seeprybyrun (2016-2017)

Views: 5488     User Since: 10/09/16

Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
1 Yale University graph Waitlisted W 02/27/17 02/28/17 03/07/17 04/18/17 7 months
6 University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W 02/15/17 02/16/17 02/16/17 04/18/17 8 months
7 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph WL, Accepted A $180,000 02/05/17 02/06/17 02/24/17 03/31/17 8 months
3 University of Chicago F graph WL, Accepted W $238,000 02/15/17 02/16/17 03/06/17 05/16/17 8 months
5 New York University F graph Accepted W $194,000 02/03/17 02/03/17 02/06/17 02/21/17 8 months
2 Harvard University graph WL, Rejected 01/31/17 02/01/17 02/13/17 03/30/17 9 months
10 Northwestern University F graph Accepted W $180,000 02/13/17 02/14/17 02/27/17 04/27/17 10 months
4 Columbia University F graph Accepted W 02/09/17 02/09/17 02/28/17 04/10/17 11 months
9 Duke University F graph Accepted W $120,000 02/13/17 02/14/17 02/24/17 03/05/17 11 months
8 University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W 02/27/17 02/28/17 02/28/17 04/10/17 11 months
12 Georgetown University F graph Waitlisted W 02/15/17 02/16/17 02/16/17 03/31/17 11 months
11 Cornell University F graph Waitlisted W 01/31/17 02/01/17 02/03/17 03/01/17 11 months

Applicant Information

University of Georgia
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

B.S. Mathematics (2008) + Minor in Theater
B.S. Computer Science (2009)
M.S. Mathematics (2011)
Ph.D. Mathematics (2014)

One peer-reviewed publication
2 years work experience (teaching)

Can speak French & German
Lived abroad in France for 1 year
2nd-degree black belt in hapkido
Active in theater in college & grad school
Organized math competitions for high school students


2/16: Cornell interview invite
2/21: NYU acceptance
2/25: Cornell video interview, Northwestern video interview
2/27: Penn UR1
2/28: Harvard JS1, UVA UR1
3/1: Cornell WL (via email)
3/2: Harvard interview
3/5: Duke acceptance
3/9: Duke scholly interview
3/10: GULC alumni interview invite
3/13: Penn UR2, UVA UR2
3/15: NYU financial aid info submitted, Duke financial aid info submitted
3/17: Columbia interview invite
3/21: Columbia interview
3/22: GULC alumni interview (Skype)
3/23: NYU Vandy awarded (via email), Duke award letter sent (via snail mail)
3/30: Harvard WL (via status checker)
3/31: Mich WL (via email), GULC "Special Preferred" WL (via email), Chicago UR1 (finally!)
4/10: UVA WL (via email), withdrew from Cornell and GULC WLs
4/12: Chicago interview request, withdrew from UVA WL, declined Duke offer
4/13: Chicago interview
4/18: Penn WL (via email), Yale WL (via email)
4/21: Declined Columbia offer
4/25: Chicago UR3
5/1: Chicago UR4
5/16: Chicago WL (via email)
6/12: Dinged at HLS
7/18: Big day! Got calls from both Michigan and Chicago - admitted off their WLs with full scholly at Michigan and Ruby at Chicago!
7/23: Withdrew from NYU, declined Chicago, deposited at Michigan
8/2: Withdrew from Penn WL

Visitor Comments

  • ?
  • Wednesday, April 05 2017 at 08:09 PM

I'm absolutely flabbergasted by your cycle. 180K at NYU and waitlisted at GULC? do you have any thoughts?

- HonestlyThough
  • Honestly
  • Thursday, April 06 2017 at 11:36 AM

I have lots of thoughts! Hopefully some of them get accepted to places! Honestly, though, a background in math/CS isn't the most traditional path to public interest law. I feel like that might be a reason why schools are hesitant about me. (Also, I applied pretty late in the cycle. Curious if my results would have been any different with October apps.)

- seeprybyrun
  • Thursday, April 06 2017 at 01:30 PM

I see what you did there ;) That's fair. Perhaps they worry you're just a brilliant person who thought "eh, why not law?" I'm sorry, though. Hopefully those reamining pendings turn for the better.

- HonestlyThough
  • Thursday, April 06 2017 at 01:32 PM

ps I read your name as "sleepy byrun EVERY TIME"

- HonestlyThough
  • If you really want to be a lawyer...
  • Tuesday, April 25 2017 at 03:56 PM

I sincerely hope you re-apply as soon as apps open next year. Law school's (as I have been taught to understand it...) don't really care that much about what you want to do with your JD; they only care about whether you are going to hurt any of their metrics (matriculation, retention, bar passage, JD-required employment, etc...). I don't know why you applied so late, but if you didn't supply some kind of explanation about it in your apps - I think that if I were an admissions officer, i'd take one look at your app and assume that you don't REALLY want to go to law school; this was just some big spur of the moment decision you made one day that 3-months into law school, you're going to be questioning REALLY hard - likely to the point that you drop out and start an LSAT tutoring company or something... TLDR; if I were an admissions officer reading your app w/o an explanation of why someone with near perfect numbers/cv is submitting this late, I'd immediately assume they don't really want to be there, and WL you. BUT, that being said, if you REALLY do want to be a lawyer - I'd just reapply EARLY next year - and I can't imagine how this board would not reverse itself entirely...

- calvin&hobbes
  • Wednesday, April 26 2017 at 05:04 AM

If I really want to be a lawyer, why I would wait another year to reapply and (potentially) get accepted to more schools instead of just going to NYU this year with a Vandy?

- seeprybyrun
  • Wednesday, April 26 2017 at 01:36 PM

Hey, if you're digging NYU - by all means... Fabulous school - fabulous offer. Did you not like Columbia, or were they just not willing to match NYU's offer? I will admit that I've implicitly assumed that someone who "really wants to be a lawyer" is going to aim to go to the highest ranked school that meets their budgetary needs. If going to a YHS doesn't appeal to you - then sure, by all means, take the money and run.

- calvin&hobbes

You must be logged in to comment. Not a registered user?
Sign up now


Add Application

Choose a School*