HLS2012 (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Pennsylvania WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/10/09 Rec: 11/11/09 Comp: 11/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/10 Upd: 12 years
New York University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/05/09 Rec: 11/10/09 Comp: 11/25/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/04/09 Rec: 11/04/09 Comp: 11/12/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/05/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: 11/11/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Columbia University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/04/09 Rec: 11/04/09 Comp: 11/19/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/10 Upd: 12 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/07/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/10 Upd: 12 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/06/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/09 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.9
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: T5
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: -
  • Gender: -
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Strong work experience and extracurricular activity.

Additional info & updates

11/3 First one submitted and a top choice. Fingers crossed.

11/8 The last one is taking forever to finish up. Thankfully it's the last! (Hopefully!) Also, I keep seeing people talking about JR1s. What's a JR1?

11/10 Done! Finally! On to waiting and dreaming :) Good luck, all.

11/12 Under review at a few places. The anticipation is killing me!

11/23 Congrats to all who have heard great news!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

11/24 Finally Penn is complete! Now NYU... it's your turn :)

11/26 Happy Turkey Day, all. All this waiting is making me anxious. Come on JR1!!!

12/8 I spend an unhealthy amount of time on TLS... anyone else in this boat? I know this isn't good for our sanity, esp if we're going to be doing this for a few months! I could use some good news. Lord knows I need it for a year like 2009.

12/9 GOT INTO BOALT!!! MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE!

12/11 Looks like CLS and NYU won't get back to RD until January afterwards for the most part. Still complete but not UR for Penn. Patience is a virtue, but I'm anxious for more good news!

Dear Stanford,

Please don't send me any email at this time. Even if you mean well, unless it's related to law school, you will be the cause of a heart attack.

Love,
Me

12/18 Finally UR Penn. Waiting isn't fun! Happy holidays, all.

1/4 Happy new year! May 2010 bring us all good news :)

1/26 Really, Penn??

1/27 Held at HLS. Okay... this is good so far. Back to work!

2/2 Dinged by YLS. Not surprised... luckily, I didn't have my heart set on them.

2/27 I would love to hear some great news now! K Thx. :D

3/5 Held by CLS. Relieved and frustrated all at the same time.

4/18 Flat out rejected by SLS. I'm genuinely surprised...

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Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

The only one I haven't submitted yet is Stanford... Good luck!

fee waivers
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

The only ones I used were the ones given to me (that is, I didn't apply for any.) For all of those, the fee is just waived when you submit the application. I can't really make a case for need-based waivers and I attempted to get merit-based waivers at a few schools but they were not having that (and they responded within a day or two), so for me it was all pretty straightforward. Hope that helps..

Sunday, September 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

We're mostly applying to the same schools -- good luck!

Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

We're not only numbers twins, but also twins in most other respects! I went to a T10 school with a 3.8x GPA, too. No safeties? Wow, good luck! I'll keep an eye on your acceptances. :-)

JR1
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

I dunno if someone's answered this already, but JR1 is the first phone interview you get from Josh Rubenstein who is the Dean of Admissions at Harvard. It pretty much singles out the group of students who stand a chance of getting in - from what I can tell, if you don't get one you shouldn't hold your breath.

Safeties
Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

From what I can tell, you're a bit of a reverse splitter. Although your GPA from a top school is great, your LSAT might raise some issues. If you are committed to going somewhere in 2010, I would suggest a GPA-friendly safety such as Georgetown or UCLA.

More on JR1
Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

This interview is essential to applicant's chances. If you don't get one, there is absolutely no chance of an acceptance. On the other hand, about 70% of those who did receive interviews last year .were eventually accepted. So the interview request is close to an acceptance itself

More on JR1
Tuesday, November 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

This interview is essential to an applicant's chances. If you don't get one, there is absolutely no chance of an acceptance. On the other hand, about 70% of those who did receive interviews last year .were eventually accepted. So the interview request is close to an acceptance itself.

Thanks!
Tuesday, August 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck.

Original Score
Monday, September 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

My original score was an impressive 157 and I took it in Oct 2008. Looks like you should start hearing back from some places in a couple weeks--Good luck with your cycle!

Thursday, August 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I'm pretty much set on Harvard, but I have to admit if I somehow got into Yale I would consider it as well. What about you? Hope you get your JR1 soon :)

Sunday, September 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! If only other schools moved as quickly...

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Haha I'm glad to know we're in the same boat :) The anxiety is definitely getting to me... I keep vacillating between giving up all hope and thinking that I really do have a shot, it's really very bad for my psyche.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too, let me know if you get a call!

Sunday, January 18 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hi, thanks for your comment. I had all my apps in by the first week of November. Good luck to you!

Thanks!
Monday, June 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'd be happy to send you a copy of my PS, if you'd like to check it out. I'm a little reticent to talk about it on the boards, yet, but it deals with a pretty recent case of antigay discrimination against me and my work with a youth gay rights group to fight homophobia. Good luck with the cycle, and let me know if I can be of any help!

Thursday, March 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

wow congrats on Boalt!!

Thanks!!!
Monday, August 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Wow, Berkeley is some way to start off your cycle! Congrats!

Boalt
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

HUGE congratulations on your Berkeley acceptance!!! What a way to start your cycle! I also spend a ridiculous amount of time lurking in TLS, which has me convinced that I may not get in anywhere, let alone Boalt. Ugh! I feel the exact same way you felt per your update yesterday, which leaves me glad to see that at least a few people received some very good news today... and hopeful that maybe tomorrow, it will be me. =)

boalt
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats again!! Just thought I'd repeat myself since I almost posted a comment to someone else... Now all we need is JR to come through!

Hey
Thursday, April 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! My top choice (among my acceptances) is probably Harvard, though I am not ready to rule Stanford out yet. However, if I get into Yale...

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

They should know how anxious we are and limit our correspondences to acceptances (and rejections if absolutely necessary, but these are less preferred) and anything else specifically related to our application..

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Nah, I didn't bother retaking the LSAT. Too much work for not enough payoff. I felt the weakest part of my app was my academic section, so I decided I'd get an MA, and if things didn't work out with LS I'd have a backup plan.

JR1
Tuesday, August 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hopefully you (and I) get good news today :)

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

good luck with harvard and I totally understand about the "not sending emails unless it relates to admission decisions" lol

Thanks
Saturday, September 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey thanks and congrats to you on Berkeley! I'm happy to share my softs, just PM me on TLS (I have the same user name there).

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats :) Maybe we'll end up at the same school next year! And JR is really letting me down, I have to say.

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Finally heard from JR! Unfortunately it was neither pleasant nor a surprise. Maybe late though.

JR
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Well, whenever you do hear, I hope it's better news than what I got :) Good luck! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of my TLS/LSN friends gets in...

Penn
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

That's crazy! I don't know what your LSAT is but I'm sure they're just pretty confident you'll want to go somewhere higher ranked. You're just too good for them! If only I could say the same for Harvard. Anyway, I agree - we got the bad news out of the way, good news must be on the way!

Yale
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

We don't need them. Sorry to hear about Harvard :( Just saw that, but life goes on, right?

Monday, October 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey there! As much as I like engineering (and I really do like it), I couldn't see myself working as an engineer. Law seems to have the same analytical, problem-solving type of work that I enjoy, and it also allows me to read and write (two traits that are all-too-often neglected by engineers). And yes, I'm a proud golden bear =)

Thanks!
Saturday, October 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

my first was a 160. Then a cancel. And you know the third. While many will say it was my URM status that put me over the top, I can only partially agree as there are many URMs with better numbers who haven't gotten in to SLS. I can't say why they liked my application enough to admit me, but I've had significant volunteer experiences. I spent a couple years in south america as leadership in a group of about 200+ volunteers and focused my PS and DS around what I learned from that experience. Perhaps that was it?

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'm surprised you haven't heard anything in a while! I hope you hear some news soon too :)

sorry bout the late reply
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

You still haven't heard?? Wow they are really making you wait. And it's looking like Columbia for me.. if my family weren't in NY i might consider Berkeley more, but that's how it goes. Let me know what your plans are, once you figure them out!

LSAT
Wednesday, September 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Didn't retake, just don't want Asha to see my real numbers, not that she hasn't already figured out who I am.

SLS v. HLS
Wednesday, September 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'll go to Stanford for sure unless I get into Yale, in which case I have a tough choice to make. Harvard is not really in the picture for me.

oops
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

i wasn't signed in but that last post was from me.

Where will you be attending?
Tuesday, August 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Berkeley or Penn? Congrats on getting off the Penn WL btw.

Penn
Tuesday, August 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Haha yea I'm planning on going to Penn, too! You will. I'm on a couple wait lists but I don't see any of those panning out.