FTS (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted A Type: RA $140,000 Sent: 09/29/06 Rec: 10/05/06 Comp: 10/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/16/06 Upd: 17 years
Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/29/06 Rec: 10/06/06 Comp: 10/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/28/07 Upd: 17 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/02/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/08/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 17 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 09/30/06 Rec: 10/02/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/07 Upd: 17 years
Loyola University New Orleans Accepted W Type: RA $93,000 Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/06 Upd: 17 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/01/06 Upd: 17 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/08/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 11/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: Sent: 09/30/06 Rec: 10/06/06 Comp: 10/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 17 years
Washington University in St Louis F Pending W Type: Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
Vanderbilt University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/06 Rec: 10/08/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.69
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Native American
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Fulltime+ school and fulltime work didn't leave me with blocks of time to do much in the way of ECs. Hopefully that doesn't count against me too much.

Too bad they wouldn't tell me my class rank BEFORE I graduated in mid December. It might have helped stave off the dreaded Penn defer-->rejection that is likely coming.

Additional info & updates

Applying for 2007 admission and hoping for the best

I am leaving my GPA as 3.69 since that is what my initial application listed, but it has since changed to 3.73 with the fulfillment of my final semester.

The LSN changeover to 2006-2007 is finally up and running. My list isn't quite finalized, but it is nearly so. Now I just have to get things in order so that I can apply by early October.

I got my first useful waiver from Michigan. I'm extremely pleased about it because it's one of the schools in which I'm most interested.

Northwestern waiver
Duke waiver with some type of "priority track" by which they promise to give an admission decision within ten days of going complete.

Checked for hidden waivers from the places I heard give them. Columbia was a go, NYU a bust.

A University of Pennsylvania waiver came in the mail today along with some cool materials. I'm starting to like September because getting these useful waivers really makes the reality of the application cycle hit home. I'm waiting for my final letter of recommendation to be received by LSAC and then I will begin submitting applications. I'm almost there.

Schools have finally started receiving my applications and requesting LORs and such from LSAC.

I lost track of which apps were early action/admission and which weren't. Basically, if a school made allowances for EA, I took it.

I got my first "you've gone complete" email today, and it was from Vanderbilt. It's very cool to know the cycle is moving along and I'm hoping for a similar email from Duke soon.

I got my "complete" email from Duke...that means I should have a decision in my mailbox by November 6. For some reason, I don't feel too confident on this one.

My first acceptance came today in a big blue folder. I cannot help but admit that I love Duke's 10 day priority track. Thanks Duke, I look forward to visiting in March.

Michigan's status checker went to "Decision" today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed very, very tightly.

I got a Darrow scholarship invitation today from Michigan...I'm genuinely excited but worried by the soft deadline of the 18th. I don't graduate until the 16th and finals etc. will be sucking up my time until then.

Full Darrow offer...amazing!

Deferral letter from Penn...dated the 15th and encouraging me to send additional materials.

Held at Harvard via email. I knew I was going to be either held or rejected, and I'm a big fan of knowing (even when less than good) rather than wondering.

I just got an acceptance I never thought I'd get. Thanks Northwestern! I hope to attend your ASW.

Thanks UVA. I waited just a few days less than 4 months for you, but you made it worthwhile.

Waitlisted by Penn...I took them up on what amounts to a polite rejection. It's odd how the school I most wanted to attend when I started learning about law schools and began applying has now become the first to give me some bad news. I guess that's how it goes.

Northwestern came through with a 40k/yr offer. I am going to have to look into flights and hotels for their March 31 admitted student event once I get back (I'm in Ann Arbor right now for its ASW). I just hope it's not cutting it too close.

I withdrew from many places today: Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, and Loyola New Orleans. Withdrawing from Northwestern kind of stung given their financial aid offer, but a recent illness will keep me from visiting and I won't go sight unseen.

Out at Yale...one last decision to be issued and then my cycle is complete. I'm really pleased with how everything turned out. I was almost positive going in (maybe overconfident given my numbers) that I'd be attending one of Penn, Michigan, or Virginia, but I never imagined I'd have the options in front of me that I do.

I got my Harvard waitlist and my cycle is now complete. I don't think I could be any happier with the way things turned out. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting to hear back or who plans to ride a waitlist, and good luck to everyone who will be entering their first year this fall.

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Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

why loyola new orleans??

Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

A friend of mine would like me to apply there, so I have tenatively marked it down as a possibility. I see that you've been accepted there...any thoughts or opinions you might be willing to share?

No problem
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

You're welcome for sure and I'm glad I could help! If you're who I think you are, then I owe you a "thank you" too. I did have my schools up before, but they all disappeared when I switched to the new cycle. I thought perhaps deleting them and then redoing them might cause them to show back up again, but once they were gone I couldn't put them back. Oh well, when LSN fixes the kinks I'll get them back up.

Hey mantis
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I don't know about your GPA obviously, but your writing skills are impeccable and you're certainly smart enough to rock the LSAT. Thanks for your help and good luck on September 30.

Thursday, August 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

My writing skills are far from impeccable, but thanks :) I appreciate the well-wishes for LSAT day, too. I need all the help I can get!

Good luck!
Friday, April 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

I know LSDers are going to dominate this cycle! Good luck on the Sept LSAT.

RE: Michigan's $100k
Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

You may want to investigate Michigan's tuition cost for Native Americans. I believe there is a serious discount, but I'm unfamiliar with the specifics.

I know what you mean
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm in a similar situation and, overall, I'd have to say it was worthwhile. Who knows, maybe it will make you look better to have performed so well in a national level exam when your peers usually do so poorly.

Loyola N.O.
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Was wondering what Loyola was doing up on your list? With your numbers you are a lock for T20 if not T14. Best of luck this cycle, the acceptances will be rolling in for you.

Fee Waivers
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

What qualifies someone for fee waivers on applications? I know this is probably something I should/could look up, but figured I would ask Mr. 171 =)

Good Job
Friday, June 02 2006 at 08:00 PM

On the early applications. You already have great numbers, this should make for some auto-admits! I hear that Northwestern grants interviews. Let me know if you go to the interview.

Loyola N.O.
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

You beat me to it! Damn you Mr. 171, damn you! OK, sorry, had to get that out of my system. I should have my app off by this weekend. I am hoping to go down to N.O. for a visit sometime this spring, before the summer and all the heat/humidity.

Marti Gras
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

That would definitely be an awesome time to visit, although I am not sure I would make it to campus...

jitcher cannot follow directions.
Friday, October 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good to see a fellow American Indian applying. What tribe are you from?

No word...
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

from Loyola yet? I am suprised you haven't already received an acceptance and full ride.

No Loyola For a Bit
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

At least if last cycle is anything to judge by. It looks like early January is about when they start handing out their decisions. I guess we've both got a bit of a wait for them, don't we?

Duke & Loyola
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Looks like Duke didn't waste any time offering you a seat. Congratulations on the acceptance! Definitely a nice boost of confidence. Wonder if they are going to offer you some $$ as well. Loyola. Yes, time for the waiting game. I just hope I get in somewhere. My resume came out great, and I was very happy with my PS. Guess I will just have to wait and see what the admissions offices think about it. You mentioned that you have a lot of school work this weekend. Are you in grad or undergrad? One more question, and I apologize for the rambling post; are you interested in studying tribal law? I have researched some very interesting law schools that teach tribal law. If you are interested I would be happy to discuss this with you. Good luck and congratulations!

Troll Request
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I will be logging off my user name to leave you a nasty message.

Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

That hater, who could he be? Wait, how did I know it was a he...

Friday, April 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

on your lsat score and Duke acceptance! I know its the first of many. Haven't seen you around lsd much lately. I was in Nashvegas a few weeks ago and had a great time. Thanks for the suggestions.

Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Nice one "U Suck!" If I ever figure out who you are there'll be hell to pay :P Hi Moni and thanks for the kind words. I'm expecting to see a huge amount of success for you this cycle. I've been really busy with school -- undergrad for those wondering -- and everything is basically piling up right now. Once I'm done with this last hurdle, however, I should have smooth sailing and obsessive posting on LSD.

Thanks and Congrtulations
Thursday, May 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

on your Duke acceptance!! I'm sure that's the first of many to come for you :)

Some people
Friday, August 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

like U Suck definitely have issues (not to mention just flat out being wrong). Just wanted to say congrats, Duke is definitely the first of many acceptances for you! :)

Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

The kind words are appreciated and I'm looking forward to following the cycles of other LSD members among a few others.

Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I just sent em in and applied for regular decision. I am chomping at the bit to hear some news. I am going to start calling the admissions offices if I don't hear anything soon. I can't stand the waiting game.

Wednesday, March 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. I'm definitely going to be going to the Michigan Admitted Students weekend. How about you? And congrats on your two acceptances-you're totally going to sweep this cycle. MARK MY WORDS.

Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM


Thursday, August 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I've been out of town for a while and now I come back and people are already being accepted all over the place. Crazy. :) Congratulations and thanks for the comment.. The score was good enough for some random waivers I probably won't use (Cornell, William and Mary, etc.) but I can do better. We shall see... Can't wait to see how the rest of your cycle goes. I know you'll continue to kick ass.

Thanks for the kind words
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Also noticed you were in the top 10 for LSN! (bet that feels even better than a 170+ LSAT) =)

Yes & Thank You
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I am looking forward to going and visiting. Their Immigration Law clinic is something I am excited about.

Loyola is crazy
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Wonder why they haven't offered you a full ride yet? Congratulations on Cornell too.

Thursday, June 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

On the Darrow! That's an amazing accomplishment. Do you think it will sway you to Michigan?

Thank you!
Monday, October 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

And many congratulations on your Darrow! I'd have picked you. :)

Thank you!
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm extremely surprised and quite happy about everything. Michigan looks very, very, very good right now and it's hard for me to imagine anything aside from absolute disaster swaying me. Britomart...I did too but I never would have guessed anyone else would. How NICE it is to be wrong. Thanks and I know good things are headed your way too. I don't even need to keep my fingers crossed to make it a reality.

Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate the kind thoughts, Mantis, and I hope you're right. Penn was my undisputed #1 coming into the cycle and still remain tied for that position with two others. I'd love to get in and tour their campus/meet with their professors and students before I commit anywhere, but it might not be in the cards. But again, color me extremely impressed and very pleased by your recent LSAT success. I know it was about what you were looking for, and you put in the effort to get it. That drive certainly bodes well for your legal endeavors and your future.

Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

On your acceptances. I just went to Philadelphia today for a visit to the local area law schools. I had a discussion with the admissions director and dean and they both remembered my personal statement and application. It was an awesome feeling knowing that all those drafts and rewrites actually meant something! Today was a really great day. It is always a nice confidence booster to hear kind feedback. What did Penn say exactly? Also, I spoke with some of my buddies who went to UMich. They all said it was awesome and that the career opportunities are second to none. Thanks again for your positive reinforcement. It keeps me grounded and reminds me that good things will happen if I keep pushing.

Congrats on the Darrow!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Not that there was any doubt. =) So is Michigan one of your top choices? Good luck on the rest of your apps!

To your success
Saturday, December 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the congratulations, and I wish you the best of luck on your remaining applications. I have a close friend who self-identifies as Native and was put on "preferred hold" by UPenn. Did you receive a similar classification? It will be hard to say no to UM, that is, of course, unless New Haven comes knocking.

my name
Monday, July 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

is from a Dane Cook joke. I made it when I was at work and really bored one day this summer, didn't put alot of thought into it. I found out that it had something to do with with nightcrawler the other day and thought it was very funny.

Sunday, December 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'll definitely be peeking in on your responses since our numbers are so similar and you got your apps in earlier than me...too bad you didn't apply to NYU (my #1 choice)...love to see your results from them!

Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I am still undecided at this point, but it looks like my decision will be based primarily on location and job prospects for my SO. We are looking to stay in the Bay Area or, alternately, head out to the East Coast if he can find a good job out there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. =) I hope the rest of your cycle goes well! Sorry to hear about your Penn deferral-- I suspect it might be yield protection. A URM with your amazing stats/backstory seems like a total auto-admit. Did you write a Why Penn essay? Anyway, good luck, and I hope to see you at the UMich admit weekend!

Friday, April 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks Reach, you're a sweetheart. I think you are a wise one indeedl, and I especially admire your zen approach to this whole process. I have no doubt that you will continue to clean up.

You rock
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

You are such a sweetheart. Look at you and all your awesome schools. Congrats on UVA, that's fantastic!

UVA & Penn
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on UVA. You should really be proud of yourself. Your cycle was beyond successful. You should really feel great about how well you have done. Not only are you being offered acceptances to T14 schools, but you are being offered awesome scholarships, as well. Re Penn - Why do you say it is basically a rejection? Is Penn's waitlist impossible to get accepted off of? Explain to me pls.

The same to you!
Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your congratulations. You seem to be doing very well for yourself, as I expected. Good luck wherever you end up next year. You have so many great decisions.

Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

My bad brunhilda...I had intended to change the Michigan amount to 130 (given the new tuition costs and everything), but I changed NU instead. It should have been 120k and not 130.

No worries
Thursday, August 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

:) I just got my financial aid from UVA and they tossed me some cash. Given my GPA I'm honestly THRILLED to have the options I do. Anyway, I also wish I had applied earlier, just to see what had happened... but I'm excited to be able to begin in the fall, so c'est la vie. Keep that LSN updated! Maybe we'll both be at UVA!

Loyola NO
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Finally accepted my @ss. Too bad it wasn't a month and a half ago. Oh well. =) So it's definitely UofM? Congratulations. Graduating with little/no debt is going to make your life a whole lot better.

Northwestern $
Thursday, July 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm really interested in attending Northwestern (Fall '08)... did you do anything special in the application process with them, did they offer you a scholarship immediately, etc, etc? Were there any strings attached to the money? (Right now I'm testing between 171 - 176 on practice tests) Thanks for the help and congrats!