chris0805 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 01/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/03/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/23/06 Comp: 12/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/07 Upd: 17 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/24/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 01/04/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/07 Upd: 17 years
Columbia University F Accepted Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 11/24/06 Rec: 11/30/06 Comp: 01/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/07 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 12/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/07 Upd: 17 years
American University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/06 Rec: 12/01/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston College Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/29/06 Comp: 01/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/07 Upd: 17 years
Northeastern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/06 Rec: 11/24/06 Comp: 01/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/07 Upd: 17 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/23/06 Rec: 12/01/06 Comp: 12/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.83
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private Tier 2
  • Major: Literature

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Undergrad in Literature
Minor in Chemistry
NCAA D I Athlete
Son of immigrants

Masters in Public Policy

Lots of unique community service and a few unique leadership positions

Expressed Desire to work in public interest

My letters of rec include

1 professor who I TAed for my senior year. I also took two courses with her, and she was an adviser on my honors thesis.

The assistant athletic director whom I knew very closely. (Related to my community service work/leadership).

That's all my info. I hope I can help add to this "database" for people to have useful information.

Additional info & updates

Received is the date an LSDAS report was requested
12/11 LSAC received my last LOR
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COMPLETE
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All e-mails EXCEPT
UVA and Gtown status checkers
NYU Never sent a complete notice
Note: had trouble convincing my grad dean that the dean cert. was NOT a letter of rec... so I went complete a little late at Columbia

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Decisions
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American: Big Package... received it 1-24-07

Boston College: Big white envelope

Columbia: Got an email about admitted student events. Then got a call from a 3L... he assured me that I was in and I got a nice big binder that day

Georgetown: Online status check switched to decision on 1-22-07. Acceptance came a few days later with a nice handwritten note about my past involvement in public interest and how Georgetown shares those values.

Harvard: Got the hold email on feb. 8th. Sending two additional LORs. One is from a Law Professor that I'm TAing a Grad level class for. Another from my internship supervisor. I'm also writing a letter of continued interest... hope I don't come off as desperate/pathetic :-)

NYU: No complete notice, but I'll forgive them :) The letter was dated 12/15. First acceptance felt nice!

Northeastern: Send my decision a little late in the game... no scholarship info.

UPenn: Got a call from the dean, which was nice. Got a nice binder a few days later.

UVA: status check read "Decision" on 1/9, got the letter on 1/12 The letter said that I would warrant special consideration for merit aid and designation as a Dean's scholar (hoping that's not just a form letter)

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MY DECISION
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2-27-07 Withdrew my pending application (via Email) from Cardozo yesterday... I'm also withdrawing from my other safeties by mail today/tomorrow...

3-23-07
Received Letter from Penn awarding naming me a James Wilson Scholar (20K/yr no grade requirements)

Between 3-27 and 3-31
While I was visiting Columbia and NYU, UVA sent me a Dean's Scholarship :). $60K and no requirements.

4/2 Withdrew from Gtown as they began to evaluate me as an alternate for the Dean's Scholarship. It was just too big. Getting the clinics and oppurtunities I want in Law school is just too important to me. (The money from Penn and UVA helped too)

4/20 CLS did their best to match my offers and got back to me in one day when I called. I called NYU twice and they told me a) they rarely match, then b) they don't ever match, and then c) they emailed me that they carefully considered my other offers but could not match them... I liked CLS better anyway at the ASW so that just made my decision easier...

5/1 Sent my CLS deposit

5/3 Waitlisted by Harvard with the letter dated 4/30 (a Sunday)... uninformative, but friendly FAQ letter told me in detail that they cannot tell me anything

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Good Luck!
Saturday, May 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

You look to be in great shape for a bunch of those schools - You'll do great this cycle!

good luck
Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

i'm sure you'll be receiving lots of acceptance letters! you have really impressive LSAT & GPA numbers!