RainRain (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/06/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of San Francisco Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Iowa Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/06/05 Rec: 12/07/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
New York University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/07/05 Rec: 12/08/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of California Hastings Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: 12/20/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/25/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/06 Upd: 16 years
University of the Pacific Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/06 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Pending Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of California Los Angeles Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/06/05 Rec: 12/07/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Southern California Pending Type: RA Sent: 12/02/05 Rec: 12/03/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Stanford University Pending Type: RA Sent: 12/01/05 Rec: 12/02/05 Comp: 12/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Yale University Pending Type: RA Sent: 12/05/05 Rec: 12/08/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.59
  • Degree GPA: 3.56
  • School Type: expensive
  • Major: math

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I have an MFA and have worked in the film industry 10+ years.

Married, with 2 kids, which means all my extracurriculars for the past 5 years or so have involved young children - volunteering at school, building forts out of sofa pillows, preventing greenstick fractures in young limbs... all very interesting to admissions staff, I'm sure.

Additional info & updates

Would have submitted around Halloween but got caught up in writing the perfect personal statement. I thought it was important, as my numbers might leave me on the bubble at a few of my schools of desire, in which case my life experience and work history might earn me closer scrutiny... and I wanted that closer scrutiny to impress, as much as possible.

Did anyone else find the personal statement difficult to figure out? It took me forever to get to something I could stand to put my name on...

Letters and fee waivers from NYU, Columbia, U Mich - others but those are the ones I'm using.

Oh, well, not Columbia, I guess. Was it just me, or did their recruiting letter seem... well, rude?

2nd tier waivers: USC (cause I'm an alum, but please don't hold it against me, it was only grad school, and I *can't stand* the USC Band, give me the Stanford Band any day) and Pacific/McGeorge.

***
Checked my email Jan 3 and Harvard had sent me an email, inquiring, basically, why the heck I hadn't applied to Harvard?
So I did.

UPDATE 1/10/2006: In at UCLA, notification via email yesterday.

1/12/2006 - call from Boalt's director of admissions, yay!

1/13/2006 - letter from Pacific/McGeorge, I'm in, and they'll spring for my first year textbooks, other scholarships to be determined, please stay tuned...

NYU via mail only (would it have killed them to send an email?), and U of Iowa sent a congratulatory email, followed by their admit package.

McGeorge and Berkeley have both offered to fly me up for an admitted students day. Why, yes, I believe I will...

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we are very similar
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

wow, we are very very similar! however, i only worked 2 internships in hollywood (im a recent grad) and didnt care for it too much so i'm looking into other things now obviously. anyway, we're like the exact same person so im definitely pulling for you!! good luck bud.

oooh
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hollywood, u meet any famous people?? Good luck!!

NYU scholarships
Thursday, November 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I agree they have a lot of good ones. I've worked as an Economic consultant for the last few years, so I gave the Econ one a shot. With your unique backround and experience, I think you bring a lot to the table and are a good candidate. Good Luck!

hi twin
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

hey, yeah by not the greatest essay i dont mean that i just slapped it together in a day. no, i feel like i'm a pretty good writer and i wrote it to the best of my ability, had some profs/good writing friends look it over and im sure technically it's fine and well written. i labored over it for about 3 weeks. but the thing is im very young and haven't had a lot of worldly experiences. on top of that, i dont have a particularly compelling, interesting, or unique reason for going to law school. so i ended up writing about some hardships in my life and although it was the best i could do, i feel like it is pretty average for the top schools because of the subject matter (shows me off well but not too much to do with law school).

your question
Sunday, November 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

I made a note on my comment board answering your question about law school spies.