CoaltoNewCastle (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Northwestern University F Accepted D A Type: RA $135,000 Sent: 12/17/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 179
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.77
  • Degree GPA: 3.79
  • School Type: Small Mediocre Liberal Arts
  • Major: Government

Demographic Information

  • City: New York City
  • State: Maryland
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Tons of interesting extracurriculars. Not much interning or work experience. Unfortunately nothing legitimately impressive.

Additional info & updates

My name is a reference to the phrase "selling coal to Newcastle (or New Castle depending on whether you're talking about the English, Australian, or US place)." It refers to how I'm trying to get another boring Jew into HYS, which already has plenty.

Update: On second thought, maybe Coal to JEW Castle would have been better.

I got a couple of bad grades while studying abroad that aren't reflected in my GPA, but are visible on my transcript, which I thought wasn't supposed to happen since my college graded them as pass/fail. Got a C- and a C . My grades also went downhill so much during my senior year that I didn't even bother to update my transcript, which I'm sure hurt me too.

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Grats
Tuesday, June 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

on signing up for LSN!

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

congratulations on commenting on your own profile!!!

welcome...
Sunday, November 01 2009 at 07:00 PM

to the boring Jew club! good luck.

applications
Sunday, November 01 2009 at 07:00 PM

send 'em in, you'll feel great. i'm thrilled about HLS, but still crossing my fingers for Yale...here's hoping the boring Jew club is extremely overrepresented in the class of 2013.

I'm joining...
Sunday, July 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

your boring jew club!! So far, so good though... maybe boring and jewish is a good thing this year.

don't worry...
Sunday, July 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

you'll have absolutely no trouble catching up!!

papers don't matter
Sunday, November 01 2009 at 07:00 PM

i mean, they do, but whatever. congrats on apps sent, good luck on apps yet to be sent -- fingers still crossed for both of us!

W&M
Monday, August 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

wants me to work like a dog for my extra ~$22600, though. And rejected me from undergrad twice. one love mofaux

Good luck
Monday, October 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck from a fellow Hebrew! Not that you'll need it =)

Monday, October 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Don't worry, your apps have only been in for 1.5 months. I had to wait 4 months for Chicago to WL me, and I still haven't heard back from Michigan. Patience is a virtue, especially when waiting for decisions from law schools =)

my condolences
Thursday, August 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

lol i saw your comment on jcrohrer, hilarious.

hej du!
Thursday, September 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

thanks! good luck to you as well. 179/3.79 should get you some great offers!

also
Thursday, September 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

yeah, i'm the SA guy... ><

goondolences
Monday, August 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

i really don't need any text

Response
Tuesday, June 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

I don't know for sure, and I certainly would have expected to be waitlisted by Mich instead of rejected for YP, but it's the best explanation. It must have been clear to Mich and Texas that I didn't want to go to those schools, so rather than wait for me to show interest, they rejected me. Texas can only accept 35% of its students out of state anyway. Regarding my lack of response from Harvard, based on people with similar numbers being held, I think and hope that JR is waiting to admit some people with numbers like mine until he knows what the entire applicant pool looks like.

not to be all creepy
Monday, August 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

but i read his personal statement, and unless i myself am a horrible judge of character (i'm not of gramma'; i'm a copy editor) there isn't a vehemently unlikable streak that would turn off the committees. i think it's that he applied as late as he did, personally. wait, coal, maybe you're being trolled

Tuesday, January 05 2010 at 07:00 PM

Did you end up applying to Yale? Also, great news on Georgetown--now time for Columbia and Harvard to come around!

In response to the above
Tuesday, January 05 2010 at 07:00 PM

I applied later and have basically identical numbers to Coal (and have had some more success), so it's definitely not his late-ish application.

hooray!
Monday, August 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

grats on NU you whiny babby <3

Congrats on NU!
Tuesday, August 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Awesome scholly. Out of curiousity, did you retake the LSAT or have a black hole on your app? Your cycle seems really unexpected.

HLS WL, etc.
Thursday, April 15 2010 at 08:00 PM

I am also quite surprised by your cycle. You got $$$$ at NU (about 40% more than I did), but didn't get into UC where I got $. This admissions game, she is very strange! Seriously though, what's your black hole? Good enough GPA, fantastic LSAT, seem to be pretty involved...certainly confusing.

Upenn
Wednesday, June 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

How were you rejected? Did it happen today (7/10)? Thanks man and good luck this fall.