tja310tja (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Stanford University graph Waitlisted 12/10/07 -- 01/09/08 05/06/08 13 years
Harvard University graph Accepted A 12/04/07 -- 01/10/08 01/14/08 13 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W $90,000 12/05/07 -- 12/12/07 01/16/08 13 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted W $90,000 12/05/07 -- 12/12/07 12/17/07 13 years
University of Chicago F graph Pending D W 12/05/07 -- 12/31/07 -- 13 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted W 12/05/07 -- 12/26/07 02/11/08 13 years
Yale University graph Rejected 12/16/07 -- 01/02/08 -- 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W 12/13/07 -- 01/22/08 -- 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $60,000 12/05/07 -- 01/08/08 01/18/08 13 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Straight out of undergrad

Microbiology research as an undergrad

Held several offices in fraternity - tons of time dedicated (Maybe that is good, maybe it is bad, but I am happy with my choice)

A few jobs, one relatively competitive on campus job, and one successful sales job for a summer

Anything else, just ask.


07-01 - 178 - Missed both questions in a single RC passage

12-17 - Vandy decision mailed.

12-26 - Big package from Vandy - Admitted student info

12-27 - Standard sized letter from Vandy saying I am in.

1-3 - HLS interview email.

1-8 - I emailed UM because I still didn't have a status check number, and they replied to tell me I am complete.

1-10 - Complete at HLS before the TS1. Mine was short, ~5 minutes. I feel like it was fine. I didn't stutter, but I probably didn't sell myself as well as I should have either.

1-14 - TS2, in at Harvard!!!

1-16 - UVA status check change

1-17 - Email from Columbia asking for last semester's grades.

1-18 - UM status check change

1-18 - In at UVA - standard sized white letter. Dean's Scholarship!!!

1-20 - In at Michigan!! I just logged into the admitted students site, but my package isn't here yet. (No "Why Michigan" essay)

1-22 - Finally complete at Penn, HLS and Michigan binders arrived.

1-28 - Tiny letter offering a Dean's scholarship to Michigan.

2-11 - In at Columbia!

2-16 - Columbia binder arrived.

2-23 - I withdrew from Michigan today.

2-28 - $90,000 offer from Vandy!

3-17 - Rejected from Yale and WL at Penn. I expected both. I rushed out my Yale application with a different and admittedly worse personal statement (long story) and I didn't take enough time to answer the activities question. I knew it was a mistake as soon as I submitted it, but I couldn't think about it any longer. I didn't write a "Why Penn". I had an incredible time at the HLS ASW though, so it is not really a concern at this point. The YLS option would have been nice, but I wasn't even sad when I found out. I have a few more visits to make and obviously a few more schools to hear from before I make any final decisions though.

3-26 - $90K offer from UVA makes them a legit contender again.

Visitor Comments

  • # twin
  • Monday, July 23 2007 at 07:25 AM

best of luck!

- meesawoosa
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, August 01 2007 at 12:28 PM

I should really be saying that to you! :-) I'm a little nervous about HYS, but I feel good about the rest. Should I assume your preferences resemble the rankings?

- alexb240
  • Still
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 06:51 PM

planning on applying this cycle, or no?

- alexb240
  • Yeah
  • Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 04:58 PM

Yeah, it just took me 20 additional drafts to create a personal statement I was happy with. Now that I am content, my applications are moving out.

- tja310tja
  • thanks
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 08:23 PM

for the congrats! i would wish you luck with your cycle, but you absolutely don't need it. get those yale & sls apps out! :)

- wahoowa1
  • procrastination
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 05:39 PM

you have no idea how happy i was to see i wasn't the only one lagging on the yls and sls apps :) although i'm thinking of not applying to sls after all - mainly because i want to live/work in the bay area post-law school, and i think i'd like some geographic diversity before then

- meesawoosa
  • Thanks and good luck
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 10:08 AM

Thank you for the congratulations. Your numbers are spectacular; I'd say you're guaranteed a spot at the school of your choice. Good luck with your cycle. Happy holidays!

- sonofcicero
  • thanks!
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 02:45 PM

you'll definitely be having a great cycle too, based on those numbers!

- lizzy1280
  • not yet
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 01:17 PM

i'll be flirting for a while yet.

- empiricaldata
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 06:25 PM

for the congrats! I'm betting you'll be having a great cycle as well, now that those apps are finally out. :-)

- alexb240
  • Vandy
  • Sunday, December 23 2007 at 08:39 AM

Yep, I haven't gotten the letter yet. According to some of the posts on LSD, it usually takes about five days for it to arrive, and I haven't been able to check my campus mail since Friday. With your numbers, Vandy is totally a safety...good luck with HYS! :-)

- radioflyer
  • Wow!
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 11:22 AM

Great numbers! I hope they don't read your applications before mine. lol. Good luck this cycle.

- babs22pa
  • the 250
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 11:47 PM

makes me want to defenestrate myself... my goal is to send it in during the first week of the new year.

- meesawoosa
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 11:13 AM

On Harvard!

- PinkTiki
  • Oh my god!
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 06:11 PM

Congrats on Harvard!!!

- babs22pa
  • Seriously
  • Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 07:30 AM

I am assuming Harvard was your first choice, and the only school I would consider over Boalt is Stanford (very unlikely). It's almost a little anticlimactic. lol.

- babs22pa
  • #1
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 02:12 PM

Not exactly... I'd be incredibly happy there though

- tja310tja
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 11:09 AM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, January 19 2008 at 02:13 PM

on Michigan!

- babs22pa
  • awesome
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 11:00 AM

you're amazing. you're going to get into every single school. great work!

- ohgov2020
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 03:53 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • hls
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 06:15 AM

congrats! :) see you at an asw maybe

- meesawoosa
  • Well...
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 11:49 AM

You're forgetting all the EDs. Also, there was an undated acceptance posted today. But thanks!

- netwebber
  • you
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 03:55 PM

are like me, except on steroids for all the things that actually matter. -Tracker

- tracker
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 10:32 AM

Thanks, you haven't done so shabby yourself. Hope to see you at some ASWs (esp if I get into H or you get into S!)

- und3r3stimat3d
  • H & S
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 10:45 AM

I'll put in a good word for you at Stanford if you tell Toby to interview me for Harvard :)

- und3r3stimat3d
  • Hi there
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 06:39 PM

We seem to be waiting on a bunch of the same schools. Good luck!

- babs22pa
  • yeah
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 10:58 AM

i'm really happy with my cycle so far, though stanford is a big contender for me. what's your first choice? maybe we'll be classmates next year!

- lizzy1280
  • Columbia
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 08:35 AM

Haha, actually, I'm not really surprised about Columbia. They just sent me a second request for my fall 2007 grades. But seeing as how I'm not all that interested in Columbia anymore, I've just been putting it off. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if they just WL'd me.

- CrnchyCereal
  • Thanks
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 03:24 PM

Great cycle for you too! TS call would be nice, but I'm not banking on it. I'm going to tell Harvard about Stanford and say that I really like Harvard, but that's all I got. I'm more east coast, but Stanford's cool too!

- und3r3stimat3d
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 09:57 AM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki
  • Could be...
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 04:04 AM

But I really want a scholarship somewhere, and hopefully Berkeley could match it... I very well may take Berkeley with $$$ over Stanford without

- Upgrayedd
  • Columbia
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 04:34 PM

Congrats! No, no idea what I did to get put on hold...had a good cycle so far maybe? LSN snooping, CLS?? :) It's obviously their choice who to admit; numbers aren't everything, but I'd hope that my ECs/soft factors that got me into a bunch of other great schools would have been good enough for Columbia. Oh well. I guess I could write a LOCI and keep in the race?

- rabbit9198
  • To be honest...
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 06:33 PM

...I haven't visited Columbia's LS yet, but I've only heard fantastic things. So yeah, I would definitely consider them. Money would help, of course, and being put on hold probably makes that less likely...but it's a fantastic school and I'd be lucky to be admitted. I'm not counting out any school at this point.

- rabbit9198
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 06:55 PM

for the well wishes. No worries...stalking is perfectly acceptable. I'll get around to writing a LOCI some time after I dig out of these financial aid forms...geez. [Whoa, two of my roommates just came into my room and started singing "We Didn't Start the Fire" to me...but with my name inserted every time the word 'Fire' is in the song. Weird.]

- rabbit9198
  • Thanks. . .
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 08:41 AM

For the congrats -- I'm pleasantly suprised with how the cycle has gone so far. Right now I'm most considering H/S and the schools I've gotten significant cash from -- NU, UCLA, and possibly Penn (levy scholars invite). I haven't made any concrete decisions yet, and probably wont until after visits. CONGRATS on a great cycle. Are you leaning anywhere?

- lsapplicant12
  • Thank you!
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 03:38 PM

For the really has been a dream of a cycle. And you're right - now the hard part begins: visiting/deciding. Best of luck with the rest of your cycle!

- rabbit9198
  • yeah
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 08:32 PM

Yeah the choice is getting a little rediculous... honestly though, i just want some money from a t14. i'm really broke and don't want to be a biglaw slave.

- Upgrayedd
  • Chicago?
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 07:20 AM

Have you heard from them yet?

- babs22pa
  • Michigan
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 09:13 AM

UMich is a great school but too far out for me, plus the $15k only brings it about equal to Boalt instate. It's still NYU or Boalt for me unless Stanford somehow comes through. Here's hoping we hear from Chicago soon!

- babs22pa

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