boopragmatism (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Northwestern University F Accepted A Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 10/28/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: ED Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 10/30/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/28/09 Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 10/26/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/09 Upd: 14 years
Duke University F Accepted D W Type: SP $45,000 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 10/27/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/10 Upd: 14 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $108,000 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/30/09 Comp: 10/30/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/09 Upd: 14 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/09 Upd: 14 years
University of Iowa F Accepted W Type: RA $117,000 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/09 Upd: 14 years
Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $66,000 Sent: 10/23/09 Rec: 10/30/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/31/09 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 170
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.75
  • Degree GPA: 3.85
  • School Type: TTT State School
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: Small, podunk
  • State: -
  • Race: W
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

So, time for some background information to help the next wave of applicants make sense of things.

I was a former military kid with around 4 years active and 5 guard. I didn't get in anywhere my numbers didn't have me getting in anyway, but I do believe it helped with some scholarship offers (see Northwestern.) Other softs were unspectacular and in retrospect, I'm not surprised at all Chicago waitlisted me. I came from a relatively weak undergraduate institution, and Chicago seems to value schools with some prestige. Coupled with the fact that my numbers were weak for the school, I'm surprised I wasn't just dinged.

Advice: apply early. Enjoy the time you have before law school starts. Finally, keep things in perspective. The legal market is still in rough shape, but there is something to be said for questioning the T14 or bust mantra. Scholarships should be a serious consideration for all students because most law schools lack the integrity to be honest about their employment numbers. This holds true for the T14 just as much as other schools, albeit to a lesser extent. Do your best to ignore this hypocrisy because, believe it or not, there is room for integrity in the legal profession.

Good luck to all of you.

Additional info & updates

10/16/2009-LSAT in at 170. I'll take it.

11/4/2009- Deferred at Duke. Disappointed, but I'll just try to keep it in perspective.

11/13/2009- Call from Jason Dugas, in at UVA!

11/21/2009- Acceptance packet from UVA came in the mail. There was no scholarship information, but information on just about everything else. Personalized notes from both Jason Dugas and Dean Trujillo. It still doesn't seem real.

11/25/2009- Under review at Chicago. It took 5 minutes to stop hyperventilating. Oh wait, nevermind, I'm hyperventilating again.

12/1/2009- Email from Iowa: in. Told the packet will be sent in a couple of days.

12/9/2099- Email from WUSTL: in. Sounds like it is a generic form letter about being considered for scholly. Not too upset, however, I'm just happy to be in.

12/16/09- Following the example of several TLS EA complete kids, I decided to call the admissions office to see what my status was. I was informed by the kind woman who answered that I was accepted. Hooray for initiative.

12/17/09- Email regarding Cornell acceptance came in. Full ride scholarship offer from Iowa. Good day.

12/21/09- Packet from Cornell in the mail. Still no word from the University of Chicago. Starting to get a little flustered.

12/28/09- Waitlisted via email at Chicago. Pretty upset right now.

1/9/10- Accepted at Duke via email. Hooray for some good news again.

1/13/10- Accepted via email at Northwestern. I have no idea whether I am going here, Duke, or UVA.

1/30/10- Accepted at Emory via snail mail. It was dated 12/31. Must have been one hell of a trip.

3/23/2010- I haven't posted anything in a while due to a busy semester, but here you go:

Duke offered 45k in February. WashU came with their offer around the same time.

Virginia let me know they were not offering me a scholarship at ASW.

Northwestern offered a fantastic scholarship today. I am 99% sure I will be going to Northwestern.

4/30/10- Withdrew from Virginia when they told me they couldn't come up with any scholly money and were overenrolled. To the folks at Virginia Admissions Office:

You were, bar none, some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of dealing with this cycle. Despite a decision that left me smarting, I cannot say anything bad about any of you. Go cavs.

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Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

what's up, man! Good luck with Chi.

Gracias, amigo!
Tuesday, August 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

Buena suerte en este ciclo! P.S. - I see WUSTL, Emory, Iowa, etc. Why no Vandy? You have a great chance at $$$ with your numbers.

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good luck, Boo. I see good things coming out of this cycle.

Good luck!
Monday, March 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the post and best of luck to you as well!

They're saying "Booo-urns"
Wednesday, September 30 2009 at 08:00 PM

Dude! You don't want Emory. You know you don't. So why take a slot from a poor under-privileged old guy like me. :)

Hello, Mr. Galt!
Saturday, April 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Wow, nice numbers! Good luck, boo! :)

Goddammit, Duke!
Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Just accept him already!

I was gonna tell Duke to accept you...
Monday, June 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

But someone beat me to it. You should definitely be in though, I'd be genuinely surprised if you weren't. Best of luck on the Chicago ED; they're my first choice in my "realistic reach" category. Hopefully they'll overlook that one damn LSAT point...

Sorry about Duke...
Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am baffled to be honest. It really doesn't make sense. I still think your golden for Chi.

Tuesday, August 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

Effin' congrats! First acceptance to a heavy-hitter! :)

Put in a good word for me at UVA, Mr. Ga
Saturday, April 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on UVA!

Take that, Duke!
Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Great job on UVA man. Psyched for you!

Monday, June 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! I think you'll be good to Chicago, though, so if I can manage to get in RD we'll definitely meet at ASW. I have a feeling our cycles will be pretty similar, so even if we don't wind up at the same place I figure we'll meet up at some point. Good luck over the next few weeks!

Sunday, January 18 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on UVA! Are you instate by chance?

Sunday, January 18 2009 at 07:00 PM

I wouldn't worry about the Duke deferral. I saw they deferred a bunch of PT applicants last year, only to accept them in December.

Thursday, November 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

good luck! i'm also ED i'm starting to get a bit nervous now that we'll probably hear within the next month (although likely not till december)

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

thanks man! I'll let you know how it goes. Crossing my fingers... your ED accept is coming very soon, btw. I can feel it in mah bonz

Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

26 times? are one heck of a man.

Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

very funny boo :P

In at Iowa
Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the acceptance. It's nice to see some signs of life in adcomms somewhere. Would you choose Iowa over UVa?

Sunday, April 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats. I wonder how much money they will be tossing your way to keep you in their applicant pool?

Saturday, August 29 2009 at 08:00 PM

Pfft, come on. Your numbers are better than mine, you'll get yours. =D

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Cornell man! Psyched for you.

Monday, September 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

Damn, you've got some tough decisions to make. Congrats on the acceptances!

Thursday, November 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

thanks! i'm sending you and the other people that haven't heard my best wishes! but even if things don't work out at chicago, you've got some really great offers already that pretty much anyone would be jealous of. best of luck to you!

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man. I am seriously, seriously pumped about this... and yes, a sweet Christmas present.

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm sorry, Boo. I am not sure what their logic is here... Keep at it though, all hope is not lost.

Saturday, April 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

hai hai

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Woooot! Congrats on your third T-14 win! Keep it up man.

Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

I visited NU last weekend and loved a few things / didn't love a few things. I have a friend in the law school there so I got some "insider" insights. Feel free to send me a message if you're interested in some pros / cons.

Tuesday, August 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

Where are you going to school man?!?

Monday, June 29 2009 at 08:00 PM

UVA is a degree mill, Northwestern is for olds, and Duke is as irrelevant as Mike Huckabee. hth.

Tuesday, October 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

i hadn't seen your LSN before. all the win in here is blinding!