JohnGaltLSD (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/15/05 Rec: 10/03/05 Comp: 11/29/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/05 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $126,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/06 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Accepted W Type: RA $24,600 Sent: 09/18/05 Rec: 10/17/05 Comp: 11/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/23/05 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Accepted A Type: RA $24,600 Sent: 09/11/05 Rec: 10/09/05 Comp: 10/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/05 Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/15/05 Rec: 10/03/05 Comp: 11/23/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/28/05 Upd: 15 years
Howard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/10/05 Rec: 10/03/05 Comp: 10/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/05 Upd: 15 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: Sent: 09/15/05 Rec: 10/04/05 Comp: 10/11/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/04/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/17/05 Rec: 09/22/05 Comp: 10/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/23/05 Upd: 16 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/24/05 Rec: 10/03/05 Comp: 10/25/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: Sent: 09/24/05 Rec: 09/26/05 Comp: 10/04/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/05 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.93
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of leadership positions
lots of public service fellowships
lots of scholarships
lots of political work
lots of volunteer work
started some organization
some publications
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Additional info & updates

CRS Fee Waivers: Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Georgetown, South Carolina.

Date Sent is the date I submitted the application.
Date Received is the date the school requested my LSDAS report

Notes: I didn't apply to any school Early Decision, but if the schools had an early action option I am using it.

Fee Waiver update: Vandy, Cornell, Emory. Will apply to all of them.
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I have not sent the app fee to Berkeley or Stanford, so don't expect me to be complete anytime soon. South Carolina is still waiting on a Dean's Cert.
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Accepted to Georgetown, decision came in a standard size white or manilla envelope with the georegtown seal closing the letter. The letter was dated 11-01-05 and also included information about open houses and such.

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11-10-05: Haven't received word on Harvard in terms of being complete yet.
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12-19-05: In at NYU. and In at Yale.
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1-26-06: Received offer for Hamilton Fellowship at Columbia Law (Full tuition)
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If any were wondering, the scholarship from Columbia is the hamilton worth $126,000 over three years.
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Yale: $24,600/yr
Stanford: $24, 600/yr
Harvard:

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Yale Law School Class of 2009
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July 27, 2006 - Retiring my LSN ACCOUNT and Saving profile for future applicants. Thanks everyone and good luck to the future cycles.

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Good luck!
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

You're in a great position. Work hard on your apps! I'll be following your progress.

Good luck!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

It's good to see the gang from LSD on here... I'm sure you're going to do well; I'll be checking in. (And wow, you got your aps in fast... I feel so behind)

Finger Crossing
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

i'm crossing my fingers, mobell. i just want to say that it is very reassuring to see words of encouragement from you. Thank you.

When and if
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

yeehaw, thanks for the encouragement. i looked for your profile, but couldn't find it. if you have any specific advice, i post over at LSD as John Galt. Thanks!

Thanks, same for you!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the kind words. Yea, I must admit that I wish I were applying to schools on your list, but it would be a waste of $. I think you're a lock at your schools. Best of luck man!

Just Increasing your views count
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

You're my buddy, Jeb. No one said we have to have the same opinion on everything. I sure don't like everything you post, but you're a good dude.

Yale?
Saturday, July 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

You're def. a mortal lock for all those schools. What's your No. 1? Yale?

You stole my #2 spot!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

You're trying to get to #1 arn't ya?! Haha, you have so many people looking at your profile I am no match with my TTT schools... :)

Good Luck man!
Saturday, August 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

You seem to be a lock for all of those schools. Best of luck.

Huh...
Friday, June 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Fancy that ... two John Galts in the top 10 (mine's an abbreviation).

Good Luck!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Awesome! Good luck. I lived in Durham and live in D.C. now and recommend Duke highly over G\\\' town. I\\\'m sure you\\\'ll make the best choice for your situation.

Rooting for YOu
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey. Just wanted to say hi, formally wish you good luck, let you know I'm a-rootin' for ya! -Brooklyn

Fool
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I've recently decided that I will apply to more schools (a lot more) only if I'm not in to any school I would like to attend by christmas. thanks for your comment.

G-town/Yale
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

How'd you find out you're complete at Gtown and Yale? Also, what's the deal with online status check thing Georgetown offers? Thanks. P.S. I am so excited for the big fat envelopes to start rolling in to you! I predict a clean sweep.

Good luck!!
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

Much success in the application process!

Re: The next Alcibiades?
Tuesday, August 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

Lol, while I am flattered at the thought of having a "next," I think I should point out that Mobell didn't do too poorly herself ;) Regardless, best of luck, and hopefully we'll see you at YLS next year.

Re: The next Alcibiades?
Tuesday, August 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

While I am flattered and amused by the prospect of having a "next," I should point out that Mobell herself didn't do too poorly last year ;) Regardless, best of luck to you, and hopefully we'll see you at YLS next year.

Re: The next Alcibiades?
Tuesday, August 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

While I am flattered and amused by the prospect of having a "next," I should point out that Mobell herself didn't do too poorly last year ;) Regardless, best of luck to you, and hopefully we'll see you at YLS next year.

Wow
Tuesday, August 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

My browser screwed up...

Alcibiades
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, man, for the multiple messages...lol, and thanks for helping me in the beginning of this whole process. You are a good person.

GL
Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck to you, despite our LSD differences re: Justice Thomas. :) You've got superb numbers and I know you'll end up at a great school. verb

Good Luck!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with all of these. You have a great LSAT score and it seems like you got your applications in at the best possible time -- EARLY! Now I just have to get all mine in and all that jazz lol...

Good Luck!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with all of these. You have a great LSAT score and it seems like you got your applications in at the best possible time -- EARLY! Now I just have to get all mine in and all that jazz lol...

Good Luck!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with all of these. You have a great LSAT score and it seems like you got your applications in at the best possible time -- EARLY! Now I just have to get all mine in and all that jazz lol...

DC
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

So what are you doing in DC? I will haev to watch when letters reach you, as I am in DC also...

good luck!
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

just wanted to wish you the best of luck with georgetown, i'm keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

Chicago
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I think Chicago is a great school. I'm not really sending applications off to schools that I didn't get a fee waiver from except HYS.

Hey Galt :)
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your GULC admit! I'm sure it's the first of many acceptance letters that will be coming your way. We'll be in AA by next fall with all the celebrating ;)

Towlie
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Georgetown!! The first of many, I am SURE!

LSD
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Mr. Galt, Even if I do get a few more acceptances, I'm considering not going back to the board - I think it was driving me insane! However, my boredom and obsession with it may eventually win out. Only time will tell..

Back at ya
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! It has been kind of stressful, but it'll all work out. Well, good luck to you on the rest of your apps! I bet you're going to hear from Michigan soon. They like ECs and you applied way early. I only hope my residency can get me in the door there.

Chicago, NU, and Cornell
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I love how you aren't swayed by the rankings in applying to these schools (especially with Chicago). I just thought I'd say awesome.

Just wanted
Thursday, August 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

to say Good luck, even though you don't really need it. I have seen you on LSD and think u r cool!!

choices
Sunday, November 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

where do you WANT to go?

Congrats!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to congratulate you again on Stanford!

Stanford!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! And to think, you weren't even going to send them the application fee.. bet your glad you did (and that they responded so fast!)

Good Luck!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey it is very impressive how organized and prepared you are. Good luck on all your applications.

truth,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

is howard STILL on the table? and after they made you shell out 60 bucks. i bet that didn't help their cause.

well...
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks, JG... you're certainly not doing too bad yourself!! I wouldn't mind that Big S you got... and while i'm sure i'm not the top applicant in the country, i'm definitely not LSN TOP USER #1!!

well...
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks, JG... you're certainly not doing too bad yourself!! I wouldn't mind that Big S you got... and while i'm sure i'm not the top applicant in the country, i'm definitely not LSN TOP USER #1!!

oops
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

not sure why it doubled posted.. please delete, JG :)

Good Stuff!
Monday, November 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances thus far. You will be in at Harvard soon enough! Back to LSAT studying, so one day I can be like you...

You are the Man!
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I've enjoyed reading your posts on LSD. Very solid insight! Congrats on all the acceptances!

gl
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

numbers twin. I feel like we have similar shots, I have heard that with my URM status I am gold!! So I hope we end up in at the same school!!

Berkeley
Sunday, July 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats. It isn't even December yet and you're in at 4 great schools. How did Berkeley let you know that you were complete?

Stanford
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats again man. I just went complete at Stanford -- I hope the turn-around time is just as quick. Less than a week right? That is just straight up ridiculous. University of Chicago is telling it should take AT LEAST 8 WEEKS! Oh, the agony. -- Claudio

Patiently Wating...
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Well done man, I hope to join you very soon. Rev JJ

Patiently Wating...
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Well done man, I hope to join you very soon. Rev JJ

The Hate Never Ends...
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

I recommend you delete those hateful comments. White or Black those stats are locks for top 4 schools. Anyway, Congrats on being exceptional, I only wish I had organized myself as early as you did so that I'd have a ton of great news as well.

fuck that guy
Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

it doesn't matter if you were lilly white, you'd still be a lock for all these schools.

Congratulations
Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hope you join us out here at Stanford. I'm a southerner too (GA) and had concerns about coming West Coast. But it's been a nice change of pace and a terrific place to go to law school. E-mail me if you have questions.

#1 Choice?
Monday, June 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

I know you're still waiting on several applications to be complete and decided, but you're in at some ridiculously good schools (Stanford, Cal, Michigan, Georgetown). Are you just waiting to see if you get into Yale and/or Harvard? Is Stanford you're #1 choice at this particular moment? I was just curious. Your options are amazing. Good luck with the rest of the process.

Decisions
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm basically waiting on all schools. I applied to each one for a particular reason and I want to give everyone a fair shake. I intend to make a short list in early january, withdrawing from the schools that don't make it...and then making my final decision by mid february. I won't hold up any spots after I've decided, you all have my word.

congrats,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

way to go man. it looks like you have some difficult decisions ahead. i say go to the best school that gives you the total package: tuition, room, board, books, and some pocket change. or...just go to yale. if they give you anything, you are golden. good luck with the rest of your apps.

You? an AA admit?!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Who the hell thinks that? I didn't read through your master lists of comments, but saw it posted under "12/5". What the hell? If you were white I guarantee you'd still get into almost all the same schools. Just ignore those people -- don't let them rain on your parade.

On Your Way...
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

5 down, 7 to go. You're well on your way to the sweep. Good luck man! -- C

haters
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

If someone won't even post with a real account, then why even read it? You obviously deserve your acceptancese AA or no AA. I am , of course, jealous of you. But it has nothing to do with your URM status. Keep it up!!! Good luck with the rest of the ivys!!!

go
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

johnny go, go, go.....to yale. if you don't get into yale, i say you do the reverse grudder; find some legacy admit and sue, sue, sue. ;) (scare tactic for the yale adcoms) copywrited 12/09/05

hey,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

hey, hey...j got into uvA :) still waiting on yale

Congrats!
Monday, October 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Your acceptances are rackin up, and I'm sure Harvard was sweet, sweet validation. I hope there are more people like you at the law school I'll be attending!

What is LSD?
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm pretty new to all this, so I was just wondering what LSD was. I've seen it referenced on this site multiple times. Is it another website?

:)
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

IN @ HARVARD!!! That's AMAZING, and no one deserves it more. I'm really happy for you. What a great Christmas present! Be sure to invite me to the big celebration! I hope there'll be cake... ;)

Congratulations!
Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

Well done so far. I hope you bat 1.000 this season.

Congrats
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

On UVa and Harvard -- you're on a roll man, keep it up! -- C

Boalt
Monday, December 12 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hi. First of all congrats on your success. Second, I also got a phone call from Edward Tom notifiying me of my admission. Have you received the follow up package we're supposed to get in Dec? I havn't got mine yet and I'm starting to get a bit anxious, lol.

YALE!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Need I say more???!!

Lol, the next Alcibiades indeed
Tuesday, August 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! New Haven awaits your arrival.

Congratulations
Monday, June 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

12/19 must be a great day for you! NYU and Yale!! That's awesome! Congratulations!

Yale
Saturday, July 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

9 for 9. Man, that is just sick. Much, much congratulations on Yale!!! Rip it up wherever you go and stay in touch on LSD.

As one of your many LSD fans
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Huge congratulations on the clean sweep. As Pedro said, "All of your wildest dreams will come true."

Dude
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Your acceptance to law school has been like having sex with Kobe Bryant. You can scream and cry as much as you want, but you know it's gonna happen. Hope you got the Family Guy reference ;-) and CONGRATS!!!

Yale and the Clean Sweep
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations John! You should be very proud of yourself! Have an excellent break, you deserve it. If you get bored, maybe you can make a collage of your acceptance letters. : ) -asdf1234 (xoxo/lsd)

Yale and the Clean Sweep
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations John! You should be very proud of yourself! Have an excellent break, you deserve it. If you get bored, maybe you can make a collage of your acceptance letters. : ) -asdf1234 (xoxo/lsd)

WOW
Monday, November 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wow. WOW! You are amazing. Sooooo many congratulations, I couldn't say it enough!

CLEAN SWEEP
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on all your acceptances this term! A job truly well done! I hope to see you at some admit weekends!

soooo
Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

i don't suppose i can have your yale or harvard acceptance (whichever you turn down) ^_^ congratulations on everything, you earned it :)

The SWEEP
Wednesday, September 28 2005 at 08:00 PM

is complete. Congrats JG. With all your acceptances, I doubt our paths will cross at any admitted student days! Again, Congrats!!!

congrats!
Tuesday, September 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on your clean sweep! must feel awesome to be done with the admissions decisions so early in the process!

Harvard over Yale
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good call. My dad was a hiring partner at a Vault 100 (I believe, I don't really follow that) firm. Anyways, his solid advice to me was that Harvard grads are MUCH better suited for and do much better overall in private practice (though he noted Yale grads were "better read"). Even if you're not thinking of going into private practice, its something to consider. Email me sometime if you have any questions you'd like me to ask him re: other schools (I probably already have the answer anyways lol).

Hey Galt!
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

It's your old friend Annabel. Just had to stop by and offer my personal CONGRATS on your awesome success!!! I'm sooooo happy for you (when I'm not dying of envy). Just kidding :) We must get together and celebrate! See you soon,

G00D-ASS JOB
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Great-ass job, even. Its good to see another brutha achieving his goals. I'm sure you'll continue to make great strides in yer law career. Any idea on what type of field you wanna practice in?

Congrats!
Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wish you the best of luck in LS!

=)
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the comment you left. I am really happy for your achievements, as you have been one of the good ppl on lsd to see. hugs for the holidays & happy new year,

Harvard over Yale?
Friday, October 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

Are you kidding me? Looks like we'll be classmates... lucky me =D

PB's secret
Friday, October 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm secretly afraid that I'll end up thinking you're super cool in real life

Congrats!
Monday, August 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi there. I stumbled upon your account through one belonging to my friend. Just wanted to say congrats on all your acceptances!

What's your current preference?
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comments on LSD. I had a question, which way are you leaning now?

Thanks and Congrats!
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

to you too on all the wonderful acceptances, i am indeedy african american. You have any idea where you are headed next fall yet? I see harvards ranked number one?

Wow Amazing cycle
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the comment. Amazing cycle for you. wow if I had what you have, I don't know what I would do. WOW!! AMAZING, be greatful but mostly be proud. If I had the opportunity I would probibly go to Yale. Mostly for pragging right I guess. But still a tough choice a choice that I will never have the opportunity to make, but still am soo happy for you. !!

Great Job
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

Just curious, and I realize that it doesn't matter b/c you are leaning towards HYS, but is their a reason why you applied to NYU and not Columbia? GL with your eventual decision

Gtown EA Day
Tuesday, November 01 2005 at 07:00 PM

Mr. Galt, I saw somewhere that you will be attending EA day. I know a bunch of LSDers (haha, that sounds bad) will be getting together, but since I haven't been on the board in months, I think I'd feel awkward. Hopefully I get to see you there, though. Email me if you'd like to meet up! ~Towlie

Congrats!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to give my congrats for your awesome results. Have you read the book "1L?" Its about a harvard first year. Anyway, congrats again.

come on...
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Why can't you post specifics now? You're in!

Steven and JG
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Steven: Thanks for all the support and advice. You're a good dude, hit me up if you ever need anything. Especially when you start applying to law school. Until then, enjoy UGRAD. JG: I'm you're biggest fan. You're absolutely (and I mean this sincerely) one of my favorite people (and I don't even know you personally). You treat everyone with respect and you're genuine. But I'm not going to put up my accomplishments, lest they be compared to your acheivements at Arizona. You're just too good kid, you're too good. ;) Maybe we'll be classmates. that'll be awesome.

???
Friday, June 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Did you really write those nice things on my profile? I think it was probably someone trolling for you, but if not, that was sweet. :) Do you think you're going to the Yale admit weekend?

P.S.
Friday, June 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

You should post stuff anyway! I'm so curious, damnit.

Thanks!
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I would have lef a message AGES ago, but you are more popular than Jesus on this board, with just as many haters! When will your final decision be released? BTW, thanks for all your kindness and congratulations, when you are clearly the LS KING! CONGRATS!!!!!

Awesome application cycle
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

John, well done. Congrats on the sweep. As for these trolls who continue to post anonymously, don't sweat them. Sour grapes. Alas, you'll probably be seeing some of them in law school, though. Best thing you can do to shut them down is to kick ass in law school as well (just as you have done during undergrad and on the LSAT). Take care. Enjoy 2006.

Congrats Again Man
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hoping to join you next fall IF you choose Harvard and IF I get in. Damn, whole lotta IFs there lmao. I'd add UVA but with HYS admissions, I'm sure you're not heading to C-Ville next fall lol. Good luck making that tough choice! -- Lacoste19

Congrats Again Man
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hoping to join you next fall IF you choose Harvard and IF I get in. Damn, whole lotta IFs there lmao. I'd add UVA but with HYS admissions, I'm sure you're not heading to C-Ville next fall lol. Good luck making that tough choice! -- Lacoste19

Good Lord!
Saturday, August 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on everything man. I dont know if a Hamilton offer would pry me away from a Yale acceptance, but if you decide to go the CLS route, I may see you there. Have fun with your decision - you're in an enviable position, to be sure!

Aw shucks
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I'm blushing. After attending Georgetown's admitted student's thing, I'm sold on the school. Now I just have to find some way to get about $15,000 in private loans with subpar credit and no co-signer. It's a task G'town is more than willing to help me out with. Given your amazing choices it's sad to say I probably won't be a future classmate of yours, but I wish you all the best. You deserve what you've earned and I hope you enjoy it!!!

wow
Friday, September 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on such a sweep!

hey
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

great job you are my hero will you marry me.. great job and no matter what desicion you make u win..

thanx,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the message man. i just noticed something. i've been reading over the comments and i forgot something... I FORGOT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YALE!?! how did i do that? i always knew it was a certainty. So atlas...how does it feel to have the world off your shoulders? no more grades for you pal! congrats again. bigtime.

Can you spread...
Friday, February 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

Some of that good luck my way? Congrats! I am sure you deserve it!

How does it feel to be #2?
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just noticed Jason took over your spot at the top on LSN. That must be the biggest disppointment of your entire admissions process. You can use those HYS acceptance letters to dry your tears. You need to get to work, maybe embellish your information a little bit to spur some interest, maybe go on an intense advertising campaign?

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Best wishes in law school!!

Ha
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

So you're saying you went out on top....

Hey --
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

If you go to YLS, can I have your HLS seat? -- lacoste19

Congrats!
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Wonderful job!! Congratulations!! I'm sure the final choice of where to attend is tough, but what a wonderful choice to have to make!

hey there
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey It looks like we are in the same boat somewhat.. So good luck and there is more to come for us.. great job so far...

I'm so glad I went to Howard U...you kn
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your kind comment...since you said it, I'll believe it! So do you graduate this year? Do they still have lite (or late) lunch at the caf around 2 pm? :) Congrats John, you have given a great name to our illustrious university!

that post was not for you only wish I co
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

first off the last comment on ur page from me was not to you.. I WISH we were in the same boat that was for another user with data similar to mine I do not know how I did that.. But my message asking you to marry me was meant for you: ).. Thanks for the encouraging words.. First choice is Stanford. I been in Ca this year and I love it.. I know it is a long shot for me but I am praying.. Also did I understand correctly that you went to the fake "HU" just kidding HBCU love

I see you
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

online-- I thought you quit LSN :) Just kidding

:)
Friday, September 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man! Congrats to you too! You heading to good old New Haven next fall?

Dirtbag...
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Lol, ouch...such issues. Anyhoo, AND THEN THERE WERE 4!! Congrats JG (Admittedly I am a hater by nature but I'm willing to give props when they are due). BTW, I had a good friend in your position 2 years ago who went with Columbia. He has had a great experience there, is currently on LR (hmm...couldnt be bottom 10% and do that), has a summer position with a top 5 Vault firm and has a lot of good things to say about the BLSA community there. Good luck with your decision!

Lol
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your input. I get the point. I'm got in because i'm black, won't make it in the real world cause i'm not qualified, yada yada.

I am truly blown away
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on all of your acceptances. Where ever you go, I'm sure you will do exceptionally well. God Bless.

LOL
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

I understand me getting AA hate, but you!? That makes absolutely no sense. You're entirely right man -- it's all motivation! -- lacoste19

Best
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

wishes inspite of the comments made toward you. I teach at an inner city school and am proud of you! You are the weapon against ignorance. The most dangerous weapon is and educated black man. Keep your head up and do not ever stoop to the level of ignorance. Make it come to you level in order to be dealt with. Once again best wishes and keep on keeping on!!

Woo!
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on some great schools and scholarship offers! Best wishes as you make your decision!

Oh oh...
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Locked in a dead heat battle for the top, ha! Thanks for the comments, man.

Spring fever
Thursday, February 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

Wow. I had no idea that you had a Hamilton in hand. Good job. The most interesting thing going on this spring is waiting for you to choose where to go. Very happy for you on your sweep!

congrats!
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

great job! I don't envy you your decision. There' graduating from law school with no debt other than living expenses from a school as amazing as Columbia. And then there's graduating with a HYS on your transcript. Pretty awesome options! (if you're okay answering, did you end up throwing in an application for Michigan's scholarship? or did you just not bother?)

Michigan Scholarship
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I got an invitation to apply for the Darrow, but I did not appy.

hmm...
Saturday, February 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

Doesnt this all seem so trivialeveryone salivating over each others admissions. Do any of these people even know if they want to practice law? Its as if they think they cross some kind of finish line when they make it into a certain school. Some of these people scare me, theyre so intense.

great post
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

great post on annabel's page

W
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

How did you withdraw: e-mail note or did you send a letter? I'm just wondering what the preferred method is. Thanks.

Yer
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Had a ball at HLS; definitely good meeting you. Good luck with you enviable decision lol.

Tough Decision
Sunday, October 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck choosing.

hey :)
Monday, March 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

First of all, this really isnt directed at you, which is weird cause im writing it on your wall, but whatever... Congrats at all the great schools and the really high scores. The GPA is proof alone that you worked your ass off. Anyway, I think its complete BS that people are complaining that you got in because you qualify as a URM. These are the same bastards that are using family connections to get into schools. I know I called my cousins and aunts to pull strings for me(didnt work at georgetown though... ) Its not like its your fault that standardized testing is racial biased. If it wasnt, you surely would have hit the high 170s without a problem with your strong work ethic. Im just pissed that they are trying to belittle your accomplishments... I hope you go on to great things after law school, and that these people have to come to you for a job. Also, Ill be working in DC and looking for employment, so keep me in mind when you make partner years before me :) quick question: did you use the phone, email, or letter to notify schools you were withdrawing your acceptance?

CONGRATS!
Monday, March 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

And ummm pick Yale. In case you wanted the opinion of a guy you do not know :)

Looks like...
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

We might end up at the same school! :)

Taking up for John
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. I don't even pay attention to the haters.

putting our heads together
Saturday, October 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm in about the same boat as you -- Hamilton & Harvard, can't decide between the two. I've gotten some useful advice, but nothing that's brought me to any conclusions. Send me an email, I'd love to hear your thoughts and what info you've found most interesting, telling, etc.

Certainly...
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

I agree. AA strictly based on race is troubling. However, I\\\'m not sure if I can be firmly againts \\\"AA\\\". I think when you just assert \\\"AA\\\", you fail to mention that there are people put there that deserve preferences (those who are poor). Now, I think you are right to suggest that it should not be based on race. For instance, imagine if a black student was presented with the same amount of educational resources (a sufficient amount which put him at an advantage) as a white or asian student, but just didn\\\'t work as hard. Then it would definitely seem unfair to give preference to the black student, and deny the others. However, in the case of Mr. Galt, we are unaware of his socio-economic standings. In fact, we are unaware of many things, and I think to quickly bring race-based AA into the discussion is unfair on his behalf. Truth, I agree with you on some points. You just have to be a bit more thorough in your explanations. Take care,

Special Request
Tuesday, September 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just wanted to say hi to someone very special. HI JESUS!!!!

No Title Required
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

There are a host of factors that determine whether a student will do well. The LSAT score isn't 100 percent accurate in predictive validity. And, I think we all know that. There is probably much more to Mr. Galt than what we see, so any assumption that he was admitted on race would be problematic. Again, the problem that truth has it with race-based AA, where race is the sole factor. But, I suggest that he is committing a fallacy, in arguing against a position that isn't held by many. Most people, scholars and students, disagree with given someone preference based solely on race. I think this is the point that the defender is making. AA isn't just some policy that gives preference to any type of minority applicants. These are applicants that work REALLY hard to get where they are. So, to degrade their hardwork, I think, is unfair and idiotic. Take care

Title
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sorry for contradicting myself. But, the implication that we should downgrade the achievments of whites was never made. Simply because a white student doesn't get in (based on numbers) does not necessarily imply that: 1. An underqualified "minority" was selected over him/her and 2. that her/his achievements are being downplayed. Simple logic would suggest that there are many factors that could possibly play a role in deciding who gets admitted, and who gets rejected. You probably already know this, but an overwhelming amount of "white" applicants apply to law schools. Only about 8,000 blacks (that number might be too high) apply to law school. So, at a higher rate, white applicants are going to be rejected than blacks. Not because of race, but because of the numbers. However, there may be cases where some black students with lower numbers are admitted. But, I'm certain that it might be that way among whites. Every white student at Yale does not score above 170, so I think it is safe to suggest that some whites have below a 170. Meaning, that there scores are equal to Mr. Galt's score. Personally, I think you have become to reliant on this test. There is much more to a person than numbers. Also, you make it seem as if Mr. Galt's numbers weren't good enough. Again, this conversation is incredibly fruitless, and I think that you already have your opinions set. We are never going to get anywhere, if we come into a discussion with pre-conceived notions. Take care Mr. Trouble Maker, I hope that you continue your assault one LSN's account at a time. I'm not sure what your motivation is, but perhaps you will gain something from it. Good luck in life. Also, don't assume that all the blacks at your school benefited from AA, you might offend some people and be grossly in err. Goodbye for now

wow... they turned your page into a wres
Monday, March 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

anyway, GREAT job, and the best of luck at whatever T4 you decide to go to.

Ryan
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

You don't know what you're talking about.

The post above courtesy,
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Annabel Lee

No Title Required
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I most certainly will contact you if I need some assistance, in what's shaping to be a grueling admissions process. Take care

Impressed
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

JG, Your acceptances indicate that you have a very impressive application. Your attitude toward the mindless drivel that has assauted your LSN profile proves that you are a very impressive person. Congrats on the great schools and best of luck.

a little info
Tuesday, March 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

During undergrad I did a study on AA and it was noted that the minority group that has profitted the most from AA since its beginning has been white females. I only point this out to show that many people make racist and hurtful remarks that stem from their upbringing, close mindedness, and thier willingness to remain ignorant. No TOP law school is going to drive down their numbers to admit people simply because of their economic standing, race, or gender. These individuals are still in the school's range. In addition, I do remeber all of the law school applications I filled out mention that they look at the total student. You never know what else was in that person's file-and what the admissions committe was looking for. No one should use these boards to look at other people's numbers and say "I got better numbers then them, why didn't I get in?" because you will drive yourself crazy trying to figure out something that only the admissions teams knows. They saw something in the class they chose that they didn't see in you. There are a few schools that I didn't get accepted to and that people with lower numbers than mine did get accepted to. The immature thing for me to say is of course they got in because they are white or because they are a man. But really me not getting accepted is because of MY application. The scary thing about this entire discussion is that we, as future lawyers, are supposed to be the educated elite. The forward thinkers. However there are some out there brimming with racism and still believing that only they can obtain this privilage- that they are the superior race. Did you mention your dislike for black people in your public statement or are you waiting to present that part of yourself when you actually get into law school? I only hope that this racism has not become so deeply rooted in you that it can not be changed before you actually become a lawyer.

wow
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

got some big names up there on your accepted list man...good luck choosing,. all of us wish we would have a tough choice like this one

Yale!!
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on making your final choice. Your mother must be so proud :-)

yls 09
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

i look forward to seeing you :)

YLS
Sunday, October 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good, go to Yale... We didn't want you at Columbia anyway, shoot maybe they will give me some of that 126K they were offerring you (yeah right). No really, congratulations on you acceptance and I hope you like it. I'm sure you'll see me around, like in moot when CLS BLSA lays the smack down. :) Once again, congratulations but you should have chosen Columbia.

Good Luck!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

We'll miss you at HLS but I'm more than sure we'll see plenty of each other in the future! You hold it down in New Haven and I'll do the same in Cambridge -- the next gen of leaders coming down the pipes!!! -- l19

Rich Parents
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

Um, yeah, that's why i got nearly maximum grant aid.

Ariel
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Am I missing something? Are you assuming that JG was given such generous awards based solely on his numbers? If so, what's your opinion re: my FinAid package? Hopefully you were just trying to demonstrate that there's still a possibility that JG could receive such generous awards even if he had rich parents. If so, watch your wording next time. On a side note, it's funny how Montauk has inspired so many fledgling admissions "experts". Montauk said it so it MUST be true! :)

Thank you
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

You are my steady and constant defender. I know that, no matter how rational the argument, it seems impossible for some to recognize my accomplishments for what they are. I suppose there will always be those who seek to undermine our achievements. At at end of the day, I will always be grateful for people like you. Thank you for always encouraging me, supporting me and challenging me to be better.

No Extra Cir. Needed?
Monday, April 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

So you did not have anything extra? Volunteer work, Extra Cirricular? Just wondering is they even look at it at all.. Best wishes for your sucess in Law School!

Best
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

wishes at Yale. I know that you will do great!!

AS
Wednesday, May 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Couldn't help but notice the name. An AS fan, I presume? We need more leaders in this country with this kind of exposure. Congrats on Yale, bro.

Wowwee!
Tuesday, June 27 2006 at 08:00 PM

May i just say, job well done! your profile is amazing, good luck in school =)

Well wishes!
Friday, April 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck at Yale! :)

Who is...?
Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats from one Objectivist to another.

Who is...?
Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats from one Objectivist to another.