sanpellegrino (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Harvard University graph Accepted 11/04/16 -- 11/17/16 01/18/17 12 months
University of Pennsylvania graph Accepted 11/17/16 -- -- 01/13/17 12 months
Yale University graph Accepted A 01/11/17 -- -- 03/05/17 12 months
Emory University graph Accepted $138,000 11/05/16 -- -- -- 12 months
University of Chicago graph Accepted $238,000 11/05/16 -- 11/21/17 02/13/17 12 months
University of Virginia graph Waitlisted 11/16/16 -- -- 04/03/17 12 months
Stanford University graph Waitlisted 11/05/16 -- -- 04/14/17 12 months
New York University graph Accepted $180,000 11/05/16 -- -- 12/20/16 12 months
Columbia University graph Accepted $180,000 11/05/16 -- 11/14/16 01/19/17 12 months

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Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Significant leadership experience with major extracurricular in college. Public interest work experience since graduating.


This site was unbelievably helpful for me as I was applying, so wanted to pay it forward now that I'm done! Dates are approximate, so sorry about that.

I got fee waivers I think everywhere but UVA, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. I interviewed with Harvard in early December, Columbia in late December, and UChicago in late January. The Columbia and Harvard interviews were very informal, fun, and pleasant; the UChicago interview I was sick for and did not really enjoy, though that says more about me than anything else. I was also invited to apply to the Levy Scholarship at Penn in February but did not, as by that point I already had other scholarships and was into Harvard.

I wound up committing to YLS, and did not stay on the waitlists at UVA or Stanford. For some idiosyncratic personal reasons, it was important to me to end up in New Haven, but the scholarships were, of course, extremely difficult to turn down.

All the above notwithstanding, if I had one regret about my application process, it was that I spent *too much* time on the law school application interwebs. It's your last year before starting a legal career! I know it's stressful, but kick back and have fun with your friends; once the applications are in, the chips will fall where they may, whether you let them or not.

Visitor Comments

  • Great profile
  • Friday, July 07 2017 at 10:53 AM

Congrats ! And what a great profile / results.

- taxman14
  • Friday, July 28 2017 at 03:31 PM

Hi, Do you mind explaining how you got fee waivers?

- prufrocklaw
  • Monday, July 31 2017 at 11:27 AM

It's a bit opaque, but I think law schools get your LSAT (and maybe grades) from LSAC, and shoot fee waivers to people they want to apply. I got a couple emails about them out of the blue, is I guess the short version.

- sanpellegrino

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