VirusNY (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Harvard University graph Rejected 10/27/07 10/27/07 11/29/07 04/22/08 13 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted W $81,500 10/24/07 10/25/07 10/31/07 11/21/07 13 years
1 Cornell University graph Accepted A $86,000 10/24/07 10/25/07 11/09/07 12/14/07 13 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $54,000 10/23/07 10/24/07 10/31/07 11/02/07 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Waitlisted W 10/28/07 10/29/07 11/13/07 01/14/08 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $49,500 10/28/07 11/02/07 11/16/07 01/03/08 13 years
University of Virginia F graph Waitlisted W 10/24/07 10/24/07 10/30/07 03/28/08 13 years
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted W 10/27/07 10/27/07 11/05/07 04/01/08 13 years
Columbia University F graph Waitlisted ED 10/23/07 10/24/07 11/01/07 03/16/08 13 years
Yale University graph Rejected 11/12/07 11/13/07 12/06/07 03/12/08 13 years
New York University graph Rejected 10/27/07 10/30/07 11/21/07 03/10/08 13 years
University of Notre Dame F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/24/07 10/25/07 10/31/07 11/27/07 13 years
Washington and Lee University F graph Accepted W $85,500 10/24/07 10/31/07 11/09/07 12/07/07 13 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted W 10/24/07 10/25/07 11/01/07 11/29/07 13 years

Applicant Information

Small Private

Demographic Information

New York

Extra Curricular Information

I guess I'll now write this out:

Honor Societies-
Pi Sigma Alpha
Omnicron Delta Kappa
National Scholars

Interesting Jobs/Internships-
Intern at Press Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's office
A few other jobs at school and a current full time position as paralegal/translator

Student Government Association- two terms as Senator, member of Allocations committee.
Pre-Law Society

Senior thesis done- "Women's Emancipation in Albania".


**********This Section will be used to keep people who check my profile updated. I have created in cronological order the LSAT section, FEE WAIVERS section, APPLICATIONS section, DECISIONS section, and finally my FINAL CHOICE section****************

10/19/07- Got LSAT score 170!

09/17/07- Washington and Lee Fee Waiver
10/22/07- Columbia Fee Waiver
10/23/07- Virginia Fee Waiver; Duke Fee Waiver with Priority Track; Michigan Hidden Waiver; Georgetown Hidden Waiver; and Pennsylvania Hidden Waiver :) What a great day!!!
10/24/07- Vanderbilt Fee Waiver and Notre Dame Fee Waiver
10/26/07- Texas and WUSTL waivers... maybe I'll give them an application in December after I hear from Duke, Cornell and Columbia.
10/29/07- Successfully received merit based fee waiver from W&M after telling them about my interest in their school via email.
10/30/07- Fee waivers offered from University of Illinois and University of Arizona.
10/05/07- Fee waiver from Northwestern, but at this point I just can't see me attending that school over Duke, so I probably will not apply.

Schools I have Fee Waivers which I will probably not use, but may end up using them come December:
-William and Mary
(I have zero interest in applying at the rest)

10/23/07- Completed LSAC applications for Columbia and Duke.
10/24/07- Completed LSAC applications for Virginia, Georgetown, Washington and Lee, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. And then later at night Cornell too.
10/27/07- Completed LSAC applications for NYU, Chicago and Harvard.
10/28/07- Completed LSAC applications for Penn and Michigan.
11/12/07- People will bash me for wasting my money, but tonight I Completed LSAC application for Yale. I can't think of a better way to waste 87 bucks.

I am done applying because DUKE came through. It's all about waiting it out now and seeing what my best option will be!

11/02/2007- IN at Duke! Via email! Go Blue Devils!!!
11/21/2007- In at Georgetown via snail mail letter. 2 for 2... Happy Thanksgiving!!!
11/27/2007- In at Notre Dame with a scholarship of 20,000 per year with the only requirement being that I remain in good standing. It came via snail mail and arrived on 12/01/2007.
11/29/2007- In at Vanderbilt via Snail Mail. It came to be on 12/03/2007.
12/05/2007- In at Washington and Lee Law via email.
12/12/2007- Columbia ED deferral via snail mail.
12/14/2007- Cornell accepted me via email. Thank you Cornell for giving me the option of staying in New York State... if I so chose to do...
01/03/2008- In at Michigan via email by Dean Zearfoss. The decision had been made since December 18, but my packet has probably gotten lost in the mail, so I emailed to ask. Here's to getting a new packet mailed out to me. GO BLUE!
01/14/2008- Thank you UPenn for waitlisting me. You were certainly my top choice these last few days and if you were to accept me I'd have more than likely rushed to your open arms. I still will if you let me in.
02/05/2008- Finally a new "decision", though it is really an indecision by Chicago. Held there. Hope I am let in.
02/07/2008- Harvard deferral. WOW I am happy!
03/10/2008- NYU rejects me! That school has it in for me. First they deny me in undergrad, and now again... I think my odds of remaining in NYC are very slim now.
03/12/2008- Yale rejects me... and I don't care :) Cornell just threw me 28,700 per year via scholarship. With that it jumps to first place :)
03/26/2008- Placed on Reserve at Columbia. I was holding out some hope since I applied ED... Oh well.
03/28/2008- UVA waitlisted me after making me wait since I went compete at the beginning of November. I withdrew within five minutes of opening the letter.
04/01/2008- Waitlisted at UChicago. I am at the point where I have no desire to remain on waitlists and attend schools at full price unless it is Columbia, Harvard or UPenn.
04/22/08- Harvard dings me via email. I knew it was going to come at some point.

02/11/2008- Withdrew from Washington and Lee and Vanderbilt. Narrowing the choices down a bit.
02/25/08- Withdrew from Notre Dame Law. Down to only four schools I am considering now, but hopeful to have at least one or two more to chose from.
04/01/08- Withdrew from UVA and Chicago. Both were waitlists.
04/10/08- Withdrew from Georgetown today, got an email yesterday by Dean Cornblatt that they decided not to give me any scholarship money. Oh well...
04/10/08- What the heck I'm withdrawing the waitlist at UPenn as well tonight. I wouldnt go there without any sort of aid either. It's just Columbia and Harvard that I'd attend full price over the discounted price of Cornell.

04/11/08- My seat deposit check will be mailed to Cornell. It's all pretty much wrapped up now unless there's a surprise acceptance by Columbia or Harvard. Seeing as the odds of that are under 1%, it's safe to assume I'll be in ITHACA next year!

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 02:59 PM

Good luck with your apps, looks like we have almost identical profiles.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 05:13 PM

Good luck with Columbia ED! I've been wavering back and forth on whether to do the same thing. Good luck with the rest of apps too! Seems like you should have a pretty nice cycle.

- tl2
  • yankees
  • Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 07:52 AM

Actually I root for the Yankees and Mets. If they were playing each other, I'd probably root for the Yankees though. My dad grew up in Queens and the Bronx and rooted for both so I inherited it from him. I root for the Jets and Giants, Rangers and Devils too.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • safeties
  • Friday, October 26 2007 at 01:37 PM

You've probably already thought of this, but unless you'd consider going there with a nice scholarship, I wouldn't apply to GW, Fordham, and BU without fee waivers. It's virtually impossible that you won't get into at least 1 top 14 school.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • Thanks,
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 05:00 PM

I appreciate the compliment! I felt like it went well (I upped my grade to B+ after further thought), but I am trying to stay level-headed about it. Good luck on your cycle!

- alexb240
  • Thanks - Good Luck!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 12:27 PM

Thanks for the encouragement - it looks like you're going to have a great cycle, too. I really admire your ability to get things in EARLY! Any tips to force myself to give up and just accept that there is no "perfect" PS or resume?? :P

- rabbit9198
  • Good lcuk!
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 07:19 AM

Good luck application twin. :) Many similar fee-waivers... I didn't get Georgetown, W& L, or Penn, but did get Northwestern and UCLA. What does "hidden waiver" mean? We have almost identical application schools. Similarly non-impressive SF's as well? Will be interesting to compare results. :)

- rsr28
  • New York
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 02:51 PM

I don't like the big city so I am thinking I shouldn't bother applying to Columbia or NYU since I would be miserable at either place. I would take NYU by a long shot over Columbia though, don't have a fee waiver however :(. I do have one for Columbia but at this point I'm really just planning on not using it...

- rsr28
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 02:48 PM

On Duke!

- PinkTiki
  • Duke
  • Friday, November 02 2007 at 06:38 PM

Congrats on Duke! Pressure's off now unless you're really desperately awaiting Columbia.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • Dook!
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 04:51 AM

Congrats on Duke! I know you're relieved to be IN at such a great school so early. Good luck with CLS ED.

- tl2
  • ...
  • Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 10:15 AM

If only my PS would write itself, my applications would have been out in September.

- tl2
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 07:24 AM


- drew82abndiv
  • I hear ya
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 07:33 AM

...but I had to have some "sure things" in there just in case - too bad I already applied and paid for the LSDAS report or I would have rescinded them. Oh well - let it ride and hell yea we will be congratulating each other many more times - what's the realistic number 1 for you???

- drew82abndiv
  • Duke
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 08:32 AM

I got it 6 days after I was accepted. I don't recall there being any special goodies in it.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • Columbia
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 12:42 PM

Didn't realize you were ED @ Columbia. I suspect you'll find your cycle ends up being rather boring. :) Why ED @ Columbia?

- rsr28
  • ...
  • Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 06:37 PM

BEST OF LUCK - Those seem like extremely realistic expectations! I'm pulling for ya!

- drew82abndiv
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 10:34 AM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 10:58 AM

Congrats :)

- sblezell
  • GULC!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 05:25 PM


- tl2
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, November 22 2007 at 05:02 AM

for the congrats! Happy Thanksgiving!

- alexb240
  • GULC
  • Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:09 PM

Good job with Georgetown. You getting worried about not hearing from Michigan?

- rsr28
  • dayum
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 07:38 AM

dayum...GULC and Duke already? you are going to have a kickass cycle my friend...I am jealous indeed! Congrats on years of hard work paying off!

- gclemen1
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 01:10 PM

Why you so worried about not being complete? At least you've heard from them one way or another. I haven't heard from Berkeley (where I actually have SOME chance) at all and don't know what to do. And, think of it this way: as long as you're not complete, they can't reject you. :-p

- rsr28
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 06:38 PM

on your acceptances (and being done with applying!). I guess we both have a bit of time to wait it out now...gah - it's so nerve-crushing!

- rabbit9198
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 03:34 PM

the email came at 3:20 pm EST. It doesn't seem like many people heard today, so there are probably more acceptances coming. Good luck!

- evermore17
  • Hey!
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 06:23 AM

Wow, I didn't realize I had comments until a friend told me to look today! You are following the same track I did--accepted at Duke first, then Georgetown. I'm sure Columbia is just a few days away! Good luck! I'm in NY currently as well.

- OTgirl
  • Columbia
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 02:01 PM

Good luck with Columbia, I assume you'll be hearing soon. I'm pronouncing my Columbia RD app dead on arrival but we'll see.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • UMich
  • Saturday, December 01 2007 at 03:07 PM

Did you check your Michigan status checker? I went to "Decision" this AM (hadn't bothered checking originally because it was a Saturday)...

- rsr28
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 06:56 AM

Damn, 3 acceptances to awesome schools! I am jealous bro, you are killin it!

- gclemen1
  • Michigan
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 09:18 AM

Remember the process here... once you go complete they give your file to somebody on their committee. Also, keep in mind that my application package is decidedly non-impressive. If I got in it is because I am simply above their presumptive-admit criteria this year. Then again, I might just be the first ding of the cycle. Moral of the story: chillax until we get to Christmas; if you haven't heard then we may have issues.

- rsr28
  • Clarification
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 03:50 PM

I meant to say that if I get in with our numbers & my non-existent SF's (I _struggled_ to find one or two extracurriculars to put down so those boxes weren't totally empty, like I forgot them), you pretty much have to be in also (given your, at the very least, existent SF's).

- rsr28
  • ND
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 06:15 PM

Tasty scholarship offer.

- billt568
  • ...
  • Sunday, December 02 2007 at 08:39 PM

Thanks for the good vibes. :) All of our crying is kind of moot because the worst we're going to end up is at BIGLAW factory aka Duke. :) That ND scholarship offer is very nice. The ONLY places that could woo me away, I think, from the T14 at this point are Vandy & ND (especially ND). Are you seriously considering the ND offer over Duke? Which engineering would you have done if you could go back? What is your major?

- rsr28
  • hi
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 09:20 AM

hi, are you still waiting for columbia ed? I haven't heard anything yet and was wondering if you think any more acceptances will be coming... also did gtown send your acceptance to your current or permanent address? Thanks and good luck.. looks like you already have some great options either way.

- baylay123
  • vandy
  • Monday, December 03 2007 at 05:28 PM

Congrats on Vandy. Hopefully Michigan is up next for both of us. I don't think I can take many more disappointing status checks.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • Congrats on W&L!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 11:49 AM

And all your other acceptances.

- SharkWeek
  • ballin
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 12:23 PM

5 acceptances including 2 T14 and Vandy? Dude, you should buy a lottery ticket because you are unstopable!

- gclemen1
  • Fee Waiver
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 10:08 PM

Hey! I know this sounds like a crazy question, but how does one apply for a fee waiver?

- geojo123
  • fee waivers
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 10:25 PM

haha yes thanks!

- geojo123
  • mich
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 06:23 AM

Just be happy you've only been waiting for a month, I've been looking at Complete for almost 2. I'm glad Cornell came today to ease my pain.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • coming soon?
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 06:26 AM

I noticed that with the exception of UVa, so far I've gotten my acceptances in order by when I went complete. Maybe Michigan was just waiting for Cornell to keep the pattern going. (**Wishful thinking**)

- TheEvilEmpire
  • columbia
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 09:55 AM

Sorry about Columbia. :(

- TheEvilEmpire
  • hurray
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 11:16 AM


- tracker
  • ...
  • Sunday, December 16 2007 at 04:08 PM

Congrats on Cornell! I'm mad jealous.

- tl2
  • Thanks for the note!
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 07:17 AM

and congrats on everything! you're doing so well!

- papercranes
  • Cornell
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:44 AM

Virus man, freakin congrats on Cornell!!!! I love that school. You are doing so well this cycle and you deserve it!

- gclemen1
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 08:15 AM

on the acceptances so far and good luck on all the rest.

- TallisUmbras
  • UMich!
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 05:40 AM

BIG CONGRATS on UMich! I know you really wanted it.

- tl2
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 08:26 AM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • Awesome Results Man Good Job
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 05:30 AM

Panthers? Adelphi had a team or something? I don't need to keep you updated, I will tell you how it all goes down for me right now. Rejection, Rejection, Rejection, maybe, Nope, Rejection, Accepted... wait wrong person rejected.

- OFFMason
  • mich
  • Friday, January 04 2008 at 10:54 AM

congrats on michigan! hope to see you at the same ASW. how does mich stack up in terms of your preferences?

- jtliou
  • TY!
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 11:41 AM

TY, TY! *develops an irrational hate of Ohio State* I sent an e-mail to those schools that was about 3 lines long. Nothing major. I just don't believe in holding onto acceptances and/or getting any that I know I won't have any intentions of accepting.

- tl2
  • uva
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 05:24 AM

Thanks. Hope your acceptance is coming soon too.

- TheEvilEmpire
  • ...
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 03:11 PM

Yep! And they've been doing an excellent job at wooing me. It'll probably be the best school I'll get into, so I'm about 95% sure that's where I'll be. I know you're still holding out for those NYC options, so best of luck with those!

- tl2
  • CLS/Penn
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 05:27 AM

Thank you!!! This cycle has exceeded my wildest dare-to-dreams :) I'm SURE you've got more good news coming to you...including a jump off the Penn waitlist. I just hope it's in time for whatever Penn ASW I end up at :)

- paulsimon
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 06:39 AM

haha, hellz ya bro! Its a pretty cool honor society to be in I guess. Dude, you are ballin out this cycle, those are some really nice schools!

- gclemen1
  • Bad News
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 04:37 PM

Wait listed at Hofstra. I'm screwed lol

- OFFMason
  • Deferral Email
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 01:50 PM

Just got the deferral email myself today. I am with you...NICE!

- TallisUmbras
  • congrats!
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 03:36 PM

it looks like we're pretty similar applicants. Congrats on your success so far! I hope you hear from the others soon... this waiting is torturous.

- scc
  • Cornell
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 09:48 AM

Woah, you got soooo much money there!! that's awesome...

- paulsimon

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