dpk711 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Pennsylvania Accepted A Type: RA $52,240 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: 11/05/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/11 Upd: 13 years
Columbia University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/11 Upd: 13 years
Duke University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/11 Upd: 13 years
Northwestern University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: 11/03/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/25/11 Upd: 13 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $35,500 Sent: 11/06/10 Rec: 11/15/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/11/11 Upd: 13 years
Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA $77,000 Sent: 11/05/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/11 Upd: 13 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: 11/18/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/10 Upd: 13 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: $60,000 Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/11 Upd: 13 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/05/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/11 Upd: 13 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $84,000 Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: 11/03/10 Comp: 11/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/10 Upd: 13 years
College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 11/05/10 Rec: 11/08/10 Comp: 11/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/10 Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/06/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/11 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 172
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.52
  • Degree GPA: 3.9
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Some interesting softs. PM if you want details.

Additional info & updates

-GPA and LSAT may be slightly fudged.

-10/30/10: got my score today, nothing spectacular but I'm not complaining about my 99th percentile score
-11/01/10: got my fee waivers for W&M and WUSTL because of my released LSAT score
-11/01/10: excited about my new fee waivers from Duke, Minnesota, South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, UCLA (yuck, yes I'm a trojan).
-11/01/10: sent in application for Cornell -- fingers crossed
-11/01/10: apps to USC, UCLA, UVA, and Duke are in!
-11/02/10: app sent to Northwestern, didn't know they emphasized so much on work experience which I don't have much, nevertheless I gave it a shot
-11/02/10: sent in app for WUSTL
-11/03/10: fee waiver from Vandy
-11/04/10: wow, writing the Why Penn essay is harder than I thought
-11/04/10: app in for Georgetown
-11/04/10: finished my "Why Penn" essay
-11/04/10: submitted my apps for Penn and Columbia; I know Columbia is a reach with my numbers -- I would be very thrilled if I got accepted...
-11/05/10: sent in my applications for Vandy, Illinois, Notre Dame, and W&M -- Still hoping that NYU and Michigan will send fee waivers (or maybe they're hidden?)
-11/06/10: so I found out that I had hidden waivers for NYU and Michigan, sent both apps in today... I think I'm done with apps for a while...
-11/16/10: just wanted to stop by and say that I really hate the waiting game :(
-12/02/10: accepted to W&M via status checker, it's great to know that I will go to law school next year!
-12/03/10: IN AT GEORGETOWN via snail mail, really excited to have Dean Cornblatt personally laud me for my personal statement! I am really happy to have a great option waiting for me. G-Town was definitely one of my top choices.
-12/03/10: btw, I just wanted to say that I'm happy to crack the t-14!!!
-12/06/10: just received my W&M package and a $12,000/year scholly (have to maintain a C average)...
-12/10/10: In at Illinois via email with a $90,000 scholarship!!
-12/15/10: Accepted by Vandy via a large and heavy FedEx package!!!
-12/16/10: In at Cornell via email!! Happy that I have an Ivy League option available!!!
-12/17/10: Hours after receiving a teasing "Happy Holidays" email by WUSTL I got accepted via email!!!
-12/22/10: Northwestern scared me again with a Holiday greetings card again!!!
-12/25/10: Merry Christmas to all LSNers!!!
-12/31/10: Received a nicely packaged Admitted Students Handbook from Cornell today...
-01/01/11: Happy New Year to all LSNers!!!
-01/06/11: Congrats to everyone who got their scores back from the December LSAT!!!
-01/06/11: Received a nicely packaged flash-drive from Illinois...
-01/11/11: Just got an email from Michigan saying that my app is being held for further consideration. Hope this isn't bad news. *sigh*...
-01/15/11: Received a package from WUSTL with a flashdrive in it...
-01/27/11: Accepted to Notre Dame via email!!!
-01/28/11: Received my package from Notre Dame with scholly info...
-01/29/11: Received a packet from Georgetown...
-02/07/11: Status checker says "decision finalized" for USC. Will my alma mater be kind to me? I'll find out in the mail within a few days!
-02/08/11: Received a unconditional $84,000 scholarship from WUSTL via email right after midnight...
-02/10/11: In at my alma mater (USC) via snail mail! Decision was finalized since 02/07 on my status checker...
-02/12/11: Received packet from USC...
-02/14/11: Waitlisted by UVA by email...
-02/25/11: Waitlisted by Michigan via email...
-03/02/11: Received package from Georgetown...
-03/08/11: Received the Chancellor's Law Scholarship of $72,000 over three years plus a Dean's Leadership Award of $5,000 from Vandy via snailmail...
-03/22/11: Withdrew from Michigan...
-03/23/11: Received around $28,000/year of need-based grants from Georgetown -- no word of a merit-scholarship though.
-03/24/11: $35K/year from GULC, this is game-changing.
-03/25/11: Received a measly 15,000/year via snailmail from my alma mater just a day after i got 35,000/year from GULC -- I think I will be withdrawing soon, hope this helps anyone waiting to hear from USC!
-03/28/11: $45,000 from Cornell. Nothing compared to the $105,000 that GULC gave me. I guess it's time to negotiate!
-03/29/11: In at Penn Law via phone call!
-03/29/11: Withdrew from W&M and WUSTL.
-04/02/11: Received giant package from Penn!
-04/07/11: After negotiating with GULC's $105,000 package, Cornell increased their aid from $45,000 to $60,000. This still will probably not be enough to sway me over GULC or Penn. I will most likely withdraw soon.
-04/08/11: Why no Penn finaid yet? I'm getting very anxious especially since Penn is my first choice.
-04/13/11: Got my finaid package from Penn, over $50,000 -- I think this seals the deal for me.
-04/13/11: Withdrew from Notre Dame.
-04/13/11: In at NYU via admitted students' website. Why so late?! I'm already emotionally invested at Penn!
-04/14/11: Bye bye Illinois!
-04/14/11: Waitlist from Columbia -- this was expected.
-04/15/11: Just withdrew from my undergrad alma mater. Good luck to all future fellow Trojans!
-04/15/11: As much as I loved the idea of attending Cornell, $60,000 simply wasn't enough for me considering my other options. This was my hardest withdrawal so far!
-04/18/11: Where is my purple envelope from NYU? I want it!
-04/18/11: Just got my purple envelope -- will be withdrawing soon I think.
-04/18/11: Withdrew from Georgetown -- it was really hard considering how much $$$ they gave me, but I think I'm set for Penn now.
04/18/11: Also, I sent in my seat deposit for Penn.
04/19/11: Bye bye UVA!!!
04/20/11: Received scholarship package from NYU. $15,000 my first year, $13,000 for my second year, and $7,500 for my last year.
04/21/11: Withdrew from Vandy.
04/22/11: Email from Penn that they received my tuition deposit!
04/25/11: In at UCLA! Why so late? I already sent my deposit to Penn!
04/26/11: $60,000 scholly from UCLA via email.
04/28/11: Got package from UCLA.
04/29/11: It was hard but bye bye NYU!!!
05/05/11: Bye bye UCLA!
05/23/11: After weeks of contemplation, I couldn't see myself going to NU over Penn. Bye bye Northwestern!!!
06/07/11: Bye bye Duke!
06/08/11: Withdrew from Columbia.
06/09/11: So I'm finally absolutely sure I'm going to Penn now. So excited!

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Saturday, August 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

Numbers twin and fellow Trojan! =) Good luck to you in your cycle!

Saturday, September 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on you'r LSAT score! I think it is spectacular!

Monday, October 25 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man, although your softs are much more impressive than mine (also my LSAT is a retake)! Good luck on the Cornell EA as well, and looks like you're going at a much faster pace with the apps. I'm still writing my Why Duke, Virginia, and Penn essays so I might not get those in until later this week.

Saturday, October 30 2010 at 08:00 PM

Any chance you want to give a little more info on growing up in Africa? I assume you wrote your essays on that topic?

Monday, November 01 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! You should definitely be getting an acceptance letter too with those numbers... btw - totally agree on the Why Penn essay...that took me forever :)

Cycle twin
Monday, October 25 2010 at 08:00 PM

Our cycles are still mirror images of each other's!

Congrats man
Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Great job!

Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about Michigan! I just wish them and Cornell would tell me something.

Monday, October 11 2010 at 08:00 PM

we have similar options. do you know yet what you are thinking of doing?

Monday, October 11 2010 at 08:00 PM

I really liked the Admitted Student day at Cornell and I am expecting to really like UVa when I visit, but, if I had to say, short of new money developments, I am leaning toward the money at Vandy right now.

Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

congrats on NYU!!!!!!

Saturday, August 08 2009 at 08:00 PM

NYU vs. UPenn... a toughie! Sounds like you have your heart pretty much set on UPenn though? Congrats... glad to see a cycle go so well for a fellow Trojan ;)

Good Job
Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on cash from UCLA. I really wanted them. But you're going to an amazing school! Have fun in the IVY league.