M51 (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 Columbia University Accepted A Type: ED Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/07 Upd: 14 years
#2 New York University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 University of Chicago Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#4 University of Pennsylvania Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#4 Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/02/07 Upd: 14 years
#6 Cornell University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#6 University of Virginia Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#8 Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/20/07 Upd: 14 years
#8 George Washington University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.57
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: College of William and Mary
  • Major: Philosophy and Government

Demographic Information

  • City: Suburbia
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I'm headed to Columbia! =P

LORs:
Philosophy Professor - My major adviser, analytic philosopher, Columbia Grad Alum (targeted letter), 4 classes including 2 seminars.
Government Professor - Political philosophy concentration, continental philosopher, 2 classes including 1 seminar.

Essays:
Personal Statement - Nothing special, centers on the applications of philosophy, with a final paragraph tailored toward Columbia Law: ~800 words
Diversity Statement - About my transition to the US as an immigrant from China: ~1000 words

Activities:
Model UN - Various Awards, Secretariat Member
Social Fraternity
Princeton Review Teacher (SAT, LSAT) - 15 hours/week
Law Internship - Beijing, China
Moderate Community Service Involvement

Misc:
Winter Graduation
Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
Minor Disciplinary Record (Underage Possession x2 + Reckless Driving)

Additional info & updates

05/01 - Received need-based financial aid award from Columbia. It's not much, but it's something. For the record, they don't totally screw you over on the $$$ if you ED. It was pretty much what I expected to get.

12/08 - Received my physical letter from Columbia. Promptly withdrew from all other schools via e-mail. Good luck everyone!

12/04 - At 4:35PM, Columbia Law e-mailed me a .pdf of my acceptance letter for Early Decision. My cycle is now over.

11/20 - Fordham did not notify me about going complete. Straight to decision for an early Thanksgiving surprise. Their status checker also doesn't work.

11/02 - First acceptance of my cycle. Georgetown by snail mail, w/ a personalized note. I am officially in law school.

10/19 - Cornell has a status checker which I didn't know about until today. No e-mail for completion, so I really don't know when my file was actually completed.

10/03 - Chicago has my complete application now. That was really fast. Probably because they went paperless this year.

10/01 - Just finished hitting the submit button 9 times for the 9 Law Schools I'm applying to. Total time for generating applications, checkout, directing LORs took almost an hour. Total bill came out to ~$800 (no fee waivers). Now we play the waiting game...

09/26 - LORs received by LSAC. They were sent out only 4 days prior. Nice work LSAC.

09/09 - Finished editing on all applications, personal statements, attachments, etc. Will continue to error-check until LORs come.

07/30 - Transcript GPA problem is fixed, GPA .01 lower than what my college reports, due to me receiving more A-s than B+s.

07/18 - LSAC missed one of my classes on the transcript, resulting in 3 less credits and a lower GPA (of course, they forget the class I got an A in).

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hi
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

good luck with your cycle! i wish i had your lsat :) as you from china/taiwan or born here?

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Georgetown!

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Columbia!

Thanks!
Saturday, June 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

See you at Columbia! I'm so excited!

Congrats
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

because Columbia is amazing. I would know :)

Columbia
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

I see that you were accepted at Columbia and are attending. I have not heard anything from them and I'm wondering whether you know if all acceptances are sent via e-mail first or not... Thanks!!