cincinnatus (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/31/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 08/13/10 Upd: 13 years
Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/30/10 Rec: -- Comp: 02/19/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/24/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/10 Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 172
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.99
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Major Public
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Abroad
  • State: Other
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

After graduation, I worked for two years for a foreign government. I sent in my applications pretty late in the cycle, in some cases the day before the deadline, due to what was a high possibility of continuing to work instead of going to law school.

My undergraduate softs were maybe a bit above average, but not directly relevant to law school. They included:
- work as a political science teaching assistant
- work as a history research assistant
- presidency of a cultural organization
- two studies abroad, including one on a government-sponsored scholarship
- various language/liberal arts merit scholarships
- work as a university biology research assistant while in high school

I don't think I'm an under-represented minority (I'm a multiracial Caucasian/Asian). Nevertheless, I did get mail from schools saying that I am "a highly qualified minority student" and the like. I removed my race from the LSAC page altogether, and don't think I indicated it on my applications.

Additional info & updates

February 27: Harvard Law School interview e-mail came, much to my happy surprise :)

March 2: After some confusion in Harvard as to how to dial my number, I had my interview at 2:30 AM local time. I have to say, it was probably the worst interview I've ever done. One of my answers may have been the worst answer in Harvard interview history. I'm disappointed. It's strange; before the interview e-mail came I didn't think much of my chances for Harvard but then I started to dare to hope!

March 4: Two days after my interview, my Harvard application is officially complete!

March 8: Decision Rendered at Georgetown according to the status checker, and I was able to log in to the Admitted Students' site :) If I were to attend Georgetown, it would be for the JD/MSFS dual degree program. I'll hear back from the graduate school in mid-April.

March 11: Georgetown Law acceptance letter came through the mail. Just three days for a mail to come from D.C. to Asia; I'm impressed! The handwritten message from the dean was a very nice touch.

March 16: ... and, much faster than expected, I received an e-mail from Georgetown notifying me of my acceptance into the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, so I can do the dual degree! Now I don't really care about the UVA decision (they have a similar dual JD/Master's program but I prefer Georgetown's), but I still hope for positive responses from Harvard and Columbia...

March 27: Waitlisted by UVA by e-mail. I am going to withdraw, but I'm worried about what that suggests for Harvard and Columbia.

April 17: Saddening but unsurprising Harvard waitlist. I'm not unhappy with my options, but I'm staying on the waitlist for as long as I can.

April: Columbia waitlist! I like Columbia, but not more than Georgetown (grad school), so I don't think I'll stay on this waitlist. Four (law school) applications and three waitlists, ouch! But you can only attend one school anyway :)

August 13: Last-second admission to Harvard Law School via e-mail correspondence, a second phone interview, and then finally, a formal offer of admission. I'll be going to Harvard Law School :) I had some mixed feelings, but I am happy and think I made the right decision.

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Friday, October 23 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on your cycle so far, and congrats on the HLS interview. And don't settle for Georgetown with ur great #s and softs unless they give you a lot of money :)

Thursday, December 31 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Harvard! Sounds like we have very similar backgrounds and racial mixes. Best of luck in Cambridge!