agnetha (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
New York University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/22/05 Rec: 11/23/05 Comp: 01/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/24/06 Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 11/22/05 Rec: 11/23/05 Comp: 12/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Pennsylvania Accepted A Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 12/04/05 Rec: 12/08/05 Comp: 12/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/28/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted W Type: $24,000 Sent: 11/22/05 Rec: 11/23/05 Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 12/04/05 Rec: 12/05/05 Comp: 01/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/06 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/04/05 Rec: 12/06/05 Comp: 01/19/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/20/05 Rec: 11/21/05 Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: 162
  • LSAT 3: 171
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.84
  • Degree GPA: 3.85
  • School Type: Flagship public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Three years work experience in the government.
Gay, made explicit in my application.
Decent volunteer and board experience.

I did not write an addendum explaining my multiple LSAT scores. (My only excuse is nerves, which isn't worth a paragraph.)

I applied to most of these schools last year, before I got my highest LSAT score, and I was rejected/indefinitely deferred at all of them. Therefore, each acceptance I've received is TWICE as sweet! :)

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I'm attending Penn this fall! It was a REALLY hard choice, but I decided to take money out the picture and focus on which program has the most to offer for my particular interests. Philly seems great and I can't wait till August.

Additional info & updates

U of MN
Creepy little envelope that looks like a rejection! I actually didn't open it for awhile because it looked like bad news. A nice surprise, including an $8k scholarship. 3-16-06 - WITHDRAWN

Northwestern
Yay! Impersonal e-mail telling me to get my decision from the website. One-page PDF with general acceptance, no financial aid/scholarship info. 2-2-06 - A date that will go down in infamy. Northwestern just offered me the Wigmore Scholarship, which is almost a full ride ($105k over three years, no strings attached). I am so blown away. So so so blown away.

Michigan
Holy crap! I really wasn't expecting to get into any more schools because of my crazy LSAT history. This is amazing. Big envelope sitting in the lobby of my apartment. Handwritten note from Dean Zearfoss, CD-ROM, postcard for admitted students site. Holy crap again! 2-15-05 - Call from Michigan today offering an $18k/year Dean's Scholarship. Apparently scholarships are hard to come by at Michigan, so I should be very excited. But after the Northwestern shocker.... 5-2-06 - WITHDRAWN

Chicago
Two-page letter telling me I am placed on the waitlist, which is apparently different from how other law schools define it. On closer inspection, however, they seem to define it exactly as other schools do. I think I'll stay on the waitlist until deposits are due in April.

Penn
Voicemail from the dean of admissions on my work phone. I also received an e-mail acceptance within the same hour. Called the dean back and had a 15 minute chat about the school, community, etc. I'm so excited to be in at this school, and can't wait to visit in March!

NYU
I've been waiting for FIVE months. I've been completely ignored when I've e-mailed with questions. The one time I could get through to a human being in admissions, the woman was SO rude to me that I almost hung up on her. I finally was put on NYU's waitlist. There is NO WAY in hell I would go to that school, even if they gave me a full ride plus a $20k stipend/year. Any school that treats prospective students like a $75/person annoyance is not the place for me. I'm staying on the waitlist in the hopes that they call me to offer admission over the summer, and then I can tell them in person how much they suck. Hehehehehehe.... vengeance will be mine.

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NWU
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wow, you got a decision after only being complete for a week? Maybe I'm *not* obsessively checking my email in vain!

The important things in life
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'd say somewhat important. A requirement that has nothing (necessarily) to do with the school is a community of gay people. I also figure it would be nice to have a community of somewhat supportive gay people in the law school (although it's not their sexuality that really matter much... I just find that gay people seem to like to go to musicals and other similar things more often than non gay people). Depending on the financial aid or the school's rank, for instance, Duke, I might be willing to hold a torch. If you'd like more info, please email me and I'll let you know what my interviewer said about being gay at NW. :)

Congrats
Monday, November 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

on UMN and Northwestern! I'm assuming you would choose Northwestern. am I wrong?

UMN/NW
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm really not sure which I'll choose because NW hasn't sent me any financial info yet. It's hard to turn down $10k tuition/year for a T20 school.. Congrats on your acceptances too!

MICH
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations!

my almost lsat twin
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your scholarship to NWU. I saw your lsat history. I am in a similar situation. GPA 3.77 top liberal arts. First lsat 157. I'm applying next year. I was wondering what made the difference in your latter lsats and what you wrote to adcomms about your lsats. If you're willing to share I'd really aprreciate any advice. Congrats again!

Congrats!
Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

To a fellow Wigmore! Since mine came only a day after my acceptance, I was in a state of disbelief. I actually did some computer checks to assure it wasn't some cruel prank e-mail! Good luck with the rest of your apps! You think you'll go to NW then?

Congrats
Wednesday, January 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances. I'm sure your last LSAT made the difference: sounds like a great decision to have waited a year. Still laughing that you listed your orientation as an "Extracurricular." Did you ever have to quantify your hours/week of gay activity?

Gay Hours Served
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I wouldn't even know where to begin counting..... ;)

HUGE congrats!!
Tuesday, December 20 2005 at 07:00 PM

On your Wigmore scholarship. That is so awesome. I'd be blown away if I were you, too!! :D

ditto congrats
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

in response to oyur question...right now its either going to be michigan, uva, or georgetown (just depends on financial aid)...however, depending on the decisions from the schools i havent heard from...that might change....where are you leaning?

nu$
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey, just got the wigmore yesterday!....came completely unexpectedly via email...northwestern is all of a sudden one of my top choices...

umich admit etc...
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

something came up at my business and i couldnt make umich...i think im gonna stop in on my way to nu at the end of the month...ill be at penn next week though...prob see you there...

answer #1
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

My favorite overall school was Penn, but they didn't offer any $$$. I really liked Northwestern and they offered an insane scholarship, so I'm heavily leaning that way. However, Penn extended my deposit deadline and I'm hoping I can talk them into a scholarship... If so, I'll go there.

answer #2
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I have good extracurriculars: Phi Beta Kappa, volunteering in leadership positions, working with youth, etc. Good work experience (four years in government, with a great letter of rec from my boss, plus jobs throughout college). I think these factors helped them overlook my previous LSAT scores. Being a re-applicant probably didn't hurt, either. I did not write an addendum re: my LSAT history. I tried to focus on my positive aspects, and that strategy seems to have worked at most schools. If you're retaking the LSAT and can handle the midwest, be sure to apply to Northwestern, where they only consider your top score for admissions AND scholarships! Good luck! Let me know if you have more questions.

nope
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I didn't meet with an admissions consultant. I read the Ivey Guide and the Estrich book about getting into law school. Both really helped me improve my PS. I think it's better to talk about what makes you unique as a person than your amazing accomplishments, which is what I did the first time around.

LSAT
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

I studied quite a bit the last two times. Test #2 I got nervous and scored lower than I had on practice exams. Test #3, all cylinders were running. I studied for two months beforehand, took lots of practice tests in loud places (coffeeshops) so I wouldn't get distracted, and worked my ass off with the logic games so none of them would throw me. Good luck taking it again! I'm sure you can score 3 points higher.

URM?
Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

No

penn
Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on your decision! I'll see you at Penn in August!

Penn over NW
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

I also picked Penn over full UMich scholarship, I'm glad to see you did the same! Makes me feel better about my decision!

penn and w/l
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

definitely tough turning down all that $$$$ from nu...i just hated it so much when i visited...plus, loved penn and philly...the hell with it...i might regret the decision later when im writing the checks...for now, i cant wait to get up there... on the w/l thing...nyu took forever for me as well...the tuition deposit deadlines for most places had passed by the time i got their "decision"...how tough can it be to make a w/l decision?...really...its like saying, "ummm...we are just not sure if we are not sure we want you."...silliness...anyway, decided to wd everywhere except columbia...i almost hope they reject me...just so it doesnt make my decision more difficult...

Law School Discussion
Tuesday, July 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hello there agnetha/odaiko! I saw some of your old posts on the Law School Discussion board and was hoping you could provide some general advice on personal statements. I would really appreciate it if you could e-mail me. Thank you for your time!