foolhardy (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 Northwestern University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#10 Cornell University WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#9 University of California Berkeley WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#8 University of Wisconsin Madison F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#6 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F Accepted Type: RA $73,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#4 University of Texas Austin Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 Duke University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#11 DePaul University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#7 Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.78
  • Degree GPA: 3.88
  • School Type: State
  • Major: Philosophy

Demographic Information

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

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as to your query:
Friday, May 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Believe me, if I saw that 165 and those admissions on someone else's profile, I would certainly take notice, too. Indeed, I would probably wonder if they were (a) a minority, (b) a legacy, (c) a national-class athlete, etc. Since I'm not any of those -- and still, frankly, continue to be surprised by my success -- I can only offer the following: 1. Third in my class at Reed College, a famously demanding small liberal arts college, probably counts for more than I realized. 2. Perhaps the extensive professorial contact of said liberal arts college led to exceptionally strong LORs? (Yes, I know everyone says the letters rarely make that big a difference, but still, there were literally four people in some of my classes, so it's hard to avoid speaking a great deal, and getting on well with your professor, in such an environment.) 3. I will have three years between college and law school, so am a little older and more experienced than someone coming straight out of college. More to the point, I have used that time to, among other jobs, do research-intensive work for the humanities program of my college, fairly substantive paralegal work for an immigration law firm, and volunteer work for a local legal services group. I guess that probably helps; perhaps the last one was particularly compelling. 4. Maybe everyone else agrees with me that classicists are the best students ever? :-) Seriously, beyond those thoughts, I'm not sure what to identify as a dispositive factor of my success. I guess the above tells you a little bit more about me. Other than that, though, I'm really not sure.

Friday, May 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, glad to help. I figure something in all that had to have been compelling, in my case, even if I can't specifically identify it, so hopefully you can find similar success.

Northwestern
Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

via e-mail with a link to the status checker - that is where they post a pdf of the decision. good luck!

comment
Sunday, January 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

thanks for your comment :) my philosophy behind not withdrawing is that I don't actually "know" i won't be attending anywhere. as i've said in a few places, anything can happen in the next several weeks, and I see no reason for me to hurry my decision. if you asked the admissions staff at U of H, they'd probably agree that there's no reason for me to hurry and withdraw if there's even a .01% chance I would attend. i don't expect anyone to withdraw from Chi or Col to "make room" for me, since i don't even believe admissions works that way. who will attend will attend, and if that leaves room for me, great, but i certainly don't expect anyone whose credentials surpassed mine to inconvenience or cause anxieity to themselves on my behalf. que sera sera

cornell
Monday, October 23 2006 at 08:00 PM

how did you find out about cornell (snail mail, email)? also, did the status check go to decision before you received notification? thanks!

Northwestern
Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yeah it was the first I heard from them after the complete email. It came by email, and the status checker still hasn't even been updated. I actually was offered the acceptance and money on the condition that I defer for a year, so its not an outright acceptance.

Northwestern
Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

No, I won't be accepting their offer. I will be going to Stanford if the waitlists don't work out.

cornell
Tuesday, June 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey, when did cornell contact you? was it by phone? email? snail mail? thanks!

nu
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

via email. they gave me a week. your chances are probably quite slim with the lsat, but best of luck. why did you withdraw from cornell?!, decided on the cash instead?

see the W
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

next to NU? that's a no.