contiki07 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Stanford University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/21/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Pennsylvania F Accepted A Type: $64,000 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 11/28/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/06 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA $82,562 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 11/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/06 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Pending D W Type: Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/20/06 Comp: 11/03/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/06 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/21/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 New York University Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/21/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 11/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/06 Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted W Type: RA $46,116 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/16/06 Comp: 10/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#2 Georgetown University Accepted W Type: $99,000 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/06/06 Upd: 15 years
Yale University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/05/06 Rec: 12/08/06 Comp: 12/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/07 Upd: 15 years
#3 George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/07 Upd: 15 years
#4 University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/21/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 10/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/07 Upd: 15 years
#2 Cornell University F Accepted W Type: $108,600 Sent: 10/29/06 Rec: 11/02/06 Comp: 11/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/06 Upd: 15 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 11/07/06 Rec: 11/09/06 Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/27/06 Upd: 15 years
Boston College Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 11/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/06 Upd: 15 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/16/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 15 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: 11/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 168
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.52
  • Degree GPA: 3.46
  • School Type: Ivy League
  • Major: Evolutionary Biology

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New York
  • Race: PR
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Research through out all of undergrad and doing honors thesis.
Various ECs and leadership positions.
Studied abroad one semester in Australia.
Have done legislative and political work.
Strong soft factors.

Additional info & updates

Now that I have heard from to the majority of the schools I applied to I can disclose more information.

Received various fee waivers; the majority were merit-based while a couple were need-based.

Received = Date law school requested Report or email
Scholarship $ is for all 3 years.

10/13/06 UPenn email notifying receipt of application
10/16/06 UMich email notifying receipt of application
10/17/06 Harvard email notifying receipt of application
10/19/06 BC email notifying receipt of application
10/23/06 UVa email notifying receipt of application
10/26/06 UVa email to check AdmitWeb. First complete!
10/30/06 Stanford email notifying receipt of application
11/02/06 Cornell app received via Online Status Check
11/03/06 Mich complete notfication via snail-mail
11/03/06 Texas email with UT-ID, app is complete.
11/06/06 Called some schools to see if I was complete (BC, GWU)
11/06/06 BU postcard notifying app was complete
11/08/06 Stanford email notifying app was complete
11/09/06 Harvard email notifying app was complete
11/09/06 Georgetown acceptance in the mail! small beige envelope
11/13/06 Columbia email notifying app was complete
11/14/06 Michigan Status Check changed to Decision
11/14/06 Duke email notifying receipt of application
11/15/06 Michigan acceptance in the mail! large white envelope
11/16/06 Cornell email notifying app was complete
11/21/06 NYU email notifying app was complete
11/22/06 Duke email notifying app was complete
11/27/06 Boalt email notifying app was under review
11/28/06 Penn email notifying app was complete and under review
11/28/06 Duke email notifying decision was reached
11/29/06 Huge envelope from Duke!
12/08/06 Texas put my app on hold to wait for the RD pool. ::sigh::
12/08/06 Yale email notifying receipt of application
12/11/06 NYU acceptance in the mail! Whoa!
12/14/06 Cornell acceptance email!
12/14/06 Yale email notifying app was complete
12/14/06 Call from Dean Tom!! In at Berkeley!!!
12/21/06 Just got home to a BC acceptance. woot.
12/22/06 Penn acceptance by phone! Awesome xmas present!
12/26/06 BU acceptance in the mail (perm. address)
01/11/07 In at GWU! Missed Dean Richard's call but got an email
01/13/07 Returned from break to a Harvard rejection.
---------- They suck at hockey anyway. =P
01/16/07 After putting mail on hold, I finally get my acceptance packages from Berkeley, Penn, and Cornell. =)
01/19/07 UVa Status Check went to decision. No call? Nervous.
01/19/07 GWU offered full tuiton scholarship & free housing for the 1st year. Tough choices lay ahead.
01/22/07 UVa acceptance in the mail.
02/05/07 Received Columbia letter stating that I was placed on "Hold" and requesting supplementary materials. Dated 1/31/07.
02/08/07 Withdrew from BU and UT.
03/08-10/07 Visited Michigan Preview Weekend.
03/14/07 Got Mich's Fin Aid.
03/16/07 Got Duke's Fin Aid, will withdraw.
03/20/07 Got Penn's Fin Aid.
03/22-24/07 Visited Penn ASW.
03/25/07 Got Cornell's generous Fin Aid.
03/26/07 Withdrew from Duke and BC.
03/28/07 GULC Fin Aid.
03/29/07 Visited GWU
03/30/07 Visited Virginia ASW, got their fin aid
04/11/07 Boalt matches Cornell's Fin Aid offer!
04/12/07 Call from GULC naming a Law Center Scholar and increasing my fin aid to $33k/yr
04/11-13/07 Visited Boalt ASD
04/14/07 Visited NYU
04/15/07 Withdrawn from GWU, Cornell & Virginia
04/15/07 Arrive home to a Yale rejection dated 3/28. They don't even pay full postage. LOL
------------ It is down to 3 schools I think. Penn, NYU, & Boalt.
04/16/07 Selected as NYU Env Law Scholar with $60k/yr
04/18/07 Penn Dean's Scholarship bringing aid up to $64k! Penn here I come, the cycle is officially over! =) Declined NYU scholarship and withdrew.
04/20/07 And it is official! Columbia hates me. Just got onto their Reserve list, but too late anyway.
04/24/07 Called Stanford, no more acceptances to be made. Withdrew.
04/26/07 Officially withdrew from Boalt, hope it was the right thing to do.
04/30/07 Waitlisted at Stanford, will stay in it for a month.
07/20/07 Finally got my apartment in Philly.
09/04/07 Dropped from the Stanford WL as classes started, very nice letter.

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Good luck this cycle!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Nice to see more LGBT'ers on LSD. What's your top choice?

Re:
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I'm sure that you'll have a great cycle. Have you gotten that Outlaws e-mail from Michigan attesting to the fabulous gay hang-outs in Ann Arbor? It sounds like a fun place to be, although Bay Area and Boston are also great places. =) Good luck!

:)
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Well done on the Georgetown acceptance! Not bad at all :) PS. You typo'd "undegrad" under EC info. Not trying to be a nazi about it, just thought it looked find of funny sitting up there without its 'r'. Give the poor word its letter back! (Sorry, I am crazy. It's ok.)

:)
Thursday, May 20 2004 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! Best of luck on your applications as well. Do you happen to know what it means when you get an unsolicited envelope from a school inviting you to apply? I got one from Michigan yesterday and was just wondering. Thanks!

Congrats!
Thursday, June 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Michigan! What can I say - congratulations! What a great start to the cycle.

lol
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yay, you changed it! :) And 'grats on the Michigan acceptance too! I hate this waiting thing... ;p

duke
Saturday, October 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, have you received the notification from Duke yet? I know that we both got the email, but wanted to know how long it would take to get the letter... Let me know! Luck to you!

Duke
Thursday, May 20 2004 at 08:00 PM

Nice job on the Duke admit. I'm still waiting to hear...ugh.

Oh my god!
Monday, October 23 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on NYU!!! How many letters or rec did you submitt? how many essays? I'm so jealous!!!

wow
Friday, March 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on all of your amazing acceptances so far! especially NYU - you give me hope. :)

Verbatim
Wednesday, March 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

That is one comprehensive history. Congrats on all of your successes, and I'm sure you'll be getting more good news in the future.

congrats/nyu
Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on all your acceptances. What did the NYU letter look like - big or small envelope?

Texas
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'll trade you a Texas admit for Boalt, NYC, or UPenn... Deal? ;)

contiki
Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm going on a tour with them this summer before school starts! Sounds like you had a good experience with them? (If I presume correctly and you don't just work for the company) :) Congrats on your acceptances

europe
Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

I never did the post grad Europe trip, so I'm doing half backpacking/ half touring for about a month this summer. Touring along the Med, from Italy to Spain.

Congrats!
Thursday, November 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks! And congratulations on your long list of amazing schools to choose from!

P.S.
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

If you don't mind me asking, what did you write your personal statement about? We have similar numbers and I am quite envious of your admits. As I sit here waiting for my decisions, I was wishfully thinking our PSs would be somewhat on par as well...impossible to tell, I know, but just curious.

Re:
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, contiki07! You've not been doing too bad for yourself this cycle either. ;) How've ya been?

hey
Thursday, November 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

whats ur top choice? where do u plan on withdrawing? im in a similar situtation

penn it is
Sunday, February 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on choosing Penn! We talked on Buxbaum's deck in Berkeley... I am Jess's friend (also from IU) and have a similar dilemma to the one you just worked through. It will actually be more expensive for me to go to Boalt (they declined to match) but I can't get myself to just choose Penn over Boalt. Any thoughts/encouragement?

SLS
Monday, April 02 2007 at 08:00 PM

Stanford actually said that? What did they say?

Similar Numbers
Thursday, April 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

We have similar number, but I am applying for next year. Good Luck at Penn!

Penn acceptance
Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats, and congrats yourself on an EXCELLENT (really really excellent) cycle. :) If Penn offered me $61k, I think you'd quickly see an "A" next to my LSN listing as well. Best luck and thanks again! AK

UPenn
Monday, March 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey, congrats on a great cycle. Any suggestions on writing a PS to UPenn? I'm coming straight from college and talk about a legal internship and how that helped me along in my path...applying Early Decision to Penn, also an LGBTer. thanks

Would like some help
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hello, I am inspired by your success and am wondering if you could give me any advice? I have similar numbers and will be applying this year, I would appreciate it very much :)