drnex (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/24/08 Rec: 11/25/08 Comp: 12/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/29/09 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $73,000 Sent: 10/21/08 Rec: 10/22/08 Comp: 10/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/09 Upd: 15 years
Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/21/08 Rec: 10/22/08 Comp: 10/27/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/09 Upd: 15 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $90,000 Sent: 10/25/08 Rec: 10/28/08 Comp: 10/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/08/08 Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/21/08 Rec: 10/29/08 Comp: 11/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 11/03/08 Rec: 11/04/08 Comp: 11/12/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 15 years
New York University Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 10/22/08 Rec: 10/29/08 Comp: 11/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/08 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/08 Rec: 10/26/08 Comp: 10/31/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: 163
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.91
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Top 5 Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information


Additional info & updates

Fee Waivers:

All T-14 other than HYSB (they never give merit fee waivers), UPenn and NYU. Not intending on applying to Cornell, UVA or GULC. Also received fee waivers from UCLA, Texas and Vandy.


10/21/08 - Applied to Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley. Intend to apply to NYU and Duke tomorrow.

10/22/08 - Applied to NYU.

Emailed Georgetown, Chicago and Michigan for fee waivers. Flatly denied at Chicago. This drastically lowers the chance that I'll apply to Chicago this time around.

Received emails from Harvard and Columbia stating that my application had been received.

10/25/08 - Applied to Duke. Didn't submit optional Why Duke essay.

Received a nice email from Michigan stating they would waive my app fee. Same with GULC.

10/27/08 - Fee waiver for NW. I will probably wait on submitting Michigan and NU applications so I can write the optional Why Mich/Why NU essays this time. Debating whether to apply to GULC.

11/03/08 - Fee waiver from Chicago came in today. Finally! Applied same day. No email from Toby Stock yet :-(.

11/06/08 - "Application Complete" from HLS today. Still no Toby Stock email. I guess my goose is cooked.

11/08/08 - Duke acceptance by email! I guess I'm going to law school. Duke's priority track did wonders for my mental sanity.

11/21/08 - No word from anyone else yet. I've given up hope on Harvard. I wish I knew why Toby didn't like me. :-(

11/24/08 - Received a complete and "under review" email from Berkeley today. Odd since the status checker shows me complete as of 11/05. Also received a mailing from Stanford. They probably just want my application fee, but seeing as I'm 99.9% not getting into Harvard, it's worth a shot. I've also received several mailings from UPenn, but they have yet to waive my fee. :-(

12/02/08 - Admitted to Berkeley - Received call from Dean Tom at 3:55 PM (CST).

12/22/08 - In at NYU. My NU interviewer totally flaked out and never got back to me, so instead of hounding her I've simply decided not to apply, fee waiver or not. And I guess applying to Michigan is kind of pointless now.

1/20/09 - TS1. Meh. 5 minutes, sounded bored and rushed.

01/26/09 - Good news after a long hiatus. In at Columbia with Butler (half tuition!)

01/30/09 - In at UChicago via phone call! Clean sweep at CCN! W00tage. What about HYS? :-(

02/03/09 - No KB2 for me. I guess TS didn't like me after all. Oh well, Butler is a pretty good option.

2/12/09 - Chicago Scholly offer via mail $42K.

3/25 - Very disappointed NYU Scholly offer of $25K total (over 3 years).

4/3 - IN AT HARVARD!!! Voicemail from Karen Buttenbaum.

4/8 - Withdrew from Duke, NYU, UChicago and Berkeley. It's down to CLS and HLS now (unless I get into Stanford). Fingers crossed for big money from HLS :-(

4/23 - Withdrew from CLS. W00t W00t Cambridge!

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Number Twin--haha
Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Arizona State University. The Harvard of Maricopa County.....haha.

Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

I only regret applying there because I'm pretty sure I can get into a better school--you too obviously--and I didn't ask for a fee waiver so I spent $94 applying to a school I don't plan on attending.

NU and NYU
Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

You know I really can't give a good reason as to why I didn't apply. Maybe that I liked my chances at Columbia and Chicago, and figured that I wouldn't go to NYU or NU if I was accepted into Columbia or Chicago. In all honesty, while trying to not sound like a douche bag, I think that our numbers give us a good shot at the top three...so I was extra picky with the rest. Best explanation possible. As far as Georgetown goes, I'd probably look at the other schools you're applying to and rank how bad you want to go there compared to the rest. If it's near the bottom, don't apply. Why apply to a school you're probably not going to go to? My Harvard status checker says "app under review" too, so yeah it's under review. The schools that use the electronic app seem to be way faster than the rest. How come you didn't apply to Penn?

Geographic distribution
Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Penn and Cornell for different areas of the country. I picked best from NYC and Chicago. Never said they were good reasons, just personal preference. ha-ha

Harvard Interview
Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

He emails you and asks for a good timeframe where you're usually available, with me it was the week before he called. He won't give you a specific day, but he was good about getting it within the timeframe.

Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

I think applying to Stanford is a good idea, just to increase the odds. But I really don't think the phone call is make or break for you.

harvard interview
Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

My app went to "under review" really fast (app submitted 10/28, under review by 11/4), but no call or email from Toby Stock. I'm definitely nervous. Maybe this week?

Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

I knew none of this. Well I definitely hope you get the call in the next wave. I don't see why they wouldn't! Good Luck!

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the info re the harvard calls/emails. how did you know about the waves? I'm impressed! (and want to find out other such useful tidbits that you/your source might have) good luck.

Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Duke!

Berkeley email
Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

I got the same "complete and under review" email from Berkeley today, also after my status checker showing complete for weeks. All it did was make me nervous when checking my email. Weird.

Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Berkeley :)

Monday, October 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

What is this Duke priority track I keep hearing about?

Wednesday, July 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Berkeley!!.....and......cooley?

Thursday, July 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on NYU!!

Similar #s
Sunday, December 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your awesome acceptances so far! Plus or minus a few, we have similar #s. We also both went to a public school university. Like you my LSAT is not in the 99 percentile like other folks who have gotten into the top 10 schools. What were some of the extracurricular activities you highlighted to distinguish you from the others?

Monday, September 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

No idea why I got the rejection and not at least a waitlist. The deferral is more understandable at NU for someone without work experience.

Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, get into Harvard. We need some more Bruins up here! :)

Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 08:00 PM


congrats on Columbia!
Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Columbia and the Butler! I'm hoping for some word (well, almost any word) from Columbia. :)

Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

I have no idea yet, but I think it'll be clearer as more stuff arrives (which hasn't happened yet-I haven't even heard a peep from UC Hastings). Awesomeness, you have the CCN!! Would Columbia still remain the top contender for you?

Thursday, August 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey I remember you from TLS You finally got in CONGRATULATIONS!!! yay =D

Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

Seemingly redundant from the title, but CONGRATS on the one and only Harvard! I'm sure you'll do smashingly well.