HerseyChris (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 University of Southern California WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: 02/18/10 Comp: 01/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/10 Upd: 13 years
#1 University of Washington Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: 01/15/10 Comp: 01/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/10 Upd: 14 years
#2 Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: 01/20/10 Comp: 01/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#1 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: 01/15/10 Comp: 01/19/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.48
  • Degree GPA: 3.48
  • School Type: Top 25, Private
  • Major: Finance

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Washington
  • Race: non-URM
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

College Sport
College Club
~3 years of work experience
CPA certification

Additional info & updates

Numbers fudged a bit.

I put choices up, but I'd be psyched with any of these schools obviously.

-Got my LSAT score: 167. I'm ok with it because I was nervous as hell going into the test, and I drank too much coffee before the test and had to run out during the third section to pee. Signed up for Dec already. Hope to get 170 this time.

- My twin brother got his GMAT score today: 770 out of 800 99 percentile. Now it's my turn to do well. Hopefully we can go to the same school, or at least to schools in the same city. He's not applying until the 2011 year, but since Law School is 3 years and Business School is 2 years, it works out, though depending on my Dec LSAT, I may have to defer my cycle until next year.

- I jammed my finger playing Thanksgiving football (and it's still swollen, making it hard to write with my right hand), then I food poisoned myself by making kidney bean soup and under cooking the beans, and my two closest coworkers have been coughing up a lung for the past two days, but oddly enough I'm pretty confident going into this test. 45 practice tests might do that, though. Hopefully I don't get nervous or lose focus. Good luck to everyone else taking the test tomorrow.

- Nope, confidence shot. The year of 2009 is not my year for tests. 0/7. Also, I hate reading about Japanese sculptors apparently.

- I guess I counted my chickens before they hatched. 0/5 is now 1/6, I passed the third section of my CPA exam. Hopefully I can end the year 2/7 (relative to expectations).

- 167 yet again. -13/14 curve? Wow. I'm going to get my list of schools finalized (probably Berkeley, UW, and UCLA) and send my apps once my LOR are in (hopefully by New Years), and if nothing good happens, I'm fine with waiting another year.

- Sent in all my apps. I really hope I get into UW. And if I should be so lucky that Berkeley gives me any consideration at all, that would be great too, but UW is pretty much #1. And if I don't get into any school, not a huge deal since I didn't apply to any safeties and can always retake and apply next year.

- Rejection email from Berkeley. Expected obviously. Dean Tom writes a hell of a rejection letter. I felt bad that he had to give me bad news, but to be sort of in the running for Berkeley is an honor in and of itself. I'm hoping UW and USC put me under review soon. I'm already under review at GULC.

- Passed my fourth and final section of my CPA exam! On a side note, I stumbled across this article (http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/law%20schools_charts_page12.pdf). I didn't know that USC placed so well into big law (though I'm not certain I'd want to do big law). The good thing about applying to only four schools and no safeties is that you're psyched if you get into one. The bad thing is, there's a chance of delaying law school for another year.

- Decision Rendered at GULC. Fully expecting a rejection, but I applied FT/PT so perhaps not. Hope to be under review at USC and UW soon.

- Rejected by GULC via email.

- In Review at UW! Nervous with anticipation and excitement.

- In review at USC. Still no word from UW.

- Blank on UW status checker, which generally means decision rendered. Now I just have to wait for the mail to come in.

- The mail came quick and I'm in at UW! What a nerve-wracking cycle. On cloud nine though, and can't wait to start law school.
- WL at USC, not that it matters. Unless Seattle has an earthquake or something.

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Re: Good luck with your apps.
Saturday, June 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

I took an unreal number of practice tests (30+) which made all the difference for me. I took most of them under strict time limits in a quite area. It really just became second nature. RC was my weakness as well but I was very solid on the other three sections. Good luck!

Thursday, June 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

and good luck to you too! Here's hoping being a few years out will do us both some good this cycle.

best of luck
Thursday, June 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

haha was that last practice test the June 2009 dino/willa cather extravanganza? hope you rocked the actual exam, and good luck on the cycle!

Thursday, June 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

a 167 is better than 9/10 people can do bro, our concept of a "good" lsat score is so skewed by tls. I'm sure you'll top an already awesome score on the retake and get into a great school.

Saturday, August 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the luck, and good luck to you as well! Hopefully we can rock December's test so our averaged LSAT's are strong enough for most of the T14. =) (After a quick scan of your profile, I see you're possibly on TLS as well.. maybe see you around.)

Saturday, December 20 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the kind words. Looks like you did great on your LSAT as well! Best of luck and here's to hoping we both have great cycles! Take care, B

Wednesday, September 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you too.

Monday, June 29 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats man. Getting into a T10 definitely takes a lot of the pressure off. Good luck on your retake! It's definitely worth it!

Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

and good luck on the Dec LSAT! I was much less nervous the second time around, and improved a lot.

Thanks so much!
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'm psyched to be in at Texas. I'm sure you'll have a great cycle, too. You can knock that LSAT out of the park. My highest practice test was 170 before scoring 168. With PT scores like yours, I think your goal of 170 is VERY reasonable. Go get it!

Re: Your comment
Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Looks like you ended up with my numbers although not in the same order. Hopefully you'll end up with a score higher than mine! Anyways, I decided to apply next year. Turns out my 3.5 is really an LSDAS 3.44. I'm going to raise that. Best of luck with the retake!

Tuesday, October 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

hi, we are practically twins so thought i would say good luck! also, i laughed out loud when i read that you had to run out to pee...this definitely happened to me. so glad i'm not the only one that drank way too much coffee.

Tuesday, November 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

And good luck to you on the December test, and your apps!

Friday, March 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

Nice catch on the HIMYM reference, I love the show. Good luck with your cycle!

Thursday, June 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

thanks bro, and best of luck on the upcoming lsat and your cycle!

Re: Congratulations on Columbia
Saturday, June 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks Chris! Best of luck with your apps!

Sunday, January 18 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck on Sat!

Thank you!
Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Christmas did indeed come early :)

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

... sorry that got sumbitted before I was done typing. Wanted to wish you a Merry christmas as well and add that I hope to see some acceptances coming your way soon!

Thank you!
Saturday, August 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

I guess a repeat score wasn't exactly what you were hoping for, but it's much better than a 166 or below, I say! Good luck on your cycle, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. =)

Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Best Christmas present EVER. Thank you for commenting on my profile and good luck to you this cycle!

Thanks for the well wishes!
Tuesday, July 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for saying hi! I, too, hope that I have to buy my friend a beer. I like your list a lot and think you have a great shot at all four schools. Don't sweat the repeat score too hard. The same thing happened to a friend of mine (with a lower score) and he's now at Penn. Good luck!

Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

thanks! UW was my first choice, and I feel very fortunate to have been accepted. good luck to you on the rest of your cycle!

Wednesday, August 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, Hers. I definitely have been getting a lot of great offers, though it's a bit confusing when all of the schools I've been admitted to have offered a decent amount of money (minus UW, which is really unfortunate, and I'm still waiting on USC), but none of those ranked higher than Vandy will even offer admission. Oh, well, it's been a strange cycle and I'm glad for what I've got! Not excited about having to decide, though. Best of luck with all your apps - you should have a great shot!

Thursday, October 22 2009 at 08:00 PM

GL to you as well!!

Monday, November 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

for the congrats. I have no clue where I'll end up at this point. I'm incredibly undecided. GL w/ UW and USC.

Best wishes at UW
Saturday, December 26 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey, thanks for the note. I hope you get in at UW! It's a fantastic school, and if things weren't looking so ideal at BYU, I'd probably be going there.

Friday, July 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

I said it on TLS and I'll say it here...CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, January 29 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey congratalutions on Udub! I've seen you on TLS and you def deserved to get in. See you there in the fall!

Your Dubs
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

Throw 'em up!

thanks !!
Friday, July 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, it's definitely a bummer about UW, but Vandy oughta be great and at least my decision is easier! Are you loving UW? Yours was still the happiest acceptance I can remember :)