HopefulJD15 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Duke University Accepted W Type: RA $72,000 Sent: 09/17/10 Rec: 09/17/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/10 Upd: 11 years
#2 Columbia University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: 01/25/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/11 Upd: 11 years
#1 Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/11 Upd: 11 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 10/15/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/11 Upd: 11 years
Harvard University Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/11 Upd: 11 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 09/22/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/30/10 Upd: 11 years
University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/11 Upd: 11 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 10/12/10 Upd: 11 years
Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $77,000 Sent: 09/17/10 Rec: 09/20/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/10 Upd: 11 years
Washington University in St Louis Accepted W Type: RA $135,000 Sent: 09/17/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/24/10 Upd: 11 years
University of Texas Austin F Accepted W Type: RA $84,000 Sent: 09/14/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/05/10 Upd: 11 years
New York University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 09/14/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/09/10 Upd: 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted D W Type: RA Sent: 09/14/10 Rec: 09/20/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/11 Upd: 11 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/15/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/08/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/14/10 Rec: 09/14/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/14/10 Rec: 09/15/10 Comp: 09/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/11 Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 172
  • LSAT 2: 172
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.77
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: University of California
  • Major: Political Science, Economics

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: Minority (non-URM)
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Particulars (hope this helps someone by giving some perspective to my numbers/results):

- Average PS
- Maybe good DS (for schools I applied to in October or later)
- PBK, Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors
- 3 average/decent letters of Rec
- Balanced Individual Award at graduation
- 2 years student council, 2 years Greek office positions, 2 years RA
- 1 law firm internship, 1 in-house internship, 1 congressional internship, Volunteering in legal public interest-type work
- IM sports all 4 years
- Upward grade trend- GPA was a 3.4 something after freshman year, and I had over a 4 my last 2 years.

Additional info & updates

Good luck! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. The admissions game is much more unpredictable than people make it seem. I think my cycle is somewhat indicative of this.

Stats are real now

UCLA decision- 10/12 phone call
Texas decision- 11/5 phone call
Georgetown decision- 11/9 snail mail letter
WUSTL decision- 11/24 email
Cornell decision- 11/30 email
Duke decision- 12/14 email
USC decision- 1/6 snail mail letter

Northwestern decision- 1/7 email. Stuff for future reference because Northwestern has a unique admissions reputation. I was only 1 year out of law school, and my work experience was eh. But my interview was awesome (my interviewer was awesome more than I was, and told me he'd give a good word to the admissions folks on my behalf). I did NOT submit any letters of rec because they wanted evaluations or something.

Penn waitlist- 1/7 email
1/10- Harvard hold, and Chicago WL.

2/14- In at Columbia. I'm shocked, this is unreal. And waitlist at UVA. Note- I submitted to Columbia early october like it says above, and I only went complete in late January because of a transcript issue. I'm not sure if they reviewed my app before that or not, but I got in about 3 weeks after my complete date so i suspect they did.

2/17- Out at Berkeley.

2/25- Waitlisted at Michigan and withdrew. But scholarship at Duke! And updated my school choices to reflect where I'm at in the decision-making process. Withdrew from Georgetown

3/1- Withdrew from NYU. Got sick of waiting and would rather go to Columbia.

3/5- Wow 35k/year from Cornell!

3/8- Visit to Northwestern for Diversity Admit Day over the weekend- I can safely say no law school will have a more impressive admit day. Associate Justice Sotomayor and a bulls game in an executive suite, enough said. No complaints at all, and I know I would be fine going to this school, can't ask for much more. Also withdrew from UT, WUSTL, and Vanderbilt today.

3/22- Scholarship from NW!

4/2- Got back from visits to Duke and Columbia. Both were awesome but I don't think Durham is for me, and I fell in love with NYC.

4/8- First really tough withdrawals. I know I won't be going to law school in LA, so I thought I should give my spot to someone else.

4/11- Duke bumped its offer up from 20k/year ot 24k/year. Helps but I'm not sure if it's enough for me to overcome the weird vibes I got from Durham..

4/12- Harvard rejection. Didn't have a great reason to want to go there except that it's Harvard haha.

4/14- After maybe too much thinking, decided NW was not for me.

4/18- Rejected from Stanford and that brings my cycle to a close! Columbia it is!

4/19- Withdrew from Duke. Definitely the hardest withdrawal (especially with the financial aid that they offered). But I know that I made the best choice for me and my cycle is 100% over now. It's been a fun ride. Duke is an awesome school. If you get in, you should go visit.

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Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Columbia and sorry about Berkeley.

Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words man I just got Harvard!

Wednesday, August 25 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man!

Thanks, man!
Tuesday, February 15 2011 at 07:00 PM

It was great meeting you at CLS ASW. Hope you continue to have great choices.

Ahh!
Tuesday, February 15 2011 at 07:00 PM

Are you going to CLS, man?