ChevyMSU35 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#3 University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 11/04/05 Comp: 11/11/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/28/06 Upd: 18 years
#5 University of Pennsylvania WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/09/05 Rec: 11/11/05 Comp: 11/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/22/06 Upd: 18 years
#9 Georgetown University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/09/05 Rec: 11/10/05 Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/06 Upd: 18 years
#6 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 11/01/05 Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/06 Upd: 18 years
#7 Northwestern University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/19/05 Rec: 10/20/05 Comp: 11/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/06 Upd: 18 years
#10 Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: 11/21/05 Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/06 Upd: 18 years
#8 University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/10/05 Rec: 11/10/05 Comp: 11/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 18 years
#4 New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/16/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/06 Upd: 18 years
#1 Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/11/05 Rec: 11/17/05 Comp: 12/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/06 Upd: 18 years
#2 Columbia University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/26/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.88
  • Degree GPA: 3.88
  • School Type: Michigan State
  • Major: International Relations

Demographic Information

  • City: East Lansing
  • State: Michigan
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Phi Beta Kappa
Former Editor-in-Chief of a political newspaper
Alumni Distinguished Scholarship finalist
Professorial Assistant for two years
Internship at a private law office
Work every summer and 3 out of 4 academic years
IM ice/roller hockey, softball
Rec league ice hockey, softball
Practice LSAT scores: 165, 167

More curricular info:
Going straight from undergrad
Graduated in 7 semesters
James Madison College
Honors College
Dean's List every semester (7 out of 7)
6.5 years of German, 1.5 years of Chinese (Mandarin)

Additional info & updates

I've now withdrawn from every waitlist (you're welcome). PENN LAW '09!

$27,000 over 3 years from Penn in need-based grants

1/17/06 - Received an email from Michigan saying that my application has been reviewed, and that they're sorry it's taking so long to make a decision, i.e. a deferral. Not exactly what I expected considering I'm a Michigan resident with a fee waiver.

1/18/06 - Received small white envelope from Georgetown at current address. Says I'm on the "preferred waiting list." Pretty disappointing.

1/26/06 - I'm finally in a law school. Received small white envelope from Vanderbilt at current address. Says that scholarship awards will be determined in February.

2/1/06 - Received email from Northwestern informing me my decision could be obtained online. Obviously, another disappointing update.

2/2/06 - Received small cream envelope from Columbia at current address. Not unexpected.

2/4/06 - Received small white envelope from Chicago at current address. Says I'm on "hold" and encourages me to write an additional essay. Considering I was hoping for a waitlist here, I'm very excited.

2/11/06 - Received small white envelope from Harvard at current address.

2/23/06 - Sent additional essay, updated transcript and cover letter to Chicago.

2/28/06 - Called Chicago to make sure they had received my essay and transcript, which they had. Was also told that they do not know when files on hold will be reviewed again.

3/1/06 - Received an e-mail from Penn.

3/3/06 - Received an e-mail from Michigan. Pretty shocked.

3/6/06 - Received a letter from Vanderbilt stating I have been offered a Dean's Scholarship ($18k/yr).

3/23/06 - Received an e-mail from Virginia saying I'm on the general, out-of-state waitlist. Will not be accepting the position.

4/11/06 - Received small white envelope at current address from NYU. Only one more to go...

4/28/06 - Received an e-mail from Chicago saying I should have received notification that I had been placed on the waitlist, but this was the first I had heard of it.

5/10/06 - Received an e-mail from Georgetown confirming that I wish to remain on the waitlist.

5/22/06 - Received a phone call from Penn confirming that I would want to attend in the fall, said that my file will be recommended to the dean of admissions and I'll hear from them in the next couple days! In total shock right now.

5/23/06 - Received another call from Penn confirming my acceptance. Unless I get a miraculous acceptance from Chicago in the next couple days, I'll be at Penn this fall.

5/27/06 - Haven't heard back from Chicago, so Penn it is.

Fee waivers: Akron, Lewis and Clark, Seton Hall, George Mason, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Hofstra, Michigan State, Miami, Temple, Wisconsin, Washington and Lee, Quinnipiac, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Case Western Reserve, Arizona, Illinois, Ave Maria, Toledo, Cincinnati, Golden Gate, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Emory, Cardozo, Vermont, Widener and others.

Fee reduction: Notre Dame

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Thursday, September 01 2005 at 08:00 PM

(I couldn't let your comment just slide by)

Good luck
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

GBL 395? Yea, I thought it might be you. Looks like you ended up kicking the LSAT's ass. Good for you! Good luck with the IVY apps. I doubt you'll need any luck for the rest. I... am heading back to CA, and for a second tier with little doubt.

Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

cool you studied mandarin chinese....I know some myself...but I'm chinese

Good luck
Tuesday, October 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just thought I'd pass along well wishes from a similar applicant.

Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

I bet you we know each other. Both MSU Seniors that have taken a bunch of GRM classes. And we're numbers twins! Best of luck!

spartan2006 cannot follow directions.
Thursday, September 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

Did you study mandarin with teng laoshi?

Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

No, I used to have her for my first two years of Chinese.

Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey, congrats on Vandy!

Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

Did you graduate in December? Who are you, I probably know you as I'm jmc too.

Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

i have zierler now for 363... who are you?

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

are you going to withdraw, or stick out the waitlist? congrats on Vandy -- that's a solid option if none of the others pan out.

just saying
Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'd be very shocked if UVA didn't admit you, given your numbers. That said, I'm already shocked that you didn't get into GTown, Northwestern, or Michigan. Honestly, I think you'll be getting into a couple of the schools that waitlisted you. Good luck,

Vandy $$
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! I'm shocked your cycle is going how it is, but having Vandy in the background with a nice scholarship to boot is awesome. I know you'll get in off some waitlists, but even if not you're set!

Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

i can't believe your cycle went like it did! you have solid numbers and ECs... sorry, man. :o( vandy is still a great school, tho.

RE: nyu
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

I would've been surprised a few months ago, but after the way my other apps have gone it was predictable. At least the agony is almost over.

Not sure
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

No, I don't have an arrest record. Only thing I can think of is it's tough for a non-URM with no work experience and good but not spectacular numbers to stand out.

RE: 2 cents
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

I didn't apply to Cornell or Duke because I was advised that if I got in to one of them I'd also get in to Georgetown, and if I'd rather go to just Georgetown then just apply there (turned out to be poor advice). Also, I ruled out Boalt because I wanted to stay in the eastern half of the country.

Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

First of all CONGRATUf*ckingLATIONS! im thrilled and i know you are too. I got two emails from them, official notices. The Penn Portfolio is in the mail. I think the emails were the official confirmations though. Not sure why theyd take more time with you but it certainly cant be bad news bro!

Saturday, March 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats! See you there in the fall. :)