quote from me, June 30th:
  • Friday, April 27 2007 at 08:02 PM

"Congrats on the 179 Mike! It looks like you'll have your pick of the litter.;)" Well, I'm extending my congratulations once again. Stanford will be amazing. Having visited the Bay Area for the first time this year, I would never leave!

- Saja
  • Columbia
  • Monday, April 30 2007 at 08:22 AM

I have indeed picked CLS. I'm happy with my decision, although it was hard turning down Penn, which is where I'd always envisioned myself. But the opportunity to be in NYC and the school itself really grew on me. Good luck over the next three years!

- Saja
  • Congratulations!
  • Monday, April 30 2007 at 03:51 PM

You gave me great advice on a personal statement some months ago. I want to congratulate you on your fantastic cycle and wish you the best at Stanford.

- booodah
  • Congrats to you too!
  • Saturday, May 05 2007 at 07:37 AM

I wasn't able to make the ASW, but I'm looking forward to seeing you around campus. I visited in March and just loved it!

- TheShadow
  • :)
  • Thursday, September 27 2007 at 11:00 AM

thanks mike! i appreciate it very much.

- meesawoosa
  • hey
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 03:34 PM

Congrats on your success! Could you tell me a little bit about your activities? I would love to get into some of the schools you got into (esp. yale and stanford), and I know they care a lot about ECs. Please email me, when you get a chance! Appreciate the knowledge

- musilthemuse
  • Yale PS advice?
  • Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 09:29 AM

Hey there! Congrats on such a great outcome -- any PS advice to share? Thanks!

- idapie18
  • thanks!
  • Friday, April 18 2008 at 09:52 AM

thanks for the advice, already checked some out, will check out the rest later -- and congratulations on an AMAZING cycle :)

- idapie18

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